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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!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Shot Book

I recently turned 21.

Well, 21 times 2 plus 3!!

My friend Kylie has a friend who is turning 21 in August and asked for my help making her Shot Book.  Silly me, I thought she meant an immunization book or even a photo shot book at first.

When she told me about all the shots and activities they had planned and wanted scrapbook pages made - I was like YES that sounds like fun!!!  Then I felt a little tipsy just thinking about all that alcohol!!

I designed and cut out the paper and vinyl, but Kylie put everything on paper (including the gems and stickles) except for the vinyl on the cover.  I have Kylie's permission to put the pages we designed and made on my blog.

I used my Gypsy, Cricut and my Cameo!

The fireball is from the Silhouette store and is a baseball with flames.  We deleted the "laces" layer.

The font is Hannah Montana for all pages unless noted.

The hand came from A Child's Year.  I did a search on Pinterest for Spanking looking for an image of a hand to trace.....found a lot of interesting images but none were appropriate!!!

Scooby Snack was fun!  The bone is from  A Child's Year and the peace signs are from Disney/Pixar Cars.  Loved the bright colors - our inspiration was the Mystery Machine!

Kylie put individual gems on the letters!!

The lips are from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2.  There is a giant set of lips under the photos.  Kylie pop-dotted the smaller lips around the page.

This page was challenging.  This is the page where she will take a picture with the bouncer and her ID.  We searched for a body-builder image to represent the bouncer with no luck.  

We created a Security shirt instead - totally Kylie's idea.  We used Impact font (with the Cameo) and the shirt from the Silhouette store.  The drivers license is from Locker Talk.  

The bomb came from Indie Art (the third time I have ever used this cartridge). 

The beer mug is from the Silhouette Store.  I embossed the foam!!  The font is Blackletter.

I welded a border with a camera image from Makin' the Grade.  The cursive font is from Quarter Note.

This font is Liquidism from and cut with my cameo.  The shot glass was purchased from the Silhouette Store.

I used vinyl to decorate the cover of the album.  The font I used is from Art Philosophy.

On each page
The F: stands for FROM
The T: stand for TIME
and the X: is for Dana's signature

Kylie created half of the album.  Dana's sister made the other 10 pages.  I am happy to hear Dana's mom will be the designated driver!!  I sure hope it is a birthday to remember!!!

My sister-in-law is turning 40 next month....I told her I would make her a Shot Book.  She politely declined, especially after I suggested 40 shots for 40 years.  Clearly I am not a drinker!!!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Elephant Gift Bags

Today I want to share a couple of cute and easy gift bags I decorated.  We have three new babies to celebrate, one girl and two boys.

I just love making gift bags when I can!!!

I purchased the elephant from the Silhouette Store and cut it out in two sizes - one to fit the 8x10 gift bag front, and the other to be the tag.

I cut out the first set in pink cardstock.  I inked the edges and the ears.

I added a flower to her hair.

I punched a tiny hole in the tag and used pink twine to attach it to the handle.

I put some washi tape along the bottom of the bag - it looks like she is standing in a flower patch!!

I used a piece of polka dotted cardstock for the first "boy" elephant.  I inked the elephants in blue.

I gave him a green ribbon bow tie and green gem eye.

I put some green chevron washi tape "grass" along the bottom of the bag.

I used the same ribbon as the tie to attach the tag to the handle.

I used solid blue cardstock for this set of elephants and also inked the edges blue.

I did the same bow tie and eye, but used a different washi tape.

I tied the gift tag to the handle.

I can't wait to tuck the mini baby album I made inside for the new babies.  

You can see one of my baby girl mini albums HERE and one of my baby boy mini albums HERE.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Sled Card & Tag (Christmas in July Blog Hop)

Welcome to the Christmas in July Blog Hop!!

Hello All!!
And welcome to the Christmas In July Blog Hop!
We have some VERY talented ladies here today to show off some in the spirit Christmas projects for you today! Hopefully once you see the inspiration from this amazing group of women, you will not be worrying last minute about what projects you will make this upcoming holiday!
So sit back, relax, and enjoy the hop!!

