Tuesday, June 23, 2009

So before I pick the kiddos up...

...I wanted to share this baby gift I made for a new mommy friend of mine. I was going to visit her and her new son today but he has had a virus for weeks now and is having some "explosive" issues if you now what I mean. Poor thing and poor mommy too. You could hear the stress in her voice. Ahhhh motherhood. Or should I say ahhhhh newborns! But I made here a little photo album, I ironed some cute stamped images on some onesies, and I made a card of course. I got the idea for the onesies from the Taylored Expressions blog. Such a fun and clever idea! The stamp set I used is from Papertrey Ink and is called Itty Bitty Blessings. Such a great set to have!

So here are the pictures:











Well I am off to pick up the kids from their little summer class. This is the last week. I can't believe June has flown by so fast.

Have a great week!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Quick Post

have just a moment to say hello to everyone out there. And to post few things I have been making. I haven't been doing very much crafty lately. It is just hard to do in the summer. I'd rather be out and about enjoying the beautiful weather than be cooped up in the hallway making something.

So first I wanted to share my card for My Sketch World June 15th card sketch. My time here at My Sketch World has been awesome. They are having a new DT call for August. So if you make cards or scrapbook pages then go check out the submission requirements. I am not planning on trying out again but I plan on staying active in the forum as best as I can and participating in the card and layout sketches for the month. Should be lots of fun!!

So here is my card:

I bought these Martha Stewart Flowers a while back and thought this was the perfect time to use them.

Another card I made was for my daughter's friend Sophie's birthday. This card is an SVG made my Mary Rudakas and is available at svgcuts.com. You should go and check out all the cool files there. Just Awesome!!!



Cady told me that Sophie really loves the color yellow. So we make the Castle pink and yellow. It turned out so cute.

Another card I just finished up yesterday was for Father's Day. The stick figure on the front is also from svgcuts.com. The inside is a pop-up that I made using a font called Solly Pop Tab and fixed it up just so in Inkscape. You can find this font at the Clever Someday blog and a great tutorial on how to make a pop-up. I used Inkscape but you can just use SCAL and get a great card too.



So that's all for now. Hope all of you have a great Sunday, First Day of Summer, and Father's Day! Have a great week too!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

No slowing down for summer...

I haven't made a card or anything for almost a week. It's kind of nice actually and I have actually been cleaning and organizing my scrappy area I think I recycled 4 grocery sacks of paper and had enough trash for one very large trash bag. I'm still working on my space and setting things aside that I'm going to sell on eBay or give away to people. Tonight I did make a card for my daughter's friend's 4th birthday party tomorrow. It's not finished yet but I'll try and post it soon.

But here a few things I wanted to share that I have made since my last post.



These two card were made for the May contest at SVGCuts forum. A great place to be if you have any questions about SVG's and SCAL for your Cricut. They store SVGCuts.com has some really awesome files. Including the 3D Flowers file that I used to make the above two cards.



I made this card for a Caardvarks challenge---shaped cards. I found this Adirondack chair svg file on the SVG Cuts forum and turned it into a card. The umbrella, I made using Inkscape and welded it all together. I made the little drink glass too (in SCAL) which was upper easy. The latest challenge called Depth Perception, is to make a 3D paper craft. Sounds like lots of fun!! I have a few things in mind for this. Now it's just finding the time.

That's all for now! Have great weekend!

Kristen