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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Button up that Flower

I ordered new CTMH stuff a couple of weeks ago and just got it.  Along with that came the CTMH idea book and it had how to make these flowers in it.  I loved the idea so I made some flowers.
I crocheted the stem and the curly leaves  added some chipboard
and buttons

This card I made for the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Make Your Own
The Craft Garden - Pink & Green

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Something for the Mom

Challenge 7 from the Fantabulous Cricut is something for that special mom.  Well my daughter in Love will be celebrating her first mother's day this year and I wanted to make something to put her gift in.  There's Godiva chocolate and a milefiori glass necklace from Murano.

I made this little chest of drawers from Tags Bags, Boxes and More.  The matchbox 1 cut 4 times at 5 inches (inside drawer and outside wrapper).  Scored at the tic lines.  I used Terrifically Tacky Tape to hold it together.  I stuck one on top of each other and put together with Tacky Glue and set aside to dry with a rubber band around them.  While that was drying I cut the matchbox 1 again, twice on the blackout feature.  I cut off just the ends and used them to cover the drawer sections of the matchbox.  

I measured around the boxes all stuck together.  I first covered the back part of the dresser,
then, measured and cut around the boxes and made sure the seam was on the bottom.


Lastly, I punched small brads in each drawer face for pulls, inked around the edges and
decorated the top. 

If you don't have Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, you could do the same thing with 4 matchboxes.  Just dump out the matches.

Entered in the following challenges

Friday, April 23, 2010

Floss and Fibers

Practical Scrappers challenge this week is to use floss, fibers and ribbons.  The flower on this card is made with embroidery floss.  I followed a tutorial on You Tube.  The image is a Puddle Jumper stamp from Die Cuts R Us.  His name is Davey.  The sentiments are both stickers that I got from HSN about 8 years ago.  I am slowly using them up.
Inside says: Something wonderful is sprouting.


George for all the rectangles/trapezoids/squares.
Paper from a card kit I got about two years ago. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Watering Can Gift

This is a gift watering can that I made. The watering can is from Walk in My Garden.  I moved the bird from the handle to the spout.  I used a toilet paper roll to form the inside of the can (squished a little).  I put a bottle of hand sanitizer inside.  But, it also could hold a small vial of water for daisies or small flowers, or even a gift card if the toilet paper roll is removed.



Entered in the 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Austin's Drawings

These two cards are from my son, Austin's drawings.  Lisa, over at Stamp Out Online, made them into stamps for me and I've had a ball coloring them and thinking of things to say with them.  I'm kind of proud of these!

This is Berkeley, their Bulldog

Thanks, Austin and Brooke for giving me such wonderful artwork to play with! 
I love you!

Puddle Jumpers-In The Swing

I didn't use my computer at all yesterday, which meant using the Cricut the old fashioned way and using some stamps. I had a lot of fun with a couple of these kids and I thought I would share them. First Emma. She's a Get-Well Card. "Hope you're back in the swing of things soon." 

Entered in the Cricut Cardz Challenge - Get Well Card 

I used George to create the opening in the card with the 4" rectangle. The tree is from Stretch My Imagination, the branch is from Home Decor.  Emma PJ normally has a rabbit, but I decided to use the puppy from Noah.


Next is PJ Davey
Davey on the Rocks

For Davey, I just hand cut the rocks and popped them, used my Copics to color both PJ's, Cut him out close to the line and perched him on the rocks.  Used George to cut the rectangles.  These PJ's just make me smile!

There is nothing exceptional about the next PJ's they are just stamped, colored and placed, but like I said, how can you help but smile at them?

Lucas & Clucky Wishes

Monday, April 19, 2010

Winged Things

This is my project for the FANTABULOUS CRICUT challenge this week.

This is the airplane from New Arrival, cut 4 times  at 7"
The monkey, frog and elephant heads from New Arrival at 1"
I cut off the wings and turned them to be straight out so it was 3D instead of flat.
I added wheels so it would stand up.  And a strip of paper 3" by 7"
folded on each side a 1/4 of an inch and then attached to the two airplane panels to
make the bowl to hold the items. 
The tag is from George and the lettering is Pooh Font.
Fill as desired.

This is a little pictorial on how I put the plane together.  I took it apart so you could see

This is the airplane from New Arrival, cut 4 times  at 7"
I flipped it in DS, but if you don't have DS just put the paper upside down and cut it.
When it cuts, the wings are flat.  I cut themoff and cut out the layers assigned to the plane 4 times and glued two together.  I cut a slit in the center of the plane, I put the plane wings through, slayed the ends and glued them in place.