You should have arrived from ANITA's blog, if not, please start HERE!!
We are SO excited to share our projects with you today, and as a little bit of added fun, we even have some prizes for you!!! Be sure to visit EVERY blog, post a comment, and follow them! That way you have a chance to win one of these prizes below:

$10 PAYPAL credit
Will be added to your paypal account for any crafty goodies you so desire

1 Smash Book Mini

I SVG of your choice from Craftin' and Stampin' Etsy Store

And now on to my project:

I made a card and matching tag set.  I really like the red runner sled and found one in the silhouette store.

I cut out a few sleds and tags.

I used my Martha Stewart Branch Punch to create the wreath for the sleds.  I added some stickles berries and a twine bow.

Behind the sled, I used washi tape to create a border.

Here is the front of the card.

I used a sentiment from Cardz TV stamps "Christmas Joy" on the inside of the card as well as the front of the tag.

I tied a red striped ribbon to the tag.

My card with matching tag are all ready for a special gift!

Thanks for stopping by today - I hope I inspired you to create a little Christmas in July!!!

Your next stop in the hop is HERE.

Here is the lineup if you get lost along the way!!!

Happy Christmas In July!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Glitter Cowgirl Boot Card


Welcome to the Glitter Blog Hop hosted by Lorby's World. These talented crafters believe a little or a lot of glitter can make any project sparkle and today they are going to prove it with their creations. Please visit each participant and leave a little bit of love on their blogs.

You should have come from LUCY. If you found me first, please head over to the BEGINNING so you don't miss anything!!

Here is a complete line up just in case you get lost along the way!!

A little Blog Candy:

Jearise from Lorby's World has a special drawing to go along with today's hop. One lucky winner will win a $10 gift card from Michael's. Just leave a comment on her blog so we know you joined us today. The winner will be announced on Sunday, July 28th so make sure you visit that day to see if you are the lucky winner.

For my project today, I made a cowgirl boot card for my niece.

I started out with a cut from the Silhouette Store.

I cut out the card base in lavender.  I cut out the boot in patterned purple paper.  I cut out the heel and strap in purple cardstock.

I inked the edges of the boot with purple ink.

I added some purple stickles to the heel and strap and a touch of gold stickles to the snap.

I used black gems that were in a swirl pattern to add some funk to the boot!

You can see the sparkle here!  What a fun card!  My niece shows horses at the county fair and loves bling - so this is a perfect card for her!

Your next and final stop in the hop is Davinia!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Froggie Gift Bag (Cricut DIVA)

Cricut DIVA Lori here with a fun gift bag.  I used my Cricut Imagine and Nursery Tail cartridge to make this cute gift bag for my friend's baby boy!

I print and cut out the image at 5.5 inches and 2.5 inches.  I inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink.

I cut a brown mat and used some washi tape to make a side border.  I put two pieces of tape side by side.

I adhered the brown paper to a kraft gift bag.  I then adhered the frog image to the brown paper.

I cut a piece of kraft cardstock to 3x6 inches and folded it in half to make a gift tag.  I trimmed the brown paper to 2.75x2.75 inches and put one piece of washi tape on the side.  I adhered the paper to the front of the card, and the frog image on the paper.  

I punched a hole at the top corner of the card (by the fold) and tied the gift card to the handle with some hemp cord.

Here is a super cute gift bag with matching gift tag!

Come over to CricutDIVA to see my and my DT Sister's cricut creations!!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Great Outdoors Fishing Card

This week, our challenge at Frosted Designs is The Great Outdoors.  If you love the great outdoors too, consider joining our challenge!!

I decided to make a card for my brother as he loves to fish out at his cabin.

I found two different fishing images in the Silhouette store.  I couldn't decide so I cut them both out along with two different sentiments.

At the last minute, I added some extra cuts.  I make extra cards to donate.

I used some scrap paper (from K and Company) and used some 3 Girl Jam ribbon to represent water.

I glued the sentiment on the inside.

This card is perfect for my brother.  I love the colors in the paper - I feel like I am at the lake!!