Saturday, August 27, 2011

Your Story Personal Book and Cricut Imagine Pink Endcaps. Finally!

My Godson is turning 7 next week and I wanted to make him something special. I made a 5x7 journal/all-purpose book for him using my Your Story Photo Personal Bookbinding machine. I decorated the cover using the Cricut Imagine cartridge Imagine More. The font is from Plantin Shoolbook, but I filled it in with matching colors from the Imagine More cart. Using the Imagine on this project made it simple, rather than having to find pattern papers and lay them out on my mat and figure out sizing. I am really happy I used the Imagine for this project. I haven't used it in quite a while.
Speaking of the Imagine, today I finally received my pink end caps! I was SO excited. I ordered them 3 weeks ago and 2 hours later they were out of stock. I lucked out and LOVE the way it changes the whole look of the machine. It brightens it up and gives it style, which is nice because it's such a large part of my craft room.

For the embossing on this card, I used an embossing folder from The Paper Studio. I was nervous at first, figuring it wouldn't give a good impression, but I didn't even need a shim when I ran it through my Cuttlebug. I will definitely be purchasing more of these. Hobby Lobby had a bunch to choose from. I love that store. The boy is from the Cricut Lite cartridge, Playtime. The Happy Birthday sentiment is a My Pink Stamper set and his adorable face is Peachy Keen's Wide Eyed Kid face assortment. I used glossy accents on the eyes; I love that look.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

MPS Card Donation

Kathy Mortl, a nurse from Wisconsin has asked for card donations for an event honoring breast cancer survivors and women fighting the disease now. Kathy is hoping to place a handmade card at each of 1500 survivors' place setting during a breakfast prior to a walk/run in support of the cause. Here is my contribution to these very courageous women. You can read more about this special project at My Pink Stamper

Monday, August 22, 2011

PKS Let's Face It Friday Challenge - Our Furry Friends

The LFIF this week is to create a project using animals as the main theme. How easy is that? Almost every project I create uses an animal of some kind. LOL. I used the Wide Eyed Kids face assortment for that adorable face and the sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's set, Punny-licious. I used eyelets for the first time ever. I had wanted to try them for some time, but never bought them. I used glossy accents for her ears and hooves? Do ewes have hooves? I flocked her fur and called it a day.
Sorry the pic is a little blurry.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge

Emma's challenge over at My Creative Time this week was to use any retired cartridge and make a project. For my card, I used Doodlecharms. The heart and dog are both from that cart. I used my Gypsy to weld the heart together. I used a Peachy Keen stamp for the face and glossy accents for the eyes and nose. It looks cloudy because it was still wet when I took the picture. It will dry clear. The sentiment is from Mr. Cricut Crazy's set, Man's Best Friend.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Gingerbread Kisses

I'm still in a Christmas craft mode, so here's a Christmas in August project. I just received my order from Scrappy Moms stamps and I had to make a card using the "Holiday wishes & Gingerbread kisses" sentiment from the Winter Wishes set.

Sadly, my gingerbread girl was a little larger than I anticipated, so the sentiment wouldn't fit nicely on the outside. But, I put it inside and it's just as adorable. The gingerbread cut is from Jolly Holidays and her cute face is from the Peachy Keen Happy Lashes set. I flocked her arms and legs to give her some added interest and her "icing" is Snow Writer sprinkled with glitter. Her bow is vintage baker's twine that I am in love with and I purchased from My Craft Spot. The snowflakes are from the Christmas Cheer cartridge.
Thanks for looking!