Thursday, August 29, 2013

Exploring Cricut - 18th Bday

Happy Thursday! It is my turn to share at Exploring Cricut!  I decided to share a 2 page layout that I created for an 18th birthday using my Cricut.

There are so many images that are in the Cricut books that I see and think, "oh, I need to remember to use that" and completely forget to do so.  The image from Wild Card "oh happy day" is one of those images. I'm glad I remembered this time. There are fun sayings on this cartridge that are perfect for layouts as well as cards, or any project for that matter.

2 page 12 x 12 layout
Papers - Echo Park, AC and DCWV
"Oh Happy Day" - Wild Card 5.40"
"18" - Birthday Bash 1.87"
"Happy Birthday" - Wild Card 5.92"
Tag - Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2.95"
Scallop Mat - Gypsy Wanderings 10.98", 9.75"
Ribbon, black ink

Thanks for stopping by and remember the challenge ends on Saturday! 


Monday, August 26, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Cricut Choice Challenge

It's time again for a new challenge at Exploring Cricut and this week it is your choice using your Cricut. You are to create a card, layout or project using at least 2 Cricut images. So the sky is the limit on what you want your art to be. 

I have just gotten my oldest off to college and my youngest is in school. So, I am hoping to get back to my craftroom and my blog. They have both been sorely neglected. I created this 2 page birthday layout with my youngest daughter's birthday in mind. She turned 13 last year and wanted to get this created before the next birthday!! 

She loves the blues and citrus colors and I think this design really suits her image. I don't know about you but sometimes it is nice not to use the pictures to dictate the colors chosen for the layout. It is a little freeing if there are colors in there that really won't go with the theme. My pictures had lots of colors to choose from and it was a little overwhelming, so I reverted to some of her favorite colors and it helped me think more clearly about color choices. 

Birthday Bash has some nice chunky letters to work with and I wanted the title to be stacked. So, with the help of my Gypsy, I welded the letters on top of one another to create the word "celebrate". For the "E" and the "T" I did take my lock off of sizing so that I could stretch them to the size I wanted. If you keep the lock on (which is normally the route to go) your image will increase or decrease proportionally. For this project, I wanted them to be wider but not taller than the letters they were next to.

12 x 12 2 page layout
Papers - Bazzill, AC and scraps
"celebrate" - Birthday Bash
Banner - Birthday Bash
Stars - George and Basic Shapes
Brown TopNote - Elegant Edges
Balloons - A Child's Year

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the fabulous inspiration from my DT Sisters. Hope you decide to get creative this week and join us too!!


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Beach Time!

Hello! Glad you all stopped by as today is my day to share at Exploring Cricut. We just got back from lounging on the beach and reality has definitely set in. My youngest starts school today and my oldest will be leaving for college this week. 

I decided to try to keep the vacation in the forefront today and work on a layout for my beach pics. I used Pack Your Bags and dressed the images up with glitter paper, Stickles and of course a Peachy Keen face.

I added the Stickles to the water and the flip flops. I used my Gypsy to hide the cuts for the sun and just cut a circle out. 

The flip flop image had sunglasses attached to the base. I hid this image so that my glasses and flip flops would be separate.

12 x 12 2 page layout
Papers - Echo Park, Bazzill, scraps
"80 and Sunny" - Pack Your Bags
Glasses - Pack Your Bags
Flip Flops - Back Your Bags
Water and Palm Tree with Sand - Pack Your Bags
Orange and Blue Stickles, Ribbon, Black Ink, Peachy Keen Face

Our challenge ends on Saturday, August 17th and we hope you decide to join in the party!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, August 12, 2013

Exploring Cricut- Disney Challenge

Hello! We have another challenge at Exploring Cricut this week. The challenge is to create a card, layout or craft using any of the Disney Cricut cartridges. I chose to make a card using Goofy.
There are 3 different images of Goofy and I think they are all equally cute. I will say that using my Gypsy is great, however, I still look at my books so that I can get the placement correct. On certain cartridges it is more difficult for me to see how the layers are supposed to go. For him I did cut the shadow and then layered up.
I also think with the small pieces it is nice to use the small Xyron so that you don't have glue all over you:) When creating his teeth I decided not to use the cut outs as they were really small. I instead used Liquid Pearls. I also used this on his gloves. For the white of the eyes I added Glossy Accents.
The swirl is also on this same page as a border. To finish it off, I added a green ribbon.
A2 card base
Papers - Scraps
Goofy - Mickey and Friends 3.83"
Swirl - Mickey and Friends 4"
Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls White Opal, ribbon
Check out what my DT Sisters created for more inspiration. You have until Saturday to enter your creation. Hope you decide to play along too!!
Thanks for stopping by:)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Family Time

Hello! Glad you stopped by as it is my turn to share at Exploring Cricut. I am trying to get caught up with layouts from last year and came across these pics from "pancake day" at our house. During the school year my husband makes pancakes bright and early on Wednesday mornings. It has been a great tradition and am sad that my oldest will be off to college and won't be with us for the tradition. I'm really glad I captured it on film while she was still home.

The blue paper with the measuring numbers was perfect for this layout and I loved that it was double sided. It makes it so easy to match!! A Child's Year doesn't have a shadow feature for the lettering so I made the blue slightly larger and offset the orange on top. I free handed the blue wave on the bottom and used a ruler at the top to make a scallop.

I was thrilled to find this cutie in 3 Birds On Parade. He is actually a grilling chef, but that is what is sound nice about the cartridges; being able to use images for different settings. I originally just wanted to use the apron in From My Kitchen but didn't think it looked to manly;) I did add some silver Stickles to the trim of the chef hat though.

2 12 x 12 pages
Papers - My Mind's Eye, Bazzill, scraps
Oval - George and Basic Shapes
"Pancake Day" - A Child's Year
Exclamation Point - Disney - Mickey and Friends
Whisk - From My Kitchen
Mixing Bowl - From My Kitchen
Bird Chef - 3 Birds On Parade

Thanks for stopping by!!