Thursday, September 27, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room Theme Day Thursday - Halloween invites

The My Cricut Craft Room Theme Day Thursday's theme was to make invites or party decor for a Halloween party. I made a set of invites. Also, we're now pink if you didn't already know... that means to support breast cancer awareness we're all making projects that have pink somewhere on them.

I used Create A Critter 2 to make my invites. I cut the little skull that's part of the pirate hat of the ghost. I cut it at about 2 inches or so (i used my gypsy so i'm not 100 % on the size).

I cut card bases out of black and they're smaller 4 x 3 (or so when folded) and 4x6 when unfolded. On the black cards I held the skull on the card and inked onto the card with light pink ink (it turned out more on the white side though). And I did the same for the pink but used black ink. the pink is cut at about 3.5 x 2.5 and then placed on the black base. I used a clear stamp from a Recollections party set to stamp "you're invited!" on the cards. I placed it down the side of the black card and along the bottom of the pink.

To view all the other DT's Halloween party projects please go visit My Cricut Craft Room and check em out.

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

Monday, September 17, 2012

MCCR Letter L - love card

The MCCR letter of the day is "L" so I used Sweethearts and Old West carts to make a card that says Love (which starts with L).

I cut the letters out with Old West in light pink. Embossed them with swiss dots and the cuttlebug, and then inked with silver ink. I cut out some different sized rectangles in gray (2 different shades) and embossed one with divine swirls and inked with silver ink, and inked the other around the edges with pink ink. I cut a large rectangle in pink (just a little smaller than the card) and embossed with swiss dots and inked with pink.

For the inside I cut some rectangles in dark pink and light pink and inked each with silver ink. I adhered the dark pink on both sides and bottom (leaving the top open to form a pocket for a gift card, money, check etc.) and put the light pink on top of that. I wrote a message in silver ink on the light pink.

My fav part of the whole card is the blinged out ring. This card was a wedding card so the ring was perfect for the "o". I used sweethearts to cut the ring and cut it in white. I added clear/white stickles to the diamond and yellow to the ring base. I love the color combo. I sent this to my friend who just got married (they had a country style wedding hints the old west font).

To see the rest of the MCCR DT's projects please go to MCCR and check em out!

I'm entering this into the following challenge:
Docerela Creations - Anything goes
DL. ART thankful thursday - anything goes

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Cricut Craft Room Help Guide is 78 pages and
you can download it by clicking this picture. .....

When you open Cricut Craft Room now there is a GREAT video that pops up and welcomes you to Craft Room. If you have ever been intimidated by the idea of Craft Room…. NOW is your chance. There is a 4 minute video that welcomes you to Craft Room and will help you get aquainted and NOT intimidated by Craft Room!

It really is great, no matter what your computer skill level is. Please take the first step and try Craft Room if you have not taken that step yet. I have done a few Ustream tutorials to help with Craft Room, but no one can do it better than Provo-Craft themselves!

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Visit the My Cricut Craft Room blog for 6-10 Cricut made projects each weekday.

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12x24 set of Cutting mats $12.50
Set of Regular Blades $7.50
Set of Deep Cut Blades $9

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Any suggestions are ALWAYS welcome!

Friday, September 14, 2012

MCCR Scrapbook Friday - 4 pics - fresh and clean lo

Today at MCCR we were to make a scrapbook layout with 4 pictures.

I used Wild Card and my gypsy to weld the letters together to make the title. I added white gel pen dots around the title.

I cut the whale from Create A Critter. I added some pink stickles to the water coming out of her spout. I also added stickles around the page on random bubbles. I cut some strips of pink paper for journaling on with white pen. And I added a photo mat to 2 of the pics in different shades of pink.

Hard to believe this lil thing is gonna be 3 years old in January :(!

To see all the DT's amazing projects please go to MCCR to check em out!

I'm entering this into the following challenge:
DL ART thankful thursday -anything goes

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

butterfly card

I made this cute shaped butterfly card using my Gypsy and Create A Critter. I welded the butterfly and cut the different layers. I added tons of glitter.. cuz everyone knows butterflies glitter!!! lol. I used a PK face stamp for the face (its a halloween set). I also followed a color challenge going on at PKS this week.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Also, tomorrow is my newphews 7th birthday party and I made some pretty cool looking pirate cookies.. hopefully I'll get around to sharing those soon.. but not TOO soon since I have Harmony's 1st birthday party next Sat.. where did the time go? Her first year just flew by!!! I'm hoping to have a full update post on her progress soon.. or at least some of my fav pics of her first year :).

