Monday, September 23, 2013

Thankful For You Cookies

I made these cute little tags to attach to some cookies for a little Fall gift for my kids' teachers.  I really love how they came out!
I'm going to enter them in Peachy Keen's Challenge 13-38-3D Objects-Potluck.  and Exploring Cricut-What's Cookin Challenge. I got my new Sweet and Silly Face Assortment stamps in the mail Friday night, and I was so excited to use them!
The cuts came from Sweet Treats and Create-a-Critter.  See details below.
And if your are looking for a great Fall cookie recipe, visit my food blog-Diary of a Recipe Collector.  They are yummy!!

Tag-Sweet Treats-4 in.
Leaf-Create-a-Critter-2 in.
Pumpkins-Create-a-Critter-1 in.
Green curled strips of card stock
Recollections for red and polka dot card stock
Papertrey Ink for Kraft card stock
Baker's Twine-Cappuccino
Peachy Keen Stamps-PK-182 Sweet and Silly Face Assortment
Sentiment-Scrappy Moms Stamps-A Holiday to Remember
white gel pen
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo for inking
Stampin Up-Chocolate Ink
I am also linking this up with:

Friday, September 20, 2013

Fall Layout

Hello Everyone!  I have a fall layout and a video to share with you.  This is for a fall-themed school picture of my daughter when she was in preschool.  I used one my favorite cartridges, Create-a-Critter 2.  That has some really great stuff on there!  I'm entering this layout in the Bitten by the Bug 2 Design Team Challenge.  This is a great blog with tons of ideas for using your Cricut, and I'm about using up all of those cartridges I've purchased the last few years:)  I'm also linking up at the Craftin Desert Diva's Autumn Linky Party.

Check out my video:

Title-Create-a-Critter 2-cut at 2.5 in.
Tree-Create-a-Critter 2-cut at 6 in.
Leaves and Acorns-Create-a-Critter 2-cut at 2 in.
Other leaves(no faces)-Paperdolls for Everyday-cut at 4.5 in.
Scallop and shadow-Elegant Edges-cut at 10.25 in.
Peachy Keen-Everyday Character Faces Assortment Set
Scrappy Moms Stamp Set:  A Holiday to Remember
Inks:  Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and Stampin Up Chocolate
Recollections Cardstock
Pattern Paper-Me and My Big Ideas
Lemondrop and Mandarin Baker's Twine
White Gel Pen

Glad I got to share this with you!  I have fun Halloween layouts I'll be posting soon too!  I can't wait to share!  Have a great day!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Vinyl Home Decor Project

I've been wanting to do a monogram with our family name for quite some time now.  I am very pleased with how it came out.  I am entering this project over at Fantabulous Cricut this week.  
Vinyl is so easy!  I did this project and another one (which I'll post in a day or so) in one night!  That was even with two little ones in the room with me!  A pair of scissors and some scrap paper entertained them for quite a while:)  I had it all planned out and the letters welded in my gypsy, so I was able to get right to cutting.

For this project, I used:
8 x 10 canvas
Martha Stewart craft paint
Easel from Michaels
Gypsy Font for the "D" and "Est" and "2002
Accent Essentials for the decorative cut on the bottom
"D" cut at 5 in.
"Est. 2002" cut at 2 in.
Decorative swirl- cut at 3.24 in.
*This was my first time to work with vinyl on a painted canvas surface.  I had a little trouble getting it to stick, and it wanted to bubble up a little.  I thing using a painted wood plaque would be a better option next time.

I'm entering this in the following:
Fantabulous Cricut-ABC's/123's-Use at least 1 letter or number Cricut cut

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Another First Day of Pre-K Layout

Hello Everyone!  I have another Back-to-School layout and a video to share!  I've been getting a little more scrapping done lately.  Finally!  I had to stay home from work a few days with my 18 month old.  She wasn't feeling too bad, just a mild fever, so I was able to get some layouts done.  I really had fun making this one, and it came together really quickly.  At the end of my video, I explain how I plan everything out in my gypsy.  


Title-Cuttin Up
Green Mat and yellow mat-Elegant Edges
Other cuts:  Simply Charmed
Cardstock:  Recollections
Pattern Paper-DCVW School Days Stack
White gel pen

Right now, there are some fun linky parties and challenges going on, so I'll be linking this layout up with the following:
Just B Creative Crazy-Just Because Linky Party
D.L. Art-September Linky Party
Cuttin and Stampin-Challenge #36 Back to School

And if you are in the mood for a great breakfast treat this weekend, please head on over to my food blog to see these awesome little French Puffs!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

First Day of Kindergarten Layout

Hey everyone!  I wanted to share my latest layout and video I finished.  I've been working on some "Back to School" theme layouts for my kids.  I've seen so many great ideas on Pinterest!  I'm going to enter this one in the Back to School challenge going on over at Exploring Cricut.
I tried to do something a little different from what I normally do on titles by making a banner and mixing the fonts.  I think it came out cute.
 The banner is from Birthday Bash.  Isn't it cute?
Check out my video:

Now I know in the video, I said I wouldn't cut the pattern paper on my cricut, but I gave it a try on another layout afterwards, and it cut great with blade at 3 and pressure at medium.
Banner-Birthday Bash
"Day"-Gypsy Font
"of"-Lyrical Letters
"Kindergarten"-Cuttin up
Pencil-Simply Charmed
Elegant Edges for green mat
Recollections Paper

Link to how to make a bow using a fork:
Making Bows With Bev

So speaking of back to school and apples, check out my food blog for the MOST FABULOUS Apple Cake you will ever eat!  Seriously!  You will love it!

I linked to some fun challenges and linky parties going on:
Just B Creative Crazy-Just Because Linky Party
D.L. Art-September Linky Party
Little Scrap Pieces-Fun Friday Linky Party