Thursday, May 19, 2011

Award & Quick "work" Project

Hey Crafty Peeps!

I wanted to share a quick craft I did with one of the children I take care of (I'm an Au Pair).  Normally, the child is not big on making/doing crafts (I know...shocking; right?!) but he's starting to think that between workbook/lessons or doing crafts; crafts is not that bad.  LOL  He is also a huge aviation fan so we used my Cricut to cut out planes, jets, helicopters to make pin wheel boutiques.  I think these turned out too cute!  

Cricut cartridge used was Stand & Salute. 

White card stock cut at 5 1/2" squares and used Stampin Up Classic Stars jumbo wheel inked in Yoyo Yellow. 

Cut all 4 corners to the middle and folded every other side. 

Fastened all together with a good ol fashion brass plated fastners.  I used straws to fasten the pin wheel to.  The little guy wanted to use flags to decorate the planes.

On to other news...a friend of mine; Patty at Creative Diva awarded me the CRICUT-TASTIC AWARD.

The info about this award is pretty basic...a blog is deemed CRICUT-TASTIC!  Wear this badge proudly on your blog and share it with other friends.  The award-ie needs to pass this award onto 10 other people who they think have a CRICUT-TASTIC blog.  The award-ie, also needs to share 5 CRICUT related things about self.

  1. As a 31st birthday present to myself (September 2010), I bought the Cricut Expression.
  2. I've been good at purchasing cartridges when on sale; never full price ($80 plus). - YIKES!  ;)
  3. The majority of my projects, cards, scrap albums all involve me using the Cricut; somehow.  
  4. Went to my first scrapbook expo and purchased the Gypsy back in February 2011.
  5. I think whatever I am working on, using the Cricut and cartridges; add a whole new life to the project.
It's never easy to decide who can get an award; especially with this hobby.

  1. Linda
  2. Elizabeth
  3. Glora
  4. Lauren
  5. Lisa
  6. Gloria
  7. Faith
I'm going to bend the rules a little (shhh...don't tell) and leave the other 3 spaces up to you.  Leave me a comment on who you think is CRICUT-TASTIC and I will post it here and notify them.  How does that sound?  :)


Monday, May 9, 2011

My pink Stamper National Scrapbook Day Challenge 6

Well...I've realized when I create a card, scrapbook album, scrapbook page, 3D project of some kind...I don't do the simple method.  I take A LOT of time into planning layout, colors, and such; only to have the final product be pretty simple.  Did any of that make sense?!  LOL!

Anyway...this was (unfortunately) my final challenge I was able to submit for National Scrapbook Day over at My Pink Stamper.  I completed a total of 6; which is half.  I hate defeat but according to time on clock and my "day" job, I have to wave white flag.  :(  Errrrrrr!

On that note...Challenge 6 had one specific request...Incorporate a TAG into your project.

Given the recent News about "Public Enemy #1" and reading the theme for this challenge; I thought my layout was fitting.  Hope you enjoy it as well!  :)

Circut Carts used: Stand & Salute and Independence Day 

Embellishments: Stickles, jeweled brads, Twinery, K&Company American Flag dimensional sticker 

The type of TAG I incorporated was a dog tag.  ;)

Hope you enjoyed this one.  :)


My Pink Stamper National Scrapbook Day Challenge 7

So...Challenge 7 was not THAT difficult.  LOL!  We had to make a scrapbook page.  Ease squeeze...right?!  ;)

Sad story...this was my last page I created just before my Gypsy went ca-put on me and had to ship it back to Provo Craft.  :(
On with the details...LOL...Cricut Carts used: Pooh & Friends and Mickey Font

I used an action wobble for Roo.  Wanted to show his movement w/short video.  My apologies for sideways video.  I'm still figuring out how to correct that.

Embellishments used: Stickles and action wobble
I used a gray ink to sponge the clouds and photo mats (wallet size).

My Pink Stamper National Scrapbook Day Challenge 5

Challenge 5 asked us to make any 3D item or add a 3D item on card or scrapbook page.

I chose to make a basket starring Kermie. it's not really Kermit the Frog but that's who I think of when frog is mentioned.  LOL  ;)

Cricut Cart: Create a Critter 

Embellishments: flowers, ribbon ($1 bin at Target), and grass that I used Martha Stewart shear scissors. 

The basket was easy to make.  I can't recall specific measurements; however, if anyone is interested please don't hesitate to ask and I will post it for you.  :)

My Pink Stamper National Scrapbook Day Challenge 4

Challenge 4 came in handy; since I was able to use my creation later on.  The challenge was to make something with a MOTHER'S DAY theme.  :)

The Cricut carts used were: Forever Young and Accent Essentials. 

Used Stickles to embellish dress and standard glitter letter stickers for title. 

I'm the type that still has to decorate the inside of the card.  Used butterfly dimensional stickers for a boarder.  Oh...the card size was 5X7.  I was playing around with Martha Stewart's scoring board and made various size cards and envelopes.  LOVE IT!  :) side track...back onto the next  challenge...5

My Pink Stamper National Scrapbook Day Challenge 3

So...the 2nd challenge for My Pink Stamper was to make a card or scrapbook page using Kraft cardstock.  I however do not have Kraft cardstock (hear the jaws dropping...LOL) so I moved on to the 3rd challenge. :)

The 3rd challenge was to make card, scrap page, or 3D object using BREAST CANCER for the theme.

I am proud of this card.  It was my first time making a side step card.  This took me a couple of times to get right; but the final outcome ROCKS; in my humble opinion.  ;)

The Cricut cartridges used were Forever Young and Stand & Salute. 

 I re-organized my craft space and sorted cardstock by colors; so I'm not able to share what brand of cardstock I used; however, I do know the designer paper is from a retired set by Stampin Up!

I used Stickles and jeweled sticker dimensional flowers (apologies...don't recall brand) for embellishing.

I also used My Pink Stamper stamp sets. 

So...that's two down and 9 more to go.  :)

My Pink Stamper National Scrapbook Day Challenge 1

Hey there!

It's been a while since I have posted new work; so with this past Saturday's National Scrapbook Day, I thought participating over at My Pink Stamper's 12 Challenges would be a great way to get back into blogging/sharing.  :)

The first challenge was to create a card, scrapbook page, or 3D item with the theme of CUPCAKES.  This project took me longer than expected; the lace and I were not getting along.  LOL  My little cupcake can be used as decoration or can even be a party favor box.

 The Cricut cartridge I used was: Sweet Treats.

I used lace and Stickles.

The paper I used was from a retired stack of designer paper from Stampin Up!

Thanks for stopping by and onto next challenge.  :)