Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Petal fold invitations

Hello Friends,
Here's another really cool project.  My first time making these.  I must admit...i did not cut the actual invitations out.  I had quite a few to make and not a lot of time.  I've learned to relinquish control and get things that are already pre made sometimes.  I got the petal folds from LCI Paper  they call them pochettes.  Check them out...they have great stuff.  Eventually I want to make these myself.  The crafter in me just  can't control herself.  Anyhow, I did come up with the rest of the invite.  I created the design and colors on my computer using GIMP software.  I also made the sticker that is used to close the invitations.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New England Patriots "S"

Oh my...did I just make something with the New England patriots.  Normally, I wouldn't do this.  It actually pained me while I was making it.  However, I knew it was going to a great kid for his birthday.  My son's friend turned 7 this past weekend and he is a huge Patriots fan.  I thought I'd make him this letter to hang in his room.  I used the Sports Mania cartridge for the football and "touchdown" Then I used Plantin Schoolbook for the stars.  I also used mod podge to glue down and seal all the paper.  It also gave it a nice glossy look.  For the Patriots logo I printed it out on my computer and cut around it. I then matted it with red card stock to make it stand out more.  I'm not a Patriots fan  but was very happy working on this and thrilled that they beat those stinkin' Jets on Sunday night...



Monday, November 14, 2011

A whole new world!! Silhouette

Happy Monday!!!
Wishing all of you a great week!  I wanted to let you know that I did it!  I ordered the Silhouette Cameo.  I haven't gotten the machine yet but I downloaded the software and it's super user friendly!  It's really going to make my work so much easier.  I'm not abandoning my cricut.  I'm just exploring new things.  Now that my business has grown a bit, I find that I'm needing more than just my Cricut.  I know this is going to be great.  I already have my first project lined up.  Here's a picture below...isn't she pretty?  very sleek looking.  I heard she's very quiet too. have a nice day!!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Giveaway

Hello!  Hope you are all having a great weekend.  Just wanted to share this great giveaway going on through Thanksgiving.  Click on the link below!