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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Hello! Card

Hi everyone! Wow - it has been over a week since my last post! The weather has been beautiful here lately and with the kids' sports and school activities I haven't had much time for creation! I have been working on a mini album that I should be able to post in a few days...

I am so excited to find that I have reached 500 followers on my blog! Woo hoo! I will be posting a great giveaway soon. I have ordered a few things and am just waiting on them to arrive! Stay tuned!

Here is a card I whipped up tonight to enter in the challenge this week at Fantabulous Cricut. The challenge was to use the colour blue and a cloud on your project.

I used the Create a Critter cartridge for the bird on the cloud image (cut at 3.25"). The patterns are all printed with my Imagine using the Enjoy the Seasons cartridge.

To make the bird blue, I chalked it with some shimmer chalk. I used my Stampin' Up! markers to add the stitching detail.

For added embellishment, I chose some pink satin ribbon and a little blue bling on the corners.

Hope you like it!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Birthday Bash Blog Hop - #84 Serenade

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Birthday Bash Blog Hop. We are here today to celebrate Lisa's birthday as well as her daughter Becky's! We will showcase some fabulous birthday themed ideas! If you came here from Curls and Grins are are at the right stop! If you have just happened to come to my blog, then you should head to Scrapping with Lisa to start from the beginning! You don't want to miss a thing!

For my card, I decided to size it to fit into a legal size envelope. Using the Serenade Cricut cartridge, I cut the following images:

Bird Cage - cut at 3.75".

Table - cut at 3.75".

Bird - cut at ".

The scalloped background was made using the Elegant Edges cartridge and my Gypsy in order to manipulate the cut so it would fit on my card base. It measures 3.8" wide and 8" high.

The cage was attached to the card using foam squares in order to give it sme dimension.

To embellish the card a bit I added some bling and some white organza ribbon.

Hope you like it!

The next stop on the blog hop is Scrappin' Pink Piglet! Go check out what this talented lady is about to show you! Enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop and have a fantastic day!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

#83 Soccer - Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone! The latest challenge at the Cricut Circle Blog is to create a layout using this sketch:

I chose some photos of my daughter posing in her soccer uniform last season for my layout. Using the Soccer solutions cartridge, I made the following cuts:

Soccer ball - cut at 4".

"Soccer" - cut at 1.25".

Shoe - cut at 1.25".

The patterned paper used is from a retired CTMH collection. I believe it is called "Game On".

Hope you like it!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wish Big...

Hi everyone! Here is a card I created for the Throwback Thursday challenge this week at My Creative Time. Emma asked us to create a project using the Doodlecharms cartridge and the colour blue.

For my card I chose the cupcake from the Doodlecharms cartridge. A pretty simple card but I like how it turned out!

I added some blue stickles around the icing and some pen detailing along the edges of the candle and cupcake wrapper.

Patterned paper is by Stampin' Up! (background) and DCWV (cupcake wrapper)

The sentiment is from the My Creative Time stamp set "Wow! So Many Candles" that I just received in the mail the other day! Love it Emma! Can't wait to check out your new releases on Friday!

Monday, May 16, 2011

24 Carrot Friend

Hi everyone! Here is a card I created for the Peachy Keen Stamps challenge.

The challenge this time was to create a project using the following sketch

The twist on this challenge that it was required to use a popped-up stamped image.

The rabbit image is by Peachy Keen Stamps.

The background is by Magnolia.

The sentiment is by Scrappy Moms.

All images were coloured with Copic markers.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

You're Super!

Hi everyone! Here is a card I made for last week's challenge at the Pollycraft Challenge Blog. The challenge this week was "Boyz to Men" to create a masculine card. I do a lot of girly projects and not nearly enough boy themed ones so this was a great challenge for me!

I used a Pink Cat Studio stamp set for the images on this card.

I coloured the image with my Stampin' Up! markers as well as used the same markers to stamp the sentiment and lightning bolts.

The cardstock is also by Stampin' Up!

Friday, May 13, 2011

#82 Locker Talk - A+ Teacher

Hi everyone! Here is a project I created for the Cricut Circle Magazine challenge last month. We were asked to create a project for our teachers using our Cricut machines.

I chose to create this notebook and card set for my daughter's 2nd grade teacher who is a fantastic influence on my daughter's life! All cuts were created using the Locker Talk cartridge.

The apple was cut at 2.5".

A+ was cut at 1.5".

The pencil was cut at 2.75".

The scissors were cut at 1" and welded on the Gypsy.

"Teacher" was separated from an image that was cut at 2.5".

The scissors and pencil rim were run through my Xyron, then sprinkled with silver glitter.

To create the notebook, I used a cereal box for the base, cut at 3" X 5". I covered the cardboard with patterned paper , cut some lined binder filler paper to the same size and bound it all together with my Bind-It-All. I then added three different types of fibers to the metal coil rings.

Hope you like it!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

#81 Handyman - Cricut Circle Gift Card Challenge

Hi everyone! The lastest weekly challenge on the Cricut Circle Blog was to create a gift card using the Cricut. My brother's birthday is coming up soon and I usually get him gift cards because he is so hard to buy for. I thought a Canadian Tire card would be a good choice this year so decided to use my Handyman Lite cartridge for the first time on this project!

The cartridges / cuts used are:

Gift Card - Cindy Loo (cut at 8")

Tool Box - Handy Man (cut at 2.25")

"Brother" - Base Camp (cut at 1")

Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Me in My Space and Blog Hop Winner!

Hi everyone! Hope you're having a great week so far! So sorry, I completely forgot to post my winner from the Flowers, Flowers Everywhere Blog Hop! It's funny - I used Random.Org to choose a winner and it came up Leila Botting - who just happens to be my sister LOL. After contacting her, we decided to choose another name - she already has the Cherry Blossom cover for her Gypsy :-) and wants it to go to someone else who will love it! Thanks Leila!

Soooooo, the new winner of the Gypsy starter kit is.......

Michelle - I will be messaging you shortly to get your details! Congrats!

This week on the Cricut Circle Blog they asked us to take a photo of ourselves in our scrap space in order to win some FABULOUS prizes! Here I am:

Me in my Cricut corner - where on earth am I going to put that e2 I have been trying to get? Trying and not succeeding, how many contests must I enter? Being in Canada, we couldn't order them from HSN, so I was thrilled when they showed up on - unfortunately the shipping cost is way too high to Canada and I can't justify the cost - yet.....I really want those cartridges on the anniversary edition - they look wonderful! I even tried to sweet talk someone in customer service to give me free shipping - with no success - sigh......LOL

Have a great night everyone!

Monday, May 9, 2011

My Pink Stamper National Scrapbook Day Challenge #12

Hi everyone! Now for the last challenge from the My Pink Stamper National Scrapbook Day celebration! Woo hoo! I finished on time - and with 20 minutes to spare! LOL I had sooooooooo much fun creating projects for these challenges! Can't wait until next year! I think I am going to make my hubby book time off work though cause I would love to be able to follow along each hour without the kiddos tugging on my sleeves every step of the way! :-)

Challenge #12 - Make a scrapbook page, card or other with a kid's theme.

It's a layout of my sweet baby boy Jacob!

Hope you like it!

My Pink Stamper National Scrapbook Day Challenge #11

Hi everyone! Only one more after this! The My Pink Stamper National Scrapbook Day challenges have kept me super busy the last few days!

Challenge #11 - Make a project and just pink, green and black in it.

For my card I used the Preserves cartridge. The strawberries are cut at 3". The background recipe card image was cut at 4.2".

The sentiment is from the My Pink Stamper stamp set "Fruit and Veggie Puns".

Hope you like it!

My Pink Stamper National Scrapbook Day Challenge #10

Hi everyone! Here is my next project for the My Pink Stamper National Scrapbook Day challenges.

Challenge #10 - Make a layout or card with a pet in it.

For this challenge created a layout of my husband and daughter with our dog Parker when he was just a sweet little puppy. Jenae and Parker both fell asleep on my husbands lap and I just had to capture some photos of this sweet moment :-)

Hope you like it!

#80 Formal Occasion - MPS NSD Challenge #9

Hi everyone! I am back to show you some more projects I created for the My Pink Stamper National Scrapbook Day challenges!

Challenge #9 - Use Glitz, Glam and Glitter on your project.

For my card I used the Formal Occasion Cricut cartridge. The dress was cut at 4" and the background was cut at 4.75".

Hope you like it!

#79 H2O - MPS NSD Challenge #8

Hi everyone! Here is my last entry for tonight in the My Pink Stamper National Scrapbook Day challenges! Eight down, four more to finish tomorrow! I'll try my best to get them finished by the deadline - unfortunately I have two sick babies who are needing a ton of attention during the day! We'll see how it goes - maybe during nap time!

Challenge #8 - Make a summer themed project.

For my project, I decided to make a summer layout of my kids running through the sprinkler on one of the hottest days of the summer last year.

I LOVED making this layout - it was the first time I have used the H2O cartridge, which I have had for months now. So glad I have it, loved putting together the images and the sayings on the cartridge are perfect for layouts like this.

