Sunday, July 31, 2011

Baby Dress Banner

For this week's inspiration at The Cutting Cafe, we're using either the Dress Shape Invite Card Set or Dress Shaped Card 2.  
 I used the Dress Shaped Card 2 to make this baby girl banner.   I cut the dress shape four times with my Cricut.  I went around the edges with Fiskars scalloped scissors.  The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug.  The letters were cut using Cricut cartridge Cindy Loo.  Added that lovely seam binding ribbon and vintage buttons. 
 The dresses are attached using mini clothespins adorned with either a butterfly or a pink pearl. 

Check The Cutting Cafe blog for all the inspiration (it will be posted later in the week) and for giveaways, specials, and challenges.   I can't believe it's already time to start a new week (and a new month)!  Time is going so fast - I'm not sure where the weekend went - or for that matter the whole month of July!   Enjoy your week...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Vintage Blue and Pink

Love these silhouette digital images from Made by Janet.    Aren't they rich in detail?  These cards fill a request for two special cards in pink and blue that are almost alike...
  What do you think?   The background papers are also digital - from the new CD, Creating with Vintage Patterns, by Crafty Secrets. 
 The stamps are from Papertrey Ink.  I added the double frame to the images (one of those things that I'm not sure why, just like the look).
   The doilies are cut with Papertrey Ink's die Parisian Doily.  The eye pins are from Tim Holtz (I think those are pretty cool!) 
 All of these supplies got me to thinking about when I first started papercrafting and my husband said, "I thought this was SCRAP - booking...Why do you have to BUY anything?"  Well, he quit saying that a long time ago... 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Boy Onsie Card

Hope your weekend's been lovely.  I've been working ahead on fall and winter holiday things.  Like to have several things ready for my September show.  It's so funny to think that it's 104 outside and I'm working on black cats and snowflakes! 

I just love this Baby Onsie Card from The Cutting Cafe.   I had a request for a baby boy card and after making a girl onsie wanted to make a boy one.   I used my Cricut to cut the card and the blue gingham top.
   I cut the sleeves a little short to make a little cap sleeve on the onsie.  The stamps and giraffe die are from Papertrey Ink.   Be sure to check out the new Cutting Cafe blog for inspiration, giveaways, and fun!  Thanks for stopping by...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Anything Goes at Craft Us Crazy!

It's Anything Goes for the challenge at Craft Us Crazy!   You can link up anything your little heart desires...   My heart desired Little Red Riding Hood!  More on that in a minute... 

There are 2 sponsors for the challenge: 

For the week of July 21 - July 27th  it is Digital Delights.  The prize is 3 digital images of the winner's choice!
For the week of July 28th - Aug 3rd it is Sweet and Sassy Stamps.   Prize details to be announced.   Back to Little Red Riding Hood...

I bought the most darlingest, way cutest vintage Dennison wrapping paper on Ebay. 
 Still in the package!!
  Look at those sweet scenes.  I couldn't resist!   Can you believe it only cost 25 cents?  Then, not now, of course!
  Here she is on her way to Grandma's.  I scanned a page from our old Grimm's Fairytale book to create the tag.   I can't wait to use the other scenes from the wrapping paper - so cute! 

Be sure to check out Craft Us Crazy for all the challenge details and prizes and to see other Anything Goes inspiration!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Window Cards at The Cutting Cafe

Hi, there!  Regina, from The Cutting Cafe, has created a new blog.  In celebration, Regina's having a give away!  Go the the blog for all the details and leave a comment on this post.   Also, be sure to check out the window cards from the store:  they include butterflies, stars, flowers, shapes, numbers...   I used the bracket shape to create this birthday card. 
 I had a couple of requests for guy birthday cards.  After I finished this, I thought "Oh,'s got glitter!"  I ran and asked Dennis his opinion.  "It's fine," he says.  "Judicious use of glitter."  Okay, I'm going with that!  Let's hope the other guys can go with it, too!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Izzy has a Cake!

How's everybody doing?   We've had a pretty quiet weekend - stayed home, created several cards and made chocolate chip cookies.  This is one of the cards I finished. 
Izzy is from Stamping Bella and the postcard and background paper are from Iralamija. Isn't Izzy a darling image?
  I colored her with Copics - I took an online class, but I seem to be branching off with my own ways of doing things.  Actually, I think that's what makes a great class, when you can take what you learn and make it yours.  Even though it's over 100 degrees, I'm still craving hot tea.  Is that odd or what?  Off to have tea - have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Guest Design for Decorate to Celebrate!

