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Friday, October 22, 2010

60th Anniversary Card and Gift

I will be away for the weekend, but wanted to show you how I used the leftover vinyl from the 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

Etched Picture Frame

My grandparents are celebrating their 60th Anniversary this Friday night.  Gifts are really hard at that point and most family will bring cards....but I thought a personalized frame would be a sweet momento for them.  My daughter thought she was funny putting bunny ears on the frame as I was photographing gotta love a 6 year old's sense of humor!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Barn Challenge

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

Emboss on Your Pages Challenge

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

Treat Bag Toppers

I'm new to these, but very excited, because I am always looking for ways to thank the awesome volunteers that I serve alongside in my church.  The little trees are from Serenade and the sentiment comes from my Scrappy Moms Stamps.  Last week, when I submitted something for the design team for Scrappy Moms Stamps, I could not think of anything to make other than a card or's something different, though.  :)  I can't wait to give these out tonight!

"Hang in There" Monkey Card

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

Mother/Daughter Cricut-y Fun

Lately, I've been letting my daughter (6) pick something to cut out (I cut an extra for me).  She picks her own papers, etc.  It's like having a new challenge each time!  Here are some cards we made together.  Joy even drew a little face on the worm the momma bird is bringing to her baby.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

"Eight" Layout

I had lots more fun than I expected from this challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2.  The challenge was to use the pointing hand cut from "Graphically Speaking".  This is a great cart, and lucky for me, my fellow scrappy sister gave it to me for my bday.  I am not terribly crazy about that particular just isn't "pretty" to me.  But, I remembered this pic of my son on his 8th bday this Spring.  I took his pic that day and I don't know why he did this (maybe he was telling me he's children have never had any qualms with self-esteem.  :))  So I got to work.  I love, love the number borders and was thrilled to be able to use one on this layout.  I penstitched around the hand and machine-stitched the top and bottom of the page.  The sleeve on the hand is stamped.  So happy to have another page completed.  TFL!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Expression decorated with Vinyl

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

Pink "Hope" Card

I made this card for the challenge at 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!