I came across yet another blog with a challenge - you would think that this is all I do, search for blogs and challenges - and for the past week you would be right. (Today I finally did some laundry!) The Bitten By The Bug 2 challenge was to use a butterfly image. The Home Accents cart has a couple of fun butterflies and I played around for a while with different colors and paper, not knowing for sure which I liked better. As this one came together, it looked like a sympathy card, which I am unfortunately going to be using in the next few months. It breaks my heart to think that my neighbor is losing his battle with cancer, he is such a good man. His wife is amazing and this card will go to her. I need to find a stamp set with an appropriate sentiment and that will go in the upper right hand corner. I think it turned out really nice.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
It's really scary how much crafting I have been doing - I guess I am officially addicted. I have been finding so many fun blogs and challenges too! And you guessed it, here is another post for another challenge! More Than Favors had a color challenge to use brown, pink and green. I had some fun bright paper that had the pink and green, but also orange, so I added an extra color to the mix. Anyway, the flowers are from George and I used stickles for the centers, I can't believe how much just a dab of glitter can make the biggest difference with crafting. I also love the pop dots, they give such great dimension. Fun Fun!!!
This challenge was to use an image from the Sweetheart's cart. Unfortunately, that is another cart I do not own yet, but is on my wish list. Instead I used the Home Decor cart for the heart and "love". If I had the cuttlebug (also on the wish list), I would have embossed something fun on the black mat. My wish list is quite long as you can imagine, I know that as time goes on I will acquire things here and there, but until then, I will definitely try and "make it work" (as Tim Gunn would say).
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Robyn over at My Pink Stamper is going to be releasing a new stamp set this coming weekend and my guess is it is going to have something to do with cupcakes. She left a clue relating to her daughter, and I know from watching her videos that her daughter loves cupcakes, so that's my guess - we will see if I am right. Anyway, she wanted creations made of something "Yummy". I have made a few cupcakes already, so I decided to try the cake from the Celebrations cart.
Now I have participated in two challenges that I technically don't qualify for. The Neglected Challenge was to use a cart that you haven't used in 6 months. Well, since I have only had my cricut for a month, I thought I would improvise and use an image from one of my carts that I have never used. This "LOVE" was cut using the Home Accents cart and since V-Day is coming up, I thought I would play around with it. You can't really tell, but the white heart and strip are actually out of a tissue-like paper with metallic flecks and threads throughout. It looks really cool in the light! Hope you enjoy - I love comments!!!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Okay, so the challenge was to make a project using a snowman image. Well, as you can see there is no snowman on my card. Because I am so new to the cricut and crafting, I have not yet acquired a cartridge with a snowman. But I did find on my Home Accents cart an image that I think can pass off as a snowflake. So even though I technically don't qualify for this challenge, I still wanted to participate. I don't have any winter type stamps either, but if I did have a winter saying, I would stamp it next to the snowflake on the pink stripe.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Here is my creation for yet another challenge! I love these challenges, they really help me to be more creative than I normally would be. The challenge was to use any colors/theme of your choice. I used some colors that I normally don't work with. It's a different style for me too. I used Mini Monograms for the little scallops. Hope you like it!
Saturday, January 22, 2011
So I found another fun blog with challenges! It's cardztv.blogspot.com. This challenge was to use any sort of cupcake image. I chose to use one of the cupcakes from the Celebrations cart. I also just bought a cupcake stamp set from Roberts and I was able to use the "Yummy" stamp from that. How fun!!!
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I came across another blog that does challenges, which I find to be a lot of fun. Anyway, it is fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com and the challenge was to create something with a "sweet" theme. This is what I came up with. I LOVE this cupcake from the Home Decor cart.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
So I have been following the My Pink Stamper blog since before Christmas because I knew that I was going to be getting a Cricut. I wanted to see what I was in for and found some different blogs, but holy cow, Robyn is AMAZING!!! Anyway, I am now trying to become a crafter. This is my card for the Blog Hop Challenge. I am just starting out and don't have near the inventory of crafting products as I would like, but I am making do. I used the George cart for the flower and the Home Accents for the word "grow". I am loving the pop dimensionals - they are so fun and I am excited about getting more stamps - working with tiny letters and glue - not really my thing :P All in all, I think it turned out pretty cute.
These are a couple of cards that I put together just with some scraps. My mom let me have her supply of paper from when she was on a scrapbooking kick. She will never scrapbook again, it's part of the OCD that runs in the fam. Anyway, I think these turned out cute too. I have already given one of them to a friend who was sick. I made her some cookies and wrote her a note. I think the tall one needs something else to finish it off, maybe a stamp!!!
Monday, January 10, 2011
Wow! It's 2011 and so far RJ has had croup and I have come down with a nasty cold and feel rather fluish. At least no hospital visits so far, just an urgent care visit last week for RJ. Other than that, I am finding success with my new little hobby of crafting with the cricut. I haven't made a scrapbook page yet, but I have made a handful of cards. Scott was nice enough to let me buy a base of supplies to start up my hobby, i.e. a stamp set, ink, envelopes, paper, glue, cello bags, etc. I am having fun with it. I tried setting up RJ's room for him to play in, while I crafted, but that did not go over so well. I guess I will while he is napping and at night. Of course, there are so many cricut cartridges that I want that would help me be more creative, but I will use what I have and see what I come up with. I need to take pictures of my cards and post them on here. After seeing so many crafting blogs, I don't see why I can't start one up myself. So this may become my crafting blog. We will see.