Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Happy Anniversary!

Welcome to Terrific Tuesday here and over at EXPLORING CRICUT! I am excited to share a 30th anniversary banner and other decorations that I made for some close friends for their surprise party that their children gave them! I used Lyrical Letters for the font, Elegant Edges for the signs and Gyspy Wanderings for the fleur de lis. I embossed each circle with a rose embossing folder. I love the extra dimension that the embossing gives this project!


This was the sign that was tied to the basket where cards were placed.

This was hung in the middle of the banner.




Close-up to show detail.

The banner was so long I had to lay it on my floor to take a pic. My daughter took pics at the party so she has the one of it hanging on the wall.

More detail close-ups.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out EXPLORING CRICUT everyday for lots of creative inspiration and to play along with our current challenge! 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Be Mine ~ Kiss Me ~ love u ~ u r sweet

Welcome to Terrific Tuesday here and over at EXPLORING CRICUT! It's my turn to share there so I made some photo props for my daughter to use to take some sweet Valentine's pictures!

I used Create A Critter and mounted these heart balloons on cookie sticks.

I used sticker letters and embellished with my trusty white gel pen! :-)



Here is how my daughter used these props in a Valentine photo shoot that she did! Isn't this little girl just so adorable?? 

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Exploring Cricut Valentine Blog Hop

It's Blog Hop time!! So glad you could join us this week for all kinds of Valentine inspiration! If you just happened upon my blog, be sure to start at the beginning to see all of the wonderful projects! Here is the line up:
Sharon http://meemeescreations.blogspot.com

Donna  http://wwwkindredkreations.blogspot.com

Faith   http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com

Rae Ann   http://joyinart.blogspot.com

Emily  http://emilyqueenofallthingscrafty.blogspot.com

Annette  http://mymindsdustbunnies.blogspot.com

Michelle N  http://justanutterpapercrafter.blogspot.com

Jen   http://javajencreations.blogspot.com <--------you are="" br="" here="" nbsp="" style="background-color: white; font-family: HelveticaNeue, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, 'Lucida Grande', sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">
Julie      http://mylittlecorner-julie518.blogspot.com

Michelle S  http://cricutcrazyscrapper.blogspot.com

Liz  http://unikbyyes.blogspot.com

Rosa  http://enjoyingthebug.blogspot.com

Diane  http://happyscrapperdiane.blogspot.com

All of our projects in this hop are, of course, Valentine themed, and include a gem. For my project, I made a project that I saw awhile ago on Pinterest and wanted to add my own touch to it. I call it ABC Subway art. Here is the completed project:

I mounted this 12x12 ABC Subway art on a repurposed shelf from a scrapbook paper organizer.



I started by designing the file in the Cricut Craft Room. This made is so easy when I was ready to cut! I used the Birthday Cakes cartridge because I thought the font was just perfect for this project!  

I have a nice set of ABC's left from the negative cut that I used in my project! 

I mounted the negative cut on a piece of raspberry card stock to make it pop!

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Since I couldn't find a gem to use in this project, I used some Stickles because they glisten like a gem!



Thanks for stopping by today and remember to visit all the blogs in this hop for lots more Valentine ideas and projects!