Thursday, February 24, 2011

Valentines and a Mischevious Monkey

  Making Valentines for my kids classmates has become a tradition.  Although my son has outgrown the holiday, my daughter still looks forward to it each year.  I try to keep the cards somewhat simple because of the number I have to produce.  I used the CindyLou cart for the cute little critters and the Tim Holtz embossing folder to add texture to the background.
   The sentiment on the girls card was "Your a Deer Friend" and the boys was "I'm Nuts About You" which I typed up on the computer and printed on white cardstock.
   My daughter said her friends loved these handmade creations!

  The next project is a pop-up Valentine card I made for my Sweety.  I'd seen several different YouTube videos on this mechanism and always wanted to try one.  The pull out tag has a picture of us looking all fabulous and lovey. I used a tutorial from Capadia Designs to create the rolled rose template in my Cricut Design Studio.
   The Sentiment is also cut using the Cricut Design Studio and then covered with glossy accents. The leaves were leftovers from silk dollar store flowers from a friends wedding.  The card is a little top heavy with all those flowers and layers, but I just love how it turned out.

   My little monkey decided to reorganize our hat/glove drawer while I was doing this post so I just had to add this picture to the end.  She looks so proud of herself seated in the empty drawer.  These are the moments that make me smile.


Cricut Carts - CindyLou & Winter Woodlands, Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye, Cardstock - Stampin' Up & Creative Memories, Pearls - Prima & Kaiser Craft, White Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts, Glitter - Martha Stewart

Monday, February 7, 2011

Belle's New Coat

  This is Belle. She is Mom and Dad's new Border Collie who's recently had to have surgery on her shoulder for a bone growth in her shoulder that she developed from birth.  Because of the surgery, they shaved a huge amount of her fur from her shoulder, side and back leaving her skin exposed to the elements when out walking in this winter weather.  So her mom decided to sew her a new coat out of fleece remnants and I thought I would share it as I think it's too cute!!

   She found the tutorial for the coat on utube and it was super quick and easy to make.  Best of all she doesn't seem to mind it at all.
   So until her coat grows back, or spring comes (whichever comes first) she'll be sportin this new outerwear on her daily walks.

A Few Projects to Share! (Yes Im still here)

  No I haven't won the lottery and disappeared to some exotic Island in the middle of nowhere, I've just been hiding under a tonne of unfinished projects and can't even post any of the finished ones as they are gifts that haven't been recieved yet. But.....I do have a couple of little things that I've made in between that I can share.
  On my Birthday weekend, my girlfriends came over for a craft day and my friend Tracy brought the supplies and inspiration for they cute cards and gift mug we created.  She found the inspiration on another blog called Sarahs Ink Spot if you'd like to check it out.

  I don't have a list of supplies or manufacturers as they were provided by my good friend Tracy, but I hope you enjoy.  I will be back in the next couple of days to post a couple more projects.
  And thank you to those who continue to stop by even though there has been nothing new for quite some time. I always appreciate the comments and love to know that there are others out there that I can share my passion with.