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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My 1st Imagine Project: Thank You Card

This was a really quick test project.  It's not perfect, but I'm happy with it for not playing with my machine at all.  All I did was select the images, load the paper, print, & cut.
Background paper, oval frame, & color for Thank You are from the Imagine More Cart.  The Thank You is from the Sweethearts Cart.
Thanks for looking. Questions & comments are always welcomed. Lori

Fleur de Lis Glittered Etching Glass Block

I made this glass block for my grandmother for Christmas.
I etched the Fleur de Lis onto the glass block.  I then filled in the etched area with Paper Glaze.  The Paper Glaze stayed inside of the etched lines.  I then poured glitter all over the face of the glass block.  Let it dry over night.  Remove all excess glitter & save it.  Paint the glittered design with Glossy Mod Podge.  This keeps the glitter sparkly & seals it all in so that the glitter will  not flake off.
Thanks for looking. Questions & comments are always welcomed. Lori

Dry Erase Frames

I made these for my daughter & 3 nieces for Christmas.
Live Simply for the frames, Storybook for name, Ashlyn's Alphabet for fans, Twinkle Toes for I Heart & Music bars & notes, Robotz for 2, Smiley Cards for Sing
 Don Juan for name, Smiley Cards for smileys, Winter Woodland for frames
Feeling Groovy for name, Don Juan for photography, Locker Talk for camera, Lacy Labels for frames
Calligraphy Collection for name, Lacy Labels for frames, Lyrical Letters for monogram
Thanks for looking. Questions & comments are always welcomed. Lori

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Bittersweet Christmas

For those of you that may not know, my dad passed away rather suddenly on September 27, 2010.  He is and will always be in our hearts.  So he was with us for all of Christmas celebrations.  However, we all did miss his physical presence.
Also, so many of you know about the September 14, 2010 release of the Cricut Imagine on HSN.  Well, I found out yesterday that he bought it for me.  My mom gave it to me yesterday & told me that my dad bought it for me during the first showing of it during the release.
I can't wait to learn all that my Imagine can do & the possibilities of what I can do with it.
So now I have a Baby Bug, Expression, Gypsy, & an Imagine.  All, except for my Gypsy was given to me from my mom & dad.  In the beginning - most of my carts were gifts from them as well.

I hope that all of you had a very Merry Christmas & Blessed rest of Your Holidays!!!

Thanks for looking. Questions & comments are always welcomed. Lori

Friday, December 17, 2010

Glittered Snowman Ornaments & Giftbags

I make the favors for the holiday parties for my daughter's class.  This year I decided to do the glittered ornaments that have been going around for the past couple of years.  Then I saw a video that Momo made.  She did the glittered ornaments & decorated them to look like snowmen.  I just loved the idea & thought that the kids would enjoy them too.
The way I made the faces was:  For the charcoal eyes & mouth, I used black Liquid Embossing.  I painted on the carrot nose with acrylic paint.  Then to protect the nose & give it some shine & dimension, I added some Aleen's Paper Glaze over it.
I also used a pipe cleaner for the loop to hang it on the tree.
To glitter the inside of the ornament, I used the Pledge with Future Shine and Martha Stewart Fine Crystal Glitter. - I JUST LOVE THIS STUFF!!!!!!
 I also had to make the gift bags for the ornaments.  I used the 3 1/4 x6 3/4 bags from Michaels.  For the snowman (I just thought that since i was giving a snowman ornament, that it was cute to use the snowman holding an ornament. - Ha Ha - I'm so easily amused!!  LOL) I used the Jolly Holidays cart.
For the topper I scored a 2 x 3 1/4 piece of cardstock in half.  Stamped Happy Holidays (Recollection Stamp Set:  Sugar & Spice).  On the back side we just wrote From:  Alexis.  I folded down the top inch of the bag & stapled it shut.  Then adhered the topper to the folded flap of the bag.
I used my Gypsy and Cricut to design & create the gift bag part of this project.
Thanks for looking. Questions & comments are always welcomed. Lori

Wall Letters "W" Wyatt, "L" Mrs. Luminais, & "G" Mrs. Guidry

Wyatt is a 4 yr old boy that likes cars, trains, & trucks.
Carts Used:  Mickey Font for the name, cars for the car & tractor, Mickey & Friends for the truck, & Create A Critter for the train
Mrs. Luminais is a 3rd grade teacher.
Carts Used:  All Mixed Up for the name, Dreams Come True for the book, & Locker Talk for the globe, microscope, & ruler
Mrs. Guidry is a 4th grade computer teacher.  Most of the children's work is done on the computer.
Carts Used:  Ashlyn's Alphabet for the name, Locker Talk for the computer, Printing Press for the computer sign, & Zoo Day for the BYTES & RAM signs
I used my Gypsy and Cricut to design & create these projects.
Thanks for looking. Questions & comments are always welcomed. Lori

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

MPS is an Angel: Playtime Thank You Card

I made this card for Robyn aka My Pink Stamper.  She is truly an angel sent from heaven.  Without going into all of the details & to get to the point:  She sent me the Playtime Cartridge that came with her Cricut Expression that she bought at Wal-Mart on Black Friday!!!  Yay - how generous is she?!!!!
So I made her this easel card using the Playtime Cartridge. (There was no angel on the cart so I used the princess.)
Card Details:
I used my Gypsy & Cricut to design & create this card.
Easel card base: 11 x 4.25 & scored at 2.75 & 5.5
Playtime Cart: Princess & Swirl
Lacy Labels: Shapes for stamping the easel stand
Cuttlebug w/ Polka Dots embossing folder
MPS Everyday Occasions Stamp Set
Gellyroll Pen & Bic Mark-Its (I need to find the fine point ones) for the pen stitching & hair
This was a really simple card, not too much embellishing, but right to the point.  I really hope Robyn likes it & I just love that cart!!!!!!
Thanks Robyn!!!!!!

Thanks for looking. Questions & comments are always welcomed. Lori