My Sheri Crafts #95

This week's challenge over at My Sheri Crafts is to create a project with either a pumpkin or an apple.  I couldn't decide what to use so I used both.  The school my youngest daughter attended in pre-kindergarten, had pictures taken of the students during the fall, winter, and spring.   I got lucky with this theme... she had pictures taken with a pumpkin and an apple during their fall session so I decided to make two layouts

I used the same layout pattern for both since I really wasn't sure which of them I was going to turn in but decided in the end to use both

Your turn!  Come join us over at  My Sheri Crafts and show off your pumpkin or apple project!

The coordinating papers are from Close to My Heart.  The stitches are hand sewn with DMC floss.  The "cutest pumpkin" was made from SCAL.  Both sentiments for each layout was covered with liquid glass to make it shiny and to strengthen the cuts.  The flourishes next to each picture was covered with Perfect Pearls pigment powder to make them shiny.  Lots of inking! 

Supplies used:
  • Cricut Design Studio
  • Sure Cuts A Lot
  • Papers - Close to My Heart
  • ek success - border punch
  • flowers from the dollar bins at Michael's
  • Cricut cartridges:
    • A Child's Year - apple
    • Home Decor - flourish in layout 2
    • Just Because Cards - "apple of my eye"
    • Thanksgiving - pumpkin and flourish in layout 1

JustRite Friday Challenge #82

I haven't participated in JustRite Friday Challenge in a while so I felt this is the right time to come back with this week's theme... "Be Supportive"

Quite a simple card really.  The stamp is from Custom Design Cardmaking Kit and heat embossed.  The flourish are from a Cricut cartridge - Home Decor and I covered it with Perfect Pearls pigment to make it nice and shiny.  I made the flowers from using five layers of a Fiskars punch for each rose

Supplies used:
  • Papers - DCWV
  • Fiskars - flower punch
  • JustRite - stamped sentiment and heat embossed
  • Sizzix - leafy branches
  • Spellbinder - scalloped oval and and the cut below it
  • Cricut cartridge: Home Decor - flourish

Also made for sketch 3 of RAQ's 9-19 Card Sketch Challenge hosted by SandyPalmer

My Sheri Crafts #94

It's time for a new challenge over at My Sheri Crafts!  This time around, we are to create a Family themed project or  project for someone in your family.

I was originally going to do an altered picture frame or a layout but I got a request to make a door hanger from one of my daughters.   We are moving soon to a new house (whenever they finish building it), and she will be getting her own room (no more sharing with her sister!).  She loves monkeys so I had to make something with a monkey on it.  Here is what I came up with...

I decided to go ahead and make one for my other kids as well... the next two are fairly simple.  My 4-year old son still sleeps with his Cookie Monster stuffy.  We love Cookie Monster!

This last one is for my eldest... she loves Pink Panther and she's not very much into "girlie" stuff anymore.  Although this is pretty plain and simple... it was actually the hardest one to make.  I had to create the cuts since there are no cartridges with these characters in it

Supplies used:

  • Cricut Design Studio
  • Sure Cuts A Lot
  • Sizzix - leafy branch 
  • Various gel pens
  • Cricut cartridges:
    • Elmo and Friends
    • Home Decor 
    • Life's a Party
    • Old West
    • Stone Script

My Sheri Crafts #93

Another two weeks has gone by and it's time for a new challenge over at My Sheri Crafts.  The theme this time is all about white... following the old tradition of not wearing white AFTER Labor Day.  Create a project using white on white!  

Here is my project... all white elements with different textures.  It's a bit hard to see in the picture, but the fan itself is actually embossed using Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl but they seemed to have gotten lost within the folds.  The glitter that I used on the sentiment also is a bit off color... I suppose that's the effect of the lighting... seems a bit bluish 

"White on white" seems like a fairly simple concept.  However, to add a little bit of sarcasm, I purposely used the word "simplify" because my project was anything but simple.  I used a lot of different elements and dimensions including one of my all time favorites... poof poofs!

Thank you for looking... I hope you had enjoyed your visit.  Have a great day... now let's get crafting!

Supplies used:

  • Cricut Design Studio
  • DMC cross-stitching floss - to make the tassels
  • ek success border punch
  • Feather
  • Feather boa
  • Fiskar border punch
  • Martha Stewart scoring board
  • Sizzix - leafy branch 
  • String of pearls
  • Cricut cartridges:
    • Home Decor -"simplify"
    • Pagoda - fan