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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!





Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thanksgiving placard

Here’s a Thanksgiving placard I made.  Had a lot of fun w/ it.  J

 popdotted:-


Tools/Items:-
Cricut Imagine
Cricut Imagine Cartridges  – see below
Cricut Cartridges – see below
Chipboard
Cardstock – white (for the Imagine)
Glue – ATG; Zig Two-Way
Stickles – gold; diamond; lavender
Pop dots

Cricut Imagine Cartridges 

Best Friends – scene
Enjoy the Seasons – turkey
Hey Diddle Diddle – button word

Cricut Cartridges

Country Life – barn
Simply Charmed – happy thanksgiving signage
Wall Décor & More – fence & rooster


Even tho our Thanksgiving has come and gone, I wanted to participate in a challenge that my friendly neighbours, the US of A were hosting.  So, this is for you, neighbour!!!  J



Sunday, November 10, 2013

Melody's 5000 subbie contest

Hiya!  You gotta check this one out.  Melody Lane of Melody Lane Designs is running a contest, whereby she's asking her subbies to send her a banner with the letters:-  CREATE.  Only, she's just asking for one letter on one banner.  However, you can enter as many times as you wish and send a few or all of the letters.  She's wanting the word, CREATE so she can put it on her wall.  She'll be making a choice of each of the letters and whichever one she chooses, the entrant will win an awesome prize.  

I designed a "T" for her.  Here it is:-



Please wish me luck that she likes and chooses my "T".  J

You can find out all about her contest here:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ8xRvJrTHg



Friday, November 8, 2013

Cricut Circle Challenge #9

1.       Create a card or a LO, stamp, as well as emboss.... but use only 3 colour cardstocks.....any three colours and include a dressform on it.  
Used my Cricut Imagine to create this card. The background colours (teal, gold, and gray) are from the Ancestry cart. The dressform is from the French Manor cart. The spool of thread is from the Happily Ever After cart. Added some yarn on the spool. The stitching on my background “quilt” is from a Daisy D runner. The sentiment was computer-generated and I used the RGB codes of the teal and gold colours on the Ancestry cart. to mimic the colours.

I printed/cut 4 scallop circles, floodfilled with different designs (2 were the same:- grey) and then cut them apart to make 4 pie shapes. Glued them together, to form one circle. Then added my faux stitching, to make it look like a quilt. 






Cricut Circle Challenge #8

1.      Take one Cricut layer and make it a plus.


Here's my spin on it:-

. . . a "Thinking of You" card I made for a friend. Betcha think the blue is showing thru the butterfly, eh? 
 Nope! But I did use double-sided cardstock.  



Only I flipped the butterfly on both the card and envelope, to show the opposite side colour.  You can see it better in this pic.  


Then, I covered up the inside butterfly w/ a "fluttering by" saying:-



Cricut Circle Challenge #7

1.      Create a Christmas Tradition themed layout. You must use a minimum of 2 Cricut cartridges & at least 1 cartridge must not be a Christmas/Winter cartridge. 

Here's my LO:-



Santa's sleigh -- Imagine Snow Angel (Christmas cart.) 
 
Reindeer -- Create a Critter (
non-Christmas cart.)  

Santa's Littlest Reindeer was created in CCR, using the Songbird (another 
non-Christmas) cart. and manipulated to sit willy nilly, and cut w/ my Cricut Mini. 
The b/g paper has raised glittered snowflakes all over it. 
 
Reindeers' heads only and sleigh are pop-dotted. 


The "littlest reindeer" is referring to non other than li'l Bailey!!! 



Cricut Circle Challenge #6

1.      Use any image from your NEWEST or any UNUSED Cricut purchase to create a new card, layout or 3D project of your choice.

I had just found out that a friend had Breast Cancer, so I made her this card. I had an Imagine cartridge that I didn't think I'd need for a while because of the designs on it (kinda babyish and I don't have any DGC yet), so it just sat there, unopened --- until now! I found the cutest ladybug on it. 

I used Hey Diddle Diddle for the ladybug and Autumn Celebrations for the Cancer ribbon. Her hat is from the Kate's ABC's cart. 
 

Also used the MS ladybug Punch Around the Page. 









Cricut Circle Challenge #5

1.    Make a Halloween or Autumn themed mini-book, any style, any size, and any length you like. Use Black, Orange, Grey, Purple and White colours, some sparkle, and stamping. It could be a brag book, a costume book, autumn colours book, a prank book, a recipe book, anything you like within the theme.

I used each and every colour mentioned: black, grey, purple, orange, and white. Threw in some Cricut green, too. This is a brag book of my li’l Bailey in his Halloween costumes.  J

I mainly used the Horizontal Mini Album on p. 14 but added other pages from other carts.















Cricut Circle Challenge #4

1.    Create a project for Christmas without using any green, red or pure white in the project. [Off whites like a beige can be used.]

Here's my interpretation of a non-Christmasy coloured card.  

Whoever is the recipient of this card and will probably ask: "a 
pink reindeer?????" ---- I'll tell them that "Susan made me do it!!!"  LOL






Cricut Circle Challenge #3

1.    Create a home decor project using chipboard and Cricut cut flowers. This can be anything, a picture frame, a photo box or maybe a fridge magnet!

I made this li’l 3D owl a while back, using the Noah's ABC's cart. but, for this challenge, I decided to add some flowers to her. The flowers are from the Sophie cart.





