Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Disney Memory Books

I am getting very excited - my family is going to Disney World next week!  It will be the first time for my kids and I hope they have a very magical time.  My two daughters are Reagan (8) and Lauren (5).  My son Spencer is just 1 - so this trip is mostly for the girls.  I made them these little memory books to take along and get autographs in, then they can add photos when we get home.  I used my Your Story binder with cardstock and made my own covers using a hot glue gun.  I had watched several tutorials on how to do this and am happy to say that it worked beautifully!  I am really excited at the endless possibilities being able to bind my own books without buying the covers opens up.  Anyway - here are their books:

Lauren is my girly girl - pink and princesses all the way for her!  I used my Cuttlebug for the princess dies with embossing.  I used the Mickey and Friends Font for the Mickey ears and the lettering.  I embossed Lauren's name with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and.  The patterned paper is from a Disney princess stack I got at Joann's.  I used my hot glue gun to glue a strip of elastic to the top for the pen before I added the paper to the front.  Then I sprayed the whole front cover with sparkle spray for - it doesn't show up in the picture but it looks pretty.

Reagan is not nearly as girly as Lauren and her favorite color (right now) is red so I went with the traditional Disney characters and colors for her book.  I used some dimensional stickers for the characters and all of the cuts are from the Mickey and Friends Font cartridge.  I used Aileen's glossy accents on the letters for her name and Stickles on Disney.  I also sprayed the whole front cover with glimmer spray at the end.

I am posting these on the following blogs:

Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
DYSU - Pink

Monday, January 16, 2012

Snowman Birthday Card

I have seen some photos of a stacked snowman like this one on cards so I decided to give it a try.  I used my Cricut to cut out three circles.  The eyes, mouth and buttons are small black pearls.  The scarf is yellow felt and the nose and arms are just cut from cardstock.  The patterned paper is from a DCWV Christmas Stack from a few years ago.  I embossed the white background with the Cuttlebug 5x7 snowflakes embossing folder and I inked it and the snowman with Tim Holtz broken china distress ink.  I also inked the background papers with walnut stain and used the Tim Holtz distressing tool on all of the bg layers.
I am linking this card on the following blogs:
Birthday Sundaes - Inspiration photo and include a snowman
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Inspire me Fridays - Anything Goes
Fantabulous Cricut - Snowflake or snowman 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Altered Composition Book with Cricut Storybook Cartridge

This was a really quick project - my 5 year old daughter was upset because my older daughter got a journal from Justice and she didn't.  Instead of going to Justice and spending $14 on another journal we made this one for her from a composition book I got for $.40 during the back to school sales.  She loves that it has her initials on it and she got to choose the papers so it worked out great!  The patterned paper is from DCWV and the cuts were made with the Cricut Storybook cartridge.  I used Black Diamond Stickles on the heart and letters and then I sprayed the whole thing with sparkle spray.