Saturday, August 14, 2010

Envelope for 3 x 3

I need to get this on the blog before I mess around and throw the paper away that has this information. It's amazing that it has made it this long on my scrap table.

When I made Rose Mary's cards a few weeks ago, her envelopes were a bit haphazard as my score board didn't have the dimensions to fit and I was out of time. I plan to make more 3 x 3 cards and didn't want to go through that with the envelope again. So after we got home and I had a bit of time, I experimented until I found a good size.

Cut a 5 1/2" square and score at 2 1/8" on all 4 sides. Clip, fold and add tape.

Working at my table today and hope to have more to share soon.

Hope you're somewhere nice and cool.


Friday, August 13, 2010

Back to School

It's about that time once again. I am so dreading next week as traffic will be horrible once again. Since I no longer have one in school, I don't have the other issues of back to school. Yea!!!!!

I hope to get some projects accomplished this weekend but thought I'd just remind you of my school related projects from last year.

There are the luggage tags I made for Logan and Bella here.

And the sign for first day of school pictures here.

Gosh, looking at these, I sure wish we were back in Branson. We haven't been back since that trip and I'm really missing it.

I think I need to go make a list of the projects I need to work on so that I don't forget something.

Have a great weekend,

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hello Kitty

Hmmmmm. Maybe that's why I never shared the Hello Kitty luggage tags. I can't find a picture of them. I think I made these for Abby sometime last year, and I helped Rose Mary make some for Emma a while back.

Here's the picture of Meadow's.

And a print screen of all three.

The cut file includes a Paper Setup page for the Cut Page and a separate one for the Rainbow. The setup page for the rainbow includes some instructions. Because the rainbow parts are grouped with only 2 "contours" to a cut, it is impossible at this time to "hide selected contour" part of it and it still be hidden when you reopen the file. Therefore, you'll either have to hide the parts yourself or just cut all of the parts twice. Make sense?

To "hide selected contour", click on the part you want to hide to make it active, right click anywhere on the mat and click "Hide Selected Contour" on the pop-up menu.

Just a rerun of Miller, Sebastian and Meadow's tags.

Are you or a little friend a Hello Kitty fan? Thinking of you on this one, Susan.

Hello Kitty Luggage Tags

Where's Friday,

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Fire Breathing Dragons

OK, so they aren't fire breathing, but they sure are cute.

When I created Aidan and Maddy's birthday cards (link here), I started work on tags to match but ran out of time. Then I needed a tag for Sebastian, so I decided to do his and Aidan's at the same time. I'll see Kay in a few weeks and hope to have Maddy's made by then too.

I cut the dragons but then remembered how much better they looked using the Cri-Kit pens. So I started over and drew with the pens before cutting.

Doesn't it make a world of difference! I need to remember to use them more.

Since I was working with Nursery Rhymes for Miller, I went ahead and used that font for everything. I rather like it anyway.

Now, I need to get Maddy's done along with making some for Layla, Alyse and Avalee.

Dragon Luggage Tags

Have a good day,

Monday, August 9, 2010

Miller Time

You may or may not remember James and Ashley that got married last year. Well, there has been an addition to the family. A bouncing baby boy, Miller. We are all so excited for them!

Reorganizing Rose Mary's scrap closet last week got me motivated to come home, clean my desk and get busy. So I made more luggage tags. No, there is NO end to them.

I love the Cow Jumped Over the Moon element on Nursery Rhymes and knew that I could get by with using it for Miller since he's still so little.

I tried to use colors to match his room. Isn't it precious?

Of course, I didn't want Meadow and Sebastian to feel left out, so I made tags for them too. I thought Meadow would like Hello Kitty and a dragon for Sebastian.

Oops! I had plans for a post regarding the dragon, but I thought I had already shared the Hello Kitty tags. I can't find it, so I guess you'll be seeing her again too.

Anyway, Sherrye was thankful for an "excuse" to go see them, and everyone loved the tags.

I just love this cartridge!

Cow Jumped Over the Moon Luggage Tag


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Lollypop, Lollypop, Oh Lolly Lolly Lolly

Had another crop with some of the Divas last month. Actually, for this small group, we call ourselves the Jammers because we love to crop and can just spend the day in our jammies.

