Friday, August 5, 2011

Stuck On You Sketches "Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses" using the Creative Imaginations Beach Cottage Collections

Stuck On You Sketches
This week the sketch is by sweet Leah 
Who doesn't love the Friday reveal at Stuck On You Sketches??
The team has put together an awesome take on the sketch.
Check it out SOUS
I had a super time with this layout I had a babysitter for most of the afternoon so I could actually put together this wonderful layout. I used the pp from Creative Imaginations Beach Cottage Collection which the minute I laid eyes on was in my basket.
I bought it in May while in Florida. I was feely beachy sooooo of course this is what I put togther.
I wanted to name it treasures of the Sea.....but this also fits so well. Cooper at Nags Head in 2010. The boys LOVE the beach, well who doesn't?? 

The title is so perfect It is from Silhouette SD I cut from Bazzill Raven paper. I used half of a wine faux cork, sea shells,
Prima flowers, starfish, coral, sanddollars and more. Even the sand in the bottle. The ribbon I made using my Pfaff felting machine. Which I soooo love!!! It is just amazing!!!!

The Mermaid is just a favorite of mine anyday! I hand painted it using the Twinkling H20's now Creative Imaginations is selling them!!! Awesome I have had mine for many years from Luminarte. They are just awesome...I can't say it enough.
Then I went over them with a few Ranger Stickles.

I also added Copic markers to her skin tone. Raffia, stitched the background diecut which is from Cricut using the Lacy Labels Cartridge, and TH Distress Inks on the labels (diecuts)
The quote is fabulous and oh so perfect.......
“I dropped a tear in the ocean, and whenever they find it I'll stop loving you, only then.”


Oh my don't you love that quote.??

Here is the picture I used of Cooper at OBX 2010 edited in PhotoShop
Sketch By Leah Schaeffer

I took this adorable picture of my granddaughter Abigail this week, she has been her all week even spent the night, which is hard for her, she's a mommies girl. She loves the pool she asks all day Grandma Dawn we going to the pool now? I always love the summer, and it has flown usual. Sad I wish it could be summer a bit longer. They eaten nutty butties and popsicles all week.  I made them zoo pancakes for breakfast today and Abigail told the boys I made them for her. The cutest little story she was sad and missed her mommy and daddy last night so I was holding her in the bed all the boys were around her in a circle tring to comfort her it was like she was a brand new baby...I just thought how thoughtful and caring they were. I'm gonna miss ya Abigail when ya go to school! She starts school this year, Cooper is three months younger than her and he can't start till next year because of the deadline and he is sooooo ready, the school system has had so many cut backs they have elliminated the 4 year old program which Cooper could utilize but not now. Cooper is so READY!!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Say It With Letters W is for Whale

W is for Whale
You can get one to decorate right here
They are sooo adorable.
Check out Say It With Letters Blog to see the other DT work....awesome Inspiration.

I used old Rusty Pickle paper and shaded with burnt umber paints, two buttons for the eye,
the hat was cut from the Cricut Stand and Salute Cartridge at the hat!! Used the CuttleBug to emboss the hat using an Quickutz embossing folder.
Edited the photo in PhotoShop.

Say It With Letters Cutout
Hello all I made this adorable little whale from Say It With Letters .  Just sooo soo cute!! Today I am finishing up a layout for tomorrows reveal and my last layout for DT at Stuck On You Sketches don't forget to stop back tomorrow by because I am in a beachy mood.....hint hint!!! Have a sweet day!! Hugs to all, Dawn Gallop

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Elmo Birthday Cake and Banner Using the Cricut and Cricut Cake and Cups Decorated with Vinyl

Elmo Cake
Dusty celebrated his 3rd birthday and of course who doesn't love Elmo?
I made this cake for his party using the 1996 Wilton Elmo Party Pan where Elmo is wearing a party hat and holding a piece of cake. Well since it was a jungle theme I changed the party hat to a safari hat. The cake piece I used the binoculars instead. Elmo was holding balloons and I put the map in the other hand. The map was cut from the Cricut Cake using the Paper Dolls cartridge cut at 2 1/2. I made all my own fondant and frosting's. The red frosting I started a week in advance increasing the intense color each day. The green leaves were all cut from Life Is A Beach cartridge at various sizes up to the 3 1/4.  The frosting tips are  16, and 72 and 2. I dyed the fondant with Leaf green from Wilton.

The animals were cut from Animal Kingdom. Too too cute!! Always love that cartridge.
I used the Wilton black food writers for the eyes and the details.

The map was cut from Paper Dolls Cartridge at 9 1/4. 

Close up of the leaves on the side they were all around cut from Life is a Beach Cartridge.

The banner was cut from the Elmo's Party Cartridge at 10.
The Sesame Street Font Cartridge was used to cut the alphas at 6 1/4.
The heads of the animals was cut at 2 3/4  using the Animal Kingdom Cartridge.
And of course the leaves Life is a Beach.

We had the party as a pool party in my backyard at our new and in making of the outdoor kitchen.

We (me and Alexis) made the cups for the party, the children loved them.
Alexis went to every Dollar General around to get enough! Love ya Lex!

We were all so pleased with the cups. Using the Elmo's Party Cartridge and vinyl.

Hello and Welcome to the Elmo Party I had for my three year old Dusty. All the details are under the pictures. Everyone had a super blast and making all the goodies for the party was just as much fun!
My daughter Crystal sent Dusty from South Korea a Robot and a Slip and Slide!!! My  cousin Josh bought him John Deere Tractor ride-on I mean like cousin of the year here!!!!! Thanks BJ, josh and Rebekkah. Dusty had so much fun i just tell you how much!!! Thanks to all my family, friends, and everyone!!!

Alexis dishing the ice cream, me cutting the cake, Abigail (my granddaughter) and Dusty having a blast!!

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