Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Grillin' & Chillin' Bug Hop Winner!

I want to say a great big thank you to everyone who stopped by during the Grillin' & Chillin' Bug Hop this weekend! And welcome to all my new followers. I had so much fun and oh my gosh, the ladies I hopped with are so talented and creative. Their projects were amazing!

On to the winner of my Bug Hop blog candy.  There were 57 comments and Random.org selected the winner.

Min: 1
Max: 57
Result: 9

So the winner is..........................
GiGi said...
What an awesome invitation! I love how the trees look and all the critters! TFS!

Congratulations GiGi! I'll be sending you an email soon to get your address, or you can contact me at indymermaid@gmail.com.

Thanks again everyone and don't forget this coming weekend is the Chillin' part of the Grillin' & Chillin' Bug Hop!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Miss You Card For Two Challenges

Happy Monday, bloggers! I hope you all had a safe and relaxing weekend. There are still a few hours left to enter to win my blog candy giveaway from the Grillin' & Chillin' Bug Hop. Click HERE to enter before midnight EST. I will announce the winner tomorrow.
I made this card for my niece, Lexi. I don't get to see her very often, so the last time she visited we got to go to the zoo and she absolutely loved the lions. Of course, they were all asleep and we had to stay at the exhibit forever until one of them roused themselves up and about. This adorable lion from Create a Critter reminded me of that trip and I know will make her smile!

I cut the lion at 3" from Create a Critter and embossed him with the Swiss dots Cuttlebug folder. The horizontal edges were punched with a Fiskars punch, and the vertical with an EK Success punch. The background paper is from Core'dinations Cosmo Cricut line. I added the crystals with my iRock. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and when you pull the tab at the right, it reveals the hidden message.
I am entering the card in the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Grillin' & Chillin' Bug Hop Challenge


Happy Sunday evening, bloggers! I hope you all had a wonderful, safe, relaxing weekend. I had so much fun participating in my first hop, the Grillin' & Chillin' Bug Hop and I want to thank all my fellow hopees (kinda made that word up) for their inspiration and encouragement!

I hope you all had the chance to hop along with us, but if you didn't, you still have another day to visit all the blogs, see some creative and inspiring projects from truly talented crafters, and enter to win some fabulous prizes along the way. Click HERE for more details.

Our Grillin' & Chillin' Bug Hop hostess, Barb of BugBites, is sponsoring a Bug Hop challenge once you visit all the blogs and collect the hidden critters along the way. You can post a project for the chance to win Kate's ABC's.

So, since this is a BUG Hop, I thought I'd create a little something for all the bugs of the world :)
The background of the card is from Prima Marketing's Breathe collection stack. The butterfly net was cut from the Camp Out cart. The butterflies are from Picturesque with added pearl accents, and the spider is from Designer's Calendar. The rest of the bugs are from Create a Critter, and I added foam dots behind them to add dimension. The spider web is from the Michaels $1 bin, and I embossed it with holographic powder. "Bugs revenge" is from a letter stamp set, and "help" is stick-on letters.
I had to create the little guy in the net by hand because I didn't have any cuts that would work, and I added googly eyes on him for that wide-eyed, frightened look :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always for your sweet comments! I truly appreciate them!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Grillin' & Chillin' Bug Hop!

Welcome to BugBites first ever Hop, the Grillin’ & Chillin’ Bug Hop!

To celebrate the beginning of summer, Barb of BugBites is hosting two consecutive weekends of Bug Hops. This weekend it is all about the Grillin’, May 28-30.
 
If you've arrived here from Debra at Debican, you're in the right place! If you're just visiting my blog and would like to play along with our Grillin’ & Chillin’ Bug Hop, click HERE to start from the beginning.

Each designer along the bug trail is featuring a project based on the Grillin’ & Chillin’ theme. What’s more exciting is you can participate too by creating a project and linking it up over at BugBites for a chance to win a big prize. But, there’s a twist. Your project must included at least one Cricut cut and at least one of the critters that have been hidden within some of the bug stop blogs. Be sure to visit all the bug stops to find all your critter choices. While you are looking for the critters, be sure to check out the blog candy that each designer has to offer you. You don't want to miss out on any of it!

