Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Summer and Vintage together

First up is my Card Positioning Systems card for this week. 
 I am the proud owner of a brand new Cricut Expressions machine and so I get to show off one of my first projects using it.  I picked the Watermelon charm from the DoodleCharm cartridge.  Plus, I pulled out some Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker papers to go with it and to further my summer theme.
 I cut this Watermelon at 3 1/2" and cut it three times with three different colored papers.  That way I could paper piece it together to look just like a watermelon slice.  The seeds are coated with Aleene's Paper Glaze to give them a shiny look and I added some accents with a fine line black pen. 
 Next comes my Vintage card.  This fits the Getting Cricky Sunday challenge of "Vintage Appeal" for this week.  These great BasicGrey papers really fit the vintage look. 
 I wanted to show off some Kreaxions products, a 4-in-1 punch (#922) and the Kreaxions circle cutter. It also uses one of the sketches for the challenge in June on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions blog.  Be sure to check out the challenge because you have the chance to win goodies!  I love the 4-in-1 punches because each one has more then one look depending on which inserts you use with it.
Gotta share some photos...
 We recently needed to make a trip into Arizona. We drove from the Southern California desert into Arizona. The wonder of the trip was starting to see that various cactus along the sides of the road and the beauty of driving is that we could stop to take closer looks and to take photos.  I just had to share some of the pics with you.
 These "sticks" were everywhere. On closer look they are really so neat.
 This is the "flower" part of that plant, notice those HUGE thorns!
 This is a close-up of the flowers on that cactus on the first photo and the cactus in the last photo has the same flower.
Each of these things have a mind of their own when it comes to growing. Fun to see.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Summer and We Are Family/Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker
Watermelon Slice – Doodle Charms/Cricut cartridge (3 ½”)
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®
Copic marker – Fine Black
Corner rounder punch – PaperShapers
Foam tape- 3M

Materials list:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – BasicGrey
Self adhesive Pearls – Recollections
4-in-1 punch No. 922 – Kreaxions
Circle cutter - Kreaxions
Epoxy word – Heidi Grace


  1. You were in my neck of the woods! What part of AZ were you in??? I am in Phoenix :) I loveeeeeeeeeee that card... the watermelon is soooooooooooooo fun! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Love your vintAge card....congrats on ur new cricut! Younr going to love it!

    Thanks for playing along with us ay Getting Crickeys simply Sunday challenge.

    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  3. Such pretty card Linda. That melon slice looks good enought to eat! The second card is gorgeous! Love the colors and the pretty flowers. :o)

  4. Fantabulous cards and photos!!

  5. Great projects! I love the colors on the watermelon.

    You are right, those papers are perfect for vintage!

    Getting Cricky DTM
    Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"

  6. That watermelon looks fantastic!!!

  7. Great projects. Love the card. Good Luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  8. Beautiful projects! Love the vintage card- the pearls are perfect!
    Thanks for playing along with Getting Cricky!

    JulieK- Getting Cricky DTM

  9. Fabulous cards and awesome photos as always!

  10. Both of your cards are beautiful!! I lived in Yuma Arizona for 3 years when i was little and I loved looking at all the cactus and my mom would tell us they were posing for the camera lol they really are beautiful!!

    Thank you for joining us this week for the Simply Sunday Challenge!!

    Lots of Love,
    Erika Getting Cricky DT

  11. That is the cutest card I've ever seen made with doodlecharms, and I too LOVE Nikki Sivils papers!
    YOur vintage card is absolutely gorgeous--woweeeeee!!!

    Thank you for playing along in my Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky!

    Big Cricky Hugs,
    K Andrew of Getting Cricky!

  12. Wowzers -- Your cards are both BEAUTIFUL!! I love the way you added those little pearls to your vintage card!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Getting Cricky with K Andrew last week!! Hope you'll join us again this week for the 'Anything Goes' Challenge!! :)

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    Getting Cricky DTM