My dog, Sophie, had puppies on Christmas Eve and they're 5 weeks old now. Since we'll only have them for a couple more weeks, I went ahead and took their pictures today to post in for-sale ads. We (me and the pups) had a blast! It was hard to narrow down just a few favorites.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
A dear friend of mine asked me to make invitations to her daughter's first birthday party. (Coincidentally, this is the sister of the friend whose daughter's invites I made in September for her first birthday!) Miss Caroline loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on Playhouse Disney and requested Minnie on the front. I had to do a little investigating to figure out what color dress she wears now (not the typical red with white polka-dots I was expecting) and it took FOREVER to design, but I think they turned out cute. I included little mickey mouse ears vinyl stickers on the envelopes and the inside of the cards. Love them! Sorry the pictures aren't great.
Someone on the Cricut messageboard had a wonderful tutorial on making these flipbook things using 3 sheets of 12x12 cardstock. Once the book is assembled you just decorate it, add ribbon, and you're done! I made a couple as Christmas presents for the other 2nd grade teachers at work, then my mom actually paid me to make a couple for her (Why do I feel like a decent crafter all of a sudden?!? :-D) Anyway, they were for the mom of two boys who are into competitive 4-wheeling... an activity I know absolutely nothing about. Here are a ton of pictures from both books.
We have this special thing at school where kids earn "caught being good" tickets and they're all put in a box and every Friday a name is drawn to be "Bulldog of the Week." Well, the box in the office was kind of
out-dated lame so I created a new one over Christmas break. (Yes, it has been a MONTH since I posted last). I started out with a photograph box, then made walls and the roof using thick chipboard. I cut strips of red cardstock and inked them to make the siding, and used sandpaper for the roof. My wonderful cricut cut out the "BULLDOGS" label. I love the font on Car Decals! The project is something like 7x13, x12 inches tall. LOVE IT! I ended up adding some scrollwork around the top to hide the hot-glue gun marks (from attaching the roof) but forgot to take a picture afterward.