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Precious Son LO - Revamp!

I believe this will be the last revamping I will do for this year because I really have to work on with our Christmas decorations here at home.  So many ideas in my brain but I need to narrow it down.  First of all I have to have a final decision on what Christmas theme we're having this year.  My son has been asking me almost everyday and I couldn't give him a definite answer ... yet.  Well, I still have this day to make a final decision then create then decorate.  Everything has to be up by December 1, which reminds me it is also hubby's birthday.

BEFORE

NOW - 2011

I just love the revamp layout and it really made me smile =)  The little boy climbing the tree is a cut from My Community Cricut Cartridge and the sentiment "Great Boy" is a cut I made using Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridge.

Thanks for dropping by!
 
until then.....

Sweet Amanda - Revamp

Yesterday was a lazy day for me and it has always been like that if it is a Sunday.  I would sleep till 11am but yesterday I woke up at 12nn.  Yeah I know what you're gonna say - wasted hours for crafting ... and that's exactly how I felt.  When I woke up hubby was busy tinkering his motorbike while Joseph is watching his favorite cartoon at the living room.  Looking at our wall clock my goodness it's time for lunch and I bet my men at home are hungry.  I hurriedly made ground meat omelet served with fried rice and sliced cucumber on the side.

After lunch I made a decision to revamp Amanda's framed picture at our wall but my mind is screaming for chocolate bar.  I desperately search for a bar at home coz I usually have candies everywhere heheheheehe but no chocolate.  I locked myself in the bedroom very very sad almost in tears (true!) and that's how hubby found me.  Naturally he asked what's wrong and after explaining to him that I'm desperately craving for a chocolate but all we have are gummy and hard candies.  Yeah he laughed and told me to buy instead.  Two blocks away we have a gasoline store and they have a mini grocery,too.  Your guess is right!  I put on a thick jacket coz it's freezingly cold and walked so fast to the store and bought the bars I think I like for the day.

When I got back hubby was not at home anymore coz it's his time and day for the gym ... Gustaf is in his room ... my son is still watching TV but this time in his room.  Oooohhh-la-la ...yummy-yummy .... I ate the first bar and super satisfied. Feeling happy after a bar of chocolate I was then in the mood to revamp an old scrapbook tradional layout of my step-daughter Amanda.  She's 23 now and working in Norway.  We miss her from time to time but we know she's enjoying her life at Norway with her boyfriend.


BEFORE


Now - 2011
I still used the original DP for the base as well as the band with buckle.  This time i filled the heart buckle with pearlmaker so it will look like a studded buckle.  I made a cut using Paper Lace Cricut Cartridge then added flowers I bought in Thailand last 2009 then adhered "bloom" and "scatter joy" chipboards which I also added crycstal glaze so it looks like a bubble sticker.  For the word "Sweetie", I made a cut using Lovestruck Cricut Cartridge Solution.

I believe it's way much better this time =)

until then......

PINAY Layout - Revamped

Here's another revamped LO I made.  I'm happy with the reults and I think it will take several years before I get tired with it and revamp again.  I mainly used Forever Young Cricut Cartridge ... used pastel glittered alpha chipboards.

BEFORE
With this previous LO I adhered acrylic jumbo flowers and jumbo sequins, a native hat and a pendant that says Världens Bästa Mamma (The Worlds' Best Mom) plus the diamond studded ruby earings my mom gave to me.

 NOW - 2011
The cut I made using Forever Young Cricut Cartridge =)

until then......

Revamping A Layout : Always and Forever

I finally decided to revamp one of our framed pictures at home.  It was year 2007 when I made the layout with only but few tools and materials.  As months and years passes by I get to acquire lots of items and was indeed opened to the real world of paper crafting.  Looking at my past layouts, I am itchy to revamp most of it and so I started with our simple wedding picture taken 2002 of September.

BEFORE

After few weeks I saw fabric flowers at Panduro and bought a pack then added to my LO


NOW - 2011


The Angel with an arrow is a cut I did using Love Struck Solution cartridge.
The sentiment "Always and Forever" is a cut using Sentimental Cricut cartridge.


