Friday, April 30, 2010

Tomorrow :)

For National Scrapbook Day tomorrow I will be giving away all of the Cricut cards that were done on the blog. I will post something tomorrow regarding it and all you have to do is leave 1 comment through the weekend. Everyone including family is welcome to enter, they will be picked randomly through a number randomizer on Monday and I will ship them all to you. I hope to see you tomorrow :)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"Forever Young" Card

The next cartridge I thought I would work with is the "Forever Young" Cartridge. They have some really cute layers and I had to get it with having girls ;) The layers are simple and easy to put together and can be used for a lot of different things. I hope you enjoy :)

Items Used:
Cricut "Forever Young" Cartridge pg. 36 & 57
DCWV Citrus Matstack
ek Success punch
Yellow ribbon

"Just Because" Card 2

Here is card 2 for the "Just Because" Cricut Cartridge. It did have a few layers but I think it turned out pretty cute :)

Items used:
Cricut "Just Because" Cartridge pg. 38

Friday, April 23, 2010

"Just Because" Card

This cartridge is fast, easy, fun and lighthearted. If you are in a hurry to make a simple card this and the "Wild Card" Cartridge are perfect for that. They both cut out the base card and layers for you and you just have to glue it together. You can make it as simple as you want or as extravagant as you want. The nice thing also is that you don't even have to use it for cards because the layers are perfect for other projects or scrapbook pages. For the card on this one I did the "Pretty Peas" one. Oh, and by the way I switched the base card from green to yellow to match the birds. Sorry to confuse you with the pictures :)

Items used:
Cricut "Just Because" Cartridge pg. 40
Cuttlebug embossing folders in "Swiss Dots" and "Birds and Swirls"

Monday, April 19, 2010

"Robotz" card 2

Here is another one using the Robotz cartridge. I did a male one this time :) Have a good night!

Items used:
Cricut Robotz Cartridge pg. 46
ki memories classic print paper
DCWV All About Boys (Robot paper saying)
Hero Arts Stamp (saying)
My Pink Stamper Simply Sweet Occasions (candle)
Golden Rod Stickles for flame
Black cardstock

"Create a Critter" card

This is a really cute cartridge with so many options. I decided to do the Zebra, the original image is a boy Zebra. I made him into a her and put it into card form. I also did the phrase on the Giraffe page. I found these cute googly eyes with eyelashes at the Dollar Tree and thought they would look cute with these animals.

Items used:
Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge pg 47 and 48
White Gel pen
White, Red, Black cardstock

"Robotz" card

Here is a version of a card for you :) I handcut an oval to look like a rug and drew the spirals on. I used the ek success infinite punch for the bottom, all on gray cardstock. Hand punched a decorative oval and the text says "Maid just for YOU!" Ha Ha, corney, oh well. Create a Critter next.


Okay, so I am a slacker, sorry! The sun and weeding took over me yesterday and I didn't get the post up :( So the first post I am going to show you is going to be on the Robotz cartridge. I did a side by side pic to show how many pieces there were and then a pic of the finished robot. Have you ever took something apart and then you were not quite sure where those last little pieces went? I had that problem for a moment on this one. The pic of the robot in the book was so light for the little pieces that I almost didn't even notice them, but I figured it out. Very cute cartridge, if you cut all the pieces out it will take some time to put it together but I think the end product turns out nice. My biggest dilemma was trying to figure out what colors to use for the different layers to get the end product to work. The more you do the better it will look because you will get use to those layers. I will post the design I use this robot in later today along with another cartridge. Have a good afternoon :)

Items used:
Cricut Robotz Cartridge; Robot on pg. 59

Saturday, April 17, 2010


With National Scrapbook Day coming up I thought I would bring out the Cricut and use some of the new cartridges. I don't use it as much as I should, I tend to do everything by hand. I will be going over Robotz, "Just Because" Cards, Create a Critter and Forever Young. For those that are interested stay tune, I will upload my first and maybe all tomorrow :) Hopefully! I love to be able to see some of the things that the cartridges do before I buy, if I can. I hope this helps in some of your decisions. Have a good night!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

HD natural lighting experiment!

Have any of you seen the HD lights and wondered if they work??? Well I always have and I was a skeptic. I notice though that even though alot of my pictures may look subdued and maybe even a flair of romance to it, lol, you couldn't always tell the colors. Thanks to some feedback on the latest shoe looking pink and more for a girl (it still could go either way) I bought one to try it and have taken pictures with the indoor lamp lighting (top) and the HD natural light (bottom). Judge for yourself, it amazingly shows you the colors with great clarity. Anyone doing artwork or anything that has to do with colors I recommend one or do your work in the daytime by a window :) I on the other hand do not always have the luxury to do my work during the day, so for those night workers or those that do not have a window by there work area, I highly recommend. Oh did I mention they have some this week at Michaels 66% off!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Baby boy blue, updated baby shoe

I have tweaked the shoe a bit more, I think it turned out cute, still more tweaking to do I am always looking for perfection or at least close to it ;) I hope you like it, I did it with the blue for a boy but I think it could also go for a girl. Have a good day! I love suggestions if anyone has any, you can leave them in the comment section :)

Planes, Trains Cupcakes, toppers and holders

Here is a picture of the yummy cupcakes with the fun handmade holders and toppers to match the rest of the theme. Double chocolate Fudge with cream filling and milk chocolate icing and lemon with a lemon curd filling and a lemon ice icing. Have a great day!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

My Pink Stamper Challenge- Black, Green & Pink

My Pink Stamper posted a challenge on her site and this is my take on the black, green & pink. I wanted to show movement with the flowers, grass and bumble bee, like a warm breezy day :) Her challenge is open to anyone, so if you like doing this kind of stuff, run over to her site. The link is posted on the side under "Fun sites I like to visit". Have a great day!

Some items used on this card:
My Pink Stamper Stamp
Martha Stewart Grass Punch
Paisley Cricut Cartridge

Friday, April 9, 2010

Planes, Trains and ....... Birthday!

I just wanted to put up this post for a birthday party for a little boy. Planes, Trains and Automobile theme in red and blue. Invite with gift bag to match which included a specialty made coloring book with pictures of planes, trains and automobiles and Hotwheel attached. Handmade car crayons and trains/planes candies to go into the goodie bag. Pictures of cupcake toppers and cupcakes to follow after party! Have a good night everyone :)

Some items used:
Cricut Cartridge Our World
Hotwheel Car
Photoshop for Digital work

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Baby Shower

Hi everyone,

Happy Wednesday! Well through much trial and error the baby shoe shower gift (made of paper) has emerged :P. Seriously though, it took many templates and such and still is in the working process but here is a picture of ones that were done for a baby girl shower. Filled with yummy pink M & M's and just a peek of the cute shower invite. I will do one for a boy just to show what it would look like and my hopes are that they will get better and better. I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter

First Blog, yeah!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter with family and friends. I just wanted to share a project that was done for a group of people that was used as an Easter gift. Each have there first initial on the tin pail with candies and the fun butterfly to the side.