Friday, July 26, 2013

Celebrate Summer at {Cut it Up} and Paper Nest!

Hi Crafters,

Gosh, summer is flying by so quickly! I've been enjoying all the visitors that have crafted with me in the loft this summer! Our next challenge is to celebrate summer at Cut it Up! is sponsored by Paper Nest.
They have some ADORABLE images for all occasions but especially to celebrate summer.  You don't have to use one of their images to enter the design challenge just make sure you've included a die cut. One lucky participant will win a $25.00 gift certificate.

This adorable little fella is Boogie Board Owen. I used a mixture of Stampin' Up! markers and copic markers to color him.  This was my first time coloring printable stamped images, let alone people! The wave frame is from Stretch Your Imagination and the waves are from Life's a Beach

This summer fun little lady is Strawberry Girl.  I used a card from Stretch your Imagination and put a circle in the middle of the front.  I cut the card in half and used that for the card front.  I stitched along the side with some embroidery thread and my sewing machine. 

Looking forward to seeing all your creations celebrating Summer!!

Happy crafting,

Friday, July 12, 2013

Spreading Christmas Cheer at Cut it Up!

Hi Crafters,

The challenge for this session at Cut it Up! is Christmas in July! Wedding season is also in full swing! One of my favorite add on gifts to give at showers or weddings is a personalized ornament for the couple.

Everyday Cricut has a great tutorial on how to make these ornaments with pledge floor wax and ultra fine glitter. I prefer the squished round ornaments, it makes it easier to apply the vinyl. The script letter is from Martha Stewart Elegant Cakes cartridge, the rings are from Sweethearts, and the black font is from Opposites Attract. 
I added some tulle, ribbon, bakers twine, and raffia to finish off the tops.  

Be sure to link up your project to Cut it Up for a chance to win a great prize!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Custom :monogramed: stool

Hi crafters,

I am in the final stages of getting my craft loft in order! We got the island pieces last week using gift cards from my birthday. I went to Michael's today to pick up some canvases while they had them on super sale.  While I was there I found this fabulous adjustable stool on clearance for $20.00. They also had a black option.

It adjust to fit under a table or go counter height, which is perfect for my sewing area and the island.   It was very easy to assemble with no tools required. The wheels don't roll quite as well as my desk chair but that's the only thing I found I didn't like

It was just screaming for some vinyl so I used Mini Monograms and Opposites Attract  to make a monogram. I'm happy with the way it turned out!

Happy crafting,