Other Supplies: Cardstock (light cream smooth, cream textured, kraft, dark brown, pink, soft red, soft orange, moss, aqua), Patterned Paper (green/cream pattern, green polka dot), Ribbon, Buttons, Mini black pearl stickers, White pearl stickers, Dark brown Embroidery floss & needle, Twine, Brown spray ink, Dark yellow spray ink, Creamy Brown chalk ink, Brown chalk ink, Paper piercer, Sewing Machine & cream thread, Edge distressor tool, White frame (with 8″ x 10″ opening), Adhesive, Foam squares
If you saw my post on my Embossing Folders binderawhile back, you may have guessed that I have a fierce obsession with collecting these little beauties. I love a good tool that I can use over and over, and I love pattern! Inexpensive tool + pattern = my love for embossing folders! They are the perfect way to add subtle interest to a piece of cardstock. I HEART them!!!
Other Supplies: 12″ x 24″ cutting mat, Pattern Paper (green polka dot, pink gingham, cream text), Cardstock (white, blue, soft aqua, pink, dark pink, moss), Vellum, Pearl Stickers( yellow, small white), Soft aqua mini button, Creamy Brown chalk ink, Adhesives, Foam squares
Other Supplies: Cricut® Deep Cut Blade Housing, Clear Presentation Covers, White gesso or acrylic paint, paper towels, Cardstock (white, aqua, green gray), Teal pearl stickers, 1/8″ eyelets, Eyelet setting tool, 1/8″ hole punch, Creamy Brown chalk ink, Adhesive, Foam squares
The moths were cut with my Cricut Expression machine using the Live Simply cartridge. I embossed their wings with my Cuttlebug Machine and the Peacock Feather folder from the Animal Prints folder set. I love the bit of shine the enamel dots add!
It’s hard to tell from the snapshots on my layout … but that moth was HUGE!!! We just don’t have moths like that here in Utah. I’ve lived here my entire life and this is the first time I’ve ever seen something like that. Each of the bricks on our home are 3″ tall and his wings spread across two of them. I felt a bit like that Spongebob Squarepants episode where the town is afraid of the butterfly … none of us were brave enough to get close to it, except for my son, for fear that it would come at us. LOL!
Be sure to check out what the rest of the team created for the April PageMaps HERE. These girls are amazing!
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and we have had our Valentine “factory” going in full swing this week. We just finished up the cards and box tonight. Guess what?! I only had ONE kid that needed to make a Valentine box this year. I was actually a little sad. Valentine boxes were always my favorite thing to make as a child and now as a crafty adult, they are an excuse for me to get creative and have fun with it. Do you get into the Valentine box making? I told my kids that when they grow up, I will be happy to make all their kids Valentine boxes for them … it’s just too much fun!
Here is what we made Maryn. I used a Circus tent box cut file from SVG Cuts (Summer Street Carnival). I used my Cuttlebug machineto emboss some of the layers with two folders, Seeing Spotsand a folder from the Decorative Tile set. The flat at the top is premade, I just added a couple of punched hearts and rhinestones for fun. Next, I adhered the circus tent to a flat box created from a cut file available in the Silhouette store. The gate and animals were then adhered to the base around the tent.
For the juggler, I cut out two circles for each ball. I then glued them together with a piece of wire in between to make it appear as though the balls were really flying through the air.
I usually create a seasonal home decor piece or two to freshen up our decorations each year. This time I found an abandoned white frame in our closet and decided to make a dimensional art piece using the My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found 3 Ruby collection. Here is how it came together.
I cut the pieces out using my Silhouette Cameo machine. I folded each heart in half and then used my sewing machine to zig zag stitch down the center. I added a pop dot in between each layer as spacers so that the heart wouldn’t fall flat.
As a finishing touch I adhered a few Enamel Dots to look like paint spatters.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a Happy Love Day!
I have another Cricut page to share with you today. This time it’s a summer memory. My in-laws have a beautiful cabin in the mountains in Utah that we are lucky to use from time-to-time. Each time, I try to take pics of my kids on the wood stairs going off the deck. This time around, Maryn and Camryn were being especially giggly. Gotta love giggly-sister photos.
I used the Folk Art Festival cartridgeon this one. On some of the cuts, I cut out the top layer multiple times and used the different colors to inset the negative shapes so that there would be more color. You can find instructions and a Cricut Craft Room Cut File for this project HEREon the Cricut.com site.
