Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WYEGW - Use the Phrase Feature, Canvas or Fibers

Hello all my crafty friends!!
How are you on this lovely "HUMP" day!!
I am doing great, my husband and I are
on vacation this week, and today
we are taking off for a few nights of R&R.
We will be staying at the Ayres Resort and Spa
in Moreno Valley, CA.  We got a suite for only
$84 a night!!  Moreno Valley is very close to
Palm Springs in one direction and Temcula
in the other.  So we plan on relaxing, shopping,
and just enjoying some time away!!

So for this week's Would You Ever Guess Wednesday
we could choose to use the Phrase Feature
from a cartridge, or use Fibers, or use Canvas!!
I chose to do all 3!!

Here is a sneak peak of my project.

I stared off with a plain 4" x 8" canvas block.

I started by painting the block in a bright green.
My scrap room is pink and green and so
that is where I got my color scheme from!

The phrase is cut from Wall Decor and More.
The papers are from my scrap stash.
I decoupaged the phrase onto the
canvas using Mod Podge.

Next I added stickles in Cherry Ice to the flourishes.
I added some pink ribbon around the outer edge.
I added some gems and flowers that
I got from our wonderful leader, Erica!!
I finished it off with a couple of butterflies.
I was really happy with the way it came out and
this will be on display in my scrap room!!

Please make sure to stop by My Cricut Craftroom
to see the other wonderful projects
from my design team sisters!

Also, don't forget to come back on Saturday for
the 100 cartridge Blog Hop!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

WYEGW - Use Tag Feature or Stickles

 Hello my crafty friends!!! 
Welcome back and thank you
for visiting.For this weeks
Would You Ever Guess Wednesday,
we were asked to use the tag feature
or to use stickles.  Now, I thought that I had
signed up to use the tag feature, so I made
a tag using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge.
Then when I looked at the sign up sheet,
I realized that I had actually signed up to
use stickles!!  Well it is a good thing I used
plenty of stickles too...LOL.

Once again this post is very picture heavy!!

So, I was reminded on one of the blogs that I follow
about the chipboard tags that came with the
Art Philosophy bundle, so I decided to use
one of them this week.

A friend of mine had knee replacement surgery
back in March, and her recovery has been very slow. 
She is finally feeling better and I will be
meeting her for lunch today, so I thought
I would make her a little gift.

Here is a sneak peak!  This beautiful flower was
cut with the flower petal die from My Creative Time,
I added  glimmer mist, stickles, and a
glitter brad in the center..

I started by cutting out Tag 5 and the layer from
page 70 from Art Philosophy at 4".
All the paper for this project is from
My Minds's Eye "Fiddlesticks" 6 x 6 paper pad.
The sentiment is also from My Creative Time,
Floral Sentiments stamp set.

I added some Martha Stewart glitter
embossing powder in Sugar Cube.
I distressed the paper
using Tim Holtz Distress Ink
in Milled Lavendar and Antique Linen.
I added lots of bling using stickles in
Lavendar, Diamond and Platnium. 
The butterfly was from my stash.

Next I cut the Treat Bag from page 39 of
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2
at 11" I used plain lavendar paper to cut the box
and then covered it with pieces
from the MME Fiddlesticks pack.

 I cut this tag from the
Spellbinders Fancy Tags die,
which I then embossed and stenciled. 
The sentiment was put together
using K Andrews "Winters Wishes" stamp set. 
I also embossed using the MS Glitter
Embossing powder,
you can't see it in the picture,
but it is very sparkly.
These flowers were cut using the
Rolled Flower Die from My Creative Time.

The back was kind of plain,
so that is where I stuck the tag!!!
For the bow on the tag
and the handle on the bag,
I used a piece of lace trim
that I had.  It was white,
so I inked it with the
Antique Linen Distress Ink
to gived it an aged look.

I filled the treat bag with Dove Chocolates
because there are my friend's favorite!!

Please be sure to stop by My Cricut Craft Room,
to see the rest of today's projects!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Drive In Car

Hello Friends,

I just had to share a quick post with you.  The other night my grandson Tristan called and asked if I could make him some stickers for his "car".

Every year at is church, the Awana's have a "Drive In" night for the kids.  They make play cars that they sit in while a watching movie!!  What a fun and adorable event!!  They look forward to this all year.

So Tristan loves the movie CARS, so he wanted a Lightning McQueen Car.  They did a great job making the car, but they needed the numbers and lightning bolt for the sides.
In steps Grandma and her crafting supplies!!! 

