Friday, November 12, 2010

A Couple of Cards to Share (yay!)

Hi There,

I was able to actually get some cards made today. Yay, me! LOL Actually, the first one I was able to finish as I started it earlier this week. One of Amy's school friends is having a birthday party this weekend at a place called JungleQuest. We've not been there before, but apparently there is rock climbing and riding zip lines involved. Should be fun for Amy. And loving mom that I am, I will miss watching the Broncos lose play as the party is at the same time as the game (watch, they'll actually win this week...LOL). So anyway, here's the card I created:
I had fun with my Cricut and Doodlecharms (for the cupcake) cartridge. I can't remember which cartridge had the word celebrate though. I was thumbing through all my booklets and my mind is coming up blank. Maybe it was Wild Card as I found the cake plate on that one.  The paper is DCWV's Nana's Nursery. I liked how the dotted paper sort of looks like sprinkles on the icing. I inked the icing edges with CTMH's Crystal Blue ink and the bottom of the cupcake with Sweet Leaf. Should be glittery enough for Amy's friend, I think. 

This next card was completely inspired by the one I saw here on Istamp's ipicks posting of ideas that appealed to her. The direct link to the card is here.
Again, I used my Cricut and George & Basic Shapes cartridge to cut 5 ovals for each pumpkin. Then I ran them through embossing folders in the Cuttlebug. A little inking with Autumn Terracotta finished the look (oh and some gluing of course). The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set called Happy Thanksgiving. The background paper is DCWV Fall (from last year) and the ribbon is CTMH Goldrush. I'm really pleased at how this one (well, how both of them) turned out.

I hope you have a wonderful start to your weekend!
Amy's bb team plays tomorrow and we have another birthday party tomorrow evening.
Then, Amy's friend's party on Sunday. Looks like Mom is going to be busy driving over the hills and through the woods again this weekend (okay, maybe not that far, but driving a bunch nonetheless).

Hope to be able to get some creating in, as well.



Heidi said...

Both cards are just too cute Jeanne!! You are so creative. Have fun with all of your chauffeur duties this weekend.

Laurel said...

Such cute cards, love the pumpkins!

Alanna said...

Fabulous cards using the cricut. That cupcake look so scrumptious and I love how you made the pumpkins.

Sharli said...

Darling cards, Jeanne! I love them both - the cupcake is delicious with the pretty colors and sweetness; the pumpkins are so cool with all that texture! Nice!

I laughed at your comment that the Colts might win since you weren't watching . . . well, something like that! You can only hope!


Sparkle said...

What darling cards! I love those pumpkins!

Maria said...

YOu are amazing! I don't think I'd have the patience to be so meticulous! These are beautiful! I also just noticed your craft space. Boy, oh, boy, oh, boy! I want it! And you are so organized!!!!!

Kathi C. said...

That is a cute cupcake, and I LOVE the pumpkins - the texture and inking makes them awesome. I have the George cartridge, which means I can copy 'em, too. Woo hoo!

Kim Burmeister said...

Jeanne, both of these are fantastic! You are getting a lot of good cartridges and having fun with your Cricut. Great job!

Anke said...

I love that pumpkin card, it is adorable! And the one with the cake, how cute!!! I have the cricut and never use it :(

Carolyn said...

Too cute!! Love the pumpkins!
Hope you had a great time... over the hills and thru the woods! :)

Barb said...

Adorable cards, Jeanne. I'm especialy fond of the pumpkin one. So so cute!