Saturday, January 31, 2015

Pooh Angel card

I am sharing with you today a special card I made for a very dear friend. In July of last year my friend announced that she was pregnant with her 3rd child.  I was so excited for her to be pregnant. I wanted to help in any way, so I had asked if she had any ideas of what theme, if any, she was thinking of for the baby. She was going to go with a Pooh theme. Her other children were associated with Piglet and Tigger so Pooh was next. We were sharing pictures back and forth of Pooh bedding...then she chose one and bought it. Then just days after her 10 week check up she sadly miscarried the baby. She has since been dealing with the loss of what she thought was a baby girl.
Since I too know what it is like to loss a baby, one due to a complete placental abruption and another baby to a miscarriage...I also know what it is like when birthdays, due dates, holidays, anniversaries and any other special day associated to that child comes around. As a bereaved parent you don't want others to forget about your baby. So I am taking this opportunity to let me dear friend know that on her baby's due date I am thinking of her.  
Here you can see I also made an envelop for the card...both of which are 4 1/4 inches square.
This image of Pooh sleeping on a cloud shows the embossing and stickles I added to the clouds and wings.

The next 2 images show the dimension I added with some foam squares.

 I am so pleased with the way this very special card turned out and I know my friend will love it.

I used these items to create my Pooh Angel card:
  • ZooBalloo Cricut cartridge - the card, the envelop and the 2 clouds
  • Pooh Font Cricut cartridge - Pooh
  • Pink Journey Cricut cartridge (1st time I used this cartridge) - the 2 wings
  • My Craft Spot clear stamps - Jar Full of Flowers - "thinking of you"
  • Silver pen - faux stitching around card
  • Stickle - the clouds, and wings
I am entering my Pooh Angel card in the following challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Pooh Angel card. And remember, if you know someone who has had a miscarriage or lost a child please take the time out to remember that really does mean a lot.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Disney's Frozen Elsa Inspired Birthday card

So my youngest daughter's 5th birthday was last weekend and she had a Disney Frozen party. A while ago I had been researching my Cricut cartridges for something I could use to make a Frozen birthday card. I found the perfect image on Paper Doll Teen Scene Cricut cartridge that would work for an Elsa image. I hadn't used this cartridge yet and I was a little intimidated by it. Let's just say there a many cuts you have to do for these paper dolls, so very time consuming. I also found on Life's a Party Cricut cartridge a castle that would work great for Elsa's frozen castle. I cut the castle card feature at 11 inches out of white cardstock...I wanted it to be as big as possible. I then cut the castle layer out of blue cardstock. Then I decided that Elsa needed to be pretty big too so I cut her at 5 inches. I also made some alterations to her dress to look more similar to Elsa's dress in the movie. Once I had all of that put together and attached to the card, I added the iridescent snowflake sequins and the other iridescent sequins. Lastly, I printed Olaf out from my computer and hand cut him out and attached him the inside of the card. I then added the Happy Birthday stamp.


I used these items to create my card:
  • Life's a Party Cricut cartridge - castle card
  • Paper Dolls Teen Scene - Elsa
  • Iridescent snowflake sequins
  • Iridescent sequins
  • Diamond and Glitz Bazzill cardstock
  • Shimmery blue and white Recollections cardstock
  • Computer generated Olaf image
  • Happy Birthday stamp
I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my Disney's Frozen Elsa inspired birthday card.

Disney's Frozen Inspired Treat Box

Recently my youngest daughter turned 5 years old and she wanted a Disney's Frozen Birthday Party. I didn't want the typical party supplies that you get from your local party store so I made some of my own. I did a little research of my Cricut cartridges and found a super cute snowflake treat box on the Wrap it Up Cricut cartridge that I knew would be perfect for what I wanted to use it for. I made 6 white and 4 blue because we were expecting girls and boys to my daughter's party. I cut the boxes at 11 1/2 inches, folded it at the hash marks, added iridescent snowflakes around on all 4 sides, put in the treats and closed it up. This was a super easy treat box to make and everyone loved getting them as they left the party.

Here you can see I was able to fit a package of hot chocolate mix, Frozen fruit snacks, a sticker sheet and a tattoo.

