Tuesday, June 19, 2012

My husband is a big gamer, so I thought this cut would be a cute card for Father's Day.  I put it together using my Gypsy and the Father's Day cart .... I had to cut the controls a couple of times to get the multiple colors, plus use the hide feature to get the back of the card.  The inside read: "In my Game, you are always a Winner!"  ... kind of corny I know, and not very poetic, but he got the gist!!!

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Using Cindy Loo

For a small challenge, we were to use a cut from Paper Lace, which I don't have.  So, I found this cut on Cindy Loo ... thought it was similar.  Turned it into a Birthday Card.  Looks so much better in person.  My photography skills leave a lot to be desired!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

My nephew was in the hospital recently and I wanted to make him a card,  I cut Sponge Bob at 6" so he was too big for a card.  Hence, made a "poster" ...

Lots of small pieces for Sponge Bob.  The stripes on his socks were too small to glue, so I used markers.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Easter

We had a lovely Easter dinner at my sister's.  I put this basket together to hold the cute carrots that I cut using a digital file from Cricut Craft Room.  After I purchased the file on line, I then updated my Gypsy  using Cricut Sync and the file was then ready to use!  Plus, the Cricut Craft Room basic shapes were there too!!  (Yay for free shapes and fonts!)

I cut the Happy Easter out of vinyl.  I believe I used MS Elegant Cakes for the font. The tulle was white and I dyed it using Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink and some water on my craft mat.  VERY easy and dries quickly (when you blot out the water with a paper towel), just remember to use gloves!! Very messy, but the ink did wash out of my hands after two or three washes!

I used green raffia on the carrots and an embossing folder for the smaller ones.  Also, I used Scotch white glue to seal.  I just started using this glue after Carolyn of  Carolyn's Crafty Corner shared how wonderful it is for paper.

These carrots were so fun to put together and EVERYONE enjoyed the jelly beans and Reese's peanut butter eggs that were inside!

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Easy Wall Decor

So, while browsing Pinterest, I came across some wall hangings that were simply fabric or paper on canvases.  I am trying to complete my Craft Room and decided to use some pretty paper to decorate the walls.  Found most of these at Archiver's.  I used 12 x 12 canvases, paper, ribbon, modge podge, hot glue and Metallic paint.  A good friend of mine suggested putting the metallic paint under the paper and then they would be magnetic!!!  It took three coats of the paint, but I LOVE how they turned out.  The picture doesn't do it justice...I'm just not the best photographer!  Anyway, I think you'll get the idea.

This is what the paint looks like.  Again, I used three thin coats.  Use this in a well ventilated area.  Also, it says to use a special brush, but I simply used a foam throw away brush.

Here is the finished product.  After painting the canvases with 3 coats, I let that dry and then covered them with modge podge and placed the paper on top, squeegeeing (love that word) out the bubbles.  I then applied another coat of modge podge on top.  It would be fun to tint the modge podge with some alcohol ink for different affects. I then used hot glue to apply a ribbon around the edge.  The black dots on the boards are fabric flowers that I adhered to magnets.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Woodstock SWARM III

Last weekend was a BLAST!!!  I have SUCH a great group of gals. LOTS of FUN!!

Here are a couple of pics:

This is what the room set up looked like. We had 25 very talented ladies attend.

This is one of the posters I created to add some fun.  Our theme was "Lucky Girls", using lady bugs, shamrocks, and all things lucky! It was St Patrick's Day after all!

Here are the goodies we made up for each lady.  My good friend at Fancy Nancy's Cookies did the yummy cookies. I used Tags, Bags, Boxes and More to make the purse.  They were filled with stamps and a punch.  I used 18" paper to make the size bigger.  The font on the purse is from Quarter Note ... LOVE that font!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Woodstock SWARM III

Very exciting week!!! My third Swarm is this weekend, the 17th and 18th. We are having a "Lucky Girl" theme.  I have been working on the decorations and goodies all week.  Don't have any pictures to post, as I don't want to ruin the surprises, but let's just say .... I'm Having FUN!!!

We are having beautiful weather here in Georgia, and I'm enjoying it from my craft room!

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

40th Birthday Card

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my crafty friends!!!  I had a very nice Holiday ... except for the two days I spent in bed ill.  Hope you and your family had a fabulous Christmas and New Year!!  Craft gift wise, I got a new Cropodile with the Michael's gift card I received from my brother, and I got a Hobby Lobby gift card from my dad that I am going to use for a new rolling tote.  Hope you received lots of fun crafting supplies!!

Over the Holiday, I made twelve of the note card portfolios for a client and made money!!  Yippeee!!! Thank you Caroline / MamaC for sharing your note card portfolio with me!!!

So, today, I got a call for a custom birthday card.  She gave me colors of brown and pink.  I was very excited, as I had picked up an adorable My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 pack with those colors at AC Moore in Greenville this past November. (LOVE that store!! Wish we had one in Atlanta!)  Anyway, I thought this would not take too long, as I was going to keep it simple and use a swing card format.

Well, since my beloved Gypsy is away for repair, I thought I would try Cricut Craft Room to weld the word "Fabulous" ... several hours later, NO luck!!!  Had to cut it the old fashion way (ick!) and put on each individual letter.  When Provocraft gets all the bugs out of Cricut Craft Room, it'll be awesome!

The card base is 5 x 7, scored at 2 3/4 and 4 1/4.  Then, you cut a "[  ]"  1inch down from the top and 1 1/2 inches from each side, cutting to the score mark.  (Michelle at rubberroom.com has directions.)

I used Cricut (not Martha's) Elegant Cakes for the letter cuts.  And Martha's Elegant Cakes for the 40.  (Confusing, I KNOW!) Especially since I'm NOT using my G!!

Papers are from My Minds Eye Lost and Found, and some glitter paper I had in my stash.  The glitter paper cut VERY well ... using 6 blade, 3 speed and 4 pressure, cut 2 times.  Had to break out a new mat though.  (aahhhhh ... new matttt...  :-)

MamaC also showed us how to make stick pins easily by using 2" corsage pins from Walmart.  I had several of these made up, as it is quite soothing to just bead.

My apologies for the poor photography.  Obviously photography is NOT on of my talents!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  ... I look forward to crafting and blogging more in 2012!!
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