For my grillin' project, I created an invitation to a barbeque.
I ran the background paper through the Cuttlebug with the forest branches folder. The edges were punched with a Fiskars border punch. I cut the trees from Give a Hoot at 6". For the trunks, I used Core'dinations Cosmo Cricket wood grain paper. I sanded it to bring out the ridges and then inked them with walnut Distress Ink. For the two outside trees, I used the dots Cuttlebug folder and brushed it with peeled paint Distress ink. For the middle tree, I used the Swiss dots folder for the lighter color and the swirls folder for the outside. I adhered the outer layer with foam dots to give it some dimension. I attached ribbon from Hobby Lobby to the outsides for the pull feature of the card.
Once you pull both sides apart, it reveals the forest barbeque scene. The fire pit folds down to reveal the camp fire, cut from Camp Out. The rocks that make the fire ring were cut from Wild West. The raccoon, fox, skunk, deer and bumblebee were cut from Create a Critter at 2". I cut the roasting sticks from Camp Out and made the little hot dogs myself.
The barbeque banner is from Birthday bash, and I welded two together with my Gypsy and cut the inside letters from Base Camp.
 
I have blog candy! In order to win, you must (1) be a follower and, (2) leave a comment on this post along with a way to contact you if you win. That's it! The winner will be chosen from Random.org and announced on May 31st. Also, I have more blog candy up for grabs. Click HERE to enter to win!
 
Your next stop on the Bug Hop is Glenda at Glenda's Cards. Hop on over to see what awesome project she has in store for you today.

Remember, once you have hopped to all the bug stops, it's your turn to show us your Grillin’ & Chillin’ project. Make sure to include a Cricut cut somewhere on your project, include one of the hidden critters and link up your project over at BugBites by Midnight CST May 30 to be eligible for the big prize.

Here's the lineup in case you get lost along the way: 

Barb     http://bugbites411.blogspot.com/
Jenny    http://jennyplace26.blogspot.com/
Kerie     http://kerieskafe.blogspot.com
Amber   www.amberscraftsandstuff.com
Deb       http://debspaperpassion.blogspot.com
Amber   www.pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com/
Dana     http://iwycd.blogspot.com/
Lisa      http://indymermaid.blogspot.com <-------YOU ARE HERE
Glenda  http://www.glendascards.blogspot.com/ <-----NEXT STOP

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy hopping :D

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Retirement Card for Two Challenges

Okay, last post tonight, I promise :) For this card I used paper from the DCWV Tahiti stack (one of my favs), and Core Couture. I cut the island from Pack Your Bags, and embossed the palm leaves with the Swiss Dots folder. The retired guy reclining in the hammock is also from Pack Your Bags. The fluffy cloud is from Create a Critter, embossed with the swirls folder and chalked on the edges. The bubble ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.
I welded the letters of Happy Retirement together on my Gypsy using Base Camp. Starfish shell beads are supporting the easel card. I am entering the card in the following challenges:
  1. Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Challenge #61 - include blue sky and at least one cloud
  2. Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #15 - retirement
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great evening :)

Memorial Day Card

Memorial Day is coming up this weekend so I wanted to say a great big "Thank You" to all of our heroes, both past and present for keeping the United States of America the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave. This easel card was created with images cut solely from the Stand and Salute cartridge. The background paper is from DCWV. I don't remember where I got the American flag pins that I used to support the easel card.
I am entering the card in the Cooking With Cricut #31 - Memorial Day challenge

Two down, one to go :)

Graduation Card

Since I haven't been able to get online for the past few days, I have three cards to upload tonight. The first is for the daughter of one of my best friends who graduating from high school this weekend. I made her a card using DCWV black and white paper for the inspiration and included a money pouch.

Congratulations was cut from Everyday Pop-Up Cards, using reflective silver paper (you totally can't see it in the pic because it is so shiny and it is so overcast here as I take the pic) and Core Couture white paper. I used an EK Success punch for the border of the card. I made the two flowers and added a rhinestone gem in the center, and gems around the border. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.
For the inside of the card, I cut the hat from Everyday Pop-Up Cards and used a silver gel pen to create the tassel.

I am entering the card in the Cricut Cardz Challenge #76 - graduation card

That's the first, two more cards to come... :)

A Thing of Beauty Award!

