Tuesday, May 31, 2011


I created this house warming Card for a friend as well as for the cricut circle blog magazine challenge. For this challenge I had to use the Cricut Circle Magazine a stepping off point to create something my way. There were several project about Welcoming Neighbors so I thought this would be perfect. I also had to use 3 cuts from my Cricut which for this card I did.

These were all cuts from the Mickey and Friends cartridge. The house and mailbox are Minnie's House and all the other elements are found on the cartridge as well. The background is clip art from my collection over the years and again the paper is from my stash.

It's a perfect welcome card or Congrats on the New House card.

Weekly Challenge #33: Sweet Summertime Challenge!

This weeks Challenge on the Cricut Circle blog is to make a project using your favorite summer time treat. Who could not love ice cream cones in the summer time. This was made with the Doodlecharms cartridge and the celebrate came from George and basic shapes. Paper is just various from my ever growing stash.

Thanks for looking and now off to create two projects for the magazine challenge

Friday, May 27, 2011

{Easter Time}

Here are some super cute treats I made for Easter. I found myself in need of something cheap for Easter treats since money is tight right now (I know who isn't having that issue right?)
I found at the dollar store a pack of 4 boxes of matled milk balls and a pack of 4 carrots that held powdered sugar (think Pixie stik)

I bought all the had and came home to come up with a cute idea.

I stuck the carrot to the top of the box with a glue dot and wrapped ribbon around it.

The using my mini bow dabra I created the cutest little bows ever and glued them on top.

The plan was to make some super cute creative tag but I got busy hanging out with my husband and time got away from me. So I grabbed some precut tags and my Happy Easter stamp and created the tags for them.

They were a hit and didn't take long at all and most of all because I used stuff I already had on hand they didn't cost a boat load.

Monday, May 23, 2011

I entered the craftiest mom contest through Cricut in hopes to win a Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition. Please take time to vote. You can vote once a day.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Birthday Cake pop up card

Here is a birthday card I made for a customer of my mine for his girlfriend's birthday. I was told she likes pink, purple and sunglasses and with that I was able to come up with this design for the outside of the card. The sunglasses were cut from the Paisley cartridge with solid color paper. I made the "glass: part with purple foiled paper so they would reflect like sunglasses. It gave it that little pop it needed. The bling was added to the side with my I-Rock gem setter by Imaginisce

For the inside I used the birthday cake pop up from the Everyday Pop up cards (page 84)

As with the table and vase card I was able to use the additional instructions as a better guide as to how to put this one together.

Here is my final project. I was able to make the frosting piece out of a coordinating paper from the front of the card and keep it pink and purple.

Closing the card

It's all flat now

There is a little bit of spring to the card

a better look at it all opened again

The more I use this cartridge the more I am starting to like it and the additional instructions really help. If you are on the fence with this one I would get off the fence and hurry to your local scrapbook store and buy it. Or you get it here

Friday, May 20, 2011

Pop up Mother's Day Card Table and Vase

I made this card for my mom for Mother's Day using the Cricut Everyday Popup cards cartridge and the Mother's Day Bouquet Cartridge. The outside was prety easy to make I jsut cut a few different flowers out of different colors and different sizes and stuck them together with a jeweled brad. I then cut the Happy Mother's Day from the Mother's Day 2010 cartridge.

It was the inside that was a little tricky and I must say it took me three days and a lot of frustration to figure it out. The handbook that came with the cartridge does not have any decorations what so ever. I searched all over the net to see if someone had made this and could shine a light on how it's done. Some one out there came up with a complete diagram of these cards to give some idea how it's made. You can see them here:

The instructions still are not the greatest with some of this images but it's at least something. Here it is all glued together on the inside of the card. I recommend using something fast drying that sticks super well. I htink my main problem was the adhesive I was using. I finally broke down and used my Elmers glue and let it dry forever.

I do think it turned out quite well and I am very pleased with the results. I don't know if I will ever make this one again though. Did I mention it took me 3 days to get it right?

I also recommend using super stiff paper for the little peice under the table as this is what will hold the edges of the table up so when you open it you have flat table and the vase sits on top.

I think I am going to like this cartridge very much.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Well I decided that I wanted to work on the challenge for the cricut circle blog for a chance to win an E2. Basically what the challenge was, was to take their tic tac toe board with three in a row elements and make something with it. I chose the top across. A sun shape, a welded image and buttons. Here is my finished project.
Paper is from Cosmo Cricket. The sun is from the Imagine More cart, cut and printed on my Imagine. The grass is the welded image so it could fit across the bottom. The flowers are the Pinwheel from the Mother's Day 2010 cartridge (My favorite cut, just ask those that know me) and I used little white pear buttons for the flower centers. There is ribbon glued on the back so you can use this as a wall hanging. A little peice of spring inside. Thanks for looking.