Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Another Altered Picture Frame.....

I sure you can tell by now that I LOVE yard sales.  I bought this picture frame for 25 cents a few months ago.  I finally got around to doing something with it.  I altered it by cutting out the words with my Cricut and the Mickey Font cartridge.  I embossed it with the cuttlebug and then inked it to bring out the embossed design.  I used pop dots to attach it to the frame.  The final touch was the picture of Olivia and Alexis at Disney World goofing off with Goofy and Pluto.....

Here is the before picture...

Here is what it looks like now....

Thank you for looking!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Paper Doll Wardrobe...

Olivia has two birthday parties today.  The first one is for her friend Isabella.  They both LOVE American Girl so I ordered some things from American Girl but they have not made it here in time for her party.  So, for the birthday party I made this little paper doll wardrobe.  I put little pictures of her actural birthday gifts in the birthday card. 

The second birthday party is for her friend, Felicity, from school.  I made one for her and put a Justice gift card inside. 

Olivia helped me with these.  She made the clothes and accessories while I made the wardrobe and doll. 

I got this idea from Kathy Orta on the Cricut message board.  Go check out her website at   http://paperphenomenon.blogspot.com/.  She is amazing!!  She has created some really great paper crafts!  I got the cut file from blackbearblackbear on the Cricut message board.  She recreated the cut file and made some of these.  You can see the ones she made at http://www.cricut.com/messageboard/tm.aspx?m=6071864&mpage=1&key=paper%2cdoll%2cwardrobe.  So, thanks you to both of these wonderful ladies for the idea and the cut file. 

I used velcro dots for the clothes.  The paper doll has a velcro dot on her tummy.  I made outfits into one piece and put velcro dots on them.  In the wardrobe, I put velcro dots on the "wall" so the outfits could "hang".  You will have to check out Kathy's, she made a little area were they actually hang and I think she made them magnetic. 

Here are pictures of ones I made....

This was a fun project.  I hope the girls enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them.  Thank you for looking and don't forget to go check out Kathy's website for some more great ideas. 

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Freezer Paper T-Shirt...

I finally got the chance to try this technique.  This was inspired by someone on the Cricut message board.  I apologize for not being able to name the creator but so many people have done this that I don't remember the original creator.  I also discovered a way to attach the small pieces of freezer paper.  After ironing the large piece onto the shirt, I used my tweezer bee tweezers to hold the small pieces in place and then used my irock tool to "iron" the small pieces in place.  See the pictures below.

My 3 year old, Alexis, has a severe peanut allergy.  She will be going back to pre-school next month.  I wanted to "remind" the teachers that she has this allergy.  So, at least once or twice a week she will be wearing a t-shirt that has a saying to remind them that she has a peanut allergy.  The best prevention is awareness. 

Here is the first t-shirt I made for her.  She loves it and can't wait to wear it.  She has been walking around the house saying, "I'm a peanut free princess." 

Friday, August 6, 2010

Altered Picture Frame....

I bought this picture frame a few months ago at a garage sale for 25 cents.  When I saw it, the first thing I thought of was Olivia's and Alexis' pictures with Mickey Mouse.  So, here is what I came up with....


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Mini Album for Paisli

I finally got the chance to finish a mini album I started a while back. It is for my neice, Paisli.


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