Saturday, January 29, 2011

Projects i completed at Cricut Circle Crop yesterday

The Cricut Circle Crop was a blast.  I got a lot of craftin done, met a lot of people who love the Cricut as much as I do and got to see new exciting Provo Craft products.  Everyone was so nice and we had tons of fun.  I am really looking forward to the new online Craft Room that will be coming out for designing.  The best part is it is free.  I had precut layouts so  put  6 double pages together.  Hope to do it again sometime.

Friday, January 28, 2011

I am so excited!!!!!!  Woke up early as I am too excited about crop today to sleep.  Got on my computer and I had an email from my MB friend Brenda. Low and behold I won the Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge. Was so busy getting ready for crop I almost didn't do it. So glad I did.  What a way to start a great day.!!!!!!!!!!!!   Now off to rub elbows with 75  Cricut Circle ladies.  Click here to see the Announcement of weekly challenge winner

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Off to Cricut Circle Crop and Meet tomorrow

So excited that I am going to LA for the Cricut Circle Crop tomorrow,  My crop bag has been packed and repacked. (See picture) I decorated a shirt today and am ready to go.  I feel like a little kid waiting to go to Disneyland in the morning .  Latest word is that 75 people are coming.  Will be fun to meet other Cricut obsessed crafters.  More on the crop later.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Grammy and the princesses layout for weekly CC challenge

The challenge this week was called the BABY challenge.  We needed to use brads, aqua, butterflies and yourself as the subject.  This is my entry I made using  Lacey Labels and Once Upon a Princess.  I used small aqua brads to decorate small butterflies  I put on corners. Larger butterflies came from OUAP. I almost always do two page layouts.  The third picture  is to show tiny brads and details.   These photos were taken at Katie's birthday party.  Katie was turning one and Kenzie was 2 months.  Nothing better than being with my two girls.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

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

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

Babies are definitely “cute as a button” with their sweet little faces and tiny features. In honor of our Baby Theme, this week we challenge you to create a SCRAPBOOK PAGE or CARD using the sketch below. Your project doesn’t need to follow the sketch exactly, but it should be apparent that you used it as inspiration. Feel free to turn it on it’s side or move elements to fit what you are doing. In addition to using the sketch, we also want you to incorporate STAMPING and BUTTONS (of course!).

This is my entry for the Cute As A Button Sketch Challenge- The layout is of my granddaughter's first birthday and her little princess car.   I used Cricut Cartridges  B is for Boy (car) , Playtime (title), Create a Critter(clouds) and Once Upon a Princess (girl to match GD) for the cuts.  I used pink buttons which I glued on top of MS punch paper buttons.   I used two stamps- one says Little Princess and the other You go girl.  I used Stickles on the title and dress trim..   The clouds were embossed with Divine Swirls Cuttlebug folder, sanded and then Stickles was added.  I also used MS flower punch and small embellishments  that matched flowered paper.  

Monday, January 17, 2011

Calling cards for Los Angeles crops out of scraps

I was able to make my calling cards for the Cricut Circle crop on the 28th of  January in Los Angeles.  This will be my first crop and my first Cricut Circle meetup so I am really excited.  The  cards are for trading at the events and for entering in contests during the day.  The cards are 3 x 3 and the flowers are cut from the new Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge.  The gypsy head was sent to me by an MB member ( sorry I forgot who) and I added my MB name initials- CCG for Cricutcraftingrammy.  Reminds me of a cattle brand.  I used all scraps for this so was a great way to use up some of my scrap stash.  I then added flowers from Michaels and gems to the antennae.  I then decorated a recipe box I got at M's  for 50 cents a few months go on clearance.  Added a card  and flowers to the top and my MB name.

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.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Weekly Cricut circle challenge #15 card

My first post on my new blog.  I am so excited.  This is my project for the Cricut Circle contest this week.  I used the Cricut Carts 3 Birds and Winter Lace.  The bird was cut at 3 inches and the snowflakes at 1 inch.  I used MS snowflake punch for corners and added Adirondack paint dabbers to make snow effect.  I then added brads and Stickles to snowflakes.  I love doing these challenges as it makes me think outside the box.  

Weekly Challenge #15: Feeling Frosty!

Brrrr! Winter is in full swing over many parts of the country . . . but even if it is warm where you are, you can use Winter-inspired elements to fuel your creative juices on your next Cricut project. We challenge you to incorporate white paint, metal, and a snowflake cut on your project this week.