Monday, December 30, 2013

New Years Challenge at Exploring Cricut

Welcome to the last challenge of 2013 at Exploring Cricut.  You are to create a card, layout or paper craft celebrating the coming New Year.  Just use your cricut machine and cricut cartridges.  I created a 5 x 7 card using the cartridges Create a Critter 2, Simply Charmed, and Street Sign.  All my details are below the picture.  Be sure to enter our challenge by Saturday, January 4 10 pm eastern time.  We are looking forward to seeing what you create.  Stop by the blog to see what our talented design team has created.
Create a Critter2-Happy New Year cut at 3.25 inches
Simply Charmed-bottle cut at 3 inches
                             glasses cut at 2.5 inches and I hid some of the features
Street Sign-2014 cut at 1 inch

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Silhouette Saturday with SVG Cuts

Welcome to my Saturday Silhouette project. As you see I am back in business with a new laptop and my husband got me a new desk top computer too!  I use the laptop for my silhouette and the desktop for the blogging.  Now I will tell you getting use to the Windows 8 might take awhile, but at least we have a post.  This week I am featuring two projects from SVG Cuts Santa's Helpful Elves kit.  I love all the things in this collection and made a couple for my little Granddaughter Peyton for her Elf Sally to leave her to remember her by.  The first is the shadow box frame with a picture of the two of them.  Sally brought her an apron that says I love my elf and Sally's apron said I love my family.  So cute that she needed this to remember .  The card was left with a note from Sally.  Stop by and visit to see all the great svg files they have to offer at  Till next week I will get to learning this windows 8 after I celebrate my birthday today!!!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Silhouette Saturday

Welcome to my Silhouette Saturday post. I just got my new laptop delivered on Thursday so I have tried to get all my files on this new one so I could get working again.  I have a back up program but for some reason, one companies svg files did not back up so I lost tons that I purchased.  I was lucky that all the rest were fine and I can still create.  Since my time was very limited and trying to get ready for Christmas, I created a few tags with files from the Silhouette store.  My little granddaughter loves penguins so when I saw this one, I grabbed it up.  The penguin is file #15060 and the other two are on the same file #35737.  Stop by the Silhouette store and check out what they have.  Till next week, I will see you then for another Silhouette project and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 16, 2013

It's Beginning to look like Christmas at Exploring Cricut

Time for a new challenge over at Exploring Cricut.  You are to create a card, layout, or paper craft for Christmas in any colors, just use your Cricut machine and cricut cartridges.  Very easy!  With the holidays just around the corner, we want you to have fun and craft something for Christmas.  I made this two page layout using the Art Philosophy, Artiste, TC Christmas Ornaments, Winter Woodland and TC Christmas Sentiments digital.  Below are the cuts and materials.  Please join us this week and link by Saturday, Dec 21
Art Philosophy-ornament cut at 2.25 inches
Artiste-ornament accent 2 cut at 2.5 inches
TC Christmas Ornament digital-ornament cut at 2.75 inches
Winter Woodland-poinsettias cut at 2 and 4 inches
                            2013 cut at 2 inches
TC Christmas Sentiments digital-Merry Christmas cut at 2 inches

Cardstock Recollections and American Crafts
Pattern Paper-Simple Stories holiday collections
Washi tape silver-Target dollar bin

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Exploring Cricut Saturday Post

Today I am doing the Saturday post at Exploring Cricut.  The picture of my project is not very good because I had to use my phone because my laptop crashed and this old PC does not read my camera card.  This old PC is on the last leg too, but at least right now it works.  Shopping for a new one today!  I have thank you cards I created using the Christmas Noel cartridge.  I only cut the snowflake at 2 inches and added a pearl.  The paper is from Simple Stories Holiday collection.  I made the cards and I also made the envelopes using my WeRMemory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.  I love this thing and if you haven't seen how it works, go to You tube and there is a video, simple and easy.  I also just made a liner for the envelopes to match the paper.  For the outside of the envelope, I used a Martha Stewart Punch.

No Silhouette Saturday

My computer crashed with all my software for my Silhouette and will be getting it reinstalled on a new one so no project this week unless I have a miracle and this week, I don't think they are in the cards for me!  Only one place to go now is up!!!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Silhouette Saturday

It's that time of the year when we get those gifts together and for some people we like to purchase gift cards. I have some nieces and nephews that love gift cards so they are getting them!  I don't like to just put them in a envelope, so I found the cutest gift card holder over at the Silhouette Online store.  I love this adorable Santa!  It is item # 52485 .I ran the white fur parts through the cuttlebug to give them some texture.  The first picture is how it looks and the second shows you how the gift card fits.  Stop over to and see what other great ideas they have for gift cards.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Exploring Cricut Christmas Card Challenge

Welcome to my project for the new challenge at Exploring Cricut. We want to help you get your Christmas cards ready and if you are like me totally behind! You can make any kind of Christmas card with any cricut cartridge and cricut machine. Link your project by Saturday, December 7.  I used the cartridges Creative Cards and cut the window card at 5.5 inches and I used Joys of the Season for the candle and cut it at 1.5 inches.  I used a Martha Stewart branch punch and Kaiser Craft pearls and ribbon in my stash.  I added stickles to the candles.  I used a CTMH stamp for the sentiment.  Easy peasy card and I loved it is a trifold.  We can't wait to see what you create for this challenge.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Special Sunday Project At Exploring Cricut

Today I am doing a Sunday project at Exploring Cricut. I recently had a niece get married and I made this card for her. I used the cartridges Artiste, Everyday Pop Up Cards, and Art Philosophy.  I also used some stamps from Close to My Heart.  Below the picture are the directions and cuts.

Artiste-card base cut at 5.5 inches, top piece cut at 5 inch, inside pieces cut at 5 inches and 4.5 inches
Everyday Pop Up Card-rings cut shadow button at 2.5 inches
Art Philosophy-tag cut at 2 inch