Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wow! I've got 100 Followers! I'm feeling some blog candy coming on!


Just saw this morning that I've got 100 followers!  This blog has been alot of fun to do!  I've met lots of fabulous creative people that have given me inspiration and ideas!  All of your comments have been so thoughtful and kind too!  I might try to do my first video in celebration,  we'll see how that goes.  I hope that I'm able to continue to keep you interested in coming back!

Leave a comment, you have until July 15th to win some blog candy!  Thanks for the fun!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

"Throwback Thursday" Challenge with Emma @ My Creative Time

Hello My Blogger Friends!

If you got to my blog from CNS First Blog Hop click here to continue the hop!  I want to give a special thanks to Nicole for setting up the "HOP"  it has been a lot of fun and I've got alot of new followers too.  To the newbies, I welcome you!  I hope this isn't too confusing...I needed to get this challenge posted before the deadline.

Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge  this week is to use Doodlecharms cartridge on a layout.  I hope you like it!

Cricut Cartridges: Doodlecharms, Plantin Schoolhouse
Paper:  Bazzill, DCWV, Doodlebug
PeachyKeen Stamps: Basic Paper Doll Faces
Cuttlebug: Mesh
White Pen, Stickles, Buttons, Hemp



We're Blog Hoppin' with Nicole at CNS!

Welcome everyone!
We're having a Blog Hop today and showcasing some of our favorite techniques.  Some of the girls are even giving away some blog candy!  I'll try to do it next time- just had two trips back to back...I'm on overload,overload ;o)  If you’re just arriving please start with Nicole at Canadian Nickel Scrapn  and hop your way through all the great blogs.  You should have gotten here from Jessica at Kinderstampo.  Your next stop after me, should be Mari at Made By Momo, she'll let you know where to go next.  I hope you get a chance to hop along and see all the great techniques we're sharing!  Don't forget to leave some blog love too! 

Here's my project...sometime back I went Solana Beach near San Diego and saw some pillows that were silk screened with monograms, numbers, "paris", etc..  They were super expensive...everything I liked was! ;o)  I remember thinking "I can make these!"  so here's my take on it

Burlap, Muslin, Stuffing, Provo Craft Vinyl, Acrylic Paint, Decorative Cording

1. cut fabric (burlap) to desired size for pillow
2. cut vinyl to same size as fabric or to the size of the image, leaving extra space between the image and the edge of the vinyl in all directions.
3.  place vinyl on cricut mat, vinyl side up
4. start cutting blade so that the image will be centered on the vinyl - this in not the time to be concerned about wasting vinyl - there will be some wasted, in fact it's neccessary!
5.  carefully take the part of the cut image that would normally be thrown away off the cutting mat and place in the center of the fabric, save the inside image for something else.
6.  carefully burnish (rub) the edges down on the fabric - spend some time doing this, especially on burlap so paint doesn't seep through.
7.  with a stiff brush dip into a small amount of paint -start paint brush on the vinyl moving towards the fabric, never start on fabric going to the vinyl, paint might seep underneath.
8.  when almost dry, carefully remove vinyl - your image should have real crisp edges.
9. cut 2 pieces of muslin the same size as the first piece.
10.  place one piece of muslin on both sides of burlap with decorative cord in between painted side of burlap and muslin.
11.  sew together on 3 1/2 sides, turn right sideout, stuff, the hand sew closed.

Now, remember to start with Nicole, and hop along!  Next stop from here is  Mari!

Have a creative weekend and enjoy!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Happy Friday!


