Thursday, June 23, 2011

Father's Day T-Shirts


Here are two t-shirts that I made for my Dad for Father's Day.  He LOVES 57 Chevy's, so I used the Silhouette to download and cut out the Chevy images and the lettering for both t-shirts with heat transfer material.  The second t-shirt says 'I'm not sleeping, I'm just resting my eyes', which is something that my Dad ALWAYS said to us when we were little, and still does when we catch him 'not' napping.  He really liked the shirts.  I also gave him the Steam Punk card/box that I made using the Silhouette and put, get this, Bacon Dental Floss inside that I got from http://www.thinkgeek.com/, which is the best website around for gadgets and for people, like my Dad, who are obsessed with bacon.  He also got a cool gadget from the site called a 'Kill-a-watt' that measures which appliances, etc. in your house are using the most electricity, because we all know how much seniors obsess about their hydro bills.  My Dad is the greatest man ever, he is funny, compassionate, super intelligent, and the best Dad a girl could have.  Thanks Dad for everything!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Pugalug Raffle Basket 2011


Pugalug Raffle Basket 2011!  Doin' it for the Pugs!!!!!!!!!

Mod Podge Treat Jar

Here is a treat container that I made for the Pugalug out of an old peanut container.  I cut some pretty polka dot paper and coated the wrong side with Mod Podge and placed it on the container.  Then I Mod Podged it all down to seal it.  I used the Silhouette to print out 'TREATS' in welded form and did a background in black using the offset option.  I cut out some flourishes from the Silhouette and Mod Podged everything on and let it dry.  While everything was drying, I Mod Podged pieces of paper onto the lid.  When everything was dry and sealed, I added some bling and a Treat container was born from a peanut container.  I love to re-purpose things.  I must admit though, I did have to re-cycle a few containers the other day when I cleaned out the basement because there were just too many and they were taking up way too much space.  But don't worry, I will definitely collect more.  Hope you like it!

Zen Birthday Card

This is a birthday card that I made for my Aunt's 70th birthday.  My Aunt is a devoted teacher of Tai Chi and a Reiki Practitioner, so I tried to keep the card looking very peaceful and in tune with the types of things that my Aunt really likes.  The Silhouette once again came in very handy and I downloaded the bamboo image and used the colour fill option to get the bamboo to print and cut the way that I wanted them to look.  The butterflies are also print and cut and of course, what card would be complete without some bling.  My Aunt was really pleased with the card and she said that butterflies and bamboo are really important elements in Chinese healing, so I think I did good!  I didn't take a picture of the inside, but I also added a yin yang symbol on the interior of the card. 
Hugs and pugs!

Order of the Opus Gluei Challenge #103 - Mail Art

Here is my submission for Challenge #103 over at the Order of the Opus Gluei!  The challenge is to use something that you got in the mail.  We got a flyer/add to purchase tickets for the musical "Billy Elliot", which is coming to Toronto this past week so what I did was cut out the word 'musical' from the flyer/add and use it on an ATC.  I cut out the base of the ATC in black card stock and then used a smaller piece of photopaper to make a pattern with my alcohol inks in red, navy, and dark greens.  Then I used the Silhouette to cut out some music notes and mounted the music notes on a piece of red Bazill card stock.  I used a print and cut from the Silhouette as well to add an antique look Parisian post mark in the upper right hand corner too.  The word 'musical' was also mounted on another piece of photo paper that was done with alcohol ink and then I mounted that onto the ATC.  I then applied some satin finish Mod Podge to seal everything up, waited for it to dry, and then added some bling and some 'waterfall' stickles to the word 'musical' to make it look like a marquee sign.  I have never done an ATC before and it is quite a challenge to make everything fit into such a small space, but I tell you, it's fun!  Hope you like it!  You can check out Opus Gluei and all of the super cool entries at:

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Oreo Happy Birthday Cupcakes

This past week our youngest niece, beautiful Sarah turned 10 years old!  I can't believe it, they grow up so fast.  We went to Toronto to visit and Aunt Marni made some Oreo cupcakes.  And boy, if I do say so myself, they really tasted deelish.  Here is the link for the recipe:    http://annies-eats.net/2010/06/02/cookies-and-cream-cupcakes/.  I saved some time with them by purchasing the cream cheese icing and not making it from scratch......just this one time.  Shhhh....don't let on.
I used my trusty Silhouette to make the little lollies to decorate the cupcakes and the 'Happy Birthday' was done with my new black sketch pen, which is the greatest thing.  They turned out so cute when they were all put together and displayed on this great cupcake tray that I got at Michael's.  Did you know that you can also turn the tray upside down and it will hold 24 mini cupcakes or take the tray out and it will hold a sheet cake?  Totally versatile and a great bargain with my 50% off coupon.  Thanks Michael's and keep those coupons coming!
Hope that everyone is having a great day and keep on crafting!  Hugs and pugs to everyone!
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Steampunk Pug Cards

Since it is super steamy hot out today, how about some Steam Punk Puggie cards?  I made these cards for the Pugalug Pug Rescue fundraiser and they bring together two of my addictions:  Pugs, my forever addiction, and Steam Punk, one of my new addictions.  I found the pug images on line and used my Silhouette to cut the little guys out.  And a BIG thanks goes to the Silhouette for doing the hard part for me so that I no longer feel the need to have a temper tantrum every time I would normally have to use my scissors to do fine cutting.  I downloaded some background images from The Graphics Fairy at http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/.  Check out the blog for tons of gorgeous freebies, project ideas and inspiration.  Then used some cool papers for backgrounds, some Silhouette butterfly print and cuts, cut out some gears and hinges from the Silhouette and embossed them using Versamark ink and gold and silver embossing powder.  After assembling everything, this is what the cards look like.  I love how pugs always have that surprised, "Who me????" look on their faces, no matter where they are and these cards are no exception.  Steam Punk is so fun.  Try it out and see what you think.
Miss Sydney Woo and I hope that you are having a great day.  Stay cool and keep crafting.  Hugs and Pugs!