April 29, 2012

Life is a Highway! Card for FCCB #108 and My Craft Spot #53

Hello and thank you for visiting Okscrappinmama! I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend!
I've got a roast in the crockpot, and I still need to make mashed potatoes and some gravy. I just put 4 cups of water with Lipton onion soup mix, a couple of bay leaves, some minced garlic, pepper the roast and put it in for 8 hours. Smells yummy!!!

I wanted to share a card I created for the FCCB #108 challenge (On the Go) and
My Craft Spot #53 (Things that Go).

5/2/12 I actually won the FCCB challenge with this card.


This is a white 5x7 card base. Blue & greet paper (swirly on one side and dot on other side) is BoBunny. Sun is from Country Life and I just cut the 1st layer in yellow. The mountains 1.5 high x 7 long (tan dot)and 2 high x 7 long (brown).and the road (cut at 1.85 x 7 long)are from EDPD. The green trees are a punch. Clouds were cut at 1.25 from Paper Pups in blue dot and white. The orange truck and red car are at 1.40 from Boys will Be Boys.

The little sign "Life is a Highway" was actually my starting place/inspiration. That was a sign on some cute little boy truck/car/train paper from BoBunny "On the Go"

Inside sentiment from Pink By Design OH Boy! stamp set and just stamped on the grey cut road.

Thanks for stopping by!!

April 27, 2012

Happy Friday and a cute little owl card

Hello Crafty Friends and thank you for stopping by Okscrappinmama! I'm starting to really love using my Imagine. Only thing is, I need to tweak the calibration some. I've used it a lot and it's amazing how I'm still on the 1st ink cartridges.

So, here is a cute owl birthday card print/cut on the Imagine.

1) Celebrate the Occasion #60--Birthday and use ribbon by 4/29
2) Getting CrickySimply Sunday Challenge In honor of Earth Day, use an owl on the project
and something recycled. My something recycled was the red twine
I pulled off a card I made and didn't like how it looked and the green ribbon that was on
a store wrapped present & I kept the ribbon. by 5/5
3) Bitten By the Bug 2--Balloon and Birthday by 4/29


White 5x7 card base. Card details made on the Imagine using Best Friends (owls, blue background, circles for balloons & sun) The green for the grass was printed/cut from Imagine More.

Owls at 4 and the layers cut and glued together for some depth. Blue for sky was printed in a rectangle with rounded corners at 6". Sun at 1". The circles for the balloons was actually the cherry on top of one of the cupcakes on Best Friends. I cut just the cherry at 2.5 and then flood filled with different printed patterns from the cart. The cupcake cut at 1 and 2x.
Grass (Imagine More at 5)

Used the recycled red/white twine on the balloons. Green ribbon (recycled) and 2 eyelets at the bottom of the card. Momento black ink and MPS Tweety Hoo Puns.

Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific weekend!

April 24, 2012

Just a note...Card for CWC and DL.Art

Ok, 2 posts in 1 day...I know...LOL And my last card for the day is for 2 challenges

Inside the card is stamped "Thank You"

1) Cooking With Cricut #82 for National Card and Letter Writing month. Project featuring either a card to send someone or a scrapbook layout featuring a letter. By 4/24

2) DL.Art--Thankful Thursday
Inside my card is stamped Thank You. This is a Thank You note. By 5/5


This is a 5x7 premade white card base. Red mat cut at 4.75 x 6.5, black mat cut at 4 5.8 x 6 and the alphabet paper cut at 4.5 x 5.75 with the cricut. The notebook paper is from Simply Charmed at 3 . Ink cut at 2.55 and pen at 2.25 both from Locker Talk. Mailbox from Doodlecharms 1.20 (cut in grey, black and red 7 pieced together) and the mailbox post and base/grass from Jolly Holliday 3".
(I just printed 1x in brown and 1x in green and cut the mailbox off the brown for the post and the green off for the grass and glued together)

On the notebook paper, I used a blue and red pen to highlight the lines and the sentiment "Just a note and the heart on the envelope and "LOVE" stamp are all from Emma MCT "Happy Mail" stamp set. Black Momento ink. Used silver and brown pen to highlight ink well. Envelope was hand cut from white cardstock. Stamped Thank You inside the card.

Thanks for stopping by!!

You are my Sunshine--card for 2 challenges

Hello and thank you for stopping by. I don't know about the rest of you with kids but you would think with school winding down that things would slow down. I feel like the last week I've been juggling way too much with the kiddos school/activities. So, to chill out a bit, I decided to do a card for 2 challenges.


