Monday, December 30, 2013

New Years Challenge at Exploring Cricut

Welcome to the last challenge of 2013 at Exploring Cricut.  You are to create a card, layout or paper craft celebrating the coming New Year.  Just use your cricut machine and cricut cartridges.  I created a 5 x 7 card using the cartridges Create a Critter 2, Simply Charmed, and Street Sign.  All my details are below the picture.  Be sure to enter our challenge by Saturday, January 4 10 pm eastern time.  We are looking forward to seeing what you create.  Stop by the blog to see what our talented design team has created.
Create a Critter2-Happy New Year cut at 3.25 inches
Simply Charmed-bottle cut at 3 inches
                             glasses cut at 2.5 inches and I hid some of the features
Street Sign-2014 cut at 1 inch

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Silhouette Saturday with SVG Cuts

Welcome to my Saturday Silhouette project. As you see I am back in business with a new laptop and my husband got me a new desk top computer too!  I use the laptop for my silhouette and the desktop for the blogging.  Now I will tell you getting use to the Windows 8 might take awhile, but at least we have a post.  This week I am featuring two projects from SVG Cuts Santa's Helpful Elves kit.  I love all the things in this collection and made a couple for my little Granddaughter Peyton for her Elf Sally to leave her to remember her by.  The first is the shadow box frame with a picture of the two of them.  Sally brought her an apron that says I love my elf and Sally's apron said I love my family.  So cute that she needed this to remember .  The card was left with a note from Sally.  Stop by and visit to see all the great svg files they have to offer at  Till next week I will get to learning this windows 8 after I celebrate my birthday today!!!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Silhouette Saturday

Welcome to my Silhouette Saturday post. I just got my new laptop delivered on Thursday so I have tried to get all my files on this new one so I could get working again.  I have a back up program but for some reason, one companies svg files did not back up so I lost tons that I purchased.  I was lucky that all the rest were fine and I can still create.  Since my time was very limited and trying to get ready for Christmas, I created a few tags with files from the Silhouette store.  My little granddaughter loves penguins so when I saw this one, I grabbed it up.  The penguin is file #15060 and the other two are on the same file #35737.  Stop by the Silhouette store and check out what they have.  Till next week, I will see you then for another Silhouette project and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 16, 2013

It's Beginning to look like Christmas at Exploring Cricut

Time for a new challenge over at Exploring Cricut.  You are to create a card, layout, or paper craft for Christmas in any colors, just use your Cricut machine and cricut cartridges.  Very easy!  With the holidays just around the corner, we want you to have fun and craft something for Christmas.  I made this two page layout using the Art Philosophy, Artiste, TC Christmas Ornaments, Winter Woodland and TC Christmas Sentiments digital.  Below are the cuts and materials.  Please join us this week and link by Saturday, Dec 21
Art Philosophy-ornament cut at 2.25 inches
Artiste-ornament accent 2 cut at 2.5 inches
TC Christmas Ornament digital-ornament cut at 2.75 inches
Winter Woodland-poinsettias cut at 2 and 4 inches
                            2013 cut at 2 inches
TC Christmas Sentiments digital-Merry Christmas cut at 2 inches

Cardstock Recollections and American Crafts
Pattern Paper-Simple Stories holiday collections
Washi tape silver-Target dollar bin

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Exploring Cricut Saturday Post

Today I am doing the Saturday post at Exploring Cricut.  The picture of my project is not very good because I had to use my phone because my laptop crashed and this old PC does not read my camera card.  This old PC is on the last leg too, but at least right now it works.  Shopping for a new one today!  I have thank you cards I created using the Christmas Noel cartridge.  I only cut the snowflake at 2 inches and added a pearl.  The paper is from Simple Stories Holiday collection.  I made the cards and I also made the envelopes using my WeRMemory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.  I love this thing and if you haven't seen how it works, go to You tube and there is a video, simple and easy.  I also just made a liner for the envelopes to match the paper.  For the outside of the envelope, I used a Martha Stewart Punch.

