Saturday, February 6, 2010

Love, Love, Love.....

I have some cards to share with you today that are all about love and valentine's day!  All 4 of them are based on Crazy For Challenges 23, "Be My Valentine".

This first one is uses CardPatterns Sketch #49, and is based on Cricut Cardz Challenge #11 (make a Valentine without hearts).  I seem to have a thing for lips on my Valentine's cards this year.  These lips came from the Tie The Knot cartridge, and have multiple layers for it.  I also love the glitter that I added to the light pink layer....kind-of like lip gloss! :)
"{LOVE}" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: Teresa Collins Designs
Ribbon: Renaissance By Design
Stickers: Making Memories
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs
Glitter: DecoArt
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Diecut Machine: Cricut Expression by Provo Craft
Diecut Cartridge: Tie The Knot by Provo Craft

Instructions: Fold black cardstock in half to make card base, and round the bottom corners.  Round the bottom corners of a block of XO paper, and adhere to the front.  Round the bottom corners of a block of pink houndstooth paper, and adhere to the bottom.  Add a strip of texted paper to the bottom of that paper block.  Add the glitter sentiment stickers to the left side of the block, and accent above it with three jewels.  Cut two strips of pink and red dotted ribbon, and adhere to the right side of the card.  Cut the lip layers at 1 1/2" from white, pink, & light pink cardstock using the Cricut Expression & Tie The Knot cartridge.  Glitter the light pink layer, and adhere the cut together.  Adhere to the front of the card with dimensional adhesive, and top with a red bow. 

This one is based on Kazan's Sketch 45 at 2 Sketches 4 U, and on 365 Cards: Shape Up! challenge (use large heart(s) cut.  I love this doily shaped card from the Wild Cards cartridge....it is one of my fave cuts from that cartridge.  And this bee is one of my many favorites cuts from the Home Decor cart.  
"Bee Mine" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: Teresa Collins Designs & Scenic Route
Ribbon: Renaissance By Design
Chipboard: Scenic Route
Stickers: Doodlebug Designs & Target brand
Jewel: Westrim Crafts
Glitter: craft supply
Diecut Machine: Cricut Expression by Provo Craft
Diecut Cartridges: Wild Cards & Home Decor by Provo Craft
Circle Cutter: Creative Memories

Instructions: Cut the doily shaped card at 5 3/4" from kraft cardstock using the Cricut Expression and Wild Cards cartridge, and fold in half.  Cut a circle from red heart paper using a circle cutter, and adhere to the middle of the card.  Cut two hearts at 4" & 1 1/2" from black dotted paper using the Cricut Expression and Wild Cards cartridge.  Adhere them to the front of the card.  Add ribbon to the front of the card, and top with a bow and glittered heart sticker.  Cut the bee & layers at 1 1/2" from yellow & black cardstock using the Cricut Expression and Home Decor cartridge.  Glitter the yellow layer, and adhere to the front.  Attach the black layer to the top.  Glitter the chipboard letters with yellow glitter, and adhere them to the top of the ribbon.  Add the letter stickers directly below them to finish the sentiment.

This one is based on Mojo Monday 124, and 365 Cards: Color Scheme (red, light pink, dark pink, purple, & white).  I did omit the purple, and added a little black...but I figured it still worked! :)
"This Way To Love" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: Teresa Collins Designs
Stickers/Brads: Doodlebug Designs
Ribbon: Renaissance By Design
Stamps: Taylored Expressions (Love Everywhere set) & Papertrey Ink (Background Basics: Hearts set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: black, cranberry) 
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Diecut Machine: Cricut Expression by Provo Craft
Diecut Cartridge: Winter Woodland by Provo Craft

Instructions: Fold red cardstock in half to make card base.  Stamp a block of white cardstock with the heart background stamp, and round the bottom corners.  Adhere to the bottom of the card.  Round the top corners of a block of pink dotted paper, and adhere to the front.  Round the upper left corner of a block of black heart paper, attach stickers to it with brads and adhere to the front.  Cut the scalloped circle at 2 1/4" from black cardstock using the Cricut Expression and Winter Woodland cartridge.  Adhere to the front of the card.  Tie ribbon around the seam.  Stamp the sentiment to a white cardstock circle, and accent with heart stickers.  Adhere with dimensional adhesive to the front. 

And this last one is super simple, but still pretty cute!  It is based on Just Buggin' Challenge 23 to make a Valentine's project using your Cricut.  I didn't use any conventional cuts for valentines....I used clouds! 
"Love is in the Air" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: Imaginisce & October Afternoon
Stamps: Taylored Expressions (Love Everywhere set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: black, cranberry, brown & Chalk: lime pastel, ice blue)
Glitter: DecoArt
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Diecut Machine: Cricut Expression by Provo Craft
Diecut Cartridge: Everyday Paperdolls by Provo Craft

Instructions: Fold red cardstock in half to make card base.  Round the top corners of a block of cloud paper, and ink the edges.  Cut two green hills by hand and ink the edges.  Adhere to the bottom of the paper block.  Stamp the hot air balloon directly to the paper block, and to white cardstock.  Cut out the balloon and adhere to the top with dimensional adhesive.  Stamp the sentiment directly above it.  Stamp the house and heart to white cardstock, cut out, and adhere to the front.  Add the entire block to the front of the card with dimensional adhesive.  Cut the clouds at 2" & 1 1/2" from white cardstock using the Cricut Expression and Everyday Paperdolls cartridge.  Cover them in glitter, and adhere to the front of the card. 

