Saturday, October 22, 2011

Card Creating Sunday

Welcome to Card Creating Sunday

It's Card Creating Sunday in My Cricut Craft Room so please be sure to visit Erica's Blog to check out all of the creations made by her design team.

Today I'm sharing my first project using my new Expression 2! So far I'm really enjoying this new machine. 

Wobble Card
I loved the image of the boot that is on the E2's preinstalled cartridge Cricut Alphabet and it was perfect for the card I wanted to make for my granddaughter.  She is going to be in a rodeo the end of this month and I wanted to show my support.
Boot ~ Cricut Alphabet - Cut @ 4"
I ran the top layer through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder to look like Ostrich.
This was my first attempt to make a wobble card and was pleased to find out how easy it is to do.
I just wrapped some wire around my zig glue a couple of times and cut it off with wire clippers and attatched to boot and card with tape. I wish you could see it wobble or in this case 'kick'!

I used kraft paper for the card using the Art Philosophy Cartridge #25. The shape of this card was perfect for my wobbling boot.
<Star3> pg. 45 ~ Art Philosophy - Cut 1.08-1.47
Label~ Art Philsophy - Cut 3.30-1.35
I used Pink By Design's stamp from the  Rock On Stamp Set for 'Kick up your heels!'

This is the inside.
I used A Child's Year cartridge for the font cut at 0.65-1.00

I'm hoping my card of encouragement brings a good outcome for Jayde and Honey!

Best of Luck to a Great Team!

Thanks for stopping by

Happy Crafting!

Friday, October 14, 2011

October 15th & 16th Fall Favorites Blog Hop

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's Fall Favorites Blog Hop
You should have started at Erica's My Cricut Craft Room, if not please start at the beginning.

I love all of the holidays but Halloween is just plain FUN!  Today I'm going to share a layout I just made about the Halloween party we had last year for my grandsons and their friends. We had a haunted barn that I helped decorate but I let the older kids dress up in spooky costumes to lie in waiting for the unsuspecting visitors. I got a big kick watching them pop out and surprise everyone
until my son surprised ME when he started up the chainsaw! (No one was injured in this production!)LOL!
We also had an old fashioned apple bobbing and a hay ride to the cemetary.
Oh, and lots of TREATS!

There were so many pictures I decided to put together a collage of a few of them.

Click to enlarge
Carts I used~

Happy Hauntings~ 
Bone (get it?) Appetit - cut .79-1.60

Indie Art~
Scull and crossbones #12 - cut 1.84-2.18

Chandelier - cut 3.43-3.49
Frame -  #56 pg. 67 Base cut 3.99-4.18  Frame cut 4.34-4.18

  The chandelier in Sophisticated didn't have candles so I used the candles from Best of 2006 cart.
I wanted to hang the chandelier from the top of the page so I used this border for a chain from the Elegant Cakes cartridge. cut 2.75-0.29

Art Philosophy~
Border pg. 66 Font layer cut 5.50-0.91
Flowers  pg. 69 Font layer/shift cut 3"

Background paper is My Mind's Eye~Mischievous
Orange and cream floral patterned paper is Recollections Midnight Magic Paper Pad

The stamp Eat drink and be Scary is Studio G

The Treats~
For the mummified cupcakes pipe white frosting into random strips across a cupcake. Dots of red and black frostings make up the eyes.
The bloodshot eyeballs are peanut butter balls dipped in white chocolate. I then painted veins with a small paintbrush using red food coloring. Pipe small dots of black icing for the pupils.

Next you should go to Lori's

I've included the blog list in case you get lost.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room October Cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome to day 2 of My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge

Blog Hop!

If you came from our lovely host Erica's blog you are in the right place!

I have the pleasure to kick off day 2 of Erica's monthly 100 cartridge blog hop.  I hope all of you were able to hop yesterday and see the wonderful projects the team had created. If you're back for more,  we're so happy to have you!

