Monday, August 9, 2010

Manic Monday---

This is going to be a crazy Monday--leaving Akron/Canton Ohio this morning driving to Columbus flying to Dallas, than going to the American Idol Concert tonight!  The NFL Hall of Fame was great--I took about 600 pictures (some are just awful but most are great) and I will be pulling those together to share with you next week--Dallas won so it was worth staying for!  On to the Card-
I challenged myself to see how many cards I could make from just two 12x12 sheets of pattern paper and supplies I already had--I made 6 cards (one a day this week) at a cost of less than $5.
This card is a simple A2 and I cut the top note from Cricut Lite Lacy Labels.  I used a stamp and some embossing powder for the sentiment--Life is better when it's fun!  That is so true.
I used the back side of the pattern paper which was a distressed solid and a Martha Stewart edge punch to create the trim and some deep purple gross grain ribbon (2.50 at Michael's).  A couple of purple pearls really help set it off.  I also used them on the inside to tie the total look together-
I love a fully furnished card--and the pearls on the inside make it very special. Like I said I have a card a day this week so stop in each day to check out the next creation--I promise no two look alike--so enjoy.
Make it a great one


  1. Bryan,

    I miss you!!! :) Glad to see you're having fun being as crafty as ever and the Football Hall of Fame sounds neat! I used to be a Dallas fan, too (I still like the team-just not as into football now that my former UCLA classmate has retired)...

    Have a safe trip back and a GREAT time at American Idol,


    I can never thank you enough for all of your help with the baby shower!!! :) I REALLY appreciate it! We had a great time and everyone loved your creations. I even bought the baby paper from Hobby Lobby for the thank you notes (we had people self-address the envelopes and had a drawing for a prize; then I put stamps on them and it makes it so easy for the mother-to-be). I'll have to share the miniature magazine holder I made to keep them in...thank you, thank you, thank you! Mwah!

  2. Beautiful card!!! Love the colors and papers. Have a great trip :)

  3. Like this card! very pretty. I just have one question and maybe you can answer it in another segment. Do you take your Cricut with you on your trips? I going on vacation and would love to take mine but hardly think I would be able to. Have fun and enjoy all your travels.

  4. Great card! I love the color. Any shade of purple is my favorite color! Great saying on the card. I will have to save this card to inspire me when my brain wont work!!LOL!! Thanks ...have a great time at the concert!

  5. Oh I love this card! Very pretty and I love the paper! You are always having soooo much fun! I am so jealous! Thank you for sharing your card.

  6. Great card and I just love the sentiment. Glad you had an awesome weekend!! Have a safe trip back home and a good time at the concert! :)

  7. Nice card! want to see the others.. Have fun on your continued trip

  8. Your card is so elegant. Love the sentiment and the colors. Oh an American Idol concert, how fun.
    Mary Ann

  9. A very pretty card. I really like the "finished" insides that you do. What a great challenge for yourself! Have fun at American Idol!

  10. Great card as usual. Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeves the rest of the week.

  11. Hello Bryan,

    I'm a new follower and I love your cards. I love the beautiful colors. I REALLY REALLY want the MS cartridges :) on my wish list for now. Can't wait to see your next creation. Take care.

  12. What a great challenge! I love the paper you have chosen and look forward to seeing all of your creations from it.


Designed by Lena Graphics by Melany