Sunday, November 28, 2010

November Circle Challenge

This months challenge was home made home decor. The requiremtents: At least 1 cricut cut, use the cuttlebug, use felt, and must have some green in it. So being Christmas is right around the corner I figured a great piece of decor would have to be Christmas decoration in the form of a Count Down Calender. Every year my kids start with the "How many day until Christmas" so now the will know.
I used a 12x24 sheet of Provo Craft paper. Cut it on my Expression using Celebrate with Flourish cartridge. I cut the tree to be 23.4". Once that was done I used some fun felt (already cut felt decorations) That is what the pink loops that I used for garland on the tree. I think cut out 24 circles in 2 differnt sizes using Christmas Cheer cartridge. They were cut out of scraps of paper that I put on my 12x24 mat and did the layout on the Gypsy.
I outlined the tree with green glitter glue and the star at the top with yellow glitter glue. I used a sticker that said Christmas Day on the top of the star. I used stickers to put numbers on all the circles and adhered them to the tree with my Pink ATG. I then decorated the tree with a bunch of candycane, lights, gingerbread men stickers . Just under the star I put a Flower that I made using the Rose/carnation Cuttlebug Quilling Kit. I accented that with Ranger Glossy Accents. I then coated the bottom of the tree with glue from my ATG and wrapped brown velvet ribbon around the trunk to finish it off. Once it dries it will go up on my wall for my kids to enjoy.
Oh and there is a circle ring cut out that will side over the top of any of the circles on the tree so each day we can move that along so they know how many days are left.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Weekly Challenge #7: Thank You Color Challenge

Here is my Thank You card. I used Story Book for the Thank You cut, and Best Friends Imagine Cart for the girls and the inside art. This challenge required the use of 4 colors: Magenta, Apricot, Deep Olive, and Golden Yellow. To make life easier to get the right color, I used the Program "Color Cop". That let me get the RGB codes directly off of the Weekly challenge color pallet so that I could then plug them into my Imagine. I picked the images that I wanted to use, then colored the words with the Magenta. I took the image of the two girls hugging and changed the one ladies hair color to golden yellow, because I'm a blonde so it just had to be done :-). I then changed the bracelets to deep olive and Apricot. I printed the background paper for the front of the card on the imagine to be apricot, then ran it through the cuttlebug using swiss dots. Inked the edges and dots with a deep olive ink. The inside I changed several of the layers to get more of the deep olive and magenta. Once everything was printed I ran everything through a xyron to make it sticky. Adhered everything where I wanted. I then took Glossy Accents and colored in the Thank You, the braclets, and highlights in both girls hair.

Christmas Ornament Challenge

Here is my entry for the Christmas Ornament Circle Challenge. I cut out the words and snowflakes on white vinyl on my Expression with the help of my gypsy. The flower on top was made by using the Cuttlebug Quilled Rose/Carnation Kit. The ornament started out as a plain glass ball. I poured floor wax/cleaner. Swirled it around so every part was coated and poured out all the extra. Then I poured cheap dollar section glitter from ACMoore. (I bought a red pack with various shades and mixed them in a container before using.)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Think Pink Weekly Challenge

Here is my entry for the Circut Circle "Think Pink" Challenge. My little sister (half sister) and her Mom are walking in the Dallas/ Fort Worth 3 Day Susan G Komen Walk for the Cure so I made them each a card to show support while they are there.

  • Paper: DCWV Glitter paper (lt pink paper), DCWV solid cardstock (Pink), Dark pink glitter paper (not sure brand)
  • Machine: Cricut Expression, Gypsy
  • Cartridges: Stand and Salute (ribbon cut at 5" and shadow cut at 5.1"), My Community (Shoe, rotated and joined together)
  • Bling: crystals (On the shoe border), pink glitter (Pink ribbon was glued and glittered)
  • Adhesive: Pink ATG, StazOn glue Pad, Pop Dots (pink ribbon is pop dotted onto shaddow)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cricut Circle October Monthly Challenge

Here is my project for the October Monthly challenge for the Cricut circle. This is a be creative challenge, so I figured what better way than to "Create". I just bought a 9 cube jetmax shelving unit so I decided to make boxes to store my stuff neatly. This is one of the boxes I created

  • Machine: Cricut Imagine, Cricut Expression, Cricut Gypsy
  • Paper: DCWV - The All-Occation Ultimate Stack, DCWV Glitter stack
  • Cricut Cartridges: Rock Princess, Gypsy Font, Lovely Floral, & Home Decor , Imagine More
  • Cuts:Rock Princess- Heart Font and Heart Font Shadow, Gypsy Font - Shift Monogram & Shift Monogram Font, Lovely Floral create word done with regular and shift, Home Decor - Create (reg and shift) & Star (done with regular and shadow)
  • Star printed out on the imagine with the Imagine more cartridge
  • Bling- Self-adhesive Pearls
  • Adhesive: ATG
  • Ribbon - American Crafts
  • All letters cut out on dark pink glitter paper and shadowed with light pink glitter paper
  • Glitter Glue (on flourish on pink page)

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge Oct 7th

I have been working on the Cricut Circle Weekly challenge. The 1st weekly challenge is to make anything with French Manor Cart, but with at least 2 cuts and gems or pearls on one of the cuts.

With Halloween right around the corner I opted to go with a Halloween LO. I used the window cut and 2 bird cuts for the requirements. I blinged up the window with iRock pearls.


  • Paper: DCWV Haunting Stack
  • Cricut Cartridge: French Manor
  • Window cut @ 6 inches in black cardstock, layered with purple cardstock
  • birds cut @ 1.5 inches in black cardstock
  • Embossing Folder: Sizzix Swirls (not sure the exact name)
  • Embossed paper inked with black StazOn around the border, and then purple ink on top of the embossed image
  • Bling: iRock pearls
  • Stickers: Ghost stickers behind window are Karen Foster - Trick or Treat

Tuesday, September 21, 2010