Sunday, January 30, 2011

Valentine Day Cards

Here are my Valentine's Day cards! 6 pieces of paper for a $1 in the Target Dollar Aisle, some cute stamps + white cardstock.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Happy Birthday!

This past year at Scrapfest, I met a new paper from We R Memory Keepers, Funfetti!
I used some Target cardstock (golden), Cricut Cartridge, Varsity, to cut the numbers + the sticker is from the dollar aisle at Target. a bit of color to add to cheer up the winter :)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fabric, Paper + Ribbon Banner

My Sweet Banner

This turned out cuter than I expected!

1. Started with my Cricut and new Varsity Cartridge to cut each letter at 4.5 inches.

2. Used adhesive squares to adhere the white outline onto the glittery paper.

3. Cut 5 polka dotted banner squares to fit each letter.

4. Sewed the outline of each letter onto the fabric.

5. Spaced along the ribbon, then sewed ribbon to banner.

None of the steps are hard, but it is tedious. Can't wait to premiere it at Winter Retreat in a couple weeks. Enjoy!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Plaque Attack

Just a wood plaque, modge podge, paint and printing this clever woman's monthly JPEG onto some beautiful scrapbook paper brings some affordable whimsy into my home for v-day!

Thanks to my mother-in-law, my new Cupcake Towel looks perfect with the Cherry Blossom candle and Valentine's plaque.

This plaque has inspired me to format some of my own ideas in Adobe InDesign...

Monday, January 24, 2011

“The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before…Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment." Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"Too many people believe that creativity is a talent with which some people are born and the rest of us can only envy. This is a negative attitude that is completely mistaken. Creativity is a skill that can be learned, developed and applied." - Edward de Bono

Thank you to Just Another Hang Up! for the quotes.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mexico...awww! Part 1.

For my gift to one of my good friends, Julia, and her husband, Dan, I offered to scrapbook their honeymoon. I have been working since October, and just picked it up again in the -20 frigid Minnesota winter and it was the warm spot and inspiration for the weekend. It is not 100% complete, so you can look forward to some more pages!

Part of a 2-page collage of photos from the resort:

Beach pages are my favorite!

2 page spread. I used some sand and a Zig Glue Pen to make a little heart on the left.

They had a few items they wanted to bring in and out, like this brochure. I used some ribbon + colored staples for a french memo corner effect.

Here is a wooden frame that I used some festive paper, modge podge, and inked the edges of the Scrabble Tiles with the Tim Holtz ink.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Flashback Pages

Here is a flashback to the 9th grade! My best friend, Sarah and I had Physical Science class together, and went on a field trip for extra credit because we are cool :) The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices has since moved to the Science Museum of Minnesota, and can be viewed there. The printed papers are from American Crafts.

As a 9th grader, I took my first photography class where we loaded our black and white film into the canister, developed our film + printed the images. Featured are my friends, Kelly, Sarah + Kristin....I always thought the one pic would have been a good Calvin Klein ad. Since 9th grade, I have put on 50-60 lbs, and the picture on the left shows my thinness.

The white lace is the backside of a pink Doodlebug border--I flipped it :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Make Your Own Flowers

One of the things I like to spend my money on is tools to make my own craft pieces. I love that my Cricut allows me to no longer purchase alphabet stickers, and I always have the right number of letters in the right size.

Aside from the alphabet, my Cricut makes a variety of shapes, including flowers! The George Cartridge came with mine and has some flowers.

Start with using your George Cricut Cartridge and cut 3 "3-inch" flowers

"Ink" the edges of your flower in some blank ink.

Roll the edges with a pen, chopstick or tool.

Layer flowers together

Finish with a smaller flower + putting a fun brad in the middle.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Sweet Baby Card

Here is a baby card! Congrats to Cheryl + Bryan :)

Supply List
Card-Dollar aisle at Target.
Cricut Cartridge "George" for text, heart, + circle
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Linen
Blue Polka Dotted Paper from Cosmo Cricut "Mitten Weather" 6x6 Mini Deck
Green Paper from Bazzill Basics Paper "3x6 Brights" textured cardstock 80#
Basic White Paper + Zig Glue Pen