Monday, July 22, 2013

Birthday Card Using CTMH Laughing Lola Paper and Cricut Artbooking Cartridge

DT Project For Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #72 - Fantasy Creatures
Hello to all you fabulous crafters in Blog land.  I hope everyone is doing well and finding time to create.  I have been learning how to use the new Cricut Artbooking cartridge to create cards and having so much fun.  I can't wait to get started on using it for Scrapbooking.  I know it will save me a lot of time and hopefully get me started on creating scrapbooks for my two son's.  I planned to start them over a year ago; and just haven't had the time. 
One of my excuses was that I didn't have enough space to spread out my work; which was very true.  I now have a small room dedicated to just my office/scrapbooking/Cardmaking space.  I have an extra table that I plan to use to keep my layouts; but I haven't gotten it cleaned off since moving everything to one room.  I plan to get that done very soon; so I can begin scrapbooking.
I don't know if you are aware that I created two videos on You Tube (per your request); to demonstrate how easy it is to use Digital Stamps for your creations.  Here is the link to my You Tube Channel; so you can follow me and not miss any of my videos.  You can also find other videos under the "Video" tab at the top of the blog. 

I just finished creating two new Cricut Artbooking Videos last night; so they should be published by the end of the day on Monday, July 22, 2013.  I am planning to create more videos for the Artbooking Series to help you with your creations.  You can follow my You Tube channel.
It's time for Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Challenge 72 - Fantasy Creations.  I hope you will create something and join us this week.  Don't forget to check out the awesome creations from the DT.  Our sponsors this week are Milk Coffee and SK Digis.  Visit their websites to see their fabulous Digital Stamps. 

Our Guest DT this week is Kelli.  Check out her blog for her fabulous creations.  If you would like to be a Guest Designer on Tammy's Scrapin Corner; please add GDT behind your name when you enter your creation.   
I chose Milk Coffee "Fairy Tiffany" because it was love at first sight.  LOL!!  I had to create another Side Step Card; since this is my favorite type of card.  I had fun coloring this image and creating this card.   I used a 6 x 12 cardstock, with 1 1/2 in. on one side and 4 1/2 in. on the other side.  I scored  at 1, 2, and 7 on the smaller side with only a 6 inch score on the bigger side.  Cut between 1 - 7 on the small side.  The fairy wings are really a light purple; but the color is hard to see in the pictures.   I hope you enjoy the inspiration.
 Side Step Card From Angle


Supplies used to create this card:
Die Cuts - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge (Available August 1st - Click here for handbook and to Preorder Now
Paper - CTMH Laughing Lola (Available August 1st)
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy and Lagoon outside and CTMH Gypsy Inside
Butterflies - CTMH Black Glitter Paper (Z1829) and Reflections Lavender Glitter paper
Sentiment outside - Sorry - Unknown - If anyone recognizes this; please let me know. 
Stamp Sets Inside
Top - Smile sentiment, flowers and Grandest Year sentiment - CTMH Hooray Bouquet (D1491)
Inside Top Sentiment - CTMH Card Chatter - Birthday - D1475
Inside top - Laugh Sentiment and Dragonfly - Dream Big (D1399)
Used for inside both top and bottom. - CTMH Frame It Up D1524 and CTMH Frame Flair D1546 
Sentiment Inside Bottom - CTMH Birthday Script (B1208-Retired)
CTMH Markers - Click to see available colors.
Cotton Candy, Cotton Candy Light
Lagoon, Lagoon Light
Sweet Leaf, Sweet Leaf Dark
Copic Markers
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - E31, Y21
RV19, BV01, V20
Bling- Lavender -
Bling - all other colors - Reflections
Buttons - La Mode
Sparkle on Wings - CTMH Stardust Glitter Gel
Ink Inside card - CTMH Gypsy
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - Birthdays (1 of 1)
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons - Bingo (Pink, Flowers, Blue) (1 of 3)
Crafts And Me - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Sparkle (1 of 2)
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Shaped cards with button (1 of 3)
Inklings And Yarns - Anything Goes
Whimsical Designs - Favorite Colors Challenge (Purples, pinks, blues, yellows)
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Celebrate With Glitter Bling and Sparkly Things
Happy Campers - Bling (1 of 3)
Bloggers - Things With Wings
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Creative Corner - Let It Sparkle
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Stampin For The Weekend - Sparkle and Bling
A Gem Of A Challenge - Anything But Square
Color Me Creative Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes - Create Matching Envelope
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Purple with butterflies (one of buttons, brads, ribbon or bling)
One Stitch At A Time - Use Your Favorite - Butterflies and bling (1 of 3)
Eureka Stamps - Happy Birthday
Fashionista Challenge - Wings
Get Inky Challenge - Christmas in July and Birthdays
Love To Create - Hugs and Wishes (1 of 3)
Marker Pop - Lovely Locks
Shabby Tea Room - Fresh Summer Breeze
Whoopsi Daisy - Use 2 or more die cuts
Cricut Artbooking Collection
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Have a fabulous week! 
Remember - Keep On Creating!!
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  1. Wow, an amazing card. So much to look at. It's beautiful Gloria. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  2. Beautiful card and a lovely layout. Thank you for sharing it with us at Anything Goes.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  3. Beautiful card Gloria! Love the colors and the shape of the card.Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  4. Thanks for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck, Zoe DT xxx

