Monday, April 27, 2009

Mermaid Birthday Card

Here's another paper piecing pattern that I made from a coloring book. My 20 yr. old daughter and I have this on going joke about mermaids and I thought it would be a fun card to make. (Hopefully she gets the joke and doesn't think it's too childish). It was a LOT of work and I had trouble figuring out exactly what to put on the card along with the mermaid. Luckily I had bought a MS punch on clearance and thought it would make cute sea urchins. Let me know what you think. I may have slightly gone overboard embellishing...but I know I've said it before, sometimes it's hard to stop!!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Raggedy Ann & Andy

Here is MY official first paper piecing project that I made from an online coloring page. The process was rather involved - import the picture into Inkscape - trace and save each individual piece - and then cut with Sure-Cuts-A-Lot. But...I love the finished project and I am quite proud of the way they both came out. I am so enjoying using both my Cricut and the Design Studio and my new program Sure-Cuts-A-Lot. I'd love to hear what you think ~ so leave me a comment if you'd like~

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Thank You Loopy Lou!

I was excited just to read the comment you left, and when I saw this it really made me smile!
Here are the RULES for this AWARD:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.

These are the 7 things about myself that people might find interesting (maybe-maybe not)
1. I love cleaning! I know this may sound weird, but it actually relaxes me and puts me in a good mood.
2. I love my fur babies (2 doggies & 2 kitties). They are spoiled rotten!
3. I keep finding new additions (and addictions) to add to my crafting. (I am going to need a BIGGER room soon)
4. I am a huge fan of Harry Potter. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the books and are upset that there will be no more!
5. I have never flown in an airplane and are quite afraid to do so!
6. I have never been outside of the U.S.A.
7. I will be married to my sweetheart 25 years this August!

Now here are my 7 nominees: (wish I could nominate tons more!)
Vicki -
Ruth -
Jen -
Diane -
Paper, Scissors, Ink -
Mel -
Okie -

Please visit these sites along with the ones in my "Gotta Love These Blogs" and get a lot of inspiration!

My Newest Addiction - Paper Piecing

When will I ever learn to stop surfing the web for craft projects.
I stumbled upon several blogs and sites for paper piecing - of course this looked interesting - so I thought, heck, why not add it to my list of addictions!
It didn't take too long to become addicted - after my very first piece - I was already hooked.
It can be a little time consuming, but I love the look of the finished project.
Now that I have Sure-Cuts-A-Lot along with my Cricut, I can cut the patterns out with a machine rather than all by hand. These are my first two projects.
The patterns are taken from a Yahoo Group called Paper Piecing and were made by one of the moderators, Kristal.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bunnies, Bunnies, Bunnies!

Last night I spent about 6 hours making these tiny treat boxes for the 36 children, in the two classrooms where I am a remedial paraprofessional. I re-created a bunny face and feet designed by Jody P. (from the Cricut Messageboard) and designed my own teeny treat box with a window. I filled the boxes with Smartie candies.
They were truly a labor of love! Nothing justifies spending hours crafting like the smile and genuine thank you of a child!

Easter Baskets

I made crafty Easter Baskets for my older children this year. They know that their mom is a Craft Addict, so they should expect nothing less! The basket is from Mel Stampz blog - - it is called a Rolling Hills basket. If you aren't familar with her blog - go check it out!

The sheep is from Paper, Scissors, Ink - - and you should definitely check out her blog too!

So as you can see, I can't take any credit for the design of this one - they were definitely a lot of fun to make though!