Thursday, September 30, 2010

Well go figure....

Two layout ideas - one imagined as fabulous, the other as 'just getting it done'.  Once completed, I was disappointed in the one I thought would be fabulous, and was surprisingly pleased with the one I was just going to get done.  Go figure!  Here is the one I really liked...
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The patterned paper is by Rusty Pickle (Under the Stars) and the background is Bo Bunny double-dot in olive.  I used my Sizzix Eclips machine and the Vacation cartridge for the title and moose cuts - isn't that the cutest moose in the world?  Here are some close-ups...

Next is the layout I was a bit disappointed with - I'm ok with it, however, I was hoping it would be fabulous.  Maybe someday I will re-do it, but here it is for now...
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ETA:  Ok, I re-did the title just by adding a bit of net/mesh behind it using a Sizzix Rub-On.  The title seemed to be 'floating' to me so this gave it some foundation.
The paper is Rusty Pickle again and Basic Grey for the background.  The boy fishing silhouette is from the Cricut A Child's Year cartridge, and the bass fish is from the Cricut Camp Out cartridge.  The title was cut with the retired Sizzix Wet Paint alphabet. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Have a crafty day!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Halloween Treat Box!

It's almost October so that means Halloween is right around the corner.  Here is video showing how I put together a cute treat box using the Sizzix Big Shot Pro Milk Carton die, the Sizzix Tulip Garden Decorative Strip die and of course my Sizzix Eclips machine! 

And here is the finished project:
I just love the cute Halloween Border shapes available on the Eclips Holiday cartridge!  Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sizzix Eclips Emerald Cup Layout

Still loving the Sizzix Eclips machine.  Here I used three cartridges:  Starter & Rockin' Janie for the title; All Occasions for the trophy; Holiday for the shamrock vines.  The black ric-rack was cut with the Sizzix Hello Kitty Ribbons Decorative Strip die.  I really love how this page came together.
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The patterned papers are by October Afternoon (Thrift Shop and Road Trip lines), and the green paper is from the DCWV Shimmer stack.  You can't tell too well in the scan, but it has a subtle shimmer/gleen to it and it is lovely IRL.  That shimmer paper also cuts like buttah in the Eclips!!  Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!!