Halloween Birthday Banner

A must have in every kiddie party is a birthday banner, right?  It adds spark in any given occasion, too.  Without much further ado here's my son's banner =)





Materials Used:

Tim Holtz Halloween Embossing Folders -
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Spider Web
Ranger Distress Ink Pads - Walnut Stain, Dried Marigold, and Black Soot
Ranger Mists - Peeled Paint, Broken China, and Wild Honey
Halloween Cake Doilies
Silver Stickles
Cricut Cartridges :  Batman the Brave and the Bold for the orange bats cut at 5", Sports Mania for the banner cut at 5", and Printing 101 for "Grattis Joseph" cut at 3"

And here's how it looks like before the party =)




And during the party =)


Welcome to Our Halloween

When I finally realized that all decors are done and packed ... ready to be set up for my son's Halloween Birthday Party, it dawned on me that I don't have at least one decor for outside door of the venue and so I hurriedly grabbed my failed cupcake holder which I made using Happy Haunting cartridge.  I removed the stand coz that's where I made a mistake and simply transformd it into a WELCOME sign (layout).

Materials Used:
All the stamps I used are by Hella Bella Designs
Happy Haunting Cricut Cartridge
Sentimental Cricut Cartridge - "Welcome" cut at 3 1/2" (fit to page)
Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge - Streetsign/Lampost cut at 7"
Copic combined with Pro Markers
Reprint, DCVW, and Papper Cardstocks


Playing with Paper Lace Cartridge

Project Completed : 07 February 2011

I truly appreciate the Paper Lace Cricut Cartridge. Just like any cartridge it is full of possibilities. I love the curves but in some cases the intricacies just drive me nuts hahahahahahahahahaha especially when adhering. The cuts can be used as a stand alone and that's why I just made these cuts as it is. I can easily reach for one and write something at the back part.




But look what I did more on the Happy Birthday note cards, click here =)

Happy Haunting Cartridge

Lots of great things to say about this cartridge but to sum it up I should say AWESOME!  I believe that every Cricut user should have one.  So many cute things to cut and the 3D Haunted House is one of the best.  Although it entails tons of patience at the end one will feel fulfilled.

I would like to thank my son for firmly deciding that he will have a Halloween Birthday this year ... and yes he did!  Otherwise, I don't think I will choose to cut and assemble the 3D Haunted House this year.  It was an awesome experience step-by-step, all the way through.  One thing one has to remember:

The first cut if you look at the handbook, you have to cut it "fit to page" then look what size it's equivalent - and that should be 7".  From second cut till last do not use fit to page button but adjust to 7" instead.  Otherwise, your house will not be in perfect shape when assembled.  Be sure to cut all the cuts required and this part drove me crazy hahahahahahahahaha.

Lastly, PATIENCE and PERSEVERANCE mixed with joy and laughter - a must!!!!  To see my fully assembled 3D Haunted house click here =)

My 3D Haunted House

Whew!  this haunted house was 1 week in the making.  It could have been less but I had to manage creating different things all at the same time just to beat deadlines.  I'm happy how it turned out and it was a big hit during my son's Halloween Birthday party.























And here it is with the spider web everywhere:


Materials Used:

Old box cover as base of my scene
Acrylic paints : Black and Green
Spider Web(s)
Acrylic Stamp for the bricks effect at the chimney
Halloween vellum by Panduro
Battery operated tealight
Ranger Distress Stains : Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, and Vintage Photo
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber - Silver

Cartridges:
Happy Hauntings - The 3D house (fit to page - 7")
                              Fence with bird - 3"
                              Ghosts - 2"
                              Gate - 5"
                              Bats - cut at 4" and  at 1"
                              Gravestones - 2"
                              Trees cut at fit to page

Mini Monsters - Fence cut at 3"
                          Gravestones cut at 2"

Country Life, Straight from the Nest, and Zoobaloo - Grasses

Last Minute Treat Bags

Last minute it was!!!!  Whew!

About 8pm in the evening on the night before my son's Halloween Birthday party, a mom called and she's very very sorry for not informing me that her daughter would love to come to the party.  I set a deadline and it was written on the invitations we sent out.  I always make extra give-a-ways .... about 3,  just in case someone shows up without enlisting but in this case all extras have been properly labeled.  So what do you expect - of course I said yes to her then after putting down the phone I was in totally panic.  I had to go out and take for a short walk that night just to think on what to do.

With an idea on my mind I discussed the situation with my hubby.  So here's the plan:  there will be 2 toddlers coming over and I have to make 2 special give-a-ways for them instead just so I have 1 more extra kiddie give-a-way and the other extra will be given to the little girl, a classmate of my son.  All is settled =)

Here's the 2 give-aways I made for 2 little/toddler =)

 Aside from toys and candies inside the treat bags, I also included 2 teddy bears.  The treat bags were made using Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge.

until then......

