Saturday, September 18, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge

This week Emma at My Creative Time, hosted a Throwback Thursday and you had to use an old cartridge to make a scrapbook page or a card.

I decided to use the Easter 2010 Solutions cartridge, to make my nephew's (soon to be godson) baptism invitations.

Thank goodness for my gypsy, because I made 15 cards in 1 hour, I can only imagine how long it would take without it.
The items I used:
Bazill blue paper cut at 6 1/4 x 4 3/4
Cuttlebug Embossing folder Scrollwork
White Cardstock
Ink: Chalkbox ink

Monday, July 12, 2010

Onesie Baby Shower Card

I was inspired by pictures I saw of baby shower decorations, onesises hanging on a rope.
The card is a standard A2 size .
The green grass is cut from Texture DCWV paper stack in light green, and I used the Martha Stewart Grass punch.
The Onesies (New Arrival Cartridge) are cut at 1 1/2 inches using patterened paper.
(I applied a small rhinestone to the middle onesie for dimension)
The Hangers (New Arrival Cartridge) were cut out of chipboard at 1 3/4.
The sun (Create a critter cartridge) was cut at 1 1/2 inches using textured paper from DCWV paper stack.
The clouds (Hello Kitty Greetings) were cut at 1 1/4 inches.
The wire is from a Making Memories, I attached it to the back with double sided tape.
I hope you enjoy and are inspired!

Friday, July 9, 2010

My Creative Time with Emma Challenge Zooballo

I made this as a Thank You Card for my previous boss, who wrote me a letter of recommendation for Graduate School. She loves cats, so I had to incorporate it into the card.
Standard A2 Card with Envelope
Mat: Burgandy Mullberry Paper (Target $1 section it was in a packet)
Cats: Were cut at 2 1/2 inches using the cricut cartridge Zooballo (flipping the image on my gypsy so that the two cats face each other).
Ribbon: Michaels $1 section
Stamp: Sentiment from Michaels
Stampin UP Chocoalte Chip Ink

Sunday, July 4, 2010

My Pink Stamper Challenge

The Challenge from My Pink Stamper was to make an original project using the colors: GREEN, PINK, BROWN, and ORANGE.
Size A2 Green card and matching envelope
Pink Mat
Ice Cream Cone cut at 4 1/2 inches from Sweet Treats Cartridge
- stickles applied to the top layer
*cone was run through cuttlebug with Argyle embossing folder
- Pink and Brown Ribbon from Michaels
- Clear acrylic stamp sentiment (can't remember the brand) with
Stampin Up Chocolate Chip Ink
Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Jungle Canvas

I recently purchased a two pack of 8 1/2 x 11 inches white canvas from Michaels, it was originally priced @ $5.00 but with my 50% off coupon it was only $2.50 for two canvases! That's pretty darn cheap.

I cut my pieces from DCWV (Die Cuts With a View) textured paper pack (found at Michaels, Joanns, and sometimes Ross or Marshalls) using my cricut machine and my trusty qypsy.

Cartridge I used: Create a Critter

1) Palm Trees from (cut at 3 inches and 4 inches, flipping the image to get opposite sides).

2) Monkey was cut at 2 1/2 inches, layered (black, beige, & dark brown).

3) Sun was cut at 3 inches

4) Giraffe was cut at 4 1/2 inches layered (brown, orange, and yellow).

5) Green grass was cut using the Martha Stewart Grass Border Punch.

* I applied foam adhesive to each piece to add dimension

Friday, April 30, 2010

My first Blog

So here goes nothing. . . my very first blog post. I have seen numerous people be successful in their blogs and thought I would give it a try. If you like what you see please feel free to subscribe.

So to fill you in on my plan for my blog. I hope to cover a variety of areas of arts & crafts, not just my paper crafts with my cricut machines (which I absolutely love!). But I will also try and include my party planning crafts, my gift baskets, and of course my diaper cakes. I remember the first time I heard about a diaper cake, it was all the rage from a Sex & the City episode. I researched online for directions on how to make one and I made 3, not so perfect but still sweet, cakes and gave them out as gifts. It wasn't until later when I added more embelishments: ribbons, cardboard cake boards with colored tissue paper (so as to look like a real cake), and my baby theme items (i.e., winnie the pooh, sesame street, got milk?) and tied it with a celophane and a handmade tag.

Over the years, I have researched how to be cost efficient in purchasing my items in large quantities and storing them for when I needed them. I have sold over a dozen cakes and I am fortunate enough that I have made a significant profit. I'll post pictures soon.

Thanks for dropping by!
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