Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gypsy Giveaway

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Christmas Card

I decided to play around with the Christmas Solutions cartridge this week. Using Design Studio I was able to create this card.

Still looking kind of plain to me... so I added some ribbon...

I used Crystal Effects and some Stickles to bling it up... Finally! The finished product!

If you download this file, please leave a comment. Also, if you use this file on your blog, please link back to this entry. You can get the .cut file for this card here.

I also completed some cards at my SU Club on Saturday night. Anita always has such fun ideas! This one was a "one page" design. The pattern was set up so that we could get make 8 cuts from one piece of 8 1/2" x 11" of cardstock. We also made a very cute little envelope - suitable for gift giving! Here's what they look like...

These were really easy and quick to make - not to mention FUN! I took V with me to this club night and he was having a great time with all the inks and stamps and cutting... He came home and went to work on a second set!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Some Projects Done This Week

I have been able to work on a few projects this week. They are all small projects but fun all the same.

This is one of two tiles that I made my Mom for Grandparents Day. I had an svg file (again - I don't know who made and I'm so sorry! I'll do better in the future!) I cut it on oracle vinyl and added a little bit of Flower Soft to give it some dimension.

Here is the second tile... I used the centre from the first cut and added Flower Soft as well. These were simple and fun to make.

I was able to pick up an absolutely adorable paper pack! This one is shiny, has a ton of glitter and such a cute theme! Watch for some projects with this one very soon!

I put together a scrapbook page for my grandmother and her sisters. DD helped me pick out the color scheme and I used a sketch from Crafts by Rowena. (Great work again, Rowena!) I love the way this one turned out!
My last project was for DH. He has wanted something "cool" for the truck windows and we just couldn't find the "perfect" thing. He finally settled on one of his teams and here is what he got. If you look really close you can see that there is a second on on the opposite side of the truck - but please ignore the reflection in the window. ha! You can get the scut file for this logo here.

I hope to have more time for crafting this week - and I'd like to post pics of the cards the V and I made at our SU club on Saturday night. More to come!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Blog Candy

Angie is giving away some great blog candy on her blog! You can check her out here - and tell her Kerry sent you! :)

There are some cute things there... Good luck to you and to me!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Cricut Contest with TodaysMama

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Great Escape Meme
1. If you could escape to anywhere in the world where would it be? Europe - I've never been!
2. What song do you play when you are by yourself in the car? I love my Michael McLean CD
3. If you had a night to yourself, and money was no object, what would you do? I would shop at my LSS x 3
4. What is your guilty pleasure? Chocolate (bars, cakes, brownies, ice cream...)
5. What is the farthest place you have traveled away from your home? Atlanta GA! Loved it too!
6. Last book that you couldn't put down? Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
7. When you want to escape into another time, what movie do you watch? Dances With Wolves, The Color Purple or Kate and Leopold
8. What is your favorite local escape? I like my YMCA... headphones on - working out!
9. How do you escape on a budget? I hide in my craft room and lock the door. ha!
10.Best food you've ever had while on vacation. Pecan pie - southern style!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Lots of Projects!

Whew! I've been busy this last week!! Here's what I mean...

I needed to make another "reminder sign" for our kids bathroom. This one seems like it should be an easy one to remember - right? Sigh...

I used SCAL and my oracle vinyl to complete this one. If you want the scut file - please leave me a message and I'll send it to you.

My dear friend asked for my help to get the invitations out and ready for our ward Relief Society "Provident Living Party". We used files from "A Child's Year" cartridge to put these together. They turned out really cute - the pictures don't do them justice. We cut out and tied almost 50 of these last Saturday night and managed to pass them all out on Sunday morning! Whew!

Tuesday morning, I got the sad news that my friend's brother passed away this last weekend. I can't remember a time when I didn't know him - I mean we were all very small kids together. So I needed three cards for this one and I used these great card files that I found on the very talented Penny Duncan's blog. I embossed, glued and glittered each of them, and added the phrase "with sympathy" from the Wild Card Cartridge.

One for his wife...

These ones from Wanda's Cards and Crafts.
One for my friend...

and one for his parents...

This is such a tragedy and their family is hurting so much! I hope that they can feel how much I care for them with these cards.
Lastly, my mother called this morning to tell me that her coworker/friend lost her grand baby to SIDS this morning. I wasn't sure if the baby was a boy or a girl - so I decided to make two cards to cover all the bases.

This is the pink one...

... and this is the blue one.

I got both these designs from another talented and generous person... who's name eludes me at the moment! Sorry! If any of you know who created these beautiful gate cards - could you please help me identify them here?

Update! Found her! You can find these cards on Monica's site here.
While I love making these cards - I'm hoping that it is for the sympathy cards for awhile.