Anyway, our plans included the celebration of Angie's birthday, but we were the ones surprised. haha We're not sure who had their days mixed up, but Angie's family made plans for the same weekend which included family photos. So .... However, we did enjoy her birthday cake and strawberries! We even took pictures of us enjoying it and texted to her. Yes, we can be evil but all in fun.

Her absence gave me time to make her birthday card. Yes, always behind. I did have her gift card ready but hadn't had/taken the time to make the card. I had it in Design Studio, just not cut.

Remember that Angie is the one with the new grandson, Eli, and her and her husband's grandparent names are Lolly and Pop? So, naturally, her card HAD to be (wait for it) ...

a lollypop. (Yes, I know it should be lollipop, but she's Lolly.)

Pull on the stick and you have the card

with the gift card attached.

Of course, it had to be a fairly large lollipop for the gift card to fit inside. There are several cartridges with a lollipop, but this one was from Mickey & Friends.

I used the base of the lollipop element to get the size for the stick but just cut circles since I needed the stick to be attached to the card and not the sucker. I used George and Basic Shapes for the circles, stick and card elements and used Mickey and Friends just for the swirl layer of the lollipop. I cut out additional "sticks" and just glued them all together to make it stronger.

I think it turned out pretty cute. I probably should have added Stickles, but too late now. Happy Belated Birthday, Angie! (She received her card last weekend when Rose Mary got hers.)

Lollipop Gift Card


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Road Trip

Rose Mary gave us a scare last week when her husband replied to one of our emails that she was in the hospital. Yikes! Angie and I decided it was time for a road trip. None of the other girls were available. I asked Rose Mary if we could come and told her that we would vacuum her floors, clean her toilets, or whatever she needed done. She said we could come but couldn't clean her house.

I left the house a bit after 9:00 Saturday morning, picked Angie up, drove, drove and drove, took the wrong exit (A instead of B or B instead of A or whatever), got turned around, picked up lunch (if you don't live in Arkansas where you can go to Market Place Grill, I'm so sorry), and made it to Rose Mary's house. I'm glad my house isn't that close to Market Place! We finally got to meet her husband, John, and we all had a GREAT lunch. Food was great; company was even better!

After lunch was present time! We'd gotten Rose Mary the I-rock tool, setters and set of gems as a GET WELL.

I had an email from Archivers last week about the 3 x 3 cards. I thought they were such a cute size and decided to make some. Here's Rose Mary's get well card using an element on Love Struck 2010.

And her birthday was coming up, so we added that to the celebration. Here's her birthday card. I just couldn't get this design to fit on a 3 x 3, so I fudged a little. I believe it's 3 x 3.5. This element is on George and Basic Shapes.

And both cards with the tin containing her gift card. Don't you just love the Hobby Lobby tins?

I was trying to match the cards to the tin. I used Vanilla Cream for the bases, Chocolate for the shadows and Twilight for the designs (all papers CTMH). Once the cuts were put together, I pop dotted them to the bases. I used Waterfall Stickles with Yellow on the candle flame.

Even though Rose Mary wouldn't let us clean house (like it really needed it--NOT! She has a beautiful home that is very neat and tidy.), she did have a few projects lined up if we were willing.

Ha! After 2 real quick projects, we dove in on project 3, reorganizing her scrapbook closet. Yahoo!! With her approval, we threw away, we made a box for Arkansas Children's Hospital and we made piles. Then we left Rose Mary to rest while we made a trip to Hobby Lobby and Michaels. Love shopping and spending other people's money! haha

Then we came back and put everything in its place. Wonder if she'll ever be able to find anything? And believe it or not, we didn't even take a before or after picture, but here's one of the three of us--left to right: Jill, Rose Mary and Angie.

By the time we finished our project, drove back to Little Rock, dropped Angie at her car, and stopped for gas, I got home about 10:20. Long but GREAT day with lots of laughter. And, yes, Rose Mary is on the road to recovery and doing great!

I'm not attaching files. Just put a 3 x 3 square on your Design Studio or Gypsy mat and make your element fit inside.

And, NO, we're not coming to clean your house or reorganize your scrapbook area, so you might as well just stay healthy.

Hope you have a great weekend,