Monday, July 30, 2012

Imagine Monday

Good morning my fellow paper crafters! I hope everyone had a great weekend!  Can't believe it went so fast!

My project today is made using my Imagine and Lori's Garden!  I love that cart so much.  It reminds me of my sister, whose name is also Lorie!  The picture in my LO is of my dad, little sister, Angie, and brother, Jake.  It was taken at Lori's wedding!  

The birdcage and flower sprays are cut 9 inches and in layers.  The background paper is also from Lori's Garden, as is the banner at the top of the page.  The bead spray on top of the bird cage is my creation also.  So fun and easy to make!! 

Well, That is my project.  I hope you enjoyed it!  Don't forget to go back to My Cricut Craft room and give my sister design team members some love too!  Also, don't forget to meet me at My Cricut Craft Room this weekend for an awesome blog hop!  I can't wait to show you my project for that! Sooo excited!!



Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room Sketch Challenge

Hello my fellow Cricut lovers!

Today I did a simple little card following a sketch Erica posted on her blog.

Isn't it cute?!?!

Well, this was my take on it!

I'm not much of a card maker, but this was really fun.  I cut the card base and the mat from Art Philosophy.  That cart is so versatile!! Then I cut the banner and the phrase "Thank You" from Just a Note!  What an adorable cart that is!  The original banner on Just a Note had really cute second layers, but I was afraid that my banner would be too small to cut out the detailed cuts so I cut several banners out of different colors and glued them on a base banner.  The original layers are so cute though.  Next time I do a LO, I will just have to add this banner with those cuts. 

For the phrase ""Thank You" I again only did the first two layers.  I wanted it to be simple so it wouldn't overwhelm the whole card.  I just had to bling it up though!  Couldn't resist!

Don't forget to go back to My Cricut Craft Room to enter Erica's HUGE giveaway.  It is awesome!

Well, thank you for stopping by!  If you like my card or think I could do something a little better, I am open to comments and suggestions.  Last week everyone was so nice and I really appreciated every comment!  Thank you for all the love you gave me!!  It meant so much!!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My First Design Team post for My Cricut Craft Room!

Hi and welcome to my very first blog post as a designer for My Cricut Craft Room.  Sooo excited!!

I am always looking for ways to use my Cricut diecuts in ways that are different and unique.  Today, I have one of those projects. My daughter's birthday is coming up in August, so I decided to make her a piece of art for her new house.

At first glance, you don't really see the diecuts.  Actually, I used the cuts as stencils to create my piece!

I started with a 8 x 10 canvas board.  For this project you really have to use the canvas board and not a stretched canvas because you need the support that the board gives the canvas.  I covered it in Tim Holtz distress ink, (Tattered Rose.) Then I cut several shapes out of thin chipboard using the Art Philosophy cartridge.  You want to choose images that are all solid piece.  Make sure all the swirls and florishes are attached to the main shape.

Next, decide where you want the images to be on your board. Then, while holding my shape in place I  follow these directions from Liquetex: "To use the product, just take a small amount with a little spoon or knife, spread it over your stencil and then lightly scrape with a plastic or metal edge so that the paste remains in the design. It's like spackling a wall, but on a much smaller scale. Pull up your stencil carefully, and you're done. The paste dries permanently, although slowly, to a subtle sandy texture."

Finally, I poured glitter over the entire area before it dried to give it a little bit of glimmer and set it in the sun to dry.  Once it was dry, I shook off the excess glitter.  The neatest thing happened.  The ink I used to cover the canvas faded everywhere there was no paste.  It was so cool.

I finished it up with the rolled roses and some floral stamps and gold ink. For the roses, I cut out one of the flowers, again from Art Philosphy, and used it as a pattern to cut these shapes.  Only the Cricut Mini will cut felt and I don't have one of those (YET!) LOL!!

This is one I did earlier for my friend for Mother's day.

 I wish you could see it in person.  It came out so well. I also used some crackel medium in the corner to give it an aged, distress look.  The result was awesome and the project was messy and fun.