Monday, June 27, 2011

Birthday Banner

I made this banner for my mom’s birthday. She loved it!
Cartridges used:
Mini Monograms (scallops and circles)
Storybook (letters)
Twinkle Toes (elephants)
My mom with her explosion box :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Explosion Cake Box

Robyn over at My Pink Stamper posted a challenge on Saturday to make anything with a birthday theme. My mom’s birthday is on Saturday so I figured that it would be a good idea to start on her birthday card, banner, etc. I have always wanted to make an explosion box/cake box (it has too many different names), but I thought that they were too hard.
I found a great video online and was able to finally make an explosion box :) It took me all weekend long, but now that I have the hang of it, I hope it doesn’t take this long next time.
I used a few different cartridges. I love using my gypsy because it allows me to search through all the images without having to look at every cartridge.

Birthday Bash (numbers 5 & 1 & the O’s to make the flower)

Birthday Cakes (Happy Birthday sentiment and the border underneath it)

Tags, Bags, Boxes & More (tag-sentiment on tag from My Pink Stamper’s line of stamps, Everyday Life)

Twinkle Toes (elephant~My mom loves elephants!)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps Sketch Challenge #53: Take it easy.

I enjoyed creating a card for the sketch challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps blog, that I had to do another challenge. I was so excited to use my new Peachy Keen stamps that I purchased last week. I fell in love with the stamps and can’t wait to buy some more.
Sketch Challenge with a TWIST
  • Create a card based on the layout AND twist provided (Peachy Keen Stamps are not required for this challenge, but if you got 'em, we always love to see what you create with them!)
  • Project must include basic elements from provided sketch & a sponging technique
While typing up this post, I realized that I didn’t add the sponging technique to my card. I had never tried using the technique, but I liked it. As you can tell, I need practice :)

My card before adding the technique...
I think that adding the sponge technique made it look a little better.
You can’t really tell, but I added an Action Wobble to the card. First time using them and I love how the octopus wobbles.
Cricut Cartridges: Birthday Bash (octopus), elegant cake art (circle design behind the octopus), Elegant Cakes (accent), and Tags, Bags, Boxes & More (tag).
Stamps: Peachy Keen Stamps~Critter Faces (size medium) and My Pink Stamper~More Punny-licious.

Ink: Broken China Distress Ink by Tim Holtz

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Gifts for my students

Today I got to visit my Kindergarten students who I spent a whole month with. During that month, I had to work a lot with the students and always needed their help, so I wanted to thank them for being so helpful.
I decorated small notebooks for them because they love writing in them. I asked each student what their favorite animal and color was, so that I could decorate them to their liking. I also made them goodie bags that had stickers, erasers, pencils, etc.
I used the Create a Critter and Happy Hauntings cartridge for the animals on the notebook.
A few close ups..
I used the rainbow from the Sesame Street Seasons cartridge because all of the kids love rainbows. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's line of stamps, Spanish Sayings.