Thursday, September 18, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More -Whooo Loves Fall?

Hello! Hope everyone is having an awesome week!! I am sharing today over at Exploring Cricut and More today. Diane has chosen a fall challenge this week for you to participate in. She has done some wonderful projects showcasing svg cuts with her Cricut Explore. They are so cute!

I decided to share a fall layout with you all. I created a 2 page 12 x 12 using my Cameo.  I really like how this page came together using some cute images from MissKateCuttables. 


The owl was actually an Easter owl that I ungrouped so I could take the Easter ears off. I chose this one because I really liked the eyes:)  The branch came from another MissKateCuttables. I really like to be able to mix and match my images for maximum use don't you?


Recipe:

12 x 12 pages 
Papers - American Craft and Scraps
Sentiment - Ravie font 1.5"
Owl - MissKateCuttables Easter Owl 3" 
Branch -Bird Love 2.45"
Half Circle - Silhouette software 9"

Thanks for stopping by and good luck on winning the challenge!

Annette


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More- Seek the Heights

Hello! Hope your day is off to a great start! I am sharing at Exploring Cricut and More today and have a fun project that my oldest wanted to make for her sorority little. 

This was super easy to make and the reason was contact paper. Now you can use vinyl too, but let's face it contact paper is more reasonable when you are just using it for a mask to paint.

I created this balloon using an svgcuts.com image and AR Cena font from my computer. I wanted the sentiment to curve around the balloon and wasn't sure how to do this. I found this video on youtube.com and it was perfect.


I separated the image pieces for the balloon so that I would have masks for each part. Acrylic paint was used on the canvas and dried very quickly. The contact paper worked great. It didn't pull the paint up between colors and it definitely gave nice crisp lines. Just make sure you get all the bubbles out and it lays down flat before beginning to paint over it.

This was a 12 x 12 canvas and the image was almost 9.5" tall with the letters measuring a little over 1" tall. I did add a little more space between the letters. Under Text Style, at the bottom, is a slider bar that says character spacing. You can choose how close or far apart you would like your letters.

Remember to join in our challenge this week! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Annette

Monday, August 25, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More - Happy Birthday Challenge

Happy Monday! Well school is underway and everyone seems to be off to a great start. With that past me, I need to start thnking about fall birthdays and what better way than to have a birthday challenge to get some great ideas. The challenge this week is to create a card, craft or layout using a birthday theme. The catch is to make sure you have some sparkle or glitter on your project.

I created this birthday card to share with you today using glitter paper and of course, Stickles for my cupcake. My Cricut Expression along with Doodlecharms and Create a Critter were the images I used to make this.


This is a A2 size card and the pattern papers are from DCWV Citrus, one of my favorite stacks. The swiss dot white paper is from Bo Bunny with some great red, yellow and orange Stickles. Gold Stickles was used for the flame on the candle. I used some black ink on the red borders.

Don't forget to check out my DT Sisters for some more fantastic projects. Hope to see what you all create to for the challenge!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Annette



Thursday, August 14, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More - Little Lady!

Hello!  I have another layout to share of my sweet puppy, Olivia. I am really trying to get my pictures cleaned up, but boy does time not always permit that.  She will be 2 in December and if feels like we just got her. These pics were ages 1-3 months.


I used both my Expression and Cameo to create these cute pages. It is so nice to be able to do that. I really feel like I'm getting the best of both worlds. 


Recipe:
2 page 12 x 12 layout
Title - Fonts from computer
scallop Border - Silhouette Online Store #17064
Pennants - Silhouette Online Store #29292
Top Note - Storybook

Thanks for stopping by!

Annette

Monday, August 11, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More Back to School Challenge

Hi! Ready for a challenge! At Exploring Cricut and More the challenge is "Back To School". Any card, layout or project with a school theme. 


I cut everything by hand except for my title and dates. The Silhouette makes it so easy to choose any font and create a title from your computer. There are also a lot of freebie fonts to check out if you can't find one you like on your computer already. I use dafont.com, kevinandamanda.com or fontspace.com.

