Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Dreams Photo Album

A few weeks ago my daughter celebrated the end of another dance season. She loves competing so much and I wanted to make something special for her and her dance big sister, especially because we have made a change in dance studios so they will not be together anymore. I decided to make them matching chipboard albums.
The above is the final cover image.  It features the only die cut I used for the whole album, a welded font from my computer.
This is how all the pages started - with me covering them with paper.  All the papers are from the same paper stack, Pink Paislee, Memorandum. It was really easy to measure and cut the paper to fit the chipboard and a corner rounder was the perfect fit for the rounded edges. I mixed and matched different papers.


I also went into my stash and added washi tapes, stickers and print and cut items to complete the pages. The girls both loved their albums and their friendship will continue on no matter where they are dancing.

Supplies:
- Tag chipboard album form Recollections collection Michael's
- Pink Paislee Memorandum paper stack - all papers
- Variety of stickers and ribbons form my stash.
- Smoothie Shoppe font



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Sketch Guest Designer with Die Cuttin' Divas

I am so lucky this week.  I get to rejoin the wonderful team at Die Cuttin' Divas as their guest designer for the week. It is the first Tuesday (first day) of August and that means a new sketch to work and play with.
I created this birthday card for my niece who just turned 4 with this sketch. I wanted something fun and this sketch worked great for that.
I started with this colorful paper and once I had found the matching solids I went to work. I love this cute cake cut from Smiley Cards but it only had 3 candles on it so I decided to chop them off and just use the cake.
I added some sparkly to the frosting and some glossy accents to the cheeks.  My niece called to tell me she loved it - so  it is a win!!

I hope you all get a chance to join the Die Cuttin Divas in their sketch challenge this week. Make sure you head over for more inspiration and check out the great design team projects.

Supplies:
- Sketch by Georgina at Carson's Creations
- Birthday Cakes Cricut Cartridge - Happy Birthday
- Smiley Cards Cricut Cartridge - cake (minus candles)
- Stickles
- Glossy Accents 


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Too Much Time to Craft...


I just wanted to pop in and say I am missing my craft space and blog a lot right now.  I am very excited to get to work on some projects soon, but also very excited about the fact that I am changing jobs and taking classes this summer to be ready for this job come fall. The last few weeks of the teaching year and the first few weeks of summer have been hectic trying to get into a pattern for myself and the family.  I am lucky  to say I have had a few minutes to create and look forward to sharing soon and hope now that things are in a pretty good routine I will have more to share soon.

Hope your summer projects are coming along.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Anything Goes Gift Box with Die Cuttin' Divas

Who doesn't love the end of a month? Who doesn't love an Anything Goes challenge?  I know I love letting my ideas flow. This week  at  Die Cuttin' Divas it is an Anything Goes challenge. 
I created a fun gift card box for a friend of my daughter.  She, like my daughter, is a dancer so my daughter wanted to include that on the gift box. 
I started with a simple box cut from the Spring Holiday Cards Cricut cartridge. On this box it has built in slots to place a card so I created the card and it fit right in the slots to finish off my box.

I love making personalized gift boxes and bags and this one was a big hit at the party.  Hope you can join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week. Remember it is Anything Goes - make a project (featuring a die cut of course) and share it with us. 

Supplies:
- Spring Holiday Crads Cricut Cartridge - box
- Wall Decor & More Cricut Cartridge - dancer
- Hello Kitty Font - used on print and cut text

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

You are the Laces to my Sneakers

Happy Tuesday to you all. May has arrived and for the first week of May the challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is a sketch challenge. Here is  the project  I created.
I was looking at some sentiment stamps I had on hand and loved this one so the idea started to form to use with this great sketch.
I started cutting all my layers and glued my fingers together adding the laces onto my shoes, but it all came out in the end.
I hope you all have a great week and get a chance to play along with us  at Die Cuttin' Divas and our fun sketch challenge this week.  

Supplies:
- Formal Occasion Cricut Cartridge - sneakers
- Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge - white frame (removed center cut out)
- Purple Stickles
- Pink By Design - You Are stamp set
- Sketch by Carson's Creations

Thursday, April 27, 2017

With Sprinkles on Top

Hello to you all. I hope you are having a good day so far.  Today I wanted to share a cute card I made for a sleepover birthday.  I was told the birthday girl loves doughnuts so it was an easy choice.
I started the card our using a few of the fun washi-tapes I just got that are all food themed. They are so cute I had to have them.
Once  I had the base ready I cut my doughnut and added some special sprinkles to it. My daughter was very specific about the colors I selected, She still wasn't satisfied so she asked for a birthday hat for the doughnut and it was all set.
For the inside I decided to print and cut a cute birthday message to finish it all off.  A fun card all set and I hear the doughnuts were amazing after a night of fun and very little sleep.

Supplies:
- Fast Food Cricut Cartridge - doughnut
- Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge - party hat
- Cena font for inside message.
- Stickles - Lavendar, Baby Blue & Fruit Punch
- Recollections Washi Tape set form Michael's