December 28, 2012

SOUS Challenge - Deer Diecut

Happy Holidays!!

The Stuck On U Sketches Diecut Challenge asked us to use a "deer" diecut. I knew this was a perfect embellishment to go with my Christmas photo from a few years ago.

Papers: My Mind's Eye, Echo Park, Lilybee, Bazzill, Neenah; Stickers: Echo Park, My Minds Eye; Diecuts: Cricut & SCAL: Unknown SVG of reindeer, Kerri Bradford title; Cricut Carts: Plantin Schoolbook, Going Places; Punches: Martha Stewart, EK Success, McGill; Unknown Vellum, Magenta Mesh paper, Unknown rhinestones & ribbon

I cut the reindeer from an old SVG file. I can't find the source, (sorry), but I know there are loads of deer/reindeer cuts out there. Then I stamped and embossed a snowflake on the diecut and decorated him with a punched wreath. I cut the title from a Kerri Bradford file. I love her stuff! I cut it with Neenah cardstock and I tell ya it cut like buttah on the Cricut! I cut the title three times and then glued them together. With such a delicate font, layering the cut gives it more depth. I thought the kraft cardstock was a bit too pale, so I inked it with some vintage photo distress and now I think it looks a little bit like wood. I love a happy accident!

I did lots of layering under the photo using different types of mediums: papers, vellum and mesh.

I want to thank everyone who visits my blog and those who leave such lovely comments. They mean the world to me.

Merry Christmas everyone and have a wonderful New Year!



December 13, 2012

SOUS - Toy Diecut Challenge

For my first challenge on the Stuck On U Sketches blog, we had to use a die-cut of a toy. Well, since my kids are older and all my "toy" layouts were done years ago, it had me stumped for quite a while. But, then Nick came to my rescue when I asked him to prepare a Christmas list for me. Instead of presenting me with a real list, he gave me this silly one. And as with most 15 year old boy humour, it was totally inappropriate!

Papers: Echo Park, Crate Paper, Bo, Bunny, Bazzill Basics; Stickers: Echo Park, Fancy Pants; Die Cuts: Cricut (Indie Art, Fabulous Finds), Fancy Pants, Elle's Studio, My Mind's Eye; Stickers: Fancy Pants, Echo Park; Brads: Teresa Collins; Misc: Paperclips, Distress Ink

Some of my favourite "wants" were:

- Love
- a pair of socks that doesn't have maggoty holes
- a day my parents don't drink so I can see who they are without being drunk
- keys to the house so I don't have to sleep outside on nights you guys forget about me
- something besides bread and water for dinner for once

Oh how I long for the day when his wishlist was full of toys!

It's hard to see, but I raised the file tab with popdots and tucked his original list inside for safe keeping.

If you want to check out more pages using toy diecuts be sure to stop by

Thanks for looking!