November 25, 2008

Why not another picture?

I had so much fun making the last picture, I thought I would try it scaled down a bit. Here is the same idea, just a lot smaller! To make this different than the big one, I used greenish trees and Aleene's Glitter Snow as well as the most obvious a blueish sky (this how I bought the paper I think it adds it's own unique element to the picture). Also I didn't use any vinyl in this piece, it is all paper. I may give this one away as a Christmas present!

November 24, 2008

Another Christmas Craft

I had been dying to try some vinyl out on my Cricut, and me being too chicken to actually place something on my wall (especially a Christmas themed item) I created this:

I used the Christmas Solutions Cartridge for the moon and Santa and the Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge for the landscape. I think it turned out pretty good, and the best part is when Christmas is over I can put something else in the frame and save my "art" for next year!

Christmas Card

A friend of mine and I enjoy a special colour, purple to be exact. So I thought I should make her a Christmas card that would make both of us happy. Here is the end result:

I cut the snow flakes out on my Cricut, embellished with purple and white glitter and a few clear skittles (to look like small snowballs) Quick and simple!

November 20, 2008

Birthday Card

A co-worker is having a birthday and her favorite colour is red, so of course this is the card I came up with. I used the Cricut cartridges: Beyond Birthdays, Printing 101 and Celebrations. Here a couple of pictures:

This is the inside of the card: This is the front of the card and the matching envelope. The ribbon on the front of the card didn't exactly turn out like I had planned but it is what it is.
I used the Cricut Design Studio software to weld the letters of "Janet" together then slant it.

November 11, 2008

Mom-preneur Shop-a-thon Giveaway : Tip Junkie

Tip Junkie is having a 12 Days of Junkie where there will be 2 winners announced each day for the next 12 days!

It's to help promote the women who are selling their products in the Mom-preneur Shop-a-thon. So be sure to head on over to Tip Junkie and enter the contest and check out all the amazing gift-giving possibilities in the shop-a-thon!

Click on the image below to be taken to Tip Junkie's Site

And don't forget to have a look around the rest of her blog, there is some fabulous stuff there!

November 5, 2008

Christmas is fast approaching

With that in mind I am going to be doing some crafts, such as home made cards, and a few decorations. I am going to start with a wreath made from wrapping paper and styrofoam. ( I found the instruction in a Home Hardware magazine.)

Here is what you need:

  • 1" rigid foam insulation cut into 8-4" squares, 4 - 4" x 6" rectangles and 8 6" x 8" rectangles.

  • 1 base cut from masonite 14" diameter with a 10" circle cut from centre.

  • Hot Glue and gun

  • scotch tape

  • wrapping paper

  • ribbon

  • wire

  • utility knife

  • metal ruler
  1. cut shapes from insulation with the utility knife and metal ruler.

  2. wrap in desired paper and decorate with ribbon.

  3. secure wire to base for hanging the wreath

  4. Using hot glue, attache presents to the base, starting with the larges shapes. position as desired.