Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Oh, Christmas Tree

Here is a holiday card I made for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, Challenge #88.  I am still playing with my Imagine and Cricut Craft Room, CCR  This card is made with the Imagine Cart Enjoy the Season.  I used CCR to modify the image size and tree layer to fit an A2 sized card. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sweet Gingerbread Card

The Cricut Circle's Challenge: We all have them in one form or another . . . flowers! Most of the time we buy them in a package, use a few, tuck them away and then forget that we have them. This week’s challenge we want you to shop your stash and incorporate purchased flowers into your project, whether it’s a card, layout, home decor item, etc. Be sure to include at least 2 Cricut Image Cuts on your project.

Cricut Cuts: Gingerbread - Enjoy the Seasons
Phrase -  Beyond Birthdays
Base - Elegant Edges
Images Flood filled with Enjoy the Seasons Imagine Cartridge

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Easy Treat Box

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog's weekly challenge this week is to create a project with the words "thank you" or "thanks".  I made this large tag for a pre-made treat box (the box was 50 cents.. how can you go wrong?).  I will be making a mini loaf of pumpkin bread today and package this up to give our neighbor Miss Sandy.

Turkey is from Create A Critter, "Thanks" from Opposites Attract,
Tag Base and colors Imagine More

I have to say.. this project many not seem like much.  BUT I used Cricut Craft Room and was able to get my Imagine to CUT!  I even change the size of the pre designed image from the Imagine More cartridge.  I am just giddy- 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Santa's Work is Never Done

I was looking at my Peachy Keen Stamps to design a card for their Sketch Challenge # 65.  For this challenge, follow the sketch and paper piece your stamps.  I have this darling train set, PK-242, and thought it would be fun to paper piece.  Santa gets bored driving a sleigh.. so sometimes he drives a train.  He can, HE IS SANTA!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

LFIF- Holiday Recipe Challenge

The Challenge :We want YOU to create a card or a layout holding your favorite holiday recipe! Include your Peachy Keen Faces to enter the challenge. Here is the Link for the Peachy Keen Let's Face It Friday Challenge.
Holiday?  I think of my mom's doctored up Jello recipes.  She has passed away but I always make one for a Holiday celebration.  The recipe card is written by my dear mom and can be taken off this 8 by 8 scrapbook page.
Face Stamps: PK-450 Wide Eyed Kids...
Love that devilish face on the Lime, because he is sour and tangy.

Cricut Cuts:
Pineapple- Sponge Bob
Lime- Preserves
Mixing bowl- From my Kitchen
Recipe Card File - From my Kitchen

"jello" cut by hand and covered with window cling material.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Frosty Layout

The Challenge: Borders can be simple & sweet, elegantly detailed, masculine, or playful . . . and they can be that perfect final touch to add to your project. We want you to make a run for the border . . . your Cricut Borders, that is. Create a projects of your choice and include a Cricut Border cut somewhere on your project. Be sure to include at least 2 Total Cricut Image Cuts on your project.

I used my Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake for the icicle borders and the cute Snowman is from the same cartridge.  The phrase "frosty" is layered to make it look like chipboard is from Winter Woodland.
Journal tag is behind the photo.

Scarf was made with ribbon, just covered the die cut with ATG tape. Face stamp is from Peachy Keen Stamps.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fall Centerpiece

The Cricut Circle's November Challenge: Signs of Fall with Texture Challenge!
The Challenge: Create a project of any kind using your “sign/sybmol” of fall (remember, this can be any fall item that brings that fall feeling to you). You also must include some way of adding texture to your project. Whether you use a cuttlebug, distress the edges, ink, stickles, etc. Your project must include at least 2 different Cricut cuts

Here is a centerpiece that will be on the kid's table this Thanksgiving.  (I have a large family and STILL sit at the kid's table... I am at ease eating with black olives on my fingers and sitting on chairs that are made for children under five. ha, ha, ) 

The crow's face looks similar to mine after cooking the Thanksgiving dinner.

Cricut Cuts:
Crow-  Imagine More
Sign- Home Accents
Hay Bale- sweet tooth boxes, wrapped with raffia

Stamp- My Pink Stamper, Happiest Moments set

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Oh Boy! Mini Album

My Pink Stamper's November blog hop is ON!  After the hop, you can make a project for the November 2011 Pinkalicious Challenge.  For the Challenge, make a scrapbook page or mini album by SUNDAY night.  I wanted to challenge myself to see if I could get a mini done Saturday afternoon (and evening).  Here is what I came up with using my My Pink Stamper "Boy Crazy" stamp set and "B is for Boy" Cricut cartridge.
Oh Boy!- from Mickey Font

Pictures can slide under embellishments.

