Saturday, January 26, 2013 challenge

So today we are missing out on an ugly sweater party because my son is home sick with an awful virus. So I have been hanging out with my boys, spraying Lysol and organizing my scrap area (see new cricut cart binders - love them!)...

And taking a break, just discovered is hosting a Saturday Recipe challenge...So you use your current stash and follow what she tells us to do. Fun. If you want to join in, go to FB here.

Well, here is Step 1.
Step 2: Trim to a 6x6:
Step 3: cut 6x6 on diagonal:

Step 4: cut pp 10x10 and save strips:

Step 5: Make pinwheels. Pinwheels? how the heck do you do that? Time to google...
Found a great how-to by Brittany Perry here.
Here is my first pinwheel ever..Wish I had chosen double sided paper for this chall...Sigh...I am hoping that we can put an embellishment in the center to make this look neater...
Finished product:

Thursday, January 24, 2013

FavCrafts Fiskars AdvantEdge Punch System Contest

Just spreading the word that FavCrafts is offering a very cool Fiskars AdvantEdge Punch System...I'd love to win this, and tell you all about it! The punch designs are GORGEOUS...and looks so easy to use! In the meantime, here is a how-to from CHA, so check it out:

Enter here to win!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Holiday Round-up

I fired up my cricut all last December -- using it for classroom party crafts to holiday gifts for family...and finally got some thank you cards out! I even squeezed in some layouts -- using some really tough patterned paper that had been sitting in my stash for way too long.

Here is what I did, none of it without my cricut:

For my son's Holiday party  the class mom and I decided on snowflakes...And she thought I was folding and using scissors to precut these snowflakes - lol! Nope, I used Cricut® When It's Cold Outside Seasonal Cartridge...And we gave the children elmers glue, glitter, and bling:

We donated our snowflakes to the Sandy Hook Elementary School, a small thing to do for those who survived such a horrific tragedy, but gave our children a creative outlet to show their support and prayers.

As part of holiday gifts for family, I made a baby book for my husband's aunt and uncle that includes finished lOs (with pictures, but out of respect for not uploading pictures, I have covered the pics with white photomats.:

I borrowed my Christina's cart, Joys of the Season, I used it like it was the only cart I ever had. The challenge for me on these woodsie patterned papers by Prima, is that they were just tough papers to work with - although I love Prima, I didn't love these and got them in a kit last year - or maybe the year before?

These were more fun to work with - Fancy Pants Christmas line from last year. So I am glad to using my stash -- you know that means more shopping :)

And last but not least some thank you cards for Christmas and birthday gifts...I went bac-to-basics with the Cricut® George and Basic Shapes Cartridge: