Saturday, August 27, 2011

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #59! plus Scrapbookaholic, and Fantabulous Cricut

Here is the entry for  Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #59, Scrapbookaholic By Abby Challenge #12
and Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #74 and Peachy Keen Lets Face it Friday

I am trying better to also document what supplies I use.  This card seems rather simple for the long list of stuff I used!  It feels like something is missing on this card, it meets all the challenges, but design-wise what do you think I could have added?

Paper from Her Disgrace, Cake & Ice cream, and Bazzill.
Ribbon and Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Tim Holtz distress ink weathered wood
PK Stamps everyday character face parts
at you spica lipstick pen
zig millenium pure blue pen
white galaxy pen
buttons from my stash
glue glider pro
stayz on black stamp pad
Cricut Doodlecharms cart cut at 3.75

Scrapbookaholic: any design
Fantabulous Cricut: birthday
Peachy Keen Lets Face it Friday: Animal Theme with PK faces
Peachy Keen Sketch:

Create a card based on the layout provided (Peachy Keen Stamps are not required for this challenge, but if you've got them, we looooove seeing how you create with them!) and twist provided.
  • Project must include basic elements from the sketch and the twist: BUTTONS - use buttons somewhere on your project
  • Link up by September 5th {the collection closes at 11:59 pm Central on 9/5}

I am surprised on how much folks give away on blogs!

What a huge giveaway!  I will have to follow this one!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge August 2011

Here is my creation for this challenge

I wanted to make something useful, so this will be the door sign on our door at Michael's graduation party next year.  I left some room on the building to put the year, in case I decide to later.

The Challenge: Create a project of your choice utilizing your Cricut Cut Images to create a scene! (You are not required to use it, but your latest Circle Exclusive cartridge, Pop-Up Neighborhood, has tons of great images for building a scene!) Your project must include atleast 2 different Cricut Image Cuts.
Rules and Guidelines: Circle Blog Challenges are open to Cricut Circle Members only. You can create any type of project you would like (tag, altered project, mini album, etc.) but your project must be newly created for this challenge and include atleast 2 Cricut Image Cuts. You must submit a project to be entered into the Challenge Prize Drawing.

Card Donations sent

Here is the letter My Pink Stamper received:

"I really need your help along with the your followers. Long story short. I am a nurse at the Medical of WI in Plastic and Reconstruction dept. We specialize in the forefront in reconstruction for breast cancer. Women from all over the country come to us.  This year I/we decided to sponsor the breakfast for breast cancer survivors. 1500 women who have had breast cancer or who are actively dealing with it now will attend this breakfast before the run/walk.
Every year prior to this year I have made something for the women and handed it out at the end of the race/walk. To my astonishment people would be grabbing-pushing aside other women and men to get what I was handing out. Ex: white and pink chocolate covered Oreos, wrapped pink and white M&M's mini bags. TO my astonishment again the cancer survivors really didn't receive what I made.

Well this year, the breakfast will be catered by one of the best chefs in Milwaukee. I feel it is an honor to sponsor this. Where you come in - Please if one person could make a card to support uplift make someone smile. It would make their day. The card would be placed at their seat. Please Please help! 
I would be happy to give my address if you could ask people to help me with this. Just 1 card - 1500 Pink Stamper followers. The Breakfast is on September 28th.
Thank you for your time.
Kathleen Mortl RN,CPSN

Kathy Mortl
10261 N Sunnycrest Drive
Mequon, WI  53092"

Thank you sooooo much everyone!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

CHA Pennant Contest Entry

I put the most work into this than I have for any challenge so far.  Quite elaborate I think :)
I didnt win but I did see a glimpse of it on a webcast!

The Cricut Circle Team is excited to meet all the Circlets at the ROADTRIP TO CHA crop on Friday, July 22nd.  
Although the event is full, the Cricut Circle Team has two ways for everyone in the Circle to participate—this includes attendees. 
1.  Provo Craft will be having a pennant contest.   The ‘pennant’ you are creating is a way for you to showcase your state, country, or providence.  (See a sample at the top of this post.)  We will be using all the pennants to decorate the room and make one giant banner. 
The requirements include:
a.      Theme:
The pennant should be your representation of the state, providence or country of your choosing.
b.      Pennant Size and Shape
The pennant shape is from the BIRTHDAY BASH CARTRIDGE.  The ‘pennants’ that can be used are in the <font> section on pages 58-70.  Please use a ‘fit to page’ for a 12×12 inch piece of paper.  Pennants larger than 12×12 will be disqualified.

My red hat

So I have been doing a little research, and been thinking about joining the Red Hat Society, I am almost old enough :D

I also needed to find a hat to wear to a tea party themed wedding shower this weekend.  Well I had this plain red felt hat, so I thought, I love to do paper crafts, it needs paper flowers! 