I cut a layer in black to hide the mechanics on the inside and to make the plane sturdier to stand.  

Then I cut the circles in George to add the wheels and placed them on the bottom twice. 
This is the inside bowl.  The black is the original and folded, the white is the flat layout so you can see.  I folded along the sides 1/4 of an inch to make a lip. 
Mine measures flat 3" across.  I had to experiment with the sizing and you might too depending on what you want to hold.  

I attached it with TERRIFICALLY TACKY TAPE.  It really holds the best in my opinion. 

I showed the white attached so you could see it better. I let it rest for a few hours before I tried putting anything in it. 
On the outside you can see a couple of places where I put brads.  They hold it together a little extra and add some decorative flair to the plane.  Decorate and fill as desired.

This is the centerpiece for my friend's farewell party for her son who is going to study abroad. He'll enjoy the goodies more than the plane, but his mom is happy! 

Friday, April 16, 2010

Simply Spring

This card made with Paper Pups (the circle), Storybook (scallop circle & Butterfly), 
and Walk in my Garden (Flowers)
CMTH Stamp, Button and Floss, Embossing Folder and Stickles


Other things I tried

These are a couple of the other things I put together for the Rain and Water challenge at Fantabulous Cricut.  These are the ones I didn't like as well as the other post about Those Who Bait.....

This first one, the " i "  messed up in the word rain and I just ran out of energy with it.  You know those days when nothing is working right for you, so you just put it away.  I puddled out of this one.




And one other scrapbook page layout I did, that I will save for another time.  
That's how those things go.  I know many of you will identify with the fact that even though the actual project isn't that bad, you just know it's not your best work. 

So, someone will benefit from the other projects I did.  
Onward and Upward!

Monday, April 12, 2010

First Fantabulous Cricut Outing

I was so nervous about my first submission as a part of a design team that I made six projects and then couldn't decide if any of them were good enough to submit.  I didn't like something about each of them. 

The challenge this week is Rain or Water.  I wanted to think differently not just your traditional umbrella and Wellies.  Then I remembered the pictures my sister sent me this week of her kids playing in the mud and the passion went right into the page.

So that is my first DT submission and I like it.  I used George to cut the squares and the letters. 
Stash papers and computer generated journaling.  The splats are my wax letter sealer and I used a toothpick to pull out the splats as it cooled.

Come play with us at FANTABULOUS CRICUT

Pile It On Blog Hop -Six in One and MORE!

Pile it on had a blog hop of Practical Scrappers, The Cuttlebug Spot. Sketchy Thursday, Scrap that Poetry, 365 Cards and themselves.  When I woke up this morning and saw their blog hop, I said, "Yippee" and hopped along. There was a challenge on each blog and I decided I would do them all.... so here we go.

1.  Challenges
Pile It On - Say It With Words
Cuttlebug Spot - Glitter and Bling

2.  An Easter Flower Gift #13 - Scrap That Poetry

3.  365 Cards - Day 43 White Space (follow the sketch)


4.  Sketchy Thursday - Hop Sketch


Well that covered all the challenges on the hop and it was a lot of fun!  Plus I got two scrap pages done and it made me get started on a few more.  If you don't participate in challenges you should.  It does just what it proclaims.  Challenges you to get moving on something.  

Come play at Fantabulous Cricut with me or any of these challenges.  You're sure to have a blast and maybe win something too!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Good Things Come to Those Who Bait

This is a more "manly" card tent card for my cricut card fairy list.   Used my markers and blendy pens, Easter cartridge for grass, Cricut Sampler, Paper Pups and George.



Friday, April 9, 2010


A JOY happened to me this week.  I joined a design team at the  

As many of you know, I have been applying for some design team
positions and this one came along as a big surprise and I am delighted!! 

I am already working on my first challenge inspiration
and I'm so excited.
Challenges are announced every Monday,
Please come join us for lots of fun!! 


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Made me stamps!!!

Lisa over at Stamp Out Online, made me some stamps out of my son and daugther in law's drawings.  They are so great.  She made both the regular block and foam as well as the clear acrylic stamps.  I'm so excited to get to use them.  They are WONDERFUL!!!!   Check it out!

Her prices are so reasonable!  Just think of what you could make a stamp out of.....
One of your kids drawings?  

I was so excited to get these this week!  I can't wait to use them! 

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