Monday, December 28, 2009

Paisley Flocked Turtle (Updated)

I updated the flocked turtle I made previously...I added some stickles on his toes, tail and mouth. I used my Copic markers to edge the turtle. The background paper was embossed with my CB and Quickutz Polka Dots embossing folder. Then I used my copic markers to color in the embossed circles.

Additional supplies needed:

Quickutz Polka Dots embossing folder
Copic Marker

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Paisley Flocked Turtle


Cricut Paisley Cart
Stampendous summer lovin' flock
Stampendous saltwater taffy flock
Craft Knife
Bristle Brush (i.e. paint brush)
Copic Markers

I cut the turtle from the Paisley cart at 3". Then I ran each piece in my, I carefully applied the flock - using my craft knife to help with the boundaries.

I used my Copic markers to draw in the eyes after the turtle was flocked.

This is my first flock - I love the texture it gives...but it is very dusty...I had to dust my scrap area when I was finished with this project.

I found the flock at was a nice surprise!!!!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Snow Friend


Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Heat Embossing Gun
Ranger Embossing Powder (Polysparkle)
Ranger Big and Bossy clear embossing ink pad
Xyron adhesive
Copic Markers

I cut the snow guy out at 3". Next, I used a dobber to ink my Snow Guy with the clear ink...then I sprinkled on the embossing powder - removed the excess and then heat embossed it. I used the Swiss Dots folder to dry emboss his hat. I used some - what appears to me as terry cloth ribbon for the white on his hat. I also used the Swiss Dots to emboss the scarf and gloves. I used copic markers to make his white shoes black, but really they should have been cut out of black cardstock.

The sign was cut at 3" also...I inked the edges and then cut out "Merry" from the Wildcard cart.

Can I say, cutting fonts is my least favorite thing to do!!!!!!!!

Since my guy was so small, I chose to create his face with my Copic Markers. It's just easier. The small mouth and eyes are impossible for me to cut and adhere - even with the QuickKutz - The Quicker-Poker-Picker-Upper!

We are still trying to figure out the light box - as you can tell the 2 pics are different colors....we think we need better lighting. The first pic was taken with just my husbands brand new flashlight and the second was taken with the flashlight along with the overhead kitchen light and the lights that came with my new portable photo box.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Gingerbread House

We bought a Gingerbread house kit this year. It was 9.99 at Sam's. Everyone had a lot of fun working on this house. What a memorable activity for the kids!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Snow Boy

I got a portable photo studio for Christmas. Here is a pic I just took with it. I'm lovin' it!

Monday, December 14, 2009


I made this elf using Cricut Paper Doll Cart. He is 5". I hand cut the collar and embossed it with CB Swiss Dots folder. The background paper is embossed with a star CB folder. After embossing the paper, I inked it with white - to resemble snowflakes. I finished off the elf with some garland fiber.

This guy is supposed to resemble "Elf on a Shelf" - therefore I did not cut out his boots or shorts.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Another Snow Friend card

Another snow friend card...I LOVE these guys! I haven't put my message on this card, but I had another friend who had surgery last I went with the same theme. She is recovering a lot faster than my other I may have to come up with a different message. I love the fibers on the top of his hat! TOO CUTE!
Let me know if you like it!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hope you are on your feet soon!

Card is 4 x 5 1/2 - I cut the snow friend at 3". I used stickles for the boots and fibers on the hat and bottom of the shirt.