My oldest was sweet and sent me a pic from her 1st day of classes at college last year and I'm hoping she does the same for me this year too. 

Hope to see many of you enter the challenge! We can all use great inspiration and my DT sisters have some awesome ideas to share as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

Annette


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More - Birthday Girl Layout

Hello! I'm sharing today at Exploring Cricut and More and so glad you popped in:) I have a  layout to show you today using the fun papers from Echo Park Summer Bliss. I really like this paper pack. Oh geez, who am I kidding?? I really like all Lori Whitlock and Echo Park papers. My pup turned 1 in December and I created this layout to showcase that event. 


The papers are double sided making it super simple to coordinate, but sometimes hard to use if you have only 1 sheet in that pattern.The pink flower was cut from the floral 12 x 12 sheet. I just covered right over the hole. I cut the banner and flags from the pink paper as well adhering the green chevron right over that too. The labels are similar to Jillibean Soup in the Silhouette Store. I can't remember where I got these. In any event, I used a font on my computer that looked like an old typewriter for my journaling, printed first and then cut out with my Cameo.


I used Stickles on the corner of the banner along with twine. The love sentiment was a Silhouette freebie when I bought my machine. I printed on my computer first and then cut the circle out with the Cameo.


Birthday Girl was a font on my computer and I, again, printed first and then cut a circle with the Cameo. The heart was from the banner cut out. The pink flags were the same cut as the banner. I just resized them to make them longer and a little narrower.

Recipe
12x12 layout
Echo Park Summer Bliss, AC Papers
Doily, Flowers, Banners, Heart, Labels Silhouette Online Store
Stickles, Prima Flowers, Twine

There's still time to enter the Christmas Challenge at Exploring Cricut and More and we sure hope you join in the fun! There's great blog candy too:)

Thanks for stopping by!

Annette

Monday, July 28, 2014

Christmas in July Exploring Cricut and More Blog Hop

Happy Monday and welcome to Exploring Cricut and More Christmas Blog Hop. The holiday season will be here before you know it and what better way to beat the heat than to start some of your Christmas projects. You can make a card, layout or project with the Christmas theme and enter our challenge at Exploring Cricut and More.  I had an opportunity to get some scrapping done with friends and created this 2 page Christmas layout to share with you today.



I used my Cricut and Silhouette Cameo to create this 2 page layout. I really like how the Silhouette creates a shadow for any font you have loaded on your computer. It's super simple. Just select the words you want to shadow and hit the Offset key and your shadow is made. I used a white pen to highlight the berries and a black pen to draw the lines on the leaves and bow.  The wave was created by using a wave ruler from Creative Memories.

The list is below if you get lost along the way!  Our Design Team has some awesome projects for inspiration and at the end you will be able to enter the challenge to show us a Christmas project. Some of us have blog candy to give away so be sure to check that out as well.  You have until Saturday to enter our challenge:)

Here is the line up for the hop. 

Recipe:

2 x 12 2 page layout
Bo Bunny, AC papers
Title - Silhouette Cameo font from computer
Holly, bow and berries - Christmas Solutions Cartridge 10.67", 10.67", 3.41"
Wreath - Joys of the Season Cartridge 10.19"
black micro pen, white pen

Head on over to Sharon at meemeescreations.blogspot.com for your next wonderful creation!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Annette

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More - Llama with Presents!

Hi! I'm sharing today at Exploring Cricut and More and decided to share a birthday card with you.  The images on Birthday Bash are so fun.  While they can seem mostly juvenile, I have been able to use a lot of the images for different age groups just by separating out some of the features. The images are really fun and whimsical, which always puts a smile on the recipient's face.


I added black Stickles to the top of the present and Diamond Stickles to the bow on the second package. The eyes were so tiny I decided to use black Stickles.  For the tag on the blue package I used Liquid Pearls.



I love that this cartridge has cards too. It makes it super easy to create. This one has a fun scallop on the edge and I decided to attach a strip of patterned paper peeking out.

There's still time to enter the challenge. So looking forward to seeing what you all create! Thanks for stopping by! 

