Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Exploring Cricut & More Wonderful Wednesday

Welcome to Exploring Cricut & More Wonderful Wednesday! This week is my project is one for Cat Lovers, like my brother!

The cat was made using the Cricut cartridge Pet Shop. This is the Calico, cut at 4" with scraps from my stash. I hope you can tell it's on a TV! I made the TV with scraps also, but tried for a vintage TV where the case was wood, and the tube was trimmed with gold. The stamp is from Viva Las Vegas Stamps, and the inside sentiment is computer generated and says "My life is boring-how's yours?". Background paper is from Adorn It, and I thought it would be perfect as a vintage wall paper!

I hope you enjoyed my strange sense of humor!

Monday, April 28, 2014

FCCB Challenge #208

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #208 April Showers

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Winner will receive their choice of 3 digital images
~This Weeks Challenge~
April Showers
Create a project using an umbrella

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 project for the week:

This month's calendar page was made with Designer Calendar, April Showers, and Create a Friend. Here's the steps I did-

  1. Using Designer Calendar, I cut the April out of the Script Font & Script Font Shadow using Creative Memories blue gingham & blue paper.  This was cut out at 2 1/2". I made the mats with the same paper.
  2. Create a Friend cartridge-both the Rainy Days and Umbrella Girl were made using button 28. All cardstock was out of the scrap stash. Both were cut at 3 1/2".
  3. April Showers cartridge-both the umbrella and rubber boots were cut out of the scrap stash, and both were cut at 2 1/2".
  4. I found out that the Bistro Markers were on sale at our local craft store, so I picked up 5 more colors! The orange just pops against the blue background. I can't wait to use the other colors.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Exploring Cricut & More-It's a Spring Thing

This week at Exploring Cricut & More the challenge is “It’s a Spring Thing”Make a card, layout, or paper craft celebrating Spring and include at least one flower. Here is my project-

This card was totally made with a very old cartridge-Accent Essentials! Here is the steps on how I did it-

  1. Made card base with orange cardstock (DCWV stack) 5 3/4" square. Adhered square of orange & light blue polka dot (My Minds Eye Antique Dot stack) to card base.
  2. Cut light green cardstock (scrap stash) at 4". Cut frame out of light blue cardstock (scrap stash), adhered to light green cut piece.
  3. Cut orange flowered paper (DCWV Pocketful of Posies) into strip, adhered into center of green cut piece. Stamped flourishes (Autumn Leaves) with Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade ink.
  4. Out of yellow cardstock (scrap stash) cut 2 daisy flowers (pg 55) at 1/2" and another 2 flowers at 1/4". Adhere to flourishes and added Michaels Recollection pearls to center.
  5. The big flower was made cutting yellow cardstock the flower on page 63 at 2". The blue flower was made cutting a daisy (pg 55) at 1 3/4". Adhere together, added orange button threaded with Lemondrop twine (The Twinery) and adhered to card as shown. Cut leaves from pages 72 & 73 (one each) from Creative Memories green speckled paper and cut at 1 1/4". Adhere under flower.
  6. Stamped sentiment (MFP) onto orange cardstock (scrap stash), round end and adhered as shown.
Thank you for stopping by!

I'm also entering this at Cut It Up Birthday Challenge.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Exploring Cricut & More Wonderful Wednesday

 Welcome to Exploring Cricut & More Wonderful Wednesday! Here is a real fast, simple card to make for any occasion that you give money to someone!

I made a pink piggy bank for the girls, and blue for the boys. The pig is from Wild Card, and I cut this at 4" with Real Dial Size-very important step! This was cut with the Creative Feature Frames. The pink pig I embossed with Tim Holtz Damask, and the blue pig was embossed with Diamond Plate by Cuttlebug.

This would be great for a graduate, and do the pig and card in school colors. How about a green or red pig for Christmas? Have fun with it!

And no, I'm not rich. The money is my savings towards taxes!

Monday, April 14, 2014

FCCB Sketch Challenge #206

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #206 Sketch Challenge

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Sketch Challenge
Create a project inspired by the following sketch:
Sketch is from Card Positioning Systems

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.

This was a fun sketch! Here is my card:


 Here is a list of ingredients:

  1. Background papers are from DCWV Black Currant stack. Black circle paper was cut using Artiste cartridge (button 40) @ 1 1/2".
  2. Using CoOrdinations Brights cardstock, cut three different flowers out of three different patterned teals using button 24, cut @ 2", 2 1/2", and 3". After assembling flowers, put light teal colored rhinestones from Michaels (Thank you DT sister Emily!) in center.
  3. Cut sentiment using button 40, cut @ 2", out of light teal cardstock.
  4. The frame is from Art Philosophy, altered in CCR from page 55 to fit around sentiment.
  Join us for a great sketch challenge-flip it, turn it, try it!


Monday, April 7, 2014

Exploring Cricut Easter Challenge

Thanks for joining me today! Have you ever screwed up a posting for way, way off in the future? Yep, me too! Sorry this is late!

 This week at Exploring Cricut & More, we are having an Easter Challenge! The rules of this challenge is to create a card, layout or paper craft for Easter and include at least one frame and one embellishment (button, brad, jewel etc).
 Here is my project-

I used The Cricut Craft Room to create this card, using Theresa Collins Easter Basket.
  1. To make the card base, I used the egg shapes connected with a small rectangle, and hid all the cuts. I used a solid yellow cardstock (unknown manuf.).
  2. The front frame was the 5th image in this collection. I wrote down the measurements of my egg base and made the image the same size. This is an old Creative Memories paper I used. I decided to use the negative cuts on the inside of the card.
  3. Sentiment stamp is from "Happy Days" from CardzTV, ribbon is Offray 1/8" lavender, and the pearl is from Michaels dollar bin.
Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Exploring Cricut & More Wonderful Wednesday

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday at Exploring Cricut & More. In my ongoing tray of the month project, this is what I chose for April's design:

I am a big animal lover, and the ASPCA and Dogs for the Deaf are just some of the animal based organizations I support.

The tray is one I found at Crafter's Warehouse, one of our local craft stores. It has a removable back so that you can change your decorations if you wish, and glass insert to protect what you display.

The background paper is by Debbie Mumm. The critters were all cut at 4" from the Cricut cartridge Pet Shop. The sentiment is computer generated and cut out with Spellbinders Labels Nine. I used American Crafts Ivory Damask cardstock for each critter, and except for the guinea pig, I rubbed a light coat of Colorbox Sky Gray ink over the bodies to tone down the ivory a bit. After adhering everything to the background I slipped the finished product into the tray.

Check out the Pet Shop cartridge-it's full of wonderful animals!