Monday, January 16, 2017

Read 2016 SMASH page

So I have kept a list of books I have read over the last several years and start a new SMASH page each year.  Somehow I missed posting 2015 and will do so later. 
This year is much more list like but I needed to stretch to three pages.  I often will remove pages from my SMASH books when they are getting too bulky.  I just tear them out, then cut off the binder edge.  Sometimes I will use them as background or texture for other layouts and for extending a layout.  To do this, I simply use washi tape and a page that best coordinates.  By cutting off the binding edge, the added page fits right in.  I have done this for my Robert Frost page.  This year, I used washi tape and some cute Heidi Swapp stickers.  Yes, it went onto the back side of the third page...a total of 143 books.  Thanks for looking!  April

Monday, January 9, 2017

Tinkerbell Believe shirt

My last Tinkerbell shirt has been repinned over two thousand times on Pinterest.  I made that one for my bestie and decided I wanted a similar shirt to wear at Disney with her.  I decided to use the Tinkerbell and Friends Cricut cartridge and used the Cricut Craft Room to blend the "believe" image with a Tink image.  The weeding of the wings and dust took a bit of time and patience but look how cute it turned out! 
Thanks for looking!
April

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Glee SMASH page

I have been neglecting my SMASH book and have several pages I have not had the chance to post, so here they are. 
This is for the show Glee, my guilty pleasure.  I am shocked how many songs from the show I like better than the original versions.  I know the show is no longer on, but I had the idea rolling around and wanted to get it down.  I traced my hand and cut the letters from the Cricut.  I added some journaling and doodled music notes.  I also found a patch at Big Lots for 75 cents.  Thanks for looking!  April

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Mulan's Mushu shirt

Living in an apartment and not having a crafting space has put a kink in my creativity.  So many projects and no place to work.  My husband is tired of my taking over the dinner table!  No creative space = no creativity.  We are fortunate to end 2016 better than we started.  My hubby has a new job so we will be moving states again in the next couple of months. 
I am finally sitting down and dealing with my stored pics to set up several posts to cover the move and, hopefully, I will be blessed with a new craft room.  First, we have to find a house!
So, here is another shirt I made on the Cricut with iron-on vinyl.  My daughter is a sassy, sarcastic teen and loves Disney characters with the same traits.  She asked for a Mushu shirt to wear on our trip this past summer and here is what we came up with. 
She was stopped by several people during the trip to ask where she got the shirt.  Her answer was "My mom made it!"  She even got compliments from Disney cast members.  I consider that high praise. 
Thanks for looking!
April

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Peace on earth Christmas card

With the limited craft supplies and work area, I decided to go on a crafting binge to replenish my cards.  While I was at it, I was inspired to make my cards for this year featuring Stampin Up's Going Global and Holly Jolly Greetings.
The card base is kraft, with layers of Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White.  I stamped the base is Crumb Cake with the stars stamp from Holly Jolly Greetings.  I stamped the globe from Going Global in Old Olive on Marina Mist, then punched with my 2 inch circle punch.  The ornament bobble on top of the globe is punched in silver glitter using a mini cupcake wrapper from EK Success turned upside down.  I added a Cherry Cobbler baker's twine bow, using a micro glue dot.  I used the coordinating Holly Jolly dies to cut Peace in Cherry Cobbler, and the smallest banner die to make the flags.  On Earth is stamped in Night of Navy.  Inside, I used a sentiment from the SU Simply Snowflake set from My Paper Pumpkin.  Thanks for looking!  April