Saturday, August 14, 2010

Music Time Game

As my mom and I were driving home from Chicago, I was thinking about things I could do with all the new things I learned. My favorite technique was the pop-up card. And in the My Pink Stamper class, we worked with the Create A Critter cartridge for my Cricut. I have it, but haven't used it too much because I hadn't taken the time to figure out how to layer it all. So. Very. Easy. Thanks Robyn for making it so easy!!! I used the Create A Critter and the Paper Dolls cartridges. For the text, I used Pooh Font (I think...either that or Sesame Street) My mom rocks and helped me make the holder for it (ok really she did it all, I just went to help pick out the fabric and vinyl, then I stood there and watched her sew it all together!! Thanks Mom!!!) I took it over to my fabulous Primary music leader this week and she loved it! So, here is what I came up with!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Get Whale Soon

I made this card for my friend's little boy. I thought I had a "Get Whale Soon" stamp, but it must be on one of the sets I WANT to get! So I had to just hand-write it, but that's ok! He loved the card and asked his parents to hold it open so he could look at the whale! :) Get 'whale' soon, buddy!!

I used double sided paper to make the card, cut at 5x12 and 4x11 and folded each in half. Then used the pop-up technique I learned in Chicago, and added the whale & starfish from the Create A Critter cartridge. Check out this tutorial on how to do the pop-up effect. Super easy. (Tho I space my cuts about an inch apart so I have a shorter pop-up. That's about the size you need to mount a 2-3 inch cut from Create A Critter) You make the pop-up with the smaller card, then you tack it down to the bigger card. Then you are ready to add your item that will pop-up when opened!! So easy and so cute!!

RID Region IV Conference

The RID is the national organization I belong to for Interpreters. Every 2 years they have a national conference, and then they have a regional conference in between. Nebraska was the proud host of our region's conference this year. Good friends of mine put in countless hours to put on an amazing conference! The theme was "Alive and Rock'n" so I offered up my scrappin' skills to make some guitar themed signs and thank you notes.

They also asked me to make a sign for outside the Silent Auction room. The 'venue' was suggested by a member of the Oklahoma RID chapter.

I was also asked if I could try to make this sign
for one of the halls. It is from Austin's 6th street. I was so excited about how close I got! I love my Cricut & my Gypsy!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Provo Craft Booth

The Provo Craft booth was a lot of fun. They had demos of their newly designed Cuttlebug that comes out this fall with new embossing folders. And demos of the Cricut Cake. And demos of the Yudu. And the most exciting was the brand new Imagine!! Design, print and cut all in one! It is pretty cool. But the price tag won't be. It's nice to dream! :)

Here are the decorations at the booth. No, I cannot cut this big on my Cricut. I heard someone ask that question... They sent it to be printed/cut somewhere. (But I can make smaller versions of 3D images. Of the ones pictured, I only have the cartridge that made the princess castle...thanks Mom!!)

They also gave out these glasses. We kept them on our head for both days because they'd give out raffle tickets if they saw you around with them. We didn't win any of the cool prizes, but that's alright. The girls were excited to get rock star glasses!!

Make & Takes

Many of the booth's had free Make & Takes. We didn't do even a fraction of what was available. But we sure had fun doing what we could work in!! (We did do a few other non-card crafts...Maybe I'll take a picture of those and post them too. But here's all my scrapbook-y stuff! :))

This was a make, but not take. They were collecting cards for Breast Cancer patients. We were happy to create with pink for a great cause!!

The 3M booth had Post-it paper projects. This stuff ROCKS!! We made this little purse there. All the colored paper and flowers are Post-it backed paper. It made the project so easy!! We also got a few other project kits to bring home and try. And they gave us 2 full-size product samples of Scotch adhesives! I loved that booth!! :)

We made this card at the EK Success booth. We learned how to use the punch around the page. I have a different set of these and don't use them cuz I could not figure out how to get it to line up. So glad we stopped at this booth, cuz now I know how to line it up!!

Michael's was showing a new Fiskars tool. We weren't that impressed with the actual tool, but we liked the card idea! Also at the Michael's area was a mini-scrapbook demo. We got to the table right when they were running out, and got the last 2. We learned how easy it is to color the edges of a paper with an ink pad. We actually just took the kits and will do them at home. And, since that lady was out of kits, she also let us take the leftover adhesives and stamp pads! Wahoo!!

And now for my favorite one!! We stopped at Custom Crops a few times. The last time we stopped by it was to shop right before they closed. We were walking to the store part of their booth when I noticed a lady cleaning up the Make & Take area. But there were 2 sets still out, right next to each other. So we asked if we could sit down and do the card. We had fun talking to her and it ended up being my favorite card and my favorite new technique! It was SOOO simple to make the 'pop-up'. So my plan for the Create-A-Critter I talked about in the Pink Stamper post will also include the pop-up technique! I am so excited!!!

My Pink Stamper

I have been following Robyn, My Pink Stamper for a LONG time. I love her videos! She explains things so clearly and has taught me so many tricks on how to use my Cricut! She does such cute projects and makes it look so easy! (and once she tells me how to assemble a specific cut, it IS easy!!) I was thrilled to be able to take her class Saturday afternoon!!

Aside from her videos, Robyn also designs stamps that are great companions for the Cricut cartridges. She designed these 2 for those who took her class at CHA!! Wahoo!!!

A cute purse we made! Used Forever Young cartridge and our new stamp!

Quick and easy card. We used Create-A-Critter. I LOVE that cartridge but don't use it as much as I should. There are so many pieces that I couldn't figure out what I needed to make something. Well now I know how, so I have a fun project planned!!

Karlee, Mom, and Robyn

Karlee, me, and Robyn

The Hotel

So I don't stay in hotels very often, but when I do, I stay at a Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn, etc. This hotel was quite different from what Mom & I are used to! I'm used to free breakfast, free wireless internet and a swimming pool. This hotel had none of that, but it really was a nice place!!

Fanciness on the main floor

The underside of the supah-fast elevators. The colored lights changed as it went up and down! Pretty cool.

Big open layout. 10 floors, plus a penthouse. We were on the 7th floor. (so we got to ride the supah-fast elevator several times!)

Cool wood sculpture. It is on the lower level, but is huge. We took this from the main level.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Had a great time with at the 2010 Summer CHA Super Show!

We stopped by this booth a few times while at CHA. This photo frame was so fun!! We did one of their make-n-takes, talked to My Pink Stamper, and shopped! The technique they taught at the make-n-take was my favorite new thing! Watch for more pictures later!!

CHA Chicago 2010!!

My mom and I went to CHA in Chicago this weekend. It was SUCH a blast!! There was a lot of walking and SOOOO much to see and do. We loved it and we WILL do it again!! I hope you enjoy my recap!