Just wanted to say…

Love You & Happy Birthday!

And hurry up and come home!! Okay, that part isn’t really there, but it’s what I was thinking.

This is the card I’ve made for my nephew, who lives WAY across the country in California. Eeek!

I was in a bit of a hurry trying to get this done in time to slip in the kids’ suitcases, but I really like the idea of this card. I can see me coming back to it and adding layers and a bit more dimension.

With the talk and reviews of the new Gel Pens going around the Circle Message Board, I decided to break out my very much neglected Cricut markers. Thanks Nadia!

Here’s my Expression in action~

I love that I just inserted the marker and my sentiments were drawn on rather than having to deal with piecing together all those letters. Yippee!

My finished card~

I used Word Bubbles for the bubble cut out at 4.6″ and Cricut Craft Room Basics for the font sized to fit.

I am loving how easy CCR makes it to use and size a font. It’s 1000 times easier than using my Gypsy.

I used~
Bella Blvd scraps, Kraft paper, Studio G Epoxy brad and Washi tape

Easy Peasy! With a little stitching and stapling my card is done.

Now I just need one more colorful addition to this card, and I’ll know he’ll love it.

If you guessed something green, you’d be right!

i love you

Just in case you didn’t know~ I love this child! And that’s the story this layout tells.

I am still working on NSD challenges, so that is how this layout began.

One of Studio Calico’s challenges was to work with triangles. Meanwhile the Cricut Circle has a tricky little challenge to use CCR and the CCR exclusive digital cartridges only. So, I decided to do both on the same layout!

My layout~

I knew I needed a triangle; however, a quick search of CCR images did not show any. Yikes!
But fear not, I simply took the pennant shape from Party Picks and Pennants made it 3″ wide and stretched it a bit until it was the size I desired. Easy peasy!

A close up of my triangles~

I gently adhered them to my page and then sewed along the base. And if I may say so, my stitches look pretty darn good!

I’m just glad you can’t see the back, because something very weird happened there! It’s like the bottom bobbin went CRAZY!! But, you can’t see it, so it doesn’t really matter, right?

My heart~

The heart is from Word Bubbles. Cut at 4.5″ and stitched down the center.

My i heart u~

The letters are from Cricut Craft Room Basics.

All of the wonderful papers, chipboard embellishments and even the cute little heart button are all from Bella Blvd. Yes, I finally got into my prize goodies!

I used~
Bella Blvd Baby Girl Pretty in Pink, Sunshine & Happiness Popsicle Kisses, Sunny Side Up, Sophisticates Sprinkles & Lace Ice, Spring Flings & Easter Things A Tisket A Tasket papers
Sophisticates Ciao Chip Stars & Hearts
Baby Girl Alpha & Bits
Button Market Feminine Mix
Cricut Craft Room Basics, Word Bubbles, Party Picks and Pennants

Okay, I am off to admire my layout and remember the days before she turned TWO! Sigh!