Friday, July 22, 2011

Just a Note - Daydream

I am playing with Cricut Cartridge Just a Note which was preloaded on the Expression 2. This cartridge has really cute cuts and a card feature. This is made using the card feature. I am using the example that is illustrated in the handbook with the same colors. When I first saw the handbook, I really liked this card. So I tried it to become familar with the features on the cartridge. These cuts are on page 24. Using the example, the card, dog, and daydream are cut at 5 1/2". Light green and dark green papers for the letters are cut at 2". Instructions are to use the phrase feature for the letters; however the y and e are on the Phrase Layer. Hmm, one of those things you have to check. This is what I came up with for my "practice card"--just a simple card with some inking.

More photos to show the layers and card base.

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sharing my Fantabulous News!

Fantabulous Cricut

Hi everyone! Wow! I have exciting news to share with you! I have been chosen to be on the Design Team at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. This is such a great honor to be working with Robin, Amy Jo, and the talented designers! I have always enjoyed participating in FCCB fun challenges! The blog is such a great inspiration for us Cricut lovers! As many of you know, I love my Cricut and use it on almost all my projects.
I look forward to new friendships and fun crafting with all members of the design team!
I would love your continued support of my work as I start this new crafting journey. If you are not already a FCCB follower, I encourage you to look around the blog. You will find great inspiration daily! I look forward to seeing your projects!

I am sending a big THANK YOU to Robin, Amy Jo, and FCCB for this wonderful opportunity!

Sunday, July 17, 2011


How about a little Christmas in July! With our recent extremely high temperatures, I thought it would be "cool" to make a Christmas card. After visiting some challenge blogs, I chose some themes to incorporate so I can participate in the challenges.
My card is 5 x 6 1/2 inches from white basic cardstock. I cut a 1" x 6 1/2 piece of white Colorbok for the edge of the card. My papers are all from my scrap stash. I used the Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake edge punch on the edge of the red designer paper and layered it on the 1' x 6 1/2". Then it was glued to the front of the card.
I am so excited how the Cricut cuts turned out on this card. Not only did I use the Cricut to cut the images, but I also used Cricut Colors ink markers to draw the gloves and word Brrrr!. I will admit that I used my older Expression for the color markers. There is a lot about the Expression 2 that I have not tried yet!
Using a white DMC Memory Thread, the gloves are connected to the Anna Griffin decorative brad to appear as if they are hanging. If you are not familar with DMC Color Infusion Memory Thread, it is a fiber wrapped wire that is be used on sewing projects. It is great in our card making too. I found the Memory Thread at Michael's on the aisle with the regular DMC thread for embroidery/cross-stitch.
Lots of inking! Pop dots- 1/16" on the mat and 1/8" on the gloves!
I think the card turned out pretty cool!
Cricut Cartridges:
Joys of the Season - Mittens on page 51 cut 1 3/4"
Winter Frolic - Sentiment "Brrr!" on 33 cut 1 3/4- Phrase and shadow features

Sassy Lil' Card Sketch - Sketch (Maybe I did not get too carried away with the sketch.)
Cooking With Cricut - Cricut markers or a sun if you do not have markers.
BBTB - Joy of the Season Gloves
Craft Us Crazy - Christmas in July
Christmas Card Challenges - Faith/Christmas in July
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Christmas in July
If The Shoe Fits - Ruby
Hope you enjoy!