Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Winner Wilderness Blog Hop!!

Hi Guys! Hope everyone is having a super day:) I want to welcome old and new followers. Thank you for stopping by and checking my projects out. You guys always leave such lovely comments and encouraging words. I hope my work gives you inspiration as much as all of yours gives to me!

Ok, so on with the winner chosen by The winner is...LAURA!!!

 Laura said...

sOOOO pretty.. love Cindy Loo... such pretty paper. hugs..Laura

Congratulations Laura! Please contact me so that I can get your gift to you!

Stop by tomorrow as it is my day at Exploring Cricut. Also, there is still time to enter the new challenge:)
Thanks again!!


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Monogram Challenge

If you are looking for the Wilderness Blog Hop Day 2, please click here.

Good Morning Everyone! I'm so glad you came today because I am sharing a project for a challenge at Bitten By the Bug 2. Any cartridge could be used to create a monogram card.  I needed to make gifts for my daughter's Ballet Mistress and Artistic Director at the studio and this is what I came up with. Hope you like it:)

I used my gypsy to weld the letters in the middle with Plantin and Gypsy Wanderings.

4 cards fit nicely in the box with envelopes. I have gotten up to 8 before with envelopes too.

A2 size card using Plantin and Gypsy Wandering 
Box - Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 9"
Flower - Forever Young 4.64"
Belly Band - 1 1/2"
Paisley Embossing Folder 
Letters - Gypsy Font 2.75, 3.37"

Thank you for stopping by!


Monday, February 27, 2012

Exploring Cricut Challenge #10-"No Business Like Show Business"

If you are looking for the Wilderness Blog Hop Day 2, please click here.

Hi Everyone! Today is another challenge at Exploring Cricut. Today's challenge is "No Business Like Show Business". This can be movie night, movie themed, plays, concerts, recitals, any type of entertainment. This can be a card, layout or paper craft.

My pages are showcasing my younger daughter's singing choir. I'm sorry for the glare on the pictures. I hope you all can still see them.These birds are so cute and perfect for the page. I really like using the geometric shapes on the page for little pops of color. The musical notes are from the other cuts on the page. I love when I am able to use all of the pieces for a project:)


2 page 12 x 12 layout
Papers - Basic Grey, Bazzill, Doodlebug
Circles - George and Basic Shapes 6.91", 4.29", 3.06"
Birds - 3 Birds On Parade 3.71", 4.34"
Title - 3 Birds On Parade 3.70"
Borders - Elegant Edges 2", 1"
Tag - Gypsy Wanderings 4", 5.86"
Gold Stickles, ribbons, button, Prima flower

I can't wait to see what you guys create. We really appreciate you joining us every week and hope you will do so again this time. 

Thank you for stopping by!


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Wonderful Wilderness Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to Created By Cori's Wonderful Wilderness Blog Hop Day 2! 

In this hop, you will see projects featuring Cricut cartridges using all things found in the Wonderful Wilderness!   We hope you enjoy our blog hop today! If you came from Carrie then you are in the right place! If you have just hopped onto the tour, please start at Cori so you don't miss any of the great projects we have for you today:)

Today my project is a 2 page 12 x 12 layout. I chose to create a whimsical scene of what you might see in the forest.

Scallop Border- Ribbons & Rosettes 1"
Squirrel - Cindy Loo 2.41"
Bird - Cindy Loo 2.34"
Mushrooms - Cindy Loo 2.40", 1.95"
Tree - Cindy Loo 7.05"
Deer - Cindy Loo 3.54"
Clouds - Paper Dolls for Everyday 1.92", 2.08", 2.54", 3"
DCWV Paper, Bazzill papers
Cuttlebug Argyle Embossing Folder
Brown ink, Diamond Stickles, Glossy Accents, ribbon

For this blog hop, I have a fun giveaway for you. Included in this giveaway are stickers, journal tags, rub ons and a 4 x 6 photo album. Good luck!

