Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

See you in the New Year, I'm away on holiday for a week, taking lots of pictures that might (or might not) get scrapped!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

My Sheri Crafts -- Mists and Sprays!

A simple LO for My Sheri Crafts this week! The theme is Mists and Sprays, and I've used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist on the Giraffe of this page:

It's very pretty in person, and blends all the colour together nicely :-) I really enjoyed making this little guy; it's a cut from the fairly new, Birthday Bash cricut cartridge.


Paper: K&Co Gypsy Baby
Paper Ribbon from my stash (unknown brand)
Giraffe and 3: Cricut Birthday Bash
Brads and Eyelets: Making Memories
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Sunflower

Glitter Christmas Ornaments

This week, my two daughters and I made those Glittered Christmas ornaments that seem to be all the rage on the crafting boards this year! Here's the ones we made:

Supplies: Pledge Future Shine. This can be kind of tricky to find, but I got mine in the floor cleaning section of Real Canadian Superstore (Canada). I've heard it's available in Wal-mart, but not in the regular cleaning section. Here's what it looks like:

Martha Stewart Fine Glitter. I bought the 24-pack one, and did this project with a classroom thirty grade 5/6 students. We used about two-thirds of the glitter, but ended up with 60 glittered balls (and they were none too careful! It got spilled and spread all over the room!). This stuff goes a long way!

Glass Ornament balls from Michaels
Vinyl or stickers
Cricut and font cartridge of choice (I used Winter Woodland)

1. Open Glass ball. If dusty, rinse and allow to dry.
2. Pour in about an ounce of Pledge Future. Swirl around, coating entire inside. Drain back into bottle for reuse. Allow to drain completely, about a couple minutes.
3. Use a funnel to pour a generous amount of glitter into the ornament. Shake to coat thoroughly. For two-tone ornaments, carefully swish glitter just where you want it. Drain excess.
4. Replace lid. Cut vinyl letter or shape and adhere. Hang with ribbon and enjoy!

My 8 year old daughter did this with no assistance, just supervision, and my just-turned 3 year old did the pouring and holding with help, and very much enjoyed the shaking and applying stickers!

Friday, December 10, 2010

My Sheri Crafts -- Celebrations

This LO is with pictures from a fabulous company Christmas Party in 2008. I love the paper, Me and My Big Ideas: Sugarplum, and the cuts are from Cricut Christmas solutions cartridge.

The whole Double Layout:

Left Side:

Right Side:

Journaling, done on vellum, dotted with a white marker, reindeer drawn by hand:

Santa's beard and eyebrows were done with the same paper, but flocked in Martha Stewart white flocking. Beautiful in person!

Now, make sure you check out My Sheri Crafts this week and enter the challenge!