Thursday, December 26, 2013

Sr. Trip Disneyland Digital Layouts

I finally finished all the layouts for my daughter's Sr. Trip with her friends, this is the last group.  It was such a fun trip and I had so much fun scrapbooking them.  I used the Giggles & Grins Studio J digital paper pack for all of these layouts for a cohesive look.  Now onto another big scrapbooking layout project!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Season's Tweetings Mini Box

This is the prize that I gave out at my Card Workshop this month.  I used the Sparkle & Shine paper, Juniper cardstock and White Daisy cardstock.  I used the Season's Tweetings stamp set.  I cut the box out using the Cricut Artiste cartridge.  For the wreath and the banner, I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Bonding Memories Glue Pen

The CTMH Bonding Memories Glue Pen is my go-to glue.  The only problem I have ever had with the glue is if you leave the lid off or don't get it snapped all the way closed, the tip can dry out.  In this picture you can see the blue tip is still working great, but the white tip is full of all dried up glue. 
One day I accidentially pulled on a tip and realized that the tips come out real easily so if you have a dried up tip all you have to do is pull it out and put a juicy blue one in until the glue is empty then just switch it back to use up the glue pen you took the good tip from.  Pretty cool tip, right?!  Because I do workshops, unfortunately this tends to happen a lot to me as customers don't always notice that they didn't get the lid back on all the way and this tip has saved a ton of glue pens for me.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

December Card Workshop

These are the cards we made at my December Card Workshop:

This card was made using Cricut Ariste cartridge; For Always paper; Ruby and White Daisy cardstock; Artiste Word Balloons and Honeycomb stamp sets; Black and Ruby ink; Mini-Medley Black Accents; and mounting tape.
This card was made using Cricut Art Philosopy cartridge; Babycakes paper; Buttercup, Slate and White Daisy cardstock; Special Care December Stamp of the month stamp set; Sunset ink; Babycakes Assortment embellishments; and Bronze Shimmer Trim.

This card was made using Cricut Art Philosopy cartridge; Sarita paper; Gypsy and White Daisy cardstock; Gypsy ink; Durable Artisan Studs; Jute ribbon; and mounting tape.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Cross Country Layout Using Artbooking

I made this layout using the CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  I used the ProPlayer paper pack as well as Honey, Slate, Whisper and Barn Red cardstock.


Friday, November 29, 2013

Pink Crocheted Hat with Popcorn Flower

This beautiful Eden wearing a hat that I made, it has a big white flower with a bling button in the middle of it.  It looks so beautiful on her and thanks to her mom for letting me put her picture on my blog!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Oh Snap Mini Album

I made this mini album using the CTMH Artbooking cartridge, I cut it all at 6" relative size.  This album is made using only the 3 and 4 keys.  It was really fun to make, the supplies are listed below.
Supplies: For Always paper pack; Black, White Daisy and Lagoon cardstock; Reel Life and One Way Borders stamp sets; Lagoon and Black ink; Black Shimmer Trim; and Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Daffodil Baby Hat

Taylor came home with a great idea for a baby hat that she wanted to give as a gift, a white hat with a Daffodil on it.  This is what we came up with, unfortunately she was too excited to give the gift before I got a picture of the finished product.  This is just a picture I took of it before sewing the Daffodil on the hat, but you can get the general idea of how it looked, pretty cute!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Senior Trip to Southern California Digital Layout

This is my final layout from my daughter's Senior Trip with her friends.  It's the miscellaneous pictures that didn't seem to go with the other layouts that I did.  One of the pictures was a photo booth strip of pictures that I scanned then added a picture well and shaped it to fit the long skinny shape that the photo booth produces, I just love that I was able to digitally add it!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Crocheted Owl Hat

A friend of mine was having a baby and since I had made a baby hat for her last baby I said I would love to make another one.  She said that she had seen a really cute owl hat on Pinterest.  So I went to her page and found it and followed it to get the pattern (see my Yarn Board on my Pinterest page).  It turned out so cute that I ended up making a few more in different sizes.  This one is the toddler size, pretty cute right!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Mini Hat Box

This is the prize I made for my November Card Workshop.  It is the mini hat box from the CTMH Artiste Cartridge.  I used the Sparkle & Shine paper pack for the box, Ruby CS for the bow and White Daisy CS for the tag.  I got it at the relative size of 3.5" for the box.  The bow was cut at 4.3 x 1.  I tucked, my favorite, a Lindt Truffle inside each one.

Friday, November 8, 2013

November Card Workshop

Happy Owlidays
Supplies:  Sparkle & Shine paper, Season's Tweetings stamp set, Juniper and White Daisy CS, Red Sparkle Ribbon, mounting tape

Let Your Light Shine
Supplies:  Sarita paper pack, Colonial White, Lagoon and Goldrush CS, Illuminate November Stamp of the Month set, Sarita textiles, Base & Bling Adhesive dots (to adhere fabric rosette)

Friends Forever
Supplies:  Chantilly paper pack, Cotton Candy, White Daisy and Buttercup CS, Frame Flair and Fabulous You stamp sets, Smoothie Bakers Twine (from the Paradise Assortment pack) and small metal flower from the Base & Bling Floral Accents

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Merry Christmas Layout

I used the CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge for this layout.  It is based on Pattern #09 from Make It From Your Heart Volume II.  I used the Sparkle & Shine paper along with Juniper and Ruby cardstock.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Stamped Holiday Gift Ideas

I had so much fun playing with some of our gift products creating some gift ideas using a lot of items from the Close to my Heart Holiday Gift guide:
This is one of the Season's Tweetings Gift Bags that I added my own tag too.  These are available only while supplies last through December 31, 2013.

