Sunday, April 25, 2010

Community Helpers Poster

My youngest daughter's daycare is so wonderful, but they don't have much "stuff"! They ask for volunteers, but people are busy, and they don't get a lot of help. So, my older daughter, Hannah, has started to volunteer her time and effort for the benefit of the daycare. Two weekends ago, she helped her daddy fix the gates on the daycare. This weekend, she helped me cut and assemble a new poster for the toddlers, called "Community Helpers":

We used Cuttin Up for the title, and Everyday Paper Dolls for all the people. Faces are hand-drawn. We cut the people in white, and Hannah coloured them with my most favorite markers for kids, the Crayola Multicultural colours. These are sometimes hard to find, but they come in markers, pencil crayons and crayons. The set of 8 has all sorts of skin tones. Did I say I love them?

I hope you'll leave a comment for Hannah. She's seven and a Brownie and is learning the value of community service. This is her first self-motivated volunteer activity, and I'm very proud of her!

Free Cartridge!

Well, I already have this one! I've used it a lot already, the images are totally my style. It's a nice compliment to having A Child's Year, with similar style but new images. Love it! Here's the font that's on that cartridge:

For a chance at winning this cartridge, go to My Sheri Crafts for details. Don't forget to use your coupon code las-cricut for a discount.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Nesties Font

I've added a direct download box for my Nesties Font, so if for some reason you didn't get it before, please feel free to download directly. Please link to my blog if you use it -- I would love to see it in action!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spinner card

I'm not normally a card maker, but I do like these cute Spinner cards. Here's my take on this fun little card, along with a SVG for download and a mini-tutorial!

Monarch stamp set by Inque Boutique ("flutter")
Gemstone Insects stamp set by Inkadinkado (butterfly)
Dotted Wave punch by EKSuccess
Wild Raspberry cardstock K&Co
White, cream and light green cardstock
Brown and orange ink pads by Versacolor
Pebbles chalk
2 pennies
3D Dots double-sided adhesive foam
Glossy Accents
spinner card overlay.svg
Plantin Cricut Cartridge


1. Cut the cream cardstock 5.5" by 8.5", score at 4.25" and fold in half, making an A2 card. Set aside.

2. Cut the Spinner card overlay using "card spinner overlay.svg", or create a spinner opening with punches and scissors. Ink edges in brown. Trim bottom of overlay with Dotted Wave punch. Line up on cream card base (but do not attach!), then stamp sentiment on the cream showing through window.

3. Cut grass border from Plantin cricut cartridge, size 5.5" x 1.2" in light green. Cut grass/flower border size 5.5" x 2.2" in white. Ink edges. Using chalk, colour flowers. Glue grass on top of grass/flower border. Punch bottom edge with Dotted Wave punch. Glue on spinner card overlay. Set aside.

4. Stamp butterfly in orange ink on white cardstock. Trim. Cover in Glossy Accents. Allow to dry.

5. Assemble spinner assembly: Using a square foam dot, stick two pennies together in the middle. Using another foam dot, stick butterfly to pennies.

6. Using 9 foam dots, attach spinner card overlay on cream card base.

7. Gently bend spinner card base slightly and insert spinner assembly. Overlay opening should be between the two pennies.

8. Slide and enjoy!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Challenge week 1

Our first challenge is posted over on My Sheri Crafts and they look great. Here's a preview of mine, and a freebie svg flourish!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Design Team at MySheriCrafts!

You may have noticed something new on my blog! I've just joined an incredibly amazing and talented Design Team over on My Sheri Crafts Blog. Sheri has a great webstore with really good prices and lots of specials. Better yet, if you use the coupon code las-cricut when you checkout, you'll get 10% off your order of $25 or more. How sweet is that?

Our first projects go up over the weekend, and I'll have a new tag-like flourish for free download. See you tomorrow!

Friday, April 9, 2010

I'm a winner!

Monique Griffith had simply the greatest blog candy, and I'm the ecstatic winner of three (yes, three) winter mini cricut cartridges! Happy days, I don't have any of them. Hope you can pop over and see her blog if you haven't already, it's pretty awesome!

Thanks again, Monique!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Best Part are the Ears!

Fonts used:
TypoUpright BT
Grilled Cheese BTN
Rabbit Ears

Bunny ears from Paper Doll Dress Up

Paper: Martha Stewart Playground Multimedia Pad

Punches: Martha Stewart Punch-around-the-page Pansy

Earler this week, I was in search of good titles. I always have a hard time with this part of my scrapbooks, and sometimes I just don't title pages! So, I was very happy to stubble on The Perfect Title! A warning: many of the links to pictures and examples seem to be broken, but the subcategories of titles is great! Not too much, not too little. This title was originally, "The ears are the best part" -- but I obviously wanted the word ears to have the most importance!

Thanks to the girl's grandma Judy who sent them their Easter ears this year. The girls loved them!

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Whole Fairy Book

It's done, and I'm sooooo happy with the results. In general, the layouts are simple, but I do so love the large format pictures. Here it is:

If you happen to live in the Calgary area, the photographer Aileen of ToyBox Studios is fabulous. I don't think I've ever met such a patient lady, and I was thrilled with the photos.

Thanks for visiting!