Sunday, May 29, 2011

Buzz Lightyear

My nephew loves Buzz Lightyear. His birthday party is this weekend and I recently purchased the Toy Story Cartridge to make a few things for him. Here is what I came up with.

I must say that I read a few of the posts from the cricut mb about this cartridge and I was a bit leery about putting this together. It was not as bad as I thought. It only took me about an hour to cut and put the card together.

I cut the base and everything out at 6". I figured it would be easier if I just used my cricut expression the 'normal' way instead of using my gypsy! (It was so weird to cut with the machine and NOT with my gypsy). I love how the handbook shows you exactly what color to cut everything in. That made it much easier!! I'm glad that I chose to make this a larger card and cut Buzz at 6". Some of the pieces were really small, so I don't know if I would cut it any smaller!! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sun Fun

For the end of the year, I wanted to give each student a personalized note. I tucked this inside their report card for them to find at home. I wanted to wish them luck next year and to have a safe summer. I thought this set was perfect for that!

I realized how much I liked coloring as I put these together! It's been so long since I have sat down and colored anything like this. I used Stampin' Up!'s markers to color the kids and then I used an aqua painter and Tempting Turquoise ink for the water. Thanks for looking!

*Stamps: SU! Life's a Breeze, Sunny Fun
*Ink: Bermuda Bay, Summer Sun, Tuxedo Black-memento ink
*Paper: Bermuda Bay, Summer Sun, Whisper White
*Accessories: Dimensionals, SU! markers, curly label punch, embossing folder

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Copics, Copics, Copics

I never thought it would happen to me, but look at what I acquired recently!!!

I won them and I have no idea what to do with them. Yes, I know what they are and I have honestly been eying these for some time, but I just couldn't fork out the money on my own to pay for them. Now I have 144 of them and I'm so excited. If you are a copic 'pro' (that's someone who knows more than me) and you have some wonderful advice or some links you could direct me to, I would be ever so grateful to you!! I am looking forward to showing you more upcoming projects with these wonderful things! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Another Diaper Cake

Here is another diaper cake that I did for a recent baby shower at work. I wanted something a bit different from my usual ones and so I did something new with the topper. For instructions on how to build a diaper cake, click HERE

I seem to be on a roll with these lately! My husband still thinks I should go into business making these!! LOL!!! Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
SU! ribbon and paper
1 pkg size 1 diapers
1 large shampoo bottle
1 bottle of lotion
1 travel pkg of baby essentials
bottle brush
paper shred
Cricut--create a critter, new arrival, and all mixed up

Monday, May 2, 2011

National Scrapbooking Month

Happy National Scrapbooking Month to all my crafty friends! I'm so excited that we have an entire month to celebrate our hobby!! I'm sorry for the long delay in posts, but I hope to be creating some crafty goodness really soon. This time of the school year is super busy and doesn't leave me too much time to be creative! I guess I'll have to 'squeeze' some scrapping time in there somewhere!! :)