Saturday, December 31, 2011

Cricut Monthly Challenge - Gift Wrap

I've been so busy with family and the holidays that I haven't had a chance to post anything lately.

I just noticed I have a few hours left to add a project to the Gift Wrap Cricut Challenge on the Cricut Circle Blog. Here's a box I made for a special ornament that I gave as gifts. The penguin with the mustache matched our silly Christmas card photo!

The box was made using the Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge, cut at 11.5".

The penguin is from Joys of the Season, as is the Santa Hat. (I welded them together on my gypsy for the background, cut in white.)

The mustache is from Billionaire.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pinecone Snowball Ornament!

This was my first attempt at making a glitter ball ornament. I wanted it to look like a snowball so I used both the chunky glitter and the fine glitter on the inside...using 'Glitter It' for the adhesive.

The pinecone was made using a flower cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I added some chunky and fine glitter to the edges of it as well. The greenery was cut from the Christmas cricut cartridge.

Here's the flower cut before I rolled it up as a pinecone. I sanded it a bit first to give it a distressed look.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my latest creation!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My Pink Stamper...12 Days of Christmas!

My Pink Stamper 12 Days of Christmas

The 12 Days of Christmas starts today over at My Pink Stamper! You'll want to check out the videos each day and leave a comment to win the AMAZING prizes that Robyn has set up!!

The challenges are going to be really fun too! I'm going to try to make time to do some of her crafty challenges...I hope you'll join me!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Snowman Lanterns!

I just have to you remember my snowman (or is it a snow-lady)? It's being featured in the current edition of Provo Craft's newsletter - The Chirp! I'm so excited!

Details on how to make my snowman can be found in my blog post HERE.

Below I've added a kraft ribbon tag to my snowman with the sentiment "Nice to SNOW ya!" stamped on it! The stamp is from the wonderful Robyn at My Pink Stamper...and it's from her Winter Treats and Sayings stamp set.

One more thing you can do with them is to add a battery operated tea light inside and you'll have some darling lanterns! (The picture isn't the best but you get the idea!)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sophie Cricut Cartridge - Blog Hop!

Welcome to my blog and to my project for the Sophie Blog Hop! You should've arrived at my blog from Diane's wonderful blog...Diane's Daily Dribble. If you want to start back at the beginning, here's the link to get you back to Michele's blog.

I hope you've found lots of inspiration from all the projects along the hop. I wanted to participate in it because I absolutely love the Sophie cartridge...but...I never use it! I needed a challenge to get myself to use it.

For my project, I made a scrapbook layout of one of our adventures picking out the perfect Christmas tree. I used various sizes of the beautiful Christmas tree from the Sophie cricut cartridge. (Click the pictures to view them larger.)

Using my gypsy, I welded the different sizes of the trees together and then rimmed the design with 1/2" x 12" rectangles on all four sides, also welded to the trees. This allowed me to cut this top layer as one piece, out of Kraft cardstock. On a second layer, on my gypsy, I cut the green tree layers. I varied the trees using the outside of the cuts for some, and the inside of the cuts for others.

Here's how the design looked on my gypsy, showing it welded together.

I used buttons to top the trees along with wrapping the largest tree in bakers twine, and adding the sentiment 'Holly Jolly' stamped at the base. (The stamp is from the adorable Winter Treats and Sayings stamp set from My Pink Stamper!)

Paper used: Bazzill Kraft, Core'dinations (Beige), DCWV (Glitter), Teresa Collins (Christmas Words).

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog on the hop!

You're next stop on the hop is to Alma's incredible blog - Alma's Pink Life!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

My wonderful parents celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving! Here's the card I made for them, using their wedding photo.

I welded two rectangles together to form the card, and then cut a second rectangle (inside a rectangle) to form the frame (all using George and Basic Shapes).

The flowers are from the Art Philosophy cartridge, along with the green vine. I added some pearls to the center of the flowers.

Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!

We love you!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

You're Cool...Snow Globe Card!

