Saturday, February 14, 2009

Frogs & Underpants

As I was shopping the other day in the local stamp shop, I saw these stamps. They caught my eye and made me laugh at the time, but I didn't buy them. As I've mentioned before, I am not a card maker. BUT I couldn't get them out of my mind, so I went back the next day and snagged them up. You know how you see something unique and when you realize you need it, there is now way you'll ever find it again? Not happening to me this time!

As I was browsing through my list of blogs this morning, I found Jozza's blog with a "feeling green" dare. That's as good a reason as any to play with a frog stamp, right?

Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny Wasabi Dot

Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Cricut Cheerleader

I got a Cricut Expression for Christmas. Yeah! Except.....when I took it out of the box I was more than a little intimidated by it. So I played with it once with no specific purpose or project and there it sat for three weeks collecting dust.

BUT - then I had an idea. My daughter is a cheerleader and we are coming up on cheering competition season. Could I make a cheerleader with the Paper Doll cartridge? I didn't have the cartridge at that point, but I had seen some projects made with it. Angela, who does a lot of amazing projects with Kellie over at Polished to Perfection , is the Cricut queen. So I asked her if the cartridge had a cheerleader. It didn't, so she did some research for me and found a picture on this blog, Cas Rogers, and sent me some specifics on parts and pieces.

I ordered the cartridge and my daughter and I came up with this little sweetie a few nights ago. We didn't have a lot of time so I didn't glitter her up like I would normally do, but I cut quite a few pieces to experiment with.
The girls make locker posters for each other and Alex used it on the one she made.

The cheerleaders are off to the state competition next weekend so I have to come up with some kind of favor to use the dolls on. (The moms decorate the bus and make goodie bags for the girls to take with them.) That ought to keep me busy for awhile. I also have to say I am no longer afraid of my Cricut!

3/16/09 - Update. I see that alot of people have been searching "Cricut Cheerleader" and landing here. If anybody is interested in the "recipe" of the parts and pieces, leave me a comment and I'll post instructions.
UPDATE: I have posted the directions. Please see March 18 blog.