Poor poor neglected old blog! But I am hoping to resuscitate it and hope there are a few people who might still read it or perhaps new people may come upon it and stick around. Why you might ask? A couple of things came together and the timing was just right.
Life has thrown me a slew of curveballs recently and in addition I went back to work part time in September. Needless to say there has not been alot of crafting going on BUT I quit my job last week, cleaned and organized my craft room and had been getting back to using my Cricut to get some layouts done and try to begin catching up on all my pictures. Imagine my excitement when my old friend Susan (from the original Cricut message board days) contacted me and asked me to be a part of the design team over at Bitten By The Bug!
I won't "officially" join the team until next weeks challenge but I thought I would play along with this weeks - "music to my ears" challenge. I have been an avid Cricut user since the first machine came out and now use a Cricut Explore which I LOVE. I really like making gift tags to use when my daughter, Hollyn (Pezza for those of you who may be reading from the old days) has a birthday party to go to. I began by going into Design Space and simply typing Music into the search box and a cute tag came up with a music note cut out at the bottom. You can also find it on the Winter Frolic cartridge.
I thought it would be just the thing if I added a little party chick singing Happy Birthday To You. You can find the little chick on the Once Upon A Princess cartridge. I used the musical note cut out as an additional embellishment - bonus! Design Space makes it so easy to layout the whole project, cut it quickly and then put it all together. This way I can play with the design (while watching tv with the hubby - we're going through all the X-Files seasons) until I am pleased with the whole thing and everything is sized right.
The tag itself is about 5". The sentiment is from an old Studio G stamp set from back in the day when I was the Studio G $1 stamp queen (anyone here remember those?!) I still love them!
One thing I love to do with the tags is use foam tape to "pop out" some portion of the tag. I did this with the little chick. I really hope some of you play along with the challenges!