Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cute little bunnies

 I love little bunnies.  We have a lot of them here at our house and when the real ones aren't around I even have some little statue ones in my flower bed.  Stampin Up came out with a cute little stamp that has three bunnies on it that I just love - I got a chance to use it today on this little card.  I used the Retrosketch blog challenge sketch for the layout. 

Inside card

Bunnies on my spring pillow - bunnies cut with my Silhouette Cameo - butterflies were cut with a Martha Stuart punch

Bunny statues in my flower bed - they are much cuter when the flowers are blooming, but they still made good models when I was drawing svgs for the pillow.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 18, 2013

A couple Cricut Storybook cards and my first serger project done!

I just recently sold my little silhouette and bought a cameo (I just did my first cut on it yesterday but I need to make it into something before I post that freebie).  My thoughts for getting the cameo was that I would no longer need my cricut.  I've got rid of my less used cartridges already and now I'm down to my final  15.   I want to go through them and make sure there is nothing I will NEED before I get rid of them.  First on the chop block is Storybook.  If you are a cricut/cartridge user, this is a good one.  I made two cards with it today, but I think I'm comfortable letting it go now.   Next up will be Cindy Loo .

For the two cards: the cherry blossom is cut at 3.5 inch and Thank you is at 1 inch.  For the branch/butterfly card, it is the border cut done at 1.75 inch, butterfly is a martha punch and the friend is a Stampin Up stamp.

I also did my first serger project this week- some flannel pillowcases for my boys.  My mom gave me her serger  over a year ago, but I hadn't even taken the cover off.  The first pillowcase took me over an hour due to not knowing how to use a serger and having to rethread the darn thing, but the second one only took about 15 minutes.   That machine is fast and a little intimidating but I love the finished edge and will definitely be using it more in the future.  Hopefully I won't loose a finger in the process.

Thanks for looking!