This angle shows how pretty the top snowflake looks once it is all put together.

I used these items to create my treat box:
  • Wrap it Up Cricut cartridge
  • Recollections shimmery blue and white cardstock
  • Iridescent snowflake sequins
 I am entering my treat boxes in the following challenges:
This was such fun and easy project to do and the Wrap it Up Cricut cartridge is really awesome for these types of projects. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Disney's Frozen Inspired Treat Box.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Oh Christmas Tree

I am super excited today that I have been given the opportunity to be a Guest Designer for My Sheri Crafts. The challenge this week is #147 Oh Christmas Tree and you are to make a card for Christmas which must include a tree on it. This is what I made.

Here is a side can see the dimension I added by putting a second layer on top with foam squares.

This is the inside...I kept it plain and simple with "Merry Christmas"

I used these items to create my card:
  • A Child's Year Cricut cartridge - children with tree image
  • Bright Pink Recollections cardstock
  • White Recollections cardstock
  • KI Memories - Joyful Twinkle background paper
  • 3 Snowflake brads
  • 3 Rhinestones from Stampin' Up - added to the snowflake brads for a little extra sparkle
  • Foam squares - added to the image for some dimension
  • Merry Christmas clear stamp
  • Green ink from Color Box Petal Point

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
This was such fun being chosen a Guest Designer for My Sheri Crafts, I hope to get to do it again another time. I hope you enjoyed my little Christmas card and I thank you for visiting,

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pumpkin Carving/Countdown to Halloween Day 30

So today was our pumpkin carving day and it went well. My oldest daughter (12) wanted to do Jack Skellington and my youngest daughter (4) wanted to do Elsa. I was able to find Free stencils on Pinterest for both characters. I, of course, ended up doing my youngest daughter's pumpkin...and OMG I thought I was mutilating it, but it actually didn't turn out half bad. My oldest did hers all by herself and did an amazing job.

Fun stuff, making memories.

Monday, October 27, 2014

31 Days of Halloween Activities Calendar/Countdown to Halloween Day 27

So I have been working on this project pretty much the last 3 weeks, I guess I should have started it last month. Oh well, I guess we will get the full effect next year.
Below is a photo of what this started as, just a simple wooden country calendar. I only wanted to use the base, so I removed the top and bottom portions and tossed out the middle wooden piece too.

Once all of the pieces were gone I spray painted it all black.
I then began cutting and putting together all of the paper pieces.
I used these items to create my 31 Days of Halloween Activities Calendar:
  • Up-cycled very old (was lost in my garage) wooden country calendar
  • Phrases Cricut cartridge - the Happy Halloween at the top
  • Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge - the house and ghosts
  • Monster Bash Cricut cartridge (1st time used) - the tree and moon
  • Life's a Party Cricut cartridge - the tombstones
  • Designer's Calendar - numbers
  • Orange eyelets
  • Computer - printed out Halloween activities for the back of the tombstones
  • Nails - to hang the tombstones on
  • Black Ribbon - to hang up the calendar

Here is a pic showing some of the tombstones revealing the activity for the day.

I am entering my 31 Days of Halloween Activities Calendar in the following challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my 31 Days of Halloween Activities Calendar.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Walking Dead - No Sanctuary/Countdown to Halloween Day 14

Ok so I hope by now all of you who are fans of  The Walking Dead have had a chance to see this past Sunday's premiere episode title "No Sanctuary." I can honestly say that this episode was THE BEST EPISODE OF ANY TV SHOW I HAVE EVER SEEN!!! I went through every emotion under the sun. The beginning was very concerning because you don't know if some of your favorite characters are going to be killed by the Termites. Then seeing Carol, Tyreese and Judith you have a little hope that Carol is going to save everyone. Then the worry intensifies because all hell breaks out in, smoke, and walkers everywhere. I'm trying not to give too much away. Then the escape, the compassion, the lunacy, the abundance of walkers, the kills, the reunions and then the surprise. I swear I cursed, cried, cheered, and cheered some more. The episode was amazing!!! If you haven't seen it...YOU MUST WATCH IT NOW!