Sunday, January 8, 2012

All bundled up

Welcome if you are new to my blog, please follow me and welcome back to my returning guests. So, on to the projects!
 My retro fridge card! I am SO tickled with this card, I got rolled eyes from my husband and a shake of the head when he saw this one. I guess too corny for him, lol, he loves me anyway. So I used the From my kitchen cartridge on this one, the paper is just random stuff from my piles.
 I merged two of the shadows on my gypsy then adhered all the layers to the front, the white pieces are from a pearly cardstock I found, super cute and yes, if you were wondering, tweezers were used to put them on the card. 
Here is a screen shot of my gypsy so you can see how I laid it out, I cut it all at once, the chill worked out pretty good placing it on the card itself, that way when I placed the back piece on I just had to put the word in place and done! Well, I take that back I had to add some glitter.

Project #2
This cartridge was a Christmas gift so I couldn't wait to play with it! This is the Snow Angel Imagine cartridge and may I say, I have a new favorite, well a tie for favorite, Create a Critter is my original love.  I used a gorgeous blue metallic paper for the background (explaining the horrible glare), cut my snow angel out at I believe it was 6 inches, the gloves at 3 and the snowflakes were also 3 I think, I was bad and didn't write the measurements down.  I cut them using the layer option so I could piece them back together using pop dots,  I love me some pot dots! The 2 snowflakes by the photo mat are cut in half so I only printed 3 of them.  The Title, All bundled up, is cut from Ashlyn's alphabet, my favorite by far of the font cartridges. I added stickles to the title. The corners are a punch from EK success and there are bigger ones on the corners of the page but it blended in on the photo, sorry for the glare, I tried and tried but since the paper is metallic I just couldn't' get a perfect pic.

Project #3
Well, a post or so back, I attempted to make an adorable banner that said Welcome to the Franklins to hang on my entry way wall.  I could not get it strung right so I cut it apart and decided to make a scrapbook page. So the birds are cut from Give a Hoot and the title is cut from George & basic shapes





I kept it simple, there are rhinestones for the birds eyes so I'm not sans bling.

Project #4
I used Give a hoot again and as we all know, projects don't always turn out like we see them in our head, (perfect example project above) but, sometimes it does!
This card started with finding a gift on my front porch from my Cardinal.  I call him mine because he is the only bird that eats from my feeder outside my front window.  So I was so excited to turn his gift into a perfect card. So in preparation for this hop, I was going through my Give a hoot handbook and saw the nest and the vision was born.  On my gypsy I created a card by merging two of the base nest pieces, they started out around 4 1/2 inches. Then I cut a single base piece and the twigs piece all  from kraft colored card stock.  I cut another twigs piece from dark brown card stock.
The eggs are cut from plain white paper and sponged with caramel and chocolate chip ink (SU colors) I molded the eggs to give them a realistic egg shape, oh, I googled cardinal nests an d made the eggs look like they are supposed to.  I sponged all the pieces with the chocolate chip ink then came assembly.  Sorry to go on and on, but this is my self proclaimed masterpiece :)
My mother gave me the paper twine from something she bought and it works great! I really wanted to add some glitter but restrained myself. I kept it realistic and just added some trendy twine in yellow and green then tucked my precious gift in.

47 comments:

Doris P. said...

SIMPLY ADORABLE!!! love the bird nest.. awww.. that FRIDGE and saying is way to 'cool" LOVE the creativity!! -fellow DT sister :) Doris

Josie0602 said...

Everything is so cute especially the birds nest!! Thanks for sharing your projects with me!
Tracy
http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

Liz said...

Your bird nest is fantastic. Loved your post today

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Sheila said...

Too cute!!!

Have an awesome day!
Sheila

http://2pawprints.blogspot.com

Creative Mine by Maria said...

Wonderful projects and I ready liked the fridge card so cute!
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Texas-Scrapper said...

Super projects.
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Laurie said...

Really loved the snowman layout, the bird's nest is pretty awesome too.

Debbie said...

From my kitchen is a cart that i want to but with my Christmas money thanks for showing a card using it. that bird's nest is awesome so real
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Michele from MS said...

Really neat techniques and I love love the little snowman layout! msmith38652@gmail.com
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Jenny said...

