Friday, December 10, 2010

My First Imagine Project ; An Easy Gift Idea

I covered a fireplace match Box with paper printed with my Imagine. The striped paper is Imaginesce. The phrase, tag and trees are from Winter Frolic colored with the Imagine cart Frosty. I used a border punch from EK Sucess for the lace look edge. Red stickles for the glitter accents. And a pretty red bow to finish it off. This is my entry for the Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

My first Blog Awards!! I'm so excited!!

I was awarded two of these awards a couple days ago I have only had time to post them now!!

To accept this award, I must do the following:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded me this award
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

I received them from my wonderfully crafty friends:
Please click on the two awards on my sidebar to see their pages. Thank you much to both of you!!

Sharing eight things about myself:
1. I am married to my best friend.
2. I have seven wonderful children from the ages of 30 down to 13. The first six are boys, the last one is a girl. I also have three very cute grandchildren, all boys!!
3. I have industrial first aid training level 3.
4. I hybidize Daylilies and have over 100 named varieties and near 1000 hybrids. I hope someday to register(name)a few of my own daylilies.
5. In my early fourties I worked at a copper mine as sample bucker and a Primary Crusher operater, I crushed over 20,000 tonnes of rock in a 12 hr shift!!
6. I have a real love for nature and animals.
7. I would like to get better at photography.
8. I am a certified dog groomer and did that for over 20 years when my children were younger.
Here are eight Blogs I have discovered that I would love you to visit!!

Sorry but I tried to link back to these blogs (grrr) but was not successful. Please copy and paste into your browser to veiw.

Hope you all have time to visit these wonderful Blogs!! There is so much talent out there!! Have a great day, I'm off to let these wonderful crafty souls that I've nominated them for this award!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Two Turtle Doves

This is my entry for the Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge. I so hijacked PC with this one. I made my own "snowflake flowers" designing the quilling flowers on my gypsy, cutting them on the Cricut and using the PC Quilling tool to wind them . I used spray adhesive and glittered them. The turtle-doves were fun to make and dress -up!! The challenge was to make a gift box or bag with one of the templates on the cartridges. There must be at least 4 cricut cuts used. My papers are from Wintertime by Echo Park Paper Company.

Friday, November 26, 2010

An Ornament for my Mom and Dad!

This is an ornament from the discount bin at Canadian Tire. It is glass and about 5" across. I used my gypsy to design the name and frame. I then cut the black vinyl on my cricut. I used double sided tape to apply the glitter in circles and strips.I also put crystals around the frame! Thanks for checking out my blog!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Some More of my Cards!!

See peeps I have been busy!!

Some of my Christmas Cards I made for this Year!

Most are made with the help of my Cricut and Gypsy!!

A Birthday Card for my Honey!!

This is the card I made for my husband for his birthday. It is also entered in the Circle weekly challenge. The challenge was to use a vintage elements,use at least 2 cuts with the cricut and follow the sketch.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

November Circle Challenge

The challenge this month was to make a home decor item that included at least one Cricut cut, an addition of something made with another PC product such as the Yudu, Your Story, Cuttlebug etc. Also to use felt and the color green. Here is my entry for the challenge.

The frame is from a discount store. It has ribbed - glass mat so you see the stand through the glass...don't like that so well for photographing.
I cut vinyl on my Cricut using the Heritage cart for the word "Family" at 1.75". The frame in green and black shadow were cut using the Cricut and the Christmas Cards cart at 4.5" x 5". The flowers are made with the new Cuttlebug Quilling sets, I loved using these fun and the possibilities are endless!! I sprayed the flowers with adhesive and glittered them. The leaves were cut in black felt using the leaf dies from the Quilling set..I had to shim up the stack with a bit of paper to cut the felt right through but the cuts are very crisp!! I added a metal stip from MM that I alcohol inked (Tim Holtz) using the colors Black and Lettuce. I used tulle and ribbon to drape the frame. I love how my project turned out. The people in the picture are my handsome son, John and his beautiful girlfriend, Alicia.

Printer's Tray finally finished.

I have not been posting much lately as I've been so busy. I finally finished the printer's tray for my neighbours. They have a fishing boat called Ocean Twilight. I spent hours tying and labeling the different knots before I actually started the tray.

The tray was spray painted with antique white matte finish. The metal drawer pull is alcohol inked in blues, red, silver and gold. Each square was done as a separate "picture" with the exception of the photos which were cut to line out in the adjacent squares. Stamps were used for the letters in the title "Ocean Twilight". The circles behind the letters were cut on the Cricut from Simply Sweet and are heat embossed. I used many different techniques for the squares, stamping, heat embossing, outline stickers colored with copics and a lot of different embellies from my stash. The letters in the square saying cod were cut from Printing Press cart on the Cricut. The fish netting was saturated with Mod Podge to stiffen it. The lighthouse, anchor, sea gulls and life ring were cut on the Cricut from Life's a Beach cart. The waves were cut from Wall Decor and More. I nailed cording around the frame with tiny finishing nails.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Birds of a Feather Challenge

This is a birthday card I made for our youngest son who turned 14 today. I chose an owl for this card. Dustin likes the barn owl who lives on our property.

The owl and his layers are from Create a Critter and was cut at 5". I used flowers from Accent Essentials cut at 1.90" folded in half to make his wings. The little leaves are leftover scraps from my leftover cuts box.
I used my Cuttlebug to emboss his layers: Divine swirls on his bottm layer. Mesh texture for his top layer. Swiss dots on his wings.
Stamp is from My Pink Stamper. Papers used also from my scrapbox.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I'm getting a head start on Christmas Crafting This Year!!

