Monday, September 26, 2011

Laugh and Luck

I have a couple fun cards to share with you today.
 First up, my Unscripted sketch card. I LOVE this sketch. I thought there were so many possiblities with this one.
 Notice the card shape!? Being able to cut card shapes was my main reason for purchasing the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge. There are sooooo many choices on this Cricut cartridge. This one cut the shaped, bottom edge.
These wonderful Bella Blvd papers were sitting on my desk. I had even cut out the circle frame using my Kreaxions circle cutter for another project and then didn't use it and it just fit in here perfectly.  The little layered sun is cut with my Cricut. 

 I love color combo challenges and this is one I had to try out from Play Date Cafe
This color combo did not include brown but it just seemed like I needed to add it here, maybe it is like a neutral black.  And, again, I used my Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the card shape.

 Is this little owl the cutest? It is a stamp by Inky Antics and of course, I colored it with Copic markers.  I most often use the Copic X-Press white cardstock to go along with the Copic markers, they work amazingly well together.  The stamp came with the little branch that the owl was sitting on but I added to that a cut branch using the Cricut. I cut the branch with the leaves from green cardstock and then cut just the branch from brown cardstock and layered them.
And, I have to share a couple photos...
 Do you see that star shaped cloud? I was just exiting the freeway and looked over to see the cloud shape so I quickly found a place to stop and get a photo. We have farm land all around us so that is what you see in the foreground. Of course, I used my Hipstamatic camera on my phone for these. 
We had so many beautiful cloud formations on this day so I had to stop to capture this one too.  This strawberry field is about four blocks from our house. Our county grows strawberries everywhere!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

SKETCH 125 – LAUGH card
Materials list:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned papers – Bella Blvd.
Kreaxions circle cutter
Self adhesive rhinestones – Queen & Co.
Card Shape – Art Philosophy cartridge/CTMH
Sun - Cricut Just Because cards
Sticker word – Doodlebug
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.

Materials list:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Owl stamp – Inky Antics
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder - Stampendous
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge/CTMH – Card shape/, Card, 5 1/2”, scallop circle/, Decorative Layer, 3”, Leaf sprig, , Shift with green cardstock, 1 ¼” and Shift/Layer in brown cardstock, 1 ¼” and sentiment “Lucky Day”, Stamping cartridge
Copic Markers
Foam tape – 3M


  1. Fantastic photos...I see the star. The cards are gorgeous - love them both.

  2. Great cards! LOVE those pictures!!! :)

  3. Love the cards! That owl is adorable, love his expression :) Thanks for playing this week at the Play Date Cafe!

  4. Great cards!!! Love them!! Very creative. Love the photos. wow!!

  5. Great cards. Thanks for the info on a Cricut cartridge. I am looking forward to a day when I can spend more time creating.

  6. This is so fun, love the fun textures and layers. Great sky photos too :)

  7. Loveeeeeeeee these!! I loveeeeeeee the circles and loving those photos! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  8. Darling cards and GORGEOUS pics! That star cloud is pretty cool.

  9. great cards Linda and you are getting to be quite the pro with the!

  10. Ohhh, just LOVE your cards, especially that first one!

  11. Love both cards but my favorite is the sun card. I really love the colors and how beautiful it looks.

  12. The background on your owl card fascinates me - love that it is two colors. The owl is so fun and cute on his little perch. Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe this week.

  13. Neat cards, and neat pix! It was fun stopping by your blog today. Thanks for joining us this week at The Play Date Cafe. :)