6.27.2013

READY, SET, SWIM...

ARE YOU READY TO SWIM?  THIS BEAR IS!  HE HAS HIS FLOATY DUCK AND GOGGLES TO MATCH.  I LOVE HOW THESE BEARS CAN BE CUSTOMIZED TO FIT INTO THE COLOR SCHEME THAT BEST FITS THEIR ACTIVITIES.  THE FLOATY DUCK JUST ADD CHARACTER.  I THINK HE IS TRULY PREPARED FOR THE ARIZONA SUMMER, EACH COSTUME/OUTFIT THAT I'VE MADE THUS FAR HAS BEEN SO ENJOYABLE. I AM ALWAYS SURPRISED AT HOW EVERYTHING TURNS OUT.  I WAS SKEPTICAL ABOUT THIS GUY BUT--OH MY CUTENESS!! HOW DOES SOMETHING SO SIMPLE ADD SO MUCH?? 

6.25.2013

St Paddy Bear

O MY.............. THESE TWO LEPRECHAUNS WERE CUT FROM THE TEDDY BEAR PARADE CART.  I THOUGHT THE GOLD GLITTER PAPER LOOKED MORE LIKE MONEY SO I USED THAT INSTEAD OF PLAIN GOLD PAPER.  I SUPPOSE I COULD HAVE JUST USED GOLD GLITTER-BUT I LAZY.  I CHOSE TO RUN THE LIGHT GREEN JACKET THROUGH MY BIG KICK(A BIG SHOT IS THE SAME-ONLY PINK). I ONLY HAVE FISKAR TEXTURE PLATES BUT THE EMBOSSING TURNED OUT REALLY WELL.  THE BEARS LOOKED AMAZING WITH A RELATIVELY SMALL AMOUNT OF WORK.  I CAN'T WAIT TO MAKE ALL OF THESE CUTE COSTUMS/OUTFITS.

6.23.2013

BEARS

HERE IS THE BEAR THAT WAS CREATED USING "TEDDY BEAR PARADE".  HE WAS CUT AT 9.5" AND BRADS WERE ADDED FOR HIS EYES.  VELCRO WAS ADDED TO HIS TUMMY, CROWN, AND BACK OF HIS HEAD TO MAKE CHANGING HIS CLOTHES EASIER.  THE BEAR CONSISTS OF 3 LAYERS TO CUT BUT I ONLY CUT 2.  I ALSO MADE ONE OF THESE CUTE BEARS FOR MY MOM. I STARTED MAKING DIFFERENT OUTFITS BACK IN MARCH AND EACH ONE IS POSITIVELY CA-UTE.  I WILL HAVE A POST FOR EACH OUTFIT.  THIS IS TURNING OUT TO BE ONE OF MY FAVORITE CARTS SO FAR.  DON'T GET THE WRONG IDEA-I LOVE ALL OF MY CARTS BUT I AM DEFINITELY HAVING LOADS OF FUN PLAYING WITH THIS ONE.  I'LL KEEP CRAFTING AND HOPE YOU WILL TOO.  I LOVE SEEING OR HEARING ABOUT OTHHER CREATIONS SO SEND THOSE PICS AND LEAVE LOTS OF COMMENTS.  UNTIL NEXT TIME....

6.18.2013

 WELL I HAVE ACQUIRED A NEW CRICUT CART.  IT TOOK FOREVER TO FIND IT.  AFTER MY HUSBAND DROVE ME TO MULITIPLE STORES WITH NO SUCCESS-I FINALLY DECIDED TO ORDER IT.  I HAVE HAD THIS NEW CART SINCE FEB. AND AM LOVIN IT!!  I AM CONSTANTLY USING THE CRICUT CRAFT ROOM TO DESIGN EACH SET OF CLOTES OR COSTUME. MY IDEA IS TO HAVE A COSTUME FOR EACH HOLIDAY OR ACTIVITY EXPERIENCED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.