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Friday, December 30, 2011

Wrap it Up Candle Birthday Card

Here is the card I made for the challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 to use the candle off of the Wrap it Up cartridge and the challenge at Fantabulous Cricut to trim a project with a tag.

I used the Forever Young cartridge for the pretty fancy oval shape and added rhinestones.  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the shell corners.  Of course, I used my Scrappy Moms Stamp for the sentiment on the tag (from Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More).  My trusty stickles (in Orange Peel and Yellow) from also added "bling" to the flame.


Friday, December 23, 2011

Baseball Gear Storage Crate

There is a sports-themed contest from My Pink Stamper over at Bitten by the Bug 2. I was trying to think of something practical I could make for my baseball-fanatic-son. Recently, I was also trying to think of a good way to recycle these things:

You know, the things so-yummy-my-family-can't-stop-eating-them clementines come in. I removed the labels, netting, and extra staples (the ones not holding the crate together).

And covered the sides with cardstock and made this:

I used the Sports Mania cartridge for the images, Peachy Keen stamps for the faces (I like how worried the glove is that the mean baseball is comin' at him!), and Pooh Font (Marker) for the lettering.

The practical use for this will be to have something attractive to stow Cade's miscellaneous belts, (clean) socks, other-gear-we-won't mention ;) on top of my washing machine so he knows where they are as he's getting ready for practice or a game.

These little crates could be used for so many fun storage ideas.

Merry Christmas!!

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sweet Crocheted Ponchos

I made these for my sweet nieces (2 & 4) for Christmas. I will have to add a picture of them in them after I give them to them. The chocolate and pink colors are so yummy!

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Etched Christmas Plates

I am so excited to share with you how I finally got some pretty Christmas dishes (from the Dollar Store)!  I am thrilled with the way they came out.  I chose images off of the cartridges Christmas Village and Christmas Noel.  Vinyl Transfer Tape made my life so much easier, especially on the images with the pretty scrollwork.  I used Armour Etch glass etching cream and left it on for a short while (maybe 15 minutes).  I have found that the stuff from the Dollar Tree etches really well for me.  These plates are pretty heavy, too, for being so inexpensive.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"Winter" Layout

Great timing on this fun challenge from the MAG Challenge Blog. I chose the pretty "Winter" with a little snowman sitting on the flourish. This is a page that is going in my December Daily Album this year. I used a shimmery gold paper and put little pearls on for buttons and tiny wiggle eyes, too. Hope you like it!

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Joy Layout

I made this layout for the challenge at Bitten By the Bug 2. We had to use the "Joy" off of Winter Woodland. I just had to join in because my daughter's name is Joy, too!

I cut a piece of lace paper I'd purchased in half:

The "joy" is from Winter Woodland, of course.

Baby Jesus and the star border are from Winter Frolic. His face is a Peachy Keen stamp.

I used a shiny metallic paper for the silver and yellow/gold stars.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Boy-Themed Football Pages

Here is a simple layout I did of some flag football pics of my son:

The cart is Boys will be Boys. I cuttlebugged the shimmery brown paper and now it really makes the football leather pop!

I'm entering the layout in the Boy/Masculine Challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2.

I love these layered titles!

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Organizing Those Cricut Cartridges

I just wanted to quickly share how I've managed to fits lots of cartridges on my shelf and still keep them all accessible:

I used "helper shelves" (intended for a pantry, I think) and a label maker to clearly label the ends of the carts I have stacked that way. Works for me!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Embroidered Towels for Fall

I enjoyed using these lovely designs from Embroidery Library on these towels for my mom and her friend. Happy Fall!

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Life is our Classroom Layout

I made this whimsical layout for the My Creative Classroom challenge over at Bitten by the Bug 2. You needed to use the word "classroom" in your project. I was inspired to use the word "classroom" because we homeschool, and even though we definitely have "school time" each day, we all know that we are all constantly learning new things with each new experience.

I used Design Studio to cut out the title with Lyrical Letters--one of my favorite font cartridges. So many great fonts on that cart!

The supplies (and part of the LO idea) were from a kit from My Personal Scrapper. Love the colors and patterns.

This big scalloped circle was something new I tried with Design Studio. I made the scalloped circle huge and slid it way over on the mat (on the computer screen) and cut it out.

I used the negative image so I still have this great design element for another layout out of that great lettered pattern:

I added rhinestones and awesome dimensional flower stickers.

The great thing about machine stitching is that it doesn't have to be perfect and it still looks good.

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pirate Octopus Birthday Card

Ahoy, mateys!

I made this card for the challenges at Fantabulous Cricut (make a pirate-themed project) and Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog (sketch and use twine or embroidery floss). I put the October on an Action Wobble so he wiggles and wobbles so sweetly!

Adorable face from Peachy Keen Boy Mates. Sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps (also the Baker's Twine), embossed in black.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Life Saver Treat Box

I haven't posted for awhile...we are back to school and very busy! I am crafting, though...cricutting notebook covers and embroidering back to school goodies and such.

I worked on straightening up my craft room today (and vacuumed and mopped and cleaned the kitchen and did dishes....). This is my little project I made to reward myself for cleaning so much. :)

From the Cutting Cafe, comes this sweet little design of the Lufe Saver Box and digital stamps.

I also embossed the wrappers.

My daughter wanted to make one, too. We used a MS punch on the lid of the box. Didn't she choose great colors?

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