Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Black Friday Weekly Challenge ~ Cricut Circle

This project required two different cuts from Cricut Cartridges, the color black and something recycled or repurposed. I am not sure where this idea came from but since my family was drinking wine over the Thanksgiving holiday I took some of the corks and made the back of the wreath. I dug in the box of corks they keep for making "cork boards" and pulled out the same brand corks to assure they were the same size.

I made this wreath using a green from Basic Grey Green at Heart and SEI Alpine papers. I cut the leaves from Winter Woodland Cartridge.

I sprayed the leaves with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist which you can see better in this picture without the flash.

I cut the poinsettia's and holly out of the Christmas Cartridge on my Gypsy out of Bazzill cardstock. I used Candy Cane Stickles to make them sparkle. I used green rhinestones with the I Rock.

Here you can see the back of my wreath. I glued the corks together with regular glue because that is all I had at the time I was developing my idea but then I cut out some cardboard and stapled that to them for support. I layered the holy leaves so the darker and lighter colored green alternated. I wanted to add some ribbon, but haven't had time yet. I think this would make a cool ornament or something to hang on a door. I plan to put together a big one next. I stole all the saved corks from my parents!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

December Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge~Christmas Box or Bag

I used SEI paper from the Alpine Frost line. I cut the bag from Tags, Bags & Boxes Cart. I decorated it with a Tree cut from Christmas Cart I got free from the downloads to my Gypsy. The deer, snowflakes and poinsettia from Winter Woodland Cart. I embellished with Crystal, Holly, Candy Cane and Black Diamond Stickles. To complete the requirement of using something from a sponsor to Cricut Circle Magazine, I used my Imaginisce I Rock and adhered green rhinestones for some bling. I used some Sheer ribbon for the bows. It's kind of over the top but I plan to use it for a gift for a good friend who will appreciate all the work I put into it.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Circle Challenge Week #7 Thank You Card & Color Challenge

This weeks entry has the requirement of 4 colors and it is to be a Thank you card. I used Basic Grey Green at Heart. I stitched around the base and then cut for circles and four flowers from George Cart and Thank you from Alphalicious Cart. I embossed the circles with the Circles embossing folder and the flowers as well. I used a stitched brad from Green at Heart for the center of the flower.

Ornament Contest Entry for Circle Magazine

It's difficult to get a good picture but I used SEI paper from the Christmas Mint Collection. The biggest cut is from French Manor Cartridge and I cut 2 of the same pieces and glued them back to back and then cut one in half and glued it to make it 3D. The paper I used on this cut was Peppermint Bark. Then I cut the center snow flake from Winter Woodland Cartridge and used Meringue (pearl paper). I cut the other two snowflakes from the same cartridge (Winter Woodland) and used Marzipan and Raspberry Truffle. I took the inside of the first cut from French Manor and cut it in half gluing again back to back to make it thicker and then I cut it in half and used my Cuttlebug with the Snowflakes embossing plate to give the last cut some dimension and to stick to the rules of using two Provo Craft Products. I tied the snowflakes on with fishing line and added some Swarovski crystals to make it sparkle. The ribbon to make the loop to hang on the tree is from Stamp'in Up.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Circle Challenge Week #5

This card is made with Basic Grey Kioshi paper. I stitched around the mat and the squares. I glitter misted the two squares with Olive Tattered Angels Mist. I cut the bird, branch and feathers all out of Straight From The Nest.

Monday, November 1, 2010


The winner of the Basic Grey Paper Pack and Brads is Peggy from Colorado....

"Love Basic Grey my fav would be snickers and candy corn"

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Thanks everyone for playing...look for something fun around Thanksgiving!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cricut Weekly Challenge #4 Birthday Sketch

Here is my 4th weekly challenge submission using the birthday sketch. For this card I used Basic Grey Kioshi paper for the entire card. I used cuts from Straight From The Nest (presents) and Celebrate With Flourish (balloon and Happy Birthday. I used some bling from I-Rock. I also used Stickles on the presents (grape). It's hard to see on the photos but I used Olive Glitter Mist from Tattered Angels on the balloon and I used Olive and Pink Bubble Gum Glitter Mist on the Happy Birthday.

