Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Another November Birthday!

This time it is my husband's birthday!  He loves to hunt so it is only fitting that I create a card with a deer on it.  I had fun making this one.  I love it that our new Artistry Cricut Cartridge has a deer head on it!  So far, this may be this biggest deer he has seen all season!

This card is all cardstock so I gave the pieces some type of texture.  I dug around and found an old texture tool I had to brush some ink onto the deer and the antlers.  Next, I used my woodgrain embossing folder on the mount behind the deer (another Artistry shape) and I used the striped embossing folder on the Outdoor Denim piece of cardstock.  The birthday banner is also cut from the Artistry cartridge.   The birthday sentiment is from Belated Birthday (B1442) which is now retired.

Now that all my November birthdays are over, I guess I can start concentrating on my Christmas Shopping!!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

My Baby is 21!

Wow.... Time sure does fly by!!  My baby turned 21 today.  We had an early celebration last night because she has such a busy schedule!!  She is SO busy in fact, that when I asked her where she wanted to go eat for her birthday celebration (this is standard tradition in our house) she told me she just wanted a home cooked meal.   In addition to her home cooked meal and home made birthday cake - just standard chocolate with buttercream frosting - I made her this card.

I loved this hexagon stamp (Hexagonal Patterns) and just had to have it.  It's been in my box since August and this was the first time I've used it!  I cut out all three sizes of hexagons and stamped them all up in lagoon, Pear, Black and Poppy.  But when I finally decided on my card design, I was down using only the smallest hexagon and just Lagoon, Pear and Black inks.   Sometimes too many choices can make things difficult!  I used my Hexagon Embossing Folder to create a background for the card.

I cut the layered "Happy" shape and "Birthday" with the Artistry Cricut Cartridge.  I used the Chevron hexagon to stamp across the bottom layer of the "Happy" Shape.  I cut out two "BIRTHDAY"s - one in lagoon and one in white cardstock.  I offset the layers just a bit and popped up some of the larger letters.   I managed to find a few blue and green sparkles in my stash to jazz it up just a bit.  I have tiny ones on the letters but they don't show up very well here.  (It was a VERY rainy and gloomy day yesterday so not the best for picture taking in natural light)

Hexagonal Patterns - C1626

One more birthday to go in November (my hubby) and then I can start thinking about Christmas Shopping!!

Monday, November 16, 2015

You're The Best with La Vie En Rose

During the month of October I had a challenge for my team members!  I have a few new team members that want to get their business going but sometimes it can be a little intimidating if this is new to you!  My challenge was to my team was to schedule a scrap day and invite friends and family. Their guests could bring anything they wanted to work on and just have fun!  They had to have 2 or more participate (not counting themselves) and then submit an order of $150 or more.  There were several sales levels they could achieve.  Cathy Swank earned a reward of a paper pack and compliments of her choice for meeting the 2nd level of the challenge!  Yeah Cathy!   Her paper pack and compliments are on their way.  In the meantime, I wanted to send her a special congrats from me so I created this card for her.


I used paper from our La Vie En Rose Paper pack and a special stamp set for consultants that achieve Level 1 in Straight to The Top when they first sign up.  I accented the card with our Gold Foil Tape and some Gold Assortments (Bow and Glitter Hearts).  I cut the shape and the frame with our new Artistry Cricut Cartridge.   

Congrats to Cathy Swank for a job well done!!

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