Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Calling Card and Gift Tag

Good afternoon! As a Cricut Circle member we were asked to create our own "calling card" to give out to fellow circlettes at events or to be used in contests/giveaways for door prizes etc. I haven't been able to attend any swarms or gala's, but I'm hoping one will come to the Northwest. Anyway, the reason I made mine are to include in some RAK's (Random Act of Kindness). And since I finally finished them, and sent out my first package, I thought I'd share it with all of you.

The paper is Basic Grey and the cute frog is from Paisley. I used my Peachy Keen stamps for the face. All of my vital information-address, phone number email, are all printed on the back.

Onto the next project. This is a tag I created for a Christmas Tag Swap that I'm involved in on the Message Board. Isn't she cute! I adore the Winter Frolic cartridge and I'm really looking forward to making some Christmas cards.

All of the elements on this tag are from Winter Frolic. Once again I used Peachy Keen stamps for her face. I found out that the stamps created for the Once Upon A Princess cartridge are a perfect fit for the faces on Winter Frolic! The paper is My Mind's Eye from the Colorful Christmas paper line.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed these little projects! See you back here soon.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Layout-Let Them Eat Cake

Good morning. Today I want to share a layout that I put together with some picture's from my nephew, Micah's 5th birthday. The layout's look so much cuter with the pictures, so I had to include them! The 2 adorable girls are my cousin's Emma and Marnie (Margaret) both 4.

Layout Details:
All of the paper is BoBunny
Photo Mats (Emma & Marnie)-mat #1 5 inches and mat #2 5 1/4 inches
(Micah)-mat #1 5 1/4 inches and mat #2 5 1/2 inches
Center PP-6x12 inches
Journal Tag-mat#1 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches and mat #2 3 x 3/4
I used a stamp from Prima for the journal lines and 'You Make Me Smile' is a sentiment from Papertrey Ink Signature Greetings. I embossed my sentiment with some silver Zing embossing powder.

All of the cuts are from Simply Charmed, which by the way is an absolutely adorable cartridge! Let me apologize in advance in regards to the title. I created my own shadow, but for some reason I don't have the measurements in the Gypsy.
'Let them eat'-1.50 inches
'CAKE'-2.0 inches
The cake and all the layers are cut at 3.0 inches
Party Hats-3.0 inches

All of the ink, ribbon, twine and buttons are from Papertrey Ink. The jewels are Imaginisce and set with my Tulip.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed looking at this LO as much as I enjoyed making it! See you soon.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Hey friends! I wanted to share this fun card I made for one of my fabulous circle friends, Dawn (aka NurseViper). I feel so incredibly blessed to have met so many new friends! I digress. Dawn has been going through some really difficult times, so I wanted to send her some goodies, and of course, a big hug!

My message board name is froglegs, which is a nickname I was given in high school. I'm not a frog collector and they aren't my favorite animal, but for some reason I've found myself using frogs on my projects several times recently.

Onto the card...

I cut this cute frog from the Paisley cartridge at 2 1/2 in. with all of his layers. I also cut the shadow feature, but when I was looking at it on my Gypsy it just looked way too big, so I re-sized that to 2.4 in. The cute little top note shape that I stamped my sentiment on is from Once Upon a Princess. The shape is cut at 1.15 in and I created a shadow which I cut at 1.31 in.

All of the paper is from a Heidi Grace designer pack "Rectro Verso".
Buttons-Basic Grey
Twine-Papertrey Ink
Scallop Border Punch-SU
The bling is from Imaginisce, which I attached with my Tulip.
'Hugs'-My Pink Stamper Everyday Occasions
Black Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
Ink-Papertrey Ink

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and I hope you like this simple and sweet card. Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I'm back, and we're back to school!

I'm back, anyone miss me?! Although I have been away from my blog for far too long, I assure you I've been working. I made a lot of 'Back to School' projects for my Mom's co-workers, as well as my nephew's new Kindergarten classmates. They were really fun to create, but I was ready to take a break!

From what I understand, there is a die similar to these "milk carton" shaped boxes at Stampin'Up!, but mine were all created by hand. I learned how to make these from a tutorial that Trish did, on her blog, TechniquesbyTrish. She has some really great videos, so check her out!

The boxes are about 3 1/2-inches high and each side is just over 2-inches wide. The boxes I made for my Mom's co-workers were muted tones, with more "mature" patterned paper. I cut out the apple from Create A Critter, and added a cute peachy keen face. Apparently I was too tired after making all of those to remember to take pictures...bummer! But lucky for you I remembered to take photos of the boxes I made for my nephew's class. And here they are in all their primary colored glory!

The solid paper is Recollections, and the pattern papers are from the DCWV Grade School paper collection.

I cut the frog from Create A Critter at 1.75 inches and his adorable face is a stamp from, of course, Peachy Keen. I actually used the mouth from the cart and stamped his eyes using the Everyday Character Face Parts (PK-494). I used my white gelly roll pen for his eyes and some chalk for his cheeks.

My nephew, who is now officially a Kindergartener, stamped the sentiment and added the treats. 'First Day of School' is from a set I picked up at Michael's by Teacher Clear Stamps, and they have lots of great school related images.

The scalloped circle is a Martha Stewart punch and the twine I tied the boxes with, is some cheap stuff from Fred Meyer. I ran out of my Papertrey Ink twine, but not to fear, I ordered more!

I hope you enjoyed this little project and I'll be back soon!