Sunday, April 29, 2012

My Memories Giveaway and some Awesome Baby Onesies!

Pin It Alright, so I just couldn't resist the opportunity to give one of you readers a copy of the My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking (and more) program for FREE!  That's right, here is your opportunity to get a copy of the My Memories program I've been talking about for a few days.

Technically, My Memories is a digital scrapbooking program, but you can do soooo much more with it.  As I mentioned the other day, I've used it to make my blog headers, buttons, Facebook timeline picture, and Etsy shop header.  But check out what I've been doing with it now:

I made this onesie for my nephew.  My sister-in-law is a math teacher, so it's perfect.  I designed the picture completely using My Memories software and printed it onto iron-on transfer paper right from my computer.  Then I just ironed it on to a onesie.  How easy!

I've been designing all sorts of cute onesie iron-ons to offer in my Etsy shop.  I plan on offering them 3 ways.  The first is as a JPG file, which means you can receive it within 24 hours and print and iron it on at home.  The nice thing about this is that you're able to make more than one if you'd like.  (Please respect my work, and do not sell or distribute the image as your own.)  The second way I am offering it is by mail as simply the iron on transfer.  Either of these options is available for $3.  You'll receive the iron on transfer in a week, simply place it on your own onesie, iron it for 30 seconds, wait for it to cool, then peel it off.  The third way I am offering this image is as a completed onesie or tee shirt for $10.  That's almost half the price of onesies on print your own image sites, plus I'll customize to any size onesie or t-shirt up to 4T!  I'll even change the colors for you.  Click here if you want to buy one or send me a message. 

Do you want to see the other iron-on images I've made using My Memories software?

These will all be available in my Etsy shop this week as a PDF, iron-on transfer, or onesie/tee.

Okay, ready to win a copy of the My Memories software for free?  I'm using Rafflecopter to choose a winner.  Click on the options below and enter to win.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!  The winner will be announced Sunday, May 6th.  Good luck!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Lion Birthday Card

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We were invited to a first birthday party a couple of weeks ago and this was the card I made for the Birthday Boy.  I actually "scraplifted" the idea for the background of the card from a book published by Paper Crafts Magazine.  The original card was a square card with four patterned papers sewn onto the background.  I've been wanting to experiment with stitching on a card and I thought this was a good starter project.  My daughter enjoyed sitting on my lap while I stitched away, which was a fun way to have her help.  :)  I cut the scalloped circle and a basic circle with the cricut to make the background for the lion.  The lion was a die cut included in a K&Company baby boy die cut pack.  (These are some cards I made using the same die cut pack.)  I added a birthday hat cut from the Simply Charmed cartridge to make it more festive.

Lately I've been sorting coordinating papers into packs to keep for cardmaking, and this helped a LOT!  I was able to put together this entire card while watching my daughter play, which I was thrilled about.  Who needs naptime for crafts?  ;)
Hope you enjoy!

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Design Team Rejections (but free CCR files for you!)

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I decided during 2012 I wanted to try to enter some design team calls and submit some ideas to magazines just to see what would happen.  I figured it wouldn't hurt to try and it was a good challenge for me.  I'm surprisingly taking rejection well.  I was not chosen for the Jinger Adams design team (not surprised, her new designers are amazing), but I also was not chosen for the My Little Shoebox design team.  My Little Shoebox is a company that makes probably the cutest scrapbooking products ever.  Last year I won some of their products (their "Destinations" line), so I used these materials to make the three required projects- a card, a scrapbook page, and a project.

Here were my submissions:

 A "Road Trip" card with a pull tab
 which reveals a list of places to go.
"Life is about the Journey, not the Destination" layout.  The journaling tab was cut with the Cricut and Cricut Craft Room Basics.  Want the CCR file for the layered bracket?  You can download it here.  The journal tab reads, "Don't be so focused on the future.  Instead enjoy this moment.  Right here.  Right now.  THIS IS YOUR LIFE!"  I cut the journal tab out first, typed the journaling on the computer and printed it out to make sure it was the right size, then taped the cut journal tab onto the printed piece of paper and sent it through the printer again.  A cool tip I picked up somewhere, an essential one to me since I don't like my handwriting on my scrapbooking layouts.
 Some closeups
 Closeup of the banner

 A "suitcase" matchbox-style album I designed (themed for an imaginary NYC trip)
 which slides open to reveal
 an accordian style "album" with tags.
I really like the black city background on the fourth tab.  This was cut from the Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.  "Watch out NYC" was cut using Cricut Craft Room basics.  Want the CCR file for the city background and sentiment?  You can download it here.

Even though I didn't make the design team, I realy enjoyed making these.  I'm putting them in my Etsy shop in case you like them.  They're super cheap if you want a Binge Crafter original.  ;)

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Snail Mail Happy Birthday Card

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Here is a happy birthday card I made using the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge.  When I looked through this cartridge, I fell in love with both the snail figure and the stamp-style card.  I've been kind of obsessed with teal lately, I guess!  Lucky for you, I used Cricut Craft Room to design the card, and I have the CCR files for you to download.  You can download the file for the snail here, and the file for the card base here.  Enjoy!!

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Plastic Canvas Bunny - His mouth opens to give you a treat!

Pin It My neighbor showed me how to make these a while ago, and I've been saving it for Easter for my little one.  They are made out of plastic canvas and their mouths open to reveal a treat (a Hershey's kiss!).  Isn't it cute?  I think this will be fun for her to find in an Easter egg!

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Felt Bunny Hair Clip

Pin It Over Christmas I made my daughter this cute felt gingerbread man hairclip that got a lot of compliments.  I saw this one on Pinterest the other day that inspired me to make this cute little one for Easter. 

Want to make one too?  I uploaded a free felt bunny hairclip template you can download to make one of your own.  It's an easy project to do while watching TV after your little one goes to bed.  You still have time to make it before Easter...

Happy Crafting!

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Felt Bunny Hand Puppet

Pin It Is everyone getting excited about Easter?  I've been working on some cute Easter crafts for my 2 year old daughter to make Easter special and fun.  The first is this SUPER SIMPLE felt bunny hand puppet.  I promise you, this will take you less than 30 minutes to make. 

You need:
2 sheets white felt
Black and pink scrap felt
White, black, and pink thread (sewing or embroidery) and a needle
Sewing machine (optional)

How to:
First, cut out all the shapes you need out of felt.  I made you this free bunny puppet pattern you can download here.  (Just cut circles and a triangle for the eyes and nose.)

Next, sew the pink ear top onto the white ear backing.  I used a sewing machine and white thread for this.

I sewed the eyes on with black embroidery thread since they were so tiny, it was hard to fit in my machine.  (I actually went back and did the nose in pink embroidery thread as well, which you'll notice in the next picture.)

Use pink embroidery thread to add a mouth (or whiskers or whatever suits you.)

Then sew the top and bottom of your puppet together and you're done!

Happy Easter!

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