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.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My Mind's Eye

I splurged and bought this new paper from My Mind's Eye and I LOVE it. I still have one more layout in mind. It is just so cute. All the paper is from the "Quite Contrary" line, the rub ons on the banner are American Crafts, and the "Tweet" I cut with my Gypsy, I think it is Jubilee. The "family" below is random AC stickers I had, and the "comedian" are these cool fabric thickers. Everything else is just paper. Simple.

Friday, March 19, 2010

St. Patty's, Little Monster, and Hi Bob Layout

Happy belated St. Patty's Day! I just got this layout done last week from LAST St. Patrick's Day. I love that Maxwell looks scared to be held by his sisters and have a big fat camera in his face!
I normally am not a one photo layout girl, but I liked how this turned out. I even sewed this one, another new thing for me. The paper is from the Little Yellow Bicycle "Lucky Me" line, and the little shamrocks are from the Paper Doll Dress up cartridge. The "happy" and "lucky" are American Crafts thickers, and the "go" is from the Calligraphy Collection cartridge.
The paper and stickers on this layout is from the Monstrosity line from Sassafrass and is appropriately named. So cute and fun to work with. I love the bright colors, and they match my photos perfectly. This title is all in American Crafts thickers... the "our" is actually paper I traced from a thicker so it was the right color.
This last layout I finished yesterday and I love how it turned out. Maxwell called his dad "bob" for a long time, and I wanted to record that memory. The paper is from the "Caprice" line from Close to my Heart, and the embellishment stickers are as well. The "Bob" I cut using the Old West Cricut cartridge, and the brackets I cut from the Opposites Attract cartridge. The green border towards the bottom I used a Fiskars punch for, but I don't remember what it is called.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My favorite layout EVER

This was a "throw together while talking on the phone" layout and it turned out perfectly. I love it. The photos are some of my favorite, and the paper just matches great.
The paper is from the Making Memories Mistletoe Collection, except for the printed paper I used to make the flowers. That is from the "Grace" collection from Close to my Heart. The title is done using American Crafts Thickers.
The flowers I copied from Dawn McVey. They are made from five scalloped circles I cut with my Cricut. Then I just wrinkled them up, stuck a brad through them and thought they were done... but decided they needed some color so I added the buttons. So cute.
I thought they may not fit in my page protector, but surprise, they smoosh down just right!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Lots of Layouts

I finally got around to photographing a few layouts... figure it isn't a bad thing in case of fire or something like that =). This one is from Scrapbook club. I modified it quite a bit, but loved how it turned out.
All the paper and stamps are from CTMH, and mostly the Twitterpated collection.
This one is for my "hubby and me" album. It is Valentine's Day this year. The paper is all from Pink Paislee (leftovers from another project), the border on the right side is a fiskars punch, the "love" letters are from the Storybook cartridge, and the heart was from the Jubilee cartridge. The button is Sassafrass.
Another scrapbook club layout I modified to fit my photos. It is using CTMH's Aspen collection. The snowflakes I cut from "When Its Cold Outside" cricut cartridge, the the "First Skate" letters are from American Crafts.
It is never too late to scrapbook Hannah's baby photos, right =)? Paper is from CTMH again, their Jingle collection I think. I love this snowflake paper. The thickers are American Crafts.
This was the year we had our car stolen from the movie theater. Fun memories =).
This layout uses really old All My Memories Paper. It may even be called "sisters" now that I am thinking about it. I hid the journaling behind a tab in the top right corner. The "dance" letters are American Crafts Thickers, and the "class" is Plantain Schoolbook from Cricut.
So girly!
Last one for tonight. This is Cosmo Cricket Paper, and the letters and ribbon are all from that company as well. The car I cut using my Cricut, but don't remember what cartridge I used. Such a cute baby boy!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Luck Letters and Hairbow

This is the only picture I have taken so far of these, but a friend and I made them a couple of weeks ago. I used the "Lucky Me" line from Little Yellow Bicycle and some wooden letters from the Wood Connection. The little shamrock is from there as well. I just mixed green paints together to get the color I wanted, then painted them. I modge podged the paper to the fronts, and just added the ribbon on the "L" for a little something extra.
I friend of mine had a baby girl a couple weeks ago and I found this darling dress at Gymboree. They didn't have any accessories in the right size, so I thought I would just make a hairbow really quick... I ended up spending a lot of time on it, but I learned a few new tricks and it turned out super cute!
Love the flower/ribbon combo bows... the flower covers up all the mechanics and makes it look so feminine. The ribbon is Bazzil Basics I got at Archivers, the flowers are Imaginisce (I think), and the button is just random. The tights I used for the headband are from Walmart.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

