These magnets were made using old domino's. I used alcohol ink to color them and then added bling to the first one. The other one, I stamped 'let it snow' out on paper and glued it down. I used Glossy Accents to completely cover the tops. I added some 'snow" (texture paint) to finish the let it snow one. On the back I used E6000 glue to attach a magnet. Easy and fun to make!
For my snowman I used Mainstays Crafts Glitter that I got at a yard sale for a quarter! It really made him look good. At the bottom I made snow using Plaid Folk Art Texture Paint in Snow white. Glittered the snowflakes with some Martha Stewart glitter, added bling to the center. The snowman and the flakes were all cut using the Cricut.
I made these for a swap I was in on the Cricut Message board. We were to think outside the box and have fun with it. So, I put the cat in the cage with the bird who got away outside! The cage and the bird were cut from the Four Legged Friends cartridge. I used lavender Foil paper for my cage. I flocked the cat to give it a soft feel, added google eyes. For the bird I used some glitter glue. I used Helmar's zap dots to adhere my bird cage, cat and bird on. Added some bling on the top from Creative Charms and some bling on the bottom of the cage too. Put lace on the bottom with some faux pearls weaved through it. Feathers and flowers on the side.
This is my very first altered letter!! These are so fun to do! This one I made for One Scrappin' Sista's Monthly Swap. My partner was Jennifer. I bought my letter in the wood department at Hobby Lobby. I first painted the "J" then I used Mod Podge and added my decorative paper from Colorbok, cut around the letter with my Westcott brand x-acto knife, next I added more Mod Podge on top of the paper to seal it really good. I dabbed it with a foam paint brush so there would be no lines. I added some bling from Creative Charms, some lace, a handmade flower from a swap, some tulle and a white feather. At the top at added some faux pearls on a string.
I like how this turned out and can't wait to make another!!
Here is a Halloween LO I have made today using the My Memories digital scrapbooking software! There is still time to enter win your very own copy of this software. Click HERE to enter!
For this LO, I used a free Halloween kit I found back in 2009. I have tons of kits on my external hard drive that I need to get using and My Memories is helping me do just that!
My pictures are of my nephew from Halloween 2007. Yep, I'm behind a bit!! I added some journaling (which is something I struggle with, never know what to say) and some word art!
And remember if you'd like to purchase a copy of My Memories Suite v2 to make your own projects, you can use my promo code that provides $10 off the software and $10 to use in My Memoires store. A $20 value!! Just use code STMMMS81381
Here is another wonderful layout I made using the My Memories software. Your chance to win your own digital scrapbooking software is in the post below or just click HERE. This would also make a wonderful Christmas gift for someone!
This layout was done from the same kit as yesterday. "Dreams of a Boy" by Valentina Creations.
I recently had the chance to review a program called My Memories Suite, It's a digital scrapbooking software and I love it. I love to play around and just keep changing till I get the look I want! My Memories Suite is a new program for me and let me tell you, it is very easy to figure out. Even for those who have never tried digital scrapbooking before - You can do it!
In addition to the beautiful layouts you can make with My Memories Suite, you can also make your own blog headers for your personal blogs! Did you see mine above? I made a quick one with this digital scrapbooking software using an old kit that I already had on my hard drive!! This is something I had been wanting to figure out for some time now. I had no idea how to do it and with My Memories Suite it was so easy. My Memories has a list of tutorials to help as well!
Just imagine all the personalized gifts you could give this Holiday season!
Create your own beautiful layouts, print them too!
Burn to dvd video!
Make a movie, even i-pod ready movies!
Create your own blog header!
Use your svg shape files in your layouts!
Create your own word art!
Add your own music and narration!
Turn your albums into calendars!
Use any kits, doesn't have to be kits from them.
And let me tell you, there are tons of free kits out there!! (Stay organized from the start cause it is fun collecting kits and before you know it you will have a very big library) If you need to know some places to find some freebies, let me know!
I made these License plate embellishments for a swap I'm in over at onescrappinsista's blog. We were to make little license plates for use on projects. I used Paper Pups cartridge for my huntin dog, stamped Be Mine, cut the letters HNTN 4LUV out with my Cricut from black and dark green paper. Added heart brads at the bottom and eyelets at the top. The background was embossed and then inked.
I made this pin cushion and the stick pins for a swap. My partner asked for a Winter theme in pastel colors. This was my first time making a pin cushion.
I used some snow white, textured FolkArt paint by PLAID on the snowmen and around the bottom of the base to give a snowy affect. (Love this stuff!) The base of the pincushion was painted with PLAID FolkArts Extreme Glitter acrylic paint. (2790 Turquoise) It looks really glittery and pretty. The winter title with the snowmen were cut from my Cricut Expression as well as the snowflake. I added Martha Stewart glitter to the title and the snowflake to give a bit of shimmer.
These were made for a swap at CMB, we had to create a dress form and put it on a tag. Here are mine... The first one was designers choice, followed by famous/tv person (I chose Lady Gaga) and the last one is Belle of the Ball. The background paper for Belle of the Ball is actually a shiny paper, like a mirror but I couldn't get a good picture, it kept getting a reflection. It looks really pretty in person.
And here is my inspiration for the Lady GaGa Dress..
This is what I received in the mail from Cindy. She was my secret person in the swap on the Cricut message boards recently. I love what she made and the colors are perfect! Thank you Cindy! Tomorrow I will post what I made for my secret swap sister.
This is what I made my partner Jen on cricut messageboards for the handmade swap last round. I'm late posting, I had posted what I received from her but never what I made her. So here it is :) A variety of flowers, embossed butterfly embellishments, a post it note holder, stick pins and an altered frame magnet.