Friday, July 19, 2013

My first rhinestone project with the Silhouette Cameo

This morning I woke up to an email from USPS saying that my package from was on the truck for delivery.  I was sooo excited... I kept looking out the window for the mail truck and at about 10:30 I saw him across the street.  He delivered our mail, but no there was no package! :(  About 20 minutes later, my doorbell rang and it was the mailman with my box.  He missed it the first time around.  Shew! :)  

I belong to a few crafting groups on Facebook, which are really great for inspiration and is where I found out  about Rhinestone Templates by SandyJo.  I kept see all the cool projects people were doing and I told myself, "Jenn you need to get on the bling train!"  Sandy Jo put a starter kit on sale on her website, so I took the plunge and purchased it.

I won't go into all the details with how to do it, but you can Youtube Silhouette and rhinestones and will find a ton of how to videos.  Below is my finished project.  It doesn't look like much, but for my first one, I am pretty proud of myself! :) 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Cupcake box from Silhouette :)

I am sure you were waiting with baited breath for my return and here I am! :)

Since my last post, I purchased a Silhouette Cameo and I am in LOVE!!!!  I still have my Circut Expression, but have doing most of my crafting on the Cameo.  My favorite part is being able to purchase what is needed through the Silhouette online store and most items are only 99 cents!  They also give away a free shape each Tuesday.  I knew I was wanted to purchase a Cameo so as soon as I leared about it, so I signed up for the free shapes about 6 months before I got my machine.  Can't wait to share all the new projects in the works.

I have a baby shower to go to this weekend, so what better project to do then the cupcake box with onsies!  I saw this post on pinterest  99% of all my projects and ideas come from Pinterest.  Love it!

I started by downloading a cupcake box file by Lori Whitlock from the Silhouette online store.  One of the things I love most about the items purchased from Silhouette is when you add the item to your cutting mat, it comes out perfectly sized!  No guess work involved.

I completely forgot to take a pic of all the pieces once they were cut out because I was too excited to put it together.  Lori has a great video on YouTube for assembly instructions, so I watched this first before trying to put it together.  It looks a little overwhelming once you have all the piece cut out, but with the video it is a piece of cake to put together. 

The top of the cupcake box didn't have a hole to see inside so I added one.  I only had vellum on hand, but next time would use something more see-through.  (Anyone have any ideas what I should use?)  You have to put together each side of the box together for the top and bottom, so my adhesive of choice is my ATG tape gun.  Who loves their ATG?  Mine is my baby and I use it for everything. 

Here is a completed picture of the box.  Super easy to put together and looks so stinkin' cute!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Thank you card from Artiste

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! :)  I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Years.  We sure did! :)  One of my goals this year is to get back on track with blogging and to do a weekly posting.  Below is my first post of the year!

Today's card was a quick and easy one from the Artiste cartridge and another that I will put away and use when needed.

The card and envelope were cut at 8 1/2 inches and is from page 58 in the handbook.   The Thank you sentiment was cut at 1 3/4 inches and is on page 65.  It was hard to get a good picture because the paper was shiny, so below was my best attempt.

My Reading nook is coming along nicely and am hoping to get it painted this weekend.  I will definitely post before and after pics when it is all done.  Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

You're the Bomb from Wild Card 2

Today my husband was working on the reading nook in my craftoom (YAY!) so I spent some time crafting while he was working. :)

You're the Bomb is from Wild Card 2 and is too funny.  One of our friends is having a birthday tomorrow, and I thought it would be the perfect card for him.

The card and envelope were cut out at 4 3/4 inches and it sure had a ton of layers!

The paper I used was all given to me, so I am not sure where it came from.  I also put a silver brad in the hands of the clock to give it a little something extra.

Thanks for looking and I hope everyone had a good weekend! :)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Welcome Home with Wild Card 2

I sure am enjoying the Wild Card 2 cartridge.  It really has a ton of cute card ideas!

This card is for my sister-in-law and her fiance who are buying their first house.  Because they were already living in the house they purchased, I wanted to do something special once they signed the papers and the house was finally theirs! :)

The card and envelope were cut out at 4.75 inches.  The booklet says 4.5 inches, but I always check to see if I can cut it bigger. :)  I used some kind of pop dots (can't remember exactly which brand) to pop up the house on the front and also the welcome home on the inside of the card.  A pewter colored brad was used for the door knob.

The paper (except for the card and envelope) were all left over scraps.  A lot of my paper and card stock was given to me by friends that either have too many supplies or aren't scrapbooking anymore, so I don't know where a lot of it came from.

Congrats Brandi and Kyle on your new house!!!!!!!! :) :)

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Mr. & Mrs. Card from Artiste cartridge

My cousin and a friend were just married and I wanted to make a special card for them.  I scrap lifted this idea from Everyday Cricut ( who have made some great projects with the Artiste cartridge.  

Their wedding colors are navy blue and light blue, so I wanted to make something that reflected those colors.  On the Artiste cartridge I used the heart envelope on page 36 and cut it out at 4.25 inches.  For the card I used the one on page 56 and it was cut out at 4.5 inches.  The stamp on the inside of the card is from Inkadinkado and is number 97892.  There are some really cute wedding stamps on this set.

The wedding was last night and it was so fun! :)  My husband was one of the groomsmen, and he looked very handsome in his suit.  Congrats Dave and Kerri!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Magazine Holder with Artiste Cartridge

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  I had a day all to myself yesterday, so I got some crafting time in! :)  

Here is a quick project using the Artiste Cartridge and what I like to call the magazine holder on page 47.

This was cut out at 6 inches.  The paper I used is from the Recollections Signature O' Christmas Tree paper pad.  It came together very quickly and easily.

Now I have a holder for all my various pop dots! :)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Thanks a bunch with Wild Card 2

Wow, I can't believe it has been almost a month since my last post!  Life has been crazy busy!! :)  

Thank you cards are something I never have on hand, but always need, so I though it would be a good idea to make the Thanks a Bunch card on Wild Card 2.  

The card and envelope were cut at 5 inches.  The booklet says to cut out at 4.5 inches, but I was able to get it to fit at 5.  Putting the card together actually took a little thinking because there are 6 layers of bananas to put together, but it looks really cool when all put together.

I am just getting over a small flu bug, but am finally feeling better today.  I hope everyone is having a good weekend! :)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Crafting with Kaitlyn

Today I got to craft with my friend Kaitlyn! :)  We had so much fun.  I let her look through the Artiste cartridge booklet and she wanted to make the mailbox.  It was cut out at 3 inches.

We also made a pinwheel from the Artsite cartridge. 

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!! :)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Owl Card from Wild Card 2

I recently purchased the Wild Card 2 cartridge and have been itching to play around with it.  One of my friends is moving into a new apartment, so I thought this was a good excuse to make a cute card for her.  I decided on the Owl card.  He is soooo cute! :)

I cut the card and envelope out at 4.75.  The best thing about this card was, except for the envelope, was the rest of the paper were left over scraps. :)  I save most of my scraps and it felt good to actually use them.  On the inside of the card, I cut out the words "Whooooo's Moving?? :)

I also tried to cut out a flower from the Artiste cartridge and glue it to the front of the envelope, but it kept unraveling.  I didn't really have anything small enough to wrap it around.  After looking on Youtube (another wonderful resources for crafting) I saw a few people use a paper piercer which is on my list for the next trip to the craft store.  

Hopefully I will have some time this weekend to make some projects with the Artiste cartridge.  There are sooo many things I want to make from it, that I don't know where to start! :)