Sunday, August 28, 2011

Happy Anniversary, Matey!

I made this card for my husband for our anniversary.  On the inside I wrote, "Darr be no better way to a woman's heart dan dat!  Happy Anniversary, Me Matey!"  My husband howled with laughter, but then I think he wanted to punt me to another planet!  lol!  He has a great sense of humor!

I only used the Cricut Imagine cart Buccaneer.  There is stickles added to the bubbles and mop.  I added some stickers to the side and pearls to them.  rub on stitches.  I had to use alphabet stickers as our printer decided to die on us.  That's okay, it helped me to use more of my goodies!

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Thank You Moms!

These are the cards I made to go with the embellishment boxes for my moms.  I used Jasmine and Winter Woodland for the fonts.  The labels are from Accent Essentials.  The shoes are from Forever Young.  I used the the butterfly cuttlebug folder on the cream layer.

 If you make this picture bigger with both cards on it you can really see the stickles on the purple card.
 And here are the sets together:

I am looking forward to giving my moms these little gifts.  I am very grateful for all that they do.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Thank You Boxes

It has been 20 days since my last post!  Wow!  I have been very busy, more so than I realized!  Here are a couple of boxes I made for my mom and mother-in-law to say, "thank you" for watching my daughter.  I still need to make the cards, but the boxes turned out pretty cute.  I painted each box and then sprayed with a matte finish to seal them.

This first one I used Forever Young for the shoes.  I embossed them with several layers to give them the shine like patent leather.  I then added some Petaloo flowers to the shoes and also layered some Prima flowers for the center flower embellishment.  I added some bling to add a touch of flair then voila it was done!

This one I used Storybook for the font and Mother's Day Bouquet for the flowers.  I curled the flowers up instead of down and also alternated the white and pattern side for the spike portions.  I took a large wood button painted it purple and then added some glitter to it for the flower center.  Bling was added to the lettering to give it a little bit more punch.  There is a layer of fun fiber around the top and some sequins  ribbon along the side. 

The sequins were a super steal!  I got a bolt of it at a garage sale for, I think, 5 bucks!  I also added some rub-ons on the lower piece of the box and colored the flowers in.

The boxes will be filled with embellishments for each mom.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Utensil Jar

I finally found a jar large enough to hold all of my utensils that I use for cooking.  I like to keep these under the stove, but I was too cheap to go buy another container that would fit!  I used vinyl on it.  Wow, do I need lessons!  I can tell you, doing something on the round is not easy.  I learned that you do not want to put the vinyl on the sloping parts!  It just makes too many wrinkles!  And bubbles!  I added some of my stickers to the top and the bottom to give it a more finished look.  Since this will be in my cupboard, I decided I could let the imperfections slide. 

I used the cart From My Kitchen, of course!  lol!  I think vinyl could really become addictive!

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