Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Something to share

This is a layout I created for the magazine "The Bug " which is no longer printed. I loved how it turned out and even though they did print it in the last digital issue, I wanted to share. This is a layout of my granddaughter Peyton's first time in the snow. Below the picture are the details and the many cartridges I used to make this fun page. It is hard to see but I used Close to My Heart Liquid Applique on the hat and mittens which made them appear to have fur.

Pattern Paper-Holiday from 3 Bugs on a Rug
Liquid Applique-Close to My Heart
Colorbox chalk
Snowflake embellishments in stash
Cricut Cuts
Title cut at 3.25 from cartridge-Winter Frolic
Snow flakes cut at 2 inches-Home Accents
cut at 2 inches-A Childs Year
cut at 2 inches-Christmas
cut at 2 inches-Graphically Speaking
Circles cut at 2.5 inches-Create a Critter

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Exploring Cricut Tuesday Project

Today I have the project at Exploring Cricut. I made something quick and simple, but I love it! I used the digital images from Happy St. Patrick's Day and cut out a pot of gold 5 inches and the rainbow and shamrock at 4 inches. I cut these from cardstick and used lots of stickles to make them shiny. The pot of gold coins was cut with glitter paper, but it was not shiny enough so I added stickles, but do not recommend doing it because they will peel off. I just used some removeable adhesive to cardstock so I can take it off my plate. The plate is from Taste of Home, but I bought it cheap on ebay!!! Just added ribbon and it is a great decoration.

Monday, February 27, 2012

New Challenge at Exploring Cricut

Today we have a new challenge at Exploring Cricut. It is called "No Business Like Show Business". You can make a card, layout, or papercraft for any movie, recital, concert, play, or any type of theater . It can be based on a particular song or movie. Your creativity is all you need along with your cricut!! Please enter your challenge on Exploring Cricut blog. I made a two page layout of my granddaughters piano recital from last year. I used the cartridges Quarter Note and Hannah Montana. Below the pictures are the cut measurements.

Hannah Montana-music notes and scale cut at 2.5 inches

Quarter Note-Keys cut at 3.5 inches

Title cut at 3 inches
Date cut at 2 inches

Pattern Paper and cardstock from Recollections

Friday, February 24, 2012

Join me today at Mom4Real Blog Friday

Join me today at for a Blog Friday. Check out all the great projects and ideas.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tuesday Daily Project at Exploring Cricut

Happy Valentine's Day! Today, I have the daily project at Exploring Cricut. I created a card that I will be giving to my husband today. I used the cartridges Ribbon and Rosettes, Flower Shoppe, and Art Philosophy. Below are the details and what I used.


Pattern paper from Teresa Collins Cupid

Bazzill cardstock

Bo Bunny Pattern paper

embellishments from Michaels

stamp from Michaels

sewing using my Janome Mini Sew

Ribbon and Rosettes-rosette cut at 2.5 (3)

Flower Shoppe- heart flower cut at 3 inches

mums cut at 3.5,2,1.5 and 1 inch

Art Philosophy- tag cut at 4.5 x 1.35

4.00 x 1.12 inches

Monday, February 13, 2012

New challenge at Exploring Cricut!

This weeks challenge at Exploring Cricut is called "It's So Sweet". The challenge can be anything using candies, hearts, cupids, love,sweets or anything showing your love! It does not have to be Valentines. Use whatever colors you would like, but you must have fun!! I did a candy box for my husband for his Valentine. I used the cartridges Sweethearts, Ribbon and Rosettes, and Art Philosophy. Below the pictures are the details. Can't wait to see your creations!

Paper mache box from Hobby Lobby
lace trim -Walmart
Pattern paper-Teresa Collins Cupid
Bazzill cardstock
White paint
stamp from Michaels $1 stamps
pink colorbox chalk for edges

Border heart cut 1 x 12 (2) Ribbons and Rosettes
Heart cut @ 6.5 inches-Sweethearts
Cupid cut @ 5 inches- Sweethearts
Flowers cut @ 5 inches -Art Philosophy

Base coated the paper mache box with white paint and added trim and paper.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday card to share

Been working on a few simple Valentines for the grandchildren and here is one using the digital cartridge Valentine Sweets and Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art. The little bear is so cute and was cut at 4.5 inches for all layers and the scallop heart was cut from the Martha Stewart at 5 inches. My cardstock was Bazzill and the card was cut 6 x 6. I used a little stickles and some pop dots and came out with a fun card.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Exploring Cricut Thursday Post

Hope you all are having a great week. I am filling in today at Exploring Cricut and I put together this cute treat box using the cartridges Sweet Tooth Boxes and flowers cut from Art Philosophy. The box was cut at 8 inches and I did the square box with the heart lid. I put some acrylic over the heart. The flowers were cut at 3 inches and inked and Kaiser Craft red pearls added to the center. This was a quick and simple project to put together. I used Teresa Collins Cupid paper and cardstock from Bazzill. The ribbon was something in my stash.

I am also entering this in Fantabulous Cricuts challenge this week.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Finally finished something!

Well, I still am blocked, but I said I was going to finish something and I did. I plan on working today on some other stuff too. I am forcing myself to get it together lol. I know we have all been there. This is a cute little treat box I created using the Sweet Tooth Boxes. It is the square box cut at 8 inches and I used the square lid so I could decorate the top. The flowers are cut at assorted sizes from Flower Shoppe in the heart shape. I also used Ribbons and Rosettes for the border on the side of the box and cute the scallop border 1 x 6 and used 4 pieces and trimmed it. The paper is some from my stash of Teresa Collins Crush Cupids and I used a punch for the swirls on the top. I also used a button brad from my collection.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Serious case of no mojo!

Here I sit in my wonderful craft room with 4 unfinished projects sitting in front of me waiting on me to finish them. I do not seem to have any crafting mojo going on right now. Not sure what is the problem, but it better get fixed soon. Two of the projects I have been working on for a week have been on the blogs in a similar form so I guess that makes all of us crafty people think alike! Today I will let my mind rest, but tomorrow I will make myself finish something and do a post with a craft. I need two projects for next week for our Exploring Cricut blog so I better get to it. See you tomorrow with a project ( I hope).

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I have reorganized my scraproom with Michaels help!

I ask for Michaels gift certificates for Christmas and my birthday or storage units. My children are glad I am easy to buy for so they got me the gift certificates. I had a large cardstock rack from where I closed my scrapbook store, but the paper was held in the rack with plastic pieces and after so many years and lots of use, it started falling apart so one day we had a bunch of cardstock all over the floor! I started cleaning and reorganizing and then after Christmas I went and got storage units. Everything is now labeled and put in the place where I know where it is and what I have! That makes crafting so easy. A couple weeks ago I was eyeing the large craft center Michaels had and waited till they put it 40% off and went to get it. Took a few hours to get it together, but it was much bigger than I thought, but I love it! I still have to find the file folders that go into the file cabinet in it. I have gone to 3 Michaels and have not found them yet. This is where my larger pieces of scrap cardstock will be filed by colors. I wish I had a larger space even though this is a big room, but I have what I need. No more wall or floor space can be used! lol I love having the 6 and 8 ft counters to use too. Thanks for looking at my space

My new storage cabinet, the sides come up and it will reach up 61 inches long.