Monday, May 28, 2012

Mojo Monday

I haven't done one of these Mojo Monday sketch challenges in a long time, and never a round one.  I thought I'd try it.  I couldn't get it to stand up so it's flat on a white piece of paper (not the best photo, sorry).  It's a birthday card for a friend and her birthday is tomorrow so I needed to get it done.  It turned out ok.  The little square is a Tim Holtz piece I got at Tuesday Morning on Saturday.  I originally had a larger one but it was too big.  I used my Spellbinders die to make the card and then put a patterned paper over it to hide the fold.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

S.O.S. Bingo

There was a 2 week challenge at Shopping our Stash that had a Bingo card you had to use to decide what was to be on your project.  I chose the diagonal line that included: yellow, pearls, FREE, ribbon, and pink.  I used a pad of paper that had both of the colors I needed in it.  The cover is off the paper so I'm not sure who made it.  It is a 6"x6" pad.  This is an A2 size card.  The background was cut to the size of the card and lightly distressed.  The paper with more design is cut at approximately 3 3/4" x 4" and also lightly distressed.  I used some green distress ink around the edges.  The ribbon is from Michael's as are the pearls (they're Recollections).  The flowers (my "FREE" item) were cut from the Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge.  They are the "fun" flower centers cut at 2".  There is some Viva Decor pearl pen in the center of them.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


 I made these for some of my students for graduation.  They are post-it note holders that they can use when they go to college (these particular students are headed there, yea!).  The cover from the larger one is cut at 3 1/4" x 4" and the smaller is 2 1/4" x 2 1/2".  I used medium weight chipboard that I got from JoAnn's.  I inked around the edges and covered them with paper I got from Tuesday Morning.  It's the 7 Gypsies Paddington collection.  I really like it and may have to get another stack.  It worked well for these projects as black is one of our school colors.
 I used the Flower Shoppe and Quarter Note Cricut cartridges for these projects.  They are bound with a Bind-it-all with 1/2" black wire.  I did have to loosen the wire a little to make the larger one close properly.  The ribbon is from Walmart and the bling is from Creative Charms.

It will be a bittersweet day tomorrow as the seniors leave school for the last time.  There will be hooting and hollering and more than a few tears as another class moves on to begin their adult lives.

I am going to enter these into the Fantabulous Cricut challenge even though they don't have a graduation cap on them.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Prom theme

This is for the challenge at Fantabulous Cricut.  The current challenge is to do something Prom themed, a formal project.  I used the Forever Young cartridge for the girl.  She is cut at 4 1/4". Most of the paper is DCWV.  The background is from the Black Currant stack, I love that stack, but the designs are a little large for most cards.  The green is glitter paper and was cut from a Spellbinder die that I got from Scrapbuck.  (They have some really great deals, especially if you're on a budget!)  I'm not really sure what the dress is, it's holographic gold but all is showing a bunch of different colors reflected in it.  It's actually all one color if you look directly at it.  The flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts.  It didn't photograph very well because of the reflection in the dress, but it really is pretty.  I added some Stickles on the edges of the petals to give it some sparkle.

 I did end up putting a white shadow behind the girl because she got lost on the background.  I did ink around the shadow in gold but it doesn't show much.  (I'm thinking it might be time for new gold ink.)  The bling is gold and matches the dress.

Quick Post - passing the FCAT

This is a quick post for a quick craft!  Students in Florida, like most other states, have to pass exams to graduate from high school.  Our current exam is the FCAT.  We are in the process of changing, but that's what the juniors and seniors have to pass.  Some of my students really struggle with this test and I made these for the students who passed the math portion when they took it this spring.  It's a huge relief for them and something worth a little attention.

These were cut from Plantin Schoolbook at 4".  I used kraft cardstock so they were stiff enough to use as a bookmark or something if they wanted.  I may put some twine through the hole, not sure yet.  I inked around them with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.  I used the same ink for the image and sentiment, both of which are from K Andrew designs.  One is the Hoot Owl Images (owl) set and the other is "Of Mice and Lil Men" (sentiment).  I wrote a short note of congratulations on the back.  There is gold glitter on the belly feathers just to add some sparkle.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Wobble Baby

This card is for the Action Wobble challenge at Wobble Wednesday.  This week's challenge is to do a baby item (card, LO, party favor, etc.).  I actually made 2 cards this week, but I didn't get pictures of the other card before my daughter took it to a shower for a friend of hers.  I used the same DCWV paper stack (8x8 Nana's Nursery baby girl stack) for both cards. The other one had a monkey on it (theme of the shower) instead of a onesie.   The solid green and pink are from a Martha Stewart 8x8 pack.  The onesie was cut from the Cricut Sampler cartridge at 3 1/2"

The card base is a piece of plain white card stock cut in half so it is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  The corners were rounded using my corner chomper.  The green was cut 1/2" shorter on each side and the striped piece was cut 1/2" shorter in height, but 1/4" shorter in width.  The green piece was embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.  The squirrel was punched from another piece of paper in the same stack.  I inked around the card and squirrel with MS inks.  The  squirrel is on a piece of foam tape.  The onesie is on an Action Wobble.  The buttons are from Wal-Mart and the stamp is from Hampton Arts (I think).  I had a little trouble with the stamp, but it didn't turn out too awful.  (I'm used to using firmer stamps and pushed down a little hard on one end.) The rosette is a piece of scrap ribbon that has stitching down both sides (we all have it).  I pulled the thread on one side from both ends and tied it together to make the flower and glued a button in the middle.  I used Scotch Quick Dry glue and my pink ATG as adhesives.  I stamped two little diaper pins and punched them out with the same MS scalloped circle punch as the squirrel and attached them to the inside of the card.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Purple Wobble Wednesday

This week's challenge at Wobble Wednesday was to add purple anywhere on your project.  I made this card for my co-teacher.  She is a very funky (and wonderful, I might add) and fun first year teacher.  She is great with the kids and loves purple and green.  She also has a more girly side, which is the explanation for the flowered paper.  The solid paper is DCWV (the pattern probably is too, I'm just not sure).  The white is just plain card stock.  The ribbon is from my stash.  The shoe is cut at 3" from the Paisley Cricut Cartridge.  The shoe is on a wobble, naturally...

The sentiment is from the K Andrew designs set "Fashionable Friends".  I do use other stamps on occasion, I just usually find what I want in Kristal's stamps. I did ink around the circle but it's a little hard to see in the picture.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Owl challenge at Getting Cricky

 The most recent Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky was to use an owl and something recycled.  I used one of the stamps from the Hooty Owls image stamp sets by KAndrew Designs for the owl.  I stamped it twice, once on the kraft paper and once on a scrap of handmade paper.  I cut the wings and belly from the handmade paper and glued it to the kraft paper with Scotch quick dry adhesive.  There are tiny heat-set gems in the eyes and Glossy Accents on the belly feathers.  It was cut out using a spellbinders die and inked around with distress ink.  The corrugated cardboard is a piece ripped from a box.  The brown cord is hemp from WalMart.  The background paper is from an Provo Craft stack of misc. types of paper.  The sentiment stamp is from another KAndrew design set, Of Mice and Lil Men.  I tried it on a scrap first as I wasn't sure how it would stamp on this paper.  I liked the way it showed the texture of the paper through the ink so I went ahead and stamped directly on the paper with brown distress ink.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  They are so pretty and arrived quickly and in really good shape.  They are really reasonably priced, too.  

Here's closeup below so you can see the owl a little better.

(P.S. - I changed font size because it looked tiny on my computer when I posted it.  If this is too big on your computer, would someone let me know?  Thanks)