Friday, April 29, 2011

Home Sweet Homes Picture Frame

My Creative Time has a Throwback Challenge this week to create a 3-D project with any older Cricut cartridge.  I had this idea to make a frame made with house shapes that features my family.  I broke out my Jubilee cartridge for this project.  I love the house shapes and these fantastic banners are PERFECT for my new stamp set, My Favorite Sayings.  (I even got the bonus stamp with my order, yippee!) 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mom and Me Challenge

I am the youngest child in my family... what that means is there are not many of pictures of me from my childhood.  Yes, if you were born before the invention of the digital camera, this might be your story too.  The Cricut Circle is running a challenge this week to scrapbook a page about you and your mom.  My mom died when I was in my early twenties which still can bring me to tears today.  Sometimes I wonder if she would be crafting with her Cricut with me as she was VERY creative.  SO, travel back to 1967 with me to remember my dear mom.
Journal spot and background from Shall We Dance
All these cute images are from Freshly Picked

Close up of the Gnome
 Face hid with Gypsy and stamped w/ Peachy Keen Stamps- Wide Eyed kids

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Nesting Doll Card

Here is a card for Let's Face It Friday Challenge over at Peachy Keen stamps.  This week the challenge is to make ANY Mother's Day project but you must use some Peachy Keen Face Stamps.  My entry is a Mother's Day card with a Nesting Doll from Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter Basket

This Easter Mini Album was the brain child of Kathy at Paper Phenomenon.  The inside of my box has traditional mats while Kathy has added lots of flaps, foldouts and interaction.  My photo mats are decorated with my Cricut using Easter 2010 and Kate's ABCs cartridges. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spring Candy Jar

I can't believe how fast this week is going... was busy making an Easter project when I realized it was Thursday and I have not made my Handmade flowers for the Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge.  This would be perfect for a Mother's Day gift for any "Mom" like person in your life.  I used Give a Hoot cartridge to cut several 5 petal flowers and leaves. 

Top View

Monday, April 18, 2011

Bunny Slippers Scrapbook Page

This is a 8 by 8 Scrapbook page for my daughter's slumber party.  I will be entering this in Emma's Throwback Challenge.  Her challenge this week was to create a scrapbook page using a Cricut Lite Cartridge.  My page is created with the Slumber Party Lite Cartridge. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fresh as a Daisy Purse

Can you believe this purse was made with 3 recycled items?  Yep, grab your used dryer sheets, gift basket filler, kids craft package (the purse was a key chain kit from the 99 cent store), and you can make this purse.  If you don't have a purse to recycle, you could cut a purse from the Forever Young cricut cartridge.  This is my entry for the April Monthly Challenge at the Cricut Circle.  The challenge: Repurpose 3 items and include at least 2 cricut cuts on your project.  This purse would be ideal for a gift card or note cards.
The Before

Daisy die cut with Cuttlebug using paper and dryer sheets
Scallop, tag, cut  from Forever Young Cartridge
Leaves cut from Give a Hoot

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Magical Toilet Paper Fairy

Do you believe in the T.P. Fairy?  My Children do!  I find it so annoying to visit the bathroom and see the empty cardboard spool.  Grrrr.  I had this thought that my kids must think it is magic that toilet paper appears in the bathroom.  This is a challenge entry at the Cricut Circle that required you to make a scrapbook page about something that bugs you.  Oh, I think I could fill an whole album... but I will spare you that.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

My Super Hubby's Birthday!

This super card is for my hubby's birthday.  My Pink Stamper is having her April blog hop and the challenge this time is to create any project with a birthday theme.  What perfect timing for me since April is a busy birthday month for my family.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Easter Egg Card

This card is a entry for PK Sketch Challenge #49.  This is a fun sketch that is very geometric and my card was designed to fit in a #10 size envelope.  How can you not smile when you see this cute eggs?  They are cut from Easter 2010 cricut cartridge along with the grass. 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Very Merry Unbirthday!

Unless it is your birthday... then Happy Birthday!  I just love Alice in Wonderland and have wanted to do a scrapbook page with an Alice theme.  Our family went to Disneyland a few Sundays ago and we took these pictures in front of the Mad Hatter's Hat shop.   I usually "sketch"  my layouts in my Gypsy but made a hand sketch of this one so I could enter this project in the Cricut Circle's Weekly Challenge.  They asked us to provide a sketch and a project, how simple is that.  I wanted  my page to have a wacky feel so I anchored my embellishments with a "groovy" shape from Nifty Fifties Cartridge.  
The Sketch
Furniture from French Manor, Alice and Friends from Disney Classics
Closer look at Hatter's Party

I just love the look on his Face.