Thursday, May 31, 2012

Missing in Action!

I promise to get back to posting some projects, but this week I am enjoying my granddaughter who is staying with me while her sitter recovers from some surgery. I am really enjoying her too and I sure am tired at night after playing all day with an almost 3 year old. We sing, dance, and blow bubbles along with playing at the water table and swinging . She is really fun. So I will be back to posting soon and I am doing some crafting in the evenings, but all the stuff I am doing I have been donating to a worthwhile event happening this weekend and not taking time to take pictures. Hopefully the pages and cards I have donated with help a single mom with cancer and two sick children with some extra money.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuesday Daily Project at Exploring Cricut

Welcome! I have the daily project at Exploring Cricut. I love going to thrift stores and finding things I can redo. I found this unfinished tray for 1.50 and snatched it up! I started by base painting with black. I then had a paper package of brown patterns from Recollections that I got at Michaels and I used two different patterns and some tan cardstock for the inside of the tray. I cut my title Grandchildren from the Cricut American Alphabet, matted my pictures of my little angels, cut 3 flowers from Art Philosophy, the butterfly from Indie Art and keeping with our challenge used a cartridge that has been neglected Pictureque for the leaves. Below the pictures are the measurements. I inked the leaves and flowers with Colorbox chalks and the pearls are from Recollections too! Be sure to join our challenge at Exploring Cricut and be sure to leave a comment all week on our Facebook page for a chance to win a prize.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Exploring Cricut Challenge

The challenge at Exploring Cricut this week is to use a cartridge that you bought and said why did I buy this or one that you purchased and neglected to use. We all are guilty of this. Well in my case, I am using the defense that I got it because it was only $10 on ebay! I will always get them if I can buy them for that price. Well old Spongebob Squarepants is one of those cartridges. Now I have grandchildren but none are into Spongebob. My grandson was when he was little, but he is 14 and the girls ages 9 and almost 3 are total Princess girls. But once I made myself use this for the challenge, I am loving it and will make birthday cards and other pages with it. I think the characters are so adorable and I do have some old pictures of my grandson I might have to rescrap!! Join us this week for this challenge and be sure to go to our Facebook page too, we are giving a gift there for just leaving us a comment this week. Below the picture are my cuts.
Paper- Karen Foster water and the dots are from Best Creations.
Spongebob9 cut at 4.75 inches-Spongebob Squarepants
Patrick 1 cut at 4.5 inches-Spongebob Squarepants
Title icon button cut at 2.5 inches-Spongebob Squarepants
slide cut at 9 inches accessory and accessory layer-Pop Up Neighborhood

Friday, May 18, 2012

Apple Cider Slider

I had a little time today to work on my granddaughter Mary-Kate's album that I am way behind in and had fun making this page. This was at a orchard that had a slide and she loved it. Her Papaw and cousin even got their time going down it. I used the cartridges Recess, Hello Kitty Font, Playground digital, and Paper Dolls for Everyday. Below the pictures are the details.

Playground digital- I cut the slide at 7.5 inches and cut two of them. I trimmed the sides off one and ran the other through a crimper and then popped up the sides I had cut.

Recess-apple cut at 3.5 inches

Hello Kitty Font-round alphabet title cut at 2 inches

Paper Dolls for Everyday-Doll cut at 5inches

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Finally something to post

I haven't posted in a few days, but I have been working on some projects for the upcoming challenges at Exploring Cricut. I have been battling a bad sinus headache for a few days and my allergies are driving me crazy so I am only doing a little bit at a time. I can't take anything because it all knocks me out! Now for my project today. We stopped at Bath and Body over the weekend because my husband likes some mens body products they carry and the little bag was just too cute to throw out! I am the queen of saving stuff to recycle so I decided this could be turned into a cute gift bag and card with just a little paper scraps and my trusty Cricut. I used the cartridges Pop Up Neighborhood, Walk in my Garden, Fancy Frames, Stamping, Wedding, and Stretch Your Imagination. Below the pictures are the cuts.

