Thursday, March 31, 2011

Engagement Card!

Hi, This is the card featured today on Scrappy-Go-Lucky. I fell in love with these gorgeous lovebirds from the Imagine "Better Together" cartridge; and when Shelley’s daughter, Jessie, recently became engaged, I thought they would be perfect.

The background is from the "Paper Lace" cartridge, and I've added ribbons, pearls, and a crocheted doiley.

I love the way you can layer different aspects of images with the Imagine cuts.

The sentiment and shadow is from "MS Elegant Cake Art", and I’ve used white glitter over the complete word. Don’t forget you can win this cartridge this week by adding a comment to any or all of the posts on Scrappy-Go-Lucky from Sunday 27th March until Saturday 2nd April.

For all sizes and instructions for this card, head over to Scrappy-Go-Lucky.

Now for some big news - would you like the chance to win your very own Imagine Machine. Mandy from Scrappy-Go-Lucky is having an amazing give-away - details will be revealed tomorrow...

Here's a sneak peak!

Luv, Tereesa.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Starlight Fairy

Hi, A couple of weeks ago, for some reason, I decided that I should make a yellow card - certainly not a colour I usually use. So, using this gorgeous Whoopsi Daisy digi stamp, this is what I came up with for the CopicOz Challenge - a little Magic.

I've added stickles to her wings, and used a Spica gold glitter pen to highlight her hair and the edge of the star. The following Copics were used to colour the image.

Skin: E50, E51
Hair: E33, E35, E37
Dress: Y06, Y08
Wings and Star: Y0000, Y00

I used Y00 to colour the white ribbon used in this flower (instructions on how to make these gorgeous ribbon flowers can be found here).

Of course, I just had to use my glow-in-the-dark glitter again... it's so much fun.

Mandy from Scrappy-Go-Lucky is now putting together "Mail-out Copic Kits" for those wanting to get started with Copics, but not sure where to start. The first kit is available here and includes everything you need to get started.

I've also entered this card in the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Glitz & Glitter.
Wish me luck.
Till next time,
Luv, Tereesa.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Alyssa!!

Hi, Sorry I'm a bit late posting this. We've had a busy couple of weeks (see an update on Alyssa in the post below).

Alyssa was able to celebrate her Birthday "at home" with her family - yeeaah!! Do you remember her favourite "sick" teddy from a previous post? Well, I decided he should star on her birthday card.

I wanted him to look fluffy so after colouring him with my Copics, I added some texture to the image using the colorless blender solution with a piece of flannel.

I then popped him up on an "Action Wobble" spring so he wobbles all over the place.

I recently found some Martha Stewart glow-in-the-dark glitter, and couldn't wait to try it. Doesn't it look cool?

I crocheted the edging and added these gorgeous flowers from Kaiser to frame the bear.

Even though it was a week late, it came together in the end.

For some photos of the big day, as well as an update on her progress, please see below.

Till next time,
Luv, Tereesa.

Alyssa's Birthday!

Last week we celebrated Alyssa's Birthday. Here are some photos of her special day.

* Alyssa and Josh checking out her new iPod.

* And 'Raymond' - the new addition to the family.

* Shelley made Alyssa this gorgeous set of drawers (which she absolutely loves). Thank-you Shelley.

All Alyssa wanted to do was to go out to a restaurant - here she is enjoying some dessert.

* As chocolate is not an option for her at the moment, gummy bears were chosen to stand guard around the cake (we've learnt gummy bears and frosting don't really go together). "Superstar" was the theme.

* Me and my gorgeous girl.

Alyssa has also managed to go to school for a couple of hours over the last 2 weeks. We did a powerpoint presentation for her class and friends so they could understand where she has been, and why she looks a little different now. This was a very positive experience for everyone involved, and her classmates asked some fantastic questions. I think they were quite in awe of her having had so many surgeries, and having so many medications to take each day.

* Alyssa with her class

* Her classmates presented her with this 'Certificate of Bravery'

Now for an update on her treatments. She started on her fifth round of Chemotherapy last week (this one apparently is a gentler form of chemo, and will be daily for six months). Also, her blood pressure has become very high again over the last 3 days. Another trip to the hospital yesterday saw another increase in her medications. She's taking a while to adjust to these newest medications, but I'm sure that will settle down soon.