1. Scrapalicious USA"April Showers"--anything to do with showers. By 4/23
2. Creative Cutter Room "April Showers"--Incorporate rain, puddles, clouds and or flowers and must include a bow made of ribbon. By 5/2


This is a 6x6 card made with the Cricut Imagine and all from the Imagine More cart. The green dot card base was precut by me at 6x6. The red check printed paper is 5.5x5.5, the blue is printed/cut at 5x5 as was the green check for the grass (then just cut it).
The rooster/chicken was printed/cut at 4.5 and cut 3x to layer for depth. Sun was printed/cut at 2" as was the word bubble. Can't remember what cart the rain drops were from. Had those a while.

I used Imagine Enjoy the Season for the cute cloud and cut at 2. I used white grosgrain ribbon and eyelets for the bow in the corner. I used blue stickles on the rain drops and black decorative dots for the eyes from H/L

Sentiment "You are my Sunshine" is from Emma, MCT.

April 21, 2012

Happy Earth Day--card for Krafty Girls challenge

Happy Saturday and Earth Day! I'm just hanging low today with a cold but thought I'd share a card I made for the Earth Day challenge at Krafty Girls #5 Project Earth. Ok, can you tell I'm loving my Imagine? Been using it a lot lately! I got my rewards cart Nursery Tails on Thursday and it is so darn cute! The images are not just for baby items. The animals are really cute...reminds me a lot of Kate's ABC's.

inside card


This is a 6x6 card...I know big huh? The background (sky, grass, flowers, butterfles, trees, clouds, bird etc. was printed at 6 with the Imagine and nursery tails. The bear (printed 2x)is from Best Friends and printed at 3". I print/cut the layers and then cut the arms out from bear #2 to add dimension around the world. The world was printed from BF too at .90

Added that onto a card base

The word bubble was printed from another Imagine cartridge (??) and I used a stencil for the wording. Remember the song "What a wonderful world" sung by Louis Armstrong? That is what I based the card from

Inside the card is a computer printed sentiment and punched out with an EK success punch.
Globe inside the card printed/cut at 3.5 from Imagine and Best Friends.

Thank you for looking.

April 20, 2012

Monochromatic, Congrats and Thank You Easel card

Happy Friday Crafters! Today I did something I've never done before...I made an easel card. It was easy peasy. It was so easy I decided to make 2 cards--"Thank You" for DL.Art's Thankful Thursday Challenge and a "Congratulations" for Celebrate the Occasion #59 (Congratulations and monochromatic) and The Cuttlebug Spot (Easel Card)

Congratulations for:
Celebrate the Occasion #59
(Congratulations card and monochromatic)
by 4/22 midnight

The Cuttlebug Spot (easel card and use embossing)

By Mon. Apr 30th

side view of an easel card


Since there are 2 cards, I doubled everything.

Started with an easel card-- 4.25 x 8.5 sheet of black card stock and an extra 4.25 x 4.25 piece of same cardstock. You score the cardstock at 4.25 and 6 3/8. Use scoretape and tape the extra square of 4.25 paper so the tops meet. (see tutorial HERE)

I decorated card with DCWV Black Currant Paper Stack. I just cut some mats for the sentiments to go on in coordinating paper.

Thank you I used the backside of the paper (which is cream)and creatively cuttlebugged with the "Thank You" embossing folder by blocking off the words I didn't want with card stock and then cutting it out. I then used Ranger Inks perfect medium on the embossed "Thanks" and brushed on perfect pearls--pearl powder for a pearly shimmer and subtle effect. In case you didn't know, the perfect medium acts like pigment ink would for embossing powder but the perfect medium is just tacky and clear. It is just like an invisible ink pad.

Congratulations: I used the backside of the paper again and cut a mat and ran through the "Textile" cuttlebug folder. I brushed the Ranger perfect medium & Perfect Pearls onto the embossing. Then matted onto a coordinating paper and stamped congratulations in black Momento ink.

Flowers were cut in various sizes and 5x each : .75, .90, 1, 1.1, 1.2 in the different coordinating papers using cricut Walk in my Garden. I then used a pearl brad as the center of the flower and adhered to base for both cards. Link
Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoy my blog!

April 19, 2012

Imagine Happy Birthday Card

WoW! Is it almost the weekend already? Today, I have made a card with my Imagine for a couple of challenges.

