Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Back to School pencil pouch

It's back to school and also back to bloggin for me. This summer was so crazy busy that I didn't have much crafting time. Now, I've got to figure out where my mojo went on vacation so I can find it! I made a cute little back to school pencil pouch with my customers and it just happens to fit a few challenges.



All the products used are from Stampin Up.
I used a 12"x3" piece of Daffodil Delight cs and scored it at 6" and 1.5". I stamped the alphabet stamp from the Confetti stamp set in real red on whisper white cs, adhered it to real red cs. I added a piece of the striped dp from the Big Top Birthday dp pack. The notebook paper dp is from Just Add Cake. I punched holes with the 1/8" hole punch, cut to the hole and roughed it up. The die cuts are the Beary Bright die from the Build a Bear collection.

So what do you think? I think it turned out very cute.



Challenges:
JUG #99
Totally Papercrafts
Stamp Something

Thanks for stopping by!
Michele



Thursday, August 18, 2011

A few Disney characters



I participated in a Disney scrapbook kit swap on SCS recently. I decided to do a Lilo & Stitch kit and a Monsters Inc kit. For both kits, I used Make the Cut with my Cricut for the characters.


This is the Lilo & Stitch kit I made. I found coloring pages of Lilo & Stitch and used MTC to convert them to cut files for my Cricut. The flower on the journaling box is from Storybook and the title is from Cuttin Up. The dp is by Bo Bunny. It think this is my favorite of the two sets.



For the Monsters Inc set, I found coloring pages of Sully, Boo and Mike to convert into cut files. The journal box is a canister they have to fill up. I made it with the basic shapes in MTC. I used a MS punch on the top border and added googly eyes to some of the monsters.




My favorite thing about this set is that I made Sully FUZZY!!! I had the idea to do this and how I thought I could accomplish it. Guess what? It actually worked! I love it when what I envision in my head actually turns out. The above photo is a close up of Sully so maybe you see that he is fuzzy. He looks great IRL! Oh, how did I do it? I used Fun Flocking on him. After I cut him out and put him together, I then went over the purple spots with my glue pen and added the purple flocking. After I did all the spots, I went back and did the same thing with the blue flocking. Easy peasy! I love adding that little extra to projects to make them WOW.


I hope you enjoyed the projects I shared today. I have lots of cards to show so check back often.


Creative blessings!


Michele

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Let's COOL off!

I am the hostess of the Scrapbook Variety Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. I have flaked a little this summer with the challenges but I have one for this week. I am so over this heat wave! I thought we could take a respite by scrapping how you translate COOL. Here is my sample page for the challenge.


All the elements are from Divine Digital's June Download a Day freebies. If you do digital scrapping and didn't know about the download a day freebies, head over there and check it out. Right now the DAD is a baby kit.


Happy Scrapping!
Michele

It's been a while!

Wow, it sure has been a while since I've posted anything. I am very sorry to my followers. It's time for an update.

I decided in the spring to "retire" from Creative Memories. I let my time run out the end of June. I thought I would try being a customer for awhile. Well.....Stampin Up! decided to run a great, can't pass up, special for new demonstrators. I love Stampin Up! and have used their products for several years. I discovered SU! after I became a CM consultant. Naturally, I couldn't pass up the special. My time as "just a customer" lasted two week. LOL! I have embarked on a new adventure as a SU! demonstrator. I am very excited about this new chapter in my life. I get to combine both my love of scrapping and my love of card making with Stampin Up!.

So, that's what's been going on here, or at least a little bit of what's been happening. Check back because I do plan on resuming blog posts.

Happy Crafting!
Michele