Saturday, August 23, 2014

Girl Scout Recruitment Display

It is that time of year when everyone goes back to school and back to Scouts!  I created this recruitment board for my Girl Scout Service Unit to use at school open houses and other events.  

It is a tri-fold board (think science fair display) and I used the Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up and Everyday Paper Doll cartridges for my little Girl Scouts; Cricut Cake Basics for the "I Can't Wait to . . . be a Girl Scout!" saying; and my computer and printer for all of the other components.

Here are some close-ups of the girls.  I drew their faces by hand and their insignia and badges were all printed out on sticker paper and then meticulously cut by hand. (A true labor of love or just pure craziness, I can't decide . . .)

I am selling kits for this project.  It includes the un-assembled and un-decorated paper dolls, "I Can't Wait" lettering, titles, and banners.  Board, adhesive, photos, markers and other embellishments are not included.  Interested?  Drop me an email at:  gator 4 life jen at gmail dot com (no spaces and use the appropriate symbols).

~ Jen

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Sweet Girl & her Bunny

I am pleased to be the feature designer over at the blog today!  It has been awhile since I've done any scrapbooking, so I decided to create a springtime/Easter layout using one of Paper Crafting World's adorable bunny files.

My daughter loves bunnies and one of her favorite shows when she was little was "Max and Ruby."  When she was about 15 months old we made the bunny in the photo below at our local Build-A-Bear and dubbed her "Ruby."  Ruby was her constant companion and bedtime buddy for many years.  Now that she is almost 10, Ruby has a place of honor among her stuffed animals.  

I used the Spring Brown Bunnies cutting file from PCW along with an egg and font from the SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) library.  The completed bunny measures 5 3/4" tall and is made of scraps from my stash.  I cut two of the grass sections and three eggs in various sizes.  The font is Brush Script.  The background paper and paper I used for the eggs has a shimmer to it -- it is from Designs by Reminisce.

The journaling block reads . . . A girl and her bunny . . . Ruby has been your constant companion since you were about 15 months old.  Shortly before Easter we took you to have your 3 year old portraits made and you insisted on dressing Ruby up and including her in your photos.  Your statement to me was "Momma, Ruby needs her pictures taken, too.  We can leave a copy of it for her daddy, the Easter Bunny!"

Here is a closer look at that cute little bunny.

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing some of your crafty time with me!

~ Jen

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A "Fairy" Happy Birthday Card

I am pleased to be the featured Designer at the Paper Crafting World blog today -- and do I have some CUTENESS to share with you!  My youngest niece, Lexie, will turn five this month.  And Miss Lexie loves fairies!  When I spotted this adorable cutting file at PCW, I immediately new that the Butterfly Fairy cutting file set would be make an appearance on her birthday card.

Isn't she adorable!!  Here's my "recipe":

  • The completed card measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".
  • My pieced fairy measures approximately 6" tall.
  • All of the card stock is from a Recollections pack called "Soda Pop" except for the hair which is from my scrap stash.
  • The wings are cut from a holographic paper I purchased at Michael's.
  • Self-adhesive rhinestones, also from Michael's, adorn her headband and collar.  A snowflake rhinestone adds some sparkle to the end of my fairy's magic wand.
  • The patterned heart paper is also from my scrap stash and is VERY old!
  • Chalk and pen detailing complete this cutie pie.

I still find it a bit difficult to accept that the sweet-pea on the left is this beautiful big girl on the right (who, I might add, will be starting kindergarten this Fall).  Whaaaa!  I'm getting old!!  Happy birthday, sweet girl -- your Aunt Jen loves you to the moon and back!

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending some of your crafty time with me today!  

~ Jen