Cricut Circle Challenge #2

1.     Create a fall banner. This could appear on the wall, card, scrapbook page or anything else you can dream up. One rule...it has to be fall themed. 

Here's my Fall "Giving Thanks" banner.  I used the following carts:-

Cornucopia --- Autumn Celebrations
Giving --- Create a Critter 2
Letters --- Imagine Country Carnival






Cricut Circle Challenge #1

      Post an image or picture for your inspiration for the item that you would like to make.

I found a stamp idea on a stamp site. It’s a. . . ladybug, of course.  J

 The first pic, is the stamp. The second one is my re-creation of same. It doesn't look exactly like the stamp, but the concept is very similar. 






Cricut Circle Challenges

The Cricut Circle Message Board had some crafting challenges, so I partook.  Here are my entries and the criteria for each challenge.  I’ll post them separately.  J



Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy 6th Birthday, Bailey!

Well, li'l Bailey's 6th birthday was on Oct. 24th.  Hubby wasn't here that day, so we postponed it until the week-end.  Then, his momma lost the pix she took.  Finally, they showed up!  Phew!!  There were a LOT of pix on that SD card.  I was sooooo scared that it had been lost forever.   Sooooo, here are li'l Bailey's birthday pressies:-

BEFORE li'l Bailey:-


AFTER li'l Bailey:-

Can you tell which is his first choice and then his absolute fav???



Ohhhhh, I better play w/ the other two, too.  LOL
Happy Birthday, my sweet furbaby!!!!!



Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween





Monday, September 16, 2013

Anniversary Card

It’s my hubby’s and my anniversary today.  This is the card I made him:

Upper inside:- 
Inside: 


Completely utilized the Cricut Imagine machine to create this card. 

Tools/Items:-
Cricut Imagine
Cricut Imagine Cartridges  – see below
Cricut Cartridges – see below
Cardstock – white (for the Imagine)
Patterned paper – layer on card
Cardstock – base of card
Glue – ATG; Zig Two-Way
Rhinestones/gems
Pop dots

Cricut Imagine Cartridges 

All Wrapped Up – “With all my Heart” sentiment; fill for other items
Better Together – tree, branch, owl, heart thought bubbles
Enjoy the Seasons – hearts (on tree)
Imagine More Cards -- owl

Cricut Cartridges

Something to Remember – “Anniversary/Vine” sentiment
Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 – “I Love You” sentiment
Tie the Knot – 35 w/ swirls


He loved it!!!  And, that’s all that matters to me!!  J



Friday, August 23, 2013

Get Well Card

Made this card for a dear friend who is going thru a rough spell and is in the hospital.  I wanted to make her a card to cheer her up.  She loves owls, just like I do, so what better way than an "owl nurse" to get her back on her feet.   And a pink/blue one, to boot!  LOL

 Inside:-


Tools/Items:-
Cricut Imagine
Cricut Imagine Cartridges  – see below
Cricut Cartridges – see below
Cardstock – white (for the Imagine)
Corner Punch -- Recollections 3 in 1
Patterned paper
Glue – ATG; Zig Two-Way
Googley eyes
Glitter Glue -- MS Fire Opal
Rhinestones
Pop dots

Cricut Imagine Cartridges 

Audrey -- wings
Bubble Gum Stripes -- body
Yummy -- sentiment

Cricut Cartridges

Everyday Paper Dolls – nurse’s hat
Paisley – owl
Paper Lace – sentiment

I used the RGB codes from the Get Well sentiment to create the computer-generated sentiment, or OWL be really sad”.  J



Updated Cricut Cartridge CheckList --- August 23, 2013

Hiya!  It was brought to my attention by someone who was "on the ball" that the Cricut Cartridge:- "Heirloom", was missing from my list.  :-(

If you're not concerned about the Cricut Imagine tab, you don't need to print off this updated list but, if you are, here's the updated CheckList-



This is the cartridge in question:-
Sorry for my blunder.    :-(

Hope you're enjoying this CheckList.  It's saved "my bacon" a lot of times, in that I know which cartridges I own and don't end up buying duplicates.  J





Monday, August 19, 2013

Latest Cricut Cartridge Check List – August 2013

Hiya.


Provocraft released  a whole slew of new cartridges :-




As you’ll notice, the packaging is different and it’s a lot smaller.  Reason being there are no more overlays in these cartridges.  The handbook is just a shadow of its previous self.  Here’s an example of what one looks like:-

You need to purchase a "universal overlay" to be used w/ these new cartridges.  It looks like this:-


I’m finding these new cartridges really difficult to determine which category they should go into.  I’ve put them all in the main Cricut list; however, the Home Décor Vinyl  one is in the Projects list.


·           Cricut® Charmed
·        Cricut® Create a Friend
·        Cricut® Creative Holiday Cards
·        Cricut® CTMH – Artbooking
·        Cricut® Home Décor Vinyl  Wall Art
·        Cricut® Home for the Holiday (Fall & Winter)
·        Cricut® Simple Holiday Cards
·        Cricut® Something to Remember
          Cricut® Winter Wonderland  – Anna Griffin

If I have missed any, please let me know and I will update my Checklist.

Thanks!

Here's my latest checklist:-
Just to remind you that, when you click on the Cartridge name in the CheckList you downloaded, it will link directly to the Cricut website, whereby you can see more info about the cartridge(s).

For newbies to my Cartridge Checklist, here's what it looks like:-
Enjoy!



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