Sunday, November 4, 2012

Twins Explosion Box

One on my coworkers wife is going to have twins, so we are having a shower later this month for them.  I decided to try my hand at my new Cricut Mini Album explosion box.  First I cut it out with a main layer of yellow, then blue, pink and green.  I also cut out a bunch of cricut cuts some boy and some girls.  Did I mention the twins are one of each?

The papers are from DCWV Nanas Kids.  The ribbon I had on hand.  The cuts are from Kates ABC's (for the girls layer) and Nate's ABC's B is for Boys (for the Boys layer)  I had some  decorative buttons that I used on the inside layer and the sentiment is computer generated.

I am playing along with
Die Cuttin Divas  AND  Fantabulous Cricut

Happy Turkey Day

This is a Thanksgiving card I made using the Peachy Keen stamp of the month.  I love how cute this turkey is.

I am playing along in the Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge

Turkey Teddy Bear

This is cut from the cute little Teddy Bear Parade cartridge.  It has the cutest costumes for the little teddy bear.  I put this little guy on an Action Wobble!
I am playing along with Cardztv Design Team Challenge

Mooey Christmas card

I love this stamp set.  This cow is so adorable.  It's from Peachy Keen.  Their challenge this week was a sketch challenge.  I kind of flip flopped the image, but I think it works.  I also put the little cow on an Action Wobble!

This is the inside of the card.

I am playing along with Peachy Keen Challenge

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Happy Turkey Day

For this card I used 3 Birds on Parade, it has the cutest little pilgrim cut.  I stamped a little pumpkin and a PK face.

I am playing along with:

Cricut Cardz Challenge-Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas-Use a Pumpkin

Joy to The World

For this card, I cut out some white paper using my Spellbinders, then stamped and embossed the sentiment.  Then I cut out a larger piece using the same spellbinders folder and added some ribbon.

I am playing along with:

My Craft Spot-Emboss It

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Halloween Wreath

This is my first try at making a rosette wreath.  I saw one on Pink by Design and decided to try one myself.  I think it turned out cute.  I added some Halloween brads and some spiders and bats I had in my stash.  I cut Boo on my Cricut.

I think I'll try some other wreaths for other occassions too.  It's so much fun!

I am playing along with:

Paper Playtime-Welcme to Boo-ville

Ready to Get Stuffed

I got my first stamp of the month in from Peachy Keen stamps, it is soooo cute.  I had to stamp and color everything.  This card is made using the two little squirrels and the pilgrim hat and some acorns.  They are just so cute.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Ship card

This is just a little card I made using a ship.  The cut is from Life is a Beach cart. I framed it using Spellbinders.  I inked everything with black Momento ink

I am playing along with Fantabulous Cricut Challenge-Use a ship

Boo Halloween card

This card is just a cut from Happy Hauntings I wanted to try.  The gate is so creepy.  I made a twilight sky using different inks and stamped a witch flying in front of the moon.  I decided to cut out a little halloween mouse, also from Happy Hauntings.  I put the little mouse on an Action Wobble.

I am playing along with
Cardztv-Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy-Use the word BOO
Action Wobble-Halloween
This is an origami box and lid.  I learned how to make this by watching a tutorial by Christina1716.  She has some fabulous videos, if you have a chance take a look. 
The base is done by folding paper.  The top is just cut paper and embellishments.  I followed the tutorial step by step, she explains everything so well.

 The butterflies are cut from the Sentimentals Cricut cart.  The flowers and leaves are cut from Spellbinders.

This little box can be used for treats, jewelry or any small gift.

I am playing along with:
2 Sisters Challenge Blog-Anything Goes
My Craft Spot-Treats Package

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Action Wobble-Let's Polka

For this card, I used my Teddy Bear Parade cart. I cut it at 2".  The sentiment is computer generated.
The ribbon is some I had from last year.  The circles were cut using the George cart.  I added some pearls for bline and of course the bear is popped up on an Action Wobble!!!

I am playing with Action Wobble-Let's Polks

Pink, buttons and flowers birthday card

For this card, I used the Simply Charmed cart to cut the birthday cake.  I put a cute little Peachy Keen face on it!.  I added 2 flowers made with my Spellbinders.
I am playing along with
Peachy Keen sketch challenge
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge-birthday candle
Die Cuttin Divas - Tic Tac Toe

Haunted House

I finally tried the haunted house from Happy Hauntings.  Boy, it was more complicated than I thought it would be.  My suggestion is to do it step by step in the book (for the most part).  There were a couple places I had to back track and redo.  The characters are from Peachy Keen and some Halloween character stamps I got in clearance.

I made this to decorate my desk area at work.  I think it turned out cute.

I am playing along with Pause Dream Enjoy-Faces

S Fold Halloween card

For this card I used my new Teddy Bear Parade cart.  If you haven't seen it yet, take a look.  I just had to get it!!

I am playing along with:
Cardztv - sssooo ssspooky challenge
Paper Playtime

Chip Autumn card

I love the Mickey Mouse cart, all of the cuts are so adorable.  The only problem is some of the pieces are too small.  But that was not the case with little Chip.  I added some pretty autumn ribbon and some falling leaves.

I am playing along with My Craft Spot-Falling Leaves

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Trick or Treat Elephant

This cute elephant is from the Winnie the Pooh cartridge.  I love him, he is so adorable.  I wrapped him in cheesecloth for his "mummy" Halloween costume (isn't he sooo scary!).  And of course I had to pop him up on an Action Wobble.  The haunted house and fence are both cut from the Mini Monsters cart.  The paper is from DCWV.  His little jack o lantern was cut from my new Teddy Bear Parade cart.  On the inside I stamped Happy Halloween.

