Saturday, April 23, 2011

Is a Football the Right Shape for an Easter Egg?

I really wanted to make an egg shaped card.......I mean really wanted to! And would you believe that with all the Cricut cartridges I own, none of them have an egg shape? So what's a girl to do? Improvise!

I used the Just Because Cards cartridge, and used the football image! OK.....maybe it's a bit wonky.....but it was the best I could do! ; ) I used my Gypsy to weld the egg/football together and cut it at 5". I also used a sweet Crafty Secret's image from the Seasonal Image and Journal Booklet. The frame is by Tattered Angels and was inked and glittered. I also added some Platinum Stickles to the edges.
I cut the tag using my Sentimental's cartridge and a sentiment by Papertrey Ink.

So are ya laughing at me? It's totally OK......I know I am a dork! ; )

Have a wonderful and blessed Easter!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hello Thursday!

Good morning! Today is always such a fun day because once a month Provo Craft releases their new cartridges! I got the opportunity to play with a couple of the cartridges which were posted on the Cricut Circle blog......but I was able to squeak out one more card using the brand new cartridge called Paper Lace 2. And yes, there is a Paper Lace can find that one HERE. I adore these cartridges because doilies and such are all the rage right now and you can cut your own using these cartridges. The possibilities are endless! I cut 1 at 3 1/4" using yellow paper. I used glossy accents and lots of glitter. I then used the shadow cut and layered the pieces. This became the "backdrop" to my little vintage tag. I also used last month's release, Elegant Edges to create a frame for the tag. That was also glittered. ( I know.....surprise, surprise!) I used some seam binding and pearls to finish it off. The papers are by Crate Paper and Basic Grey.

Also.....I am super excited to share THIS with you! A Sneak peek at the Cricut Birthday's Book! ; )
Have a wonderful Thursday!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Celebrate Today!

Hey there! What a week it has been. I've been away from my computer and craft room a bit. Other things in life right now have been a bit higher on the priority list.....and need to be taken care of. So if you notice a bit of sporadic will know why.

I have a card today that uses Provo Craft's Imagine machine and the Yummy cartridge. I adore this chocolate candy image! Of course I had to put my own spin on it by adding lots of glitter, a piece of vintage lace, a glittered heart (also cut from the Imagine), a flower, button, and stamped tag! The paper is by Girl's Paperie. I added a few rhinestones as a final finishing touch!
My motto......layer, layer, layer! Oh! And add glitter too! ; )

I am taking Kyle to the private high school today for a tour and a chance to meet a couple of teachers. I am hoping this will ease his anxiety for next year. I am also taking a math class again tonight as part of my continuing education. So I guess this means......another craftless night.....*sigh*

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday! Thank you, thank you for popping by!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Down on the Farm!

Good morning! What a busy weekend I've had! It was spent catching up with family, grandparents mostly. Saturday night was spent celebrating my mom's birthday. (65) Sunday we celebrated Brian's Gram's birthday.....91 years old! Following that was a Palm Sunday lunch with my dad, sister, niece, and nephew. My crafty time has still been limited, but I did manage to find a few hours Friday night to create. It felt good to get back into the swing of things.....even if just for a little while. I used Crafty Secret's Farm Chicks set. It is such an adorable set.....even if I am a city girl at heart! ; ) The chickens were colored with Copic Markers. For the ground I used an old washcloth and my blending solution. Just wet the washcloth with the blending solution and dab the ground. It gives it nice texture and blended the sky and ground a bit together. The entire image was cut out with the Spellbinder's Eyelet Squares. I threaded twine through the holes to give it a rustic feel. For the Grade A image, I used Copic markers as well as Prisma colored pencils. I glossy accented the eggs. The stick pin was created with an open circle stick pin and a brad. I took the prongs off the brad and simply glued the brad to the stick pin.
The papers are just scraps I had in my stash. Some Graphic 45, Daisy D's.........remember Daisy D's? And yep......still have some of their paper!

It is a rainy Monday here.......gloomy, with snow in the forecast. Yuck. I really, really need spring to arrive! This icky weather is driving me crazy!

Hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for popping in!