HERE for all the details.
Haunted Design House for this honor!
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I am entering these Father's Day Celebration projects in the following challenges:
- Decorate to Celebrate Challenge #25 - All About Dad - closes TONIGHT
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
I decided to make an easel card for this because I just love being able to have them displayed, plus I haven't ventured into any other type of display card.
I gave this card along with the layout I made:
HERE!!! I created this envelop for the back of the layout for my neice to place some memories of high school and her graduation that she doesn't neccessarilly want to display or loose.
- Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge Me Monday #112 - Make a Graduation Project - open til 5/27
- Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #63 - Graduation - open til 5/27
- My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #56 - Congratulations - open til 5/28
- Creative Cutter Room - Design Time Thursday - Graduation - open til 5/30
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
One the back I wrote the saying, "A mother holds her children's hands for a while...their hearts forever."
-- Author Unknown
I am entering this Mother's Day Heart Shape card in the following challenges:
- Go Fish Challenge #16 - Mother's Day Shape card - no square or rectangle - open til 5/14
- More than Favors - Wacky Wednesday #70 - Mother's Day - open til 5/15
- Cardz TV Challenge #107 -"There's no other, like my mother" - open til 5/15
- Creative Cutter Room - Design Time Thurdsday - Mother's Day - open til 5/16
- Little Scrap Pieces - Fun Friday Challenge - Happy Mother's Day - open til 5/18
- Hooked on Craft Challenge #20 - Flowers - open til 5/26
Sunday, May 13, 2012
I used these items to create this card:
- Design Studio
- Locker Talk Cricut cartridge - for the window card***I know totally not expected!!!
- George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge - for the square cut for the window
- Indie Art Cricut cartridge - the butterfly
- Swiss Dots embossing folder
- Studio G glitter glue
- foam squares
- Stampin' Up Ribbon and lace - for the curtain effect
- Glue Gun - to attach the lace to the ribbon
- Clear Craft Plastic - for the window
- DCWV Spring Stack of pattern paper
- My Craft Spot stamps - Inside & Out Set #2
- More Than Favors - Wacky Wednesday #70 - Mother's Day - open til 5/15
- Cardz TV Challenge #107 - There's no other, like my Mother" - open til 5/15
- Paper Playtime Challenge #74 - Die cuts - Bug Cards - I used a butterfly - open til 5/18
- Paper Sundaes #120 - Things with Wings - open til 5/17
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Looking Through the Window Mother's Day card!
Thursday, May 10, 2012
This card is going along with the other projects I made this week for my daughter's 4th grade teacher. I was inspired by another blogger to make this card into not just a card but a post-it note holder, too.
- Post-it note - from the dollar store (2 pk.)
- Calligraphy Collection Cricut cartridge - "You're the Best!"
- A Child's Year Cricut cartridge - apple
- Green and red Stickles
- Martha Stewart white glitter - on the "You're the Best!"
- white gel pen
- Misc. clear Thank You stamp - on the Post-it note
- foam squares - behind the apple
Monday, May 7, 2012
Here's a look at the back:
I am entering this Altered Clipboard in the following challenges:
- Cooking with Cricut Challenge #84 - Teacher Appreciation Day - open til 5/8
- Little Scrap Pieces - Fun Friday Challenge - create a Thank You project and it must include something school related such as an apple, glue, books etc! - open til 5/10
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Haunted Design House the challenge was to CASE a Minion. Basically you are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece that has been CASEd from one the Minion's DT offerings. CASE = Copy And Steal Everything. I chose to CASE Sultana of the Sinister Lynx aka Black Dragon, you can find her project that I CASEd HERE!!! I fell in love with her jewelry box and I just knew I could at least attempt to create something similar. Plus, this jewerly box will give my Halloween jewelry a new resting place until October every year from now on.
I already knew I had the cardstock I wanted to use. The cardstock I used was in a Halloween pack from Recollections. I picked up a very inexpensive wooden box from Michael's. I painted the entire box with black craft paint. Covered most of the box with the cardstock. I sanded the edges down just a bit. I applied a glossy Mod Podge over the entire surface of the box and let that dry overnight. I then hot glued some really interesting black ribbon around the box. I cut 16 little flowers out with my Cuttlebug. I put 8 of those flowers together with a brad and began to shape the flower. I created 2 flowers this way. I also added a small black pompom to the center of the flower. I then lightly brushed some silver glitter paint onto the edges. I cut 3 leaves out with my Cuttlebug. I added some Crackle Accents to the leaves but they didn't create the effect I wanted (I don't think the Crackle Accents liked the silver cardstock). I cut out on my Cricut the scull from Happy Hauntings at 4 inches. One was cut in the silver cardstock and the other in black, I hid the contours on that one to create a black out scull. I attached the two together and then added Glossy Accents to give it some dimension. Once I had all the pieces dry, I hot glued everything to the jewelry box along with some other embellishments...the spider was just something I had to add (maybe he'll keep some little hands out of my jewelry).
I am entering this Altered Jewelry Box in the following challenges:
- HDH #131 - Macabre Monday - CASE a Minion open til 5/6
- Forever Night Challenge - Freaky Friday Challenge #35 - create anything altered and creepy dark - open til 5/10
- Hooked on Craft Challenges #20 - Flowers - open til 5/26
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
So I had never made a pillow box so I did a little research on the internet about what size I should cut them with my Cricut. The one person that I watched cut her pillow boxes at 5 inches, I decided to cut mine at 5 5/8 inches. I found out at this size I could cut 4 boxes out of 1 12 x 12 piece of cardstock and it also allowed me to fill the boxes with 4 SMARTIES candies. This only shows half of what I made. I had to make 28 of these little darlings.
I designed the boxes using my Design Studio, the Wrap it Up Cricut cartridge and the Ultimate Creative Series Sampler Cricut cartridge. I couldn't find just a plain pillow box on the Wrap it Up Cricut cartridge so I used the one with the diploma on it, hid the contours and inserted the shooting star from the Ultimate Creative Series Sampler Cricut cartridge. I cut the inside out from yellow cardstock and then once the box was assembled I stickled it.
On the back I used a clear stamp I got from the Michael's dollar bin.
I am entering my End of the Year Pillow Boxes in the following challenges: