Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Here are pictures of the mini album I made for my partner Carolyn. This swap was a mini- album swap on the Cricut Message Board. We could make any mini album we liked. I used the Artbooking cartridge for a lot of the cuts and the pages themselves.
Carolyn made me an album and I will post those pictures soon.
Isn't this red and green elf just a cutie? He's been inked and Stickled and just ready to start some Christmas baking. This is one of 20 that I made for a recipe swap on the Cricut MB. I've had to wait several weeks to post this one because they hadn't been mailed back yet. It's always a surprise until we open our package from the hostess. There were a lot of pieces to the 20 elves, it took an entire evening to put them together. I used the Christmas Solutions cartridge for the elf (yes he is so small on the display card I couldn't really make him out) and CCR for the title (using the reverse image and welding in a box over the text). These are 6x6 inches, making the design a little challenging. Let's get baking!!
Monday, November 18, 2013
BBTB2 this week is "TURKEY". This is a simple plaque using adhesive vinyl. It will look nice against my mantel with all the fall foliage. I used the Thanksgiving and Artbooking cartridges. The swirl is brown and the 'grateful' is black, but they both look black. If I had additional colors of vinyl, I would add green or yellow too. However, I'm on the road, and didn't bring my entire stash. Thanks for viewing.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Here's my entry for the BBTB2 blog today. Let me tell you - this was a hard challenge for me. White on White is definitely not my style, I pondered over my project for 2 weeks. What could I make? What would look good in just white? Well, I came home today, ready to cut something from the CCR, and there it came to me, the free Christmas Card for today. The whites are really white and a light silver, it turns out a little darker in the picture. Snowflakes are from the "When It's Cold Outside" cartridge, pop-dotted on the card. A very simple card that looks dramatic. And Yes, it is getting cold outside, 39 degrees this morning when I went to work.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
I have been organizing my craft room. It's totally a HOT MESS right now. I just need more hours in the day, don't you?
Monday, November 4, 2013
CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE ENTIRE 2 PAGE LAYOUT
Today's challenge over at BBTB2 is "One for the Boys - Football Challenge". I couldn't pass up the opportunity to post two of the pages that I just completed of my husband and his best friends at the Superbowl this year. This was a major item checked off the bucket list for these guys. I used the All Sports cuts free on the Cricut Craft Room (CCR) last week to make the embellishments. The title and 2013 was made from Plantin Schoolbook. I was lucky to find a 49er paper kit at JoAnns. I'll post some of the other great layouts from this monumentous event soon.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
I work for a big communications company and there are always times when I need a work related card - retirements, birthdays, promotions, etc. so I made a batch of these cards a while back, I think they are great for male or female. I really like the patterned paper, it seemed to really complete the card. This card is going out to a friend who is retiring today. The 'It's Your Day' phrase is from the Celebrations cart, and the telephone is from Heritage. I Stickled the phone just to bling it up a bit.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
I love making these little onesies for newborns. I can personalize them and they are one-of-a-kind creations. I was lucky to find a lavender onesie and it was perfect for a friend's new little girl. I used baby pink iron-on vinyl and the Rock Princess cartridge to cut the design. There are little hearts in the lettering - they are a little hard to see. Sometimes I also decorate the backside with a design as well. This is a 15 minute project from start to finish, selecting the phrase from the 20 or so on this cartridge is the hard part.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Happy Halloween Everyone! This is my post for the BBTB2 Design Team Challenge. Since Halloween is still a few days away, I am posting a layout I finally completed from last year's pictures. My granddaughter received a riding horsey for her birthday, so it was only fit she get a cowgirl outfit to go with it. The title is my favorite aspect of the layout, with the word Halloween, skull, and spider from the Artiste cart. The October 31st cart was used to accent the title, the spider, tree, haunted house, and scarecrow/pumpkin cuts. The signs read "Whoa and lil' Cowpoke" from the Old West cart. This was a really fun layout to put together. Enjoy!
Monday, October 21, 2013
This week's challenge at BBTB2 is "Pumpkin time". I love the cuts on Hello Kitty, and so does my 2 year old granddaughter. She calls her "KI KI", and even has little Hello Kitty earrings, clothes and purses. This is a layout I made using a similar design that some on the Cricut message board posted a few years ago that I have saved in the "I've got to make that someday" file. My GD was only 1.5 months old when these pictures were taken. She was dressed as a banana baby along with mom and daddy, and the other one is with me and we are looking at the pumpkin my son grew. All cuts were from the Hello Kitty Cricut cartridge. Happy carving!