Friday, September 30, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #79

#79 – Leaves are Falling
Create a project with leaves on it

On this project I took the theme as literal, what do you think....
Cricut Cuts, using my Gypsy
Wild Card for the word Autumn, cut twice, 5.66x5.32
Designer's Calendar for the maple leaf, 29 cuts, .95x1.0

Supplies Used:
ThePaperCompany 4.75x6.5 card base
Bazzill Paper, a tan I had
Imaginesce  Paper in a fall type print

Ranger Distress Inks in Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge, Scattered Straw, Tea Dye, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey and Forest Moss
Glue Glider Pro
Pop Dots
Twinklette glitter pen, yellow green
Martha Stewart Leaf Corner Punch
Water and a brush to layer the distress inks .

Sunday, September 25, 2011

CCC#32 and Ruby's Rainbow

My Card

My supplies
Cricut Cart Pop Up Neighborhood
scrap paper, from Bazzill and DCWV
Really Reasonable Ribbon and twine
Paper Flowers from ebay eclectic scraps
Ranger black ink
stamp (forgot where I got it)
smooch white glitter paint
a brad from my stash
Tattered Rose distress ink

The rules
The Cartridge was picked by our followers… The Cartridge is Pop-Up Neighborhood.
Now for this fortnights challenge and the theme is * For The Girls *
We want to see anything made suitable for girls.

Peachy Keen #61 and RRR#32 and Cooking with Cricut #52

Here is my creation:

Supply List
Cricut Cart Mini Monsters
Really Reasonable Ribbon pumpkin ribbon and twine
Peachy Keen Rag Doll Faces (I tried adding eyebrows lol)
Bazzill Paper
Alamode Black Emboss powder
Viva Decor Pearl Pen
Imaginesce Paper
Sizzix embossing folder

Here are the rules:
Peachy Keen:


Create a card based on the layout and TWIST provided
 Peachy Keen Stamps are not required for this challenge, 
but if you've got them, we looooove seeing how you create with them!
  • Project must include basic elements and layout from the sketch (feel free to flip anything!)
  • Also must include the twist - use Embroidery Floss or Twine on your project!


Create a card, layout, multi media piece, tag, ATC, hair bow, you name it. Just be sure to follow the theme above and use ribbon/lace or trim somewhere on your project. 
Now, let's see your Autumn creations! The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to Really Reasonable Ribbon . We will also be drawing a random winner from all the entries to win a second $10 gift certificate to Really Reasonable Ribbon. How cool is that!!! We will be announcing the winners on October 1st.

Here's what you need to do:

* Create a new project using the posted theme. A layout, card, ATC, home decor item, hair bow, or anything your can think of.
* You may enter as many times as you like, but you're asked to provide newly designed projects. No back-linking please.
* All projects must also include some sort of ribbon/lace/trim.
* Post your project on your blog or an online gallery (using code RRR32) and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.

Cooking with Cricut Challenge
Link up your Autumn Colors project . . . Here are a few guidelines:

* Must follow the challenge topic.
* Must be a new project for this challenge…please no back dated posts.
* Must have a link back to this post on your blog.
* Must link your project post through Inlinkz and not just your blog.
* Must use your Cricut in some capacity.
* Must HAVE FUN!


Thank you SO MUCH for joining us once again! We appreciate it so much!  Have a wonderfully crafty day.

~ CWC Design Team

Challenge #101 - Autumn

 This week it is my turn, Suzie to host the challenge and I have chosen the theme of 'Autumn'. and the DT have done some fantastic cards for you as inspiration.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Butterfly Award!

Today on one of my blog posts I received a little note from Shari.  She had an award for me!  I had to find out more!  It looks like this is sort of the pass it on/pay it forward little ray of sunshine type of award and I want to spread the love too!  Of course, I was curious so I clicked Shari's to go back to where she got it, and then back to where that person got it, back and back and back, looking to see if there was more about this award.  I got back half a dozen folks and encountered a email link instead of a web link. Not to be deterred, googled and found the blog, and kept back linking, trying to find the origins of this award.  Wow, I couldn't find the beginning!  I sure did see some wonderful blogs though!  This beautiful butterfly has been fluttering all over!  Now on to the award!
I'd like to thank Shari at Shari's Cricut Circle Madness for awarding my blog the "Butterfly Award"!

