Sunday, December 13, 2009

I'm channeling Martha Stewart

I've been busy in the kitchen lately, making goodies to share with friends and neighbors. I've also been busy in my scraproom making decorative labels for my goodies.

I have some homemade coffee mix and banana bread for one of my neighbors. I made the coffee container with the Cricut tags, bags, and boxes cartridge, and the labels are made with the Storybook cartridge.

In just 10 minutes, you can also create some beautiful packaging for your homemade goodies!

Friday, October 9, 2009

New Projects

It's been a busy couple of weeks around here, but I managed to create a few new things.

yep, that's me, 31 years ago!

these two cards were inspired by my husband ;-)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Three more new projects (and more Halloween, as promised!)

I decided to use up some scraps and break out my circle punch that has been collecting dust, and this is what I came up with:

And, in my last post, I said there would be more Halloween projects coming soon, so here they are! The first is a layout using pictures from last Halloween (yes, I'm that far behind and then some!). The second is a great little card that I think would be perfect as an invitation for a Halloween party. I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, and that magnificent chandelier is from the Cricut Home Decor cartridge.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A layout AND a card!

I haven't had a lot of time to scrap for myself lately, but I did manage to create a layout and a card over the past week.
The layout was inspired by a sketch at PageMaps. (they always have the best sketches!)

I have been hanging on to that apple cut cardstock for quite a while now, so it felt good to actually use it, instead of just looking at it!

The card is for a halloween challenge on another site. In my feeble attempt to become a more frugal scrapper, I made this card entirely out of scraps.

Halloween is my favorite holiday, so be on the lookout for some more spooky creations in the coming weeks!

Friday, July 31, 2009

My latest CX projects

My assignment last month for CreativeXpress was to use the new Teacher's Pet line of papers, ribbons and stamps. I just love the bright colors in these papers, they work well with all sorts of projects.
My first project is a layout I made with Turner's kindergarten graduation picture. This layout also includes cuts from the Locker Talk cricut cartridge, and the Hello Kitty font cartridge:

My second project was to make a couple of cards for a student to give his teacher. The first card features a hopscotch die cut from the Locker Talk cartridge. The second card uses the apple stamp and best teacher stamp from the Teacher's Pet line:

Sunday, June 28, 2009

the Old & the New

PageMaps is having another sketch challenge on their blog, and when I saw the sketch I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. I took these pictures on our latest excursion to the downtown area. I think the BG Boxer papers and the cuts from the Storybook Cricut cartridge really accentuate these photos.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

DT Projects

I meant to do this sooner, but you know how that goes!

These are my CreativeXpress projects from last month. My assignment was to use the new Cricut Lyrical Letters cartridge.

Mardi Gras:

I wanted this page to convey all the fun and excitement of Mardi Gras. I chose the lilac, bumblebee, and limeade paper packs because the traditional colors of Mardi Gras are purple, yellow, and green. After cutting my papers in various sized strips and adhering them to my page, I used the Joys of the Season cartridge to make my beads along the top. I believe those beads were designed to be a Christmas tree garland, but they worked perfectly for Mardi Gras beads! The title letters were cut using the Lyrical Letters cartridge and were mounted on the frame shape from the Storybook cartridge. I used the Fleur de Lis from the Accent Essentials cartridge as my accents because the Fleur de Lis is a traditional symbol of Louisiana, and especially New Orleans. All of my elements were mounted on foam tape for dimension, and trimmed with lilac jewels for an extra touch of bling and fun.

It's Your Day Card:

The Lyrical Letters cartridge has several great images to use for cards. I chose this pear image because it makes me happy! I cut it at 6” real dial size and covered it with the glitter for some fabulous sparkle. The sentiment is also from the Lyrical Letters cartridge and was cut at 2”. I used a trio of eyelets for an added decorative element along the bottom. This cheery card would brighten anyone’s day!

Happy Halloween Card:

(Out for publication, be back soon!)

The Lyrical Letters is such a great cartridge to have because it has many greetings on it, in addition to the very versatile font. I chose the “Happy Halloween” greeting with the accompanying spider to make this card spooktacular! I created the pumpkin shaped card by using the pumpkin from the PDDU cartridge and welding it stem-to-stem using Design Studio. Then I cut a slightly smaller pumpkin out of my patterned paper and adhered it to my card. The web is from the Wild Card cartridge. I cut one web at 5”, and then cut it apart to use at two different spots on my card. The green ribbon was used to simulate the vine of the pumpkin. I used a tiny square of mounting tape under the spider to make it seem like he was really suspended on the web, and the jewels are there just because they are so much fun!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

OOTF's 2nd Blog Hop!

Welcome to the 2nd official blog hop of Out Of This Funk! There's plenty of creative goodness to check out today from all of the participants.

I have two birthday cards today. The first one is for anybody's birthday. The second one is for my niece's 16th birthday.

Now hop on over to Natalie's blog for some more great inspiration!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

It's HOPPING today!

Welcome to OOTF's first blog hop! Everyone has some awesome projects to share today.
I couldn't decide what I wanted to post, so I have something masculine, and something feminine.

Basic Grey's Archaic line was MADE for these pictures:

And who can resist Hello Kitty? I think she's just precious:

Now hop on over to Wendy's blog at for a fantastic creation!

Monday, April 13, 2009

"Hoppy" Easter!

I was elected to cook Easter dinner this year by my mother. Nobody in my immediate family likes the traditional Easter foods (ham, sweet potatoes, etc), so I made Aussie pies, Broccoli and Cauliflower au gratin, and honey ginger glazed carrots. But, the piece de resistance was the bunny cupcakes!
I also took a few nature shots while we were at my parents house.

Here is a swarm of termites on an old piece of wood:

A wolf spider literally walking on water:
The storks by the water garden:
A wisteria bloom:

And my two favorite wild animals:

I hope you had a great Easter too!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Another layout

I've been tinkering around in my scraproom again!

I made this page for a challenge at the Page Maps blog. (they always have the BEST sketches!)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Valentine bags

What was I thinking?? I could have just sent store-bought valentine cards like the other parents will probably do, and saved a lot of time and money. But no, I decided I would make some cute Valentines for the boys to take to school. I made 33 of them! It actually took several hours from start to finish. I sure hope they appreciate them.

I used the Tags, Bags, and Boxes Cricut cartridge. I made the red bags using the window function, and then took the heart that it cut out of the window and used it to embellish the pink bags. They are filled with different flavors of Hershey's Hugs and Kisses.
Next year, I'm probably going to WalMart instead!