Annette


Monday, July 14, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More - Challenge Monday!

Hello! The summer is flying by around here and the weather has been gorgeous; so not much time in the craft room lately. But, it is challenge Monday at Exploring Cricut and More and this challenge is always a good one. Create any card, layout or project of your choice using 2 cuts with any machine.

I decided to create a card using this wonderful stamp from Joy's Life. I have been meaning to create something with this sentiment and when I saw the files from Lettering Delights I knew this would be perfect.


I think I need a new blade as my table has some fuzzies, but other than that I'm pleased with how it turned out. I did snip the brad arms and attach with a glue dot so that it wouldn't show on the back of the card. 

Recipe:
Silhouette Cameo
A2 card base
Papers - My Mind's Eye
Sentiment - Joy's Life
Chair and table - Merci Bear Coup Lettering Delights

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have time to create and join the challenge!

Annette



Thursday, July 3, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More - You're a Firecracker!

Hello Everyone and Happy Early 4th of July! Today, I am sharing this project at Exploring Cricut and More. I decided to create a card with this cute firecracker from Miss Kate Cuttable using my Silhouette Cameo machine.


I cut my firecracker at 3.50" using some red glossy paper from DCWV. I cut the polka dot negative using the shadow of the image and added the glossy red paper behind.  The pieces fit together beautifully and I love how clean the tiny stars came out! The sentiment is from Pink By Design.

 Remember the challenge and gift certificate deadlines are this Saturday over at Exploring Cricut and More!!
Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!

Annette



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Win a Gift Certificate to Expressions Vinyl

Do you love vinyl as much as I do? Well, head over to Exploring Cricut and More to check out all the details on how you can win this great prize! Also, look at all the great stuff that Diane has created with this awesome vinyl.

Vinyl can be used in any die cutting machine and these projects are sure to inspire you for the upcoming holiday! To help you get started Expressions Vinyl and Exploring Cricut and More will give a $25.00 gift certificate. You must leave a comment and be a follower of Exploring Cricut and More. Winner will be picked from the comments with random.org and you have until Saturday, July 5th. The winner of the gift certificate will be announced when the Top 3 Crafters for the Vacation Challenge are announced on Sunday, July 6th. Good luck!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Annette



Monday, June 30, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More - Vacation Challenge

Happy Monday and time for another challenge at Exploring Cricut and More! This week's challenge is to create a card, layout or project with a vacation theme. You will also need to use some kind of sign on your project.

I decided to create a layout at the beach using my Silhouette Cameo.  One of the features that I really like with this machine is that I can use any fonts that are on my computer. I used the Offset to create a shadow for my title. All the pattern papers were from Lori Whitlock's new stack Summer Bliss. The journal card and beach sign are also from this collection. The turquoise mat is Bo Bunny.


Thanks for stopping by and looking forward to seeing what you create!


Annette



Thursday, June 19, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More Thursday Project

Hello! Glad you stopped by. I'm sharing at Exploring Cricut and More today. Summer has begun and I am loving this warm weather after the winter we had. Everyone is settling in to their jobs, activities and it's wonderful:)

I created a note card with cool blues and soft greens. It made me think of meadows and hiking in the mountains, which we don't have in the middle of our country. But, none the less that's was my inspiration!


I curled the flowers up with a stylus and added Stickles to the tips of the petals.  The banner behind the flowers was cut by hand. The center was rolled with a stylus to get as tight as possible.

Recipe:
A2 card base
My Mind's Eye Papers
Flowers - 2.19, 1.88, 1.75
Scallop Border - Elegant Edges

Don't forget to enter our wedding challenge! You have until Saturday to get your project submitted:)

Thanks for stopping by!

Annette


Monday, June 16, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More - Wedding Challenge

Happy Monday! Ready for a challenge at Exploring Cricut and More? This time the theme is Wedding. Create a card, layout or paper craft using black, white and a splash of another color.

I decided to create a gift card using my Cricut and the Sweethearts cartridge. Did you know this cartridge has built in cards?


I love this splash of green ribbon with this CAS card. Hope you decide to join in the challenge this week! Can't wait to see what you all create.

