Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Card Creating Tuesday

Welcome to Card Creating Tuesday with My Cricut Craft Room. 

Today's theme was to use distress inks on your card, 
and here's what I came up with.

I am so in love with this My Minds Eye paper and I'm using it like crazy, I'm sure you can tell!  The bummer is that this is last years paper so when I've used it all it's gone :( Oh well, they'll come out with something else just as awesome for next year I'm sure.

Recipe for my card, it's super easy ~
~ A2 size base (4 1/4 X 5 1/2)
~ Polka Dot base (4 x 5 1/4)
~ Beige heart is cut at 4", polka dot heart at 3" from the stock images on my Imagine (you 
   can get these hearts on a lot of carts)
~ I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain to go around the edges of the polka dot    
   base, both hearts and my sentiment.
~ I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Aged Mahogany to color my flowers which are Flora 
   Doodles.  You can stamp, glimmer mist, or ink on these flowers. 
~ My sentiment is from My Pink Stamper Family & Friends set.  
 TA DAAAA....you've made a card like mine! 

Don't forget to stop by My Cricut Craft Room to see 
what the other designers have come up with for today.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Royal Digi Design Team Challenge #5

Good morning and welcome to The Queen's Royal Digi Design Team Challenge.

Can you believe we're in 2012, I know I sure can't.  Today is the first challenge for the new year and it's gonna be an easy one.  The challenge for this month is Valentine/Love.  

You are welcome to play along with us and create a project using a digital image with a Valentine/Love theme, in other words, make it as mushy as you can!!  Once you've completed your project make sure you post it over The Queen's blog for some AWESOME blog candy!!

Here are my projects for today ~

 Robyn's Fetish ~ Pussy Cat Love

Robyn's Fetish ~ Valentine Boy & Girl

 Digi Doodle Shop ~ Love Frogs

 Digi Doodle Shop ~ Mouse Love (You know I had to color this one)

Prairie Fairy - Valentine Gilly

Don't forget to go back to The Queen's Blog to play along with us, just click the tab on the top of the screen for the challenge. 

Here are the other design team members posting so you can check out their projects as well ~

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Queen's Royal Digi Challenge

Hey everyone ~  just a reminder that there are 4 days left to play over at the Queen's Royal Digi Challenge.  All you have to do to play is create a project using a digital image and a theme of Christmas or Snow and link it to the Queen.

Hope to see y'all playing!!!

Card Creating Tuesday

Welcome to Card Creating Tuesday with My Cricut Craft Room

Today's theme was Get Well cards.  

This theme worked perfect for me because I have a friend that just
had surgery and I wanted to make her a get well card (Hi Rose!). 

Here's my card, or should I say my friends card.....

This is a very simple card to make....

I wasn't sure you'd be able to see the bubble punch 
on the bottom so I took one laying down.

Recipe for this card....

A2 size base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" - I used Kraft Cardstock
I used my Divine Swirl Cuttlebug folder to emboss the base
I punched the bottom of the card with my EK Success Bubble Punch
My whale is cut at 3 1/2" from the Create A Critter cartridge
The face is from Peachy Keen Stamps (PK-490 Everyday Character Faces)
The sentiment is from the Friends Friends stamp set of Mr. Cricut Crazy
 Ribbon from Stampin Up! and your all done!

Don't forget to stop by My Cricut Craft Room to see what the other designers did today!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Mr. Cricut Crazy Design Team Monday

Well, it's Monday and that could mean a number of things on my blog lately, but today it means it's Design Team Monday with Mr. Cricut Crazy!

My project today is showcasing the NEW stamp set from Mr. Cricut Crazy called "Christ is my life".

The background paper was printed from the Cricut Imagine Hopscotch cartridge.  The digital image was found on google as a coloring page. 

Here are the other design team members that are posting today, make sure you stop by and show em some love ~
Carolanne: http://www.loganscraftymomma.com/
Michele: www.magicalcreativeinspiration.blogspot.com
Karey: http://www.creativecraftcorner.com

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Theme Day Thursday

Good morning everyone and welcome to Theme Day Thursday with My Cricut Craft Room.

