Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Altered Canvas gift

Today I have an Altered Canvas gift I made for a co-workers birthday.
I lightly sprayed painted the canvas with  bronze spray paint.  I used SCAL to cut out the A I believe it was at 4 inches high.  I cut the A out of an old cereal box on my Cricut Expression.    After cutting I painted the A with some black acrylic paint.  I attached the A to the canvas.  I used some teal Ten Second Studio metal and Hippi Beads Kabuka mold. I cut out the "hippie bead" added ahesive and glued on the beads.  I took an Inkado swirl Stamp and stamped by the A.  I used black ink and took some liquid pearls that matched the teal to trace over the stamp lines.  I also did some random dots with the liquid pearls.  Simple but nice I think.  My favorite part is the stamp part I think it came out so good.  I'm also LINKING UP for Pink Cricut.  Thanks for  looking.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Tall Dark and Chocolate

I have always loved seeing other people blogs and couldn't wait until I did one.  Well that has been almost a year ago and even though I have been crafting I haven't been posting.  I have hard enough time trying to get projects done let alone post about it.  I don't know how those women that post everyday of several times a week do it. I work a full time job along with being married and have children.  I guess there are really are Super Women out there.  So anyway this isn't my first project of the year but my first post.  I plan to do more and hopefully get more followers.  But who is going to follow someone who doesn't post right. 

Here is a card I made for my husband.  We are both on the weight loss journey.  I have lost 70 pounds with WW several years ago.  I put on about 30 and the 70 wasn't at my goal.  Now we are starting again.  My husband is a country man and eating smaller portions isn't easy but we are going to do it.  The card I made was to help encourage him.  I'm going to try my best to make a card for him each week to start the week off good.  In that case I will be posting more. - I hope

I even have a semi receipe for my card.

Card - SVGCUTS- Card #11cut to fit 12x12 paper
GQ Man- Robert Jackson's digital stamps he is about 5inches tall
I had a hard time sizing him so that is why the card is large.  Also my  husband has a thing about small cards. He always like the cards to be big.
Hello My Name is -Cutting Cafe Jot it down # 5
Paper - Best Occasions- Walmart I think
Tim Holtz -paper tape
Die cut - Cricut Art Philosophy
Martha Stewart Glitter glue- Red
Friskars Classic Alphabet stamps
Viva Pearl Pen - Red

I used copic markers and color pencils.  I don't have a lot of copics and I don't really know how to use them yet.  I tried my best to blend.  All black suite  - hard
I punch a flower from a Mc Gill punch and put a drop of red glitter glule inside.  I also used Viva Pearl to add a little shine to the tie and hat- red. Even though it is a man's card I used glitter again.  For the "I" initial on the cut out.  He hasn't seen it yet but the kids like it.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Another Peachy Keen challange- Get well Pauline

This card was for a co-worker who was in a car accident and out of work for a week.  Peachy keen had a challenge to pop up an image. So I incorporated them both.  But I forgot to link up in time.  Silly me.   I used my gypsy to design the card and I Preserves for the fruit and the bowel came from "From My Kitchen".  I finally purchased the Cri-Kits gel pens. Once I got it going it was great.  I didn't have to get on my computer to print out the sentiment.  I just designed on my gyspy and swapped out the blade for the gel pens.  Easy Breezy.  I popped the fruit up from the bowel and I'm actually proud of myself for using patterned paper.  I really like the pear.  Trying to break free.  lol  thanks for looking.  I used the negative from the peach to make a stencil for the background of the card and I use glimmer mist spray to show the peach.  And of course my Peachy Keen stamps.  Everyday characters I believe.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My First Diaper Cake

I've only seen one diaper cake in person and that was at my own baby shower almost 10 years ago.  They are so nice and creative I don't know why I haven't seen more of them.  But anyway my cousin is having her first baby and her shower was on Saturday.  I wanted to make something special for her and I thought of the diaper cake.  Funny thing is her dad and my dad are twin brothers.  And she picked the same name for her son as for mine.  Spelled differently.  Mine is spelled Jaden, and her's is spelled Jai'din.  funny I think the twins brothers from out of 10 kids with boys named the same. 

