Thursday, February 24, 2011

CC Magazine Challenge: February Cricut Everyday Contest

Okay, for this challenge we need to use our Cricut Everyday cart and make a project that we can use to define ourselves at a crop, swarm or other Circle meetup.  I chose to make a nameplate.

K&Company 12x24 home decor stack- print paper
DCWV textured cs jewel stack - solid papers

Cricut Everyday Cricut cart - nameplate & circle logo cut at 11 1/2"
Lyrical Letters Cricut cart - font cut at 1/2" and 1" using the Jumbo feature

Diamond, Cotton candy Stickles.  MS Black glitter glue.  Ribbon from my stash.  Pop dots were added to the circle to give it dimension.

Thanks for looking.  Good luck everyone!
Happy cutting!

CC Wkly Challenge #21: Animal Magnetism

For this challenge the project must have 2 Cricut cuts and be all about animals.  Since I don't have any fur babies I used a cute elephant and some great ribbon I got recently.

DCWV Jewel colored cardstock stack - solid teals
DCWV Stack 7 - animal patterned paper (hat)
The Paper Studio - Safari Untamed -animal print on ears, tail

Create a Critter Cricut cart- elephant cut at 3"
Doodlecharms- hat cut at 1"

Cuttlebug folder -mesh texture - I rubbed a white ink pad over the embossing to make it pop.

Impression Obsession stamp - Sentiments I clear stamp set.

Creatology wiggle eyes.  Oriental Trading Co. ribbon.  Diamond Stickles on hat.  Black bling.

Thanks for looking.  Good luck everyone!
Happy Cutting!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

MPS Pinkalicious Blog Hop Challenge #2: Black + your favorite color(s)

I used black, pink and white on my card.  I made this card for my future Sister-in-Law.  She recently got some very good news.  In April 2010, she was told she had cervical cancer.  So, after a 9 month battle and lots of radiation and chemo her tests came back clean.  No more cancer!!  YAY!!  I hope she likes this card!  And I hope you like it, too!

The Paper Studio -the basics stack - pink polka dot paper

Create a Critter Cricut cart- postage stamp background cut at 5", cat cut at 3"
Lyrical Letter Cricut cart- Yippee cut at 1"

Cuttlebug - Swiss dot folder (it's hard to see in the photo but I used it on the black paper)

Creatology wiggle eyes.  Diamond Stickles on the bow.  Black bling.  Pop dots were added to the kitty for dimension.

Thanks for looking.  I love comments!

Have a great day!

IO Challenge: It's a Cupcake Kind of Day

This was a fun challenge.  Who doesn't love cupcakes, right?!  All you had to do was incorporate a cupcake and some Impression Obsession stamps.   Check out the Impression Obsession blog.

4 1/4 inch square card base in Kraft.
My Mind's Eye- Love Nest stack - brown and pink papers
Bazzill - green paper

IO clear stamp set Cupcakes by Leigh Hannan.  buy Impression Obsession stamps online here

Accent Essentials Cricut cart - scallop frame cut at 3 1/4", circle in pink at 1 1/4", circle in brown at 1 1/2", flower is accent 32 cut at 2" using the shadow feature.

White ink was used to stamp the sentiment.  I doodled around the flower with a brown Zig pen.  I colored the cupcake with colored pencils and added Diamond Stickles for glittery fun on the frosting and Glossy Accents to the cherry on top for shine.

I also used pop dots to add dimension to the frame and the cupcake.  Two kinds of ribbon from my stash and brown bling finish it off.

Thanks for looking!  I love comments! 
I hope you have a 'Cupcake Kind of Day' today!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

My Mind's Eye: Challenge #20- Card

The challenge is to use the following sketch and use 80% My Mind's Eye products.

Here's the card I came up with:
My Mind's Eye - Love Nest stack - all papers used

Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - zig zag cut at 5 3/4" using the fit-to-lenth feature; circle cut at 1"; flower at 1 1/2"
Accent Essentials Cricut cart - heart cut at 3 1/4"
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cart - button shapes in circle, square, heart, and star cut at 1"

Sandylion - clear stamp set called Love used for the sentiment

Pop dots to add dimension to the hearts. Inked the edges of the circle and buttons with brown ink.

Thanks for looking.  Good luck everyone.  Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy cutting!

CC Wkly Challenge #20: Love Notes

The challenge this week was to use a heart shape and embossing to create a quirky love note.


The Paper Studio - All Season Stack- heart patterned paper
Core'dinations - Whitewash collection and The Chocolate Box

AE Cricut cart - heart @ 3 1/2"
PS Cricut cart - font @ 1/2" using shadow feature

Cuttlebug folders used:  Diamonds in the Rough, Simply Charmed, Thanks set ('you), Friend ('me' from memories)

I sanded the core'dinations cardstock for a distressed look and to make the embossing pop.  I used dimensionals to make the right half of the heart pop, also.

Thanks for looking!  Good luck to all!  Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy cutting!

Friday, February 11, 2011

CC Magazine: My Sweet Valentine Contest

The contest is to create something for your Valentine that involves candy. 

I really had fun creating my Valentine 'bot!!  I think she's pretty sweet :-)

And the back:


Me & My Big Ideas - heart patterned paper
The Paper Studio - pink and hot pink papers

Robotz Cricut cart - Robot #49 cut at 11 1/2"
MS All Ocassion Cake Cricut cart - hearts at 3 1/4" and 1/2"

Impression Obsession shaker pouch.  Organza ribbon.  Velcro sticky dot 5/8".  Creatology wiggle eyes.  Hershey's kisses.

I cut the heart opening for the shaker effect with an exacto knife.  I left the back panel open to get to the candy :-)  It's hard to see in the photo but I put a velcro sticky dot inside the back panel toward the bottom edge.

I hope you have a sweet Valentine's Day!! 

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine's for the Kiddos

Okay, this is just a really fast kiddy Valentine I threw together.  I saw something similar in one of the online newsletters that I get. 

The Paper Studio - Basics stack -patterned papers

Plantin Schoolbook - hearts cut at 3 1/2"

Stamps - Peachy Keen Basic Face Assortment & TPC Studio clear stamp from the Hugs and Kisses set for the sentiment

I made 28 of these for my kids preschool class.  I think this is the first time I've used the autofill button...YAY!!!

Thanks for looking!  I love comments!
Happy cutting!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

CC Weekly Challenge #19: Whatevah! Challenge

For this challenge you need to use a shape -whatevah shape you'd like 3 times on your project and include some type of spray ink. 

I had a written sketch/idea for this card before I started...but what I ended up with was a bit different.  It was a bit of a struggle but I think I captured what I was thinking and I really like how it came out.  So, it's all good, right?!!  LOL!  I'm sure we've all been there....

Card is 5" square.
Black background is 4 3/4" square that I sprayed with Tsukineko Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz. 
Core'dinations- whitewash collection

Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart- hearts @2" and 2 1/4"

Cuttlebug folders- in the Rough, Tiny Bubbles, and Tiny Mosaic Text

Sandylion - clear stamp sentiment from the Love set

Black organza ribbon.  I tied the bow and knotted the ends.

I embossed and sanded 2 of the hearts with a thick nail file.  The middle heart I turned over so it's technically debossed :-)  Love this paper!

Good luck everyone!  Thanks for stopping by.  I love comments!

Happy cutting.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Is it Spring Yet??? Impression-Obsession Challenge

The challenge is to create a card with Impression-Obsession stamps with a spring theme.

I saw a lot of banners in the CHA photos and that is the inspiration for this card.


DCWV Spring stack - flower print and pink print
The Paper Studio - Sugar and Spice stack - green polka dot

Impression Obsession clear stamps- Sentiments I set

Cuttlebug folder - Stylized flowers

MS All Ocassion Cake Cricut cart- banner cut at 1 1/2" & 1 3/4"

DMC floss -#602.  Modern Romance-string of pearls.  Diamond Stickles.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

2011 Stylish Blogger Award!

Oh My Goodness!  I have been awarded the 2011 Stylish Blogger Award by VinDeeLoo!  I'm so shocked!  My blog is so new.  This is sooo cool!  Okay, so I have to seriously thank, VinDeeLoo of vindeeloosthisnthat.
Thank you so much!

Upon receiving this award I must:
1) thank the person who gave this award to me and link it back to their blog
2) share 8 things about myself
3) pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered
4) leave a comment so that they can pass alo
ng the recognition!

Okay, eight things about myself:
1) In April I will be celebrating 9 years with my wonderful husband.
2) My family attends mass every Sun morning.
3) My daughter will be starting Kindergarten in the fall.  Eeeee!  Lol!
4) I've lived in Fargo ND; Glendale AZ; Phoenix AZ; Lee's Summit MO; Frisco TX.
5) My in-laws will be celebrating 50 years of marriage in May 2011.  WOW!!!
6) I love to cook.  Italian food is probably my favorite to fix.  I recently made homemade Ravioli for the first time.  Yum!
7) I love Bath and Body Works, Yankee Candles and Victoria Secret.
8) I started crafting at an early age-sewing doll clothes and crocheting Barbie outfits.  From there I moved on to counted-cross stitch and then got into stamping which led to a few good cardmaking sessions at a Stampin' Up demo's house and I was hooked.

Pay it forward time:
Lori got2bcrafting
Crystal creations by crystal
Angie my paper productions
Anita scrappingwithglitter
Mimi the paper rose studio
Diane diane's creations
Lori scrappin' my stress away
Jeannine just doin' what I love

Thanks again to VinDeeLoo for this award.  I'm so honored!

Cricut Circle Wkly Challenge #18: Back to the Basics

For this challenge we can only use the Cricut carts that came with our original E or G.   And we need to use 3 cuts.  The carts that came with my E are Accent Essentials and Plantin Schoolbook.


DCWV The Sweet Stack (flowers)

Plantin Schoolbook - flowers cut at 2", 1 3/4", 1 1/2", 1 1/4", 1", 3/4" & 'thanks' cut at 3/4"
Cuttlebug folder - Simply Charmed

Oriental Trading co- heart button, brads, and rick rack stitched felt ribbon
DMC -floss #597

It's hard to see in the photo but the flowers all have 3 layers to them and I curled them inward for depth and dimension.  Pop dots were also used.
Happy cutting!  Good luck everyone!

Winner of the Robotz cart!

First, I'd like to thank all of you for stopping by and checking out my projects and leaving all those wonderful comments!! 

Ok, I used Random. org and the winner is.....

Scrappin' Mama.  Whoo-hoo!  I'll also leave a message on your latest blog post.  Please send me your full name and address.

I love the chunky font on this one :-)  Enjoy!!
Happy cutting everyone!