I made this card for the November design team assignment for My Pink Stamper! The assignment was to make a card featuring a unique fold. I was inspired by the cards on the Just a Note cricut cartridge and wanted to design a similar fold. Here's the card I came up with:

The 'You're Cool' sentiments stamp is from the Lunchbox Thoughts stamp set from My Pink Stamper! I really love how versatile they are...they're not just for lunchboxes!

I used my gypsy to weld the shapes together: a long rectangle for the base, a shape for the back (an oval or square would also work), and then the shadow of the snowman on one side and the snow globe on the other. The snowman and snow globe are from the Doodlescharms cartridge. Here's how it looked on my gypsy:

And, here's the card laying flat.

Materials Used:
Cricut Cartridges - Doodlecharms and Gypsy Wanderings
Sentiments Stamp - Lunchbox Thoughts by My Pink Stamper
Cardstock - Core'dinations and DCWV (Glitter)
Snowflakes - Martha Stewart Punches
Twine and Baker's Twine
Black Pearls - Recollections

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 11, 2011

November - Pinkalicious Blog Hop!

Welcome to my blog and the November Pinkalicious Blog Hop for My Pink Stamper! You should've arrived here from Courtney's fabulous blog - Court's Crafts! Our assignment this month was to make a scrapbook layout or mini album. I'm a scrapbooker so I knew I'd be making a layout...but...this isn't just a scrapbook layout, it's a page from my heart.

I'm the youngest of four sisters. The four of us have almost always lived close and we've always been there for each other. My oldest sister, Diana, passed away several months ago...way too young. And now, with the holidays upon us, it's hard to think about her not being here with us. This layout is my celebration of my sisters...(click to view larger).

I used four of the sentiment stamps from the Flowers & Friendship stamp set from My Pink Stamper for this layout. Two are on the green leaves, and two are repeatedly stamped on the pink flowers.

Love is stamped on one pink flower and Friendship is stamped on the other.

Materials Used:

Cricut Cartridges - Gypsy font (Sisters), CTMH Art Philosophy (Flowers, leaves and vines), Martha Stewart Elegant Cakes (Scallop background paper)
Cardstock - Bazzill (Kraft), Core'dinations (Pink, Green, Beige)
Patterned Paper - My Minds Eye
Sentiments Stamps - My Pink Stamper Flowers & Friendship
Brown Ink and Brown Chalk
Pearl Bling - Want2Scrap

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your next stop on the hop is to Tracy's wonderful blog -Craft Junkie Too!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Rock album!

I made this mini album for the weekly contest on the cricut circle. It documents all the concerts my little rocker girl got to see when she was just 11.

The star on the front is from George and Basic Shapes, the skull on the back is from An Ocean of Words, and the crown is from Alphalicious.

Rock On!

Monday, November 7, 2011

A Panda Box!

This was a project I knew I would eventually have to make...for my panda obsessed sister, Sandy! I would've liked to have added more details...but, she was on her way over and I ran out of time! She still loved it!

It uses the same round box from Sweet Tooth Boxes cricut cartridge (the ice cream sundae) cut at 11.71". The ears are just circles, the nose is a rounded triangle and the eyes are the panda eyes from the Create a Critter cartridge. I placed a small white brad through the top of the head to hold down the cut out at the top (where the cherry goes on the ice cream sundae). I'll be making some more of them for her and will use the cherry part to add a bow to, for girl pandas.

Below is a recap of my round box creations! (So far!) Click to view it larger.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Winter/Christmas Blog Hop!

Welcome to my blog! Thank you for hopping along on this wonderful Winter/Christmas Blog Hop. You should've arrived here from Brandi's amazing blog Scuba Scrapper Brandi. I hope you've been enjoying all the wonderful projects along the hop. And, you're nearing the end...only one more stop after this one.

If you've been to my blog before, then you're probably familiar with the creations I've been making with the round box from Sweet Tooth Boxes. First it was the designer pumpkins...and then the angry birds. Well, I'm still having fun with that, I'm using it again.

My project for the blog hop is a Snowman Gift Box!

