Saturday, June 30, 2012

Summer Time VBS Shirt

Hello Crafty Friends,

I made this super cute shirt for the summer time Vacation Bible School (VBS) at my church. I had so much fun making this shirt. I cut all the lettering with my Cricut machine using some iron on glitter paper. I cut out an airplain from B is For Boy out of freezer paper and used it as a stencil on my shirt. I hand painted airplain inside the stencil and the word SKY.

Here is my inspiration, the theme for VBS.

Look how tiny I was able to cut the Bible verse out (1/2")

Doesn't the word SKY that I painted on look like clouds. You need a brush with bristles in the shape of a circle and then you dab on the paint for a cloud effect. 

I didn't have the right type of yellow paint so I didn't make the plain the exact color like the logo on the paper as I intended to, my yellow was transparent so I couldn't paint it on. But after I painted it with orange I just squeezed out a glob of yellow so it would be a thick solid looking yellow color. 

Here is the back of my shirt. Which was the Bible verses theme of our VBS. 

The letters are a glittery black. Can you tell? 

Challenges I will enter:

4th of July Birthday Card

I made this fun 4th of July card for my father-in-law whose birthday happens to be on the 4th of July. I used some scraps from a layout I made and voila! The stars where cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge at sizes from 1/2" to 1 3/4". I like this star the ends are not too sharp and pointy. 

I will enter this card in the challenge at:
1. Card Makin Mamas - Red, white & blue

Friday, June 29, 2012

4th of July Layout 2012

Happy Friday!

With 4th of July around the corner, I decided to make a layout for our 2012 family scrapbook instead of making a card. The tags will hold a 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" photo. They were cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge, inked with white chalk ink and I added a white wide eyelet and ribbon. The word "Freedom" was cut from Independence Day as was the "4th of July, but I used my Cricut markers to write it instead of cutting it. I then trimmed around it and and added a shadow by trimming a second color behind it. I added some Stickles, Glitter pen, and markers to the writing. This layout seems a little busy to me in colors in patterns, but its my "fireworks" layout, so that's what you get I guess. LOL.

This pattern paper was super thin, so I cut a cereal box and glued them together for added strength and thickness. Worked perfect.

Use the back measurement foot in your Crop A Dile to make sure all your punches are lined up evenly.

I needed some white wide eyelets...had none, so I used white embossing powder to cover them white. I first use a white paint marker which works, but was taking too long to dry (and I am impatient when putting a layout together) so I wiped it off and use embossing powder. Worked pretty good...but when you squeeze in your CAD it can chip the paint/embossing powder. You've been warned. Hehehe!

I used my tear edge ruler to make the torn strips of paper even.

I added some Stickles to the 4, but it made the three tiny stars inside the 4 almost disappear even though I Stickles around them. So I added some yellow glitter pen to try and bring them out again.

I added some diamond Stickles to "Freedom" and some brads around it. They look like fireworks.

I cut the stars with silver foil paper. So cute!

I will enter this layout into these challenges:
1. Paper Issues -Picnics & Patriots
2. Crafty Sentiments Designs -Red, white & blue
3. Scrappy Moms Stamps - Patriotic Pride
4. Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Sporty and or Patriotic

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Who's Living Green?

Not only do I recycle every week, but I have myself a hot/cold reusable mug for coffee, tea, hot chocolate and any other drink I want to keep cold or hot for an extened period of time. I love this cup-- it works great and its microwavable! By using it I help the environment by reducing my carbon footprint on the Earth. Getting Cricky is on board too and having a giveaway for green goers. Go us!!!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink June 2012 Blog Hop Challenge

Hello Crafty friends,
I have some beautiful sweet cards I made for the challenge at Papertrey Ink based on this photo inspiration:

I used the Papertrey Ink Movers and Shakers Sentiments on my cards. And some green and yellow paper and inks I had in my stash. I also inked my ribbon yellow, since I only had this style ribbon in white. I used some CTMH stamps to make my background paper. I made two cards for this challenge.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Guess Hoo Loves You Layout

Hello there,

I am very please with the way this layout turned out. My theme color is purple and I was inspired by owls for this layout. The phrase and owls are cut from Hoot N Holler. I added some Glossy Accents to the eyes, but they have not dried in the picture (I couldn't wait to post it after they dried--hehehe. I will add a new pic once they dry). I also added some Stickles on the little owl and to some of the leaves.

The Glossy accent eyes have dried!

I will enter this layout in these challenges:
1. Little Scrap Pieces - purple
2. Simon Says Stamp Challenge - anything goes
3. Cardz TV - Anything goes
4. Jaihart - Anything goes

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Sunflower Card

I have a summer theme card I made for some challenges. I stamped the sunflower with brown Memento Ink and colored it with Copic markers. I then inked the circle with the new Spring yellow Distress Ink and Tea Dye Distress Ink. I love the way it turned out. I cut the tag from Cricut Art Philosophy. The background is stamped with another stamp from the CTMH Friendship Bouquet stamps set. The sentiment is from CTMH as well.

