Thursday, December 26, 2013

Daily Project

Welcome to my little part of blog world.  Hope everyone out there had  a wonderful Christmas!  If you don't celebrate Christmas I hope your winter holiday was just as wonderful.  For my project today I'm sharing a layout of Allie.,  This particular layout is about our drive home after I picked her out.

Cricut Cuts:
Hello Kitty Font:  title: cut at 2" after being welded
Summer Vacation:  map, corner arrow, curve arrow, cut at 2"
George:  circle cut at 3.21"

Monday, December 16, 2013

It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas

Hello one and all!  This week's challenge at Exploring Cricut is to create a card, layout, or other paper craft to celebrate Christmas.  For my project I created another Christmas Card.
For this project I used the Sparkle & Shine paper line from CTMH along with Ruby, gray and juniper cardstock.  I added a silver and white ribbon.  I stamped the three trees with the stamp set Trim the Tree (CTMH) with Juniper ink, the two in back are in 2nd generation.  I then added a sparkle outline to the front tree.

Cricut cut:

Art Philosophy:  3 trees at 2.5"
Thursday, December 12, 2013

Daily Project

We're just a few weeks away from Christmas and I thought I'd share a layout for today's daily project that brings back pleasant thoughts of summer.  Granted this particular activity was a TNT outing to McDonald's for ice cream after delivering candle jars to the shut ins.

Cricut Cuts:
Nursery Rhyme:  title:  1.71" then welded
Sweet Shop:  ice cream cones:  3.12"

I used liquid glass on the cones to make them stand out.

Pattern paper is from Memory Works
Cardstock is from stash
Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Cards Challenges

Welcome all!  This week's challenge at Exploring Cricut is to create a Christmas card.  For this challenge I combined my Cricut cut with stamping.
I used paper from the Sparkle and Shine line from CTMH along with Ruby cardstock also from CTMH.  The silver ribbon is from stamping up.  The stamp set used is Mary & Babe from CTMH, which was embossed in silver.

Cricut cut:
Frame:  Elegant Edges cut at 5".

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Daily Project

Thanks for stopping by my little blog world for today's daily project for Exploring Cricut.  My project for today is another layout dedicated to my puppy, sometimes sweet sometimes not so much!

Cricut Cuts:
All Mixed Up:  Title, cut at 2" and welded together.

Pattern Paper is from scraps.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Thanksgiving Challenge

Welcome to another challenge at Exploring Cricut.  Today's challenge is to create a card, layout, or other papercraft for Thanksgiving.  I decided to create a card that we will have the church kids duplicate to put into the Thanksgiving baskets that our church will be delivering in about a week.

Cricut Cuts:
George and Basic Shapes:  circle at 3.53", circle at 2.03" , 2 circles cut at .5" welded with Gypsy, 5 ovals cut at 2.0" , and a triangle cut at .5".

I used various fall pattern papers from my stash.  To finish the eyes and the legs I used markers.

Thanks for playing along and don't forget to add your project using the linky at the Exploring Cricut site.
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Daily Project: November 14, 2013

Welcome to my blog where I have the daily project for Exploring Cricut.  Sticking with layouts, I'm switching to another TNT activity for this week.

Cricut cuts:
CM- Traveler:  water cut at 2.06"
Life Is A Beach:  title cut at 1.94"
H2O:  beach ball cut at 1.94"
Liquid Glass was used on the water droplets
Monday, November 4, 2013

Cricut Choice Challenge

For today's challenge we are to use 1 pattern paper, 2 cricut cuts, and 3 colors for any theme.  I chose to stay with Halloween and use the poster/sign I created for my school's Halloween social.  As a class sponsor this year I offered my services to help decorate our booth.

Cricut Cuts:
Nursery Rhyme:  title at 3.94" and welded using Gypsy
Happy Hauntings:  Dracula and Frankenstein's Bride at 11.12
Type Candy:  Class of at 1.47 and Welded (except for 2015)

My 1 pattern paper is an old pattern from CTMH from my stash.

Used colors:  black, sunset, pear

Thanks for playing along this week.  Don't forget to link your project using the linky at Exploring Cricut.
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Daily Project: October 31, 2013

Welcome to another daily project for Exploring Cricut.  I decided to stick with layouts for my daily project for awhile but this time my inspiration is Allie.

