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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!

Friday, August 24, 2012

School Count Down (or up)

This week at Frosted Designs our challenge is to use chipboard in a project.  I saw this School Count Down project on Pinterest and wanted to make one for my son's teacher.  

Instead of counting DOWN, our children count UP to the 100th day of school.

I have a Bind-It-All and had to come up with my own measurements as the Pinterest project did not have a tutorial.  

I cut a 5" square out of cardstock and adhered a 5" square of paper to it.

I cut 23 rectangles 1.5" x 3" for my little pages.

I cut out 1" numbers from Nate's ABCs and adhered them to the pages.
I used 1" letters from Nate's ABCs and welded them into the word school.

I used 1" apples from Plantin Schoolbook.  I cut out half in red half in green.  I trimmed the top of the red apples off so the leaves would show through.

I cut one rectangle 4.75 x 1.5" and adhered the apple and word School.  I cut a piece of cardstock 1/8" larger to mount behind it and tied some twine around.

I did not take photos as I tried and re-tried to cut and punch the pieces as I had paper everywhere!!!

I tested where I would punch the papers and attach the wire with scrap paper a couple of times before I got it just right!

Be sure to join us at Frosted Designs with a cardstock project of your own!!  You could win a $20 Gift Certificate from Quick Quotes!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tweet Tweet Gift Bag

I wanted to make a pretty bag for some special people.

I made a vow to use my Imagine more, so I grabbed this image from Imagine More Cards and sized it to 8 inches.  I printed and cut it out.

I liked this one as I was putting a bunch of candy "Tweets" inside for the wonderful people who gave me my range and strength back in my wrist at Physical Therapy!

I cut some blue cardstock as a background and picked some pink ribbon to tie around the bottom.  I changed my mind and made a paper bow out of bright pink paper instead.

They all knew I was working hard to get use of my wrist back so I could craft!!!  I also made them a card - you can see it HERE if you want.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Back to School Goodie Bag

Hi!!  This is Lori from Scrappin'MyStressAway!!  This week at Sweet Sassy Diva's, our theme is Back to School projects.  I bought some extra school supplies and hand sanitizer to take to Tanner's Back to School night/Meet the Teacher night.

I started out by cutting a piece of red cardstock to fit the front of the bag (8x10 for this bag), then cutting the school book paper 1/4" smaller to layer on top.
Next, I grabbed my Gypsy and grabbed these books from the Recess Lite Cartridge sized to 2.41 inches.

I cut them out using red, blue, green and white cardstock.

I grabbed the Back to School image also from Recess sized to 3.10 inches.

I cut them out using red, blue and green cardstock.

I put the images on the bag using my ATG adhesive.

Here is a sneak peek to what I put inside (so far)....maybe I should have used a bigger bag!!
In our school, they can only require the basic school supplies for our children.  I know that the teachers provide most of the extras out of their own pockets.  I like to donate what I I just LOVE back to school supplies so it's a win-win!!!

Thank you for having me over today Bobbi Jo!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Author's Party LO

At the end of Kindergarten, Tanner's teacher Mrs. Stock hosted an Author's Party.  At first, I thought they were bringing in a famous author to the school....then I learned that the "famous" authors were the children!!!  We were invited to hear our children read their story they worked on for about 3 weeks as well as Guided Reading books from the classroom.

It was so awesome listening to Tanner read his stories!!

I used San Serif for the title and sized the letters to 1.47 inches.

I used Recess for the book.  I sized it to 2.53 inches and hid the word Math.

I added my cardstock scraps to the mat and cut them out.

I used the negative piece as a template for my letters.  This spaces them out perfectly!

Here is my title.  It is a little plain, so I added a twine border.

I loved Tanner's teacher!!!  

I added a little twine on the background paper too.

On the book, I wrote my journaling and pop-dotted it to the bottom of the page.

What a fun layout for a fun day!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sing LO

This week, our theme at Sweet Sassy Diva's is One Word Title.  Lori here from Srappin'MyStressAway with a layout of my son's kindergarten music program.  They sang and danced to several songs.  It was so cute!!!

I started out by printing this musical note paper from Vintage Papers on my Cricut Imagine.

I had at least one head (from the parents in front of me) in every picture I took, so I trimmed the best one up a bit and cut four others to 2 x 2.5 inches.  

I grabbed my Gypsy and Quarter Note and got to work.

I spelled out "SING" with the notes sized to 1.25 inches.  The piano is sized at 2.18 inches.  I moved the layers around so I could cut out each layer in a different color.

I had a little trouble with the blue paper.  It was a bit thinner than the black and red cardstock.  I re-cut it with thicker cardstock and had better luck.

I wanted to add something behind the notes, so I cut out these banner shapes from Beyond Birthdays sized to 2.25 inches.  I used the same blue cardstock.

