Sunday, March 28, 2010

HSSSC8: Asian Lanterns

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! Mine is almost officially over. **sniff, sniff** The weekends always seem to go by more quickly than I would like. At least I did manage to get some cards made (not to mention I finished 8 loads of laundry, got the hubby out the door for a business trip, and kept my kids fed and relatively happy all weekend)!

I am back on the horse, so to speak!

Until the kids are out on Spring Break next week...

Yes, please hum the Jaws music as you read that.

I took my allotted creative time this weekend and participated in some challenges! I am not really on a CAS kick, but this week's Sketch Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments really lent itself to a card I had been wanting to make for a long time!

This was so easy...I used the Cricut Pagoda cartridge to cut the lanterns and I heat embossed the saying in the upper right corner. :) I think it took me all of 15 minutes to finish. And, I tried something new. I cut Washi Paper with the Cricut! It worked like a charm. I was a little worried it would tear, but nope! Love fun surprises like that!

Stamps: Asian Artistry (SU)
Paper: Basic Black, Brushed Gold, Whisper White, Washi Paper
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories: Cricut Pagoda Cartridge, Red Riding Hood Red Ribbon, Embossing Powder

Thanks for stopping by to visit!


Rachel said...


Teresa Jenkins said...

Love it! Great use of washi paper!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

OMG, you are so sweet- and we have so much in common, besides the 49ers, crafts and Karen! I have a degree in nursing too! I just have never used it! lol And girl, I wear my Niners stuff ALL the time here in Dallas- they HATE me here, and I don't care! lol
I'm adding you on my sidebar too- niners chicks have to stick together!Have a great day! xOxO deb

peggysue said...

That is a sweet card, great use of washi paper again! My kids finally finished Spring break, three successive weeks in a row, different kids. The youngest heads back to school tomorrow morning!

Becki B said...

don't you just love it when a plan comes together? Gorgeous Card by the way.

Stephanie said... are my laundry idol! I've reached 6 loads - and all because I have way too many clothes and can go for at least a month without doing laundry!

now on to the real business! I love this...that Cricut cartridge is awesome :) The card is perfect - regardless of its simplicity

Anonymous said...

I love your card. So simple but very striking. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.


Shannon said...

Oh man...this card really makes me want to go buy a Cricut. So simple yet so striking. Great job. Love your take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Naomi said...

Wowzers!!! I wonder if I could hand cut lanterns...No Cricut here! LOVE this!

CathyRose said...

Love this! What a fabulously simple card!

gale said...

Gorgeous card! As soon as I saw it I wondered if it was from the Pagoda cart.

Gina said...

I have got to get that cartridge, I want it so bad!I love the card, I always love the Asian inspired things.