Cute projects....TFS

Jenny
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Sherri said...

how cute!!! You didn't lose me!!! LOL

Fellow DT Sis!
Sherri
Squeaky Scrapper

Janet's Planet said...

I hope you told your hubby to chill when he rolled the eyes at you. Super cute, all your projects, and I love the nest!! TFS

Clare D. said...

The paper twine in the nest was a fabulous touch. You must stop talking me into new carts! thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Ellen said...

You are one talented lady! I can't wait to get my Gypsy and learn how to use the Craft Room!!!

Mary said...

I just love the nest. What a great idea!!! TFS, Mary

Tiffany Schmidt said...

The nest looks like it took you forever. That will be one lucky recipient!!

Kris Dietz said...

Your projects are wonderful and original. Love the birds nest and the snowman is so cute (that's one of my favorite cartridges too). TFS.

Kris
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Auntie Em said...

What lovely projects you have created. The fridge card is such a cute groaner to send to someone who will get it. I love your little snowangel LO. I haven't seen this cart before. What a fun image.
The Cardinal nest and your pretty bird LOs are lovely.
Thanks for sharing! :)

lmkindell1 said...

Oh so cute I love the fridge and the nest.
linda
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Barbara said...

You did a great Job!! I love your stuff!

Lisa said...

So great! LOVE the birds nest!
TFS!
Lisa
www.allmadebylisa.blogspot.com

Crafty Lady said...

Your entry way wall's loss is your scrapbook's gain. Love that nest too!

CREATIVE M said...

Super Adorable!
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Pam said...

Just too cute! love the snowman!!!

Brenda said...

Your projects are too cute!! Just love your retro fridge card!

Liz said...

Way too cute, that nest was just amazing! You've done a great job and that fridge was such a cute idea!

Liz Seubert
17eroses@gmail.com

lindaplus3 said...

all are awesome... i would hate to have to pick a favorite one....your snowman is adorable,, fridge made me chuckle.. birds are very pretty and awesome nest .. :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

carol said...

Great job. I love your creativity

Cathy said...

Wow, a lot of creativity shown today, even with the glare, love the snowman layout.
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Suzys Crafts said...

So much work in these fabulous projects! It shows so much creativity. Thanks for sharing!

Maria said...

TFS your projects! LOVE the nest idea! And the snowman lo ... YAY!

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Jamie said...

Fantastic projects! Your nest is Awesome!!!

Pattie Mcginnis said...

Absolutely love the snowman page...
I dont have the Imagine Machine...

I would love to have the snowman..
Let me know if you would make me one... I can send you $...

Love him.... so much..

Kim said...

luv your projects. the fridge is my fave! thanks for sharing.

Miranda said...

Super Cute Projects!
Miranda :)
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Laura (tweetyb) said...

ADORABLE nest! And love your other projects too!!! Great job & TFS!
Laura :)
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www.laurascraftsandmore.com

Samantha said...

Great projects! Welcome to the design team!

Samantha
Samanthascricutcreations.blogspot.com

Pixichick said...

Wow these are so creative!

Sabrina Marie said...

very creative and cute

Michelle said...

Your snowman lay out is adorable and I loved your chill card!!

Hugs,
Michelle

truckmaniii said...

I love the snowman. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

EnjoliCollums said...

OH I love this nest!!! so smart!of u.

Tonya said...

You rocked this blog hop! All of your projects are wonderful!

gshrader said...

Great projects! Thanks for sharing

Yvette said...

Thanks for sharing all of your creations with us! Love the bird nest!!!

Phronsa said...

Marji, ALL of your projects are real cute, but I LOVE the Bird Nest! Just AWESOME!!

I am SOOO EXCITED about this 100 Cartridge Blog Hop giveaway. This is a GREAT start to my collecting of Cricut cartridges, as I just recently purchased the E2 & am in dire need of cartridges!! I purchased the Everyday Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge for myself for Christmas. Other than that, I only have the 2 that came preloaded into my new E2. I still have a LONG way to go!

THANK YOU for your ideas! I am still in the process of creating my Blog & making it all pretty like yours. However, in the meantime, I look forward to coming back to your blog to see more of your clever creations! :o)

phronsa@yahoo.com

Kathy Salido said...

All yur projects are great, but the nest is just amazing!!
Kathy
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/