Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Friend Card Using Cricut Artbooking Cartridge and DS4J "I'm Cute" and "Flowerbed" Digis

Hi to everyone in Blogland who is reading this.  I have been busy creating cards and trying to get caught up with all of my Thank you cards.  I hope you are having time to create.  I just wish I was faster at creating than I am.  I do feel the Cricut Explore has helped to speed up my creativity for some of the cards I create.  If I can create them online, using the correct size of card; then I can get the sizing to work, easier than I do creating it by hand.  I love the Cricut Explore. It actually allows you to size in .1 increments; which I find amazing.  

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It is time for the Mid-challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy  - Challenge 94 Flowers, Flowers, Flowers.  I was able to merge two Digi stamps; which is my first at trying this technique.  (I created this one first; even though I have a post of another one that went live last Sat.)  I used DS4J "I'm Cute" (colored version) and also used DS4J Flowerbed (I colored).  Be sure to check out all the fabulous creations by the DT; for the main DS4J post and also for the Mid-Challenge post.

I am entering this card in the Path of Positivity Challenge - Happiness.  I love butterflies, flowers and purple.  Taking time to smell the flowers, watching butterflies and the color purple; make me very happy. I take time every day when I go out my front door; to stop and smell my Jasmine flowers and my roses.  The Jasmine will be gone soon; but I love that smell; as long as it stays outside.  I can smell flowers outside; but if they are brought inside; they don't agree with me.  I miss having flowers inside my house.

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Image frame on front - Spellbinders Gold Label Four
Vine with Flowers - Memory Box - Fairytale Border
Single solid butterfly -  Memory Box Isabella Butterfly
Top layer butterfly - Memory Box Pippi Butterfly

Paper - K & Company (Susan Winget)
Cardstock - CTMH Gypsy
Sentiment inside - CTMH Blessed (D1455 - retired)
Inks - CTMH Gypsy, Heavenly Blue
Bling - Recollections

Markers (Flowerbed)
Brick - CTMH Whisper
Flowers - CTMH Sweet Leaf, BV11, Y00
Butterfly - CTMH Gypsy

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Hambo Hoedown - Summer (No limit) (Wednesday)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Hip To Be Square (3 of 3) (Thursday)
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
A Creative Need - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Friday)
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Crafty Catz - Use 2 different dies (3 of 3)
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Color Me Creative Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Saturday)
Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Open-Minded Crafting - Something With Wings (2 of 3)
Paper Crafting Challenges - In Summer (2 of 5)
Sweet Stampin - Say It With Flowers (2 of 2)
The Doodle Garden - Summer Lovin (2 of 2)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Subway Art (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Ditzie Digi Designs - Anything Goes (No limit)
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything With Wings (No limit)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Summer Fun (No limit) (Monday)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Layers (No limit)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Craftin Desert Divas Link Up Party - Favorite Color (Purple) (No limit)
Craft Your Passion - 3 or more Embellishments (1 of 3) (butterfly, purple flower right edge, flower/vine die on right.
Eureka Stamps - Friends (1 of 3)
Fitztown Challenge - Your Favorite Colors (No limit) (Purple,teal and green together)
Lexi's Creations - For A Friend (1 of 2)
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes (No limit)
My Craft Spot - Fancy Edges (1 of 1) frame has fancy edges
Path of Positivity - Happiness
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 5)

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Artwork Using June SOTM

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  1. this is so very beautiful Gloria.

    gr karin

    1. and

      Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  2. Love how you've combined the images! This is great. Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB DT Coordinator

  3. Lovely cards, the colour palette is gorgeous and I love the butterflies which add wonderful movement and dimension to your design. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  4. Beautiful creation ..Thankyou for joining us at the crafty girls challenge blog..good luck ..Anita DT

  5. Beautiful coloring and love the overall design. Thanks so much for joining us at QKR this week.

  6. Very pretty, Gloria! I love your coloring. Thanks for joining the Friends challenge at Eureka Stamps. Julie, DT member

  7. Stunning image Gloria and a beautiful card design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  8. Beautiful card you made for the Eureka! Stamps Challenge. Love that sentiment! Thanks for entering our challenge this week.

  9. Such a beautiful card!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you come back again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  10. Beautiful card, really lovely design! the die cut along the right edge looks wonderful! many thanks for joining us at A Creative Romance, Mel. xx

  11. Great creation thank you for joining in at Ditzie Digi Designs, have fun and Keeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT x

  12. lovely card thanks for sharing with lexis creations this week Rachel dt

  13. Precious this card. Lovely colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  14. Very pretty and full of lovely elements !! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin'Desert Divas Linky Party !!
    Mayra DTM

  15. Gorgeous!!! Inside and out!!! Love the colors you have used.. and the dies and the gems that you have placed! Gorgeous!!! Those butterflies are just beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  16. Love your colour combo! Cute card!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  17. A gorgeous card. The image and colours are wonderful.
    Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

  18. This card is lovely! You had me at purple! LOL. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create.

  19. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'


  20. ahhhh this is sooo sweet! Totally love the great coloring you have done on this card!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  21. Very cute card.

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  22. Stunning card you made and lovely colors you have combined! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  23. Absolutely fantastic! I love it! Great colouring - thanks for joining us over at crafting from the heart - Sonia W DT

  24. Beautiful very beautiful card!
    Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  25. Just gorgeous, Gloria! Loving the butterflies and the purple, of course! OK, putting on my DT hat -- Thanks so much for playing along at Doodle Garden this month. Good luck in the challenge and I hope we see you again next month.
    NanaConnie DT

  26. Gloria, this is beautiful and such pretty colors, and a great sentiment. Beautifully colored. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Friends Challenge." Come back to join us again and good luck.
    Karal Eureka Stamps DT

  27. What a beautiful card! I love that you combined so many elements that make you happy into your card; imagery as well as colors! Thank you for sharing your beautiful art with us on the Path of Positivity blog this month! Lynda - DT Member

  28. What a fabulous project. Love the design. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  29. Amazing card and love your choice of color!! Adorable coloring and the sentiment are perfect!! Hugs Kate xx

  30. Really, really beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at the Hambo Hoedown.

    Hambo Stamps Design Team

  31. Love all the Lavender!!!!!! Really gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Challenges!!!

  32. Beautiful card Gloria. Love the colors and the MB vine die. Thanks for joining us at PCJ in our "Anything Goes Challenge" and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

  33. LOVE it. Very cute. Thanks for sharing at Path of Positivity.
    Crafty hugs,
    Path of Positivity Guest Designer

  34. Wonderful card! Such a super image and your colour scheme is fabulous!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  35. Beautiful sentiment, love the die cut flower flourish too. Thanks for joining the Crafting At The Weekend challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

    Victoria DT

  36. A garden can definitely lift the spirits. This is so perfect for our HAPPINESS theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


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