Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mothers Cricut Dust Cover

Hello fellow bloggers. I had shared my Cricut dust covers I had made and as promised here is the one my mother made. She is a big quilter and wanted to incorporate a quilt block into her pattern for the cover. I think her cover turned out really beautiful.
Here is the view from the front. Don't you love the colors she used.

Another view from the side this time.

She had some old vintage buttons in her button stash and they matched and look perfect on this cover.
You can find the Cricut Dust Cover pattern at Custom Crops. There is a tutorial there so you can see how it is done. You can alter it and make it your own just as my mother has done. Have fun.

God Bless you all,

September Birthday Cards

Hello blogger friends. I have a couple of birthdays coming up in September so I thought I would share the a couple cards I made for them. First is my husbands card. He likes monkeys so I made him this card with the Create a Critter cartridge and my Gypsy.
I used my Seweasy tool to create the vine.

I know the banana is to big for the monkey but I wanted to put my Happy Birthday stamp on it, so it will just have to do. I added a few dashes and dots here and there with my gel pen to finish it off.

My 2nd card is for my mother-in-laws birthday. Also used my Gypsy and the Create a Critter for her card.

This seal is really cute. For the background I used two different Cuttlebug folders in D'vine Swirl and Spots & Dots.
Again I used my Seweasy to stitch the banner pattern then added some clear dew drops (not sure what they are called).

I used my pink chalk on her little nose and added some little white whiskers dots. You can't see it from the photo but I used glossy accents on the nose and eyes.

On the platform I added some chalking and a couple dots of pink stickles.
I hope you enjoyed my cards. Have a great Friday tomorrow.

God Bless,

Thursday, August 25, 2011

1000 Sheet Giveaway

Wow what a great giveaway from a great site, A Thousand Sheets Of Paper.  Last year and this year Amy has been keeping track of how many sheets of paper she had used. Each year she has reached using 1000 sheets of paper and in celebration of this she is giving away 1000 sheets of paper and some wonderful stamps. What great Blog Candy this is hu? So hop on over to her blog and check out her creations and her blog candy. Oh ya, here is what 1000 sheets of 6"x6" sheets of paper looks like.
Okay now head on over to A Thousand Sheets of Paper and check it out.

God Bless,

Cricut Dust Covers

Hello fellow bloggers. Sorry I haven't been posting much lately, been a little distracted around here. I got together with my mom last Friday and we worked on making Cricut Dust Covers for our Expressions. We had so much fun together but didn't quite get the covers done, we played around too much I think. Brought mine home and got it finished and then made one for my Cricut Create. She had to have one too. I got the pattern from Custom Crops.  Here are some photos.
This one is for my Cricut Expression.
Here's a closer look at the fabric. I love the tea pots and tea cups. I added a green paisley trim to the bottom and a little bit of lace.
Here is my Cricut Create Cover.
The fabric is from a 1930's vintage pattern collection. I used a green coordinating fabric and made bows for each end of the cover.
These covers are really easy and fun to make so go ahead and give it a try. As soon as my mother gets her finished I'll post hers too.

Pattern from: Custom Crops Cricut Pattern and Tutorial

God Bless you all,

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Panda Card

Hello blogger friends. Just a quick post here. I sent a gift box down to my boys in Texas and here is a card that I placed inside of the box. It's from the Create a Critter cartridge. I used my Gypsy to create this card and tag.
I heat embossed the sentiment and used some ribbon and self sticking green pearls to juzz it up a bit.

God Bless you all,

Card for Ducati

Hello blogger friends and happy Sunday. I have a card to share with you that I made for my son's dog. I know it's a dog but I love him dearly. Just a little bit of background. My oldest son had to move back in with us for a while and had a dog, her name is Chyenne. Well she had puppies while living with us and my youngest wanted to keep one. We let Chris keep one and he named him Ducati. He lived at our house so we basically raised him so he was like my own dog. Both my son's now live in Texas but mama dog Chyenne is staying with us up her in WA for a while. Any how Chris called last week and told us that Ducati (the baby, now 5 yrs old) had a stroke and the whole right side of his face just sags. He sent us a picture and it just broke my heart. So I got out my Gypsy and came up with this card.
I started by making a copy of the bone, flipping it over and welding the ends together so I could score it down the center after it was cut to make the base for the card. I then copied the bone again and made it a little larger than the the first bone so I could place it on top of the base. I have some brads that are bones and dog prints that were perfect for this card.
I have some doggy stamps so I first stamped this bone, cut it out and then stamped a sentiment in it. The sentiment says "SPOILED BUT WORTH IT!". Used pop dots to place it on the card.
Here is another stamp from that set. After stamping it I cut it out and punched a hole in the top of the dog tag. Used a little twine to tie it around the dogs neck.

I inked Chyenne's paw and stamped it on a piece of paper and cut it out. After cutting it out I stuck it on the inside of the card with her name. On the other side we wrote a little note to him. Well that's my card, I hope you liked it.

