Saturday, September 28, 2013

Silhouette Saturday with SVG Cuts

Welcome to the Saturday Silhouette post. Today I have made Fall items from a set from SVG Cuts called Leaves Are Falling. There are 5 items in this set, and today I am showing you 3 of them.  The first is a barn card and it would be a great invitation to a hayride or bonfire.  In the middle is a board that is like the ribbon boards, only made of paper.  I did not get my picture for this, but will use one that is nice and fall.  I love this because it has so many great little items to stick in the ribbons.  The last is another card and it is really great and you could even use it for Thanksgiving.  I love all the 3 D items that SVG Cuts has so click on their name and it will take you to their site.  I just used some of the scrap papers I had laying around in my drawer so it was a good way to use them up.  I inked around the edges and I love how they turned out.  Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tuesday Daily Project at Exploring Cricut

Today I have the daily project at Exploring Cricut. I started to do a project related to our challenge theme, but got started fall cleaning and did not finish it. You will see that in a future blog post.  I am also cleaning in my scrap room and dug out lots of scraps and today that is what I made the cards I am sharing out of.  I used the cartridges Stamping and Cricut Alphabet.  These cards are 5 x 7 and exactly the same, but you can see with different color papers they take on a different look.  I cut the Happy Birthday at 2 inches from the Stamping cartridge and the stars are cut at 1.25 and 1.50 inches from Cricut Alphabet.  I just added some embellishments in my stash and I have two birthday cards ready to be sent!  Takes no time at all to use up some scraps and have some cards on hand.  Be sure to enter our challenge this week for a chance to win a Mystery prize!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Time for a Challenge at Exploring Cricut!

Time for a new challenge at Exploring Cricut. This challenge is called "What's Cooking". You are to create a card, layout, or paper craft with something themed from the kitchen. Can be a recipe book, card, scrapbook page, or any item using a cooking or kitchen theme. Very easy and simple. You must use a cricut machine and cricut cartridge! Submit your entry by Saturday, September 28.  For this challenge I did a scrapbook layout of my little one baking cupcakes.  I used the  From My Kitchen, Pooh and Friends, and Cricut Font and Basic shapes.  My muffin pan did not show good in this picture, but looks good in the layout.  My lighting was not the best and the paper was shiny.  I hope you will join us for this challenge.  Below the picture are my instuctions.

Disney Pooh and Friends-chefs hat cut at 3.75 inches

From My Kitchen-spoons cut at 1.75 inches
                             glove cut at 3.75 inches
                             baking sheet cut at 5.25 inches
                             cupcake cut at 3.5 inches
                             bowl cut at 3.5 inches
Cricut Font and Basic Shapes-title cut at 1.25 inches
Michaels cardstock and pattern paper and stickles.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Silhouette Saturday with PPBN Designs

Welcome to my Saturday Silhouette post. Since I am fairly new to my cameo, I am always searching for new svg files for my creations.  I do paper crafts of all kinds, but my main thing is scrapbooking since I have 3 grandchildren.  Today I am giving a special shout out to Nichole of PPBN Designs who created these elements for such  fun pages.  I love all the designs on her site and I am sure you will see me feature them several times.  I added some fun stickles and embellishments to enhance these wonderful designs of hers.  This page came complete with all the elements to do a two page layout.  Stop by her site by clicking the name above and check out what she has to offer.  Be sure to join me Monday for a new challenge for the Cricut lovers on my Exploring Cricut blog.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Silhouette Saturday Halloween Project

I have a really cute project to share today. I went with my husband out of town over the weekend for a meeting and I took my iPad with me. I was doing a search for svg files and came across this fantastic site called My Scrap Chick. She has the cutest svg files, but if you do not have a machine to cut those, she has it set up so you can paper pierce it too. Her directions include the patterns. I made 4 of the 8 designs in this kit called Halloween Treating Toppers and Cards. You can use them as cards if you would like, but I loved them as toppers. These were so easy your child could help put them together for a great craft project. Be sure to stop over to her blog and check out all the great designs. I do not have any connection with the site, but love the designs and wanted to share.  I think Frankie and Dracula are my favorites!  Can you tell I am loving my Silhouette!!

Here is a copy of the designs you get in the kit at My Scrap Chick.  Visit her site by clicking the name and check out all the cool projects and designs.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tuesday Daily Project at Exploring Cricut

Hope you all enjoyed what our DT over at Exploring Cricut had to show you for the challenge! I am keeping my daily project in the school theme. Yesterday I did a layout of my oldest granddaughter Mary-Kate and today it is my baby girl Peyton. She is in Preschool and was anxious to head back and see her friends. I used the Recess and Sesame Street Font cartridges for this layout.  Be sure to enter our "Back to School" challenge this week.  Below the picture are the details for my layout.
Recess- back to school cut at 2 inches
             scissors cut at 2.25 inches
             books cut at 2.5 inches
             glue bottle cut at 2.5 inches
Sesame Street Font-2013 sunny day font cut at 1.5 inches
Paper from MAMBI
cardstock from Michaels

Monday, September 9, 2013

Challenge time at Exploring Cricut

Time for Back to School and that is the challenge this week at Exploring Cricut. You are to create a card, layout or paper craft using the colors red, green, white, black, orange and yellow and include 1 ribbon! That is easy so be sure to join us this week and link your project by Saturday, September 14.  I made a layout of my oldest granddaughter Mary-Kate on her first day of 5th Grade.  I used the Recess cartridge and the digital K-12 for the title.  This was a quick and easy project.  Details are below the picture.  Join in the fun today and enter the challenge!

K-12 Digital-5th grade banner cut at 2.5 inches
                     shadow cut at 2.75 inches
Recess-pencil cut at 1.25 inches
Paper-MAMBI School Stack
Cardstock -Michaels
Ribbon-in stash

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Silhouette Saturday Project

Welcome to my Silhouette project for this week.  Thanks for the comments last week on my first project and thanks for making me feel better about cheating on my Cricut lol.  This is the second project I have created with my Cameo and I am basically a scrapbooker, but love to do cards and paper crafts as well.  Today I want to shout out to Miss Kate Cuttables!(just click on her name and it will take you there)  She has the best images and this is where this grouping came from.  It is the Picture Day set and was so easy to use and makes a fun page.  I am not connected any way with Miss Kate Cuttables, but love them.  She gives a free image every day and has deals of the day!  I liked them so well that I actually bought one twice! Yikes.  She includes a pdf of the images in color and I have printed them in a book and have them by themes now so maybe I will not repeat my purchases!  This paper is a older Bo Bunny I had from when I closed my scrapbooking store a few years ago and was perfect for my granddaughters pictures.  Since I am a beginner, I just played with the sizes till I thought it would suit my page.  Below the picture is the measurements of each cut after they were put together.  I can't wait to get into this machine a little more and see what I can do, but for now I love using it for my pages.  Be sure to come back here Monday because we are having a new challenge at Exploring Cricut and I will have a great Cricut project to share.

Film strips- 2 x 6 inches
title-6 x 3 inches
camera  3.25 x 2.75 inches
Frame  6.5 x 4.5 inches
Bubble-2 x 2.5 inches