Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Quick vinyl project

We had a new front door installed back in the fall.  It looked really plain so I decided to jazz it up a bit.  I saw a post on Fantabulous Cricut a few months ago that I loved and thought it was the perfect thing. It was a simple initial with a flourish next to it.  I couldn't find a scroll I liked so I opted for a crown.   I used the latte colored vinyl from cricut and cut an "S" from the Happy Hauntings cart.  I believe it was the spooky font because I like more gothic type things.  The crown is from Rock Princess.  

It turned a boring door into something a bit more regal.  :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Saving for Disney

We have been yearning to go back to Disney World ever since we left there after Thanksgiving.  To save up and keep all the spare change from getting lost in the couch cushions, we are using an old glass bottle from a water cooler.  Although no one in this house needs reminding what the bottle of change is for, I decided to cut out vinyl from the Mickey and Friends cart.  I told the girls that there was a hidden Mickey in the house when they got home from school.  They had fun trying to find it and now the spare change is starting to pile up. 

Challenge Me Monday #51

Here is my submission for this week's challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut.  The challenge is green and gold on a square card.  Somehow out of all my cartridges (which isn't many)  I don't have one that has a shamrock on it.  So I busted out DS and welded three hearts and a "C" together off of the Jubilee cart.  Hope you all like it!  :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cutie Patootie Valentine Shirts

I had these two little t-shirts laying around since before Thanksgiving and I had planned on making them for our trip to Disney, but time got away from me.  So I figured I better use them before my two little ones grow out of them.  :)  
Here's an up close of what the hearts look like.  I wanted something a little more than a plain heart so I made it gathered.

I cut a six inch heart out with my cricut.  I traced it onto my heat n' bond and cut it out.  

I then ironed the heart onto the fabric.
Waited until it was cool and then cut the heart out and then peeled the paper backing off.  
I then ironed it onto the t-shirt.  To secure it even more I stitched around the heart.  The other shirt I ran a zig zag stitch around the heart.   I thought this shirt needed something else so I added the wide brown grosgrain ribbon to it.  I, of course, gathered that too.  
To attach, I just ran a stitch down the ribbon and cut the ends to fit to the heart.  And here are the finished shirts.

My two girlies couldn't wait to put them on when they got home from school.  :)
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Katie's Nesting Spot

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wacky Wednesday #23-Color Challenge

This is my first Wacky Wednesday Challenge at More Than Favors.  The challenge is to use the colors pink, green and brown.   I cut the boot from the Paisley cart and the flowers were cut from Pagoda.  These were actually the second set of flowers that I picked out to use.  The first bunch looked atrocious when I started putting the card together.  I hate that!  I have something in mind and then it just doesn't look right when I put it together.  But I think these flowers turned out pretty cute.  :)

Challenge Me Monday #44

This is for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #44.  I chose to use my poor neglected Pagoda cart.  :(  I also used some dazzles which I have had forever and never used.  I made this card for my mom, hopefully she won't check out my blog before I give it to her.     

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Embroidered Valentine's Banner

 I decided against another wreath on my front door.  So... I made a felt banner and embroidered it with ribbon.  It took me about three evenings in front of the TV to do all the hand work but it was worth it.  
This little wooden ornament I picked up from Michael's in one of their dollar bins was my inspiration.  I wanted to cut all the intricate details but they were just too small to make it work.  
As I was stitching the hearts on I decided to stuff them for some added dimension.  I used 1/8th inch satin ribbon for the flowers and stems.
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Friday, January 14, 2011

Challenge Me Monday #42 at Fantabulous Cricut

"Winter warmies" is the challenge this week.  I used the Gingerbread cart for the hat base and Paisley for the flowers that made the pom-pom at the top.  :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #41

I haven't had a chance to participate in one of the challenges for over a month because of nasty germs running through our house.  :(  We were all healthy by Christmas though.  Yay!  
  So here's my submission for this weeks challenge.    I used the Winter Lace cart for the snowflakes and the Trim A Tree cart for the ice skates.  

Sunday, January 2, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team 2011 Challenge

Here is my submission for the My Pink Stamper design team.  The challenge is to make something with your Cricut or Imagine with the colors pink, green and brown.  I hope you all like it.  I had fun making this card.  I love how the girl turned out, she's soo cute!
The recipe is:
Rock Princess  Keahi cut at 4 3/4 inches
Paper from The Paper Co.  for the girl and metallic paper effects by Canson for her crown
The green paper is also from The Paper Co.  
Embossed with Sizzix large snowball folder
The pink striped paper is a piece of scrap I had laying around
Bronze heart brad from Eyelet Outlet
Ribbons are basic spools from A.C. Moore
Sentiment is from an older stamp I have but I'm sure there are many sets that have this saying out there.  
And a little glitz on the crown.  :)


This is a test.  I have been having problems publishing pictures.  I've got it straightened out now.  :)