Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Exploring Cricut Daily Post

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Hey all!  Today's post is my last @ Exploring Cricut.  I used Cricut Plantin Schoolbook and Cricut Rock Princess cartridges.  Papers are Stampin' Up! and Recollections.


I have really enjoyed my time w/the Exploring Cricut team and will continue to follow!  I am no longer able to devote the time and creativity that this awesome team deserves, and am looking forward to seeing what new and talented members have to share.


I want to thank Diane for allowing me to be a part of this awesome team.  I want to thank my team members for all their support and creativity.  Last, I want to thank all of our followers...you are amazing and appreciated.


Now get your project entry linked up for this week's Challenge!
Until next time...

Monday, March 12, 2012

Exploring Cricut - Food Frenzy



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I made this Recipe Scrapbook Page using my Gypsy and the Plantin Schoolbook, Create a Critter, and Art Philosphy cartridges.


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I used my Cricut E2 and Stampin' Up! Papers.



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And here's my project.  My Grandmother used to make my her children homemade chocolate eggs with different flavors of creme inside.  My Aunt has the recipe written by my Grandmother.  She scanned the recipe and emailed it to me.  I plan to add a typed copy of the recipe to this page on the yellow label, but there will be a "pocket" that holds a copy of the scanned recipe.


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Hope you like it!  Now go to Exploring Cricut and enter you project in the challenge!  An awesome giveaway this week!  Until next time...

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Challenges!!!!

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Here's a card I made using the Cricut Smiley Cards, Cricut 3 Birds on Parade, and Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridges.  I am entering this card in the following challenges: Go Fish Challenge Blog, Mojo Monday Sketch 231, Fabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, My Craft Spot Challenge Blog, Made Especially for You Challenge Blog, BBTB2 Challenge Blog,  and Scrappy Moms Challenge Blog!


Hope you like it!  Until next time...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Exploring Cricut Daily Design

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Hey crafty friends, here's a card I made using the Cricut Baby Steps cartridge.


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I used my Gypsy to put all the layers on the mat and manipulate them the way I wanted.


I used an 5 1/2 " x 11" piece of Stampin' Up! Certainly Celery cardstock, folded in half, and a 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" piece of SU Chocolate Chip cardstock for the layer.


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I added a border using SU Daffodil Delight and SU Pretty in Pink cardstock.



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The patterned paper is from a K&Co. stack I've had for some time, and is bordered with SU Bashful Blue.


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Here's the little cutie put together(cut at 3".)


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A simple sentiment and it's done.


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I also plan to enter this card in the Monday Mojo challenge!  Until next time...





Monday, February 27, 2012

Exploring Cricut - Show Business

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For this challenge, we were to create a project with a focus of: movie night, a play, a recital, a concert, or any type of entoertainment.
I plan on taking my 13 y/o DS and my twin 13 y/o nephews to see the new Ghost Rider movie next weekend, so I thought I'd make this my project theme.
I used several Cricut cartridges: Dude, Lovely Labels, Happy Hauntings, Indie Art, and George & Basic Shapes.


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I used my Gypsy to weld, hide, combine and totally manipulate the cuts to create my photo frames and my "Ghost Rider."
Paper and Cardstock are all Stampin' Up! and the ribbon is from Michaels.  The open area on page 2 is for movie tickets and stuff.


Hope you like it, and be sure to link your challenge entry at Exploring Cricut!  Until next time...

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Thank You Card-Sassy Starter Sunday

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It's my turn to post a project at Sheila's awesome blog, "She's A Sassy Lady!" My 19 y/o DD asked me to make her a few "Thank you" cards, so I thought I'd make that my project to share with you all today.


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I used the butterfly on page 53 from Cricut Art Nouveau.  Using my Gypsy, I cut the different layers at 2.75 inches.  The colors are Stampin' Up! Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, and Soft Suede.


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A 5 1/2 x 11 piece of Stampin' Up! Soft Suede folded in half makes the card base.


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Here is the first layer.  A 5 1/4 x 4 piece of Stampin' Up! Lucky Limeade with a 5 x 3 3/4 piece of Stampin' Up! Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper layered on top of the Lucky Limeade.
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A Piece of ribbon from Hobby Lobby to make a bow.


