Thursday, April 28, 2011

Here Thar Be Pirates

Wow! I actually made it to complete 3 projects for Cricut Exploration.  Here is another card using the Buccaneer Cricut Imagine Cartridge. For this project, I used the pirate ship image on this card.  I used the Pink By Design Cloud background stamp for the sky. I used a blue and green cardstock, which I tore the top to create the sea.  The stamp is from Pink By Design Pirates Life.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Quick Post

This is just a quick post. I am super excited that my Cricut Expression 2 is arriving tomorrow.  I wish tomorrow would get here already.  I am planning to do a couple of videos on opening the package, taking a look at the new cartridge handbooks and maybe even a project.  All of this won't be tomorrow of course, but you never know.

Pirate Princess

Today I  am continuing with the Buccaneer Cricut Exploration. For this project, I used the new Pink By Design Pirate's Life Image Stamps.  I used Prism color pencils and colorless blender to color in the stamp.  Also, I used the Pink By Design Pirate Stamp Set.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

It's Yarrrrgh Birthday!!

How is everyone doing after the great Cricut Expression 2 launch? Are you as tired as I am? I had to get up at 5 am for work. I did manage to purchase the Expression 2 and I cannot wait to get it. 

This week's Cricut Exploration is the Buccaneer Cricut Imagine Cartridge.  I was going to do another cartridge, but I really wanted to play with this cartridge.  I love the imaginery of this cartridge! You get pirate ships, men and women pirates, swords and etc.  I decided to make 5x5 card and I cut the background layer at 4.5 inches.  I cut the banner icon and used the Pirate's Life stamp set from Pink By Design. I popped out my pirates with some Stampin' Dimensionals.

I have cut a couple of other images and I am hoping to get them on some cards if I am not too exhausted.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

All Wrapped Up Box

It's time for another challenge over at Birthday Sundaes.  For this week's challenge, we had to create birthday gift packaging, party favor, invitation, cupcake wrappers, banners, etc. 

I decided to make a party favor box using the All Wrapped Up Cricut Imagine cartridge.  This was challenging because there are no instructions on how to put the box together.  It is basically trial and error.  I think that it came out fairly good.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Blog Face Lift

Hello Crafty Friends! I am in the middle of trying to give my blog a face lift.  I am going to have some new pages with categories.  I got this idea from Lauren's Creative.  Once it's finished, I hope everyone likes it!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Embrace Life

Here is a card I submitted to the Stamping 411 Challenge.  This was the first time I used watercolor crayons.  It was so much fun.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

World Best Mommy

It's challenge day over at Cricut Cardz Challenge.  For this week's challenge, we had to make a Mother's Day card using any colors and cartridges.  For my card, I used the Give A Hoot cartridge.  If you follow my blog, you know that I started doing Cricut Cartridge Explorations.  Since this week is Earth week, I decided to use the Give A Hoot cartridge.

I love how this card turned out.  I usually don't use pattern paper on my cards, but I decided to stretch my imagination.

Please join us over at the CCC to play along and get inspired.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Happy Birthday - Birthday Sundaes Challenge Week 5

Can you  believe that it has been 5 weeks since Birthday Sundaes launched.  This week at the Birthday Sundaes Challenge Blog, it is anything goes weeks.  For this week's project, I am made a card using the Yummy cricut imagine cartridge.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cricut Cartridge Exploration - April Showers #2

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  It's storming here in Virginia, so I hope that the power do not go out.  I am continuing with the April Showers Cricut Cartridge Exploration.  For today's project,I made a card with the flower pot image.  I am not completely with the card, but my dimensionals had already glued itself to the paper before I could to re-frame the image.  I used the Green Apple divine twine and the Life's a Garden stamp set from Pink by Design.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cricut Cartridge Exploration - April Showers

Hello Crafty Friends! This week I am showing a couple of projects using the April Showers cartridge.  I love the spring theme.  I went back and forth on this cartridge before buying it.  Here is layout that I did.  This is a 12 x 12 layout and the tree is cut at 6" and the squirrel is cut at 2".  I think that the phrase is also cut at 2".

