Hi everyone, Spring is finely making it's way to Northern Indiana. I have the day off of work today, and aside from the bleak bare trees and the brown yard, it's going to be a fairly nice day.
I wanted to share with you a project I made from a kit I purchased from Laura Denison I have purchased several of her kits in the past and they are always fun to make. You can no longer get the kit, but the pattern is available here. Once in awhile I purchase kits or patterns to make something with. It's kind of nice not having to think up a project on your own when all you want to do is make something.
The kit I got had all of the awesome embelishments in it, and it was loaded. I got the one that used the Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet(love Graphic 45 paper).
Here are the pics:
The back of the Caravan holds a mini album. I need to add a few more embelishements to mine.
thanks so much for stopping by today, Until Next Time.
Hi Everyone, I wanted to share with you my projects for the Graphic 45 2013 Design Team. I have been working on these for about 3 weeks. This is rather a long post, but I hope you enjoy them.
The first one is a Victorian Cottage I made using A Secret Garden, and the Little Darlings Collection. You can see both of those papers by clicking here, and here. I had a lot of fun creating this, I love the little flowers in the window box and around the trellis.
This 2nd Project was made using Communique, it's a Ladies Riding Top Hat. I clear embossed the black paper I used to create the actual hat. It has netting on the front, and a bow on the back. A black feather finishes the look.
This next project was a simple card I made using a Proper Gentleman and my Cricut.
Here is another Card made with On the Boardwalk Collection, next to Le Cirque, it's my favorite collection.
I had fun creating the inside.
This next project was also made from A Proper Gentlemen.
This project is made from various papers, including A Secret Garden, and Little Darlings I believe.
The final project is my family's favorite. I made it from Le Cirque, it is a music box. You will need to watch the video at the end to get the full effect.
I hope you have enjoyed this post, until next time,
Hi everyone, welcome to the Holiday Blog Hop, I am so excited that you stopped by today.
If you have arrived here from Elizabeth at 217Creations, you are on the right track, if not, go back to Pam at the Bug Bytes to start Hopping. There is a list below of all the blogs in case you get lost.
For my project today, I was inspired by a picture I came across where the artist had taken a wooden reindeer that she recycled with new paper, etc. I loved the shape of the wooden reindeer, and went to see if there was a similar cut on any of my Cricut Carts. Unfortunately I could not find one, so I took my Gypsy, and several of the carts I did have and created my own Reindeer.
I used Walk in my Garden for the Legs and "ears"(this is the turtle shell distorted).
CM Tis the Season for the body.
and Paper Doll Dress up for the antlers.
I didn't have enough of one pattern of Holiday paper for the whole project, so I printed some with my Cricut Imagine and the Christmas Wish Patterns cart. I cut all of the images 1x on paper flipping the images, and 1x on light weight chipboard. I actually used a backing piece I got with a stampin up paper pad I bought. It was very light weight and cut nicely. I assembled him, inking the edges as I went(Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany). Made the wreath around his neck using silver paper and the branch out of the Tim Holtz Pine Cone die, and he was ready to go.
I also wanted to share today, some pine trees I redyed for the holidays. I have been wanting to try this for sometime. I purchased a pack of pine trees from Micheals. I had a coupon and got a package of 10 for around 6.00. I filled a metal pan with about 2.5" of bleach and put the pine trees in the pan. I rotated them severeal times, and within 10 minutes the green dye had been removed.
I rinsed them in warm water and a little soap to get the bleach off and then I started to experiment.
I purchased some tshirt die at Joanns which I also got on sale. I think it was 2.79 per package.
It came in all kinds of bright, festive colors.
Here the trees are in the die bath.
I also got my Tattered angels spritz's out and colored them with those.
Both methods worked well.
Here are the semi finished trees. I love how they turned out.
I say semi finished because I need to glue on some baubles I bought, and then glitter them up.
This was a really easy project if not just a little messy, I can't wait to make some blue ones.
OK, so here is the part you have been waiting for....
What is a blog hop without blog candy? I am giving away a brand spankin new Chic and Scary Cricut Cartridge. If you are a follower and leave a comment on this post, you might have a chance to win.
I will draw a post number on 12-18-12 using random.org, please, to make it fair one comment per person. Also, don't forget to visit the other blogs on the hop for some amazing inspiration.
My files and inspiration are available for your own personnal use. Feel free to scraplift them, but please do not distribute them, use them for financial gain, or post them on your blog or website as your own. If I have inspired you to make something that you have seen here, please give my blog credit. Thanks so much for your understanding. A fellow blogger.