Monday, December 31, 2012

Exploring Cricut - Happy Nw Year

Happy New Years Eve!  Welcome to the last challenge in 2012 for Exploring Cricut!  What better way to end the year by doing a challenge welcoming the New Year!!  The challenge is to make a card, layout, or papercraft welcoming in 2013.

I decided to use CAC2 since I did not use it the whole Christmas season, the horror!  ;)   This little penguin is all dressed to the 9s, ready for a night on the town.  I hope he has a good time because I know I will be in bed by 8:30.  ;)

Cart:  CAC2
Paper:  Coredinations and DP from stash
gem and doodeling 
Sentiment:  My Pink Stamper 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Daily Project - Exploring Cricut

Happy Day after Christmas!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  I was able to be with friends and family so it was amazing. 

I know today's post is Christmas, but it feels like all I have been working on the past few weeks is Christmas.  So hopefully you don't mind one last Christmas project.  ;)

I was inspired to make this project from  here.  I made these for my son's preschool class and some for my daughter's 1st grade class along with the snowman soup.  I know, I know, doodlecharms again.  ;)  I promise my next project will be from another cartridge.  ;)

Cart:  Doodlecharms
Label and stamp:  Jaded Blossom
Eye stamp:  PK
Paper: Stash

Monday, December 17, 2012

Exploring Cricut - It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Happy Monday.  I hope everyone got to spend time with their families this weekend.  After the horrific events that have happened here in my home state of Connecticut, I just spend a lot of time with my kids.  My daughter is 6 and in first grade like so many of those innocent angels.  Please take a moment to remember them today.

On to happier things.  Today is a new challenge at Exploring Cricut, It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.  We were to make anything Christmas related.  I made 24 of these snowman soup packets.  18 are for my daughter's class and a few spares for some friends.  I wish I could see their faces when they enjoy them.

Yes, I know, I used Doodlecharms again!  I forgot all about this cartridge and now it seems to be my favorite lately.  ;)  Especially this snowman.  It is kind of neat to see this cut so small at about 3 inches all the way to the big 11 inch one I did recently.

I used:
Cart - Doodlecharms
Die and snowman soup stamp - Jaded Blossom
Face stamp - Peachy Keen
Paper - DCWV 
Inking,  jewels from SU,  hot chocolate packet, mini marshmallows and a candy cane

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Exploring Cricut Daily Project

Welcome everyone!  Today is another Wednesday and another daily post for Exploring Cricut

I was thinking about creating a Christmas card, but then I remembered I needed a baby card. I felt like a rebel doing something other than a Christmas card.  ;)  One of my co-workers wife's had a baby so it is my job to do the card, of course.

I used doodlecharms for the bear.  I have used this for a few projects now and it is fun to explore some old cartridges.  You forget what is on them.  I believe I used Base Camp for the base, but don't quote me on that.  ;)  The face is PK teddy bear parts, and the sentiment around his belly is from My Creative Time with Emma.  And I did my first double bow.  It was hard for me to maneuver at first, but I was able to figure it out.  ;) 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Exploring Cricut Christmas Card Blog Hop

Happy Monday and Welcome!

Today at Exploring Cricut we are doing something a little different, a blog hop!  But not any blog hop, a blog hop for those Christmas cards you..and I..still need to make.  We are all here to give you a little inspiration today and I hope you enjoy it.  Are ya  ready?  Well let's get started?

Here is my card.  Very simple, but I thought pretty elegant.  I figured if I decided to make a few more of these it would be pretty easy to do.  And easy at this time of the year is the key word.   I used Plantin Schoolbook to size my squares, Mini Monograms for my scalloped circle and Winter Frolic for my holly (it was on a cake if you are looking for the cut).  My sentiment is from My Creative Time with Emma.

Next in the line up is Sharon and if you get lost on the hop the line up is below.  Hope you enjoy our creations and get inspired to make your own Christmas cards.  ;)