Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday 187, Like A Emboss.

I know that title will make no sense to the masses, but it reminded of something my 12 year daughter is always saying, "Like a boss".  I have no idea where she got it from, but she says it all the time. So, it just hit me when I started typing thinking of our challenge today!  Today's challenge at Flutter By Wednesday is to emboss.  Don't forget your butterfly, fairy and angel!  So go emboss like a boss!  LOL!

Today's card is so pretty, yes?  I have been watching videos at Color Me Copic.  Such talented ladies over there sharing their tips and tidbits.  One of my personal favorites is Amy from A Thousand Sheets Of Paper.  Trying her tips on hair today.  I also followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday.  Make sure you stopped by Flutter By Wednesday to link up your creation, and see what the other designers came up with for today's challenge.  My image and sentiment are from The Greeting Farm and my image is from All That's Scrap.
Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Chirping Owls. Using the Cricut for school.

Gabi had a book report due and had to have visual aids a few months back.  She did the report on the "Guardians Of Gahool".  Good books, if you haven't read them them, or if your kids haven't.  She enjoyed the book, and read the next one right away.  In order to get her visual aids I pulled out my cricut,  

We felt like Popsicle sticks would be perfect for making hand puppets of the main characters.  (Tip...I pulled out the sticks from the vinyl packages for the cricut.) I borrowed the Create a Critter cartridge from my neighbor.   From there I cut out the same image four times, layered it up each time as well.  I tried to shape the owls different, since they were all different in the story.  She directed me on what color card stocks to use.  She added touches for the wings using white ink pen, stickles, shimmerz, and such to add more depth and differences to her creations.  Always amazes me what the cricut can be used for, and love that she went in feeling like a rock star with her little owl puppets. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday 186, Open Challenge

 It's an open challenge at Flutter By Wednesday this week.  Remember to include a fairy, butterfly or angel on your creation!  You can check out what the other design team members created while you're linking up your creation on the Flutter By Wednesday blog!  
For my creation today, I finally decorated some letters I've had for my craft space.  I finally got around to repainting the wall on the backside of the bonus room where my crafting area is, and this project has been put on hold until I found the right paint. When I say found the right paint, I mean the discounted paint returned by someone on Lowes. It's generally 75% off, and I love the price I can get the paint for.  But finding the right color isn't always quick, and I stalk that shelf of paint finding colors that will work in my home.  I walked in though once after being at Lowes the day before, and there was a fun color of purple that wasn't there the day before!  I'm in love with the color!  For 10 bucks for a gallon of paint, can't beat it!

I have to show off a few other things I'm pleased with that where finished up when I got the painting done...I had found this rack holder thing at Ikea in Atlanta over a year ago.  I thought the little cups that fit on it where perfect for the kids.  I Had pictured putting them in their rooms, but things changed and they ended up in the bonus room.  I cut out some vinyl to them labeling them.  Cuteness right? 

I grabbed the two purple ones for me, and put them on the racks I had gotten myself.  I envisioned the flat little baskets to hold buttons.  Perfect for the PTI button jars!  They were in the kitchen area, and dirt cheap at Ikea.  I was pleased as punch last night as I was putting up the stuff, and seeing it come together so nicely.  

I finished off by adding the create letters I decorated with retired TAC Maggie paper. I used prima flowers, stickles, ribbons, and buttons on them.  They are so girly!  Love them!  I added a few floating butterflies around the room, and one to my letter A.  The R is hard to see the pretty prima swirl of pearls on it.  Was a nice touch to add with some fun colored prima flowers. 

I'm so tickled with how the space turned out.  Took me wall weekend to get it done, but the end result is perfect for my space!  Just excited to have done it all myself! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday #185, Bye Bye Winter Blues

How freaking cute is this image?  Sweet Tammi sent some images to me, and I couldn't wait to color her up.  I used some Basic Grey papers I've been hording, and added some stickles to the sweet cake!  That looks like a cake I would end up making, lopsided, and dripping with sweet icing!  Today's challenge at Flutter By Wednesday is to use bright colors, and say bye bye to the winter blues!  I don't know about y'alls neck of the woods, but here in the Hampton Roads area, we have been way warm!  Feels more like spring than winter out there lately!  I'm enjoying it, but I do like my winters.  Anyhow, make sure you link your creation to the Flutter By Wednesday blog!  Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday New Year Blog Hop!

Big warm thank you to all of you who participated in the month long challenge we had over at Flutter By Wednesday.  So many beautiful creations were linked up over on the blog!  A lovely way to end 2011, peaking over wonderful artwork created by all of you. 

Are you all ready for a fun filled new year at Flutter By Wednesday?!  I can't believe it's 2012 already!  To start off let me tell you all some cool details....we have a few new blog members.  Please be sure to drop by Karen, Lynette, Leanne, and Suzanne's blogs to wish them a happy hello and congrats on joining the Flutter By Wednesday team!

Today we also have a wonderful sponsor Bugaboo Digi Stamps!  They have so super fun, cute images to play with!  Make sure you join us this week and link your artwork up on the Flutter By Wednesday blog to have a chance to win some thing from Bugaboo!  Better yet, it's an open challenge, so just make sure you include a fairy, butterfly or angel in your creation! 

Now, lets get hopping!  You should be starting off at the Flutter By Wednesday blog.  Than in order below....
Than Me!
After that, all done!  Outside of making your own creations and linking them back up on the Flutter By Wednesday blog!  I hope you enjoyed the hop!  My card uses a sketch from Mojo Monday.