Sunday, November 13, 2011
I am on a challenge kick lately so please bare with me! I just can't get enough of these oh so fun challenges! For this submission, I headed over to Emma's (My Creative Time with Emma) blog which is www.creativetimeforme.com. Every Thursday, Emma hosts a challenge that she calls "Throwback Thursdays" which inspires us to use older cricut cartridges or any cricut cartridges that we own to make super fun crafty projects. Emma's blog is one of my favorite blogs to follow. She is so talented and helpful. I really think you should check it out if you haven't been there already. With all that said, I would like to share with you my submission for this week's "Throwback Thursday" challenge. This week we were given instructions to use a "Kid Friendly" cartridge, such as any "Disney" , "Create a Critter", "Nursery Tales", "A Child's Year" etc.......
***MUST BE A "Kid Friendly" THEME project of YOUR choice!!! and submit it by November 16, 2011. I chose to make a scrapbook layout of my niece from our vacation last July. I used The "Playtime" Cricut lite cartridge that I received with my Cricut expression as well as the "Classic Cricut Font" cartridge to make this layout. It is a fun colorful layout. I had fun making it. I really enjoy making scrapbook layouts and sharing them with friends and family so this was the perfect choice of project to make to share with you. I hope you enjoy this layout and that you gain some inspiration from this project! I also hope you play along with this challenge because it has been a lot of fun! If you like what you see please consider becoming a follower of this blog and don't forget to leave a comment as well as information about your blog so I can stop by and visit!
Bye for now!
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Hello my friends!
I am back with another entry for the "Celebrate the Occasion" blog.
I had so much fun playing along with last weeks challenge that I decided to participate in this weeks challenge, challenge number 38! This weeks theme is Veterans Day. The reason this theme was chosen is because this Friday 11-11-11 is veterans Day in the U.S. It is a time to honor those who serve(d) our country, keep us safe, and protect our freedom. If you would like to play along with this challenge or want to see projects that have been submitted for this challenge please visit http://celebratetheoccasion.blogspot.com/ you have until November 13th 2011 to submit your project for all to see. For my project, I made an A2 size card. I used the "Independence Day" seasonal Cricut cartridge. Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think. Become a follower of this blog if you like what you see and If you have a blog tell me about it and I will stop by and visit. I love connecting with other people who love crafting just like me.
Have a wonderful evening!
Sunday, November 6, 2011
I hope all is well!
I have a lot to share with you today. It has been a great weekend for creating. I found myself with lots of time to spend in my craft room and that always makes me happy. I hope all of you get to spend some time creating this weekend too!
Yesterday, I finished my 2nd Christmas Scrapbook layout of 2011. I love how it turned out! I used 3 Cricut Cartridges to make this layout. The cartridges I used are "Jolly Holidays", "Classic Cricut Font", and "Christmas" (It came w/the Gypsy). I plan to put pics of our Christmas tree on this page. And Today, I made my 1st 2 Christmas cards of the season. The tree came from the "Jolly Holidays" cartridge. The stamps came from the dollar bin at Michaels. I know it is not even Thanksgiving yet, but I am in the mood for Christmas. I hope this post gives you some inspiration and ideas for your holiday crafting. Remember it is never to early to get your holiday crafting done.
Have a wonderful evening!
Happy crafting !
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
I hope everyone is have a wonderful Wednesday!
Today, I am sharing with you a simple card that I made for the Celebrate the Occasion challenge blog. I entered Challenge # 37. Challenge # 37 is to create a project using a "Fall" theme. A pumpkin(s) must be included. If you are interested in entering this challenge please go to http://celebratetheoccasion.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-37.html
I chose to make a simple card using the "Gypsy Wanderings" Cricut cartridge. If you like what you see please leave a comment below and or become a follower of this blog. If you have a blog please feel free to put it in the comment section and I will be sure to stop by! Thank you for visiting!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I hope you all are having a wonderful Saturday and more importantly I hope you have had some time to create today. Today, I made this super fun Christmas layout and I wanted to share it with you! I am trying to get a jump start on my Christmas layouts/cards this year. So far so good! I used the "Jolly Holidays" Cricut Cartridge and the DCWV "Christmas Combo" Paper Stack from 2010 to make this layout. I was given the "Jolly Holidays" cartridge as a gift last year for Christmas and I finally get to use it! I really like it. It is one of my favorite Cricut Cartridges so far. I hope this layout provides some ideas and inspiration for you as you begin your Christmas crafting. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.