Had a great scrappy weekend!! Got eight of my Christmas cards finished and the Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge done!! I love how it turned out!!Here is my challenge entry!! You can't see the glitter on the background very well in the picture but in person it just sparkles!! and the Swarovski crystal gems are so pretty when they catch the light!!

This is the challenge: Projects must be able to hang on your Christmas tree. Use at least 4 cuts using your Cricut and use one other Provo Craft product to add someting to your design.

Here are the products I used:
- the paper is Basic Gray Wassail
- inked with Tim Holtz inks, vintage photo and antique linen
- Sookwang adhesive
- Glitter Ritz glitter
- Ad-tech glue runner
- white organza ribbon
- Jolee's Crystallized gems
- Cricut expression
- Cuttlebug
- Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Forest Branches
- Christmas Cartridge
- Very Merry Tags Cartridge
- Teardrop Cartridge
- Gypsy (I love my Gypsy)
Cricut Cuts:
- 2 Deer @ 3.5"
Very Merry Tags
- circle tag (flipped) @ 6.02
- circle tag w/ circle frame @ 4.93" from Teardrop cart welded inside to make window. Hide contour used to hide outside of circle frame.
- circle frame @ 4.92
- circle frame shadow @ 4.93
-circle frame blackout @ 4.62
To assemble:
1. Base(back) flipped Circle tag
2.blackout circle frame centered on tag (for stability)
3.windowed circle tag frame shadow
5.Sookwang covered and glittered center of circle frame shadow frame
7. deer (dark)
8.deer (light) offset over dark deer
(deer embossed w/cuttlebug)
9. deer's harness

Would love to see pictures if anyone make something using this pattern! You could use a different cut instead of the deer for the center if you would like.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Enfys is sharing her Goodness and some Goodies!!

Go here and learn how to color with alcohol markers!! And while you are there enter to win a great set of Pro-markers.

Thanks Enfys it's great to learn from one of the best!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My entry for the Imaginisce Monthly Challenge

I really wanted to do this challenge but I only had two pieces of older Imaginisce paper. Yikes!! So I called up my Cricut to the rescue and he didn't fail me!! The challenge was to use at least 75% Imaginisce product and to follow the sketch.

Here is my interpretation.

I flipped the sketch and cut one of the photo spots in half to accomodate my pictures.I am happy with the results!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Look What I've found!! A huge Giveaway!!

I was doing the Imaginisce Blog Hop this morning, what a lot of inspiration!! And Giveaways!! Here is what I found!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

My Mamogram Reminder

I will keep this on the fridge to remind me it is time to book my mammy!! The stamp is Penny Black.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sharing My Little Secret!!

Have you ever had hard time finding matching ribbon for your projects? Well me too!!
So I came up with this idea. I used a piece of white organza ribbon and stamped it using black Stazon. I let the ink dry for a few minutes. I then took my felt markers..I used copics.Careful not to rub over the stazon ink as this can ruin Copic markers I dabbed carefully with the tip of my Copic pen to color the stamped image and Viola!! When choosing marker colors go quite a bit darker as color is muted. And make sure to stamp and color ribbon over a clear sheet of paper as it goes thru. Have fun stamping your ribbon!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Partial Shape Christmas Card Using Create a Critter

This card was made for a challenge at Wee Memories. I used Create a Critter for the dog and Christmas Cards for the card base.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

For The Live My Pink Stamper Challenge!!

The Challenge was to make a card in 30 minutes using the colors pink, purple and green!!!! Wow!!! What a rush!!

Huge Giveaway!!

Wee Memories has a huge Giveaway today!! Visit them as they have a wonderful Blog with lots of inspiration!! And a weekly Saturday Challenge that is sure to get you crafting!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Paper Secrets First Annual Spooky Blog Haunt

This is what I'm doing this morning. A bloghop!! Too Fun!! Then I'm out to the garden to tend my daylilies. Have a great day!!
Wow!! Finished the hop!! Whew that was a lot of inspiration!! Now heading outside!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Blog Hop For Breast Cancer Awareness Today!!

This morning I'm hopping all over the net looking at some great blogs. And yes, girls, I've booked my first mammie!! Thank you for the push!! Then it's off to the garden to transplant some daylily seedlings to larger pots for the winter.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Autumn Splendor Challenge

Here is my entry for the challenge at The Circle Blog. The criteria is as follows:
Weekly Challenge #3: AUTUMN SPLENDOR! Color Challenge
INCORPORATE THE COLORS PROVIDED(gray, orange, tan and burgundy), AND add lots of TEXTURE to your project.

Create a project of your choice (card, scrapbook page, home decor project, . . . the sky’s the limit!). Project must be newly created for this challenge and must include at least 2 cuts to qualify

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

2nd Circle weekly challenge

This weeks challenge was to make something using pink.At least 2 cuts from the cricut. and any three scallops,Flourishes, glitter, or ruffles. This door hanging has glitter,scallops and flourishes.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

As we head into the holiday weekend I wanted to make a little gift for my mom. Here is a Card/Teabag holder for Thanksgiving. I used Create a Critter for the chipmunk and My World for the tea box. The tag is from Tags Bags Boxes. I used little copper brads for the nails in the box. Copics and a white gel pen used to create dimension. Glossy Accents applied to the eyes to make them shine!! Stamp on the tag is Inkadinkado. Misc printed paper is from my stash and the cardstock is Bazzill. Thanks for looking . Have a great Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Circle Weekly Challenge: French Manor

The challenge is to use a least 2 cuts from French Manor and to also bling it up with jewels or pearls. I chose the cardinal cut at 3.5" and a medallion cut at 4" and quartered. I also used the twig and twig border on FM for the nesting materials. The paper is Love Notes from Little Yellow Bicycle . The jewels are Jolie crystals. Thanks for looking.