Thursday, January 20, 2011

Busy, busy, busy...

Sorry I haven't updated in a while, these last few days have been busy, busy, busy! I haven't been able to do as much crafting, but it's ok :) However,  I was able to make a few more key chains, but I forgot to take pictures of them. I'll try and get pictures of the ones I gave to my mom and my sister so that I can post them. Even if you don't have a Cricut, they're really easy to make. All you have to do is cut out a shape multiple times, then glue them together so that they make a stack. Then get some Mod Podge and apply a thin layer on each side and let it dry (make sure you get the edges). I usually apply a couple coats. One more thing, don't forget to punch the hole before applying the Mod Podge.

I couldn't end this post without a picture. So, here is a project I made last year for my friend Lenn. I used the Gypsy to cut out each page of this book. It's a great way to recycle old soda, cake mix, and cereal boxes.  I actually got the idea from Momo from Made by Momo. Here is her video for her Birthday Wordbook:) I thought it was SO cool and I just HAD to make one. I filled this book with pictures from Lenn's first trip to Arizona. It was a little difficult for me to fit all the pictures in the book, so I think I'll make the next book a little larger.

Have a good night everyone! :) Please feel free to leave a comment or become a follower of my blog :)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Surprises :)

Good Evening Everyone!

This weekend is one for the books. I found some really great deals for some Cuttlebug folders, Cricut cartridges, and a bunch of other craft supplies. I FINALLY got to watch Tangled with my mom, it's now one of my favorite Disney movies :) Ok, ok, I'll cut to the chase, I GOT ENGAGED on Saturday!!! :) It just so happens that there was a Bridal expo this weekend so we went and got a LOT of information. I think a lot of my "craft time" will be taken over with planning. I'm sure there will be a project now and then, I <3 crafting :)

Here is a little project that I made for someone special. She doesn't know that it's for her yet, so I'm not going to post her name :) Thanks to Christina from Card Creations & More by C for her idea that she submitted for the MPS Design Team. This keychain was SO easy to make, I love it!! Sorry the quality of the picture isn't too great, I took the picture with my phone. Oh, it's also covered in Mod Podge so that it'll be a little more durable. :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sharing is Caring

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

A lot of friends and family have told me that I should make cards and other items so I can sell them, I really want too, but I have a couple problems.
  1.  I don't have enough time to make a whole stock of things to sell
  2.  Every time I make something give it away right away!
I guess for now I'll just have to take orders or something. I made a bunch of cards over the last couple weeks, here are some of them that I wanted to share. Enjoy!!
I love this monkey from Sugar and Spice. I embossed the background using the Swiss Dots folder and the ribbon is from Martha Stewart :)

I got the dolphin from Life's a Beach, I didn't have two shades of gray so to make one a little darker, I brushed my watermark ink pad over some of it. I used the same ink pad to stamp on the swirls in the background. I got the candy machine from the Sweethearts cartridge and embellished the card with some shimmery paper and buttons.

For the monkey I used the the Sweethearts cartridge and for the turtle I used the Life's a Beach cartridge. I didn't like that you couldn't really see the eyes and ears on the monkey so I outlined it with a white gel pen. I also didn't like that the turtle shell was so plain so I added some stickles to it.

I didn't have anything "golf" so I just used a circle from the Sweet Treats cartridge and used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and turned over the image. I also used a cupcake topper from the Cricut Lite Cupcake Wrappers cartridge. I got the giraffe from the Sugar and Spice cartridge and embellished the card a little with some buttons, ribbon, and stickles.

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Have a good night!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Taking a Chance

After much thought, I finally decided to enter something in for the My Pink Stamper Design Team 2011 - Challenge & Submission. If anyone else is interested the requirements are listed on her page. Click Here

Here is the recipe for the simple card I made:
  • The "Love1" image from the Cricut Lite Cartridge - Sugar and Spice 
    • Image was cut at 4 inches. I also welded 2 of the large squares together on my gypsy to make the base of the card
  • Pink, light pink, brown, and green Recollections Cardstock (from Micheal's)
  • Small yellow brads (also from Micheal's, I don't remember the brand though)
  • A white gel pen to do some "stitching" and dots on the letters

It's a super simple card, but was lots of fun to make. Enjoy!! :)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year, New Adventures

Hi Everyone!

I've been thinking about creating a blog for awhile now, and I've finally decided to make one! It's a new year, so I thought it could use some new adventures. I've recently rediscovered my love for crafting. It reminds me of when I was a kid and would make little projects at school and show them to my parents and family and they'd be so excited with my creation. I realized that I still get the same joy from crafting as I did back then. I LOVE trying new ideas, sharing them with family and friends, and seeing the joy in their faces. This blog will primarily be to share projects that I've seen and wanted to try out. I hope you all enjoy this new adventure with me! :)