Friday, September 19, 2008

Quick Create!

I needed a card for tomorrow. My daughter is having her 3rd birthday party, and one of her guests will turn 3 while we're gone on the cruise. I have her gift, but needed to get a card made for her. This is a quick one, but I really like it. She loves Tinkerbell ...

Tinkerbell is cut using my Cuttlebug and SU mint melody (I think) paper. It is a combo set of an embossing folder and a cutting die. The frame behind her is also a combo and is called Star Frame. It is cut from yo yo yellow - also SU. The paper is pale plum, and the edge is embossed with one of the new edge embossing folders (comes in a set of 5 or 6, I think). The background is stamped using a doodle from SU and white craft ink. Little green gems embellish the flowers on the doodles.

Oh .... and the dark area in the bottom right-hand corner is just a shadow. Sorry. :(

I sure hope she likes the card. It was done especially for her.

Have a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!!!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Is it the 70s?

We went tie dye C-R-A-Z-Y! LOL!!! I wanted all of us to have tie dyed shirts for our cruise - or for the Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. I thought that if I was going tie dye some things, I might as well use up the dye and dye everything I could find. :)

Ideally, they would each have a cute Mickey head in the middle of the shirt. That worked .... sort of .... for all but 2 of them. That's ok. They all turned out great. Two of them just don't have the 'ideal' Mickey on them.

These shirts belong to the boys. They really turned out great. Can you see the Mickey on each one??? :) I love them.

This one is Mark's. It didn't have a Mickey head - at least, not a well-defined one, but the colors are so great!! We just love it.

Both of these shirts are Jaydin's. The one with orange in the middle is suppose to have a Mickey head on it, but it didn't quite turn out that way. That's ok. She's happy with it, and the shirts really look cool.

These two shirts are mine and my mom's. Both have pretty clearly discernible Mickey heads. Can ya see them?

The last 3 pictures are of the pillowcases and tote bags we made.

This is the pillowcase on my pillow!

None of these are paper, but this is what my crafting was yesterday. I would love to have your thoughts!

Have an awesome night!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Cards & Bleeding Tissue Technique

Yesterday, I needed to make 5 cards for birthdays in October. My SU order came last week, and I really wanted to try a couple of the sets. These daisies just cried for the bleeding tissue technique (from Technique Junkies!). A sunset scene would go perfectly with the daisy silhouettes. I pulled out my purple, yellow, orange, and red tissue and went to work. Before I knew it, I completed 6 backgrounds. They made really pretty cards - without much embellishment needed. Hopefully, my friends won't mind getting similar cards for the October birthdays. :)

These card were made using bleeding tissue from Michael's and SU glossy cardstock. The daisies are from Upsy Daisy set - new this catalog - and are stamped in basic black. Elegant Eggplant is used for the back layer.

This card is done the same way (and is the one on the right above), but "live with passion" is stamped as a sentiment on the front. It's stamped with basic black directly on the background. The sentiment is from the new SU set Inspired By Nature.

October cards are done. Cruise is right around the corner!!!

Have a great day, and remember that there's a great, big, beautiful tomorrow shining at the end of every day! :)

Friday, September 05, 2008

Can't resist ...

Our cruise is coming up soooooo soon, and I canNOT wait!!! :) We are making gifts for some others on our cruise that are participating in the Fish Extender program. Our fish extender pocket thing was posted a couple of weeks ago. Anyway, I decided to do gifts for the kids and gifts for the adults. I'm a bit afraid that what I've done for the adults (one per cabin because I made all of them) is lame. Soooooo, I'd appreciate your opinions and thoughts.

These are the little gifts that I made. They are magnetic frames for small 3x4 pictures. You just load the pictures at the opening in the top of the frame. Lame???

The paper used is all SU - real red and basic black. The stamped sentiment - Magical Moments - is a Disney set that I bought in WDW several years ago. It is stamped in basic black ink. The frame front with the Mickey ears was cut with the Cricut. I cut 4 at a time using the Design Studio and 12x12 paper. The ears from Mickey Font were welded onto a rectangle from George. I spaced it all out so that each frame fit into the middle of a 6x6 piece.

Ok ... your turn. Tell me what you think.

AND ..... VAL and KIMBERLY ....... you aren't suppose to be looking!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!

Have a great night and remember .... there's a great, big, beautiful tomorrow at the end of every day! (I hope to hear that in person in 4 weeks!!!!!!!)

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Arrrgh, Matey!

My youngest child is turning 3 in just a few weeks. It's so hard to think that she's growing up so very fast. Anyway, as everyone knows, when a child turns such an important age, a party must ensue! So, in a couple of weeks - just before we leave for the cruise - we will have a fun pirate party for the little pirate princess here at our house. Now, coming up with a QUICK, girly invitation to a pirate party was interesting. I knew that my Cricut was a must. I can cut things so fast with the bug. Below is what I came up with. Yes, it could be more fancy, but I needed 22 of them, so fancy was not in my time allotment.

The cards were designed in the Cricut Design Studio. I used George for the square silhouette around the skull and crossbones, Plantin' Schoolbook for the back of the card, the inside liner of the front, and the hearts in the skull, and Paper Dolls for the skull and crossbones (I LOVE that cart!!). The paper is all SU. I had to use several colors because I didn't have enough of any of them to make all of the invitations. Oh well, variety is the spice of life, right? :) The bow on the front is the small organdy that SU retired some time ago.

Inside the invitations, I adhered the actual invitations. I printed them on computer paper and cut them out. After cutting them, I scrunched them up and inked the edges with basic brown ink.

As usual - let me know what you think!

I have several more projects in line before the cruise. The cruise is coming in only 3 1/2 weeks, too!!!!! :)

Have a great, big, beautiful tomorrow! (and today, too!)