Saturday, August 27, 2011

Dress forms

I hope you all enjoyed the Dress Form Blog Hop!!!!!  If you missed it, click on the tag to the right.
I had such a great time making those tags that I joined another Dress Form Swap on the Cricut Message Board.
This time we had to make just the dress form (with out a tag) and a dangle charm to match.  We could pick from different themes. I was all set to do Christmas as my theme and then decided to just make it "Holiday Attire"
I made all the dresses the same but in different colors. I used suede paper, stickles and the Happily Ever After cartridge to cut the dress. (It is Cinderella's) I  used the TH Sewing die for the forms but they were a bit too big so I altered them to fit my dress.
I have 1 more dangle to finish to go with my Black & Silver dress and then I will post that one also.
I have Blue with blue, Red with gold and then Red with silver.  I made matching tags to attach the dangles charms to.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dressed to the Nines

  I hope that you have been following the Blog Hop trail to view all the wonderful and creative Dress Form Tags that we have made for a swap on the Cricut message board.
In case you missed any along the way, here is the list.

  1. Simply My Crafts
  2. Lil Red’s Craftin’hood
  3. Planlady19
  4. The Kraft Lab
  5. Just Jean’s -----You are here
  6. Cindy – Guest blogging at Simply My Crafts
  7. Paper Scraps N More
  8. Addicted2Paper
  9. Scrappin Diva
  10. Scrapping Under the Influence

Here are my creations for the 3 groups-- Designer's choice, Fall and TV/Movie Star.

 Theme #1 was for Fall/ Thanksgiving so I decided to do an Indian. After doing a sample tag and checking with a friend, I was told it was too FLAT!!! Being a newbie to Dress Form Tags, I figured I'd better listen
So back to the drawing board I went.

Here is my finished  Fall Tag. I used a tag from TBBM cartridge and made it the same size as the TH ones that everyone uses. The dress form was taken from the Nifty Fifities cartridge. I cut 2 each of the dress form and the outfit adhereing them together to add dimension. The dress is made out of suede paper and I added a few beads.  I used my Cuttlebug for the pumpkin, chalked it and used a pop-up glue dot to adhere it to the tag.

The next group I joined was themed TV Shows/Movies, Celebrity etc

For this one, I choose to do the dress that Miley Cyrus wore to the 2009 Oscars. First is a picture of her dress and then my Tag. (I hadn't decided on my ribbon yet)I really like how it came out.. I layered lace for her dress and then added silver stickles to it. I put a band of ribbon and a brad on the waistline On the tag, I printed out an “Oscar” image off the internet and popped it up. On the other side I use some TH film strip. I found out that my ATG doesn't work well on lace. I changed to Fabri-Tac which worked great!!!

Here is my last tag!!! This was for the Designer's Choice category. I choose to make a summer dress and I included a straw hat! I used some leftover material  for the dress and  added pink lace for a belt and straps. I also used the ribbon on the hat and added some tiny pink flowers to both the hat and dress.

So there are my 3 Dress form tags!!! Thanks for joining us!!!

 I hope you will come back and check out some of my other projects.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A few layouts using page maps

These layouts were done for the LID Challenge on the MB use page maps.
The top layout I did using a picture that I took years ago. I used a photo program to take out all the color except the ornage on the Monarch. I love the picture and it worked well in the layout.
 The background paper on the Alan Jackson layout was printed on my computer. I have a 12X12 printer and I love being able to make any background I want.
The 3rd layout is with some of my daylily pics.  Eventually I'd like to do a layout of each of the color daylilies that I have.

Altered frames

I altered 2 frames which were  for swaps on the Cricut message board.
For the first one, I went with a book and an owl because the person I was making it for loves to read.
I used book pages on the frame itself. I inked and then use crackled over the top. The owl came from a cartridge but can't remember which one!!! I made the book with a few layers of chipboard and use Glossy Accents on it. I added some tiny flowers and some greens (MS punch).

The next frame was beach themed. I painted the frame blue and then used Elmers glue and white paint fof the crackle effect. Very easy to do and the results are super!!! I then added some Aruba beach shells and a net over them. I squirted in a little glue here and there and sprinkled the shells and bottom of the frame with Aruba sand. I added a chair that I had in my stash!!!

New Projects

Boy does time go by fast!!! I haven't posted anything in a couple months!!
This past month finds me making my 1st chunky mini album and my 1st Dangle!!!!
I really had fun making both of these and my partner on the Cricut message board really liked them also.

Here is a picture of the front of my mini.   I used TH fragments for the cover and added the dangle to one of the binding rings. I watched Tim's video on ways to use his fragments and really like how he used paper and Glossy Accents.  Each set of pages had  a different theme and instructions as to making photo mats and pockets. So I have a mini with Nature, Floral, Vintage, Smile &  friends. Here are a few more pictures before I bound it and added the rivets and ribbons.

.I was pretty happy with the final results considering it was my first one!!!!!