Thursday, September 26, 2013

Exploring Cricut - "Love You Layout"

Hi Everyone! Today it is my turn to share over at Exploring Cricut and I have a layout for you today. I thought it would be fun to use my pens again in my Cricut. I had the pens use the shadow feature to outline the words.

I popped two of the flowers up with pop dots and added buttons with twine. The mat also has a button with twine adhered with glue dots. I doubled up the ribbon with a solid polka dot and then a fuzzy in the same color over the top.Gems were added to the journaling card at the top.

12 x 12 1 page layout
Black Pattern Papers - Basic Grey
Ruled Paper - DCWV
Solid Papers - Bazzill
"Love You" - Paisley
Flowers - Forever Young
Buttons, Twine, gel pens, gems, ribbon 

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this quick layout and don't forget you can enter our challenge until Saturday. We'd love to see what you've been cooking up:)


Monday, September 23, 2013

Exploring Cricut - What's Cookin' Challenge

Hello! Time again for another fun challenge at Exploring Cricut! The challenge is to create a project with anything from the kitchen using your Cricut. It can be a card, layout or a project of your choice with the Cricut. This was great timing for me to pull out my cartridge From My Kitchen. We are leaving this weekend to visit my daughter at college and bringing her some yummy, favorite treats that just wouldn't travel well by mail.

I created a shape card using the oven. Using my Gypsy I welded 2 of the shadow images together to create my cardbase from white cardstock. I then cut the rest of the layers adhering to the base of the card.

I wanted the card to be interactive so I scored an 1/8" across the bottom of the black oven door.  I used Silver Stickles on the front of the star. Glossy Accent was added to the white knobs.

I stamped a sweet message on the inside of the oven. 

The inside of the card is left blank so that we can write a personal note inside. 

Card base 4.70" will fit into a 5 x 5 card envelope
Oven - From My Kitchen 4.70"
Sentiment - SF & Company
Glossy Accent, Silver Stickles

My DT Sisters have some great inspiration too! Be sure to check them out and enter your project by Saturday so we can see:)

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Exploring Cricut Smile It's School Time

Hello! Happy to see you here. It is my turn at Exploring Cricut and I am sharing another school layout. At our middle school the kids go a week before school to take a yearbook picture, get locker assignment and school supplies if you ordered them. 

This paper is from Simple Stories and is double sided. I really like being able to use that kind of paper. It takes all the guesswork out:) I had never cut the school from Locker Talk and think it is so fun. It was a little tricky as I wanted the windows to be white. To get this look I used the blackout feature for the white. I cut the base in green (cutting away the building, tree trunk and flagpole) and then used the layer feature to get the buildings, flagpole and tree in the colors I wanted. I added white gel pen to the flag.

I also added green ink to the tree and edges of green grass. A black micro pen was used on the front stair and front doors. The camera was popped up and micro pen was added to it. The camera flash was popped up and inked with Wild Honey Distress Ink from Ranger.

2 page 12 x 12 layout
Papers - Simple Stories and Bazzill
Camera - Locker Talk 1.77"
"Smile" - Locker Talk 3.46"
School Building - Locker Talk 2.79"
Camera Flash - Locker Talk 3.15"
"6th Grade - Locker Talk 4.10"
Pop dots, Wild Honey Ink, Versamagic Tea Leaves Ink

Thanks for stopping by and there is still time to enter our challenge. You have until Saturday! Hope you decide to join in the fun:)


Monday, September 9, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Back To School Challenge

Hello! Did you all have a nice weekend? It was super hot here and boy there must be a lot of pollen in the air!! Exploring Cricut has a new challenge today to start your week out. Using your Cricut create a card, layout or project with the theme "back to school" using some of the primary and a ribbon.

I chose to create a page for my youngest when she was entering 6th grade. It was so exciting for her as she was entering middle school and, of course, her own locker. She had a great time with her sister and cousin decorating her locker and goofing around. Of course, now, as an 8th grader it is all old hat:)

I enjoyed creating this layout looking for different cartridges to show the theme of my pages. I hadn't used my glitter pens in awhile and they were perfect for the notebook paper and the pennant with her school initial on it. I changed the blade out and put the pen in using speed of 3 and pressure of 3. Remember not to unload the mat so that you can cut the image out after using the pen.

I have been cutting a lot of titles out lately and am finding that welding them together is so much easier to glue down, especially when they are skinnier letters. "Middle School" was taken from Locker talk and I left them separate for a different look. The lettering on the pennant was done using the glitter pens again. I inked the edges of the notebook paper, pennant and journalling paper. I cut the journalling paper to look like a ribbon.


2 page 12 x 12 layout
Papers - Simple Stories, Scraps, Kaisercraft
Title - All Mixed Up 1.77"
Middle School - Locker Talk 4.23"
Pennant - Locker Talk 1.31"
Lettering on Pennant - Cricut Craft Room Basics .43"
Notebook Paper - Simply Charmed 2.39"
Locker - Locker Talk 8.20"
Globe - Locker Talk 3.92"
Cri-Kit Gel Pen (black glitter)

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out my DT Sisters for some great inspiration! I know I will be as I have more school pics for this year:)