Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Anniversary Card using "Fine and Dandy" True Blue paper pack from My Mind's Eye

I made this card for my in-law's anniversary. It's hard to tell but the blue paper is textured in stripes. I used the "Fine and Dandy" True Blue 6x6 paper pad from My Mind's Eye for the the punched circles and layers under the sentiment. I punched the circles using a 7/8" circle punch. I then folded them in half and glued them between the yellow twine from the Lime Twist line of My Mind's Eye. The inspiration for this card was from maryrose on Splitcoaststampers.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Christmas Lantern Luminaries

Beautiful Christmas Lantern Luminaries made by Sally Jenks
(mom to me)

Hi All! Had a great time at a family "Girl's Christmas Party" -- I know, Christmas already? It was a great time and the girls on my side of the family got to do planning. My sister, Emily, and I made some beautiful vases filled with water, cranberries, and floating candles (and my sister made some awesome cake batter dip - yum!) My Aunt Ann made these clever and cute paper hangers that fit on a bottle water and held a Crystal Light package. Today I am sharing these gorgeous Christmas Lantern Luminaries my mom, Sally, made. I tried to help her with it but did not have the talent she has. She made 6 of these and they all looked great. I begged her to let me take one home. She used the "Crisp Days of Fall" svg set from along with SCAL2. She also removed the original leaf pattern and made her own holly for the middle. How clever! These lanterns are illuminated with an LED. I think my favorite part is the poinsettia.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

"BOO" 3-D Letters

Hi All! It has been such a long time since my last post. September and October proved to be busy and challenging months both personally and professionally. While my full-time job had me traveling to Shreveport, LA and Minneapolis, MN, my family had all sorts of mini-crises that needed tending to. Good news though is that November is a fresh start.

I wanted to share with you some 3-D letters I made for Halloween. I used files from and cut them using the Cricut and SCAL 2. I also used Liquidtex and black paint to add the gloss (black and Liquidtex to only the base of the letter; just Liquidtex on the patterned papers.

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Friday, September 30, 2011

Go Brewers!!!! Vinyl Decal Logos for Car

So my hubby and I are HUGE Milwaukee Brewers fans and lucky us we are going to the first NLDS Postseason game at Miller Park tomorrow. The Brewers will be taking on the Arizona Diamondbacks. I knew I had to go all out for the ride down tomorrow so I made some vinyl decals for the car. I made the Brewer Glove logo myself in Inkscape.

The MVP(s) 28/8 is for my favorite players: Prince Fielder & Ryan Braun.

GO BREWERS!!!!!!!!

Feel free to contact me for information & pricing for your own custom vinyl decals

Monday, September 26, 2011

Lukeyloo is an Artist

Lucas and I took an afternoon to become artists. We recently read a book about Big Bird from Sesame Street and in the book Big Bird makes several different kinds of art. I told Lucas he could be an artist too! I had him rip several pieces of cardstock and allowed him to place them wherever he wanted to on the white background. He then used my punches to add circles. I picked out a couple different embellishments that coordinated and he placed them on. Lastly I added the dashed lines to some edges. He taped the picture up on his wall. I love that he looks at and calls it "his Artwork". It is refreshing to see craftwork through children's eyes.... it reminds you to not take it too seriously. Just have fun creating art!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Scrapfest Update

The long line for the Little Yellow Bicycle make and take. Its only 8:15 and it doesn't open until 9 am!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Scrapfest 2011

Let the waiting in line begin. I am attending Scrapfest 2011 at Mall of America this weekend.  Lots of line-waiting for Make and Takes. I will keep you updated on the fun all weekend!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Daily Junque Album

Here are some pictures of a Daily Junque album I purchased as a kit from Archiver's. The kit is from House of Three and Pink Paislee. I made this album/journal for a friend for her 30th birthday. The employee at Archiver's said it would take about 5 hours to complete -- ha, I did it in 3. This was a really fun, easy gift to make for a friend. It retails for $25 and was so worth it.


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Charlie Brown Canvas Art Update - Lucy Joined the Party

Hi All - Another completed piece for the Charlie Brown collection. This one features both Charlie Brown and Lucy. I changed Lucy from the original cartoon. The cartoon had her kneeling on the ground. I used a free Lucy file I got from Mardenz. She has some great files in every cartoon imaginable. One more to go.... keep tuned in! All is paper except the swoosh underneath Charlie and his shorts. Those are both black vinyl. I also added some Black "Scribbles" to Lucy's hair to add some shine and dimension.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Throwback Challenge for Sept. 1st - My Creative Time

Here is a card I made for the Throwback Challenge Emma posted on My Creative Time on Sept. 1st. The challenge: a Cricutless Challenge to make a card using purple, orange, green, & black. I used my new "Small Talk" stamp set for the border and sentiment. The patterned paper is called "Witches Brew" from Cloud 9. The ghost was stamped and embossed in black and then cut out. I added orange to his feet and some crystal Stickles. (The ghost was a $1 stamp from Michael's!)

My Creative Time's "Small Talk" Stamp Set

I bought my first stamp set by Emma from My Creative Time and absolutely LOVE IT! The set is called "Small Talk" and features a 3" x 3" dotted border along with various phrases that fit in the blank portion of the border. The stamps work great and I found it pretty easy to line up the phrase with the border. I am now a Small Talk stamping fool! The set is extremely versatile and can be used all year long. This is a "Must Have" for card makers.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mickey Mouse Picnic Table using Vinyl as Stencil

I got this toddler picnic table free, yes free from the curb that is. A neighbor had it out one afternoon and I grabbed my husband and snuck it into my car before I could face the awkwardness of a neighbor seeing me. The table was in pretty bad shape but I knew I could make it look great! Some paint and a couple nails would make it look brand new.

My son, Lucas, loves Mickey Mouse and I had been dying to try out creating vinyl stencils so I decided to do a Mickey Mouse theme. I first painted the picnic table with a primer and than glossy black, red, and yellow paints from Valspar.

I downloaded the Walt Disney font and used that for "Mickey Mouse". The profile of Mickey was a free svg file I found on the internet. I imported the file into Sure Cuts a Lot 2 to cut using the Cricut.

My only regret on the stenciling was that I didn't have the stencil down well enough. Some of the yellow and red paint bleed through. I went back later to touch up those areas.

Total cost for project: about $30 for paint and about 25 cents work of vinyl!