Thursday, September 29, 2011

Scout Hike

Still loving Studio J.  Created this LO to showcase out hike into Bryce Canyon.

You Can Create!
Julia

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Baby Girl Card

Yes... I am guilty as charged.  This is the girl version of the card I shared with you the other day.  So, it is a copy of a copy :)

The colors used on this card are Hollyhock, Baby Pink and Colonial White.  The images are from Close To My Heart's D1266 Baby Steps.

You Can Create!
Julia

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Baby Boy Card

I made this card for the troop 202 auction.   If it looks familiar to you, it should.  I copied a card I did before!  For this card I used Bamboo and Twilight inks.  The images are stamped on Colonial White and (GASP!!!) cut out by hand... ( The way they USED to do it in the OLD days).  I based the whole color scheme of this card on the argyle ribbon ( retired Close To My Heart).

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Julia

Friday, September 23, 2011

Double Hearts

Here is another card I created for the Troop 202 Auction.  I love the Black/Colonial White/ Hollyhock paper combination.  I have tried to make blank cards with out sentiments so that they are versatile.

You Can Create,
Julia

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Congratulations on your New Baby (girl version)

So here is the girl version of my Congratulations card.  My favorite part of this card is the mini safety pin on the bow.  This card was made from a retired CTMH kit called More To Adore.  I LOVE this kit and I am down to a few scraps.  The sentiment is stamped from the sentiment set on the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  The colors used on this card are Hollyhock and chocolate.

You Can Create!
Juila

Monday, September 19, 2011

Congratulations on your New Baby ( boy version)

My son's scout troop has an annual auction as a fundraiser.  I have decided to donate a set of handmade cards.  So, I have been creating cards.


I used paper from a retired CTMH kit called Free Sprit.  The stamp image is from the Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle Sentiment stamp.

I made girl version of the card and will share that with you soon!

You Can Create!

Julia

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Christopher at Camp

So I shared with you that I introduced both my children to Studio J.  As they are growing they are attending more and more events without me, so I am slowing trying to get them to journal their own pages.  This is my son's page with his own journaling.  I'd love to have him do more in the future.


One neat technique he used for this LO was in pictures of the two boys on the left hand page.  This is actually the same picture...

First of all, the space between the boys makes this an awkward photo to use.  But, in Studio J Christopher was able in enlarge and crop the photo in such a way that both are the focal point of their own picture.  Love it.

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Julia

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Katie Skates

I found Studio J so easy to use that I thought I'd let my kids give it a go.  I gave them a very basic introduction on they were on their way. So this is my 9 year olds first Studio J LO.  It won't be her last because she really liked working on it..


 

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Julia

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

More Angels Landing

I used the Dreamin' paperpack for this LO too!  I had a few more pictures of our Angles Landing hike that I wanted to scrap.  I modified the "Conclusion Combo" design from the Imagine Idea book.  The sketch in the book called for  12 photos, but as you can see I used only 8.

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Julia

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Who Dat?

     I make cookie cutter kids.  Even though they are 2 years apart in age, I am constantly asked if they are twins.  The other day the kids were being silly and started taking pictures in the same outfit.  They wanted to know if anyone could tell them apart.
     I used the Dreamin' paper kit.   I think it is my current favorite paper kit.  I followed the "One-Way Mirror" layout from Magic.  I replaced a journal box with a photo and substituted 2 photos in the place of one 5x7 photo.  And, by the way, the title was cut with the Art Philosophy Cartridge. I love the LO and so do my kids. 


You Can Create!
 Julia

Friday, September 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Pillow Box

Can anyone tell me why these are called pill boxes?  I really don't know!   I learned today that these are called PILLOW Boxes!  That sure make a WHOLE lot more sense!  Love me a PILLOW box :)

Anyway, while on my box quest, my son noted that I had not made a birthday themed box so I set out to do so with my last box!


 Once again I cut the box as large as possible.  This time in Outdoor Denim.  I added a strip of star paper from the You Rock paper pack.  The stars and the swirls where also cut using the AP cartridge.

That is the last of my boxes...

Not sure what my next quest will be.  I have been looking at all the cool card options and may explore more of them next :)

You Can Create!
Julia

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Take Out Box

The box quest continues :)

This time I tried the Take Out Box.

  • The box is cut in Colonial White to fill the whole sheet ( pushed the button and walked away so I did not catch the actual size!) ( AP index page 24)
  • The flower is cut in Colonial White at 2.75 inches (AP index page 29)  It is stamped in Tulip with a flower from D1491 ( Hooray Bouquet)
  • The  sentiment is cut in Colonial White at 1.25 (AP index page 36).  Then stamped the sentiment in Chocolate  using D1496 ( the stamp set in in the AP Cricut bundle)
  • The leaves are cut in Sweet Leaf at 2 inches ( AP index page 56).  I ran them through the crimping tool for texture.
I sponged the edges in Chocolate ink and added the brad to the sentiment... cute fast and easy!

You Can Create!
Julia

Monday, September 5, 2011

i carry your heart ( door hanger)

i carry your heart by e.e. cummings has always been one of my favorite poems.   I have been wanting to use it in a craft project for a while now and this heart box was the perfect fit for this poem.


The base of this door hanger is the heart box on CTMH's Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge...  (almost done with my box quest)

  • The heart box (AP index page 26) was cut as large as possible using in Cotton Candy
  • The doily was cut to 3 inches in Colonial white and then cut in half. ( AP index page 65)
  • The 2 small hearts (AP index page 69) were cut at 2 inches in Cotton Candy and then stamped in Chocolate ink using one of the stamps from the AP bundle
  • I cut 2 heart (AP index page 69 at 2.25 inches in Colonial White to matte the Cotton Candy hearts
  • I cut oval5 in Colonial White (AP index page 62) I ran it through my printer for the sentiment
  • I cut the Decorative Layer in Chocolate ( AP index page 62)
I tied ribbon to the oval shape and used Colonial White brads to attach the ribbon to the side to create handles.

You Can Create!
Julia

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Thank you Door Hanger

This sweet little box is actually a door hanger!  Once again I used the Dreamin' paper pack.


  • The door hanger can be found on page 25 of the AP index book.  I cut it to fill the page on a sheet of B & T paper from the Dreamin' kit.
  • The bird was cut in Pacifica card stock at 3 inches ( AP index page 51)
  • The bird's wing was cut in Bamboo card stock at 3 inches ( AP index page 51)
  • The a branch was also cut in Bamboo at 3 inches ( AP index page 43)
  • The decorative tag was cut in Bamboo at 1 inch ( AP index page 56) 
  • The Thank You was stamped in Indian Corn Blue with a sentiment from set D1444 A Little Thanks
  • I added brads for details on the eyes and the sentiment
You Can Create!
Julia