Monday, November 12, 2012

the winner of the blog candy is

Generator 17 

 Ok I put in 50 as the max- but when I copy and paste it puts 100- but the result is 17- so the winner is

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YES. You definitely nailed this one.
I have used those same snowmen so many times, just love 'em.

Barbara- I may have your address in my stash of calling cards- but it would be easier for you to send me and email to

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Holly Jolly Blog Hop

I am so excited to be part of the Holly Jolly blog hop. Now that my daughter's wedding is over I hope to post a little more often.

 You should have come from Ken's Kreations but if you arrived some other way you can begin the hop by going to Kristen's blog My Fantaboulous Life.

For my post I decided to show off a card I created for my daughter and new son in law. Some may recognize it because I created it last year for the Circle meet-up in Greenville, SC. I received a lot of compliments so thought I would post for the Holly Jolly blog hop. 

 I used the Winter Woodlands for the snow people and the holly leaves. Joys of the Seasons for the for the snow-globe and Jolly Holidays for the "Winter Wishes".
I cut some fun foam to go under the edge of the globe to give it some depth so I could make the snow people more 3-D. I also used the swirling snow Cuttlebug folder which is one of the folders in the Winter Wonderland Set- on some clear acetate it is a little hard to see in the photos. For the "snow" inside I used some old T-shirt glitter that I had- it has large flakes and small stars. The card stock for most of the project is Bazzill Bling. The background paper behind the snow people was printed on the Imagine using the Mr. Frosty cartridge.
Your next stop is Scrapalette's blog  Around the Block.

I am giving away blog candy- $15 gift card to Michaels- just leave a comment and a way to contact you. I will select the winner using on Monday evening.

In case you need the entire line up I have included it below.
October Beauty
Ken’s Kreations
Sis O’Snap
Phantom Rink Rat

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Weekly Challenge #62 : Card Sketch Challenge.

The Challenge: Create a Cricut card using the card sketch provided below.
  Your project must be newly created for this challenge and include two Cricut Image cuts.

Here is the sketch:

This is my submission- I used this winter paper from Little Yellow Bicycle which I had purchased on sale and plan to make most of my holiday cards for my staff. Only 68 left to make. This was a nice clean sketch and I will probably use for all the cards. The two snowflakes were cut using 
Winter lace cartridge. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A little something with no Cricut cuts

I created this card for a contest Echo Park Paper was having for the "Sweet Day" collections. I used my bird punch from Stamping Up and two circle dies from Lifestyle Craft. I cut two of the 5 inch circles for the card base- you can make shaped cards this way- cutting two shapes the same size then the one for the back just needs to be scored about a inch from the top and adhesive added to that portion between the score then two 4.75 inch circles out of the pattern papers. 

 Lastly I printed on a piece of patterned paper Miss You and cut out with the Lifestyle Crafts hexagon die and popped it up. I added Stickles to the clouds and birds. I love the way it turned out- it was so simple to do.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Cricle Cirle Monthly contest

The Challenge: Create a gift for baby using Cricut products.
Rules and Guidelines:  Your project must be newly created for this challenge and include at least 3 Cricut Image Cuts.

My baby gift is one I made for a colleague of mine- he is going to be a grandfather for the first time and he and his wife are so excited. I used one of the T-Shirt display shadow boxes that Micheal's has ( on sale of course)

 then I used Pretty Pennants cartridge for the banners, and Storybook for the little girl's name.

 The flowers are cut from the Flower Shop cartridge and I sewed and added Prima bling of course.
 All the papers are from Hobby Lobby's Paper Studio line and MME.  I actually made this for the grandparents as the new grandbaby lives several states away. I really enjoy making these shadowbox pages- I love to have the dimension.

  I also made a matching card using the Baby Steps cartridge.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Weekly Challenge #59: Birthday Challenge

Using a bouquet of birthday balloons as your inspiration, create a project of your choice using string in a creative way on your project somewhere. I used the string on the balloons- really love this little bird from CAC cartridge. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

National Scrapbook Day challenges

For national scrapbook day the Cricut Circle Blog sponsored several challenges with prizes- I was able to complete three on them. The first was the Art Inspiration.

 I used Nursery Rhymes and Baby steps for this card.

The second was the Recipe challenge.
I decided to do another set of cards similar to the one I did with the Easter bunny- so this was pretty easy since I have now found such a fun technique for sewing on the cards- and actually end up with 6 fronts of cards when complete.

I used Flower Shoppe for the flowers, Martha Stewart Birthday for Happy Birthday and punches for the butterflies.

The last challenge I finished was the Something Old/Something New.

  I use the Wedding cartridge for the old one and Elegant Edges for the new one- after embellishing the card I was pretty happy with it.