Tuesday, January 31, 2012

SKI VAIL layout

I dug around for some old ski pictures of us with friends (from like 20 years ago!) because I had the perfect paper for a ski layout left over from my Echo Park Winter Park collection.  They were in a big box of pictures I plan to get to "someday".  My husband and I had a good chuckle when looking through the whole roll of pics-we were so much younger and thinner!!!!  The kids barely recognized us, lol!  I used Accent Essentials for the snowflake, circle, and large accent shape under pictures.  I used the Mickey Font for the title and Winter Woodland for the skis.  The rest is stickers from the paper collection. 

Accent Essentials-big shapes, snowflake (cut with image, blackout, and shadow at 2 1/2 in.)
Mickey Font-title
Winter Woodland-skis
Paper-Echo Park Winter Park collection
brown chalk ink in jumbo java
ribbon-Stampin Up cherry cobbler

I'm going to add this to the Exploring Cricut 123 challenge this week:  to use at least 1 ribbon, 2 cricut cuts, and 3 buttons or jewels.  I've got my cherry cobbler ribbon folded in half under the ski pass, my snowflake and skis (wasn't sure if the title counted), and my 3 buttons at the top for an accent.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hey Cupcake cards

I made Valentines cards  and I must have been feeling hungry, because they all involve cupcakes!  The yummy delicious background paper is from the DCVW Sweet stack, which I've had for awhile.  I resolved I would NOT buy any new Valentine paper this year, no matter how tempted, but use from the stash!!!!   (Maybe I need a 12 step program for paper hoarders...)   The cupcake is from Simply Charmed.  I needed a happy cupcake to go with the happy fun paper!

Card 1

Card 2

Card 3

Simply Charmed-cupcakes
Paper-DCVW Sweet stack, DCVW glitter paper
Stamps-all from Fiskars The Sweet Life (except be my valentine, which is from Stampendous)

I'm going to link this to the My Creative Time Throwback Thursday challenge to make a valentine card.

Friday, January 27, 2012


This card is for Son#3, who is a huge dinosaur fan.  It will be a lunchbox card for him sometime soon.  I used Create A Critter for the dinosaur and a My Pink Stamper set for the sayings.  The stars are from a CM punch.  I'm linking it to the My Craft Spot challenge to make a boy card.

Added:  This layout made the Cricut Chirp!!!  I'm so excited!!!!

Create A Critter-dinosaur, cut at 3 1/2  in.
Paper-cardstock scraps from the stash
Star Punch-CM
Stamps-My Pink Stamper
card base is 4x4

Thursday, January 26, 2012

make a wish card

The challenge this week at Celebrate the Occasion is to make a masculine birthday card.  Since I've depleted the stash, this seemed like a perfect opportunity to restock!   I used the Phrases cartridge for the words and kept the rest of the card simple-just some paper and ribbon.

Paper-My Mind's Eye
Stampin Up ribbon

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Girl Time mini album

I've had the idea for this mini in my head ever since I saw some of this Crate Paper left on clearance!  (It is much too pink and girly for me to use in our family scrapbooks, which feature all boys, so I had to find another way to use it.)  This mini uses Paisley, which is one of my favorite cartridges.  I absolutely love the word art on this cart.  I gave it to my niece for her birthday recently, along with the Paisley cartridge.  I love the shoes (especially the basketball shoes-she plays on a team) and the purse!

Accent Essentials-shapes on cover
Paisley-all other cuts
Paper-Crate Paper Paper Dolls

The album pages are 5x7.  I pop dotted the embellishments so photos can be slipped under the edges to accomodate 4x6 pictures.

I am linking this to the Fantabulous Cricut challenge this week to use a label shape or scallop (other than a plain circle) on a project.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

You're Grand!

I've had the cutest stamp set from My Pink Stamper for awhile, called Music Speaks, which I got because two of my kids are really involved in music.  I made Son#2 a lunchbox mini card with two of the stamps and the piano from A Child's Year (he taught himself the latest Adele song and performed it for his music class at school, while accompanying himself on the piano-it was apparently quite a hit with  5th grade ladies, as they've been stopping me to tell me what a great singer he is!).   He told me after school that he LOVED his lunch note from me!

A Child's Year-piano, cut at 2 1/2
Stamps-My Pink Stamper set Music Speaks
black and white cardstock

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sweet Music

Son#1 plays the fiddle in a bluegrass band, and these pics are of a concert they did for New Year's at a local nursing home.  I used Quarter Note, which is a great cart if you have a lot of music event pictures like I do!  I used the violin and guitar cuts, along with the titles from it.  The top note shape journal box is from Accent Essentials.  The paper is from Echo Park's Life is Good collection.

Accent Essentials-journal box
Quarter Note-all other cuts
Paper-Echo Park Life is Good collection

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I'm Bananas for You

This layout is catching up more of the birthday pictures-son #2 had a Sock Monkey themed birthday party.  I found the most fun stack of paper called Cheekee Monkey by The Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby to work with for these pics.  I did a search at MyCutSearch.com (which lets you search for images on all the carts) and found monkeys on lots of carts.  I went with the adorable monkey from the Sweethearts cartridge, which also had the title.  The bananas are from Create a Critter and the vines from Zooballoo.

Sweetheart-title, monkey, vine, and leaf
Create a Critter-bananas
Paper-Cheekee Monkey by The Paper Studio, brown cardstock from the stash

I'm going to link this to the BBTB2 challenge this week to use a cricut number on the project somewhere, since I have the 4 in the title.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Sending love card

I made this card for my parents, who are being snowbirds by spending the winter in warm weather.  They went to the beach yesterday!  I kept thinking I needed to do something with my new 3 Birds on Parade cart with the birds at the beach.  So, I turned that idea into a Valentine for them-which I think they will find pretty funny!  I used three carts:  3 Birds on Parade, Paperdoll Dressup, and Everyday Paperdolls

3 Birds on Parade-birds
Paperdoll Dressup-island with palm trees (did several cuts in different colors as it didn't have layers)
Everyday Paperdolls-lawnchairs, sun, sunglasses, waves
Paper-scraps from the stash
stamp from JoAnns, circle punches

I'm going to link this to the CardzTV challenge to make a card with a June in January summer theme.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Snow Much Fun

This layout is for winter fun pics (although we haven't had much in the way of snow yet, but I'm sure it will come) and the Fantabulous Cricut challenge to use a snowman or snowflakes.  I've been looking forward to using this paper from the Doodlebug stack-it's just fun!  I used Stretch Your Imagination again (forgot how much I like that cart) and Winter Frolic. 

Stretch Your Imagination-snowmen cut at 4 1/2 in. and 5 1/2 inches, snowflakes cut at 2 in. and 4 1/2 in.
Winter Frolic-title cut at 3 1/2 in., journal box cut at 3 1/2 in.
Paper-Doodlebug stack

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Let the Good Times Roll birthday layout

This will be for pics of a  birthday party where we played board games at the party.  It uses Birthday Bash and Stretch Your Imagination.  I tried out the banner cuts on Birthday Bash and liked the effect!  (I know banners are trendy right now-but I've never tried one before.)  I pop dotted the banner over the corner pic so the pic can slide underneath.

Stretch Your Imagination-stretch cut of the cake
Birthday Bash-all other cuts
Paper-DCVW stack for the prints and assorted CM solid cardstock
embossing folder on the cake