Flower Shoppe bags

hi everyone!

i don’t know about the rest of you but my summer is flying by!  i do not seem to get nearly enough crafty play time at all!  i’ll start with an update on the foster kittens.  Josie, the momma, has been at the vet for 3 days after a strange reaction to her vaccine.  but she will be coming home this afternoon when i pick pezza up from camp.  YEP she is in camp this week.  i love her to pieces but momma needed a break.  if i have to pretend i am a little pony or a cars character one more day i might fling myself off my deck!

now last week on thursday i got a call from lost dog and cat asking if i could take one little lone kitten in to play with my others.  his momma and siblings had been adopted and he needed friends.  so of course i said yes.  however i did not ask hubby because i was afraid he would say no.  so we pick up bandit and o my word is he cute!  and he is partially maine coon, which is what my other two cats are and i LOVE them.  they are a very unique breed with fun personality traits.  he is the most lovey dovey i need a human cat i have ever seen.  AND he fell IN LOVE with hubby.  saturday night instead of putting him to bed in the basement with the rest of the kittens i snuck him into my bed and hubby did not toss him out.  then sunday i was gathering everyone up to head into petsmart for adoption.  we were searching for bandits fave toy to bring with us and hubby said he wanted bandit to stay.  so he adopted bandit!  o i adore him!  and the other two – berlioz and gingersnap – got adopted too!  so we have ended up with a new kitten of our own after all.  bandit sleeps with kevin every night and i mean sleeps WITH him.  like the other night he was draped across kevin’s head!  so cute!  i’ll have a pic at the end of the new baby.

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couple quick flashes for ya:

It is the last few days of my Cricut Expression 2 giveaway – it is simple – for every $5 donation to Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Organization you get a chance in the drawing.  the drawing is Aug 1.  CLICK HERE for details.

Be sure to check the SCACD post today for the next sneak peek of the upcoming new release

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today i have gift bags!

my main focus was to play with my new Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge.  i chose 3 different designs and made them as the handbook suggested.  now of course you can layer them any way you want with as many layers as you want.  the nice thing is that these are designed to be 3 dimensional:

now i will start by saying i love the idea.  however, i also have to say i really struggled making these and getting them to look right.  it was even somewhat frustrating.  perhaps as i make more it will get easier but these are quite large.  i can’t imagine trying to make them small enough for card accents.  on the other hand the flat layers could easily be use to make lots of fun custom flower embellies.

One thing i really didn’t like about the layers the handbook had put together was the differing number of petals.  like one layer had 5 and one layer had 6 – huge pet peeve of mine!

The images i used are recent additions to the Make it Crafty images available at SCACD called the Mini Sprites and come as a set – are they just the cutest!  i colored them with colored pencils of course!

while i found the first run with this cartridge a bit frustrating i think it has awesome potential once i have more time to play around with it and experiment!

hugs

3 Responses

  1. Congratulations on your newest little Kitty! I am so happy that Kevin decided to adopt! How Sweet!!

    I also LOVE these wonderful goodie bags and now I am going to add that Cricut Cart to my list!! I had not heard of that one, but now I MUST have it!!

    I also need to win the Lottery to keep up!! :)

  2. Marti, your gift bags are so totally uber cute but Bandit takes the prize!!! What a living doll!! I was rolling with the story of Kevin and Bandit, what super friends they will be lol.

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