Tag Archives: Bob the Tomato

Arts and Crafts with your Pet Frog

1 Apr
Now there is a TITLE!
Good thing it is APRIL FOOL’S DAY, right?
I am not about to craft with any reptile!
Today I have a fun project to share.
Hoping to really inspire you all to think BEYOND paper!
By now, you all know I love those Veggie Tale guys, right?
Today I am going to show you how simple it is to take a plain, ordinary outfit and turn it into something really EXTRA-ORDINARY!
Here is my starting items;
A plain white onsie & a $2.00 clearance skort from the neighborhood K-Mart.

With some bits and pieces of felt and material…

…and the Bob the Tomato metal die…

look what you can make!

My ever handy sewing machine does letters.
I just punched my title in and voilà, instant messaging!

Now, I have to admit, I am one of those people who have the greatest hopes to think of something that will make me millions on ETSY, or something like that.
Here is a close up of the onsie for this outfit.

Bare with me, my hopeful “self” got away with me and dreamt up a bunch of future scenarios.
If I find the time to mass produce these, here are some cute alternate messages I could put on the onsies, but these are “Photoshop-ed” shhhh! Don’t tell anyone!
HOLD THE MAYO!

GOT BACON?
(for the non vegetarians:)

FUTURE VEGAN
For my surrounding counties.

VEGGIE PRINCESS
For my 4 year old!

So, there you have it, my future million dollar maker.
Think I have a chance? Let me know what your favorite sayings are!
If you want to special order…well I’ll get back to you on that one!

This has been me, Jeannie, showing you creative ways to use your CHEERY LYNN DESIGNS dies on more than just paper!

On a side note, maybe I will let my kids use the VEGGIE TALE DIES on their ATC CARD SWAP.

If you have kids who like to create, maybe you should hurry up and sign them up!

The swap is for those 4 and up.

The deadline is April 4, 2011.  There is still plenty of time.

Head on over to Bright Eyes + Blue Eyes to see all the details!

I will post the kiddos cards, once we figure out their designs!

I just realized that BIG IDEAS has a new great website for the VEGGIES…you have to go take a look!

http://veggietales.com/index.php

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH FUN!!!

Dies used on today’s project:

You won’t be LEAF this!

15 Jan

Oh, I am a goofball, I love catchy titles!  Leaves, leaves are everywhere, at least in my craft room.  Cheery Lynn Designs is releasaing their DIMENSIONAL LEAVES DIES this coming Monday.  There are 4 sets, D136 Large Leaves 2, D134 Small Leaves 2, D135 large Leaves 1 and D133 Small Leaves 1. 

Head on over to Cheery Lynn Designs Blog to see what the other designers came up with for the DIMENSIONAL LEAVES debut.

Let me stop here to say a couple of words about Cheery Lynn Designs.  If you own a die cut machine, raise your hand.  Wait, that won’t work…I am going to assume most of you do.  Now, if you were to look at your dies what do you like about them?  If I were to answer this, I would have to say that I love the variety, I love the shapes and that there are lots of possibilities with dies.  What I can say about Cheery Lynn Design dies is this: My favorite thing about them is the spectacular detail these dies have.  The new leaf dies are perfect example of this.

To give you a better idea, here is a picture of 2 leaf dies I own from a different die manufacturer.  Cute?  Right?  They have a nice shape and are ok, nothing to do cartwheels about. 

But, now let me show you a Cheery Lynn die cut leaf, cut from the same green paper as the above leaves.

Need I say more?  Here is a picture of all the leaves together, no question which one is Cheery Lynn’s Designs.

 

In honor of the Dimensional Leaves Dies debut, I have made some cards to showcase the versatility of these dies.  Here is just a simple card.  The phrase on the front says: “Just droppin’ you a line”

Here is a close up of the leaves.  I always seem to finish my projects in the middle of the night.  Sorry that there is no outdoor lighting for these.

 

Next, is a Veggie Tales – Dimensional Leaf card.  This is their first collaboration together 🙂

 

Isn’t that great?  The inside says: “Is what I am of you!!”  Then I used one of the Cheery Lynn Expression Collection Embossing dies from the Excellence collection.

 

Now, are you still with me?  I want to make sure you know about 2 contests Cheery Lynn Designs is having. 

 The first is:  BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY!!

We are giving away a $40 Gift Certificate to the Cheery Lynn Designs store.  It is simple to enter for a chance to win

  • Become a Follower of this blog
  • Add the Blog Candy blinkie to your blog

We will announce the winner on Sunday, January 30th.   
To add the blog candy blinkie to the sidebar of your blog, you can copy/paste this picture; please sure to link it to our blog address  http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.com/

 or you can copy this text into an HTML gadget. 

Click on the word TEXT and it will take you to the link to see the code.  My blog just tries to post the picture and messes the code up, so go over to Cheery Lynn Designs Blog for the code. 

 

The 2nd contest:   GUESS WHAT THE NEW DIE IS

 
 

HINT:

 
These are 2 great contests to get your Cheery Lynn Design fix.  So go on over and enter these contests, what are you waiting for?
  If you feel so inclined let them know that Jeannie and Bob the Tomatoe sent you.  Bob and I’d be much obliged! 
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!!