Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Create a Critter 2 Wreath

I used Create a Critter 2 and happy Hauntings for the Wreath.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Create a Critter 2 Design Challenge

I chose the Halloween ghost for this challenge. It was a good way to get started on my Halloween cards.
We were able to get a sneak peek of Create a Critter 2 and I used the following cuts: house @ 4", Boo @ .75". Ghost at 1.5", skeleton @ .5" the luminaries @ .5 using the treat bag and cutting off the handles.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Birthday Celebration

This is my Birthday Celebration with family and celebrating another birthday. The flower and swirl are from Art Philosophy and the blue flowers on the left side are from George

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Weekly Challenge #62: Card Sketch Challenge!

This week's challenge included a card sketch and to use 2 Cricut cuts.
I used Art Philosophy for the 3 butterflies and the label. Also, used the Doty for You paper pack from CTMH.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Weekly Challenge #61: Stars & Stripes Challenge!

The Challenge: Create a Cricut project of your choice incorporating at least 3 stars and stripes somewhere on your project. I made treat boxes using Art Philosophy, Independence Day and Summer Celebrations.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Weekly Challenge #60: Summer Lovin"

Must use 2 Cricut cuts plus a sun and the word summer. C I made a treat box for a friend who has a summer birthday that I will fill with goodies. She is so proud that her birthday falls during the summer, not really sure why!!! I think birthdays are good any season. I used Wrap It Up, Create a Critter and Stretch Your Imagination.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Weekly Challenge #59: Birthday Challenge

Using a bouquet of birthday balloons as your inspiration, create a project of your choice using string in a creative way on your project somewhere . . . you could use it to create your own bouquet of balloons, dangle a set of chinese lanterns across the top of your page, hang a series of Cricut cut charms from a tag or journaling spot, use it to anchor a banner strung across your page, or swirl it on a lollipop shape. Whatever it is, show us how to use string in a fun way on your project.
Flower Shoppe was used for the flowers and leaves and twine for the centers of the flowers.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Weekly Challenge #58: Family Mementos Challenge!

The Challenge: Scrapbook a page with a photograph of a special family memento. In your journaling, tell the story behind your special object and include 2 Cricut image cuts. The stars and the tank are from United We Stand. This is a picture of my parents and me taken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial when my dad, a WWII vet, was called back into service during the Korean War. This picture was sent to my grandparents after we arrived and the writing on the back of the picture was by my Great Grandmother. I copied and enlarged the picture, so her journaling could be part of the page, which is very special to me.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Art Inspiration Challenge

For this challenge I used Paper Trimmings for the 3 flowers: Flower 2, 4 and 8.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Color Challenge

For this challenge I used Sophie for the card and flower and Sweet Treats for Happy birthday.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Scraps Only Challenge

I used Walk in My Garden and Freshly Picked for this challenge. My scraps are in a big tub and I paw through it looking for paper for Cricut cuts. I used the cuttlebug for the tulip stems and leaves.

Something Old - Something New

I used Everyday Paper Dolls for the older cartridge and Rosettes and Ribbons for the newer cart.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Recipe Challenge

For this challenge we are to use 3 Cricut cuts: Animal Kingdom, Walk in My Garden, Just Because Cards, Plantin Schoolbook and George for the Circles. 3 pattern papers, butterfly which is yellow, pen stitched around the sentiment.

The Mess on Your Desk Game

I was using this paper pack for some cards and used the sentiment and dog, because it was too big for the other cards.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Weekly Challenge #56: Teachers Rock Challenge!

The Challenge: Create a project of your choice using primary colors. Enhance your Cricut cuts using chalk.
I altered a notebook that I bought for 1.00 at Craft Warehouse for my grandson's teacher. Cartridges used: Simply Charmed, Locker Talk and Makin' the Grade. #1 Teacher is chalked with blue chalk.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Weekly Challenge #55: Springtime Challenge!

The Challenge: Create a scrapbook page, card, home decor item, or other project with a Springtime theme. You must also incorporate ric rac, atleast one sticker and 2 image Cricut cuts.

For this challenge, I used Create A Critter (rabbit), ZooBalloo (grass), Graphically Speaking (clouds), and Animal Kingdom (Hippity Hop). Ric Rac is the top of the carrot and the Easter Eggs and flower are stickers.

Monday, March 19, 2012

MARCH MONTHLY CHALLENGE: Creative Sharing Challenge!

The Challenge: Create a piece of wall art (canvas, art board, sign, vinyl directly on wall, framed art, shadow box, etc.). Use at least three colors and two Cricut image cuts.

A list of wall art ideas was given and guess mine would be under the etc. category. I used Ribbons and Rosettes at 5", doily at 4.5", bunny from Stretch you Imagination at 3.25", and Happy Easter from the Easter Cartridge at 1.25" , and the flower from Flower Shoppe.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Weekly Challenge #54: Decorative Letter Challenge!

The Challenge: Create a scrapbook page, card, home decor item, or other project where you include a word of your choice. One or more of the letters in your chosen word must be replaced by a Cricut shape. Include 2 Cricut image cuts.

