Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy Almost 2011!

Last week just before Christmas I was able to do this layout. It's been bugging me that I'm behind a couple months in our scrapbook (I know, I know, stop groaning everyone!) I can't stand being behind. I've never done separate books for my kids, so it's just one main book I do (they can all fight over the pages later if they want them!) Anyhow I had these very un interesting pics of my son when we started school back up this past August and I had been dreading trying to do a layout. Well then it came to me! Make a huge robot and focus on the fact that Michael loves science and robots....ta-da! It came together quite easily. Never mind the pictures show him working on his history time line...we'll ignore that fact.
So I cut the robot out at like 11 inches, that sure makes piecing them together so much easier! This robot reminds me of my dear son "I didn't do that!" I embossed his head, chest, and shoes with the tiny mosaic folder. I also cut a base layer of the robot out of chipboard to give him a little more dimension. I cut the words out of chipboard as well using the Don Juan font. I inked the living daylights out of the letters with Vintage Photo, Fried Brick and black  ink pads. The blue background behind the letters was a grayish paper that I lightly inked with a Stormy Sky ink pad. The trouble word bubble was cut with Indy Art, this was white paper I inked with the Vintage Photo and Antique Linen, I also cut this out of chipboard as well. I am actually very happy with this layout now and can move onto the next challenge....

This week I seem to be sewing doll dresses again, so I will try and post some pictures of them soon.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and have a terrific New Year too!
                 (image is from The Graphics Fairy)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thank you cards and Santa too!

Last night I made these adorable thank you cards. It was so easy with my Nifty Fifties cartridge! I cut out a thank you sentiment I made for the inside of the cards. Cat card is for Grandma and Grandpa who adore kitties as much as I do. The fish card is for my dad who lives to fish.
 Solid paper on these cards is Core'dinations and the prints are all from a huge collection by My Mind's Eye-love this stuff!

Again, all solid paper is Core'dinations, including the red glitter bag. The striped paper is from the 2010 My Mind's Eye Christmas collection.

Hope you all have a blessed day! Merry almost Christmas!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Wow! Another Great Day!!!!

I just found out this afternoon that my gathered ribbon layout won a top three spot this week at Frosted Designs Challenge! Wow! I'm so surprised and excited! It's the first time EVER that one of my projects has won an award! Yippee-Skippie! Thank you so very much!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Banana Split Cat

After Halloween this year I went to Target for the sole purpose of finding my kitty a fun "outfit." Yes, once again, I know I'm crazy! He has a cute little Santa suit, but he is much too large for it now. Perry likes this one much better because there is no hat involved. He actually tolerates this costume pretty well for a crazy kitty like himself. I finally just got around to scrapping these pictures, I thought they were so funny so I just had to share...
The title was cut using Nifty Fifties, welding on Chloe. Banana split was created using the banana from Create A Critter, ice cream was from Indy Art (ice cream cone.) Hot fudge sauce was the drippy topping on the Christmas Pudding from Winter Frolic, and the cherry was from Create A Critter.  I embossed the words with the Tiny Mosaic folder, banana was Wood grain folder, ice cream scoops were Polka Dots folder, hot fudge was Divine Swirls and finally the cherry was embossed with Swiss Dots folder. Of course then I stickled the hot fudge sauce and the cherry.
This was the first thing I made with my Nifty Fifties cartridge when it arrived last month.  I embossed the words with the Polka Dots folder once again. I know these pages are pretty simple, but I didn't want to distract from the silly Perry pictures, he does think he's pretty cool AND the top banana around here. As you can see he has a love for laying on storage totes. I just started labeling all my Christmas tote boxes with vinyl, it's so much fun!

Hope you have a day filled with laughter!

Very Cute Video from Scrapbook.com

 You all know I don't post videos on my blog, but this one is just too darn cute and funny. It'll make any scrappers day!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Recipe Card, Bags, and Tags Oh My!

Hi again! I've been very busy with my Love Bug and Chloe for the last few days, they are loving all the attention they're getting!

First, here is a recipe card I made yesterday. It was for a challenge about favorite holiday recipes. Well the reining champ here at our house has been these yummy little cookies officially known as Raspberry Pinwheels, but Becky renamed them a few years ago to be now called "Annabells." My mom always made them at Christmas time. Last year my mom made some while she was visiting and Mike fell in love with them again, I ended up making another huge batch of them just for him. Anyhow, they are a huge favorite here so I thought I would make a special recipe card to hold this beloved cookie.
 The card base was cut with From My Kitchen, using this cool double sided paper. Apron was from Nifty Fifties, the cherries were omitted from the pockets and I added holly from the top of the Christmas Pudding cut in Winter Frolic. Annabells was cut with Gypsy font and welded on Chloe.
 The back of the card is the recipe. I printed this out on my printer and just cut it to size.

On to another project...a couple weeks ago I made Susan's two youngest daughters matching dresses for their American Girl dolls (it's been too long since I've made these, I miss it so much!) Well of course I couldn't just wrap the dresses like a normal person, I HAD to make little shopping bags for them. It was quite a challenge making the bags large enough. Even with 12 x 24 paper, the bags have so many odd size pieces. I finally figured out how to rotate the bags on Chloe enough to get a good size bag. 
 This is Allie's bag, I decided to cut off the handles and use double sided satin ribbon for the handles, more like a little boutique bag. I just love the little kids on Winter Frolic so I just had to make the girls and put them on their bags. Bags were cut with Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.
This is  Deanna's bag. When I first saw this cut it screamed Deanna to me. I have been waiting for an excuse to make this one for her. ( I realized while making these bags, I have now created three versions of these two sweet girls in just the past year, crazy! Spring, Summer, and Winter.)
I made cute tags for the other side of these bags, each girl has her name on it and it is tied on with some pink ribbon. Their names were done with the Gypsy Font once again, and the tags are from Gypsy Wanderings.

Have a blessed day!!!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

It's That Time of the Year!

Late last night dear hubby told me today was his office Christmas party. Thankfully I already had an ornament for him to take-a big tooth of course! (He's the IT guy for a large dental clinic.) I got up this morning and decided I would make a fancy box for his ornament, my Cricut was feeling neglected ya know. I also made a cut little tag to go with it. I know this is way over the top for their parties, but the girls in the office love it when I send hubby with cute packages. My box turned out larger than I needed, so I just filled the bottom with tissue paper. Of course I had to add paper lace and bling to the box as well, I mean really! Hope you like...
The "box" was made with the flower pot cut on Cindy Loo, the paper lace is from that cartridge as well. The box was cut to fit on a 12 x 24 piece of card stock, much larger than I realized it would be, but I like it anyhow. There are  green and clear crystals on the "lace" but you can see them very well here.

Here's a closeup of the tag. All the cuts are from Winter Frolic. Everything was designed on my dear Chloe (Gypsy.)

Hope you have a Merry Crafty Weekend!