I cannot remember what cart I got the lightning bolt from, but I cut it the largest I could on a 12 x 12 mat, I beleive around 11".  The numbers for 95 were from the Cricut Classic Font Cartridge.  I welded them together with my gypsy. I added glitter to the lightning bolts.  I cut two of each.

Here is the finished product.  I think they did a great job!! 
They hand cut the eyes and mouth!!

I know Tristan is going to have a great time at the drive in tomorrow!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WYEGW - Use the Phrase Feature or Flocking

Welcome back for another

This is a very long post with lots of pictures, so I hope you hang around til the end!!

In case you were wondering, on Would You Ever Guess Wednesday, the design team is to use only the Feature Keys and not the main image on the Cartridges.  We can also use a Cricut Cake Cartridge for a paper project or a regular cartridge for a cake project.

For this weeks WYEGW, we were asked to use the
phrase feature on any cartridge.
We could also choose to use Flocking on a project. 
I did both!!

For my project today, I used a phrase from the Florals Embellished Cartridge
and a little bit of George and Basic Shapes.
Here is a sneak peak:
The phrase I chose is Best Wishes from page
64 of the handbook.  Now I wanted to make a
shaped card using the phrase that I chose. 
The phrases on this cartridge do not have a
shadow feature, so I had to create my own.
So, using my good old gypsy, I brought the phrase
onto my mat.  I hid as many of the line that I could,
but I still had gaps that I did not want. 
So this is where I used squares,
rectangles and other shapes from the
George and Basic Shapes cartridge to fill in those
gaps and then I welded everything together!! 
I then copied the image, flipped it and
then welded that to the first piece and voila!! 
I have my shaped card base!!
Here is a picture of the whole mess on my gypsy!!

Now, I tried cutting the card base out of
pattern paper, but it was just too busy, and plain
cardstock was too plain!!  So what I did was create
my own pattern paper with a soft pattern. 
To do this, I used a background stamp,
some versamark ink, some
clear embossing powder and my heat gun. 
I just love the way it came out!!
 Here you can see how the paper looked with and
without the stamped and embossed background!
It is hard to see, the the background has a
raised, shiny look to it, so it is soft and subtle,
but really makes a big difference. 
I am definately going to use this technique again!

So, here is my finished card:

I am really happy with the way it turned out. 
I added some liquid pearl dots.
The black fuzzy dots on the butterfly is black flocking.

Thanks for hanging in there with this uber long post!!  Make sure you stop by
My Cricut Craft Room to see all the other wonderful projects today.

Here is a list of the supplies I used:

Florals Embellished (phrase from page 64 cut at 6.5"w x 3.11" h)
George and Basic Shapes
DCWV Lemon Flower Paper Stack
Close to My Heart Adorable Backgrounds Stamp Set
Versamark Dazzle Ink in Frost
Zing Clear Embossing Powder
Doodlebug Flocking
Liquid Pearls in Buttercup and Silver Pearl

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Would You Ever Guess Wednesday - Use the Card Feature

Happy Wednesday all my Crafty Friends!!
Today is

For this week we were asked to use the
CARD feature from any cartridge.
There are so many cartridges that
have some really great cards.
My favorite is the Art Philosophy Cartridge.
I use this cartridge all the time.
But for this week, I wanted to try using another
cartridges card feature.  I started searching for
cartridges with a card feature using my gypsy.
There were so many that I could not decide,
so I decided to make two cards this week.

This first card is kind of plain, but it is
a father's day card so that will work!!
Here is a sneak peak.

For this card I used the Wrap It Up cartridge.
You can find this image on page 60.
Sorry, but I cannot recall what size I cut it at.
I embossed the card with a striped Cuttlebug folder
and then inked with with Brushed Courderoy Distress Ink.
The pattern paper is from DCWV Neutrals Pack.
I added some copper tinsel string and the tag and
sentiment are from My Creative Time's Teeny Tiny Tags.

This next card was cut from the Zooballoo cartridge.
I cut the card shift image from page 126 at 5"

  I cut the little elegphant from 127
main shift image at 2.5"
I embossed the elephant with the
swiss dots embossing folder.

The happy birthday is from page 127 cut at 1"
I added some stickles and some glitter tulle.
I also added some faux stiching with a glitter
gel pen, which I also used to outline
the sentiment.
The paper is from the DCWV Animal Crackers Pack.

Thanks for stopping by, and please make sure
you see the other wonderful projects from my
design team sisters at My Cricut Craft Room.

