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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Dollar Store Cupcake Holder stepped up a notch!

I'm doing the Craft Bazaar at Wilson Elementary this year in November, so I'm planning ahead and starting to make items for the event.  I found these cupcake holders at the dollar store, add some vinyl, cut my trusty-rusty eclips AND BAM! its' awesome!

Night of the Notables

My daughter is in 6th grade and this year they planned a night of the notables.  This is where the kids pick someone they want to read about and write about.  They have to create a poster board fold out for their person of interest, then one evening all the kids dress as that person and gather in the gym in lines and the parents go around to any kid that interests them and ask them questions about their charactor.  They also have to read the poem they wrote about their character.  It was great fun.  

My daughter did Audrey Hepburn, so we used the city scape to give the feel of New York and glamour.  And her friend did Amelia Earhart, which was also pretty fun to create!  Of course, used the eclips and svg files I found through GOOGLE!

Princess Fort Kits!

Here's the girl version of the Princess Fort kit.  I did this in Superhero theme for boys, but needed one for girls.  So  much fun to give for gifts.  I used my eclips to cut the vinyl and the paper for both the backpack and the cute little card.


My son finally is graduating college!!!!!  Can't even begin to blog my happiness.  I made the announcements in a free download program called INKSCAPE.  I am really enjoying this program, so easy to get around in.  I would love it if SCAL made a program for the PC!  Anyhow, here's the finished product.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hexagon Birthday Card

I'm really liking the hexagon thing.  I once again used the Eclips. It's really easy to find SVG's on the internet.  I just google and find almost anything.

CTMH Cricut Artiste Birthday Card

I finally got the chance to use my CTMH Artiste Stamp set: Birthday!  I love the colors here.  I also cut with my cricut.

Soccer Birthday Card

Brought to you by:  THE SIZZIX ECLIPS!  Surprise!  Love the soccer theme, tis the season!

Father's Day Tie card

Jumping ahead of myself!  But it could be a Happy "man" birthday card. 

IPad Bling!

I made these for the Sister Missionaries who are serving in our area right now.  They got new IPad mini's (they're so cute, the IPads that is, sisters are cute too, but...).  So we decided to bling them up!  I used the Eclips again!

Robot Card

I found this cool paper at Craft Warehouse on clearance for .10 a sheet and I finally found a way to use it.  I found this robot and gears svg for free on line and used my trusty Eclips to do the job! Add a little cuttlebug dot folder and there you go!  I love the way it turned out.

You'll see in my next couple of posts that I'm into Birthday cards right now.

Easter Bunny Milk Carton

Okay, I'm a little early on Easter.  I didn't even look at the calender until a week ago to see when it was.  So I made these about a month ago thinking it would be much sooner than April 20th.  Oh well.  Now all I have to do is fill them with snacks and they will go into the Easter Baskets!

This is the milk carton from Close To My Heart Artiste cricut cartridge.  The bunny I just kind of pieced together using the basic shapes in the CCR (cricut craft room).  As opposed to the Cricut Design Studio.  Which is  whole different tangent I'm going to go into.  I bought the new Cricut Explore because I heard it would cut svg's and true type fonts and be so wonderful.....NOT!  I returned it and I'm still angry.  The Design Studio can't even do the basics like shadow feature the Silhouette Cameo and SCAL can do.  Very disappointing!

Well, back to happy Easter thoughts!

My Daddy is a Soldier Onesie

My sister and brother in law had twins this winter and their poor Daddy was sent to somewhere I can't mention.  So my OTHER sister in law was kind enough to have me make this cute little onsie for the little guy.  I didn't take a pic of the girl onsie.  To be honest, I didn't like that one as much!

How cute is this?

Super Hero Fort Kit

As usual this is something I found on Pinterest and used my Sizzix Eclips to create it.  The Super Hero shield is from the font called Hall of Fame and has so many great super hero symbols on it.  Then I customized everything for my 5 year old grandson, Ethan!  I wanted to send it too him for Easter, but of course, I couldn't stop myself from sending it early.

On pinterest I saw it made with a drawstring bag, but I found this great canvas backpack at Joan's for $4.99, then used my 40% off coupon to make it even cheaper (can't do that sort of math in my head anymore).  It will make it much easier for him to tote around.
I used vellum over the top of the lightening bolt so you could see through it.

Inside is a sheet, some rope, a flashlight, some glow sticks and some clamps.  All but the sheet you can find at the dollar store.  I also put in some candy, because that's what any good grandma would do, right?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sisters Card

Not the best pic, I know.  I have 3 sisters, so I made a card for each of them and I had great fun making out the envelopes.  The ladies are from a font called Sewing Patterns 2.  I downloaded it from Dafont, which is my favorite free font web site.  I again, cut with the ECLIPS.

Team Mike's Minions

My daughter is playing basketball for the first time this year and they asked me to design the team shirt.  Obviously, the team name is Mike's Minions.  Very simple design, but FUN!  I got the svg from:  THANK YOU SO MUCH.  Again, cut with the Eclips.  I can't say enough good things about this machine.  It's like part of my family.  I have the CRICUT, which I love, it's just limited and I have the Cameo Silhouette, which I hate!  Don't take my word though, it's probably just me, but the learning curve on the Cameo was quite difficult after the ease of using the ECLIPS.

Kitchen aid BLING!

Yep! I decked out my kitchen aid!  I can't help myself.  Once again, using the eclips and a free svg I found, I transformed my ugly, OLD, kitchen aid into a decorative appliance for my kitchen.  I don't know about you, but mine never leaves the counter!

Gift bag and box for a baby shower SUPER HERO!

We took the onsies from the last post and wrapped them up to look like cupcakes and put them in this incredible cupcake box.   I decorated it using an ombre city scape svg that I googled and cut with my Eclips.  The colors are a bit unusual for a baby shower gift, but fit the theme perfectly.

Super hero baby shower present

Well, if you read the little lamb post, you see that the theme for the baby shower gift changed a little bit.  We went with Super Hero's!  I cut this using SVG files that I found on-line and cut them with my Eclips machine.  LOOK for the next post.  The wrapping (I think) turned out to be more fun than the gift itself.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Little Lamb

Ok, my daughter-in-law is going to a baby shower this week and she wanted a creative gift.  We are going to make some vinyl for some onsies (I haven't figured that part out yet), but I wanted to make a card and gift bag for the gift.  I decided to decorate a tin I got at the dollar store instead of the standard gift bag.  It turned out so cute:

I don't like that the white looks pink in these photos.  Someday I'll perfect picture-taking.  This will have to do for now!

I used the cricut craft room basic shapes and the cuttlebug for texture.  What do you think?