Happy Halloween ~ Trick or Treat Giveaway

So in the spirit of Halloween I thought I would give something away. This is a new paper pack from Basic Grey called Wander. It has 18 double sided papers with one alphabet sheet and one card stock sticker sheet included. Also a pack of Wander brads containing 24 glazed brads to accentuate your paper pack. Okay so here is all I ask, post a comment about your favorite halloween candy you got as a child or that you "steal" from your child's collection! Add a link to your blog if you'd like to let others have a chance to win! If you want to take a closer look at the papers in the pack go to! This is one of my favorite brands of paper so I thought I might get you hooked to! I will pick a winner tomorrow! Good Luck!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cricut Circle Monthly Project

I made the mat for this picture using Basic Grey Kioshi paper. I cut filgree1 from Straight From The Nest as well as the word celebrate. The pearls are from Michael's and the orange rhinestones are I-Rock. The flowers are from SEI. The picture is from a recent girls trip with my mom and sister in Chicago. My sister just finished her doctorate as a pediatric nurse practitioner.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Halloween Layout for Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge

I did this layout today using SEI Spooky paper and pictures from Halloween 2008 of my daughter. I used the George Cart to make the frame on the top picture, French Manor Cart to make the window with vellum behind it and a candle in the window from Wedding Cart. The tree is from Celebrate with Flourish Cart as is the pumpkin.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I made this card this weekend, used a paper from Creative Imaginations and the monkey and banana are from Create a Critter cart.

This paper is also from Creative Imaginations. I cut the frog and lily pads from Create A Critter and the posy's (lily's) from Walk in My Garden. Stamp is from My Pink Stamper.

Circle Challenge Week #3 Orange, Tan, Grey & Burgundy with Texture

I created this card for this weeks challenge using Country Life cart for the chickens and Straight From The Nest for the Flourish's. I used a stamp from My Pink Stamper for "Chicks rock"

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Circle Challenge Week #2 Think Pink

Think Pink Circle Challenge using Basic Grey Kioshi Paper. I pleated the bottom of the front of the card and then used some Making Memories Ribbon. I used the Birds on Parade cartridge to cut the butterfly and scallops. I used My Pink Stamper clear stamp for "Hang in there." I embellished with some bling I bought at Wal-Mart.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Celebrate Card

I got a start on another project today, a card. It's not finished yet, but here is a first glance. I used the Celebrate with Flourish.

Fall Hoot 'N' Holler Card

This is today's creation...I am really starting to get into the groove, but back to work tomorrow. So for today I made a card 4X6. I used SEI Sophia paper. The base is Sophia rum raisin. I layered on top of that some SEI velvet paper in Sophia amber, cutting that 3.75 in by 5.75 in. I wrapped a ribbon around it, that is also from SEI, but I don't know the name. I used Cricut Lite Hoot 'n' Holler to cut the owl <19> and the branch <1> with leaves and layered them. I used Sophia terra rosa on the chest of the owl and Sophia vanilla bean for the second layer. The base is Sophia rum raisin (same as card base) to get the feet and beak. I cut the owl 3.25 in. I cut the branch and leaves at 4. 5 inches. I cut it all together on my Gypsy. The pattern paper on the leaves is another velvet paper Sophia persimmon. I used plain white for the eyes and I accented with some bling, also from SEI. The letters were cut from Ashlyn's Alphabet with Sophia rum Raisin as the shadow and the opposite side of that paper which is a misty green color.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge French Manor Cartridge

This card was made for the weekly Cricut Circle Challenge using the French Manor cartridge and embellishing with gemstones, pearls or jewels. On the outside of this card I used SEI Paper called Mimosa Mint Juep for the background. I cut the window and then cut out behind it and put velum so you could see through the card to the inside. I cut the bird using Robin and the layer for the branch. For the Robin I used SEI Mimosa Daiquiri. The strip across the top is SEI Mimosa Margarita. I used Heidi Swapp Pink Jewels to accent.

On the inside I used SEI Mimosa Guava for the background. I cut the Frame using French Manor and the paper is SEI Mimosa Margarita. I cut the model using the Forever Young Cartridge. She is model 17. I cut her dress out using SEI Mimosa Chartreuse. I used the Hanna Montana Cartridge to do the font on the front and the back. Although it is hard to see some of the paper has glitter and some is shimmery; that is how it came, I did not add anything to it.

The card is made so you can "peek" through it like the bird! Enjoy! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Easter Cards

Made these last minute Easter cards last weekend. I used Create a Critter Cartridge and Easter 2010. The paper is Lemonade by Basic Grey and the ribbon is Juliette by SEI. I used a stamp from Stampin Up, not sure which collection it is off the top of my head.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Valentines Boxes

I made these from SEI Juliette Paper. I used my Cricut Cartridge Tags, Bags & Boxes to make the boxes. I used Love Struck to make the layered hearts.