Friday, September 30, 2011

Cricut 360 Challenge #13

Happy Friday! Are you all ready for the weekend? I know I am. My crafty to-do list seems to keep growing so I have plans of getting some of it crossed off this weekend. Today marks the start of another great challenge over at Cricut 360. This challenge is all about a new baby. Make a card for a new baby using pastel colors and dry embossing. Here is the card I did:



For my card, I used my swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss my card front. I then used my traditional eyelet border punch and layered them at the bottom of the card to give it a ruffled feel. I attached some ribbon and a bow and then I cut the rattle out of the New Arrival Cricut Cartridge at 3". I added some photo corners and some pearls and it was done. It was so simple and fast to make but I think it came out beautiful!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and taking a look at my latest creation. I hope you decide to play along with us this week at Cricut 360. I would love to see what you make. I hope you have a great crafty day!
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Supplies:
Cricut Expression
Cricut Cartridge: New Arrival
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots Embossing folder
Card Stock: Pink and Yellow (ColorBok) & White (Georgia Pacific)
Punch: Traditional Eyelet (Martha Stewart Crafts)& Xtra Large Photo Corners (SU!)
Misc.: Pearls (Recollections), Ribbon (Offray), Foam Squares (Scrapbook adhesives), 2 way Zig Pen & ATG

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Boo!

Hi Everyone! Today I want to share with you a card that I made for a few challenges. Mojo Monday 208 (Round or square based on the sketch), Paper Playtime(Halloween Project) and Celebrate The Occasion (Any Occasion-must use ribbon). Here is my card:



Cute huh? I love those witch boots! Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking a look at my latest creation. I really appreciate it! I hope you have a great crafty day!
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Supplies:
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie (SU!) & Black (Recollections)
Patterned Paper: K & Co.
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Stamps: Recollections (For the spider) and CraftSmart (for the witch boots)
Misc.: Offray Ribbon, Button, Lavendar Stickles, Foam Adhesive

Monday, September 26, 2011

Some Exciting News!


Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share some pretty exciting news with you. I was picked to be on the DT over at Perfect Sentiments Challenge Blog! Perfect Sentiments is a new challenge blog that is going to help challenge you to make a card for all kinds of occasions so that you always have the perfect card on hand! Each week, starting Oct. 5, you will be challenged to make a card for a specific occasion with a twist. How cool! I know I really need that since I tend to make more birthday cards than anything else. haha! I hope you will pop over to Perfect Sentiments and check it out and join us on our weekly challenges. I hope you have a great crafty day!
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Happy Thursday! I'm so happy that it is almost the weekend. It is supposed to rain here all weekend long so I am looking forward to some crafty time and getting a lot of projects done. Yay! Sounds like a good weekend to me. :)

Today I want to share with you a card that I made for the challenge over at CPS-Card Sketches #236. I kept my card really simple and easy to mail. Here it is:



I told you it was simple :) I am still pretty pleased with how it came out. For some reason I could not get the lighting quite right for the picture though. The Happy Birthday is much easier to read in person.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I really appreciate it. I hope you have a great crafty day!
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Supplies:
Cricut Expression
Cricut Cartridge: Sweet Treats (happy birthday cut out at 1.5")
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Card Stock: Kraft and Red (Recollections)
Patterned Paper/Cardstock: Birthday Extravaganza (The Paper Studio)
Misc.: Hemp Cord, White Signo Pen

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cooking With Cricut #52

Happy Wednesday! Are you guys ready for a great challenge from Cooking With Cricut? This week the challenge is all about the colors of Autumn. Use the colors of Autumn in your projects this week, red, orange, brown, yellow and/or green. Here is what I created for the challenge:



I am surrounded by trees, so autumn at my house is beautiful but messy. Oh how I am not looking forward to raking up all those leaves. haha! For my card, I cut my tree out of the Bloom Cricut Lite cartridge at 4". I added some dimension to the tree by turning it over and free hand drawing some lines with my stylus and then turning it back over and lightly inking the surface. For the leaves, I cut them out in 3 different colors and just placed them onto the tree. The inside of the card reads: Happy Fall.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and taking a look at my creation. I'm sad to say that this is my last DT post for Cooking With Cricut. I want to thank Melin and all the girls on the DT for their inspiration and their friendship that they have shown me every week. It has been a great journey with you ladies! Thank you!

Don't forget to stop by Cooking With Cricut to play along with this week's challenge! I look forward to seeing what you create! I hope you have a great crafty day!
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Supplies:
Cricut Expression
Cricut Cartridge: Bloom
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Crumb Cake (SU!) & White (Georgia Pacific)
Ribbon: SU!
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Misc.: Button, Hemp Cord, Flocking Powder, Corner Rounder (EK Success)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Cricut 360 Challenge #12

Happy Friday! Are you guys ready for the weekend? I hope to get some crafting done this weekend. Today marks the start of another great challenge over at Cricut 360. In honor of Native American Day on September 19, let's make a project with this in mind. Here is what I created:



I created a cute little treat bag that can be filled with some treats. I cut my bag out of Plantin Schoolbook at 7". I cut my cute little Indian out of Paper Doll Dress Up at 3.5".

