Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Mid-Week Monogram

Good Morning!  Today I'm sharing an embellished Post-It holder that I made for my Secret Sister at church (her name is Beverly... shhh, don't tell her...)
I had ordered these 4"x4" plain white coasters off of Amazon months ago, and am just now figuring out what to do with them :)  I covered this one with some cardstock from the DCWV Mango Frost stack, I distressed the edges with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink by Tim Holtz, and added the 'B' cut from the Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge.  I evened out the corner with my 1/2" Corner Chomper.  Finally, I covered the clip in Washi Tape and tied small pieces of toule  around the clip to make it fun.
I have 40 of these coasters... Looks like everyone I know is getting a Post-It holder from me for the next couple of months!  I hope Beverly doesn't figure out who I am before it's time!

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend - God Bless America!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wednesday in May

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm sharing the birthday card I made for my daughter - she turned 5 last week:
There is a back story here... I tell my daughter a story every night before bed, and then we make up silly ways to tell each other how much we love each other.  She knows I love birds, especially peacocks, so one night she told me she loved me like a million peacocks - not just any peacocks, but a million 'fire colored' peacocks.  I couldn't resist making her a birthday card with a fire colored peacock on it.  Silly, I know... but we have so much fun with it :)

I used the Ole Cricut Cartridge for the peacock.  This was the first time I ever used that cartridge... I need to use it more often - the images are so colorful and fun!

Thanks for stopping by - Have a great day!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Mother's Day Challenge

Happy Monday Everyone!

Today's post is inspiration for Exploring Cricut & More's Mother's Day Challenge - Create something celebrating Mother's Day, and include a ribbon:

I need to have cards to give to my Mom and my Mother-In-Law, so this challenge helped me to get a head start on those.  For this card, I tried overlapping the ribbon to give it a folded look - I'm not thrilled with how it turned out... at least I know how I don't want to do it next time :)

I used the Cindy Loo Cricut cartridge to cut out the flower, and the patterned paper is from American Crafts.  I added some stickles and liquid pearls for dimension.

Let's see your creations for Moms this year - head on over to Exploring Cricut and More, and upload pictures of your projects so we can be inspired by you!

Have a great day!