Happy Wednesday!! Today’s Guest Designer is Mandie!
Hey, everyone! I’m so excited to be a guest designer here on the Pink Cricut blog! I’m Mandie and my blog is Mandie’s Scrappin’ (http://mandiesscrappin.blogspot.com). I’ve been married to my best friend, Rob for almost 10 years. We have two adorable little girls, Penny, 5, and Evie Lynn, 23 months. We also have 3 fur babies, and Australian Sheppard, Kobe and two lazy cats, Tikki and Ally.
I have always loved being crafty but 5 years ago my aunt gave me some basic scrapbooking supplies at my baby shower. I developed a set of photos when my daughter was just a few weeks old and I was hooked! I can never do anything small (at least according to my husband) so I quickly outgrew my Rubbermaid Tote and then my dining room so my hubby built me a room in the basement… for some reason he put a kid’s play room down there too…. I think he’s secretly plotting to keep the rest of the house clean buy putting us messy girls in the basement, LOL! I am super lucky to be not only a member but head of the Cutters Creek Design Team (http://www.cutterscreekdesignteam.blogspot.com/). I’m also a Cricut addict and member of the Cricut Circle!
For today’s project Sarah sent me the beautiful Sympathy set to work with. I have the HARDEST time creating sympathy cards. I like to be “fun” in my creating but I think it is good to go outside of your comfort zone occasionally! Funny thing is, when I got the set in the mail I knew I had the perfect stamp to compliment it! I got the praying hands stamp at CHA as a giveaway from a new stamp company called La Blanche. Once I had the sentiment and image stamp I just had to grab a pretty sheet of paper and make this simple, yet elegant card. In real life the plaid isn’t quite so orange. I used a parchment type paper to stamp the sentiment and hands on to and then just trimmed them with my paper cutter. I inked the edges of all of my layers. Finally I added a champagne colored satin ribbon for a little extra texture.
I also wanted to share a couple of my “fun” cards too! I used the Country Living set for all three of these cards! It’s got so many fun phrases on it!
For the Hog’s N Kisses card I used my Cricut to cut the adorable piggy from the Create a Critter cartridge. The beautiful patterned paper is from Echo Park! I punched the edges with a Fiskars punch and stamped the “XOXO” also from the Country Living set! I added a little extra bling to her bow with my i-rock tool.
To make my Thinking of Ewe card, I again used the Create a Critter Cricut aartridge to cut the adorable lamb. I embossed the white layer with my Cuttlebug D’Vine Swirls folder. My patterned paper on this card is from Imaginisce and I also used the i-rock again to add some gems. I used a Martha Stewart border punch and a piece of pink satin ribbon for some additional texture.
Finally I want to share my SMOOches card. Bet you can’t guess which Cricut cartridge I used to cut the cow…. I’ve had this paper is my stash FOREVER and I love how it looks on my card! I inked all of my edges and added some pom-pom trim for good measure!
Thanks for checking out my cards, and please stop by my blog! I’m giving away a Scrap’n Tote Cricut cartridge storage binder. They are fabulous!!! Just look for the link to that post at the very top of my blog!