Thanks for stopping by!

Annette


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More - Happy Birthday

Good Morning! Today I have a birthday card I am sharing at Exploring Cricut and More. I can never have enough of these on hand and I wanted a clean look for this one.


I used my Gypsy to help me size the scallops from Plantin for an A2 card. I really like the look of aqua and red together. A nice combo that could be used for a guy or girl. I layered the scallops to the card front adding a gem and ribbon for some texture.


The sentiment cut beautifully from Martha Stewart Elegant Cake. There are quite a few different fonts to choose from on this cartridge!

Recipe:
A2 card base
Papers - American Craft
Scallop - Plantin SchoolBook 4"
Happy Birthday Sentiment - Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art 1"
Gems, Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by! Remember, you have until Saturday to enter the Father's Day challenge:)

Annette

Monday, June 2, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More - Father's Day Challenge

Hello! Glad you came over. It's a fun challenge at Exploring Cricut and More this week. You are to create a card, layout or craft for Father's Day. It will be here before we know it. I created a card using my Silhouette Cameo.


This is a fun card that came together in minutes. The base of the card was cut with white cardstock; so great to be able to write inside!


The top of the card opens just like a tool box. When adhering the black handle I left the red open a little at the top so the handle could slip inside. It makes for a nice finish at the back of the card. All the pieces for this card were cut to size for me making it super simple to assemble. 

Recipe:
A2 card base
Papers - Scraps
Tool Box Silhouette Online Store #43936

Thanks for stopping by! Check out my DT sisters great projects and have an awesome week:) You have until Saturday to enter the challenge.

Annette

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More - Gift Card Purse

Hello and Happy Thursday! I'm sharing today at Exploring Cricut and More.  End of the school year is upon us with many graduations, including my youngest this morning, and teacher gifts.

 This cute little gift card really fits the bill. I created this using my Silhouette with a file from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons. 


I used one of my favorite stacks from DCWV and added a Starbucks gift card. The file did have cuts to hold the card, but I chose to use glue dots instead. 


As you can see, the card fits very nicely inside. I used a glue dot, adhered to the flap, to close the purse together. This is also small enough to fit inside an A2 envelope if you wanted to send in the mail.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy your day!

Annette


Monday, May 19, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More - Summer Challenge

Hello Everyone! It's challenge time at Exploring Cricut and More. This time you are to create a card, layout or project with a summer theme using red and blue. 

I was inspired to create a card using this cute ant from Miss Kate Cuttables that was a freebie last week. Isn't he cute? 


I looked through my stash and found some old Creative Memories paper that was cut in a chevron style. I layered that to create the grass. The picnic blanket was created by using an image that came with my Cameo machine and I layered red underneath. 

For the basket, I wanted the woven part to look rough like a basket, so I raised the blade higher so that it wouldn't cut all the way through. I had to pull the rectangles out by hand. Not fun, but I got the look I wanted.

Recipe:
A2 card base
Scrap papers
Picnic Ant - Miss Kate Cuttables
Basket - Silhouette Online Store #44706
Picnic blanket - Woven Star (image that came with machine)
Sentiment - K Andrew Designs

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!!

Annette



Thursday, May 8, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More Thursday Project

Hello! I am sharing today at Exploring Cricut and More. In keeping with the challenge I created a project for Mother's Day including a ribbon in my floral arrangement.


I created 7 flowers with the Flower Shoppe cartridge.There are quite a few videos on youtube.com showing various methods of making paper flowers. I really like this one and used it as my inspiration. She has other videos on different flowers as well that are awesome! I chose to not have them so tightly cupped for a different look.


The wire was hot glued between the folds of the layers and then the button was hot glued to the center. 


The butterfly has a vellum overlay that is hot glued in the center. It also has a wire attached with hot glue to the back.


I inked the flowers prior to using the stylus, as shown in the video, to cup the flowers. I stickled the edges of most of the petals once the flower was put together.

Recipe:
Cricut Expression
Flowers - Flower Shoppe (Fun2)
Butterfly - Everyday Pop Up Cards
Fruit Punch Stickles, Floral wire, Buttons, Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!