Inside sentiment

1. Docerela Creations - #15 Summer
2. Sketches By Carly - #58 sketch
2. Heart 2 Heart - ribbon

Monday, June 18, 2012

Father's Day Layout 2012

We had a good Father's Day. I hope everyone else made a special day of it too. I made this layout to put a couple of the pictures we took on Father's Day during our BBQ. I got the sketch from My Creative Time. I would of made it sooner, but I really wanted this the Man Stack paper to use on this layout and I'm so glad I was patient and waited until I had time to buy one at the store. I love the way it turned out. The BBQ paper and coordinating papers look perfect for our BBQ pictures:

All the shapes are cut from Cricut Art Philosophy and the font is from Old West.

I will enter my layout into these challenges:
1. My Creative Time - Scrappy Monday Sketch Challenge
2. D.L. Art - Thankful Thursday Challenge

Check back later this week to see the fun Strawberry Shortcake (80's cartoon) layout that goes with my Strawberry Shortcake costume I made a couple years ago. It's going to be sooooo cute! :0)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Father's Day Tie Card

Today I'm sharing a card I made for my husband for Father's day. I had a cartridge or two with ties on them, but I didn't like the shape or style of them. So I created my own tie design using my Gypsy and Cricut Art Philosophy to weld one together from other shapes. I heat embossed the first sentiment that says "You're the best" with some Close To My Heart "cocoa" brown colored embossing powder (one of the only places I've been able to find brown embossing powder). The second sentiment is just stamped with Olive Close To My Heart ink. The sentiment is too big for the space...I really should have left it off and stamped the inside of the card with that sentiment. But I still think the card looks cute and most importantly--masculine.

Here is my card:

I will enter into these challenges:
1. Penny's Paper Craft Challenge - #81 Father's Day
2. Heart 2 Heart Challenges - Father's Day
3. Stuck on U Sketches - All about fathers
4. The Pink Elephant - Masculine

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Father's Day Card for Unlce

Hello Paper Lovers, 

I have a Father's Day card I made for my Uncle. I just love the way this card turned out. Everything was cut on my Cricut. I made the mustache and tie on my Gypsy. The hat comes from B is for Boy and the glasses were on the Paisley cartridge (I just trimmed off the corners of the glasses so they could look more masculine). I added some acetate in the lenses of the glasses.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

1. Fantabulous Cricut - #115 Father's Day
2. My Craft Spot - King of the Grill
3. Die Cuttin Divas - Challenge 69 Happy Father's Day
4. Celebrate the Occasion - #66 Father's Day
5. Crafty Sentiments Design - Father's Day
6. LEJ Design Challenge - Challenge #7 Daddy Dearest
7. Cards For Men - Father's Day
8. Make My Monday - Father's Day/Masculine
9. Dream Valley Challenges-  Challenge #34 For the Special Guy
10. Sentimental Sundays - For A Special Guy
11. The Crafty Pad Designs - Let's Hear it For The Boys
12. Platypus Creek Digitals - For the Boys
13. Card Makin' Mamas - Father's Day
14. Phindy's Friday Challenge - Father's Day or Masculine
15. Simply Create Too - Father's Day or Male
16. Cardz Tv - Father's Day - #110

Have a great weekend everyone. As always new follower are welcomed and appreciate as you follow me on my Crafty journey.

Monday, June 11, 2012

A Minnie Birthday

Hello everyone,
I have here an adorable Minnie Mouse birthday card I made for an 8 year old. I cut the the 8 from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. Minnie is cut from Mickey and Friends. I added some black and white twine and heat embossed the sentiment. I made my own background paper by stamping cupcakes in grey ink.

I will enter this card into the challenge at My Craft Spot.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Close To My Heart- June Specials 2012

 June Specials

In the month of June, purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, or E) at full retail price and receive a third stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value)—a savings of up to $29.95!
Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase include full-priced A, B, C, D, and E sets only. Stamps that do not count toward a qualifying purchase include customizable (K), Workshops on the Go™, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month (both discounted and full-priced) sets.
Dates: Offer valid June 1 (9:00 am MDT) – June 30 (11:59 pm MDT)

Also, there is a really fantastic stamp of the month this month! The June stamp of the month coordinates with your Art Philosophy cartridge.  It can be yours for $17.95 or if you place an order of $50 or more you can get this FABULOUS stamp set for just $5! This is a savings of $12.95! If you still need to order your Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge you can do so with me as well.