Sunday, October 17, 2010

My entry for the Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #3

This is my entry for the Weekly Challenge #3: AUTUMN SPLENDOR! Color Challenge on the Circut Circle blog. The project is to include gray, orange, tan and burgundy, and add lots of texture. I managed to use all of the colors,  embossed the tree trunk, and layered the leaves to make them stand out a little.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cricut Circle Blog Weekly Challenge

Here is my entry for the weekly challenge on the new Cricut Circle Blog. The challenge is to make a project using the French Manor cartridge, using at least 2 different cuts, and add some jewels or pearls. The card and all of the cuts on it are from that cartridge.. Since there is no shadow feature available, I offset the layers to give it a little contrast. I was going to add more jewels, but I like it just as it is.

Flamingo and Hibiscus Birthday Card

This birthday card for my daughter took way longer than it should have, but that is because I could not decide exactly what the design was going to be, I just knew it was going to have hibiscus flowers and a flamingo. I'm happy with how it turned out. I used the Cricut Life is a Beach cartridge and the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, and Diamond Stickles.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Wedding Card

I had 2 weddings to make cards for in the last couple of weeks, so made them the same. I embossed and used Stickles. I love the pocket inside this card pattern for enclosing gift cards.


Today I have been busy making my daughter's birthday card, so will post that tomorrow.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Playing with my Cricut

I have spent part of this long Labor Day weekend playing with my Cricut, and of course my Gypsy. I made this  little scarecrow using the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge for the body and clothes, and the Peachy Keen Build a Scarecrow stamp set for the head and cuffs / hands. The stamped pieces were done on white paper, colored with Copic Markers, and cut out. I think it turned our really cute! I don't know if I am going to use him on a card or a layout, but whatever I do with him, I will post when it's done.

I also made a Halloween card. Everything on the card front is from Paper Doll Dress Up except the moon, which is a circle cut from George and Basic Shapes. The ghosts, bats, vulture, cat and witch are all covered with Stickles. . The border on the mat inside was done with the MS Drippy Goo punch. Love that punch! I'm (im)patiently waiting for my Happy Hauntings cartridge to arrive in the mail so I can add the sentiment on the inside with one of the really cool fonts on it.
Card Front 
 Card Inside

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Going Cricut Crazy

I bought a Gypsy to use with my Cricut a few months ago, and boy is it costing me money! The more I play with it, the more cartridges I think I have to have! And all the enablers on the Cricut message board have done their share to help me think that too! I have actually bought a couple that I thought I would like, but am not so sure I really like them now. Thank goodness I have not linked them to my Cricut! One of them is Paisley. I made this layout using an owl from that one. The branches are from Home Decor and the letters are from Storybook.
I used my new CindyLoo cartridge (love it!) to make a Father's Day card that someone at work asked me to make. This is the first easel card I have made. I thought white/black/grey would be good for a guy. Her dad likes landscaping / gardening, but thought flowers would be too feminine so I went with a tree. The font is from Cursive 101, my favorite font cartridge.

Okay, I'm off to try to find my craft table (I know it's under there somewhere!) so I can play some more!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Getting back to business

Gosh, I haven't posted since January! The creative juices have not exactly been flowing here. All I have done is make a few cards, so thought I would post them and try to get back into this  blog thing.
In February I made this birthday card. The glossy gold paper really made it, but, the picture doesn't show how shiny it really is.
Here are a couple of Easter cards I made:


Oh yeah, I made a birthday gift too. This idea was posted on the Cricut message board by greenbean, who is sooo creative. Check out her blog HERE. It is a pair of fuzzy socks rolled up in a cupcake wrapper made on the Cricut. Too cute, isn't it!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

PKS Challenge 20 - Valentine's Day Bag

I'm entering my first challenge! Peachy Keen Stamps, which has become a favorite of mine, posts a new challenge every two weeks, and I have finally completed a project in time to enter!

This week's challenge was to make a purse or tote bag of any size, include at least one stamped image,and must be a winter theme of snowflakes, snowmen, Valentine’s Day, or outdoor snow activities. My entry is this Valentine's Day bag, with a smiling Valentine made using a Peachy Keen face stamp from the Everyday Character Face assortment.