4.25 x 5.5 kraft card card base. Red & green check paper, cow, sun, cloud, balloons are printed with the Imagine.
Cow is layered 2x for thickness, head is pop dotted. Sun was layered 2x and pop dotted. The cloud paper/scallop punch was punched 4x and glued together for thickness. Punches are from 2 different MPS sets and ink pad is black momento. White button from M's $1 bin and twine is twinery.

Balloons (2.75), red check (4"), cloud(paper is printed and cloud is an EK punch) are from Best Friends. Sun (2"), cow (4"):, green check paper(cut at 5.5 and then cut down and corners rounded) is from Imagine More.

Challenges Entered:

1). Paper Playtime #71-- Say it with Sentiments. By 4/28 noon

2). Bitten By the Bug 2 --Bday card w/balloons by Sun 4/29

3). My Craft Spot #52-- Make it pop--use dimension by Mon 4/23

April 18, 2012

Here Kitty Kitty...card for PK Challenge & Wobble Wed.

Better late than never. The Peachy Keen "Anything Goes" (as long as you use a PK stamp)
ends in 2 hrs. I was waiting for some inspiration. I saw our grey kitty batting around a blue ball today and there you go. LOL

Here is the action wobble on the ball of yarn
This is for:

1) Peachy Keen 13 Anything Goes Challenge (must use a PK stamp) X

2) Wobble Wednesday #6--Make a project with a pet on it and put it on your Wobble
by Tues 4/24


5x7 kraft premade card stock. Scalloped frame is from Lacy Labels at 4.9 x 6.9 and Basic Grey striped paper from Max & Whiskers. The inside mat is 4.9 x 6.9 and Basic Grey coordinating paper from same line. The action wobble is on the ball of yarn

Cat was cut at 4" and from Meow with the facial features hidden on the gypsy.
Cute little facial features are a Peachy Keen Stamp Tear Kitty Face Parts. Eye was colored green and used white sakura pen. Cheeks colored pink with a derwent pink watercolor pencil.

Ball of yarn from Meow at 2.5". Sentiment an EK success scalloped punch(punched 4x for thickness) in coordinating Basic Grey paper with a MPS stamp (Even More Punny-licious)

A card for Frosted Designs, FCCB #107, Cricut Cardz #106

Happy Wednesday Everyone! I'm anxiously awaiting some new Peachy Keen Stamps--"here kitty kitty" and I ordered with my reward pts Imagine "Nursery Tails." Today I have made a card for 3 challenges using my Imagine.

Shows the dimension of layering 3 layers together

Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday
--"Weather" including in your project clouds, sun, rain, snow or rainbows. X

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #107--Include an umbrella, rain or clouds on your project
Due 4/22

Cricut Cardz Challenge #106
--"April Showers" Card using umbrella, rain boots, clouds, rain using any carts and colors. Due Tues 5/1


Card is kraft 5x7 card base. Images printed/cut from the imagine. I used the layers of the image and glued down for extra dimension. (3 layers for the umbrella, cloud, girl, raincoat, boots)
Momento black ink, sentiments inside card from recollections and "smile" from Emma/MCT.

Carts: Imagine Enjoy the Season for the girl/umbrella/sky/rain/clouds. Cloud/rain background cut at 6.5, girl with umbrella and all layers cut at 4.5. Flowers at 3"

Thanks for looking!

April 17, 2012

Card for Cooking with Cricut #81 Card Outreach

Hello Crafty Friends! I spent my weekend working at Bath and Body Works and planting flowers. I'm officially done with the flowers. We have a lot of bunnies and squirrels hanging out in our yard...they better be staying away from my flowers LOL!!

So this is the last card I needed to do for the Cooking with Cricut #81 Card Outreach Challenge that ends in a couple of hours. This card is for Patty, who is 13 and fighting neurobastoma.


5x7 white card base. Pink check paper from DCWV "Nana's Kitchen". Card was designed with the imagine and the clouds were printed from "Best Friends (scalloped rectangle). The cute hugging rabbit and duck were cut at 4.5" and I cut the layers just to add some dimension and that is from "Enjoy the Season." Tree was cut at 3.5 and from Stretch Your Imagination. Grass was from Create a Critter. Sun was at 1.25 from Simply Charmed.

Sentiment was from Studio G from the $1 bin at M's and the ink is black from Momento.