The snowman is made using the ice cream sundae cut from the cricut cartridge - Sweet Tooth Boxes (cut at 11.71"). The nose is a triangle from George and Basic Shapes (GBS), rolled to form the cone shape. The hat is 2 circles and a rectangle strip, cut from GBS...and then once I assembled the hat, I scrunched it up to look a little worn. The eyes are 2 small circles from GBS. The flowers and flourish are from the Art Philosophy cartridge (3" & 4" flowers).

Finish up with some ribbon, twine and some bling and you've got a cute little snowman gift box! I'm going to use them to wrap gift cards in.

Thanks for stopping by on the hop!

Your last stop on the Winter/Christmas blog hop is to see Liz and her awesome blog at Liz's Lavendar and Roses!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Holly Jolly Card!

I'm having so much fun working on projects using the AMAZING stamp sets from My Pink Stamper! For the October design team assignment, we were to create a Christmas card using the stamp set Winter Treats & Sayings. There are so cute sentiments in this was hard to choose which one to use!

For my card, I used the Jolly Holidays cricut cartridge. The house is cut at 3.75". I love the whimsical design of this house...with Santa's feet sticking out of the chimney!

Materials Used:

Cricut Cartridge - Jolly Holidays
Cardstock - Bazzill (Green, White, Black, Red and Gray), DCWV (White Glitter)
Scallop Tag - Creative Memories Scallop Punch and Circle Punch
Sentiment Stamp - Winter Treats & Sayings from My Pink Stamper
Bakers Twine
White Gel Pen

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween decor...using Vinyl!

Here's a few quick and easy project I made for Halloween...using vinyl.

If the shoe fits...

I used a plain metal sign (found at Michael's) and cut the witch shoe from the Happy Hauntings cricut cartridge at 6.5". The font is also from Happy Hauntings. And then, it's embellished with purple bling!

You say Wicked...

For this project, I used the witch from the Wrap it Up cartridge, cut at 7.5". The font is from Songbird, welded on my gypsy, with the exception of WICKED...which is from Happy Hauntings again.

Skull pumpkin...

I like to make temporary decorations for our pumpkins, as we wait for closer to Halloween to carve them. This skull and bones is from Indie Art.

Friday, October 14, 2011

My Pink Stamper Blog Hop!

Welcome to the October Pinkalicious blog hop for My Pink Stamper! You should've arrived here from Roberta's fantastic blog Tx Scrapper Mom! This month we were to make a treat or goodie bag. I made an easy 'peek-a-boo' pumpkin bag filled with candy corn! I wanted to make something that would be quick and easy to make to give to my co-workers on Halloween (since they keep thinking I should bring them some of my cricut Angry Birds that I made for our work craft fair! See them in the blog post below).

Peek-a-boo Pumpkin Bag

Materials used:

Cricut Cartridges - Tags, Bags, Boxes and More...Smiley Cards...and Gypsy Wanderings
Cardstock - Bazzill (Black , White, Orange, Green, and Brown)
Sentiments Stamp - My Pink Stamper Yummy-licious
Mini Pearls - Martha Stewart
Black Ink
Green Curling Ribbon

Directions - to make the peek-a-boo bag, I used my gypsy and placed the small bag from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More on the mat. Then, using Gypsy Wanderings I placed a circle shape directly on the front panel of the bag (mine's a little off center but it doesn't show when the pumpkin is added). I then cut the bag out, and the cricut cut the circle shape.

I also cut one pumpkin out of black paper and one out of orange. The black pumpkin I positioned over the circle hole and adhered to the bag. And then I was able to use some foam squares to pop up the orange pumpkin to give it a little dimension. The tag is also from Gypsy Wanderings and then stamped with Enjoy from the Yummy-licious stamp set by My Pink Stamper!

Thanks for hopping by! You're next stop is to Tracy's amazing blog, Craft Junkie Too!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Angry Birds...using Sweet Tooth Boxes!

I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while...there's been way too much going on. But, I was able to get some crafting done for a craft fair I did...and, one of the things I made was Angry Bird boxes...designed after the popular video game. I used the Sweet Tooth cartridge for all the boxes. The red bird, black bomb bird, and green pig king - all use the same ice cream sundae box that I used for my designer pumpkins below. The yellow bird uses the cake slice box (since that bird has a triangle shape).