Baptismal Banner for Rayner

Before I say goodnight and sign-off I'm sharing what I made few hours ago.  It's a baptismal banner for baby Rayner.  I played with Accent Essentials, Jasmine, and Cindy Loo Cartridges =)  The stamp image (watch) is just a freebie from a craft magazine I bought early this year and can't remember the name.  Yeah I know, I should really start documenting my stamps.








Layering Details:

Cuts from Accent Essentials

Cuts from Jasmine

Cuts from Cindy Loo

Good night and heave a great week-end =)

until then.....

Batman Half-Belt Tags

As of this day the 2nd give-away items for my son's Halloween birthday party are all done but I really have no idea how I will do the packaging of the items.  Since my mind is totally blank since last night, I just played with the Batman and the Bold Cricut Cartridge.  I decided to make some cuts ... the belt ... but afterwhich I cut each into half and make it Thank You tags.  Then I have a ghost acrylic stamp by Panduro and I find it so cute coz it looks like an adult and a child ghosts and it kind'a represented me and my son under a blanket all set for a halloween costume party.  After stamping all the images with CTMH white stamp pad, I took my gold pen and wrote "TACK!" a Swedish word which means Thanks.


Interested to see the first batch of Thank You cards I made for my son's party?  Click here =)  As I have said I am giving away 2 special give-away items for every kid during the party so don't be confused or wonder why I made another set of Thank you cards/tags shown above.


Oh well I'd better take a short walk to refresh my mind ...... ah I think I'll just lie down coz it's so cold and foggy outside.

Thanks for coming here =)


until then......

Baptismal Sign : Blessed Day

I believe I can say that I was able to make a lot of things yesterday in line with a client's order for Baptismal Event.  I still have to finish few items but since my son is at home this day due to coughing like a seal I'm pretty sure I will be able to accomplish a lot of things once again this day.  yeah, but he has an appointment for haircut this afternoon plus we have to go to the grocery so maybe 2 hours will be lost for my crafting this day ... oh plus I have a heavy date with the laundry machine again this day.

I came across a set of pens which may use for those kind of pre-cut stickers.  I'm sorry I really forgot what it's called so maybe you can tell me hehehehehehehehehhehehe.  Forgetfulness is part of ageing hehehehehehe.  I kind'a had a hard time using it at first but will practice more.  I bought the set of pens on sale several months ago and it's time for me to use it, right?  There are so many items here in my craft room that needs to be used and abused but I just can't help but buy and buy and buy.  Maybe you know about this pen but it's my first time so bear with me.  I heard also that one can use any pens for CD/DVDs writing which with all honesty I bought a pack of that, too, plus the sharpie pens I bought in UK.

Here are the pens I'm talking about:  Papermania Pens


And here's the project I made using the silver pen from the set:



Materials Used:

Cricut Cartridges:  Stamping Solutions ("Blessed Day" cut to 5 1/2"),  New Arrival (Baby Head - cut to 7"), and Wall Decor & More for the hanging clothes.  The cross you see is an extra cut from Indie Art at 1 1/2".

Cake Doily sprayed with home-made mist using Ranger Distress Ink Refills.

Jumbo 3D eyes
Puff Pen for the mouth
Craft chalk for the cheeks
Stickles - Waterfall


Once again THANKS for dropping by!

until then.......

Cake Toppers : Baptismal

Though it is not exactly necessary I just decided to make cake toppers for a baby's baptism.  Once again I used New Arrival Cricut Cartridge ... it's actually my very first cartridge which was bought 2008, I think.  I chose the sitting baby from the cartridge =)

 The sitting babies were cut at 4" each.

Thanks for coming =)

until then.....

Cutie Onesie : Baptismal Invitations

I know for a fact that a LOT of crafters already made this kind of cards and I don't mind becaues I have my own touch into it.  It took a lot of love and patience just to make all these cards for a cute, bouncy, sweet, adorable, and handsome baby.  I truly enjoyed making these cards and it did put a big smile on my face all the way through which I needed badly with this kind of weather we're having at this time of the year.




Materials Used:

Cricut Cartridges :  Indie Art (Crosses - 1 1/2"), Forever Young (Hangers - 4") and Stamping Solutions (Blessed Day - 1 1/2")

Onesie Pattern
Scallop Punch 1 1/4" by Stampin' Up
Blue glazed studs
Lace and ric rac ribbon by Creative Company
Pearl hearts by Panduro
Stitched Ribbon bought in Denmark when I visited a dear friend
Eyelash Yarn (Purple)
Oriental Weave from CB Asian Bundle
Tulle (Purple)
Stickles - silver and crystal










Thnaks for the visit =)


until then ......

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