This Kraft Container is available in the Autumn/Winter 2013 Catalog and I wrapped it with paper from the Sparkle & Shine kit and used the Season's Tweetings stamp set.  So cute to fill with cookies or other treats.

I used a My Creations Clear Treat Tube to create this cute little gift.  I wrapped it with some Sparkle & Shine Juniper Washi tape, used the Ruby Washi tape to create my own twist tie and the Season's Tweetings stamp set.  I cut out the tag using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.

I just love this box!  I used the Cricut Artiste cartridge to cut it out and the Art Philosophy to cute out the wreath and banner.  I used the Season's Tweetings stamp set.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Universal Studios Digital Layout

This is part of my daughter's super fun Senior Trip.  We spent one day at Universal Studios, we had such a fun day, oh, and by the way, waiting 1 1/2 hours to get in the Transformers Ride, totally worth it!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Super Saturday Bracelets

On saturday we had our Ward's Super Saturday.  I was in charge of a class on bracelets which was a new craft for me, but I had found some really cute bracelets on Pinterest and created them from that.  So here are pictures and instructions of my versions:
Stretch Button Bracelet
Materials:  26” .5mm stretchy cord, 27 buttons (9 medium sized buttons, 9 large buttons, 9 small decorative buttons), needle
Step 1:  Lay your buttons out in desired pattern. 
Step 2:  Leaving about a 3" tail, begin stringing your buttons as follows:  the cord comes up from the bottom and thru the large and small decorative button, then back down, then down through the medium button, back up through the medium button, up through the large and small decorative button, and so on until it is the length you need.
Step 3: Pull it into a circle and tie the cord into a couple knots.  Then run the excess stretchy cord back through several buttons and trim the ends.
Stretch Bead Bracelet
Materials:  (15) 12 mm pearls, 1 yd 3/8" ribbon, 2 ft .5mm Stretch Magic cord, needle, Fray Check
Step 1:  Thread needle with cord, double & knot end 2-3 times.  Loosely tie knot in ribbon 7” from end, sew cord through knot with needle entering on 7” side securing cord inside knot.  Add beads in desired pattern:
The Wave
1.  Thread a pearl on needle sliding it down until it is flush with ribbon knot.
2.  Wrap ribbon around pearl sewing through where it touches the other hole of pearl.
3.  Repeat steps 1 & 2 to desired length.
The Pleat
1.  Same as steps 1 & 2 of The Wave.
2.  Sew back up through the ribbon .5" from your previous stitch.
3.  Repeat steps 1 & 2 to desired length (do not do step 2 on last bead).
Step 3:  Make several knots in cord, tie tails of cord and ribbon in a knot flush with last pearl.  Trim the tails of the cord.  Knot or tie ribbon tightly trimming ends & sealing with Fray Check.
Tattered Fabric Bracelet
Materials:  torn 2x8 muslin, 1.5x8 cotton and (3) 3/4x15 muslin for rosettes, loose threads of cotton and muslin; 7” pearl lace; 1 clasp; approx. 15 beads; needle; thread
Step 1:  Layout 2x8 muslin piece with cotton piece on top, then layer loose threads and lace in desired pattern minus 1” at edge for overlap.
Step 2:  Make spiral rosettes with the 3 3/4x15 pieces of muslin (for smaller rosettes tear piece to 12”) by grasping one end of your fabric twisting and rolling into a coil holding the bottom of the rosette until finished. 
Step 3: Begin sewing layers in place sewing on beads and rosettes (for fabric rosettes, make sure to put at least one small stitch through each portion of your spiral from the outside to the center sewing up and down on each row) in various places as you go.  Finish by sewing clasp on each end of bracelet (make sure you stitch the one half of the clasp before the 1” overlap).

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pumpkin Pie Boxes

I was really excited to create these, they remind me of Pumpkin Pie with some whip cream on them.  I created these boxes using the Artist Cricut cartridge cut at 2.5" with the Huntington paper and the Colonial White Rosette Ribbon.  I stamped the tags using the Perfect Fit Thanksgiving set.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

October Card Workshop

This card is another pinspiration (see my Stamplifting board) using For Always paper, Washi Wonder stamp set, Hello Tweety stamp set, Black ink, Lagoon ink and Bitty Sparkles.  I used Cricut Craft Room to create the Art Philosophy bird cut out (White Daisy paper 4.25x5.5, Bird 2.222x2).

This card was made using the Huntington paper, Chocolate CS, Sunset CS, Colonial White CS, 4.25" of Burlap ribbon, Sunset ink, Chocolate ink and mounting tape.  I used the Artiste Cricut cartridge on Cricut Craft Room for the turkey (1.75"), frame (2.042x2.028") and banner (2.75x1).  I sponged Chocolate ink around the edges of  the Colonial White CS and Sunset CS pieces.

This card was made using the Artist Cricut cartridge page 55 card piece cut at 4.75" to create this gift card holder card.  For the card front, all pieces are cut from Art Philosophy:  Ornament 2", skinny banner 1.056x3.153 and .847x2.514, wide banner 1.264x2.  Stamps used come from the October Stamp of the Month Scandinavian Wishes and Washi Wonder.  Finished off with mounting tape and Cranberry Baker's Twine.

This inside pieces is used a similar shape from Art Philosophy on page 43 in Cricut Craft Room sized at 3.375x4.653 then cut on my paper trimmer at 3" to create the straight edge.

Friday, October 4, 2013

More Pink Hats

Just a few more of the pink hats that I had knitted in memory of my Aunt who died from Breast cancer.