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Monday, August 30, 2010

White Pen Project - Practical Scrappers

I used a cross-stitched picture as an example, I free-handed this bird and branch picture with my Signo White Gel Pen and added color with Stampin Up chalks.  Papers are Bazzill cardstock.  The small flower is an EK Success punch and an Eyelet Outlet flower brad, stash ribbon and button.  Sentiment is a stash Hello stamp (outside) and a Stampaliscious stamp, "Thinking of You" inside.

Join us at Practical Scrappers with a project using your White Pen or Pencil.  This project is easy, add a little faux stitching and you're in there with any project you want to do!! 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Beaver

I loved this cut as soon as I saw it, but what do you do with a beaver?  Then Tom kept saying, "you are doing so many projects!  It's just one project after another."  That sparked this card.
I used Create a Critter for the beaver.

The trees are from my world, the log, stump and beaver are on Create a Critter. I used some pearlized papers on this one and I'm not so sure how I feel about it. 

I used Pooh and Friends Font for the wooden letters that went perfect with this project.   Just one project after another! 


Angel in a jar

I caught my angel in a jar.  "Angie Angel" is one of Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and the jar is from Stretch My Imaginations Cricut cartridge.  "Angie Angel" is colored with Martha Stewart color pencils.  Paper is White Core Cricut paper, run through the Cuttlebug using the Divine Swirls embossing folder, lightly sanded the paper to release the color core.  Flowers and Leaves cut on the cricut.  Material and ribbon added to the jar and holes poked in the lid so Angie can breathe.  Sentiment inside is: "You're so captivating."


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Stretch Your Imagination - Challenge 6

La and I have done our challenge number six with the swirl.  I used the next 3 keys too to make my design inside and out.  It's a simple "sorry" card which could be used for an apology or a sympathy.

You can see La's here.  Hers is a perfect fall card!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Rainforest

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #23 is HOT - Use a tropical theme.  
I did just that.  Fisher Price animals were my inspiration from the book, "Who Lives in the Rainforest"
The tiger is from Animal Kingdom.
The Monkey, Bamboo and leaves are from Create a Critter
The Hibiscus and little flowers are from Walk In My Garden
The papers are Cricut Papers and World Traveler Paper Pack
Sizzix Embossing Folder


Cricut Cardz Challenge - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes

Friday, August 20, 2010

Lace Cardstock - Practical Scrappers

I used the Sassy Studios "Jumping in Leaves" digital stamp and colored her with my Martha Stewart color pencils.  I cut her out and placed her  in front of the lace lattice background cut using the Cricut French Manor cartridge. The background paper is Elegant Designers.  The leaves are cut from the digistamp and an EK Success punch.  Ribbon and twine from stash.  Jump for joy, it's almost Fall. 

Join us at Practical Scrappers with your version of lace cardstock. 


Charisma Cardz - Die Cuts (Cricut French Manor)

Pile It On - Get In Shape=At Least 5 Cut out shapes 
Cricut Cardz Challenge - Anything Goes
 Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Cutz Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, August 16, 2010

All Stitched Up - Practical Scrappers

Practical Scrappers challenge this week is to use stitching on your project.  I made an S-Card stitching roses and leaves onto the paper.  I found the paper piercing project here.

Dark pink, light pink, white and green embroidery floss.   Marvy butterfly punch.  Stampin' Up buttons, Stash ribbon and paper.

Come join us at Practical Scrappers and stitch something.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

SYI Challenge #5 - with Look @ La's

This is Challenge number 5 Walking through SYI with La at Look@La's

We are using the swirly cuts next to the Paisley.  If you cannot tell already we are working backwards up the keyboard.

I think we both made note cards this time.  Mine is a set of six.  I used George to cut the size of my note cards and then married the size of the design in DS.  I used some Serenade too.  Then I made the box out of Tags, Bags, Boxes and More  Match Box cut.

These will make a perfect addition a Christmas gift or a small gift all in its own. 
They are just quick gift/note cards using the SYI decorative cuts. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My Future's So Bright - Practical Scrappers - Summer Theme

It's HOT!  Anyone notice?   It's downright steamy and you don't want to go outside without your shades, lest your eyeballs get seared.  That's what inspired this card for the Practical Scrappers challenge Summer Themed. 

Create a Critter and Cricut Papers. 

Sent this card to a friend who has been very inspirational to me and whose future is so bright that she definitely needs shades.  Hope she likes it. 

Come join us at Practical Scrappers with your Summer Themed project:  Hope you have a happy sunny day!

Monday, August 9, 2010

National Smile Week

It's National Smile Week and at Fantabulous Cricut we are celebrating the smile.  This is my little smile bag with goodies to make you smile when you might not feel like smiling. 
 It started out as this:
After I cut it down, then covered it.  I added the Sunshine  and the Cloud from CAC, Smile from Walk in My Garden, and lots of cuttlebug embossing.

There are many layers and I made two little handles with wire and beads.  There is tea, some chicken soup, some tissues and a little note pad and pen.... to write those notes to yourself you forget when you're sick.  

Hope you join us with a smile during National Smile week at Fantabulous Cricut! 

Monday, August 2, 2010

Lavender Sachet

When we were in France in the Spring, Tom bought me some lavender.  I dried it and used lavender oil to infuse it.  I can put it in soap, throw it in the bath, or just use it for sachets, which is what I did here.  I used mostly scraps to create the envelopes.  I used an envelope from almost every cartridge that I had to try these out.    I've made 20 so far and still have plenty of scraps and lavender to make more.  I think I will toss them into Christmas presents and into a few of my own drawers.  These are just a few.  
Cartridges used here: Wedding Solutions, Plantin Schoolbook, Walk In My Garden,Paper Pups
 and New Arrival

Fill with your favorite fragrance, poke holes in both sides.  I tried to hide my holes under the flowers or in the pattern in the paper.  I used some prima flowers but for the most part, I cut flowers from scraps using Walk In My Garden or Plantin' Schoolbook.  

This is a very easy project and quick gift idea. I even made some for men that say, "My Socks Smell Good"  no flowers on those, and more manly colors. 

Hope you have a very fragrant day!

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