Those are all the cards I have to share today!  I hope you liked them.  So, it seems lately that many blast from the past TV shows are on when I am scrolling through the channels.  When I was younger, I ♥♥♥ TGIF.  When I first started watching it, this was the fun lineup: 
While they might have been full of the cheese factor, they were such great shows for a kid!!  And I really loved it when my parents would go out on the Friday night, and get me a babysitter.  That meant junk food galore, and I had the coolest babysitters.  My mom worked at a boarding school for high schoolers in Arizona, and my babysitters were a couple of the girls from the dorm that my mom looked after.  

At some point, these shows were added in place of a couple others, and they were probably my VERY favorites of TGIF: 
Anyways...I keep seeing these some of these shows on the guide when I am scrolling, and they just bring smiles to my face.  What shows did you love when you were a kid? 

Well, I better get going for now.  I hope your weekend is going great so far! ♥

Until later,
~Lea

28 comments:

  1. These are all great! I love those lips! I have decided recently that I need a Cricut! I played with one for the first time this week!

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  2. Lea, these are so great - those lips are too much! I especially love your bee and those glittered chip letters! Wow! Fun, fun! :) Amy

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  3. These cards are sooo eyecatching. You rocked all the papers and embellishments...I think there isn't any paper you can't work with:)

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  4. Thanks for playing along at CCC.

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  5. Wow! I love all of these cards! You have such a wonderful way of combining all of these great Cricut elements and creating cards that ROCK! I've just picked up the Tie the Knot cartridge, but haven't had time to use it yet (like the Wild Cards cart, too! LOL!).

    Thanks for inspiring me to use my Cricut more! :)

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  6. Loving your cards as usual Lea, what a lovely selection, where do you find the time to make so many beautiful cards. I loved the Bee one especailly and that little signpost is too cute. Love the way you have the cloud overlapping the side.

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  7. Too cute, love the cards!!! :)

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  8. Wow, you've done a fabulous job with these cards! I LOVE them! Thanks for joining in the fun this week at 2S4Y! :) Kathy

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  9. Cute cards. I am lovin the lips. haha! I also scrolled down and saw the 2 vintage valentine cards. I am in love! They are beautiful.

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  10. You've been busy! They are all fantastic cards! I really like the shape of the bee one, those lips on the first, and the sweet heart on the hot air balloon on the last!! I remember Friday night tv....more like Family Ties and Growing Pains and Who's the Boss? for me though. But, I know what you mean about the nostalgia and the smile it can provide! :>

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  11. Wow...I like every card that you made. I really love the bee mine card. Wonderful job!

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  12. They're all amazing, Lea!! And that scene you made for card #4 is so totally CA-UTE!! :)

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  13. what a fantastic post :) thanks for sharing all your gorgeous projects and for taking us down memory lane
    Hugs
    K

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  14. oh wow, what fabulous eye candy Lea! love the vivid colors and am always in awe of your embellishment, just fabulous, as always!
    have a great day!
    hugs~
    rae

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  15. They are all great!!I love your bows!! Mine never come out looking great like that!!
    Lynne JB DT

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  16. Your cards are amazing! I juct love them all! Great job! Thanks for joining us at JB this week!
    Stephanie H. *JB DT*

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  17. These are all amazing cards Lea! I love the clouds and ballon, its super sweet! So glad you played with us at Just Buggin again!

    Ok we must be around the same age because I totally remember TGIF!!! Its amazing to me that my kids watch Full House and love it, lol. Its like the equivalent to my parents Brady Bunch I think. ;) Thanks for sharing, that was a blast from the past!

    Kandi *JB DT*

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  18. yowzaaaaaaa!!!

    These are fantastic!

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  19. lovin' those cards!! fantabulous work with the Cricut!!! All those shows you used to watch as a kid, I now watch with my kids as reruns. They LOVE them, too...especially Sabrina.

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  20. such fun cards lea!!! I love your style!

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  21. WONDERFULNESS galore!!! Lea, these cards are amazing! Don't make me pick a favorite! {wink!} I loved watching Family Ties and was in love with Michael J. Fox. LOL!! ♥♥ Kay

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  22. I love that card - so cute!! The hot air balloon is just adorable :D

    What a blast from the past with those old shows... I've watched Sabrina the Teenage Witch while it was on, although if I remember correctly, it was the French-dubbed version I used to watch with my sis. And I remember watching Family Matters in my English class. "Did I do that?!" will be a forever favorite...

    I think The Nanny and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air are the two shows that holds the most memory. I was just learning English when I started to watch those with my Dad. Talk about making life easy for yourself... I bought the DVDs when they came out and it's nice to finally be able to understand everything! (Well, most of it, anyways!)

    Cindy

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  23. Lea, these are all super, love them all and what a great variety of cartridges you have used. thanks for joining us at Just Buggin

    Karen

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  24. Your cards are fantastic!!! thanks for joining us at Just Buggin12

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  25. Hi Lea

    Congratulations you made the top 3 over at Just Buggin this week for your stunning project. Please feel free to collect your top 3 button for your blog and we hope to see you again very soon over at Just Buggin.

    Best wishes
    Karen
    JB DT

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  26. Lea, love your cards and your clever and creative designs. You are very talented. Thanks for joining the fun at Cricut Cardz Designs.

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