Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Altered Box

My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday Challenge this week is to use an older Cricut cartridge and alter an item with your ciruct cuts.  Alter an item? Sounds fun to me! I went strolling through my kid's piles of ignored items littering the playroom.  I found this wooden box was was looking a little un-loved.  I took the heart off and stained the wood with tea dye distress ink.  My car cut is from Billionaire. The sentiment is from My Creative Time's Cherish This Moment stamp set... perfect for my "fancy" car.

The before- Poor lonely box!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Snappin' Good Time

This weeks Cricut Circle Challenge: Using a bouquet of birthday balloons as your inspiration, create a project of your choice using string in a creative way on your project. 

Here is my entry- I cut this cute alligator with my Imagine and layered the image.  His balloon is from Birthday Bash and I flood filled the balloon with a patten along with the cream polka dot for the background paper.  His teeth are perfect for holding on to balloon string...

Image and Papers- Imagine More Cards, Coredinations
Balloon- Birthday Bash
Twine- Martha Stewart Crafts
"Enjoy"- Stamp from Peachy Keen Stamps, PK-115 Let's Ketchup

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Peachy Keen Sale!

I did not want you to miss out on any stamps that might be on your wish list. Here is the link for retiring stamps.  PLUS the most of the store is on sale and free stamp with purchase! Got to love that!

Here is a sample of one of my favorites stamp sets that will be retiring, PK-242 Train Set. The Mickey Mouse engineer is a sticker that I cut to fit in the window. 

Happy Shopping and have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge # 19

Create a project using the photo as inspiration. Interpret the photo ANY way you'd like, just be sure to let us in on your creative process when you link to the challenge blog.
Peachy Keen will be awarding "TOP PEACH" to the player who uses their Peachy Keen Stamps this week and our two runner ups will receive a spiffy badge to display on their blog!
- Design must be new
- Link up by 5/30 - 11:59 pm EST

Here is the Photo Inspiration:

Here is my take on the challenge.  I used the suggested colors and even cut a peacock feather for my cupcake's hat.  The cut is from the Cricut cartridge French Manor.  The cupcake, hat, and face is from Peachy Keen Stamp of the Month April 2012.  I used the PK-106 With a Cherry on Top for the frosting edge on the cupcake, the sweetest little nose,  and the sentiment.

I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge-

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

It is Peachy Time!

It REALLY is Peachy Time!  Even since I had my hot little hands on the Peachy Keen April Stamp of the month set, I have wanted to make a "real working clock".  I found this simple clock... at the dollar store.  The colors were picked to go with my daughter's room, aka "The Purple Palace".  I think is is so cute! I am running back to the store to get another clock to make one for my scrap space.  I made it just in time, pun intended, to link at the Peachy Keen "anything goes" challenge.

BBQ Memory Frame

I have been in a "frame mood lately".  Every year my cousin will host a get together with our family.  I thought it would be fun to capture a couple of pictures from last years BBQ for my a gift for my cousin.  They have a tropical landscape so I went with that theme to decorate the frame. 

I used my Cricut Life is a Beach cartridge for the pineapple drink, leaves, and the tiki totems.  The flowers were from my stash and are from Jolee's and Marth Stewart Crafts. The torches, eyes on the totems, lanterns, center flower are from the Peachy Keen May Stamp of the month.

These guys reminde me of the Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland.

Tag on the drink was stamped
with PK-105 Happy Hour
The sweet face on the lime is
from PK-112 Cherub Faces

Sunday, May 20, 2012

My Family's Mustang

Our family has fond memories with our Mustang.  It was purchased by my Dad for my Mom as she wanted a new car to go with her new baby (me,lol).  My brother wanted the Mustang Fastback but Mom had her eyes set on the the Mustang Coupe.  My brother and I both drove this car when we were in high school and I drove this car until I was able to purchase a new car after graduating college. (The Mustang was tired at this point and I honestly thought the car was going to kill me because the engine was so powerful but the breaks... that was another story. ) My brother restored the car and now shows it! His daughter has her eye on this car now.  Here is my scrapbook page to enter in a Challenge at Cricut Circle that requests us to document a family memento with a scrapbook page. 
Cricut Cartridges & Paper Used:
Font- Baby Steps
"original" phrase- Graphically Speaking
traffic light- Going Places
Route 66 sign- Nifty Fifties
Papers- Echo Park Happy Days
DCWV- The Great Vacation Stack

Monday, May 14, 2012

First Swim Lesson

The Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge: Create a layout about a milestone in your family. Whether it is graduation, a birthday, moving into a new house, losing a tooth, or whatever it may be. Be sure to include at least 2 Cricut cuts and use 2 Cricut fonts in your page title. 

Here is my layout featuring my little gal at her first swim lesson.  Love that sweet little face looking at me! Swimming lessons was just not her thing that year... 

fonts: Billionaire and Elmo's Party
girl and goggles: H20
scallop: Elegant Edges
Stamps: Peachy Keen "Wide Eyed Kids"

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #17

Happy Mother's Day! I have been at the crafting today and made this card for a sketch challenge at the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog. I would love to see what you make for this sketch challenge.

My card is made with PK-116 We go together stamps and my Cricut Imagine Kate's Kitchen cartridge.  I punched circles to cover the original faces and added these darling Peachy Keen faces from the same PK-116 set.  (BUT how fun would it be to put a "sneezy" face on the pepper shaker...).  Just a fun way to mix up some of your supplies to make something new. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Graduation Card

I made this for a fun challenge at the Cricut Circle.  Use and older Cricut cartridge and a new one.  The shape card is made for you with the Wild Card cartridge.  I added the year with my newer cartridge Letter Envy.  The paper tassel was replaced with a ribbon to give it a little more movement. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Happy Spring

This Spring scrapbook page was made for a "scraps only" with cuttle bug folders challenge for the Cricut Circle.  I always have a bag of scrap paper that I pick through to make my Cricut cuts so this was right up my alley.  I even used the scraps of the scraps to make a funky boarder for my photo.  The bunny is from Simply Charmed and the rest of the cuts are from Seasonal Cakes.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Sweet Gnome

This card has been "in my mind" for a  long time.  I purchased the Gnomes and Mushrooms Cricut Craft Room Digital Cartridge a long time ago... and thought how cute the gnome would look with a Peachy Keen Stamps' Face.  Cricut Circle has a challenge to make a project using at least 3 cuts from Cricut Craft Room exclusives and this is my entry.  The Base and the heart is from Craft Room Basics.  He is a sweet gnome if I do say so myself.
Face and Sentiment from Peachy Keen Stamp of the Month Kit March 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Cricut Circle Art Inspiration Challenge

For National Scrapbook Day the Cricut Circle Blog has some great Challenges.  This challenge they wanted you to make a project inspired by a piece of art.  I was drawn the the rose and the shabby chic design.  I cut the bag with my Cricut Imagine from the Imagine More Cards.  I cut a tag from Jubilee (because I feel sorry for that cartridge... it is cute... I should use it more.) And added a tag on top from layers on a tag from the Imagine More Cards.  The rose was cut from Flower Shoppe with tan cardstock and inked the edges of the rose so match the design on the paper.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Think Big!

I made this SUPER sized burger with my brother in mind.  My burger is from one of the NEW stamps available this weekend at Peachy Keen Stamps, PK-114 Hot Diggity Dog. I masked off the top and bottom bun so I could add extra meat patties.  Be sure to check out the Peachy Keen Connection for some challenges to enter and you might win some of their new stamps.

Cricut Circle Challenge

Make a card or tag with the "stuff on your desk or trash can".  Well... I kinda think of this as modern art, LOL.

Cricut Circle Scavenger Hunt

For National Scrapbooking Day the Cricut Circle is hosting some fun challenges.  For this challenge you needed to cut requested shapes to win a new cricut cartridge.  Here is my entry:

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Peachy Keen Stamp of the Month!

I have a post today with my first project made with Peachy Keen Stamps May Stamp of the Month.  The Stamp of the Month and co-ordination add on sets will be available for purchase on Saturday.   I stamped this kabob and made a skewer out of wire.  My BBQ "rack" is a cupcake liner from a Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge.  AND if you ask that pearl onion on the grill... He was pushed! (I would cry too, LOL)

Peachy Keen Stamps, May SOTM 2012
Be sure to check out the Peachy Keen Blog to see more projects all week made with this unique stamp set.  You are sure to be inspired!