Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge and Studio Calico Recipe Challenge Layout

So this week's challenge was to make a layout or card this sketch:
I followed the sketch pretty much exactly as it was drawn, but I did add some tags and what not for a Studio Calico scrap recipe challenge.  I am loving doing these challenges because it gets me to scrap instead of just read blogs and watch Youtube videos. 

Almost all of the paper is from the October Studio Calico main kit "On the Easel" which I think is still available.  The only paper not from the kit if the white cardstock (American Crafts) and the pink/blue cardstock (DCWV).  The diecut cardstock piece is from some Sassafras paper.  The Cricut cartridges used were Tags, Bags, Boxes & More (for the tags), Sweet Treats (for the gifts), and Simply Sweet (birthday).  Alphabet stamps (for the "girl") are Stampin' Up, I plan on using some LawnFawn alpha stamps to stamp my journaling onto the strips when I find some pics to put on the layout.  Ink used is Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip and Antique Linen Distress Ink.  The buttons are random from my massive, but organized, collection. 

It was pretty fun to make this layout.  Came together in a couple of hours.  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cricut Circle October Monthly Challenge

This layout is for the October Cricut Circle monthly blog challenge.  The challenge was to use "create" as the theme.  Additionally, it needed to Cricut cuts and shadow features.  I used a Pencil Lines sketch.  The cartridges I used were Lacy Labels, Locker Talk, Home Decor, and I think Don Juan to make the spool.  Most of the product came from the October Studio Calico Kit "On the Easel."  The stamps are from LawnFawn (letters and heart background), Swiss Girl Designs (splatter), Sassafras (red stitching), and Scenic Route (label on the bottom right).  I am trying to incorporate more stamping in my layouts.  The ink is chocolate chip from Stampin Up and vintage cream from Papertrey Ink.  I made those flower thingys using YouTube tutorials.
I think this is one of my favorite layouts I have made recently.  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

New card!

So today is my boyfriend's dad's birthday so I decided to make him a card using the Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge 298.  I LOVE this versatile.
Anyways here is my card...
Cream cardstock, Stampin Up cardstock Night of Navy, Joann value pack olive colored cardstock, Basic Grey Boxer patterned paper, American Crafts brown cardstock, Coluzzle and ovals template, Stampin Up Motorcycle stamp, Hero Arts happy birthday stamp, Stampin Up Chocolate Chip ink.

It was a really fun and fast card to make.

Thanks for checking it out!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Time for another Halloween card!

So here is my entry for Mary's challenge at

Ingredients: Cricut Expression Mini Monsters, Recollections and DCWV cardstock, K&Company Halloween paper pack, Studio G stamp, Halloween ribbon from Michaels, and googly eyes from Michaels.

This card was so much fun to create and I love that little monster.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge Blog Entry - Scallops

So here is my entry for the Cricut Cardz Challenge first one!  I used Storybook for the scalloped circles and Mini Monsters for the spider.  In retrospect I wish I would have made the spider a quarter inch larger, but oh goes on.  After I cute out the black scalloped circle on top (the one behind it is all white to write on) I wrapped white embroidery floss around it to look like a spider web.  The black paper is some cool American Crafts foiled cardstock.  So shiny, but hard to see in the picture.  I decided the spider needed to be purple with a blingy gold belly, because if spider really looked like that they might not be so scary...well probably still would be scary.  Enough jibba is my card:

Ingredients: Cricut Expression Mini Monsters and Storybook, American Crafts foiled cardstock (black and gold), K&Company Halloween paper stack, Stampin' Up white cardstock, Studio G mini alphabet stamp set, Versafine black ink, Stampendous glitter embossing powder, Ranger Distress ink in Black Soot, and white embroidery floss.

Thanks for checking out my project!

Recent Halloween Cards

I love Halloween time and I have been loving the Mini Monsters cartridge.  I used it a ton during my demos to make some Halloween cards.  Also used is the newest K&Company Halloween stack....SO CUTE!  I have been way into using my Cricut and Gypsy lately, which had been neglected way too long.  Unfortunately my Gypsy is having issues and I have to send it back today *sad face*...but hopefully I will get the new one ASAP so I can load my catridges and get it ready beofre the Scrapbook Expo in October.  So without further ado, here are the cards I have been making:

Ingredients: Making Memories Slice Spook Alley, Cricut Expression Storybook, DCWV Glitter Mat Stack, K&Company Halloween Stack, Ranger Distress Ink in Black Soot, black stitch ribbon from Michaels, and miscellaneous black & white cardstock.

Ingredients: Cricut Expression Mini Monsters, DCWV Brights Stack, Recollections Halloween Cardstock Value Pack, K&Company Halloween Stack, Versafine Black Ink, Studio G clear stamp and gems from Michaels.

Ingredients: Recollections Cardstock, Cricut Expression Mini Monsters and Create-a-Critter (I think the word bubble is from it), Versafine Black Ink, and Studio G clear stamps and gems.

I hope you enjoy and have more in the works!