Saturday, November 27, 2010

Poodle Gift Bag

I made this gift bag with my Tags, Bags, and More Cricut Cartridge.  I love this cut because it works with directional paper, you wouldn't want your poodles to be upside down.  This is an entry for the Cricut Circle magazine challenge for December.  The paper and stamp are from Imaginisce Perfectly Posh line.  I found a poodle on Once Upon a Princess and tried to match the cut with the cute poodles on the paper.  I added pom poms and stickles to the poodle. 

Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Recipe Book

This is my version of Kathy's ( recipe album.  I an not much of a cook so I made mine for Christmas cookies.  I am so happy how this turned out... it just makes me smile when I look at it.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge # 8

This weeks challenge was to follow their sketch provided with a vintage theme using 3 vintage elements and at least 2 cuts.  I love vintage and shabby chic and made this design to hang in my sewing room.  Now I need to find a frame AND a sewing room!  (Aww, someday.)  My Mom taught me to sew and I used buttons from her button stash for this project.  It was a great treat as a kid to sort through mom's button box. 

Cut Summary:  dress form- French Manor, sewing machine- Country Life, thread- Happily Every After, phrase- Nursery Rhyme,  tags- Sweet Treats, layers for flowers- Forever Young, lace circle- Holiday Cakes.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Cricut Circle November 2010 Challenge

Remember Sunny Days is my entry.  The challenge was to make a Home Dec project, at least one cut, use your cuttlebug, felt, and the color green.  Ok, I need a little cheering up lately, as I feel that the world is picking on me.  I made the cheerful elephant to remind me of the happy days and the hope that they will return!  The font is Don Juan, the "sunny" is from Create A Critter,  "days" is from Just Because Cards, all welded to the cute elephant from Everyday Cakes.  The grass is a boarder from Everyday cakes too.

Sizzix Haul

I had the chance to drive to the Sizzix Warehouse sale.  I know, why sizzix dies when you have a cricut?  Well, the large dies can cut fabric and chipboard very easily.  My main goal was to get a sidekick ($12) because I have sizzlet dies that I prefer to crank through the sidekick.  My old sidekick bit the dust.  I picked up all the sizzlet dies for 25 cents each.  The alpha strips were $3, I like the small letters and it comes with upper and lower case. The stamps were $1.  I got Tim Holtz embossing folders for $3 a set (bricks and wood grain).  The bag was $2, and the Tim Holtz die was 8.  It is a mover and shaker style that you can add magnet dies into the center.  They had tons of goodies.  It was a good time.  I should have taken pictures of the women there stocking up!  Wow! 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Smiley Cards

Here is a quick thank you card I put together using the new cart Smiley Cards.  The flower cut is supposed to have sad face but I put a smile on the flower.  A Child's Year cut was used for the sentiment scalloped oval and I just wrote "thank you" with a marker. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #4, Birthday Sketch

The Cricut Circle, or as I call it Cricut Club to people that are not into Cricut, asked us to follow a sketch.  I have never used a sketch and found it to be rather nice.  I helps you to get right down to creating because you have a map to follow.  You  must use 2 cuts and incorporate buttons.  My buttons are the "sprinkles" on the cupcake.  I was thrilled to find the mini buttons is my cropper hopper embellishment box.  I have no idea when I got them...  which is kinda scary.  Anyway, here is the layout I created.  It is of my sweet gals and puppy at the puppy's birthday party. 

Winter Frolic Christmas Ornament

This is my entry for October's Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge.  Entries must have 4 cricut cuts and use some other Provo Craft product, which I chose my Cuttlebug.  I used the birthday candle Cuttlebug embossing folder to put "slats" on my sled.  (I am not sure if that is the name of the folder.)  I also wanted to use my snowflake folder on the scallop circle but go so excited about putting the ornament together I forgot about my snowflake folder. 
Large snowflake- Winter Woodland
Scallop circle- Mini Monograms
Circle- Mini Monograms
That cute kid on the sled- Winter Frolic
Let it Snow phrase- Winter Frolic
Snowflakes on Acetate- Me and My Big Ideas
Glitter- Martha Stewart
mini pom pom and ribbon

Monday, November 1, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge, Celebrations Cartridge

I have always enjoyed the Celebrations Cartridge, so when Emma (at suggested this was the cartridge for ThrowbackThursday I had a smile on my face.  Then she said the challenge was to make a Christmas project, the smile left my face.  Like most things, it was not as awful as I thought.  I was toying with the idea of stretching a party hat into stylish Christmas tree. With this idea, I went digging for paper and changed my mind. I thought I could make a tag that would "match" my paper.  The Martha Stewart Button punch was used to hold the tag string.  You can always use a tag, so here is my entry-