Thursday, February 28, 2013

Exploring Cricut Project - Stars in the City

Hello! Today is my turn at Exploring Cricut and I have a project that really easy and fun to work on. My daughter's school has a fashion show that the kids can choose to participate in called "Mad For Plaid." They are to take an old uniform and use it on a new creation. The girls decided to get clothing inspiration from the show "Sex In the City" character Carrie Bradshaw.

They changed the name to  "Stars in the City" because they are known as the Stars (St. Teresa's Academy). They also created a really pretty blue top with plaid on the cuffs and a Peter Pan plaid collar.

The Cricut was perfect for their project. I got out the heavy (the red packaging) Heat N' Bond and ironed the plaid to it. The settings for my material were Blade Depth 4, Speed 3, Pressure 4. I did use multi cut 2 x's.

For the stars I found a really pretty yellow ribbon and adhered the Heat N' Bond to that and ran it through the machine at the same settings. I had never used a ribbon to cut out images. We couldn't find the right shade of yellow in fabric and this was awesome. To get the yellow behind the windows I just cut little pieces of the ribbon and slid them under the plaid; ironing them down as I went.

The girls came in 3rd for the popular vote for their outfit and had a great time! 

Cityscape - Paper Doll Dress Up 12"
Stars - George and Basic Shapes 1"
Fabric, ribbon

Don't forget that you still have time to enter our challenge this week. Even if you don't have a pet there are so many cute animals to choose from using the Cricut. We'd love to see your work:)

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The '90s - ZoBoomaFoo

It's my oldest last Father/Daughter Dance and the Seniors got to choose the themes. Since they were born in the 90's they thought it would be fun to choose that decade.  I have to say this was the easiest year for me in gathering costume pieces and am so glad I purchased the Silhouette. 

One of my daughter's favorite shows was Zoboomafoo. When she said she wanted to do that as her theme I really didn't remember the show until she started telling me about it. I searched the internet and found lots of great images from this old PBS show. 

To create the cute lemur image I chose a black and white image and colored it all with the Silhouette. I used the Heat Transfer Material specifically for the Silhouette and it was so simple. After cutting it out, I just adhered it  with an iron to their shirts.  

On the front of the shirts I found another black and white image, colored it in and cut it out again. The Transfer Material has 5 white sheets included in the packaging and I chose the one that was for color images. 

They had a great time and could dance the night away, especially in the Senior Dance Off without any encumbering costume pieces. If you remember from years past they have been Tacky Prom (my husband had pink platform shoes on), Little Bo Peep and Woody (my daughter had the big hoop and bonnet), and Queen of Hearts and The Mad Hatter (top hat and tails). Great memories!

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Exploring Cricut - I Love My Pet!

It's challenge time at Exploring Cricut! The challenge is to create a card, layout or project about a pet you love. We have definitely had our share of a variety of pets from 4 legged to webbed feet (we currently have 2 dwarf frogs). This challenge comes at a great time for me because we will be getting a new puppy on March 19th and now I will have at least 1 layout done:)

We are getting a Sealyham Terrier and am so excited because the research I have done on these cuties is perfect for our family.

For the dog house, there is a spot to add a name in the white part above the door. Once we have picked the name I will add that to the plaque and then add a journaling block above the word cute.

I took the terrier from CAC and folded the ears down and rounded the tail to resemble more of what the dog will look like. I only cut 2 of the layers for the dog.

So, originally I was going to have the title say "what a ham" because they are supposed to like to clown around and also that is part of their name. However, I decided to add cute and the "sealy" part in a lighter color so that the "cute" and "ham" still stood out.

I think this paper is really fun for pets. I like the way it came out and hope you are inspired to create:)

2 pages12 x 12 
Papers - Imaginisce "Good Dog", Scraps

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Sketchy Friday Challenge #8

It's already Friday!! It has been crazy busy around here. My Mom had hernia surgery last Thursday and yesterday we were hit with a massive snow storm so no school yesterday or today:) I feel like I have been neglecting my blog and am so glad it is Sketchy Friday so that I can be creative. 

I decided to create a bookmark and I completely fell in love with Gus holding the shamrock. Isn't he darling! 

I used some heavy cardboard I had and adhered some fun patterned paper from My Mind's Eye - Lemon Twist. I really like that it is double sided. 

The ribbon, from American Craft, was a great buy at Michael's and matched the patterned paper perfectly. I used Glossy Accents for his eyes and Firefly Stickles for his little antennas and underneath his feet. 

The sentiment is an SKdigi that Sonia created. I colored Gus and the sentiment with Copic markers. I finished the bookmark off with some tulle.

Below is the sketch for you to be able to enter your creation. Remember, you don't have to use a SKdigi to enter the challenge. Hope to see your work too:)

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Exploring Cricut - XO Kisses

Happy Valentine's Day! I'm sharing over at Exploring Cricut today. If you need a last minute card this one is a quicky. As you may know Paisley is one of my all time favorite Cricut cartridges. It has been neglected for awhile so I decided to dust it off and see what image I could play with.

There was a cherry on the lipstick bottom that I hid with my Gypsy. I added Glossy Accents to the lighter part of the pink lipstick.

A2 cardbase
Papers - Scraps and Basic Grey
Lipstick - Paisley 1.97"
Border - Elegant Edges 0.60"
Mats - Plantin SchoolBook 3.15" and 2.79"
Ribbon, Glossy Accents

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Luck O' The Irish!

Skdigis has a new St. Patrick's Day  release! I chose to use the Lucky 4 Leaf Clover and the shamrock papers from Sonia's store. Her images are so fun to play with. I really like how they can be kept CAS or really dressed up. I chose to keep this fairly CAS for this card.

I like the color combo of the black and yellow with the green. I edged the papers with yellow. I recently cleaned my ribbons out and found this cute shamrock ribbon...what a nice surprise:) I colored my four leaf clovers with Copic markers.

There is still time to enter the challenge at Sketchy Friday and hope that you decide to join in the fun.

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Exploring Cricut Challenge - Valentine's

It's Monday and time for Exploring Cricut's Challenge! Are you all ready for Valentine's Day this Thursday? Well, maybe we can inspire you on those last minute creations. The challenge is to create a card, layout or craft with Valentine's Day as your theme. 

I created this tag to attach to a present. Isn't this piggy a sweetie pie!! This will look great on the package. Create A Critter is so easy to put together. 

Tag - Tags, Bags, Boxes and More
Pig - Create A Critter 2.65"
Heart - SP&Co.
Sentiment - SP&Co.
Stickles, Copic, Ribbon

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Sketchy Friday Challenge #6

It's Sketchy Friday Challenge day and we are already to #6!! I decided to create a thank you card and used  home sweet home. Isn't this mushroom house sooo cute! I really had fun working on this one and of course, I enjoy the bright colors. 

All of the coloring, except the grass was done with the Silhouette Cameo software. When choosing these colors I was definitely in the spring mode and thinking of little fairies and leprechauns:) Hope you decide to join in the fun and don't forget to check out my DT sisters for more wonderful inspiration!

A2 card base
Mushroom House - SKdigis "Home Sweet Home"
Sentiment - Hero Arts
Rhinestones, Copic Marker (green grass), ribbon, pink ink

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Giving Jar

I have a project to share with you that is all about giving. One of the "Bible Babes" (my bible study group of women) came to us and said here is a jar and I think it would be a good idea to put our monies in and once full donate to a charity of choice. We all thought this was a splendid idea.  We meet once a week, but sometimes it is difficult to get us all together to do a service at another time. The jar was a plain jane and another Babe handed it to me and said please make it pretty.

This took no time at all to dress up and it now follows us from house to house:) 

Label - Elegant Edges
Acrylic Paint
Polyurethane spray
Flowers, Stickles, Button, Ribbon, Worn Lipstick ink
Bible Verse and Cross Heart - K. Andrew Designs

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