Friday, January 20, 2017

Cricut on Stage - Krazy Kamp part 2

Happy Friday everyone.  Last week I shared the fun t-shirts and desk sign I made for the play I directed at my school. This week I want to share the fun wall display I created to advertise and celebrate the play and all the hard work the actors did.
I love using this wall at school to make displays. It can be hard to find the right colors but with a background it just looks great to display things. For this I used some larger contact type paper to create the base of the wall display.
I figured I would need a lot of trees to make the whole wall display look good so a lot of tress were cut out to place all around the sign as well as the photos on the wall. I used some pop up foam stickers to layer them on the main display and it looked great on the wall.
Thanks so much for stopping by my little crafting corner.  Have a wonderful weekend.

- Campin' Critters Cricut Cartridge - trees, sign base
- Rustler Font

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Let it Go (A Visit with Anna & Elsa)

This week at Die Cuttin' Divas we are focusing on the colors blue & silver. We want to see your die cut projects using these two colors.
In my quest to catch up on my memory albums I went looking for the right photos to use for these colors.  It was not a hard choice when these photos popped up. Anna & Elsa work pretty well.

I found some great blue themed cards in my Project Life collection and went about adding different elements to complete the page.
I also found this great outline of Elsa to add on the main card and the "Let it Go" seemed a natural title for these photos. This was our 2nd visit with the Frozen sisters, but this time my daughter was dressed as Elsa so it was just a little more special.
I hope you can join in our Blue & Silver challenge this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.  Have a wonderful week and thank you for visiting.

I'm also joining in these fun challenges this week:
Bitten By the Bug 2 - Snow Much Fun
The Craft Barn: Song Challenge, Let it Snow!
Cut It Up Challenge: It's Snow Fun.

- Blush Edition Project Life - cards
- Holiday Cakes Cricut Cartridge - font for Let it Go
- Classroom Dec./Jan. Cricut images - snowflake
- Silver Stickles

Friday, January 13, 2017

Cricut on Stage - Krazy Kamp

I love directing shows at the middle school where I teach.  I love even more when I can jazz up a set using my Cricut. For the last play we did, Krazy Kamp, I created a t-shirt design for some of the characters to wear on stage.
I used a variety of Cricut cuts to create the image and than I flatten it and use print and cut on iron-on material before putting it on t-shirts. Once I had it on the shirts I thought I should make a matching sign for the desk used in the play. Time to get out the larger mat...
I was very pleased with how well it all turned out without to many troubles.  The shirts and sign both looked great up on stage and were fun to make for the show, one of my favorites.
You can see the shirt and the desk while one character Eve is on the phone during the play!
Next up on stage, Legally Blonde, the musical.  Should be fun and maybe I can use my Cricut again. Have a great day and an enjoyable weekend as well.

- Billionaire Cricut Cartridge - lettering
- Campin Critters Cricut Cartridge - mountain scene, tent badge

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sorry You're Sick Dragon

When I found out that this week's challenge for Die Cuttin' Divas was going to be a dragon challenge I was not sure what to create, until I thought of all the great dragons in the Disney world and this card came to life!!
The Sword in the Stone is a movie I love and one reason is Mad Madam Mim who has a wizards dual with Merlin.  At the end she becomes a dragon, but Merlin infects her with an illness and the dragon gets spots all over.  When I found this image I knew my card would be just right.
A little print and cut and the dragon was ready.  I got to work on the rest of my card and it was ready in no time. I especially liked the addition of the embossing as it matched the red spots on Mim's tummy.
Have a great week and remember to play with these challenge in a way that fits you. Disney tends to be my go to when thinking about creating so find your go to and see what inspires you this week. Have a wonderful day.

- Days and Dates Cricut cartridge - ovals
- Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge - Sorry
- Phrases Cricut Cartridge - sorry you're sick image without sorry
- Cuttlebig embossig folder - bubbles 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

A Special Big Sister

My daughter had the best dance big sister last season. They compliment each other so well. When it was time for her birthday I wanted a special gift to remind them of the season.
I found this great mini accordion album inside a tin and it made a great gift card holder/card for the gift. I had so much fun adding fun details to the time and pages of the album.
The above is the cover of the album that goes inside the tin. I used all sorts of fun tools to create this including fun Color Shine sprays.
On the inside pages I added photos, stickers and more to create the look I wanted. This was such fun to create and the birthday girl loved it when we presented it to her. They got matched as big sister/little sister again this year and they could not be a better fit.