Last weekend, we were hit with a HUGE snowstorm. We received 24″ within 12 hours and school was cancelled the next morning. My kids were excited to be home from school and the girls ventured out to play for a bit.
Maryn LOVED the deep snow. Here she is *trying* to make it to the front door … she gave up halfway and came back.
Snow angels are a little hard to do in deep snow.
Cam wasn’t that big of a fan. She wasn’t feeling well and wanted to play so badly. But it was too darn cold. She took a few obligatory photos and then headed back inside with the dog.
In the spirit of snow, I thought I would share a few wintry projects for you that I created for Cricut awhile ago using the Snow Folks Cartridge.
Hello Tuesday Readers! I’m back with another page featuring photos that I have been ignoring for awhile. Hehe! I’m starting to call these “Get ‘Er Done!” pages in my head while I’m working on them (said in my best tow truck Mater voice). Hmmmm. Maybe that will become a weekly feature on this ol’ blog of mine … who knows?
I “shopped my stash” on this one pulling out an older collection by Echo Park Paper called Summer Days. I used mostly the “B” sides and a few striped paper strips. The banner sticker, word stickers, and journal blocks are also from this collection.
The hearts are inexpensive, glittery foam hearts that I picked up at Michael’s last year. They don’t even have a company name on them to give credit to, but they sure look girly and cute on this page.
The “Sweetie Pie” title and pie are from the Silhouette store. I cut them using my Cameo machine. The layered circles, cupcake, and ice cream (Sweet Shop Cartridge) were cut using my Cricut Expression. I embossed the white layer of the circles with my Cuttlebug machine and the Swiss Dots folder.
I added texture to the cupcake paper with my crimping tool.
Thanks for coming by today! Tomorrow I’ll be back with a few wintry projects created with my Cricut. I hope to see you then!
I have quite a few pictures that I need to get caught up on for our family scrapbooks and am hoping to fiercely tackle that list in 2013. I keep a little flip notebook on my desk where I write down sets of photos I want to scrap. This way I can browse the list for pictures that might fit a particular paper line that I need to work on for a design team project, or find a set of photos that matches the mood I am in that day. Admittedly, I have been ignoring this next set of photos from August 2010. It was a great memory, but I always struggle to find a “pretty” way to scrapbook photos with so many colors and people in them. I just never know exactly where to start!
In the of a New Year and new beginnings, I sat down one day and decided to tackle them. I grabbed some pretty papers from the Carta Bella Alphabet Junction line and started layering.
I began with the attitude of not really caring whether I liked the end-result or not … I just wanted to get them DONE and in my book. (Please tell me I’m not the only one that feels this way about scrapping from time to time. ) But as I went, I actually ended up having fun with these photos and I like how it came together.
I can’t exactly remember where I picked up these chipboard letters … I think they were a random find at WalMart several years ago. But I had fun dressing them up a bit with a tiny polka dot background stamp by Doodlebug Design.
I wasn’t sure what to accent this page with to pull everything together. At first I was thinking of finding an image of a microphone to add to the end of the title and then sprinkling a bunch of stars around the page. I started browsing my Cricut cartridges and found these cute puppies on the Paisley cartridgedoing their tricks. I love the one with a hula hoop! So cute! I knew he would add a cute a whimsical touch … and animals always look cute on kid pages.
Yay! These photos are now DONE and marked off my list. Thanks for letting me share! Now to start brainstorming for that next set of pictures ….
Creative Memories has a brand new Cricut cartridge out called Holiday Frames & Tags. I created some holiday themed projects using this cartridge, but honestly, this is one of those cartridges that you will be pulling out all year long.
Use just the shapes from the tags to create accents for your page like I did with the tree and snowflakes here (snowbank is handcut).
Use the frames as a journaling spot. This cart also includes some FANTASTIC fonts!
I wanted to create a countdown that could be draped across my mantel. I cut out 12 envelope shapes, bending the flap backwards and adhering in place. this create a “pocket” for me to string the envelopes together on a ribbon. Inside each envelope are family activities and traditions that can be done on the days leading up to Christmas.
The kids are out school at the end of this week, so I will be as busy as an elf trying to get as much done as I can before they are home. If you don’t see me around much, just know that I am working away in Santa’s Workshop! Hehehe!