Today's theme was Valentine Die Cuts, and I went with the traditional heart design.  I was going to make the base of my card a heart, but I figured everyone else would be doing that and since I couldn't do a cherub base (could you imagine) I went with a regular A2 size card. 
Here's my card......

Bear with picture...every which way I turned this card the metallic paper put off a glare.  What makes this card "special" is that the heart actually "quivers".  It's got an Action Wobble behind it, and this is the first time I've ever used them - they are soooo cool!!!  If you haven't heard of them you need to check them out, I see myself using them a LOT!   All the paper is from My Minds Eye that I actually bought last year, and I found this one red metallic piece in with it so I must've bought it last year also.  

Recipe for this card....
A2 size base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"
Printed 2nd layer 4 x 5 1/4"
Polka dot 3rd layer (strip)  1 1/4 x 5 1/4"
Metallic heart cut at 3 1/2" from the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge
Polka dot heart cut at 3"
The sentiment is from my brain and put on an EK Success punch
Don't forget about my little Action Wobble under the heart
3 red buttons and your card is complete!

Don't forget to check out My Cricut Craft Room for the other projects that were done today!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Four Legged Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the Four Legged Friends Blog Hop 
hosted by Mr. Cricut Crazy!

Since he is such a fan of four legged animals of all kind, you're going 
to see some really cute projects.  

If you arrived here from Mr. Cricut Crazy you're on the right track.  If you just happened onto my blog today you'll want to start at the beginning which is Mr. Cricut Crazy!

For my four legged animal I used a turtle.  

Isn't he cute!!

My image is called Lovin Turtle from Meljen's Designs and my sentiment is 

Your next stop on this hop is Jessi.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Live. Love. Bark.

I made this card for a friend of mine who is a big dog lover. 

I used my Cricut Imagine More cartridge to make the tag.  The dog was also printed through my Imagine from the Create a Critter cartridge.  The cute little smiley on the sun is from Peachy Keen Stamps, and the sentiment is from Mr. Cricut Crazy

Monday, January 9, 2012

Preparing for Valentines Day

Here is a little card I made for a pretty special valentine :) 


I made it with the Cricut Imagine More Cards cartridge, and my trusty little Gypsy.

Liebster Award

Doris from My Bug & Me Create has just awarded me with this AWESOME award and I am sooo excited and honored!

Now, I get to give this award to 5 newbie blogs that I think are amazing!  These blogs are all up and coming and have less than 200 followers.
Here are the rules:
  • Choose 5 up and coming blogs of fewer than 200 followers to award the Liebster to.
  • Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them. If you are not a follower of theirs, that might be a nice way to show appreciation for the award.;)
  • Post the award on your blog.  Link back to the blogs you have given the Liebster to so everyone else can pay them a visit. 
These are 5 of my favorite up and coming blogs.  I hope they become your favorites too!!

Karey - http://www.creativecraftcorner.com/
Heather - http://greenscrapinmachine.blogspot.com/
Sheree - http://bootsandblingtime.blogspot.com/
Kathy - http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/
Sheila - http://2pawprints.blogspot.com/

As a recipient it is now your turn to pick 5 blogs and share the love!
Don't forget, If you were given this award, please pass it on to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers.

Thank you Doris for this AWESOME award!

My IMAGINE-ation Monday!!

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to 
IMAGINE-ation Monday, hosted by My Cricut Craft Room.
Monday's are the days that we create something with our Imagine.
For my project today I made a card with the Better Together Imagine cartridge.  Ever since I got this cartridge I have looked forward to Valentines Day to use one particular image, because I just thought it was so cute.  I ended up taking my image one step further, but you'll have to wait and see what I did with it.....

I started with a card base of 4 1/4 x 5" and used SU! Red Riding Hood cardstock.

  My second pink layer is a stock image on the Imagine and printed from the Better Together Imagine cartridge.

