Monday, March 29, 2010

GO GREEN: Recycled Tool Caddy Video

I love to reuse everyday objects and create something new from them and the comments I received on the Cricut MB for this project, so do a lot of you!  I decided to create this video to show you how simple and useful this particular project is.  I'll be searching all of your blogs for other great GREEN ideas....who knows, you may get a message from me asking permission to feature your ideas!  ENJOY!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Kosher Salt Caddy

I made this as an altered item challenge for Platinum Scraps.  I really enjoy recycling everyday materials and decided to use an empty box of kosher salt just as I was about to trash it.  It ended up being a fun and very useful project and I'll soon post a video to show you all how easy it is to create!



Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Secret Garden Card

I've been DYING to share this card you all of you, but I had to wait.  I made it as a guest designer with Platinum Scraps for this week's Free-For-All Challenge.  I really wanted to explore the Walk In My Garden cart, because I've seen so many great projects on your blogs and Cricut MB posts.  I did use an SVG file I've had forever and never used to cut the gate design in the card front (I've shared it below!) and used SCAL for the font...regardless of what font carts I have, SCAL is always my "old faithful!"


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

I received this award from Monique (In the Netherlands!  How cool?) and I'd truly like to thank her from the bottom of my heart.  I urge you all to check out her great projects and blog:

As with many other awards, there are a few rules that go along with receiving it:

1) Add a link and note of thanks to the person giving the award

2) Pass the award on to 15 bloggers whose blogs you have recently discovered that you love

3) Share 7 things about yourself

So (after much web-surfing!), I'd like to pass this award along to:

P-Kay (Pam):
Pink E:
Ms. Jay:

1. I'm the youngest of 6 children.
2.  I'm a former professional ballet dancer and still teach dance.
3. I love to cook.
4. I'm a MAJOR book worm.
5. I've only been seriously crafting for about a year.
6. P-Kay Sunshine is my sister and the person who first inspired me to craft (and still does!).
7. I try to laugh and make a joke at least once a's good for the soul.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Platinum Scraps Guest Designer for March

I'm the guest designer for Platinum Scraps for the month of March.  They're a really great group of ladies and I'm honored they invited me.

The first challenge was to create a layout with a St. Patrick's Day theme from a sketch.  Please visit Platinum Scraps to see all of the layouts created by those great ladies and to take a peek at the sketch!

Housewarming Invites

I made these invitations for my cousin's housewarming party.  Being the crazy guy that I am, I really like making invitations that match, but are not identical.  I used Songbird and Sweethearts carts.

Catching Up withThe Date Night Card

I posted this card a little while ago on the Cricut MB abd received a lot of comments and questions about the shower curtain. 

It was actually quite simple to create, so I'll go ahead and share the steps with you:

1.  Cut out the shape you want using the George card and welded shapes or SCAL.  For this card, I needed a front and back to create the look of an oval, wrap-around curtain.  You will need to cut the shape(s) out of both cardstock and vellum.
2.  Emboss the vellum layer with a Cuttlebug folder or other embossing tool.
3.  Glue the vellum over the cardstock.
4. Ink or chalk both your edges and your embossed design and you're DONE!