I am playing along with:
My Craft Spot-Wild Animal
Die Cuttin Divas-Use an Elephant

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Hula Hoop girl

For this card, I cut the little girl from Twinkle Toes, and the hula hoop I made out of two ovals and put one inside the other(on my Gypsy).  I also used Elegant Edges.  Then I made the flower with my Spellbinders.  I love the little flowers they make!  The paper is my new favorite paper pack the colors are so beautiful.  It's DCWV The Chateau Lavendar stack.
I stamped a cute little Peachy Keen face on it.   Added lots of little purple jewels and a sentiment from Pink by Design. Then to top it all off, I put her on an Action Wobble, to give her the true hula hoop action.

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Pause Dream Enjoy
Paper Playtime

Friday, September 21, 2012

Halloween Candle

I was so excited when I got my Peachy Keen stamp order in the mail yesterday.  The challenge at that blog was to make a candle.  I just had to use my new stamp set!

I used a square candle holder and put a lacy border around it then added the cute little Peachy Keen stamps.  Then of course I had to put the cute little witch on an Action Wobble.  I love those springs!

I am playing along with
Peachy Keen Challenge
Action Wobble Challenge

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Nephews Birthday Card

I made this card for my grand nephews 3rd birthday, later this month.  I used the B is for Boy,  Paper Doll everyday and Create a Critter carts.  I stamped the face on the conducter using Peachy keen.  The sentiment is computer generated.

I am playing along with:

Pause, Dream Enjoy
Cricut Chirp Challenge

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Halloween card using card feature

This is really something I should do more of.  It turns out so cute and it's pretty much a one step process.  I used the Mini Monsters and then just added a couple of little ghosts with Peachy Keen faces.  Easy Peasy!

I am entering this in Cardztv Challenge-Creature Feature

Messed up rockin birthday card

The challenge for Action Wobbles this week is to take a messed up card and finish it using an Action Wobble.  This cut just didn't seem to turn out right.  The eyes are weird.  Then the sentiment is so hard to see since I embossed on it.  Well I finished it off by making an Elegant Edge cut and put the guy with the weird eyes on it, and it turned out okay.  Not my favorite, but okay.

I am entering this in the Action Wobble

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Christmas window card

For this card the challenge was to use a recycled item.  I had cut up the plastic my Cricut carts come in.  I keep them on hand for various projects.  For this card I used it as the glass in my window.  I cut the stove from Country Life and the tree and window from the Christmas cart.  I had the little heart shaped wreath in my stash.  I popped up the top layer to give it some depth.

I inked around the edges using some Tim Holtz-tea dye.

I am playing along at My Creative Time-Recycle It

Happy Halloween!

This card is made from the Mini Monsters cart.  The little monster is dressed up as a candy corn (yummy).  She is also put up on an Action Wobble.  I also cut a little spider web and put some stickles on it.  I added 2 bat buttons and 1 spider button.  I also added some green goo-using the MS punch.

I am playing with the following challenges:

Cardztv-Happy Holiday and
Action Wobble-Gimme Something Sweet

Thinking of you

This stove on this card was cut from the Country Life cart.  The flower and leaf were cut from Spellbinders.  The paper, bling and ribbon were stash I had on hand.

I am playing along with the challenge at Paper Playtime - Gingham and die cut

Happy Birthday to you

This is an adorable birthday card I made.  It's also my first time using a digi that I colored myself.  It was a freebie from Pixie Dust.  I think she is so cute.

The paper is from DCWV The Chateau Lavender, I love the papers in this stack.  The flower and leaves are cut using spellbinders.  My only Cricut cut is the musical note.  The sentiment is Peachy Keen from the Pocket Posies.

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Pause, Dream, Enjoy-Music
Peachy Keen Challenge 34-Color Inspiration

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Croc and Birdie Friends Forever

For this card, I used my brand new Crocs rule cart (got it at Walmart on clearance yesterday).  At first I was going to cut the first croc, but it wasn't quite right.  So I took the birdie off of it and attached it to this other croc.  I think it turned out so cute.

I added a couple of buttons and some ribbon. 

I am playinnng along with:  Pause, Dream, Enjoy-Use a Birdie or Chick

Action Wobble Manly card

I have such a hard time making manly cards.  I think this semi qualifies maybe a young manly card?

I used the Camping Critters for this card.  I love the rafting skunk.  I added some clouds from Stand and Salute, bakers twine and I stamped some manly sentiments from Pink by Design:

I had to put this skunk on an Action Wobble, that way he looks like he's white water rafting.

I am playing along with:  Action Wobble Challenge-Manly card

Back to School card

I think this card turned out so cute:

 I cut this from the Hello Kitty cart at 3".  And I used Elegant Edges for the background.  I stamped the apple with a Peachy Keen face stamp, and popped it up on pop dots.  The sentiment is from Pink by Design.

I added glossy accents to the eyes.  I also added 3 star shaped buttons onto the books, and added some bakers twine. 

I am playing along with several challenges today:

Peachy Keen Challenge-Anything Goes
Cardztv-Color Play (red, blue and yellow)
Die Cuttin Divas-Recipe (3 buttons, twine and pop dots)
Fantabulous Cricut-Bac to School challenge crawl

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Cute Scarecrow

For this card, I used Simply Charmed, cut at 3" and popped up onto an Action Wobble.  I didn't cut the face piece, because I used Peachy Keen Corny Stamps.  The papers are from DCWV the Chateau Lavender stack.  The sentiment is from Pink by Design-Simply Everything.  I inked the edges of the papers with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink.

I am playing along with:
Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge
Paper Playtime
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge