Friday, April 30, 2010

American Beauty Layout

I don't know about you, but I'm starting to get that summery feeling. Summer always makes me think of July 4th, and so I decided to get a jump on some summery layouts. Here's one I'd like to share with you...

For this layout, I used papers that I found at Hobby Lobby last weekend on sale. It was a pack of Bazill paper in military colors. The pack I purchased were colors for the Marines which included this blue and red, and also included a goldish yellow color and black. There were 4 sheets of each color and I got the pack for $3.79...not too shabby!

I cut the large star from my Hannah Montana Cricut cartridge. Then I distressed the edges a bit with some scissors and inked the edges lightly using Momento ink.

The fireworks are from Stand and Salute. It's difficult to see in this photo, but the white shadow is shimmery paper. The red glitter paper is from the Martha Stewart Christmas stack that was out this past holiday season. It is very thick, but cut beautifully in my Cricut.

The word American I cut from, once again, my Hannah Montana cartridge (I just LOVE that cart!). I welded the shadow using my Gypsy. The blue letters were cut from some plain blue cardstock which I then glittered by hand using a Xyron sticker maker and some Martha Stewart glitter.
The word, beauty, is done in Gypsy Font and welded. You can't really tell in this photo, but it's cut from DCWV glitter paper. The more sparkle the better-I always say!

Just a little sentiment I added at the bottom...

This star was made by painting chipboard shapes with shimmery acrylic paint and then heaping a bunch of Martha Stewart glitter on top.

The same goes for the circle shape...I'm just now discovering how fun covering "naked" chipboard can be! And I've got to tell ya...Folk Art metallic acrylic paints are the way to go.

There's my layout, thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Cupcake Birthday Card

Here is a card I made for my sister in law's birthday. It's very simple and very sweet! Hope you like it...

The paper is from the K&Company stack called Chocolate Neopolitan by Brenda Walton. I just LOVE pink and brown together! I cut the card shape from A Child's Year. The sentiment came from a large package of clear stamps that I picked up at Big Lots for ONE DOLLAR! Oh! How I looooove that store and their amazing scrapbooking steals!

The cupcake shape I cut from the From My Kitchen cartridge. After I cut out the shapes, I cut off the cherry stem by hand. I didn't feel this card needed that.

I also ran the frosting through my Divine Swirl Cuttlebug folder. After I did that, I felt like it needed a little something extra, so I traced over the swirled impressions with what has fast become a FAVORITE of mine--a Sakura GLAZE pen. I used the white one, which dries clear. It gave my 'frosting' some shine, which is pretty. These pens are so cool! It's like an embossing pen! I really love the dimension they add to an image. They retail for $19.99 at Michael's (for a set of 10, I believe) and I used a 50% off coupon to purchase them (of course!).

And the pink 'cherry' on top is a larger pink brad I happened to have in my stash.

Thanks for looking at my card! I hope you can maybe snag an idea or two from it. Take care!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A couple coupons to share

I have a lot of cleaning and organizing to do today, but I wanted to share these couple of coupons with you all first. Have a great week!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Get your coupons!

Also, don't forget that Michael's has the $69.99 Cricut cartridges for $29.99 and the $89.99 cartridges for $39.99 this week! Other bargains to take advantage of are 60% off ribbon, 40% off scrappads, 40% off trimmers and punches, Xyron adhesive and refills, ink pads, embossing powders, albums, and album refill sheets. They must have known that my birthday is this week! LOL

Have a great week and happy shopping!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Diaper Cake

Here's a diaper cake I made using my Cricut. I just finished it up last night! It's my second diaper cake, but my first using the Cricut!

All the shapes I used match the blocks I put on the top of the cake. Well, they pretty much match, anyway...I tried my best! ;)
The little monkey is from New Arrival ( I think?). I cut him out, added white brads for the eyes and pop dotted his belly and mouth to give him some dimension.

The airplane is from New Arrival and I ran it through with the distressed lines Cuttlebug folder.
For the Welcome Ashton strips I cut out slider circles from Fabulous Finds, adhered the orange circles on top (which had been embossed using Swiss Dots), and added the faux stitching with my Gellyroll pen. Then I threaded them all onto blue ribbon from Michael's. Cute!

The puppy is cut from my Cricut...I think Doodlecharms....I pop dotted the nose and ears and again used brads for the eyes. He is just too cute...

Thanks for looking at my diaper cake. These are just so much fun to make! I just LOVE giving gifts for babies!

Baby shower card

Here's a card I made for a baby shower I'm going to this Saturday. I made it to match the wrapping paper I'll be wrapping her gift with....I guess I should have gotten a photo of that, too! LOL Oh well...The turtle matches the wrap almost exactly. I think it came out super cute. He's from Walk In My Garden. The card itself is the onesie image from New Arrival. I made it using my Gypsy. I took the image, made it the size I wanted, then copied it. With the copy, I flipped it and welded it so that the card is joined at the neck of the onesie.
I ran the little turtle shell through my Sizzix purse using the tiny bubbles Cuttlebug embossing folder. It made him look more 'turtley.' LOLOL

See, the card opens up from the bottom. I cut four hanger images out of yellow cardstock and glued them all on top of eachother to make the hanger. Then I slipped it through the neck, and now it can be actually hung on my gift. So cool!

On the inside I cut the sentiment from my Gypsy and stamped the rest...and had to add some more of that supercute faux stitching with my Gellyroll pen. :)
Thanks for looking at my card. I usually don't make cards, but I did this time so that I could match my card to my wrapping paper. I have a thing about :)

Tuesday Morning specials TOmorrow!!!

You may want to stop by Tuesday Morning if you're in the neighborhood starting tomorrow. They are having Tim Holtz grungeboard 2 packs and embossing powder cases for $7.99!
Also, they will be having various craft tools for .99 to $7.99....I'm looking at the photo and I see Martha punches!!! Not to mention various trimmers and other cutting tools.
Looks like you're not gonna want to miss this!
Happy Shopping!