Saturday, June 26, 2010

My Cricut Circle Sale!


Thank you for the great response on my Cricut Circle Sale! All of the packages have been sent off...I hope you enjoy your new goodies!

See you in the Circle!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Mermaid tags...Once Upon a Princess

These mermaid tags are cut at 4" using the Once Upon a Princess cricut cartridge...for all pieces expect the bikini's from the Life's a Beach cartridge. I used my gypsy to hide contour the bikini bottom and parts of the straps, along with the facial features, as I didn't want them cut out. (Click on the pictures to view them larger.)

I've just started using chalk to add shading and dimension to my die cuts. Here's a picture of a mermaid with chalk...and one without the chalk.

I use the Non-Smear Pastels from The Stencil Collection for my chalk.

Create A Critter - Vinyl Pandas

My crazy, panda obsessed sister...Sandy...wanted some vinyl pandas to put on the back windshield of her car to represent her 4 normal stick figure kids would do! So...I got some outdoor vinyl and cut pandas from the Create A Critter cartridge. Because it was going on a tinted window, I wanted to cut a shadow layer in white so that it would stand out. Unfortunately, the panda shadow on CAC included the Chinese hat! I used sciccors to trim away the excess hat pieces.

Here's the panda kids, two girls and two boys, on the back of Sandy's PT Cruiser!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Cricut Cartridge...3 Birds on Parade!

Cricut announced a new cartridge today that I just love! It's called 3 Birds on Parade! Here's what it looks like...

When I saw the little blue bird it reminded of a digital scrapbooking kit I had made called It's Spring! In honor of the new 3 Birds cartridge (which I wish I could get my hands on...but, not for awhile)...I've reloaded my digital kit to 4shared and am giving it away for free! I'd love it if you would leave me a comment if you download it!

Here's what my It's Spring digital kit looks like:

Here's a layout I made using it: are the links to download it:

The Graduate!

It's hard to believe that Matt graduated from High School! And...he did what he set out to do and graduated as a Junior! We're so proud of him! Here are the Thank You cards I made for him to send out. I used the Everyday Paper Doll cartridge for the grad and the Doodletype cartridge for the Thanks.

I altered the grad cut a little bit, by cutting off the bottom of the gown and putting pants underneath. I also put a piece of a white shirt under the top portion of the gown. I used chalk on the edges of the paperdoll to give it a little definition.

Here's a digital layout I made of our graduate...Matt! (The digital kit I used for the layout is from Michelle Coleman.)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tropical Layout - Gypsy Challenge

This is a layout I made for a gypsy challenge over at the cricut message board. I want to start using my gypsy and cricut more so I thought I'd participate in some of the challenges. This layout uses Lifes a Beach, Graphically Speaking and the Going Places cricut cartridges. Using the gypsy, I welded the word 'Travel' and the word 'Discover' (both from GS) to the sun (from GP) and then cut it as one piece. I also outlined it using the cricut markers...this is so much easier to do using the gypsy!