Monday, August 29, 2011

Elegant Edges LO

Here is a quick layout I did using the Elegant Edges cart for the pp. I added some pretty green ribbon, prima flowers and a tag that came with the paper pack. The blue-green paper is DCWV Shimmer stack. In this pick it looks off colored, but it matches in "real life"! LOL

small one

Birthday cards holder scrap page

Here is a Birthday card holder page for the end of my daughter's scrapbook. Each book ends with a 2 page LO of her Birthday party, but that always leaves one page at the back.... Here is what I usually do to fill that page, and also keep the birthday cards! This also qualifies as a challenge on Cafemom. I've used ribbon, an edge punch, faux stitching, eyelets, and some glitter!! The words are from my Cricut Tear Drop cartridge. Hope you like it!

small one

Friday, August 26, 2011

ATC Challenge on CCM

On Cafemom in my Cricut or scrap group we did an ATC elements swap. Everyone just sent in the "parts" to make an ATC. After we got all of our kits back we were supposed to make the ATCs using ALL of the pieces.... Here is what I came up with. I only sent 3 kits in! Didn't want to be too overwhelmed!

This one is probably my favorite out of all 3! There were a lot of pretty pieces I did not want to cover. Both ends of the PP were gorgeous, so I covered the less gorgeous one! LOL Not sure if you can tell but the edges are inked in a pink Shimmer Dew Drop

This starry night one was more easy for me. It just came together in a snap! The stars and moon just seemed to know where they should be. I really like it! The little Moon and star image is outlined in some glitter pen. The sparkly star by the center image is a button!! I had to sew it on. Pretty cool.. :)  (Oh, P.S. it IS supposed to be crooked!!)

THIS ATC was a pain! I'm not sure why. I love the metal & the pretty satin red ribbon.... but putting it together has not worked in my favor! LOL Under the word LOVE I painted some white acrylic paint to help the word pop after the pic was taken. I also moved the cord (not sure what kind! lol) all to the top. I'm liking it a LOT better since I made changes!! haha

small one

Circus LO (7 pics)

I just did this LO today, it's VERY bright, and cheery!! lol :) I kinda left it pretty plain, b/c it is pretty busy with SEVEN pics and the bright colors. I cut the banner from the hot air balloon, off of the Everyday Pop-up Cards cart, with ALL 3 layers. The title/ word CIRCUS is cut from Kate's ABCs. I also use an elephant $1 stamp from M's and colored it with some markers. I added some shimmer to the banner and title.
The orange and green papers are from a Color Bok (sp?) paper pad from Wal-Mart. The background paper is a Seasonal paper pack from Hobby Lobby. I got it a couple years ago.

These pics are horrible, I'll try to get some better one tomorrow before dark!

small one

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dream ATC

I am not sure if I had shared this ATC before (maybe in the P365, not sure).... I just came across it in my pictures and thought I'd share/share again! haha This ATC has some 3D butterfly stickers, a flower, faux stitching, brads, and a stamped sentiment. The faux stitching is using the We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy kit. I LOVE that thing!! lol It really is easy.

small one

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Love always ATC

Here is an ATC I made a couple days ago. I FOUND the little metal heart piece! lol I made the little Stick Pin :) I used DCWV Shimmer paper for the background & coordination Paper Magic (I think is the name) for the layer. I sanded and distressed that paper to let the red color show through. I inked some cord/hemp, then wrapped it around and tied it to the heart. I added a small piece of ribbon to the bottom. The ribbon was a bright, clean red, so I dabbed a little ink to make it darker.

small one

Stick pins (aka Hat Pins)

I found a video in a Cafemom group explaining how to make stick pins. It is REALLY easy. I just bought some straight pins & glass seed beads from the fabric department at my local Wal-Mart. (I found the beads on sale for $1, I bought a couple packs!) You just add a little Glossy Accents to the end of the pin and slide the beads on. Every now and then add a little move Glossy Accents so the beads don't move. Put a tiny bit on the end, after the last bead. After the beads are on stick the pin into something where it can hang upside down to dry. You could lay it in a little bowl upside down...
They were super easy! Here are a couple pics... I've made more since the pic!

small one

Friday, August 5, 2011

Recipe Swap Idea(s)

Here is one Recipe card I came up with for a recipe swap on Cafemom (Thanks to Roxie, for printing my recipe!). I have others that I have made and have received, but don't have pics.... I might do that later. lol

small one

Simple "Get Whale" Card

Here is a quick card My HUBBY and I made for my Aunt who had Spinal Surgery. It was just a quick little card to say we were thinking of her! The Whale is from Everyday Pop-Up Cards, and I'm not sure where we got the sun. We just added some Stickles for the water. On the inside it says Get Whale, We miss you!

small one

Indie Art Ice cream Cone Twinchies

In a Cafemom group we are swapping Summer Twinchies and Trinchies. I chose to do ice cream for my Twinchies. I used Indie Art from my Gypsy for the cones. I embossed the Ice cream with D'vine Swirls, and the cones with a bumby folder (not sure the name). I added a couple bling from the $1 bin. I also added Stardust, white & purple gel pens for the accents, and Glossy accents to make the edges of the Ice cream look wet. 

small one

Back to School Elements (Swaps)

I can't believe it's already time for kids to go back-to-school! It seems like this year JUST started. In a Cricut group on CM, we did a back-to-school page elements swap. This is what I came up with....

I made Twinchies with glue and scissors on them. I added some Stickles, fake stitching, and even some liquid pearls on the scissors to make them look shiny. I cut them from Locker Talk.

For my ATC I did Primary colors. I added stickles, fake stitching, and Stardust pen to accent. The ABC & 123 are from Kate's ABCs, and the focal point is from Locker Talk. I pop-dotted the center focal point.

small one