Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bring On The Cake!

Happy Tuesday! Today I wanted to share with you a birthday card that I made. You can never have too many of those on hand right?

I don't know what it is about cupcakes, but I love making cards using them. They are just so cute! For this card, I used Birthday Bash and cut my cupcake out at 2.75". The patterned papers are from The Sweet Stack by DCWV. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation! I really appreciate it! Have a great crafty day!

Cricut--Birthday Bash
Card Stock--Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette & Pear Pizzazz (SU!)
Patterned Paper--The Sweet Stack (DCWV)
Punch--Scallop Sentiment Border Punch (Fiskars) & X-tra large Photo Corners (SU!)
Stamp--Ditto Studio G
Ink--Melon Mambo & Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Misc.--White Gelly Roll Pen, Melon mambo Marker (SU!), Offray Ribbon
Saturday, May 28, 2011

Cooking With Cricut Everyday In May

Happy Saturday! I hope everyone is having a great weekend and has a safe and fun Memorial Day!

Today's project was made for the Cooking With Cricut Everday In May! My neighbor's daughter is graduating from high school next month and she asked me if I could make a banner for her. Her school colors are red, blue and gold. I had so much fun making this and she loved it!

Here is a picture of the whole banner:

A close up of the end details:

The middle:

And last but not least, details of the embossing and the letters popped up:

The banner pieces were cut from Twinkle Toes at 6". The letters were cut from Pooh Font at 3". The graduation hats were cut out of Wrap It Up at 1.5". The "Class Of" was cut from Wild Card at 8" and the "2011" was cut from Lyrical Letters at 1.5".

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look at my latest creation! I really appreciate it! Don't forget to check out Cooking With Cricut daily to see more inspiration and to enter the weekly challenge this week. Have a great crafty day!

I am also linking this up to the linking party at Decorate To Celebrate! A fun new challenge blog that is starting up this June. I'm so excited for that!


Supplies used:
Cricut--Twinkle Toes, Pooh Font, Wrap It Up, Wild Card, Lyrical Letters
Cuttlebug--Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Misc.--Offray Ribbon, Recollections Foam Adhesive, Jolee's stickers (for the fabric cap and gown)
Friday, May 27, 2011

So Sorry!

Please excuse the mess while I try to make some changes to my blog. It may look all out of whack for a day or so. I will be getting it looking normal soon, at least, I hope so. lol!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Memorial Day with Cooking with Cricut

Happy Wednesday! Are you ready for another great challenge over at Cooking With Cricut? This week is all about creating a project for Memorial Day and putting some stitching on your project, real or faux.

Here is what I did:

I made this card for my husband. He is not only my best friend and love of my life, he is my hero! God Bless our military and those who fight for our freedom everyday, past and present. I love you babe!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and check out my latest creation. I hope you enjoyed it. Don't forget to stop by Cooking With Cricut to enter the challenge and see what the rest of the amazing DT came up with. Have a great crafty day!

Cricut--Stand & Salute (carrier frame cut at 4" & my hero cut at 2")
Card Stock--Recollections
Stamp--Paper Tray Ink (Think big favorites #1)
Ink--Real Red (SU!)
Misc.--Offray ribbon, white gelly roll pen, iRock
Monday, May 23, 2011

Little One

Hi blogging friends! I hope you are all having a fabulous Monday! I made this card for the DT call over at Cricut 360. It is a new challenge blog coming this July. For the call, you had to make a project with a bug (any kind) and the color lime green. Here is what I came up with:

Cute huh? I am really pleased with how it came out. For my onesie shaped card, I welded 2 onesie's sized at 5.5" each onto my gypsy using the New Arrival cricut Cartridge. Then I cut another onesie out of the lime green paper and paper pieced them onto the blue card to give the outfit the green accents. The caterpillar was cut out of Create A Critter at 2" and popped up with a dimensional to the front of the card. The words, "Little One" was cut out of New Arrival at 3/4". I added a little bow out of some twine to the caterpillar and did some faux stitching with my white gelly roll pen to finish it off.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog and check out my latest creation! I really appreciate it! Have a great crafty day! :)

Cricut/Gypsy--New Arrival & Create A Critter
Card Stock--Recollections
Stamp--Peachy Keen Stamps (everyday character face assortment)
Misc.--Twine & White Gelly Roll Pen


Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Thanks so much for hopping on the Cooking With Cricut Cel"bear"ation blog hop. I hope you had fun and got a lot of inspirtaion! :) I used Random.org to pick my winner this morning and it picked:

#10--Scrappin Melissa

Congrats! Please contact me by May 30, 2011 with your name and address so I can mail out your prize. If I don't hear from you by then, I will have to pick another winner. :(

Thank you all so much! Welcome to all the new faces on my blog. I can't wait to go visit all your blogs. :) Have a great crafty day!
Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cooking With Cricut's Cele"bear"ation!

Welcome to Stacey's Creative Corner and Cooking With Cricut’s Cele”bear”ation Blog Hop! We’ve been partying all month long in honor of CWC’s first blog-aversary. If you arrived here from Dalis’s blog at http://www.stampergirl.com/ you’re in the right place! If you’re crashing the party in mid-hop, head on over to Cooking With Cricut — grab some punch and cake and start at the beginning.

Our theme for today’s party is bears and/or celebrations. I decided to celebrate the upcoming arrival of a baby for my project. I decided to make a tissue box cover to go in a little one's nursery. I found the instructions on how to make the box here.

Here is a picture of the front of the box with tissues:

Side 2:

Side 3:

Side 4:

And the top view:

So cute! I cut all my images from the New Arrival cart out at 3" except for the BABY blocks, they were cut out at 2". The bad part is, I have no clue as to who I will give this too. I was just in the mood to make a cute baby item. :) Makes me wish that I paper crafted when I was decorating my children's nurseries. haha!

A blog hop wouldn't be complete without some candy. So....I am offering the following prize to one lucky winner:

1 pack of pre-scored card with envelopes


1 D'vine Swirls cuttlebug embossing folder

All you have to do to be eligible for my prize is to post a comment on this post.

You don't have to be a follower, but if you are, leave a second comment to give yourself a second chance at winning.

I will pick the winner Monday morning, 5-23-11 by using Random.org

Now it's your turn! Link up your cele”bear”ation-related project at CookingWithCricut.com.

Here are the guidelines for the challenge:

- Project must include a Cricut cut.
- Project must include a Bear.
- Project must be new for this blog hop challenge.
- You must link to your post and not just your blog.
- Your post must include a link back to CWC.

You will have one week to complete your project. The Design Team will pick their three favorites and one lucky person will be chosen randomly to win one of the prize packages being offered in this hop.

Thanks for joining our cele"bear"ation! Your next host in our party is:

Karla at KA Little Scrap Corner!

Here’s the list of the party girls, just in case you lose your way:

Melin @ Cooking With Cricut
Jean @ Jean’s Crafty Corner
Roberta @ TX Scrapper Mom
Dalis @ Stamper Girl
Stacey @ Stacey’s Creative Corner
Karla @ KA Little Scrap Corner
Madison @ Funky Cards
Maria Elena @ Maria Elena’s World
Gaby @ Gaby Creates
Jen @ Musings of A Crafty Mom

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great crafty day!

Supplies Used:
Cricut--New Arrival
Card stock--White (PTI), the rest was Recollections
Cuttlebug--Swiss Dots & Nestabilities Large Classic Ovals
Punches--X-tra Large Photo Corners (SU!) & Doily Lace (Martha Stewart)
Misc.--Offray Ribbon, White Gelly Roll Pen, Recollections Pearls

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Skittles Birthday

Hi! Happy Wednesday! Today starts the beginning of another challenge at Cooking With Cricut! This weeks challenge is balloons! You must include a balloon somewhere on your project. How fun!

Here is what I came up with:

I bought these little tubes at my LSS and wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with them. Then it hit me, use them as little candy holders. My children love giving little gifts to their school friends on their birthday's so these work out perfect. I filled the tube with skittles and attached the little balloon tag to the top. The tag was cut out of the Wrap It Up cart at 2". Then I made a little 3x3 card to go along with the candy tube. So cute!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking a look at my latest creation! Don't forget to head over to Cooking with Cricut to see what the rest of the team created and to enter the challenge yourself! Have a great crafty day!

Cricut--Wrap It Up
Card Stock--White (PTI)
Patterned Paper--Birthday Extravaganza (The Paper Studio)
Stamp--So Happy For You (SU!)
Ink--Basic Black (SU!)
Punch--Scallop Sentiment (Fiskars)
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Blog is Cricut-Tastic!!!

I got a blog award! Thank you so much Kimberly for thinking of me and passing on this great award!

If you guys haven't checked out Kimberly's blog, you really should run over there! She is super talented and all her projects look awesome!

Wear this badge proudly on your blog and share it with friends. Share this award with 10 people that you think have Cricut-tastic blogs. You also have to tell 5 cricut related things about yourself.

1. I love and am addicted to my Expression.

2. I love getting new cartridges and sometimes forget which ones I already have. :)

3. I use my Cricut just about every single day.

4. I started out with the "baby" bug when it first launched 5 years ago!

5. I think, nah...I know I would have a meltdown if anything ever happened to my E. :)

Now 10 people that are Cricut-tastic!
1. The Scrapbooking Queen
2. Liz's Paper Loft
3. Cricut Chick
4. Heather's Krafty Korner
5. Little Paper Sprinkles
6. Hiding In My Craft Room
7. Always Crafting With Stephanie
8. Scrappin' With My Bug
9. Scrappy Critters
10. Alma's Pink Life

It was so hard to only pick 10! I could have went on and on with so many great blogs out there.

Thanks again Kimberly! You rock!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Have A Sweet Birthday

Happy Wednesday! It's that time for another awesome challenge over at Cooking With Cricut! This week you are being challenged to make a project with 2 shades of pink and either a cupcake or a cake slice die-cut.

Here is what I came up with:

I used Sweet Treats for my cupcake and cut it out at 3". It is also attached with an action wobble so it gives the cupcake a little movement and adds to the fun of the card.

I hope you decide to join us this week at Cooking With Cricut! I can't wait to see what you create! Also, don't forget to stop by CWC to see what the rest of the amazing design team came up with to inspire you! Have a great crafty day!

Cricut--Sweet Treats
Cuttlebug--Swiss Dots
Card Stock--Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette & Tempting Turquoise (SU!)
Patterned paper--Birthday Extravaganza (The Paper Studio)
Punch--Loops (Martha Stewart Crafts)
Misc.--ribbon(Offray)& Action Wobble
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mother's Day---Cooking With Cricut

Happy Wednesday! Are you guys ready for another great challenge over at Cooking With Cricut? This week you are being challenged to make a project with 3 flowers and any shade of purple with Mother's Day in mind. I told you it was a great challenge! :) Here is what I came up with:

The image was cut out of A Child's Year at 3". The flowers were cut out of Paisley at 1" and then just layered on top of each other.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and looking at my latest creation! Don't forget to stop by Cooking With Cricut to see what the rest of the amazing DT created and to enter the challenge yourself. I look forward to seeing your creations! Have a great crafty day!

Cricut--A Child's Year & Paisley
Card Stock--White (PTI) & Purple (Bazzill)
Patterned paper--DCWV
Punch--Traditional Eyelet (Martha Stewart Crafts)
Misc.--Dew Drops, Offray Ribbon
Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Love You Much!

Happy Tuesday! Today I made a card for a challenge over at Crafty Creations. The challenge for this week is: White Space. I always have such a hard time with white space but I think I captured it pretty well with the card. Here is what I came up with:

It looks so elegant and formal to me, I love it! It was pretty simple to make too. Gotta love that!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog and look at my latest creation! I really do appreciate it! Be sure to stop by Crafty Creations to check out the challenge. :) Have a great crafty day!

Card Stock--Real Red (SU!) & White (PTI)
Stamp--Well Scripted (SU!)
Ink--Real Red (SU!)
Cuttlebug--Love Language embossing folder & Large Classic Ovals Nestabilites
Misc.--Ribbon (Offray)& iRock
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