Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hippo Birdies Two Ewes Birthday Card

I am making some birthday cards for my friend Teresa to give to her fellow teachers. Every year she gives out more then 70 cards, so I started last year helping her make them. Here's another of my creations.
I got the inspiration for this card from when I was growing up. I remember this saying from a card I received and it popped into my head, so I thought it would make a cute card.

Hippo- Cricut cut- Animal Kingdom cartridge
Birdies- Cricut cut- Paper Pups cartridge
Ewes- Cricut cut- Winter Frolic cartridge
Sentiment- Cricut cut- Cherry Limeade cartridge
Paper- Kaiser Craft, Best Creation Inc and Bazzill
Ink- Tim Holtz/Ranger Inc.- Distress Ink- Faded Jeans
Glittery Highlights- Sakura Jelly Roll-Stardust pens
Adhesive- Helmar Art & Hobby Adhesive

I have entered this card in the following challenges (check them out!):
Easy Craft Projects -photo inspiration
Creations by GillM -anything that flies
If The Shoe Fits- Scrap It -Jungle Book inspired
Forever Friends -Include an animal

Saturday, August 27, 2011

LESSology DT Application Project

I found the request for LESSology DT members on the Scrapbook Call Blog. I checked it out and decided I would give it a try!
I love making all kinds of repurposed projects.
So this is the project I put together. It is a canvas that I found at the Goodwill. I covered it with the Alice In Wonderland Halloween paper. Then I took an old costume and cut it up and made the fabric flowers that are along the edge. The centers of the flowers are old buttons cut off a dress. This project is a total Upcycle!!
The title I got from the Alice in Wonderland story. When Alice is at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, the Dormouse recites...

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat,
How I wonder what you're at:
Up above the world you fly
Like a tea tray in the sky,
Up above the world you fly
Like at tea tray in the sky.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat,
How I wonder what you're at:
Up above the world you fly
Like a tea tray in the sky.

Use 3-5 pieces, put them together. Use a needle and thread and sew a button in the center. This will also help hold the flower together. These buttons are ones from an old dress!

To get the pieces of thin material to look all wrinkly, you melt it over a candle. Be very careful it doesn't catch on fire. It is very easy to make these flowers!

I cut up a skirt from an old Halloween costume. I cut it into squares and then a circle, then to look like little flowers. You don't have to be perfect because you can make them look like you want when you do the next step, with the melting.

Viva Decor Pearl Pens and Glitter Liners- accents and to attach the vintage buttons
Vintage Buttons
Repurposed 12x12 Canvas
Repurposed black costume
Repurposed buttons from an old dress
Twinkle Twinkle- cut with Cricut using Nursery Rhyme Cart
Little - cut with the Cricut using Graphically Speaking
Bat- cut with the Cricut using Simply Charmed
Helmar 450 Adhesive was used to attach the flowers
Foam PopDots used to to attach the title
This canvas is also entered in the following challenges:

Friday, August 12, 2011

Crafty Chicas Wedding Card

This month over at the Chicas Getting Crafty blog the assignment was wedding themed. I made this cute wedding card. Get more details over there, check it out!!
Don't forget to join in the fun with the follower challenge!! All you need to do is submit a wedding related layout.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Hoot Birthday Card-Challenge Entry

I made this adorable card for a friend. I think it came out so cute!

Stampin' Up Owl Punch
DCWV Polka Dot Paper
Alphabet- Studio G Wooden
Zva Creative- Pearls
Tim Holtz- Distress Ink- Antique Linen
Faux Stitching- Zig Pen- Pure Brown
Scotch Tape Runner
Foam Pop Dots

LITTLE OWLS- paper is bazzill, they are a Stampin' Up punch

I am entering this card in several challenges this week:
Glitter Geeks- Week #9 - Furry and Feathery Friends
Delightful Challenges- Aug 3rd -Stitching- Real or Faux
Little Red Wagon- Challenge #92 -Put a Critter On It

Friday, August 5, 2011

You Are My Sunshine

You Are My Sunshine
My Only Sunshine
You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Grey
You'll Never Know Dear How Much I Love You!

I thought it would be fun to try something really I used an actual vinyl record album as the base for this project!!
Check out more details over at Chicas Gettin Crafty!!

I love this photo! This was taken in May when Geoffrey graduated from Daytona College. These three are my sunshines!

I entered this fun layout in the following challenges:
Crafts & Me Challenges - Anything Goes

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Club CK 1-Hour Layout Challenge

This was fun. I have never participated in a one-hour challenge. Over at the CKClub they have them regularly, but I have never done one. Today I thought it would be fun to give it a try. Here is my take.
It was a challenge to use horizontal stripped paper.

This photo is of my mother and I taken in 1969 at sunset on Padre Island. I love this photo.


Paper- Chatterbox- Scrapbook Walls- Beach Stripe, Beach Dot and Large Frisbee Stripe

Shells- Jesse James Buttons

Flower- Prima Floral Embellishments

Tim Holtz- Distress Ink- Vintage Photo

Circle is cut using the Cricut Expressions and the Christmas Cheer Cartridge

Studio G Wooden Alphabet Stamps

Helmar Adhesives- Tape Runner, 450 and Acid Free Glue