Sunday, 31 March 2013

our very own cabbage patch dolls

Hi Everyone, hope you all had a very Happy Easter and were able to spend lots of time with friends and family.  We had a holiday today, and since I only work 3 days a week, I ended up with a 5 day weekend!  Couldn't be happier!
As I had quite a bit of time, I have spent quite a few hours in my craft room.  I am posting a few photos of my latest scrapbook page.
I bought a clown cabbage patch doll in approximately 1986, 1987 in anticipation of maybe having a daughter one day.  Having a daughter was never meant to be, so I saved the doll and after my granddaughters came along, I knew she was meant to belong to them.  These photos were taken in September 2012 when Suri was 2 and Gabby (bottom left) was 3.  Their faces were so tiny that they were able to wear the clown mask from the doll.  Thanks for looking!

The products that I used:
The paper was from Merci "Carnival" paperpack that I purchased at Big W.  I only used one of the patterns (it came with two pages of each and I used both pages - one page used to cut out the stars and the tents at the bottom of the page so that I could pop them up off of the page)  I used my cricut to cut out the circular frame, the octagonal frame, and the Carnival tent frame.  I used the Paper Doll Dress up Cricut Cartridge to cut the carnival tent out of cream colored cardstock.  I cut two tents, the second one out of patterned paper called Be Inspired - from making memories.  The curtains and the scalloped ruffle on the tent were cut away from the patterned  paper die cut and glued on to the cream colored tent die cut.  I fussy cut the stars from one of the papers from the pack, glued them to chipboard and put them on pop dots.  I also fussy cut red paper to add to the flag on the tent.  I used my sizzix alphabet dies to cut the title out of red cardstock.  I used Tim Holtz brushed corduroy distress ink around the edges of the die cuts.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  

Friday, 29 March 2013

Tiny fingers, Tiny Toes Scrapbook Page

This is a scrapbook page of my grandson Jack with his Mom and Dad.  I used brown cardstock, Little Boy Blue and One of a Kind Blue paper from Creating Keepsakes.  The ribbon was some I bought at Cararra Markets on the Gold Coast, Cre8tiv Foam letters on the banner, Cricut Artiste Collection Stamp and cut file for the banner pieces, A Linen button placket cut from one of my old linen blouses.  I used the Cuttlebug Honeycomb die for the decorative piece under the linen strip, Handmade flowers, one out of linen, the other 3 out of cardstock using a combination of Tim Holtz dies - Tattered florals and Tattered garland.  The chipboard pieces are from Me & My Big Ideas.  The tiny roses were from the Dollar Sense store.

Bucilla Xmas Stocking - Sugar Plum Fairy

Hi everyone!  Another Christmas Stocking finished.  This is a Bucilla Kit called "Sugar Plum Fairy".  I made this stocking for my niece who just had her first child.  Her little girl's name is Charlotte.  My sister passed away several years ago, but had she been here, she would have made a Xmas stocking for Charlotte.  Since she was not here to do it for her, I made it for Charlotte in honor of my sister.  I used waste canvas to Cross Stitch Charlotte's name on the stocking rather than embroider it like it called for.  I like how it turned out.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Christmas Stocking for my grandson Jack

The Xmas Stocking I made for Baby Jack from a Bucilla Kit called "In the Workshop".

"First Boy" Scrapbook page of my grandson

This is the first scrapbook page I have been able to get to of my new Grandson Jack.  The paper is from the free paper "Nature Garden" by Prima that came with my issue of Australian Scrapbook Ideas Magazine.  All of the cogs were cut with svg files on my Cricut.  The dog tag I used a chipboard tag - covered it with silver tape and embossed his name in it with an embossing letter punch set.  I added real metal washers, nuts, and some screws to the center of the cogs as well as some hole enforcers, brads and a button.  All of the cogs are embossed with silver, gold, copper embossing powder.  I hung the word "love" from one of the cogs.  Page layout and design scraplifted from a page designed by Michelle Grant featured in the magazine.  Thanks for looking!