When Pigs Fly

Welcome to another PDE Linky Party everyone!  This is going to be a great party and I simply cannot wait to see everyone's take on this challenge.  For the next two weeks we are playing with PUNS.  How fun is that?  Create a project.  Any project.  Use a pun.  Link it up and play along with us.
For my project I used cuts from the Cricut Cartridges Pooh & Friends and Children Around the World.  I kept racking my brain on how to create a flying pig and then I saw a picture of a pig holding balloons and thought well why not put the pig in a hot air balloon?
The stamped sentiment is from the newly released set titled Just Pigcause by Craftin Desert Divas.  Talk about some fun puns - she's got 'em over there.
And now that you've seen my take on this week's project be sure to check out all the others our design team has created for you.  Then after you've been amply inspired, create your own and play along with us.

Wonder Woman

I have a quick card to share with you today.  I thought that I had posted this a while back but it doesn't appear that I remember to do so and so I'm going to share it today.
This cute little Wonder Woman is one of the comic files over at Treasure Box Designs.  They are so quick and easy to assemble that it's not funny and for me that's huge.  My stamped sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps.
And now I have a card that's just about perfect for any occasion.  I can use this as a thank you card, Mother's Day, birthday, just because - you name it.  Isn't it wonderful when you can create a card that has those kind of possibilities?

Something Wicked

With Halloween closing in upon us I figured it was time to get a couple of cards made.  Today's card was made with the Jack O Lantern card file from the Haunted Forest set by SVG Cuts.  At first I wasn't so sure about using black as the top layer for the pumpkin but after trying the colors in reverse I will say that this order popped better.  Especially with the paper choices I made.
The stamped sentiment is from the Cardz TV Stamps set Trick or Treat.
And since pumpkin is technically a "fruit" even though it's a member of the squash family I thought this would also be the perfect time to remind everyone that you still have some time to join us in the fruit challenge over at DoubleClick Connections.  All you have to do is create a project using fruit, link up and play along with us for a chance to win a yummy pack of hand dyed Skittles along with some other crafty supplies. 
Not sure what skittles are or how to use them?  Take a look at the top right of my card - those are skittles (Summer Release) and they are uber easy to use and the possibilities are endless.  For more ideas and a video on how to use skittles click here.

Dinosaur River Layout

As we get ready to embark on our weekend I wanted to share a quick layout  put together.  A while back I created a dinosaur layout that was "on land" - today I want to share one that is "on water". 
When we were at Universal Studios we loved the rides at the Jurassic Park section and everyone agreed we had to ride on the River Adventure.  Of course I'm not one for heights so that drop at the end got me.  So anyhow, I am going to take the pictures from that section of the park and use them on this layout.
For this layout  used the Cricut Cartridge Dinosaur Tracks.


Today I have a birthday card to share with you.  I pulled one of the recent sketch challenges that I loved so much out of my files and used it as my beginning point for this cute celebration card.  The cutting file used is from SVG Cutting Files and it's one of the files that we received during a FB Sticker blog hop months ago.  This little cutie is the Trixie Cupcake.  All I can say is thank goodness for my Cricut Explore so I can cut SVG files.  Gone are the days of longing and wishing to be able to use all these great, adorable files I see running around.
The stamped sentiment on my card is from the Say it Big stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas.  I absolutely love this stamp set because it has so much versatility.
This card is being entered in to the following challenge:
Exploring Cricut - Birthday (add something sparkly) - Ends August 30th.  I have a confession to make on this one.  I got so excited about the challenges this week and was in such a hurry posting my entries yesterday that I accidentally posted my back to school challenge over at Exploring Cricut instead of waiting for this post to go live.  Thank you to the DT Member who brought that one to my attention.....

Hi Lil' Bookworm

I know I said a week or so ago that I was creating my final back to school project but I was wrong.  There were several challenges out there this week that I wanted to join in on and they were all back to school related.  Seriously, how could I resist?  So today I'd like to share another back to school card with you.
To create this card I used the bookworm from the Back to the Books file from Treasure Box Designs.  I had to delete several other elements from this particular file so I could cut just this particular worm but once I deleted them and then grouped these pieces together in my Cricut Design Space I cut the file at 3.45 inches high.
The blue ribbon on my book is from the Cricut Cartridge Happy Graduation.  I cut my ribbon (and my apple) from a metallic paper and then added some stickles to the center of the ribbon so as to add a bit of 'glitz'.
The library cards you see are real cards.  Yes, they are still around somewhere.  These particular ones are from a small stack of cards that my son brought home from the Christian school he used to attend.  They were removing the old cards to replace with new ones and he had asked to go through them to find ones that he and his siblings had checked out.
The stamped "hi" is from the Say it Big stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas.  One the inside of my card I used a quote from Dr. Seuss that says "The more you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Craftin Desert Divas - Back to School - Ends August 31
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - Back to School - Ends August 31
Red Carpet Studio Challenge Blog - Billy Madison, Use Back to School supplies - Ends September 20

Got Brains?

Today I have a fun Halloween card I'd like to share with you.  I'm a huge Walking Dead fan so it only made since to create a fun card featuring this cute zombie from SVG Cutting Files.  The tombstones are from the Cricut cartridge Life's a Party.  I wanted to be able to stamp on them so I hide all the extra layers and contours.
The design of my card is based on the current sketch challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps.  You can either follow the sketch or create a project based on the color palette posted at PKS or a combination of the two.  I chose to use just the sketch.
Other elements I used/added to this card include using the Martha Stewart drippy goo punch along the bottom edge of the border.  And I also placed my zombie on an action wobble.
The stamped sentiments (inside and out) are all from Peachy Keen Stamps.  I used two different sets:  Halloween Sentiments & Labels and Trio of Girl Ghosts.
I am entering this fun card in the following challenges: