Thursday, December 31, 2009

My Favorite Projects March thru July

Brotherly Love

Bluebird of Happiness

With Love Anniversary Card

Colors of Fatherhood

Love Notes

My Favorite Projects August thru December

Princess Joy Fold Card

No Cracks!!

Cowboy Birthday

Christmas Rocks Pop Bottle Wrapper

All the vinyl tiles I made for gifts

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Gifts from my sons

My sons each made me a Christmas gift this year. My 15 year old made me a tile with vinyl. He hijacked my Cricut and design studio one day to make my gift. It is wonderful and I just love the images and words he chose. My 14 year old made me the wooden tree. I call it my Charlie Brown tree. It is just so cute!!! Both are wonderful gifts and I will treasure them always. Aren't homemade gifts the best?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Gifts from My Sister-in-Law!!

My SIL suprised me with some great handmade gifts. The first is the framed picture. It is just adorable and I love all of the paper dolls she made. My daycare kids will have fun trying to figure out which of the paper dolls is them. The next gift is the box and note pad. She used the anniversary card I gave her and my brother to decorate the two. Inside the box was the pebbles. She printed out small pictures of some of my projects I had on my blog and attached them to the back of the pebbles. The pebbles are flat on the back and then she added a magnet. What a great idea. Love them all and she is very creative!!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Vinyl Tiles

I made these tiles for Christmas gifts this year. I bought the tiles at Lowes. They measure 8x10 inches so are a great size to work with. Cricut cut details listed below.
Live Laugh Grow Tile:
Live and Laugh are from the Home Accents cartridge cut at 4 inches
Child with flower: A Child's Year cartridge cut at 7.25 inches
grow: Jasmine cartridge welded in design studio cut at 3 inches
Support our Troops Tile:
Support our troops: Stand and Salute cartridge cut at 3.5 inches
Child with Flag: A child's Year cartridge cut at 6 inches
God Bless America Tile:
God Bess America: Stand and Salute cartridge cut at 3 inches
Child in pedal car: A child's Year cartridge cut at 5 inches
Angels Come in All Shapes and Sizes Tile:
Angels: Jasmine done in design studio cut at 1.5 inches
other words: Base Camp cartridge cut at 1 inch
Dog and cat: Paper Pups cartridge cut at 3.5 inches
Haol: George stretched in design studio
All Aboard tile:
All Aboard: Base camp welded in design studio cut at 1.5 inches
Train: Christmas Noel cartridge cut at 3.5 inches

Friday, December 25, 2009

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

Merry Christmas to all!!!! I hope that everyone is enjoying their holiday with family and friends. We have snow and I am looking forward to a day snuggled in with hot chocolate and spending time with the family. This is the card I made for my husband for Christmas this year. After opening it, he looked around for the mistletoe... I used the cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder and added pearls and ribbon to finish it off. Very simple by elegant card.
Mistletoe: Christmas Noel Cricut cartridge cut at 3.75 inches
Tag: Tags Bags Boxes and More Cricut cartridge cut at 2 inches

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Snow Globe Cards

Made these cards for my sons for Christmas. When they were younger they used to get me a new snow globe every year for Christmas. Benjamin says his favorite color is pink so I couldn't resist adding pink rhinestones to his snowman. I used the snow flakes cuttlebug folder to emboss the globe. I used my platinum ink pad to add some color to the flakes. The faces are from the Peachy Keen stamps winter face assortment.
Cricut Cuts
Snow Globe: Joys of the Season cut at 5 inches
Snowman: Doodle Charms cut at 3 inches
Arms: Snow friends cut at 3 inches
Santa hat: Pooh and Friends cut at 1.25 inches
Stocking hat: Pooh and Friends cut at 2 inches
Names: Base Camp welded in Design Studio