To accept the award, I must answer the following questions and then pass the award on to 10 other blogs (who should also pay it forward).

1. Name my favorite color -RED
2. Name my favorite song - You can call me Al-Paul Simon comes to mind.
3. Name my favorite dessert - Kroger iced sugar cookies
4. What 'wizzes' me off at the moment? a dirty bathroom
5. My favorite pet - my Shih Tzu Lily
6. Black or white? black, it doesn't show as much dirt!
7. Biggest fear - really small tight enclosed spaces
8. Best feature - I am always willing to help, well, most of the time.
9. Everyday attitude - what can I make now?
10. What is perfection? to be fully pampered
11. Guilty pleasure - Godiva Chocolates
12. When I am upset I... -get cranky

I would like to present the "Butterfly Award" to... one of my favorite sites, great hops, beautiful inspiration another one of my favorite sites, always has great stuff yet another favorite,  has wonderful challenges (and stamps!) so many favorites, this site always has interesting things another fav, has great tips, and challenges neat stuff here great videos  She has great ideas They always have wonderful items and great ideas Very interesting things happen here, and great tips

Congratulations and thank you for the inspiration that you have given me in my crafting journey!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Weekly Challenge #41: Interactive Elements Challenge!

Weekly Challenge #41: Interactive Elements Challenge!


My supply list:
DCWV card
The Paper Co Natural Tan Cardstock
4 cuts from Cricut Everyday Paperdolls for the faces
Peachy Keen Funshine Face parts stamp
Making Memories Pink Brocade Flutter
Pink Chalk
Tattered Rose Distress Ink
Ranger Archival Black Ink
Zip Dry Glue
Scotch 2 sided tape
Fancy Pants Design Little Sprout sticker sheet, used 1 sticker
Scrap Ribbon
Eyelet from stash
Brads from stash

The Challenge: For this next challenge, we want to see you add an interactive element to your project.  For inspiration and a few ideas, be sure to check out our designer, Charity Hassel’s Interactive Element Blog Post HERE.
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.

Cricut Expression 2 Design Challenge.

I am doing two pennants, the limit of the contest.

Here are photos of the first one

Items used:
Cricut Everyday cart
Doodlecharms cart
Paper in my stash, most from CutMates or DCWV
Various punches
Pearl Accent Pen
Making Memories brads
Ranger Distress Inks
Ribbon from my Above Rubios Studio kits
Little pompoms I bought at Joanns years ago
pop dots and glue of various kinds

Second entry, which actually while smaller, I think I like this one much better!

Comparison of the two banners, and my messy craft area

Cartridges used: Everyday Cricut and Tie the Knot
Supplies used:
white flora doodles
pop dots
spray adhesive
zip dry glue
postit craft paper
really reasonable ribbon
club ruby embelishments
DCWV stack 7 paper
cut mates card stock
buttons, paper flower, grommets and brads from my stash
Ranger distress inks: tea dye, broken china, faded jeans, weathered wood, forest moss, peeled paint
i-rock gems
distress stickles clear rock candy

The rules:

Heads Up! Cricut Expression 2 Design Challenge!

ETA: If you’re a Circle member and your design wins, you will also receive $150 credit on! Woot! Woot! Get those entries in!  
A new challenge will be announced soon, but we wanted the Circle to be the first to know!
 On September 26th at 12:01 AM EST Provo Craft will launch the Cricut Expression 2 on HSN. We want everyone to join in the fun by designing a pennant banner for a chance to be one of FIVE lucky people to win the new machine when it debuts on HSN. Here’s how. Send an original pennant banner to enter to win the brand new Cricut Expression 2. If you watch every airing on HSN you might also see your design on live TV with Jinger.
  • The contest runs August 22 – September 21 and all submissions must be received at the Provo Craft office by 5pm September 21nd.
  • Anyone can participate ages 18 and older (U.S. and Canada only).
  • Submissions must be a pennant banner (see examples)
  • Pennant banner should spell out “Cricut.”
  • Submissions can use any Cartridge made by Provo Craft.
  • Submissions must not include photos.
  • Submissions will not be returned and will become the property of Provo Craft.
  • Submission may be shown on a National TV station.
  • Judging will be done at the sole discretion of Provo Craft.
  • You may enter up to 2 pennant banners. 

