Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Baby Shower Invites

Isn't it Friday yet? This week seems to be taking forever and I had Monday off from work. Yikes! We were able to celebrate my hubby's Birthday on Monday and it was sure a lot of fun. Always love Birthday's! Well, my sister-in-law is throwing a baby shower and she was unsure what to do about inviatations. I volunteerd right away because it would be fun and easy to do with Cam! Yay!!! They turned out pretty cute! I blacked out some of the inforamtion like the address, contact info, last name, etc. You can get the picture though. So fun!
I will post more information and details later so check back.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

It just stinks!

Hello all you fellow crafters!

What a week.  It is so rainy and dark here in Salt Lake City and I am just not a fan, it just stinks... I really love the Spring and the sunshine.  My skin could use some good Vitamin D.  ha ha!  Maybe I should go on a vacation to a sunny beach or something. (wouldn't that be nice?)  I think I may just glow in the dark with how white and pasty I am!

I must also admit that I seriously love my Cameo.  I wanted to cut some Paper Trey Ink paper for this card, which is a little thicker, and Cam cut it perfectly!  I could not be happier!  Such clean lines and perfect little circles and cuts; I am just so in love!

As I mentioned a couple posts ago there are quite a lot of Birthdays coming up in the family including our parents who are getting older.  I really wanted to think of some funny/cute card ideas for them.  I successfully did one and I love how it turned out.  My husband really loves this card too and I think he really wants to give it to his Mom who he lovingly calls "old doll."  ha ha! (I hope she doesn't read this because it should be a surprise but I can't wait to post it)

Gettin' Old Stinks

I could not get over how cute this little skunk was.
You can find the SVG set at Lettering Delights, here.

The flowers are from the same SVG set and the little flag was part of some tags I bought at the Silhouette online store.  I used the print and cut feature for the cute little sentiment.

The shaped card was made with a tag I bought on Silhouette online store and I just welded them together.

Gettin' Old Stinks, but I am pretty sure that no matter the age Birthday's with a good card is always worth it!

Card Base - A2
Paper Trey Ink Paper
Skunk and Flowers - Peep Squeakers Cut It Sets
Lettering Delights font - Hearth Font
Foam pop up tape

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Up... Up... Up.. and AWAY!

Hello all you crafters!

Boy oh boy... I have sure been on a role with all my crafty creativeness lately.  Let's all hope this streak continues for a long time.  I greatly enjoy my time with crafting and I feel it lifts my spirits to do something I love!  Plus, with all the cards I make it just means I get to lift someone else's spirit and hopefully put a smile on their face so it is a win win!

I had this vision for a card when I saw this SVG set at Lettering Delights, found here, and knew I had to have it!  Their is just something about hot air balloons that always catch my eye.  It was one of my favorite things to watch in Park City, UT growing up!  They sure are awesome!

I just can't decide yet on what I am going to use this card for so I have not finished the sentiment.  But you will get the idea.

This card opens as a tri-fold kind of card.  Isn't is so cute?  It kind of reminded me of my childhood watching the hot air balloons fly up over the mountains!  Awesome!

Another view of the card all closed up and looking cute!  Should we see what it looks like as you open it up?

Here we go... Let's see what the inside looks like!

Ta Da!  Look how cool!  Flying high with happy cheerful carefreeness!

Doesn't that hot air balloon just make you smile? 
I love the colors together!

I am excited to pick someone special to give this too.  Maybe that will give me the inspiration on what the rest of the sentiment should be...  hee hee!

Thank you all so much for reading my blog and leaving all the crafty love in my comments!  That is the one thing that gets me excited about blogging my crafts!  You are all so wonderful!

I used a 4.5" x 5.0" rectangle base and then welded the mountain shape and the little rectangle shape to each side.
My hot air balloon is 3.5" x 4.760"
My trees all measure 2"-3"
I used a Paper Trey Ink Paper and a lot of scraps for this card.  (Need to use up those scraps)
I used Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink to ink the edges of the balloon and the top of the mountain.
I used this font from lettering delights found here

Monday, April 9, 2012

"I'll huff and I'll puff..."

Ready for my Print and Cut project?

In May my husband and I will have the privelage of watching our nieces and nephew for a couple days.  I have been coming up with some differnent projets and ideas on how to keep those crazy munchkins busy.  (I have quite the reputation to live up to because they say I always have the best stuff for them to do)  EEeek!  I cannot disappoint!

I took advantage of the sale at Lettering Delights for the cute little finger puppets.  What kid doesn't like using their imagination with finger puppets?  So here is what I have cut out so far.  I am still working on Goldilocks and Little Red Riding Hood.

Little pigs little pigs... let me come in!

I'll huff and I'll puff...

The signs in the theater are changable depending on the show. 

Not by the hairs of our chiney chin chin!

Super cute right?  Again I ask, what kid wouldn't love to play with this?

Pigs cut out at 3.40" length
Theater was cut out in the area for print and cut on an 8.5" x 11" paper
Font was Lettering Delights Little Piggy found here
Little Piggy Puppets found here
Puppet Theater found here

Confessions of a Craftaholic

Happy Monday everyone!

Many of you may have noticed that I have been mainly doing print and cut or vinyl with my sweet Cam.  There is a good reason why this has been happening.  As of right now my husband and I are renting a little old house from my Grandma.  Currently our nice computer, printer, and office desk reside upstairs so that my husband is able to do his homework and what not.

Well, when I got Cam I decided the best place for him was by our super nice computer and printer.  This has been an issue as all of my craft supplies are in a room in our basement.  hmmm... This means I have to run up and down the stairs to get supplies or bring a whole bunch of supplies upstairs to crowd my dining table.   I have talked about how inconvenient it is to craft to the hubs but he is not really willing to let the computer move downstairs to the crafts.  And in all reality I can see why.  Therefore, I have been doing a whole LOT of print and cut and vinyl because those are the few items I have upstairs by Cam and my computer.  Yes, I go for convenient.  Sigh...  I finally decided this weekend that I was going to make some cards without using print and cut.  I lugged a whole lot of paper and supplies up the stairs and made a big ol' mess on my dining room table so that I could craft using layers of beautiful paper.  Man, I sure made a mess but it was sooo worth it!  I have really missed making cards like that.  I was able to get two cards done, which I will be posting later this week. 

As for now here is a little sneak peek of a print and cut project I will be posting later.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Hoppy Monday!!!

Birthday season is rolling around and will be in full swing the next four months.  We have a TON of family Birthdays which is always fun but means there may be a lot of Birthday type posts coming your way for the next little while! :)

What better way to kick off the week, as well as the Birthday season, than with a cute card?  I whipped this up rather quickly over the weekend because I was super busy trying to get my house all clean.  Gotta love house work...

Don't you just love the cute frogs from Lettering Delights!?

I don't know if the fly is as tasty as Birthday Cake but this little frogger sure wants to snatch that fly up!

I used the Lettering Delights Graphics set so I made the cute shadow background with the offset feature in the Silhouette program and made put the layer in white to help my little frogger stand out!

I used the font called "Hobo" on my Mac for the sentiment.  I couldn't resist the little pun!

I was also able to use the little dropper tool in Silhouette to copy the color of my little frogger's belly to uses as the backgroung color!

Frogs and Kisses - Lettering Delights Graphic Set
Hobo Font on Mac
Baker's Twine in Red
Foam pop-up adhesive
White Cardstock - Hobby Lobby
ATG gun