Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas Came and Went

Well December was busy but wonderful like always. I can't believe Christmas is over, but it was a good day. Everyone liked their presents!!! I received 6 cartridges, lucky me, I have such a wonderful family, each of my boys gave me one and my husband gave me two. So my library of cartridges are really growing. One of the cartridge I received was Sweet Treats, after looking at it I wasn't sure it was for me, but I'm in this lollipop flower swap over at Two Peas and one of the flower cuts on the cartridge is great for this. So I think I will be using this cartridge a lot, I love making flowers. Here are pictures of the flowers I made with it.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Peachy Keen Challenge #17

For this weeks Peachy Keen Challenge,, you have to use the following:

polka dot(s)
a border
stamped image(s)

I made another tri fold shutter card using PK-015 Hildebrandt Hearts, which I just received today in the mail. They are adorable, I also bought PK-229 Funny Flowers, I can't wait to use them. The only thing I used the cricut for was the frosty kisses from Winter Woodland and the ovals that the stamps are on from Plantin Schoolbook. I used my new prismacolor pencils, still trying to get the hang of them with the mineral spirits. I have to work on that.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Cricut Cardz Challenge #3

The Cricut Cardz Challenge,, this week was to create a Christmas Card using the colors pink, green and white. This is my first Tri Fold Shutter Card, I used the Winter Woodland Cartridge and Christmas Noel. Here is a link to the directions I followed, they were pretty easy.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge 16

Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge #16,, I made a Christmas Card using the gingerbread faces from my new Winter Faces Assortment pack. LorraineB on the cricut forum has shared some lovely side step cards and I really wanted to make one. I used a couple of cricut cartridges for this project, PDDU, My Community and Christmas Noel. The glitter I used is Martha Stewart's and I really like it a lot. It looks much better in person then in the picture.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cricut Cardz Challenge #2

Here is my entry for the Cricut Cardz Challenge, . We had to make a card with a Thanksgiving theme using any cartridge(s) or colors you'd like. I used Wild Cards Cartridge for most of the card. The card shape, Happy Thanksgiving, and the leaves all came from Wild Cards. For the tag I used Plantin Schoolbook. Wild Cards is a really nice cartridge, it has a little bit of everything on it. It is definitely right up there as one of my favorite cartridges. Oh and I forgot to mention, I won the first Cricut Cardz Challenge, it was so exciting!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Paper Cutz Challenge #17

I don't have many stamps, but I wanted to test the Bic Mark it markers, so I created this card for the Paper Cutz Challange, The markers are good for filling in color, not for blending. I have a lot to learn before I start buying Copic markers. I bought the prismacolor pencils and I'm going to try them out with the mineral spirits.

Cricut Cardz Challenge #1

Here is my card I did for the Cricut Cardz Challenge, I used the tag feature on the Winter Woodland Cartridge. I stamped Merry Christmas on a cut I did from the Storybook Cartridge. I also used the cuttlebug swiss dots folder on the deer and on one of the layers under Merry Christmas. I added glitter to the deer, but I have to pick up different glue to use for the glitter, I don't like how it came out.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge 15

This is my card for the Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge. You can enter here,, the challenges really inspire you to create.
I used the new Limited Edition Holiday cricut cartridge, Very Merry Tags for the candy and the peachy keen everyday faces stamp for the face.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Snow Friends

I received my three seasonal cartridges today from, very fast delivery, I ordered them October 28th. Well I just love snow friends, the snowmen are adorable. I made this card pretty quickly so it's not the best but I wanted to try my peachy keen stamps, funshine faces on them and I think they came out cute. The winter faces would be awesome. I hide the cut lines on their faces in Design Studio so I would be able to use the stamps without seeing the lines. Winter Wonderland is from and the Winter Woodland cartridge and the little dog from Paper Pups. The other two cartridges, Very Merry Tags and It's Cold Outside look great too. I can't wait to try them out. Well I hope you enjoy my family of snowmen,

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Thanksgiving Day Card

Thanksgiving is coming! I made this card using my new PDDU cartridge, it's my first person. I love this cartridge, I'm definately going to have fun with it. I used my Peachy Keen Everyday Character face stamp on my little pilgram. I love those stamps!! I think the turkey came out pretty cute, I used to make turkeys out of leaves when I was a kid, so I figured I make some cricut leaves and put one together, a much smaller version. I used the leaf from Plantin Schoolbook, I believe I made 17 of them. As the base I used the turkey from PDDU and just kept layering the leaves around it, (you don't see the PDDU turkey exept for the legs). For the face I used a yellow button and added the eyes and a orange triangle for the beak. I like the dimension of it. The Happy Thanksgiving is from Wild Cards Cartridge.

The leaves are a little over 1", both height and width and the size of the turkey came out about 3" x 3".

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Peachy Keen Halloween Challenge

Tried my Peachy Keen Stamp today, I just love these stamps. The little ghost looks so cute. This is from the Everyday Character set. I also bought the Funshine Faces. I think my next purchase will be the Christmas Characters or Winter Faces. If you haven't seen these, check them out, click on the Peachy Keen banner on the right and go check out their website. I also used my Paper Dolls Dress Up cartridge that I just bought, this cartridge is a must have. When I first received my cricut I wasn't too interested in this cartridge until I saw all the great things people made with it. I also picked up Everyday Paper Dolls, can't wait to try that one too.

From Cricut

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Riley Mae Wordbook

I created this wordbook for my Niece, Jen who is having a baby girl, Riley Mae, in December. I used Plantin Schoolbook, Storybook and the New Arrival's Cartridge. I really enjoyed making this wordbook. Can't wait to start on my other Niece, Shawna, who is also having a baby girl in February.

Jen's Baby Shower Gift

I got this stork design with receiving blanket from PeggyGugliotti on the cricut message board, she made with a bundle of diapers and it was adorable. Instead of diapers I used some of the presents I bought. The stork is from the New Arrivals Cartridge.

This card was also made with the New Arrival's Cartridge

Friday, October 2, 2009

Cutting Above Gypsy Giveaway!!!

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Provo Craft is helping them celebrate! They have generously donated 2 Gypsies to be given away for their launch as well as to celebrate their Grand Opening on HSN. Now that's exciting news!! So hop on over to their new and exciting blog and take a look.
The Gypsy deput on HSN on September 24th and sold out quickly!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Michael's Chipboard Butterfly

I bought this chipboard butterfly and the matching cutout paper at Michaels. I wanted to test out some new stamps I picked up. I really need to get my photos printed out so I can finish putting it together and add embellishments on the other pages. The chipboard and paper was a dollar each, I couldn't pass that up.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Gone Buggy Wordbook

I created this with Plantin Schoolbook and Stretch Your Imagination. I haven't finished it yet, but I thought I would share the cut file. each page I cut part of the caterpillar off.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Once Upon A Time - Storybook Cartridge

I finally received my Cricut Design Studio software, so now I can use the other cartridges I have with it. The first one I wanted to try was Storybook, I love this cartridge. I created this mini wordbook album to put all my wedding info in. It's a little small for pictures, but I'm sure I can put one or two in. I'm adding the cut file if anyone would like it, it's with the last page post.

Inside Pictures of Once Upon A Time

Last Page and Cut File