Saturday, April 30, 2011

One of my first projects in the new space!

I'm so excited! I have spent spring break moving into my redone craft space! I'm not quite finished, but it is so comfortable! Here is the first pic:
I HAD to sew. Needed to and wanted to; so I made my friend this I-pad cover and the tag to go with it. Do you think she loves purple?
Recipe for the cover:
  • Whistlepig Creek Productions #1202 I-Pad Cover and Carrying Case
  • Double Diamond Rulers from
  • Fat quarters
  • cotton batting
  • elastic
  • Timtex interfacing (really stiff!)
  • One large button from Michaels
  • Embroidery floss
  • Velcro
  • I followed the directions on the pattern to a "T" and it came out perfectly.

Here is a close up of the tag (didn't really plan the butterfly theme!)


  • Provo Craft Gypsy upload: Tags, Bags, etc. (tag, frame, blackout)
  • PC Martha Stewart All Occasion Cake cart (butterfly)
  • Butterfly stamp
  • Glaze pens
  • White cardstock
  • floral wire (antenae)
  • Glitter glue (Michaels black and Stickles Diamond)
  • Chalk ink
  • assorted glue
  • Ribbon
  • Krylon Photo Sealer (Michael's)

Using PSE 7 and free brushes from I created my own papers. I cut the images on my Imagine (or Expression) and sealed them with the Krylon spray. I allowed them to sit overnight. I first inked the edges, assembled the tag and then stamped the images. I finished by adding Glaze pen accents, glitter and a ribbon.

I hope you have enjoyed this scrap of inspiration! I can't wait to be back with you often.

Until then, Nonna

Friday, April 8, 2011

Digital Coloring and Cricut Cuts


Confession time…I am lazy. I absolutely love the look of colored images, but just don’t have the time to do it well. So, I resort to the many gorgeous digital images available on-line. Printed on any of my Cricut cuts, gives beautiful results in no time!

More confessions… I’m the guest on Sassy Lady’s blog today! Check out her site for directions and a couple of downloads! I hope you enjoy pairing your home printer with your Cricut as much as I do! Until next time, keep sorting the scraps and generating the gems! Nonna