Monday, October 22, 2012

Letter Q - Quilted card front

 Hello Everyone,
Welcome to Letter of the Day from My Cricut Craft Room.  As part of the design team, I've been thinking about this post for about three weeks.  The word Quilt come to me right away and I've spent the time trying to figure out how to make some cuts to create quilt. 
Well, I couldn't quite piece a quilt top together so I used the gypsy and searched the word quilt.  There were a few cuts that come up.  I really liked the one from Paper Lace. 
So, I decided to create a card with a quilted cut on the front.  I used Paper Lace to cut the quilt top and a shadow piece. 
Now I have the quilt top cut out, what do I do with it?  So the colors and the paper stack I used reminded me of fall or Thanksgiving.  So I used the same shadow cut on the gypsy and unlinked the size ratio and mad a label.  Then I used designer Calender and cut out Give Thanks.
It really needed a few extras so I covered the words with glitter and added a few rhinestones.  Here's the end result. 
This is a simple square card using the quilt cut on the Paper Lace cartridges.  For more creative ideas using the Letter Q, stop by My Cricut Craft Room.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Would You Have Ever Guessed - Halloween

Hello Everyone,

WOW, Halloween is almost here and it's time to start building all the special treats to give away.  Today is Would You Ever Guess Wednesday at My Cricut Craft Room. and each of us created something using Create A Critter or Create A Critter 2 cartridges and did not use the animal. 

I really like building special Halloween treats to share with the few trick or treater's we get.  If I see 30 kids throughout the night that's big for us.  So I tend to do something a little more than a piece of candy from the bowl. 

I used Create a Critter 2 to build the witches cauldron.  I cut it at 2".  The tag was cut from the Art Philosophy cartridges. 

I started with a black piece of card stock 5" x 3 1/2".  The slate colored card stock is cut at 4 3/4" x 3 1/4"  I then used a gift card holder template to cut half circles to hold the candy.
I cut a 1" strip of the lime green paper and wrapped around the sides.  I then used some black bakers twine to hold things in place.

Here's a look at what is on the CAC2 cartridge.  There are so many great non animal cuts.  I think this will be one of the most used cartridges in my collection.  

Thanks for stopping by and to see more great projects check out My Cricut Craft Room


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Card Creating Tuesday - Angels

Hello Everyone,

Today at My Cricut Craft Room we are creating cards with angels. 

Before we go on to my project I want to remind you about October and Breast Cancer Awareness.  We have put all of our title graphics in pink and each of our daily projects have some piece of pink on them in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.  We want women to remember to do self examinations and if you are over the age of 40, have an annual mammogram. 

Back to crafting.

My angel card is for Christmas.  I used Everyday Paper Dolls to cut out my angel and all her accessories.  I wanted to add a little sparkle to her so I embossed her dress with the Cuttlebug Snowflake folder.  Then I used some Tattered Angels golden mist to try and add a little bit.
I used Golden Rod Stickles for the halo and wand. I used Water Fall blue Stickles for her eyes.  
I used two different A Muse Studio stamp sets and card stock for the inside and out.
So here's my finished card.  My girl looks a little pale.  With ALL the paper I have, I couldn't find the right color to use for her body. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  For more angel card inspiration go to My Cricut Craft Room

Saturday, October 6, 2012

October 100 cartridge Blog Hop

Hello Everyone and welcome to My Cricut Craft Room’s 100 cartridge blog hop day ONE.  Over the next two days the design team from My Cricut Craft Room will showcase projects that use 100 + cricut cartridges.  Each member of the team will use at least four separate cartridges.  Many of them will use more, because no one can use just one.

Before we get started, I would like to take a minute and talk about the month of October and Breast Cancer Awareness.  We all know that October is designated Breast Cancer Awareness Months, but for all women, it should be every month.  It’s SO important for women of all ages to do monthly self examinations.  Women over 40 need to have annual mammograms.  As I was informed recently, “I’m of THAT age” and so earlier this week, I went for my annual mammogram.  Early detection is what saves lives.  Please be vigilant in taking care of yourself and encouraging the other women in your life to do the same. 
So back to the HOP. 
You should have started at My Cricut Craft Room.  There are plenty of stops along the way and I’m number 15. 
You should have arrived from Teresa's Blog
This month I picked Heritage, Hello Kitty Font, Shall We Dance and Songbird and the four Cricut cartridges I would use to create projects. 
My first project is an anniversary card.  I used Songbird to create the label and Heritage for the 25th.   
I tried to color over the silver numbers with stickles to make it sparkle.
My second project is a continuation of an album I’m working on for a Christmas gift.  I know, you all are going to get real tired of seeing vacation photos.  I created two more pages.  The first page I used Animal Kingdom and Hello Kitty Font.  I used some distress ink on the animal words to try and give them some texture.  It’s hard to see and I’m not sure you can even tell.  Attraction, was cut out of the rounded Hello Kitty Font. 