Winners will be announced after the first five HSN airings on September 26th.  Look for the announcements on both and

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I want a ScrapBox!!!

I have to share with you the neatest thing I have seen in a long time!! This is definitely on my Christmas wish list!! It is the very best scrapbooking storage I have ever seen!!  Watch the video, look how nice it folds up.  Too big a unit, too much storage (ha, not for me) they have them in several sizes!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cricut Circle September Magazine Challenge


For this challenge I had just recently finished making my banners for the Cricut E2 contest and was still in the mood to create a banner and wanted one for myself in my craft corner.  I had some lovely Echo Park paper in my stash and away I went!!

Here is what it looks like up on my shelf, I actually have them spaced a little farther apart, but to get them nicely in the photo, I slid them closer together.

 Here is a closeup of the fun saying at the beginning
It says "Gone Buggy" on the first pennant,  "do not douch my stuff" on the yellow second pennant, and "it will confuse me & screw up my world" on the third one.  After that I do a pennant for each letter in KIM'S and then "play area" at the end.

The Paper is Echo Park and is wonderful to cut on the Cricut.  I embellished each pennant with all kinds of random stuff I already had in my stash.  Stuff came from Creative Memories, Above Rubies Club Kits, Archiver's, JoAnn's, and some was given to me by friends.

The challenge

We love Echo Park and the fun collections they are constantly creating. We would like to invite you to use any of their collections in this challenge. Create something with your favorite Echo Park Paper or stickers and your favorite cartridge.
Contest Rules: Use any Echo Park Collection and at least 4 Cricut Cuts from your favorite cartridge in your design. Contest will open on September 17th. Please upload a working link or picture of your project  to the blog under the Magazine Challenge tab. Please, one entry per person. Entry deadline is Friday, October 14th.  The winner of this contest will receive $150.00 credit to! Make sure to take a high resolution picture of your project and keep it on hand- just in case you win and we will put it in the magazine!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #60 and September Cricut Circle

Here is today's card
The supply list
DCWV textured card
So Grateful Imaginisce paper
Bazzill paper Surfs Up and a green I forgot to write the name of
Cricut Cartridges Freshly Picked and Mini Monsters
Happy Halloween sticker I had
ribbon from my stash
pop dots
glue glider pro
PK Funshine face parts
Black stamp ink
small paper scraps

I used a Martha Stewart punch set to go along the bottom.

The rules
September Cricut Challenge
The Challenge: Create a project of your choice and include a WINDOW element of some kind! 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.
How to Enter: Submit your entry using the InLinkz tool found at the bottom of this post. Please post your full name along with your entry. Entries are due by 9:00 pm MST on Friday, September 30th, 2011.

Peachy Keen Challenge #60
Create a card with the sketch provided. Peachy Keen Stamps are not required to participate, but we always love to see what you create with them if you have them already!
Guidelines:Design must be new
Link up to the Peachy Keen Blog by 9/19 - 11:59 pm CDT

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #40

Cricut Cartridges: Cindy Loo, Best of 2006, and Beyond Birthdays
Paper Layerz Happy Dots Paper
Cricut Marker, brown
Twinklette Giltter Marker Yellow AGreen
Close To My Heart Sentiments stamp
Bazzill Basics paper
pop dots
Distress Ink, Tea Dye
Glue Glider Pro

i-roc gems

Weekly Challenge #40: Glittery Card Sketch Challenge!

The Challenge: This week we want to see your interpretation of the following card sketch. Please include some kind of glitter or bling on your card.
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.
How to Enter: Submit your entry using the InLinkz tool found at the bottom of this post. Please post your full name along with your entry. Entries are due by 9:00 pm MST on Thursday, September 15th, 2011.
Prize: This week the winner will win $25 in credit added to their account. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery from winner announcement.
Winner: The winner will be selected randomly from qualifying entries using and will be announced on the Cricut Circle Blog on Friday, September 16th, 2011.