Thanks so much for visiting today.  Have a wonderful weekend.

- Art - C  mini album and tin set
- Wall Decor & More Cricut Cartridge - dancers
- Lobster Font - DDA
- Project Life photo frames
- Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays
- Movie Night Cricut set - clapboard print and cut
- SNAP! Studios Her collection - # Love piece
- Cuttlebug 4x6 dots embossing folder, hearts
- Star embossing folder form The Paper Studio
- various stickers from collection 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

First Sketch of 2017 with Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy New Year to all of the Die Cuttin' Divas out there. It is time for our first challenge of the year and of course as it is the first Tuesday of the year it is also our first sketch challenge of the year. Come play along with us this week and all year.
For this sketch I decided to create a new notebook for my crafting room. I keep all sorts of notes in my book while creating to get measurements right or sketch out ideas.
I covered a simple composition notebook a with a fun polka dot paper. I even added a little pocket on the front cover in order to side simple photo or notes as needed. (this is the full sheet of paper I used so I have a secret inside pattern)
I found the sentiment stamp and I really wanted to use it on this so I found a pocket cut to work with and got to work selecting my papers to complete the sketch.
I am super happy with the turn out and am already filling the notebook up with ideas and plans for upcoming projects. I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas. Thanks for stopping in.

- Sketch from Carson's Creations
- Old West Cricut Cartridge - pocket
- Simply Sweet Cricut Cartridge - heart with stitches
- Pink By Design Pocket Full Stamp set
- Disney Mickey Mouse & Friends - red polka dot paper
- Pink Paislee Memorandum - gray pocket paper
- DCWV hello darlin' paper stack - yellow pattern 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Over & Out!! (My favorite projects!)

As we countdown the minutes to the end of 2016 I wanted to say thank you for continuing to visit Cool Beans By L.B.  Like many others I have come across, 2016 was a difficult year. Lots of changes came my way & those changes were hard, but in many ways good for me. I found myself not wanting to be in my craft space as much, BUT when I did get in there the support of my blogging and crafting family have always made me smile!!! Here are my favorite projects of the year.
Disneymoon Autograph book: Made with love for a good friend and her new husband!!
Motown Cards: In honor of my daughter's Spring choir concert. 
 Hug & Kiss Around the World: A scrapbook page from a special time in Epcot at Walt Disney World.
Hot Chocolate Card: A card made for Die Cuttin' Divas challenge in January. 
Beach Visit with Sketch: A Pocket page made using a sketch challenge.
Thank you so much. I am finding my crafting buzz once again and am excited for the new projects. I will continue to work with Die Cuttin' Divas in 2017. I love this amazing group & have fun creating for this challenge each week. I am going to focus on capturing my family memories in 2017 so be on the look for fun scrapbook pages. Also, look for some design changes here at Cool Beans by L.B. early in 2017. With a New Year comes fresh ways of thinking and living.  May you find both this coming year!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Winter Wonderland with Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Tuesday!  Today marks the last challenge of 2016 with Die Cuttin' Divas. I love working with this challenge blog and am excited to be getting my craft juices flowing again in time to start the new year. BUT....let's finish this year off right with our fun Santa or Reindeer Challenge.
I went right to reindeer for this challenge and when I found this little guy I had to create something for him.
I love how happy he made me (is that silly???) Anyhow, I did some pint and cut work and put together a fun backing with embossing to get my card the way I wanted it.
I have come to really love print and cut features on cards, but also have to remember to keep extra printer ink on hand when making projects (had to change my plans a little for this one due to the ink running out at a critical moment).

Hope you enjoy your week and get time to play along with us at DCD!!

- Snow Angels Cricut Cartridge (Imagine) - reindeer and printed red pattern
- The Good Old Days Cricut Cartridge (Imagine) - Winter Wonderland tag
- Snowflake embossing folder.