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I have had all of the presents wrapped but needed to add the gift tags. If you look closely in the picture, you will notice that I write the name of the recipient in the upper left corner as I wrap. I do this so I remember who gets what until I get the tags on them.
Santa: Very Merry Tags cartridge cut at 3.5 inches
Stocking: Very Merry Tags cartridge cut at 3.5 inches
Snowflake Tags:
Tag: Tags Bags Boxes and More cartridge cut at 4.5 inches
Scalloped Circle: Mini Monograms cut at 2.75 inches
Snowflake: When It's Cold Outside cartridge cut at 2.5 inches
Embossing: Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder
Face: Peachykeen Winter Face Assortment
copics and chalk used for face

Monday, December 21, 2009

Child with Flower Card

Made a set of 4 of this design to give as part of a Christmas gift. I used the paisley embossing folder for the Cuttlebug to emboss the white paper. The purple rhinestones are stickers.
Cricut Cuts:
Oval: George cartridge manipulated in Design Studio
Scalloped Oval: A Child's Year cartridge cut at 4 inches
Child with flower: A Child's Year cart cut at 2.75 inches

Friday, December 18, 2009

Handprint Calendar

Each of my daycare kids made a calendar for their parents for Christmas. I found the calendars at Michaels for $1. The calendars are the 2010 kids art calendars so each month had a cute border and a place to put artwork which was just perfect for this project. I have kids in my care that range in age from 4 months to 4 years so I needed a project that all could do. I used my cricut to make basic shapes for us to embellish using the kid's fingerprints, handprints, footprints or by tracing their arms and hands. The calendars turned out great and I can't wait for the kids to give them to their parents. On the inside cover I attached a poem about kids and their messy fingerprints and footprints. Since their are so many pictures, I will post this project in 3 separate posts so if you want to see each month of the year, scroll down the page.
Jan: Snowflake cut at 7 inches from A Child's Year I put a picture of each child dressed in their winter clothes in the center of the snowflake
Feb: Heart cut at 6.5 inches from Mickey and Friends cartridge. We used our handprints to make the hearts inside

Daycare Handprint Calendar

More pictures of the calendar my daycare kids made for their parents for Christmas.

March: Pot of gold with fingerprints for gold coins. Paper Doll Dress Up cart

April: Easter Basket from Doodlecharms cartridge with fingerprints for Easter eggs. I embossed it with the fiskars basketweave embossing plate
May: Traced each child's hand and arm and then cut and folded to make it look like they are giving their mom flowers. Flowers were cut using the George cartridge

June: Fishbowl cut from Doodlecharms at 7 inches. Goldfish made from Child's hand and fingerprints for bubbles

July: Watermelon cut from Doodlecharms at 5.5 inches and fingerprints for seeds

Handprint Calendar

More pictures of the calendar my daycare kids made for their parents for Christmas.

August: Ladybug from Doodlebug Cartridge cut at 5 inches

Sept: Traced arm and hand to make tree and then used fingerprints for autumn leaves

Oct: I used the paper dolls from our October Magnet wall. Each child was dressed in a different costume. In the one shown it is the Astronaut from the Everyday Paper Doll Cart cut at 7 inches

Nov: Just used either their hand or footprints

Dec: Made a penguin out of their footprints. Used the Snowfriends cart for the hat

Monday, December 14, 2009

Naughty Mrs. Claus

This is the Christmas card I made for my husband last year. He loved it!!! I used a paper piecing pattern for the card shape and then for the bra and panties. I found the white fur with the holiday trims at Target. The tattoo on the cheek is a stamp from CTMH. Having troubles coming up with a card idea for him this year.

Vikings Poster

I made two cards yesterday but forgot to take pics of them before I mailed them out. Just couldn't resist posting the pic of my son's project for school. My son made this poster for a report he has to give in class on the Vikings. He used the Cricut cartridge Base Camp for the lettering and the Indie Art cartridge for the flames. To get the flames the size he wanted, he used Design Studio to stretch and manipulate them. He did this all on his own and I didn't even know he used my Cricut until he was done. Both my boys know which of my supplies and papers are acceptable to use and they often create on their own for their school projects.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Nativity Tile

We are having a Christmas party tonight at our house so I made these for each of the guests. The tiles are 6x6. I covered the back with brown felt and will have an easel for each of the tiles. I used the When It's Cold Outside Cricut cartridge and cut the nativity snowflake at 5.25 inches