Monday, February 25, 2013

New Challenge at Exploring Cricut

Welcome to Monday and a new challenge at Exploring Cricut.  This challenge is called "Love Your Pet" You are to create a card, layout, or papercraft of your favorite pet and if you do not have a pet, no problem, just include any animal in your project.

I was going to do a 'pet' but I am constantly teasing one of my DT sisters about her use of Teddy Bear Parade.  I have not used it in a while and figured it was time....well my daughter did.  ;)  She has a birthday party to go to on Saturday.  What do 7 year old girls love? Mermaids of course.  So she decided this is what we needed to make.   So Michelle this one was for you!  LOL!

Paper:  SU and Coredinations
Carts:  Base Camp and Teddy Bear Parade
Face Stamps:  PK Teddy Bear and Happy Lashes
 Scallop circle and stamp:  My creative time with Emma
inking, twine, doodeling

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

KISS Card 3 - Exploring Cricut Daily Post

Welcome back for day 3 of my KISS series and my daily post for Exploring Cricut.  If you are coming here for my daily post, I am doing a series this week of KISS, Keep It Simple Sistah!  I found a very cute and simple sketch on line this weekend (see Monday's post) and made 4 cards using the same sketch.

Today's card was for a friend at work who has been sick and I figured he needed a little pick me up.  Again, this was just a very simple card, but I thought she came out pretty cute.  She is even on an action wobble!

Come back tomorrow for the last card in my KISS series.  

Paper:  SU and Stash
Sentiment:  My Pink Stamper (was get well wishes but I masked off w in wishes and drew in an f)
Cart:  Animal Kingdom (oldie but a goodie)
stitching and gems from my stash
Face Stamp:  Peachy Keen

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

KISS - Card 2

Happy Tuesday.  Today is the second in my series of the Keep It Simple Sistah!.  See the sketch I used in Monday's post.  The sketch was very simple, but it helped me to get 4 cards out pretty quickly that I enjoyed making.

Carts:  Elegant Edges (butterfly) and Lacy Labels
Paper:  CTMH and stash
Stamp:  My Creative Time with Emma
Drew the antenna and pearls.

Monday, February 18, 2013

KISS - Keep It Simple Sistah - Card 1

Happy Monday - Hope you got some crafty time in this weekend. 

I have been having a very hard time lately with sketches so I was surfing the web that would inspire me.  Now I have a 4 and 6 year old who every 5 minutes are calling Mommy for something that is the end of world to them, like they need more juice! ;)  Sometimes it is very hard for me to concentrate on something with multiple layers.  I found this ( and made 4 cards out of it.  They all came together pretty quick and I was able to get a card in before I heard Mommy between each!  ;)  The next three will be posted over the next few days.  Hope you stop back by.

Again, these were very simple, but I loved the simplicity of them.  Hope you do too!  ;) 

Paper:  SU
Cart:  Preserves
Sentiment:  My Pink stamper
Inking and doodeling

Monday, February 11, 2013


Happy Monday!  Today is a new challenge at Exploring Cricut called Be My Valentine.  You are to create a card, layout, or papercraft celebrating Valentine's Day. 

Today I decided to make a pillow box to hold some Valentine Candy.  I made it a little bigger than I wanted to, but the receiver should will probably enjoy the extra candy!  LOL!

Easter 2010 (for the pillow box with the bunny hidden), Elegant Edges and Plantain Schoolbook
K and Company Valentine pack and Bazzil
Stamp from Jaded Blossom

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Daily Post Exploring Cricut

Happy Wednesday.  Time for another post for Exploring Cricut.   I have a very SIMPLE project today, but thought it could give someone a new idea.

Today I decided to do something different.  I have never played with welding bases together and wanted to and see if I could figure it out. 

At my daughter's school one of the teachers needed various items for the prize box, including bookmarks.  As soon as I read that something clicked and I knew I could make some  These are done with her school colors, mascot, and letters of their school.  My daughter stole one as soon as she saw them.  Of course I let her have one, the one that I accidentally put the G on backwards!  ;)  Luckily she did not notice. 

Paper:  Recollections and SU
Carts:  Lacy Labels, Base Camp and Life's a Beach