Thursday, September 8, 2016

Grave Marker

Well this is a sad post.  My brother died in March of this year.  His wife hasn't been well and not able to cope with all that needs to be done.  We are finally able to bury my brothers ashes this Saturday.  It was important to another one of my brothers to have a marker for my brother.  I was stunned to hear that the marker we chose will not be installed until next spring.  With that being said I had to come up with something.  I went to Michael's and found two chalkboards, and a piece of Styrofoam.  I traced the chalkboard onto the styrofoam and cut it out with a knife.  I then covered all of the edges of the styrofoam with black vinyl.  Next I cut an angel and the words on my cricut and adhered them to the chalkboard.
I then took clear vinyl and wrapped the two chalkboards in the clear vinyl.  Then I made a sandwich of the chalkboard, the styrofoam and then the chalkboard again.  I tried 3 different adhesives, first Arleen's tacky glue, then a hot glue gun, neither of these worked, so I tried E6000, and that worked very well.  Finally I have cut a cheap garden fence into a H shape to secure the marker into the ground.  Sorry the picture is so dark I took it at night.



Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Ant eater birthday

This is a card I made from scraps, the paper is stampin up as are the ant stamp and the sentiment.  The Ant Eater was done on my cricut imagine, and is from Birthday Bash, the cake and the banner are from the imagine as well, but I don't recall the cartridges.


Monday, September 5, 2016

Birthday Cat

Here is a card I made this morning for a co-worker.  This girl loves cats.
I used paper from momenta.com.  Cartridges I used were Forever Young, Martha Stewart Elegant Cakes, and Paisley.  Inpiration for the card came from liveloveandscrap.
The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper.  The emamel dots are ones I made with my perler beads.



Thursday, August 4, 2016

Minni gift bags

A coworker asked me to make some gift bags for her. Her daughter is turning two soon.  The cuts are from Mickey and Friends and MS Seasonal Cake.



Monday, August 1, 2016

sugar sheets

Well my husband's birthday was on the 26th of July, we finally got around to having his birthday dinner.
I had bought a white cake (his favorite) I did not have them put any words on the cake.  I purchased a sugar sheet and cut it with my cricut cake machine.





Saturday, July 30, 2016

Paper Trimmings Snowman Card

I was not doing anything tonight and decided to make another Christmas Card.  I wanted to use a cartridge that I haven't used in awhile, so I decided to go with Paper Trimmings.  There is a cute snowman that only has two layers to cut.  I cut the snowman at 3.75 inches from Paper Trimmings.  I also used the markers on him to make the edges standout a bit more.  I cut the scalloped oval from the Lacey Labels cartridge and the sentiment from Create a Critter2. I used scrap paper except for the scallop, which came from Norland Paper pack by Farm House Paper Company.  The card was kinda blah, so I added some stickles, 3 snowflakes and a metal Christmas present, as well as a strip of washi tape.




Thursday, July 28, 2016

Get Well Soon card

Yesterday I heard that one of my clients suffered a heart attack recently.  I decided to make him a card.  I found a card on pinterest and decided to do something similar.  The layout is the same as the pinterest card, but I did change the heart beat on the card.  I also cut it rather than using twine.
I downloaded a clip art and traced the image in SCAL2, then saved it as a SVG and cut it with my cricut explore.
The sentiment came from My Pink Stamper Get Well Wishes stamp set.