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and taking a look at my latest creation. I hope you will take a minute to stop by Cricut 360 to see the amazing projects done by the design team and to enter the challenge yourself. I would love to see what you make! I hope you have a great crafty day!
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Supplies:
Cricut Expression
Cricut Cartridges: Plantin Schoolbook & Paper Doll Dress Up
Card Stock: Real Red (SU!), Brown and Rust (DCWV), Black (Recollections), Tan (?)
Stamp: Polka Dot Punches (SU!), Peachy Keen Stamps PK-494, Chelsea Sentiments (Inkadinkado)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Black StazOn
Misc: Corner Punch (EK Success), Offray Ribbon, Twine, Button and White Signo Gel Pen

Thursday, September 15, 2011

You've Opened The Music Of My Heart

Happy Thursday! I hope you are all doing well and are ready for the weekend! Today I wanted to share a card that I made for 2 challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut--Music notes or a musical instrument
Paper Playtime--Make an easel card.

Here is what I created for the challenges:



Side view:



I cut my guitar out of the Hannah Montana Cricut cartridge at 3". Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and taking a look at my latest creation! I really appreciate it. I hope you have a great crafty day!
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Supplies:
Cricut Expression
Cricut Cartridge: Hannah Montana
Card Stock: Daffodil Delight (SU!) & Blue (Recollections)
Patterned Paper: Home (My Mind's Eye)
Punch: Upper Crest (Fiskars)
Stamp: Music of My Heart (Ippity by Unity Stamp Co.)
Ink: Black StazOn
Misc.: Offray Ribbon & Glossy Accents

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cooking With Cricut #51

Happy Wednesday! Are you guys ready for a new challenge week over at Cooking With Cricut? In honor of Grandparent's Day (September 11), you are challenged to create a project about or for your grandparents or a heritage type project.

Here is what I came up with:



I made a card to send in honor of Grandparents Day. For my card, I used a sketch from Page Maps (Card Maps March 2008) for my inspiration. My brackets were cut from Plantin Schoolbook at 2" and my flower was cut from Lovely Floral at 3", 3.5" and 4". Once I had my flowers cut out, I sprayed them with a little bit of Perfect Pearls Mist and crumbled them up and layered them on top of each other for some dimension. When they were dry, I added some glossy accents to give the flower some shine and attached a Dew Drop in the center. For the sentiment, all I did was type it up on my computer and print it out.

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by today. I appreciate it. Don't forget to stop by Cooking With Cricut to see what the other DT girls did to inspire you as well as entering the challenge yourself. I hope you have a great crafty day!
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Supplies:
Cricut Expression
Cricut Cartridges: Plantin Schoolbook & Lovely Floral
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots
Card Stock: Crumb Cake (SU!)
Patterned Paper: Linen Closet (DCWV)
Misc.: Page Maps Sketch, Ticket Corner Punch (SU!), Dew Drops, Glossy Accents, Perfect Pearls Mist

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

M.A.G. Challenge #43

Hi everybody and happy Tuesday! I hope your week is going well so far. Today I wanted to share a card that I made for the challenge over at M.A.G. Challenge By The Page. This is my first time playing along and I really had a lot of fun making this card. I made it to send to my daughter, whose favorite color is purple (It's also my favorite color). So, if your thinking, "that's a lot of purple" that's why. haha!

The challenge was to use the Forever Young Cricut cartridge, page 43 only. No other cuts allowed other than what is shown on page 43.



Here is what I came up with for the challenge:



I cut out my girl from the Forever Young Cricut cartridge at 3.5". I added some border punch strips to give my card a ruffle/lacy feel and added a bunch of dazzling diamonds for lots of sparkle. The inside reads, "You Are Fabulous!". Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation. I really do appreciate it! I hope you have a great crafty day!

I am also entering this into the challenge over at The Paper Variety. They are having a favorite things challenge, so this is for the favorite color, monochromatic, challenge.
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Supplies:
Cricut Expression
Cricut Cartridge: Forever Young
Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry (SU!), Black (Recollections)
Patterned Paper: SU!
Punch: Doily Lace (Martha Stewart Crafts
Misc.: Offray Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds (SU!)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Criss Cross Card--A Birthday Sundaes Challenge

Happy Monday! Today I would like to share a card that I made for the challenge over at Birthday Sundaes.

The challenge for this week is to make a Criss Cross card. I love making these types of cards so I couldn't wait to play along. This is what I came up with:




Guess what? I didn't even use my cricut! I know, I'm pretty shocked too haha! I had so much fun making this card. If you haven't checked it out yet, you really should check out Birthday Sundaes. The challenges are always so much fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and looking at my latest creation! I really appreciate it. I hope you have a great crafty day!



