Monday, January 28, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Cricut 1, 2, 3

Happy Monday!  Time for a new challenge at Exploring Cricut.  You are to create a card, layout, or papercraft using at least  1 embellishment  2 pattern papers, and 3 cricut cuts.

This challenge was a tough one for me and it took a while to come together.  And what I had in mind was not what I came up with.  I guess that happens once in a while.  ;)

Paper:  Stash, and SU
Cuts:  CAC2 and Elegant Edges
Face Stamp:  PK eyes
For you:  Stamp and die from My Creative Time
twine, inking doodeling 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Daily Post

Happy Wednesday.  Hope your week is going good so far and it is nice and warm where ever you are.  I just got home from Disney yesterday where my daughter was swimming in the pool most of Tuesday afternoon.  Today the high here is going to be 17!   Brrrrrr!

Today's card is one of those I am proud of.  You know how once in a while you get those cards that just makes you happy?  This one makes me happy.  I thought it came out pretty cute.  I think I may make an extra one just to have in my stash.  ;)

I used:
Carts:  Plantain Schoolbook, Mini monograms, Christmas Cheer and Create a Critter
Sentiment stamp:  My Pink Stamper
Face Stamp:  Peachy Keen Critter Large face
Paper:  coredinations, SU and stash

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

For you Pipsqueak!

 Happy Tuesday!  Two posts in one week!  Is the earth shaking?  ;)   I was practicing this weekend with Make the Cut and my cameo.  I have seen so many cute SVGs out there lately that I just can't stand it.  I am determined to figure this combo out so I can cut these files.

I decided to start with this cutie!  Isn't she just precious?  It is the Pip Squeak Flower file from SVG Cutting Files.  My daughter had a student teacher start in her class yesterday so I wanted to make her a quick card to welcome her.  Took me a few cuts to get everything out, but I am starting to get the hang of this software.  Just guess I need more practice.  ;)

File:  Pip Squeak flower from
Paper:  Stash from DCVW and SU
Tag Die and Stamp:  My Creative Time
Base:  Freebie from
inking, twine and chalking.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Baby it's cold outside Challenge

Happy Monday.    Today is a new challenge at Exploring Cricut.  Our challenge is called "Baby It's Cold Outside".  You are to create a card, layout, or papercraft with anything to do with snow or winter.  Just remember you must use a cricut machine and cricut die cuts for this challenge.  What reminds you of winter?  You can link your project by Saturday, January 19 at 10 pm eastern time.

It is hard to think of winter with the temps that have been here in the past few days, in the 50s and all the snow we had is snowing.  Big winter thaw going on here.  But I have a feeling the cold will be back soon.

I wanted to go with a cart I have not used in a while and I think I have only used Smily Cards once.  I rely so much on my books for the color layers that I have a problem if I don't have a booklet.  ;)  Luckily I found something on the web and was able to put my little snowman together pretty easy.

Carts:  Plantain Schoolbook, Smily Cards and Elegant Edges
Paper:  SU and Coredinations
Snowflake embossing folder
Happy Winter stamp:  My Pink Stamper
Ribbon, inking 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Daily Post

Happy Wednesday!  Hope Everyone is having a great day and hope this week goes by quickly for you.  I have had 3 day weeks for the past two weeks, so it is hard working 5 days this week!  ;)

Well Valentine's day is right around the corner.  Those crazy holidays always seem to just sneak up on me!  So I figured I would get a head start.

I used:
CAC2, Plaintain Schoolbook, and Elegant Edges
Paper: SU for base, Coredinations for first circle layers and bear, stash from 2nd layer
Face Stamp:  PK Teddy Bear face parts
Inking, doodeling, chalking and pearls