Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Next 2 cards...

So these are the next 2 cards I made for Andrew's teachers. They use Create a Critter again, and I am pleased with how cute they are!

The shape card was inspired by Emma (My Creative Time with Emma) who taught me how to flip and weld images with her amazing videos. I just love how the little guy turned out - inside, he says "Dinomite"! The skunk card was CASE'd almost completely from Robyn, My Pink Stamper. I stickled her and gave her pretty cheeks. Isn't she adorable? The paper is all Stampin Up - I think...
Tomorrow I will post the last card, and show the thankyou card I made too.
A la prochaine...

Monday, June 28, 2010

2 cards...

So, as you know, I made 4 sets of cards for people at Andrew's school - teacher, vice-principal etc. I showed the box I made (with help from Momo) a couple of days ago. Today I am showing 2 of the 5 cards I put in the set.

Both of the main pictures are from create a critter. The wormy was heavily inspired by a really cute card Robyn (My Pink Stamper) made a few months ago. The pink poodle card was inspired by Emma (from Creative Time with Emma). She used the same shape under to poodle for one of her cards a while back. The shape is from Once Upon a Princess, and the shape was manipulated with my Gypsy. Andrew is in French Immersion, so I figured "merci" was an appropriate sentiment :) All the card stock is stampin up and the little pearls are Close to my Heart. I think they are super cute!
Today is my 13th wedding anniversary, so DH and I are getting pizza from our favorite spot, and enjoying a quiet evening, well once we get the kids in bed at least. Right now I am watching Beauty and the Beast with my 4 year old. Romance is alive and well ;)
Tomorrow I will post two more of the cards from the set.
A la prochaine...

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Present for Mme

Andrew's school year finishes on Tuesday, and I made a special gift for his teacher. It is very similar to the one I made for his teacher last year. I love how it turned out. I think the pesonalized frames make the greatest gifts!!

I used a number of cartridges to bring this about. The font is Making the Grade, an oldy but a goody, which I think they are now retiring. Most of the pieces are from Locker Talk -crayons, glue, pencil, apple. The bus is from Doodlecharms and the "teacher" is from EDPD. They do not actually have a teacher on EDPD, but I used one of the professional girl outfits, and the hair from the nurse (I think) cause it looked like his teacher's hair, and a hair band from yet another person. I then stamped her face using Peachy Keen Stamps, and gave her cheeks with a little bit of chalk. I love how it turned out. It is so cute, and actually looks like Mme Thompson!
I created this using my Gypsy, which saved me a ton of time and paper. I have made some basic shapes on my Gypsy to "open as a template" when I am designing specific things. For example, I have a file calle 8 x 10 for frame. It is simply a rectangle from George, sized as an 8X10, I can then open it as a template to be sure the words are the right size and decide my layout etc.
I have found this really helpful when designing on my Gypsy. i have 12x12, 7x7 and 8x8 templates to design scrapbook pages with - Nothing is more frustrating than printing a title and discovering it won't fit! I also have 4x5 1/4, 5x5 and 6x6 templates to help me design cards.
The other Gypsy feature I used and LOVE is hide contour!! The pencil involves one base cut and then 4 of the same function cut in 4 different colors (eraser, metal band, wood tip and lead) I was able to hide everything except the eraser for the pink paper, everything except the lead for the black paper etc... saved tons of time and paper, not to mention space on my mat.
So Tuesday, Mme will get this as well as her card box. I hope she likes them :)
A la prochaine...

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Emma's Throwback Challenge

So my effort to get back to my scrapbooking continues! Miss Emma, from My Creative Time (blinkie on right side of my blog) has a challenge each Thursday, which I decided to join this week. This very simple layout uses Zoobaloo. It was one of my first cartridges ever, and on I rarely use, despite the fact that I couldn't live without it :)

The paper is all from Close to my Heart. I love how their paper packs come with matching card stock. It makes my life so much easier! I like how this page turned out. And mostly how I saw it in my head. If you haven't visited Emma's site, you should. Her work is amazing and she is so helpful to new Gypsy users like me. Love her!!
Tomorrow I will post one of the cards I put in the card box for Andrew's teachers. Look at me posting so many days in a row!! I am proud of me :)
A la prochaine...

