Sunday, March 6, 2011

Owl Grown Up Scrapbook Page

I wanted to make a scrapbook page only using my Imagine cartridges. This was quite a challenge for me, but I love how it turned out. These are pictures of my baby boy, I just love to squeeze his cheeks. I love that the Imagine cartridges allow you to have so many matching patterned papers at our fingertips. I also love that I was able to choose to keep some elements of my page flat, and that I was able to pop up other elements to add some dimension.

Cartridge: Imagine More
Patterned Paper: Imagine More
Ribbon: Close to my Heart
Buttons: Fancy Pants, Sassafrass

Friday, February 4, 2011

Rachel's Birthday Card

This is a birthday card I made for a dear friend a few months ago, and I just love it. It is an odd size... it fits in a regular envelope, and it perfectly fit a gift certificate on the inside. I received a bunch of American Crafts products from a contest I won, and I decided to use that for the card. The stamp is from Papertrey Ink and Dawn McVey's Signature Greetings set. I use this set for TONS of card making lately. It is so cute and can be used with formal or informal themes. The paper is from the American Crafts called "I Do" and it is just beautiful. I love the raised, embossed details on it. The ribbon is from CTMH, and the base of my card was made using PTI card stock.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

MPS Design Team Challenge

I made this card for the My Pink Stamper Design Team Challenge. Two people will be chosen to serve on her design team, which sounds like a great opportunity! The challenge was to make a project using her favorite colors: pink, green, brown, and another color of your choice. I love MPS videos - I attribute much of my Cricut knowledge to her videos and tutorials, so thanks Robyn for all the instruction and inspiration! Keep it coming!

I chose to use my Cricut Imagine to make this birthday card. I fell in love with one of the frame designs on the Imagine More Cartridge (LOVE the rich colors), but I didn't love the "chick" that was included with the artwork, so I decided to use different elements instead. The A2 base of the card is Papertrey Ink in Sweet Blush. I then cut a rectangle at 4 1/4" using a patterned paper on the same cartridge. I then cut the "happy birthday" frame at 3 3/4", and I cut all the layers separately, not flattened. The butterfly is cut at 1 1/4" with a pattern from Imagine More Cards as well. The butterfly needed some subtle bling, so I added some self-adhesive pearls from Close to My Heart. The layers were then put together using pop dots, and a Offray grosgrain ribbon was added to one side.

Cartridge: Imagine More Cards
Paper: Bazzil white cardstock, Papertrey Ink
Ribbon: Offray
Pearls: Close to My Heart

Sunday, January 2, 2011

So Tweet Cards

Cartridges: Create a Critter, Plantain Schoolbook
Paper: Basic Grey, Papertrey Ink
Ribbon: Offray
Stamp: Imaginisce

My five year old wanted to make some cards for her kindergarten teacher for Christmas. Her teacher is expecting, but didn't know if it was a boy or girl when we were making these, so we just did some of each. My five year old was able to work my Cricut by herself to do most of the cutting on these projects. That is impressive!
Cartridge: Create a Critter, Gypsy Wanderings, Plantain Schoolbook
Cuttlebug Folder: Swiss Dots
Paper: My Minds Eye, Papertrey Ink
Ribbon: Offray
Stamp: Imaginisce

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Purple Hairbow

I don't know why I always make hairbows for gifts. Thy are cute, but I am not great at them, and they never turn out as perfect as I would like. This one I made for my neighbor in about ten minutes last night.
I used cream tights from Walmart, purple and brown ribbon, and then imaginesce flowers and a rhinestone. This time I decided to try using my sewing machine to put things together, and although it is probably better attached to the band, the flowers and ribbon shifted a little bit, and it isn't as perfect as it would have been had I hand sewn the entire thing.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Father's Day Cards and Heat Transfer Vinyl

It has been a long time since I posted anything on here-- not because of a lack of projects, but instead a lack of time. Things are a lot less stressful at our house during summer, so hopefully I will be able to add more regularly. The card on top is kind of what I made for Father's Day and also my for my mom's birthday. The card above is for my mom to give to real estate clients. The Father's Day version had a different sentiment. The stamped argyle and the car are from PTI, as well as the sentiment. The twine is just from my ribbon collection, and the brads are Basic Grey.
The other day I got a hankering to experiment with heat transfer vinyl. A friend got me curious about this (thanks Mandy), and now I am hooked! I cut the vinyl out on my cricut (the daisies are from Don Juan and the "bloom" from Opposites Attract), and then you just iron them on. One trick is that you have to flip everything on your Cricut before you cut it, or it won't read the right way. The whole project (messing around and everything) only took an hour and turned out super cute. I got the Tshirt for $3 from Old Navy. I think I will be doing a lot more of this!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Julia's Q & A

I made this layout the other Sunday night because my Maxwell (21 months) brought me a border punch and asked me to scrapbook with him =). It was super quick and fun to make. All the stuff is from Crate Paper, and the photo is by Jeni Boston Photography.