Friday, July 29, 2011

Cricut 360 Challenge #5

I had to take a break last week from Cricut 360 and boy did I miss it. Sometimes Life just catches up with you - my mom was in town for a few weeks, then my niece came for a visit, a funeral and a weekend beach trip.

But here we are with Challenge #5 - Transportation/Travel

This was my oops card from a couple weeks back.

I used the Summer in Paris cartridge to cut the Eiffel Tower and added a little bling to it. It is hard to tell in the picture, but I inked the Thanks Cuttlebug embossing folder and then ran it through the Cuttlebug. The background paper is from Echo Park Be Mine collection and the ribbon is from my stash.

I hope you enjoy all the awesome projects the DT has made this week and make sure you participate this week.


Scrappin Chic's Challenge

It's almost the end of the month, time to get your project in for the Scrappin Chic's Challenge. Remember, you need to make something that reflects a favorite song.

In high school and college, I loved the Beatles. I chose another of my favorite songs by them.

I used the Imagine to print the background paper and letters in coordinating colors. So now this song will be in your head all day. "I don't know why you say goodbye and I say hello. Hello, Hello. I don't know why you say goodbye...." Your welcome!

Have fun and enter the challenge at before July 30 at noon.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Wow! Really? Who can think about Christmas with all this heat?!

Well anyway, here goes...

Welcome to the Christmas in July Blog Hop!

This hop is being hosted by Jazzy from Jazzy's Cards. If you are coming from Gina's then you are in the right place, but if you are just checking on my blog and stumbled across this, please go start at the beginning. This is Jazzy's first time hosting a hop, and I know she would appreciate the love.

The theme for the hop was something Christmas related that included the colors green and red.

So I dug out all my Christmas stuff and started searching for ideas. When I came across the background paper, I knew I wanted to use it.

I cut the tree from Create a Critter using green glitter paper from DCWV. I had the hardest time deciding what to do next. I found out that I don't have anymore red bling and that I have way too many ribbon choices (or not enough choices depending on how you look at it). I just couldn't find the perfect addition. I finally settled on the tiny red bow. And I actually kinda like it. I am liking the simplicity of the card so I don't think I am going to add a sentiment.

Thanks so much for checking out my project. Now please hop on over to Kathie's and remember to wish everyone a "Merry Christmas" in order to be eligible for Jazzy's Cricut Cartridge Blog Candy.

Here is the hop line up just in case

Jazzy -

Jenn -

Misty -

Amy -

Gina -

Darlene -



Theresa -

Nadia -

Elizabeth -

Vicki -

LaKesha -

Brenda -

Friday, July 15, 2011

Scrappin Chic's Challenge

Today is the start of another challenge month at Scrappin Chic's. Throughout the month of July, I will be showin three different projects for July's theme. The theme is "Your Favorite Song". Wow, that's hard, how do you choose? And it seems like today's music is just different. So I thought back to some of my favorite songs from high school and college. I was on a serious Beatles kick for awhile. So this month, I will be showing you cards made with my favorite Beatles' songs in mind.

Here Comes the Sun, doo doo doo doo
Here comes the sun and I say it's alright

Hehe, now you will have this song in your head for days!!!

The designer paper is from Echo Park's Splash 6x6 pad. I printed and cut the sun using my Imagine and the Enjoy the Seasons cartridge. I used my computer for the sentiment. Thanks for looking and make sure you check out all the other great "Song" projects this month and play along.


Cricut 360 Challenge #3

This is so exciting!! 51 Entries this week! Wow They were all so great! Thanks so much for participating.

So now onto Challenge #3! Make a card for Parents. July 24th is Parents' Day. Huh, who knew. So make a card or layout using any Cricut Cartridge to celebrate Parents in anyway.

I chose to make a layout celebrating relationships in families. I have had these 2 wonderful pictures of my oldest daughter (when she was 4) with her great-grandfather walking on the beach in Hawaii. Say it with me now... Awww, how sweet.

Aren't these handmade flowers beautiful? I just love them. If you would like some of your own, go check out Shannon's Etsy shop here .

Now it's your turn! Dust off your Cricut and make something.


Friday, July 8, 2011

Cricut 360 Challenge #2

Wow! What an awesome 1st Challenge we had at Cricut 360! We had 39 great entries.

So now on to Challenge #2 - this week we want you to create a Thank You card, but make it circle shaped.

Thank You and Circle shaped - got it?? Just making sure. Cause I didn't! I made a super cute Thank You card, A2 sized! Oops. So, we will save that one for another challenge.

A little quick thinking and my Imagine saved the day. I used the Imagine More Cards cartridge.
I chose two different cards and used a few pieces from each. I love that I can choose to print only certain layers and then combine them to make a totally different card.

Make sure you check out the other design team projects and enter your own for a chance to win and awesome prize. Just click HERE to go to Cricut 360 blog.

Echo Park 6x6 Paper pad called Splash

I love EP. The colors are awesome and fun. isn't it pretty?

Well that's all for now! Now go Create!


Friday, July 1, 2011

Cricut 360 Challenge #1

WooHoo! It's finally here! July 1st and the start of the new challenge blog for Cricut 360! I am so excited to be a part of this endeavor. For our first challenge, we wanted to "invite" everyone to participate, so we all made an invitation - birthday, pool, wedding, etc. Just make an invitation to anything.

I have the new E2 and love it. One of the cartridges that came with it is called Cricut American Alphabet. Not only does it have a great font, but it has some wonderful images. I used the coffee cup and some wonderful paper from Echo Park called Be Mine. I am not a big "pink" person so this was stepping outside the box for me! LOL I love all the layers on this cartridge and even though there are a lot of layers, they aren't difficult to figure out.

So who's coming for coffee? I like mine with french vanilla creamer. How do you take yours?

Make sure you stop by everyone else's blogs and check out their invitations. And don't forget to make something so you can play along too.


First of the Month Challenges - July

Christina from Card Creations by Christina has decided to change things up a bit with the way she does her challenges. We used to have challlenges every other Saturday called "So Saturday Challenge". Now we are going to go with a monthly challenge format. But there will be 3 different challenges, so hopefully one (or all) of them will tickle your fancy and inspire you to enter. So here goes - my three projects for the new First of the Month Challenges.

Challenge #13 - Make anything using the Doodlecharms cartridge.

Isn't this a sweet card?

Challenge #14 - Make a home decor project

My daughter and I redecorated my scraproom in aqua blue and cricut green and I needed a sign for my door. If you want to see the rest of the new room decor check out this post

Challenge #15 - Make something that is inspired from a Blogging Friend's project, must link their post to yours

Let me just say that Christina makes alot of cards. I am amazed that she usually posts one every day. I really love alot of her designs. I liked how she cut out a window in the card that shows through to the inside of the card.

I bought these little hedgehogs and mushrooms from Michael's when they were on sale for 50 cents! I found some paper on the Imagine that I thought coordinated well with the colors of the mushrooms. very sweet. I know the colors are very washed out. I'll try and fix them later.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects. Don't forget to play along with us this month in any or all of the challenges