Sunday, November 20, 2011

week 6 Cricut Challenge

 Good morning to you on this beautiful Sunday. This week I decided to attempt to make something I saw on the Facebook page of Cricut magazine. They featured the work of Crafting with Katie. She made this beautiful Thanksgiving wall hanging with her Imagine. Well I don't own the Imagine, so I decided to attempt it in vinyl. This vinyl cut is one that you must have patience and time. It took me about 1/2 an hour just to weed it out. The hard work definitely paid of because now my neighbor has a great gift. I did meet up with some crafting friends and we all made this, they all added their own special twist to the hanging. They all came out beautiful.

 The cartridges that she and I used are:
Word Collage Projects cartridge for the collage
Paper doll Dress up for the Tree
CTMH Art Philosophy for the leaves.

 Please visit Cricut Magazine and Crafting with Katie's blog and give them some love.

The next project was a very fun and easy. This year me and my kids are going to make ornaments together. So I decided to try it for the first time. I bought some plain glass bulbs at "M" they were very cheap 6 for $2.50 on sale. I didn't have the specific medium to add glitter for the inside so I decided to try Elmer's spray adhesive. It worked great for the glitter. What you do is spray the inside with a generous amount of adhesive. slosh it around until it is evenly covered and pour out the excess adhesive. Then you pour your glitter inside and shake it all around ,you do the hoky poky and you turn your self around that's what it's all about, lol oops got carried away, sorry I'm having fun. The kids are singing that while I type.  once the glitter covers the entire inside of the bulb, pour out the excess glitter. let it dry.

 I decided to decorate it with vinyl and some bling. I made this with Base Camp for the font and Cricuts A Child's Year for the snow flake.

 I hope you like my projects this week. I would love to read your comments.

I wish you a great Thanksgiving Holiday

Talk to you all soon.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Week 5 Cricut Challenge

Good morning and Happy Sunday to you all again. This weeks challenge was pretty easy for me. A good friend of mines children are celebrating a birthday. The party is monkey themed,so with that I chose to use Cricut's Create A Critter cartridge. We will be attending their birthday party this afternoon, I am sure the kids are going to have a blast monkeying around hehehehe. I put the single page layout in a shadow box that I purchased at Michael's. The frame looked just a little to plain for me, so I decided to bring it to life. I got some scrap vinyl and made just a few stickers for the outside. I love how it turned out. I hope the Birthday kids love it, and their mother too. I might just have to make another one for my 2 little monkeys lol.

 Here is my second project. My good friend Teri Schoeni from Heart2Home made a glue holder for me. I think she got tired of me complaining that my glue always tips over on me when I stand it upside down. So she came up with this great holder for me. When I got it, it was just raw wood. I tried several attempts to decorate it but it just didn't look right to me. Well it would help if I also new what I was doing when decorating wood. So I finally had a light bulb moment and figured it out. once I got it covered with paper, I decided to add a little vinyl touch to it. I love vinyl, can you tell. I used Gypsy Wonderings on my Gypsy. I cut a silhouette of a boy and a girl to represent my kids. I also cut Inspire, well because I like to get inspired when I'm crafting. and the last one is Bliss, because crafting is blissful to me. I just love my new holder. I like that I can use several different types of bottles of glue and stickles. Thank you Teri. You can find a link to her Etsy shop at the bottom of my blog.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting my Blog. Have a wonderful crafty day.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Week 4 Cricut Challenge

 Good Morning to you all and happy Sunday.  Last week-end I went to the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo and I was able to get the new Close to my Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. It's such a beautiful cartridge and I'm really glad that I got it.
 So my mother needed a retirement card for a friend of her. So I decide to make the sample card from the AP cart. Very very easy to make. The flowers were a bit tricky to work with but once I did the first one, the second one was easy. I would recommend using hot glue, otherwise you will be sitting there holding the flower together while the liquid glue dries. The only things I changed a bit was, I made it a retirement card instead of a birthday card and I added yellow pebbles from Heart2Home (Teri S.) to add a little dew like effect in the center of the roses. I inked all of the edges with SU Crumb Cake ink.
 I hope my mom's friend likes the card.

On a side note I also made a decal for my husbands tool box in the garage. So I played with some shapes to come up with this decal for him. I'm sure you will all recognize the symbol. lol

 OK so for this decal I used George and Basic shapes for the circles, Makin' the Grade for the slats, and Plantin Schoolbook for the Jeep. I love to make decals, but Cricut doesn't always have the image I want, so I have to kind of make my own. I love doing that because it really makes it a challenge and its fun to play with my Gypsy.

I hope you like this weeks projects, see you soon.

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