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day (night)!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Boys Layout

I have this adorable layout for you guys to see today.

These are my nephews during their very first photo shoot together. I did the photos. Crazy, in these pics the older one is 2, going on 3, and the lil one is only a month old... now the older one just turned 7 a couple days ago and the lil one.. well he just turned 4. WHERE did the years go?!

I used all DCWV paper for this layout. I cut the title with my gypsy and expression 2 using wild card for "the" and robotz for "boys". I used tooth picks for the base of the lil flags at the bottom. Blue ribbon toward the top, black bakers twine, and some really weird black lacey fabric type ribbon (i got it at really reasonable ribbon).

I love these lil guys.. :) They're my only nephews.. and they were both around before I had my girls so I used to be the greatest Auntie ever until I got married and moved out of state. I taught the older one how to start talking.. I was there the day he was born and he was the whiniest ring bearer in all the history of ring bearers but I love him anyway ;). And the lil one.. well he's the lil one! He's obviously my fav since we're both the 2nd born lol jk jk.. seriously though.. I missed a lot of his baby baby years cause I lived in a different state, but he's still my lil guy anyway.

Really funny fact... my mom had a boy (my bro) and a girl (me).. my bro had 2 boys.. I had 2 girls. When my bro was younger he had blonde hair.. but its now a brown, his wife's hair is dark brown.. my husband had blondish hair for a short time when he was a baby and we both have dark dark brown hair now (remember this part). My bro's 1st son has blonde hair, blue eyes and a real 'tude. My 1st daughter has BLOND hair, Blue eyes, and a real 'tude! My bro's 2nd son has brownish hair (that had a reddish tint when he was a baby), blue eyes, he's pretty laid back and used to eat everything (we used to call him "garbage can" lol cuz he'd eat ANYTHING!). My 2nd daughter has RED hair, blue eyes, she's laid back and she eats everything (we call her "Lady Gryph" after her cousin Gryphon (the 2nd born)). Now if you recall.. we all have brown hair now, and the 2 men (my bro and hubby) only had blonde hair for a short time... out of 4 brown haired people how did NONE of us and up with a brown haired kid?! LOL pretty funny.

Sorry funny story I had to get out.

I'm entering this layout into the following challenges:

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

MCCR WYEGW - crown box

Today at MCCR our challenge was to make a box using any cart of our choice.

I decided to make this cute crown box from the Princess Party cart. I've had it for almost a year now and I don't think I've used it once. :)

This heart is already made to cut out of the box I thought it added a little something so I left it. Once it was all cut out and folded I added stickles to in blue pink and yellow to the tops to make it look like gems.

Head on over to MCCR to see everyone's amazing projects for today!

I'm entering this into the following challenge:
DL ART thankful thursday - anything goes

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Stacy's bday candy

Stacy is celebrating her bday and she's giving away a candy go see how to win HERE!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

MCCR September 100 Cart Hop - Day

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day ONE

You should have started at if not please start at the beginning

Collectively the design team uses over 100 different Cricut Cartridges in their projects during the two days of this hop.

You should have come from Ava's blog

Today I am sharing this apple layout I made. I used Home Accents, Give a hoot, & Plantin schoolbook cartridges to make this. All papers are from DCWV. The title is made with my gypsy and I used the apple from give a hoot and the font from Holiday cakes. I welded the letters together and to the apple. I left the A inside the apple without welding it.

To make this apple i cut it multiple times and then folded the apple in half and adhered each one to the other. It's cut in red and kraft.

On this apple I used scribbles 3d paint to make the black pop. It's also on pop dots.

Im entering this into the following challenge:
DL ART thankful thursday - anything goes

Your next stop is Marji's blog

And heres the whole line up for both days!



3. Kathy
4. heather
5. Miranda
6. LB
7. amy
8. Claire
9. shelley
10. jenn lorist
11. Erica's Projects
12. Angie
13. Cathy
14. Tammy -
15. Samantha
16. Nadja
17. Lisa Carrier
18. robin
19. Jessica S
20. Jen L
21. Blog Candy


2. Ava
3. Jamie L
4. Marji
5. Jamie M
6. Janet
7. Ashley
8. Lisa Ch
9. Erica's Projects
10. Nanne
11. Jessica W
12. Susie
13. Mary
14. Jodie
15. tess
16. Sarah
17. Sharon
18. Christina
19. Blog Candy

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!