Saturday, August 27, 2011

Birthday Bash

This week I was tasked by my mother to create a couple of cards. One of these was a birthday card for my brother. Now it is important for me to mention that I had not yet made a card for him myself, so he is receiving a very simple card from me. Creating two masculine cards in one week was more of a challenge than I could handle on the first week of school.

Fortunately, this week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut (I was last week's random winner for a different birthday card--woohoo!) was Birthday Bash, so I was able to enter this one.

This card was made using the Pagoda cartridge and is perfect for my brother. My mom got to go see him for his birthday this weekend. I asked if he had liked the cake she had taken. She said yes, but that he really loved his card. :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bake a Cake

Whew! I cannot believe I am still up. I really wanted to go to bed three hours ago, but my husband convinced me I needed to stay awake so I would sleep all night. He was so right, because I start back to work tomorrow. Summer is over and it is back to school we go for our first workday. Plus I have several cards I need to make in the next few days, so I need to get busy. This card was inspired by this week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut (Piece of Cake!) and my desire to use Cricut cartridges that I had not used before.

This is the first time I have ever made a scene card. I think it is okay for a first time (just don't look to close at my pen stitching--must be too tired to make that straight). I rarely cook, so making this card is the closest I will come to making a birthday cake for someone. Thought it would be a nice change from the traditional birthday card.

Forever Young was used to create the female figure.

From My Kitchen was used to make the oven and the slice of cake.

Sweet Treats was used to create the cake.

Sweet dreams to all. I am finally off to bed.