Mom, Let’s Take A Selfie.~

That’s not what you expect to hear coming from your four-year old.

But, it was a good idea.

So, we did.

My layout~

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I used this month’s DCWV Stack-a-Holic Challenge sketch for my layout.

Since The La Boutique Vintage Stack is full of camera prints, I used it and the matching Vintage Collector embellishments line.

Close ups~

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Who knows what this child will come up with next?

But, I for one can’t wait.

I used~

DCWV La Boutique Vintage Stack from Hobby Lobby
DCWV Vintage Collector Charms & Brads, Adhesive Labels, Acetate Overlay Hearts, Chipboard Stickers and Cardstock Stickers
October Afternoon Date Stamp
Miss Kate Cuttables Oh Snap Speech Bubble cut at 2.28″

Hoppity Hop Hop~

Here comes Peter Cottontail.

Hopping down the bunny trail.

Easter’s on its way. He he.

My Bunny~

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I love this bunny from the SVG Cuts Bunny Hop Set.

So, much that I spent much of yesterday afternoon trying to make him.

I wanted him to be sturdy and to have a well-loved stuffed animal look, so I used paper from DCWV’s The Chalk Fun Stack.

Since the paper has a special coating on it, I found my hot glue gun worked best at gluing all the parts together.

It also allowed me to work a bit quicker than waiting for liquid glue to dry.

And that’s always a plus.

Did I mention that he can be filled with yummy Easter treats?

Ready to be stuffed~

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I’m thinking that he might just need a friend or two to keep him company.

So, I’d better hop right to it. He he.

I used~

DCWV The Chalk Fun Stack from Hobby Lobby
SVG Cuts Bunny Hop Set

Call Me Anytime~

Once again the fabulous ladies over on the Cricut Circle Message Board have inspired and challenged me.

This time with a Book Box and Stick Pin swap.

The idea was to decorate a small book box from Hobby Lobby for your partner and create 10 stick pins as well.

My partner, the wonderful Jenny Dennis, gave me free rein in the theme of her box. Oh boy!

After finding the most adorable Bead Landing telephone pendant my theme was set…Call Me Anytime.

My book box~

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I used Teresa Collins’ Summer Stories collection which just so happened to feature telephones as well.

But, my absolute favorite piece of the collection was the Make Every Day The Best Day journal card.

It pretty much reminds me of Jenny and her happy, positive energy.

She’s just that kind of girl!

The inside~

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My pins~

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To see how I made my stick pins, please click here.

I wanted to keep my pins safe in the box during travel, so I made envelopes~

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Just when I thought I was done, I decided I needed a card to complete my project.

The image of the lady holding the phone from the Cricut Suburbia cartridge was simply perfect.

My card~

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In case, you were wondering her name is Judy although I think Ethel would suit her better. He he.

Want to see what Jenny sent me?

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Isn’t absolutely fabulous?

I used~

Teresa Collins Summer Stories Collection including Damask, Ephemera and Stripes Paper, Chipboard Elements and Decorative Buttons
Hobby Lobby Paper Mache Book Box, DCWV Gems, Studio Calico Sequins, Ribbon, Twine, Bead Landing Pendants, Bead Landing & Blue Moon Beads, Glossy Accents and Jenni Bowlin Paint Dabber
Suburbia for the Judy Image cut at 5.75″
Cricut Make It Now Cookie Wrapper cut at 4″

I {Moust}ache~

Say thanks.

Silly, I know.

I won’t even tell you the reaction I got from my kids and hubby when I showed it to them.

Think blank stares and eye rolls.

But, it did give me the opportunity to use the cute mustache print paper found in DCWV’s La Boutique Vintage Stack from Hobby Lobby. He he.

My card~

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The inside~

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This stack is quickly making it’s way into my Top 5 Favorites.

And the reason I’m saying thanks~

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One of my friends got me this hysterical stamp.

I love it and it makes me giggle every time I read it.

Thanks Jenny!!

I used~

DCWV La Boutique Vintage Stack, DCWV Vintage Collector Alphabet Stickers & Chipboard Pop Ups
Cricut’s Moustaches & Glasses Digital Cartridge, Cricut Explore
Studio Calico Thanks Stamp, Freckled Fawn Enamel Dots and Sara Stamp

One Fish, Two Fish~

You know all the many, many wonderful characters that Dr. Seuss created?

There are so many!! I bet you could name at least ten right off the top of your head.

But, my littlest simply wanted to be Two Green Fish for Dress Like A Dr. Seuss Character Day at Nursery School. Sigh.

There was no persuading her to be Cindy Lou, Thing One or Thing Two or even one of the dogs from Go Dog Go.

Her mind was made up.

So, what’s a mom to do?

Make her her very own One Fish, Two Fish t-shirt~

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I imported a Dr. Seuss graphic into my Silhouette software, did a simple trace and offset and then printed on Avery Light Fabric Transfer paper.

I cut the image out using the normal Silhouette cardstock cutting settings .

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A quick use of the iron and my fish were set.

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With a little begging and pleading I was allowed to add an additional fish to the back.

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So, I quickly repeated my steps to get this guy added before she changed her mind.

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One thing to keep in mind is that your image will be opposite of how you print it, so if you have letters or numbers remember to flip them before printing.

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With her One Fish, Two Fish t-shirt, her hair in two braids and her galoshes on off she went to enjoy Dress Like A Dr. Seuss Character Day.

And I do believe she did.

I used~
Avery Fabric Transfer for Light Fabric & Ink Jet Printers
Dr Seuss graphics, Silhouette

Guess Who’s Coming For Dinner?

Now whether it’s to eat or be eaten….

Shocking, I know.

I was asked to join in a year-long recipe swap with a group of extremely talented ladies from the Cricut Circle Message Board.

We’re making a recipe for each season, so for my Winter recipe I thought soup would be in order.

Firebird’s Chicken Tortilla Soup~

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I used Kate’s Kitchen to print and cut my wallpaper and floor background and also my stove.

I printed additional patterns to use for my chicken from Noah’s ABC.

The recipe~

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Now if I’m being honest, I’ve never made this myself.

But, I have enjoyed it many times while dining at Firebird’s. He he.

I also enjoyed the nine other recipe cards I received in turn.

And do you know not a single one of the ladies pointed out that I misspelled the word cheese right smack dab on the front on my recipe card?

Aren’t they sweet?

I used~

Kate’s Kitchen for all the Printed Paper, Background and Stove image
Noah’s ABC for the Chicken
Kraft Paper, DCWV Gems
Cricut Imagine and Cricut Mini

It’s A Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft & DCWV Blog Hop!

Faber-Castel DCWV Hop

Hopefully, you hopped here from the very talented Mou’s blog.

With the release of DCWV’s Texture Stacks it was the perfect time to join with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and get creative.

And for this girl it meant a little messy.

I will be the first to admit that the control freak in me was a bit intimidated by the goodies Faber-Castell sent.

I received Metallic Pitt Artist Pens, Paper Crafter Crayons, Gelatos, Whipped Spackle, Chalkboard Paint and Gesso.

Most of you might know that liquid glue and I don’t really mix well, but I wanted to use as many of the products as possible.

I also felt like I wanted to use these products in what I enjoy making the most…layouts.

And the moment I saw the You Are SVG cut file I knew I wanted to use the various Faber-Castell products to create a background for it.

And look how perfect this cut is using the new Cricut Explore and smooth cardstock~

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I love that!!

And I won’t even tell you about my first try with my Silhouette, textured paper and a new mat. Yikes!

For my background I simply colored with the Paper Crafter Crayons onto a sheet of DCWV Adhesive Paper.

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I tried using the Gelatos for a watercolor effect and really liked how they looked on DCWV’s Handmade Paper.

But, the shades of blue and green Paper Crafter Crayons just really appealed to me along with how they looked on the textured paper.

I did add a few spots with the Gelatos to mix in the pink and deep purple.

I knew I didn’t want to cover up too much of the You Are cut, but I wanted to add a bit of layering with the various fabrics.

I used the Whipped Spackle along with the DCWV Stencils to create several patterns and extra dimension for my photo mats.

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I love how light and easy it was to spread and control.

And finally all the pieces came together.

My layout~

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I matted everything on a sheet of 12×12 Corrugate Paper which not only provided an additional pop of color, but some much-needed stability.

A close up~

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And my favorite part… You are the one true love of my life~

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Maybe one day I will show all the little extras and oppsies I made along the way as there were a lot!

But, I had so much fun getting out of my comfort zone, using new products and mediums and even making a mess.

Surprisingly I kept the Spackle mess to a minimum, but I did find several tiny letters all the way upstairs in my clothes closet. Uh oh!

Guess what? There’s some great prizes to be won!!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and DCWV will be giving away $75 in product at the end of the hop. To win, follow the list below and leave a comment. This contest is now closed. Click here for the announcement.

The hop will end at 5PM EST on Friday, March 28th.

The winner will be announced on Monday, March 31st on each of the company’s blogs.

For extra entries, follow Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and DCWV on twitter!

Now head to Thomisia’s blog to see what she created.

So that you don’t miss a thing, here’s the entire blog list~

Erin – http://dcwvinc.blogspot.ca/
Mou- http://collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com/
Me – http://www.sarawandrews.com/
Thomisia – http://thomisia.blogspot.com/
Amanda – http://oldenough2beakid.blogspot.com/
Rita – http://ritabarakat.com/2014/03/24/blog-hop-with-dcwv-and-faber-castell-design-memory-craft/
Britt – http://pinkpapercrowns.blogspot.com/
Tiffany- http://iheartartblog.com/
Tessa – http://precociouspaper.blogspot.com/
Karen – http://scrappycanuck.wordpress.com/
Limor – http://chicscrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com/
Karla – http://madebykarla10.blogspot.com/
Jen- http://arttalk-sigmagirl.blogspot.com/
Angela – http://paperprojectsbyangela.blogspot.com/
Rachel – http://www.rwkrafts.com/
Jill- http://stampinginspiredby.blogspot.com/

I used~

Adhesive 12x12 Burlap Mat Canvas Mat Corrugate Stack 12x12

DCWV Adhesive Fabric Stack, Corrugate Stack, Burlap Colors Mat Stack, Canvas Mat Stack
DCWV 12×12 Chevron Stencil and 5×7 Polka Dot Stencil
Faber-Castell Whipped Spackle, Paper Crafter Crayons and Gelatos Double Scoops
Recollection Buttons, Dear Lizzy Thickers and Flair
Studio Calico You Are SVG cut using the Cricut Explore