Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Inspired by this post from Cheri & and this post from Kristan - I made St Patrick's Day treats.
I baked some dark chocolate brownies and my wonderful husband cut them out using a shamrock-shaped cookie cutter. Then we dipped them in melted green candy melts.
After putting them in the fridge to set-up, I put one each in a ziploc sandwich bag. I cut of the top and used Picnik to create this collage. (The images used are from Google images)
I also made a collage using pictures of the kids, but this one (and one more just like it) were for Jeff to give to the kids today when he sees them. Jeff's parent's will each receive one with images of the kids.
Super easy, cute project - both Cheri & Kristan's blogs have awesome instructions!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
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Colored with copics
Mounted on a scrap piece of red paper
Paper is K&Company KP Valentine 12x12 Specialty Paper Pad
Used a strip of scrap DCWV paper that I stamped some hearts in a box and added a piece of heart ribbon (from the $1 bin) on the right side
Monday, February 7, 2011
Image is from Nina over at Paper Cupcakes called "Think Love"
Colored with Copic markers
Cut out with Creative Memories circles, and mounted on a DCWV circle
Background paper is from K&Company KP Valentine 12x12 Specialty Paper Pad
Used a Martha Stewart border punch at the bottom of the card
Added a little Happy Valentine's Day punch from the $1 bin at Target
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The base paper is from the K&Company KP Valentine stack.
Diane has the .cut file for this project on her blog, which uses the Doodlecharms cartridge - making it super easy!
The pink scalloped heart was cut on DCWV cs.
The white top heart was cut on white cs and run through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder.
I scored the base of the treat bag with my Scor-Pal at 5" & 6" - making the base so the treat bag can stand.
I used my ATG to assemble the layers.
Then a treat bag is filled with Dove dark chocolate for DH.
Stand the bag up, and carefully use a hole punch to punch 2 holes through all the layers..
Thread a ribbon through each hole and tie a cute bow (ribbon from the $1 bin at Target)
Viola, a sweet treat bag
I just noticed that the base layer in the photo is upside down, the other side is not upside down - so next time I will make sure that side faces front.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I am going to work harder to keep my blog up to date.
To that end, I would like to share 2 of my newest purchases.
Yesterday I purchased the Gypsy for $50. I had no inclination to own a Gypsy, but for the price, how could I turn it down? Thanks Mom & Dad, I used my birthday money ;)
I originally did not plan on investing in a Gypsy, because while I love my Cricut I don't really use it to create lay-out's. I cut images and words, and I have found SCAL to have many more options. But I am going to work really hard to read about the Gypsy this week, and maybe dazzle myself.
My other big purchase was some Papertrey stamps. I previously mentioned that I am not a big stamper, I find it messy and I smear ink, and I am never patient enough to let the ink dry. I use digi stamps, which I love. I used some Staz-On ink, and I realized that the quality and type of ink used really make a difference (duh I know, but there I haven't come across Stamping for Dummies).
Recently I saw a card over here, and I loved how she uses stamped sentiments. So I hopped over to Papertrey and saw tons of fun stuff. Since I had some success with Staz-On ink, I decided to take the plunge. I picked out 5 sets of stamps and will be playing with those in the coming days.
For Christmas Jeff bought me some Staz-On ink pads so I hope I will be successful.
Tonight I should be back to show off the cute snowman clothes pins the kids made.