Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bows, Bows, Bows!

Every year I always purchase news hair bows for the girls and every year they always end up costing me a pretty penny (especially for their uniforms at the beginning of the year). Sometimes I also have a hard time finding bows that match their shirts, outfits, or dresses. To try to solve that dilemma and to help myself keep those costs down, I am going to start making them myself! After all, they are not that difficult to make as I thought they would be and inexpensive to make! So here are the first set of bows I made!!

For Cristina's Brownie Girl Scout Uniform
For Carolina's Daisy GS Uniform
Colorful spring/summer colors
Uniform bow

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Harley-Davidson Gift Card

This is the third card I made using the ideas presented on the Card Making with Cricut book. As you can see I used a Harley-Davidson theme to create it using the gift card template. I then finished the project by placing a gift card also by H-D inside.

Mother's Day Card

With Mother's day just around the corner, this is a great way to show your appreciation for her. I created this design based on the book I mentioned on an earlier post. I also made (and aesthetically) attached a necklace I also made to go with the card. This was the first of several necklaces I made.

Using my Cricut

I've been trying to utilize my Cricut Machine more than I have since Charlie gave it to me. So when I found this book on Card Making with Cricut, I decided to invest in it since I own the Wild Card cartridge that is used many times in the book.

What I love about this book is that you are not obligated to make a particular card design. You can improvise the template or change its theme if you wish to do so. For example, originally this was a "Thank You" card but I changed it to be a birthday card instead. Another feature I like about the book is that it guides you step by step on the instructions in order to create your card. It doesn't have step-by-step pictures, but it does have a picture of the end product and the inside of it. I wish it did though. I still love the book and I have already created three of the designs presented in the book, which I will publish on another post.

The card came out nice and I love the color scheme! I love how the green "pops" out. I created it for my colleague and friend, Alma. Happy Birthday, A-Rod!! :D

Cupcake Card

This is another project using the Wild Card Cricut Cartridge

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Fourth of July Camping Trip

We love going camping with the family! After we came back from our trip two years ago, I started to download all the pictures from the memory card and accidentally erased ALL my pictures including these!!!! If this has ever happened to you and you're anything like me, you cried your heart out for this unintentional mishap. Needless to say, I was upset at myself and heartbroken at the same time. I could't believe what I had done and I was not about to let it go. Pictures are an extension of my life. So I made some calls and they referred me to the Geek Squad at Best Buy. After explaining what had happened, the technician still didn't guarantee that my pictures would be recovered. Luckily, they were!!! Of course I paid a pretty penny for them and in the end I had the pictures backed up into a CD. I was so relieved and got to work right away. Here are some images of the album. Can't wait for August to go camping again!

Graduation Favor

Wondering what to do with all those pictures you buy from your child's graduation? Well here's a quick idea....using the school's colors, mat his/her picture on cardstock. Then select some ribbon (also with school colors) to accent the card and tie them around. Type the name, graduation information and glue on the back of the card. That's it! Send them out or give them as a "thank you" for joining you on their accomplishment. You can even add a small sentiment to really express your gratitude.

Happy Kindergarten Graduation, Carolina!!! Go Knights!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Baby Album Brag Book

Every time I create any projects or albums about babies I get very nostalgic about my own. So when I found out one of my friends was expecting her second child I was drawn to create this simple and economical baby album.

Here is what I did:

-Choose three to four white(or brown) lunch paper bags
-Fold them in half and hole punch on the edge of the fold
-Choose theme papers and cut to size
-Determine where holes go before punching and cover
-Embellish with stickers, brads, ribbon, buttons
-Finally tie ribbons through holes to bind
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