Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cricut circle Weekly Challenge #26: Just Because Challenge!

The Challenge: Create a layout featuring an everyday topic or create a “Just Because” card.

Rules and Guidelines: Circle Blog Challenges are open to Cricut Circle Members only. You can create any type of project you would like (layout, card, tag, altered project, mini album, etc.) but your project must be newly created for this challenge and include at least 2 Cricut Image Cuts. You must submit a project to be entered into the Challenge Prize Drawing. 

I created a card for a friend's parents for allowing us to use their house as a scrapbook retreat while they were out of town.

Paper is bazzil bling and paper studios from the baby collection

I use the CM Seasonal cartridge for the bird and the 3 Birds on Parade for the you're tweet- hand cut the branch and used MS punch for border and leaves.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cardz TV Bunny challenge

Mary is doing a week of Bunny cards for Easter and here is my entry for the challenge. I made an easel card and used Kate's ABC for the Bunny and the bugs and the Welcome Spring is from the April Showers mini cartridge. I used the fuzzy paper that I am now selling for the Bunny- I think he turned out really cute. Have a good week everyone.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

And the winner of the blog candy from the Lucky charm blog hop is....

True Random Number Generator 46

Josie0602- Josie please contact me at mallodb@aol.com with your address so I can get your prize to you asap.


Josie you have won ten sheets of this wonderful paper I will soon be selling. It has the texture of felt/terry and cuts wonderfully on the Cricut at max pressure,  blade depth 6 and med speed- when you remove it just go slow and use your spatula. I have included a photo of the bunny from Kate's ABC that I made recently. 

Anyone interested in purchasing this paper I am selling it in packs of 10 sheets(8.5x11) as shown below for $15.00 and $2.00 shipping. Sorry US residents only. I will be showing more examples in the next week or so.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lucky Charm Blog Hop, Happy St. Patrick's Day and Happy BD to ME

Welcome to my Blog and the Lucky Charm Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Kimi & Pamela, you're in the right place. If you were just looking at my blog and want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can start at the beginning at Giselle This blog hop is all about creating something for the lucky charm in your life.. It just so happens that St.Patrick's Day is also my birthday so I was excited to get to participate in this hop with some very talented artists.
I was so excited I created three separate projects.

Project one "I am so LUCKY"


The first is a simple easel card made with one sheet of patterned paper, some card stock and a little Stickles.
The paper I picked up at Micheal's and I just cut the front section at 5.5 x 5.5- I wanted the Lucky to be on the section that holds the easel up so I cut it off the sheet of paper at 3 x 5.5 then the shamrock was just hand cut off the paper- no machine required. I outlined the shamrock with a thin line of stardust stickles. 

Project two  "You are my Lucky Charm"

My second project is a tri-fold card. I love this card shape and you can see another sample of it on the Valentines Day card I made. It is a piece of card stock cut at 12x8.5 then cut at an angle- one side is 3inches the other is 5.5- if you cut it correctly you actually get the base for two cards. Then starting at the taller end score at 4.25 then 8.5. Cover each section with designer paper and add embellishments- in this case I cut out a shamrock from the center section using a Sizzix die and hung a shamrock charm in the opening. I thought it really fit with the Lucky Charm concept. I used Lacy Labels and Martha Stewart Seasonal Cakes for the St. Patrick day. I used Celebrate with flourish for the shamrocks on the front and my spellbinders circle dies for the sentiment in the circle around the open shamrock.

Third project- "U R the pot of gold"

Last but not least is my card " You're the pot of gold at the end of my rainbow" For this card I reverted back to the old technique for making popups for scrapbooks- funny thing is I wish Provo Craft would add those pop-up bases to one of their cartridges Because I had to find my old file with the templates in it. I cut the rainbow from Hello Kitty Greetings, the pot of gold from Simple Charmed and the grass from MS Seasonal cake cartridge. It is a little lumpy but I liked how it turned out. 

Now for those who read all the way through i have a blog candy give away- just leave a comment on this post and on Sunday evening I will select a winner using Random.org- the prize is a secret but I think you will be pleased.