Annette



Monday, May 5, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More-Mother's Day Challenge

Hello! So glad you came to visit. Exploring Cricut and More has a new challenge this week. You are to create a card, layout or project for Mother's Day. You must include in your project a ribbon. So, any color, any machine:)

I chose to create a Mother's Day card using my Cricut Expression. I decided to look at some of my older cartridges and see what I could come up with. I really like these tags from All Mixed Up. I have used them for different projects, but never on a card. 


I think this is really sweet with the white little flowers I added on top. Yellow Stickles was added to the center of the white flowers. I added some Stickles to the tag flower underneath the white. The background paper already came in a patchwork like design.


Recipe:
A2 card base
Paper DCWV, Bazzill
"MOM" tag - All Mixed Up
Flowers - Prima
Yellow and Diamond Stickles, Green ribbon

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out my DT sisters for great inspiration:)




Thursday, April 24, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More - Birthday Box Card

Hello Everyone! I'm sharing today over at Exploring Cricut and More. I created another of Lori Whitlock's cute 3d box cards. I think they are super fun to create and really the hardest is picking the papers you would like to choose. The design is all done for you!


This was a birthday card for my nephew so my colors were chosen based on a teenage boy. There was one candle on the cake that I decided to snip off. I think there is still so much detail on the cake that it is not needed. Another fun idea I thought of, after I was done, was welding the number of the birthday or anniversary to the cake. 


I used gold Stickles for the banner instead of real brads. Either works great! I inked up the stars and the yellow banner pieces so they would stand out a little more.

Recipe:
Lori Whitlock Silhouette Online Store #56156
Doublesided Scrap Papers
Gold Stickles, Pumpkin Tim Holtz ink


Thanks for stopping by!

Annette


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More - "It's A Spring Thing"

Happy Monday! It's challenge time at Exploring Cricut and More. Make a card, layout or craft celebrating Spring and include at least 1 flower. 

I decided to create a card. I used my Cricut to cut the images I chose. The birds had legs on them but I cut them off because I wanted the birds to be resting on the branch and flowers. 


I chose to stickle the flowers so they would show up better on the white embossed scallop circle. The scalloped circle was given some texture by running it through the Cuttlebug machine. I used a brown marker to make the eyes for the birds.

Recipe:
A2 cardbase
Scalloped Circle - Elegant Edges 3.71"
Branch with Flowers - Gypsy Wanderings 1", 0.86"
Birds - 3 Birds- Straight From the Nest 1"
Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls
Orange, Yellow, Blue Stickles, brown marker

Thanks for stopping by and hope you join in the challenge this week!

Annette

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More - Easter Surprises

Happy Thursday and welcome! It's my turn to share at Exploring Cricut and More and I decided to show you some more Easter goodies that might help inspire you as you get prepared. I can't believe that it is next week and I'm not ready!!  If you're like me, this might help you get inspired. I am in love with Lori Whitlock's 3d box cards. There was a sale recently for 1/2 off everything at the Silhouette store and I stocked up. Needless to say you will be seeing more of these cute cards.



I really like that they will fit in an A2 or 5x7 envelope, so no extra postage! All the guess work is already done for you. It's just a matter of picking the papers that you want to use.


I also added paper to the back of the card. I just duplicated the images and resized them. This is a great spot to write a note, but I think will look a little dressier with the matted finish.


I did add some more elements to the card just to make it more my own. The extra bow and extra scallop were added. Stickles was also added to the pink bow.

Recipe:
 Silhouette Online Store Lori Whitlock #56147 A2 box card Easter Basket
Fruit Punch Stickles
Scrap Papers
Sentiment - My Pink Stamper

Thanks for stopping by!

Annette






Monday, April 7, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More - Easter

Good Morning! Are you ready for a challenge? This is a fun one and will hopefully get you ready for the upcoming holiday - Easter. Create a card, layout or papercraft including at least one frame and one embellishment (button, brad, jewel, etc). 

