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Monday, September 12, 2011

The Owls Return - The 2nd Flock

Oh, just more owls!!  I am having so much fun with this little guys (and gals!)  My daughter loves the "giggling" owls!  I have to say that my favorite in this second group is my little white cross-eyed dude! :)
Next...... Xmas owls!! :)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Halloween Owls on Parade!!

Cute little guys!!
This is a punch from Stampin Up that I borrowed from my friend, Marci.  I must have punched out about 100 Halloween paper owls and about 40-50 Xmas paper owls.  All of the little pieces pop out at once.  You then put them together as you wish.......
I had a ton of fun making these little guys!
I'm hoping to make them into cards ...... we'll see what happens.  They may nest for a while on my desk!  LOL!!
Gotta love Stickles and the black and white pens!!

Here they are:

Well, Hello There!!! 2 Cute (gasp!) Xmas Cards!!

Hi There!!
I have missed you!!  Lots has been going on around here, just not much crafting.  I hope to get caught up and post a few project that I actually have made! 
Here are 2!! :)
I have a couple of cute cards to show you!!  They were made using Print and Cut on my Silhouette SD.  I used an image from Lettering Delights SVG set:  Eskimo Kisses.  I changed the color/texture of the hat and turned him into an Xmas Penguin!!  (using the Make-The-Cut Program)  (he is also inked on every layer!)  His hat is pop dotted for dimension.  I attached him to my card base using an Action Wobble.  So fun!!!!!!!!!!  :)

Here are pics and (I hope) vids of the penguins wobbling!

Ok, well, you have to turn sideways to see it (????)  But, it's still stinkin' cute!!!! :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

I Got my New Gazelle!!!!!

Hi All!!
As you know, I have been smitten with my Cricut for a while.  That being said, I have never liked the company that owns the Cricut...... Provo Craft.  There has been much bru-ha-ha over some of the most recent tactics by PC.  I have jumped on the Boycott Provo Craft wagon!!
I decided to "dump" my Cricut and get a different electronic cutting machine.  One that supports and embraces true creativity and does not try to restrict the owner on what they can produce/use.
That's all I'll go into......if you want more info, you can look here:

Now, onto the good stuff! :)  After much research, I decided to purchase a BossKut Gazelle.  I got it this Tuesday!  Yippie!  It is so much more sturdy than the Cricut!  Makes super cuts and you can do so many different things with it!!  (eventhough it's pink....... LOL)  I have been playing around with making silhouettes of some old photos to make t-shirts.  This is my first one! 

I used the Heat Transfer Vinyl.  I set up the design using the software program:  Make the Cut.  You can import pre-made images, or you can make your own.  You can also import fonts to cut!  Very cooooooooooooool!!  Anywho,  I cut out the vinyl on my new Gazelle.  It worked REALLY well!!!  Very easy to use.

Here is my first shirt!!  :) :)  I'm really happy with it.  Yes, I know, it's pretty "Andy Warhol-ish", but that's OK with me!  I was going for that artsy fartsy look!  :) 

Here is the original pic:

Thanks for lookin'!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Bird Book

Well, I actually started AND finished a project!  LOL!  Big news, for me! :)  I had a paper "play date" with my friend, Marci.  I wanted to test out my new binding machine (The Cinch....... LOOOOOOOVE IT!)  I made two mini books and I actually completed this one today! :)
I have to interject here that the Cinch machine is fabulous!  It is super easy to use and very intuative.  Sizing is simple and you don't have to measure (unless you really WANT to!)  :)
Ok, the project.............
I have always wanted to make a little book out of shipping tags.  I decided to just wing it and make it up as I went along. (Although, I'm very sure that this has been done before, but all I did was fold over the pages and make pockets for the little tags.  Simple and fun! :)

I colored the tags by scrunching and covering with Distress Inks. (about 3-4 "coats")  I stamped some random flowers as the background.  Then I stamped the word TWEET (I know......soooooooooooooooo original) with the new Alpha Stamps by Ten Seconds Studio.  They are awesome!!  Colored the images with colored pencils. 

The bird on the front cover is a Sizzix die cut (from a shipping tag)  distressed and colored with Distress Inks.  I embossed w/ a Tim Holtz folder and then highlighted some areas with Glossy Accents.  It is "pop-dotted" onto the front cover.

The tags are just small shipping tags distressed with ink and then stamped with random bird images and topped off with some pretty fibers.
Tied the binding coils with fabric and lace strips........
Voila!  'tis finished!! :) 

These are the tags (front and back) inside the book:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Too Stinkin' Cute!! LOL

Hi All!

Here is another Valentine's Card I made using my Paper Pups Cricut Cartridge.  I just love all of the cute doggies on this cart!! :)  I had fun putting this card together!  :)



Edited Feb 2, 2011 -- Added doll of my son, too! :)
Now, I have never been one into paper dolls.  Not really even as a kid.  I, of course, bought the Cricut Paper Dolls Cartridge more for the accessories and borders.  Well, after looking around at other dolls made with this cart, I had an epiphany.  Duh!  Make dolls of my kids!!!  :) :)
Here is my first........ my daughter in her Cross Country uniform.  
(even SHE likes it.........that says something!)
The cute little face with glasses is a stamp from Peachy Keen Stamps.  Love 'em! 
(I added Kyle to the mix! :)  He is almost 6 yrs younger than Becca.  He wanted a Spongebob shirt and jeans.  I used a blue paper for his jeans and then smeared black chalk over them...... I think they look "jean-like" :)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Cute Owl Valentine's Card

I just recently got the Wild Card Cricut Cartridge.  Thanks to some FABULOUS videos on YouTube by Creations with Christina, I feel confident putting these cards together after they are cut! :)
Here is my first one. 
The Owl Card (Valentine's style! :)

I think he turned out pretty cute! :)  I glittah'd up his eyes and beak and inked up the edges of the paper pieces.

Here is the front of the card and the matching envie.

Here is the inside of the card. (ok. HOW do I get these long pics to NOT be sideways......grrrrrrrrrr)

Thanks for looking!!!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Back in the Saddle...........

Howdy!!  Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!!  Happy New Year and all that jazz!
I have been having fun playing with my Digi Scrapping software and my new cutting toys!  I bought a Gypsy to go with my Cricut Expression.  (How sad is this...... it was so cheap [$49.99] that I bought it without REALLY knowing what it did....... LOL)  For some reason Michael's had a Cricut blowout... cartridges for $9.99, the Gypsy and Create for $49.99, and some other accessories super cheap.  So, I indulged and have been playing! :)
Here are 2 little projects that I have done.
The "Chick Card" is for my girlfriend that moved away to Colorado.  She raises and shows chickens.  I think she'll get a big kick out of it:

This next project is my first Wordbook.  My daughter is going to her best friends B-day party tomorrow.  She wanted a mini album to give her.  I designed this wordbook in the Gypsy and cut on my Cricut.  I embossed the top layer of the letter with a Sizzix Texture Impression folder.  I think it give it a little "somethin'"  :)
My daughter will decorate/embellish/add photos for Brianne.  (I figure you already know her name!  LOL)

Close up of embossed texture. 

Book open.  I made sure to have decorative paper on both sides and I also did the letter on both sides.  :)

Overall I'm pretty happy with it.  Some things I would definately do differently next time...... but, I appreciate my daughter chosing her best buddy as my guinea pig!  :) :) :)