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A closer look at the butterfly put together.  
The second layer started with a 4 1/4 x 3 3/4 piece of Stampin' Up! Calypso Coral cardstock, then a 4 x 3 1/2 piece of Stampin' Up! Soft Suede cardstock, next a 3 3/4 x 3 1/4 piece of Stampin' Up! Whisper White cardstock.  


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I used the "thanks" sentiment from the Stampin' Up! So Happy For You stamp set stamped with Stampin' Up! Soft Suede Classic Ink.


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A few Stampin' dimensionals pop it up!  And there you have it!  Thanks for looking and, Sheila, thanks for having me. Until next time....









Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Exploring Cricut Daily Design 8


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For today's project, I used the Cricut Smiley Cards cartridge and removed the "face" from the cupcake.  All papers and the Stamp is from this week's Challenge Prize!!!  I used a Martha Stewart Punch for the heart border and added a few buttons.


If you love these colors and coordinating paper, brads, and twine, go to Exploring Cricut and link up your project entry!!!  I didn't use them, but the prize package also includes coordinating die cut stickers!!!  Until next time...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Exploring Cricut Sweet Treats Challenge

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This week at Exploring Cricut, we were to make a "sweet" project, using any cart idge we wanted to!

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I chose this treat holder/door hanger from Cricut Art Philosophy!  Using my Gypsy, I cut it at 10.8 inches.  All of the materials are Stampin' Up! and are items that this Challenge's winner will receive!

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Here's a close up of the stamped image!  Now go to Exploring Cricut and link up your project entry!  Until next time...



Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Exploring Cricut Daily Design 7

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Happy Hump Day!  Today's project items were made using Cricut Forever Young cartridge and Cricut Girl's Makeup Party!  I used Stampin' Up!
Taken with Teal, SU Basic Black, SU Pool Party, SU Old Olive and SU Whisper White cardstock.  The stamp set is SU God's Beauty.
I made the post it note holder by watching Dawn's video!


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Inside of purse I can add some goodies....lotion, hand sanitizer, candy, etc.


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Post it notes to keep in your purse for a quick note, list, etc.


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The other purse is a thank you with room for a handwritten note of thanks.
I made this set as a gift for the hostess of my first Thirty-one party as a new Consultant!  I hope she will like it and I hope you all do too!  Until next time...

Monday, January 30, 2012

Exploring Cricut - Cricut 1,2,3 Challenge

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For this week's Challenge, we had to use 1-piece of ribbon, 2-cricut cuts, and 3-brads, buttons, or other embellishments.


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My card base is a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Stampin' Up! Pear Pizzazz folded in half.  The layer is a piece of SU Twitterpated Designer Series Paper.  The round base for flowers was cut using the Cricut Paper Trimmings cartridge using SU Island Indigo, SU Baja Breeze, and SU Whisper White for the circle.  


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I added a piece of SU Ridinghood Red ribbon.


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I used the Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge to cut out the flowers and leaves.  The flowers were cut out in slightly increasing sizes and layered using SU Ridinghood Red and SU Blushing Bride cardstock.   
I used SU Pear Pizzazz to cut different sized leaves.  Pink and red brads hold the flowers together!  Of course I used several different adhesives and SU dimensionals.  The senitment is from SU Teeny Tiny Messages.  I used the SU Word Window punch.


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Hope you like my challenge project.  Now be sure to go to Exploring Cricut and link up your challenge project.  Until next time...


Entering in Challenges here also: My Craft Spot and BBTB2

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Everyday Enchantment



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Hey ya'll! Here's a card I made for my project over at Sheila's awesome blog, She's a Sassy Lady, using the new Everyday Enchantment designer series paper from the upcoming Sale-a-bration catalog! The card is a regular A2 size.  I used SU Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Lucky Limeade, and Very Vanilla cardstock.  The flower stamp and the punch I used to to cut it out is from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini catalog.  The stamp set is: Mixed Bunch and the punch is: Blossom.  I used SU Poppy Parade classic ink for the flower and popped it up with Stampin' dimensionals.  The ribbon is some I had in my stash, from Hobby Lobby, I think.
No cricut, but I hope you like my card anyway.  I made this with my small group of ladies who meet every month.  I'm posting their cards as well!


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                            Nancy's card


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                            Donna's card


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                             Shirley's card


Thanks for looking, and Thank you, Sheila, for having me!!  Until next time...




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