Thursday, June 30, 2011

My Daughter's Posh Party Centerpiece

Teresa Collins is a sponsor for a contest hosted by the Cricut Circle Magazine.  Teresa Collins' paper is so elegant, I went to my local scrapbooking store and thought I would pick up some papers to make some party favors for my daughter's slumber party.  I was inspired by the Teresa Collins Posh paper line to create even more for the party... my daughter loves the Eiffel Tower.  I found this wooden Eiffel Tower at Micheal's but the base was not tall enough to stand out over the goodie bags.  So, the drawer was created so this could be a centerpiece and keepsake for my daughter.  I made a mini album to store in the drawer.  The album has pockets and tags for her to store her party memories.  Little sister has put her order in for mommy to make her one too. 

Love this paper!  Front Cover

Butterfly is a Cricut Cut on top of  a Posh collection Die-cut

Teresa Collins Posh Papers, Decorative Brads, and Die-Cut sheet

Cricut Cuts:
purse favors- Forever Young
pocket envelopes for album base- Going Places
butterflies- Hannah Montana
swirls on tower- Ornamental Iron
"S"- Tie the Knot

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Patriotic Flower Pot

OK, I am going a little red, white, and blue crazy.  This flower pot was decorated with my cricut for the 4th of July.  The clay pot was covered with a cupcake wrap cut from the Easter 2010 cartridge.  I added the Independence Day, "I heart USA" and the circle base.  Super easy project and you could modify for any party or give as a hostess gift.  My next project is pink and all girly, I promise!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Patriotic Banner

Feeling proud to be an American, making a patriotic project puts a person in that state of mind.  I was thinking about all the brave men and women who protect our country.  God Bless You All!  My Dad is an Atomic Veteran and his brothers served in World War II.
We will be hosting a 4th of July BBQ this year, so I think this will jazz up the place. 

I used my trusty Cricut to make this banner:
banner base, Tie the Know, Independence Day
font- Don Juan
Eagle- Independence Day
Statue of Liberty- Independence Day
USA map- Stand and Salute

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Simple Pleasures..

I made this card for a  Sketch Challenge  at Peachy Keen Stamps.  This girl in the inner tube is from Pack Your Bags Cricut Cartridge.  I hid her face on my Gypsy and stamped a sweet face with my PK-640 Princess Face Assortment.  The sentiment is form PK-277 Vivienne and friends.  I plan on looking like this girl this weekend as we will be at a family reunion at my cousin's pool.  Although, I bet I will have kids squirting me in the face with their super soaker squirt guns. 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Let's Face it Friday- Patriot Card

Peachy Keen Stamps is hosting a Challenge to create a patriotic card that represents your country.  I used my PK-570 stamp set to put the face on my exploding firecraker which is a sizzix die.  He looks so suprised that he exploded. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bea's Baby Boy is Here!

Here is an 8 by 8 page that I made for my friend Bea.  I did not want her to peak but since she is at the hospital, I can show the page now.  I also had decorated the back... (which is much better) but I was so excited to mail her package, I forgot to take a picture.  The back had a pocket with a title on it "a day out" with a butterfly.  The pocket had tags for journaling and there was a photo mat.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Doggie Treat Time

Our crossing guard brings her miniature schnauzer with her on her shift.  My kids love to pet "Molly" each morning.  Molly does like me which is kinda sad for me, but I suppose my scary mom sweats in the morning might make anyone growl.  So, I though Molly might enjoy some doggie treats while waiting for the school year to start again.  Super easy to make- pillow cut is from the Easter and decorated with a dog from For-legged Friends.  Molly's glasses are from Pack Your Bags.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Father's Day Card

Time to make Father's Day Cards... here is my first of three that I will be making this year.  This one is for my Dad who goes by the nickname Bud and also drinks beer of the same name. I followed a sketch posted.on the Cricut Circle's Weekly Challenge.  The beer is from Everyday Pop-Up Cards, ribbon is from Cuttin' Up, Best Dad phrase is from MS Seasonal Cake Art, and the tag is from George. 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Summer in the Backyard Scrapbook Page

