Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bed Skirt

After finishing the quilt for my bed I used some leftover fabric from the quilt back to make a coordinating bed skirt for the bed.

Here is the bed skirt without the quilt on the bed so you can see it fully.  I attached it to the bed using Velcro so that it can be easily removed for cleaning and won't shift around when the mattress is moved.



Here it is with the quilt so you can see how well they go together.



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bow Tie

Here is a quick card I made today:





The card base is 5 1/2"x4 1/4."  I used black card stock for the base.  The striped paper was cut with the Cricut "Brooklyn Iron-On" digital cartridge.  I cut the bow tie right out of the paper so that I could use it to make a shaker card.  I then covered the negative image of the bow tie with acetate and put foam tape around the edges of the bow tie and on the back of the paper.  I added the sequins and put it on the card base.  The striped paper is 5 1/4"x4."



I added actual buttons to the image where the cut-outs of the buttons were.  I then finished off the card with a stamp from My Craft Spot, the Tickets set.

I made this for the following challenges:
The Friday Mashup: see-thru element (window, acetate, vellum)
CASology: cue word - style

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Chickie

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all!  I am a wee bit Irish, so I wore my green today.  In fact I am always prepared and wearing green:
I have a nice clover tattoo on my arm, along with some other Celtic knot work.  So, I enjoyed my Irish whiskey tonight and hope you had a fun, but safe, St. Patrick's Day.  Sláinte! 

 With that being said, I made a card that is definitely not related to St. Patrick's Day and here it is:

It sure is cute, but definitely not in the green theme.


The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made with yellow card stock.  I cut some pink polka dot paper at 5 1/4"x4" as a mat.  The label shape was made with "Elegant Edges."  It was cut at 3 1/4" and I embossed the white layer with a Paper Studio embossing folder called Quatrefoil.  The bird is from the "Cherry Limeade" cartridge and cut at 2 1/2."  I used a sentiment from Peachy Keen Stamps, the Faceless Chickens set and heat embossed it with yellow powder.  I finished off the card with some yellow and white sequins.

I made this for the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut: make a project with a bird or birds
Scrappy Moms Stamps: use pink and yellow
Die Cuttin' Divas: celebrate spring

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Oh, Crab...

Here is today's card:



The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made from a turquoise card stock.  The white mat is 4 1/2"x3 1/4."  I used my Cricut Explore to draw the palm tree on the white mat.  It is from the "Traveler" cartridge by Creative Memories.



The crab and sentiment are stamps by Paper Smooches.  Both are from the Chubby Chum Pals set.

I also finished the inside:
The white mat is 4 1/2"x3 1/4."  Both these sentiments are also from Paper Smooches, the Happy Birthday set.

I made this for the following challenges:
CASology: cue word - tropical

Paper Smooches: anything goes




Thursday, March 05, 2015

Cupcakes

I made two cards today.


I made them the same, except for the image.  I used the Silhouette to make one card and the Cricut to make the other.


The card base is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made of kraft card stock.  I embossed the front of the card with a Cuttlebug embossing folder called "cane back chair," I like the basket weave look of it.  I cut a strip of white card stock at 2 1/4"x3 3/4" (on the Silhouette card) and 1 3/4"x3 1/2" (on the Cricut card).  The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps, the Love Notes set.


The cupcake on the Silhouette card is from Alla' K, and is called "cupcake with hearts" (#15993).  I cut it at 2 1/2."  I covered the confetti sprinkles with star dust Stickles and added a red heart-shaped gem to top off the cupcake.  I then accented the cupcake liner with a white gel pen.  I finished off the card with some red bling.


The cupcake on the Cricut card is from the "Tiny Treasures" Creative Memories cartridge.  I cut it at 2 1/4."  I also welded a heart from "Tie the Knot" onto the cherry.  I covered the heart-shaped cherry with x-mas red Stickles. The white confetti sprinkles are covered in star dust Stickles.  I finished off the card with some red bling.


I also finished the inside of these cards.  The inside is the exact same for both.  I cut a dark blue mat at 5 1/4"x4" and a light blue mat at 5"x4 3/4."  I used two stamps from Scrappy Moms Stamps, the Birthday Hugs set.

I made these for the following challenges:
Color Throwdown: color inspiration
CASology: cue word - basket (I added some basket weave embossing)
Mojo Monday: sketch
Scrappy Moms Stamps: all you need is love



Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Shamrock Shaker Card

I made a card to gear up for St. Patrick's Day.



The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and I used an olive green card stock for the card base.  I used Cricut Design Space to create the shaker card front.  The shamrock is from the "St. Patrick's Day" digital cartridge.  The shamrock is from the image with the rainbow.  I hid all contours except the shamrock and then sized it to fit nicely on the card front.  The patterned piece is cut at 5 1/4"x4" and it is all popped up on two layers of foam tape.  I also used foam tape around the image so that I could fill it with green sequins.


The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps, the Spring Fling set.  I stamped it in green and heat embossed it with sparkly embossing powder.  I then trimmed the card stock on which it was stamped into a banner.  I finished off the card with some green gems.



BBTB2: use a cartridge you haven't used in a long time (I haven't used it in over a year)
Fantabulous Cricut: St. Patrick's Day
Cardz TV: shamrocks or clovers
{PIN}spirational Challenges: photo inspiration


Friday, February 27, 2015

Baby Name Sign

One of my friends had her third baby, this time a girl.  So, I got to make a girly name sign.  I don't usually do girly, so it was fun to do something a little different.

I have the sign hanging above one of my bookshelves, so ignore the not-so-kid friendly books such as H.P. Lovecraft or Edgar Allan Poe.


I used a float frame to make this one.  The frame is 16"x8 1/2."  I cut some patterned paper with clouds on it to 6" tall.  I had to use two pieces to make it the 14" length, but the image mostly covers the seam.  I put the paper between the two panes of glass of the float frame.  The images and name are all cut from vinyl and adhered to the outside of the front pane of glass.



The pegasus image is from "Fantasy," a digital cartridge.  It is cut at 7."  The butterflies are part of a cut from "Kate's ABCs."  The image is on page 56 of the handbook.  I hid everything but the butterflies and sized them to fit the sign.  The larger butterfly is 1.87" and the smaller one is 1.37."  The name is made from the Tiny Treasures cartridge by Creative Memories.  You get the font using the "sweet pea" feature.