Monday, October 8, 2012

Winter Frolic Christmas

I know it's barely October, but I wanted to get a jump start on Christmas cards.  I usually have a few different styles, so I needed to get started.  I used good old Winter Frolic cartridge and a new Jolly Holidays paper stack by Recollections.  I just loved the unconventional colors!!  I tried to put him on an Action Wobble, but the reindeer was not "fluffy" enough, so I popped him up.  It's hard to see, but the red bulbs in the background paper are blinged out.  Inking around the edges and lots of Stickles for his bulbs and scarf finished it off. 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Cricut Who Loves ya??

     A few weeks ago I attended a weekend scrapfest called Circle Mania.  Over 50 "Paper Nerds" scrapped, drank, made cards, ate, learned  new tricks and techniques, shopped and had a great time.  Of course I didn't even begin to work on anything until Sunday morning.  My goal was to complete a chalk board count-down and a matching card.  I was asked to design a chalk board frame with specific Creative Memories papers that included a white scalloped frame, a basic phrase and a few owls.  She wanted it to be minimalistic, so that it could be reproduced later by some younger children.  Let me tell you, it was one of the hardest projects I've had to work on!  I kept wanting to add some bling or ribbons or something to give it some pizazz.  I cheated a bit by chalking the edges, which she liked but decided was too intensive for her students. Sigh.  At least she liked it.  She also sent me the picture of an owl card that she wanted to match the frame.  Here is what I came up with:

I used Elegant Edges, Hoot n Holler and Disney -Pooh Font Set.  I think it's cute as is, but definately needs somebling in each square, some big google-eyes for the owls and a few rhinestones on the words. 
Here is the matching card:
For the card, I used 3 Birds-Straight From the Nest and Hoot n Holler cartridges.  Again, it's ok, but I would love to have added some bling.