Thursday, November 11, 2010

Halloween 2010

Anyone who knows us knows that Halloween is our favorite. We like to go all out. This year our theme was heros and villains.

I used my Cricut E to make parts of my costume (Brain Storm) and my husband's costume (First Aid). Jacob's really just needed some make-up work. It's hard to see but I even used my Yudu!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

My October Cricut Circle Challenge entry

I love, love, love Halloween! I can't help but play up my husband's last name by using a wolf on my card.
The cuts come from several cartridges. The wolf is from camp out. The card shape, moon, and orange back grounds are from going places. The tree is from Heritage. The fonts are billionaire and base camp.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My second Mum

My son was invited to another high school's homecoming dance so (Yay!) I got to make another Mum.
I made a traditional one this time but I added some personalized bits:

like her name,
the year,

and since she is on the swim team a swimmer.

This thing has so much bling and reflective surfaces that she may blind people. And just to make sure she stands out it has a whistle and 20 bells!

There are even rhinestones on the flower!

Monday, October 11, 2010

For my favorite test subject!!!

This is my entry into the Cricut Circle Blog monthly contest. I took a little time trying to figure out what to make when I decided to make something for my favorite Sister-In-Law.
Each pocket is a magnet as well as each of the letters. Add lots of red vinyl, pearls, stars, and stickles and this is what I finished with.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

my weekly Cricut Circle contest entry

This is my weekly contest entry for the Cricut Circle blog. I used the Imagine, Wall Decor and More, Home Accents, and Ashlyn's Alphabet. It is hard to see but it has a clear card base.

Some of my new creations.....

My first YUDU project.... Provocraft is taking over my living room!!!!
The designs are from the Happy Haunting and Wall Decor and More cartridges.
My handsome model is my son, Jacob.

This project started out much cuter in my imagination than it turned out. It was meant to be a lantern shade. It ended up scraped.

These are travel journals I made for co-workers who are going to Italy.

I found them on the clearance rack at the craft store. Add a little vinyl and I love how they turned out.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

for my niece's wedding.....

These are my latest project. My niece is getting married and my SIL asked me to make 50 wedding favors filled with red hots and cherry sours.
Using only 50 8.5 x 11 pieces of white cardstock I created the tags and sour cream containers. I used my new CI for the heart tags and monograms.

From there is was easy to use the Cuttlebug to emboss them with 6 different patterns, dress it up with some stickles, and pull it all together with some ribbon.

I ended up making 55 (always nice to have a few extra) favors. Now onto the next wedding project.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Homecoming T-shirts and Mum and Garter

If you have ever spent any time in north Texas you know that high school football is king. Homecoming is especially insane. Since this is my son's senior year I went a little nuts on the Mum and Garter. These are my first homemade mum and garter. I started off with a pile of supplies along with some specialty premade ribbon. The kids gave me permission to go overboard!

These are what I came up with. The school mascot is wolves but my son wanted panda an penguin centers instead. I even added some candy for them to munch on!

This is her mum.

It is attached to a beauty pagent style sash. Originally I wanted the sash just for appearances. Turns out that these mums are extremely heavy. The sash makes it much easier to wear and will not stretch out her shirt by being pinned to it.

This is my son's garter. I was really worried about it being too heavy to wear on his arm but I used lots and lots of glue and staples to attach it to a special garter that (hopefully) will stay on his sleeve better.

I was also asked to make t-shirts for the group of kids he is going to the dance with. They are worn during school on homecoming day.

I used the Cricut to make stencils out of the vinyl and used them to paint the shirts. Because of the personization I had to make 26 different stencils.

Their theme was transformers so I had to print out iron ons for each shirt.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Some more projects from Raven's party.

I made the frame on grad caps and Raven did the ribbon work on her signature piece. I love how this turned out.

We made 47 grad caps on matchsticks for cupcakes.

I made most of the items in her center piece.

The lettering for her name is from Winter Woodland. This has turned out to be one of my favorite fonts.
45 Grad Caps frames, Raven frames, and 2010 frames to use for the table runners.

And what turned out to be the star of the day... Raven and her friend made fake mustashes to play with. We have pictures of almost her whole table wearing these!