Thursday, January 13, 2011

My projects for this weeks Provo Craft Challenges

There are a lot of contest to enter this week with the Cricut Circle.  I love entering these contests to challenge myself to do new things.  
 This is  my card entry for a contest that is due Tuesday the 18th.  Provo Craft and Anna Griffin are premiering new products on HSN on January 20th so they are having a card making contest. The directions are to create a card using atleast one Anna Griffin product (it can be anything!) and one or more of the following cartridges. You may use other cartridges on the card, but the majority of the design needs to represent one or more of the following cartridges:
  • Don Juan Cartridge
  • Winter Lace Seasonal Cartridge
  • Wall Decor & More

The  white lacy trim on the sides and the red paper is Anna  Griffin paper I found at Michaels.  The snowflakes are cut from Winter Lace snowflake 2 cut at 5 " and 3 1/2"  and include shadows.  I then added pearls and Stickles.

This Project is also for the Cricut Circle. Find something from the thrift store to repurpose with your imagination and your Cricut Machine. Please use at least four Cricut cuts in your design. Upload before and after shots of your project to the blog under the Magazine Challenge Tab. Only one entry per person. Entry deadline is Friday, January 14th, 2011. 
I found this shadowbox which originally was for magnetic paper dolls for 1.99 at a thrift store in Lompoc.  The top pictures show what it looked like originally and the bottom picture is the photo shadowbox I made of my sweet granddaughters.  Katie  is now 1 and  Kenzie is 2 months.  I cut a variety of flower cuts from the new Mother's Day Bouquet cart and made the flowers.  Cuts were made at 2 ", 1 1/2' and 1".  The names were cut from prism paper with Classic Cricut Font.  I used my Gypsy to weld them together and then added bling to the center of the flowers.  

This is my entry for the Cricut Circle Monthly challenge.  We were to scraplift a project from the Circle Blog.  On 11/16 Cindy Royal  (CC designer) was showing 4 cards in Fall colors with layered and wound flowers. The Gypsy file was provided using Gypsy Wanderings, Gr. Speaking, Mini Monsters, Plantin and Cake Basics. I wanted to make Spring cards so I used K and Co Berry Sweet paper which comes in an 8 x 8 pad and is double sided. I used the Gypsy file and then I used my new I rock for the smaller gems and my new I Top for the center of the larger flowers. I think both of these tools are awesome. I also sprayed a little Glimmer Mist on the leaves to make them pop a little. The last thing I did was add MS glue to the edges of the flowers the MS punch butterflies and some of the background paper. I really enjoyed making the dimensional roses on the right with my quilling tool. I have the quilling Cuttlebug plates but this was neat that you could do flowers the same way without the plates.


  1. I love your projects, Suzanne. You are inspirational. Thank you for sharing your work with us and Congratulations on your new BLOG!! :)

  2. Congratulations on your blog!

    Love the card with the pearls on it!


  3. Good luck in the contest. I love your projects =)

  4. You Go Girl! Boy you are on a roll and now you'll see how much work goes into these things, lol! But it's a whole lotta Fun! Good luck on the contest and I became a follower so I can keep my eye on you, LOL!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  5. Congrats on your blog Suzanne! I am so excited that you started this blog as your projects are amazing and should be seen. Good luck and I look forward to following your blog!!