No Silhouette Saturday

My computer crashed with all my software for my Silhouette and will be getting it reinstalled on a new one so no project this week unless I have a miracle and this week, I don't think they are in the cards for me!  Only one place to go now is up!!!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Silhouette Saturday

It's that time of the year when we get those gifts together and for some people we like to purchase gift cards. I have some nieces and nephews that love gift cards so they are getting them!  I don't like to just put them in a envelope, so I found the cutest gift card holder over at the Silhouette Online store.  I love this adorable Santa!  It is item # 52485 .I ran the white fur parts through the cuttlebug to give them some texture.  The first picture is how it looks and the second shows you how the gift card fits.  Stop over to and see what other great ideas they have for gift cards.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Exploring Cricut Christmas Card Challenge

Welcome to my project for the new challenge at Exploring Cricut. We want to help you get your Christmas cards ready and if you are like me totally behind! You can make any kind of Christmas card with any cricut cartridge and cricut machine. Link your project by Saturday, December 7.  I used the cartridges Creative Cards and cut the window card at 5.5 inches and I used Joys of the Season for the candle and cut it at 1.5 inches.  I used a Martha Stewart branch punch and Kaiser Craft pearls and ribbon in my stash.  I added stickles to the candles.  I used a CTMH stamp for the sentiment.  Easy peasy card and I loved it is a trifold.  We can't wait to see what you create for this challenge.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Special Sunday Project At Exploring Cricut

Today I am doing a Sunday project at Exploring Cricut. I recently had a niece get married and I made this card for her. I used the cartridges Artiste, Everyday Pop Up Cards, and Art Philosophy.  I also used some stamps from Close to My Heart.  Below the picture are the directions and cuts.

Artiste-card base cut at 5.5 inches, top piece cut at 5 inch, inside pieces cut at 5 inches and 4.5 inches
Everyday Pop Up Card-rings cut shadow button at 2.5 inches
Art Philosophy-tag cut at 2 inch

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Silhouette Saturday with My Scrap Chick

Welcome to the Saturday Silhouette project. Today I have made this adorable Santa Boot from My Scrap Chick. She has so many designs to choose so be sure to check her out and she has a sale going on. This boot would be great filled with treats or goodies for friends and family!! I just added a few Christmas sprigs I had and made it a decoration for my office.  This is so easy to put together too!  Stop by and be sure to enter for her email and on Friday she gives a freebie!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Silhouette Saturday featuring PPBN Designs

Welcome to the Saturday Silhouette project day. Today I am doing another design for PPBN Designs. I am on their design team and I love all Nikki's svg files. For the scrapbooker, she makes it so easy for you. This one is called Oh So Cozy. Stop by her site at and check out all her great files.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Count Your Blessings

Time for a new challenge at Exploring Cricut.  It's called "Count Your Blessings"  You are to make a card, layout of paper craft celebrating Thanksgiving.  You must you a Cricut and Cricut cartridges.  I decided to do some table decor and use the digital Thanksgiving Table Decor.  I love this because you can make some cool things for your Thanksgiving table.  I cut the napkin ring at 2 inches, added some leaves cut at 1.25 inches and the horn at 1.5 inches.  The place card was cut at 3.75.  A quick and easy project.  Link your project by Saturday, November 23 10 pm eastern time.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Silhouette Saturday with PPBN Designs

Been a while since I posted. Lots happening in my life. Two weeks ago I lost my nephew tragically, and went back to my home state for a few days. Since coming home things have been crazy trying to catch up. As I stated last Saturday my Silhouette machine was having some problems which could not be resolved and it is not 4 months old so they are sending me a new one. Well I decided a girl can never have too many machines, so I bought another one. I have two Cricuts too! So in the future if one goes then I have a back up. It arrived yesterday so I made a quick card to try it out. This card is one of the new designs called Christmas Cheer Square Card Kit from PPBN Designs. I love all of Nikki's cool scrapbook pages and she has lots of great svg images.  I decided to use non traditional Christmas colors and added some stickles to it.  Now today I am out of town again, but this time for a happier occasion, my nieces wedding.  Go take a look at all the great designs at PPBN Designs.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Silhouette Saturday this week.......Not

Well normally I have a great project to share with you from using my Silhouette Cameo.  Well on top of having a terrible week with the death of my nephew and being out of state, my 3 month old Cameo decided I have probably over worked it too!  After doing several tests, it must be replaced.  Not discouraged, I had 3 cricuts and 3 Gypsy machines before we got it right.  Just hate being without it.  I am getting ready to sell my 275 plus cartridges so I intend to get a back up.  Hopefully, I will be back running soon, but I will be working on some Cricut projects in the meantime!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Exploring Cricut Challenge Starts Today

Welcome to another challenge from over at my other blog Exploring Cricut. Our new challenge is a Cricut Choice. You can use any cartridge, any theme but must include 1 pattern paper, 2 cricut cuts, and 3 colors. How easy is that!!  For this challenge I am sharing this recipe book and a couple pages I created.  I figured maybe my granddaughters might like my recipes someday and I will start putting in some favorites.  I used the From My Kitchen, Pooh Font, Preserves, and Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cartridges.  Below the picture are the cuts.  Be sure to link your project by Saturday, November 9.  Can't wait to see what you enter!
From My Kitchen-apron cut at 4.75 inches
                             oven mitt cut at 3 inches
Pooh Font              titles marker font cut at 1.25 inches
Preserves              cherries cut at 3 inches
Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art-pumpkin cut at 3 inches

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Special Sunday Post at Exploring Cricut

Today I am doing a Sunday post at Exploring Cricut  I made this cute little treat container by recycling an old Prima flower tin. I keep anything that I think I might be able to use in my crafting and this came in handy. I had some scrap Halloween papers in my stash and used it.  I used the cartridges Celebrate with Flourish , Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art, and Mini Monograms.  I used some pieces of ribbon that I keep in a jar.  Small pieces are great for this project.  Below are the measurement and cuts. Be sure to stop by the blog and meet our new design team members.  New challenge starts on Monday!

Celebrate with Flourish-witch cut at 3.5 inches
Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art-trick or treat cut at 1.5 inches
Mini Monograms-scallop circle cut at 3.75 inches

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Silhouette Saturday with PPBN Designs

Welcome to another Saturday with my silhouette project of the week. Well this week I have had that machine a humming and created lots of goodies. Today I am sharing a two page layout I created using the designs from PPBN Designs.  I love Nikki's designs and she creates the best scrapbooking pages ever!  Since that is my main focus, I am loving all her designs.  Just click on her name above and it will take you to her site.  She just released a couple of the cutest Christmas cards too!  Tell her Diane sent you!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Silhouette Saturday with SVG Cuts

Welcome to my Saturday Silhouette project. Today I have created two scrapbook pages from SVG Cuts Christmas Scrapbook Set.  These were so easy to put together and make awesome pages for my scrapbooks.  I can't wait to complete the others in the set.  Be sure to stop over and visit them on their website.  Mary and Leo are one talented team!  Thanks for letting me share.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wednesday Daily Project for Exploring Cricut

 Welcome to the Wednesday daily project for Exploring Cricut.  I will be filling in for the rest of this month so hope you are not tired of seeing my stuff for 3 days lol.  I decided to make these cute little treat boxes using the cartridges Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More 2 and Happy Hauntings.  These were fast and easy and would make great treats for school or a party.
I used the gable box on page 24 of Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More 2 and cut at 5.5 inches.  I just cut some scraps I had for the fronts of each.  I used Happy Hauntings for the ghost that are cut 2 and 2.5 inches.  I inked around the edges.  The witch hat is cut at 3 inches.  Just added some ribbon I had in my stash and some stickles.  Super easy!  Thanks for letting me share with you!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tuesday Daily Project at Exploring Cricut

Hello! Today is my day for the daily project at Exploring Cricut.  I am sharing a calendar page I made using the Happy Hauntings cartridge.  I thought I would start making these and have a complete calendar for my scrap room for 2014!  The calendar blank is a free one from the internet and I just mounted it on black cardstock.  It was printed on white cardstock.  The background paper is from a stack from Michaels called Recollections Haunted Estate.  I think I got it last year.  The title was cut at 1.75 inches, Ghost at 4 inches, Frankie and Bride were cut at 4.25 inches.  Fast and easy project.

Monday, October 21, 2013

New challenge at Exploring Cricut starting today!

Happy Monday all!  Today we have a new challenge over at Exploring Cricut.  You are to make a Halloween card, layout or paper craft any colors, but must include at least 2 Cricut cuts.  Link your project by Saturday, October 26.  I decided on a two page layout since I am so totally behind in scrapbooking.  I used the Happy Hauntings cartridge for my layout.  Below are the measurements and the cuts.  I have also listed my supplies.  I hope you will join us this week in our challenge.

Happy Hauntings-page 36 haunted house cut at 6.5 inches
                           page 37 ghost cut at 1.25 inches
                           page 34 witch cut at 3.5 inches
                           page 40 frame cut at 5.5 inches
                           page 30 Title cut at 2.5 inches
                           page 65 grave cut at 2.5 inches
                           page 66 fence cut at 3 inches
                           page 66 grass cut at 3.5 inches
                           page30 frankie cut at 3.5 inches
                           page 32 mummy cut at 4 inches
                           page 35 horseman cut at 4.25 inches
                           page 45 frame 8 cut at 4 inches
Pattern paper from stact Recollections Haunted Esate
stickles and ribbon in stash

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Saturday Silhouette with PPBN Designs

Welcome to another Saturday edition with Silhouette cuts. Today I am featuring a layout I created using the fantastic designs from PPBN Designs.  I love all Nikki's designs because she has it all together and makes your scrapbooking so easy!  Since I am a scrapbooker first, I always check out what she has each week.  I might actually get caught up someday....not!  You can go to her store by clicking her name above and check out all the great designs she has.  Be sure to come back next week for another project using the Silhouette Cameo.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Winner of Birthday Blog Hop Blog Candy

Thank you for joining our blog hop at Exploring Cricut this week. The winner of the blog candy on my blog picked by is comment #10 Annette from Please email me your mailing address and thanks to all of you who left comments and helped us celebrate our 3rd birthday at Exploring Cricut.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Silhouette Saturday with My Scrap Chick

Welcome to my Saturday Silhouette project. This has been one of those busy and crazy weeks. My husband was home for some of it and I never seem to get anything done when he is home. I did get a couple small projects completed for this week.  Today I used two designs from My Scrap Chick.  I love this Haunted House Easel card and this Pumpkin box.  They were easy to complete and are perfect for this time of year.  Be sure to check out all the SVG files the girls have on their site.  See you next week with another project.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wednesday Project for Exploring Cricut

Welcome to another daily project for Exploring Cricut. I am not trying to be an overachiever this week at all, but today I am filling in for one of the DT who is not feeling well.  I have a simple birthday card I created using the Creative Cards cartridge and some scraps.  Don't you love it when you can use leftovers for a project.  I think the pattern paper came from Hobby Lobby and I had a 6 inch square and was able to use it.  I cut everything at 5 inches and with the left over piece from the front panel, I used it to decorate the envelope I made.  This was a quick and easy project.  I used CTMH stamp and ink as well.  Be sure to join us this week for our challenge at Exploring Cricut too!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tuesday Daily Project at Exploring Cricut

Welcome to the daily project for Exploring Cricut. Hope you enjoyed our blog hop and if you missed it yesterday, you can join us all week for the celebration. Today I am sharing a two page layout I created after seeing something similar on Pinterest.  I normally do not copy ideas, but this one was cute and I did change it up a bit.  I love the colors black, white, and yellow together so I knew what colors I would be using for sure!
I used the cartridges Art Philosophy, Picturesque, and Quarter Note for my layout.  Below the picture are the details and cuts.  Be sure to join us this week in the challenge and if you missed my post yesterday, be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a great prize.

ArtPhilosophy-square 3 page43 cut at 7 and 8 inches
Picturesque-daisies cut at 1.75 iches
Quarter Note-Font 1 cut at 1.5 inch
Swirl from punch
pattern paper Michaels
card stock Michaels
brads made with i Top

Monday, October 7, 2013

It's a Birthday Celebration Challenge & Blog Hop

If you arrived here from Liz's blog you are right on track! Thanks for joining our blog hop. If you are just starting no worries, you can go to the list below and catch up. This is the 3rd birthday of Exploring Cricut. I had no idea when I started it, that we would be having so much fun creating for you. This challenge is to create a card, layout, or paper craft celebrating a birthday in any colors or cartridges you choose. You must include at least 1 brad, button, or jewel. Not all unless you want like I did! lol  You must use a Cricut machine and Cricut cartridges .  As I have stated in the past, I am behind in my scrapbooking, so this is a layout for the little ones 2nd birthday.  I used the cartridges Phrases, Once Upon a Princess, Pooh Font, Mickey & Friends, and George.  All the details are below the picture.  I am also giving some blog candy so be sure to leave me a comment and your email somewhere in the comment.  I hope you will join our challenge because Cartridges and More have donated a cartridge for us to give to a lucky challenge entry.  You can't win if you don't enter!!!
Here are the directions for my page. I used Recollections cardstock and paper from DCVW birthday stack.

Phrases-happy birthday cut at 4 inch
Once Upon a Princess-balloons cut at 4 inch
Pooh Font-marker font #2 cut at 5 inches
Mickey & Friends-Minnie cut at 5 inches
George-circles cut at 1, 1.25, 2, 2.25 inches
jewels, buttons, brads in stash
ribbon and stickles

Here is the goodies I will be giving to a lucky winner.  Please leave a comment.  Now start the hop here if you are getting started or head back to Exploring Cricut and join the challenge.




Rae Ann



Michelle N

Michelle S


Diane  (you're here)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Silhouette Saturday featuring Miss Kate Cuttables

Today I am sharing a one page layout (second Page in process) that I made using the SVG files from
Miss Kate Cuttables. I love all the great files she has and every day she offers a free svg and daily deals. I have an album full of all her free designs and of course, I have purchased several too. I did make the title a little larger and each of these different cuts were individual so your could mix and match.  Stop by her blog and check out all the great stuff she has to offer.  See you next week with another great project for the Silhouette!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Silhouette Saturday with SVG Cuts

Welcome to the Saturday Silhouette post. Today I have made Fall items from a set from SVG Cuts called Leaves Are Falling. There are 5 items in this set, and today I am showing you 3 of them.  The first is a barn card and it would be a great invitation to a hayride or bonfire.  In the middle is a board that is like the ribbon boards, only made of paper.  I did not get my picture for this, but will use one that is nice and fall.  I love this because it has so many great little items to stick in the ribbons.  The last is another card and it is really great and you could even use it for Thanksgiving.  I love all the 3 D items that SVG Cuts has so click on their name and it will take you to their site.  I just used some of the scrap papers I had laying around in my drawer so it was a good way to use them up.  I inked around the edges and I love how they turned out.  Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tuesday Daily Project at Exploring Cricut

Today I have the daily project at Exploring Cricut. I started to do a project related to our challenge theme, but got started fall cleaning and did not finish it. You will see that in a future blog post.  I am also cleaning in my scrap room and dug out lots of scraps and today that is what I made the cards I am sharing out of.  I used the cartridges Stamping and Cricut Alphabet.  These cards are 5 x 7 and exactly the same, but you can see with different color papers they take on a different look.  I cut the Happy Birthday at 2 inches from the Stamping cartridge and the stars are cut at 1.25 and 1.50 inches from Cricut Alphabet.  I just added some embellishments in my stash and I have two birthday cards ready to be sent!  Takes no time at all to use up some scraps and have some cards on hand.  Be sure to enter our challenge this week for a chance to win a Mystery prize!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Time for a Challenge at Exploring Cricut!

Time for a new challenge at Exploring Cricut. This challenge is called "What's Cooking". You are to create a card, layout, or paper craft with something themed from the kitchen. Can be a recipe book, card, scrapbook page, or any item using a cooking or kitchen theme. Very easy and simple. You must use a cricut machine and cricut cartridge! Submit your entry by Saturday, September 28.  For this challenge I did a scrapbook layout of my little one baking cupcakes.  I used the  From My Kitchen, Pooh and Friends, and Cricut Font and Basic shapes.  My muffin pan did not show good in this picture, but looks good in the layout.  My lighting was not the best and the paper was shiny.  I hope you will join us for this challenge.  Below the picture are my instuctions.

Disney Pooh and Friends-chefs hat cut at 3.75 inches

From My Kitchen-spoons cut at 1.75 inches
                             glove cut at 3.75 inches
                             baking sheet cut at 5.25 inches
                             cupcake cut at 3.5 inches
                             bowl cut at 3.5 inches
Cricut Font and Basic Shapes-title cut at 1.25 inches
Michaels cardstock and pattern paper and stickles.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Silhouette Saturday with PPBN Designs

Welcome to my Saturday Silhouette post. Since I am fairly new to my cameo, I am always searching for new svg files for my creations.  I do paper crafts of all kinds, but my main thing is scrapbooking since I have 3 grandchildren.  Today I am giving a special shout out to Nichole of PPBN Designs who created these elements for such  fun pages.  I love all the designs on her site and I am sure you will see me feature them several times.  I added some fun stickles and embellishments to enhance these wonderful designs of hers.  This page came complete with all the elements to do a two page layout.  Stop by her site by clicking the name above and check out what she has to offer.  Be sure to join me Monday for a new challenge for the Cricut lovers on my Exploring Cricut blog.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Silhouette Saturday Halloween Project

I have a really cute project to share today. I went with my husband out of town over the weekend for a meeting and I took my iPad with me. I was doing a search for svg files and came across this fantastic site called My Scrap Chick. She has the cutest svg files, but if you do not have a machine to cut those, she has it set up so you can paper pierce it too. Her directions include the patterns. I made 4 of the 8 designs in this kit called Halloween Treating Toppers and Cards. You can use them as cards if you would like, but I loved them as toppers. These were so easy your child could help put them together for a great craft project. Be sure to stop over to her blog and check out all the great designs. I do not have any connection with the site, but love the designs and wanted to share.  I think Frankie and Dracula are my favorites!  Can you tell I am loving my Silhouette!!

Here is a copy of the designs you get in the kit at My Scrap Chick.  Visit her site by clicking the name and check out all the cool projects and designs.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tuesday Daily Project at Exploring Cricut

Hope you all enjoyed what our DT over at Exploring Cricut had to show you for the challenge! I am keeping my daily project in the school theme. Yesterday I did a layout of my oldest granddaughter Mary-Kate and today it is my baby girl Peyton. She is in Preschool and was anxious to head back and see her friends. I used the Recess and Sesame Street Font cartridges for this layout.  Be sure to enter our "Back to School" challenge this week.  Below the picture are the details for my layout.
Recess- back to school cut at 2 inches
             scissors cut at 2.25 inches
             books cut at 2.5 inches
             glue bottle cut at 2.5 inches
Sesame Street Font-2013 sunny day font cut at 1.5 inches
Paper from MAMBI
cardstock from Michaels

Monday, September 9, 2013

Challenge time at Exploring Cricut

Time for Back to School and that is the challenge this week at Exploring Cricut. You are to create a card, layout or paper craft using the colors red, green, white, black, orange and yellow and include 1 ribbon! That is easy so be sure to join us this week and link your project by Saturday, September 14.  I made a layout of my oldest granddaughter Mary-Kate on her first day of 5th Grade.  I used the Recess cartridge and the digital K-12 for the title.  This was a quick and easy project.  Details are below the picture.  Join in the fun today and enter the challenge!

K-12 Digital-5th grade banner cut at 2.5 inches
                     shadow cut at 2.75 inches
Recess-pencil cut at 1.25 inches
Paper-MAMBI School Stack
Cardstock -Michaels
Ribbon-in stash

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Silhouette Saturday Project

Welcome to my Silhouette project for this week.  Thanks for the comments last week on my first project and thanks for making me feel better about cheating on my Cricut lol.  This is the second project I have created with my Cameo and I am basically a scrapbooker, but love to do cards and paper crafts as well.  Today I want to shout out to Miss Kate Cuttables!(just click on her name and it will take you there)  She has the best images and this is where this grouping came from.  It is the Picture Day set and was so easy to use and makes a fun page.  I am not connected any way with Miss Kate Cuttables, but love them.  She gives a free image every day and has deals of the day!  I liked them so well that I actually bought one twice! Yikes.  She includes a pdf of the images in color and I have printed them in a book and have them by themes now so maybe I will not repeat my purchases!  This paper is a older Bo Bunny I had from when I closed my scrapbooking store a few years ago and was perfect for my granddaughters pictures.  Since I am a beginner, I just played with the sizes till I thought it would suit my page.  Below the picture is the measurements of each cut after they were put together.  I can't wait to get into this machine a little more and see what I can do, but for now I love using it for my pages.  Be sure to come back here Monday because we are having a new challenge at Exploring Cricut and I will have a great Cricut project to share.

Film strips- 2 x 6 inches
title-6 x 3 inches
camera  3.25 x 2.75 inches
Frame  6.5 x 4.5 inches
Bubble-2 x 2.5 inches

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Just a Note project

Happy Saturday all!  First off, I am a Cricut girl and always will be, but open to other things.  My daughter in law Jessica gave me a Silhouette Portrait machine to play with.  I had made up my mind I was not going to like it, but unfortunately,  that was not the case no matter how much I kept telling myself that!  To the point that my husband bought me the big Cameo.  Now it is not going to replace my Cricut what's so ever, but just another way to create!  I made my first project for my friend Emily who is a teacher.  I made this cute note card box and note cards and envelopes.  I got this svg from SVGCUTS and it is a part of the Back to the Books set.  There are so many cute things in this set. They have great videos to show you how to put the project together and how to use the machine.  I am still learning, but feel really good about creating with it.   I will try to do a project with the Cameo every Saturday.  There are lots of sites to get free images and next week I will be featuring another place with their cute svgs.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Doc is In!!!

The Doc is In!  Today I have the Tuesday daily project at Exploring Cricut.    My little granddaughter Peyton loves Doc McStuffins and has a little dr kit. She loves to take care of her stuff animals and make them feel better. I decided to grab the camera while she was playing and knew I had to make a layout for her album.  I used the cartridges Dr. Checkup and When I Was a Kid.  The paper is from a old stack of DCWV and cardstock from Michaels.  Below the picture is the cuts and measurements.   Be sure to enter our challenge over at Exploring Cricut this week, it is Cricut choice and you can do any theme and any cartridge, just include 2 cuts at least!!!!

Dr. Checkup-page 24 icon button stethoscope cut at 2.5 inches
                     page 32 icon button bandaid cut at 1.5 inches
                     page 22 icon button Dr. bag cut at 5 inches
                     page 28 icon button needle cut at 3.5 inches
When I Was a Kid-font for title cut at 1.5 inches and welded in Gypsy

Monday, August 26, 2013

Time For Another Challenge At Exploring Cricut

Welcome to another challenge over at Exploring Cricut. This challenge is Cricut Choice!  You are to create a card, layout, or paper craft with any cricut cartridge you want, but include at least 2 cuts.    I decide to make a match game for my little granddaughter.  I used the Create a Critter cartridge.  I decided on that one because the layers were not complicated to do on a smaller scale.  I cut all the animals at 2.5 inches each and used the frog, bunny, bear, pig, tiger, duck, raccoon, dog, mouse, cat, penquin, and hippo.  I made 2 of each.  The box and 3 x 3 chipboard pieces were from Close to My Heart and the paper and card stock from Michaels.  For the label on the front, I just made a computer typed Animal Match Game and used a punch for the label.  I can't believe I only used one cartridge for this lol.  This is a challenge that everyone can enter so please link by Saturday.  I am giving a Mystery Prize along with our Top 3 Crafter Button.  Hope to see your creation!!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tuesday Daily Project at Exploring Cricut

Welcome to the Tuesday daily project for Exploring Cricut.  I made this simple thank you card using the Preserves, Simply Charmed and Stamping cartridges.  Very easy for a quick thank you and ready to send.  Below the picture is the measurements of the cuts.  I made this card a 5 x 7.  Be sure to enter our challenge over at Exploring Cricut this week!
Preserves- strawberry cut at 2.5 inches
Simply Charmed-berry sweet cut at 2 inches
Stamping-thanks sentiment cut at 1.5 inches