Monday, May 30, 2011

FCCB Challenge #62 - Remember This

Happy Memorial Day!  I love the appreciation everyone gives to our military on this day.  For my family, this is a day to remember the 21 years of military service my husband gave and the 5 years that I put in as well as part of the U.S. Army.

FCCB's challenge this week fit in perfectly with the heritage album I've been working on.  I just finished this page on my father-in-law's grandfather.  I used Graphic 45 paper with the the fellows in the car and the "Proper Gentlemen" title.  

I used images from the Heritage cartridge for his name label and brown brads around his picture.

The original picture is a 2x4 which I scanned and enlarged to 5x7.  I used Picnic to add a sepia tone to the picture.  I love his handlebar mustache!

Unfortunately, I can't add much journaling because I don't have much information on him, but his face will live on through the memories of the scrapbook I'm making.  And that's what's best about this great addiction (or hobby) that we all do!

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

FCCB Blue Skies challenge

This week the ladies at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog challenged us to make something using blue and at least one cloud.  I made this card using a cloud from the Every Day Paper dolls cartridge.

I believe the paper is from a DCWV paper pack from last year.  I love the cloud papers and used up both sheets of them (or I thought I did).  When I was rummaging thru my blue papers, I was happy to find a little scrap of it still left, which I used on this card.

I'll probably give this card to the Operation Write Home project.  Thanks for looking!

Band Banquet place cards

I used the Quarter Note cartridge to make place cards for our Senior students at the annual band banquet.  I cut the instrument and shadow for each student's instrument and used Stickles to 'bling' up their place card.  Here are the cards sitting on the welcome table as the students arrived:

I used an oval frame file and cut it using my SCAL2 software.  For the ovals with the names, I cut them out first on my Cricut and then ran them thru my printer using the Edwardian font.

The colorguard images came from Paolo's blogpost here;  colorguard silhouettes   I had to make SVG files of the more unusual instruments, like the bass clarinet and bassoon, but it was a lot of fun.  The seniors enjoyed getting a personalized name card.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bass Clarinet SVG

I'm making place cards for the Seniors at our band banquet.  On each place card, I'm making their instrument, using the Quarter Note cartridge.  However, not all of the instruments are on this cartridge, like the bass clarinet.  So, I found a bass clarinet image and converted it into an SVG.  Here's the image I altered in Inkscape:

It's unusual to need this instrument for anything, but I thought I'd share the SVG here: 
Bass Clarinet

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

NSD Pink Stamper Challenge #9

Challenge #9 is to use glitz or glam!  In making my musical centerpieces, I cut the french horn from the Quarter Note cartridge.  I added some glitz with Glossy Accents and Stickles.

I'm going to put these on sticks for the centerpiece, so I had to use the "Flip" button on my Cricut to cut the second french horn in the opposite way.  Here's the beginning of my final project:

I'm going to paint the wooden picks black and add lots of other elements from the Quarter Note cartridge, but at least I've got it figured out! 

Thanks for looking.

NSD Pink Stamper Challenge #5

Challenge #5 for National Scrapbook Day at My Pink Stamper is to make a 3D object.

I've been wracking my brain to create table centerpieces for my son's band banquet and found a cupcake stand from SugarGem's blog cupcake stand.  I enlarged it to make it taller. 

I love the square topper she made and I ran black ribbon through mine.

NSD Pink Stamper Challenge #4

I'm joining in the NSD fun over at My Pink Stamper a little late today, because I had to work.  Yuck.  But, I'm going to play the rest of the day along with her challenges.  Below is a card I made for Mother's Day (I haven't mailed it yet -oops!).  It was inspired by Tamara at Happy Life, Crafty Wife and her Thanks a Bunch card. 

The top flowers can be removed and that's where I wrote my sentiment:

I don't usually make paper flowers, but this was a lot of fun and I'm going to make more in the future!