Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cupcake

Hello Crafters! Robyn, a.k.a My Pink Stamper, is having a challenge today.  The challenge is to make something using the Cricut Imagine and add some bling to the project.  Now, if you do not own an Imagine, you can use your Expression.

I created a scrapbook layout using the Yummy cartridge.  I cut out the image with the word cupcake using the combine layering feature.  Also, I cut out a cupcake at 3.5 inches (I think) using the layering feature.  I decided to cut 2 cupcakes out at 1.5 inches and popped it out.  I popped out the bigger cupcake too!


For my bling, I added some glitter glue to the swirl of the big cupcake.


 I added red glitter glue to the cherries of the smaller cupcakes.













Finally, I added some rhinestones to the cupcake accent.
Happy Crafting!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

You are My Sunshine

I know it's been a couple of days since my last posting, but I have been busy getting some creative juices and working.  Here is a card I made using the Cricut Imagine Better Together cartridge.  I kept all the original colors except for the sun rays, which I changed from orange to yellow to match card and pattern paper.  I added three flowers with a pearl brad for some added accents.  Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My Pink Stamper's Challenge

My Pink Stamper is having a challenge today where we have to make a project using a bird.  Here is my project.


Cricut Imagine Card

I am excited to bring you my first video featuring an Imagine project.  I have tried to do a couple of videos, but I was always interrupted by a certain busy body.  Finally, I just accepted that when my daughter sees a camera that it's showtime.  I had to split the video into 2 parts since youtube will only allow me to post 10 minute videos.  I hope everyone will enjoy.




Part 1

Part 2

Finish Project

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cricut Cardz challenge #43

Hello everyone! Today is another Cricut Cardz Challenge for Team #2.  This week we had to create a baby card using on green, yellow, white and orange only. I decided to use the Cricut Imagine Nursery Tails cartridge.

I made a 5x5 card and used my corner rounder on the edges.  Next, I made a 4.5x4.5 pattern layer using Nursery Tails. I added a third layer at 4x4 inches and rounded the corners.  I printed and cut the bottle at 3.5 inches.  I kept the colors in the bottle, but I did change the color of bird from blue to green.  I added a bow made from knitting thread. I added three flowers and accented them with crystal bling.

Please join us over at Cricut Cardz Challenge to show off your cards and gain some great inspiration.  I know I do! Enjoy!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Cards that I put together

Here are some cards that I put together using a card kit from HSN.

Cricut Imagine

Hello everyone! I know that it has been days since I have post a project, but I have been extremely busy and tired.  Now, I am battling food poisoning.  I had a video planned for today displaying opening my Cricut Imagine.  When I got to my mother's house, I discovered that I left my needed cord at the hotel.  So, I am going to publish the video tomorrow.  Later tonight, I am going to post some other projects that I have worked on.  Hope everyone enjoy your day!

Monday, September 13, 2010

I just purchased the Cricut Imagine

HSN has the Imagine ready for purchase.  I just paid for mine as a Christmas gift for me.  I did the two shipping since I am displaced out of my house and I prefer for it to come to the hotel.  I will definitely post some projects on either Wednesday or Thursday.

This week's schedule

Hello crafters! I had planned a project for today, but I got home late.  I have my accounting class at 9 pm est and then I will be preparing for the Cricut Imagine premiere.  I was so excited last night that I got no sleep.  I am running on empty and I have to get up at 5am for work.  If there is life left in me tomorrow, I will definitely post a project tomorrow.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Postmarked with Love

Hello my fellow crafters!  Today, I am bring you a card from the 3 Birds on Parade cricut cartridge.  I thought that this was such a cute image when I was flipping through the handbook that I decided to make a card.  I hope you enjoy the card.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Great News

I have received 1000 hits and this is great.  I want to thank everyone who have visited my blog.  This gives me some great inspiration.  I am planning on getting the new Cricut Imagine, which is going to be my Christmas gift to myself, and posting some more projects.  My family and I are still living in a hotel until my home gets repaired from the storm that hit Northern Va. last month.  I am trying to maintain a workable schedule to remain posting on a daily basis.  With work, grad school and a bossy 3-year-old, life is very business, but I am dedicated on expanding my paper crafting skills.

Is there anyone else planning on getting the cricut imagine?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cricut cardz challenge #41

Updated!!!

Hello crafters! Today I am super excited.  This is my very first Cricut Cardz Challenge as a design team member.

This week challenge is to create a fall card using any cartridge but we could not use the colors brown, orange, and yellow.

 I have a standard A2 size card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) that I used using the DCWV colored assorted cards.  I found a cute DCWV cardstock pad with all autumn colors, which helped with trying to find my theme for the card.  I used the Everyday Paper Dolls to cut the leaves.  I used a cream cardstock and sponged a firebrick red distressing ink on top of them.  I used a recollections stamp set I got from Michael's to stamp the leaves in old olive and rich razzleberry from Stampin' Up!

I want to welcome everyone to join in the Cricut Cardz Challenge and show off your talents and gain some inspiration.  Enjoy your day!!


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Creating Your Own Scrapbook Kits - Tip of the Day

Hello Crafters! Today, I am sharing with you a tip I found on Scrapbook.com.  I was trying to find some time savings tips for doing my crafting.  There are times when I am so exhausted after work that I am too tired to do anything.  Or I find myself wasting more time on trying to find the right colors to go with the images  I want to create.  Sometimes I forget that I do not have to use the suggested colors in the cricut cartridge handbook.  Any woo, I find this to be very frustrating.  Well, one day I was on Scrapbook.com reading different articles, when I came across an article on Creating Your Own Kits.

The author of the article created this formula for making your kits:

  • 6 sheets of 12" x 12" cardstock (2 pieces of 3 colors)
  • 4 to 6 sheets of coordinating patterned papers
  • 1 set of alphabet stickers, chipboard letters, or rub-ons (you can probably substitute theses for your cricut images and any stamping products)
  • journaling cards, journal-box stamped images, printed quotes, etc.
  • 3-D elements that coordinate with the themes, colors, or patterns
    • buttons
    • ribbons
    • bling
    • chipboard shapes
I think that taking a day to do these kits can save time throughout the week to sit down and create your pages.  This same formula can be used in your card making.  Create your kits for the cards that you are planning to create for week.  Also, I believe that this is great tool for those of us that blog, but have a very business schedule.  I can't wait to sit down and try this time saving technique to see how this works out and of course I will keep everyone posted.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Simple Thank You Card

Here is a simple "Thank You" card using the Forever Young cricut cartridge.  I believe that I cut the flower image out at about 5 inches.  All of the cardstock used was from recollections.  I used a flower border embossing folder, which was ran through the cuttlebug.  I popped up the image using Stampin' dimensionals from Stampin' Up!
 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Run to the Wild

Hello Crafters!! Today I am posting a card that I made previously, but did not get around to posting.  The cardstock and pattern paper are from Stampin' Up!  I watermarked the base cardstock using the Watercolor Trio from Stampin' Up!  I used the horse image from a stamp set from Michael's.  I used watercolor paint to color in the horse and his mane. Enjoy!