Sunday, July 18, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge: Wild Card AND Cricut Cardz

So sad.... my Gypsy froze a few days ago! Luckily, customer service at Provocraft was great and got me a fedex ticket quickly. I am hoping to have my new Gypsy this week. I had several things planned; but, oh well!

This card is for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge using Wild Card and Cricut Cardz Challenge. For Throwback Thursday, I chose Valentine's Day as my favorite holiday. I love celebrating Valentine's Day with my babies! I just love a day to just celebrate relationships! I also just love making valentine's day goodies for my kids' friends also.

Sadly, I am having surgery on my right shoulder on Wednesday. I think this may be my last challenge for awhile. Guess I will be busy blog hopping! Good thing there are so many creative people in the crafting world!!

Peace and Love!


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge: Zoobaloo

Submitting another project for the Throwback Thursday Challenge with My Creative Time with Emma! Love this challenge!!

Can't believe I am posting this so close to the deadline again! I actually had my page completed on Thursday evening and just put off taking the picture.... then, I couldn't get a good picture! Ughh! Oh well, I had fun playing with my Gypsy and learned a bit too. I also waisted A LOT of paper (especially on the grass!!)

The most important thing that I learned is to consider the paper you will be using when you design your layout on the Gypsy. For example, I put the palm tree and base layer of the animals on the same layer. The paper for the animals was extremely thin and the palm tree was thick. So, I would either rip the animals or not cut through the palm tree. Lesson learned! Next challenge for me... play with my new Peachy Keen stamps!

As for the picture... I was tempted to put a "cute" picture of my son on the layout; but, then I finally chose the picture that was taken as soon as they held him up and said, "It's a boy!". Maybe, I will show this picture at his wedding one day :)

Thanks for looking!

Peace and Love!


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Challenge Card: Cricut Cardz and Cupcake Craft

I am so so happy that I finally got my Gypsy and got the uploads working. This is my first project using the Gypsy; and I told my husband that this may be my 4th child! I LOVE it! I made this card for the Cardz TV Christmas in July Challenge #1. The only colors that could be used were pink, red, green, black and white. This stumped me for a while; but, I finished it! :)
I also decided to use this card for the Cupcake craft challenge. Since, ice skating is a favorite sport in our household!!
I decided to make a card that could be used as a Christmas tree ornament. Normally, I would have my kids pose for a nice picture; but, my girls are at camp. Note to self.... take more shots of all 3 together!!

I used Winter Woodlands for the ice skater. I chose this because my daughters love to ice skate and are in a production every December. I used liquid glass on the ice skates and "puffy" paint on the trim and cuffs of the dress. I used Wild Card for the card base and layer. The layer was also a card which I cut and used half on the front and half on the back.

This was a great challenge since it was over 100 degrees in Maryland today. I had to "think" ice to stay alive! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Peace and Love!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge: My 1st Challenge!

I finally decided to complete a challenge. I really love "My Creative Time" with Emma. I have learned SO much from watching her tutorials!! So, I decided that I wanted my first challenge to be hers. My son has had a pretty serious bout with pneumonia; so, I haven't had as much time as I would like to work on it. I vowed I would start taking some time for myself; so, no matter how simple it is.... at least I did it!

The challenge was to do a project having something to do with a baby. I didn't have New Arrival; so, I used Paper doll dress-up. I wanted my doll to look like a baby; so, I cut my base at 5 inches and then did a blackout for the lion's mane. I cut the head away from the body and then punched a hole in the blackout portion to put the head behind. That way I didn't have to cut hair. The font is Zoobaloo.

This layout is special to me because my son has spent a lot of his life in the hospital. I remember that Halloween day, he was doing so well. I chose for him to dress up as a lion because he had a huge head of curly hair and looked like a little lion cub. He also has the longest eyelashes, rosiest cheeks and lips! I love that little cub!

Girl Scout Badge Project

As a Girl Scout leader, I have to come up with a way to present the girls with their badges. For the final badge ceremony, this is how I awarded the fun badges. I used the first letter of each girls name and printed the Girl Scout Law. Many of the girls have taken the badges off to put on their vests and then put the layout in a 12x12 frame.

3rd set of teacher cards

I finally finished the last set of teacher cards. I decided to make another project for the other 2 teachers. My son has been ill; so, I am so late in finishing these. Luckily, he is attending Summer Academy at his school, so I still have a few days to get the teachers these gifts. :)