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If you create and post a creations based off of mine, please refer (with a link) back to my blog. Please do not use my ideas for files, profit or for contests. Thank you!

My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pumpkin Patch ~ Gypsy Challenge

This week's Gypsy challenge is to create a layout or card using:  At least 3 cartridges, 1 word, 1 weld, 2 pieces of art, 1 squeezed image and 1 stretched image.

I used Don Juan for the title (word and weld), Pumpkin Carving for the pumpkin border (I stretched one pumpkin and squeezed one pumpkin) and Old West for the barn.

My son Tanner has a field trip tomorrow to the pumpkin patch!  We go to a pumpkin patch near our house that has a huge barn with a pumpkin painted on it that you can see from the interstate.  In order to make this, I had to cut out the barn 3 times.  For the brown barn, I used Hide Contour to hide all of the inner cuts.  I hid some of the cuts above the door on the red barn where the pumpkin will go.  I cut out the roof line and the door from the white barn. 

I cut the handle off of the orange pumpkin and glued it to the green one.

I did not want to waste a ton of green paper, so instead of making two sets of borders (one orange and one green) I used stamp ink to color the stumps.

Here is the barn assembled and glued down.

The scarecrow is from October 31 (the 4th cartridge I used).  Like the pumpkins and barn, this cut has no layers to it.  I cut it out three times, one in brown (with the inner cuts hid) once in blue and once in creme.  I just snipped the parts away that I did not want to use and assembled.

Here are the finished pages once again.  I will add a journaling box under the barn and stick the pictures on.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Calling Cards

I finally finished my calling cards!!  Calling cards are 3" square cards that have your vital information on it.  You give these to your cricut friends at meet-ups.  I get to go to CKC Kansas City on October 9-10 (I am soooo excited)!  This one will be hanging on my bag.  I glittered the butterfly and used Glossy Accents to seal it.

The butterfly is from Everyday Paper Dolls.

I used my computer to print out my information.  I used lime green and purple (my favorite colors) and a butterfly on my cards.

This is the card that I will be giving out.  I hope to see some of you there!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Disney Photos

Here are a few pictures from our trip to Disney World.  This one is of Tanner and I with Mickey!

Tanner, Mike and I waiting for the night parade to start.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

My poor toes!  I also have blisters on the bottom of my right foot just below my toes!  (It was so worth it though!)

Illuminations at Epcot.  My oldest (Kramer) holding my youngest (Tanner).

And once again here is Tanner.  He is the reason we get to go to Disney so  much!!  He is getting off one of his favorite rides the Blue Ride (aka People Mover in the Magic Kingdom).  If I could just bottle some of his energy!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Back from Disney!!

We are back from Disney minus one suitcase!  Oh well, less laundry to do!!!  I feel so out of touch!!  I will be posting pics and new projects this week!

I have several blisters and my pretty toes were covered in band aids!  We had fun celebrating our 18th anniversary in Disney and are thinking about going back for our 20th...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Windmill Tile

I made this tile for a dear friend of mine.  She loves windmills.  I really intended on making a tile for her that was more formal or funny (she has an awesome sense of humor) but she really liked this.

I used black matte vinyl.
I used Songbird for the font (my newest and most favorite font!) and I found the windmill on Heritage.

When I cut with vinyl, I use 3, 3 & 3.  That is pressure on 3, speed on 3 and blade dialed to 3.  This gives a kiss cut ~ the blade only cuts the vinyl not the backing.  I weed away the extra vinyl with my cricut dental tool.  Then I use Clear Contact Paper to transfer the image to my tile.  I bought the tile at Lowes for around $1.  The most expensive part of this project is the easel to display it!!!

Here is the finished project once again.

For Karyn, my friend and co-worker who is always (full of) wind beneath my wings ;p

Monday, September 13, 2010

i-rocked Mickey!

I wanted to make a shirt to wear in Disney.  So I took a white shirt and added some purple i-rock crystals and came up with this!
I made a pattern on my Gypsy. I used the Mickey head from Mickey Font Sillouette Function 3.12 inches high.  I put this on Layer 1.
   On Layer 2, I made 0.25 inch circles from George as my cut outs for the crystals.  I put the circles around the Mickey Head.  I used the x and y coordinates to line up the circles.

