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Showing posts from September, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Cards/ Corner Bookmarks

I made these cute little Breast-Cancer awareness cards using the Playtime Cartridge. I hope to raise some funds and give my part to research. I also made some cute little corner bookmarks and here I'm showing two versions of the same book-marker to showcase how elaborate you can choose to make them. The Hope one will be sold with the cards, but the Owl one is for my personal use. I added an origami flower to that one, and it hangs like a tassel from the corner. TFL! I am entering this card to the PCC #110.  The challenge is to make a fall project using lots of buttons. I thought this might qualify because I made so many!

Glass Etching using Cricut, Vinyl, and Quarter Note

Here are some little vases I made to decorate the tables at a Youth Symphony Orchestra Mini-Camp my son attended last week. The pictures don't do them justice, but I was able to etch them using the Cricut and Vinyl. I then went to a local Garden center and found the beautiful dried berries that had a gorgeous vibrant orange color, and I finished them with natural sprigs of different natural tones and textures. I filled the vases with beans, in the traditional black and white orchestra colors. The mini-pumpkins were also from the garden center (Bristols). Thanks Deirdre!  

Birthday Invites using Create a Critter

We stay-at -home-doing nothing peeps (read previous post if necessary) have to be ingenious sometimes. Like when our little one's say: "I want a Spy birthday!"  Mom: "But sweetie, your birthday will be at a barn, with corn mazes, mini-golf, and sweet little barn animals." Son: "Yeah, but I want everyone to give me spy toys!" So we come up with Spy mice wearing dark glasses, leading you into a very intriguing barn, where he will find all sorts of cheese on the pizza that will be served. Because that makes sense, right? Psst! I'm undercover! I added the invitation specs on the inside with a comic-book flair.

T-Shirts made with Cricut

"Stay-at- home moms sit around all day doing nothing." This is a pervasive belief that a LOT of people carry around in their little brains. So I propose to show you a few little things this current stay-at-home-mom-doing-nothing has been doing for the last few weeks. So that if you are also a stay-at-home-doing-anything kind of person, and you get a compliment for making/creating/designing/you get the idea, anything like this...just reply: "Oh, it was nothing!". Just my 2 cents for the day. Now on to the shirts... The shirts were made for my Middle-school son and his friends for a Bocce tournament. Here he is modeling. Me: "Sean, you look so enthused! Geez kid, could you smile?!" Sean: "Oh, I thought you were just taking a picture of the shirt." Here they all are...They look Cool!...BTW, It was also pajama day, which explains the rest. Apparently my son sleeps in very long black socks...God help me!

Paper Playtime Challenge #55 / A Child's Year

Hi There, I made this card for the Paper Playtime Challenge #55 . Here's the recipe: Card base: 4 1/4 " by 5 1/2". Yellow polka dot mat: 4 2/16" by 5 5/16" Coffee pot and cup with saucer: A Child's Year cartridge at : 2 1/2" and 1 1/2 " respectively, the same size was cut in white and I staggered them to create the shadow. I also used the Swiss Dot folder to dry emboss the orange layers. "Enjoy" sentiment from Cosmo Cricket is double matted in orange and white cardstock in 1/16th increments. Flowers are from My Minds eye, brad is from my stash. For inside of card: I used same polka dot paper to mat the inside, and added a double mat of black and white paper for sentiment cut at : 4 2/16" for the black, and 3 15/16" for the white. Alphabet stamps for sentiment are from Studio G. Felt flower is from my stash. Enjoy! The challenge is to make an Easel/ Pedestal card. Both pictures are of the card when opened. The lit

Dude! Masculine Gate fold Card

These pictures are horrid, but I wanted to post this Gate fold card I made using the Dude! cart. The phrase reads: "Just Chillin", which is very suitable for my brother, so he's gettin' this for his birthday. The palm tree is also suitable, since he does a lot of his chillin at the beach, and the camo paper is just a family thing.  I added distress stickles to the grassy area of the card, since that's pretty much what grassy areas look like on surfing beaches- trust me, it's no place to park your rear... Yes, those are Lego mats, but you're supposed to be looking at how stunning it is that I finished the inside of this card! TFL!

Hello Kitty Handbag/ Ipod

Whew! It's been a hectic couple of weeks...Anywho, if you're wondering what to make a pre-teen girl for her birthday, well you must know that Duck Tape is all the rage right now, so if you can manage to make something out of it and not end up all tangled-up or making a big wad of nothingness, then come along, you might want to give this a try... The HK handbag is made from TBBM, covered in HK DUCK TAPE!! HK face is cut from HK Greetings, and I added some pizazz with Verve Gel and Stickles. Even the Ipod from Smiley Faces got some Flocking action, and Glossy Accents to make it shine! The birthday girl wanted an Itunes gift card, so it went in her little purse and voilá, everyone's happy!