Thursday, March 15, 2012

Weekly Circle Challenge- Wearing of the Green

The Challenge: Create a pin, necklace, bracelet or something else that you can wear on St. Patrick’s Day that includes the color green.

I have a friend at work who brings me a little something around St. Pats Day every year because she is really Irish and my birthday is on St. Patrick's Day. This year I wanted to create something for her. This challenge was perfect for that- I made a simple Shamrock Pin using my Imagine and Shrinky Dink material and then cut the coordinating card from the Spring Cards Cartridge to attach to the pin to.

 Many thanks to Nadia for her tutorial on shrinky dinks and using UTEE power to cover the charm. You can see Nadia's amazing blog here with glittering eyes . 

 I know I will be doing this again-I am afraid I may become a Shrinky Dink addict.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Cricut Magazine Sketch Challenge


For this challenge we had to use one of the sketches provided in  the Cricut Circle Magazine or on the Cricut Circle Blog.

I chose the sketch that was part of the 
February magazine, see above.
 My 25th wedding anniversary is in May so I decided I would work on a card for my husband. I usually don't give him fancy cards- they are usually funny- but I figured 25 years and silver anniversary deserved something special. I decided I only wanted to use one cartridge. 
I used the Sophisticate cartridge. I love the font with the cutout swirls in it, plus it had so many pretty words that went perfectly with my theme. The papers are by Best Creations, Bazzill and DCWV. 
I hope he likes it- now to find a gift to go along with it.

Here is my interpretation of the sketch

Sunday, March 4, 2012

March Cricut Circle Challenge

March is National Craft Month. This month, we want you to display your passion for your craft by creating a piece of wall art to display in your home, office, or wherever! The topic can be whatever you wish . . . 
just use your craftiness to make something you can display and share with others.
Create a piece of wall art (canvas, art board, sign, vinyl directly on wall, framed art, shadow box, etc.). Use at least three colors.

This was right up my alley because about a year ago I decided I did not want to hide all my scrapbook pages in books so I decided to put them in shadow boxes and line my upstairs hallway with them. I have pages with photos from 1920's through current. This page is of my daughter and her fiance- I had none up of the two of them so decided it was time and this challenge spurred me on. I use the T-shirt shadow boxes that Michaels has-they usually have great sales and (you can get them from $4-$5) and they are perfect for a 12x12 page. 
Plus I love that I can add more dimension with big brads and layers.

The papers are from Simple Stories and from Paper Studios- I think I met the challenge of at least three colors- the predominate of which are brown, beige green and red with some gold and blues.

I used Elegant Edges cartridge for the scalloped circles and Picturesque for the the flowers and the leaves.

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