Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Paper Vineyard - Anna Griffin products

Our task this week for the Paper Vineyard Design Team was to use Anna Griffin products. My problem was that her papers are SOOO beautiful, I found it hard to do them justice. It took me a while, but after going through some pictures from my wedding (I married the most wonderful man almost 12 years ago), I found the perfect picture to use. This is a shot of us getting into the limo on our way to the reception. I printed it in black and white to match the paper. All the paper used on this 12x12 layout is from Anna Griffin. I also used some black Prima "bling". The words were cut on my Cricut Expression using the Paper Lace cartridge. I LOVE that cartridge.

Have a great rest of the week!


Monday, May 23, 2011

Centerpiece for a birthday party

Hello everyone, Happy Monday!

I wanted to share a centerpiece I made for a birthday party for an 11 year old. she loves yellow and I made these rosettes using the Tim Holtz die from Sizzix and 3 different yellow printed papers. I also used some Peachy Keen face stamps as well as some other stamps from my stash!
Also, we made crafts at the party and I taught the girls how to make a nameplate for their desks. Thanks to Creations with Christina for the tutorial on how to make the base of the nameplates. Her tutorial used crackle paint but since I didn't have that kind of time (to let the paint dry, etc.), I covered the nameplates with paper and put a strip over the corners to cover them. I let each girl pick out her papers, flowers, and bling. Here is how they turned out. I love how different they all are and what each girl brought to the table. They all did a great job!Thanks for looking. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Have a great week!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I just got a Cricut-tastic Award!

Hi all,

Susan over at Cricut for Beginners just sent me an award -

The Cricut-tastic Award!!

This is such an honor coming from Susan and the Cricut for Beginners team. Thank you!

Part of receiving the award it to tell you 5 Cricut things about myself... Here goes!

1. I originally learned about the Cricut watching a late-night infomercial (just like Susan and probably most of us)!

2. I own a Baby Bug, 2 Expressions, and the gypsy (and am considering the E2).

3. I have been using them for about 4 years now.

4. I use some cut from my Cricut in just about every project that I make.

5. I bought my second Expression because my original one was making strange noises and I just couldn't imagine life without a Cricut machine.

Now, I need to forward this award on to 10 other Cricut users who really deserve this. Check out their blogs and see their creations. These ladies are awesome!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Paper Vineyard Cupcake Theme

Hello all,

I hope everyone is having a great week so far. Our theme for this week for the Paper Vineyard design team was Cupcakes. I decided to make a card this week since I haven't done a card for the team in a while. I used KaiserCraft printed paper, Bazzill cardstock, Cricut Sweet Treats cartridge, Stickles, Imaginisce I-Rock and gems and a stamp from Above Rubies Studio. You have got to check out this store if you are local to Arizona. They carry the best stuff!!

I hope you like it. Have a great rest of the week!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Paper Vineyard Yankee Doodles project

Hello all,

Sorry I have been MIA for a while. I have no good excuse other than I was having issues with my camera and it took me some time to get that fixed. All fixed now though.

This week, the design team for Paper Vineyard Scrapbook Store was tasked with making a project using patriotic items from the Yankee Doodles line from We R Memory Keepers. I had some wood blocks that I have purchased from Stampin Up quite a while ago and this seemed like the perfect theme to make a project using them.I used the Yankee Doodles paper on each of the blocks, cut the letters with the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art Cricut cartridge, punched stars with my Mini Star punch from Creative Memories, glued them using my Xyron 850 and sealed it all with Mod Podge Satin. There are words using all 6 sides of the blocks.Please let me know what you think. I love hearing what other crafty people think! I hope everyone has a great week.