I am sorry I've been absent the past few days. We had straight-line winds blow through Monday, knocking out the power from Monday afternoon to early Wednesday morning. It came back on for a couple of hours and then we had major storms yesterday and lost power again for most of the day. Tornadoes touched down just south and north of us, so we were very lucky. Trees are down everywhere. It was scary - our tornado sirens went off five different times throughout the evening. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by these horrible storms across the country.

I was so excited to open my email when the power came back to find I had received the A Thing of Beauty Award from my awesome friends Dusti of Scrappin With Cricut and Dina of Crazy for Cricut! I am so honored and appreciative to receive this wonderful award from two amazing, creative crafters. Please visit their blogs and you will see what I mean! Thanks so much Dusti and Dina!! 

Here are the rules for the A Thing of Beauty Award: 

Must share 5 things about yourself  (1 of the listed items must be something about your craft). 

Here are the 5  things about myself:

1. Polymer clay was my first craft-love, but I devote most of my free time to paper crafts now
2. My paternal grandfather really did run away to join the circus when he was young
3. If someone would combine a bookstore and craft store, I would never leave
4. I love to take pictures
5. I love my new iRock 

Now I would like to pass along this award to the following bloggers (in no particular order):

1. Susan of Cricut and Grasshopper
2. June of  Simply Elegant Paper Crafts
3. Crystal of Little Creations
4. Heather of Paper Crafters Anonymous
5. Sandy of Paper Transformer

Please stop by each of their blogs and you will see why I think their blogs are "A Thing of Beauty"!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Tall Anniversary Card

I spent a couple of hours in my craft room today and made a tall anniversary card (5 x 8). The card base and next layer are Core'dinations Roy G Biv paper. I ran the darker pink through the Cuttlebug with the Sizzix Swiss dots folder. You can't tell in the pic, but the patterned paper is so pretty with silver accents. The monkeys were cut from Create a Critter using scrap paper. The bow for the female monkey is from Once Upon A Princess using Core Couture. The balloons are from Birthday Bash, also using Core Couture.  I used my Gypsy to add the I, heart and U from Base Camp inside circles from George and Basic Shapes. I was really wishing I had a stamp that said "your love lifts me up" but since I didn't, I used "love has wings." The crystal design was added from my iRock and the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. I swear I have lots of ribbon, but I keep coming back to this one. The pink trimmed in silver is so pretty and it makes such nice bows!

I am entering the card in the following challenges:
  1. Cooking With Cricut Challenge #30 - project with a balloon
  2. Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #14 - anniversary
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a GREAT weekend :D

Blog Awards and Blog Candy Thanks and a Challenge Win!



Happy TGIF, bloggers! I was so excited to open my reading list today and discover my Octopus Birthday Card was selected as a Top Chef Winner at Cooking With Cricut! Woo-hoo! My first challenge win :) Thank you so much to everyone at Cooking at Cricut for picking my card.

I am sorry I am behind in thanking several people for passing awards to me. I have been having so many blogger issues - first I lost my reading list for a whole week, then blogger was down, then the last couple of days, I couldn't see my followers and when I visited other blogs, I couldn't see theirs either. I think all the issues are finally fixed (knock on wood) so I am playing a bit of catch-up.

I am so thankful and appreciative to receive blog awards and I feel so bad that I haven't thanked these wonderful ladies yet. I ask that you please visit all of their blogs to see their amazing work. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed -- they are awesome!

I sincerely want to thank June of Simply Elegant Paper Crafts for awarding me the Liebster Blog award and the BFF Award and Trish of Trish and Treasure for gifting me with the BFF Award. For more information on the Liebster Blog award, click here. For more info on the BFF Award, click here.

