Monday, February 24, 2014

Exploring Cricut's Tags, Bags, or Boxes Challenge

This week there are no cards allowed! Make a Tag, Bag, or Box with a ribbon accent for this week's challenge at Exploring Cricut, and here is my project-

Recently I went to Michaels and found some real cool plain-ish bags 2/$3. I also found black and white rhinestone flowers and black and white paper flowers. So here is the list of what I did-

  1. Using Art Philosophy, I cut the square doily at 5 1/2 using the Font Layer, button 49. Antique Dot Stack paper from DCWV. Used the  5" Xyron Creative Station to adhere doily to bag.. 
  2. Cut Birthday Girl from Artiste at 1 1/2", button 38 out of black cardstock. Adhere to doily.
  3. Added black & white paper flowers and rhinestone flowers as shown.
  4. Made tag from Lacy Labels cut at 3" using leftover paper from pink dots, black cardstock, and white cardstock. Tied the label onto the bag with 1/8" offray black ribbon.
This is the first time I've ever decorated a plain bag, but it won't be the last!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday at Exploring Cricut

Hi-welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday! Today's project is my Scrapbooking Calendar Project for February-

And this is what it will look like in my scrapbook (sorry about the pictures, the colors are more correct in the above pic)-

Here's a list of what I did-
  1. Creative Memories Valentine Romance paper.
  2. Designer Calendar was used for the month, cut at 2 1/2" out of pale pink for the shadow and red glitter paper from Joann's.
  3. Victorian Romance cartridge-Cupids out of pale pink and red coordinated CM paper. Cut at 2 1/4".
  4. Love Struck cartridge-Candy hearts cut out of pale pink and red glitter paper at 3 1/2".
  5. Mats are the pale pink and red coordinated CM paper.
Thanks for stopping by, and I love reading your comments!

Monday, February 17, 2014

FCCB Sketch Challenge

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #198 Sketch Challenge
Sketch is from Card Positioning Systems 

This Weeks Sponsor

Be Wild and Free Stamp Set

Be Wild & 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.

Here is my project-

  Here's how this went together-

  1. Made card by using the x pattern paper-unknown manufacturer.
  2. Cut coordinating solid blue paper and embossed with Diamond Plate by Cuttlebug.
  3. Using Accent Essentials, I cut a regular Accent 48 shape out of white cardstock at 2 3/4", then cut the shadow of Accent 48 using navy cardstock.
  4. Stamped the truck image from Mark's Finest Papers (Big Boys Toys set) in center of white cardstock, then added stamped sentiment "Happy Birthday" from Mark's Finest Papers (All my Love mini set).
  5. Added three red buttons in lower right hand corner.
This stamp set is so versatile for any masculine card occasion-check it out here.

Thanks for looking, and I always read each comment with love.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

And the winner is...

The winner of my Love Challenge blog candy is...

Lovely design paper. I never heard of Colorbok sso I must investigate their stuff! It's also amazing to see how many different hearts there are on the various cricut cartridges.

Contact me with your address and I'll send your package out!

Thanks to everyone who left comments!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Exploring Cricut Valentine Blog Hop

Welcome to Exploring Cricut's Valentine Blog Hop! 

The theme is Valentine's Day  so create a card, layout or paper craft for Valentine's Day and include at least one jewel. 

Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost!




Rae Ann 



Michelle N You are here!



Michelle S 




 Here is my project for this week-

Here is what I used to put this card together-
  1. Ivory cardstock base.
  2. Colorbok Rosewood paper pack used for all paper.
  3. Rose was cut at 2 1/2" using the Rock Princess cartridge. Used scrap dark red, red, and greens for this rose along with the paper pack.
  4. Pink Rhinestone hearts-source unknown.
  5. Sentiment stamp from Cardz TV "Happy Days" set. Red Studio G ink.                                                                                                     
Wanna win the following blog candy?

 There's a 6 x 6 paper pad called Think Spring by We R Memory Keepers, a cool Medallion stamp by Stampendous, and metal charm flowers by Momenta. Just leave a comment! I'll pick one lucky winner on Feb. 16th, so check back to see if you've won. If you are my 100th blog follower, I also have some goodies to send you!

 Thanks for stopping by, and your next stop is Jen!  Enjoy the blog hop!              
I'm also entering this in the following challenges:
Cut it Up Valentine Challenge 
My Sheri Crafts Valentine Challenge

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Exploring Cricut Wonderful Wednesday

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday! Here is my ongoing tray project with a Valentine twist-

  1. The background paper is from Creative Memories.
  2. The large heart was cut at 10" using the Edge to Edge cartridge out of red glitter cardstock (TPC, Joann's). 
  3. The sentiment was cut at 2 1/2" out of a light blue cardstock using the Love Struck cartridge.
Very intricate heart, so I slowed the speed way down and it cut like a dream.

I'm entering this in the following challenge-
BBTB2 Heart Challenge

Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 3, 2014

FCCB Challenge #196-Seeing Red (or Pink!)

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #196 Seeing Red
Use red (pink or white)

This Weeks Sponsor
Jaded Blossom

Winner will receive the Got Candy stamp set.

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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. I hope that you will all visit FCCB and join in this week's challenge.

Here is my project:

This is a super easy card to make using the Damask Decor cartridge, using the Card Creative Feature.
  1. Cut card base out of white cardstock-I cut mine at 4 1/2". I embossed just the heart portion with Anna Griffin Matelasse embossing folder by Cuttlebug.
  2. Cut overlay out of pink cardstock. I used Damaskene embossing folder by Cuttlebug for more texture.
  3. Offray 1/8" pink ribbon, tied into bow with clear beads knotted on the ends.
I hope you like it!