Monday, July 23, 2012

My Imagination Monday - CCR Carts

Hello my crafty friends and Happy Monday.
Today is the first Monday that I am posting for
Since I do not have an Imagine and don't
use CCR, I never signed up for Mondays.
Well once I found out that once you buy
CCR Exclusive cartridges, and you update
your Gypsy, then you can use the CCR
carts with your Gypsy!!  How cool is that.
So for today, I chose to use the
CCR Exclusive "Mixed Drinks".
Today's card is dedicated to my
DT sister Teresa!!

Once of my favorite mixed drinks
are Green Apple and Lemon Drop Martinis!!
"Mixed Drinks" did not have a martini
so, I used the Manhatten cut.
I cut is at 4"
It is hard to see in the picture
but I cut the layer for the glass
from the clear plastic packaging from one
of my cricut cartridges.  I like to save
them for when I want a clear element.

I had the perfect sentiment for this card.
It is from Peachy Keens "Happy Hour" stamp set.

The pattern paper is from
DCWV Green Tea Stack.
for the first layer, I used a Martha Stewart
corner punch.  I inked the card base
with Distress Ink in Mustard Seed.
The next layer is a Spellbinders
Label Ten.  I added some Stickles
in Crystal around the rim of the glass
to represent the sugar on the rim
of a Lemon Drop Martini.
I thought the card needed a little more
so I added some gems
and flourishes from Recollections.
The ribbon is from My Craft Spot.

Doesn't this just look yummy!!

Thanks for stopping by today and please
to see what my DT sister created today.

Also, Erica is having a huge $500 giveaway
so be sure to check out all the details HERE

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Card Creating Tuesday - Sketch

Hello, and welcome to

For today I chose to use the following sketch:

Now, I used the sketch as my inspiration, but I did
not follow it exactly!!
Here is my sneak peak:
 I used some shiny cardstock so, the
photograph is not the best.   I don't usually make
this kind of vintage looking card, but
I might have to since I really love the
way this card came out!!

I used Nifty Fifties for the dress, it is cut at 4"
from page 30 of the handbook.
The pattern paper for the dress is from
Webster's Pages.  I love the vintage
look of this paper.  It was just the look
I was going for.  I added some
liquid pearl dots in  Petal Pink.  I also
distress the paper
with Tattered Rose Distress Ink.

For the base of the card, I used an ivory card base
that I distress with Antique Lace Distress Ink.
The next layer was a pale pink paper also
from Webster's Pages.  I embossed it with
a Damask Decor Embossing Folder.
I then added some Tattered Rose Distress Ink.
The next layer is cut from the
Spellbinders Fleur Di Lis Rectangles from
Bazzil cardstock.  The final label was
cut from Spellbinders Label Nineteen.
The paper is DCWV Luxury Stack.

I added 2 pieces of beautiful trim
also from Webster's Pages.  And some
pearls from the dollar bin at Joann's.

Thanks for stopping by today and please make sure
you stop by My Cricut Craft Room to see what
the rest of the design team made today.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Little Scrap Pieces  - Anything Goes

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Theme Day Thursday - ABC Carts

Hello and welcome to Theme Day Thursday with
Today we were asked to use one of the ABC carts. 
Kate's ABC's, Nate's ABC's or Noah's ABC's.
I used Kate's ABC's and Animal Kingdom.
Here is a sneak peak:

The word Baby and the banner pieces
 were cut with Kate's ABC's.
I added some liquid pearls to the
word Baby and some Glossy Accents to the
letters in the banner. I kind of messed up because
I was in a hurry.  I tried using my heat gun to dry
the liquid pearls, and they exploded!!! 
So do not try this at home...LOL

 I made this card for one of the girl's at work.
We had her baby shower yesterday and the theme
in her babies room is monkey's!!
She loved the card!!
This cute monkey head is from Animal Kingdom.
She is mounted on an action wobble.
I stamped the eyes with Peachy Keen's
Wide Eyed and Bushy Tailed stamp set.
The adorable crochet flower was from
She hand crochets these herself!!

