Saturday, September 26, 2009

Getting a Kick Out of Turning 7

My son is turning 7 next week and he wanted to have his party at a local Karate studio. I couldn't resist buying the Sizzix doll karate outfit so I could make the invitations. I think they turned out cute. Here is the group shot:
And the close up (click either image to enlarge):
This is my first time making invitations, so they weren't too fancy but I'm pleased with how they turned out!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

I can hardly believe it is almost the holiday season - with all the new holiday release dies, my scraproom is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!! Here is a simple layout using the new Quickutz Holiday font, old 4x4 adornments, and last year's lights border (love this). You can't really tell in the scan but the lights are cut in glitter paper. I cut the large scalloped circle on my Cricut Expression using the Storybook cartridge. Click to enlarge.
Next is a work in took awhile to get the Gingerbread house just the way I wanted it - I still may tinker with this a bit (I'm thinking of converting it to a 2 page LO), but here it is for now. I used a lot of QK dies on this: Flourish Border; Holiday 4x8 font; 4x4 Tree; 4x4 Snowman; Cloud border (for the snow). The Gingerbread House was cut on my Silhouette using a design from the Jingle portfolio. Background paper is from Archivers. Click to enlarge.

Finally, a non-holiday quick and easy layout using the retired Sizzix/Ellison Preppie font (one of my all time favorites). The background of the journal circle is a Spellbinders Pinking Cirlce (love those). The journaling in a circle was done on the new version of Creative Memories Storybook Creator software - you can journal inside any shape and just print it out - I love that feature! The background paper is also Creative Memories from the Discover collection I think. Click to enlarge.
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Scrap-Mart is moving to a new and larger space! In order to let their vendors know of the move, they asked the DT to create some homemade cards for the announcement. Here are the two styles I came up with. I cut the first one entirely on my Silhouette, which is great when you need to do multiples of anything. Here I used to QK digital downloads: Cityscape and Auto (moving van). The title was cut on my Sil as well using a TTF called Milk Top Girl. Click to enlarge.
For the next style I used perhaps my very favorite die of the recent Sizzix releases - the Decorative Strip Airplane Banner Die! I had to trim it just a bit to fit on this 12" tri-fold card. I LOVE this die for so many reasons. I cut my title on the Silhouette for the banner (easier to glue down welded words than individual letters when you are doing multiples) using the same TTF Milk Top Girl. The sky background paper is from Hobby Lobby. Click to enlarge.
Sorry it has been awhile since my last post. I'll try to upload some other recent projects soon! Thanks for stopping by today!