I also want to sincerely thank Dusti of Scrappin With Cricut for honoring me with the Cricut-tastic Award and Crystal of Little Creations for passing to me the Versitale Blogger Award. For more information on the Cricut-tastic award, click here. For more info on the Versitale Blogger Award, click here. Thank you so much June, Trish, Dusti and Crystal! You guys are so awesome and I am so honored!
I have been so fortunate to won some blog candy recently and there are several people I would like to thank. The first person I want to sincerely thank is Kathy of Peachy Keen Stamps! I won her giveaway from the Royal Wedding Blog Hop - three packages of gorgeous Nestabling! Aren't they awesome!?
I also want to sincerely thank Barbara of Forgotten Scraps and Peggy of Grandma's Pearl! I won Grandma's Pearl lot of absolutely amazing goodies! It was like Christmas opening this package!
And last but certainly not least, I want to sincerely thank Minta of Mintas Creations! I won her giveaway from the Blog Hop for Kiddos and a gift certificate to one of my favorite stores, Michales! She also included this gorgeous hand-made card! Thank you Kathy, Barbara, Peggy and Minta - I am so grateful!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dad Card for 4 Challenges

Happy Thursday, bloggers! I hope you are all having a great day. I have a card to enter into a few challenges today. The background paper is from Hot Off The Press Heritage pack. The truck is from the Nifty Fifties cart, cut with Core Couture paper. I embossed the background with the Sizzix argyle folder and inked the edges with walnut Distress Ink. I added foam stickers to the back to lift it off the page. The tree stamp is my favorite Tim Holtz stamp, embossed with fine black embossing powder. I also inked the edges with walnut Distress Ink. "For my Dad" is from Scrappy Mom's All in The Family Stamps, also embossed with fine black powder.

 I am entering the card in the following challenges:
  1. Getting Cricky with K Andrew's Simply Sunday Challenge: retro daddy
  2. Cricut Cardz Challenge #75 - masculine birthday card using something with wheels
  3. Die Cutting Divas: Challenge #15 - masculine cuts
  4. Little Red Wagon Challenge #81 - use a tree
Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to enter my giveaway if you haven't already (click here). Have a great day :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Link Up Love Party With K Andrew!

Happy Tuesday, bloggers! The awesome Kristal of Getting Cricky with K Andrew is hosting a Link Up Love Party to get to know each other and find new blogs and inspiration. She has also generously offered prizes. If you haven't stopped by her blog, you must go now! She is an amazing crafter and even more amazing person. You will definitely be inspired!

We are supposed to post our favorite project and mine was a bookend I made of Paris, including lights in the Eiffel Tower.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to enter my giveaway if you haven't already (click here). Have a great day :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Card for FCCB Challenge #60

Happy Monday, bloggers! I have a card to enter into the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog's Challenge Me Monday #60 - Try This Angle.
All of the paper used was from my scrap bin. The card base was cut from Everyday Pop-Up cards. I cut the circles from George and Basic Shapes. The lattice design on the triangle and along the sides of the rectangle were cut from Picturesque. I used an EK Success punch, added ribbon from Hobby Lobby, a Congratulations stamp from I have no idea where, and some accent pearls.

Please don't forget to enter my giveaway if you haven't already!! Click here for details. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Baby Carriage Card

Happy Sunday, everyone! It's been chilly and rainy here today, a perfect excuse to hide away in my craft room :) I spent most of the time cleaning and organizing, but I did manage to make one card to enter into a couple of challenges.
I used the baby carriage from Stretch Your Imagination, and welded two together to make a card on my Gypsy. I used Core Couture paper for the card base and Core'dinations Roy G Biv for the carriage outline. I ran the outline through the Cuttlebug using the swiss dots folder. The patterned papers are from DCWV Mango Frost stack. I added crystals and ribbon and made a little rattle from some plastic beads. The small miracles stamp was from the Joann $1.00 bin.

I am entering the card in the following contests:

Whimsical Wednesday Challenge # 6 - shape card
Cricut Cardz Challenge #74 - card for a baby

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great evening, and don't forget to enter my giveaway if you haven't already!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Indymermaid Blog Candy!

I am so thankful for all of my wonderful followers. I never dreamed when I started this blog two months ago that I would meet so many incredible crafters, or that I would be blown away on a regular basis by the amazing talent that you share. Thank you for all for the support and inspiration you have and continue to provide me!
I wanted to do something special to show my appreciation for over 300 followers and 11,300 hits to my blog. I have put together a little Spring package of goodies for one lucky follower. Included in the giveaway are:

