June 30, 2011

With Liberty and Justice for all!

There is something about the red, white and blue that always helps to remind me about how fortunate I am to live in this country. Speaking of the red, white and blue, have you seen Bo Bunny's new Liberty collection? It is patriotic through and through! I know this collection might not be for everyone, but it certainly inspired me!  Playing along with creating a 4th of July card and I got a bit carried away.  Instead of creating one card I created 4! 4 for the 4th!!!
For this one I used the Cricut Elegant Edges Cartridge to create my stamp shaped card.  I used my Gypsy to weld the two stamp shapes together.
Here I used two of the new Bo Bunny Noteworthy die cut shapes (the star and the label shape) to embellish my card. 
 
For this one I had fun embossing the plastic packaging that Cricut cartridges come in using the Stars embossing Folder.  I then stitched the plastic piece to my card with my sewing machine. 
Here you can see it a little better...
For this one I used a strip of denim from the Learning Curve wraps and then layered some Double Dot ribbon in red and a brad on top.
 I was also going through some photos recently and found this photo from the 4th of July last year.  I took it at a local park that was celebrating the 4th.  They had flags lining this entire section of the park, which is a memorial to veterans.
Seeing all of these flags inspired me to create a version of our flag as a home decor piece. I used pre-cut wooden shapes purchased at my local craft store as the foundation for the flag.  The top piece is 6 x 12" and the strips are 1 x 18". I trimmed the strips to 1 x 16" and then adhered them to the backside of the larger piece to create my stripes!
I created a fun medallion for the center using a star I cut from the patterned paper, an accordion folded flower and chipboard circle and brad for the center.
 
Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny Liberty
Brads, Stickers, Chipboard Stickers: Bo Bunny Liberty
Double Dot Ribbon in Red
Denim Wrap: Bo Bunny Learning Curve
Embossing Folder and Elegant Edges Cartridge: Cricut


I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July weekend and of course celebrate it safely with your family and friends! I know we will, because we are going to be spending it at the lake with my Dad!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Hugs!
Juliana

June 23, 2011

Hello Thursday

If you are a Cricut Fan then you know that Thursday is an awesome day! Once a month Provo Craft releases all the new cartridges for the month and shares them with the world on this special day.  A little side note, this announcement is made on Wednesdays for those who are members of the Cricut Circle!  This month has been especially awesome, because Provo Craft has had THREE Hello Thursdays. Normally, they only have ONE!  For this week's release, I was lucky enough to get to work with a new cartridge called Flower Shoppe!  I knew I would be in love with this one as soon as I saw it!  It is all about 3D flowers!  And if anyone knows me, then you know that I LOVE flowers!!!  The project that I am sharing with you today is also up on the Official Cricut Blog.  Make sure you stop by there for more details and to check out the all the new cartridges and projects that were created.
 As you can see, I created a treat container that can be used for a birthday gift along with a birthday card!
 
Here is an up close view of the flower I created using the Flower Shoppe Cartridge.
I created two of them, one for the card and one for the treat container.
I was also fortunate enough to get to play with a new cartridge called Word Collage and it seems to be causing quite the buzz.  I really enjoyed it and found it a lot of fun to work with.  I have noticed that some people are concerned about cutting the small letters and words.  There is no need to worry about this.  If you cut your image at the recommended size they come out wonderfully.  Each image has a recommended size with most of the sizes being so that you can easily frame your project with a standard size frame.  Anyway, I just wanted to share those tips with you in case you see it and were wondering about that too.

Thanks so very much for stopping by!
HAPPY HUGS!
Juliana

June 16, 2011

Just You and Me = Happy Together

Just posting up a layout today reminding myself about the really good things in life and how sometimes it's so easy to forget how good things really are...
I hand cut the flowers from the Ad LibWild Thing patterned paper and layered them with Scotch double sided foam tape to give them more dimension. The leaves are hand drawn with a black pen, cut out and adhered to the flowers.
Chase Your Dreams
Supplies: Bo Bunny Ad Lib Collection - Papers, 12 x 12 Chipboard, Jewels, Combo Stickers, Stickers
Die Cut Machine: Cricut - Give A Hoot Cartridge - used to create the scalloped border


Thanks for stopping by today and remember to take a moment and be thankful for all the good things in your life!
Happy Hugs!

June 9, 2011

Family and Fathers

Today I have an altered project to share with you that I made for my Dad for Father's Day.  I found this coat rack at a local craft store and then covered each letter using papers from the Bo Bunny Timepiece collection.  
I used a transparency to trace the shape of the letter.  I then cut out my pattern and traced the shape onto the patterned paper.  Next, I cut out the paper and then adhered it the the corresponding letter.  I finished off the project by adding a few Timepiece Trinkets and Buttons to match the doorknob.
I thought this line of papers went perfectly with the doorknob that was already part of the coat rack when I bought it. 
I also made a matching card using the same collection.  I also incorporated some of the brads and wraps to create the swag across the front of the card.  I used the Cricut Elegant Edges Cartridge to create the large stamp shape.
If you are looking for more Father's Day inspiration, stop by the Bo Bunny blog today to see more projects created by the design team.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a great ending to your week and an even more fabulous weekend!

June 7, 2011

Bo Bunny - Hidden Journaling

Today's I have a recent Bo Bunny layout I created to share with you.  I used a combination of Blast Off, Timepiece and Learning Curve.  In an attempt to distress the bright Blast Off paper I did some stamping, inking and paint splattering.  Most of of the paint splatter got covered up though...oh well!  I also incorporated a hidden journaling block. Can you find it? 
I hid it behind the photo using a page from the Learning Curve Noteworthy. 
Now I know, I too always wonder how are you going to read this when it's in the album.  But at least there is some journaling.  I have to admit, I sometimes create a layout and then have to try to squeeze my journaling in some where.  That is not the best way to go, because then I usually run out of room to write everything I want to share!  LOL!!!  This was one of those layouts where I "forgot" the journaling until later, but the addition of the hidden journaling fixed my problem here and gave me a place to do plenty of writing.
I also had fun playing with some fun Bo Bunny embellishments.  I mixed them up a bit between using Stickers and Chipboard from Learning Curve and Chipboard and Buttons from Blast Off.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a great day and are trying to stay cool. It is supposed to feel like 100 degrees here today! Yep, summer is finally here!