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Saturday, February 4, 2012

I Have A Secret Blog Crush On You...

In My Own Style is having their very 1st annual I have a secret blog crush on you link up party. What the idea is to talk about your favorite blog or a blog that inspires you. I am definitely going to get involved in this. What a great way to show some blogging love for others who do so much to show us all of their amazing creativity and how they inspire us. For all of your fellow bloggers you know that it takes time sometimes alot of time to share our creations for everyone to see. So I love this concept of showing love for our favorite blogs out there. It will be a difficult choice as I LOVE so many of the blogs out there. It will take alot of time for me to pick the blog that I love the most or the blog that inspires me the most. For more info please either click on the photo above or the link In My Own Style. I hope this inspires you to show some love for the blogs that you love and that inspires you. I am such a giver so this is right up my alley!! I love to show others how I feel and showing some blog love is such a great idea!! Sign me up!!

Today I am going to work on a brand new card from the Nursery Tails Cricut Imagine Cartridge. This is one of the cutest cartridges I have seen in a long time. The only thing I wish it had was an adorable font that goes with all of the cuuuuute images. I have SO many ideas for this cartridge. While you are here if you have not entered in my Custom Made Stamp Giveaway please do HERE. After this giveaway is over which will be in a few days I have another amazing sponsor that you will most definitely want to get in on.
Big Cricut Hugs! ~Terri

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hallie's Handmade Finger Scarf... Cute!!

This is Hallie's finished scarf..Here is how to make it... 

First you tie the starting piece of yarn around your thumb. Then you take the yarn and weave it under and over each of your 4 fingers. Repeat this step 4 times.

This just shows you what it looks like weaving the yarn between each of your 4 fingers. This is where you can take the tied yarn off of your thumb.

With your palm facing you take the bottom piece of yarn and fold it over your finger. Repeat this for all 4 fingers.

After you take the bottom piece of yarn then you use your other hand and push the yarn down to make it closer together. After you push the yarn down then you start to weave new yarn between your fingers again and repeat each step over and over and over again until you get the desired length you want.

To finish your scarf you start with your index finger. You will have 1 loop on each finger. Take the only loop on your index finger and move it over to your middle finger. Then you take the loop on your middle finger and move it to your ring finger, then move the ring finger loop to your pinky, take the bottom loop on your pinky fold it over the top loop then just take it off and tuck the remaining yarn in the scarf somewhere where you won't see it. We left the end pieces untucked so you can see what it looks like. You can see it on the first photo above.

This is Hallie's finished scarf. It took her literally less then 15 minutes to make this whole thing from start to finish. She wore this to school today and her teacher asked her if Hallie could make her one in purple. Of course Hallie was so excited and I am going to buy Hallie purple yarn tomorrow so she can make one for her teacher. Hallie was so proud of herself and I am very proud of Hallie as well. This is such a great project for your daughter, granddaughter, niece or any little girl or boy to do.

Thanks for visiting Two Pink Peas. While you are here if you have not entered in my Custom Made Stamp Giveaway please enter as this giveaway will end in a few days. You will find it HERE.

Big Cricut Hugs! ~Terri & Hallie

Monday, January 30, 2012

Cricut Imagine More Cards Birthday Card...

Cricut Imagine More Cards Finished Card

Hallie finished the inside of the card using the Cricut Imagine Blast Off cartridge

Close Up Of the Cuttlebug Embossing 

Printed image from Imagine More Cards Cartridge before adding it to the birthday card.


This is the base of the card and I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder Spots & Dots.

One of my very best friends since high school called me last night and asked if I could make her 3 year old grandson a birthday card. Of course I was happy to do this for her. Her grandson Trevor is turning 4 years old in a few days so today Hallie and I worked on this simple but adorable card. We decided to use the Cricut Imagine More Cards Cartridge. We wanted to use the "Hope Your Birthday's A Blast" image it is and on page 11 in the booklet. We worked on this so fast that we forgot to write down the measurements for you. I am so sorry about that. After we printed the "Hope Your Birthday's A Blast" image we took a photo of it and you can see that above. Then we took the colors brown and matching blue cardstock for the mat and card base. For the embossing on the brown cardstock we chose to use the Cuttlebug Spot's & Dots embossing folder. Hallie and I felt it worked well with this image. Then all we had to do was layer each piece and add some ribbon and that is basically it. We made this card a bit larger then I normally would only because he is turning 4 years old and I wanted him to have a bigger card for his special birthday. We took some ribbon that matched the blue's in the card and added a ribbon on the top left corner. That was Casey and Hallie's idea. Hallie wanted to decorate the inside of Trevor's card and she picked out these images from the Cricut Imagine Blast Off Cartridge. The rocket ship is found on page 41 and we used the same layers as in the booklet. Hallie also wanted the words to say "Happy Birthday" and the number "4" since Trevor is turning 4 years old. I can tell you that the letters are about 1" each and I cannot remember what size we used for the rocket ship. I used pop dots to add dimension to the main image on the front of the card and mono adhesive for the Happy Birthday letters, the Rocket Ship and the number 4 for the inside of the card. All of the card stock, ribbon and any other products used were from our stash. I hope Trevor loves his birthday card from his grandma.

So we just wanted to share this little quick and cute card for you today. This was our first Cricut Imagine Card we have made since I got it. I have to say that it is very simple to use. Although we have made little things here and there but never a card.

Hallie made a little box using the Cricut Imagine all by herself today. Tomorrow we will post photos of her project so you can see what she did. She is so proud of herself and I am very very proud of her. Hallie is only 11 years old and I believe that including your children and encouraging them to use their creativity is such an amazing and one of the most important gifts you can do for them. Anytime my kids are around while I am making something I always try to include them. Creativity is a beautiful thing and I always encourage them to be as creative as they can be.

 If you have any questions about this card or any other projects please leave me a comment with your email and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Thanks for visiting Two Pink Peas. While you are here please take a moment to enter in my current blog candy here for your own custom made stamp. After this blog candy giveaway is over I have another AMAZING sponsor that you will most definitely want to get in on. Big Cricut Hugs To You All! ~Terri