I got the polka dot diapers from Target and the colors were perfect for a boy.  I used polka dots for the theme of the diaper cake and for my also first exploding box.  I used two packs of the size 2 diapers and for the inside of the "cake" is  a bottle of sparkling Apple Cider and one paper towel tube cut down to add the last top layer.  The one thing that was a challenge for me was finding ribbon.  All the ribbon I could find was too narrow.  I actually went to four stores to find the right ribbon.  I knew Michael's would have it but not that close to me anymore, but they had polka dots and a baby boy wide ribbon.  I was happy with it.  

I got some curly ribbon from the dollar store for the bottom of the cake. I can't take credit for the idea. I would have done lace but glad I didn't. I think this looks a lot better. I got the idea from someone on the cricut message board. I finished to top off with an exploding box. This was my first one and I had a bit of a time with it.
I haven't used my Imagine a whole lot but when I thought I was finished I knew I needed something else.  So I went to Nursery Tails and printed two images It's a boy scallop circle and the pretty dear.  I printed two of each image for the front and back and glued to a lolly pop stick. I had to flip the dear image so it would match front to back.

 I carried the polka dot theme into the exploding box. I used two people's directions one from Scorpal and one from another site. Sorry I can't remember the ladies site name.  I used poster board for the frame of the box.  I didn't have any heavy card stock and someone recommend to use that.   I painted the box brown.  The elephant on the top was a pre cut die  I purchased when I first started scrappbooking.  I embossed the elephant with the circle embossing plate from cuttlebug.  The elephant was light blue but I inked it with blue and brown  ink. Then I glazed it.

 Out of the tons of paper I have I didn't have any really cute baby paper.  I ran to Walmart the day before the gift was due but couldn't find anything I was pleased with.  So I just used what I had.  I was pleased with how it turned out. I have two little tags for notes and used some baby stickers to keep with the baby boy theme.

 I added a cute little stuffed frog holding the exploding box.  I used two more images from Nursery Tails for two sides of the box top.  The imagine really came through for me on this project when I needed something quick to add the final little touches and I didn't have to find paper etc to finish the look.
Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Peachy Keen LFIF Mother's Day Challenge

This is my 2nd Peachy Keen Challenge.  The Challenge is for Mother's Day and to use a Peachy Keen face stamp.  This is actually a Mother's Day gift for one of my Mom's friend.  The picture was taken at my very first Mother and Daughter Tea. I took this picture of my mom and one of her best friends.  Since my mother's passing in early 2010 I no longer have her to make Mother's Days gifts for anymore. This picture was used in funeral program and I told her friend that I would give her a copy of it.  Beinging the crafter that I am I couldn't just giver her a plain old picture.  So this challenge was just what I needed .  Working on this frame probably was the most I looked at her picture since her passing.

I used an acrylic frame for the first time.  The butterfly is from Storybook and I cut the frame from a stock image from the cricut Imagine. I used bling - which was kind of a pain to use.  But I love how it looks. I forgot where the lacy frame came from a Cricut cart though.  The butterfly was cut out of DCWV glitter stack and I layered it and poped it up.  I used Tatter Angels spray for the frame I felt like it needed a little kick of something.  You probably can't see it but it has a gold sheen to it.

I did vinyl for the flower.  It came from the    Tinker Bell cartridge.  I used Provebs. 31 - The Virtrious Women Scripture.  And of course two pink flowers with Peachy Keen face stamps.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Peachy Keen Tuesday Sketch Challenge

This is my very first challenge I have ever entered.  This is for the Tuesday sketch challenge by Peachy Keen.
  The card is 4 3/4 X 8 1/5. The bride and groom along with the pillow and rings are from the Wedding cart.  The flower behind the bride and groom is from Home Accents.  I used Martha Stewart glitter and cut out in chipboard.  The bride and groom was cut from glitter paper that purchase loose from AC Moore.  I used stickles for the diamond.  Thanks for looking.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Math Month Prize Donations

April is Math Month at my kids school.  They asked for donations of prizes for the kids and teachers.  I went to the dollar store grabbed water bottles and two journals.  I finally got to use my  Create a Critter cartridge.  I used it for the money bottle and the panda pride bottle.  Tinker Bell cart and Cindy Loo.

I used Forever Young  and the flourishes are from  The heart is from a cricut cart.  Sorry I don't remember the name.