Saturday, April 10, 2010

Graduation Fun!!

Wow! I think I may be feeling some AGE going on!  My baby is graduating from high school this year!...

I had alot of fun playing with my cricut, putting this bouquet together....   I glued a styrofoam ball in an altered snack mix can for the base.  I cut one of Justin's annoucements apart to use for the design on the vase.   I cut letters and numbers using my cricut - shadow & normal cuts and glued them to bamboo sticks ... I used Penny Duncan's Graduation Cap cut - adding a button and handmade tassle - (I used burgandy  & gold embroidery thread to make the tassle). 
I cut leaves with the cricut from Prism Kiwi cardstock.  Folded the leaves in half, inked with Color Box Fluid Chalk inkpad to give the leaves dimension.....
To Make each flower....
I cut a 4"x4" piece of cellophane paper, poked a stick through the middle, and secured it with green floral tape.  Glued a leave of each stick, and a candy on top... and tied a piece of curling ribbon on the stick, curled the ribbon and stuck it in the styrofoam ball.

Justin LOVES Reese's peanut butter cups & Dove choclates.... thus the reason I used them!!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Just Dancing!

What a beautiful Easter morning in South Dakota!  The rays of sunshine and calm winds are a welcome gift!  Speaking of gifts, Sammie & Hailey love their dance class, so when I saw the Crate Paper Paperdoll collection I knew it was perfect for what I had in mind....a 'Just Dance' glass block light!   A while back while surfing the net, I came upon ShimmyBean's website ... which is where the pattern and inspiration for this glass block came from!  Thanks ShimmyBean!

I cut the Just Dance design from SCAL using my cricut.  Wow!  That black gloss vinyl sure picks up finger prints!!!
Then measured & cut Crate Paper to fit the edges and back of the block. Flower was cut from Plantin Schoolbook.

Happy Easter to all!  Enjoy this beautiful day!