First I did this
But THEN I read Megan's blog

 and got inspired to try the Flower Shoppe cart that I got, that I was struggling to make look right.  Wow, now look at the hat:

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Let's Face it Friday - Our Furry Friends August 19, 2011, plus others

9/7/11 update!  My second win-woot!!!  It was a random winner, but still exciting none the less.  I just love ribbon!

Here is another fun challenge.

Create a project using animals as your main theme! Easy peasy!

  • Project must be new
  • Must incorporate Peachy Keen Faces
  • Please link directly to your blog post (not blog address)
  • Link by 9/1 - 11:59 pm CDT

And for this one  to include ribbon (or other types of threads)

And for this one
because of the colors, which are a little hard to see, the espresso is in the ink on the puppy, the rose red and kiwi are in the flowers, and the banana is in one of the butterflies at the top

and for also this one Keeping it clean, is my interpretation of the small amount of elements, therefore its not too busy and "clean"

Weekly Challenge #39: A-B-C, 1-2-3 Challenge! Cricut Circle

 For this challenge, I have a pop of color (the black really pops on the beige, or the red is the bright color on these neutrals, you chose) and I have one cup, two words, and three irock gems!

 Weekly Challenge #39: A-B-C, 1-2-3 Challenge!

The Challenge: This week our challenge is inspired by all the kiddos heading back to school. It is a recipe challenge of sorts based on ABC, 123. Please include (A) Pop of (B)right (C)olor on your page, as well as 1 of something, 2 of something, and 3 of something. For example, Suzanne’s page below has a POP of bright red on her page. Then she has chosen to use ONE cartridge, TWO ruler stickers, and THREE elements of the red patterned paper . . . but yours could be whatever you would like. One button, two photos, and three patterned papers . . . you decide. It’s really easier than you think! Have fun with it! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Rules and Guidelines: Circle Blog Challenges are open to Cricut Circle Members only. Your project must be newly created for this challenge and include atleast 2 Cricut Image Cuts. You must submit a project to be entered into the Challenge Prize Drawing. One entry per person, please.

This one also qualifies for
Challenge # 88 is "Back to School - The 3 R's"! Make a card for Back to School using the 3 R's...Ribbon, Rhinestones and the color RED, and any cartridge you'd like.

And its also a second entry for
a nice clean simple tag, not too cluttered, and with  lovely ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon as well!

Also for
Ribbon girl: project that features ribbon

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cricut Weekly Challenge #38 Vacation Memories

Here is my entry in this challenge, submitting it just under the deadline!

I cut the Vacation word and the fire from Designer Calendar and the interstate sign from the Cricut Sampler, but the numbers came from Designer Calendar.  I had the stickers, most are from Creative Memories.  The journal says:

Pennsic (2011)
The largest camping event for the Society of Creative Anachronism-our medieval re-enacting group.

Details of the Challenge from Cricut:

Every other week join us for “Challenge Friday” where we will announce a new creative challenge. We want you to feel inspired to use your supplies in new ways. Have fun with it! Check back often to see the beautiful entries from your Circle Friends . . . you are sure to leave with a desire to get cutting!

Weekly Challenge #38: Vacation Memories Challenge!

The Challenge: It’s the end of the Summer and hopefully, you have had a chance to sneak in a getaway or two. This challenge is all about tackling those vacation photos before they get lost in a drawer or shoved in a box somewhere. We want you to create a scrapbook page or mini album recording one of your vacation memories from this past Summer. Weren’t able to sneak away . . . that’s okay! Find some photos from a past vacation that you haven’t scrapbooked yet and get busy! We can’t wait to see what you create!
Rules and Guidelines: Circle Blog Challenges are open to Cricut Circle Members only. Your project must be newly created for this challenge and include atleast 2 Cricut Image Cuts. You must submit a project to be entered into the Challenge Prize Drawing. One entry per person, please.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Peachy Keen #58, Throwback Thursday #230 and Tacky Tuesday #9

OH MY LOOK WHO WON!!  It's my first ever!!!
Hello and Happy Tuesday, Peachies!!
We LOVED your creations on our last sketch challenge, and I bet you're anxious to see who won those adorable Lauri and Skip Elves, right?? They are SO much fun!
----------------------------- chose...

I used the bow from my retired cart Beyond Birthdays as the top element :) and pretty much followed the Peachy Keen sketch, plus used a berry cut from Simply Charmed and the word berry as well.

This card qualifies for the following challenges:

Peachy Keen Stamps :: Sketch Challenge 58

Throwback Thursday Challenge ~ Episode 230

***Use ANY "RETIRED" Cricut cartridge of YOUR choice! You can see a list of "Retired" cartridges HERE! IF you do NOT own a retired cartridge, just use any OLDER cart that you own!

and Tacky Tuesday Challenge #9

So the cut for this month is a "berry/fruit" cut, you can use any "berry/fruit" from any Cricut cart that you want, svg files are fine too. You must use the word "berry" in your sentiment.