Monday, July 30, 2012

Disney Dreaming Challenge

Today's challenge over at Exploring Cricut is to create a card, layout, or paper craft of any Disney character, vacation, etc containing at least one character. I decided to create a card for a special princess's birthday. Diane's granddaughter Peyton celebrated her birthday the end of last month. Since I knew she was have a princess themed birthday party I decided to create her birthday card along the same lines.
It just so happened that I had taught my card class that same week using the Close to my Heart stamp set Life is Tweet which had the sayings "A little birdie told me" and "it's your birthday" which were perfect for this card.
I cut Snow White and the bird out using Disney Happily Ever After cartridge. Snow White was cut at 3.42, the layers for Snow White were cut at 4.05, and the bird was cut at 1.35. The frame was cut from Forever Young cartridge using the feature. It was cut at 2.18.

Cardstock: CTMH White Daisy; Archival Black, Sunkiss Yellow, Cotton Candy, Pacifica, lagoon, Heavenly Blue, Colonial White
Cartridges: Disney - Happily Ever After, Forever Young
Stamp set: Life is Tweet
Thursday, July 26, 2012

Keep on Truckin'

Hi all! I'm back to share with everyone another t-shirt from this summer's fun project. This shirt was made for sweet Aden who is about 30 months old and loves trucks...any type of truck.

This shirt was a little different than the robot shirt and a little more complicated in it's own way. for this shirt I had to be very careful about applying the paint after the first color because it would cover parts of what had alread been covered.

I started with the cab of the truck then main part of the truck. The wheels although small were slightly tricky just trying to avoid not covering the yellow centers.

Once the truck was painted and dried I decided to paint Aden's name on the truck instead of around it. This set it apart a little more from the other t-shirts that I've completed this summer. Two more painted t-shirts to show you from this summer. I can't wait for you to see what I have for you next month!!
Beep Beep
semi at 3.0
semi-s at 3.0
semi-s layer at 3.0
Printing 101 at 1.24

Cartridges: Beep Beep and Printing 101
fabric paint
freezer paper
Monday, July 16, 2012

Christmas In July Challenge

Welcome to my blog For the Love of All Things Crafty for Christmas in July, the blog hop from Exploring Cricut. If you've arrived here from Jessica's blog ( then you're in the right place.
This week our challenge at Exploring Cricut is to create a card, layout, or other paper craft with a Christmas theme.

I saw this gingerbread house used on a layout several months back and fell in love with it. I've always loved gingerbread houses, they're so whimsical. I decided then that I had to do at least one Christmas Card with a gingerbread house. I found this gingerbread house on My Community cartridge and I cut it as well as all layers at 4.41.
My first step was to spray the card base with vanilla smootch to give the frosty snow effect. I then added the gingerbread house and all the different layers.

I then added diamond stickles to the roof for the snow and Xmas red stickles for the candy cane and peppermint sticks.
I hope my project inspires you to creativity this week. Don't forget to post your project at Exploring Cricut.
I'm also giving away a prize for this challenge. A winner will be chosen at random (using all who leave a comment on my blog so don't forget to post a comment !

Thanks for visiting, your next hop will be to Michelle (
If you get lost along the way the order of blogs:
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Happy Birthday to Roo!

I recently commented to a group of adults that one of the benefits of working with the youngsters of the church is that you see them growing up. One of our "little ones" had a birthday recently and eventhough she isn't one that I work with in the worship center she'll be up there soon. It seems like yesterday when her parents were bringing her to church in her baby carrier and now she's 2 years old. Time sure does fly!!

My project today is a card/postcard that I made for Claire's birthday. I used the cartridge Pooh and friends to cut Roo1. I cut Roo and all the layers at 3.5. I then cut the cake from the icon layer at 1.24. Added some yellow stickles by Ranger for the flame of the candle.

cardstock: desert sand, colonial white, black, sky, smoothie
ink: tuxedo black (memento)
pattern paper: cream from Footloose pack
Ranger: Yellow Stickles
Monday, July 2, 2012

4th of July Challenge

Today's challenge over at Exploring Cricut is to create a card, layout, or papercraft using red, white, and blue. My project for this challenge is a 5x7 card.
I decided to stay pretty simple with the design of my card. I started with a blue base which was the only blue I planned for on the card. I used Art Philosophy cartridge to cut 2 cupcakes (1 set in white, then the liner in cranberry). I then used the coordinating stamp set to stamp the detail on the cupcakes' frosting. For the final touch to the cupcakes I added diamond stickles by Ranger (cause who doesn't love "sprinkles" on their cupcakes!
My favorite part of the card are the firework burst that were cut using the Stand & Salute cartridge. Two burst were cut out in silver and two in cranberry. After running all four burst through the Xyron I layered them on the card to resemble a fireworks display.
I then cut the "title" for the card from the Independence Day cartridge.


Independence Day: 4th of July (2.65)
Art Philosophy: 2 cupcakes (2.5)
Stand & Salute: 4 firework burst (2.18)
cardstock: Pacifica, Cranberry, White Daisy
ink: cranberry
stickles: Diamond