Thank You for stopping by!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Cricut Cardz Challenge # 94 "Spooks, Monsters, Ghouls and Goblins". The challenge is to make a Halloween card using Any Halloween image and any colors you would like. You can play along with this challenge by going to http://cardztv.blogspot.com/ For my entry I created a card for my niece Madison using an image from the "Mini Monsters" Cricut Cartridge. My niece loves candy corn. I think she would eat it year round if she could so that was the inspiration for this card. Also in this picture you see a Halloween treat bag I made for my niece from the same cart.
Little Girl Image - Cut at 5 inches found on page 55 of the "Mini Monsters" Cart
Paper-K & Company Halloween Specialty Paper Stack from 2010
"Trick or Treat" stamp - company unknown
Treat bag Supplies:
K&Company Halloween Specialty Paper Stack 2010
Paper cut at 6 inches
Image from the "Mini Monsters" Cart found on page 75
I hope you have been inspired!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Today, I would like to share with you a page from a scrapbook I just finished of our family vacation in July of 2011.We went Mackinac Island, MI. We stopped at a candy shop on Mackinac Island to buy some fudge. My niece Madison was watching peanut brittle being made. Yum!! I used the "Mini Monsters" Cricut Cartridge to create this layout! It is one of my favorites from my vacation scrapbook. The paper I used came from "The Great Vacation Stack" put out by DCWV. Although the "Mini Monsters" cartridge is primarily a Halloween cartridge I found a way to use it for a summer layout. I hope this inspires you and challenges you to try something new and use cartridges that have a specific theme in a new way.
Be inspired and keep on crafting!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Happy Easter everyone!
I wanted share an Easter card I made for my niece Madison. I used the "Create a Critter cartridge" to make this card. It measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2. It is cute and colorful and I am happy with the result. The best part about this project was the smile on Madison's face when she received this card!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend! I have 4 days off from work and I am trying to spend as much time as possible in my craft space creating. Today, I would like to share with you a card I created for the Mothers Day color challenge hosted by Mary over at CardZtv.blogspot.com If you haven't been to Mary's blog please stop by she has some awesome projects to share and wonderful craft tutorials. I haven't participated in a challenge in a while so I thought since I need to make some mothers day cards this would be a fun challenge to be apart of. To participate in the challenge you have to make a mothers day card or mothers day project that includes the colors white, purple, green, and blue. I hope you all enjoy the card I made. The deer is cut from the "Give a Hoot" cricut cartridge. The scallop is cut from the "winter woodland" cartridge.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I would like to share with you a few scrapbook pages that I have created using pictures that were taken at my niece's 2nd birthday party. This is the 1st time I have made scrapbook pages using the 8 1/2 by 11 format. I loved using this size format and I know I will make more pages using this size in the future. It is always fun to try something new! I hope you have been inspired to go create and try something new!
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Happy New Year!
Today, I would like to share with you a card I made using the Jolly Holidays Cricut Lite cartridge. I received this cart from my brother, sister in-law, and niece for Christmas. I thought it would be appropriate to create a Thank You card for them using the cart they gave me. I just love the little snow man cut! I used Christmas red stickles on his hat to add something special to the cut. Momo's Tuesday challenge was to make something with a snow theme in mind that is the reason why I chose to use the snowman on this card. I am going to go now and get this card in the mail. I hope you enjoyed the card and were inspired to make all kinds of projects using a snow theme!