Monday, April 23, 2012

Good Monday Morning Krafty Friends!

I'm BUZZING with excitement to share my latest My Cricut Craft Room 
project with you!

While looking over the project options, thinking aloud I said "What the heck can I make that starts with the letter Q?" My boyfriend replied "Queen Bee!" as if it were a no brainer. lol Hmpfh, why didn't I think of that?! He seemed so happy with himself that he came up with the idea that I couldn't not do it, ya know? So together we picked out the images....a bee from Create A Critter and a crown from Storybook. I decided to make a little treat out of this Queen Bee because I have a friend that it will be perfect for as a "Just Bee-cause" gift. 

Want to make your own? Here's how:

-You'll find the bee on page 68 of Create A Critter. I cut her at 4 1/2", using vellum for her wings then glittered the black part of the body and antennas. I Glossy Accented her eyes, drew on some eyelashes to make her more girly then finished off her face by adding rosy cheeks with a sponge dauber.

-The crown can be located on page 65 of Storybook. I cut it at 3/4" using the <crown2> & accent frame feature. I placed black rhinestones over the holes for some added bling. All crowns need some bling right? 

-I filled the treat tube with jelly beans, tied some tulle around the top just because I love tulle. I don't think I could craft without it. lol  Printed the sentiment onto cardstock using the "Giddyup" font. Punched the tag using Martha Stewarts tag punch, then tied it on with some DMC floss. I finished it off by adhering her to the tube. Now she's ready to fly off to her new home.  

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I've inspired you today! 

Please head over to My Cricut Craft Room to see the rest of todays projects.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

5 Minute Headband Challenge

Happy Sunday friends!
This weeks challenge was to make a headband and it had to be done in 5 minutes. Easy right? But fun too! I decided to make a bottle cap flower headband. Super easy but super cute and it can be removed from the headband so another embellishment can be put on....interchangeable like. Now I just need to make more embellishments. lol

Thanks for stopping by. I hope I inspired you today!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Easter Egg Challenge 2012

A friend & I have a little crafty challenge group that we run. The Easter week challenge was to alter any kind of egg in any way so I tried my hand at a mixed media egg. I took a real egg, poked holes in each end and blew it's insides out. Once it was clean and dry I used  Golden Matte Medium to apply 4 layers of old torn up sewing patterns. The matte medium is similar to Mod Podge but doesn't dry tacky and just looks nicer, in my opinion. Plus it works well with the thin paper sewing pattern. Using black StazOn ink I stamped the birdcage  onto a piece of sewing pattern and applied it. Tied the tulle around it & added a little black prima rose. Next I painted the birds bellies with Nutmeg Twinkling H20s and I was good to go. It was fun to make and really pretty easy. I can't wait to make more using some vintage images. I got the idea from a video tutorial that Marah Johnson did. You can see her tutorial here: Marah Johnsons Mixed Media Egg Tutorial.

 I hope I inspired you to give this a try. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Would You Ever Guess Wednesday

Today is Wednesday at My Cricut Craft Room 
and you know what that means......

I am happy to present my first Design Team project for My Cricut Craft Room. A pendant using the "Stand and Salute" cartridge. Would you ever guess that? 

I took this opportunity to create it in honor of Autism Awareness Month and my beautiful son who is Autistic.

I cut the awareness ribbon frame on page 31 at 1 3/4" (real dial size) four times using cardboard from a Coke 20 pack carton then  inked the edges of each one a different color. Red, blue and yellow the colors in the Autism Awareness Ribbon.  I then inked the top layer with all three colors, blending them. Next I inserted his photo between 2 layers and finished it off with Glossy Accents on the top layer to give it some shine, attached a silver bail and chain. There you have it, a quick and easy pendant using your Cricut machine.

Here is another version that I made into a refrigerator magnet,
     it's cut at 3".

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope I inspired you today! 

Don't forget to go to Ericas Craft Room to see projects from the other team members!