Beads, Baubbles and Crystals~

Oh my!

I took part in a Stick Pin Swap on the Cricut Circle Board hosted by JJewel.

I have to tell you I was extremely nervous, since I had never worked with any of the items that were needed.

But, boy did I have fun!

Especially in the bead aisle at Michaels.

I think I purchased every pretty bead that caught my eye.

Plus, I have enough crystals left over to bedazzle my vehicle.

My supplies~

And yes, I also had some fun at Hobby Lobby too.

Everything sorted and organized~

Assembling the pins was fairly quick and easy.

Once I got the pattern I liked on the pin I used Glossy Accents to adhere the last two beads.

My pins drying~

I used the digital cartridge Party Picks and Pennants to make my tag holder.


A simple Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher held the pins in place.

A close up of my pins~

I have to tell you that the pins I got in return were absolutely fabulous!!

Thanks ladies!

Now if you happen to see a bedazzled Mini driving around…

I used~
Various beads, crystals and pins from Michaels
Glossy Accents, DCWV the Black & White stack, TH Tiny Attacher
Party Picks and Pennants

i love you

Just in case you didn’t know~ I love this child! And that’s the story this layout tells.

I am still working on NSD challenges, so that is how this layout began.

One of Studio Calico’s challenges was to work with triangles. Meanwhile the Cricut Circle has a tricky little challenge to use CCR and the CCR exclusive digital cartridges only. So, I decided to do both on the same layout!

My layout~

I knew I needed a triangle; however, a quick search of CCR images did not show any. Yikes!
But fear not, I simply took the pennant shape from Party Picks and Pennants made it 3″ wide and stretched it a bit until it was the size I desired. Easy peasy!

A close up of my triangles~

I gently adhered them to my page and then sewed along the base. And if I may say so, my stitches look pretty darn good!

I’m just glad you can’t see the back, because something very weird happened there! It’s like the bottom bobbin went CRAZY!! But, you can’t see it, so it doesn’t really matter, right?

My heart~

The heart is from Word Bubbles. Cut at 4.5″ and stitched down the center.

My i heart u~

The letters are from Cricut Craft Room Basics.

All of the wonderful papers, chipboard embellishments and even the cute little heart button are all from Bella Blvd. Yes, I finally got into my prize goodies!

I used~
Bella Blvd Baby Girl Pretty in Pink, Sunshine & Happiness Popsicle Kisses, Sunny Side Up, Sophisticates Sprinkles & Lace Ice, Spring Flings & Easter Things A Tisket A Tasket papers
Sophisticates Ciao Chip Stars & Hearts
Baby Girl Alpha & Bits
Button Market Feminine Mix
Cricut Craft Room Basics, Word Bubbles, Party Picks and Pennants

Okay, I am off to admire my layout and remember the days before she turned TWO! Sigh!