Monday, July 30, 2012

A little Scrapbooking

Hi everyone, hope your week has gotten off to a great start.  We have been same old same old, just trying to find things to do to fill our summer days.  I plan to take the kiddos to a water park tomorrow, so that should shake things up.  So lately I have been trying to catch up on my scrapbooking.  Every time I do this I feel energized by it and feel a real sense of accomplishment.  So here are the pages I got completed last week.  I am finished with March now yeah!!!

So I wanted to keep this layout simple and symmetrical but layout my pics in funky angles.  I only used my Cricut for the title on this one.  So just to explain the pics on the Dailies page:  my little baby had gotten out of the bath and I got her dressed, while my older one stayed and played in the tub.  I turned my back for one minute (and forgot to close the bathroom door) and the little one climbed back in the bathtub in her pj's!!!  She is really sneaky.  Here is the second layout I completed:

This layout is, you guessed it, about our visit to the Cherry Blossoms.  I made sure the girls and I were all in pink so that we could get some good photos.  I am rarely in the photos, so this is special.  So there are two exciting things about this layout.  First, I finally figured out how to use my printer to print photos in any size I want.  The grid photos are printed out at 3" x 3".  Second, the title text is actually cut from a cereal box using my Cricut.  Instant chip board embellishments this way.  I used the regular blade, set the blade to 6, the pressure to max, the speed to low, and multi-cut to 2.  It cut like a charm.  Then I heat embossed the letters with linen embossing powder.  I love that I figured out how to do this.

So that is it for today.  I hope to get a few more scrapbooking layouts done this week.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week. 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

More Birthday Goodies

Hi all

So to continue with the birthdays, I have made another t-shirt and card for a little boys birthday this weekend.  It is along the same rainbow theme as both the siblings are sharing a birthday party with the theme Princess and the Frog at Rainbow Tree.  Here is the t-shirt:

This t-shirt was done with some more Expressions Vinyl heat transfer vinyl in blue, yellow and green.  I used the Once Upon a Princess cartridge for the frog and the Birthday Bash cartridge for the font.  Check out my earlier posts for how to cut the vinyl.  Here is the card:

Card Recipe:

  • Sun from Create a Critter cut at 1.5"
  • Frog from Create a Critter cut at 3:
  • Doodle bug rainbow twine
  • Cotton Candy Stickles
  • Sentiment from My Pink Stamper
The little boy who will be receiving this card loves frogs so I think he will be pretty pleased.  I am entering the card in this weeks sun challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut.  Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by. 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Birthday Goodies with the Cricut

Hi all

Well I have finally gotten back in my craft room.  Yeah!!!  So we have a couple birthdays coming up so that is what I have been focused on in my craft room.  Today I have a couple items I made for a little girls birthday this weekend.  She is turning 4 and her Mom is throwing her a Princess tea party.  I decided to make her a t-shirt and a card, all Princess themes of course.  Here is the t-shirt:

I found this great t-shirt on clearance at Target.  I loved the sequins on the shoulders, and this little girls is very glamorous.  I used Expressions Vinyl heat transfer vinyl in white, purple, and pink.  The images and text are from Once Upon a Princess.  See my post here on how to cut the vinyl with the Cricut.  Here is the card I made:

Card Recipe:

  • Used the Cricut Craft Room and a square from the Craft Room Exclusives to make the card
  • Princess is from Princess Party cut at 3"
  • Doodlebug rainbow twin pack
  • Sentiment from My Pink Stamper
I decided to make a window card of sorts inspired by the current challenge over at Bitten By the Bug 2.   I really do think it is a great idea.  Well hope you have enjoyed the post, I may have another one tonight if I can get into gear.  The little princesses older brother is also having a birthday this weekend!!!  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Birthday Card with the Cricut

Hello there, I know its been a while since I posted.  I just got back this week from the long trip to my parents house.  We all had so much fun, especially the kiddos.  I am so glad to be back though, I missed my hubby and my craft room.  So tonight I am sharing a birthday card I made for a little girl turning 3.

Card Recipe:
  • A2 sized card
  • Birthday Birdie from Birthday Bash cut at 3"
  • Number 3 from Birthday Bash cut at 1.2"
  • Sentiment from My Pink Stamper Sweetest Cupcakes
  • Pentouch Sakura White gel pen for faux stitching
So that is that.  I am entering this card in the birthday challenge over at Cooking with Cricut.  I hope you have enjoyed the card and thanks for stopping by.  I will be crafting all week for Birthdays coming up so check back for some more fun birthday inspiration.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Vacation and a Late Post

Hi all

We are still here in sunny Florida.  It is actually cooler here than back home so I am glad we are down here this week.  It is still hot but it helps that my parents have a pool and we are only 10 minutes from the beach.  That is were went ventured today.  The kids had a blast.  The only problem is that my 2yo does not like being dirty so every time she would get sand on her hands we had to run down to the water to clean them off.  In some ways it is really nice having a child that does not like to be dirty but in others it can be a hassle.  Here is a picture of the little ones at the beach.

So the project I have this week is a Father's Day project that I didn't get to post.  I got the idea off of Pinterest, one of my time sucks.  The link I had was actually and etsy shop that was selling it and I thought I could whip that out in about five minutes with my Cricut.  So here it is.

This is an 8.5" x 11" sheet of white card stock.  The tree is cut from the Ultimate Creative Sampler at 8.5".  I then cut all the leaves off the tree to have only the trunk and branches.  The text below is from Plantin Schoolbook cut at 0.8"  Then I just used kids paint in red and yellow to do their hand prints.  The one thing I did learn in this project is that I should double up on the card stock before doing the hand-prints.  There is a little crease in the paper from how the paint dried.  My husband absolutely loved this gift and plans to hang it in his office.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week.