SWEET Valentine's Banner

This is my favorite Valentine's project this year. I used my Cricut Design Studio/ Gypsy to make the scalloped triangles, and also to cut out all the other elements. I used the "Storybook" font on the letters, and hearts I cut out using "Jubilee." All that cute paper is from the Pink Paislee Cupid Collection.
I used random buttons from my stash to fill in the hearts and give the project some color and dimension. I used twine and satin ribbon to tie the whole thing together. Look below for a closer look! Easy and cute.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's and a Leftover Christmas Craft

Things were going so well with all my Valentine's projects, but these ended up unfinished. They need another coat of clear acrylic spray... thanks to the sprinkles of rain that occurred on the sunny day I sprayed them! They need that, some embellishment, and some ribbon bows on the stems. By next Valentine's Day they should be beautiful!
The wood I got from The Wood Connection. I painted the bases and stems with black acrylic paint and the stems with other colors. The pink glitter is American Crafts, the beadboard was precut and then I painted it. The dotted paper is from Collage Press, the Cupcake Series.

This card is my FAVORITE. I did it quick the day before Valentine's Day, and I love love love it. It was my first time sewing on paper... it was on my list of "things to do in 2010" so I am glad I got that out of the way early this year!
The paper is from the We R MemoryKeepers Heart Attack collection. I just used a 1 1/8" circle punch, and then some random grosgrain ribbon I had handy. I hand cut that heart myself =).

This is a Christmas project I forgot about. We had to do $5 gifts for a church activity, and this is what i came up with, little gift tag cards.
The paper is Close to My Heart, and I think it is called Jingle, it is the cardmaking set. I used random pink and white cardstock to frame my image. The stamp is also CTMH stamped in Tulip and Juniper.
These tins were left over from an Enrichment activity. Got them from Oriental Trading Company. I had six extras and they are already gone. They are handy gift card and pebble magnet holders. They were the perfect size. Just wrapped it in the same paper and used the coordinating Juniper ribbon.

Monday, January 11, 2010

UR Adorable and Cookie Cutters

All products from Pebbles in my Pocket "My Girl" collection, except for the journaling block, which is a CTMH Journaling Spot.
All products (except for all the random buttons and embroidery floss) are from the Cosmo Cricket "Storybook" line. I used my "Old West" Cricut cartridge to cut the title and "Accent Essentials" to cut the arrows. There is journaling behind the photo on the right side on the vintage label shape. That shape was cut with "Storybook" on the Cricut.
These are cards I also made with the Pebbles "My Girl" collection. The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink Stamp Set I got for Christmas.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Christmas Gifts 2009

I decided to make some greeting card sets for some of the people on my Christmas list. It took me FOREVER, but was lots of fun. I packaged them in these little wooden purses I found at Roberts, on sale for less than a $1... then I fancied them all up.
I finally photographed one project correctly, but this is the only one =). I made these note cards for my great grandma. I loved how they turned out. The paper is Silhouette from CTMH, and the little flower embellishment was off the Storybook cartridge (I think). I used my Fiskars threading water punch along the bottom. It had to go through a few layers of paper and did just fine.
These cards were great because they used left over paper squares from a cookie sheet calendar I made a long time ago. I had saved the squares forever and finally got to use them. Super cute. The paper is all Doodlebug, and I just inked the edges of the white paper so they would stand out. The "thanks" is a CTMH stamp.
These cards I made for my aunt. The paper is from Basic Grey and the stamps are CTMH. I loved how these ones turned out as well. The vintage label shape is from the Storybook cartridge as well... love that one.
This card also uses the Storybook cartridge for the flower. I wasn't happy with this card in the end, something not quite like I wanted it, but can't put my finger on it. I LOVE the paper though, a newer pack from CTMH. The stamp is from CTMH as well, and I used a Fiskars scallop punch towards the bottom to help anchor the blue color.
These are little 3 x 3 cards requested by my mother-in-law. I started them over four time the last few months until this design came out a winner. I ended up loving them. The paper is from Imaginesce and the "happy birthday" is a rub on from that same collection. The buttons are adhesive buttons from Sassafrass. I found them for super cheap at the Scrapbook Expo and should have bought more!
This card is all CTMH -- the paper is "Key to my Heart" and I mixed a few stamp sets to make the flower. I have made a card similar to this with other paper before. It was quick and easy.
This last card has a story -- every year we tease Nate's grandma at Christmas by giving her a BYU present (she is a die-hard UTE fan). This year I decided to be nice and wasn't going to do anything about the rivalry, but this idea came to me last minute and I had to just do it! These are THANK U cards, ha ha ha. I created the U in Design Studio just using a rectangle off of Accent Essentials. I bought the U of U paper from Roberts, and the ribbon is Bazzil. The "thank" is a CTMH stamp that I just covered the "S" on to make it work right.