Sunday, January 30, 2011

January Monthly Challenge: Scraplift a CIRCLE blog project

Requirements for this challenge are:

  • Use 2 or more Cricut Cuts on the project.

  • Use a project you have seen on the Cricut Circle Blog as inspiration for your project.

  • Use products from at least two of our Sponsors

  • I chose to scraplift a birthday card designed by Sarah Martina Parker.  It was featured on the Circle blog on January 19th.  I still like her card  :-)


    Bazzill Basics - Patina & Turquoise Mist papers
    DCWV Stack 7 - pink patterned paper

    I created the background paper by using Tattered Angels -Glimmer Mist in pink bubblegum by just spraying it on a sheet of white cardstock.

    Doodlecharms Cricut cart - cupcake at 3"
    MS All Ocassion Cake cart - Star cut at 3"
    Lyrical Letters - letters cut at 3/4" using the Jumbo font feature

    Oriental Trading co -button.  Floss is DMC #598.  Brown organza ribbon.

    Thanks for looking!  I love comments!  Good luck everyone!

    Kristen's Birthday Blog Hop- Day 2!

    Hello, and welcome to the 2nd day of Kristen's blog hop to celebrate her birthday.  If you've made your way here from Alma's Pink Life then you are on the right track.  If not, you'll probably want to go back to the beginning and start at 

    For my second project I made a card.  Today is actually my brother, Don's birthday also.  I made this card and mailed it off to him last week.  I hope he likes it.  And I hope you like it, too :-)


    DCWV Stack 7 - musical note patterned paper
    DCWV Shimmer Stack - blue and grey papers

    Nifty Fifties Cricut cart - radio cut at 4", musical notes (can't remember what I cut them

    Stampabilities- clear stamp set Everyday Expressions used for the sentiment

    I doodled around the musical note paper with a white gel pen.  I added small black gems to the knobs on the radio.  I popped the radio up with dimensionals.

    Happy Birthday to Kristen!!  Thanks again for letting me be a part of your Birthday hop!!  

    1) Kreimers-
    2) MareBear-
    3) TheScrapbookGirl-
    4) Nuts about Cuts
    5) DarcyBeeler-
    6) lechristina3-
    7) TX Scrapper Mom-
    8) ABrooks86 -
    9) momto2cuties-  you are HERE
    10) JenniferHawkins2-

    Thanks for looking!  Check yesterdays post for a chance to win a Robotz Cricut cart :-)

     Have a great day!

    Saturday, January 29, 2011

    Kristen's Birthday Blog Hop.

    Hello, and welcome to Kristen's 2 day blog hop to celebrate her birthday.  If you've made your way here from Alma's Pink Life then you are on the right track.  If not, you'll probably want to go back to the beginning and start at 

    I made this card and box for a little girl that lives next door.  I put some hair bows and matching bracelets into the box as part of her gift.  Her party was last Saturday at The Little Gym and my kiddos had a blast. 

    And the top of the box.

    card- 4" square Kraft card base
    My Mind's Eye - Just Dreamy stack- patterned papers
    Accent Essentials Cricut cart - scallop square @ 3 3/4", frame using shadow feature @ 3 3/4"
    Robotz Cricut cart - '5' cut at 2"
    I popped the frame up using dimensionals and then added the ribbons
    I put Diamond Stickles around the '5' shadow for shine.

    box - cut using Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cart and the fit-to-pg feature with 12x24 PC paper = 3 1/2 " square box when assembled
    Plantin Schoolbook cart- tag cut at 1 1/2 and 1 3/4"
    Accent Essentials cart - 3" scallop squares
    Robotz cart - 'V' cut at 2"
    Floss for tag DMC #957
    I attached ribbon to every other flower petal before assembly.

    Okay, on to the blog candy!!  I've got a brand new Robotz cart I'm giving away.  Just leave me a comment to be entered for your chance to win and a way to reach you in case you're the lucky winner.  (sorry forgot to take a pic of the box). I would love it if you also became a follower but it's not required :-)

    Happy Birthday to Kristen!!  Thanks for letting me be a part of your Birthday hop!!  

