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Saturday, August 27, 2011

#109 Pooh and Friends - Take it Easy!

Hi everyone! I have one more card to show you before I finally head to bed tonight! I created this card for the challenge at the Cricut 360 blog. The theme this week is "Relax". I thought the sleeping characters on the Pooh and Friends cartridge were super cute so I chose Eeyore and made a card.

Eeyore - cut at 2"

Flowers - cut at 2"

Patterned Paper - DCWV

Hope you like it!

No Lion!

Hi everyone! Here is a card I created for the Let's Face it Friday challenge over at the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog. The theme this week was animals so we were supposed to create a project with an animal as the focus using our Peachy Keen face stamps.

I cut the lion from the Animal Kingdom cartridge at 2 ". The face stamp is from the Critter Faces Medium set by Peachy Keen Stamps.

The circles were cut using George and Basic Shapes at 1.5" and 1.75".

Patterned Paper - Fancy Pants Designs

Cardstock, ribbon, ink, markers - Stampin' Up!

Sentiment Stamp - Close to my Heart

Hope you like it!

Friday, August 26, 2011

#108 Birthday Cakes - Circus Birthday Card

Hi everyone! Here is a card I created for the Fantabulous Cricut challenge this week. The theme this week was birthdays!

Using the Birthday Cakes cartridge, I cut out this seal at 3.5". The background shape was cut from Lacy Labels at 5.25".

All products used are by Stampin' Up!, except for the bling in the corners, by Imaginisce.

Hope you like it!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

#107 Hannah Montana - Happy Birthday Pop Star!

Hi everyone! Last night I finished up a layout for the Cricut Circle Blog weekly challenge. The theme this week was "A-B-C, 1-2-3" - (A) Pop of (B)right (C)olor on your page, as well as 1 of something, 2 of something, and 3 of something.

I love the bright colours on the Bubblegum Stripes Imagine cartridge so I wanted to use that for the colour scheme on my layout.

I used one ribbon, two photos and three colours of Stickles.

The Cricut cartridges/cuts I used are:

Hannah Montana (my fave BTW:-)) - Hannah and shadows cut at 5.25"

- "Pop Star" cut at 5"

Elegant Cakes - "Happy Birthday" cut at 3.25"

All colours and patterns were printed on white cardstock (American Crafts) using the Imagine machine with the Bubblegum Stripes cartridge.

The cake in these photos was made by moi last October, also using the Hannah Montana cartridge. To view that post, click HERE.

Hope you like it!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Scaredy Cat Halloween Card

Hi everyone! Tonight I created my first Halloween card of the year! Halloween is one of my favorite times of year and even though it is over two months away, I am starting to get excited about all the upcoming projects I will be making and also seeing on all of the great blogs out there!

I made this card for the last Peachy Keen Stamps challenge. Here is the sketch we were asked to follow:

The cat stamp is by Peachy Keen Stamps. I embossed it with some puffy embossing powder by Ranger.

The patterned paper is by Martha Stewart Crafts.

The sentiment stamps are by My Pink Stamper.'

The finished card measures 4.25" X 4.5".

Hope you like it!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

#106 Just a Note - Trifold Birthday Card

Hi everyone! Today I have a card to show you that I created using the Just a Note Cricut cartridge. This is one of the cartridges that is built into the Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition. It is such a cute cartridge! The challenge this week at Fantabulous Cricut was to create a project featuring a cupcake or other baked good.

One of the features on the Just a Note Cartridge is a trifold card, so you can make a different card with each image - so cool!

The card was cut at 5.5" as were all of the layers.

Cardstock is all Stampin' Up!

I used a few different colours of Stickles and some chunky glitter by Doodlebog Designs.

The stamped sentiment on the inside is from a Stampin' Up! set and the markers I used for stitching are also by SU!

Hope you like it!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

#105 Campin' Critters - Fishin' with Daddy Layout

Hi everyone! Here is a layout I created for the monthly challenge at the Cricut Circle blog! The challenge for August was to create a project featuring a scene created with our Cricut.

For my layout I chose to create a scene using the Campin' Critters cartridge.

Here are the cuts and sizes I used:

Lake scene: 6.75"
Skunk: 2"
Deer: 2.75"
Sign: 2.25"
Fish Badge: 2.5"

The font for the title "Fishin' With Daddy" is from the Robotz cartridge, cut at 1.25" and welded together with my Gypsy (basic and shadow fonts)

Hope you like it!

#104 Beyond Birthdays - It's A Boy!

Hi everyone! Here is a baby boy card I created for the latest Throwback Thursday challenge at My Creative Time. For this challenge, Emma asked us to create a project using one of the retired Cricut cartridges. There are actually quite a few to choose from! I decided to use Beyond Birthdays just because I have NEVER used it yet. Since it is long retired now, I guess I should! haha

It's a Boy was cut at 3"

The circle was cut at 3.5" from George and Basic Shapes.

The circle was embossed with the Stars Cuttlebug folder.

Hope you like it!

P.S. If you get a chance you should check out My Creative Time this week! Emma has a new stamp release on Friday and she's show sneak peeks all week long!

Monday, August 15, 2011

#103 Pack Your Bags - Layout and Blog Hop Winner!

Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! Today I have a layout to show you that I created for the weekly challenge at the Cricut Circle Blog! But first I have a winner to announce from the Beginning of School Blog Hop that I participated in on the weekend. The winner of the Cherry Blossom Gypsy Starter kit is:

joydee1963 - congratulations! I will be emailing you shortly to get your details for shipping your prize!

Thank you everyone for the kind comments on my projects - the blog hop was a lot of fun!

