Friday, October 22, 2010
Etched Picture Frame on the gift wrap. I just taped on the card and put the vinyl on above and below. (The scrolls are from Storybook and they aren't on the frame, but the lettering and heart from Plantin Schoolbook is.) The best gift-wrapping tip I ever heard is just to get a big roll of this brown kraft paper from the Office Supply Store and use it for everything. It is just good all-purpose paper that is a nice weight and can then be decorated for any occasion and best of all, you only have to store one roll of wrapping paper!
I figured I would post the card here as well. The cuts on the card are all from A Child's Year (a favorite, for sure). I used design studio to hide the violin cutout on the image I used for a liner and the vellum... The paper is Amy Butler and it just reminds me of my grandma. The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps (the button is on my sidebar). Thanks for letting me share. Have a blessed weekend!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
This was a fun challenge on Bitten By The Bug 2 this week. We were to use a barn on a project. I am loving Create a Critter and that is where all of these images are from. I used a Scrappy Moms Stamp and Ribbon on the Barn Door and fabric behind the heart cutout. The barn is embossed with the cuttlebut and I machine-stitched around the red part of the barn. The roof is inked and the cow's horn are metallic silver. This is for my grandfather's bday this week. He lived in WI, which of course, makes me think of cows! LOL
Saturday, October 16, 2010
At Lasting Memories Layout Challenges, we were challenged to use embossing on our pages this time. This is a layout I completed with notes from my kids to my Father-in-law to express their love to him for his 60th birthday. He is a huge Gators fan, so I welded the title on design studio and used (I think it is "mesh") to mimic gator skin (you can see it up close if you click on the pic), then inked in brown.
Friday, October 15, 2010
I created this card for the challenge at My Creative Time by using Zooballoo to cut the monkey and the vine. The big leaf is from Life's A Beach. I used a Scrappy Moms Stamp for the sentiment and stickles on the monkey's tummy, nose and leaf. I also doodled with gel pens. I hope this will lift my friend's spirits as she is going through a lot right now. I thought it would be a fun twist to make the monkey purple.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
This was such an easy project and with almost-instant gratification, too! (I saw the idea on the Cricut Messageboards several months ago with some beautiful butterflies.) I used Design Studio to weld my name (Opposites Attract) and the images (Serenade). Sooo much easier to apply! I took it to a crop the next morning. I just have to have it with me now every time I crop. :)
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
The Cuttlebug Spot. I found the sentiment on my Home Decor cart along with the dragonfly/flower image in the background. I inked the dots on the word and used an MS corner punch. Hope you like it!