Saturday, July 31, 2010

Shape Cards

I made this card for my mother in law on mother's day. Fortunately, I have one of those mom in law's that I love. She has been really great to me so I wanted to make something special for her.

I used the deer from Create a Critter. I cut the bottom layer twice and adhered the two bottom layers together at the very top and made a crease to be able to easily open the card. I used Reflections cardstock from Michaels. Thanks for taking a look and have a great weekend.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dance with French Manor and Wall Decor and More

Happy Thursday! Thankfully I had this layout completed before all my problems last week. I made this using Wall Decor and More and French Manor. I really like the way this turned out.

I cut this from French Manor. It's the screen cut. I took the pieces apart and used them on different pictures.

I used the tag feature on the tile cut for the oval.

I used Wall Decor and More for the word "dance" and for all of the dancers.

I cut the border of the dancers and then carefully cut them apart to create my border vertically.

Thanks for taking a look. Have a great weekend! I hope to have more posted soon.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Cricut Circle Creative Escapes Entry

So I am apparently terrible at blogging. I need to post more often! Okay, okay, in my defense I have had a terrible couple of weeks. My husband lost his phone, my car broke down, my washer busted, and my mouse broke. It can only get better from here. Right?

Cricut and Bazzil, for those who don't know, have a contest for a crafting vacation available only for Cricut Circle members. The cards are donated to the leukemia and lymphoma society. Here is my submission. I know it's a little (okay, a lot) basic but I'm not really a card maker.  I used Create a Critter for the owl and Nursery Rhymes for the font. Have a happy week!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

To tell the tooth

I'm getting further along in my scrapbooking. I have completed so many pages this week! I keep separate books for my daughters which means double the work. I am working on my oldest's book right now and am in 2005. If I can keep the pace I made in the last few days I will be caught up in no time. Of course we all know that won't happen but one can dream.

I would like to share one of the pages I made recently. I must admit that I scraplifted the idea for the stars from someone on the cricut message board but I can't remember who it was. I used the star from Old West and copied, resized, rotated, and welded it using my Gypsy until I got it just right. Because this layout is about losing a tooth I wanted a tooth fairy. I used the search function but I don't have the cartridges that came up so I used Nursery Rhymes "Twinkle" and a butterfly from Hannah Montana. I welded the two together to get a pretty cool looking fairy. Then I used glitter glue to add a little sparkle to complete the page. I hope you like.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Did she or didn't she break it?

My daughter fell off the jungle gym at school a few years ago and hurt her arm (like I said before, I'm a "little" behind in my scrapbooking). We weren't sure if she broke it or not but thankfully everything turned out ok. I wanted to include the entire story in this layout and was so happy to find this lined paper. It worked perfectly. I also found this great cut from the Mini Monsters cartridge. It fits perfectly with the story.

Thanks for taking a look! Have a great weekend everyone.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Beautiful girl

 Life just gets so busy that I haven't had time to do any scrapbooking for so long. I am just now getting to my pictures from 2005! I'm glad to have finally gotten back in the groove and I want to share my latest layout with you. I am so proud of how this turned out. 

I used the cricut cartridge Tie the Knot for the B and the scalloped circles.

(Yes, I know the picture is a little blurry. I did that on purpose.)

I found the perfect glitter for this at Micheals in the dollar bins. I used my zig glue pen then dusted it with the glitter. I don't think I will use the zig glue again for this though because it dries too fast.

I found the perfect rhinestones at Big Lots. These have adhesive backs and were only $0.50 a pack. I thought they added the perfect touch.

To finish off the page I added this sticker that I bought way too long ago to remember where I got it from.

Cards for soldiers

I have finally(!) finished my cards. Just in time for the 4th of July holiday. This was made using the cricut cartridge Stand and Salute. I don't remember the size I cut it at. I think 4 inches. The ribbon is from Micheals.

Please remember that I am a beginner card maker. I'm not sure if I will continue to make cards or not. It takes me way too long to come up with a design.