I chose this 3d stand up Christian Cross by Lori Whitlock #57242. 


I chose a Kraft paper for the base and used papers from My Mind's Eye. Each flower had the edges inked in green and gold brads were added to the middle.The card also came with an envelope since this is a smaller size card, so that is awesome too. I like that it can stand up on its own for display.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out my DT sisters as they always have great inspiration for us all!!

Annette



Thursday, March 27, 2014

Exploring Cricut - Spring!

Hello! I'm glad you stopped by today as it is my turn to share at  Exploring Cricut and More. We just got done with Spring Break and I always feel like once that comes and goes I'm ready for summer. But, we still have a few more weeks of school left and it is definitely not warm enough around here. So, to keep me thinking warm thoughts, I decided to create a spring inspired card.


The wreath could be cut as is or you could cut with your own colored papers. I decided to do both for this card. I enlarged the colored flowers to fit the size I needed and then print and cut them. For the wreath itself, I used papers that I had in my stash. To do this I traced each piece and then cut out with my Cameo.  I added Stickles to the flowers and wreath.  There was also a base to the wreath that I did not to use. 

The tag with sentiment was an SVG of Vintage labels and I apologize but I can't remember where I got them. I did see at the Silhouette store that there are some cute ones from Jillibean Soup that look very similar.  I changed the verbage on the tag by ungrouping the image. Once that's done I could add any sentiment I chose. It is nice to do this, especially if you don't have a stamp in your collection with just the right words to use:)

Recipe:
A2 cardbase Stampin' Up
Pattern Paper - My Mind's Eye
Wreath - Silhouette Store #56497
Twine, Fruit Punch, Yellow, Diamond Stickles, Black Ink

Thanks for stopping by and you still have time to enter our challenge until Saturday!

Annette

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Exploring Cricut - Spring Anyone?

Hello Everyone! The warm air is teasing us these days and it needs to stay put.  I definitely am ready for the Spring/Summer season. It's my turn to share at Exploring Cricut and More and I was looking for a project that would help me think warm thoughts. I came across this cute vase at Lettering Delights. It happened to be a free cut, which always is a plus in my book.


You can cut this using your printer (using the color chosen already) or change the colors to your liking.  I chose to change the colors a little bit and here's how I did mine. 


I clicked on the Trace button (you can also find this under Object button and scroll down to Trace). I then clicked the Select Trace Area. I outlined the area that you see below. Once this was done I hit the Trace button.


The boot outline will then change to a red color instead of yellow and you can take your cursor and separate the yellow boot from the red outline. This outline is what you will use to cut with the color of your choice.

I then proceeded to do this with all of the cuts. You will also need to remember to cut two boots for both sides. To save on paper waste, when cutting the black and pink, I moved the outlines closer together before cutting. 

I put silk flowers in mine, but if you add some support to the bottom of your box a small bud vase will fit very nicely instead. This would make a sweet gift for any occasion.

Recipe:
12 x 12 American Craft Papers
Wellie Box - Lettering Delights
Silk Flowers

Hope you enjoyed my project and thanks for stopping by!

Annette

Monday, March 10, 2014

Exploring Cricut Challenge - The Luck of the Irish

Good morning everyone! It's time for a challenge at the new Exploring Cricut and More. Create a card, layout or project to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Your project must include a shamrock. Remember you can use any machine to create your project:)

I decided to create fun gift boxes for my kids to celebrate the holiday! 


The sentiment was made with the Silhouette Cameo. I chose black and sized to fit exactly in the scallop circle. 


Did you know they have teeny tiny Starbursts minis unwrapped. They are so cute and a bunch fit into my boxes!!


As you can see, the box is shaped like a triangle and the shamrocks are glued to the top and bottom of the box. There are 2 separate triangles that are glued to the top and bottom of the triangle sides for added support to the box. 

Recipe:
Silhouette Cameo
Clover Box - Silhouette Store
Scallop Circle - Silhouette Store
Sentiment - Skdigis
Scor Tape

Thank you for stopping by and hope to see some of your great projects too! Check out my DT sisters for even more inspiration for the upcoming holiday:)

Annette

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Exploring Cricut - Jar of Hearts

Good Morning! Hope your day is off to a great start. Today, I am sharing a project at Exploring Cricut.  I used quite a few cartridges to complete this card and, of course, my Gypsy.


