Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Child's Perspective

Tonight as I uploaded pictures of some craft projects from the week, I found pictures on my camera that I wanted to share.  My smallest two decorated pumpkins in Sunday School to take to the local nursing home.  They brought some home.  I guess at some point they decided they should take pictures of their art, like Mommy!  So enjoy, and be inspired!  Also, I highly recommend letting your children take pictures, it is so neat to see things from their perspective.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mojo Monday 157

The paper is DCWV from the Grade School stack and the Summer stack.  I didn't have any black and red paper so I used a paint pen to make some!  I used a Stampin Up punch and Stampin Up stamp.  The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.  Keep reading and I'll tell you about the bling...
So, I used the Gypsy to design a flourish with only holes.  Basically, I placed the flourish design on my mat and placed 3mm circles over the design.  Then, I removed the actually flourish and only had circles.  I cut that out and used it as a guide for the jewels.  I used the Tulip Glam It Up tool.  Here's a close up...
So, what do ya think!  Pretty simple and I am super excited to try other things.  I have even been thinking about "glamming up" some T-shirts!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Today I worked on some cute Halloween Gift Bags. I used a SVG file from called "Tied Suprise Bags". The paper is from K & Company Halloween stack. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. I had some fun with Stickles and googly eyes!

Oh, I almost forgot!  The pumpkin, the skull, the bat and the spider are from Lettering Delights doodlebat called Booya! ; )

Friday, September 17, 2010

Big Sister Board Book

My dd comented on my recent Baby board book, inquiring if I had made a book for the big sister of the new baby.  I did not make a book for her when she was born because I have only recently started making baby board books.  So, I thought I would make her a "Big Sister" book instead.  As a big sister myself, I realize that there is much responsibility and love that starts with the birth of a new sibling.  So here it is...
I used the Gypsy to weld and design the book.  All cuts are Plantin Schoolbook.  The paper is from the "Oops a Daisy" stack from The Paper Studio.  Ribbon is from PaperTrey Ink.  I have a helpful hint about ribbon.  I have a special pair of quilting scissors that I only use for cutting ribbon.  They are very sharp and always cut neatly!
Take care and have a blessed day!!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lettering Delights+Inkscape+SCAL=Cute Birdies!

Here are a couple of tweeties that I cut using SCAL and Inkscape. The art is from Lettering Delights Mulberry Lane collection. I changed the colors to fit each paper combination. One of the great things about crafting with the Cricut is the ability to coordinate whatever is cut with whatever theme is needed.  I love the birdie paper too! The top birdie paper is from K & Company and the paper in the bottom is DCWV.

And one of the finished layouts...
or is it finished?  I have a tough time saying "enough"!
God Bless : )

Friday, September 10, 2010

Text in a Circle using Inkscape

I used Inkscape to "put text on a path" to create the circle and also the stem.  I am having so much fun playing with Inkscape and SCAL lately!  Maybe it's my determination to not spend so much $$!  I used this lovely flower to decorate a cute page in a special book I'm working on.
Here's a picture of the finished page...

I used a Bind-It-All to bind this book.  I love that tool!  The ribbon and green paper are PaperTrey Ink and the patterened paper is K & Company Baby Girl Stack. Not sure which stack the brown patterened paper is from!  Hence, the spending needs to stop!  I am addicted to paper packs!  Have a blessed week! 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

One More Friends Layout for the Week!

Ok...for this lovely layout I used the Cintronell stack from K & Company and a free font from Fontspace cut with SCAL. 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Another Friend Layout

I absolutely loved making this layout!  It's my dd and one of her good friends.  They were at the mall trying on some fabulous fashion finds.  The paper is from the K & Company Cintronella stack and the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.  I used the Forever Young Cricut cartridge.  Now, I just have to get her to do some journaling!
Bling courtesy of Glam it Up tool!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Friend Layout

I made this page of my dd and one of her bffs.  This page is of them goofing off!  The adorable paper is from the K & Company Halloween stack and the flower is cut is SCAL and it's a flower from Lettering Delights MulberryToo collection.  I added some pretty brown ribbon from PaperTrey Ink that "ties" it all together! 

Hidden Tag
This is the cute flower from Lettering Delights.

Have a blessed week!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Boo to You!

Halloween is not a holiday that I usually get excited about, but I saw this wonderful paper at JoAnn's from   K & Compay that inspired me to get excited!  I found this really nice dingbat font on the Lettering Delights' website, it's called "booya" and it cuts perfectly on the Cricut with SCAL.  I know it's early, but I couldn't wait to share!  Have a wonderful day and enjoy!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Embossing Rumors put to the Test!

So, I have been hearing that it was possible to turn the blade in the Cricut upside down in the blade housing and emboss.  I was skeptical!  I of course did not want to damage my bug, but after watching several videos I decided to give it a try!  Guess what?  It worked!  I put a Spellbinder embossing mat on my Cricut mat and taped the paper over the embossing mat.  I "cut" the word image mirrored.  I had my blade set on 6, pressure on max and multicut on 3.

Another idea I have been curious about was making my own embossing mat for the Cuttlebug.  First I cut several pumpkins from chipboard.  I adhered them to another piece of chipboard.  I made a Cuttlebug sandwich like this:  A plate, Spellbinder's embossing mat, homemade pumpkin embossing mat (design side up), paper, Spellbinder's embossing mat and finally B plate.  Guess what!  It worked too! 

Homemade Embossing Mat

Finished Product!
Hope you find these results inspiring!