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Supplies:
Card Stock: Tempting Turquoise & Melon Mambo (SU!) White (Georgia Pacific)
Patterned Paper: Colorbok
Ink: Tempting Turquoise (SU!)
Stamp: Inkadinkado
Punches: EK Success
Misc.: Pearls (SU!) & Offray Ribbon

Friday, September 9, 2011

Cricut 360 Challenge #11

Happy Friday! Are you guys ready for a great challenge brought to you by Cricut 360? This week is all out our Heroes. Make a card or layout to honor the hero in your life. I have 2 heroes in my life so I made two cards.

The first card is in honor of my husband who has been in the Navy for over 20 years.


I used Stand and Salute and cut out the Anchor at 3".

The second card is in honor of my son who has just recently certified as a firefighter.


I used Independence Day for the fire truck and cut it out at 2"

I am so proud of both of the men in my life and for the service they provide to not only our country, but to our community as well. Thank you!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creations. I really appreciate it. I hope you stop by Cricut 360 and join in on the challenge. I would love to see the project you make for your Hero. I hope you have a great crafty day!
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Supplies:
Cricut Expression
Cricut Cartridges: Stand and Salute & Independence Day
Card Stock: Blue & Black(Recollections), Real Red (SU!), White (Georgia Pacific), Gray (Bazzill)
Stamps: Our Troops (Pink By Design), Inspiring Words Accents & Fancy Frame and Die Set (My Creative Time)
Ink: Real Red (SU!), Black StazOn
Die: Stitched Oval Die (My Creative Time)
Misc.: Twine, White Signo Gel Pen, Real Red Marker (SU!), Upper Crest Border Punch (Fiskars), Small Heart Punch (SU!), Ribbon (SU!), Silver Stickles, Arch Lattic Border Punch (Martha Stewart Crafts), Recollection Foam Adhesive

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Birthday Boy!

Hi there and Happy Thursday! It's almost the weekend! WooHoo!!! Any crafting plans for the weekend? I hope to get a lot of projects done since my to-do list isn't getting any shorter. :) Today's card is one that I made last night for the challenge over at Birthday Sundaes. The challenge for this week is to make any New Birthday card with a Birthday Sentiment.
Here is what I made for the challenge:



I love the way this turned out and it was so simple to do! I cut out my card base from the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge at 5". Then I just made a little mat to go on the front. The bear was cut out at 3" and "BOY" was cut out at 1". Both the bear and the "BOY" were also cut out using Birthday Bash. I added some Glossy Accents to the balloons and to the tires to give them a little shine and then added a little twine bow to my bear. So Cute!

Thanks so much for stopping by ,y blog today and looking at my latest creation! I really appreciate it. I hope you have a great crafty day!
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Supplies:
Cricut Expression
Cricut Cartridges: Birthday Bash
Card Stock: Real Red & Daffodil Delight (SU!), Brown (DCWV), Black (Recollections)
Patterned Paper: Recollections
Misc.: White Signo Gel Pen, Real Red Marker (SU!), Twine, Glossy Accents (Inkssentials)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cooking With Cricut #50

Happy Wednesday! Are you guys ready for another great challenge at Cooking With Cricut? This week is all about school. With most kids back in school now, we want to see those back to school projects.

Here is what I created:



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I created a little back pack filled with a few bite size candy bars. The backpack came from the Life's A Party cricut cartridge. I cut it out at 8". Then I added some faux stitching and a sticker that I put on some white cardstock and then hand cut out so I could pop it up with some foam adhesive. For my straps and my bow, I used a pair of new shoe strings instead of ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation. I hope you will join us at Cooking With Cricut. We would love to see what you make. Don't forget to stop by Cooking With Cricut to see the fabulous creations that the Design Team did as well. I hope you have a great crafty day!
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Supplies:
Cricut Expression
Cricut Cartridge---Life's A Party
Card Stock---Old Olive (SU!)
Misc.---Shoe String, White Signo Gel Pen, Simply School Sticker (Provo Craft), Foam Adhesive (Recollections)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ruff Day?

Happy Tuesday! Are you guys ready for another great challenge over at Tacky Tuesday's? For the challenge this month, you need to use a dog die-cut and the word "WOOF" or "RUFF" somewhere in your sentiment. This is what I came up with:



I have had the Four Legged Friends Cricut Lite cartridge for awhile and was so happy to finally use it. I cut out my dog at 3.5" For his sign, I printed out my sentiment from my computer and just cut little rectangles to make the sign shape. I think it turned out so cute and it is sure to make someone smile that is having a rough day. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation. I hope you will play along with us over at Tacky Tuesday's! You have until September 20th to post your card on the Tacky Tuesday's Facebook Page. I would love to see what you create! I hope you have a great crafty day!
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Supplies:
Cricut---Four Legged Friends
Card Stock---Old Olive (SU!), White (Georgia Pacific), Browns (DCWV)
Punches---Sunburst border punch (Fiskars), Xtra Large Photo Corners (SU!)
Misc.---Offray Ribbon, Brown Sharpie, White Signo Gel Pen, Hemp twine
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