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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #62 - Christmas card

Well, I'm barely getting this one in under the gun.  I made it for Freshly made sketches challenge #62.  Thanksgiving is over, I made a trip up to Salem and back in one day and sat down with a few minutes to myself tonight!  What a great week!

I made this nifty little card using my cricut, of course.  I am thinking about purchasing another cutting machine (I can't believe I'm admitting this on-line).  So if anyone has any input I'm looking at the Sillhouette Cameo or the Sizzix Eclips.  I'm stuck and could use help here!  Anyhow, back to this card, I used the Winter Frolic cart for the trees and the Designer's Calender for the number circle.

Monday, November 19, 2012

CWC #112 and SSSC172

This card I made for two challenges.  One is the Sweet Sunday Sketch #172, or SSSC172.  I love the sketch challenges!  The other is for Cooking with Cricut Challenge #112.  CWC's challenge is "I feel the LOVE" project card outreach and these cards go to children that are hospitalized during the holiday season in California.  Is that awesome or what?

I made this card using the Winter Frolic cart for the Snowman and Artiste for the tag.  I think any child would LOVE a snowman, right?

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Polar bear christmas

I found this card design at: thought it was stinkin' cute I had to scrap-lift it, but want to give credit to this talented lady!  So if you want to how-to's, skip on over to her web site.  She gives details!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Baby Buggy

On October 11, 2012, I became a grandma again for the 3rd time!  Another baby boy!  Very exciting.  He came a month ahead of time, coinsidentally on the same day my third son was getting married, so the 10-11-12 date is especially special to us!  He is strong and healthy and that's all we need, however the babes needed clothes.  So I packed up a box of preemie clothes and sent it off to Arizona with this little card to go with it!

I cut the buggy from the Designer's Calender cartridge (which I love) and the Sweet One stamp is vintage stampin up called So Many Scallops.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches challenge #60

Here's my entry for Freshly Made Sketches.  The idea is to keep it "clean lined and fresh".  It's so hard for me not to put tons of detail on my cards, but I think this one is scaled back a bit.

I learned to use my cricut craft room today....well at least a little bit.  I still have some questions, but that's another post!  I used preserves for the avacado.  The circle is from Artiste, I love that it is a real circle!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Case Study Challenge 115

I made this card for the challenge over at Case Study where the theme is rainbowish.  I thought it would be easy, but turned out to be much harder then I expected.  But here it is!

I cut the leaf from the Designer's Calender cricut cartridge.  Any thoughts?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge

I'm entering this little darling in the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge SSSC171.  I'm really enjoying the Authentique paper lines this holiday season.  This one is the Festive line.  I saw a card on pinterest that sparked this design for me.  My biggest fear in life is birds, but I love how pretty they are, strange, right?

Anyhow, I cut the little birdie from the Winter Wonderland cricut cartridge along with the branch and used the cuttlebug to create the embossing on the background paper.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

OCCC - Our creative corner challenge - Ice Skater

I saw this challenge over at Our Creative Corner and flipped out because I had just got finished with this card and it fit their challenge to a tee!  I guess great minds think alike after all.  Anyhow, I have had this image in my mind all day and wanted to work in this beautiful paper I found from Authentique collection:  Peaceful.  It is so gorgeous and is the inspiration for the theme of this years christmas decorating for me.

I found the silhouette on the Winter Wonderland cricut cartridge and the rest of the shapes on the card are from the new Artiste CTMH cart.  Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lantern - Halloween

And this is also from Over the Hill!  Very basic, but used in my mantel decorations, it looks so complicated and spooky!

Haunted mansion

As you can tell, still having fun with the October 31st cartridge!  The card shape is from Birthday Bash.

Bag of bones card - Halloween

This was such a fun card to make.  I used the Over the Hill cartridge, drink wrap cut and RIP cut.  And for the bones I used the October 31st cartridge, which is a Lite cartridge with some awesome cuts for Halloween!  The paper I got from Michael's.  It's a 12 X 12 K&C Company book of spooky papers and every one of them is great!