Friday, May 4, 2012

May 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

You should have started at 
if not please start at the beginning

Be sure to visit Erica's Blog
tomorrow for over 50 NEW projects that you did not see today....
Also make sure to follow Erica's blog so you will know when
she has contests, prizes, challenges, swaps & special online coupons.
This month Erica is doing 31 days of $31 giveaways
So here are the rules for the .....
Each day make ONE comment with your name, facebook name and blog address....
Add the blinkie below to your blog.  Erica will pick a name from the comments, then go and look at your blog, if you were picked for that day and have the blinkie YOU WIN!  Don't have a blog.... that's ok you can comment with your facebook..... Don't have facebook???? Just comment and say you do not have facebook or a blog. You can still win if you do not have facebook or a blog. The last contest Erica did the same person won two days in a row. Unintentional.... YES you can win more than once. It is picked at random so if someone is picked more than once, they will get more than one grab bag. The winner will pay the $3.25 shipping.

Don't forget to comment along the way on all of the blogs
today and tomorrow to be entered to win the Cricut
cartridge that Erica is giving away today.
Winners will be announced on her blog on Tuesday!

You should have come from

For my first project this month, I decided to make a project directly from the book, using the "Just Because Cards" Cricut Cartridge.  I had ourchased this adorable paper from my LSS, it is from Best Creation Inc. "Robot" line.  When I saw this paper, I knew the exact cut I wanted to use!! 

The card base, label, and space ship were all cut from page 33,  the card base was cut at 8".  I had orginally cut the label at 8" as well, but I thought it was too big, and wanted you be able to see the wonderful paper, so I cut a smaller one, unfortunately, I did not save the resized image.  The spaceship was cut at 8" as well.  The sentiment was a sticker from the same paper line.  I mounted it on a piece of orange glitter cardstock and cut around it to make a shadow layer.  I used a few different cuttlebug folders, and finished it off with some twine.

For my second project, I used 3 cartridges.  Blackletter, Beyond Birthdays and Celebrate with Flourish.

The base of the card was cut from Beyond Birthdays at 7.31"h.
The frame and banner were cut from Blackletter.
The frame was cut t 6.10" and the banner at 1.31"

The flower in the vase is from Celebrate with Flourish.
All the layers were cut at 3"h
All the paper is from the"Perfect Day" paper pack from Close to My Heart.

I embossed the sentiment (very messy!!) with Copper Zing Glitter Embossing Powder.
I distressed everything with Antique Linen and Iced Spruce Distress Ink.
The ribbon is from My Craft Spot.  I did not have the right color, so I inked
some Vintage Vanilla with the Iced Spruce Distress Ink.
I finished it off with some Stickles in Xmas Red and Crystal.

Don't forget to comment along the way on all of the blogs
today and tomorrow to be entered to win the Cricut
cartridge that Erica is giving away today.
Winners will be announced on her blog on Tuesday!

Your next stop will be Dana

Kathy-    **you are here**
Dana-    ** go here next**

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Theme Day Thursday - Use any Cart - National Day ofr Prayer

Hello and welcome to another

Today's we could use any cartridge  and the
theme is National Day of Prayer.

My nephew's daughter is making her first
holy communion this month, so I decided
to make a card for her.

For this  card I used Simply Charmed and Once Upon a Princess.
Here is a sneak peak.

The cute little girl was cut from Simply Charmed.
She is the bride cut from page 72.
I cut her and some of the layers
at 4.5".  I did not use all of the layers
and I did hide the bouquet placement
lines using my gypsy.  There were a
few pieces that I had to snip off from
the back layer that were for the bouquet.

I also hid the face features and used the
Peachy Keen Princess Faces to stamp
her sweet little face.

I embossed her dress using the Textile Texture
Cuttlebug Embossing folder.
I added some gems to her headpiece and
her dress.

The background paper is from the
Best Creation "Walk in My Garden" line.
I cut the purple label from Spellbinders
Curved Rectangle die,
and embossed with Cuttlebug
Language of Love folder.
I tied a bow with a piece
of glitter tulle.

The tag is from Martha Stewart.
I stamped the sentiment from
K Andrews "Amazing You"
and "Owly Hoo Sentiments" stamps set.
I embossed the sentiment with
tinsel embossing powder.

For the inside of the card
the sentiment was cut using the font
feature on Once Upon a Princess.

I am really happy with the way the card turned out, and I
hope Becky likes it too!!!

Please make sure to stop by My Cricut Craft Room
to see the rest of todays projects.