Monday, January 28, 2013

Cricut Choice Challenge

Hi ya'll!  Welcome to another challenge at Exploring Cricut.  This week's challenge is to create a card, layout, or other papercraft using 2 pattern papers, 3 cricut cuts, and 1 embellishment.  You can use any theme for this challenge.

For my project I created a Thank You card.  A dear friend gave me the cartridge "Phrases" for my birthday and I'm in love with it.  I also used the Paisley cartridge which is a cartridge I've had forever but have never used.  I really some of the images on this cartridges, it just gets overlooked.
The base of my card is 4.25 x 5.5 twilight cardstock.  I used 2 different pattern papers from the Close to my Heart Wonderland series.  Other cardstock colors used are white daisy, sky, and spring iris.  "Thank You" is cut from Phrases cartridge at 2.06", both the base/shadow cut and the main cut at the same size.  The third cricut cut is the butterfly which was cut from the Paisley cartridge at 1.12".  The butterfly was cut out of spring iris cardstock, the phrase was cut out of white and sky cardstock.
I used very tiny sparkles (in purple) from Close to my Heart for the body of the butterfly, added a twilight flower button and added an In Color Dahlia (Stampin' Up)in the center.
I also made a second card and changed the sparkles of the body of the butterfly.

Thanks for joining us for the challenge this week.  I hope you're able to play along with us, don't forget to link your creation at exploring cricut!  Have a super week!!
Thursday, January 24, 2013

So Sorry: Daily Project

Welcome to my little part of blog world.  Winter is a favorite time of year for me, but I really hate when it gets so frigidly cold you can't stand to breathe outside.  We are going through this type of period now.  What better time to spend inside working on projects.
The project I'm sharing with you today is a sympathy card that I created for a friend just last week.  Not sure  if its just our area, or if its happening everywhere, but it seems like more and more people are passing away. I keep saying I'm going to make a lot of sympathy cards to have on stand-by, but I still never have them on hand when I need them.
I used pattern paper from the sweetheart line from Close to my Heart for the base of my 6x6 card.  I then cut out the different layers of my saying "sorry for your loss" at 2.53 from the cartridge Phrases, using white, black, smoothie, and tulip cardstock. I added rhinestone bling and a flower button to add the final touches.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and looking at my project.  I love feedback from visitors so please leave a comment.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Winter Challenge

Thank you for joining us for this week's challenge, which is to create a card, layout, or other papercraft for a snow activity or winter activity.  I couldn't find an image of someone snuggled under a mound of quilts and fleece covers up to their eyeballs so I decided to stick with something more traditional.

I decided to decorate a picture frame with a tiny bit of winter.  One of my favorite activities as a child was to build a snowman.  Seems like the kids around here lately have missed out on this joyous activity because the snow we have been fortunate to get has been too dry to make a decent snowman.  They are truly being robbed of part of their childhood.  Now on to my project.
 I started out with a wooden picture frame from Michael's (the opening is 3.5" square).  I covered the frame with a piece of sky cardstock from CTMH using ModgePodge.

I then cut out 2 large snowflakes from Designer Calender at 1.71" and 6 at 1.12".  Each of these snowflakes were covered in studiog Glitter glue (stardust) and then a CTMH sparkle was added to the center.
Next I cut out images of the snowmen building a snowman using white daisy cardstock, Cherry-O and Miracle pattern paper all from CTMH.  The white sections were covered with the studiog Glitter glue and a nose was added using Stickles in Orange peel.  I also used the Mocha opaques from CTMH for the eyes.
Once I had all the elements adhered where I wanted them I added another layer of ModgePodge to make sure everything stayed down.  I then sprayed the frame with vanilla smooch for a frosty appearance.

Thank you for stopping by hope you find something to spark your creativity.  Don't forget to link your project back on the exploring cricut site to be entered for the drawing for the prizes for this week!  Happy crafting!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Birthday Wishes!

Welcome to my little piece of blog world.  My project for today is a birthday card that I put together for someone special.
I used pattern paper from the Roxie line for my base and present.  The cardstock colors used were Bamboo, Desert Sand, Tulip, and Smoothie.  The ink for the saying is cotton candy.  The saying is from the stamp set Card Chatter - Birthday (D1475), and the ribbon is from Michaels.
I used the Forever Young cartridge and cut all images at 5.59" except the gift which was cut at 1.71".
Thanks for stopping by.  Hopping you're finding plenty of time to craft so far this year!