Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Altered Dominos

Wow!  Christmas is over? It went so fast!  Santa was very good to my family this year! Can't wait to get organized enough to play with some of my toys! LOL!!

I made these dominos for a gift exchange I participated in.  They were so much fun.  I stamped them with Stazon ink and colored them in with permanent markers and some awesome Stickles!  Stickles are such a cool invention, don't you think?  Anyway... Then I covered them with Glossy Accents.  For the charms that hang down below, I used white shrink plastic and cut shapes with my Cricut and Imagine.   I colored them with permanent markers, shrunk them and let them cool.  Finally, I covered them with UTEE and baked them for thirty more seconds.  I glued little wire hangers on the back of the dominos and hung the charms.  I also glued magnets on the back to display them on the fridge.  You can also use glue on bales and hang them as ornaments. 

A word of caution!!!  These dominos are extremely addicting.  I am already making plans for Valentines day!! He! He! He!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Last of the Challenges!!

Well, I finished!  This challenge was based on a sketch,  This is my take on it.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my projects.  Leave me a message and tell me what you think. 



Cricut Circle Challenge week 10-3 through 10-8

10/7 Recipe Challenge 
 se your Cricut machines to create a project using the following “recipe.” It must contain 1) A Title; 2) Atleast 2 Cricut Cuts, and 3) Atleast 3 buttons.

This little guy is going on my daughter's door.  She is so into Halloween this year.  She decorated her room and even the back yard.  Too cute!  It has "Beware" as the title, many Cricut cuts and the three little buttons are down at the bottom.  Love them so much!!

10/6  Imagine Layer and Print Challenge
Use your Imagine Machine to print a background (it can be a solid color or a patterned paper from your Imagine cartridge) and use it on your project as well as cutting an image of your choice in layers- that’s right, choose the layers option on your image and print out one or all of the layers offered, piece them together on your project!

Using Nursery Tails, I created this little baby!  As an added touch, I ran the scalloped oval through my Xyron machine and added glitter. 

10/5 Cuttlebug Challenge
Create a project of your choice using your Cuttlebug machine as the main focus. Your project must include atleast 2 different Cricut Image Cuts

How awesome is the Cuttlebug machine?  I am a very tactile person.  Anything I can touch is awesome and using the Cuttlebug not only adds texture and depth, but it invites the viewer to touch the project.  Maybe that's why I get so many fingerprints all over my projects!! LOL!

10/4 Monocromatic Challenge
Create a project of your choice using a monochromatic color scheme. Your project must include atleast 2 different Cricut Image Cuts

OH!!  Really hard challenge for me.  Who knew there were so many shades of one color?  And the hard part is choosing ones that compliment each other and not clash.  My Imagine made it a little easier.  I was able to use one cartrige and get several options of the same color, in this case aqua blue, that didn't fight each other.  The picture doesn't do it justice.  They really do look good together in person.

10/3 Circle Cartridge Challenge
Create a project of your choice with one or more of the Cricut Circle Exclusive cartridges! (French Manor, Shall We Dance, Cricut Everyday, Pop-Up Neighborhood, or Sophie) Your project must include atleast 2 different Cricut Image Cuts. And YES! You can mix in other cartridges with your Circle Exclusive cartridges.

LOVED this challenge.  I have been wanting to use this hot air balloon from Neighborhood Pop Up Cards forEVER!!  I made a birthday card from it and the recipient LOVED it!!  I also used gold cording and shrink plastic for the charm on the front.  Too fun for words!! 

Well, there you have it!  I still have one more challenge that I am going to finish tonight.  They have to be posted by 11:59 p.m. Utah time.

 I better get busy!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, September 9, 2011

September Magazine Challenge

Hello fellow crafters.  Today I have my entry for the September 2011 Circle magazine challenge.  Our challenge was to use something from Cosmo Cricket, three Cricut cuts and a Cuttlebug folder.  I used the AWESOME Hopscotch Imagine cartridge designed by Cosmo Cricket, Happy Birdie Day cut from Straight From the Nest and the birdcage, a card base and a doily cut from my new favorite Cricut cart Sophie!  It's so beautiful and only available to Cricut Circle members.  I also used the Swiss dots folder for the inside of the card, but you can't see it very well in the picture.  I think now I should sanded it a little, but I didn't want the shabby chic look this time.

It is a simple card, but I so love the papers and colors.  I hope you enjoy it too.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Teresa Collins Magazine Challenge

I just adore Teresa Collins.  I got to meet her at CHA in January and she was just as sweet as can be.  It was so cool.  She was standing there all by herself, and I walked up and told her how much I loved her new cartridges.  (We got a sneak peek the day before at the Circle CHA meetup in LA.)  She was so nice and super excited that I liked them.  She even gave me a hug.  Wow!  She is awesome!!

So our challenge was to use at least three Teresa Collins products and two Cricut cuts.  I used her Ty's stars, Bind It All book covers, and some awesome papers from her Celebrate collection. I used one of the flowers from Floral shoppe and a couple flourishes from Picturesque, I believe.   

What a fun project.  I hope you enjoy it and I hope the judges do too!!

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Weekly challenge 35

Hello friends. Today I am showing my entry for the Circle Blog's weekly challenge.  It was, of course, a patiotic theme for the Fourth of July/Canada day.  We needed to use red, white and blue as our main colors.  Here is mine.