I also used a square from George to cut out the design.

I pulled out purple (my favorite color) crystals out and put one in each hole.  I taped the template on my shirt.
I typically don't read instructions and started thinking at this point that I might need to put something between the layers of the shirt.  So, I took 2 pieces of cardstock and carefully slid them between the shirt layers.  Yeah, I knocked about half of the crystals off!!

I used my Jolee's Jewel heat setter to adhere the crystals on the shirt.
Here is the final shirt again.  This was so easy once I got the template the right size!  I can't wait to do another shirt!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Trick or Treat with Cri-Kits

Fall Circle Challenge
This weekend's Cricut Circle challenge is to make a project related to fall.  I just received my Cri-Kits pens and holder last week and just had to try them out.  I have Designer Calendar but I rarely use it ~ too many little pieces to assemble!!  I thought it would be so much easier to "draw" the calendar so that is what I did!

On my Gypsy, I made the grid and added the numbers.  I had to add a box at the bottom for 31.  I just layered two squares and welded the outside square only to the grid.  I got the font for October from the Blackletter cartridge.
You can see the orange ink that I used to "draw" the design.
I made the border from Pumpkin Carving.  I also cut out the pumpkin photo mat from Pumpkin Carving.  I welded the title from Don Juan.  I inked the edges of the pumpkin and the pages with black ink.  I added some gems to the "t", pumpkin and border.
Here is my completed layout once again.  Halloween is my favorite holiday!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

First Day of Preschool

This is the first layout I have completed in a while that is for a scrapbook, not a class sample or blog sample!  I have been busy playing catch up with my Gypsy since she was at the "spa" for 2 months. 

There are so many great challenges and blog hops and guest designer spots that I have not really been making any plain-old scrapbook pages.  Thanks to Erin, I was motivated to make this one for her challenge AND put it in Tanner's scrapbook!

I used San Serif for the font.  I centered the words on my Gypsy screen mat and then used the negatives as a guide to stick the letters and numbers down.  I used the apples from Create a Critter.  The paper inside the apples is scrapbook paper found at Hobby Lobby (not the actual paper we used in grade school).
I hand stitched (aka made "x"s with a black marker) around the inside of the apples.  I inked the apples and inner pages with brown ink. 

I am not very good at leaving "white space" but this layout is pretty busy, so I decided to leave it as is!
Here is one last look at the finished product.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Disney Halloween Autograph Book

We were lucky enough to go to Disney last September.  Halloween is my favorite holiday and I convinced my family to go to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!  It was my favorite thing!!  I kept one of the maps and used it in the window here (Mickey). 

We are headed back to Disney later this month for probably our last trip there for a while.  Our  youngest is almost 5 and this will be his 4th trip.  Of course, last year we went to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday....I think he is my biggest kid!!!
I made my own version of Mickey here using the icon from Mickey and Friends and the witch hat from mini-monsters.  My son doesn't like this and wants me to take it off :(  I used Opposites Attract for the font.  I lined up the letters on my Gypsy and then used the negative as my template for gluing them on the page.
These pumpkins are from Pumpkin Carving (without a face) and October 31st.  The 3D stickers are from Michaels.
I lifted this idea from Timm on the Cricut Circle MB.  I used French manor for the chandelier and October 31st for the raven and cat.
I used Pumpkin Carving to make these border strips. 
I found these stickers at Michaels along with this Halloween mat stack.
I totally love this fence from October 31st.  I welded the pieces together with my Gypsy.  They are so delicate and bent a bit when I ran them through my Xyron.  I really like the spooky effect.  The stickers change to skeletons when you move the paper ~ love it.  Reminds me of the Haunted Mansion Ride!!
The witch and moon are from October 31st.
I found these Halloween Tinker Bell stickers at Michaels today and just had to add them!!
I love this one!  I used the banner from Carousel and the letters from Cherry Limeade.  I usually print out my pics for the autograph book in wallet size.  The orange squares are for autographs.
Stickers are from Michaels.
The pumpkin is from October 31st.  I made a pocket in the back cover to put in the map and other momentos.

I have been busy and am ready to move onto other projects!!