Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunshine Blog Award

I have been given this blog award by Mary from . Thank you very much Mary and I love your blog!!!! Along with this blog award comes some rules: 1.Place the award in your post or within your blog 2.Pass this award to six of your nominees 3.Link the nominees to your post 4.Let the nominees know they have received the award by commenting on their blog 5.Link to the person you received the award from. So these are the six people I'm passing the award to; Lorraine is always sharing her wonderful projects. Okie and Diane were two of the first people's blogs I went to when I received my cricut and I still love to visit their blogs for inspiration. Mary has an awesome blog and her projects are just wonderful. Both Christina and Heidi have such awesome videos to share. If you haven't you should visit each one of their blogs, you will be truly impressed. 1. Lorraine: 2. Okieladybug: 3. Diane: 4. Mary: 5. Christina: 6. Heidi:

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Two Peas Lollipop Flower Swap

I received my flowers from my first swap, they came out awesome. I entered the black, white and one color and the vintage Christmas. Here are two pictures, they came out great, I want to thank everyone, I love them all, fantastic job!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Doodlecharms Cartridge Challenge

Cynthia over at the cricut forum started this challenge. Only one cartridge can be used for the cuts, with the exception of fonts. So she started with Doodlecharms, which I just recieved fro Christmas this year and really haven't played with the cartridge all that much. Well I had a lot of fun making these cards. It's a great challenge you should hop on over to the challenge forum under general chit chat.

I welded two shadow baskets together in Design Studio and then glued the sides, so the insert can slide into the basket.

I used UTEE on the dragonfly, so it really looks like a plastic charm. (I didn't even realize Doodlecharms had that envelope on it.

I did the same thing to this basket as I did the first.

Tag Booklet

Here is another little project from the Scor-pal's website by Valerie Stangle ,, it's a very cute project. I had just received my SU tag corner punch so I wanted to try it out and I thought this was the perfect project.

Double Criss Cross Pocket Card

I seen this card over on the scor-pal's website by Cary Eldred, I think it is just the prettiest card, she did such an awesome job on it. I want to try and make one. Here is the link to Cary's tutorial, I would have to say this is one of my favorite cards to make.

St. Paddy's Day Card

I bought some UTEE, (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamels), and wanted to try it out. I used it on the gold and on the shamrock which I coated 3 times to get that hard plastic look. I really like how it came out. The Shamrock and pot of gold came from PDDU cartridge and I got to use my new SU border and corner trim punch and ms doily lace border punch.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Gone Buggy Wordbook Finished

Well, I still have to add photos, but a least the pages are embellished. I had a lot of fun doing this book, I did a page or two each night participating in Kathy and Samantha's nightly challenge over at the cricut messageboards. I used a lot of different cartridge throughout the book, but the main character is the caterpillar from Stretch Your Imagination, I love this cartridge, seem to always use it. I posted the cut file of just the book last year, I"ll put a link here also. I cut out each page of the caterpillar and trim off the extra pieces of his body. This way a piece of his body is on each page and when closed it shows all of him.

Caterpillar is from SYI, Letters are from PS.

Here is the cut file for the wordbook:

Bees and Hive, WIMG.

Ladybug, WIMG and Grass, ACY.

Crickets, SYI and Ladybugs, Paisley, the Grass I believe is from EDPD.

Fireflies,bottle and tall Spider, SYI, Little Spider and Web, PDDU.

Ants I downloaded from Okieladybug's blog, she made them with George, awesome aren't they! Here is a link to her blog where you can get them,
Watermelon, Doodlecharms and Tag and Holder, TBBM.

Flowers, WIMG and Caterpillar, SYI.

Sunflower, WIMG and Snail, Paisley.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Quick No Glue Box Cut File

I created this in Design Studio using the double tags in Plantin Schoolbook, I just criss crossed them and welded, very quick and simple. The heart came from Doodlecharms, but you could use the heart from PS, I just think the Doodlecharms heart is adorable, plus I just got the cartridge for Christmas and have been exploring it. At the top of each tag I punched two holes and threaded the ribbon around all 4 tabs and tied a bow. The only glued piece is the little frame around the heart, but the box is really just held together by the ribbon. Just put some candies in tissue paper and put them in the box and tie the ribbon, that simple!

Here is the cut file:

Monday, February 1, 2010

Scor-Bug, Paper Distressor and MS Button Punch

I bought three new tools that I wanted to try out, the Scor-Bug , Tim Holtz Paper Distressor and MS Embossed Button Punch. I think I'm going to like these tools alot. The Score-Bug, by the same people who make the Scor-Pal, creates little embossed bumps on one side and dents on the other, which you can turn into stitching. The Paper Distressor creates ragged edges to give your paper a distressed look. MS Button Punch is adorable, it creates an embossed button, almost looks real. I"m punching buttons galore!! On these two cards I distressed all the edges and I used the score-bug for the stitching effect rather then the embossed bumps. I used Sweet Treats Cartridge for one layer of the flower and for the button I used my new MS Embossed Button Punch, love this punch! I created the pocket with George and Basic Shapes, the hearts came from the Doodlecharms Cartridge.