Thursday, January 26, 2012

Theme Day Thursday- My Cricut Craft Room

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If you have just started following my blog I would like to tell you about Theme Day Thursday and Cartridge exploration. Each day of the week, we make items with either a challenge, theme or a cartridge. Today's theme is Birthdays.
For more great Birthday projects please check out
My Cricut Craft Room.
I decided that this theme was perfect for finally scrapbooking my hubby's birthday pics, so I created a one page layout. The inspiration for this layout came from Scrapbooks Etc. August 2011 edition page 84.
 I started with my back ground cardstock and layered a second smaller cardstock on top.

Using the Birthday Bash Cartridge I cut the birthday hat out at 4" and using the Monkey Key Phrase I cut the cake out at 4.5"

I cut several circles out of patterned paper using the Creative Memories Circle cutters and gathered all my supplies including the Martha Stewart Loopy Border Punch.

Using my I Rock by Imaginesce I added bling around the large cirle with the cake in it.

Other items used include buttons and floss and alphabet stickers from StorytellersClub and Rusty Pickle. I could have cut letters out but wanted to use up some of  my stickers.

And here it is the finished layout. I hope you find some inspiration from my layout and can't wait to read your comments. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and please be sure to become a follower. It means so much to me. Hugs.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Need a Unique Gift for Valentine's Day?

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Visit my Etsy Store for unique gift ideas like Jumbo Clothes Pins and Altered Composition Books all decked out for Valentine's Day.

My Cricut Craft Room - Card Sketch

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Friday was our scrapbook sketch challenge over at My Cricut Craft Room and today we're showing the cards some sketchy love. Make sure you head over to Erica's Blog to see what the rest of the design team did with this sketch and take part yourself. Click on the challenge tab at the top of Erica's blog and join in the fun. One lucky winner will get a $10 gift certificate to Erica's online store!

This is the sketch

And this is my creation:
My card features papers and diecuts from the February 2009 Storytellersclub Kit. Thanks for looking.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Dream Big

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This layout is a digital layout using the Dream Big Digi Kit at Storytellersclub. It's also my entry for my January Recipe Challenge on Storytellersclub's discussion boards. As most of you know I recently had a major accident and this layout is my way of reminding me that I am lucky to be alive and there is hope. Someday I will be back to myself, my normal happy, healthy, hopeful, self. Thanks for looking.

Connie's Card Challenge

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Please join me over at Storytellersclub. I am hosting a 12 week card challenge and all you have to do is make the required card and you'll be entered to win a grab bag of scrapbook goodies from me. You do not have to be a member of the Storytellers Club Monthly Kit, you just need to become a free member of our discussion forum. We can't wait for you to join us. Come make some new scrappy friends and get some amazing inspiration too.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Erica's Craft Room Would You Ever Guess Wednesday

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Welcome to WYEGW (Would you ever guess Wednesday). To see  more WYEGW projects please visit Erica's Craft Room.

I used the font feature on the Cake Basics Cricut cartridge to make this Valentine's Day Gift. Using Cake Basics I cut the cupcake out at 3" in silver, dark pink, and light pink vinyl. I added a cute button on top for the cherry. 

And then using the same cart but using the font feature keys I printed out the I love You in 1 3/4" in both silver and pink vinyl.

 Just added some ribbon, bling and silk flowers and I have such a cute Valentine's Day gift. Thanks for coming by and don't forget to become a follower for more great projects and ideas.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Valentines Gift Idea...

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Here's my newest candle available for purchase in my etsy store. Just in time for Valentine's Day.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Erica's Craft Room 100 Blog Hop- Day Two

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Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop
You should have come here from Erica's blog- . If not, you will want to start at the beginning at
My first project features Indie Art and Black Letter. It's a cool duct tape wallet for my son. Here are the pieces of duct tape fabric I made.
 Now I start to piece the duct tape fabric together. On the left side there are 3 pockets for cards and on the right side the clear I.D. pocket and hidden pocket. And of course don't forget the dollar bill pocket.
 I add the silver duct tape to create a nice border around the edges and use Cricut Vinyl to cut out the desired images I wish to use.
My son's initials are cut out at 3 inches using Blackletter. 
 And my son chose the exploding bomb from Indie Art for his wallet front. I cut it out at 3 inches as well and used silver for the shadow feature and black for the regular feature. He loved it...yay.

My next creation would make any sports coach whistle for joy. It's an altered clipboard. I started out with a 9x12 clipboard and the background paper "Cody Benchwarmer"by Love Elsie.
 Using Locker Talk, I cut a banner at 3 1/2 inches tall. I added #1 from Locker Talk to it and also Added a star from the Old West cartridge. I cut the star out of yellow cardstock at 3 1/2 inches and the shadow for the star out of white cardtsock at 3 3/4 inches.
For Coach I used the Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge and cut the frame in blue at 3 1/2 inches and then cut the whistle out in brown and yellow and the word coach out in red and pieced them all together.

I sealed the diecuts and board with Modge Podge and added some colorful ribbons to the top along with some buttons for added decor. I hope you enjoy my finished project.

Your next stop will be at Sheila's blog!

Thanks for joining us on this Wild Adventure!! Connie Can Crop
Here is the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Friday, January 6, 2012

Baby Boy Bair

Pin It Happy Thursday Friends! In case you didn't know I am currently in the hospital. Silly me crashed my scooter and broke a few things. Don't worry though I am going to be ok. This is my first entry on Erica's craft room as one of her designers so I had to make sure I came through, though I know she would have understood. So here's my finished layout. I will hopefully get my hands on the other pics I took as well as my instructions later today. Hope you enjoy my sweet lil nephew I.

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