Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dude, I have a Crush on you!

Hello everyone! Today I have a special guest, actually two guests that are helping me with todays post. Our challenge this week at sweetsassydiva was to use Disney Pixar. Well I can tell you doing Disney is not a challenge for me. My family are huge disney fanatics which brings me to my guest designer today. I've been so busy here lately and when my son came home from college last weekend with a friend he was showing him around my studio when I mentioned our next project. He grabbed my cart and started shooting all kinds of ideas at me. I jokingly asked him why he didn't just do the project for me and help me catch up. The next thing I knew he was picking papers and working on Crush here. Isn't he the cutest!?

He's a master at the chalking die cuts to make them pop don't you think?

This is his friend Bradon learning all he'll ever need to know about the cricut and scrapbooking from my son. LOL It was so much fun watching his project come to life.
I hope you enjoyed Joseph, my guest designer, today and his card. I definitely have a crush on him and his card.
To Joseph, I love you more than words could ever say. Thank you for all the joy you bring to my life and always willing to jump in and help me out when I need it.

Tina Gale

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall Pillow Box

Happy Fall Yall! Today I have a fall gift box to show you. Fall is definitely in the air here. We've had some really nice crisp, cool days. Of course summer is not over yet because warm weather is supposed to return this week. I made some pillow boxes for a CTMH gathering I held last week and they turned out soo cute I decided to do a fall one. These are the perfect size for a small gift or some candy corn and peanuts to fit inside. Yum, my favorite fall treat!

pillow box - Wrap it Up cartridge 6", inked with chestnut roan chalk ink
I used my gypsy and the hide contour button to hide the detail cut out of the center of the box so I could have a plain box.
pumpkin - Thanksgiving cart 2",added some stickles for some bling
leaves - Thanksgiving cart 2", cut from ivory CS and then I inked with green, orange, and yellow chalk inks.
scroll - Accent Essentials cart 2", cut from chipboard and inked green

I hope you enjoyed my little gift box today and make some yourself to give as gifts. Be sure to check back all week for more fall items from the design team at sweetsassydiva.
Tina Gale

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Flower Shoppe Bouquet

Hello again! Today I have a fabulous bouquet of flowers to share with you that would make a perfect gift for anyone but especially that special grandparent for grandparents day.
 I just got the new project cartridge Flower Shoppe from Joann's for the great sale price of $19 plus I get to use my teachers 15% off discount on top of that. I love bargains!! I couldn't wait to use it and since this week our challenge at sweetsassydiva was to create something for grandparents day I decided a bouquet would be a great chance to play with lots of flowers.
 I ended up cutting lots of different flowers and then just building my own instead of the way they show in the handbook. That is the great thing about this cart you can mix and match them all for countless varieties of flowers.
 After building my flowers I poked two holes through the center and ran wire through them for stems. You could add buttons or bling to the centers as well.
 A little crinkled paper makes a great filler. This actually came with my cricut circle cart when it was shipped. Recycle all that packaging instead of throwing it out.
Flower Shoppe Cartridge: 
Cut at 2 1/2", 
Basic 1
Daisy 1
Cut at 3 1/2"
Daisy 4
Basic 4
Heart 4
Fun 4

I'm entering this in the following challenges
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge 29 - Celebrate Grandparents
Be sure to check out CtO. They have some fabulous projects and challenges going on over there.

My Crafty Spot Challenge24 - Friends are the Best
Well grandparents are really the best friends but my bouquet would make a perfect gift for any friend. ;o)

Critter Challenge Blog - Anything but a card
This bouquet is definitely not a card. LOL

And thanks to Rhonda  I'm entering it in the Decorate to Celebrate Challenge
Be sure to check them out and join the challenge too.

Also entering it in the Basic Grey Challenge - Celebrate I used the Lemonade pack of paper from BG.

I hope you enjoyed my bouquet today and come to visit me at my blog for more great projects!
Tina Gale