Monday, September 28, 2009

Family Tree Card

I fell in love with the Family Tree papers and elements from Miss Mint.  I love, love, LOVE the word art and had to make a card.  So, enjoy today's share.

Tips and Tricks: I printed the bracket with the word art and cut out and adhered onto the card.  It gives it more texture than printing and adding embellishment.
Credits: Pattern Papers, and Word Art - Miss Mint from Peppermint Creative; Ribbon - Ribbons and Bows Oh My; Flower - The Paper Studio; Button - Vintage Buttons from Papertrey Ink

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Speaking of Trees

I have said before how much I adore cute trees. I was so excited when I saw the digital papers and elements from Peppermint Creative called Family Tree. I immediately fell in love with the tree and the rest is history. I made this adorable frame origionally for our living room. But now I am considering giving it away. Enjoy!

Tips and Tricks: I used Grafix Rub-on Transfers to make the rub-on that I used on the glass of the frame. I glued the bows, flowers, and rinestones on top of the glass (I can change them with the seasons if I want).
Credits: Pattern Papers, Tree, and Word Art - Miss Mint from Peppermint Creative; Mini Flower Punch - EK Success; Rinestones and Kraft Paper - Papertrey Ink; Bows - Hobby Lobby; Rub-on Paper - Grafix

Monday, September 14, 2009

Look at this Cutie

I adore this wooden tree.  I picked this up at JoAnn's on clearance for $1.  I painted it, and it sits on my mantle at various seasons and times in the year.  Here is the tree adorned with adorable hearts.

Credits:  Patterned Paper is My Minds Eye, Hearts were cut with my Cricut using the George and Doodlecharms Cart's

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Down but Not Completely Out

I had my wisdom teeth out this week, but I still wanted to share my
newest Cricut Creation using SCAL. I used SCAL and two different fonts
to make a gorgeous Scripture to go under my newest find. I saw this
cross from across the store and immediately knew I had to have it. I
have been wanting a scripture in our living room for a while and was
pleased with the outcome. So pardon my "hopped up on pain meds" post.
I hope you enjoy what will probably be my only share this week.

Sent from my iPhone

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Die Cut Set

I have tried something new.  I made a set of baby die cuts and little embellishments.  I love playing with graphics and SCAL - and then cutting with the Cricut.  This was a creation using a combination of SCAL and my own graphics program.  The Baby Girl is a font.  I added the shadding as I didn't like the shadow look that is included with SCAL for this particular font.  I designed the flower shape, the pieced rattle, and freehanded the onesie.  The flowers and rattle I embellished with glitter, pens, dootles, etc.  I added a touch of sparkle to the Baby Girl.  The onsie is chalked with a touch of sparkle as well.

Sorry about the photo.  No matter what I tried, I couldn't get the sparkle to look as gorgeous as it does in real life.  I didn't try to hard.  Maybe someday I will re-shoot one.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Gift Set

Besides birthday cards, I get the bible or scripture cards as my next most requested card.  I love it, but it gets hard to get creative with the stamps that I have.  I did add a few scriptures to my SillyLeAnn Designs 2.0 stamp set.  But for these cards I used the Paper Trey Ink "Everyday Blessings" stamp set.  I really like this set of stamps.  I was hoping they would put out a 2nd scripture set.  But, I haven't see one yet.  Anyway, this gift set has 8 coordinating cards.  I really like the subdued color combination and how it turned out with the brown paper.  The pattern papers are by My Minds Eye.  Thanks for looking!

Other Credits:  Scalloped Oval - Spellbinders; Large Flower - Whale of a Punch; Small Flower - Prima, Ribbon - from stock purchased at Hobby Lobby and Wal-Mart

Friday, September 04, 2009

Painting for my Daughter

I am always looking for something new and exciting to do. I love challenges and new things. After painting my daughters room, I really wanted something kid-ish yet mature to put in her room. I don't do kiddie stuff. :) No cartoon themes. I like sophistication with flair. After looking and shopping for endless hours, I had a thought. I could paint her a picture. So, I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased a large canvas. This is what I came up with.

I was decently pleased with what developed. So, this is hanging over her bed in her room now. The Bible verse was actually printed on "make your own rub-on paper". So, it is technically a rub-on. You really cannot tell without really looking, but the flash picks it right up.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Oops! I forgot . . .

I made an entire new set of stamps. They arrived a few days ago. I cannot wait to ink them up and share. I'll get some more pics together to update the images from SillyLeAnn Designs Stamps 2.0.
Today's share is another birthday card. I get sooooo many requests for birthday. Enjoy! Do you like the newest SillyLeAnn Designs stamp. I just got my newest designed stamps in and have loved inking them up.

Credits: Paper - My Minds Eye, Ribbon - x-studio, Flower - Prima, Stamp - SillyLeAnn Designs

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Fun Little Box

As many of you know, I LOVE to give gifts. I love gift sets! I needed something to put some cards into for a card set gift. I racked my brain over and over. This is what I came up with. These boxes are perfect to store cards, envelopes, stamps, etc. Inside each box, I put a set of cards that cordinate with the colors of the box. One box was a mix of cards - birthday, thank you, and so on. The other box was full of notecards that could be used for any occassion. The girls just loved them. I just loved making them and seeing happy faces. :) To make the boxes, I found a paper meche type of box that I painted dots on them. I glued ribbon around them to look like a wrapped present. I made the huge bows that went on top and glued them on. I then cut tags from the Fiskars paper cutting tool (it is the orange templates that you use the sliding cutter). I stamped and inked the tags. Violla! Cute gift box!

FYI - I made these a while back. I ran across the picture and thought it would be great to share. ;)