The sun was cut at 3".

The boy on the slide was cut at 3.5".

The girl was cut at 3.5".

The sprinkler was cut at 1.25".

"Running through the sprinkler" was cut at 3.25".

The scalloped rectangle and square were from the Sugar and Spice cartridge, but I manipulated the sizing with my Gypsy to fit where I wanted them.

Hope you like it!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

#78 Boys Will Be Boys - MPS NSD Challenge #7

Hi everyone! This is my next project for the National Scrapbook Day challenges at My Pink Stamper!

Challenge #7 - Make a scrapbook page.

For my project, I created a layout of my boys.

The "Just the Guys" cut is from the Boys will be Boys cartridge.

The patterned paper and tag sticker are from a Little Yellow Bicycle collection that I have had for a while. I just love the patterns and colours that come in this collection!

Hope you like it!

#77 Lovely Floral - MPS NSD Challenge #6

Hi everyone! Here is another project I created for the National Scrapbook Day challenges at My Pink Stamper.

Challenge #6 - Incorporate a tag into your project.

I picked up some Kraft gift bags at the dollar store a few weeks ago and decided to alter one for this project. I used the Lovely Floral Lite cartridge to decorate it.

The large floral design was cut at 5".

The butterfly was cut at 1.5".

"For You" was cut at 1.25".

The tag was cut at 4.5".

The floral design on the tag was cut at 1.5".

Hope you like it!

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere Blog Hop - Day 2

Hi everyone! Happy Mother's Day! Welcome back to Day 2 of the Flowers, Flowers Everywhere Blog Hop! If you have arrived here from A Scrapping Time, you are in the right place. If you have just happened to stop by my blog, please head over to Creations with Kathryn to start from the beginning! We have a ton more great projects to show you today and you don't want to miss out!

For my project today I created a pot of paper flowers for Mother's Day! Ok it is a present for myself but I love it just the same. I used the Mother's Day Bouquet Cricut cartridge to create the flowers and leaves and the Walk in My Garden cartridge for the bumblebees.

All paper used is white cardstock. I used the Imagine and the Blossom patterns cartridge to print all of the colours and patterns used on my project.

Each flower has three layers - one at 3", one at 2.5" and one at 2". The layers were attached together at the center with an epoxy brad. All flower and leaf pieces were inked along the edges.

The leaves are all embossed with the Victoria Cuttlebug folder.

I created the stems by wrapping wire with green painter's tape. The flowers and leaves were attached with a hot glue gun.

I created two tiny bumblebees (0.75") and attached them to their flowers with a thin wire.

There is a larger bumblebee (2")attached to the front of the pail.

Hope you like it! Don't forget, I am still giving away the Cherry Blossom Gypsy Starter Kit, so leave a comment on this post for a chance to win! If you missed yesterday's post, click HERE to see that post and leave a comment there as well for another chance!

Next up on the blog hop is lovescrapreflect. Head over there to see what wonderful project she has to show you today!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and thanks for joining us on the Flowers, Flowers Everywhere Blog Hop!

Hand-Picked Card

Hi everyone! Here is a card I created for the challenge last week at Fantabulous Cricut. The challenge was to create a project using at least three flowers on it.

I created my card using the Freshly Picked cartridge. The planter box with tulips was cut at 5.5" wide which was 2.83" tall on my Gypsy.

The gloves were cut at 2.5"

I used one of the 5X7 folders from the Freshly Picked Cuttlebug Companion folders for the pink background, then zig-zag stitched aroung the edges.

The sentiment is from the My Pink Stamper "Fruit and Veggie Puns" stamp set.

Hope you like it!

MPS National Scrapbook Day Challenge #5

Hi everyone! Slow going again today....but here is my next entry for the My Pink Stamper National Scrapbook Day challenges!

Challenge #6 - Any 3-D item

I created this little birthday gift box using the Wrap it Up cartridge. Using a 12X24" mat, I cut the box at 11.5". The balloons were cut at 4.5".

The box was cut from white cardstock, then randomly stamped with some Stampin' Up! stamps.

Hope you like it!

#76 Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art - MPS NSD Challenge #4

Hi everyone! And now for my last post before I head to bed for the night. I will try to finish the other 8 My Pink Stamper challenges tomorrow!

Challenge #4 - Make something with a Mother's Day theme.

I created this card using the Martha Stewart Crafts Elegant Cake Art Cricut cartridge. The banner and butterfly are both cut from that cartridge.

The border punch is by EK Success.

I added some Midnight Blue stickles for the butterfly's body and a couple flowers on the sides of the card.

Hope you like it! See ya tomorrow!