Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sneak Peek at Bridal Shower Invite

Hello Fellow Crafters, Bloggers, and Unknowns!  ;)

I'm really excited to share a sneak peek at a Bridal Shower Invite I'm working on.  My cousin is getting married and my family will be hosting her Bridal Shower.  Of course, pre-made invites are not allowed at this event; un-heard of!  LOL!  My brother and I have put our heads together and come up with this layout.  I think it's great and captures the theme well!

The invite is a 5X6.5 card front.  I used 2 Cricut cartridges; Lacy Labels and Sweethearts.  The bride is cut out on velvet paper.  Pearl, gem stone, and floral embellishments were used.  The frame around the bride is glitter paper.

Now it's time to work on the back of the invite.  Guess we should include the when and where?!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Time to... "Escape"

Good Evening Fellow Crafters (and to those who happened to stumble on my blog in a random google search).  ;)

A couple weeks ago, I needed a card for a teacher friend and didn't have any pre-made; so I was flipping through my Cricut Magazines for inspiration and found one.  I ended up using "Kate's ABC" cartridge; and what I thought was going to be a quick card, I realized this isn't going to be one.  LOL!

Here is the finished product...

Inspiration came from Cricut Magazine special edition "Cards" pg.15

Supplies: Cardstock-Stampin' Up; Patterned Paper- DCWV Travel; Stickles; Sharpie pen; Pearl Embellishment-Stampin' Up Pretties Kit, Letter Stickers-Unknown; White Gel Pen
I distress the "sky" paper.  Not too bad; if I say so myself.  ;)
That's all I have to share for now.  So until next time...


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Patriotic Wreath

Good evening fellow crafters and/or random person (who happened to stumble upon my blog)!   ;)

When looking at a calendar and taking note of the holidays and special occasions, there are several holidays that focus on appreciation for America and those who have served in our military.  When I was making my wreath, I wanted to be able to use it more than once a year; so when deciding on the images I kept that thought in mind.  Here is my finished project...

Materials used: 12 inch wire wreath - Michael's; Tulle - local Sew Store; Cricut - markers & cartridges "Stand and Salute" & "Independence Day"; Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Creative Imaginations, Recollections; Red/White Twine - The Twinery; Ribbon and Fibers - Michael's; Glitter (lots of it) - Martha Stewart.  :)

Dog Tags read: "Support Our Troops" and "Let Freedom Ring"
Give a shout out to my brother who helped me out with how to "bling" the Eagle.  ;)
Well...that's it for now; so until next time...
Three cheers for the red, white, and blue!


Friday, June 29, 2012

June Crafts

Happy Fabulous Friday!

I love me my Fridays!  ;)

So...this past month I worked on 2 crafts one for my brother's b'day and another for my father for Father's Day.

First up is my brother's b'day and here is the card I made him for this year.

Inspiration came from a Cricut Magazine issue Feb 2012.
Supplies: Recollections brown, white and black cardstock; Stampin Up shades of green cardstock, sentiment stamp, balloon; Cricut Cartridge Pagoda;  The Twinery red/white twine; blue rhinestones; Martha Stewart red glitter; adhesives

And three days later was Father's Day and here is out my mind created this year for my dad...

A beach/surf shack!!  :)  I've seen wood birdhouses at Michael's store for a while now and one particular style reminded me of a beach hut.  So...for the past 4 years I have hand crafted a Father's Day gift for my dad and thought this would be a great gift for his office.

Supplies: Cricut cartridge Life's A Beach; Michael's Store birdhouse and sea shells; acrylic paints shades of brown and green; real sand; cardstock from various companies; Recollections metallic gold pen, Local Sew Store green trim; Stampin Up hemp twine; adhesives.


That was it for the month of June.  Currently I'm working on a 4th of July wreath.  Stay tuned for that.

Have a crackle bang boom Independence day!  ;)~

Thursday, May 24, 2012

I'm Back and Sharing!

Good Day Fellow Crafters!

It has been almost a year since I posted and shared on my blog.   Well, I am back and blowing the dust off this page and giving it a new look with some of the projects I've been working on.

Mother's Day Gift 2012

I found the inspiration for this project in the March 2012 Cricut Magazine (on the cover as well as page 106) by Roree Rumph (blog:
Supplies: Wood box, Paint, Floral wire, Floral foam: Michael's Craft Store; Patterned paper: Stampin' Up!; Buttons: Scrapbuck; Sentiment sticker: K&C Company (I THINK); Cricut Cartridge FOREVER YOUNG; Adhesives  

I am also re-vamping my facebook page as well.  Please stop on by and give a "LIKE";  :D

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wanna Smore with Sebastian?

Happy Thursday All!

I'm getting ready to head to Chicago for my family reunion; but first I wanted to share this last project I was able to squeeze in.  

I was crafting with a friend and she had The Disney Princesses cartridges.  As I was going through them, I saw the image of Sebastian (from The Little Mermaid) and thought he was the perfect fit to my beach layout.  He adds a lot more "life" to my page.  :)  

The layout size is 8.5 X 11.
Enough room for a wallet size picture.
I used Stickles to embellish the fire, top of the palm tree, marshmallows and Sebastian's face. 
I used a brown Sharpie pen to add a shadow effect on the title.
Also, I put Sebastian on an Action Wobble.
He know's how to shake it.  LOL!  :)
TA-DA!!!  ;)

Until next time... keep you craft groove going!  :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Dress Form Stand

I found this dress form stands at a local craft store; Wooten's Scrapbook Co.  I kept coming back to them and visioning what/how I would decorate them.  One of the sales girls made a few suggestions and I'm out the door with two of them!  :)  Overall, I'm proud of my finished project; since this was my first try at decorating one of these. 

This is what I started with.
And... this is what I finished with.  :)
My plan of attack when I started, was to start with the skirt and work down the base/stand.
I found wonderful stack of paper by DCWV "The Lace and Linen Collection."
The flower on the base were from Prima and I used pink and silver Stickles in the center of flowers.
Now, I will ask for opinions on this: what are your thoughts of covering the base/stand with flower like I did?

I said it above and have to say it again; check out DCWV "The Lace and Linen Collection."  Beautiful papers!!  :)
I cut strips of paper for skirt by 8.5 X 1.5
Then I would tear the excess off.  I used modge podge gloss.  This was my first time using modge podge and after seeing the finished skirt now realized what gloss glue does.  ;)

Unfortunately, I forgot what cartridge I used to cut the hearts; however the size of hearts are 3/4".
I used chantilly lace and threaded pink grosgrain ribbon to make the scarf.

The large flower came from Prima Flowers.

Well...hope you enjoyed my first decorated dress form stand.  I have one more to do; but mulling around with a theme and to what theme.  Suggestions?  :)