  • 1 Cricut April Showers cartridge
  • 1 Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder
  • 3 spools of ribbon from The Ribbon Boutique
  • 1 package of 23 Inkadinkado clear stamps
  • 1 Hampton Art banner rubber stamp
  • 1 package of K&Company Spaghetti pillow stickers
  • 1 package of All That Bling gems from Jolees
  • 1 package of Studio 112 Pillow Stickers
  • 1 package of Studio 112 Acetate Die-Cuts

The rules are simple:
  1. You must be a follower if you aren't one already
  2. Leave a comment on this post including an email address so I can contact you if you win
  3. To double your chances of winning, post this giveaway on your sidebar with a link back here, or you can make a post about it on your blog. Make sure to leave another comment to let me know if you do either of these, along with a link to the post.
The giveaway will be open until midnight EST on June 4th. I'll announce the winner on Sunday, June 5th.

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving such awesome comments -- it really means so much to me! Good luck - I wish you all could win :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Make a Wish B-Day Card

Happy Wednesday, bloggers! My reading list is baaaaack!! I'm so excited - and knocking on wood (not that I'm superstitions...much!)

One of the first posts I saw when it returned was a super-cute card by Sherrie of Sherrie Scraps With Passion using the Birthday Bash cart. I just got that cart last week but haven't had a chance to use it. She inspired me to head to my craft room and open it up. The octopus, hat and cupcakes are all cut from Birthday Bash. I ran the cupcakes through the Cuttlebug, and I added foam behind the hat and three of the legs to give some dimension. The solid cardstock is from Core'dinations Roy G Biv and the sparkly paper is from Core Couture. The flowery background paper is from DCWV Music Stack. I have no idea where the polka-dotted paper is from...I've had it in my stash for a while.
The tag is a Marvy Uchida punch, and it pulls out to reveal Happy Birthday. I used ribbon from Hobby Lobby and attached it with a pink staple. The pink ribbon is also from Hobby Lobby. I used black gems for Octo's eyes and pink and crystal gems to decorate along the bottom.
The card opens as an easel card. I used button brads from The paper Studio as the support for the easel. Many wishes for a happy day is also from Birthday Bash.
I am entering the card in the following contests:

Birthday Sundaes Challenge #8 - Use 3 embellishments and 2 patterned papers
Cooking With Cricut Challenge #29 - 2 shades of pink and a cupcake or cake die cut

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Teacher Feature Card

Happy Tuesday, bloggers! Well, it is now a full week that I have been without my Reading List. It has been a frustrating seven days. There is a forum where you post the problem (click here is you are having this issue) but so far, no response from Blogger and there are lots of us. I can view some of my followed blogs in Google Reader, but not all. Hopefully it will be fixed soon (I've been saying that for several days now...I'm trying to be positive).

Also, I need to have another giveaway. I'm over 300 followers, 10.500 hits, and my two month blogaversary is coming up on Friday the 13th...I hope you aren't superstitious! My dad is having shoulder surgery on Friday and I'm taking him to the surgery center, so I'll be busy but I hope to be able to put together a giveaway very soon -- stay tuned! Also, I will be participating in my first blog hop, May 28-30. Barb of BugBites is hosting the Grillin' & Chillin' Bug Hop so make sure you stop by - I'll have blog candy for that as well :)
I have a card to enter into the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Challenge #59 - Teacher Feature. For this card, I used Core'dinations cardstock from Roy G Biv for the base and cut it at 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. The patterned paper is from DWCV Fall Stack. I used an EK Success punch for the bottom. I cut the Thank You from Paper Lace using Core Couture, and I added crystals to the center of the flowers. The apple was cut from Give a Hoot, also with Core Couture, and I added a small spring on the back so it bobbles (can't really tell in the pic). #1 Teacher is from Wild Card and I cut it three times in white, red and black Core Couture to make it pop. The red ribbon and orange star ribbon are both from Hobby Lobby.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Hang 10 Card

This is a quick card I made for the Cricut Cardz Challenge #73 - beach theme...my favorite theme!!

I just love this paper - it is from DCWV Tahiti Beach Stack. I cut the surf board at 4" and hang ten charm at 1" from Life's A Beach. I can't remember where I purchased the Hang Ten stamp. I used wave-edged scissors for the top of the tag and I inked all the edges with Colorbox Merlot. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and I added crystals on and around the surfboard.

