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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mickey Birthday Banner

For my daughters birthday.

Birthday Card

Just a simple quick bday card.

 Tried a different fold instead of the normal "book" fold. Its a sideways tri-fold. I'm sure there is a fancy name for it.
Lots of stickles.... I love stickles.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Stars and Stripes Door Hanger

Needed a 4th of July decoration for my door. I love the patriotic images on the A Childs Year cartridge. This is the result. Love the way it came out. This is the first time I have attempted to distress with ink. I will need to work on that technique a bit.

Children are cut from A Childs Year cartridge.
The phrase is cut from Jasmine cartridge.

Entered in
PaperPlay challenges: stars and stripes
Cricut Cardz challenge: American Flag
Penny's Paper-Crafty challege- red white and blue

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Card

Happy Easter!

I don't have a cartridge with a cross cut out, so I opted for the bunny tag from A Child's Year. (Love the tag feature on that cartridge!)

I used a dark purple for the tag, it felt Easter-y to me, and then used a pale peach to back it. A simple stamped message and a few pale pearls to finish it off!

Entered in the following challenge:
Paper Play Challenge: Easter

Garden Journal Mini Album

My mom is an avid gardener. I am an avid scrapper. I also just got a bind-it-all and the Mariposa DCWV stack. So what happens? A garden journal mini album!

 The green ribbon is attached to the back cover so that even when it is untied to open the journal the ribbon won't fall off or get lost.
 Cards in the envelope are for keeping notes on when seedlings are started and when things are planted in the garden.
I love this page. The last tag in each stack in attached to the paper. The others are just held together with the brads. This allows them to be fanned out or stacked. My though with this page was that she could take notes on bugs that attacked the veggies and how she delt with them.

The secction that says seed notes is an accordion fold that pulls out into 6 square boxes for taking notes on seeds.

The tags are attached and can be used for notes and the envelope on the right page can be used to store notes or to hold pictures of the garden.

You always need a place to store Misc info!

A final page for more notes and an envelope to keep pictures of the garden and her favorite flowers.

The end (with a nice pocket for a few more notes or pictures).

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Birthday season

Spring means birthday season for me. Between my family and my husbands family we had 6 birthdays to celebrate. I didnt' have a chance to blog the cards individually so this is a multi-project blog.

This one is hard to see. But it is a penny slider card. My first attempt, and I was very pleased with how it turned out. I should have made a video of it. (Maybe next time.)
Here is the website I got the directions from:
This lady has a bunch of card directions. I highly recomend checking her out!

This is my first accordion stand up card. I love the stickers (from my stash) and the paper is the new DCWV Celebrations stack.

 This is my favorite of all the birthday cards. This is my horizontal stand up accordion card. I made a zig-zag support on the sides of the frame so that the green frame stands out about a 1/2 inch from the paper. I then punched a hole in the top center for the frame. Threaded a cute paperclip through and hung the cake from it. I don't know if you can see it in the picture or not, but the cake is full of stickles for lots of extra sparkle!

I used these directions as a base and then adjusted it to my own needs:

Paper: DCWV, Cake cut from Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge.

 This is a stand up card (see picture below to see the stand up feature). Simple and fun. I love the digi stamp (I have many on my computer, but this is the first time I have actually printed and used one.) The particular stamp is a Dustin Pike digi. Love his work! He gives away freebie digis every once and awhile.

Entered in the following challenges:

ABC Challenge: S is for Sparkle
A Spoon Full of Sugar: Let's Celebrate

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Family "tree"

I haven't posted in over a month. I have done bits of crafting here and there, but this time of year is so busy with hubby working overtime and just me and the little one at home. Doesn't leave much time. However, I stayed up way past my bedtime on Saturday night and did this little project. It was an idea I saw online and tweeked to meet my needs. I LOVE how it turned out.

The frames are just a simple black frame set from Kohls hot glued into a layered collage. (You can't see it in the picture but they are stacked so they sit at 3 different levels to give it depth) The vinyle is cut on my cricut. The word family is from Jasmine Font cartridge and the branches and tree truck are from Serenade.

(Don't mind the empty frame with a post it note. :-) I am waiting for a print from my sisters wedding just a few weeks ago.)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Immortal Love Mini Book

It is a work in progress. I went to JoAnns and bought the Immortal Love DCWV stack before the big midwest blizzard hit and spent about 6 hours working on this so far. I LOVE the roses the ladies at the DCWV booth wore at CHA and I watched the DCWV YouTube tutorial video to learn how to make them. Not very hard... and they turn out SUPER COOL!

So here is a sneak peak for now.  I go back to work on Monday, no more snow days...

So this is it for now, I will make a new post when I complete the album.

Entered in Crafty Creations - Rose challenge
Stamptacular Sundays - Anything goes
allsorts challenge blog - it must be love love love

Anniversary card

Just a quick and simple anniversary card for our friends 50th anniversary.

This was a quickly made card, but I did take the time
 to make the inside and envelope all coordinate.
I used pop dots behind the ring to give to front just a little dimension.

Images cut from the Sweetheart cartridge. Paper is DCWV.

Entered in the following challenges:
crafty calendar - Love
miami doodles - the magic of love
prarie fairy - for sweetheart

Abby Caddaby Birthday Card

For my neighbors daughter's birthday. Thought a shape card would be fun, I haven't played with Sesame Street cartridge for awhile and Abby seemed to be the perfect way to "wish" her a happy birthday!

I didn't take a picture of the inside but I have a great stamp that says "Wishing you a marvelous birthday!" and is surrounded by little stars. I stamped it in bright pink.

I went a little crazy with the stickles. But I can't help it. They are so much fun and they really look great on projects!