Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Road Trip Sketch with Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Sketch Tuesday everyone. There is a new sketch challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas this week and I am super happy to share my project with you.
I decided the sketch would make the perfect cover for some special books I was making. - especially once I flipped it on its side.
I made fun Road Trip journals for my daughter and niece. They are currently traveling with their grandparents together for the first time. My daughter has done this alone the past few years but was so excited her cousin was coming this time.
I  started with some light chip board and covered it with some fun print. You just need to wrap your board like a present and cover the seems with a rectangle cut. Once it was all set I laid down the base of the sketch.
I found a fun car shape and road trip label and created them using coordinating papers. I added the girls' initials to the license plate as an extra touch. 
I needed these print and cut circles to add the date as well as finished off the sketch.
I also created some fun inside journal and activity pages for them. There are so many great ideas out there that I pieced together what I liked for mine. I made cross word puzzles, scavenger hunts and more.
All that was left was  to punch the hole and cinch it all together. That was a little harder due to the large size so I used to sets of 10 holes to create my binding.
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.  I am sure the girls are having a great time with their grandparents. I hope you get a chance to play with this fun sketch this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.

- Going Places Cricut Cartridge - Road Trip circle
- Holiday Cakes Cricut Cartridge - Car
- Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons Are We There Yet set - printed car on inside page
- Close to My Heart Stamps - A Typeface - license plate letters
- Stencil Font - date
- Paper from old summer collection of  DCWV
- The Paper Studio large dot embossing folder

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Family Reunion Name Tags

Happy Sunday all. Today is a very special day for my family. We are having our first family reunion in about 20 years. Sure we have seen each other in part for weddings and sadly funerals, but today we just get to celebrate being us.
I was in charge of name tags and I created something simple using my Silhouette machine and the fantastic ability to print and cut.

There are 3 brothers who everyone in the family connects to so I used each of their names on one tags and people will write their name and how they are connected.
Using some Avery sticker paper made these come out just right. Hope you have a wonderful day - hug someone in your family today.

- Avery White Full Sheet Labels
- Bracket Labels by Lori Whitlock Sihouette Studio Design ID #30215

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!!!
I get to spend the day celebrating the country I love with so many people I love!!  Hope you have a great day as well.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Genie of the Ring

Yesterday I shared the cards I made for all the kids in my daughter's theater camp.  Today I wanted to share the card I made just for her.
They performed the play, The Magical Lamp of Aladdin and in the show my daughter's main role was The Genie of the Ring.  It made sense that I make her a giant ring card.
I welded two large ring bases together to create my card and using Design Studio added a score line.
I am very fond of not having to glue small letters onto my cards anymore.  I just use the print and cut feature to make sure my words look just how I want them to.
Once I had my card base all set, I cut out the rings using a fun shiny paper I had in my stash.  I repeated the ring for the inside on top of an additional print and cut message.  I had been joking for a week that I would make her a large ring.  She was happy with this.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  As always I love to hear your thoughts on my projects.

- Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge - ring
- Aladdin font from dafont.com
- Circle for print and cut form Design Studio

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Magical Lamp of Aladdin

My daughter spent the last 2 weeks at a local theater camp.  In those 2 weeks, 18 kids (ages 9-11) put on a 2 act play.They rehearsed 3 hours a day, memorized all their lines and by the looks of it had a wonderful time. It was very impressive to watch to perform over the weekend. I wanted to do something special for each actor so I made this fun cards.
The lamp was easy thanks to the Disney Dreams Come True cartridge. Making sure I could fit them onto my leftover gold paper took a little maneuvering as you can see. I love that in Design Studio, before you cut you can move things on the mat where you want them.
Once I had the lamp I needed the smoke.  To make this I welded together a cloud cut and a speech bubble so the smoke would have a trailing tail I could attached to the lamps.Thanks to print and cut this was an easy task.
I cut 20 of these small cards - about 5 1/2 inches when open for each member of the class and the directors. I cut matching stickers out of some label paper and signed each one from my daughter. It was fun to hand them out and everyone was so sweet in their responses. A fun two weeks for sure.

Thanks for visiting, as always your comment are welcome and loved. I would also love if you also followed me on Facebook to see my  projects.

- April Showers Cricut Cartridge - genie smoke (cloud)
- Disney Dreams Come True Cricut Cartridge - Aladdin's lamp
- Creative Bug Cricut Cut set - card and top sticker

- Smiley Cards Cricut Cartridge - speech bubble (welded with cloud)
- Aladdin font found on dafont.com 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hummingbird Birthday

Welcome to another Tuesday Challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas.  It is the 5th Tuesday of June so that means. ANYTHING GOES!!!
I have a daughter who is currently obsessed with all things hummingbird so this is what I made for her birthday.
I started with the small little box.  We found these beautiful earrings for her (hummingbirds) so I cut a small little box to place them in. You can see it was quite small. It is from the Elmo's Party Cricut cartridge so the sides have little crayons to use for attaching and the top is Elmo's head,but with a little modification it was perfect.
The hummingbirds were cut form the Pagoda cartridge and I added a little swirl to the wings for the card. She squealed with delight at the card, box & has not removed the earrings since she got them.

Hope you can join us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas - Remember ANYTHING GOES!

- Pagoda Cricut cartridge - hummingbirds
- Cricut Essentials - swirl in wings
- The First Few Years Cricut cartridge - banner pieces
- Elmo's Party Cricut Cartridge - box
- DCWV Sweet Tangerine Stack - all patterned papers.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Magic Surprise

One of the best parts of our visit to Disney World for Christmas was the Christmas Eve surprise we arranged for our daughter. We ordered an In-Room Celebration Holiday package. The room was decked outwith lanterns all around, a path of snowflakes, two large gift boxes from Mickey and more.
For this page  I used cards and stickers from the Sn@p Studios Christmas collection. For the photo above I layered a 3x4 card over my photo and added the title stickers to finish off the look.

Thanks for visiting today.  I am happy to be getting this Disney Album completed this summer.

- Sn@p Studios Christmas 3x4 cards and stickers.