Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Happy Tuesday Krafters!
It’s Krafthead here ready to share a quick and easy layout with you. I was in a lift challenge (however, I can’t log on to the site to finish the month) and this is my version of the lift. I used the Teresa Collins Baby Boutique and the Black and White cartridges for the back ground papers.
I printed a full 12x12 sheet from the Baby Boutique cartridge. The smaller squares were made by filling in 2x2 inch squares using various patters from the Black and White cartridge. I matted them as well as the photo in a solid black cardstock and rounded the corners with my corner rounder. I also distressed the edges.
For the title, I used the Teresa Collins Sophisticated cartridge to cut out “Brother”. I used the shadow feature so the title will stand out better against the blue. To add texture, I used the crimper. I placed the title on a solid piece of cardstock which was also matted on white cardstock. I used an EK success punch on the edge to add a finished look.
Oh by the way, the cute fellow in the photo is my handsome god-son J
Cricut Imagine
Teresa Collins Baby Boutique Cartridge-12x12 pattern paper
Teresa Collins Black and White Cartridge-2x2 square patterns
Teresa Collins Sophisticated Cartridge- brother title
Recollections-black card stock-white card stock
Distress Ink-black soot
Fiskars Crimper
EK Success Edge Punch
Cutter Bee Scissor-distressing

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

It's A Girl!

Happy Tuesday Krafters!
Today I want to share with you a card and my very first diaper cake.  I made these about a year ago. My husband’s cousin was expecting his first baby. I wanted to do something cute, but that would be a blessing to them as well.
For the card, I kept it simple. I used the Nursery Tails Imagine Cartridge for the pattern paper. I also used the Cricut Sampler for the buggy. I punched the top of the card with a Fiskars punch around the page. Every girl should have bling, so I added some to the card and the sentiment. I tied a simple knot in the ribbon and added buttons that I had in my stash to the buggy to finish off the card.
As I said, this was my very first diaper cake. This was a three tier cake. On the inside, I had it full of wipes, lotions and baby wash. I used these items to support the cake’s center. I wrapped the diapers around and secured them with ribbon. Once all of the tiers were assembled, I used tissue paper to make the cake look like fondant. I added ribbon to hide any seams or inconsistencies with the tissue paper. I also used the Imagine to add images around the cake. As a topper, I used a larger cut out of the “It’s a Girl” that was used as the sentiment on the card. Finally, I wrapped the entire cake with cellophane and tied a bow. I attached the card with a smaller piece of ribbon.
Hubby’s cousin and his girlfriend were very happy to receive it!
Thanks for looking :-)

Cricut Imagine
Nursery Tails Cricut Imagine Cartridge
Cricut Sampler Cricut Cartridge
Fiskars Punch Around the Page-Hearts
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Tissue Paper-pink and yellow
Johnson’s Baby Products

Monday, August 22, 2011

I'm Back!!!

Hello Krafters!!!!
Did you all miss me? I missed each of you! I have been lurking, but unable to leave love on blogs nor could I upload projects to mine L. Everything seems to be in working order now YAY! Well, I have been a little busy during my hiatus. I didn’t do as much as I had liked since for a good while, it was SO warm here and I was unable to go into the craft room. On the flip side of that, I spent time with my girls J
Anywho, here is a quick project I would like to share. I participated in a challenge this summer and this was one of my entries. This card was so easy to make. It literally took minutes to put together with the help of the Cricut Imagine. I used the Teresa Collins Black and White Imagine Cartridge for the dress, Teresa Collins’ Baby Boutique for the background paper and Elegant Edges for the frame. I also used one of my favorite go to cartridges, Forever Young. Side note, it is a must have cartridge IMHO LOL!
I used my Distress-it-All to distress the edges. For a little texture, I used the Victoria Cuttlebug folder on the frame. Every pretty card needs ribbon right? I used a shear ribbon I had in my stash and tied a simple bow. I finished of the card by adding pearls to the frame and four corners of the card using the Viva Décor pens. These pens are AWESOME! They always dry rounded instead of having that little peak I would normally get when I used the Liquid Pearls. I also inked the edges. Enjoy!
I will try to NEVER stay away that long again!
Cricut Imagine
Teresa Collins Black and White Imagine Cartridge
Teresa Collins Baby Boutique Imagine Cartridge
Forever Young Cricut Cartridge
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge
Victoria Cuttlebug Folder
Viva Décor Pen-black and white
Bazzill White
Zutter Distress-it-All
Black Soot Distress Ink
Shear Ribbon