Monday, March 31, 2014

FCCB Challenge #204

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #204 Sketch Challenge

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~Design Team Inspiration~

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Create a project inspired by the sketch below:

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.
Here is my card:

I used the Country Life cartridge for the wildflowers (button 46) cut @ 3". The wildflowers were cut using Creative Memories solid papers and highlighted with white ink. The solid lime green background paper is embossed with Cuttlebug Plum Blossoms, and the green patterned paper is from Adorn It (Doodly Doo Dots). The lime green ribbon was from the Dollar Store. The sentiment is from American Crafts "Dear Lizzy" Spring stamp set.

I wanted something nice & bright for Spring!

Thanks for looking, and remember, the 100th follower to my blog will get a great prize package!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Exploring Cricut Designers Choice

This week at Exploring Cricut, the challenge is to use one patterned paper,

Here is the list of materials I used:

  1. Background paper is by Creative Imagination-Gymnastics (This is very old, just a warning!)
  2. Using Create a Friend cartridge, cut basket & basketball player.
  3. Basketball net was cut at 5 1/2" using Coordinations slate, elephant, and white cardstock.
  4. Basketball player was cut at 4 1/4" using Light Coral Vellum for flesh tones, black, white, royal blue, orange and yellow scrap cardstock, and Coordinations slate and elephant. 
  5. Adhere cut images to background, insert into tray.
I just wanted something different that would be whimsical for March!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday at Exploring Cricut & More!

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday at Exploring Cricut & More! I just got the new Box It Up Cricut cartridge a week ago and got to sit down and play with it! Here's my very first box that will hold a birthday gift (lottery tickets) for a friend of mine-

The box was easy to make-this is box #29, and I cut it at the recommended 4" out of a heavy glitter paper (I always did like to make things hard on myself!). The paper cut beautifully, it is the fold lines you have to be careful of. Light score marks and careful manipulation of the paper didn't leave cracks along the folded edges.

Easy to put together, but trust me when I say that Cricut did not explain certain things! When you see a page like this,

 know that F1, F3 & F5 are score lines! I think you're supposed to score the box first, hit load last, then cut the box part. I just cut all my pieces and scored my lines myself-seemed easier!

There are 50 different boxes you can make with this cartridge, and I can't wait to make more!

Monday, March 17, 2014

FCCB #202-Use Green

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #202 Use the Color Green

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Be Wild and Free stamp set

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

 I know that today is St. Patrick's day, but I wanted something soft for Spring!

Here's the list of ingredients:
  1. Using the Artbooking cartridge, cut three butterflies at 2 3/4", 2", and 1 1/2". I used mint green, light orange, and pink scrap cardstock.
  2. I felt the butterflies were too plain, so I stamped words on the filigree wings with Versamark ink, and then clear embossed.
  3. White cardstock card, with NRN Designs butterfly paper mat.
  4.  Stamped sentiment in lower right hand corner (Mark's Finest Papers, Flowers, Flowers Flowers)
  5. Attach butterflies to card, add pink, green and orange rhinestones to butterfly's body.
Thanks for looking!

I'm entering this in the MFP Simple Salutations "Things with Wings" challenge.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Exploring Cricut St. Patricks Day & Shamrocks

Happy St. Patrick's day! The challenge at Exploring Cricut this week is to make a St. Patricks day project with a Shamrock, so here is my project-

Here is what I did-
  1. Designer Calendar-cut March out at 2 1/2". Colorbok green glitter paper and Wausau dark green shimmer paper (also used on shamrocks and leprechauns).
  2. Simply Charmed-cut Leprechauns at 2 1/2". Used scraps of light beige, pink, orange and yellow.
  3. Give a Hoot-cut shamrocks at 3 1/2".
  4. Unknown background paper, Creative Memories light green mats.
  5. Adhere everything and insert into frame for calendar.

I'm so glad that I'm doing this-it's making me notice what's going on each month, and I'm taking advantage of the photo opportunities to document life!

I'm also entering this in the following challenges:
Decorate to Celebrate St. Patricks Challenge
Bitten by the Bug2 St. Patricks Challenge 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Exploring Cricut Wonderful Wednesday

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday at Exploring Cricut! Today's project is from the cartridge Creative Cards, and I have always seen this card done is spring/summer time colors. I wondered what it would look like in earth tones, so here is my card:

  1. Cut from Creative Cards at 5 3/4" for card base (brown cardstock). 
  2. Cut mat, sentiment strip and butterflies from Wausau Shimmer Silver paper.
  3. Cut wavy mat out of brown and silver patterned paper.
  4. Cut pennant strip out of chocolate cardstock and emboss with Cuttlebug embossing folder Leaves (Cindy Loo compatible).
  5. Stamp sentiment (Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society). Brown Ink by Studio G.
  6. i*rock silver accents on butterflies and corners of sentiment.
I hope you enjoyed a different color combo today! Remember, if you're my 100th follower you'll get a great grab bag of goodies!

Monday, March 3, 2014

FCCB Challenge #200-Pick a Holiday

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #200: Pick a Holiday

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To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

The challenge this week at FCCB is to pick any Holiday (including Birthdays) and make a project. I saw these cool bags at Michaels the other day (two for $3) and picked up some to decorate. Here is a birthday bag for the man in my life-

Here is what I did:
  1. Accent Essentials-out of mint green cardstock, cut two accent 48 pieces, one for tag and one for decorative base. Doodled edges of tag, stamped (To & From) on inside, hand wrote Happy Birthday on Front. Doodled edges of decorative base.
  2. Nifty Fifties-cut truck (button 41) at 2" out of light blue, black, white, dark green and dark green speckled scrap cardstock. Assemble and adhere to base.
  3. Artise-cut Birthday Boy sentiment (button38) at 1 1/2", adhere to base. Attach base to bag.
  4. Attach tag to bag with 1/8" black Offray ribbon.
What guy wouldn't like a truck for his birthday!