I added a piece of lace and inked all the edges.
The adorable pattern paper was a gift from
our wonderful leader Erica!!
It is from Echo Park "Bundle of Joy".

Hope you liked my card as
much as the recipient did!!
Please stop by My Cricut Craft Room
 to see what the rest of the design team created today!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

July 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day ONE

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

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's one year
"BLOG-iversary" of our first 100 cartridge Blog hop!
A year ago the blog was kicked off with the first design team members
and daily postings. It took 2 months to get ready for this hop last year.
Now we bring it to you the first full weekend of every month.
Collectively the design team uses over 100 different Cricut Cartridges
in their projects during the two days of this hop. Sunday the new members
of the design team will be announced and some have even made a
project to share with you!!
What an exciting weekend!!

As special treat enjoy 10% off of your total purchase with Erica's Craft Room Store.
Use the code JULY to see 10% off of your total purchase (No exclusions)
on July 7 & 8. Also on Sunday there will be an exciting announcement!!!
This month I picked the following cartridges:
Wild Card 2
Sesame Street Seasons
Paper Dolls Teen Scene
The first project I am going to share with you
is the cute Owl card from page 45
of the new Wild Card 2 Cartridge.
I cut this at 5"
The paper is from DCWV Green Tea Stack

This was my husband's birthday card.
He loves owls!
The sentiment was pieced together
from K Andrew's Owly Hoo Sentiments.
My next card was made from
Sesame Street Seasons.
This is the first time I have used this cartridge
and I just love the way this little
Abby Kadabby came out!!

She is cut out from page 43 at 4".
I was a little scared when I saw all
the little pieces, but she was worth it!!
Don't you agree??

I mounted her onto a card made with
Spellbinders Curved Rectangles Die
and Label 18 die.  I inked around the edges
and add some glitter tulle at the top.
My final project was made with
Paper Doll Teen Scene.

Doesn't this make you want to go to the beach!!
I started by inking my card base with the following
colors of Tim Holtz Distress Ink:
Wild Honey
Dried Marigold
Peacock Feathers
Broken China
I added some Waterfall and Crystal Stickles
to the waves.
The sand is a piece of Coornidations
Glitter Cardstock, inked with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
The dolls were both cut at 5"
I added some Glossy Accents to the
lenses of their sunglasses!!
I used a Spellbinders Classic Circle die for the sun.
The sentiment is from K Andrews Splashtastic Summer set.
I added some Orange Peel Stickes for the rays of the sun.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you
have enjoyed my projects.

Next you should visit my amazing design team sister Teresa

If you get lost along the way here is the entire line up

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Would You Ever Guess Wednesday - Sew Stamper

First of all I want to wish everyone a
very safe and happy 4th of July!! 

So for today's project at My Cricut Craft Room
I chose to use the technique, and this weeks
technique was to use the Sew Easy, Sew Stamper
or Sew Ribbon.  I chose the Sew Stamper.
I bought my Sew Stamper a few months ago and have never
used it, so I thought this was my opportunity!!
Here is a sneak peak

We went to a retirement party over the weekend,
for one of the guys at my husband's work.
 It was a western themed, party, so my hubby asked me to make a
western card. I chose this adorable cowboy from
3 Birds on Parade, cut at 4".

The Sew Stamper only comes with black ink.
Erica, taught us a great technique.
Once you stamp your project, pour
embossing powder over your stiches
and then heat set with a heat gun,
and voila, you have your stiches in any
color you want!


I used a really cool embossing enamel that I got
in a recent order from Erica's Craft Room Store.
It is copper embossing enamel from
Stampendous.  It has different colors in it.
Very cool!!

The "Wanted" paper is from the
Cowboy Up paper stack from Best Creations.
I thought it was perfect!!
I cut it down to fit the card, and inked
the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
I added some eyelets in the corners and some twine.
Anyway, as you can see, I used
the Sew Stamper to stamp the stiches
around the base of the card.
My lines are a little crooked, but
I will practice using my Sew Stamper
because I really like the way it came out.

Thanks for stopping by today,
and please check out My Cricut Craft Room
to see what the rest of the design team made today.