Halloween Decor - Over the Hill

Well, I've been making all sorts of decorations and cards for Halloween.  I made this urn looking vase (I'm sure there's a proper term for it) from the Over the Hill cartridge.  I made the pumpkin from 1 inch strips of paper and used it to decorate my mantel.  I don't know about you, but I love halloween!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Back to School bulletin board

Well, back to school is  in full swing and I just completed our first bulletin board of the year! Well, actually I did it a week and half ago, but I'm just now posting it!  I really wanted to do a train theme and decided to try to incorporate all the events for the PTO that we have scheduled so far and this is what I came up with.

I used the My World cricut cartridge to do the train, the Nate's ABC's for the clouds and words, and the Birthday Bash for the HOOVER letters.  The kids love to see the changes we make to their board every month, so this year I have some really colorful boards planned.  Now lets see how well I execute them!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Halloween Milk Carton Party Favors

I've been working on these little guys today.  I made 18 in total because I am hosting BUNCO this month.  Super excited to show off these little party favors!  I made them using Tags, bags, boxes and more 2 cartridge.  I used the mouth on the pumpkin from the Paper Doll cart, the triangle and circles are from George Basics.  The rest I just made up or cut up.  I originally saw these on a stampin up website that I wish I could find to give proper credit to!  Despite how they look, it didn't take me much time to piece them together!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Canning salsa

This last week my sister-in-law was here and we had a day of canning.  We live very close to Harry and David and they had a peach sale.  Peaches were 10 cents a pound!  I don't know what possessed me to be different from the crowd (except that family did not eat the peaches I canned last year), but I decided to can salsa instead.

Our dear friends are on vacation for 3 weeks and our son is house sitting and he keeps bringing home all of these beautiful peppers and I had to do something with them.  So I made salsa for us and a couple for them for a nice little returning home present.  Mighty nice of me considering it was from their garden, don't you think?

I made the label for the salsa and the oven and mitt from the From my Kitchen cart and the label on the jar is from Preserves cart.  I hope they enjoy it as much as we have!

Cooking with Cricut challenge #99

For the Cooking with Cricut challenge this week I made this entry for the back-to-school theme.  I cut the apple from the Plantin Schoolbook.  This is such a go-to cartridge for me.  So there you go, simple and to the point. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut contest - Beach

Fantabulous Cricut has a new contest this week.  Water theme.  I think this fits!  I used the Life is a beach cart for the Gecko and BEACH, BABY letters, Birthday Bash for the banner.  Simple but I like it!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Cooking with Cricut challenge Halloween entry

Well, I was feeling crafty yesterday and put together another entry for Cooking with Cricut.  I'm starting to think ahead for Halloween.  Probably because I got the Over the Hill cart and I'm getting excited about it.  I found this card design on Lezlye's blogspot and fell in love with it!

I used the cat from the Paper Doll Dress up cart, the frame is from Gypsy Wanderings, the border is from Elegant Cakes and of course the cuttlebug.  I try not to use too many cartridges on my cards because it gets so time consuming, but I had nothing better to do yesterday!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge 122 - Camping theme

I haven't done challenges for a little bit, now 2 in one week.  I'm feeling lucky!  The theme is camping, the place is  I made this card using the Designer's Calender for the "CAMP", Birthday bash for the "out", Create a Critter for the fire and Plantin Schoolbook for the leaves and the circle.  P.S.  I love the Center Point option on the Cricut.  Of course, I got to take out my cuttlebug for the wood grain look and to liven up the flames of the fire! 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cooking with Cricut challenge - Christmas in July

Over at they are having Christmas in July challenges.  So the idea this week is to make a project using scraps.  Here's my card. I used the Plantin Schoolbook and the cuttlebug to make this fun, easy card for the holidays.

Baby shower Nesting party favor

Okay, I swear (I hope) that this is my last post about the baby shower!  And I've posted this favor before, but this is the final draft that I ended up using for the shower.  I put little truffles in them!  And they were a big hit.

I used the Bags, tags, boxes and more2 cart for the favor box and the bib and the Gypsy Wanderings for the birdy!

Gift Bags for the baby shower - birdcage

This is the gift bag I made for the presents!  And man, oh man did I have fun buying girl clothes!  My girls are 27, 13 and 10 and they won't let me dress them in tutu's anymore, so  imagine the fun I had shopping for this baby!  I used the Straight from the Nest cart of course.

