Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy Spring

Here is my entry for Emma's Throwback Challenge.  This challenge she asked us to follow a sketch and NOT use your cricut.  I picked this bunny sticker from my sticker stash and thought she looked like "spring".

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dylan's 2nd Birthday Mini

My great niece Dylan celebrated her 2nd birthday recently so I decided to make some mini albums for her mom and granny (my much OLDER sister, he he).  Each page has a mat and you can slide photos under the embelisments.  The base is a chipboard album that was painted white.
Base- Twinkle Toes
Star- Once Upon a Princess
Pull out Tag- TBBM

Boots- Old West
Cake- Sweet Treats, opens for pictures

Elmo- Sesame Street Friends
Presant- Sweet Treats, opens

Turtle- Walk in My Garden
gator- Create A Critter

dog- Celebrations
Tag pocket- Sentimentals

Tag Pocket- Sentimentals

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Jump with Gwennie

This card is made for my niece's birthday.  She just loves to jump rope and her favorite color is pink.  I hid the face cuts on my Gypsy and stamped her face with the Wide Eyed Kids stamp from Peachy Keen.  She is almost as cute as my niece.  The card is an entry for Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge # 48  follow the sketch.

Monday, March 28, 2011

You Quack Me Up Scrapbook Page

Cricut Circle is having a weekly challenge to create a project with an everyday topic or just because card.   I thought it was a great opportunity to make a scrapbook page of the everyday silliness that goes on around my house.  My girls have a big dress-up truck and just love to pretend, stage plays, and just have some fun with all the clothes. 
Cricut Cuts:
Title, Ducks, Base, Journal Tag- Just Because Cards
Lake- Create A Critter
Clouds and Sun- Paper Pups

Friday, March 25, 2011

Celebrate Today!

Today is my Father-in-Law's 80th birthday.  He has such a positive attitude and always a smile to share.  I actually made this card with out my cricut.  The flowers are made with my circle Sizzix die and some fabric.  The faces are PK-570, Basic Paper Doll Assortment.  The card is and entry into the PKS, Lets Face it Friday challenge. 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I Love Chocolate Bunnies

I made this card for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge.  This week's challenge was to use an older Cricut cartridge and the color green.  After all the Saint Patrick's Day challenges, I was a little freaked out about the color green.  BUT green does not have to equate March 17. 
Cricut Cartridges-, Easter 2010, Gypsy Wanderings
Stamps- My Creative Time, Color Me Happy

An "imagined" Baby Card

The Cricut Circle has a challenge to use your Imagine machine.... I don't have one but they said you can enter and use some sort of clip art.  So, here is my entry with some faux Imagine art. 

Monday, March 14, 2011

PKS Sketch Challenge # 47

This 5 by 5 inch card has a little puppy from PK-277 Vivienne and Friends.  He is so cute and ready for the paw-ty.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spring is Here!

Well, Spring was here a couple of years ago.  I had printed up lots of photos and then never scrapbooked them.  So when Robyn from My Pink Stamper had a blog hop with a spring theme, I decided to join.  I used my cricut and a set of MPS stamps too.
Crticut Cuts:
Chick and Nest: Create A Critter
Envelope and Tag: Sentimentals
Orange Date Tab: TBB&M
Word Bubble: George and Basic Shapes

Saturday, March 12, 2011

St. Pat's Challenge

The Cricut Circle's Weekly Challenge is to use a monochromatic color scheme of green for your project with a touch of gold.  I had been looking at my Disney Classics cartridge planning my Alice in Wonderland project and came across this mushroom.  I think a leprechaun would be cute sitting on this mushroom... but he had to leave because he was not monochromatic green, LOL. 

Friday, March 11, 2011

PB&J, The Gift Bag

I find myself heading to a child's birthday party almost every weekend.  My stock of smaller gift bags for a little something and a gift card is low so I thought I could jazz up some plain bags.  I purchased a set of bags at Micheal's and had a blast decorating this one with my Peachy Keen Stamps.  The peanut butter jar's face is from the PK-643 Boy Mates, because peanut butter is a boy of course.  The sweet jelly's face is from PF-450 Wide Eyed Kids.  Don't they look like such good friends?

Cricut Cartridge Cuts:
Playtime: PB Jar
Country Life: Jelly Jar
Preserves:  Labels
A Child's Year: Friends

This is my entry for the Let's Face It Friday Sew Super Cute Challenge hosted on Peachy Keen Stamps Blog.  They asked us to create a project (can be a card, scrapbook layout, altered item, etc.) with either real or faux stitching. Don't forget to use your Peachy Keen Faces to be eligible for the prize!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Can You Believe, A Paper Bag Album?

This album was made on a paper bag base.  The techniques is from Kathy Files (  Kathy went crazy with her mini, but I basically took the technique to expand the bags, added tags, and decorated with my trusty cricut.  For the flaps, I cut index cards on the From My Kitchen cricut cartridge.  Most the animals cuts are from Create A Critter.  The paper line is from DCWV, The Green Stack.  Not pictured is the tag that fits into the paper bag, you can fit a full size photo on those mats.  This mini can hold TONS of photos.  Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Crazy Monkeys Scrapbook Page

This page will be my entry for the Cricut Circle's Weekly Challenge. The Challenge: Incorporate at least three of the following types of materials on your project. (Hardware items, stars, raw cardboard or chipboard, twine, string, paint, buttons, staples, or distressed edges) My page has these three items, chipboard, twine, and staples that hold my ribbon.  All my cricut cuts are from the Paisley Cartridge. 

Friday, March 4, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Card

It is Throwback Thursday Challenge time again at My Creative Time and here is my project:

A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge
"hugs" Stamp from My Creative Time Color Me Happy Set
Martha Stewart Quilted edge punch

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I love Sunshine Card

Here is a cheerful card I made with my Peachy Keen Basic Paper Doll Face Assortment stamps. (PK-570)  This is for a challenge that the PK Stamps is holding on their blog where they challenged you to make a card using their provided sketch.  Have a sunny day!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Under the Sea

The Cricut Circle's Weekly Challenge #22:  Include a Fairytale or Folklore figure in your project. (princesses, gnomes, etc.)  I was all set to cut some gnomes from Freshly Picked but when I went looking for pictures I ran across this mermaid.  So, mermaid it is!  I think Ariel is the ultimate folklore figure because she is a mermaid and a princess.  Here is my scrapbook page entry all cut from Dream's Come True cricut cartridge.