Saturday, December 21, 2013

Every year I make four little gift boxes for the hostess gifts at a progressive dinner for an Old Car Touring Club.  This year I made these little cricut boxes with a winter white old car scene on the front of the box with a splash of color on the top.
 
The old car is from the Wrapped All Up cricut cartridge, the trees are from Christmas, the snowflakes are from TC's December 25th and the rosettes are from Ribbons and Rosettes. 
 
I used Bazzill Kraft paper for the 4" box and then ran the white panels through my cuttlebug to emboss them.  I tied bakers twine around the car just to give it a little color and set it off from the all white scene.  
 


Monday, May 6, 2013

It's been forever...

Let's see if I remember how to do this...

Here's an art project I made of my daughter using several cartridges:  Sophisticated, Victorian Romance, Formal Occasion and Doodlecharms.

 
The frame in the background is from Sophisticated.  I printed the words from Taylor Swift's song 'Love Story' directly on the kraft paper.  The metal crowns are from Tim Holtz.
 
The gown is from the Formal Occasions cartridge.  (I found it to have unrealistic barbie like proportions as my daughter is very thin and yet I still had to cut away her waist and hips from the photo for the dress to fit her!)  I cut two different colors of the top layer of the gown and then combined them to make the gown a little more interesting.  Then added bling, tulle and a ribbon.


For the prince I used the guy from Victorian Romance and then welded the cat head from Doodlecharms to him, cutting a 2nd piece of just the head to give him some dimension.  I also cut his arm and reattached it to position it to make it look like he was reaching for her hand.  I then added bling along with some tulle and a flower to his staff.

This was a fun, for no reason, project to work on.  I just wanted to see if I could create the vision I had in my head. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sweet Layout!

I made a layout for my February design team assignment for My Pink Stamper. We were challenged to use as many stamps as we could on our project. I used the entire set from the Sweet Goodness stamp set, all 15 stamps, to lightly stamp my background paper.



Materials Used:
Cricut Cartridges - Home Decor (Bird) and Wall Decor & More (Sweet)
Patterned Paper - Bo Bunny and Canvas Corp
Sentiment Stamps - My Pink Stamper Sweet Goodness Set
Flowers - Recollections
Red and Brown Pens to write and doodle in the word bubbles
Gingham Ribbon

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 10, 2012

February Pinkalicious Blog Hop!

Welcome to my blog and to the February PINKALICIOUS blog hop from My Pink Stamper! You should have arrived here from Roberta's fantastic blog, TX Scrapper Mom! If you'd like to get back to the beginning of the hop...just click here: My Pink Stamper.

For my hop project I made a pink and red Valentine Tree decoration.

For the tree I used the 3D tree from the new Baby Shower cricut cartridge (I didn't realize until I had cut it out that there's a baby basket hanging from the lower limb...so, I snipped that off with scissors.) I cut each piece of the tree 3 times to make it sturdy enough to stand...which makes it a little challenging to put together. But, even though it isn't perfect, I'm happy with how it turned out.


I used wire on this project...just because! It's fun to experiment with new things. I wrapped the wire around a pencil to make it curly.



Materials Used
Cricut Cartridges - Baby Shower, Cricut Fonts and Basic Shapes
Cardstock - Bazzill (Pink, Red and White)
Sentiment Stamps - My Pink Stamper (Love is from the Flowers & Friendship set, Sweet is from the Sweet Goodness set, and Hugs & Kisses is from the Lunchbox Thoughts set)
Wire and Ribbon to embellish

Thanks for stopping by on the hop! You're next stop is to Shelley's wonderful blog, Cricut Cuteness!

Happy Hopping!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Love is in the Air...Blog Hop!

Welcome to my blog and to the Love is in the Air - Valentines blog hop (hosted by Paulette from Around the Block with scrapalette)! You should have arrived here from Sukie's fabulous blog, Scrappin Dhilly! If you need to get back to the beginning, click here to go to Around the Block with scrapalette.

My project for the hop is a teen inspired Valentine's frame for my daughter to give to her boyfriend for Valentine's Day.



I started with a very inexpensive plastic frame from Micheal's ($3.99) and then used vinyl and bling to decorate it! (Here's the before picture of the frame.)



I used the cricut cartridge Sophisticated for the black frame, cut in black vinyl. And then the heart with wings is from the Love Struck cartridge. I used a dark pink vinyl for the background layer and then a lighter pink vinyl for the detail layer.

I then added some bling and I was done. It was a very easy project!

Thanks for stopping by on the hop. Your next hop is to Renee's incredible blog...I came, I saw, I created.

Happy hopping!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My Sweet Valentines!

For my January project for My Pink Stamper I made a scrapbook layout!


This layout uses leftover scraps from my project below. I didn't want to throw out all the colorful pieces leftover from cutting the labels...so, I thought I'd use them to create a colorful layout. I know these aren't your typical Valentines colors...but...I like that it's different.

The photos are of my son and daughter when they were younger.

The font is from an older cricut cartridge called Printing Press. I'm trying hard not to forget to use my old favorite cartridges...even though we have so many fun new cartridges out now. I love all the crazy mismatched font shapes in Printing Press.

Materials Used:
Cricut Cartridges - Printing Press and George & Basic Shapes (for the Hearts), the colorful circles and strips were leftover scraps from cutting labels using the Art Philosophy cartridge
Patterned Paper - Kraft (The Paper Studio), Colored (Recollections), White (American Crafts)
Sentiment Stamps - My Pink Stamper (Love is from the Flowers & Friendship set, Sweet is from the Sweet Goodness set, and Hugs & Kisses is from the Lunchbox Thoughts set)
Buttons and Twine to embellish

Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pinkalicious Blog Hop!

Happy Friday the 13th...and, welcome to the first Pinkalicious Blog Hop of the New Year! You should've arrived here from Courtney's AMAZING blog, Court's Crafts! If you'd like to get back to the beginning of the hop...just click here: My Pink Stamper!

My 'clean slate' project is for a large whiteboard calendar at my office. My job is very technical...so, the calendar is filled with scribbled on technical information...dates, deadlines, milestones, etc. (I'm sorry I can't show you a picture of it...some of the information is confidential.) I'm finding that some of the 'FUN' information is getting lost in all the 'technical'.

What I've done is to create a variety of fun, colorful labels that we'll be able to use, and reuse, on the calendar to highlight some of the fun things.



'Celebrate' and 'Party Time' can be used to highlight events...but...they can also be used as a fun way to celebrate milestones that are accomplished and when deadlines are met. 'Birthday Goodies' and 'Enjoy' will help identify special days when treats have been brought in for the team.

Materials Used:
Cricut Cartridge: Art Philosophy for all the labels
Paper: American Crafts White Cardstock, Recollections Patterned Paper
Buttons, Ribbons and Twine for embellishing
Sentiment Stamps: My Pink Stamper - School Days and Yummylicious

Thanks for hopping along! You're next stop is to Carissa's wondeful blog - Sprinkled with Glitter!