April 12, 2012

How about some pink? Card for 3 Challenges & for "Feel the Love"

Hello crafty friends! I love pink!! And, I found three challenges to do a card for. One of the challenges is so important and I hope you will consider doing a card for this sweet little girl.
Her name is Emily, she is 6 and has leukemia. Go check out the wonderful blog of the creative Madison/Funky Cards to find out more about the "Feel the Love" card project she does each month. CHALLENGES ENTERED:

1) The Cuttlebug Spot Sketch Challenge --Choose your theme, just follow the sketch below X

2) Cooking With Cricut #81 Card Outreach
There are 2 girls to make cards for in the card outreach to help cheer them up while they are battling cancer. I made mine for Emily and this will be given to Madison at Funky Cards for her "Feel the Love Project" X

3) Celebrate the Occasion #58 Project using pink and "Just Because" X


This is a 5x7 premade cream color card base. All the coordinating papers are from Canvas Corp (zebra, then flowers, then stripes, then the cream which is the opposite side and I embossed it)
The zebra is 5x7, floral is 4.25 x 5.75, stripe is 4x6, stripe is 3.75 x 5.5 and cream is 3.25 x 4.75

I used the Once Upon a Princess Cuttlebug Embossing Folders set (butterflies).
The butterflies at the top were cut several times and layered for depth. The top layer I just glued the body down so the wings would "Pop up." I used the Serenade cart and the butterflies are at .90, .75 and .50. I cut from the same paper as the card.

Sentiment was cut using an EK Success punch from the zebra paper and stamped in black with Momento ink.

Thank you for looking :)

April 11, 2012

Card for Paper Playtime #71

Good Evening Everyone! Sitting here watching American Idol and downloading a challenge card.
I'm watching my favorite contestant now on AI--Philip Phillips.

This is the first time I've entered a card for Paper Playtime #71 April Showers, use an umbrella.


This is a 5 x 6.5 premade kraft card base. I rounded the corners with a CM corner rounder. The papers are all coordinating from 3 Bugs in a Rug "April Showers. I used 3 different ones (front and back). I just LOVED the bright Springy/rainbow colors. I thought it appropriate to have an umbrella to also use the rainboot paper. I pop dotted the mats under the umbrella for some depth.

The cloud is cut out of another cloud paper I had and then pop dotted. I pop dotted it for some depth. The sun has a face stamped with Peachy Keen stamps Wide Eyed Kids. The loop border on the front is a MS punch.
Inside sentiment from Emma/My Creative Time "Turn that Frown Upside Down."
Sentiment inside card is computer generated.


The center mats are cut using Lacy labels at 2.95 x3.75 and 2.50 x 3.15. Umbrella is Create a Critter at 2.10 x 1.85. Sun was cut at 1.25 from Simply Charmed. Inside of card was just cut with the cutter and the MS loop punch.

Thanks for Looking!

April 10, 2012

Birthday Card for 4 Challenges

Hello again! My dd has a bday party this weekend so I decided to make one card where I could also enter it in 4 challenges. My design starting point was the Peachy Keen Sketch challenge.

Challenges For:

1). Peachy Keen Stamp Sketch #12 X
2) Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #106--project with at least 1 button and bow X
3) My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #51 Inside and Out Sentiment X
4) Wobble Wednesday #4 Birthday (in celebration of the Scrapbooking Queen turning 50) X


This is my first time using an action wobble and I believe first time posting a project using my imagine.

Card size is 5 x 6.5 white card base. The pink patterned paper used for the background is an oldie but good from CM. The Pink swirl and dot is Bo Bunny and is actually 2 sided paper. Pink button from the $1 bin at M's and white organza ribbon is Offray from H/L. Eyelets are white from H/L.

Face on cupcake is from Peachy Keen Wide Eyed Kids. Sentiment on front and inside
is from MPS "Sweetest Cupcake"

Carts Used:
Imagine and the cart "Better Together for the cupcake at 3". I cut the printed cupcake as 1 piece and also cut the layers so it would have some thickness and depth. Also, but printing/cutting the layers, I could glue the blank (no face) layers so I could stamp my own face.

The pink scalloped patterned paper was cut using Lacy Labels at 4.95 x 6.45. The rounded corner square cut from Just Because Cards at 3.25 x 4. I took that same shape and customized the shape to 6.5 x 12 for the strip running horizontally on the card.

A birthday card my 10 yr old made

Hello Crafty Friends! 2 weeks ago my 10 yr old dd wanted to make my MIL a bday card. My MIL LOVES to do crosswords. We saw a crossword rubber stamp at Js and knew we had to buy it.
My dd made this entirely by herself--with a little coaching from me. So proud of her!! She had to do a little math to figure out how to cut the paper into a patchwork and make it fit the card size and for the eyelet positions (nothing wrong with using math, huh?)

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