Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Wedding Card

I created this using various Close To My Heart stamp sets.  Enjoy :)

Monday, 24 September 2012

Thank-You Cards

Whipped these up recently.  I stamped with some Close To My Heart stamp sets I have had kickin' around.  Much prettier in person than on the scan.

Birthday Decorations & Loot Boxes

It seems I have really been "into" the papercrafts lately. 
It could be because of my recent purchase of a used 12" Cricut!  (<3 <3 <3)
For my Son's Birthday, I made a Birthday Banner (as described in a previous post)

and Matching Cupcake Wrappers with the Cupcake Toppers
from the Cricut "Cupcake Wrappers"  Cartridge.

It was the first time I used the cricut Cupcake Wrapper cartridge. 
I cut them at 3.5" and I now realize that 3" probably would have been big enough. 
 The wrappers were a bit large for regular size cupcakes.

I recycled some plastic carpet tile boxes from work, and made the loot boxes in a Halloween theme Using the Cricut "Phrases" cartridge:

Inside:  a deck of playing cards, a gel Halloween window cling, & a smoosh ball

The spines were decorated using the "Ribbons & Rosettes" cartridge. 
This cartridge has some really nice borders.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Blog HELP please!!

Can anyone tell me why my sidebar has been missing from this blog for over a week now? It is still in the layout & design...just does not load??

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Today I Discovered Vinyl!!!

Well, I am hooked!  Today I discovered vinyl wall art made on my Cricut.  I always knew the abilities...but until recently I was the owner of a 6" Cricut only.  I just didn't bother to venture into wall art with such limitations.  My project today is a combination between repurposing an old window, & a Cricut project. 

Here is the before:

Mike window before
And here is the after:

Mike window after

This window was given to me from my Brother...who felt that I needed it!  (Thanks Bro)
I dry brushed some green paint on it to clean it up a bit.  
I spray-painted frosted glass spray-paint on the back side to make it opaque. 

 I added the vinyl (created from a Cricut) to the front side. 
The cartridges I used are:
 "Phrases" - for the "hello" & the "Friends"
"Potpourri Basket" - for the "WELCOME" & the "HOME"
& "Plantin Schoolbook" for the letters for "To Our"

Showin' off my gigs here:

Mod Vintage LifeLove the weinies!!  <3 <3 <3

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Thanksgiving Banner

I made this into the wee hours of the night last night.  I love fall, and mostly the colors of fall.  Thanksgiving is the second weekend in October for Canada, so I thought this would be a nice addition.

The Cricut cartridges used were: 
Old West - for the font
Potpourri Basket - for the leaves & some nuts
Tablescapes - Fall & Winter for the large acorn

Cardstock colors used were:
 olive green, deep red, dark brown, gold, and for the font a textured pumpkin orange
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