Showing posts from September, 2012

Birthday Celebration

Hello and welcome to another challenge by Fantabulous Cricut! This week the challenge is to create a birthday project using a candle. This came and the perfect time for me as it was recently my sister's birthday! I decided to make a gift card holder/card as I had bought her a coffee card.

This gift card holder was cut from the Wrap it Up Cricut Cartridge using the tag feature. I added glitter to the candles to make them look more on fire and covered the holes on the sides of the holder (cause I forgot to hide contour them) with glitter primas. I stamped Happy Birthday in the center to finish it off. Below, you can see the holder with a card in it.

Nope, not a coffee card in there - didn't quite have it in hand yet, so I'm showing you an example using our REI Membership card :)
Now, it's your turn to head on over to Fantabulous Cricut and upload your creation!

Falling into Fall

I don't know about you but I am so glad that fall is almost here! I love this time of year where I can wear jeans again and can be outside without melting! I've been walking on the trial that goes by the river near our house and it started to look like fall as the pine needles have started to litter the path - I just love it!!! So, this was an easy challenge for me this week at Cut It Up Challenges  where we are asked to create a project that is inspired by the below picture.

So, in thinking about trees and apples and how it is time to go pick them, I just had to do an apple tree for my card. We are sponsored this week by Trendy Twine and were given a sample to work with. My project is below:

To create this card, I used the Country Life Cricut Cartridge. I thought the tree was adorable, as most images on this cartridge are! I used the Trendy Twine for the bottom of my card to give it the sense of fall littering the ground. At least I hope that comes across that way :).
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Winner from Pintrest Blog Hop

And the winner from the Pintrest Blog hop of my blog candy is. . .

19 Pink Dalmatians
Jaime! I had to laugh as I scrolled down to each project. #1-#3 are on my to-do lists on my boards too! Hopefully you'll be the push to get me to do them. They all turned out great. I'm a new follower, not sure why/how I wasn't one before! LOL. SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 4:50 PM 
Congrats, I will contact you soon!

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

This weeks challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut is to create a project using some sort of transportation (bus, train, car, bike, etc).
It was recently my dad's birthday so I decided to make him a gift for his office space.

I used a piece of pattern paper with some nice leaves on it for my background on the frame. Then cut out the old car and layers from the Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge. I added a stamped scripture verse in the upper left corner to finish it off. 

"My peace I give unto you, let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." John 14:27

I hope you enjoyed my project as it was fun to create! Now it's your turn to head on over to Fantabulous Cricut and upload your own creation!

Pinterest Blog Hop

Welcome to our Pinterest Inspired Blog Hop!!!
Are you addicted to Pinterest? Do you have several boards with pins that you said "I've got to try that"? Well here is your inspiration to create those awesome projects you want to try but have not yet done!
If you have arrived here from Marie's blog, than you are in the right place. If not please start from the beginning with our fabulous hostess Ashley.
Since I couldn't just pick one project to complete here are my Pinterest inspired projects.

To see where my ideas came from you can check out my Pinterest Board "Stuff I've done/tried".

Project #1
This is one of my favorite Pinterest inspired ideas.
First the before picture:

The idea:
 My results:

My first project was my linen closet. I saw this fabulous idea on Pinterest where they suggested folding your sheets into one of the pillow cases. Makes for easier/more compact storage and you don't lose any peices!

It works and now my linen closet is so much more…

Anything Goes

Hello, and welcome to the first ever challenge from Cut It Up!  I'm so excited for our first challenge and I hope that you will join us!!! This weeks challenge couldn't be any easier, we are challenged to create what ever we want as long as there is a die cut on there somewhere! This was a fun one for me. It's my mother n law's birthday this last week so I decided to create a birthday present for her. My project comes from a tutorial that I purchased from Inking Idaho.

My mother-n-law likes teacups and such so I decided to create a desk organizer for her in the theme of teacups. I even made a matching card. The teacup and kettle on the sides of the organizer (as shown below) are cut from the Wall Decor and More Cricut Cartridge. The card and the drawer knobs come from the Birthday Cakes Cricut Cartridge and the tea bag comes from the Love You a Latte Cricut Cartridge. The letters that spell TEA come from the Storybook Cricut Cartridge.
Cartridges used: Wall Decor and More B…

All Shaped Up and a Winner

My daughter is about to start kindergarten, as in tomorrow, and last week she got a postcard in the mail from her new teacher. She was so excited about this that she begged me to make a card for her to bring to the teacher. She's getting pretty big in the crafting world herself and know how this game is played :). We are card givers! So, I created this card for her to bring to open house tonight.

I made this card using the Locker Talk Cricut Cartridge. This is actually the featured project for this cartridge. I thought it was cute so decided to use it. I changed it a little bit, however. Instead of using the book cover function to create a card/book with the ribbon holes, I welded them together and used the hide contour button on my gypsy to create a folded card. I used double sided paper and a line stamp to create the inside matt for her to write on. 
I am entering this in the Bitten By The Bug 2 challenge this week. Hopefully, this qualifies as the challenge was to create a shape …