Monday, April 11, 2011

Easter Theme Thank You Card

So I decided to give the Criss Cross card fold a try and it's an easy fold technique.  I made this card for serve two purposes: a thank you card and a Easter project for Paper Cutz Challenge.  Here is the challenge:
For challenge #86, Make a card, LO or craft project using a hand stamped, digital stamped or Cricut cut image of a bunny, lamb, chick or Easter eggs. 

To create my project, I used the Doodlecharm cricut cartridge.  My images were cut out at 3".  I used the My Pink Stamper "Simply Sweet Occasions" stamp set for the sentiment.  

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Sweetie - Birthday Sundaes Week 4

Hello Crafty Friends, today is Sunday and it's challenge day over at Birthday Sundaes.  For this week's challenge, we used an inspirational photo to use when making our cards.  The inspiration photo is from Eat, Drink, Chic.

Here is my take using the inspirational photo.

I hope to see you over at Birthday Sundaes and share your project!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Cricut Cartridge Exploration - Quarter Note #2

Hello Crafty Friends,

I have another project to showcase using the Quarter Note cricut cartridge.  I decided to make a 8x8 scrapbook layout.  Along with Quarter Note, I used the Imagine More cartridge to cut the base, music note layer and the images.  It's a simple page, but I love how it turned out.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Easter Bunny Blog Hop

Welcome Crafty Friends to the Cricut Cardz Challenge Easter Bunny Blog Hop! I am glad to participate in a hop with a great design team!  If you came over from Suzanne's blog, then you are in the right place.  Click here if you will like to start at the beginning.

I made an Easter layout using A Child's Year, Celebrate with Flourish, and Songbird.  I wanted to make sure there was plenty of room for journaling.  I decided to pop-up every other letter in the title.

The next stop is the amazing Janis.  There will be blog candy given at Circut Cardz Challenge, so don't forget to stop by.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Stamping Couture Post

Hello Crafty Friends, I have another blog for Stampin' Up! projects.  I just posted my latest project.  Come by and visit Stamping Couture.

Cricut Cartridge Exploration - Quarter Note

Hello Crafty Friends! I decided to implement something new called the Cricut Cartridge Exploration.  The Cricut Cartridge Exploration will take one cartridge and make different projects using that cartridge.  I wanted to start this because I realized that I have so many cartridges that I have not used yet.  I want to push my creativity as far as it can possibly go.  I do have commitments to my design teams and there will be times where I may be using other cartridges for those projects.  I am excited about starting this new adventure.

Quarter Note is the first cartridge we will be exploring.  I love this cartridge because I am a music lover, even though I don't play an instrument.  While I used Pink by Design "All Girl" on this project, the Pink Stamper has a Music Speaks stamp set that will go perfectly with this cartridge.  I just received that stamp set and will be incorporating it in some project.  Here is the first Quarter Note project.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Mai Tai or Yours

Hello Crafty Friends! Today's project is a card that I made using the Pack Your Bags Cricut Cartridge and the Aloha stamp set from Pink by Design.  I just love her stamps.  I love how the colors go together because there is a tropical feel to the card.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Challenge #3

I am posting this late. I just got home from a weekend at my mother's house.  Today is challenge day at Birthday Sundaes.  For this week's challenge, the design team used digital images from Designed 2 Delight.  This was a fun project because it was my first time working with digital stamps and I liked it.  

Check out Birthday Sundaes to see the giveaways sponsored by Designed 2 Delight.  You will not be disappointed.  

Friday, April 1, 2011

New Pink By Design Stamps

Hello crafty friends! I just wanted to do a quick post that Sarah aka released her new stamps tonight. For those of you that are unfamiliar with her stamps, she high quality sentiment and background stamps and now she has image stamps. I love her products. I think they are some of the best and I can get a really good stamped image. I hope you try some of her products.