Friday, May 3, 2013

To Google or Not to Google..

Before I get started with my card post I have a thank you to share.
One of my cards was chosen by the random draw for the Red Carpet Studios Easter challenge.
I was awarded a $30 gift certificate from Verve Stamps. I used it to get lots of goodies incuding the scroll die and sentiment stamps used on these cards. : )

I made two versions of the same card today and here is the story...

I wanted to use googly eyes on a card but wanted to try something a little different and outside the box so to say. I wanted to see how it would look to use the googly eyes for flower centers.
When I showed the card to my husband he said the card looked creepy with all those eyes looking at him. lol. 
When I was adding the googly eye centers a second card idea came to me and that is how card #2 came about.

*Card #1 and card #2
*Card base 5.5 x 4.25 in.
*Card front 5.25 x 4 in. embossed with the Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirl folder
*Flowers cut at 10 in. from the Cricut 50 States cartridge.
*Faux stitching made using a purple Sakura Gell Roll Metalic pen.
*Scroll die cut from Verve Stamps.
*Darice Self Stick Gems.

*Card #1
*So Thankful sentiment from Verve Stamps So Happy set.
*Google eyes from stash.

*Card #2
*Happy Mother's Day sentiment from Verve Stamps Happy Phrases set.
*Ribbon from my stash.
*Faces are from these Peachy Keen face assortment sets:
-Wide Eyed Kids, Simple Sallies, Simple Simons, and Just Baby

Thanks for stopping by.

Join me and play along with these fun challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion #110 Anything goes
Die Cuttin Divas #113 Anything Goes
My Paper Crafting #132 Flourishes (Wed challenge)
Simon Says Stamps Happy mail
Really Reasonable Ribbon #71 Sparkle, bling, ribbon
D.L. Art May linky anything goes
Fantabulous Cricut #158 Paper flowers
Pink by Designs Mother's Day
My Paper Crafting #132 Flourish
2 Creative Chicks Google eyes
D.L. Art #108 Mother's Day


  1. This is so STINKIN Cute!Love both cards!!!
    would love if you linked card #1 at 2 Creative Chicks.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

  2. Very cute cards! Thanks for playing along with us at Red Carpet Studio.

  3. Number 1 is great!! But I looove the second with all those fabulous faces! TFS

  4. I love both, but I must say, I'm partial to the PK faces:-) Perfect color choice:-) Thank you for sharing it with us at FCCB:-)


  5. I love them both. They each have a different cuteness about them. Too cute they are.

    Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

    Have a creative day.
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  6. Both are 2 cute, thanks for playing @ CTO

  7. Both cards are Adorable!
    Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

  8. Both are cute I think! I never would have thought of using google eyes as the center of flowers - very creative! I love all the PK faces, too! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!

  9. I kinda have to agree with your husband those eyes do look creepy, but the PK faces are adorable. Thanks for joining our flower challenge at FCCB. Kim Ogden

  10. thank you everyone for your comments.
    Come back real soon!

  11. WOW, there is a crowd on this card LOL Great choice of colors. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
    Anna xxx

  12. These are so fun! I really love how the Mother's Day one turned out! Very cute! Thanks so much for playing along in the Simon Says Stamp Happy Mail Challenge!

  13. OMG! Love both cards but I totally had to smile when I looked at the second card, this is what I would call happy mail. Thanks for joining in the fun at 2 Creative Chicks.

  14. OMGosh I am loving both cards! But my favorite is your second card with all the cute PK faces on each flower!! Love your color combo too! Thanks for joining us at My Paper Crafting Cricut challenge;-)

  15. SO CUTE! I don't think it looks creepy at all. They are both adorable and the colors are very pretty. Thanks for playing along with the Googly Eye challenge at 2 Creative Chicks.
    ~ Margie aka Bella Bug Creations, Guest Designer for 2 Creative Chicks

  16. Great projects. I love all the colors and everything.
    From the 2 Creative Chicks DT:)
    Tabitha's Designs Blog
    Low priced fun Digi Papers:)

  17. Thanks so much for the kind words.

  18. HAHAHA Very cute! I love the little faces!

    Thank you for joining us at RRR. Hope to see you again next week!


  19. Both sweet but I do love the 2nd one the BEST!
    Creative wishes
    Claire S


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