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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Weekly Challenge #8: Vintage Elements & a Sketch!




We were to:
use the sketch provided and create a project with a vintage feeling. We will be watching for soft, muted colors, silhouette images, aged metals, lace trim, doilies, ephemera, fabric, vintage buttons, etc. Please include a minimum of three Vintage Elements on your project.
This was a good thing for me to do. It got me going on some scrapbook
pages for the last few days of my parents' lives.
Supplies:
Cricut Imagine
Cricut Gypsy
Carts used through Gypsy: Heritage and Love Struck 2010
Imagine was a shape on the machine itself.
Paper: the pattern paper was some I have had for a long time and I do not know
who made it or what it is called. Sorry.
White and black cardstock.
Adhesives: ATG, Terrific Tacky Tape, 3D Glue Dots, Xyron
Cat Eye Ink: Old Rose
Flowers: Prima Flowers Handmade
Ribbon: Lush Ribbon by My Mind's Eye Pink





Friday, November 19, 2010

A Few Christmas Ideas of things I have made

So fun to alter things around the house. The about is a clipboard. The peacock is from French Manor. This is also my Weekly Challenge #9: Black Friday Challenge! You can buy clipboards from Walmart and decorate them to look expensive with paper and Stickles.




















If you would like more information about any of the item above, Please feel free to leave a comment and I will get back to you.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thank You Color Challenge



This week's Cricut Circle challenge was to create a card using Magenta, Apricot, Deep Olive and Bright Yellow. This is my creation.
Supplies:
Cricut Expression
Cartridges: Freshly Picked, Thanksgiving
Gypsy
Cardstock: Magenta, Apricot, Deep Olive, Bright Yellow. Dark Brown, Brown
Printed paper: Basket weave
Liquid chalk: Chestnut Roan, Warm Green
Adhesives: 3D foam squares, Zig pen, Xyron
Dimensional fabric paint: Black, Bright Yellow, Orange, Strawberry
Stickles; Cinnamon

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cricut Circle Fine Feathered Friends Challenge








I loved this challenge. I am a bird lover.I had some hummingbird photos that needed to be on a scrapbook page.

Supplies:
Cricut Expression
Gypsy using George and 50 States cartridges
Paper: Pink with fuchia line flowers, White cardstock
Stickles: Waterfall, lavender
Flowers: Prima Costa Bright light and dark turquoise blue
Brads: Flower
Thread: In Stitchz by Bazzill Blue-brown pack: Stonewash
Needle
Adhesive: Glue Dots
Chalk: Pebbles Jewel tones
Black pen
Pictures of hummungbirds

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Birthday Sketch Challenge







This week for the Cricut Circle Challenge the theme was Birthday. We were to follow a sketch, use a button and the theme of birthday. This is my creation for the challenge.

Supplies:
Cricut Imagine
Cricut Expression
Cricut Imagine JT cartridge
Cricut Celebration Cartridge
Cardstock: White, Brown, Orange
Stickles: Waterfall
Ribbon: American Crafts Elements...Blue with white dots
Buttons: 2 blue
Adhesive: Glue dots, 3D foam squares
Cat Eye liquid chalk: Pumpkin Spice

Thursday, October 28, 2010

BOO!!! Challenge for Cricut Circle


Creating for Halloween is sooooo fun! Here is my creation for the Boo!! Challenge for Cricut Circle:



Stand them up with a piece of cardstock glued to the backs (careful no to allow them to show through the vellum)



Screens are made with vellum. Put a battery candle behind them to light them up a bit

Pants and witches dress are lined with Stickles to add texture


Her is given texture by using Dimensional Fabric paint

Eyes are craft wiggle eyes
Add sparkle with Stickles
Supplies:
Cricut Expression
Cartridges: Oct 31 Seasonal Solution cartridge; Happy Hauntings Paper Doll Dress Up
Adhesive: 3D glue dotes' Zig glue pen
Paper: Cardstock: Purple, Black, Gold, Orange, Prussian Blue, Red, light Green, White, vellum
Stickles: Candy Cane, Dark Blue, Lavender, Yellow, Green, Black Diamond, Diamond
Dimensional Fabric Paint: Black, Orange Iridescent