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

More Toy Story Pics

Here are more Toy Story Party Decorations

Toy Story Party, Imagine Used

I posted a couple pictures earlier about the Toy Story party I was making decorations for, here are some more. This time I used my new Imagine. Mr & Ms Potato Head was colored and cut on the imagine (Ms Potato head's body is colored cardstock, but all the rest is colored on the imagine) The Balloons were colored using one of the new imagine carts as well and the balloon shapes were from Celebrate with Flourish. The balloons that Woody is holding are from best Best Friends Imagine cart. The Banner was cutout using Storybook for the letters and colored in using Best Friends also. All the other people were done using my Expression.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

911, Remember

September 11, 2001 is a day that I, as many pepople, will never forget. From the moment one of my friends called to say a Plane hit the World Trade Center to watching the news as the 2nd one hit, then the 3rd and 4th crash. I remember the absolute disbelief and horror of the day. Watching on the news as people jumped to their deaths out of the trade center. As a paramedic I have seen things that most people would never be able to comprehend, but this was so far above anything I could imagine. I was glued to the TV until going to work and then of course no one left the TV once there. It was absolutely heart breaking to see the loss of so many people, and to see all the emergency responders that lost their lives was devestating.
Here is a card I made to Remember 911

Monday, September 6, 2010

Toy Story - more pics

Here are some more Toy Story images. Little Green Men and a 3D Woody

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Toy Story

I got the Toy Story cart yesterday and had to play. My sons birthday is in 3 weeks and his party is Toy Story. So I plan on making a bunch of characters and decorating the walls and the table with these images. Here is what I have done so far. Buzz is 14.72" tall (not including the balloons) and Woody is 21.5"

Monday, August 23, 2010

Phrase/Word Excel File

ok, I think I figured out how to do with. I created with the help of a bunch of great ladies on the circle board a complete list up to and including the new september carts, an excel file. It is broken down into to tab groups. 1 has the cartridges listed in alphabetical order and the 2nd tab has the words in alphabetical order. Here is a link to the file in google documents.

OK, it wouldn't let me cut and paste the code into posting block and for some reason I couldn't get the code to work that I typed into here, but I was able to paste it into the comment section. It doesn't show up as a link, but if you copy and paste the code it will take you to the file in google documents. I hope it will let you save it from there, if not let me know and I will keep emailing out the file

Thursday, August 19, 2010

CM Cheerful Seasons

I got the new Creative Memories cartridges and started playing with the Cheerful Memories one today. Here are some of the images that I made. I still need to add a little bling or something to most of them, but I thought they were cute.

School Expression giveaway

After hitting a couple sales and ebay I picked up a couple carts for my kids school. Then I made this box to store them. I cut out images in vinyl from each of the cartridges and decorated the box.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Blackletter & October 31st

I absolutely Love Halloween, so I made a sign for my house. All it is, is a cardboard box that wasn't put together covered in ConTact paper with a wood grain. Then the words were done with Blackletter cricut cart done on a marble finished ConTact paper. The webs and spiders were done with vinyl using October 31st cricut cartridge. I outlined everything with sharpies. This is my project for the current Cricut Circle Contest :-)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Happy Hauntings

here is another card I had with Happy Hauntings. It is supposed to be a 3D frame, but I changed it around a bit to make it into a card.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Happy Haunting

So I snagged the new Happy Haunting Cricut Cart at AC Moore. And best yet it was on sale and I had a reward cert so it only cost $29.99 :-) I used a cuddlebug embossing folder to do the back ground of the card. inked that. Then did the Happy Halloween in glitter paper and colored the edges with a red marker that bleeds on paper :-) The pen isn't scrapbook safe, but works great for cards like this. The pumpkin is layer and inked. The eyes are Swarovski crystals that are heat set and the mouth is done with that bleeding marker.