Friday, July 30, 2010

My zebra card...update!

The Creative Escape contest, which is what I made my zebra card for, was to have 2 winners. Both winners would get to go to the Creative Escape scrapbook event in Arizona...sponsored by Bazzill. I knew I wouldn't be one of the top there is some INCREDIBLE talent in the Cricut Circle. But...what I didn't know was that they'd decide to award an additional 15 people with Honorable Mentions...each receiving a new cricut cartridge!

I'm so happy to share that my card was selected as an Honorable Mention!!! Yippee!!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Be Original...Card!

I made this card for the Cricut Creative Escape Contest for the Cricut Circle. You could only use Provo Craft and Bazzill products. All the cards are being donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. There really wasn't a theme (ie., birthday, get well, etc.) so I went with an idea that just made me happy!

The card is 4.25 x 5 inches. I used the Create a Critter cartridge for the zebras cut at 2". The sun is from Doodlecharms cut at 1.5". I used some chalk on the sun to give it some dimension. I also cut a couple small circles out of pink to make the cheeks for the sun. For the colorful zebra, I cut one from each color that I needed and then placed them all on top of each other and cut through all 4 at once. I then took a piece from each color and pieced them together like a jigsaw puzzle!

I used my Janome Sew Mini to do the stitching. I love that little machine!

Here's the inside of the card:

I used a rub on for the lettering.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunny Days layout...uses 6 different carts!

The cricut cartridges I used on the layout are: Create A Critter, Zooballoo, Cindy Lou, Once Upon A Princess, Going Places and French Manor.

Here's what the entire layout looks like (click on pictures to see them larger).

Here's closer up of the 1st page. I did a lot of chalking and stitching on this layout. And, I used a lot of dimensional adhesives to made the items pop!
and...closer of the tree and deer...both are from Cindy Lou.

Here's a closer view of the second page.

and the cow...

and the frog...I love his little pond. There wasn't a shadow feature for the pond so I just winged's a little odd shaped...but, I like the way it turned out.

I've posted the layout on ebay...we'll see what happens!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Art Show Sign for Denise!

My sister, Denise, is having her first art show at the El Dorado Hills Town Center tonight and she needed a sign for her display. She's the one I've been making the mermaid tags for. Here's what I came up with for her...

The fonts are Songbird and Cuttin' Up...welded using the Gypsy. The shapes are: Palm Trees, Waves and Flowers - Life is a Beach, Sun - Gypsy Wanderings, Mermaid - Once Upon a Princess and the Whale is from Create a Critter!