Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cricut Circle Blog Monthly Challenge

Every good tablescape, whether it’s on a dining table, coffee table, side table, desk or elsewhere, can benefit from a beautiful centerpiece. Have you tried creating one with your Cricut machines? For the April Monthly Challenge that is exactly what we would like you to try! Create any type of centerpiece using your Cricut machines.

Well this was a great challenge because I was participating in our church's festival of the tables fund raiser- each year we about 10-13 ladies set up beautiful tables and invite guests for lunch and to listen to a speaker. My table was entitled "Under the Sea". It was inspired by the cute plates and glasses I picked up at 80% off at Hobby Lobby. I used a long piece of styrofoam (about 5 feet) and painted to look like sand then I created numerous under the sea creatures including fish, crabs, seahorses, seaweed and a mermaid for each person. I also did a sand castle. At the end of the luncheon I invited my guests to take the pieces home so they could use on scrapbook pages. I used Life's a Beach and Create a Critter for most of it.


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Weekly Challenge #55: Springtime Challenge!

Create a scrapbook page, card, home decor item, or other project with a Springtime theme. You must also incorporate ric rac and at least one sticker.

I created a card for the challenge- I had seen a video from Two Peas where they pieced together scraps and I decided this weekend to do that- but I started with Country Garden Collection by BoBunny 6x6 pages-selected 6 different patterns and cut all six pieces so I could create six different patchworks- I then used a sewing machine and zig zagged stitched the pieces. For this card I decided to cut the patchwork into the shape of an egg- I created a egg shaped card using Sophie cartridge and the egg shadow shape duplicated and welded the two pieces together.
I loved the decorative sugar eggs with the little scene inside when I was a child. So I went with that idea.
The grass is cut from The Martha Stewart seasonal cake card. The bunny and the Happy Easter were cut from the Easter 2010 cartridge. I used the rick rac on the bunny- much easier than a bow and the little decorated eggs, chicks, and flowers are all stickers from Sandylion. I had to use my Nestabilities to cut the oval through both the card and patchwork paper- I  then added the scalloped edge using the oval scalloped Nestibilities. Then added some rhinestones I have had for years. Love the way it turned out.

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