Mason jars are so popular right  now and I was inspired by looking on Pinterest to create this one. I found the jar on the cartridge From My Kitchen and then welded the hearts to the jar. I used the x and y axis to make sure the hearts were even in their rows. The floral bg paper was also tweeked from Elegant Edges. I hid the heart that was in the bottom right corner to get the shape I wanted. 

Recipe:
A2 card base
Papers - My Mind's Eye
Jar - From My Kitchen 3.47"
Heart - George and Basic Shapes .37"
Bread Tag- Walk in My Garden 1.20"
Green Floral Mat - Elegant Edges
Sentiment - Hero Arts 
Yellow Stickles, Twine

Don't forget we still have a challenge you can enter. We would love to see your project. Thank you for stopping by!!

Annette



Monday, February 24, 2014

Exploring Cricut - Bag Box or Tag Challenge

Hello Monday! It's time for another fun challenge from Exploring Cricut. This week we are asked to create a bag, box or tag and include 1 ribbon in your project.

I created a box from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More and had warmer weather in mind when I chose this particular cut.  I used my Gypsy to size the box on a 12 x 12 mat. I also hid all the cut marks. It would be nice if the marks only scored the paper, however, it gives a cut that I don't like on the finished product. I used my Martha Stewart scorer to crease the areas that need to folded.



This is what it looks like after it is done on the Cricut. The flower pieces have a slit in each of them and the flower slides together. I placed the gold flower on top of that with a glue dot to give a little more dimension. The gold flower was created using the tag image on the same cartridge. 


Recipe: 

Box and Flower - Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 9.12", 265"
Button, Twine

Hope to see your great creations too:) Thanks for stopping by!

Annette


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Valentine Blog Hop Winner!

Hello to new and old friends! Thank you so much for hopping along with us. It's time to pick the winner for my blog candy! Random.org drew #3 - Stephanie who said: This is such a sweet card. Love that image. I'm a long time follower. stuff@gt.rr.com.  Congrats to you!!!

Stephanie please send me your mailing address so I can send you your goodies:)

Hope you all had a sweet Valentine's day!!

Annette

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Exploring Cricut - Love Bug

Hello, today is my turn to share a project at Exploring Cricut! Are you ready for Valentine's Day tomorrow?  Well, if not  there's still time:)I created this sweet love bug card to send to my oldest with some yummy treats. 


I really am enjoying using this paper stack from Doodlebug. I added Fruit Punch Stickles to the cheeks and Black Stickles to the mouth and eyes.

Recipe:
A2 cardbase
Doodlebug Papers
Love Bug - Simply Charmed
Sentiment - Hero Arts
Twine, Stickles

You have until Saturday to enter your Valentine project at Exploring Cricut. Remember, to check out the  hop  for a chance to win some blog candy!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Annette


Monday, February 10, 2014

Exploring Cricut - Valentine Blog Hop

Hello Monday and welcome to Exploring Cricut Valentine Blog Hop!! If you hopped from Emily then you are in the right spot. If not, hop back to Exploring Cricut so you don't miss a thing:) You can join in the fun by creating a card, layout or paper craft using 1 jewel celebrating Valentine's Day.  Our Design Team has some awesome projects for inspiration  You have until Saturday to enter our challenge:)

I created a card using the fun double sided papers from Doodlebug.

I created the shadow feature in white and popped the pink pattern paper up with pop dots. My jewel is tucked in between the heart that she is holding. 
Recipe:
A2 cardbase
Papers - Doodlebug
Girl Silhouette - A Child's Year
Jewel

There is blog candy to win too! To win: Let me know you are a follower and how to get a hold of you in the comments below. I will draw a winner Saturday. Good luck!!


Here's the schedule if you get lost along the way!



Now hop on over to Michelle for some more crafty goodness!!

Thanks for stopping by:)

Annette