Thank you Rhonda and Amy from Decorate to Celebrate for inviting me to guest design for this week's challenge:  Kid-Themed Birthday Party!  Be sure and check out their fun challenge blog for all the details on the theme and prize.  I created a table decoration for a little girl's one-year-old circus birthday.
  I started out with a card that included the train car and the tiger.  I enlarged it and played around with it until I could use both the train car and the tiger.  The train cars are made from chipboard and the wheels are glued to wooden spools.  I looked through my stash and came up with a couple of other animals to use.
  (The zebra is an image from All Time Fashions.) 
  These were fun to do and actually came together pretty easily considering I wasn't sure if it would even work! 

I would like to send a thank you to The Ribbon Reel Challenge blog for selecting my Sweetie Pie card as their winning card for their last challenge and to Craft Junkie Too for featuring it on Friday!   Thank you, also, to Mary from Very Merry Vintage Style for featuring my bird and teacups card! 

And guess what?  I received a wonderful surprise in the mail!  It came from Rhonda of Decorate to Celebrate.  She sent me one of her famous mini albums. 

Gift from Rhonda: 
Isn't it fabulous?  Thank you, thank you, Rhonda, for such a sweet gift!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sweet Summer

Hi, everybody!  It's time for Monthly Inspiration over at The Cutting Cafe.   The theme this month is summer.  Regina will be posting all the projects the evening of July 12th.  To make this cute hostess gift watermelon gift bag,  I used the Watermelon Shaped Card Template and Summer Fun.  I cut 2 each of the watermelon top and bottom layers on my cricut and added a little cream colored scallop under the pink.  Even the seeds are a part of the template!
  Then I printed out a sentiment circle from Summer Fun and cut it to one sweet summer piece.  I love this color of grosgrain ribbon and am happy it worked as handles. 
  Over at Paper Issues, the new theme is Life is Sweet.  I think that can be interpreted many different ways, so I hope you'll play along.  This will be my first link up at Paper Issues since becoming a part of the design team!    Hope your life is sweet!  Thanks for stopping by...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Christmas in July at Craft Us Crazy!

I just said Christmas was around the corner!  The new challenge at Craft Us Crazy is Christmas in July!  Our sponsor this week is Peggy Loves Vintage (you know that's right up my alley)...  The winner will receive 5 cutouts from Peggy's store.  She generously offered an image for us to work with and I chose these sweet little kids caroling. 
The papers are Girls Paperie.  I cut the NOEL letters using the Cindy Loo cricut cartridge.   To make them thick, I cute three sets and glued the letters together before glittering them.
Check out all the details for the challenge and all the other inspiration at the Craft Us Crazy blog.  Merry Christmas (in July)!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Pretty Bird and Teacups

I can't believe how fast this year is moving -  Fourth of July is gone and Christmas is around the corner!  Lauren and Paul were here this weekend and it was wonderful to have everyone together...

The teacups and bird are images from The Graphics Fairy.  Oh, and so is the ad I used to make the tea tag.  The journal card is from Prima - it's so soft and pretty.  I added to it by using three different stamps in light pink and brown to create the background.   

Well, I guess I better run.  I had car trouble this morning and I have to go pick up Dennis from work.  I think I left my trunk open for three days and it ran down the battery!   I've actually left it open before, but not for three days!  Evidently, I press the key and don't realize it.  I'm going to have to get in the habit of checking!  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of your week!

Also, I would like to send a thank you to Michele for including a couple of my projects in her July 4th roundup!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy 4th and Paper Issues, Too!

I'm so excited to tell you that I'm going to be a part of the Paper Issues Design Team!  Paper Issues is a really fun challenge blog and I'm thrilled to be included.  Right now the challenge is red, white and link up your projects and check out the rest of the DT's blogs!  I found this cigar box a year ago when we were visiting my daughter, Lauren, in Wichita. 
 I opened it up and thought the image of these Little Continentals was darling - I had to have it! 
Then, of course,  I had to turn it into cute July 4th decor.  So this is what I came up with:
I also made some July 4th blocks.
  These are really cool, because they have six different images.   I'll just show you a couple. 
 Hope you're having a wonderful July 4th holiday.  Lauren's here, so I gotta go!  

ETA:   Thank you, Tracyfor featuring me!  You are so sweet and did a fantastic job.  I'm so honored!  Check out her blog, Cotton Pickin Cute Thanks again, Tracy!

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