Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #46 - Flower Fusion

ok.. so you can imagine my diapointment with respect to all the cool Black Friday Deals going on in the US so I have been monitoring sales down there just to see what I was missing.. while I noticed that Walmart was having a great deal on a Cricut Imagine machine in the US and I was thinking if I came across one I would splurge and get one... while of course I do not live in the US however... one day while purousing the isles at M's I came across the same deal!  It was a non advertised sale... so of course I picked one up - here is my first project using the new machine...

I printed and cut the Butterfly Image from the Elegant Edges cartridge and filled it with Yellow Patterned Paper on the Image More Cartridge that comes with the Cricut Imagine machine.  It is cut at 4.5"  I then cut 2 from white cardstock to create the card base!  I also printed and cut the Spread your Wings sentiment along with an extra butterfly at 1.5" so that I could create a 3D look to the butterfly.  I also cut the Scallop Rosette from the Cricut Expression from Brown Cardstock to create the Rosette.  The Challenge for this Weeks Cricut Circle is to use flowers... I have added 4 small flower blings to the butterfly and a Paper flower to the ribbon as well as some Flower Beads to a hatpin to create the antenee for the butterfly.

Details: Cricut Imagine and Expression 2,  Cartridges:  Elegant Edges, Ribbons & Rosettes, Imagine More Cricut Cartridge, Paper Flower is Recollections, Flower Bling is from Dollarama, Flower Beads and Hatpins are from an old Scraptivity Kit.  Ribbon is a brown seambinding,  Patterned Paper:  cut on Cricut Imagaine.

Butterfly:  Elegant Edges Cartridge Filled with the Yellow PP from the Imagine More Cartridge Printed & Cut at 4.5"  Cut 2 more just in white cardstock for the base of the card.

Sentiment:  Printed & Cut from the Imagine More Cartridge at 1.5" I cut an extra butterfly.

Rosette:  Ribbons & Rosettes Cartridge Cut 6 of the at 1.5" in brown cardstock.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cricut Cirlce Monthly Challenge: Signs of Fall with Texture

I recently have joined the Cricut Cirlce and was dying to also check out one of my newest Cricut Purchases... the Expression 2 5th Anniversary Edition:  I waited in line for this baby at Micheals last week as I purchased it for a steal and it came with 4 Cartridges Preloaded!  (Just a note... they only had 4 of these at each location!) So I decided to participate in the Monthly Challenge on the Cricut Circle Blog... and I created this little 3D Fall Bag which is perfect for holding some cool little treats in!

The Challenge on the blog is to use at least 2 different cricut cuts, create texture and to use items that make you think of Fall!  So here is my Project!

Side View

I created texture with using the Wooden Buttons and Twine at the top, I created layers with different leaves and also added some 3D leaves by cutting the leaves 2 times and folding the top one.  I also inked the Acorn and added some twine!  I also finished it off with a litle glitter around the cricut frame I cut!

Front view

Here is a little close up of the bag details so you can see the layering and 3D leaves that I created.  All in all I used 7 different Cricut cuts to create this project!

Details:  Cricut Expression 2, Bag :  Imagine More Cards Cartridge (cut on a 12x12 mat with the Fit to Page Feature in Brown Cardstock), Frame:  Cricut Essentials Cartridge ( cut at 3.5" in brown cardstock and at 4" in white cardstock for the centre circle), Green Leaves:  Cricut Essentials Cartridge ( cut at 2" in green cardstock), Acorn & 6 Leaves:  Doodlecharms Cartridge ( cut at 1.75" out of both Yellow and Burgandy Pattenred Pieces, cut out of Yellow and Burgandy Patterned Papers at 1.75", cut at 2.5" out of beige cardstock and Brown Patterned Paper), Glitter:  Recollections, Patterned Paper:  Bella Blvd - Finally Fall, Ink:  PTI - Dark Chocolate, Sentiment:  PTI - Mega Mixed Messages, Twine:  PTI.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Friendzy Friday!

My Friendzy Friday for this week is a little out of the ordinary but I just could not resist after seeing how to make this cute little pin cushion and then coming across the Perfect Fabric to match my Scraproom at Two Scrapbook Friends I just had to make it!  It is perfect for storing some decorative Scrapbook Hatpins and makes for a pretty decoration in the room as well!

The Pattern and a step by step video can be found here

Just a reminder of my tip that you colour your bling!  Here I made my bling look black with a dark grey copic marker!

Did you know that you can use your copic markers to change the colours of items?  Here are just a few examples!  First up I will show you how you take clear Kaisercraft Sparklets or any Bling and by just colouring them with a copic you can totally transform the look of them!

All you need is a little bling and a copic marker! 

Colour in your bling until you like the colour!

