Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Theme Day Thursday

Hi everyone!  It's Theme Day Thursday at Erica's My Cricut Craft Room  today and the theme is Cricut Circle carts.
I'm pretty excited to see what the rest of the design team have come up with to share today.
At the time I signed up for this theme I didn't own any of the circle carts but I would see the cutest things made with the Cricut Bug image and I realized that there are some on the Car Decals cart.
I recently was asked by my LSS owner to give a flower demonstration using the Cricut during her annual crop, so I decided to use Car Decals and Elegant Edges to make an ID badge and tag representing what I would be doing.
Although I did not use Circle Carts I thought they would sorta fit into the theme our sweet leader said it would be OK!
I now own Sophie and expecting a couple more from Cricut rewards soon so I'm hoping to get some great ideas from the rest of the team. Please check them out too at My Cricut Craft Room!

I just love this little bug!

Thanks for stopping by

Happy Crafting!


Friday, September 23, 2011

Scrapbook Saturday

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Today is Scrapbook Saturday at Erica's Cricut Craft Room.

I'm happy to to be featured today with my layout I created mostly with leftovers.  I did a little organizing
and found these cuts I made long before I started using my Gypsy. I really had forgotten all about them. After finding the right paper and photo, I put this together.


I made the cuts from Hoot 'n' Holler, a Cricut Lite cart, with the intentions of using for them in a layout for my granddaughter Jayde, who had just graduated high school. I'm so glad I found them and completed this layout!

I really recommend the Cricut Lite carts for beginners.  The layering is all laid out for you and is so easy to follow. 

I used the little owl at the top (above).
If you will notice everything in black is No Shift and everything in gray is With Shift.
Just follow and layer.

I popped up the leaves on the tree .

I made the flowers cutting a 12' strip of black cardstock. Cut the width of the strip of cardstock half of what you want the flower's width to be.  I used my Martha Stewart score board and scored the strip every 1/4 inch. Fold back and forth making hills and valleys and glue the ends together.  Press it flat and squeeze the center in as close as you can get it and glue to cardstock circle made using circle punch to hold together.  Let dry, turn over and use whatever you would like to decorate the center.
I found some buttons in colors to coordinate with my layout. 

Background paper is My Mind's Eye, Bloom & Grow
Blue scalloped circle from my stash
Black rick rack JoAnn Essentials

Thanks for stopping by

Happy Crafting!

Friday, September 2, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room September 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge Blog Hop!  If you came from Autumn's Buggy Creations then you are in the right place! You don't want to miss anyone, so if you didn't please start with Erica, our lovely host this weekend!

Even though the weather isn't indicating it, summer is coming to an end.  At least where I live!
I have tons of beach pictures so I thought I would dedicate an album just for the beach.  I found a spiral bound album by Heidi Swapp in my stash and decided to make it a coffee table album and create a beach scene for the front.

Life is a Beach

Carts I used~

Life is a Beach
Celebrate with Flourish

Life is a Beach~

Chairs are #50 on the overlay and handbook. Cut~ 4.49-4.06
Colorbok white cardstock
Layer Feature #50  Cut~ 2.78-4.06
Colorbok white cardstock
I used the flip feature on the Gypsy to have chairs facing each other.

Swim trunks are #40 cut~ 1.91-1.54
Beach Babe by Fancy Pants Designs (Tropical)
Layer feature # 40
Blue cardstock from stash
I made a tie on the swim trunks with 1ply twine

Bikini #41 cut~1.51-2.29
Base- white cardstock
Layer feature cut~ 1.32-2.29
Red specialty paper from stash

I bought the cute little clothes pins at my LSS
Sorry I can't find the label now!

Flip Flops #33 cut~ 1.68-1.71 from cork paper
Layer feature #33 cut~ 1.19-1.71 from red cardstock

Surf Board is #53 cut~3.25-3.94
I used one of the surfboards on the patterned paper, Rusted Sun by Fancy Pants Design (Surf's Up)
to cover the base cut then I covered it with Liquid Glass by Close To My Heart to give it a 'surf board finish'.

The palm tree is #10 cut~ 5.53-8.06
Base showing the trunk cut from core color cardstock by Core'dinations (Browne)
I sanded the trunk and ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Forest Branches folder.
Layer feature #10 cut~ 10.30-8.06
Top fronds are Core'dinations sanded and bottom fronds are Paper Studio cardstock (brights) 

Shells are #46 cut~ 1.79-1.71
I cut the shells using Core'dinations cardstock and when I cut the base that has cut lines to show you where to place the layers I took a chance and peeled the centers away revealing the peachy coordinating paper beneath and giving me the look I wanted. No layering little tiny pieces!

Seagulls #48/shift from Life is a Beach  cut~2.00-1.94
white cardstock

Celebrate with Flourish
(for a little whimsy)
Cloud and Sun #56 Base cut~5.48-3.00
Core'dinations whitewash
Layer feature #56  Sun~ shift/layer cut~ 3.02-3.00
Center of sun I used center point on patterned paper Beach Babe by Fancy Pants Designs (High Tide)
for the sunburst.


I was completely surprised to find this cute umbrella stand on Dude and had to add it to the beach scene!

I found a grass type specialty paper in my stash and used the deep cut blade on my Expression to make this cut #40  cut~ 5.87-7.24
I also made the same cut again and using the Gypsy I hid the cuts on the umbrella to make a solid base.
I layered all and used pop dots with the cut outs which gave it lots of depth.
This was all placed on a black cardstock base.
Notice that I flipped the umbrella so it would face the other way over the chair.
(Done with Gypsy)

I kan-dee ribbon by Pepples, Inc.

Next stop will be the very talented Courtney~

If you get lost along the way, here is the entire line-up:        You are here

Thanks to everyone that has visited my blog and left all the sweet comments, they are greatly appreciated!

Enjoy the Hop

Happy Crafting!