Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I'm not sure where I found this little poem from...maybe a greeting card??? Whenever I see a quote or poem I cut it out or copy it and keep it as a page idea. I have a few composition books that I put everything into. It's the only way I can keep all those ideas and souces of inspiration straight! lol
This was actually an accident. Instead of EMbossing the word 'my heart', I DEbossed it! lol I kinda think this looks better anyway :) The butterfly and butterfly paper strip are punch outs from the paper stack. I made them more my own by inking the edges. The title comes from the Gypsy Wanderings Cricut cartridge.
This layout was all my own...well, except for the poem...that came from a book or something...I just can't remember! lol The words My and Boy were cut from Graphically Speaking and embossed using the Distressed Stipes and the Circles and Dots Cuttlebug embossing folders. The boots are from Stand And Salute.
Well, there's what I've been up to the last couple of days! The rest of the week is going to be pretty eventful so I don't think I'll have much time to be scrapping. Eh...who am I kidding? I'll try to manage to squeeze in a little something here or there! LOL
Monday, May 24, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
For the title I used my Gypsy to weld "my first" and "bunny" from the All Mixed Up Cricut cartridge. After cutting, I inked the edges of the word (and all of the mats as well) with Dew Drop chalk ink in Gingerbread. Then I used a white gel pen to add some faux stitching. So CUTE!
For the word "chocolate" I used my Gypsy to weld the letters from the Batman Cricut cartridge (even if you aren't into Batman, this font is fabulous and makes the cartridge well worth it!). After cutting it out, I thought it needed a little something extra so I used a Sakura clear Glaze pen to trace around the edges of the letters ( I also did this for the chocolate bunnies on the page). It makes the chocolate look more chocolaty, I think. LOL
The color is kind of off in this particular photo, but you can really see how the glaze pen makes a shiny embossed look on the lettering. LOVE IT!!!
This coloring in this photo is more true to life...I'm still learning how to work my DSLR camera :)
This border was made using a Martha Stewart Drippy Goo edge punch and then I traced all the little goo drips with the glaze pen.
Now, most of you are probably thinking I used the Easter 2010 cartridge to create my chocolate bunnies on this page...but I didn't! I still want that cart, but it's just not in my budget right now -so I improvised. I noticed there is a bunny shape on the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge. Well, it didn't have the cool half eaten bunny ear look, so what I did was drop a scalloped circle from Mini Monograms onto the ear using my Gypsy. Just make sure you don't weld it. (Yet another reason YOU NEED a Gypsy!) I think that is a great way to make something look like a bite has been taken out of it.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
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Anyway...ever since we got this cartridge in the mail my 5 year old son has been begging to make one of everything from it, lol. We made a Batman and Joker a few nights ago, but for My Pink Stamper's challenge, I wanted to make something different.
I know, I know...this door hanger is not very 'different' or unique...but my little guy wanted it to be exactly like it looked in the cartridge handbook. Sometimes you just can't reason with a 5 year old...LOL :) Oh well, it was short, simple, and to the point. Super simple projects are great!
Before I begin, the large white square and smaller rectangular square of cardstock are not part of the layout. I just put those there for privacy reasons. I don't think the families in my community would appreciate me splattering their children's names faces all over the internet, lol.
The apple paper is Paper Studio paper I picked up at Hobby Lobby, and so is the lined paper (I think).
For this I used my Gypsy to weld and manipulate the rick rack from Plantin Schoolbook. I played around with the shape, trying to stretch it and thicken it until I was happy with it. I then cut it from a green cardstock sheet I got from Hobby Lobby (I'm not sure what brand of cardstock they carry-sorry!).
Here's my submission for the My Pink Stamper Challenge "Teacher Appreciation Days."
I used my Gypsy to weld the letters in TEACHER (which came from the Ashlynn's Alphabet Cricut cartridge). After cutting it, I used my white Sakura Gellyroll pen to create the faux stitching effect (I know I might just be on the verge of over using this technique-but I just can't help it! It's too stinkin' cute!!! lol).
I cut some flower shapes using my Gypsy and inked the edges, added some dimensionals between each layer, and used a button for the center.
The stamps are from the dollar bins at Michael's.
I can't wait to give this card to my daughter's teacher this week! I hope she likes it!