Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Someone very dear to my heart, named Lisa got home from a very long and trying rehab session yesterday, as we were talking last night I asked her how things were going, and how she planned to stay on track... her response was "one day at a time" We talked, and she is very excited and feels very very blessed and feels as though God has a plan for her. All of those beautiful stamps are things i had in my collection but I believe everyone of them came from Michael's one dollar bin. ( The lady at AC Moore told me they were no longer going to carry their 1.00 stamps. :[ )
In the front of it, I printed out a list of entry starters, things that I thought might help her if she needed to write, but didn't know where to start.
I found some neon filler paper at Big Lots the other day, and put it away thinking it would make nice journal paper of some time, and I used it for this! I cut off the part with the holes, so I could punch my own.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
This is Laura's original sketch, the post can be found here.
Monday, July 26, 2010
The BBTB2 challenge was: "So, let's base this contest on fall. Make a project that is fall related (you can even do Halloween!) that includes a Cricut cut and a stamp of some sort."
This is my first challenge ever, Im pretty happy with the way my project looks. :)
I used a children's poem by Jack Prelutsky, who is an independent unpublished writer, and as far as I know, this is the only poem he has ever written. This is the cover :) It reads, "It's Halloween by Jack Prelutsky"
This is the second and third pages, I wish you could see all the details I put into this, I might add larger pictures later, but it reads," It's Halloween, It's Halloween, The moon is full an bright, and we shall see what can't be seen, on any other night... Skeletons and Ghosts and Ghouls...
"Grinning goblins fighting duels, Werewolves rising from their tombs,..."
"Witches on their magic brooms, In masks and gowns we haunt the street and knock on doors for trick or treat"
The bats are my stamped images, and of course you can tell there are several cricut cuts. I just love this because all of the different elements. If you would like all the measurements feel free to let me know, I wrote them all down, as well as assembly pictures.
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Friday, July 23, 2010
I used a striped page with a little glitter out of the poteeka souffle paper pack by the paper studio.
I cut the cupcake from the doodlecharms cart, and sugared the flame orange, as well as the shadow in blue. Papers are Martha Stewart.
I decorated using "bling" out of my stash.
The sentiment is a Happy Birthday stamped in pink, and it's out of the 1.00 bin at michaels, then I doodled with glue around the edges, and used purple glitter from tree house studios jeweltone series. (I LOVE this glitter, its so fine!!)
The ribbon is 3/8 inch sweet petites grosgrain swiss dot in purple from the morex corp. (AC Moore, I believe)
I used a little gem on the bow too, but I made the bow inside out, I thought it was cute that way! :) Another bind it all mini album "Good Times" was cut from the paisley cart, and sugared.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
I read on one of the cricut boards that someone was using old VHS boxes to store their solutions carts, great idea but I can't seem to find any except for on ebay. BUT, I did find a clear pencil box, for .97 at kroger last night, and I think it will work quite nicely, its almost the perfect size too! I will probably cut a piece of carstock to put in it to divide it into two so that i can store two different solutions carts in it, I will label the spine eventually, just haven't gotten that far yet.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
OH! you can fit two of the A2 size folders in them, and I will do them in a similar fashion.... when I buy more bags.... these also came from the dollar store!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Oh! but in exciting news, we are trying to clear out house from all junk so we can move rather quickly and easily before the weather turns cold again, so I am forced to purge all the clothes, and junk that I have collected. So in order for me to do this I have a plan! As the youngest child in my family I always had the smallest bedroom growing up, when my older brother left I of course moved into his bigger and better room, which was awesome as a teen, and early college years. Now as an adult I have other priorities, and I only sleep at home every other day or so while I am preparing this other house for the move, so I have decided to swap the current craft room with my good sized bedroom, and take the smaller of the two to sleep in, I mean it suited me just fine for the first 19 years of my life, why not? I keep looking for all inspirational and functional storage ideas though. Since I am going back to work full time this will need to be well though out, and thoroughly planned. :) I am very excited for this, and am glad it will help me really clean out all my stuff, because only about half of what I have in my bedroom now will fit into the smaller room. :)
Hopefully Robotz are coming soon, and hopefully more mini albums, and a finished one or two! :)
Sunday, July 11, 2010
I used a 5.5 by 5.5 piece of cardstock for the front and back, and layered the front with blue, and yellow, to make it more sturdy and work in more color. I cut the Popsicle from doodlecharms, and the cool from paisley, I sugared the paisley, used two different ribbons, and a mini button. This made up really quickly!
I chose all sorts of different pages... why not?
As you can tell i just chose really bright colors with no attention to pattern at all.
I think it is going to be a whole lot of fun to work on, and put pictures in!! I can hardly wait to get started!!
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Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
It's being laminated here.
Oh, out of order, before lamination, and before we glittered the ipod.
We've been talking for weeks about making dress forms out of our bodies, so today we decided that it was time. She wore a cheap tshirt that we didnt care to ruin and I started taping. It took one big roll to do her two layers, and then the pink was just because we needed to make it look girly....
when we were finished, we cut it off, tshirt and all, then taped the neck, and the arm holes together, and taped the cut part back together, then we hung it upside down and....filled it with great stuff!
Oh, this is before the filling when she felt the need to hug herself... silly amber This is what it looked like before we cut it off, nice and snug, and LOTS of layers of duct tape, very form fitting, because we want it to keep her natural form....
When the foam dries I will def. take and post pictures. There are videos all over youtube of how to do this, there truly is an art... lol.
*Tip, don't do it in the middle of a heat wave!
*Be prepared, this is NOT a quick process, it took an entire evening to wrap, cut, mend, and fill, and thats not even done. We did the foam in layers so it would harden better, the great stuf says it requires a full 8 hours to cure. It took three full cans just to do her bust... (The pink part). My guess is four or five more to finish the torso. We might revert to polyfill, but it will settle eventually.
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