Thursday, November 29, 2012

Uplifting Card

Welcome to my blog for today's project.  For today's challenge I created a card for a fellow church member and his wife.  He has been having health issues and he has been in the hospital for several weeks already.  My goal was to create a card that would work not only as a get well card, but also as a card to lift the spirits of his wife.  I know this has been a rough time on him since he's the one that's been poked and proded, but having been a family member on the other side I know how hard these weeks have been for her as well.
For this card I used Heavenly Blue and Crystal Blue cardstock, the dotted patterned paper is from the Wonderland paper line.  The flowers were cut from Gray flannel cardstock and the saying is on white cardstock.  The ribbon and buttons were from my stash.  The flowers were inked with Crystal Blue.  The saying is from Verve stamps.  The flowers were cut from the Artiste cartridge at 8.18.

Thanks for visiting today!
Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

For this week's challenge project we are to create a card, layout, or other papercraft to celebrate Thanksgiving.

I decided to veer away from my usual type  projects this week and try decorating a charger plate.  Although this is a going to be a rough Thanksgiving for my family, I'm trying to focus on the many blessings we still have.  I choose to use a cornucopia for my design to signify our many blessings.
I used the cartridges Paper Doll Dress Up and Jasmine.
Happy Thanksgiving was cut using the cartridge Jasmine.  The letters were cut at 2.05 and welded together using the Gypsy.
The cornucopia and fruit was cut using the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.  All cuts were made using the Pilgrim Accessory 3 cut at 8".
Thursday, November 15, 2012

Going to the House of Mouse

For my project today I'm sharing a t-shirt I made for a friend when she and her husband took her son the wonderful House of Mouse!  She was guaranteed to have a one of a kind original.

I began with freezer paper.  I used the cartridge Mickey Font to cut out the Mickey face and my friend's name.

I used the Mickey cut using the charm and end caps at 8.76" as measured on the gypsy.
I was really pleased with how this turned out.  My friend and I set up a booth at the Antique and Craft Expo in our small town every year and I'm thinking this might be on the list of items to sell for next year.  Wouldn't that be a hoot!
Monday, November 5, 2012

Veteran's Day Challenge

Hi and welcome to my blog!  I'm so happy to share with you my project for this challenge.  One of the many things most people agreed on when they talk about my dad is how much he loved his country.  Growing up I loved hearing the stories of his time in the army, and although he was fortunate enough to serve during peace time he was very proud of the service he gave to his country.  When we were asked to create a card, layout,  or other paper craft celebrating Veteran's day I knew that whatever I decided to do for my project would be dedicated to my dad who passed away this past July 5.  My project for this week is a patriotic picture.
For my project I started with a sheet of pattern paper from Carolee's Creation "Outer Space" that I cut to 8x10.
I then cut the flag using the cartridge Stand and Salute, cut at 8.06.  Each layer was glued together to resemble an American Flag.  For the finishing touches on the flag I used White Opal, Liquid Pearls to create the stars.
Next I used the cartridge Stand and Salute to cut the ribbon at 6.06 inches for the rememberence ribbon.
And finally because Freedom is never free "Never Forget" was cut at 2.14" using Gypsy Font.
Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope today's challenge inspires you to spend time being creative today.
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Exploring Cricut Daily Project

Welcome to my blog.  I'm happy to share my project with you today as today's daily project for Exploring Cricut.

My project for today is another t-shirt creation.  This one uses the cartridge Cindy Loo for the mushroom.  The butterfly was also cut using the Cricut but I forgot to write down the cartridge.

I cut the mushroom using the Cindy Loo cartridge at 7.35" using freezer paper.  The freezer paper was then ironed onto the t-shirt and painted.  I repeated the process with the butterfly.  Fabric paints were used to paint the design onto the t-shirt.