Friday, May 14, 2010

F-16 Complete!!!

Yeah I'm finished except for the sealant. I used a pack of paper from Michael's called Slab III (had it in my stash) and some white wallpaper I had around. Lots of squares and triangles needed to be cut but it was fun. The quilt pattern is called The Ohio Star. Thought it was fitting since the F-16 is a star invention of Dayton, OH. I didn't want replicate that on the back so I just used a series of triangles from the leftover paper for the bottom of the plane. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

What I've been working on

I haven't been here forever because of the craziness of the end of year school, too much work, getting ready for my DD's graduation and the above F-16. The place I work, K12 Gallery, was commissioned to find 50 artists in Dayton and the surrounding area to decorate the fiberglass airplanes so that they can be displayed throughout the city this summer. I took one on. Here is the before picture. They are about 5 feet tall and 3 feet at the wingspan. It's been fun. Completed project coming soon.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

MPS Challenge

Robyn at My Pink Stamper posted a challenge for pink, green and black. I thought of my daughter's graduation coming up and all those cards I better get to making. One of her friends loves butterflies and they sure mark the start of something new. So I made a graduation card with the Straight from the Nest cart. The butterfly is on page 32. I used the base, shift and layer for the top butterfly cut at 3". I used the phrase and phrase shift cut at 2 1/2". The green swirl is cut from the phrase shift on page 31. The stickled swirls are from the inside of the butterfly wings. The stamp "dare to dream" is from studio g. I added a green strip inside the card. This strip has the negative of the swirl on the front. All card stock from Recollections.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Top Secret at Above Rubies Studio

Oh my Megan at Above Rubies Studio has so much going on but I'm not supposed to let you all know. It's top secret but oh well here goes. The biggest most amazing thing is this: Above Rubies Studio is on a Mission! A 5,000 Blog Reader Mission and it’s GOING TO BE HUGE!

You should see the prizes. They are amazing. This is directly from Megan ........
  • Cricut Expression Bundles – That’s right I said BUNDLES meaning we are going to have MORE than ONE!
  • A Provo Craft Gypsy with Tools and More – YES A GYPSY!!!!!!!!!!!
  • DVD Education Packs
  • A free year subscription to Club Ruby
  • Cricut Cartridges – Some of your choice and some we choose for you – BUT BIG STUFF!!!!!
  • AND THE GRAND PRIZE – I can’t EVEN BRING MYSELF to say it – IT IS SOOOOO BIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited, Sean (my husband and partner in crime :) ) doesn’t even know about it yet, but it is COMING with this Mission!
She also has some things going on at Club Ruby. All different levels of the Club, cool supplies, a video library. WOW!
I can't wait. But Ssshhh. It's Top Secret!!!!Bold

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Wicked/Cuttlebug Blog

I had the great fortune to have Wicked come to town. It was an amazing show and I had to scrap all that I had seen somehow. I used my ticket, pieces from the program and pics I had found on-line. I created a pocket to hold cast information and the music titles. I used real clock hands from a clearance clock at a home store. Of course all Wicked clocks strike 13. The paper I believe is from Bo Bunny Gears line. The cricut cuts are from PDDU. You probably can't tell but the OZ sign is swirled. I felt this fit the challenge at Cuttlebug Blog perfectly because all wicked witches are green ;.}

Monday, March 29, 2010

Cuttlebug Challenge

The challenge this week at Cuttlebug Challenge was to create an Easter themed item using your favorite rubber stamp and a cuttlebug folder. I had just received the Easter cartridge and fell in love with the bite-in-the-ear bunny. I used a swirl stamp from Autumn Leaves swirls v:I to decorate the brown and blue egg with the third egg coming from the Easter cart along with the big scalloped version. This egg I used the With Gratitude embossing folder and will hold a cute egg hunt picture cut with center point of my five year old.

Create a Womanly Themed Project

This should be easy right? I am a woman! Well it wasn't. Probably because I am always kid oriented in my scrapping. Just Buggin' was a challenge. Card stock and paper is from my stash. The cute dress and word art was cut from the Paisley cart. There are so many cute things on this cart. Butterfly stamp was from my friends stash.

SPCC #40/Sketchy Thursdays

Can't believe how long it has been since I have posted. But I went to a crop over the weekend to get myself back into the swing. Samantha at SPCC had a cool color combo for Challenge #40 and I thought of Hawaii right away. I've never been but my daughter went last year with her high school swim team. I also went to Sketchy Thursdays to get some layout motivation. The paper was part of stash that I had along with the frame. I painted the wavy chip board brown then sprayed orange Tattered Angels on it. Flowers and buttons from Making Memories. Hawaii is from Life's a Beach cart. Thanks ladies for the inspiration.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Bon Voyage

