Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year!

Wishing you the best for the new year with a New Year's card. Come join the New Year's linky party at BBTB2, the DT has some awesome ideas for cards and party decor, all using the cricut.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Tag It 2 - Last Minute Inspiration from BBTB2

Here's a last-minute gift tag, for some last-minute inspiration. I used fine glitter cardstock (which cut beautifully on the purple cricut mat) and Noel (angel) and Winter Frolic (tag) cricut carts and now have a simple tag for yet another gift...or maybe I'll keep it to scrapbook this Christmas Eve ;)

For more inspiration, head over to BBTB2 to see what the Design Team has created -- and Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Precious One card for Freshly Made Sketch #117

Inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #117, I love the clean lines of this sketch...and what a perfect chance to use some Webster's Pages patterned paper from my stash. 

Sorry that the lighting here, not so good. But I do love the texture of the off-white cardstock.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ringing in the New Year with an Atlantic Hearts Sketch

This year went so fast, and it was great fun!! Looking forward to the new year!! I submitted my card to Atlantic Hearts Sketch -- what a great source for card inspiration!

Cricut carts used: Potpourri Basket for the glasses, and plantain schoolbook for the numbers

Monday, December 16, 2013

Tag! You're It! Holiday Gift Tag Challenge

This is my first time hosting a challenge for BBTB2, and I am happy to challenge everyone to a fun, simple project that you can use on all of those Christmas and Holiday presents that need to be wrapped!

During December, it seems like everyone has list longer than Santa's, but this year I am getting s few things squared away before the busiest time of the season hits us. I cricut-cut my gift tags, and love the clean look -- plenty of room for names and easy to attach to presents - just tie or tape down. How easy is that?

Supplies Used:
Winter Frolic cartridge
American Crafts Cardstock: Christmas

Monday, December 9, 2013

Winter is Here!

Winter is here in CT and we have our first school delay -- two hours because of an icy mess. Sharon's BBTB2 challenge this week is to Make a winter project. Using cricut's Winter Frolic, I made a fun, clean and simple double page layout from last year's winter pics...and jazzed up my white cardstock with some blue spray mists. 

I love being able to mimic the photos with cricut cuts, like the snowy hills with trees, just like our backyard. 

As for the tag, this is my way to force myself to journal...or at least date the pictures...Just have to go find my pen!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Holiday Gift Container Challenge for BBTB2

Susan's BBTB2 challenge this week is to wrap up the gifting season with cricut-cut gift containers. These are so much fun, and so easy to create! I made my Christmas gift boxes with the original Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cricut cartridge.

I used the window function to highlight double sided patterned paper...And cut some transparency paper for the window. These small boxes ready for the good things in life: candy, stocking stuffers or some pretty little diamonds.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas Card Sharing Challenge

Michelle from BBTB2 challenged us to share our Christmas cards...And I have been working overtime on Christmas cards. I am making a ton of Christmas cards. I used my cricut on all of them and will list the cartridge under the photo.

Teresa Collins' December 25th

Teresa Collins' December 25th
Winter Frolic

Teresa Collins' December 25th

Teresa Collins' December 25th

Teresa Collins' December 25th

Friday, November 22, 2013

Sketch #30 with AHSC

I am quickly becoming addicted...addicted to card sketches! Here's another one that I just tried out: Sketch #30 with AHSC. 

I used the Teresa Collins' Sophisticated cricut cartridge and Recollection Rustic Luxe. Love this patterned paper stack, such great foils and damask patterns!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #113 Challenge

Here is my try at a card sketch...Freshly Made Sketches posted Challenge #113 today, and it was just what my waning mojo needed! I asked a friend where does she get her card inspiration, and she pointed me to FMS -- so glad that I found them!

I love the clean lines of this sketch, and it is my first time playing with FMS, so I hope that my take on the sketch is fresh and clean too. 

  • FMS Challenge #113 
  • Recollections Rustic Luxe
  • American Crafts Cardstock: Christmas 
  • Cricut carts: Opposites Attract "many thanks"; Serenade branch and bird 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Turkey Time

Melanie from BBTB2 this week challenged us to make a project with a turkey. And that was a challenge for me, as I searched through my cricut carts and started to sweat. Carts that I assumed had turkeys on, didn't...But I went to one of my old-school carts, Speaking of Fall, that I picked up on clearance a while back. So relieved to find a turkey tri-fold card on the letter D!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Dreaming of a White-on-White Christmas

Julie at BBTB2 challenged us to create a White-on-White project for this week's Design Team project, and I love being able to layer glittery snowflakes. A great time to create a stash of snowflakes and other cuts that I know that I will love to use in multiples. I found this snowflake and ornament on the Christmas/Noel, one of the retired carts that I am happy to own.

In order to make my cuts pop against the white background, I used my Tim Holtz musical embossing folder, and highlighted the notes in gold shimmer ink and gold stickles, and outlined the edges of my ornament with more ink and stickles. Strung the ornament with pearls, and added pop dots for more dimension. The gold "Believe" diecut is from an old kit, not sure what brand though.

Monday, November 4, 2013

One for the Boys

Susan's BBTB2 challenge for us is to make a man project -- and in the middle of football season, I am surrounded by men, big and little, who love watching sci fi marathons, gaming, and just riding bikes in the street. So for the BBTB2 Man-Made Monday - Football Challenge,  I knew that I had to take some creative license and highlight our first ever family camp out with Cub Scouts. After all, we did it "for the boys!"

I used Camp Out cartridge for the diecut images and Old West's wood font, and a few mini brads. I love the texture of the ColorCore coredinations Burnt Sugar -- was tempted to ink the paper to make the cricut cuts pop, but didn't want to cover up the cardstock colors...