Wednesday, December 28, 2011
I did not get much done this December as I had planned. I was sick for a while and then I had a sick husband and kid to take care of. I think I will just be making New Years cookies and candy instead of Christmas cookies. lol I did manage to cut out a few items on my Cricut but was unable to complete any projects. The only projects I did complete was some ornaments I painted for the new baby's in the family. Maybe now that Christmas is over I will be able get some stuff done.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
I did not carve pumpkins last year. I just didn't get around to it. My 10 year old asked my husband why we don't carve pumpkins anymore when he heard I had volunteered to help the children carve pumpkins for my other son's kindergarten class. So I made sure to buy three pumpkins when I went to the farm down the road. They have the best selection of pumpkins. I let my boys pick out what patterns to cut out from my Oct. 31st cartridge. We carved the pumpkins together.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
I entered these for the Cricut Chrip but they didn't get picked so I am gonna go ahead and post them now. I think they are super cute!
water bottle, cotton balls,
1 roll of 4 in. x 4.1 yard gauze, mushroom color alcohol ink, plastic sandwich bag, pipe cleaners, grommets, Black, purple, black and red Martha Stewart glitter.
Black, purple, red and yellow cardstock. Black and green glitter cardstock.
I used two printed sheets of Halloween paper and ribbon from Studio G.
October 31st and Plantin Schoolbook
First get an empty water bottle and cut in two pieces a little above the middle of the bottle. Discard the top of the bottle. Get your cotton balls and unroll them. Take some glue and wrap them around the whole outside of your bottle. Then get a plastic sandwich bag, put a little water in it and about three drops of the alcohol ink. Take your gauze and cut about 12 inches at a time and then cut it into three long strips. I wanted it to look old. Put your gauze inside the bag then ring it out. Let it dry. Wrap the gauze around the bottle. Use glue to secure the start and end of the gauze. This tints the gauze to make it look dirty.
Cut the eyes and spiders out from the October 31st cartridge at 1 1/2 inches. I used the skinny eyes for the mouths of the mummies. I also made layers for the eyes using the hide contour button on my Gypsy. I started with just using glitter paper but decided that I needed some Martha Stewart Glitter to really make the eyes shine.
I cut the tag out from Plantin schoolbook at 2".
I punched a hole on each side and a grommet with my Crop A Dile. I then threaded in a pipe cleaner with a two beads to cover up the rough part of the handle. I also inked the white pipe cleaners with some of the alcohol ink from a damp paper towel. You need to use a damp paper towel to dilute the ink. I also dabbed some on the gauze with the paper towel. I then glued the spiders to the tags and tied them on with the ribbon.
I hope you all enjoy these. -Amy
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Flower Shoppe - heart petaled flower, cut at 2 inches
Stand and Salute - ribbon , cut at 5 1/2 inches
Easter 2010 - Doily, cut at 2 1/2 inches
ZooBalloo - hearts, cut at 1, 3/4, and 1/2 inches
(some had parts hid with the Gypsy to make solid hearts)
Imagine More Cards for all the printed paper
I then used lace, rhinestones, ink, pearls and lots of glitter!!!
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Birthday Bash - pennants and letters
Plantin Schoolbook - flowers and leaves (except for the two roses)
The heat n bond don't have to be sewed around to stay.
This is my paper banner I made for the E2 Design Challenge. I had a lot of fun making this banner. I just got the Birthday Bash Cartridge last month. I cut all the characters except Cricut from it. I also cut my pennants from the Birthday Bash Cartridge . Mr. Cricut was made by combining cuts from Sesame Street Friends cartridge and Everyday Cricut Cartridge. I used two Elmo cuts for the banner. On the Elmo I used in the first pennant for Cricuts body. I think Elmo is laughing but when I put Cricuts head on Elmo, it looks like he is saying "Oh My!"
I used Everyday Cricut for the letters. I wanted to make sure my letters would still pop with all the characters, so I made them bright green with a great glitter paper for the shadow. I used printed paper from the Paper Studio and printed paper from my Hopscotch cartridge.
First is the surprise party pennant......
The first pennant shows Cricut surprised by some of his Birthday Bash friends.
I love how the cat is popping out of the cake.
I thought this cat needs something to hold, so I added a flag for him to hold.
The seal needed more than one ball to balance at Cricut's party.
So I made two and added some shine with Glossy Accents.
These two just look like they are having a great time.
And here is Cricut floating away with the balloons he got at the party.
They are seen in the first pennant.
The printed paper is from the Imagine Hopscotch cartridge.
I tied all the pennants together by using this great Cricut green rope. I used my Crop A Dile to punch the holes and add grommets. I needed the holes to be just the right size so the pennants would stay in place if hung. The banner would not be complete without some glitter tulle and buttons tied on crochet thread.
Wish me luck!
Ok this is banner # 1.
I will post the second one in a separate post since this one is so long.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
We also lost a beloved member of our family my Fur Friend Grizz. He was 15 years old and we miss him so much.
I will try to post a few projects I have been working on over the last few weeks soon.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
When I saw the matchbook cut on the Fabulous Finds Cartridge I just had to make a little notebook. I made my own little notebook but you could easily glue in a Post Note pad instead. I just wanted to used grommets and ribbon so I made my own. I used four grommets, two on the notebook and two on the cover. This is just the right size to throw in my purse. I plan to make more to give away as gifts.
Fabulous Finds : Matchbook (the one with a heart tab)
Shall We Dance : Roses
Easter 2010 cartridge : Doily
Ancestry Imagine : All the printed paper.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Here is the rim attached with cane. This is before I stained it. You don't have to always stain baskets but I wanted the stained look. You dip them in dye or spray with basket stain like I did. The spray stain is a lot easier to do when you only have one basket to stain.
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