Cricut Cuts:
CTMH Artbooking:  overlay cut at 11"
Chalkboard Font:  Title cut at 2"
From my Kitchen:  apples cut at 4.41"

Pattern paper is from Stampin' Up
Cardstock is from stash.
Monday, October 21, 2013

Happy Halloween Challenge

Welcome and thanks for stopping by!  Today's challenge at Exploring Cricut is to create a layout, card, or other paper craft with the theme of Halloween.  This year I have been added as a class sponsor so we have to do a basket for our Halloween social.  Our class voted on a Halloween basket so I decorated this orange basket that I found at Wal-Mart.

Cricut Cuts:
Nursery Rhyme:  title: cut at 2.06" after being welded
Happy Hauntings:  bat: cut at 2.06"
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Daily Project; October 17, 2013

Welcome to another daily project for Exploring Cricut.  This week has been my Fall Break week and so I've been trying to get caught up on some of my scrapbook layouts.  Today's project is a layout for a TNT activity.  This one is bittersweet since it took place right after my dad found out he had cancer.  This was an activity that he would have had a blast with, but he wasn't feeling up to going.  At the time we were thinking "maybe next year", but we didn't know there wouldn't be a next year.

Cricut Cuts:
Cursive 101:  Title welded together using Gypsy at 2.06"
Create a Critter:  Fish cut at 2"

Pattern Paper and Cardstock from Buzz and Bummble(CTMH)
Monday, October 7, 2013

Birthday Challenge

Welcome to the anniversary blog hop at Exploring Cricut.  Today's challenge is to create a card, layout, or other paper craft with the theme of birthday.   If you are participating in the blog hop you should have come from Rae Ann's blog.  I decided for this project to get an early start on my Christmas cards.
For my card I used Teddy Bear Parade cut at 4.41 all layers.  Cardstock colors used are cocoa, bamboo, sweet leaf, and cotton candy.

Thanks for stopping by, your next stop in the blog hop is Annette's blog.
Thursday, October 3, 2013

October 3 Daily Project

Hi all and welcome to another Thursday project for Exploring Cricut.  For today's project I decided to step out of my comfort zone and do a layout.  This was going to be a 2 page layout, but I ran out of time.  My only cuts were on the first page anyway.
I've been very proud of myself not flooding my blog with Allie projects, but it's time to start working on her book.  I don't have children so I do books for my dogs.  I'm not sure how I took pictures of Ella, but Allie is not as cooperative.  Most of her early pictures are of her back.


Title:  Artbooking cartridge at 2"
Sun:  Life Is A Beach cartridge at 2.53

Happy Scrappin' this week!
Monday, September 23, 2013

In the Kitchen Challenge

Welcome to another fabulous challenge for Exploring Cricut!  This week's challenge is to create a card, layout, or other paper craft with the theme of in the kitchen.  For my project I created a little notecard to send to my favorite cook.

 Cricut Cuts:

From My Kitchen:   and at 4.5

Pattern paper:  Clemenitine (CTMH)
Cardstock:  Taffy (CTMH)
Jewels (CTMH)
stretch ruffle ribbon (SU)
Don't forget to link your project back at Exploring Cricut!  Thanks for playing along this week!
Thursday, September 19, 2013

daily project for 9/19

Welcome all to my small portion of blog world.  For today's daily project I made another picture this one for a friend's daughter who has a birthday coming up.
Cartridges and cuts
Sweet treats:  cupcakes, cut at 3.0"
Cindy Loo, flourish, cut at 2.0"
George and Basic Shapes:  rectangle cut at .5x6"

The cake stand was created using the Gypsy.  I used two images of the Cindy Loo flourish with one of them flipped.  I then added the rectangle and welded the 3 images together.
Monday, September 9, 2013

Back to School Challenge

 Welcome to another challenge at Exploring Cricut.  The theme for this week is Back to School using at least 1 ribbon.  For my project I made a sign for my door at school.

