Thing 1 and Thing 2

 
One of my co-workers is expecting twins (her first pregnancy) and she had a gender reveal party last week.  As her party theme she chose Thing 1 and Thing 2 from Dr. Seuss.  So I thought that making a card using these timeless favorites would be a great idea.  Sadly I cannot remember where I came across this file and after days of searching still cannot figure it out.  I have it filed under Treasure Box Designs on my computer but I'm not 100% sure as I cannot find the file on her website in order to link it.  Maybe it's been retired?
 
My sentiment was printed on the computer using a font I found on Dafont.com called Dr. Eve L.

Just Sittin Here

Welcome to another Cardz TV Card Challenge on this lovely Friday.  Our challenge this week is to create a card using butterflies.  Any theme.  Any colors.  So long as there's a butterfly.
 
For my project I used the print 'n cut feature and this oh so sweet image from Kate's ABCs.  For some images I just think that the print 'n cut is the better way to go.  At least for me because then I feel like there's no way I can mess it up.  LOL
 
My stamped sentiment is from the Just Sayin' stamp set from Cardz TV Stamps.  And now that you've seen my take on this week's challenge be sure to check out the other amazing cards our team created for you this week. Then after you've been amply inspired, create your own card, link up and play along with us.
 
I can't wait to see what you create.

Little Touch of Heaven



Hello everyone!  Today I have a baby card to share with you. 
 
I created this one using the Little Blessings file from Marjorie Ann Designs.  There are five babies total in the set and each one has a cuteness factor that just explodes off the charts.
 
My background paper is from a small DCWV mat stack that I have had in my stash for - dare I admit it - years.  It's called Nana's Nursery and there's one for girls and one for boys.  Yep, I have both.  So be on the look out as I will be creating a boy version of this card later.
 
In the meantime though, for my sentiment I used one of the recently released stamp sets from Cardz TV Stamps.  This stamp set is titled Heavenly.  How perfect is that for this card?
 
Last but not least, I used some skittles along the bottom right edge of my card.  These are the watermelon color and they work perfectly with the colors for my card.

TLC From Me to You

It's another fine Monday and in our area it's starting out to be a rainy day.  So what could be more fitting than this cute card I have to share with you this morning.
 
My card was created using one of the cute little Poopez files from SVG Cutting Files.  This little fella is Sleep Pee.  His poor little face looks like one that could be tired, sad or just plain not feeling it.  And with this dreary weather that's how I'm kinda feeling this morning.  But that makes this perfect to use for either a get well card, encouragement or Just Because...
 
The sentiment that I used for my card is from the recently released stamp set titled Tissue Time by Craftin Desert Divas.

Purr-fect Day


I love having options when I'm pressed for time to create a card.  And that's the beauty with the way our cutting machines are now being designed as well as the cutting files.  Today we can simply print and cut an image where just a couple years ago it was unheard of.
 
Well today I give you a card created just so.  Not because I was pressed for time but because I loved the way the image looked and have to admit I was a bit nervous about doing it justice.  Of course I'll have to come back and paper piece it for another project.  That's just how I am.  But for now....
 
So what file did I use?  Why this is one of the new circus files fro Marjorie Ann Designs.  This one is called Circus Fun Two.  I also used the ornate card base 3 from SVG Cutting Files for the card itself.  And the flowers are from the Cricut cartridge Pooh and Friends.  I just cut a small slit in the hat so that I could insert the flowers and viola it's like my little girl is performing a magic trick to make those flowers appear.
 
My sentiment is from the recently released Critter Punnies by Cardz TV Stamps.  I thought this would pair up just fine with this card since I have my tiger on there.  Of course I realize those guys roar but I bet you they purr like a kitten when they're happy too.  After all they're just one big kitty.
 
And now I'm off to enter my card into the Any Holiday challenge over at Hiding in My Craft Room because this card was created for Mother's Day (if you look closely you can see Mother's Day on my background paper).

Hershey Kiss Hat

Today I'm taking a break from the paper crafting to share a hat with you that I crocheted for a friend this past week.  Her daughter has a birthday coming up soon and she had pinned this hat on one of her Pintrest boards.  So mom thought it'd be fun to surprise her with the hat for her birthday.
 
If you crochet you can find the free pattern here.
 
Now I'm new to the world of crochet and have been teaching myself off and on for a couple year and just finally picked up the hang of it......well with the exception of holding the yarn correctly.  But that's another story.  Anyhow, I am fortunate enough that my mother (who has been crocheting for 60+ years) lives right in front of me so when I had trouble converting the pattern for a larger size I knew where to go.  Plus she gave me this great tip that made all the difference in the overall look of the hat...........You ready?
 
Every row begins with what is considered a throw away stitch. "Ch 3,  dc in same sp" Instead of chaining 3, chain 2 and the dc in the same space.  Seriously, it lays much nicer.
 
And there you have it.  My first crocheted hat that's not a straight out beanie.

Easter Friends

 
Today I have my last Easter project of the year to share with you.  The card is new but the basket I made a couple weeks back and decided to use as a "prop" with my card.  They both were made using the same Easter Tweets file from Marjorie Ann Designs so of course I had to.
 
As you can tell the basket is paper pieced while the chick on my card is print 'n cut.  That's one of the things I love about the files from Marjorie Ann Designs.  Every one comes with clip art in addition to the piece files.
 
For the card though I also used one of the ornate card bases from SVG Cutting Files.  I think that this base file adds elegance to the overall look of the card. 
 
For the basket itself I used the Cricut cartridge Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2.
 
The stamped sentiment on my card is from the Best Friends stamp set by Jaded Blossom.
 
And now I'm off to enter this in to the following challenges:
 
Any Holiday - Hiding in My Craft Room - ends April 4th

Easter - Jaded Blossom - ends April 4th