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Winner and a Bit of “Mod Podge” Projects!

Happy Monday everyone!

Well today is the random winner announcement for the fun blog candy from the Every Day is an Occasion Spring Blog Hop! I want to thank everyone that left so many lovely comments! Wasn’t that hop so fun?!  Drum roll, please!!!

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Sam from Thrive 360 Living! Congrats! 

(I will be contacting you for your mailing info shortly!) 

Now for my “mod podge” of last weekend’s projects.

First is a center piece I made for Easter.  I found the burlap table runner at Micheals and added some plastic eggs to vase of spring flowers.  Easy peasy!   We have family coming into town today for Easter so I needed to do something quick and simple.  I think this fit the bill.

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Today is my little girls’ first dance recital they are doing together.  We go through the Park and Rec so the costumes requirements are super simple and fun.  I burned the midnight oil last night making my two little cupcakes into true cupcakes using my Sweet Treats Cricut Cart for the stencil.  I do have a few hot glue burns and my nose still tickles thanks to the boas!  Now my craft room is not only covered in glitter (that is just a standing situation) but feathers!

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Thanks for sharing a piece of “crafts that make your nose tickle” pie with me!

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Fantabulous Cricut Challenge – Seeing Spots!

Hello and Happy last Monday of October!  First I want to give a quick moment of thought to all our friends dealing with Sandy on the East Coast! I have been glued to the TV watching it all the updates this past weekend.

It is another fun challenge over at Fantabulous Circut! This week’s theme is seeing spots! I decided to steer away from a Halloween themed project and make a card for someone special in our life.  It is her birthday this month and she lives in the mountains in Colorado.  They actually have foxes, deer, elk and bears visit them everyday!  She works from home and has a chance to really enjoy her woodland friends. I  tease her that she is the modern-day Snow White.  I decided to make this card with the help of my girls.  This is exactly how she will spend her birthday and will love her woodland friend “Birthday Bash”.  I made sure to incorporate the polka dots all through the project.  Nothing screams birthday bash than polka-dots!

The card was a 8.5×11 inch card stock folded in half and I added the green polka-dot paper I found in the $ bin at Target.

The stump was cut from page 61 of Create a Critter. I embossed it with Cuttlebug folder Distressed Stripes and added stickles to the leaf.  Also note that I cut 3 layers and added a demenitional to each layer of the stump for height and layering.

For the deer, bear, and fox I cut them from Create a Critter at 2.75 inches each.  (I did have to cut the fox with Cricut Craft Room so I could hide the mouth).  I added 1/8 inch polka-dot ribbon around the neck of the bear and deer. I cut party hats from Celebrations at 1.5 inches and used some Stickles on the hat to add some bling. I added some black Glossy Accents to the feet, noses and eyes of these cute critters as well.

For the cake, I pulled out my Sweet Treats cartridge, page 40, and cut it at 3 inches.  I wrapped the candle in the 1/8 inch ribbon and added stickles.  To add the height to it, I had to double up the Pop Dots as I was laying out the page. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper’s Spectacular Sayings stamp set and I used Close to My Heart Chocolate stamp ink. Please note I also cut 3 base layers and added dimensional in between for height and layering.

The balloons are my favorite part of this project.  I cut then out from Celebrations at 1.25 and 1.5 inches.  I used Papertreyink Bitty Dots (2008) collection!  I am finding I love Papertrey Ink products a lot!   I finished them with adding Baker’s Twine from the Twinery.

Now don’t forget to head over and check out all the creativity that the design team has cookn’ and LINK up a fun polka-dot inspired project!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “polka-dots rock” pie with me!

Getting a Little Educational with My Cricut and My Pink Stamper

As I have mentioned before, I am the  “craft mom” at my daughters’ co-op pre school.  The theme the other week was nutrition.  I decided to do a match the shape/food to the one on the paper and then glue it down.  Since the craft is geared towards 3 and 4 year-olds, I wanted to make it as simple and easy to do.

I first set up a 8.5×11 piece of white cardstock on my Cricut mat and cut out the shapes I wanted to use.  this was my master sheet that I would later place a darker sheet of paper behind and copy with the copy machine to create the sheet that the kiddos will glue the food cut outs to.

After that I went into mass production mode and cut all my die cuts out and then organized them all into ziplock baggies for easy distribution.

Super quick and easy crafty/educational idea.

Basic Recipe:

Cricut Cartridges used:  All cut at 3 inches

Simply Charmed

Create a Critter

Country Life

Sweet Treats

Potpourri

Stamp: My Pink Stamper: Font-aboulous

Ink: Stampin’ Up Classic Black

Birthday Card for a Boy!

For some reason making cards with more of a girl theme comes easy, but when it comes to a boy I really had to get my thinking cap on.  Here is an idea that I created for an upcoming birthday boy!

The Card:

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Card: I found the pre-made plain white card in the $ bin at Michael’s.  They came in packs of six with envelopes.

Paper:  I used a piece of textured paper scrap for the solid color on the card and used additional scrap for the outfit, hair, club, and dinosaur.  For the striped piece of paper, I used Die Cuts with a View, Summer Stacker.  You can find that at Joanne’s. For the glitter #4, I used Die Cuts with a View Glitter Stacker.

Ribbon: I used some ribbon I got through the ABC catalogue about 4 years ago.

Cricut Cartridges: Paper Dolls (Cave Boy setting) and Sweet Treats (for the # 4). 

Stamps:  For the face of the cave boy’s face,  I used Peachy Keen stamps (Big Eyes).  For the “Birthday Fun”, I used  The Pink Stamper, Simply Sweet Occasions.

For ink, I used Stampin’ Up Classic Black.

* I used the My Pink Stamper Faux Chipboard concept (which I love) for the # 4!

* For the 3-D look, I used dimensional under the cave boy and the dino.

Card Making! My New Found Fav!

Well I started getting crackin’ at the whole figuring out my Cricut Expressions and I have to say I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!  Here is one of my most recent projects I made. 

The  Card:

Paper: Michale’s

Tulle: Joann’s

Stamp: The Pink Stamper

Cricut Cardrige – Sweet Treats

( I made the crown doing a quasi chip board method that I learned on The Pink Stamper’s Video Blog)

Scrap Page:

 

 

Paper: Michaels

Tulle: Joann’s

Cricut Cartridge:  Story Book