Monday, January 31, 2011

Fabric flower and button barrette

Hi everyone,

I just tried making a flower from Amy Barickman's Button Ware book. I love it. The barrette's are also from her book. So easy to make and I had fun making them.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Projecft for The Collector's Cut Blog

This week I choose to make cupcakes and I used Just Because Cards and Elmo. The dog and saying are from Just Because Cards and the cupcake wrapper is from Elmo's Party. Go to blog to see other projects from the girls.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Update on Emma

I am so sorry to say Emma had to be put down last week. She was truly a special dog. I adopted Emma from Airedale Terrier Rescue and Adoption (ATRA) over 3 years ago when she was 10 years old. Her first family had a son with medical issues. They decided to adopt her out so she could get the attention she deserved. Otto, my airedale I've had since he was 10 weeks old immediately got along with Emma. They were fast friends.

After Emma blew out her knee the Vet said she wasn't able to have surgery. Emma had other medical issues plus her age was against her. It got to the point she couldn't put any weight on her back leg and couldn't get up on her own. Last Tuesday was one of the hardest days I've had. She is in puppy heaven now playing with all her friends.

Thanks to everyone for you prayers and thoughts. I can't tell you how much they are appreciated.

Project #3 for the Collectors Cut blog

I randomly selected Songbird for this weeks challenge. I used Songbird and Forever Young for the layout.

The layout is for a Cricut Swarm I went to in May 2010 with the Gibbs Girls. The picture is Gayle scrapbooking while the rest of us are busy watching a movie on the big screen and scrapbooking too. The swarm was in Branson Missouri.

Come over to to check out the other projects.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Project #2 for the Collectors Cut blog

This is a birthday album for a friend's daughter. Her birthday was December 23rd, so I used a lot of red and green in the album. Here are a few pictures of it. Taylor loves owls and mushrooms so I included them in her book. I used Forever Young, Celebrate and Cindy Loo on this book.

My next cartridge for The Collector's Cut cricut cartridge challenge is Songbird. We post new projects every week to the blog. Come check it out.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Vintage Spoon

Danette from the Barnes and Noble Craft Group came over to my house this afternoon to craft. She brought pretzels from Gus's, a St. Louis favorite. We had a lot of fun and she shared embellishing a spoon with me. I love how it turned out. Danette made the Valentine tray I made a few days ago. I loved her version so much I changed mine. LOL I love the scalloped edge and stickles.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Perfect Bow

I have been looking for directions to make the perfect bow for a long time. I was blog hopping the other day and found a tutorial on The Perfect Bow. The Stampers Camper's Corner has just that. I was so excited. Please go to her blog to see the tutorial. Here are a few examples of my bows using her technique.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Valentine Project for Barnes & Noble Craft Group

It took me a long time to come up with the project. I first started out with a Christmas theme then changed over to Valentines. Must say I really like the final version. I picked up the mini vintage serving trays at Goodwill for 50 cents.

This is going to be my shoebox project for the Barnes and Noble Craft Group on Saturday. I'm really excited to share it with everyone.

Scottty Dog

I made this Scotty Dog to put on a card. It was inspired by a gift that was given to my from Kimi in a craft swap.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Love Banner

This is my first project for The Collector's Cut blog. I used K & Co paper, Bazzill cardstock, Stickles and a heart shape album from Michael's $1 bin, Tim Holtz Rosette Die and I sewed crepe paper Rosettes. The Cricut cartridge I randomly selected was Storybook. I covered the chipboard with the paper and took a craft knife and cut around to get a close around the shape. You can click the image to enlarge the picture.

Please check out The Collector's for more projects from Kimi, Paula, Tracy and me. We started the blog to challenge ourselves to use our Provo Craft Cricut cartridges more.