Saturday, March 10, 2012

I Love my Cricut!! Look what he has helped me to make!!

I made this piece of "functional art" to enter it into the challenge on the Circle Blog. This is what the challenge said   " Create a piece of wall art (canvas, art board, sign, vinyl directly on wall, framed art, shadow box, etc.). Use at least three colors."

This is what I started with!! It is magnetic board with hooks that was meant for a child's room.

And here is what I re-purposed it to!! I used my Cricut for adding all the fun shapes to cover the hearts and flowers on the top of the frame as well as on the little box. I love how this turned out!! It is hanging by our back door. It serves as a key hanger as well as a magnet board to put things I don't want to forget to take when I go to town eg: receipts for returns,  perscriptions to be filled etc. I also keep a pen there to write quick notes or reminders on the hidden post-its in the little book. Here it is!!!

 Here are some close-ups of the details.

I love this fish from  and the hibiscus flowers from.

Do you see the paper curl exposing a different pattern underneath?  Fun sea turtle and seahorse!!

These are the magnets.

The hidden post-it notes.

I used these materials and tools to alter this board: Cricut Expession, Gypsy, Tie the Knot, Splish Splash, Dreams Come True, Paper Dolls Dress-Up, Luau, Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue, Tim Holtz distressing tool, Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks (on metal hooks), Tim Holtz metal tag, TH Distress Ink, Pebbles Chalks, Sookwang Tape, Mod Podge, Alene's Quick Dry, Zig glue pen, TH metal corners, hat pin and Swarovski Cystal beads, Your Story paper trimmer, hair elastic, TH Tiny fastener, chipboard, bone folder, ATG adhesive, cricut sissors, Tattered Angels chipboard pieces, hot glue gun and sticks, clear embossing powder, Utee, heat gun, Exacto knife, TH tag and crystal charm., TH jump rings, eyelets, Imaginesce Crop-a-Dial, Glimmer Mist, Hot-fix metal bling, and the I-Rock.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Let's Get Sketchy Challenge #1

Hi everyone, It was a beautiful sunny but cool day here. I saw a few robins in the yard on my way to check the mail, spring must be getting closer!! I was able to complete a layout today for the first official challenge at Let's Get Sketchy I found a picture of the kids in our back yard from 2008. I have always loved this picture, the colors are so vivid.

 Here is the sketch we are to follow.

This was a fun sketch to work with as I was able to use many papers from the collection.

Supplies used -
Pink Paislee Hometown Summer 
Bazzil pale yellow cardstock
Yellow Stickles Cricut,
 Gypsy, Create a Critter, Gypsy Wanderings,Mother's Day Bouquet
  Distress Ink Scattered Straw
Zig Glue Pen
Tombow pen brown
Cuttle Bug and Embossing folder
Bakers twine

Monday, March 5, 2012

Let's Get Sketchy Spring Challenge

Good Morning Everyone!! It sure feels like this Winter is dragging on and on. I am really looking forward to Spring and to playing in my gardens. It looks like that will be a few weeks away yet as it is pretty soggy out there.... rain, rain, rain! I was happy to participate in this Spring inspired LO challenge over at Let's Get Sketchy. This is a non-sketch challenge where we are asked to use all of these pastel colors.
Fun Colors eh? I loved doing this challenge. I found a perfect set of pictures of my daughter and her cousin when they were both about two years old playing house on a really warm afternoon in June. So cute they were!! And, yes, they are "in the buff"!!

   Materials List Cardstock - Autumn Leaves Printed Paper - DCWV Flowers and Butterfly - Prima ATG adhesive mini brads and buttons from my stash. Computer and printer Cricut Expression, Gypsy, Martha Stewart All Occasion Cakes, Fabulous Finds. Cuttlebug and embossing folders. Cutter and blades.  

                                                                      Have a great Day!    Hugs, Colleen