Over the last month we've been able to keep her levels somewhat stable through diet and medication, so she's been able to have a few weeks respite from the Haemodialysis. As this is just temporary, and as we are trying to give Alyssa some normality in her life, we have decided to do Peritoneal Dialysis at home each evening until the transplant. This will mean another surgery to insert the lines into her tummy which should happen over the next few weeks.

Thanks so much for checking in,
We'll keep you posted,
Luv, Tereesa & Alyssa.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Anniversary Card

Hi, Last month was our Anniversary, and this is the card I made for hubby using the new Imagine. It was featured last week at Scrappy-Go-Lucky.

Apart from the base card, everything was printed and cut from Core-dinations white cardstock. This is great cardstock to work with - it cuts beautifully on the Cricut, and it is textured on one side and smooth on the other. Either side can be used depending on the look you are after.

I cut the base image of the ice-cream sundae (from the "Imagine Yummy" cartridge), and then recut only the ice-cream layers. The ice-cream ends up being 4 layers.

This cute sentiment is from the "Imagine Better Together" cartridge, and I thought it was very appropriate for the occasion.

The fork and spoon are two of the layers from the above sentiment. I cut them separately, and added glossy accents.

For all the details to make this card, and some tips for the Imagine, head over to Scrappy-Go-Lucky.

Till next time,
Luv, Tereesa.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mandy's Birthday

Hi Friends, Mandy celebrated her birthday last week, so today I thought I'd show you the card I made for her; which was recently featured at Scrappy-Go-Lucky. I’ve really enjoyed exploring the different posssibilities with the Imagine and decided that I wanted to use flowers from the Mother’s Day Bouquet cartridge combined with the gorgeous paper patterns from the Imagine cartridges. 90% of this card is made with Core-dinations White cardstock - the colours and patterns were added with the Imagine.

Some of the beautiful flowers from the "Mother's Day Bouquet" cartridge.

I love all the different shapes.

And this gorgeous birdcage is from "Serenade".

A beautiful background doiley.

Clear embossing was used to alter the look of this plain cardstock.

Here is the completed easel card.

For more photos and full instructions, along with some tips for getting the most out of your Imagine, head over to Scrappy-Go-Lucky.

We also had a birthday to celebrate on the weekend - Alyssa turned 11. All she wanted was to eat out at a restaurant, so it was a celebration to be able to get her out and about for a few hours. Check back tomorrow for some photos of her special day.

Take care,
Luv, Tereesa.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Alyssa and Mr Cricut

Isn't this just a gorgeous photo. A couple of weeks ago Alyssa was readmitted to hospital as her blood pressure was consistently extremely high. She was naturally upset, and I hated to leave her alone, but I needed to race home to grab some clothes, toiletries, etc. When I arrived home I found a parcel at the door, quickly opened it, and a "bug" popped out. The lovely Jane (Scossie Jane) brought him home to Perth all the way from CHA LA, and sent him to Alyssa. It was perfect timing - the look on her face when I walked back into the hospital with him was priceless.

He now has a special place near Alyssa's craft desk. Thank you so much Jane - you brightened her day at the best possible time.

Alyssa has started doing a little craft again and is posting on her blog. I'm sure she would love you to stop by and leave a comment -

Below is a sneak peak of a card I made for Mandy's birthday. Head over to Scrappy-Go-Lucky to check it out.

Till next time,
Luv, Tereesa

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Watch Gift Box

Hi, I'm finding small amounts of time here and there to get back into "The Pink Room". We have a lot of birthdays happening this time of the year, so I think sometimes necessity is a really good thing.

Alyssa and I have been having so much fun discovering the 'ins and outs' of the Cricut Imagine (an enormous birthday surprise from Mandy - thank you so so much!!!) I made this cute little gift bag for hubby which was featured on Scrappy-Go-Lucky last week.

This sentiment was printed and cut on the Imagine. I could have printed it as one layer, but decided to do two to add some extra dimension.

The watch was cut from 'My Community'. The clock face is on page 9, and the watch straps are actually 2 of the crayons from page 13. The clock face was covered in glossy accents to give a shiny finish and a brad was used to attach the watch hands so they could spin. The wrist straps were embossed using Animal Prints cuttlebug folder, and then some darker ink was added using a dauber.

For full instructions, please check out the Scrappy-Go-Lucky blog.

Till next time,
With luv, Tereesa.