I'm so happy for fall!  It means fabulous fall colors! (somewhere...I live in Florida) It means football
games, frightening Halloween partys and last but not least (for me),  not so bad hair days!!!! Notice I didn't say good, but I'll take any improvement!

To make up for the fall colors that elude us in Florida I made a project that includes the beautiful

I found this frame at Goodwill and the center board was fuschia with a bright yellow, stretchy rubber
band to make a memo board.  So for $2.49 I brought it home and took it apart, covered it with a beautiful patterned paper, poked holes through the original ones and restrung it with 1/8" white elastic
that I colored with chalk ink to match. I then added the mixture of flowers.

Carts~ Art Philosophy and Flower Shoppe

The Daisy was made with Flower Shoppe a Cricut projects cart.
If you'll notice the handbook shows you the order of the layers and the finished product.
You can see the each layer pointed out with a red dot on the overlay in a vertical row.
<daisy3> is the bottom layer and you cut 10 of these.
All layers cut at 3''
I didn't shape or ink my daisy...I liked the crisp clean look.
There are six different swirl flowers on the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge that is sold by
Close To My Heart.  I soooo recommend this cartridge!
The cuts are a spiral in different shapes.
Here's a not so great picture of two of them.
There are two each on pages 68,69, and 70
Font/Shift and no shift
Cut at 3''
Patterned paper is Basic Grey, Mellow
Chalk Ink is Technique Tuesday
Post Card by Webster's Pages
My next project is a layout about my grandson, Christopher,  playing Pop Warner football.
This is his first year and my only experience with football has been my daughter and granddaughter
as cheerleaders. I didn't watch the when the opposing team tackeled my GS I freaked out when they didn't immediately get off of him! I'll learn! LOL!
Carts I used~ Word Collage
                                                                                   Elegant Edges
                                                                                   Birthday Bash
                                                                                   George and Basic Shapes
Word Collage is another Cricut projects cart that I think I will use alot.
#14 on the overlay  cut ~ 5.85-5.59  Black cardstock
I used hide/contour on the Gypsy to hide everything but the football and cut it out using a textured leather (feels like leather!) from The Paper Co.~ Franchise 12x12 Football
I found this at A.C. Moore
I did the same for DEFENSE using background color cardstock to indicate the position my grandson was playing. Yellow cardstock is Pearlescent Paper by ColorBok.
The background shape was made using Elegant Edges #44/shift cut~10.89-10.41
Paper is Simple Grid/Black by Luxe Designs.
TEAFORD using Birthday Bash cut~3/4"
Stars using Sophisticated #41 Font feature cut~2.74-0.88 (yellow cardstock)
Circle using George and Basic Shapes
#11 Shift~white cardstock
#11 Silhoutte/shift~black cardstock
#1 stamp I used Clear Stamps by Inkadinkado Jersey Numbers and Jersey Alphabet
For my third project I made Halloween treat bags. I had purchased the bags at Stampin Up while at CKU. I had never seen little bags like this before.
I made the three Halloween toppers on the left using
Autumn Celebrations.
The one on the right was made using Autumn Celebrations for the base but I designed the 
'Angry Bird' (it's a game app!)
After seeing a red Angry Bird made by another crafter, I knew I had to make the black one
for my 5 year old grandson.  He loved it!

#4 pg. 25 < Phrase> Black cut 2.87-3.00
Recommended to cut at least 3" in handbook
Circle <phrase/s> yellow cut~ 2.87-3.00
Pumpkin- <phrase/layer> orange cut~1.79-3.00
Base <phrase/layer/shift> cut 3.03-3.00

This is an example of how I used my gypsy and cut out the monster.

Happy Fall
Happy Game Days
Happy Halloween

Happy Crafting to everyone!

I hope I have inspired you to start creating for fall, if I have please let me know, and thank you for stopping by!

Next is the very talented Lucinda

Enjoy the hop and if you get lost I have added the blog list:

Lisa Newton-Orensky-

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