Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge

This month's challenge was to use Echo Park paper or stickers and our favorite Cricut cartridge. My inspiration for this challenge was Subway art. I saw a layout online that had used pens with their Cricut to create the subway art, but I don't have any pens to use with mine so my first thought was using the same color paper and just layer it on top. That resulted in something very hard to read so I switched it to the turquoise to match my little one's shirt. I used the Echo Park Little Boy collection paper to coordinate. My favorite cartridge...well I couldn't choose just one so does my Gypsy count? I used a ton of different fonts to create the subway art.

The hardest part was coming up with all the phrases to fill the paper, but I'm really happy with how it turned out. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Thank You Card

As I was reading on the Cricut blog I found out this Saturday is World Card Making Day! So perfect because I was needing to create a thank you card to my mom and her employer for all the paper they donated to my son's pre-k class. My inspiration came from Joy at Obsessed with Scrapbooking. Hers had a pear, but I couldn't resist the apple coming from a school!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Haunted Trail Layout

I just completed this 2 page 12 x 12 layout. I am entering into the Cricut Circle's Monthly challenge which was to incorporate a window element. At first I had the haunted house with it's windows and thought that would be good, but then I got the idea of using a window as my journaling box!
The pictures are from a haunted trail my sister had started two years ago on the property surrounding her house. That year it was just our family, some folding chairs, and a tractors blinking hazard lights! It evolved last year and I can't wait to see what she has in store for us this year!

I cut the window from the October 31st cartridge and then used my scissors to cut it open. I traced a pattern for the vellum paper and cut it out by hand also.

I was going to put a ghost or a light behind the vellum, but got so excited about it and glued it down :( I wish I would have matted my pictures, but again so excited to finish a layout I got glue happy. TFL!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Halloween Waterfall Card

It feels great to get back to creating! I was able to create my first waterfall card today! I thought it turned out super cute! I am using it for my entry into the Cricut Circle weekly challenge which this week involves an interactive element and 2 Cricut cuts.

Here is a picture of the card when the card is pulled:

The base card is 4 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in. I used the Pumpkin Carvings Cricut Cartridge at 1 3/4 in. I had intended to use the cut images but like the negative left behind and decided to use them instead.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Monster Party Invites

So every year around this time I get a phone call from my sister, Kolby's birthday isn't that far away, and I don't have any invitations...
So the theme was "Monsters" and this is what I came up with:

(I erased the address and phone # for obvious reasons)
This year she only needed 30 my 7 year old helped me glue on the 90 googly eyes.

I hope he likes them!!
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Pop-Up Gift Card Holder

Here is a gift card holder I made for my niece who is graduation from 8th grade. The instructions for the base of the card came from Dawn's Stamping Studio. The snail is from Create a Critter and is 5". The stamp is from My Pink Stamper.

When you open the card up the gift card pops up at you!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Teacher Gift Card Holder

I'm trying to wrap up Teacher Appreciation week. Here is my Crayon Box that I made to fit a gift card. I cut the box from TBBM at 5 inches. The apple was from doodle charms, I just used a scalloped circle to make the bite mark. Overall very simple and fun! Especially while watching the Thunder's win over the Grizzlies!! The stamp is from My Pink Stamper.

Here is a picture of the card open so you can see the gift card inside. Next time I will stamp before putting the box together!

Thanks for looking!