I used Jana Eubank's June Scrapbook Layout Gypsy File to create this project.  Jana is a design team member to the Cricut Circle which is a membership club for Cricut die cut machines.  I was so impressed with Jana's Gypsy file, it was all organized by color. I switched out the Father's Day Cut out and substituted it with a "Summer" cut from Straight From the Nest. The rest of the cuts are from Pop-Up Neighborhood cartridge which is a exclusive cartridge to the Cricut Circle.  My dog cut got stretched so I could make him look like a dachshund.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

I love Soda Card

Oh, I love Soda... with all its caffeine and bubbles, yum.  I am a total Diet Coke nut.  I made this card for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge, where she asked you to make a project with any cricut lite cartridge and include some bling.  I used Slumber Party Lite for my sweet soda bottle and paired the cut with a stamp "My Favorite Sayings" from My Creative Time.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

June Monthly Challenge: On the Road Again!

For the month of June, the Cricut Circle members were challenged to make a project for our car.  I had just unpacked my Expression 2 which comes with four pre-loaded cartridges.  The "on board" signs on the Cricut Decals was just what  my car was asking for!  (My car does spend a lot of its time driving around town collecting cricut cartridges with me after all.) 

Cricut Expression 2
Your Story Machine
card stock
suction cup hanger

Cricut Cuts:
Base- Cricut Decals
stop- Going Places
cricut logo- Cricut Everyday
other font- Pooh Font

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I Love Summer Scrapbook Page

Catching up with some scrapbooking yesterday... here is my page.  I created this as for a challenge at the Cricut Circle- The Challenge was to include a shape of your favorite sweet treat and a stamp.  I have to laugh because my oldest looked at these pictures and said, "Are we in the pool?  Why did you make us eat watermelon in the pool?"  Five years later... I have watermelon juice drips all over my kitchen floor right now from kids eating watermelon.  I think the pool STILL might be the perfect place to eat watermelon!
The Cricut Cut List:
Watermelon Boarder- Plantin School Book, welded seeds from Preserves
Watermelon- Simply Charmed
I Love Summer- Simply Charmed
Frame- Preserves

Stamp-"sweet!", My Pink Stamper

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sewing Box

My Daughter got a sewing machine for Christmas and has been busy at her machine ever since.  I made this sewing box for her to store her sewing scissors, pins, seam ripper, ect.  (I still think it will be easier to steal supplies from Mom's sewing stash, but we will see.  LOL)  I created this to enter in Let's Face it Friday Challenge at the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog.  It is a designer's choice challenge to show off your Peachy Keen Face Stamps.  The strawberry in the pin cushion is free to swing around so he can get into some mischief.  I used PK-450 Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment for all the cute faces on my project. The sentiment is from PK-277 Vivienne and Friends.

Cricut Cuts:
Tomato- Country Life
strawberry and base- Preserves
Scissors- Sentimentals
Thread- Disney Princesses Happily Ever After

Friday, June 3, 2011

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #53

For this Peachy Keen Challenge you need to follow the sketch and use a sponge technique to apply ink.  The cute little bear cub on the onsie has a face from my PK-640 Princess Face Assortment.  I gave the bear a triangle nose with a marker to give him a nose more appropriate to a bear.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My Imagine Wallet

I give up!  I must have an Cricut Imagine so the savings begin.  I was inspired to make this wallet with "the prize" on the front by an design by Aphra Bolyer in the May Issue of the Cricut Circle Magazine, page 19.   Alphra made this cute Father's Day wallet that you can store a gift card and some memories to share with your #1 Dad in your life.  On a side note, my #1 Dad said he would happily support my crafting.  So, maybe my wallet will be a little fluffy soon. 

Cricut Cartridges:
$ - A Child's Year
Base- Shall We Dance
Imagine Machine and title- Cricut Everyday

Wallet:  A fabulous Pleather Wallet from 99 Cent Store, LOL