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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Baseball Bling

 We went to a week long baseball tournament last summer.  This called for some serious baseball bling!!!  My daughter and I found this adorable project on Pinterest (where else?) and just had to make our own.  We watched this TUTORIAL which really helped.  We did resort to clear gorilla glue to adhere the flowers to the straps and clamped binder clips to hold it all together until cured.
 I was so pleased at how easily my machine embroidered the baseball leather.  This was a little big for a keychain.  It has found a new home as a luggage tag on my son's suitcase. :)

 Here is one of the cuffs I made.  I just used embroidery floss to re-stitch the seams (also for the keychain) and stitched an elastic loop to one end and a button to the other.  I always get compliments on my baseball bling!
I loved getting a baseball pedicure first thing before we had our first game. 
Very festive!




Monday, November 17, 2014

Last of the Dance Recital Projects

 Here are the last of the projects I made for the dance recital.  This gift bag and card were for my daughter. This was her first dance recital and she had a blast.  The image above was cut from the Twinkle Toes cartridge and I embossed the turquoise cardstock.

Below is a card that was also made from the Twinkle Toes cartridge.  I love that lacy scalloped oval!! I will have to use it in the future for other cards.  The roses were from Art Philosophy.  I just glued this to an oval card base from the Art Philosophy cartridge. Simple!


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Tiny Dancer Card

 This card I gave to my 3-yr-old granddaughter who was dancing in her first recital.  The mouse is from the Twinkle Toes cartridge as well as the sentiment.  She is on an action wobble, so she really dances!!  I glittered her bow with stickles and added a rhinestone for some bling on her necklace.





Thursday, November 13, 2014

Bravo! Artiste Swing Card

 These are fun, dimensional cards with a unique cut. This is from the Artiste cartridge from Close to My Heart.  The great stamps (the pink rosette is just one color) come with the cartridge.  I love how easy it is to cut Cricut images that will fit the stamps perfectly.  This card was made for Joy's dance instructor after the dance recital.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

 Cute Christmas Princesses were a fairly quick in-the-hoop embroidery project.  I purchased the designs from Lynnie Pinnie.  They are fun to personalize and will be nice little keepsakes when the girls are older to remember that they will always be our little princesses.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Etched Casserole Dish and Matching Carrier and Card



 I needed a birthday gift for a special friend....and what woman could resist a personalized casserole dish and carrier?  I found this awesome set at my Publix for less than $20.
 I used a free font I found online for the embroidery Here as well as to cut out of contact paper with my cricut with Sure Cuts A Lot.

 And here is the matching card:
 Don't you just love red roses?  And these are stickled so they have bling!
 I also embossed this shimmery black cardstock:
 The cuts are both from Art Philosophy I think.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Baby Girl Album - Artbooking

This is a mini album made from the Artbooking cartridge.  I love that all the measurements stay perfectly proportional as long as you keep the dial size on the one specified and don't change it.  Takes the guesswork out of it.  The butterfly on the front is from Art Philosophy.  I also added the baby's name in pink to the floral tag.
 
 The animals are so cute and the envelopes are fantastic for keepsakes from when baby was born...an umbilical cord clamp or hospital ID bracelets.
 Love the animal print overlay on this cartridge.



 This is a pocket that would be perfect for storing extra photos: