Sunday, April 28, 2013

Guest post today at Cricut Fanatics

Welcome ! Today I have the post over at Cricut Fanatics and I am  sharing this one page layout with you.  This is my baby granddaughter Peyton and she had this picture done for Easter and I love the colors.  I created this layout using the cartridges Elegant Edges, Art Philosophy, and Indie Art.  Below are the materials and directions for this page. 
Supplies and Materials.
Created by:  Diane Kielman
Cartridges used: Elegant Edges-leaves tag on page 29 cut at 3 inches
                         Art Philosophy-flower page 21 cut at 2 inches
                                                 flower page 29 cut at 3 inches
                                                 flower page 39 cut at 2.25 and 2.5 inches
                                                 flower page 50 cut at 1.5 and 2 inches
                                                 Date and title cut at1.25 inches(3 was cut at same height, but looks bigger)
                          Indie Art-butterfly cut at 1.75 inches
Machines used:  Cricut Expressions 2 and Gypsy
Pattern paper: Bo Bunny Jazmyne
Cardstock:  Recollections
Pearls: Recollections
ribbon in stash and stickles

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tuesday Daily Project at Exploring Cricut

Hi and welcome! Today I am sharing the daily post at Exploring Cricut.  I created a two page Birthday layout using the cartridges Pooh  Font, Everyday Pop Up Cards and Birthday Cakes. I have 3 grandchildren whose birthdays are April, May and June so these will be used for sure! Sorry the lighting was not good when I took these pictures today.  I have posted instructions under the pictures.  Be sure to join the challenge at Exploring Cricut this week too!   Happy Birthday to my oldest son Matthew today too!

Pattern paper-Bo Bunny Surprise
ribbon in stash
Martha Stewart border punch
Cartridges: Pooh Font-Marker font cut at 1.5 inches and the shadow welded.
                 Everyday Pop Up Cards-Cake cut at 4 inches
                 Birthday Cakes-balloons cut at 4.5 inches

Monday, April 22, 2013

New challenge starts today at Exploring Cricut

Today starts a new challenge over at Exploring Cricut.  The challenge is called "April Showers Brings Mays Flowers".  You are to create a card, layout or papercraft that includes at least one flower and can be any theme or colors.  The sky is the limit with this challenge.  I made this K wall hanging for my granddaughter Katie.  She came to visit this weekend and totally loved it.  I made it in the colors of her newly decorated room.  I used the Art Philosophy cartridge.  Can't wait to see what you make for the challenge.  Below are the measurements and materials I used
Wood letter K from Hobby Lobby
Modge Podge
Pattern paper is some Chatterbox I had in my collection
Art Philosophy-letters cut at 2 inches
                        flowers cut at 2 to 3 1/2 inches and I used flowers on page 68 and 69

Friday, April 19, 2013

Card for my Mother in Law

Hi everyone, hope you are enjoying some nice weather where you live. Today I am sharing a card that I made my Mother in law for her birthday this weekend.  She  loves when I make her cards so I wanted to make her something special.  I did not write down measurements, but I used the Elegant Edges and Art Philosophy cartridges.  I also used my cuttlebug quite a bit on this card which I love how it looks.  I even embossed some of the flowers before I rolled them.  I sprayed them with vanilla smooch for a glimmer effect.  For the leaves I used a old Martha Stewart punch, some pearls from Kaiser Craft.  The background paper is the last piece of something in my stash which I loved and not sure the brand. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tuesday Daily project at Exploring Cricut

Welome. Today I have the daily project over at Exploring Cricut. Our 3 year old granddaughter is playing her first year of soccer and my husband is her coach and wants me to take pictures of each game and make each child a little memory book to be presented at the end of the season. I am glad there are only 6 little ones lol. I just made a sample of what I might do and he likes this, so we will probably go with it.  I used the cartridges Pooh Font, Sports Mania and Everyday Paper Dolls.  Below are the details.  I know I have been lacking in doing projects, but going to try to get some ready before the weekend because it looks like we are painting before new carpet will be put in!  Head over to Exploring Cricut and join our challenge too!

Materials: paper and cardstock from Michaels
               Bind it All
Cartridges: Pooh Font-title, number, and name cut at 1 inch Marker font
                 Sports Mania-soccer ball cut at 4.5 inches
                 Everyday Paper Dolls-Doll cut at blackout at 4.5 inches
                                                    accessories cut at 4.5 inches
Stamp: Peachy Keen Doll Faces

Monday, April 8, 2013

New challenge at Exploring Cricut today!

Today at Exploring Cricut we are starting a new challenge. You are to create a card, layout, or paper craft for Spring using at least 1 button, 2 Cricut cuts, and 3 colors of pattern  paper or cardstock.  What a fun challenge to get ready for those Spring pictures.  With being sick last week, I am totally looking forward to Spring except my allergies will probably disagree!  Here is the page I am sharing for this challenge.  I used the cartridges Quarter Note, Easter 2010, Walk in my Garden, and Pop Up Neighborhood.  Below are the directions and materials.  Please join us and enter your project by Saturday, April 13.
Cartridges: Quarter Note-title cut at 2 inches and welded in gypsy
                  Easter 2010-grast cut at 1.75 (5) and welded
                  Walk in my Garden- tulip cut at 2.75
                                                  hycinth  cut at 2.75
                                                  daffodil cut at 2.75
                                                  bee cut at 1 inch
                  Pop Up Neighborhood-tire swing tree cut at 4.5 inches
Paper was from my stash
Cardstock was from Michaels
Buttons-butterfly and flower from Doodlebug I had for a long time
rickrack in stash