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Thursday, September 29, 2011

My 1st Action Wobble Card!

Hi everyone! I was so excited to get my first Action Wobbles in the mail and had to try one! The challenge this week at the Cricut Circle Blog was to make a project with an interactive element. I thought this was a fun element to add to my card!

My card was created using the Better Together Imagine cartridge. The girl on her ball was cut in layers at 4". The "Hello" was from a layer from a different cut on the same cartridge.

The scalloped oval was cut at 5".

If you have never seen the Action Wobbles going, I am sorry that I am not including a video because they are just so cute. The best I can do is this blurred photo of my lady in movement :-)
Hope you like it!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

#113 Art Philosophy - Wishes

Hi everyone! The monthly challenge at the Cricut Circle blog for September was to create a project with a window element. The new Close to My Heart Cricut cartridge, Art Philosophy, features an assortment of window cards so I chose to use one of them for my card.

The cartridges / cuts I used are:

Art Philosophy - card (cut at 5.5"), frame ( cut at 3.21"), 3D flowers (cut at 2.25")

Elegant Cakes - "wishes" (cut at 1")

I stamped the background of the card with the French Filigree stamp by Stampin' Up! using Versamark ink and then heat embossed with Holographic embossing powder.

The pearl border is by Prima.

Hope you like it!

Friday, September 23, 2011

#112 Crocs Rule - Arrrrgh Matey!

Hi everyone! This week, the challenge at Fantabulous Cricut was to create a project with a pirate theme. I had a challenge trying to find a cartridge I haven't used yet that had a pirate-themed image! However, I found this image on Crocs Rule and am so glad I did. This is one of my newer cartridges and I think it is sooooo cute!

I decided to give the Cricut Craftroom a try with my Expression 2 for the first time. I didn't modify or weld any images but just wanted to give the cutting a test and it worked just fine!

The image is cut at 3.5".

The "Arrrrgh Matey" stamp is by Pink Cat Studio.

Hope you like my card!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

#111 Rock Princess - Party Invitation

Hi everyone! For the last Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge we were asked to use the following sketch to create a card and add glitter to our projects:

I decided to follow this sketch to make an invitation for my daughter's 8th birthday party coming up in a few weeks. She has decided on a Monster High theme and I thought the skull from Rock Princess matched that theme well. Here is my take on the sketch:

The skull (cut at 2.25") and the word "party" (cut from a phrase at 3") were from the Rock Princess cartridge. The circles (1.75") were from George and Basic Shapes

I added glitter, by Martha Stewart Crafts, to the skull, the word "party", and to the circles.

For the background, I used a Cuttlebug folder from the Once Upon a Princess companion set with some Black Magic Core-dinations cardstock. I sanded over the raised image to bring out the pink core of the cardstock for the flowers.

Hope you like it!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Halloween Hang-ups! Halloween card

Hi everyone! Here is a card I created for the latest Throwback Thursday challenge at My Creative Time. For this challenge, Emma asked us to create a project without using the Cricut and using the colours orange, green and purple, which for me, immediately brings Halloween to mind.

The stamp used for the cute hanging spiders and things is one of the new jumbo rollers, called "Halloween Hang-Ups" from Stampin' Up!'s new Holiday Mini catalogue! I rolled the stamp with Versamark then used some puffy black embossing powder over that. The image feels kinda fuzzy now - so cool!

Hope you like it!

Friday, September 9, 2011

#110 Simply Sweet - Sew Pretty

Hi everyone! I have a layout to show you today! I created this for the Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge this month. The challenge was to create a project featuring a Cosmo Cricket product in our design. I chose to use the Material Girl line by Cosmo Cricket - super cute!

My daughter was my first born and when I was pregnant with her, I was working at a fabric store. I stocked up on so much material for making little girl dresses and made so many cute ones for her until she was about 5. With two other children born after her, I am just not finding the time anymore to sew clothes for her. Anyway, I created this layout to use for a couple of pictures of her in two of the dresses that I made for her.

The Cricut cartridges / cuts I used are:

Everyday Pop Up Cards - sewing machine (cut at 2.25")

Recess - scissors (cut at 1.75")

Simply Sweet - "Sew Pretty" (sew cut at 1", pretty cut at 1.25")

Easter 2010 - Scalloped circle (cut at 11.5")

All patterned paper is from the Material Girl collection by Cosmo Cricket.

All cardstock (except for the metallic used for scissors) , ink and corduroy brads are by Stampin' Up!.

Hope you like it!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Back to School!!!!

Hi everyone! Today was the first day of school for my daughter, who is now in Grade 3! I was prepared for a nice quiet day of relaxation but instead, turns out my older son was awfully bored without her and decided to spend the day fighting with my youngest boy. He starts preschool in two weeks, so maybe I'll get my downtime then!

Here is a card I created today using a Pollycraft digi that I coloured with my copics. I am entering this in a bunch of challenges:

Pollycraft - use felt

Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes

My Time to Craft - In Full Bloom

Pile it On - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Stamps R Us - Anything Goes

Hope you like it!