Monday, July 28, 2014

Exploring Cricut & More Christmas in July blog hop!

 Welcome to the Exploring Cricut & More Christmas in July blog hop! Be sure to check out all the Design Team projects and be sure to enter the challenge for a chance to win great prizes!

Here is the line up just in case you get lost-

And here is my project-

This is a super easy card to mass produce! Or it would be if I found a different red for the script. Here is what I used:
  1. QCD Holly Paper for background-it's double sided so both layers are from the one paper. I punched the bottom edge with Fiskars Holly border punch.
  2. Used Anna Griffiths Winter Wonderland Cartridge for the sentiment. Matte Gold for shadow of script.
  3. Red pearl vellum for script-gorgeous on the gold, a bear to attach correctly because it's SO flimsy!
  4. Dark green cardstock and green foil cardstock for holly.
  5. The red/gold trim is a scrap.
Thanks for joining the hop, and if you leave a comment you will be entered to win blog candy, shown here-

And if I reach over 100 followers, I'll add three 6" x 6" paper pads to the above!

You're next stop on the schedule is Christi Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday! Did you know you can enter the challenges at Exploring Cricut & More with items you've die cut with your Cuttlebug? Well, you can-and here is my project-

This was made with a Sizzix die called "Garden Trellis" out of silver Wausau Shimmer Paper. I overlayed it over a beautiful blue foil paper (Colorbok-WalMart!) and added Ocean Blue stickles in the lattice junctions. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches and stamped with black Versafine ink, then used a Spellbinders Oval die to cut it out. After adhering the sentiment, I alternated big pearls from Recollections & Prima blue roses around the edge.

This was given to my niece Anna from my Mom, and she has since put it into a shadow box to keep forever. Whoever thinks that handmade cards aren't cherished are just plain wrong!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 21, 2014

FCCB Challenge #220-Wet N' Wild

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday...

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #220 Wet and Wild

This Weeks Sponsor
Winner will receive 3 Digis
~This Weeks Challenge~
Wet and Wild
Create a project related to water

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 made this using the water aerobics figure from Fun in the Sun, cut at 3 1/2". All the cuts were out of scrap paper, even the grey pool edge and the water paper. The stamp is from Technique Tuesday, and the rhinestones are from Recollections.

Come and check out the Design Teams designs, and enter our challenge!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

BBTB2 Dog Days of Summer Project

Over at BBTB2 the challenge is to make a card, layout, or project using a Cricut cut of a dog. Here is my card-

This was done all with Paper Pups! I cut the dog @ 1", the Sun @ 2", and the word bubble at 1 1/2". The background paper is from the DCWV Pet Stack, and scraps from my stash. The stamps I've had forever, and I don't know who made them. 

I know my dogs love to lay in the sun and dream, even if it's 104 degrees like today-gimme my air conditioning instead!

Thank you for looking, and I'm entering this in the following challenge(s):

Bitten by the Bug 2 Dog Days of Summer Challenge

Monday, July 14, 2014

Exploring Cricut & More Challenge-use at least 2 die cuts

This week the challenge at Exploring Cricut and More is to make a project with at least two die cuts-and you can use your Cricuts, Cuttlebug, Silhouette, Cameo, etc for your projects! Here is mine-

I saw this paper (Pebbles Americana) at a local craft store and knew I wanted my July calendar to be patriotic. The bottle rocket and sparkler were made with Summer Celebrations, and both were cut at 5". The banner was from Celebrations cut at 3"-I just love the stars on the top layer! J*U*L*Y was cut with Chalkboard Fonts at 1 1/2". I tied the blue/white American Crafts twine onto the banner-easy peasy! Red chalkboard marker completes the calendar.

Check out the Design Team projects and join our challenge!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday!

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday at Exploring Cricut & More! Here is my tray project for July-

This was made with Formal Occasion! It has several scenes towards the back of the booklet, so check it out. The background is a dark teal glitter paper (unknown), the blue, red and brown is from Recollections, green glitter paper is Colorbok and the off white is from American Crafts. The cloud was cut from Artiste, and stamped with a Technique Tuesday sentiment in Martha Stewart Dusk Blue ink.

I wish I was there! Thanks for looking.

Monday, July 7, 2014

FCCB Challenge #218-Summer treats

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday...

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #218  Summer Treats

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Winner will receive Silly Shells Stamp Set
~This Weeks Challenge~
Summer Treats
Create a project that represents the tastes of summer

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 used Simply Charmed for this card, as I love strawberries in the summer! Here is a list of supplies I used:
  1. Simply Charmed cartridge, bowl of strawberries cut out of Creative Memories Dotted red paper, green , red and yellow scrap cardstock.
  2. Recollections yellow & grey plaid background paper.
  3. Cuttlebug Swiss dot embossing folder used on red strawberries.
  4. American Crafts flourish rub-on used on yellow bowl, and black CM journaling pen for edge doodles.
  5. Paper Smooches sentiment from Fruitastic, Versafine Onyx ink.
Please check out the Design Team projects, and make a Summer treat project for the challenge!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Win a gift certificate to Expressions Vinyl!

Check out this post at Exploring Cricut & More for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Expressions Vinyl! Check out a cool project Diane made for the upcoming 4th of July weekend-


 You can cut your vinyl in any die cut machine and start creating some great projects for your home and family!!  To help you get started with this, Expressions Vinyl and Exploring Cricut & More will give a $25.00 gift certificate.  You must leave a comment there and be a follower of Exploring Cricut & More. Winner will be picked from the comments with and you have till Saturday, July 5 to check them out.  She will announce the winner of the certificate at the time she announces the Top 3 Crafters for the challenge on Sunday, July 6.