Sunday, July 25, 2010

I Saw The Sign

I had to finish up one more sign for a fellow teacher who teaches with me. This happens to be her favorite color. Poor dear doesn't know what a cricut is. So she has no idea it's cricut green! That's ok I'm going to educate her soon enough. My school won one of the 500 cricut expressions. I can't wait to teach everyone. *Also sorry about the bad song reference in the title, hehe.*

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"Wine" Thank You

As you all know I went out of town this past week for my anniversary. My buddy, Rianne, took care of our home while we were gone. So while we were out, I picked up a special bottle of wine to tell her thank you. This is the thank you card I made her to go with it. I used French Manor for the card and the wine glass. Thanks for looking.

I'm back!!!

Hi everyone! I am now home from my wonderful anniversary vacation. I have to start making some thank you cards tonight. So I should have something to share with you first thing tomorrow morning. I hope you have missed me because I have sure missed you. Of course I have miss my bed the most. LOL.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Personal Moment

Today is officially my first wedding anniversary. I'm so excited to be married to such a wonderful guy. I just thought I would share a picture with all of you as I reflect on that special day. We are heading to Orlando today to revisit our honeymoon at Disney. :-)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

An Italian Thank You

All of you probably thought I have disappeared. I am on vacation for my one year anniversary. (*Insert audience saying awwww here) But I didn't forget about y'all. This is a thank you card I did for some parents of one of my students. They own a pizza parlor and they donated pizza for my student's end of the year party. I thought an Italian theme would be approriate. I made it as a 5x7 card so all my kiddos could sign it. When you are used to working with A2 cards it can be tricky going back to doing cards this big. I did the tower from the Destinations cartidge. It was cut at 6 1/4. I love how it came out. Simple, but cute. My students really liked it too, which made it worth it. Oh and fyi the pizza was AMAZING!! They are real Italians so you know they know how to make good pizza.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A "Lady" Nightlight

I promise I'm going to quit with the vinyl eventually. LOL. I have once again used my niece for inspiration for a project. I've wanted to decorate a glass block for some time. So this is what I came up with. The ladybug came from the Paisley cartidge. It was cut at 3.5 inches. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

This week was my twin brother and his wife's anniversary. So I took their wedding colors in my mind to make their card. They instantly noticed. Even my brother! This is the card feature on the Sweethearts cartidge. I have never used the card feature before, but I love how it came out. I cut the card a second time in white to get the perfect fit for my white backdrop. Before gluing down the white back I use the cheater method to tape down the ribbon. I think cute out the word anniversary from the same cartidge and put a matching prima to accent. Love how it came out. Happy Anniversary Bro!

Friday, July 9, 2010

A Musical Birthday

As I shared the other day it's my best friend's birthday. She is the one I made the sign for. Well I decided to make her card go along with the theme. I used the cuttlebug to emboss the music notes. I actually used velumn to emboss with. I like how it came out. I used glitter red paper to mat. The piano is acutally from the cartidge A Child's Year. Hard to believe that cut is on there. Then I used pop dots to pop it up.
I also played with vinyl yet again. Wow vinyl imagine that lol. What can I say I'm addicted. I used Hannah Montana again to do this for her. I hope she likes this picture frame. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Weird Thank You

Since I've been going so crazy with my vinyl I figured I should make a thank you card for the friend suppling me. Believe it or not he goes by the name Tree. As long as I have known Tree I have never found out why he is called that. I used Pooh Font for the word Tree. It is cut out of the wood font feature on that cart. I then cut the tree from Wild Card and I think the thanks came from there too. I then used green stickles around the edge to make it pop just a little. I will say it is very hard to make guy cards fun, or it is at least for me. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A musical sign

Again with the vinyl. LOL. My best friend just had her birthday and this was her gift. She is a music teacher at a local elementary school. So I created a name sign for her classroom door. I started with a piece of wood from Lowe's. They cut the board down for me. I then painted it white and drilled the holes in it for the ribbon. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and you can't see it well, but it was music notes on it. The text came from Disney's Hannah Montana cart and it's the music end caps feature. The only down side to this feature is that you can't use it on the design studio. So I had to use my gypsy.I just loved how it came out. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Berry Sweet Layout

This is the layout I submitted for Robyn's design team challenge. I can now post it on my blog since I didn't get in. Oh well, at least I tried. I still love how it came out. I used some cute strawberry ribbon that I found at Michaels. I used Paisley for the strawberries and the word, Sweet. I think used Gypsy font for the "Berry". I also used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder and stickles on the strawberries to jazz them up. (thanks for the idea Kelli) I then used a white gel pen and a black marker to do the faux stitching on the picture mats. The subject is my favorite, my niece Cailynn. She went strawberry picking with her momma. Isn't she cute!?

A vinyl project/glass etching

I stated the other day that I've been using a lot of vinyl. Well I tried a new trick the other day with it, glass etching. I have to say I'm addicted! I'm etching everything. I cut the letter from the Blackletter cart at 2.5 inches and used the negative image on my glass. I then put the cream on there for 10 minutes and washed it off. Voila instance personalized beer mug. My twin brother loved it.

This is a candle holder I did for my mom. I used Life's a Beach for the seagulls and Destinations for the palm trees. I again used the negative image. I put a piece of vinyl inside it to help you see it better.

4th July Bday Card

This is a birthday I made for my beloved daddy. He LOVES watermelon. I mean he loves watermelon. I took Doodlecharms and used design studio to make a shape card. This is actually my first shape card. After cutting and pasting all the layers I used a scallop punch to make a bite mark out of the card. I love how it came out.

Friday, July 2, 2010

A Stepping Stone

I've been working with vinyl a lot lately. I mean a LOT. LOL. I am lucky enough that I have a great source for my vinyl. Here is my tip that maybe you can use. Sign shops! My friend works at a sign shop and gives me all their "scraps". They would just throw this in the dumpster if I didn't take them. I get some super pretty colors. What is scrap to them is pay dirt to me. This is the first vinyl project that I'm going to share. This a ceramic tile that I purchased at Lowes (it was around $3). I then cut this super pretty image with SCAL. I am so sorry I don't remember the ladies' blog that I got it from. I'm so sorry. But I am more then willing to share the file. It also cuts great for cards. This tile was a gift to my step mommy. She LOVES hummingbirds. She is going to use it as a stepping stone from our house to the water. I made another one with a different cut for my real mommy. She used a picture easle and has hers by her fireplace. Thanks for looking!