These were so much fun to make and were a huge hit at the craft fair!

Red Angry Bird

Green Pig King

Black Bomb Bird

Yellow Angry Bird

The assembly line of birds...

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My Cricut Designer Pumpkins!

The design team assignment this week for Creative Critterz Imaginations was to create whatever we wanted. Well...I've been wanting to get a jump start on the items I'll be making for a craft fair I'll be participating in at work. So...I'm made these designer pumpkins...for cubicle decor!

I used my Imagine and the Teresa Collins Black and White Imagine cartridge to create the paper (printed the designs on Orange Bazzill cardstock), and then used the cricut cartridge Stretch Your Imagination for the stem and leaf.

The 'Hey Pumpkin!' sentiment stamp is from the Spook-alicious set by My Pink Stamper!

More details are on the Creative Critterz Imaginations blog!

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

If the Broom Fits...Layout!

I made this layout for the September design team assignment for My Pink Stamper. The assignment was to use Robyn's fun new stamp set 'Spook-alicious', along with the colors: Orange, Green, Black and Purple.

When I saw the stamp..."If the broom fits..." in the 'Spook-alicious' stamp set, I knew I wanted to use it with the photos of my daughter dressed as a witch on Halloween.

Materials Used:

Cricut Cartridge - Happy Hauntings (Haunted House cut at 7.12", Spooky word & Shadow cut at 1.65")
Cardstock - Bazzill (Kraft, Black and Green)
Patterned Paper - Recollections Midnight Madness
Sentiment Stamp - 'Spook-alicious' from My Pink Stamper
Purple & White Baker's Twine

Thanks for looking at my latest project!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Using the Imagine to Create Birthday Paper!

For my Design Team assignment over at Creative Critterz Imaginations I made this Birthday layout...using my imagine to create the design on the background paper.

All the details are here!

You can also enter to win a Fancy Frames cartridge at the Creative Critterz Imaginations blog! We're celebrating the 1st Birthday of the Imagine all week!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, September 9, 2011

Pinkalicious Blog Hop - My Pink Stamper!

Welcome to my blog and to the September My Pink Stamper Pinkalicious Blog Hop. I'm so excited to share my 3-D project with you...I've made a version of an Apple Box too!

Where I live, there is an area nearby called Apple Hill. Every Fall, the apple farmers open up roadside shops and sell apples...and homemade apple pies...and apple dumplings...and apple butter...and you name it. It's fun to take the family up to Apple Hill for a few hours to go to the different at the craft fairs and picking pumpkins at the pumpkin patch.

This year, I'm going to get some extra apple goodies for my apple boxes and give them away as gifts. My apple box is large enough to hold a fresh apple hill APPLE...but, I think I'll go with a caramel one! What a treat that will be!

Materials Used:

Cricut Cartridges - Sweet Tooth Boxes and Flower Shoppe
Sentiments Stamp - My Pink Stamper School Days
Cardstock - DCWV (Red, Brown, White and Green Glitter)
Kraft Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye
Tag Punch - Creative Memories
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Baker's Twine
Green Button

I've used the Ice Cream Sundae cut from the Cricut cartridge - Sweet Tooth Boxes to create my apple, cut at 10.71". The leaves are from the Flower Shoppe cartridge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your next hop is to Courtney's amazing blog...Court's Crafts!

My Pinkalicious Blog Hop

Sharon - - You are HERE!
Courtney - - Hop HERE next!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Easy Fall Decoration!

This is what I made for my Thursday design team assignment at Creative Critterz Imaginations. It was so easy and can be easily made for any season.

I used my Cricut Imagine along with the Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge and the Imagine - Enjoy the Seasons cartridge.

Details are on the Creative Critterz Imaginations blog.

I used my bow to decorate a mirror...but, it would be cute on a frame, or a package, or a vase...anywhere!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Butterfly Release Layout!

Here's my latest Thursday project for the Creative Critterz Imaginations blog! I used the following cricut cartridges on this layout: Imagine - Yummy, Teresa Collins Baby Boutique, and Sophie.

Please stop by the Creative Critterz Imaginations blog for all the details!

Thanks for looking!