Cartridges and Cuts:
Learning Curve:  Welcome back, cut at 2.53" and welded together using the Gypsy
Makin the Grade:  apple, cut at 6.88"  I actually cut 3 of these and layered them for the different colors.
Smiley Cards:  pencil, cut at 3.47"
Happily Ever After:  scissors, cut at 3.5"

I then used many different red ribbons to cover the apple.
For finishing touches I used liquid glass for the "metal" pieces.
Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to post your entry on the Exploring Cricut site.
Thursday, September 5, 2013

daily project

Welcome all to my little blog world.  I have the project for today at Exploring Cricut.

For today I chose to create a canvas picture for a friend's son.
I cut freehand the mountain.
Cartridges and cuts:
Paper Doll Dress Up
     , Acc 3, cut at 1.5"
      cut at 2.5"
      cut at 2.5"
     , Acc 2, cut at 3.0"
     , Headwear, cut at 2.5"
     , blackout, cut at 2.5"

I used a stamp set from Peachy Keen to stamp the face and used copic markers to color the face and hands.
Monday, August 26, 2013

Cricut Choice Challenge

Welcome to another challenge for Exploring Cricut.  Today's challenge is to use 2 Cricut cuts for any theme of your choice.  For my project this week I choice to do a baby card, this is also a card that I created for a card class.
For this card I used the Babycakes paper line from CTMH.  Cardstock colors used were Chocolate, Slate, Buttercup, and Sunset.  The sentiment is from the B is for Baby stamp set also from CTMH.
Cricut Cuts:
Art Philosophy:  Oval5 from page 62 at 2.25"
Artbooking:   from page 50 using the Icon feature at 3.25"

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Happy Birthday

Welcome to my part of blog world.  My project for today is a birthday card for one of the children in my Sunday School class.  She turned 9 early in August.
For this project I used the Birthday Bash cartridge to cut the candles.  They are cut at 3.82"
The sentiment is from the Joyful Birthday stamp set from Close To My Heart.
Sparkles were added to the flames.
Monday, August 12, 2013

Wonderful World of Disney

For today's challenge at Exploring Cricut you are to create a card, layout, or other paper craft that includes one Disney character.
I chose to use Jasmine from the Aladin movie for a birthday card.  I've always liked Jasmine probably because she's usually depicted wearing purple.
For this project I used the cartridge Dreams Come True and cut the figure at 4.53"
The sentiment is from the Joyful Birthday stamp set from Close to My Heart.

Don't forget to link your project at Exploring Cricut and thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, August 10, 2013

Daily Project

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog for the daily project.  School started for me this week and we had to have our classroom doors decorated before our Open House.  Our them this year is "Turning Screams into Dreams!"  Here is my project for this week.

The lettering was cut from the Happy Haunting cartridge.  I used the spooky font and welded the letters together.  The letters were cut at 2.88"

Mini Monsters at 10.88

Mini Monsters art 7.59"
Mini Monsters cut at 11.23"

Mini Monsters cut art 9.70"
After cutting out all my figures I put wiggley eyes on each figure.
Monday, July 29, 2013

Down on the Farm challenge

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by for another fantastic challenge at Exploring Cricut.  The challenge for today was to create a card, layout, or other paper craft with a farm theme.  I thought this one would be very difficult since I don't have kids to take to the farm.  Here's my take on this challenge.

 I used the new cartridge from Close to My Heart "Artbooking" to create a farm book.  This is my first project with this cartridge and I must say I love it.  The cuts made were

<1> using Photo Mat 1 feature at 8" I cut 2
<1-s> Photo Mat 1 feature at 8"
<1> Photo Mat 2 feature at 8"
<1-s> Photo Mat 2 feature at 8" I cut 2
<2> Photo Mat 2 feature at 8"
<2-s> Photo Mat 2 feature at 8"
Overlay feature at 7.5"
The letters for this page were cut at 1" from the Doodletype cartridge.
The lettering for this page was cut at 1" using Sans Serif.
The lettering for each of the animal cards was cut from Sans Serif at 1"
Each animal was cut from the Animal Kingdom cartridge at 2.53".
For the goat, cat, and sheep I used fun flock to make it look fluffy.  I used pink stickles for several animals noses and black sparkles for some of their eyes.
To assemble the book, each inner page is a little over half the size of the big page.  I alternated one on top then one on the bottom.  Then used ribbon to tie the book together.
Thanks for taking the time to view my project.  Don't forget to play along and link your project back at Exploring Cricut.