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Sunday, June 28, 2009

A challenge and contest from!!

The latest SSPT Design Team Challenge was to use black, white and yellow on a project. I've been wanting to try making my own felt embellishments, so I thought I'd give it a try for this challenge.

Unfortunately, the cricut wouldn't cut the felt. But I wasn't willing to give up that easily. I used the cricut to cut the design I wanted out of vinyl, then stuck the vinyl to the felt and cut around it by hand. I thought it would look better as an applique so I used embroidery thread to sew around the edges and used Heat n Bond to attach it to the shirt.

For the shirt Breena is wearing. I used the skull from Indie Art with a little modification with the hearts from George in Design Studio. The flowers are from Accent Essentials. The one yellow flower I had leftover, I sewed to a ponytail holder.

I was going to use Baylinn as the model this time, but Breena wouldn't let go of the shirt until I agreed to put it on her. Then I had to bribe her to sit still with a cookie so I could take her picture. (Her sister wanted a cookie too, so that's why she's also in the picture lol...)

There is an awesome cricut contest going on at I'm going to enter this project - so wish me luck!

Want to see more fabulous projects using the cricut? Check out all the talent here:

Friday, June 12, 2009

SSPT Fruit Challenge

This 12X12 layout is all about the paper. The sayings printed on it fit my Breena to a "T" - !! (I do realize that putting her picture on paper with a grinning skull in a pink wig might cause some emotional damage later on....but I liked this paper so much, I decided it was worth the risk LMAO!!!) The cherries are from HK Greetings, the font is Blackletter. The crown and arrow are painted Grungeboard from Tim Holtz.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

More pics from the trade...


I try to make a habit of putting "cricut" in the craigslist search every once in awhile, just to see what comes up.  Well last week, I found a photographer in my area who was looking to trade a photo session for - are you ready for this? - CRICUT CUTS!  I emailed her right away and she sent me her website so I could check out her pictures and I sent her my blog so she could see what carts I had.  She sent me a short list of the cuts she wanted and we agreed to meet at a local park for the photo shoot.  She chased the twins around for an hour, clicking away.  Three days later, she sent me a cd with 50 fully-edited photos.  These are just a few....

Monday, June 1, 2009

SSPT *Bling* Challenge

Wow it's been a busy couple of weeks.  My mom has been in town for the last 9 days and is leaving tomorrow *sniff*, the twins turned the big 02 on Saturday and we had a party for them on Sunday.  I decided to bling up the boxes that I made as favors for their party to fulfill the June 1 SSPT Challenge.  

I found the prettiest pink and orange hibiscus napkins and plates at Tuesday Morning and decided to use those as the theme for the party.  The boxes were cut with TBBM, the flowers from Storybook.  I used Design Studio to make the tag on the lid and used Stickles and a sparkly Jelly Roll pen to decorate it all.  I used a whole bottle of Stickles on 20 boxes...but it's really hard to tell in the picture.  You'll have to trust me when I say that they really did sparkle!