I hope you enjoyed my projects. Thank you for visiting my blog. Your next stop is JULIE. Below is a list of all blog participants in case you get lost:

Giselle - http://www.facebook.com/l/e17c6zr25t9QFxB5ot3SEu0FjEw/crossmyheartpapercrafts.blogspot.com/
Nadia - http://www.facebook.com/l/e17c6T7sSKKiMGbVY4pKIrw7suA/nadiasbeautifulmess.blogspot.com/
Jennifer - http://www.facebook.com/l/e17c6-F6BvtajPevIb6w4PZmWng/creativearmywife.blogspot.com/
Alina - http://www.facebook.com/l/e17c6eJdBves123tPLZxNdDiQ3g/neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com/
Kim - http://www.facebook.com/l/e17c62WQuPudckOXhxVZi3HNn1g/rickettscricuts.blogspot.com/
Yolonda - http://www.facebook.com/l/e17c6YntJiwxrXpy9VTw2jQy23Q/www.craftyscentiments.blogspot.com/
Donna - http://www.facebook.com/l/e17c60dIm3WPSG08ZbkFm-qXvkw/donnasdreamworks.blogspot.com/
Carol - http://www.facebook.com/l/e17c67BPmVBaVCLbx_clFGxvc8w/caroleesscrappinspot.blogspot.com/
Rebecca - http://www.facebook.com/l/e17c6WwV4XLay0bzNAzhOl0r6QA/www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com/
Linda - http://www.facebook.com/l/e17c6__ZiGZF4chZqLG6voUNdyw/www.fancyframework.com/
Amy - http://www.facebook.com/l/e17c69T4_AXzMU1LerEJXuYXsgQ/amydesigns.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://www.facebook.com/l/e17c6v-wwDd-HSpFKN9-sl6GkBA/prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com/
Sue- http://www.facebook.com/l/e17c67kuj9Q1-bxZwYuEzPoU9yQ/ScrappinSuzy.blogspot.com/
Carrie - http://www.facebook.com/l/e17c6Jsq4VPemu53MXebmmXmRZw/paperglitterstamps.blogspot.com/
Patricia - http://www.facebook.com/l/e17c6zvgBAn95r9wIgAmF2AIzLw/creativediva98.blogspot.com/
Wendy - http://www.facebook.com/l/e17c6tUbpIM7eyGjQ5ly7Lc8_iw/wendyscreativecraftingcorner.blogspot.com/
Kimi & Pamela - http://www.facebook.com/l/e17c6fY6f3fAdAtfwQ1S-iyUTIw/lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/
Darcy - http://www.facebook.com/l/e17c6xsunTUjUHlomOBMVHYBRTw/dlmbscrapping-time2create.blogspot.com/
Julie - http://www.facebook.com/l/e17c6BhO78GqFXANf1Dq2_qhACg/tidbitsnscraps.blogspot.com/
Shawnte - http://www.facebook.com/l/e17c6LgZDXbVtzOoR-KD6omM-SA/shawnteparks.blogspot.com/
Amber - http://www.facebook.com/l/e17c6qoyQHV3KobPB1hp67uKEww/www.pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com/
Mellissa - http://www.facebook.com/l/e17c6iOj5aO46WbZuYRgwkrV0pw/adventuresinheels.com

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Weekly challenge #23 Guy Stuff Challenge!

The Challenge: Incorporate at least three of the following types of materials on your project. (Hardware items, stars, raw cardboard or chipboard, twine, string, paint, buttons, staples, or distressed edges)      This is the card I made for my husband's birthday- he loves the Beatles and when I saw the buttons (not traditional buttons I know) at Micheal's I knew I had to do something with them.  The submarine is from Life's a Beach, the stars are from George and basics. I welded the sub together to do the base of the card then cut is several times in different colors to layer - I used fun foam in between layers and cut a trench so the actual pin part would have a place to rest and not make the card bumpy. The hardware is the screw top on the propeller. I think it came out pretty good and my husband really liked it.

Happy BD from the Yellow Submarine

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