Monday, February 28, 2011

Another Bookmark

I made this bookmark for the little girl who borrowed my daughter "Sisters Grimm".  We have now begun the second book in the series.

Her favorite colors are black, pink and lime green.  The word READ is cut from MS Elegant Cakes and glittered with onyx glitter.  Love that glitter! I used the peacock CB folder on the white paper.  Her mother makes beautiful jewellery so I'm a little nervous about the poor attaching quality of the little bobbles I added.  Maybe she can teach me how to do jewellery so I can do more with my embellishments!  Oh well, bookmarks aren't supposed to last forever!

I'm glad crafting warms your heart because, "Baby it's cold outside!" -30C with the wind chill.  BRRR!

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Sunday, February 27, 2011


This weekend was spent canning spaghetti sauce!  My eldest daughter, my youngest and even my granddaughter got in on the action!  So, as far as crafting, I didn't get too much done!

I made this bookmark for my youngest daughter to encourage her to read more.  I promised she could have this bookmark at the end of the book we borrowed from a girl at work.  I have such great girls I work with!

It's a Tim Holtz inspired bookmark.  Sorry fellow Cricuteers, no Cricut cuts here!   The tag was made from dictionary pages glued to card stock, adhered and inked with Ranger distress inks. The copper finishings are Tim Holtz and so are the gears.  The gears were cut out of grunge board and then painted with copper paint and then distress stickles over top.  The birds stamp and the "Enjoy the Journey" stamp is from you know who!  The words are "Read", "Dream", "Thoughts", "Going Places", "Trip" and of course "Enjoy the Journey!"The rub-ons are by Glitz.  I found the other things just rummaging through my stash.  I think it turned out pretty good.  My daughter loves it!

And "yes!" she did finish the book!  :)

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Wedding Dress Card

Well, this card took waaay more time than I would have ever guessed!  I wanted it to be very elegant, and I honestly feel I got there.  I'm not sure if I should put the title "Congratulations" on it or not.  I don't have to give it to the girl for over a month so I still have time to decide.  I just wanted to put to paper the idea I had as quickly as possible so I didn't forgot it!

The dress is from Tie the Knot cartridge.  When I saw it, I thought of those old fashioned dresses you would see in the movies.  I used Martha Stewart Elegant Cakes cartridge to make the loops.  (See, I told you it was elegant!)  lol! I cut them down and layered, layered, layered!  The 1/4" that I cut off of each, I used to make the quill flowers.  I just cut them to 2.5 - 3" long, coloured the edges blue  and twirled using my CuttleBug quilling pen.  I used Pagoda cartridge and cut out a batch of apple blossoms for the petals under the flowers.  The petals needed to be tiny and these worked great!  I added ribbon and a flower brad to the center of the dress.  I glittered the upper portion of the dress.

Okay, I have to say, I'm tooting my own horn over this dress!  It came out perfectly and I absolutely love it!  It's so cool when an idea comes together!

I put a couple of layers of paper, the blue designer paper under the dress is K & Co.  The white cs is from Bazzill and the dark blue is SU!  The white layer I embossed with my CB.  I made the roses and leaves on the top from Pagoda.  I then topped them with glitter mist I made with water and Perfect Pearls and glued them on.

I used one more in my way to using all of my carts:  Pagoda

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Guest Book

I made this pen and guest book for my boss's daughter who is getting married in April.  It took me forever since I have been struggling with being sick, I just can't seem to get much done.  She is a gorgeous girl, but not a "girlie girl".  She loves sports, and likes to keep things simple.  (As you can tell by her invite - the first picture)  I wanted to go "all out" but didn't think she would like too much "fluff".  Her mother chose the dark, hand made paper to make the book from.

I'm excited to have it done because I used two more carts in my quest to use them all this year!!!  This makes 38 used since September!  I used my new Martha Stewart fringe scissors on the larger heart.  I just got them last night.  I used DCWV Formal Affair paper for the inside of the heart and MME paper for the stars.  I also added glitter to the stars and pearls to the center of them.  The beads for the pen I got from a friend from work on Friday.   She knew I liked the little tiny jar that the beads were in, but not the beads.  Who knew they would work out so perfectly for something I just was about to make?  I used the whole container of the blue beads, so now I also have the empty jar too!  Woo Hoo!

Wow, I really need to learn more about photography!

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bedroom Door

I made this poster for my daughter's door.  It took quite awhile, but she loves it!  I used Tinker Bell, Mickey & Friends and Create a Critter Cartridges.  I used glitter for the wings and only tacked them down at the base so they would stand up more like they were in flight.  I also used tiny primas for the flower gardens.  

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentine's Day Cards

This is my very first blog post.  I have a lot to learn about what I should or should not do!  If you have constructive criticism or just plain nice things to say, feel free to post a message!

I have been attempting to use different Cricut carts as often as possible as my pile of them has grown to a very large number.  My goal is to use, not just collect!   So, in light of that I decided to make Sesame Street Cards for Valentines Day.  This first one was for my grandson.
And this one was for my grand daughter:
This one was for my daughter:
and this one was for my husband:
He laughed and said he had never received a Sesame Street card before!  He said he really liked it and would never had thought of using Sesame Street in such a way.  Oh, don't despair, the inside of the card says, "Be my Valentine!"  He is not a grouch at all!  
I used mostly Bazzill for the card stock and K & Co (love their paper!)  designer paper  except for Oscar.  He needed a more "rough" looking paper, so I chose 7Gypsies.  They have such great vintage looking papers!