Friday, June 25, 2010

Momo's Spot Challenge

Momo has a challenge on her blog every other Tuesday. I have participated before, but never posted my project here. This week her Challenge was Spots and Dots. Dotted paper is one of my favorites. i seem to use it alot when i scrapbook. So here is my scrapbook page that is spotted and dotted...

The paper is from Close to my heart, and I loved how it tied in with the pool pictures. The Cricut cartridge used is Street Sign. I love the simple font. I then used a couple of my circle punches to fill up some of the blank space. On the whole, I am reasonably pleased, it turned out sort of how I envisioned... I am disturbingly far behind with my scrapbooking - it is truly daunting! These pics were taken when I was pregnant with my daughter - she is now almost 4 1/2 years old!! I am hoping that joining in on some challenges in the blogging world, will help me get my mojo back!
A la prochaine...

The Marvelous Momo!!

So, yesterday when I was desperately trying to find a box for my card gift sets, I emailed Momo. I knew I had seen a video on her blog (you can find her button on the right hand side of my blog). On that video, I saw her make an easy, but sweet card box, and I couldn't find it!

Well, the sweet and wonderful Momo emailed me back and gave me a link to her video. I watched it and quickly knocked out 4 cute card boxes for some of the people at Andrew's school. Here are some pictures of the boxes! I love how they turned out. Over the next few days, I will post the 5 different cards I made for the boxes. I think they all turned out beautifully - and I used the Create a Critter cartirdge, my new favorite, for each card. So stay tuned...

Thanks again to Momo, for helping with the box!
A la prochaine...

Thursday, June 24, 2010


So I am home today, sick to my stomach. Fun! Fun! i have lots of crafting to do - gifts for my son's teachers and the girls from his cafeteria. Some of it really needs to be done by tomorrow, the girls in the cafeteria won't be working next week. I have all the cards made, I just need to make little boxes for them. Hopefully I will feel better later this afternoon, and I will be able to get the work done.

This cute little card uses the Doodlecharms cricut cartirdge. I used the border feature to get all three icecreams. I turned it into a gift card, and adhered a card for one of DS's friends inside. i was really pleased with how they turned out. I made 3 of the borders, and used them to make 3 different cards. 2 boys versions and one girl version. After all, who doesn't love ice cream??

I will take pictures of all the cards I made for gifts, and I must go scour Made by Momo's blog, to try to find a video I am sure she made of a card box. Off to hunt the web.
A la prochaine...

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Not really crafting - but close enough...

So I know it's not scrapbooking or cardmaking related, but it is still crafty :) This is the cake I made for my son's birthday. He chose the Spiderman cake, and I was really excited about how it turned out. These cakes are work! They drive me slightly insane, but in the end they are cute, and the kids love them, which makes it all worth it! This one only took a couple of hours. The Abby Cadabby I made for my daughters birthday was much, much harder.

Tonight I might get some crafting in, but I need to make some cookies with my son, go for a run, get dinner together and go to Walmart, and it is almost 3 pm. Not much hope, is there??

A la prochaine...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Not quite the next day...

So I didn't get a chance to post "the next day" - I know we're all shocked... These are goody bags that I made for my son's party. I used Robotz Cricut cartridge, and My Pink Stamper stamps. Didn't they turn out cute?? He was so excited about his party. There were both boys and girls there, so I made a boy robot and a girl robot. I love how they looked!!

I made 13 of them as you can see. I just love this Robotz cartridge! There are, however, about a million pieces for each robot. They were slightly complex to put together, but were so fun. I pop dotted them off the little topper so they would stand out. Filled them with candy, and they were ready to enjoy!

I have made a couple of other cute cards in the past few weeks, I will try to post them in the next few days.

A la prochaine...