To win follow these steps:
1. Follower of My Mind's Dust Bunnies
2. Leave a comment on this post to be entered in the drawing. 

I will draw and post a winner on Wednesday, February 29th
While you were wandering through the woods, a Giveaway came out of hibernation! For this weekend's blog hop, Created By Cori is giving away a Chore Chart Cricut cartridge.

To enter to win this cartridge, make sure you head to Created By Cori and become a follower, then leave a message at the Wonderful Wilderness Blog Hop post!

Your next stop on the Wonderful Wilderness hop is Melody. 

If you get lost in the woods during this hop, here is the blog hop list to help you find your way!

1. Cori-

2. Carri-
3. Annette - you are here
4. Melody- go here next
5. Lisa -
6. Patty-
7. Amanda-
8. Barb-
9. Sukie -
10. Lisa-
11. Lisa P -
12.Lynne -
13. Sylvia-
14. Veronica-
15. Missy -

Thank you for hopping along, we hope you have found lots of inspiration from our Wonderful Wilderness 
blog hop!


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Exploring Cricut Daily Project -Sweet Cherries

Good Morning! Today is my day to share at Exploring Cricut. I decided to make a larger card than normal and am glad I did. Sometimes you just need a little more room:) I used Lyrical Letters for the cherries and while I love this cartridge there are no layers for the cuts. So, Gypsy to the rescue. I duplicated and hid certain pieces that I would not need to make the cherries.

For the green leaf, I positioned it on the mat so only the leaf in green would cut and I wasn't wasting paper. This can also be done if you have Design Studio or the new Craft Room. I find it really helps to get the most out of my cartridges when I can manipulate the cuts.

I hand cut the white paper to put the sentiment on and created the paisley paper using my Cuttlebug and chalks. I chalked around the sentiment as well.

5 x 7 base
Cherries - Lyrical Letters 3.47"
Scallop Circle and White Circle - Straight from the Nest 6.75", 6.40"
Sentiment - Hero Arts
Pattern Paper - Little Yellow Bicycle, DCWV
Embossing folder Cuttlebug Perfect Paisley and Seeing Spots
Felt, chalk, black ink, pop dots, ribbon, Glossy Accents

Don't forget there is still time to enter the challenge at Exploring Cricut!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Hi Guys! Hope your day is super sweet for Valentine's. I'm sharing a card today that is definitely CAS and no Cricut. I painted chipboard red and used my own handwriting for the sentiment. I did use black ink on the edges.

Enjoy your day today with friends and family:)

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, February 13, 2012

Exploring Cricut - It's So Sweet

Good Morning! Today is another challenge at Exploring Cricut The challenge this time is something sweet - can be anything using, candies, sweets, love, hearts, etc and not limited to Valentines.  Just make sure you have cricut cuts.

I chose to do a Valentine theme. Of course, this could be used for anniversary too or even a love note to someone special:)

Okay, so now it is your turn:) Can't wait to see what you guys create!

A2 card base
Heart and Key - Indie Art DCWV Papers
Top Note - Elegant Edges My Mind's Eye
Sentiment - My Creative Time
Black ink, pop dots, ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Have A Heart

Good Morning! If you are needing a last minute treat holder Mary, from Cardz TV, has a really fast and easy one. Her video explains all the details and I just had to try too:)

I used score tape to attach the plastic bag on the inside with the treat and then hole punched threading ribbon through to keep it together.

White paper - 4 1/4" by 11" Scored at 1", 5" 7"
Hearts- Sweethearts 2 1/2", 2" 
Sizzix hearts and Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folders
Pop Dots, ribbon, Score Tape, Plastic Bag

Fantabulous Cricut Love is in the Air
Paper Playtime Hearts or Love Theme

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

You Rock!

