Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Little Treasure

The Cricut Circle Magazine July Challenge is to create ANY project with the new exclusive Pop-Up Neighborhood Cricut Cartridge.  This is a wonderful cartridge with many extras.  I have made a few scrapbook pages with this cartridge but I really wanted to challenge myself and make something with the pop-up feature.  While I was looking at the images, I thought I could tell some of the stories about my father in law.  He loves to tell stores of his youth and I though I would make a little "treasure" to store some of his stories for future generations.  I think children really love the magic of a pop-up.
band sleeve holds book closed

all popped up
fronts of pop-ups

close up of tractor

ice-cream shop
close up of trailer

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A New Grand Daughter Gift

Some dear friends of mine just became grandparents for the first time.  I made this name album to celebrate the joy of their new grand daughter.  She has an unique name so it is extra fun to make a personalized album.  Welcome to the world new baby Kaiia :)
Front view, Font Winter Woodland

Most of the cuts are from Baby Steps Cricut Cartridge

pocket tag and tag slides behind photo mat

Left side (not pictured) has a a matching photo mat

pink polka dot is a pocket for tags

photos can slide into photo frames, onesie is a tag that can be removed.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Circut Circle Weekly Challenge # 36

For this challenge you must use 2 cricut image cuts and include fabric in your project in some way.  I thought this kite card on the E2 preloaded cartridge Just a Note would look cute with a fabric tail.  I added some clouds and sun from the Pop-Up Neighborhood cartridge.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Call Entry

My Pink Stamper is hosting a challenge for a chance to be on her design team.  I REALLY enjoy my Cricut and My Pink Stamper Stamps are designed to use with the Cricut... how great is that!

The Challenge:  Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite Cricut cartridge using the following colors... Orange, Turquoise, Green, and Brown.

Those colors reminded my of my children's fish.  There is always a question in my house concerning if  the fish has been fed or not.  So, I made this adorable sign to post the fish's thoughts.  She says, "Yummy" (MPS- Simple Sweet Occasions) that means she has a full tummy.

Cricut Cuts: Fish Bowl - Life is a Beach @ 5 in, Sign - H20 @ 2 in.
Paper: Greens DCWV, Turquoise Coredinations, Gold K and Co, Brown scrap piece
Extras- Your Story Laminating Machine, Stickles, plastic "dew drops", Twigs Cuttlebug folder, black Staz On Ink, brown chalk ink, black Copic marker, Martha Stewart Icicle Punch (for grass at base of sign), suction cup hanger

Friday, July 15, 2011

Road To CHA Banner for Cricut Circle

I made this for a challenge at the Cricut Circle's Blog.  They asked us to create a banner on a Birthday Bash pennant base.  I made this to represent the state of California and had a blast creating this project. Surfin' and Chirpin' with Cricut, sounds fun to me!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Peachy Keen Sketch Callenge # 56

I made this card to enter in the Challenge on  my brand spankin' new Imagine.  I am really impressed with this machine and my Peachy Keen Wide Eyed Kids face looks right at home on this strawberry. 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge with Just Because Cards

For this Throwback Thursday Challenge you must use Just Because cards (or Wild card) cartridge and incorporate some emossing.  I love the look of embossing and plan to.. then I forgot :(  But, no worries, I was able to take the tag off my card and dry emboss it with my cuttlebug.  I like how that accents my stamp.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

BBQ Party Invite

For the month of July, The Cricut Circle is having challenge to create something with a BBQ, Picnic, or Patio theme, AND a gingham or check pattern.  My entry is this cute apron invitation, the details of the party are in the the apron's pocket.  I hand stitched around the pocket and apron with embroidery floss.  I used my Gypsy and E2 and lots of cartridges to cut this project (Jar- Doodlecharms, Apron and condiments- Paper Dolls for Everyday, Spatula- From My Kitchen, George- Apron additional welding at top and pocket, "BBQ"-Old West, "You're Invited"- Sentimentals).

Pull out of Pocket

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge # 55

My Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge bunny's face was made with my PK-450 Wide Eyed Kids Face Assorment.  I made the stamp more bunny-ish by adding some wiskers, buck teeth, and a button nose. Check out the other challenge entries here.

Monday, July 4, 2011

July 2011 Crop Challenge #4: Get 'Er Done

Doesn't that sound like a challenge we all can participate in?  Here is the link to join the fun: Challenge #4 .  I have a few projects in my craft cue... but I think I would need a week to finish them.  So, I started a new project for this challenge.  I picked up a small chipboard mini album kit at a local store for 97 cents about a year ago. My kids often go to birthday parties for their friends and I like to put together a few photos of them in a mini to send.  Each page has a place for a photo and a little journal spot.

Happy 4th of July my crafty friends!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

July 2011 Crop Challenge #5: Home, Sweet, Home

This Crop Challenge is to complete a project with a home theme.  I made a card for a house warming for my niece.  Thanks for taking a peek-

July 2011 Crop Challenge #2: Primary Colors

Here is my entry for Kathryn's Challenge #2.  The project must include primary colors and follow the "Gallon, Quart, Pint" rule.  When I think of primary colors, I think of children so I thought I would make a card for a child.  I have a gallon of white, quart or red, and a pint of yellow on my card.  Mickey Mouse sure looks cute as the engineer of this train.

July 2011 Crop Challenge #6: A Baker's Dozen

Kathryn at Life on the {Scrap}beach is hosting a series of challenges and this is my 8 by 8 scrapbook page entry for Challenge #6.  For this challenge, you must create something inspired by baking or cooking.  I am not much of a cook but I do enjoy baking cookies with my family.  Every Christmas we bake and decorate Christmas Cookies. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Let's Face It Friday - Old School

The Peachy Keen Stamps' Let's Face It Friday Challenge this time around is to make a project about the year YOU graduated high school.  Hop in my time machine to 1984- sport your permed hair, your Doc Martin boots, rubber bracelets, and Wham! T-shirt.  Totaaallly Fer Sure!  I have to laugh because my daughter was asking me about her bracelets, "Are those silly bands, Mom?"  Her darling face is from my PK-640 Princess Face Assortment.