Tuesday, January 26, 2016

New item in my shop!!!

Hey Everyone, I hope everyone is thawing out from the weather we had this past weekend. It was even super cold here in the sunshine state. I barely got out of my pajamas on Saturday. lol
Anyway here is my latest project that is now in my etsy shop. This was a request from a client and I have to say that it was fun. Here it is....

  Aren't these so adorable. She is having a fun mermaid birthday party for her little girl and these are going to be the cupcake toppers. Sometimes I want my daughter to be little again so I can throw parties like this for her again. Although this yr she graduates and I think we are going to be doing like a Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland theme. I am going to have fun with that one!!
Now these beauties were a little bit of work let me tell you. I embossed the front of the body and then I ran the tail through my crinkler ( I don't know the real name of that thing lol) .  Finally I took four different colors of stickles and one by one decorated the tail. That was of course the most time consuming.

I am going to be trying some different colors and such with these to change it up  a bit for my etsy shop.  I am also going to be extending my shop in the future to include svg files for all of you that have machines to cut with.

Well thats all for today thanks for stopping by and remember you can visit my shop anytime at MnMPapercreations.

Crystal
clittle2916@yahoo.com

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Woot, Woot!! I did it!

Ok so this probably won't be that exciting to you as it is for me but..... I officially opened my etsy shop today!!!!!!!!!! This is something that I have been working towards for a little while and finally was able to at least put up my first item for sale. Would you like to see it? Ok here it is!!!





This is a Mickey Mouse Banner that I made for a friend of mine. This one is for a 1st yr birthday party but I can do any yr or theme. I really love how it came out and I am excited to make more.
I am really excited to see how this does on etsy.
 I am new to etsy so if any of you etsy wise people out there have great advice I am all ears. Haha all ears, mickey ears, get it? Never mind. lol

Thats it for today short and sweet. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Lets Kick Our Heels Up!!

Happy Saturday everyone!!! 

            I hope you are having a marvelous Saturday! Enjoying family, friends and loved ones. I have been busy in my craft room creating some fun gifts for a bridal shower. I really like finding unique items for parties or showers. Whenever I am in Target or Walmart or even places like Party City you always see the same things over and over again and I know that for me I really want my event to stand out, to look different, and (for our world wide web dimension we live in right now) to be Pinterest worthy!  When I saw this shoe file I knew I had to have it and will be using it for many events!  This file comes from the one and only svgcuts.com it is part of there Love Always kit.  It is one of their older kits but to be honest I don't think any of their files ever get old. I just love Mary and Leo for their contribution to the craft world!! Thanks guys!! 
          I will tell you that when you purchase this kit ( which is a steal at $6.99) and open up this file it looks somewhat daunting at first. However it is actually super simple to put together. Mary has numbered everything and even has an assembly tutorial on the web page. It took no time at all to put this together. 

So here is my high heel shoe that I absolutely love!!!

I added a little tea rose that I distressed with Tim Holtz ink and then added a pearl to add a
little something to the shoe!



The paper used on the outer part of the shoe is almost like a fabric. I purchased it at Michael's
I was concerned about how it would cut but with my Eclips2 I just put it on the fabric blade
setting and it cut beautifully!

I did a different shades of purple with the white and silver. 

Who doesn't want a bow, you always need a bow!
             This really was a lot of fun and I am exciting to make these for some upcoming events I have. Thanks again for stopping by and if you yourself have also created this high heel shoe please share below I would love to see what you have done!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

New Project and we are finally settled in!!

Good Afternoon or early evening beautiful people. It has been a very long time since I have been on my blog. I am happy to say after about 4 yrs of moving and transition we are finally settled into our new home and I am now able to have a craft room again and get back to doing what I love.
    We have settled back in Florida actually right back where we left over 9 yrs ago. It is funny how God likes to bring us full circle. We actually ended up building our house on the five acres that we had purchased 14 yrs ago. I always thought we would sell it and live some where else but here are back and I couldn't be happier!!
   My family and I have had an amazing journey and have been able to meet God in new ways and experience life the way he meant for us to live it. It is absolutely beautiful and wildly fun!!!!

Anyways let me get to the project! ( thats why you come here anyway right!)  So I am a big fan of svgcuts.com  Mary and Leo are amazingly talented people and I am so stoked that they share their talents with us!!  I had been looking for a cute umbrella to make for a baby shower to use as a favor box and in their inspiration gallery one of their designers had come up with a super cute umbrella for a cupcake topper. So with a little bit of tweaking I was able to come up with what I needed for the shower.
     
I absolutely love love love how this came out. Now the colors are teal and white. I think next time I will do a pattern paper just to make it little more fun, but this was for a more formal shower so I kept it simple. The paper is a shimmer cardstock. The white is from Michaels, the teal is Bazzill Atlantis. It is hard to see in the pick but they both have a really pretty glimmer to them. I only had a few candies left from Christmas otherwise I would more than likely use hershey kisses or something like that.


This little flower I purchased through the silhouette studio store. I am not sure of the designer but it was uber easy to cut and then I just distressed it with my Stamping up Tempting Turquoise stamp pad. I used a leaf from my ecal 2 software to add more detail.

