Monday, September 17, 2012

First Smile Layout

Hello!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  We had a sleepover with 12 little girls on Friday for my daughter's 9 birthday - it was lots of fun!

Here is a layout I did of my little guy when he was just one month old.  He's 2 now - the time goes so fast.  All of the papers I used are Karen Foster, I inked everything with Walnut Distress ink.  I used the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge for the large shape in the background and for the shape that the title is on.  I used Lyrical Letters for the title and Create a Critter for the moon and stars.  I used Tags, Bags Boxes and More for the hearts for the banner - they have a little slit in the top right that I strung the baker's twine through.  I used the largest stylus from the McGill Paper Blossoms kit to distress the hearts to make them a little 3D.

I don't usually use sketches but I thought I would give it a try - I found this sketch here:

I am posting this layout on the following sites:

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Inspire me Friday - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Things that Make you go Awwww... 
Milk Coffee - Use at least 2 different shapes

Monday, September 10, 2012

Silly & Sweet Layout - Cricut Alphalicious Font

Hello again!  I just finished up a layout of my youngest daughter - these pictures are a few years old, I am so far behind on my scrapping!  I do love these pictures of Lauren, she really is the goofiest kid!  She's so much fun. 

Anyway, I used the Cricut Alphalicious font cartridge for the lettering and Doodlecharms for the little heart.  The cardstock that the pictures are matted on is Core'dinations and I embossed it with the Cuttlebug Bloom Dots embossing folder.  I added a few Prima flowers with Queen & Co. black pearls, some black twine and a little peach colored lace that I got on clearance at Joann's.

I am posting this project on the following sites:

Inspire me Friday's - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
The Poodle's Parlour - Here Come The Girls 

Slumber Party Invites - Every Day Paper Dolls Cricut Cart

Well - my oldest is turning 9 next week, I can't believe it!  She wanted to have a slumber party to celebrate this year - these are the invitations we made.  I just took a sheet of double sided paper and cut it into 3 12" x 4" pieces and folded it in half, then I folded down the front and used a scallop punch along the edge.  I used pop dots to glue the sleeping bag together so the paper doll could be easily put in and out.  I used the Cricut Every Day Paper Dolly cartridge to make the paper dolls and also to cut out the pillow and teddy bear.  The dolls are cut at 3 1/4".  I used a Peachy Keen stamp for the doll faces.  Then I just printed the party info and cut it out and glued it to the back of each sleeping bag.  This was a fairly simple project, but I think they turned out pretty cute!

The dolls are not glued so they can be taken out of the sleeping bag.

 I just printed and glued the party info on the back.

I am posting this project on the following sites:

Inspire me Friday's - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
The Poodle's Parlour - Here Come The Girls 
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes 
Pile it on - Patterned Papers

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Paper 3-D Pumpkins

Hi!  It's been a while since I have posted anything - between going on vacation, getting a new puppy and school starting it's been pretty crazy at my house!

Once a month my Mom volunteers to teach a craft at an adult daycare center, I usually help her come up with a craft to do and she said everyone really enjoyed doing this one!  These pumpkins are super easy and I think they turned out really cute.  The smaller one I made using an old book (my daughter was horrified when she saw me tearing the book up!).  I used a scallop circle Spellbinders die to cut the pieces out.  I tried to use my Cricut but the paper was really thin and no matter what setting I tried the paper tore.  I did use my Cricut for the larger circles for the big pumpkin - they were cut out using the Cricut George and Basic Shapes cartridge, I cut the circles at 5 1/4" so that I could get 4 circles to a page of 12" x 12" paper.  The paper is from the current DCWV fall stack - there were lots of pretty papers in that stack that worked perfectly!

The stem is just a piece of paper bag that I cut out and folded into thirds - I added a little glue to stick the folds shut and I think the glue gave the paper enough stiffness to roll into the cute curly stem.  cThe leaf is just cut freehand.  I used about 8 circles for the large pumpkin and I think about 10 for the smaller one.  These are super easy to assemble - you just fold all of the circles in half and glue them back to back.

Large Pumpkin

Small Pumpkin

I am sharing this project on the following sites:

Inspire me Fridays - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes