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Ok so Misfit Crafter, let me explain. To me being a maker, crafty person, artsy being has made me feel less like a so called Misfit. So really Misfit I see as someone who just goes with the flow of life. So I am a Misfit Crafter. Also I am a mom of two beautiful beings & a wife & so much more.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tweetest Smile Page - Mystery Die-Cut Challenge

So I am in this great Cafe Mom Group Called Cricut Chirpin Mamas, the group is all about the Cricut.

So there is a challenge that is thrown out every once and a while called Mystery Die Cut Challenge. You are sent a Die Cut from a hostess and you have to come up with something.

It all started with this little birdie.

And here is the 8x8 page I came up with. I think I went a little nuts but I love it.
I used the DCWV-The Snapshot Stack. Love this stack. The bird was the cricut cut sent to me. Ribbon is from my stash. The crochet flower I made myself. The brad can't remember but it is from my stash.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Graduation Stuffed Owls & Bonus Cricut Dust Cover

Hi all!

So my son's kindergarten graduation is coming up next week. So I was thinking back to my Kindergarten Graduation. I remember getting these little octopuses made of yarn that some mom made for us. So I wanted to make something for my son's class other than just a goody bag. So I decided to make the school mascot an Owl. So I went to Jo Ann's and found the perfect fabric. And of course it's designed by a scrapbook paper designer too. It was made for Joann's itself . It is by Heidi Grace. It is too cute. It has encouraging words and has little wood stumps all over it. Perfect for making the owls.

I used the Otis the Owl Template from the SewSimple website and made some of my own tweaks.
Here are some pics below. It was simple to put together. I used fusible webbing to put on the eyes, beak and face.  Oh and stuffing is this large bag from Joann's it was only about $6.00. I can make about 100 of these owls with it.

I also made little hang tags for the owls using scraps of material. Some adhesive backed canvas by Ranger and Martha Stewart's Stamp your Own kit. (the link is to a similar kit Mine is from Michael's). And some twine from The Twinery in Caribbean. I punched holes in the tags and the owls ears with my Crop-A-Dile and added a grommet to both. I stamped the canvas first then stuck the whole sheet of canvas to the material and just hand cut around the stamped image.

I still had about 1 yard left over after making 24 owls and tags. so I decided to make me a Dust Cover for my Cricut. Had a few hiccups but it came together in the end. And still had enough material left over to make a cover for my Gypsy. Actually two because the first cover for my Gypsy was too small so it became my daughters barbie doll sleeping bag. And Barbie got a matching purse. And I still have about 1/2 a yard left over.

Friday, May 18, 2012

DCWV May Stack a Holic Card Sketch Challenge-Chevrons

UPDATE: I ranked Top 10 on the Challenge! Big Happy Grin inserted here :D!

I decided to enter another Stack a Holic Challenge over at the DCWV Blog!
Here is the Sketch!
Here is the stack I used.
And here is my card...

I used my Cricut and MTC to make the flowers and Chevrons. The Twine is from The Twinery in Caribbean Teal. And the Pink Button and little Hello is from a stamp set from the $1 bin at Michael's.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

Ok so just wanted to say Happy NSB! And show you a few things I have been working on.

Some may know that I am on The Crafter's Cafe Event Team if not ...lol...I am.
So if you want to check out what happen's there just head on over.
Well I host a Challenge every Thursday at The Crafter's Cafe. It's all about Tools and Techniques.
This weeks theme is Stamped Background Patterned Paper

I also have a bunch of pictures of challenges to come below.
I like to call this Alice in Love Land.
The image is from The Stamping Boutique

This desk is also from The Stamping boutique.
Love it.
The paper is from Memory Works & Simple Stories.

These are just other things I have been working on for other Challenges on other days at The Crafters Cafe.
Again this image is from The Stamping Boutique
 This is just some cards I am working on for a Craft Fair at my son's school.

This one will become a Mother's day Card. Just on the hunt for a Happy Mother's Day Stamp.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Xyron Winner!

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Here are the Results from the random Drawing. 10 Comments were made on the post.2nd comment was left by
Blogger Kimberly said...
Fantastic project...love the paper choices...super fab..thanks for sharing...
Monday, April 16, 2012 4:46:00 PM PDT
Thanks for all that entered.
Kimberly please Email me (monique at misfitcrafter dot com) your shipping details and I will get this out to you by the end of this week.