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Monday, August 29, 2011

Birthday Card using Imagine

Hi everyone -

My Mother-in-Law's birthday was earlier this month.  Her birthday fell on a Saturday so I thought it would e nice if we went to get a mani/pedi together.  So, I picked her up and we headed to the nail salon and got our mani/pedi' was soooo relaxing.  Afterwards, we decided to head to Michael's to check out what goodies they had and then we swung by Walmart and happened upon some Cricut Lite cartridges that were on sale.  I ended up taking her back home and dropped her off at her house around 4:30 pm.  While we had a great time, that also left me little time to go home to get ready for the surprise birthday dinner my Father-in-Law had planned and to make a card. :)

Luckily, I was able to create a 'quick' yet beautiful card using my Imagine More Cards Imagine cartridge.  Using my Imagine I was able to get this card made, get ready, and still make it to the restaurant within an hour and a half. :)

I added some Stickles around the outside of the cake to spice it up a bit.  But other than that, I pretty much left everything as is.

Thanks for stopping by.....Have a crafty day.....


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Lori's Garden Birthday

I don't generally work on cards for upcoming events in advance....because I'm a procrastinator I tend to make birthday cards pretty much at the last minute because I always want to spend time on other things.  Well, this time, as I was in my craft room and didn't already have a project in mind, I decided to go ahead and make a birthday card for my friend whose birthday is on 9/8.

For this card, I used the Cricut Imagine Lori's Garden cartridge.  I cut a lavender piece of 8 1/2 x 11" card stock in half and then folded the cut piece in half for a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" card.  I then used Lori's Garden to cut the background papers and the bird, branches, and Happy Birthday sentiment.  The 2 background cuts are from the imagine stock imagines and I filled them with paper patterns from Lori's Garden.  Unfortunately, I didn't write down the cut sizes but I'm pretty sure they were as follows:  Background Layer 1 - 3.5", Background Layer 2 - 3.2", Bird - 3", Flower branch - 3", Happy Birthday sentiment - 1.5".

I cut the bird in layers and then used my zig adhesive to adhere all of the layers.  I also cut out an extra flower branch and placed it so it appears to be part of the same cut.  I used pop-dots to adhere the final image and sentiment to the background cuts.

I'm really pleased with how the card turned out.  I think it looks very elegant and can't wait to give it to my friend on her birthday.

Thanks for stopping by....I hope you have a crafty day.....


Monday, August 22, 2011

School Days

So, it's that time of year when kids are getting ready to go back to school.  Since we don't have any young children and my stepson lives with his mom, I don't experience the back-to-school frenzy.  However, a dear friend of mine has twins and they are getting ready to start Kindergarten this year.  They are the sweetest boys and in order to celebrate their 1st day of school, I thought I'd make them a little "treat".

I made these cute little treat bags for them.  The bags aren't quite complete yet.  I still need to go to the store to get a couple more things to add to them but I thought I'd go ahead and share the bag toppers that I created.

The background paper is from the DCWV "The Glitter Stack".  I cut the paper for the topper at 5 x 6" and then scored it at 2 1/2" and folded it in half - the final size of the topper is 2 1/2" x 6".  The school supplies are from the Simply Charmed cartridge and are cut at 1 1/2" each and the "School Days" sentiment is from the 3 Birds on Parade cartridge and is cut at 1".  Although you can't really see it in the picture, I added some Glossy Accents to the scissor blades and the glue trail to add a little bit extra.

I also made the cute little apple paper clips using the Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons cartridge.  The apples are cut at 1 1/2" also.  I used pop-dots to adhere the two sides of the apple to the paper clip.

I really love how the bag toppers turned out...I hope the boys enjoy them too. :)

Have a crafty day.....


Sunday, August 21, 2011

1000 Sheets of Paper (Enter Giveaway)

Do you want to know what 1000 sheets of paper looks like??  Well, wait no more....check it out below. :)

Do you want a chance to win some of the paper??  If yes, you need to check out Amy's blog post.  She is giving away some great prizes in addition to the 1000 sheets of stop by and check it out for your chance to win!

Have a crafty day.....


Woo Hoo....New Look

Hi everyone!

I'm so excited....I spent most of the day yesterday playing with my blog and trying out different layouts/designs and finally landed on a template design that I like.  No major crafting plans today - instead I'm planning to have lunch with a dear friend and spend some time catching up with her.  I did do some crafty stuff yesterday - I made some treat bag toppers for my friends sons - she has twins - who will start school for the very 1st time this week.  I need to remember to take a picture before I give them to them so I can post them. :)

I hope you all have a fabulous Sunday and a crafty day!

P.S.  Let me know what you think of my new blog design - would love to hear your thoughts.


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Excuse the Mess :)

Hi there -

Hope everyone is having a glorious Saturday!!  Please pardon the mess....I'm in the process of playing with my blog design and changing things up a bit.  I hope to have it all figured out by the end of the day....keep your fingers crossed. :)

Have a crafty day.....

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

I've been MIA

Hi everyone -

I know it's been a long time since my last post.  There has been a lot going on lately and I haven't had my mojo so I haven't been crafting lately.

I was on vacation for 2 weeks and went to Germany with my parents, brother, and his I'll be starting on a scrapbook with those pictures soon.  Assuming my mojo comes back soon. :)

First I have to get my craft room back in order.... we recently got new carpet in the house and I had to pack up my entire craft room.  So now, I have to get everything back in some semblance of order so I can figure out where everything is. :)

So it will likely be a bit longer before I'm back to posting....but I wanted to tell you thanks for continuing to stop by and see how things are going.

 Hope you have a wonderful day.....
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