The challenge this week on the Cricut Circle Blog was to create a layout of our vacation photos. My family hasn't gone on a vacation since 2009, which wasn't totally complete because my husband was unable to go. The kids and I went to Nova Scotia where my brother was getting married in July 2009. This scrapbook page shows photos of my kids at the beach in front of our cabin at the resort where the wedding took place (also on the beach).

For my layout I used the Pack Your Bags cartridge for the whale (cut at 3.75"), the lobster (cut at 2.75") and the title (cut at 2.25").

The scalloped circle and blue layer were cut at 3" from the Lacy Labels cartridge.

Patterned paper - Echo Park

Cardstock - American Crafts, Stampin' Up!

Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts

Marker - Stampin' Up!

Hope you like it!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Beginning of School Blog Hop - Day 2 - #102 Groovy Times

Hi everyone! Welcome to Day 2 of the Beginning of School Blog Hop! If you have arrived here from VinDeeLoo's This 'N That, then you are at the right place! However, if you have just happened to stop by my blog, then please head over to Creations With Kathryn, where you can start from the beginning of this fabulous blog hop!

For my first project today, I covered a portfolio that I picked up at Walmart in a pattern that I thought my daughter would like.

The cartridges /cuts I used for this project are:

Letters and Flower - All Mixed Up

Frame - Elegant Edges

The patterned paper is by Anna Griffith.

I added some Stickles and a brad to the flower.

The ruler sticker is my Making Memories.

For my next project, I created a card for my daughter to give to her on her first day of school.

The cartridges / cuts I used on this card are:

Shoes - Groovy Times

Frame - Elegant Edges
The paper used is from the same collection by Anna Griffith.

I used the same Stickles and ruler sticker for this card and added some bling with my I-Rock by Imiginisce.

The sentiment stamp is by My Creative Time.

For this blog hop, I am giving away a Cherry Blossom Gypsy Starter kit to one lucky winner who leaves a comment on this post! For a second chance, make sure you have also left a comment on yesterdays Beginning of School Blog Hop post!
Next up on the blog hop we have Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs so please head over there to see what Michelle has to show you! Hope you are enjoying the hop so far and have a great day!

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Beginning of School Blog Hop - #101 Fabulous Finds

Hi everyone! Welcome to Day 1 of the Beginning of School Blog Hop! So glad you could join us! You should be arriving at my blog from VinDeeLoo's This 'N That, but if you have just happened to stop by my blog then please head over to Creations With Kathryn to start at the beginning of the hop!

For my project today I created a layout of my sweet daughter Jenae on her first day of school last fall. She was so excited to be starting Grade 2 and I can't believe that this September she will be going into Grade 3! My daughter just loves school and I hope she continues her passion for learning for many years to come!

For my layout I used mainly Stampin' Up! products. This line (Playtime) is just retired but it is one of my favorites! The stamp set is called Forest Friends.

The Cricut cartridges / cuts I used are:

Bread bag tag - Fabulous Finds

Journaling Tag - Christmas Cheer

Now for some blog candy! I have another Cherry Blossom Gypsy Starter Kit to give away to one lucky winner! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post for a chance at the prize! AND if you come back tomorrow and leave a comment on that project, you will get another entry! Simple!

Now it's time for you to head over to Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs to see what the fabulous Michelle has in store for you! Have fun and see you tomorrow!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

#100 Cake Basics - 60th Birthday Cake!

Hi everyone! I thought I would share with you the cake my sister Leila and I made for my Mom on her 60th birthday last weekend. Leila made the cake and covered it with fondant (it was zucchini chocolate cake - the yummiest kind EVER).

I cut out the flowers (2") and numbers (3") from homemade marshmallow fondant on my Cricut Cake using the Cake Basics cartridge.

Leila got the inspiration for the design from a cake she saw on the internet we went from there. We are very proud of how it turned out!

Did you see have now featured 100 cartridges this year? As some of you may recall, my New Year's resolution was to make a post for each of my Cricut cartridges this year. It seems I am falling behind though because I am pretty sure I have surpassed the 200 mark and the year is well over half finished! I will not give up though - I plan to do a lot more creating in the next few months. Summer has just been crazy busy!

#99 Cheerful Seasons - Layout

Hi everyone! Here is a layout I made today of some photos I took when my sister, her husband and beautiful daughter came to visit us last fall.

I created this layout for the challenge this week at Fantabulous Cricut, which was to create a project featuring a bug. Hopefully a dragonfly counts!

To create the Cricut cuts on this layout I used the Cheerful Seasons cartridge by Creative Memories. I've had this cartridge for a while and love it but this is the first time I have used it!

Dragonflies - cut at 2.25".

Tall flowers - cut at 3.25".

Flower - cut at 2.75".

Letters - 1.5".

Journaling tag - 1.5".

The patterned paper and cardstock are by CTMH.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

#98 Christmas Cheer - Throwback Thursday Christmas Challenge

Hi everyone! Hope you are all enjoying your summer! Only three weeks to go here before the kids head back to school - can't believe how the summer has flown by! I haven't been getting much crafting done but can't wait to get back in the groove!

Here is a card I created for the latest Throwback Thursday challenge at My Creative Time where the task was to create a project with a Christmas theme using material somehow and an older Cricut cartridge.

I chose to use Christmas Cheer. The tree was cut at 3.5".

I hand cut a piece of burlap into an oval to make a mat for the tree image. A few years ago, I went to a fabric store and purchased a bunch of different cotton fabrics cut in 1/4" yard pieces, then tore them into strips to use as embellishents on my projects. I don't use them much but once in a while, it's fun to go through them to see if they will go with the project I am working on at the time.

Patterned Paper - DCWV

Stamp, cardstock - Stampin' Up!

Brads - Recollections

Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts


Hope you like my card!