For my final touch I added my image.  As I said above, I took it a step further.  I used the Cricut Craft Room and welded my image with another image also from the Better Together cartridge, and I really think they are "better together". LOL 

I believe my image was cut at 3" but you can't tell because of the way I welded the two together.  You can weld them anyway you want them, which would also change your size.  
The red dots you see in the upper and lower corner are Ruby Viva Decor Glitter Liner (I took my picture before they flattened out a little more), and the stitch lines are from my trusty right hand man - Mr. White gel pen.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out My Cricut Craft Room to see what the other designers have come up with today.

Flashback to the past ~ 2011

Good morning and welcome to Design Team Monday with Mr. Cricut Crazy.  To celebrate the new year the design team decided to do a flashback of our favorite projects from 2011, and here are mine....

Friends Friends   

  Summertime Fun 

  Simply Everything Vol. 1

 Man's Best Friend Vol. 2


All the above stamps can be purchased at the Mr. Cricut Crazy store.

I hope you have enjoyed this stroll down memory lane, I know I sure have!

Here are the other design team members that are posting today, make sure you stop by and see their flashbacks ~
Carolanne: http://www.loganscraftymomma.com/
Michele: www.magicalcreativeinspiration.blogspot.com
Karey: http://www.creativecraftcorner.com

Sunday, January 8, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge January Blog Hop

My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge Hop

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room 
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop
You should have started at My Cricut Craft Room, which is the beginning of the hop, 
if not please start at the beginning.

My project today is a scrapbook page; I used Ashlyn's Alphabet, 
Close To My Heart: Art Philosophy, Christmas and Birthday Bash.

I used my Gypsy to plan out the page and get my measurements straight.  
For the font at the top I used Ashlyn's Alphabet for the "A's" cut at 2" and then welded the rest of the words together from Close To My Heart: Art Philosophy at 1".
The train is cut from the Christmas cartridge at 4" high, but you need to remember that it's automatically going to come out 11" wide ~ which is fine cause I needed it to take up the whole page.  I used Birthday Bash for the writing on the train cut at .30", the date at 1".
It looks like I'm your last project on the hop ~ BUT WAIT... THERE'S MORE! (cheesy infomercial voice) ....... Make sure you stop off at http://ericasblogcandy.blogspot.com/ to see what the AWESOME blog candy is for today.  If you missed commenting on anyone's blog you might want to go back and make sure you leave some love, as that is how winners are picked for the blog candy!

If you get lost along the way here is the lineup for today's (Sunday) hop ~
Start ~ Http://MyCricutcraftroom.blogspot.com
Doris  http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com/
Liz  http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com/
Erica- http://ericasprojects.blogspot.com 

Sheila- http://2pawprints.blogspot.com/
Laurie- http://mincedpaper.blogspot.com/
Kym  http://kimmyskards.blogspot.com.
Marji  www.fstampaholic.blogspot.com :
Sherri  http://squeakyscrapper.blogspot.com <~ME!
Blog Candy http://ericasblogcandy.blogspot.com

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Card Creating Tuesday

Welcome to Card Creating Tuesday with My Cricut Craft Room.  I am super excited to be posting today as a NEW Design Team member!!!

For today's card I used the Create-a-Critter cartridge which is my FAV, and the theme was to use blue in your card.

First I start out with my card base, which is an A2 size card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) and I used Bashful Blue from SU! (sorry my picture makes it look almost white).  Before I put my second brown layer down I do my stitch lines with a white gel pen (I do them freehand, I'm sure you can tell), and then I ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Bloom Dots Cuttlebug folder. I then put down my 2nd layer which is  Chocolate Chip from SU! at 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.

I used the Audrey Imagine cart to print out the bird cut at 4" from Create-a-Critter.  My sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's Punny-licious stamp set.

Make sure you stop by My Cricut Craft Room to see what the other designers have come up with today.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year everyone, I still don't know where the old one went!!  Last year just flew by, and I think it's because I kept myself pretty busy with crafting ~ which I plan to do this year also.

With that being said, my new year started out with GREAT news....I've been accepted on to a new design team called Erica's Cricut Craft Room (formerly My Cricut Craft Room).  I haven't dropped any design teams, only added, so you'll still see me on Mr. Cricut Crazy and The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Digi Challenge.

Happy crafting!!