The umbrella file itself actually comes from the Fun and Games svg kit. You can check that kit out here. You will use the baseball cap file, you do some node editing and then you have an umbrella. You can find complete instructions in the project gallery for svgcuts. Here is a pic of the project on svgcuts.com that Ilda Dias did.
How stinking adorable is this!!

I love this it could totally work for a birthday or shower with cupcakes.

This umbrella favor was a lot of fun to make and it really didn't take a long time. I love it when what I see in my head becomes a reality in front of me.

Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to blogging again!!

Crystal 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

using Silhouette Studio files with Ecal and MTC

Good Evening, I planned on posting this a little earlier but my day got away from me. That doesn't happen to anyone else does it? lol! Anyway I have a quick post today with a video tutorial.



I absolutely LOVE the Silhouette Online Store. It is awesome and the files that are on there are awesome too! Well I no longer have the Cameo because in the my last post you were able to see that I decided to keep the Sizzix Eclips 2. Well I had already subscribed to the silhouette store and had purchased several files. So I knew I needed to figure out a way to use them.



I had actually seen a post on a forum describing what to do. I went ahead and tried it but had to tweak a few things to get mine to work. Here is a video that shows you how to use those files so you don't feel like you wasted your money.






Have a great night everyone and thanks for stopping by my blog!!



Crystal 




Thursday, September 4, 2014

My first project with the Sizzix Eclips 2

I know, I know I have not been very good lately at this whole blogging thing. I apologize. Hopefully some of my followers will stick around. I have been experiencing some major shifting in life in the last 2 yrs and am finally starting to see settled ground! 

Anyway you are here for inspiration right? Paper craft inspiration to be exact. That is what I can give you today!! 

Recently I purchased a new die cutting machine. Actually I purchased two because I wasnt sure which one I wanted. I purchased both the Silhouette Cameo and the New Sizzix Eclips 2.  The Cameo because I love the online store and everyone raves about this machine so I figured it has to be good. The Eclips 2 because it looked great and the grams of force is 700. Thats as much as my Zing had. I liked my Zing but I had to buy a Mac and the software just wasn't 100% percent functional yet with the Mac so I sold the Zing. 

Here is a photo of both machines: 


So I tried both of the machines and I want to tell you which one I picked.
I ended up keeping the Sizzix Eclips 2!! I LOVE IT!  It cuts smooth and quick and it is quieter. The Silhouette just didn't seem like it was going to last and I did test cutting and the silhouette just couldn't cut as clean and as well as the eclips. The Eclips is very easy with the blade and the placement of the mat. The software which is the ECAL software it is good but not great. It needs some updates. It needs a knife tool and just some all around improvement in the designing area. It would be great if it had as many options as Make the Cut. However the plus is that it is Mac compatible and that is what I need. 

Finally here is the inspiration that you came here for in the first place. I have a beautiful friend who recently celebrated her son's 1st birthday and was in need of some Party Bling!! So of course with me having a new machine I was all about helping her out. Here are the few things I created for the party. 





It was so much fun!!! One of my favorite things so far about the Eclips 2 is the fact that it cuts extremely accurately. I didn't waste any paper with this project. That is huge. I usually waste paper trying to get my stuff just right and it just went really smooth with the Eclips. 

Thanks everyone and I promise I will be sharing more stuff pretty soon!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

It has been a long time…but I am back with a new cutter!!!!!!

 

Hello Everyone! I know that it has been a long time since I have posted especially anything about papercrafting but I have settled in down here in Florida and am ready to start crafting again.

I will be changing the name of my blog soon because I well, no longer own a cricut. I thought about this decision for a long time and came to the conclusion that I just felt limited with the cricut and I wanted full design capability. So I actually turned back to the company that I started with as far as having a larger cutting machine. I went with the KNK Zing!

Zing

So far I love this machine. I used to own the KNK Element and I loved it but I was using it for a business that eventually burned me out when it came to designing anything. That is when I decided to invest in the cricut machine. Now that I’ve had a break  I realized how much I enjoyed having the ability to design if I want to. 

Here are a few things that I have done so far with the machine:

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This was a fun little treat box that I created in MTC. That is one of the neatest things about the Zing is that it comes with MTC! So for anyone that was using it with their cricut they do not have to worry about learning a new software.

This is the first box I have ever created and I really liked how it turned out. I will be putting this file in the knkusa.com file section for purchase. My son gave this to his teacher filled with the new pumpkin spice hershey kisses! They are yummy by the way!!!

Next thing I created was for my dining room table! I wanted to decorate it for fall and I was looking for a pumpkin. Well I found the perfect one over at svg cuts . This website is amazing. They have the best svg files I have ever seen. I am convinced that I need to have a separate account just to fund the files that I want to purchase from this site. If you have not checked them out I encourage you to. You will not regret it. Plus there is always a great kit that is free with purchase!! Plus they have some really great free svg’s. 

Here is my pumpkin:

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This is from their Pick a Pumpkin kit. It has a ton of files in it and they are all so much fun. I am not done with this yet. I am going to make a white smaller pumpkin and then I am going to add some mums that I purchased from svg cuts. I will post those picks when I get them done.

So that is what I have been up to. I will be blogging regularly next week.  So come back and check it out. If you have any questions about the Zing let me know!!! It was hard to choose between it and the Cameo but I chose the zing because of the different specs. If you want to know more specifics message me!!!

Blessings