Thursday, September 30, 2010

Breast Cancer Card

Run for the Cure

This week's My Sheri Crafts challenge is Think Pink for Breast Cancer. I made this card:

Instructions: Download and cut card sneaker.svg from the download box at the bottom of this post. Cut card base at 10.5" wide on dark pink. Cut proportional top layer in light pink. Chalk all edges with Pebbles Inc chalk. Layer and adhere. For most of my paper product, I use an ATG gun, especially with cards where I want it to stick and not move!

To make the awareness paper ribbon: cut a strip of paper 3/8" wide. Fold twice to create the ribbon shape, then trim ends on a sharp angle. Adhere together, then add a gem to the middle.

The following download box has access to all the cards I've made SVGs for. This one is the "card sneaker.svg" Enjoy!

Please make sure to enter your creation at My Sheri Crafts to have a chance at a great prize!

Friday, September 24, 2010

A Masculine Layout

Here's a photo and LO of my grandfather. I believe this photo was taken in about 1945 or a bit earlier, and it's been housed in a terrible frame with icky gummy tape and cardboard box behind it. What a relief to have it out! The matting was already showing age spots and what looked like mold. It hadn't gotten into the photo yet, so this was a joy to make a LO that might stand the test of time a bit better.

Supplies: all paper K&Co Blue Awning; tag K&Co Wild Saffrom; ink for edges; distressing tool for all matting; #12 embroidery thread for sewn edge.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

An interactive seasonal poster

A preschool idea for this week's My Sheri Crafts Autumn challenge! My youngest daughter's daycare is always looking for posters and things for the kids, and this month they requested autumn and trees. Wow, I had no ideas, until I thought of making them an interactive poster. Here's what I came up with:

The poster is 24" x 36" poster board. Everything is laminated, and the leaves/blossoms/snowflakes have a piece of velcro attached to the back. There's small strips of the matching velcro on the poster. DD is almost 3, and loved to pull the leaves off and replace them with another season. The season title is slid into a pocket cut in the laminate at the bottom. All are cricut cuts and regular school-grade cardstock, but boy does my mat now need a good cleaning!!!!

Apologies for the glare: laminated cardstock does not photograph with a flash too well :-)

Make sure you check out My Sheri Crafts for this week's challenge: Autumn! Hopefully I'll get the girls playing tomorrow with the poster, so you can also see it in action! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Duplo fun!

A simple LO, but a cute svg for the LO -- Duplo!


Duplo.svg (see below)
Martha Stewart Playground paper pad
Yellow ribbon

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thinking of You

My very fabulous and great good friend and colleague is undergoing treatment for Melanoma. I desperately hope for a good outcome for her! She's such an inspiration to me with her quiet grace, dignity and faith. This one's for her:

Now, hop on over to MySheriCrafts blog and post your "thinking of you" creation for a chance to win!

Both Sentiment and Loopy border from Bird's Cards
Nestabilities Scalloped Square, Circle and Petite Scalloped Circle
JustRite Stampers: 1 3/16" Tiny Words Borders & Centers Set
Colorbox black inkpad
Pebbles Ink Chalk Shimmer
Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder
White cardstock
Pop Dot adhesive, ATG adhesive


1. Trim cardstock to 10" x 5". Score at 5" and fold to create card.
2. Cut one 4.5" x 4.5" white cardstock and emboss with Swiss dots folder. Adhere to base card.
3. Cut Loopy border 4.25" square. Adhere to base with pop dots.
4. Print sentiment on cardstock. Cut with square nestabilities. Adhere to Loopy border with pop dots. Colour Cala Lily with Pebbles chalk.
5. Stamp interior sentiment with JustRite stampers. Cut with circle nestie. Cut coordinating petite scalloped nestie. Chalk edges. Adhere together and to interior of card.
6. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

How do I love thee? A sonnet to Picturesque

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love your beautiful images as I hit preview
My soul reaches for you, when nothing else will do
For the beginning to end of my cropping days

I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and OTT-light.
I love thee freely, as I crop each night;
I love thee purely, as I enter my scraproom to play.

I love to cut your butterflies
Whether in a tag or floating free
My admiration I cannot deny

You're my newest friend, last to join gypsy
A variety of elegance, on you I rely,
I shall always love you, signed your devotee.

The original: Elizabeth Barrett Browning

And the LO:

Picturesque arrived mid-week, courtesy of my friend Allison from the Circle. The tag and butterfly is from the cartridge. The font is Edwardian Script ITC.

Splash! A swimming LO

Here's my entry for this weekend's Cricut Circle Challenge! The contest is to create a LO in celebration of Labor Day activities. Well, our family loves to swim! Here we are at the local pool, which thankfully has a little wading pool for the little people!

Wish me luck!!


paper: DCWV Summer Dream
Cuts: all from Cricut: Once Upon a Princess
Memento ink for the edges
Circle cutter

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Happy Labor Day!

For My Sheri Crafts Labor Day Challenge , I made a gift for some of the hardest workers I know: my aides! I've also always loved those little cupcake wrappers, but since Canadian Walmart only carries four of the Cricut Lite cartridges (and at $50!!! Crazy!!!), I made my own svg to share with you! You can cut this with SCAL, SCAL2 and MTC, and if you don't want the "thank you" text to show, choose "blackout". You'll also need a pair of fuzzy socks to roll into a "cupcake". Enjoy!

So, hop over to My Sheri Crafts blog and enter the challenge for a chance to win!