Bird Cages for the table?

We set up tables outside for our guests, and I made these little bird cages from a tutorial I found on line.  The glassware, candles, table clothes and foliage I found at the dollar store (cha ching)! And it worked perfectly to fit the theme!

This is what the table looked like when they were all prettied up!

Baby Shower Food Table

This is what our food table looked like when it was totally set up.  We kept it simple since it was an evening shower, fruits, veggies and cupcakes, oh and candy of course!

Diaper Cake

This is a little bit of a twist on the diaper cake.  I wrapped diapers and tied them together to form a circle, then covered them in a circle with paper.  I used the Straight from the Nest cart for the branch, the Plantin Schoolbook for the grass and the Gypsy Wanderings for the bird.  The cellophane candies I used were diapers rolled up!  How cute is that?  I saw it on Etsy.  I was pretty pleased with it!

This is a name card I placed on the cake plate, just to let people know the name of the new little one and to welcome them to the shower!

Baby shower wreath

Well, folks it's been a while since I have posted.  I thought June was bad, then came July!  So between vacations, weekend boating and a surgery (all is well) I have not posted for quite some time.  But that does not mean that I have not been busy on the cricut.  Hardly a day goes by that I don't use it. 
My girlfriend had a baby girl today and in preperation we had a baby shower last week.  The theme was nestin, and the colors were pink, brown and green.  Those of you who know me, know that I want a granddaughter to dress up, so when I heard my friend was having a girl I went a little crazy!  So here is the first of several posts.  First, actually this was the last project I did, it came to me when I was recooperating, is a wreath for the front door.
I made this wreath using diapers.  I tied them around a wreath I picked up at an after holiday sale at Target.  I used the Straight from the Nest cart for the welcome and branches, and the Gypsy Wanderings for the bird.  The shoes I found a template for at Pink Fox website AND I just saw on the Holidaycricut website that CTMH has a new cart coming out tomorrow with this 3D shoe on it!  CAN'T WAIT!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Girl Baby Shower - party and favors

One of my girlfriends here in Southern Oregon is having a baby girl!  I'm tickled pink (get it?) to be hosting this baby shower along with another girlfriend of mine.  I found this image on line from Flickriver.  This is the theme I want to use and come heck or high water I am going to make this cake!  But I'm going to use brown, green and pink.  The party favors I made up yesterday and should help me hold the theme of the shower. 

 Love these tubes and you can get them on several web-sites or go directly to SKS Bottle and Packaging, Inc.  They hava all sorts of fun containers and SUPER reasonable.

Baby Shower Invitation

This is the other idea I got from Pinterest for a baby shower card.  I have two baby showers that I'm either hosting or helping with.  My daughter is hosting one for a friend and she is having a boy.  So this cute little invitation we found on pinterest and I love the simplicity.
Obviously the names and dates have been changed to protect the innocent.  Anyone who knows me knows that I am beyond those childbearing years (thank you very much Jesus).  But look forward to many, many grandchildren!

Father's Day Frame

I found a couple of great ideas on Pinterest that I wanted to try out.  This first one is the "DAD" frame.  I made this for my husband to put on his wall at work.  It turned out better than I expected and I used the Font from Plantin School Book and Birthday Bash.

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge 117

Well, I'm playing around doing a whole lot of nothing for the day and it feels fabulous!  This is my card entry for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge this week.  The theme, as you may have guessed is: BBQ!  This one was hard to do because my cartridges are limited in this area.  But I did find a cut on the From My Kithchen cart.  And I used a brick folder with my cuttlebug!

Cooking with Cricut Challenge

Oh, how crazy this month has been.  As soon as the kids were out of school we were off and running and although I've been working on various projects with my cricut, I haven't done anything I can post.  But over at Cooking with Cricut they are having a summer water fun contest and I have the perfect entry.  For the end of the school year PTO carnival we had a Hawaiin theme and I did the school bulletin up all nice and pretty, so I'm going to post it!  This was so much fun to do and it was huge, something like 72" X 42"!  I used the Life is a Beach cartridge, on a LARGE scale.

I hope everyone else is having a great summer.  I would really like to see some summer days here in Oregon!