Thursday, October 22, 2009

More Shape Books

I have been inspired!! Here are my latest two creations using the technique taught by the Bug Junkie, "Lisa".

I made this one for nephew L -

This book was inspired by this entry at Bug Junkie. I just tweaked it a bit to use some more of the cartridges that I do have. Can you tell that I just love these books??

With Lisa's permission, the .cut file is here.

And I made this one for niece M -

This one was inspired by this entry at Bug Junkie. I tweaked this one too, by adding my niece's name. This is not a great shot of this book, but Lisa had a better one on her blog.

I made this one for nephew J -

This one is based on the idea from the Bug Junkie above, but I created my own file for a boy.

You can get the .cut file is here.

I would show you the one I made for nephew C, but it is exactly like the one for nephew L... it's just blue instead of green.

So... what do you think?

I used lots of stickles, paint, beads and flower soft to embellish them. I even embossed many of the accents. I hope to be able to give these to the kids by next week.

Leave me some love if you like them.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Birthdays and Boss' Day

I've been working on a few things these last couple weeks. First of all, it is birthday month at our house, so we've had a couple of invitations to make.

V is first in the month and here is what we were able to come up with for him.

We used Wild Card and Everyday Paper Dolls, as well as the musical notes to emboss. I also versa marked and glittered the front of the card. Our little guy was pretty tickled with how these turned out... and they turned out a darn site better than the nasty cake!

Do NOT try to ice a warm cake with icing that is too thick! Nuff' said...

Get the .cut file for this one here.

Our next birthday is coming up next week, but the party is this weekend. Here is what we came up with for birthday party number 2.

This one we made using the Everyday Paperdolls alien and spaceship. I simply welded two spaceships together to make the card. I found a spare sheet of acetate to use as the bubble cover. I also made a little slit to put the alien's head through. If I had remembered to take a picture of the inside of this card, you'd see the little backside of the alien opposite the invitation details. T was thrilled to hand these out to his friends - mostly because it was his idea.

Get the .cut file for this one here.

Lastly, tomorrow is "Boss' Day". I offered to make a card for my mother to take to her boss. I was lucky enough to find this little gem on Denise's Scrapbooking page - and here's my take on her card.

This one proved to be a little bit more difficult than I had thought it would be! Some of the lettering in the file was just too delicate for me to get off the mat in one piece. So I reworked a couple of things, lost one of the phrases totally (hey - it was that or my mind!) and added some serious embellishing.

I embossed the front with the Cuttlebug pattern, Victoria. Then I brushed it with some real rust, and old olive inks from SU. I used the heat and bond to attach the glitter at the bottom. On the inside I distressed the one side with some ranger ink and pearlessence by spraying and wiping. Then I matted the back with the same paper as the words cut and added a little flower I found in my stash. Lots of room for mom to write her message and sign her name.

You can see this file on Denise's blog here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Blog Candy!

This one is for those who love Flower Soft! Go check it out for your self over on Amanda's Blog.
Be warned though - she's drawing on my birthday - so I'm planning to win! :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Shape Book!!

I could hardly wait to show this one off! I've been working on it for over a week now - and even I love the way this turned out!

I was watching and learning from a pro on these shape books... Let me introduce you to Lisa over at The Bug Junkie.

Lisa is one of the most talented people I've seen around! Her work is incredible! But she shares too - and she created a series of instruction videos to help create a shape book. So without further ado - here is what I was able to create by following along with Lisa...

I loved these so much that I made two of them for my nephews. Even my kids were impressed and may have been quoted as saying, "You made this??"

These little books can be used as photo albums or just for decoration. I will be sending them to the boys this week with a little pack of Halloween stickers and I hope that they like them too!

No Time for Crafting!

I have just not had the time to dedicate to my crafting that I would like to! Those darn farming games on Facebook are just sucking up all my time I tell you! Kidding - sort of...

We were to give a presentation to our Fostering Agency on Tuesday. A kind of accounting for why they sent us to Atlanta and I made the cutest little tag/bookmark thingy's - and forgot them at home!!

I did like the way they turned out though... I used A Child's Year and Christmas Cheer cartridges. Then I sprayed them all with Ranger inks and rubbed the edges with a matching SU inkspot. Ribbon is from Walmart.

Very simple design, but if you'd like the .cut file you can get it here.

I also did a little work on some cards. The intent was to do another of those One Page Wonders (see my post here), but I only got to complete one of them.

The cut just happened to put the skull where it did on this card. She's cute - but I confess I don't get the whole "skull" thing. Maybe some one can explain it to me one day...

More to come!