I needed a birthday card for my grandson and this was the perfect challenge to make his card. The cartridges used are Celebrations and Give a Hoot.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Weekly Challenge #53: Wearing O’ the Green Challenge!

The Challenge: Create a pin, necklace, bracelet or something else that you can wear on St. Patrick’s Day that includes the color green and two cricut cuts.

I made rosettes with cricut cuts to wear on St. Patricks Day. The rosettes are held together with a gluber that can be peeled off to stick on clothing. Give a Hoot and Paper Dolls Dressed Up were used.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Magazine Sketch Challenge!

I used the sketch by Susan Neal to make St. Patrick's Day Treat bags and filled them with See's Chocolate Coins and Lindor White Chocolate Truffles. The Pot of Gold is from Simply Charmed cut at 1" and Rainbow from Hello Kitty cut at 1 1/2". I need to buy more candy before I can stuff the rest of the treat bags.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Weekly Challenge #52: Things We Love Challenge!

The Challenge: Scrap what you love! Include a tag and use the negative space of a Cricut cut and include 2 image cuts.

I scrapped our Christmas with the kids and grandsons. It always makes our spirits bright to see all the smiling faces. Used the tag and negative from Joys of the Season, sock and snowman from Christmas Cards, the title from Sc. Christmas Cards.

Saturday, February 11, 2012


February is the month of LOVE. What better way to share your love with someone else than to take the time to create a handmade gift for them?! We challenge you to do just that!

For this challenge I made cupcakes for my family. The boxes are from Sweet Tooth Boxes(9.75), heart(1.23?) and cupid(1.75) from Sweethearts and the banner(1.75) from Love Struck.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Weekly Challenge #51: Valentine’s Day Cards Challenge!

The Challenge: Create a Valentine’s Day Card. Include 2 Cricut cuts, sequins or gems and ribbon.

This is a Valentine card for my hubby. We are dog and cat lovers, so thought this would be a good one for him. The image cuts are from Paper Pups.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Weekly Challenge #50: Under the Weather Challenge!

The Challenge: Create a Get Well card or gift set for a friend, family member, or acquaintance. Be sure to incorporate a Cuttlebug embossing folder, kraft cardstock, and string somewhere on your project. Include 2 Cricut cuts.

I made a guy Get Well card using kraft cardstock as the base. When I saw this cut from Paper Pups, I thought it would work well since I know so many dog lovers. It has been forever since I have used that cartridge. The frame is from Art Philosophy (Rectangle #1 and layer), then I embossed it.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

JANUARY MONTHLY CHALLENGE: The Year In Review Challenge!

The year 2011 has come and gone and now we want you to take the opportunity to look back at what this year has meant to you. Create a scrapbook page or mini album celebrating the events of 2011. It could be a page that uses just one photo, like Shantaie’s, or 12 different photos (one summarizing the events for each month). You might not want to use any photos at all and just use journaling to tell your story . . . it’s up to you!

My son's birthday in Dec. 28 and every year when we celebrate his day, I mentally think about the year he has had: the good, bad and ugly... This has been a good year form him and I listed the events that took place. Cartridges used are Birthday Bash, Celebrations and photo mats using Lacy Labels.

Monday, January 9, 2012


We want to encourage you to play with the Cricut Craft Room™design tool, so this month we are using it as part of our challenge! We want you to create a project of your choice with the Cricut Craft Room™design tool. If you win this challenge, we would like you to send us your file so we can add it next month’s magazine files for everyone to share!

Thanks to this challenge, I finally began learning Cricut Craft Room. This simple design took me forever, but I learned the basics: weld, group, rotate, and layer. Joy's videos and the Cricut tutorials really helped me, thank you! I made treat holders for Valentine's Day and added a bag of M&M's and for my grandsons a sucker. Cartridges: George, Art Philosophy and Sweethearts.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Weekly Challenge #48: Creative Resolutions for 2012 Challenge!

The Challenge: Whenever the New Year rolls around, we tend to do a little self-evaluation and decide what we want to do differently in the year to come. For the challenge this week, we want you to think about your CREATIVE resolutions and record them in some way. Do you want to stretch your creativity in new ways? Maybe you want to try a new hobby or learn something new. Maybe you want to simplify. Whatever it is, get those goals down on paper!

The Cricut cartridges have so many cuts and it always amazes me there are so many I didn't know existed. I'll see a project on the MB and when the person lists the carts used, I usually have them and was clueless. I decided to make a notebook to keep on my craft table to refer to when I am searching for a new idea. I know I could use the computer, but this will be tailored to my needs and I can quickly flip through it. January is a quiet craft month for me, so my goal is to collect all my notes, and to go through the handbooks, to list cartridges in different categories. There is plenty of room in my notebook to add more categories. Also, I have made a pocket to keep notes until I can categorize them. Cartridges: Simply Charmed (Notes), Sophie, (butterfly), From My Kitchen, (tabs). The Cuttlebug folder was in Swag bags from the Utah Swarm.