Cartridge: Create a Critter (used on my Gypsy)
Stamps: Misc. dog stamps
Ink: Tim Holtz distressing ink in Tea Dye
Misc: brads, twine, white and black gel pen

Thanks for looking and God Bless you all,

Sunday, August 14, 2011

We R Memories - Seweasy

Good morning fellow bloggers. Went to Craft Warehouse yesterday and they had the We R Memories Seweasy on sale for 40% off. I use to cross stitch all the time and thought that this may be fun to add a little design to my cards. If you don't know what a Seweasy is here is a look at it below.
Here is a closer look. It comes with the pink stitch piercer and the others are sold separately. You can see the basic shapes that each one pierces.

I kept the cards that each piercing head came on because on the back it shows the different stitches that each one makes. You can see above that each one makes 3 different stitches.
Here is a closer look at what the piercers look like. They are very sharp. You place your paper on the foam mat and push down piercing the paper and roll it along the area you want pierced. It leaves the little holes in the paper and then all you have to do is sew it up. 
Here is a quick card that I made so I could try my new Seweasy. I just wanted to try out the straight stitch piercer. I know I covered up a lot of it but you can see it on the bottom. It was really easy and fun to use. I used the Walk In My Garden cartridge for the flower. The Seweasy is not really for delicate areas that is why I hand stitched around the flower. I added Tim Holtz Distressing ink in Wild Honey around the edges of the flower and the tag.

The sentiment is from Studio G. I had bought these cute spiral brads a while back and kind of forgot about them, I really like them how could that have happened. I ripped the edge of the background paper instead of cutting it. I was going to ink it but I decided to leave it so there would be a more vibrant frame.
This is what it looks like from the inside, not to bad, I think I like it. Adds a little design to the inside as well as the outside. Any how at 40% off I got it all for $20, not bad for the handle, 6 stitch piercing heads, a needle and the mat. I hope to use it on more cards in the future.

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless,

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Gypsy Wanderings Note Cards

Hello blogger friends. I have a quick post for you tonight. When I purchased my Gypsy it came with 5 free cartridges loaded on it, one of them being Gypsy Wanderings. I was looking at some of the images and decided to make a set of 5 note cards. I figured that I could give these as a gift set in the future. I bought the note cards from Joann's and they measure 3" x 3", they came with little envelopes and I got them at 40% off.    
I was able to layout everything at once on my Gypsy and do it all in one cut. Have I ever told you how much I love my Gypsy. Makes things so easy and fast. Lay it out, place the paper colors in the corresponding places and CUT! How quick and easy...

Used some Tim Holtz Distressing ink in Tea Dye, misc twine, buttons, and self sticking gems. It was lots of fun to make these tiny little cards. Hope you enjoyed them.

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless you,

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Monday Challenge #20 - It's Hot Out There!

Good morning blogger friends, it's time for the Monday Challenge at My Craft Spot. This weeks challenge is called: It's Hot Out There. The challenge is to use hot, bright colors on your project. Here is the card I made for this challenge using my Gypsy and Create a Critter.
I used Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Wild Honey to ink around everything. Then my Gelly Roll pen to stitch around the happy little sun, tag and card. Oh and a couple of cute little dots on his happy little cheeks.

The sentiment was stamped on then heat embossed in an orange. I thought that these cute little flower brads matched the back ground paper that is from DCWV.

On the inside I used some of the same paper and added a cute little bee. I really like this card, it's so happy and cheery.

Cricut Cartridge: Create a Critter (sun & bee)
Tim Holtz Distressing Ink: Wild Honey
Paper: DCWV - Adhesive mat stack Prints
Misc: Gelly Roll pen, brads, sentiment stamp

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless you all,

Saturday, August 6, 2011

You & Me Card

Good morning bloggers, I have a quick card to share with you today. I made this card using the Sophisticated Cricut cartridge. So many pretty images on this cartridge. This was cut at 4 1/2" for the keyhole and 4" for the key.
Inked around the decorative top of the key with Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Black Soot. Below I used Tattered Rose around the key hole and the ticket.
I embossed the keyhole with my Textile Cuttlebug folder. The background was embossed with the Best Friends embossing set then inked with Tattered Rose. I used my Martha Stewart score board and scored some stripes on the key.
I cut the keyhole out 2 times so I could layer it twice with pop dots. First 2 layers of the brown keyhole then 2 layers of the pink. I love how much it pops off the card. I hope you can see it, hard to photograph. Added ribbon and gems and all done. Hope you like it.

God Bless you all,

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Featherweight 221 Dust Cover

I love my little Featherweight 221 sewing machine, I think she is so cute, she was born in 1950 but runs like a dream. Anyone who has one of these little beauties knows what I'm talking about. I have always kept her in her case but decided to bring her out so I could try and use her more. Any-hoo I can't just let her be out without a dust cover so I made one for her. I love how it turned out. Here she is, but not very protected from the dust.

I had started this quilted wall hanging/end table cover. Yep you guessed it, I cut it up to make the dust cover. Here is a close up of some of the fabric print, it's so cute.
Here is my little beauty all covered and protected from the dust. Best part is that she can stay out and all I have to do is remove the cover and start sewing.
God Bless you all,