Saturday, July 30, 2011

Did you hear.....?!

I'm so excited to share that I've been selected to be on both Designs Teams! I'll now be working on projects for My Pink Stamper...using the Cricut...along with Robyn's AMAZING stamp sets! .......AND....I'll be making projects, using the Cricut Imagine, for the Creative Critterz Imaginations blog! Yippee!!!

I hate to admit life resembles this cartoon! (Click to view it larger)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lots of Giveaways!

Robyn, at My Pink Stamper, has some fantastic giveaways going on today...while she waits to release the Hello Thursday creations!

I can't wait to see what wonderful things she made with all the new cricut cartridges!

Check it all out...HERE

Monday, July 25, 2011

Christmas in the Caribbean layout!

I made this layout for the online swarm on the cricut circle. It was a Christmas in July themed swarm so all the projects had to have a Christmas theme. (Not easy to do when it's sweltering hot outside!)

Here's my layout...

and a closer look...

Materials Used:
Cardstock - Bazzill Kraft, Light Yellow, Dark Yellow, Beige. American Crafts - White.
Patterned Paper - Reminisce - Striped. The patterned paper for the word Christmas and for the wave were printed on the Imagine using the Audrey cartridge.
Bakers Twine
Cricut Cuts:
The word 'Christmas' (and shadow) - Joys of the Season at 3.5"
Sun (and shadow) - Going Places at 8"
Palm Trees - Life is a Beach at 5.5"
Santa - Jolly Holidays at 3.5"
Wave - Pack your Bags at 4"
Tags - Gyspy Wanderings at 3.5"

Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 18, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Entry!!

I'm so excited! Robyn, at My Pink Stamper, is having a call for Design Team Members! I love her blog and am a huge fan of hers (her creativity is amazing)! So, I figured I have two options...try out for her design team...or, become a stalker. With all the amazing talent out might be easier to become the stalker. But, I'm going for the design team! It's something I've always wanted to do.

The challenge Robyn assigned, is to create a project (card, scrapbook layout, or other cricut project) using the following colors: Turquoise, Orange, Green and Brown. I was a little nervous about the color combination...but, once I started pulling out the paper colors, the ideas started flowing.

Here's the layout I made...titled 'beautiful Friends'. I tinted the photo, of my daughter and our dog, with a chocolate brown color to match the color combination. (Click on the pictures to view them larger.)

Materials Used:
Patterned Paper - Bo Bunny for the Turquoise and Green, My Mind's Eye for the Brown Damask and Dots (it's the same sheet of paper with one design on each side)
Cardstock - Core'dinations in Brown and Orange
Cricut Cuts -
Beautiful cut from Home Decor at 1"
Friends (and shadow) cut from Give a Hoot (pg 42) at 1.97"
Dandelion Flower cut from Lyrical Letters (pg 72) at 2.5"
Swirls cut from Calligraphy (pg 80) at 1" and 1.33"
Bookshape (and shadow) cut from Elegant Edges (pg 53 - using hide contour for the design) at 9.27"
Ribbon - Recollections green pleats
Scallop Flower Tag - Creative Memories Scallop Punch and Circle Punch
Button and Twine

Thanks for looking at my entry...wish me luck!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Unique...celebrate it!

My daughter is definitely UNIQUE...and...we celebrate it! She's not one to blend in...she's one that stands out. I find her individuality to be wonderful traits...she's fearless, she's not one to follow the crowd, and, she doesn't fold under the pressure of others. That's worth celebrating! When you combine that sense of spirit...with Teresa Collins've got a fun combination! When I saw the cricut magazine challenge for this month was to use Teresa Collins products...and, make it something to 'celebrate'...I knew what I was going to do!

Here's my entry for the monthly cricut magazine challenge!

I used my imagine, and the Teresa Collins Black & White patterned cartridge, to create some fun and unique embellishments for my page. I printed the clock pattern directly ON a sheet of Teresa Collin's pink clock paper...and then cut the strip out!

The letters and butterflies are printed with patterns from the TC Black & White cartridge and then cut out. The butterfly cut is from the preloaded shapes on the imagine. The letters for UNIQUE are cut from Don Juan, with the exception of the N and E which are cut from Graphically Speaking.

The photo I printed directly on a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 Bazzill textured cardstock in French Vanilla. I love the soft tones in it.

I had so much fun creating this page, experimenting with my new imagine, that I've decided to submit it as my application for the imagine design team with Creative Critterz Imaginations! Wish me luck!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Another Weekly Challenge Entry!

This time the challenge was to use some sort of fabric on your project. I used some felt for the little birds. (I'm dating myself here...but, don't they remind you of the Partridge Family?! Hello world..there's a song that we're singing...Come on get Happy!)

I love this picture of my family...all of us having dinner on the back patio. My sister, Diana, isn't in the photo so I think she was taking it. I'm the youngest of the family. In the picture I'm the one closest to my Mom.

Both the scallop frame and the tree are from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge.