Monday, January 31, 2011

Hanging on Your Door

Last week while browsing on the Cricut Message boards looking at all the really talented people and their amazing projects, I came across one I just know I had to try.  I came across this amazing little door hanger by Happy Life Crafty Wife, and I put it on my list of to-do projects. 

Meanwhile, my granddaughter Abigail came down with the flu and so she was really on my mind.  I decided to make my first door hanger for her.  I think it turn out so sweet! 


I used George and Basic Shapes to make the door hanger and the box on the front to hold treats, and for Abby’s name, I used Ashlyn’s Alphabet. I used Hello Kitty for the Hello Kitty—of course!  The paper is from that My Mind’s Eye Love Nest stack. The ribbon and trim are from Hobby Lobby and the jewel flowers are from Paper Studio’s Gemstones.  I used my threading water border punch for the pink trim on the front edges.  Nice, huh! 

It measures about 5” wide and 9” long and the kitty is cut at 4”.

Now Stacey, if you visit and see this, don’t tell Abby about this little treat holder!  P1070928P1070931P1070932P1070933P1070934

Friday, January 28, 2011

A Little Valentine’s Banner

This little banner is only about 16” long and each piece of the banner is only 3” high and a bout 1 1/2” wide.  I plan on hanging it in my husband’s van during my 14 days of Valentines.  And here’s the thing, every single cut is from one cartridge—Storybook! 


From the first base layer to the letters on each medallion, every single cut is from Storybook. This is a great old cartridge and it has some great all purpose cuts. The paper is the My Mind’s Eye stack Love Nest and the cardstock is all from DCWV.  Love Nest  is exclusive to Hobby Lobby.  I also used some pink and red hued Petaloos  Flora Doodles as well as some Paper Studio gems from Hobby Lobby. 

I made the cut file on my Gypsy and from there this project went together very quickly. 

How about some close ups! 


I’m pretty sure I won’t get any time in my studio today.  Two of our grandchildren are coming to spend the night. Saturday I’ll have some time with my husband who has worked for the past two Saturdays.  I’m looking forward to the grandchildren and to my hubby time.  Have a great weekend. 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Morning, Coffee and U—another valentine

I’ve got 14 Valentines to make for my 14 days of Valentine’s for my hubby, remember! I do and I have to get more than one done every week.  I used the sketch over on Mojo Monday to guide me and let My Pink Stamper provide the subject—something yummy and I had my card. 

Here’s the sketch:


And here’s my card:


I used a sheet of paper from that Ever After pack of Cosmo Cricket for the base of the card and a sheet from My Mind Eye’s Love Nest for the top of the card.  The card stock is all scraps from my scrap drawers.  I love it when I use what I have and see my scrap drawers start to dwindle down to nothing.  It’ll be a while until that happens but I am working on it! 

The sun like piece behind the coffee cup cut at 3” and the 3 hearts are from Accent Essentials. The coffee cup is from Christmas Cheer and is cut at almost 2”.  I used the contour and hide feature to hide the steamy swirls  that come out of the cup. Then I cut out the center of the mug so that it would look like coffee in the cup. The font is Printing press and I welded it with my Gypsy.  The lettering is cut at 1” except for the U and it is cut at about 1 1/4”.  P1070911P1070912P1070913

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The second half of Acts of Love

I had a very busy day! I spent it with my 2 year old grandson and he is a ball of energy.  I am very tired grandma as I write this for all of you tomorrow.  I had a ball with Chaz and am so grateful to have this little boy in my life.  I wouldn’t trade the day we had today for anything.  He is very special. 

So here are the last pages of my Acts of Love tag book.  First I want to back up and take a look at the cover.  After I finished it yesterday, I thought the ring looked awfully bare and added some ribbons and fibers. It did help. 



That’s it for this project, but I’ll be back tomorrow with something new and I hope inspiring! 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Acts of Love—a tag book for 14 days

When I showed you all my Valentine’s Box, I told you that I do something nice for my husband every day for the 14 day leading up to and including Valentines Day.  This year I am upping the ante and trying to add acts of service and love besides my little gifts.  I’ve created this little tag book to set on our family room coffee table to remind me to serve him in love. 

We’ve been married for 38 years, and it’s so easy to forget to treat my husband as special as I did when I was trying to win his love.  I feel pretty confident in his love, but I want to keep putting love deposits in his love bank and treating him like a king will do that. 

I’m going to show half of the book today and half tomorrow simply because I don’t have the time to post all the pictures.  P1070847

It’s a very simple little book.  I used a tag from Tags, Boxes and Bags and custom size to about 6” long and 4 1/2” wide.  I cut lots of swirls, hearts, butterflies and birds to use while embellishing it.  I used Gypsy Font for the title of the book and some rhinestone swirls as well as a Prima flower from my stash on the cover. 

The paper was a package I bought on clearance at Archivers last spring when my husband and I took a little trip to Chicago.  It’s a Cosmo Cricket pack called Everafter and really is a wedding collection, but I don’t have any wedding pictures I wanted to scrap with it and thought I could adapt it to Valentine’s Day.  It worked out nicely.  I really love Cosmo Cricket.

I used I Corinthians 13 as a basis for the book and have put part of the chapter on each page.  I wrote some act of service for each day on the tags, and I will share those with you tomorrow. 

Right now I’m just going to show you pictures for the first 7 days. 


OK, so really simple, right! More tomorrow! 

Monday, January 24, 2011

You are the Cherry on my Cupcake

I have a bunch of birthday cards to make because we have a bunch of birthdays in January and February!  My very lovely daughter Stacey has a birthday the day before Valentines Day.  She was due Valentines Day.  She has always been a love and such a treat as a daughter. I made this for her!  She is the cherry on my cupcake! 

What worked out great was that My Pink Stamper is having a birthday challenge! What an incentive to get at least one of those birthday cards done! 


For this card the cuts come from Gypsy Wanderings and From my Kitchen for the cupcake. The two mats are from pages 35 and 43 and the bracket is on page 38. The Happy Birthday is on page 31.  The cupcake is on page 61 of the From My Kitchen handbook.  There are lots of cuts but the card went together quickly.  I did a little pen work on this card such as a shiny bit on the cupcake and some faux stitching and used pop dots to add dimension.  The paper is from the Sweet stack from DCWV. It’s a great stack for card exactly like this one!  The card stock is from a variety of sources which came from my scrap drawers and include Bazzill Bling and Cord’inations.




I can’t wait to give to her!