Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesday Daily Project at Exploring Cricut

Today I have the daily project at Exploring Cricut. I got out one of those new cartridges and decided to make a quick Christmas card. I know it is early, but at least I will have one finished!! I used my new cartridge A Quilted Christmas along with Sesame St. Elmo and Friends Holiday and Joys of the Season. Below the picture is the cuts made for this card. Please join us at Exploring Cricut for our Back to School challenge.

A Quilted Christmas-candle border cut at 2.25 inches

Sesame St. Elmo and Friends Holiday-Merry Christmas cut at 1.75 inches

Joys of the Season-candle for inside cut at 2 inches.

Pattern paper from some scraps in my stash

stickers and ribbon

Monday, August 27, 2012

New challenge at Exploring Cricut

Today the challenge at Exploring Cricut is called "Back to School". You are to create a card, layout, or papercraft in the school theme using the colors red, green, black, brown, orange, yellow, purple, blue and white. I created a two page layout using the cartridges K-12 Digital, Cricut Alphabet, Simply Charmed, Nates ABC's, Graphically Speaking and Recess. Below the picture are the cuts and measurements. Please join us this week for this great challenge and enter by Saturday, Sept. 1
K-12 Digital Preschool title cut at 10 inches
Cricut Alphabet title cut at 1.5 inches
Simply Charmed crayons and crayon box cut at 4.5 inches
Nate's ABC's glue cut at 4.5 inches
Graphically Speaking frame icon shadow cut at custom in gypsy 5.5 x 7 inches
Recess book bag cut at 3.5 inches
paint pallet cut at 4.5 inches

Jolees resin embellishments
bazzill cardstock
pencil paper in stock

Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday at Exploring Cricut

Today I am filling in for Ian at Exploring Cricut since he is under the weather. Get well soon Ian! I got out another one of those cartridges that had not been used yet and created a card. I used the cartridge Autumn Celebrations. I loved the acorn so decided to make a card out of the image. In my gypsy I put two acorns measuring 5.5 inches and flipped one to form the card base and welded together. I made the top piece, inked edges and assembled. For the inside I cut the base a little smaller at 5.25 inches , it wasn't a great fit, but worked for how I wanted it. I had an old stamp for the inside verse, but not sure where I got it. The word Fall was cut at 1.5 inches and put on the front. Super simple and easy card and another cartridge that has been used!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

New cartridge pages

Today I dug out another of those new cartridges I have purchased and not used. This one is Sesame Street Elmo and Friends Holiday. I love the characters on this cartridge, but they need to be at least 5 inches because those little parts are a pain. I did Abby at 5 inches and I wish I had done 6 because her eyes were a pain, but I love how it turned out. Below the picture is my directions and I will be back in a day or so with another cartridge I have not used yet!
Elmo cut at 5 inches page 41
Abby cut at 5 inches page 44
Cookie Monster cut at 5.25 inches page 45
Happy Halloween cut at 3 inches page 42
I used some pattern paper I had in my stash and Bazzill cardstock. Simple and fast!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Challenge for myself

Hope everyone had a very great weekend! On Friday evening, my friend Lori and I were at a card class our friend Emily has once a month and we started discussing our addiction to eBay and buying cartridges. If we find them cheap, we buy them!! We both admitted that we have cartridges we have not used yet and over the weekend I thought a lot about that. I have some projects for other blogs I needed to work on and it seemed like I was brain dead so I decided to play bingo on the ipad instead. Well Monday after the laundry and cleaning was finished, I got busy and worked on some of those projects and decided to make something with one of those cartridges. I recently got Wildcard 2 and so today I made a card using it. I decided to make the Just a Note card on page 39. I cut the card and elements at 4.5 inches, but the saying I cut at 2.5 inches. It would have been too big to fit. The envelope cut at the same 4.5 inches. I am anxious to try some of the other cards now too! So now the challenge to myself is to try some of those other cartridges before the others come in the mail this week! Lori, I am challenging you to do it too!!!! Are you guilty of doing this too?? If so, I challenge you and send me an email with your post so I can see it.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Sharing some birthday pages

I haven't had a lot of time to craft and it took a couple days for me to finish this layout, but been really busy. I have put off painting my bathroom so many times that I was really tired of looking at it so I have dug into it and today it should be finished! Finally!!! I hate painting and I realize I am getting to old to be getting up and down because I can hardly move the next day! I created this two page layout for some birthday pictures of my little one. I used the cartridges Fancy Frames, Create a Critter, Simply Charmed and Sweet Treats. I love using lots of cartridges, I feel like I get my moneys worth! Below the picture are the measurements and cuts. I am making another layout just like this but with a number 9 for my oldest angel girl. I plan on doing some crafting this weekend since my husband has volleyball tournaments to referee.
Fancy Frames-frame cut at 6 inches
Create a Critter-balloons cuts at 3.75 inches
Simply Charmed-Party hat cut at 3.5 inches
Sweet Treats-cupcake cut at 3.5 inches
#3 cut at 5.5 inches
Packages cut at 3.5 inches
Paper is from Forever in Time and cardstock Recollections
Stickles and pop dots

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tueday Daily Project Exploring Cricut

Today I have the daily project at Exploring Cricut. I created this two page layout using the cartridges Mini Monsters, Paper Doll Dress Up and Cricut Alphabet. I am trying to get my granddaughter Peyton's 2010 album finished and at Halloween! Can you say way behind!!! Below the pictures are the details and measurements. Be sure to enter our challenge too. Just created any cricut project you want that includes at least 2 cricut cuts and 1 monogram. Can't wait to see what you do!

The paper was some pieces I had in my stash and not sure what company

Cardstock Recollections


Paper Doll Dress Up- Trick or Treat bag cut at 3.75 inches

Cricut Alphabet-title cut at 1.5 inches

Mini Monsters- candy pieces cut at 2 and 2.75 inches

suckers cut at 3.5 inches

Monday, August 13, 2012

New Challenge at Exploring Cricut

Today at Exploring Cricut we are having a challenge called "Cricut Choice". You are to make a card, layout, or papercraft using any theme or colors you like as long as you used at least 2 cricut cuts and 1 monogram. I created a journal book to keep cricut projects in. I used the cartridges Elegant Edges, Fontopia Crest and Cards, Hannah Montana, and Cricut Store Front. Below the picture are the measurements and materials. Please join us this week for our challenge.
Frame eyelet 2 cut at 6 inches-Elegant Edges
crest cut at 4.5 inches-Fontopia Crest and Cards
letter K cut at 2 inches-Hannah Montana
Cricut head cut at 3.5 inches-Cricut Store Front
Cardstock and Pattern paper Michaels
trim from stash

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

New layout

As all good plans change, painting my bathroom did too! Instead, we helped our son tear down his deck and boy was that work! Now he is all ready to build a new one. We have gotten it ready to paint and I am sure it will get done this weekend. I spent the last two days cleaning and reorganizing my craft room. I still have some things to sort through but it looks great. I have to 4 ft x 4 ft wall cabinets with wood stamps that I am going to go through and see what I can live without. All my storage units are together along one wall now and so much better. I do have a layout to share and hope to get back to crafting today. This is a layout of my granddaughter riding a pony at an orchard that we went too in 2010. I used the cartridge Old West and CTMH pattern papers from Sarsaparilla. Below are the cuts and measurements. I am loving my Scrapn'Easel, makes it so nice to layout it out!

Title cut at 2 inches

Rope cut at 2.5 inches

Hat cut at 1.5 and 2 inches

Bandana cut at 1.25 inches

Horses cut at 4.75 inches

Saturday, August 4, 2012

A Saturday Share

I have really enjoyed sharing a new project with you everyday this week! As much as I would like to keep this up, I am afraid that I have to paint my downstairs bathroom instead of craft this weekend! I have had it ready to paint for over a month, but have put it off so long that my 3 year old granddaughter called me out the other day and said she would paint it because it needs painted!!lol Well today I am sharing another layout of that granddaughter and getting close to finishing her 2010 album. I have 2 already filled for this year, but now I am in October and it looks like it will take 3 albums for one year!!! These pages are of her playing. I used the cartridges Elegant Edges, Zoo Day, Going Places, and Create a Critter. Below the picture is the details. I used CTMH paper and cardstock.

Elegant Edges-diamond border cut at 3.5 inches

Zoo Day-Playtime title cut at 3.5 inches

Going Places-Phone cut at 3 inches

Create a Critter-purses cut at 3 inches

Friday, August 3, 2012

Birthday Card for my Sister

I needed to make a birthday card for my only sister for her birthday today and I saw a card on Splitcoasters I think. I wish I had written it down, but the image of the card stuck with me and even though it is not entirely copied, very close. I like to give credit to this fabulous cardmaker and her name is Debby4000. I used the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy to cut the pennants and make them the width for the first one that was cute at 6 inches and then custom cut them down a half inch till the last one was 3.5 inches. I made my card a 6 x 6 square. The paper is a flocked paper from DCWV that I had in my stock from my store. I used a beige cardstock, but aged it with Tim Holtz Antique Linen. The flowers were from Recollections and I rubbed the Antique Linen over them too. I cut out a border from a Martha Stewart punch, added some black satin ribbon and a bow. I stamped it Happy Birthday with the CTMH Celebrations stamp. I just started a Facebook page for this blog and please join me by liking me!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

First Date Layouts

Today I am sharing a two page layout for my granddaughter Peyton's 2010 scrapbook. I am almost finished with hers, I have Mary-Kate's completed and then I will finish my grandson Cameron's next. I will then be ready to work on 2011!! As you see, I am way behind, but will not run out of anything to do! I used the cartridges Mini Monograms, Cricut Essentials, and Close to my Heart Art Philosophy. I used the pattern papers from Close to My Heart Stella collection and their cardstock too. Below the pictures are the cut measurements. This is a friend of Peyton's and he took her a ride in his Harley Davidson truck in her yard for her first date. He even stoled a little kiss too!

Mini Monograms- Cut the scallop on first page at 11 inches

Art Philosophy- Cut banners at bottom of 1st page at 2 inches and mounted them on the chipboard pieces that came with the cartridge. I also inked the edges with brown.

Cut the title at 1.5 inches, inked edges and ran through Hobby Lobby folder wood grain. I also coated them with Paper Glaze to give them some shine.

Cricut Essentials- Cut buttons on 2nd page at 1.75 inches and tied ribbons and popped up

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Baby Card for Friends

Today I am sharing a card I made for some friends of my son and daughter in law that we know that just had a baby girl. I used the cartridge New Arrival and cut the carriage and shadow at 4.5 inches in white and the top layer I ran through the dotted swiss cuttlebug folder . I made the card 5 x 7 and used some pattern paper from Hobby Lobby, ran some yellow cardstock through the cuttlebug too and added some ribbon and trim. The pearls are from Kaiser Craft. The trim on the carriage is some I got at Walmart and the ribbon was in my stash. The stamp is an old one I had and I am not sure the company name, but I know it is no longer around.