  5. Just wonderful Gloria. I spotted the purple :)
    Digistamps For Joy DT Member

  6. ugh! I just left a long post, and google did a little dance and lost it! Let me start over LOL Hi, Gloria! I love this beautiful step card with the gorgeously rich colors, and the darling little fairy so sweetly colored and shaded. The embellishments are gorgeous. I have pinned your card because I am truly inspired by the arrangement on your card. Gorgeous - Since a step card is uncharted territory for me, you have given me further inspiration how to create one that looks a little different with that special touch of elegance. Thank you for visiting my blog today and making my day with your very kind comment! hugs, de

  7. Beautifull. Gorgeous butterflies and love the colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers

    Huggsss, Angelique

  8. Fabulous card and image. Spotted this on MIM..Loz

  9. Hi Gloria,
    Amazing creation; the embellies are gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy and we hope to see you again. Good Luck :)
    [ds4j/ DT Member]
    [Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

  10. I love the coloured image and the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu - Purple

  11. Such a terrific card Gloria. Content and colors are so expressive.

  12. WOW How many information on your post!. Very beautiful Easel/two step card. Fantastic stamp colouring, your Fantasy Fairy image choice is very beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Fashionista Challenge theme “Things with Wings” with your card. Good luck in the draw. Elena F.

  13. what a pretty fairy and fab papers
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this month

  14. Gorgeous side step card, Gloria! What incredible papers. Now, on with my DT hat -- I'm just tickled that you chose to share it with us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Good luck in the challenge.
    NanaConnie DT

  15. Amazing card with really fantastic colours! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

  16. Cute card
    Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time
    Katie x

  17. WOW!!! Great take on our "Time to Sparkle" challenge at Crafty Creations. We are so glad you took time to play along and hope you do again in the future.

  18. So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.
    Hugs - Sharon

  19. Thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosies challenge with this pretty card! xx

  20. Gloria, this birthday creation will definitely show the recipient your care about her. This is so perfect for our CARING theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    Caring Hugs
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

    1. Thanks Desire. I appreciate you visiting my blog and leaving me such a sweet compliment. Have a fun week! Hugs, Gloria

  21. OMG, this card has got so unusual folding, I love it! I would like to thank you for entering my 'C... is for challenge' blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    Anna xxx

  22. Great card and a clever construction too.

    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen x

  23. I so love this card, amazing. Thanks for visiting us at 613 Avenue Create.

  24. Love the colors and fold! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  25. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are #3, #4, #98, #152, and #154.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark… and become a follower.



  26. wonderful card Gloria - both inside and out! Thanks so much for joining us at whoopsi daisy this week and good luck x

  27. Lovely card! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

  28. Another beautiful entry Gloria. Thanks so much for continuing to think of us this month when entering challenges. It is always nice to see your work. You are right, there is a lot of love and care that goes into creating the cards we make. Thanks for sharing this on with us on the Path of Positivity.

    Lisa D., Owner

  29. Beautiful step card Gloria...Love the colors and all the details. A lot of your talents are showcased with the card and it's perfect for the CARING theme...

    Thanks for joining us at Path of Positivity
    Sandy S
    ~DT Member of Path of Positivity~

  30. Beautiful step card. Amazing work. Thanks for joining us at CMC.

  31. Very creative! Way to stack up the challenges! Thanks for joining us at Get Inky! Challenges Julie, DT member

  32. Lovely card that fits our challenge well!!

    Thank you for entering our challenge over at Fashionista Challenge Blog
    Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next time!

    Eva`s Scraproom
    DT Member at Fashionista Challenge Blog


Hi to all you wonderful bloggers!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your comments and support. I would love to have you as a member. Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy my blog. Gloria