Friday, September 30, 2011

"Fangful" Card

I was playing with my new stamp set, MPS Spook-alicious, and thought I would make a card for the Cricut Blog's Card Making Day challenge.  Apparently October 1, is World Card Making Day... who knew?  Fang the dog is from Cricut Decals and the base shape is from Cricut Essentials cartridge.  Both of these cartridges are pre-loaded on the E2 Anniversary edition. 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

What's Up?

I think my giraffe would know the answer.  He is a cut from Animal Kingdom with eyes from my Peachy Keen Face Assortment, PK-640.  They eyes on this stamp set are far apart but if you mask the stamp you can bring them closer together.  The sentiment is from MPS's Punny-licious stamp set.  The card was designed using a sketch at Peachy Keen Challenge #61.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mini Album, BOO!

Here is an easy to put together mini album I made for my sister.  The album base is 3 black envelopes and each page has a pull out tag.  Each letter is only glued at the edge at the side so it will slide over the page.  Add some stamps (I used My Pink Stamper's Sook-alicious.), punches, and Cricut cuts, and you are ready for pictures. 

Spider charm is made from stamp set and a Tim Holt's fragment
Close up of Hat

Album with tags removed from envelope pockets

Monday, September 26, 2011

Cathy's Spider

My sister in  law hates spiders... BUT who would hate this sweet girly spider?  I was making some flowers with the Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge and some reminded me of pom poms.  I am reliving my youth and making a "paper pom-pom" spider.  She lives on this bucket I found in the dollar section at Target.  I added the vellum inside and added a battery operated votive.

To make the spider, cut two spiral flowers and roll.  Sandwich between a spider cut of your choice.  I used Doodle Charm's spider.  I cut a smaller flower for the head. 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunny Gift Box

I plan to use this sunshine box as hostess gift and think a small candle will fit inside perfectly.  The box is cut from the Wedding cartridge and the sun is from Tinkerbell and Friends.  The sun's sweet face is from Peachy Keen's Princess Face Assortment.  This will be my entry for the Peachy Keen Sunshine  Challenge.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fab 50s Scrapbook Page

I created this scrapbook page for the September Magazine Challenge at the Cricut Circle.  For the challenge, you need to use Echo Park paper or stickers and your favorite cartridge.  I was drawn to Echo Park's Happy Days collection and remembered I had some photos of dear daughter from a 50s party.  My favorite cartridge of all time is Create a Critter... which you don't think of using when designing a 1950s theme project.  Would you believe there are four cuts from Create a Critter on my scrapbook page?  (The "fab" title, the stamp shape turned journal frame, the "retro" design by the ice cream, and the flowers on the glasses.) That is the great thing about our cartridges, there are SO many hidden jewels!  The rest of my cuts are from Nifty Fifties and the background element is from Elegant Edges.  The photo corners are made from a punch.

The glasses have plastic lenses, added a straw to to the Echo Park sundae sticker by using a boarder strip from the collection. The Imagine was used to print some 50s turqoise to match the collection.

Hid the words on the Nifty Fifties motel sign with my Gypsy. "Second" is the font from Nifty Fifites while the other words are stickers form the Echo Park Collection. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pirates Play Hard Card

Here is my pirate inspired project for the Challenge  at the Fantabuous Cricut Challenge Blog.  I just new I had to make the pirate from the B is for Boy cricut cartridge.  He is so cute!  I have been wanting this cartridge for such a long time and just got it with my rewards points. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Cricut Banner

Provo Craft is having a contest, with a little encouragement from my friend Teresa, I made a banner to enter.  My idea was a colorful one with a rainbow theme and each banner has loads of cuts that represent each color of the rainbow.  I printed some background paper on my Imagine with bug heads. 

close up showing the tone on tone cuts

Monday, September 19, 2011

Halloween Countdown Callendar

Here is my entry for the Cricut Circle's Monthly Challenge: Window Dressing Challenge. (Create a project of your choice and include a WINDOW element of some kind! Your project must include at least 2 different Cricut Image Cuts.)  I thought about making a Halloween scene that you might see in a shop window and this is what I came up with.  I just love it!  It reminds me of trick-or-treating with my "super hero" brother and my imagination running wild at the scary old house on the block.  The countdown pieces have magnets on the back that stick to the painted cookie sheet. 

close up of trick or treaters- my mom would have made the princess wear a sweater ;)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Hello Penguin Card

This card was made following the challenge sketch at  Peachy Keen's Sketch Challenge #60.  For some reason this was a challenge for me to find something to fit the sketch.  (I tend to over think things... join the challenge, the prize is a darling witch stamp set.)  The penguin is from an oldie but goodie, Zooballo cricut cartridge.  Her face is from PK-754 Critter Faces Set A. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Peace the Card

This card was made with only cuts form Groovy Times.  My daughter just loved this cartidge when we were shopping... so I had to buy if for her (or was it for me?).  I follwed a sketch from the Cricut Circle Blog Weekly Challenge to create the card.  The challenge was to follow the sketch and add some bling. 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Note Holder Gift

This note holder is a little gift for my daughter's teacher this year.  My daughter was telling me that she liked cows, so I grabbed this note holder with her initial on the front.  The cow is from Animal Kingdom Cricut cartridge and his adorable face is from Peachy Keen Stamps, PK-754 Critter Faces.  This is my entry for the Let's Face It Friday Back to School Challenge.

Crocodile Card

I am playing in another challenge at My Creative Time where we are challenged to create a card using the colors, green, purple, orange, and black.  The twist- NO CRICUT! The colors remind me of Halloween but when I was digging in my stamp drawer I saw this crocodile.  I thought he would be cute in these colors... which are very striking together.  Chomp! (translation= enjoy your day)  Check out the Design Team and all the entries here.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Back 2 School

My Pink Stamper is hosting a blog hop challenge.  If you have the time, there are some nice projects on the hop to enjoy.  The challenge is to make a school themed project and it cannot be a card or scrapbook page.  I had just sent my children to school this week and thought about a project to showcase the back to school photos.  The school is from Cricut cartridge Pop-up Neighborhood.  I made the sides to open so you could "open the doors and see the people".  I have this on my desk and love to see my girls all happy about returning to school.  I myself wish summer would never end.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Anniversary Card

Hello this is my second post today-  A quick card for Peachy Keen's Sketch Challenge #59.  This card is for my mother and father in law.  Hubby just told me we are celebrating their anniversary this afternoon!  I hope it will dry in time for the get together, LOL.

My Mom's Recipes

When I was in my early 20's, my mom wrote out all of the favorite family recipes.  She even had recipes from her grandmother from Sweden! What a great gift I was receiving at the time. I can share the recipes with my girls and they can learn about the grandmother they never met.  I purchased a recipe box and decorated it with Early Bird Cosmo Cricket paper.  The inside of the lid has a photo of my mom that will bring a smile to my face every time I open the recipe box.   Additional dividers where created with my Gypsy to match the pre-made tabbed dividers allowing more room to journal the traditions of the recipes. I used my Imagine (with Best Friends), E2, and Cuttlebug (with Swiss Dots and Seeing Dots folders). 

This is my entry for the Cricut Circle's August Magazine Cosmo Cricket Challenge. 

Hello Mom

My brother's favorite Lemon Cake is clipped to the back, YUM

My Mom had a toaster like this one, so fun!

NO poultry recipes from my Mom... She had pet chickens