Friday, October 29, 2010

Maxton - Another Jungle Theme

It seems the Jungle Theme is the “In” Theme for Nurseries. Here is one I did for a baby boy named Maxton. (Click on it for a closer look)

Here is a closeup of the monkey - I got him awhile back from Dustin Pike. He has done a few SVGs and creates the most awesome digital & regular stamps. I have quite a collection of his digital stamps - someday when I get the hang of making cards I might dive into those.

I created the little oval shapes in Illustrator using a paint brush tool and it worked perfect for these. Check out the bedding below.

The jungle leaves & frame at the right for Maxton’s photo are from SVG Cuts & the embellishments are from Creative Charms. Font is Bernhard Bold Condensed.

Have a great Weekend and a Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Last Chance...

...for the Creative Charms Kit of the Month and the Deal of the Month.

If you haven't already done so check out the Creative Charms Blog - there are new designers, products & inspiration!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

It's a Jungle Charlotte Collage

Here is a baby name collage I created for my coworker. Her first grand daughter made her debut in September. I knew the room had a jungle theme but did not know the name or if I should work in blue or pink. Here is where I start -by getting a photo of the bedding.

I do a rough layout in Adobe Illustrator. I like being able to move things around on the computer. Plus I can see how big to make my elements & type. I then save out the elements as SVGs and import into Sure Cuts Alot (SCAL) & cut on my Cricut.

From there I build the collage. Here are few closeups of the SVG Cuts elements - these are from the Cuddly Animals Collections - absolutely perfect for this jungle theme.

I then add in the Creative Charms. I used the new Vintage Jewels. The tear drop shapes were perfect for the elephant and the flowers are a nice to touch to make the collage more appropriate for a girl.

Here is the final collage...

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Trick or Treat Crackers

I saw these great crackers on the SVG Cuts Site created by Thienly and decided to make them for my sons’ classmates for Halloween.

They were super fun to make! & EASY!

They are called Crackers and the SVG for the Cracker is actually a freebie from 12/9/10 on the SVG Cuts Website. Click Here for the link. Here are Step by Step Directions.

Step 1 - Cut the Cracker SVG Base
Step 2 - Ink the edges / trim edges with wavy scissors

Step 3 - Add a strip of paper - this one was run thru the Cuttlebug/Torn/Inked

Step 4 - Add another strip if you like - this one was a Cuttlebug Halloween FolderStep 5 - Tie off the one side & Insert Candy

Step 6 - Add a tag and tie off the other side

I also created this fun bingo card for my son’s Kindergarten Class. It has SVG images from SVG Cuts and their sight words. Fun & Educational! Add some candy corn as markers and yummy too.

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I won!

A Gyspie from Jana Eubank’s blog
wow my lucky day!
Check out Jana’s Blog here.

Thanks to Jana,
Circut Circle & ProvoCraft.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tria Collage

I tried something different for my latest baby name collage. I used a 12x12 instead of the horizontal shadowbox. Seemed to work better with a short name. The three squares are placeholders for photos.

Here are a few closeups of the Creative Charms embellishments:

Background cuts are from SVG Cuts & font for Tria is called Lo-type Medium Condensed.

Have a great day! Amy

Friday, October 1, 2010

Kits from Creative Charms

Check out these great kits from Creative Charms!

The Vintage Halloween Kit includes:
  • Halloween Vintage Frames*
  • Halloween Twinkle Stickers*
  • Amber Vintage Jewels*
  • Amber Vintage Brads
  • Black Vintage Velvet Poppies
  • Black Gem Stickers
  • Black Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon
  • Black Vintage Velvet Ric Rac
Yours for a special price of $ 14.99.

*New Items

Plus Creative Charms also has two new Deals this month. The first deal is Fall Harvest and features oranges and yellows that are perfect for those walks through the leaves and picking the perfect pumpkin. Plus this deal matches in color with the Vintage Halloween Kit.

The Fall Harvest Deal includes:
  • Yellow Itsy Glitzy
  • Yellow Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon
  • Amber Pure Blossom
  • Orange 3D Sparkly Brads
  • Amber Gem Stickers
  • Orange Fuzzy Daisy
  • Orange Braided Daisy Medley
Regular Price $ 20.00 your for only $ 6.99

The second deal is Early Christmas and features reds, greens and whites (clear). Thought it would be perfect for getting ready for Christmas or just enjoying the red & greens of fall.

The Early Christmas Deal includes:
  • Clear Itsy Glitzy
  • Red Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon
  • Clear Pure Blossom
  • Green 3D Sparkly Brads
  • Red Gem Stickers
  • Red Fuzzy Daisy
  • Green Braided Daisy Medley
Regular Price $ 20.00 your for only $ 6.99

Happy Weekend to You!