Ruler of the Remote - Coaster and Tray Set

Happy Friday everyone.  Today I'd like to share a plastic canvas project I just finished up last night.  I love doing this craft but hate that it takes so long to complete a project.  I worked on this one for a couple hours a night for about 3 weeks - talk about time intensive.  But that's okay, the end product is worth it.

view showing the coasters

College Graduation Announcements

Sorry that I've been so quiet lately.  Things have been beyond crazy over here with getting ready for an upcoming graduation and a couple of craft shows.  We just tried our first time at the Oktoberfest and were pleased with the turnout.  Needless to say we'll do that show again next year.  But now it's all about getting ready for the big one next month.

All of that said, I completed the first half of my daughter's graduation announcements for this December.  We worked together to come up with a design and she decided on the verbiage.  This is the final result.  I posted them up on FB the other day and quite a few people loved the way they turned out  my daughter included....and that is of course a good thing.  lol

For these announcements I used:

Accent Essentials for the maroon & gold mats

Hello Kitty for the diploma

Locker Talk for the graduation cap; and

Thanksgiving for the "you're invited"

Trick or Treat Spooks

Today is the day that our Cricut Cardz challenge moves to Cardz TV and this week we are on challenge #91 - things that go bump in the night.  For this challenge our instructions were to make a card for "Halloween with the spookiest, scariest image you can find on any cartridge(s), and using any colors".

I chose to use:

Autumn Celebrations for my trick or treating spooks
Paper Doll Dress Up for the tree, moon and stars

The spiders are from a Studio G punch that I picked up at Walmart. 

And now that you have seen my card pop on over to Cardz TV and take a look at all the other delightfully spooky creations our DT has in store for you this week.  I promise you won't be disappointed.

Purse Album

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Today I want to share a new album with you that I made using the booklet purse and pages die from Sizzix along with a couple of Cricut cartridges - Girl's Makeup Party, Graphically Speaking, Indie Art, Rock Princess and Accent Essentials.

This is a smaller album with the pages measuring only 2 x 3 inches at their largest so my cuts were small but they all cut rather well.

Starting with Rock Princess I cut the word 'diva' for the purse cover.

The shoes and word attitude were cut from Graphically Speaking.

The blow dryer, compact, lip gloss, and sleeping mask were cut from Girl's Makeup Party.

The lips - coated with a pink glitter - are from Indie Art.

Finally all of the mats are from Accent Essentials.

Prayer Bear Tissue Box Cover

This morning I'd like to share a plastic canvas project that I have been working on over the past couple of weeks.  I'm not sure what it is about tissue box covers but I love making them and right now I think this one is my favorite.

I've had a couple people ask me about this TBC so I thought I'd go ahead and let you know that yes, I do have the tissue box for sale - not the pattern.  If you're interested you can visit my store here.  And if you want to have one made special made in different colors just let me know.
If you are looking for the pattern, it's from the Leisure Arts book titled Delightful D├ęcor in Plastic Canvas.   This book was published in 2002 but I have still seen it for sale in various craft stores.

Gone Fishing Clock

I've had this clock sitting in my craft room for months now - just waiting for the perfect idea.  Well this week I saw a post on the Cricut MB that sparked the inspiration for this clock.

I really LOVE the way that this one turned out.  I used Campin Critters for all of my cuts, and the paper is Great Outdoors mat stack from atd.

What do ya think?  Don't ya just love altered items?

You're Da Man

Here's another quick and easy masculine card that I've put together using Block Party.  The best part is that this card can be used for several "manly" occasions:  birthday, thank you, Father's Day, etc.

So I've been looking at this cartridge since it came out but never could justify buying it at full price.  However, now that Walmart has clearanced everything it was easy to do.  We were concerned as we went through the clearance aisle though because there was so much craft stuff on clearance.  I mean everything scrapbook related was there as well as some of the new fabrics they just brought in.  So when we saw an employee we asked about it.  She assured us that all was well with the craft section and that they were just getting ready for a revamp because they are bringing back the bolts of fabric along with the cutting table.  Seems that they had received a lot of complaints since they did away with it all.

Manly Man Birthday Card

Since I've been homebound today thanks to Tropical Storm Lee and dh being on-call I decided to get a couple of manly cards made up.  This one was so easy to make that it wasn't funny, but I love the way it turned out.  Thanks to this wonderful DCWV paper no hard work was necessary.  lol

For this card I used the Cricut Lite cartridge Billionaire and that's it.  See?  Told you it was easy.....But you know what?  Sometimes, simple is best and I do believe that was the case on this one.

New Pages for Baby Album

As I get closer to my first craft show of the season I decided to get a few onesie albums made up and I thought I'd add some new items to the pages this go round.  I changed up the way I did the covers by adding in some embellishments.  I love the way that they look and think it's more inviting than just having the words on the cover.

Other new additions include a couple of pages with the baby birds from the 3 birds on parade cartridge.  You'll see them here along with some of the other pages I've made.

I also added in some new journaling tags.

But this one is  my favorite.  I got this idea while shopping around on and decided to try my hand at creating my own journaling strips.

I used Wild Card for my pocket and A Child's Year for the crawling baby. The journal strips were created in Microsoft Word and to hold them in the pocket I added the little foot paper clip.  If you like this page and would like to make some of your own you can download the cut file as well as the strips file by clicking on the  link for the tutorials page on the right hand side.

So what do you think?  Do you have any ideas for what you'd like to see in a baby album?  Have you made one that you'd like share?  Drop a line and let me know.