Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Love U

CAS Valentine's card made in less than 30 minutes!

Cardstock:  Bazzill Basics, Bee Paper Company
Stamp:  unknown
Cart:  Art Philosophy
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

A2 size card.  Letter cut at 2.5".

Cardz TV Stamps DT Challenge #23
“Color Challenge” 
Make a card, layout or craft project using Red, Black & White ONLY! 


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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Home Decor with Vinyl

Here's a quick post highlighting some fun I recently had with vinyl.

Dog Food Jars

I love these big pickle jars (picked up at Fred Meyer for less than $20) for keeping our dog food dry and accessible.  As Sawyer requires a $pecial diet, we have separate jars, but kids don't always pay attention as to which is which.  So I decorated them to avoid any further confusion.

Originally I wanted their pictures on the blank frame areas below, but as I do wash these out by hand, I hadn't thought of a good way to secure a laminated picture.  They're blank for now, but I will fill them in soon.
Carts:  Paper Pups, Art Nouveau, A Frightful Affair, Paper Lace

My baby girl, Kate.
My craft buddy, Sawyer.
 Cricut vinyl in Black and White.

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Wall Art
Next up is a Christmas gift I made for my husband this year - his passion is golf.  These photos were snapped on a golf outing with two of his boys, and on a trip to Pebble Beach with his dad.

I expected him to want to put this collection either in his office or downstairs by the golf closet, but he chose to have them more prominently displayed by our stairs - how sweet!

12x12" canvases from Craft Warehouse - $7.50 ea on sale.  Photos printed out at local FedEx (Kinko's) for just a few dollars.  They were trimmed to 11 1/2 x 11 1/2". 

Brown vinyl from Provo Craft.  Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain.  Photos edited in PSE 9 and Perfect Effects 4.

As you can see I love decorating with photographs in my home!  My hubby picked the spot and arranged the golf art just so.

I've used this fun cart for several projects - but truth be told, I mostly bought it because of the golf art.

Design was created on my Gypsy.  I broke the original art into 2, 11 1/2"mats, deleted some cuts, and stretched it to fit.

This is how the original artwork shows up. (Please excuse the glare, but just at that minute the sun peeked through!)

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Threads Tag



Tag approx 5"h.
 The tag for a gift sent to my aunt who recently renovated her craft space so that she now has a dedicated sewing room.

Cart:  Nifty Fifties, Accent Essentials
Cardstock: Bazill Basics, Petersen, Arne, paper from stash
Distress Ink:  Wild Honey

Wishing you many hours of happy crafting in 2013!

Science is...

... fun!
... not just for boys!

 FCCB Challenge #144 - It's a Man's World!
Card front.  A2 size card.


First things first - science is great for anyone:  boy, girl, young, old... you name it!  I just needed an all-purpose card to send to my 9 y.o. nephew, and at Christmas we Skyped and he was keen on showing me his new microscope.  The year before I gave him a bunch of "spy kid" gear - so this card is keeping with that science-y theme.  My sister had a chemistry kit when we were kids - I thought it was SO cool.

Secondly, that's not supposed to be a rat or a ferret, but his pet gerbil, Pumpkin!  Well, the cuts really were rats (and REALLY looked like them too) so I tried to adjust them to look more gerbil-y.  See why I love my cricut so much?  I can't be trusted to cut anything!

All cuts:  A Frightful Affair
Cardstock:  Bazzill Basics, Coredinations, K& Co., AC Cardstock, Petersen Arne
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix "Collage"
Designed on my Gypsy.

My nephew and his first furry pet ever:  Pumpkin the Gerbil.
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