    1) Kreimers-
    2) MareBear-
    3) TheScrapbookGirl-
    4) Nuts about Cuts
    5) DarcyBeeler-
    6) lechristina3-
    7) TX Scrapper Mom-
    8) ABrooks86 -
    9) momto2cuties-  you are HERE
    10) JenniferHawkins2-

    Check back tomorrow for another project.  Have a great day!


    My Sexy Valentine!

    Okay, this is a fun, slightly naughty card I created for my  hubby. 

    5" square Kraft card base
    The Paper Studio- The Basics stack - red and red stripe papers

    Forever Young - bra and panties cut at 2"
    Nifty Fifties - red shape at 4"
    Accent Essentials - scallop square cut at 4 3/4"
    Robotz - letters cut at 1" (the V looked small so I used 1 1/4 -weird ??)

    Cuttlebug - Retro Kitchen
    Silver heart gems on bra and panties
    White gel pen for doodling around red shape
    Diamond Stickles on ruffles on bra and panties

    Thanks for looking.  Have a great day!

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    My Pink Stamper's Birthday Challenge

    For this challenge just make a project with a birthday theme.

    This is a really quick card that I threw together.


    DCWV The Sweet Stack - patterned background paper
    DCWV The Spring Stack- pink polka dot paper used on the icing and the first layer of the card

    From My Kitchen Cricut cart - cake cut at 3 1/2"

    Impression Obsession stamp from the Birthday Cakes clear stamp set - sentiment

    Pink organza ribbon.

    Thanks for looking.  I love comments.
    Have a great day!

    Cricut Circle Wkly Challenge #17: B.A.B.Y Challenge

    At first glance this challenge looks like it will be about a cute, little bundle of joy.  But, nope it's all about me.  Lol!  The requirements are:

    • (B) = Brads
    • (A) = Aqua
    • (B) = Butterfly
    • (Y) = You as the Subject
    I created a scrapbook LO.  And I think this is the first LO I've done about myself.  Last year I turned 39 for the second year in a row.  LOL!! 


    DCWV  Stack 7 - pink patterned paper
    DCWV Summer Dream Stack - aqua paper

    Accent Essentials Cricut cart - scallop frame (accent 47) cut at 5" and the journaling square is the square from the middle of the frame
    Robotz Cricut cart - '40' cut at 1"
    Plantin Schoolbook - '&' cut at 2"
    Forever Young - Model 2, 8, 12, 14, 20 cut at 2"  and Fabulous cut at 1"
    Graphically Speaking cart - butterfly cut at 3"

    Oriental Trading co - aqua brads
    Pink bling was added to the butterfly.

    Thanks for looking.  I love comments!!

    Tuesday, January 25, 2011

    PK Challenge: Let's Face it Friday - X's and O's

    The challenge is to create a Peachified valentine using X's & O's somewhere on the project.    The design must be new and contain a Peachy Keen face. 

    I really love how this card turned out!!  This would be a great card for your mom, grandma, sister, or your BFF :-)

    5" square card using Kraft cardstock as the base.
    DCWV Spring Stack - heart patterned paper, pink polka dot paper
    DCWV textured cardstock - hot pink
    Provocraft paper- solid green cardstock

    Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge - scallop square cut at 4 3/4"
    Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - heart using Roly Poly feature cut at 3 3/4"
    Forever Young Cricut cart - purse2 using the shadow feature cut at 2 3/4"
    Robotz Cricut cart - 'x and o' cut at 1"

    Peachy Keen Basic Paper Doll Face Assortment stamp used for the face.
    TPC Studio clear stamp from the Hugs and Kisses set used for the sentiment.

    Buttons- Oriental Paper Co.
    Diamond Stickles used around the purse.
    Floss - DMC #3609

    I doodled around the heart and added some add'l x's & o's above and below the sentiment with a black Zig pen.  I also popped up the XO for dimension.

