Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Good Deed Layout!

Hello and Good morning!!!
I made this layout for the cricut circle weekly challenge! We had to use animals, 2 cricut cuts and animal print paper! Now, the animal print paper is where I had a challenge in itself! I went to 3 different stores and couldn't find anything. I ran to Joanns today and no animal paper so I resorted to fabric. I found the cutest fabric to incorporate into my layout and a cute little puppy print stamp!

Here it is:

I used CAC for the puppy and the kitty, Printing Press for the title, Mickey Font for the dog bone and George for the hearts. I added a paw print stamp on the background, I stitched around the page and I added that adorable paw print fabric by pleating it and adding ribbon and stitching it right onto the page. The dog bone above the picture is a pull out tag with journaling. I used pop dots on the photos and the animals to add dimension and also added some diamond glaze on the animals noses and the dog tag.....just for fun!!!

Then I couldn't help myself! While I had the sewing machine running I thought I would make a cute little bag to hold dog bones for when my children visit their Aunt and Uncle and their dog who just adores them! I added some twine and a cute little dog bone tag!!

So here is the story on "Good Deed" Mother heard on the radio that a local animal shelter was in need of donations of food and blankets. We thought it would be a great thing for the kids to do, so we gathered up some old towels and blankets and we went to the store and bought dog food and bones and cat food and treats! My niece from NC was visiting and we had her for the day, so we used it as an opportunity for the kids to do a "good deed" over the weekend. They were so proud of themselves and had so much fun visiting with the kittens and the puppies! It was a wonderful experience for all of us and this will be a layout that I will cherish forever!

Have a wonderful day!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Welcome Aboard!

Hello! What a day....we had about 4 inches of snow and it put a damper on our plans, but we had fun crafting, baking and cooking and of course snow play!! We had a problem with the heat when we came in from the cold and had to call the company to come take a look....cost a small fortune because of the Holiday, but we have to be toasty warm!!! So, I finished up a card for a friend that just had a baby boy. I am making some onesies to go along, but have to get some more blue paint. The couple are into sailing so I thought this card was appropriate!

New Arrival: sailboat 3 1/2 "

Life is a Beach: waves 1 3/4", anchor 1 1/2"

The sentiment on the front and inside the card were computer generated! Sorry for the bad lighting, but I am too lazy to drag out the light box!

This is one of my son's creations that he made today!

He crinkled the paper to give it texture and he cut the anchor, treasure box, submarine and coral from LAB cartridge. It was a quick project and he just had so much fun with the images!!

Thats all for tonight! I have been working on a few projects for the cricut circle challenges, but need some more time to put it all together!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Little "Buggers"!!

Cricut "buggers" that is!!!
I was super excited to get the new cricut circle cartridge in the mail......Everyday Cricut! It has some great cuts, an adorable cricut font and best of all some great scrappy phrases!! I knew that my first cut had to be the cricut glasses for my biggest fans!!! I cut the green pair at 3 3/4 inches, which was a bit big and I cut the pink pair at 3 1/4 inches which were perfect for a child!! Of course I had to add some i rock bling on my daughter's!! Oh my gosh, they were so excited when they came home from school and saw them!!!
I have to admit that at first I was a bit disappointed in the cartridge, but after seeing some of the cuts and the phrases, I think it is cute. I know I won't use it all the time and some of the images I won't ever use, but all in all, I think it is cute and a great addition to my cartridge library!!!
Have a Happy Scrappy day!!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentine...Valentine...will you be my Valentine???

Hello and happy Valentine's day....a little late I know!!! Things have been hectic here. We were at the kids classes all day between the two parties! My DH had to work, so I thought it would be fun to make some heart shaped pizzas and boy was that fun!! The kids were so happy to make their own pizza and decorate them with yummy veggies and pepperoni! I made them a shirley temple and some chocolate dipped strawberries and we had a little celebration!!
So, here are the kids Valentines that I made for them to go along with their treats!!!

The bee is from Paisley and the puppy is from Doodlecharms!!!

Here is the card that I made for my Husband.....I used Shall We Dance cartridge and Storybook for the scallop square and MS seasonal cake for the scallop heart!

That's all for now! Have a good rest of the week!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Colorful Valentine's Treats!!

Hello friends!!! Happy hump day....yay!!! I wanted to post these treats that I made last week. This one is for my SIL, who we just found out is pregnant with baby #3!!! We are so excited, we are hoping for a boy this time, but we will of course be happy with either!!! So, her favorite chocolate is M&M's, so I thought I would buy her a big bag and make it pretty. I wrapped some brown paper around the front and cut the pregnant & fashionable lady from New Arrival! The scallop oval is from the Imagine and the heart is from MS all occasions cake cartridge. I added some swirls and the lettering using a white gel pen! I added some tulle and there we have a sweet treat for the Mommy to be!!
I had some time to whip up a few more of the popcorn treats for my husbands co workers and they came out so cute! I used some scraps of pp and some colorful cardstock for the frogs. These are super simple and so fun to make.....and it is a nice somewhat helathy treat! So, here they are....don't mind the cement in the pics, I had to go outside while it was freezing, just to get a good shot!Hope you all have a fabulous rest of the week....I am so looking foward to this week being over and enjoying our weekend!!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hoppy Valentine's Day!!!

Good morning! Valentine's day is 10 days away and I always give special little treats for my kids and my nieces and nephews and family!

I wanted to send my niece a little treat for Valentine's Day that was not candy because she had her tooth pulled! I was making my DD popcorn so I decided to send her some microwavable popcorn, but wanted to dress it up! I wrapped paper around the popcorn bag and cut and printed the frog using the Imagine and Paisley at 3.5 inches with the shadow. I used pop dots to adhere the frog and added some ribbon. I think it came out cute and so does my DH....he asked me to make some for his co workers as a little treat!!!


Imagine, Paisley cartridge, Sakura glaze pen, ribbon, bakers twine, tag, My Mind Eye "be loved" paper.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

I Love A Good Challenge!!!

Don't you???? I really love to be challenged, it puts my mind to good use and makes me think. This layout was created for the Cricut Circle weekly challenge. We had to use three cuts from a cartridge that either came with our cricut machine or Gypsy. I chose to use George and Basic Shapes....honestly this is a cartridge that I rarely use, but has a great font and shapes!!! My three cuts were the title, stars of different sizes and the rectangle mat behind the photo and the circle behind the journaling!
Here is the layout..........
And here is what the journaling reads.....I know, I spelled speech wrong....ooops!!
We are so proud of our son, Christopher for being chosen to be the Leader of the Week! We follow the 7 Habits in our school and when these words came out of his mouth, we both had tears in our eyes! Needless to say that he got a huge round of applause and a standing ovation!!!! I used Glitz design papers and cardstock sticker for the journaling spot. I added a star banner using some eyelets and bakers twine!

Now onto the next challenge:
I created this card for a weekly challenge at Fantabulous Cricut......we had to make a project to Support the Cause, something that is near and dear to you!
My MIL was diagnosed with breast cancer last month and is having surgery next week. I knew right away when I saw this challenge that I was going to participate and make my MIL a card!

I made a matching envelope too..........

The pink ribbon was cut using my cricut and Stand and Salute cartridge and then embossed! I used "tickled pink" paper from My Minds Eye, MS loops border punch, MS butterfly punch, divine swirls embossing plate, tulle, pink rhinestones and a tag!
I love this card and the meaning behind it. I truly admire my MIL's courage and strength!!
Ok...that is all for now! Off to work on some more Valentine's projects! Have a wonderful afternoon!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Yudu Card Shop....sweet little bird card!!!

Good afternoon! We had a late arrival to school this morning due to bad ice storms....the kids were thrilled, but I am behind on my chores!! So, before I get back to my housework, I thought I would share I card that I made using the Yudu Card Shop! I bought it on HSN when it made it's debut.....right now I am having mixed emotions about it. It was very simple to use, but you can't burn your own screens at this time. I thought I would be able to when I bought it, but you need the larger Yudu to actually burn your own screens.

So, for this quick card, I used the screen that came with the Card Shop....the bird cages. I used Peacock blue Yudu paint and screen printed on some cute cardstock from My Minds Eye "tickled pink" collection. The image came out crisp and clean and was so easy to also leaves a raised image! The background paper and the bird was from Echo Park "little girl" collection. I cut the bird from Create A Critter at 2 1/2 inches and added some ribbon and bling for the eye!
Thanks for stopping by!