Pop Up Neighborhood

Fence cut at 2.25 inches-

Grass cut at 4.75 inches

Walk in my Garden
Sunflowers cut at 3 inches

Fancy Frames

frame cut at 5 inches


Happy Birthday words cut at 2.5 inches

Stretch Your Imagination

Sunflower for card shadow and base cut at 5 inches


banner 1.25 inches

Cardstock from Bazzill

Friday, May 11, 2012

Teen birthday card

My grandson is going to be 14 on Monday and I need to make a card. I really struggle with men and boys cards. I have not trouble with little guys, but my Cameron is at that age. I made this one, but still unsure if I am going to keep it. I might try another thing tomorrow. I just recently got Paper Dolls Teen Scene and wanted to use it. I was surprised how easy these went together and all the layers make the dolls pretty sturdy. I picked the one with the longer hair since he has long hair. He gets teased that he looks like Justin Beiber which he does not like at all! I used Doodletype for the numbers and I computered the Happy Birthday. I made the doll 6.75 inches.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mother's Day Card

Today I have been working on cards and one was a Mother's Day Card. I am making a few this year for special people who are mothers in our family. I need to also get a birthday card ready for my grandson so maybe that will get posted next! I love the pitcher of flowers on the Country Life cartridge and have seen a few cards made with it, but this is my take. I made this a 5 x 7 card and custom sized the white doily for the layer at 4.75 inches x 6.75 inches and cut from the Cake Basics cartridge. The picture and flowers were cut at 6.25 inches in the shadow and other layers from Country Life. I double cut the flowers and popped them with pop dots. I added some Kaiser Crafts pearls. The pattern paper is a scrap from Recollections and all the cardstock is scraps too except for the card base. The Mother's Day stamp was from EK Success. Thanks for looking . I will be entering this card into Fantabulous Cricut challenge and Cricutcardz challenge at Cardztv.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Zoo Day pages

I am really working on my scrapbooks lately and did some pages over the NSD weekend. I finished this page today and really like how it turned out. The lighting is not too great, but I still have to get the right bulbs for the lightbox my husband made for me. I used the cartridges Create a Critter, Life's a Beach, George, and Zoo Day. The animals were some cute chipboard ones from K & Co that I had in my stash and I added google eyes to them. Below the pictures are my cuts and sizes. I used my Janome Mini Sewing machine to sew the zigzag stitches around the paper. Palm Leaves cut at 3.25 and 4.75 inches-Create a Critter
Palm Leaves cut at 1.75 inches-Life's a Beach
Grass cut at 3.75 inches-Life's a Beach
Flowers page 36 cut at 2.5 inches -Life's a Beach
Circles cut at 4.5 and 4.75 inches-George
Title cut at 3.5 inches -Zoo Day

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Daily project and Challenge entry

Welcome to my blog. Today I have the daily project at Exploring Cricut and am also using this card for my entry in the Recipe Challenge on the cricut circle blog for NSD. The challenge is to use 3 pattern papers, 3 cricut image cuts, be either hand, machine, pen stitched, either a butterfly, bug, or bird and include the color yellow. I used the cartridges Indie Art, Florals Embellished, and Simply Sweet. Below the picture are the cuts sizes. I used 3 pattern papers from Michaels Recollection and Bazzill cardstock. I machine zigzag stitches on the green gingham piece and white pen stitch on the get well soon circle. Be sure to join our "Celebrate Mother's Day" challenge at Exploring Cricut this week.
Card is 5 x 7
Butterfly cut at 1.75 inches from Indie Art
Flower 17 cut at 3 inches from Floral Embellished
Get Well soon circle cut at 3 inches from Simply Sweet

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mother's Day Project

Hello! Today I am sharing my Mother's Day project for the challenge at Exploring Cricut . You are to create a card, layout or papercraft celebrating Mother's Day. I used the cartridges Cake Basics, Fancy Frames, Art Philosophy, and Indie Art. Just make sure it includes cuts from your Cricut. Please enter the challenge by Saturday, May 12. I am also entering this in the Cricut Circle Blog Art Inspiration Challenge for NSD. Below the picture is the details of my page.
Happy Mother's Day cut at 4 inches-Cake Basics
Frame cut at 8 inches-Fancy Frames
Flowers cut at 3.50 and 3.75 inches-Art Philosophy
Butterflies cut at 1.75 inches-Indie Art
I used pattern papers from Kaiser Craft and Bazzill cardstock
Pearls from Kaiser Crafts

I am also entering this in Fantabulous Cricut Mother's Day challenge

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Exploring Cricut Daily Post

Today I am filling in for one of our other designers at Exploring Cricut. I want to apologize for the bad picture, but did not get it taken till night and the light was not great. I created this layout using the cartridges Animal Kingdom and Mickey Font. I had some photos of the petting zoo and thought I would try to finish my granddaughter Mary-Kate's 2010 album. At least I am almost up through October!! Below the picture are the details and materials.
Pattern Papers-Bo Bunny
Cardstock Bazzill
I did some sewing with my Janome Mini sewing machine

Animal Kingdom
Cow cut at 4 inches on black out feature and stamped with PeachyKeen Animal Kingdom stamps
Goat cut at 4 inches on blackout feature and stamped with Peachy Keen Animal KIngdom stamps

Mickey Font
Title cut at 1.25 inches shadow and letters
Inked all edges with colorbox chalks