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.

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!


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. 


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 for your next wonderful creation!!

Thanks for stopping by!


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! 


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. 

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!


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!


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 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!