Thanks for stopping by and checking out what I've made! If you want to participate in PJ's Fun week 2, go ahead and get your entries in. I'd like to have everything in and posted to my blog by Friday evening. Remember, it doesn't have to be a card, just anything you made with stars, or stripes, or red, white, & blue, or patriotism.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Next up is a motorcycle birthday card. I got the motorcycle image in a swap on Splitcoast Stampers, so I have no information about it. I used a large Happy Birthday stamp to cover the red background. The black paper has the Diamonds in the Rough Cuttlebug embossing folder on it. I don't have that folder, but was in an embossed paper swap.
Some days I like my projects better than others, but I've learned if I just keep going, I'll get my creativity back. I hope you have a wonderful day!
Monday, June 28, 2010
I think he'll like it. I'm glad I waited to make his Father's Day card. I think this one will be more memorable than any other card I had running through my mind. Have a great Monday!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
I made the row of hanging pennants with SCAL2. It wasn't exactly hard, but it was a little time consuming, especially since it didn't end up as uniform as I had hoped. I have no idea what I will use this card for, but I enjoyed making it. Be sure to check out Cinema Saturday and play along!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Next up is another digi image from Dustin Pike. You can find his blog on the right sidebar of my blog. I colored this image, then couldn't decide how to make a card with it. I finally went to SplitCoastStampers to play along with the Clean & Simple Challenge this week (#72) and found this layout, which I thought was perfect. Because the image is so large, I started with a larger card base.
One of my favorite details in the layout was the piercing above the top layer that follows around the curve of the image. I used one of those spiky wheel things that comes in sewing kits to get the dots an even distance apart, then went back with a straight pin to make the holes. I got a little crooked in the curve, but I still like the final product.
I hope you get to play along this week! I've got a couple more ideas of projects to make. I'll be sharing all of your projects throughout the week as I receive them. The deadline to get them in is Friday evening. The new week of fun will start each Saturday morning (hopefully). Have a great Saturday!
Friday, June 25, 2010
Nothing fancy at all, just a simple little card to say welcome to a new little baby. No specific baby at this point, I'm just trying to build back my stash of cards so I'll be ready for whatever event I need a card for. There are several pregnant women at my church and work, so I probably need to get several more new baby cards ready. Be sure to go check out the other NEW cards on the House Mouse Challenge blog. While you're at it go ahead and make a House Mouse project and attach a link on the challenge blog--you could win a prize!
No, she technically did not make this whole thing this week, but it still counts. Here's a picture of one of the quilt blocks so you can see the detail.
Next up I have another creation by Aunt Pat. She used metallic vinyl and made a butterfly to put on her van. It's the same butterfly she used on her card.
She said it's hard to get a picture of how pretty it is in real life. I'm sure the sun and the flash from the camera make the sparkles shine through more than the real colors.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
She cut this butterfly with her Cricut and SCAL. It looks like it has a yellow background piece. I'll have to get a copy of this file! I love how detailed the butterfly is. I also love that she used my favorite color purple and her favorite color yellow.
I made the same box as before, only this time I made it WAY bigger and I cut out a butterfly from the front panel. It's the perfect size to put A2 cards & envelopes in.
I should probably mention that the box no longer looks like this though. Blogger was taking too long to upload my pictures so I found some matching ribbon and adhered it around the top edge of the box top. I want to decorate it a little more, I'm just not sure what I want to do yet. This was my first time to use the larger mat and larger paper. Either the mat is less sticky or the paper doesn't stick as well. Whatever the case, it was a pleasant surprise. Usually the first several things I cut on a new mat are warped by the time I get them off the mat because it's too sticky.
Here are a few pictures of my boys from Tuesday evening. Jason and I had a quiet dinner. Joey was reading a book.
Anthony fell asleep about 4:30pm, which is kinda late for a nap. He had trouble waking up, so on his way to the dinner table, he laid down on the floor and went back to sleep. He was not very happy that I took pictures of him.
I've gotta play with my new box a little more. I hope some of you crafters are working on butterfly projects! I'd like to review all the projects Thursday evening so I can start the next week of PJ's Fun on Friday.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I added a little blue chalk on the left and bottom to give it depth. Again, this was kind of done in the example picture, so they really have taken the time to give you everything you need to use the files. The example showed a jar with the fabric on it and one without it. They both looked great, but I like the fabric skirt around the top. I hope you enjoyed looking at all my new SCAL/Cricut projects. I'll be back soon to round up all the PJ's Fun Week 1 entries and the winner!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The next svg file I tried is from the Shaped Cards 2 collection. I made a cup of coffee. It's joined at the bottom, so I had to hold it so you could see the closed version. My teacup kept wanting to spill open. I'm thinking about putting a little tea bag in there with the string and tag sticking out--wouldn't that be cute!
I hope you like what you've seen today. Be sure to take advantage of the sale, not that the prices are that high normally. I just can't seem to pass up 60% off, especially when the minimum to buy is only $5. I would have had enough even if the minimum was $25, but I might not have considered shopping the sale without the low minimum. Enough babbling, I'll be back tomorrow with another shaped card!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
I love how this turned out. Some days my coloring skills look like those of a 5 year old, but this one seems better than usual. Have you made anything with butterflies yet??? I've got more stuff in mind, so stay tuned!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Aren't they just the cutest! I'll have to have a ladybug week later so I can feature her adorable ladybug bow. I'm so excited to have such a unique weekly challenge that any crafter can play along with. I can't wait to see what else yall make!
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
We played last Saturday at 12 noon and Sunday at 1:45pm. We lost out Monday at the 5:45pm game. As you can see from all the sweat in the picture below, it was HOT!
Anthony paid such good attention during huddle time. His face was so red from the heat. If you didn't get to make it to one of his games, you missed a real treat. The game Uncle John went to Anthony tried running to 3rd base instead of 1st, but he still made it.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures! My next post will actually feature a card I made! Aunt Pat and I are going to start doing weekly card challenges. She chose a butterfly to be the theme this week. If she doesn't decide to get her own blog (and even if she does) I'm going to feature my card and her card each week. Feel free to play along all you crafty people! By the way, Uncle John, you're my favorite too :)
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
I'm thinking I need to pick up more onsies to make for more gifts in the future. There are several ladies at church who are expecting right now and I think these little onsies would be a wonderful one of a kind gift.