This is a super quick post before I go off the dreaded place of work!  Just kidding, but I would rather be spending time in my "paper loft"!  I just wanted to announce that tomorrow I will be joining Nicole at Canadian Nickel Scrapn for a blog hop!  It will start at her blog and she'll give the list of who's next.  Some of the girls will have blog candy!  So I hope everyone joins in and shares some blog love with all!  Have a fabulous Friday!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Wow!  I've had a really busy week so I haven't been around here for a few days!  And my oh my alot of things are going on!  Lot's of postings (that I haven't been able to read), there's something coming up  that I don't think I'm suppose to talk about yet (aren't I terrible),  and then this award (that is totally undeserving) from Melanie at Scrappy Mel. And speaking about alot happening, she has just come out with a new line of clear stamps, that are sentiments that coordinate perfectly with some of the cricut cartridges.  I'm not sure where I was when she posted that they were ready to purchase, but somehow I missed it.  But not for long, I will be buying them, then they'll soon be in my "paper loft"!   Click here to see her first set.

Now I need to give this award to 5 worthy girls!  This is so hard, you are so talented!  But here goes...

1. Carolyn at The Scrap Avenue
3. Lauren at Oh Scraap!
4. Monique at Monkey Doodle Cricut
5. Amy at Scrapping Mommy

All of these women have awesome ideas, please go check out their blogs if haven't heard about them...which is highly unlikely!

Now I'm off to go camping!  I can't wait to see what everyone will have created, while I'm gone!  See you in a few days!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Made by Momo is having a challenge - Grad card!

Hi Again!

I know, another post...if you didn't see my other one today, scroll down to check it out!  I just wanted to get both of these challenges done before I left for my daughter's college graduation!  I can't believe it's been 4 years already!  I'll share some pics when I get back...

Well here's my card for  Made by Momo, it's like the one I made a couple of days ago.  However, this is more adult I think.  Hope you enjoy!

Cricut Cartridges:  Wildcard, Plantin Schoolbook
Paper:  Bazzill, 7 Gypsies, Theresa Collins, metallic unkown
Ribbon:  Papertrey Ink


Canadian Nickel Scrapn' is having a challenge give away!


I'm just doing a quick post for Nicole's give away at Canadian Nickel Scrapn' .  It's a summer themed project.  I hope you enjoy!

Cricut cartridge: Plantin Schoolbook, Lifes a Beach
Paper: Bazzill, Target $1 pack
Punch: Stampin Up


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Graduation Card


I hope you're enjoying your Saturday!  I'm cleaning, crafting and getting ready for a grad party (not necessarily in that order) Finally our weather here is beautiful, nice day to be outside!  This is when I really wish I had a gypsy! 

Here is the card I made for the young man's party that I'm going to today!  It's really a card/envelope all in one.  The card is cut from Wild Card on blackout, then I glued the sides to make a pocket.  Super Simple!

Cricut Cartridges:  Wildcard & Plantin School
Paper:  Bazzill & DCWV
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink
Brad & White Pen



Friday, June 4, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge at My Creative Time with Emma

Hi Everyone!

I see that I have some new followers...thank you!  I hope that I'm able to keep you interested in coming back!  I would love to be able to see your blog too, so leave me a comment with your blog, so I can take a peak!  I have so much going on in my life right now, a few challenges that I'd like to do.  Have to finish 50 baby shower invitations by Sunday.  Graduation parties!  Oh and the biggest news of all  my oldest daughter is graduating from UCSD in a that means a trip to San Diego...oh the things we do for our to a great place where the weather is usually perfect! ;o)  Oh wait I have bigger news...she had decided to stay there, so I don't have to give up my "paper loft"!  I'm grateful that the hard work I put in as a mother has paid off and I have an independant daughter, who wants to try to make it on her own even though she still has to get her Master's to get her "real job"!

Ok enough of my life... Emma at My Creative Time is having a challenge called "Throwback Thursday"  this weeks theme is using Animal Kingdom cartridge (if you don't have it, then it just has to be an animal).  I don't have that cart so I used Doodlecharms for the animal and shell and Stretch your Imagination for the leaves.


Cricut Cartridges: Doodlecharms, Stretch your Imagination
Paper:  Bazzill, Making Memoriest
Punches: Stampin Up, Martha Stewart
Stickles, Frost White Ink Paint, Silver Cord, pop dots