Thanks so much for looking and have a great evening :)

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there! I hope you all have a wonderful day filled with love and happiness. I especially want to wish a very Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful mom. To quote Abe Lincoln: "All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother" :)

On a side note...you never know how much you love a reading list until it is gone, as mine has been for five days now. Apparently it is an issue with Blogger and I really hope they are working on it because I am so frustrated.

Happy day everyone!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Grad Card and Blog Troubles

First of all, I have to apologize for not leaving any comments today...my reading list of blogs I'm following is completely gone. I've had this happen periodically before and I would just refresh and it would return. But it's been down for almost 24 hours now and I'm not sure what to do about it. It doesn't matter what computer I use or if I empty the cache and try again. It is so frustrating. I'm not even two months into blogging, so I don't know if this happens alot, or how to go about getting it back. I am going to have to do some online searching for answers. If anyone knows a solution, I would so appreciate it if you could please let me know.
I made a super-quick easel card today for a little girl who will graduate kindergarten in a few weeks. The background paper is from DCWV's All Dressed Up stack. I cut the fish bowl from animal cart twice: once in plastic and again in white Core Couture. I cut the water layer and then embossed it with the Sizzix swirls folder in my Cuttlebug. The fish is also from Animal Kingdom. I made the hat and threaded some twine for a tassel. You can't tell from this pic, but I used foam tape to attach the water to the back of the bowl and then adhered the clear plastic over the front so the fishie is behind the plastic and it looks like she is swimming in a bowl. The bubble ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. I used an EK Success punch for the base of the easel. Congrats was cut from Simply Sweet.

I am entering the card in Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #12 - Graduation

Hopefully I'll figure out this problem with my reading list and I'll be able to stop by and say hello soon. Have a great evening everyone :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cricut-tastic Award!

I want to sincerely thank Heather at Paper Crafters Anonymous for awarding me the Cricut-tastic Award! I am so honored and appreciative! Please stop by Heather's blog so you can see her amazingly beautiful work! The rules of this award are:

Your Blog has been deemed Cricut-tastic!
Wear this Badge proudly on your Blog 
share it with friends! Since Cricut is 5 years old and they 
have an E2 out share this award with 10 people
that you think have Cricut-tastic Blogs!

You also have to tell 5 Cricut Related things about yourself:

1. I started out with the Personal Cricut and I wore that little machine out :P
2. I had absolutely no idea what all I could do with a Cricut until I purchased the instructional DVD from Above Rubies Studio
3. I really want the E2 but I've only had my Expression since Christmas, so I couldn't justify spending the money
4. I save most of the left-over scraps when I cut an image and I have no idea why...don't know what I'll ever use them for!
5. I try to buy a new cart or two each month

I have a hard time narrowing who to send awards to when everyone is so deserving. The ten I have chosen for this award, in no particular order, are below. Please visit these blogs to see their Cricut awesomeness!

2. Dina @ Crazy For Cricut
3. Beejay @ Sleepy Cat Crafts
4. Melanie @ In Love With A Bug
5. ScrappinC 
6. Shelly @ My Paper Love 
7. The Crafting Misfit 
8. Nati @ Nati's Little Scrap Blog
 9. Magaly @ MagalyCreates 
10. Cindy @ CardCrazeeMe53

Pagoda Birthday Card

Happy Tuesday, bloggers! I just can't find time to spend in my craft room lately :( I have so many projects I want to work on, but not enough hours in the day. I was able to craft for a bit today and I made this birthday card at 5 x 8 and added cardboard to the back to make it stand. The background paper is from K & Company's Que Sera Sera stack. I used core couture and DCWV for the other elements.

The bridge, flowers and paper lanterns are from Pagoda. I haven't used this cart in a while and I forgot what great images is contains. It is kinda hard to see in the pic, but I added foam behind the middle of the bridge to make it pop out so it is 3 dimensional. I added crystals to the bridge posts and center of the flowers. The sentiment reads "May Your Birthday Be Filled With Many Blessings."

I am entering the card in the following challenges:
  1. Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #58 : flower shower - a project with at least three flowers
  2. Birthday Sundaes Challenge #7 - anything goes
  3. Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge #16 - Pagoda
  4. GAB Challenge #13 - any 3d project
Hopefully I'll have more projects to post soon. Thanks for looking and have a great evening :)

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