This is my favorite page- Love the Peachy Keen face and "Vroom Vroom" Cozy Coupe.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Me, Me, Me!

My Creative Time is hosting her Throwback Thursday Challenge and one lucky winner that enters the challenge will win her entire stamp release on November 18!  The challenge is to use a "kid friendly" cartridge such as Disney, Nursery Tales, A Child's Year.. and  make any theme project of your choice.  I was looking at My Creative Time's "My Favorite Sayings," stamps set and thought I could use it for my gorgeous Queen of Hearts. She is extra pretty because she is rockin her blue eye shadow. I masked the lower portion of the stamp and replaced with die cuts of the word "me".  Although, I am sure the Queen of Hearts enjoys crafting, caffeine, and chocolate... who wouldn't?

A card for Cookie

Create a card OR layout based on the sketch provided at Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #64.  I enjoy making custom cards for someone special.  My girls have a great Aunt Cookie, a former teacher, who often sends them a BOX of books.  We just got a shipment on Wednesday, so I know she will be looking for a thank you card-

Thursday, November 10, 2011

FCCB Challenge Me Monday #85

This week, Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog's challenge is all about books! Create a project that has something to do with a book. You can make a book, include a book on your project, create a bookmark, etc. There are lots of possibilities! This is a free advertisement calendar my dad got in the  mail.  I thought I would cover it and use it to keep track of my challenge projects.  The cut is from Forever Young and the Imagine Best Friends Cartridge was used for the pattern papers.   I like how the Imagine will scale the pattern paper down for smaller cuts.  A Hampton Art stamp set was stamped on the background paper.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fish Tales Shape Album

My daughters and husband love to go fishing.  (I would scream in horror if I caught a fish...but the rest of the family enjoy the sport.)  I picked up the Campin' Critters Cricut Cartridge when it first came out AND just found the blog of the illustrator, Curt Jensen who designed the cartridge.  Curt Jensen is hosting a challenge in honor of Campin' Critters.  This is the link to the blog:  October's Cartridge Challenge.  Here is my project that I made with Campin' Critters, I can't wait to put the family's latest fishing trip inside.
The deer's fish was cut free and hung on a twine

Patchwork Photo Mat can be removed from book. 

Stickers from Jolee's

Sun is a tag attached to the back of album.

The Back of Album tags... Love the cloud paper from the Imagine Best Friends Cartridge :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Autumn Days Mini Album

This week's challenge at the Cricut Circle is to create a mini album... I enjoy making mini albums with my Cricut so I was happy to make an entry.  This shape album was made with Pop-Up Neighborhood. I used paper hinges to join the book together. I have to laugh because last year we took the kids to a local pumpkin patch and I my fall pumpkin photos had a fast food restaurant in the background.  This year I was thrilled to take them to a farm!  Only to hear that they missed the bouncy houses at the local pumpkin patch.  Well, mom likes the farm...
Paper from Recollections and Imagine More Cartridge, Cloud paper from Hopscotch Cartridge

Barn Door Opens for more photos

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sweet Bee

I am Bee-hind on my challenges that I like to participate in... Here is my entry for Peachy Keen's Lets Face It Friday's Creepy Cute Challenge.  I just got a photo of my niece in her Halloween costume this year.  She is such a Cute Bee! My paper bees are cuts from Pooh and Friends Cricut Cartridge with faces from PK-754 Critter Faces. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

2012 Desk Calendar

This started with a sketch which I thought would make a nice calendar.  The sketch appeared in the Cricut Circle's exclusive magazine that offered a challenge to use the sketch with your Cricut.  The base started as a piece of 12 by 12 piece of chipboard.  I cut this to 6 by 12 and folded this in half cutting some box lids from Sweet Tooth Boxes at 11.25 inches that fit on the ends.  Two binder rings are used to hold the calendar pages and I weighted the inside of the base with sand sealed in a plastic bag.  Each month has tag with its name on it that can be pulled out to keep track of important dates.
These months follow the sketch, February more closely.  Seasonal Cuts are from Simply Charmed, the USA hat is from Independence day

Base with Sweet Tooth Boxes used to cover ends.