And now you have a different colour of Bling!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

LRW-Challenge #108 - Christmas Themed Project

The Challenge for this week is to make a Christmas Themed project!  Here I created a little 3D Sleigh SVG file that I found at My Time Made Easy 

I used the Echo Park Holy Jolly Christmas line and cut the base from Brown Cardstock.  I added the Little Chipboard Santa and a Blue Bow!

I hope you can play along with us this week on Little Red Wagon and I look forward to checking out all the cool Christmas Ideas!  Don't forget to check out what the other Girlfriends have created for this week!

Monday, November 21, 2011

TSF DT Reveal Day 3 - Mitten stocking

Here is another item I made a few weeks ago as part of my DT Kit.

It is sewn together and holds items like a stocking!  The Mitten itself is an SVG File from My Time Made Easy  I used a sewing machine to sew around the edge of the mitten so it has a pocket inside to store items like candy canes etc.!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

TSF DT Reveal Day 2 - Deck The Halls

Here is a layout I created  with my DT Kit - Echo Park (Holly Jolly) I had this photo of my Mom & Dad's Elegant Outdoor Christmas Decorations and thought it was perfect for using some of the cool Emblishments that came with this Line! 

This line has these adorable little house and 2 cool border strips that I used

I could not resit pop dotting the little leter stickers onto the little christmas bulbs and hang them from some twine!

I just loved this little christmas light border and had to add it to the roof of my house!  I also added a cool Maya Raod Snowflake!

Details:  All items Echo Park - Holly Jolly Line, Snowflake is Maya Road, Glitter Stickers are from my Stash (Recollections), And I coloured some twine with my Copics!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

TSF DT Reveal Day 1 - 3D SVG Christmas Tree

This months DT Kit is from Echo Park - I got to play with a really cute Christmas Line called Holly Jolly - It has the cutest little Chipboard accents and stickers! 

I found this really cute 3D SVG File at Lori Whitlock's Digital Store and just thought it was perfect to match with my DT Kit's Echo Park - Holly Jolly line!

Details:  SVG File fromLori Whitlock's store, Echo Park (Holly Jolly), Bazzill Cardstock(Brown) and I used 2 Marvy Star Punches and a Toothpick to create the tree topper!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

LRW - Challenge#107 - Paper Piece a Stamped Image

The Challenge this week is to paper piece a stamped image!  I have had these stamps forever and have finally used them from my Wagon!

Details:  PP - Echo Park Splash 6x6, Stamps: (Stamping Bella Cloudy Inkblock, PTI - Hanging out), Martha Stewart Fringe Sicsors, Ink - PTI (True Black, Hibiscus Burst, lemon tart).

Stamp the dress of 3 different pices of patterned paper and handcut, cut the blue water paper for the bottom and a green piece of cardstock - cut a wave on the green cardstock on one long side and use the fringe sicscors to create the look of grass.  Stamp the cloud background with Lemon tart ink.  Stamp the closesline in black ink.  Stamp sentiment and glue down all the pieces.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

LRW - Challenge#106 - Congratulations

The Challenge this week on Little Red Wagon is to create something with a congratulations theme!  Here is a card I created!

Details:  Sentiment:  PTI (Boards & Beams, Bitty Baby Blessings), Ink:  PTI (Dark Chocolate, Hibiscus Burst), Cricut Expression, Cirucut Cartridges (Give a Hoot, Straight from the Nest), PP (Bo Bunny), Bazzil Cardstock, Ribbon (PTI), Paper Flower (Marthat Stewart.

The branch is from the Straight from the nest cartridge, I cut it at 2 1/2" and cut the leaves from the bo bunny pp (2 times once to glue on the base the 2nd to fold and attach giving dimension.  The nest is cut at 2" from the Give a Hoot cartridge, I used a circle punch to cut a hole in the centre of the base layer nest.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Published Card - February 2011 Cards Magazine

I have another pulished card in the February 2011 Cards Magazine 

 This card was published in the magazine on Pages 18 & 19 and included in one of the email Newsletters.  It is also featured in the table of contents of the Magazine.

SWEET TREAT:  Cardstock:  Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper:  K&Company; Ribbon:  Michaels; Twine:  Papertrey Ink; Chipboard, Button:  Craft Supply; Sentiment Stamp:  Stamping Bella; Ink:  Papertrey Ink, Versamark; Embossing Powder:  Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel; Glitter:  Making Memories; Marker:  Copic; Cricut Die Cut Machine; Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge.

Using the Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge, die cut a cupcake card base from white cardstock.  Diecut another cupcake and its elements from cardstock, patterned paper and chipboard.  Adhere the cupcake liner to the pink cupcake base, and tie a ribbon into a bow on the right side.  Add the top layer of the cupcake and adhere the entire piece to the card front.  Adhere the cardsstock heart to the chipboard heart and apply glittered embossing powder before attaching to the top fo the cupcake.  Stamp a sentiment onto a white cardstock strip and attach to the heart.  Colour the twine with a marker to make it red and tie it through a heart button, then glue it to the sentiment.  Apply glitter to the slots of the cupcake liner.

Tip:  Create your own glittered embossing powder by adding one part glitter to two pars embossing powder then use as normal.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Published Card - January 2011 Cards Magazine

My Very First Publication!
I thought I might start updating my blog with some of the publications I have had over the last year. 

Here is very first card that was published back in the Cards January 2011 edition,the Card is on Page 45.

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH:  Cardstockm, butttons, stamps:  Papertrey Ink; Patterned Paper:  Die Cuts with a View; Stickpins: Fancy Pants Designs; Ribbon:  Celebrate it from Micheals; Fabric:  Craft Supply; Jewels:  Dollarama; Ink:  Memento, Papertrey ink; Markers: Copic; Punches;  Stampin' Up (Split punch & Slot punch); Die cut machine: Cuttlebug, Dies:Cuttlebug flowers, Spellbinders Label 1

Create a card of white cardstock and cover the front with green patterned paper.  Punch a scalloped border and attach it to the right side of the card.  Die cut three fabric flowers in different sizes (2 in pink fabric and one in brown fabric using the flower cuttle bug die, then die cut the label and ink the edges.  Colour in the flowers leaves with a marker.  cut out a 2" circle of the brown fabri and stitch a basting stitch around the edge.  Pull the tread so the ircle gathers and makes a yo-yo flower.  Adhere it to the label and add a fabric flower.  Layer both with flowers, buttons and jewels.  Adhere the label to the right side of the card with foam adhesive.  Thread a ribbon through the hole punch and place stick pins through the bow.

Friday, November 4, 2011

TSF - American Crafts - Daydreamer (Our New Arrivals Layout)

Here is another project I created using the American Crafts Daydreamer Line  We had this Cute Little Robins nest this past year and we ended up with these cute little fluffy birds!  I could not resist creating a layout about it! 

The Twig was created using the Straight from the Nest Cricut Cartridge and was cut at 5"  The Birdhouse is a sizzix die  The Clouds and Owls are from the matching sticker Remarks sheet from American Crafts.

The next was created using teh Give a Hoot Cricut Cartridge and was cut at 3 3/4"  The title was created using Pink My Little Shoebox Letter Stickers and American Crafts Thickers (Amy Tangerine "Lovely")  I made the work Arrivals stick up a little by adding them to some acetate and attaching it to the pop dotted nest.

I coul not resist adding a little more dimension to the twig by cutting 2 copies of the leaves from the paterened paper and folding them down the centre to give them dimension before gluing the 2nd leaf down.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

My TSF Weekend Retreat!

I had a blast with my friends at the Two Scrapbook Friends Retreat and I accomplished so much!  You will be seeing items posted on my blog starting in a couple of weeks that I created on my weekend away... Unfortunately I have to wait till they are released to post! 
I can however show this card I created to achieve a number of challenges on the weeked!

I only had Christmas PP with me so I made this card with Bella Blvd - Christmas Wishes Patterned Paper.  the Rubon is from Studio Calico, the brad is making memories, the sentiment is PTI and I added a little yellow with a My Favorite Things Butterfly die, some ribbon and a strip of yellow cardstock which i added a scalloped boarder with using my split punch.  This pink Chipboard heart is from the Bella Blvd Line that matches the PP. 

I had a lot of fun getting know some of the Design Team members a little more and of course my two coherts Dee and Regan are always a blast!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

LRW - Challenge #105 Purple People Eater

The Challenge this week on Little Red Wagon is "Purple People Eater"  I created this cute little Purple Monster using the Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge.

Details:  I used the monster on Page 39 of the Mini Monsters Cricut cartride and cut him at 4" High.  Sentiment is a Stamping Bella phrase and I coloured some twine purple with a copic marker.  Patterned paper is Echo Park.

Make sure you check out what the other girlfriends have created!  

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

TSF - American Crafs - Daydreamer (Baby Onsie & Booties)

I made the following little matching set as part of my DT Kit for Two Scrapbook Friends using the American Crafts Daydreamer line!

Details:  I created this Onsie card using the Life's a Party Cricut Cartridge the Onsie is on Page 29 and I cut it at 5 1/2" using the Shift Key.  The Flower and Leaves are handcut from the Patterned Paper and the little button closure is from the sticker sheet.  I added a little stickles to the centre of the flower and folde the leaves a little to give them some depth.  The sentiment is a PTI Stamp.

Details:  I found this cute little SVG File from My Time Made Easy to create these cute little booties.  I cut it from White Cardstock and the Patterned paper.  I added some eyelets and tied them together with a cute little bow.  The Flower and leaves were again cut from the patterned paper and I added a little stickles to the cetnre of the flower.