Monday, August 15, 2011

Play Ball!

It was my turn to choose the cut at BBTB2 this week, and I chose the baseball from Life's A Party because I had my son's team pictures to scrapbook.
Come join the challenge this week. If you don't have this cartridge, you can use any baseball from any cartridge. You could win a blinkie for your own blog!

Cartridge - Life's a Party
Paper - Echo Park "Little Boy"
Stars - Pressed Petals Chip Chatter

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Where's My Cape?

When I found out my assignment was to use the Superman cartridge, I honestly thought I would have a tough time coming up with a layout to use it on. But, when it arrived and I looked though the handbook, I realized there’s so much more to it than just the man of steel. When I saw the Supergirl cut, my wheels started turning. What mom out there ISN’T a supermom? We all need our own cape!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Sweetie Pie!

Krista chose the cut for BBTB2 this week, and she chose the pie from Paper Doll Dress Up. I modified the cut a little by making the top crust a lattice, and adding cherries that I made using a circle punch. Come join us this week and post your own pie project. We love it when you play along!

Cricut cart - Paper Doll Dress Up
Font - Minya Nouvelle 16
Flowers - Prima
Pearls - Queen and Co.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Three Dimensional Christmas ornaments, and a little tip.

When I saw the lacy cuts on the Trim the Tree cartridge, I knew I wanted to create something elegant with them. To make each ornament, I cut the background four times, and the lacy portion 4 times. I adhered each lacy part to each background part. That gave me 4 complete cuts. I took each cut and folded it down the middle. I then took all four folded cuts and glued them together back to back, with a ribbon loop glued into the middle. I dry brushed the stickles over the ornaments for added sparkle and shine.

I just love the versatility of Stickles. Depending on how you use them, you can get glittery dimension, or you can get an all over soft sparkle.

For dimension, just apply the Stickles straight out of the bottle, like this:

For an all over soft sparkle, pour a bit of Stickles out of the bottle, then dry brush the Stickles over your project:

Now you have two totally different looks, using only one product: