Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sew...What'z Up??

This card is a 'just because' type of card and I'm entering it into the Cricut Circle weekly challenge.  I also followed a sketch for this card so I'm entering it into the Peachy Keen Sketch #48 challenge as well.

DCWV - Shimmer stack - grey
DCVW - cardstock stack - pink
rest are scraps

Nifty Fifties Cricut cart - sewing machine cut at 2"
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - zig zag cut at 4 1/2" using the fit-to-length feature

Cuttlebug folders - Just my Type borders (zig zag at the top and buttons at bottom)

'Sew' stamp is from KImemories- celebrate life stamp set
inside the card reads 'What'z Up?' - by Stampabilities

DMC floss #340 for the thread in the machine.  Grey bling. Silver jelly roll pen for doodles.  Pop dots for dimension.

Thanks for looking.  I love comments.  Good luck in the challenges!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

CC Monthly Challenge: Children @ Play

Okay, we were to create a project (other than a card or LO) for a child that includes 2 Cricut cuts.

I chose to make some wall art for my niece, Stephanie who is expecting a baby in about a month.  I hope she likes this.  It gave me a chance to play with a cart that I picked up really cheap at Michael's when they were clearanced a few months ago.

Finished size is 12x12.

The Paper Studio - brown
DCVW - Shimmer Stack - green
My Mind's Eye - Just Dreamy - printed papers

Nursery Rhymes Cricut cart - Give a Dog a Bone cut @6", letters cut at 1 1/2"

Pop dots were used on the boy and his dog to give it dimension.  Now all I need to do is find a cute brown frame to complete it.

Thanks for looking.  Love all comments!  Good luck to all in the challenge!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Dallas Stampede

I had a wonderful time at the Dallas Stampede.  It was so fun to meet so many circlets and crafty ladies.  Everybody was so sweet. 

Goodies in our swag bag:  Old West Cricut cart, Glimmer Mist, Seeing Spots CB folder, tacky tape, adhesive squares, ribbon adhesive, a wooden boot to alter, an organizational DVD and some coupons for scrappy shopping discounts.

At the Circle meetup we each got a special surprise (sorry, can't tell yet), a deep cut blade, a blue charm to add to our bracelet, and a Teresa Collins make and take flower to bling up our swag bag.  Sorry this pic isn't the greatest!!

This was a cute little water bottle on each craft table when we arrived with a peach tea packet tucked in the hang tag. 

A shot of the HUGE craftroom (this is not even half of it) as we were getting our tables set up.

Balloons marked the end of each row so we'd know where we were sitting.  The DFW ladies had rows 16 and 17.  Cute balloons, huh?!

Tammy making announcements.

I got to meet Robin (My Pink Stamper).  She's so super nice!!  Just like in her videos.

Teresa Collins making some announcements about her upcoming Cricut and Imagine carts and the classes she was teaching.

Make and Take featuring End Caps.

Another Make and Take using etching.  I had never done any etching before so this was fun.  The quote is 'I de$erve to be wealthy'.  Sorry the pic isn't the best--was trying to capture it without a lot of glare :-)

A Stampin' Up demo bookmark make and take.

DFW ladies at my table blinged up their little plushies.  Someone was selling the cute little tote bags that they made and I had to take a pic of it. 

Karlee, Robin, and Tammy doing some drawings.  I didn't win anything....Pooh!  LOL!

Cindy Royal (at the sewing machine, Circle blog DT) teaching a few ladies how to stitch on their projects. 

At the Cowboy dinner...line dancing.  They did a bunch of drawings and gave away a couple of each of the machines.  I wasn't one of the lucky ones...Pooh!  LOL!

A little video of the Cricut shuffle...too funny!  Sorry about the quality--I just got my camera for Christmas and I need a bit of practice. 

Shannon and Teresa Collins demo the Yudu.  I had never seen one in action before.  Too fun!

Time to say goodbye...sniff..sniff.  I hope to do it all again next year!!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Stampede: Calling Cards & Table Sign

I'm so excited to be going to the Dallas Cricut Stampede!!!  In just a few hours I'll be driving to the hotel :-)

Calling cards:

3x3 Kraft base
DCWV- Spring Stack

Forever Young Cricut cart - purse cut at 2 3/4" using the shadow feature
Everyday Cricut cart - Cricut circle logo cut at 1 1/4"

Floss is DMC#602, 519, 704.  Diamond Stickles used on the logos.  Pearl bling.

Table sign:

12x12 Kraft base
DCWV - green paper & Spring stack -for the print

Forever Young Cricut cart - purse cut using the fit to page on a 12x12 sheet using the shadow feature.
Everyday Cricut cart- circle logo cut at 4 1/2"
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - letters/#'s cut at 1" and 1 1/2"

Ribbon from my stash.  Buttons from Oriental Trading Co.  Diamond Stickles. 

As you can see I kept it very simple :-)  I made 115 calling cards. 

Thanks for looking.  Have a good one!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Let's Face it Friday #11: Sew Super Cute

Create a project using Peachy faces that also has faux or real stitching.

I couldn't resist playing with my new toy--Baby Steps Cricut cart for this one.  I think my card is 'sew super cute' :-)  I almost want to give her a name...LOL!!  Hope you like her, too!

The Paper Studio - Sugar & Spice stack -polka dot (scraps)

Baby Steps Cricut cart - girl and balloon cut at 4"
Cuttlebug embossing folder -swiss dot on Kraft paper

Peachy Keen Stamps -Wide Eyed Kids Face assortment stamp set (1 3/8" face stamp used)
Impression Obsession Stamps -Sentiments I clear stamp set

Zig brown pen used for stitching.  Brown ink used on shoes.  Frosted Lace Stickles on socks.  Green bling on dress.  Watercolor pencils, white pen, and black bling used on face.  Pop dots used for balloon and dress to add dimension.  Rounded corners on all background layers.

Thanks for looking!  I love all your comments!!  Good luck in the challenge everyone!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

CC Wkly Challenge #23: Guy Stuff

The challenge is to use at least 3 of the following types of materials:  hardware items, stars, raw cardboard/chipboard, twine, string, paint, buttons, staples, or distressed edges on a guy themed project.

I used stars, buttons, eyelets, and distressed edges on my card. 


DCWV Shimmer Stack - blue and grey papers

Nifty Fifties Cricut cart- sneaker cut @4"
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - oval cut at 5 1/4 using real dial size, stars cut @ 1" using real dial size

Cuttlebug folder - from the Simply Charmed set

Impression Obsession clear stamp set Sentiments I.

Floss on buttons is DMC # 535.  Oriental Trading co eyelets on the shoe.  Tim Holtz edge distresser used on blue paper edges.  Dimensionals and glue dots.

Thanks for looking!  Good luck in the challenge everyone!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Impression Obsession Stamps: Blue color challenge

For this challenge you need to use the color blue in your design and at least one Impression Obsession stamp.

Here is the card I came up with:
4 1/4 square white card base.

DCWV -The Winter Wonder stack - patterned paper (using up my scraps :-)

Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - Oval opening cut at 2" and square at 2 3/4" -both using center point feature button

Impression Obsession stamp sets: Birthday Cakes by Leigh Hannan and Sentiments I.

Oriental Trading Co brads.  Zig pen for doodles.  Colored pencils.  Baby Blue and Yellow Stickles.  Dimensionals.  Grosgrain ribbon from my stash. 

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps: Sketch Challenge #46

The challenge is to use the following sketch for your project:

What a great sketch!!!  I really love how this card turned out.  Hope you do, too:-)

Card base is Kraft and it's 5" square.
The Paper Studio - Sugar & Spice stack - green dot paper
DCWV - Spring Stack - flower print paper
DCWV - Jewel Stack - solid colored cs

Peachy Keen stamp set Laffy Taffy Face Assortment  - face is 3/8"
Stampendous stamp set used on sentiment

Accent Essentials Cricut cart - scallop frame is cut at 3 1/4"
Simply Charmed Cricut cart - Flower2 is cut at 2"

Pink bling, organza ribbon, staples, gel pens for face and doodling, dimensionals.

Thanks for looking.  Have a great day!

CC Wkly Challenge #22: Once Upon a Time

The challenge this week is to create a project with a fairytale or folklore figure.  The design must include 2 Cricut cuts.  I chose to do a card with an Irish folklore figure...
a Leprechaun.

DCWV -scraps from my stash, hair/beard from the Shimmer stack

Simply Charmed Cricut cart - Leprechaun2 cut at 3"

Peachy Keen stamp set Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment.  I just got this set recently and I'm loving it!!!Studio G stamp for sentiment.

Cuttlebug folder - Simply Charmed set.

I distressed the edges of the yellow paper and punched holes with my piercing tool on the black.

Gel pens & white pen to color the face and doodle on shoes. Zig pen for doodle outline.  Yellow Stickles for his button.  Pop dots for dimension.

Thanks for looking!  Good luck in the challenge!
Happy cutting!

PK Let's Face it Friday: Think Spring

The challenge is to create a homemade gift with Peachy faces using a Spring theme.  I chose to make a giftcard holder for my project.  I got to play with some PK stamps that I got recently, too.  YAY!!!


DCWV Stack 7 - polka dot paper, dark purple
The Paper Studio - light purple

TBBM Cricut cart - used the crayonbox cut at 5" for the giftcard holder
Simply Charmed Cricut cart - flower4 cut at 2 1/2"

Peachy Keen stamp set Laffy Taffy Face Assortment.

Diamond Stickles.  Ribbon from my stash.  Glitter Gel pens.  Pop dots for dimension.
Sorry, my pic isn't the greatest.  Cloudy day today.
Thanks for looking.  Have a good one!