Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Daily Project for Exploring Cricut

Hello and Happy Wednesday.  What does Wednesday's my day for the daily post at Exploring Cricut!  ;)

I have been pretty bad with doing cards lately, having too much fun with decorations for the house.  And with the holiday season upon us, I have lots of ideas for new ones, including ones for presents.  ;)

Today's project is for that little corner in my dining room that has had a Halloween banner, a Thanksgiving sign and it was looking pretty empty the past few days.  Since it is starting to get pretty cold here in CT, it even snowed here today, I figured I would make a cute little snowman to go in that so lonely corner.  He just brightens it right up!  ;)  I should note that this is about 10" inches tall, it was as big as I could make it on my mat.  I wanted it nice and big!

Cart:  Doodlecharms and Basecamp
Paper:  Cordinations, DCWV and winter stack from stash
Face Stamp:  4" PK Happy Lashes
chalking, inking and ribbon

Monday, November 19, 2012

EC - Count your Blessings

Happy Monday

Today is a new challenge at Exploring Cricut.  This week our challenge is called "Count Your Blessings".  You are to create a card, layout, or papercraft celebrating Thanksgiving.  You can use any colors or cuts just as long as you use your Cricut and Cricut cartridges.

After I took down the Halloween banner I made, that space looked pretty empty.  Figured I should do something for Thanksgiving.  Especially since this was the only Thanksgiving decorations that made it out!  EEK!  ;)

I learned a lesson about this project today.  After I made it, I saw a bunch of stuff that just bothered me.  My ribbon was not even, my paper was not even.  I had wanted to put a peachy keen stamp on my turkey but I made it too small.  I was kinda feeling bumbed about the whole project.  My 6 year old dd saw it and said "Mommy I love it".  Everything just seemed perfected after that!  ;)

Carts:  Elegant Edges, Plantain Schoolbook and Create a Critter 2
Paper:  DCWV, Coredinations
Ribbons, SU

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Exploring Cricut - Daily Post

Happy Wednesday.

Today is my day again at Exploring Cricut. 

I made another banner.  I think I am going through a banner phase.  ;)  It is nice because they come together pretty quickly, but look so fancy!

I made this as a housewarming gift for my good friend's son.  He was so excited about and kept wanting to hold it and drag it around the house.  Good thing I  used thing Stampin Up paper to make it with!  HA

Carts;  Elegant Edges, Base Camp and Campin Critters
Paper:  SU and Coredinations and DCWV
SU Ribbon and Button

Monday, November 5, 2012

Exploring Cricut - Veteran's Day

Happy Monday.  Today starts another challenge at Exploring Cricut.  This week we are doing a Veteran's Day Theme.  You are to create a card, layout, or papercraft using any cricut cartridge.  This challenge ends on Saturday, November 10 at 10 PM eastern time.

Well I knew I had to use Stand and Salute.  This card was my second choice. I started out by cutting a word cut.  My cricut has never been a fan of cutting out words.  She gets very temperamental and messes up all my cuts.  So I had to go to a back up cut.  So since she was so moody I figured I would go with a nice easy cut.  ;)

Sorry for the bad picture.  My camera is broken and my husband had to take the picture with his cell phone. 

Cart:   Stand and Salute
Paper Recollections and Coredinations
Face Stamp:  PKS
Sentiment Stamp:  Emma