Good Morning! Hope you all have had a great start to your day. I made a card for a friend of mine and decided to enter it in a challenge too.  This has been a crazy week with a lot going on and I haven't really had much time to craft or come visit blogs. I hope things start to calm down in a couple of days so I can get back to doing both:)

A2 card base
Girl - Twinkle Toes 3.59"
Pom Poms - Twinkle Toes 2.18"
Scallop Border - Twinkle Toes 4.19"
Sentiment - My Creative Time
Pop dots, PK Stamps

Little Scrap Pieces - Pink

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pink Rose

Wow! Today really got away from me. Better late than never posting. I am very pleased with how this one turned out and wish you could see how sparkly it is in person. I used the Sweethearts cartridge. I popped the rose up and lifted the petals by rounding with a pencil.

A2 card base
Papers - Scraps and Authentique
Rose and leaves - Sweethearts 2.88"
Sentiment - My Creative Time
Stickles and iridescent loose glitter

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine Love

Hello Everyone! I decided to play with some stamps that have been neglected. This girl is super cute and fun to embellish. I used markers and pencils as well as some stickles here and there. The stamps are from Stampin' Up and My Creative Time. Papers are all from DCWV boy stack.

I really need to pull these stamps out more often as they are really fun to play with. I hope you have a great rest of your day:)

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, February 3, 2012

Elephant Valentine Treat Bags

Hi! I wanted to share another idea for treat bags. These are made with the Paisley cartridge. The "sweet" would be for girls and the "cool" would be for boys if you are giving for class Valentine treats. Hope you all have a great weekend! We are getting some much needed rain today and it is awesome:)

The "cool" and the "sweet" were first done with the Cricut marker and then cut out.

3 x 3 card base
Elephant - Paisley
Sentiment - Paisley
Cellophane bags - Michael's
Stickles, Cricut markers, ribbon

Die Cuttin' Divas Anything Goes
DL. Art Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Exploring Cricut Daily Project - Heart Wreath

Good Morning! It's my turn to share a project at Exploring Cricut. I am all about simple these days and I needed a Valentine wreath for my front door. I can't take credit for the idea as I have seen it all over blog land. I will say that I think I got mine done quicker with my trusty friend Cricut:)

I started by mapping on my Gypsy 3" circles with the 12 x 24 mat. I was able to get 21 circles cut at a time. I used the deep cut blade set at 6, Speed 2, Pressure 5. I also used multi-cut which was set to cut the image 2 times.

I chose not to use Heat 'N Bond on my project because my circles weren't going to be adhered flat to another object. Normally this product is a must so that it gives the felt stability while cutting. I cut a 12 x 24 piece of felt and laid it on the mat adhering it with blue painter's tape all the way around. It worked beautifully.

Once the circles were cut I then began to assemble my wreath. The circles were folded in half and then folded again.

A pin was placed in the corner of the felt and then pushed into the styrofoam wreath. You won't need to do the back of the wreath. Once I pinned the circle I opened it so that it looked fuller as I was going.

Styrofoam Heart - Joann Fabric
Felt - 3/4" yard off the bolt
Circles - George 3"
Seamstress pins, painter's tape
Ribbon of your choice 8" for back of wreath

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget there is still time to enter the challenge at Exploring Cricut. You have until February 4th and I can't wait to see what you make:)


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine Treats

Good Morning! Are you all getting into the Valentine spirit? Today I have a cute little treat bag that came together in a snap. One of my favorite cartridges is Storybook. There are so many hidden gems on this cartridge and I always find just the right thing to use for it.

I am sad this year as I have no kiddos who need treat bags anymore. However, adults like a little treat too: so I'm thinking to whip up some for by Bible Babes:)

Top Note - Storybook 2.70"
Puppy - Sweethearts 1.37"
Papers - Bazzill
Bag - Michael's
Sentiment - My Pink Stamper
Googley eyes, black ink

Cooking With Cricut  Child's Valentine using pink, white and red

Thanks for stopping by!