Thursday, May 31, 2012

Can I have S'more?

My dear DIL is making a Thank You gift for her
classroom volunteers and needed a few
embellishments for her S'more Bars Jar.

This is the tag that will be tied to the jar.
All cuts are from Campin' Critters.

I made these cute little badges to go on the lids
and ran them through my Xyron to make them stickers
so they would be easy to adhere.

These banners were also run through my Xyron
and will go on the jar itself .
Can't wait to see how she assembles the final product!
They are off in the mail to her today...
hope her volunteers enjoy them!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

There's no tailing........

My son's poor dog has somehow broken her tail!
Although she is comfortable on her pain meds,
I thought a quick card was appropriate.
Not much Cricut here except for the small bones.

The background is a premade notecard that is matted
in burnt orange with rounded corners.
The image is computer generated from a print program,
some inking on the edges and the front of this
 get well card is "pawsitively" finished.

For the back,
I repeated the theme on the front complete
with a "mood boosting" sentiment from
my dog, Marley the Magnificent, a small bone,
and a pawprint for his signature......
Voila!  This card is in the mail today!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Fly Butterfly Fly

I am loving the rain today.....
it gets me in my craft room since I have to stay inside!
The Art Nouveau cartridge may not be for everyone,
but I love it.  The images are more intricate,
delicate and different than most of the Cricut cuts;

The butterfly and rose garland are from AN and have been
embossed and popped for added dimension.
I used glitter paper to give the illusion of waxy wings
and dew kissed flowers.

The font is Tall Ball from PS and the scroll-work is HD.
This is a beautiful card and my pics do not really do it justice.

As always, I will add my personal sentiment to the
hidden inside fold for the finishing touch.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy Mother's Day, my Dear Daughter-In-Law

My dear daughter-in-law will be enjoying her first Mother's Day this year,
and I wanted to tell her what a wonderful job she is doing.
As a full-time teacher and working mom, she is juggling all life throws at her quite well,
and a few words of encouragement and congratulations are certainly due her.

Since I will be entering this in the FCCB challenge "Save the Earth" this week,
I am starting out by recycling this take-out bag from Red Lobster.

All of the image cuts are from Garden Soup.
I love to use a garden theme when making springtime projects.

I have added a coordinating card that I made from the Damask Decor cart.
The images on this cartridge are amazing, and I am trying to use it more in my designs.

This shaped card is very unique and I just love the matching shape
that was used for the background.
I embossed the card base before adding the background image.
The flower is made of scalloped circles and the flower image on top of
a quirky set of leaves.
After adding a butterfly embellishment that I found in my stash of items,
I added some jewels, brown ribbon, and a button with baker's twine to finish off the front.

The inside looks cool with the embossing, ribbon, and white button.
Matting, card sentiment, and a personal message finish off the inside
of this card.
I am so pleased with this project and am sure my dear SDIL will enjoy it too.
Enter this in the following challenges:

Happy Mother's Day!