The third project is…. Yes, another album page.  This picture was taken is Nevada City, Montana.  It’s a place where the state of Montana has been relocating old buildings to creating a restoration place with a hotel, bar, train station and other business.  I just had to go with the sign on the building.  It's hard to read, but it says "Cheap Cash Store."   I used Hello Kitty Font and Songbird. 
This fourth project was something I created for work.  We have been playing Walk-the-Block Monopoly for our monthly health and wellness challenge.  The number of blocks you walk in a day is how many times you get to roll the dice.  We renamed all the properties on the board to match project the company has designed.  I reworded all the Change and Community Chest cards to go with our company as well.  The rest of the rules remained the same.   This week we all gathered and took our turns for the last week of September.  The top eight with the highest net worth, cash and property value, were the winners. 
Here’s the prize.  A gift bag with “Franken Coins” and a Visa Gift Card.  The card was held to the back of the bag with the brad.  I used Heritage for the outside of the monopoly sign, Shall We Dance for the top hat, Nate’s ABC’s for the letters and Indie Art for the dice. 
I tried to use a black pearl pen on the dice, but just made a mess. 
I punched a hole in the middle of the topper and through the gift bag to insert a brad.  This worked well to hold the bag closed and then once at work, I just un-folded the brad, placed on the gift card and re folded it down.  To say the least, the bags were a hit. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Your next stop is Cathy's Blog.
Here is the full Saturday line up in case you get side tracked along the way.
6.     Lisa Chamberlain
10.   Erica's Projects

Scrap Happens ~ Embellish It's 2nd Blogoversary Blog Hop!

·         Welcome to ScrapHappens ~ Embellish It's 2nd Blogoversary Blog Hop!
You should have arrived from Tara’s Blog 
but if you have just stumbled upon my blog, go back to Scrap Happens~Embellish It to start from the beginning.

This hop is an ANYTHING GOES hop and there are so many different craft projects to see along the way.

My project was for a baby announcement.  I used the Tags Bags and Boxes 2 cricut cartridge to cut out all the onsie gift boxes.  The book with the cartridges advised cutting out the box at 9”.  That produces a great size box, but it would not fit onto an 81/2 X 11 sheet of paper.   I wanted to use my A Muse Studio card stock so I cut the box at 7”.


I used Jaded Blossom Kiss stamps to label the bottom of about 400 kisses.  Each box holds 8 so that left me a few extras. 

I took two kisses and used pink and blue stickles to color one pink and one blue.  She found out that morning what she would be having so I left one of each in the back room.  I told her to pick the one that she needed and to place it in one of the boxes.  I wanted to be as surprised as everyone else when the kiss was found.  The person that had the kiss in their box won a nice little prize. 


Your next stop on the hop is Amber’s Blog.
During October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, A Muse Studio's is giving away 10,000 free "Fight Like a Girl" stamp sets.  To receive yours click HERE and then on the Stamp Out Breast Cancer box. 

Here the full line up in case you get side tracked along the way.  Happy Hopping.


Here is the blog line up so far...

1.      Scrap Happens~Embellish It ---
2.      Tara Barnes Bruening ---
3.      Tammy Smith ---
4.      Amber Neal-Johnson ---
5.      Robin Carroll ---
6.      Melanie Rozwood ---
7.      Lori Apgar ---
8.      Norma G. ---
9.      Maria Matter ---
10.    Angie Livingston ---
Robin Lane ---

Friday, October 5, 2012

Hello Blog Hoppers.

I'm in two blog hops this weekend. 

Click HERE  for the 100                  Click HERE for the 
Cartridge                                          Blogaversary

I will be doing my own drawing for blog hop CANDY, so please leave a comment.  

Don't for get to stop by A Muse Studio and register for one of 10,000 free "Fight Like a Girl" stamp set.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

An Apple A Day - Theme Day

Hello Everyone.  Can you believe that it's October?  WOW how time is flying by.  Today is Theme Day Thursday at My Cricut Craft Room and the theme is APPLES.  Who wouldn't love an apple?

Did you notice the PINK graphic above?  The whole team at My Cricut Craft Room is glad to be apart of raising awareness of Breast Caner during the month of October. We want to encourage all women to preform self examinations and women over the age of 40 should be having annual mammograms.  Yes, I've had my annual mammogram yesterday morning and I'm awaiting the results. 

I have two different apple items that are being used as part of my companies Health and Wellness program.  If you have anything like this going on at your work then you know just how crazy some of these things tend to get. 

The name of our challenge was An Apple a Day.  The idea is that each member of the team was to eat a full serving of fruits or vegetables during the time they are in the office.  Before and after work doesn't count.  Once you ate your serving, you place a fruit fuzzy into your teams jar.  I used Recess to cut the apples and then Varsity Letter for the numbers.  I glued the numbers together backwards.  I used the middle part of the cut for the top layer instead of cutting the base in white and the outline in black.  (This is an example of the wrong way to glue things together).

We had to keep actual tracking sheets as well.  The little fuzzies seemed to end out all over the office.  But everyone had fun playing with them.  

After the game was over and we had a team of winners.  I created gift card holders for each team member.  We awarded two gift cards to each player.  One for subway and the other for itunes. I used a Spellbinders die to cut out the gift card holders and glued them to the inside of the card.

For the outside I used Country Life for the apples and Street Signs for the "Winner"  I honestly can't remember which font I used for Apple and Day.  The "a's" I cut out were to large so I ended up using a stamp for that part.

I hope this gives you some inspiration and ideas on how you can use your cricut for work and play.  Now if I can just convince work to purchase crafting supplies and give me time during the work day for the projects it would be great.   For more inspiration and ideas for Theme Day Thursday visit My Cricut Craft Room