Saturday, September 17, 2011

Altered Composition Book for Teacher

Fisher started Kindergarten last month and I made this notebook for his teacher Mrs. Thornton. I usual do not create altered items but had seen some of these composition books done. I thought I would try my hand at it. I used Lettering Delights Cool School for the crayon frame and school days. The letters for the name is from the Scribble Kids alphabet. The notebook paper was first drawn with the Cricut using an ink gel pen and then cut from Locker Talk cart. I found some stickers than looked like ribbon in my stash, a few buttons, and a cute embellishment of stacked books. Finally I made a closure using some ribbon with the alphabet printed on it.

Thanks for taking the time to visit and have a blessed day.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Quick Card to Share

Trying to keep up and share something at least once a week. Hmmmm.... should I put that in writing? They say that putting your goals in writing helps you stay on target so I think I'll leave it there. We'll see how things go.

Today I am sharing a card I made in July for my pastor's son who was getting married. The heart is cut from Plantin Schoolbook and embossed with Divine Swirls folder. The paper is from My Mind's Eye. I kept playing with the placement of the heart and felt it needed more. At the time I wasn't so please with it but now that I look at it with fresh eyes I really like the simplicity of the card.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. Hope you have a blessed day!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Hummingbird of a Gift

My mom (aka Nana) loves hummingbirds as does my mother in law (aka Mamaw). Fisher was at Mamaws and saw a beautiful fluted glass with an etching of a hummingbird and flowers. He instantly thought of Nana and said we needed to give it to her. It took a little convincing that we couldn't take Mamaw's glass and give it to Nana, but we could make our own. So off to the craft store we went. When Fisher saw the glass candle holder he was determined that it was the right one. This time I had to be convinced and I do believe he made the right choice.

I used Make the Cut to create the image. I cut it out of vinyl, adhered it to the glass, and used an etching creme. 

I wanted to make a card to go with the gift so I went in search of another hummingbird that I could create into layers. Here is the final image in MTC and the card. I wasn't too pleased with how my Cricut cut the tiny pieces. It was definately time for a new blade and mat.

 Here is the final project. Nana was thrilled with the gift. She proudly displays it in her livingroom.

Thanks for dropping by. I'll have another project to share with you soon. Have a blessed day.