    Valentine card...

    I tried something that is new for me with this card. I doodled on the heart and around the sentiment block to make it kind of mimic the heart patterned paper.  I wasn't sure if I'd like it but I went for it anyway.  I like the way it turned out. 
    The Paper Studio- patterned paper and solid red paper from the All Seasons Stack

    MS All Ocassion Cricut cart- white heart (heart2image-s) cut at 2 1/4" and red heart cut at 2"; black heart border (swrlbd-s)

    TPC Studio -Hugs and Kisses clear stamp set used for sentiments

    I doodled around the heart and sentiment with a black Zig pen.  I made white dots on the heart and 'x's & o's' around the border with a white gel pen.  I inked the edge of the sentiment block with Cranberry colored ink.  I pop dotted the heart for dimension.  I rounded the bottom left corner.

    Diamond Stickles around the white part of the heart for sparkle. 

    Ribbon Fx-hobby lobby- white organza ribbon

    DVD Infomercial Contest --You ROCK card.

    I was one of the winners of the Cricut Circle DVD Infomercial contest last year.  YAY!  I was so excited because this is the first contest I've ever won for my artwork.  Although, I still can't share my winning project, I will share a card I made with the cart I received as part of my prize.  The cart is called Summer Bliss Seasonal and it's just a random mix of images that have been previously released on other carts.  This arrived in my mailbox the week of Christmas so that was a nice surprise!! 

    DCWV musical note paper from Stack 5
    DCWV blue glitter cardstock from Summer Dream Stack (guitar cut)
    DCWV grey metallic cardstock from Shimmer Stack (chain)
    EK Success edger punch - Chain
    Summer Bliss Seasonal Cricut cart - guitar at 2" and 'you rock' at 1" (these cuts are also on the Stamping cart)
    Silver bling added to the guitar knobs
    Diamond Stickles added to the 'you rock' cuts for shimmer

    Summer Bliss Seasonal cart images:

    Friday, January 21, 2011

    Impression Obsession Stamps: The Color Purple Challenge

    The challenge is to create a card in the color purple and use Impression Obsession stamps.

    I used an Impression Obsession stamp from the set called Birthday Cakes (CL203) by Leigh Hannan.

    Solid purple paper is DCWV textured cardstock stack.  Polka dot paper is by the Paper Studio from The Basics stack.

    I used the Cricut cartridge Plantin Schoolbook to cut both ovals for the frame.  The dark solid purple oval is cut at 3" and the polka dot oval frame is cut at 3 1/4". 

    I colored the birthday cake with colored pencils, gel pens, and a white pen.  I used Diamond Stickles it add some sparkle.

    I added pop dots to give dimension to the polka dot frame.  I added a purple grosgrain ribbon by Ribbon Boutique.

    Thursday, January 20, 2011

    Peachy Keen Stamps: Sketch Challenge 43

    The challenge is to create a card or a LO with the following sketch:
    **The Sketch**

    I created a card.

    Peachy Keen stamps used are Faceless fruit and Basic Paper Doll Faces.

    Patterned papers are from the DCWV The Grade School Stack. 

    Red circle and black doily were both cut from the MS All Ocassion Cake Cricut cart at 2 1/4 and 2 3/4 RD.

    Thanks was cut using the Lyrical Letters cart with the Jumbo feature at 1/2".

    CB is swiss dot.

    I applied Glossy Accents over the apple for shine.

    Cricut Circle: Weekly Challenge #16: Cute As a Button Sketch Challenge!

    The challenge this week is to use the sketch provided.  Use a stamp and buttons.

    I created a scrapbook page.  My first one this year.  YAY!  I decided to scrap my kiddos preschool pics for this school year. 

    The background patterned paper is Provocraft.  The striped paper is DCWV Stack #7.

    MS edge punch.

    Backpack and the apple are cut from the Doodlecharms cart at 2 1/2".

    Title was cut using All Mixed Up at 3/4" using the shadow feature.

