Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I Hope You Dance!!!

I made this for my niece who is graduating this Thursday from high school.  She has danced most of her life and was on the high school drill team for three years, so that is why I used the lyrics from the song I hope you dance, by LeeAnn Womack.

The graduation caps are an idea from Joy's Life.  I had a difficult time finding the right size top for my graduation cap, and finally settled on Ghirardelli squares.  I tried to find the right size mold to make my own, but to no avail.  The flowers are from the Cricut Cartridge Create a Critter (I love that cartridge).  I used my hide contours feature on my gypsy to hide the center when I cut the flower.  I glittered the four flowers that say "I hope you dance", to hopefully make them stand out a little more!  I used my Xyron Creatopia to get them sticky and then used Martha Stewart glitter to make them sparkle.
I printed the lyrics on my computer and then used the center point function on my cricut to cut out the circles using the Cricut Cartridge George and Basic Shapes, only because I did not have the right size punch,  in hindsight it would have been easier to by the 2" punch.  Sometimes I worry about myself, why didn't I think of that earlier, Joann's has them on for 50% off!  Oh well!!!

I hope she likes it and I hope when she gets the choice 
to sit it out or dance in life...I hope she dances!!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Graphic Sale!

One of my favorite graphics sites Kristi is having a BIG sale!!! 
Thought you might like the info!!!
Notice all graphic sets are $1 and if you spend more than $10 it is another 50% off!!! Can't beat that!!!
I used her graphics and my Silhouette's print and cut feature 
on these Goodie Bags, check it out.
Sale is effective until May 31.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

You are ReMARKable!!!

I made these cards for three young women that are graduating from High School this year.  I was lucky enough to teach this group of girls when they were 12/13 years old and have had the opportunity to watch these ladies grow into remarkable young women.

This card is 4 1/2 x 6 inches, the background was cut at 4 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches and was embossed with the Cuttlebug folder You.  I then wrapped it background with twine (the blue and yellow is We R Memory Keepers Twine, and the Purple is The Twinery).  

The cute marker is from the Lettering Delights Pop School Cut It's Set, and I cut it out with my Silhouette at approximately 6 inches.  I put it on the card using pop dots.  The bow is from the Cricut Cartridge Create a Critter and is found on layer 3 of the Porcupine.  I used Crystal Stickles and my I-Rock tool to bling up the bow.  

The adorable face is from the Basic Paper Doll Face 1" stamps from Peachy Keen.  I traced over the eyes and added a white highlight with Sakura pens and finally, I added some Glossy Accents to the eyes, and some chalk to the cheeks to give them some dimension.

The inside has the definition/synonyms of remarkable.
notably or conspicuously unusual; extraordinary
worthy of notice or attention.
notable, noteworthy, striking, extraordinary,
wonderful, unusual, singular, uncommon.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Lightning McQueen

You would have to know my 2 year old to completely understand the sentiment on this card, but it fits him to a tee!!!  I have a 15 year old, a 12 year old...and a 2 year old, (yeah, major break there)!!!  He is stinkin' cute, but FULL of it!!!  

I made this card to give to a couple that go to our same church and were in charge of his nursery class, they have since been asked to serve in a different position,but they were amazing with him and his energy!  He calls them his "friends" and often yells "I love you too much" as we pass them in the halls!!!  
The card was made using the Cricut Disney Cars Cartridge, both Lightning 
and the background road came from this same cartridge.  

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Big 4-0!!!

Well, it is official my hubby and I are getting old.  We just celebrated my husbands 40th birthday, CRAZY!!!  I created this card from the Cricut Life's A Party Cartridge.  The paper is Coordinations, I bought it in the open stock at JoAnn's.  I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder Traffic Jam on the grey background and then added some silver stickles to spice it up a bit.  I don't know if vultures are suppose to be spicy or not??? :) And finally added some black twine!!!

I made a birthday basket for my hubby this year.  "The Big 40" was also off of the Life's a Party Cartridge.  I just used the fit to page feature on my Cricut Expression (I think it turned out to be 11 1/2") to cut out the phrase.  I ended up gluing it to a wooden shim (the only thing I could find at the moment) so it would stick out of the basket.  
SIDE NOTE:  My two year old decided that he could be a big help during this project :/, so instead of taking his nap he was helping glue, tape and cut just about anything he could get his hands on and endlessly repeating "but, what about me???".  
So, in the end a wooden shim didn't sound so bad!!! :)  Anybody else have crafting days like these?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

You Are My Super Hero!!!

Made this card for my hubby for our anniversary!!!  I got the idea from the Obsessed with Scrapbooking blog.  Since I didn't have the Cricut Superman Cartridge at the time, I just got online and looked for free superman graphics.

I used the print and cut feature on my Silhouette to cut out Superman.  The cut itself is a little ragged.  I tried to adjust the cut lines through the Silhouette Studio software, but that was WAY more than I was bargaining for and stopped.  The hubby didn't seem to notice :), or was to kind to mention it!!!
I embossed the blue background with the Cuttlebug diamond folder, and the yellow burst in the background is from the Cricut Best of Pixar Cartridge!!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Missing you a TON!!!

This cute elephant is from Treasure Box Designs.  Isn't it the cutest!!!  I wanted to enter the weekly color challenge at I came, I saw, I created so I used my Silhouette Design Studio to alter the colors a bit.  The ears of the elephant are Pink Pirouette, the body is Sahara Sand, and the peanut is Always Artichoke!!!  I also incorporated yellow, green and coral (orange) into my project so that it qualified for the Cameo Creations Challenge.  The tulip cuts are free SVG files from SVG Cuts, and the grass was a free SVG file from Little Scraps of Heaven.  I used Glossy Accents on the eyes to give them the shiny, wet look and the Cuttlebug Mosaic embossing folder on the peanut to add texture.

I was WAY excited to see that I could alter the colors on this SVG file, I just went to the fill screen and chose advanced options (at the bottom) and from there it let me enter my own RGB codes.  I printed it out on white textured card stock and then used my print and cut feature to cut out the shapes on my Silhouette. The white cloud at the top is from the Cricut Cartridge Paper Dolls for Everyday.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!!!

I love watching Monica's tutorials for the Silhouette and decided to enter one of her challenges.  So here it goes for Cameo Creations #7.  The challenge was to create a Mother's Day Project and use ribbon.  Here it is.....
 The gift card holder is from the Silhouette online store and was created by Lori Whitlock.  I cut out the gift bag on my Silhouette SD (I am still dreaming of the Cameo)! I used some glitter paper from a DCWV pack (bought too long ago to remember which one) :).  The flower is from the Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge (Fantabulous Cricut), it is the daisy pattern and was cut at 1.55 inches.  The cute sentiment is from the My Creative Time This and That stamp set.
Of course I am not giving my mother an expired Kohl's coupon for Mother's Day ;), it was just the first thing I could find that was the right size to try it out!!!  Her store of choice is Hallmark, so that is where the gift card will be from!!!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

You Light Up My Life!!!

I made another goodie bag!  I love these because they are so quick to make and easy to drop off to a friend or family member.
I decided to enter my first challenge and used the color scheme off of the I came, I saw, I created blog, which is Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point and Real Red.  I didn't have Pacific Point and Real Red on hand so I used my Cricut Imagine to create those colors.  I thought the blue turned out okay, but I wasn't thrilled with the red.  I cut the Real Red out using the stock shapes 1:2 at 5.7 and Pacific Point using stock shapes 5:7 at 2.9.  I did have to cut both of them down a little bit more. The sun was cut from Pumpkin Pie Cardstock at 3.35" on my Gypsy so that I could hide the face and use my cute Peachy Keen Basic Paper Doll  1 3/8" Stamp. The sun is found on the Cricut Creat a Critter cartridge, and is part of the Simply Crafts Challenge.  The embossing on the blue was the Sizzix folder stars and swirls.  I used my Sakura gel pens to add color and dimension to the stamp! Tada (as my two year old would say :)).

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Goodie Bags!!!

Wanted to stop  by a few friends houses and let them know that I am thinking of them, so I made Goody Bags!!!
I got this cute idea from My Pink Stamper.  I bought my clear bags at Michael's, I believe they are 4 x 6, and you get 50 for $3 or $4, plus don't forget to use your 40% off coupon. :)

 I downloaded the cute bugs from, they are the Bugs Color Graphics, and cut them out with the print and cut feature on my Silhouette.
 Last but not least I cut a piece of paper at 41/2 x 6, folded it in half, and stapled it to the top of my bag.  Then I cut another piece of paper at 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 ran it through my Cuttlebug using my Bloom Dot embossing folder, and glued it to the top of my base paper.  I then added my graphics with Pop dots and added a saying as well!