Used the following carts:

A Child's Year = Little boy and puppy
Designers Calendar = Phrase
George = Stars and photo mats

I hope you like it.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

June 23rd Weekly Challenge Entry

I've got to say I am loving doing Circle challenges.  Before the Circle, I would go weeks without playing with my Cricut.  The challenges make me want to go in there and CREATE!!  I really have so much fun and I've really stretched my Cricut wings, so to speak.

This week's challenge was based on a sketch.  I don't know if I can post the sketch, but here is my take on it.  I hope you enjoy it.  My sweet hubby did.

I hope all the dad's out there had a great day!

Talk to you soon!


Monday, June 20, 2011

"Webster's Pages fun I Spy game

You've got to go check out Webster's Pages blog.  They are running a really fun contest while they are showing sneak peeks for CHA Summer 2011.  (I can't wait!)  Anyway, here is the badge we are all looking for.

Go over and check it out.  I think it is soooo cool!  Webster's Pages Blog

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

May Circle Challenge Imaginisce

I sprayed the torso with Green Maya Mist to give it a patined look.  I cut a small hole in the bottom and glued a wooden birdhouse stand to the bottom for height.  I used Go Scooter Go and Mushroom Fancy Imaginisce paper for the 48 little roses.  LOVED the colors.  I used a flower from Forever Young, which coincidentally was the cart that served as my inspiration for this project.

I then used the crown from Birthday Cakes, welded it to a rectangle from George and made 48 tiles for the skirt.  I ran the base trough my sticker maker, put the top on it and dipped each tile in chunky glitter to as sparkle! (As if it needed more! LOL!)

Finally, I cut a rectangle from George with a little scalloped border welded to both of the long sides.  I used a stamp from, who else but Imaginisce, and stamped in white pigment ink.  When they dried, I put little orangy rhinestones in the center of the on the stamped images.

Oh yeah and guess who made the gorgeous rhinestones I used?  You got it, Imaginisce!!  Aren't they awesome?  LOVE them!!

Here are a couple more pics!  Thanks for looking!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Monthly blog challenge


Here is my entry for the monthly Circle Blog challenge.  They are giving away 5 Cricut E 2's.  Whoo hoo!!

I welded the daisies together with a swirl from Picturesque (my go to cart for everything!)  TThoseflowers are so lacy!! I love themI made a ruffle from a strip of paper, embossed a circle cut from George and cut the monogram from Tie the Knot. It's for  back of the programs for my niece's wedding.  It started as a project for the blog and my sister fell in love with it. Too funny!! One down and 64 more to go!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Here are my entries for The Pink Stamper NSD Contests

Challenge 11: Pink, Green and Black

Challenge 5: 3D element
Challenge 4: Mother's Day Theme

Challenge 12

Challenge 8

Challenge 10

challenge 1

challenge 9- yes it is glittery, darn camera!!

Challenge 4

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fun little pendant

Yesterday, I was all by myself for lunch and a dear sweet friend had given me some coupons for Joann’s so guess where I went? Michaels, Silly!  Just kidding.  I went to Joann’s and I found the most awesome pendant supplies.  I went home last night and whipped this out for a friend of mine, whose birthday is next week.  Now I need to make one for both sisters too, and, well a whole bunch more too!  It was quick and easy and I had so much fun.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

February 2011 Circle Challenge

Tuesday is my little girl's Seventh birthday!  Wow does time fly!

Well, I sent the family to the mountains to play in the snow and I set to work on this banner to celebrate her special day.  It's her name with a cupcake at each end.  The banner came from Tie The Knot and the little crowns and cupcakes came from Once Apon A Princess.
Here are a couple close up pictures too.

Behind each crown and cupcake is a rosette of ribbon.  They are so easy and quick to make.  I took an 8 inch strip of wired ribbon.  I removed the wire from one side of the ribbon and took both ends of the other side and pulled them out to gather the ribbon in the middle of the strip of wire. Then I twisted the two sides together to form a loop.  I glued the tips of ribbon that come together and I am done!

Aly loved the banner and she can't wait to hang it her newly decorated bedroom!

Happy Birthday, Aly girl!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

January 2011 Magazine challenge

Hello and Happy New Year!! Wow, we a third of the way through January already!! I can't believe it!

Well, My friends all got together and went to a crop today, but I had to stay home while my sweet hubby went and played mechanic on my daughter's car!  I didn't let that stop me though! I called my faithful scrappin' sidekick, Bethany over and we had an amazing time.

This is Bethers or Bethamy as my little little girl calls her!!!
I decided to work on the Circle magazine challenge today, so on the way home we stopped at the most awesome little thrift store near my house.  They had some really great finds in there, but Beth found this really cool box and we just knew it was made for this project. I have no idea what is supposed to be for, but it is really neat.  It looks like it holds pens or paint brushes or something.

Well, I had some beautiful sheets of wood veneer I had been saving for some thing.  I just didn't know what until... today!! I cut the two little fairies from A Child's Year! The Cloud with Dream is from Home Accents and, because I used my ever trusty Gypsy, I was able to put them in 6 inch x 5 inch rectangles from George so I didn't have to worry about centering them. Worked like a charm!  Love that Gypsy!

Finally I added paper to the sides, pearls as accents and the flowers on the top!

Voila!! I can't believe how good it turned out!  I wish you could see it in person! I keep looking at it and I still can't believe it!  I am soooo happy!

What did the litle one do while we were playing, you ask?  She played too!

Wow! She blows my usual projects away! I love that little girl so much!

Well, until next time!