Wednesday, January 19, 2011

{Valentine Bulletin Board}

I am still in charge of the bulletin board for the woman at church. I didn't get pics up of the adorable Christmas one, but I did remember to take photos last night, after I put the Valentine one up.

I just love My Scrap Chick. They have become one of my all time favorite companies. I love that they are constantly putting out fun new images. If you have SCAL and have checked them out, do! They have a Friday Freebie that you can't beat. I have gotten so many cute images free from them. Okay, so enough advertising... °Ü°

I used their JilliBean Valentine line to cut some of the images for the board. Everyone just loved them! They are stinkin' adorable and hard not to love.

The entire board

This image is entitled "Love is in the Air". She originally does not have an envelope in her hand, but I thought it would be cute and so I cut one using Doodlecharms.

I also added the little flower and gems to her outfit.

My 3 couples needed to be placed on matted frames so that you could see them better. They definitely were going to get lost against that fabric background. I decided on stamps to keep with the love letter theme. I was so happy that I had the gold cardstock. It brings out the flecks of gold in the fabric.

You can see that I used glitter paper for her blouse and one of the hearts. I also added gems.

I think these 2 just may be my favorites. I love their little outfits.

Here is couple number 3. I loved that I had jean paper for their jeans. Looks so authentic.

Using Sentimentals, I cut these sweet little swallows.

Now, to get started on the Spring one. I have most of it cut, it's just a matter of organizing it all.

{Thank You Cards}

Last week, I realized that time was getting away from me, in that, I hadn't made my Thank You cards for Christmas gifts and goodies that were given to our family . As I was going through all of my paper, I pulled out "The Green Stack" by DCWV. The paper is made from 70% recycled paper. I hadn't used a sheet of it yet and thought, "Yeah! This will work." I also had the chipboard images to go with it, which helped to cut down on Cricut time, so win, win! °Ü°

As you can see, I basically used the same layout for each of the cards. I just switched which side the scalloped frame was on and then made multiples of some of the cards. This helped to keep it simple and quick. I used chipboard on all of them but the owls. Those I cut using the Sentimentals Cricut cart. The owls that came with the stack were adorable, but I didn't think my recipients would know they were owls because they are so different looking.

These were lots of fun to create and I have to tell you that I LOVED the texture of the paper. It's amazing. Feels almost like there is some plastic of something it. It's sturdy and so easy to work with. I highly recommend it to everyone!

{Sweet Birthday Cards}

My oldest daughter was born on my birthday and we always have so much fun sharing the day together. I thought it was funny that this year we made similar cards for each other. :) Great minds think alike!

This is the card I made for her. I cut it on my Cricut using a My Scrap Chick pattern. You can't see it in the photo, but I used Stickles to decorate the little flowers on the icing part to give it some shimmer that would go with the shimmer on the glitter paper I used to cut the heart.

Her is her card for me. What do you know? Cupcakes! °Ü° I just loved it! I love the colors and how cheerful it is. She is so talented! I am so blessed to have such an amazing daughter and to share such a special day with her is something we will have all our lives. My cup runneth over.


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