Just Buggin' posted a challenge #27 to use a card feature on any cartridge. My parents are getting ready to go on a cruise and my mom is a little nervous given that their port of departure is Santiago, Chile. So, I thought this card was just perfect. I used the Life's a Beach cartridge and made the card at 5" and played around with the cruise ship cut(including layers) until it fit over the card feature. The title was cut at the 41/2" Fit to Page and then cut apart. I offset layered the white and blue for the title and the waves. I also added some Patina stickles in the windows. A little personal sentiment inside along with a prayer and off they go to South America. Bon Voyage!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Blog Candy from Jennifer

Jennifer has been chosen to become a design team member at Above Rubies. Congrats. She is so excited that she is giving away some awesome blog candy. Follow her here for rules and a chance to win. Good luck.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

SEI giveway at Obsessed

Joy is giving away a beautiful paper pack by SEI called Claire. You can go to Obsessed with Scrapbooking to get chances to win this paper. You have until March 7th. Joy has beautiful layouts and cards at her site too so look around. Just follow all the guidelines and good luck.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Love the Target Dollar Spot

A few months back I was at Target and found these cute Hello Kitty playing cards and ribbon. Wasn't sure what I was going to do with them (my daughter is past that age) but they were too cute to pass up for a buck. Shortly thereafter, my daughter came home with a cat. "But Mom, somebody just dumped these kittens. And they can't find a home for this one." That's what happens when your daughter's friend works for a vet. Anyway, all dressed up for the dance she wanted to take a picture with her kitty. Here it is with the cards, Hello Kitty Greetings cuts and some ribbon. Aahhh.

BBTB2 and the cutting Cafe

Bitten by the Bug 2 and The Cutting Cafe have set up a spring challenge that must have orange in it. So I found this excellent paper pack at Joann's by DCWV called Flower Shower Spring Stack. Then Monique at Monkey Doodle Cricut said we could scraplift from her flower power layout so I tried my hand. Cuts are from Paisley, Walk in My Garden, Home Decor(swirl), and Hello Kitty Greetings. I love all the spring colors. Solid cardstock is from my stash. All the above mentioned blogs are amazing. Check them out.

BBTB2 Elephant

I love finding new images on carts and this one is really cute. It was mentioned on the Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge. The elephant is from Everyday Paper Dolls along with the umbrella and rain boots. The sun and clouds are from Hello Kitty Greetings but I needed them for a happy elephant.

SPCC #36

The scouts are the only thing I can think of with banana, moss and caramel.. Sounds like a bad camping meal. Anyway, I used my son's crossover to highlight the cool paper I found at the LSS. With the colors suggested, it turned out pretty cool. The red and blue really pops out of the pictures. The fleur d' leis from Home Decor, fire from Camp Out, and unpainted chipboard letters matched perfectly.

SPCC #36 and Just Buggin'

Samantha put out another tough challenge for me at SPCC. Colors I don't usually think of when doing a layout (except scouts) or a card. They were creamy caramel, barely banana, and mellow moss. I had made this bee from Walk in My Garden before so that is where I started. I used the moss color as a background and cuttlebugged it with the a leaf pattern(don't have the name) for the Just Buggin' Challenge. The card paper is barely banana. Three dots of gun metal stickle and it's done.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Christmas Cookies

I made these cute little boxes for my daughter to give to her friends filled with cookies. They turned out so cute. Cuts from the From My Kitchen, Christmas Noel?and Winter Woodland carts. I used the boxes from the corsages that the girl's got for the homecoming dance.

Christmas Teacher Gifts

I made the teacher's gifts this year a hot chocolate feast. The brown bag wrapped gift has A Child's Year cut on it. This is the box of Swiss Miss packets. The bottles have chocolate "chips" and marshmallows(steam cut From My Kitchen). The peppermint sticks were wrapped with ribbon and the "stir" cut is From My Kitchen. The inexpensive bag was blinged with a cut from one of the Christmas carts(I've forgotten). They were quite a hit.

Blue and Gold

My son had his Cub Scout Blue and Gold banquet last night and he needed to make a place mat. Boy Scouts is celebrating 100 years this year. We used cuts form Wild Card, Home Decor and Plantin Schoolbook. I think he did a pretty good job. And, of course, I'm going to use it in his scrapbook.

Geography Bee

I did this for a my LSS. My son was in the school Geography Bee so I wanted to scrap about it. Inside the Passport I wrote all the answers to his questions he had to answer along with some travel stamps. (Wish I had pics.) And I put his picture in from the bee. The outside is decorated with cricut cuts. I used my I-top for the little, blue bird brad. Man I love that thing. I stamped the black, luggage tag with gold and added the coin for bling.

Valentine's already?

I haven't taken or had the time to post in almost two months. Where does time go? Part is I started a part time job and that has thrown me for a little bit of a loop. I've been over volunteering for years but most stuff could be done from home when I could squeeze it in. Now I have to go to a place of business and be dressed and showered!! Anyhow., I haven't stopped crafting just blogging about it. So for Valentine's day I had to decorate thos cute little Target mailboxes and make a jar of kisses for display. And a cute Valentine card. Don't you love that frog?