    I stamped the journaling box using a clear stamp made by Li'l Davis Designs from a set called Noted.

    Buttons by Oriental Trading Co and floss by DMC #517, 743.

    Saturday, January 15, 2011

    My Pink Stamper's First Blog Hop!

    I collected the clues from the blog hop by visiting all of the new Pink Stamper Designers and the question is:  Do you want to join us in the challenge?  Make a card, scrapbook page, or something fun with My Pink Stamper stamps or the color PINK.

    I chose to create a pink card.


    Standard A2 size card.  I cut the zebra striped paper (DCWV-Stack 7) at 3 1/2 x 5 1/4. 

    I used PS Cricut cart for the pink rectangular frame using the fit-to-lenth button set at 4".  I also used this cart to cut out the 'thanks' using the end caps feature button with the bag/placecard image at 3/4". 

    I used a pink organza ribbon that I threaded through the 'thanks' cut and attached it to my card.  I popped up the frame with dimensionals to give it some depth.  I used a white gel pen to add the doodles around the inner edge of the frame and between the letters.  And I used white ink to add a distressed look to the pink frame.

    Thanks Robyn for including us all in your first blog hop!

    Thursday, January 13, 2011

    Cricut Circle: Weekly Challenge #15: Feeling Frosty!

    Okay, I'm not sure I'm super excited about this card I created, but here goes...LOL!!

    Rules for this challenge:
    1) Use white paint
    2) Use a metal item
    3) Use a snowflake cut

    I used snowflake cuts from Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge.  The cuts were done at 3" (accent13), 1 1/2 & 1 1/4 (accent15).

    I used white paint as the shadow of the largest snowflake by using the negative space from the cut as a stencil.  You can see if you look closely the edges are a little wonky (oops--I guess it's really homemade :-)  I also dabbed the paint on the purple background paper randomly for fun!

    I used the Robotz cart for the font:  B=1", r=3/4" and second r=1/2".  I popped the letters up for some dimension.

    Patterned paper is from DCWV Winter Wonder Stack. 

    Gem brads and metal snowflake brads are from Oriental Trading Co.  I also added some Diamond Stickles to make the small snowflakes sparkly.


    Saturday, January 8, 2011

    Ice Cream- Thank You card

    Another card from the Nifty Fifties Cricut cartridge.  YUMMY!
    Cardstock - patterned paper DCWV Stack 7

    Embossed with Swiss Dot Cuttlebug folder

    All cuts were done at 4".  I used Glossy Accents to make the cherry on top shiny.

    That's How I Roll- Thank You card

    I got the Nifty Fifties Cricut cartridge for Christmas and I've been having so much fun with it.  So many wonderful images to little time.  LOL!

    Cardstock- pink, green: Bazzill
     patterned striped paper:  DCWV Stack 7

    embossed with swiss dot Cuttlebug folder

    All cuts were done at 4".  Pink bling was added to the wheels on the skates and cotton candy Stickles were applied to the laces.

    Friday, January 7, 2011

    Impression Obsession Challenge: All You Need is Love

    For this challenge you need to follow the theme of Love and use Impression Obsession stamps on your card.
    For this card I used Impression Obsession stamps:  Celebrate by Leigh Hannan (CL254) and Sentiments I.  Their website is

    I inked the edges with a cranberry colored ink, added double ribbons/bows, and some cotton candy stickles for some sparkle.

    Thursday, January 6, 2011

    Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #14: Getting In Shape

    Okay, my first challenge of the new year.  The rules for this challenge are:
    1) Use a shape other than a square or rectangle for the project.
    2) Include a number.
    3) Bling
    4) At least 2 Cricut cuts.
    I used the Cricut cart Nifty Fifties for the cat and the font.  Tags, Bags, Boxes and More was used for the circle card base.  I also used MS All Ocassions Cake cart for the white circle and the black doily. 

    I added some bling for the cat's necklace and her eyes.  I used DMC floss for a cat's cradle effect on the doily. 

    I used CB folder swiss dot on the white circle background.