I needed somewhere to journal, so I put a 3" music note on my mat.  I also wanted to add a few more musical symbols in black.  The treble clef and microphone are both sized to 1.88 inches, and the music notes are sized to 1.94 inches. 

Tanner is in the top row, second from the right.

I pop-dotted the piano and journaling "note" to the page.

I added some tissue tape from Michaels behind my musical note letters and pop-dotted them down.  A little twine connected my banner flags together.

I added some twine to my photo booth row of photos.  I also tucked the microphone behind the photos, but layered the music notes on top.

I made some flags out of tissue tape.  The strip of photos is pop-dotted to the paper, so the tape is just tucked behind.

This was our music teacher's very last program as she retired at the end of the school year.  We are excited for her to begin her retirement and excited for our new music teacher as well!!

Thanks Bobbi Jo for having me over today!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

AARG! Pirate Decor

Ahoy Mateys!!! Today I have a fun project to share over at the Bug Bytes!

Tanner switched his room from Disney/Pixar Cars to Pirates when he moved into his big brother's room.  We bought the bedding and big brother already had black curtains so we were set....well except for some wall decor.

These two canvases used to be blue with Mater and Lightning McQueen wall stickers on them.  I painted them red as well as another canvas I had left over from a different project.
I found these pirate images from Paper Doll Dress Up.  I cut out the pirate ship at 15.04w x 16.99h (or Real Size 14.40w x 11.11h) inches.

The hook is also from PPDU and is sized at 8.82w x 33.75h (or Real Size 7.89w x 3.92h) inches.

When cutting vinyl with my Expression, I set my machine to 3-3-3 for a kiss cut.  Blade Depth 3, Pressure 3 and Speed 3.  This time the blade did cut through the paper backing in some places.

He really liked this skull, so I cut it out at 7.40w x 8.73h inches.  The skull is also from PPDU.

Not pictured is the flag that I cut from PPDU at 5.05w x 16.05h (or Real Size 4.61w x 8.85h) inches.

I use my cricut Dental Tool to weed away the extra vinyl.

I use transfer tape to pull off the vinyl from the paper backing and place the vinyl images on the canvas.

I used the hook and flag on the square canvases.

I put the skull and cross bones on his closet door.

I hung the pirate ship over his bed.  The prate flag in this photo came from our last visit to Disney World when we took the Pirate and Pals Boat Ride at the Magic Kingdom.

Have a GRRRReat day, or else you will have to walk the plank!!!

Thanks Pam for having me-hearty over today!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Lori Layout

Today’s challenge is All About ME!!! When you look at your photos, normally it is you behind the camera, or making the preparations, but normally not in the photos themselves!  So, with this link up party and challenge - you will get a bit of both worlds, link up your projects that you have done AND a challenge to start your own album!  Memories in Tyme will have WEEKLY challenges for your All About Me album to get you started on your journey celebrating YOU!

I am the last stop in this short and sweet hop, so if you stopped here first please go to see Lynda! After Lynda is Lisa and then me!

 Make sure you share with us via the links below so we can see what you have all been doing!!!  And we have a few giveaways scheduled for the whole two weeks of challenges, so check back on the very last day for a fun list of what we are giving away! Now - your challenge is to create or share with us one of your favorite All About Me layouts!   You will get an extra submission if, you used everything from your supply and didn't spend money on this layout!  I love doing my "All About Me" album, and I hope you guys will learn to love them just as much!  Now, go check out these two projects...I know I'm excited to see what everyone has done!

And now for my project:

I have been experimenting with CCR with my Imagine.  I grabbed this scalloped circle shape from Cricut Alphabet and filled it in with a pale pink paper with a subtle design from Yummy.  I added this L from Font 3 from Cricut Alphabet.  I also used a fun paper from Yummy.

I printed this out.  Right now the Imagine will only print with CCR (unless you go back to a previous version of the update) so I just hand cut the scallop circle out. 

I typed several words on my computer that describe me that also begin with the letter L:  lucky, lacks patience, layout creator, Lori's Learn 'N Play (the name of my in-home daycare), laid back, loves to read, laughs often, leader, lend (a helping hand - not money he he), Liberty Lane (the street I live on) and Live (with all boys).  I printed them out on cardstock and trimmed them into little banner pieces.

I wanted some flowers for my layout.  I got out my Gypsy at opened up Art Philosophy for the beautiful rolled flowers.  I sized them 4.29, 3.25, 2.76 and 2.29 inches.

I cut them out in these bright cardstock colors.

I used my awesome tweezers to roll them up from the outside in.  I used my Glossy Accents to glue the rolled flower to the center.

I welded my name from Quarter Note.  I sized the welded word 4.51 width x 2.53 height so it would fill the space I had at the top of my layout.

I cut it out in orange cardstock.

I put it all together and used this 12x12 frame without the glass.  I have it hanging in my scrapbook nook!!

Be sure to join in our challenge and create a layout all about you and link it up HERE.