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Monday, September 24, 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!

Friday, September 21, 2012

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 :).

Now it's your turn to create your project and upload it at Cut It Up Challenges, but don't forget your diecut!!!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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.



Monday, September 10, 2012

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!


Sunday, September 9, 2012

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 functional!


Project #2
The idea:

My Project:

 I started with this leftover cardboard packaging that I had saved from a pack of vellum embellishments, I thought it would be a good sturdy base for my project.
I am excited for out it turned out, see below:
This is an extremely useful addition to my kitchen and is definitely used! I laminated burgundy colored paper peices and adhered magnets to back. I don't know about you, but I have a tendency to meal plan and then change my mind, so this way I can rearrange the meals without having to erase and rewrite. I also included a larger grocery list to the right for mine, as I tend to work on my list all week long for my next grocery trip.

Project #3
The Idea:

My version, very simple project and actually far more helpful in the craftroom than I expected.
So glad I took the time to do this one!


 Project #4
The Idea:

My version of this layout below:


Project #5
(Gotta gets some good eats in here)
The idea:

How it turned out for me? Great!!!! Highly recommend this one!


 Well, I was a little over excited about this hop which is why there are so many projects. These were just a few of my pinned "I've got to try that" projects. There are so many more that I still want to do!!

Now for some blog candy. Leave me a comment and become a follower if not one already and I'll pick a random winner!


A 7 Gypsies Journal Kit

Back view of Journal Kit package.

Thank you for stopping by to see what I've made that was inspired by Pinterest. I hope that you are now a bit more inspired to go and use those great ideas you have pinned to your boards.

Your next stop is Esther's blog.



Friday, September 7, 2012

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
Birthday Cakes
Love You a Latte
Storybook


I used my gypsy to create the teacup card by welding two cups together at the top. Then I cut the cup out again in some teacup pattern paper. I glued the pattern paper to the top of the card but left some unglued area to be able to stick the tea bag in and pull it out. I added a stamped sentiment that says "Just  for You". When you pull the tea bag out (as shown below) it says Happy B-day.


Side views of desk organizer below:



The back:


The top of the organizer:


The drawer knobs:



I had so much fun creating this project that I decided to make a second one for my husband's desk at work. Check it out!







Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I hope you enjoyed my project. Now it's your turn! Please join us for our first challenge and upload your project to the Cut It Up blog!!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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 card. I figured the front of the card is shaped out so maybe?? :)

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I have a choosen a winner using the Random.org for the Fantabulous Cricut Back to School Cricut Crawl!

And the winner is. . .


27 
Jeri

What a cute shaped card. I love your sentiment. Thanks for playing at BBTB2.

Congrats Jeri, I will be contacting you!