Saturday, February 26, 2011

Got to love this October 31st cartridge

Hi, Lesley again.  I'm trying to mix it up a bit this week and have a few layouts, cards and hopefully will get my off the page items completed.

I simply love my Cricut and do not do a layout without using it in some way or another, in the next couple of layouts...yes, a double lot today....I've used the October 31 cartridge so much I don't think there is a cut on it I didn't use.  We don't really celebrate Halloween much here in Australia so I get to enjoy it through my grandson in America.  These pictures are of his 1st Halloween, so was more fun for mum and dad than Henry, don't think he'll remember much about it but he will at least have these memories in my album...I thought because it is what I call the 'silly season' that I could go a bit over the top with these layouts and had a lot of fun doing them, hope you enjoying viewing them as much.

I had so much fun doing this, never having experienced Halloween myself I tried to make it scary, hope it worked.  The next one were his first halloween pictures with his mum and dad so wanted to do a page and include them as well.  Actually I had a piece of Haloween paper I picked up when I was in America so was a little more restricted with what I could put on this one.

Sorry about the picture of this layout, it was one of those days when I couldn't get the shot right no matter what I did, even played with it on PSE  but obviously I need to practice on that a lot more, so have gone with it as is.  I messed up the webs a little more on this one and even used stickles to make it look sort of messier and more scary and cut at the other web a bit, then put gates on like old ones about to fall down....the spiders, well, they look so real I even spooked myself with them.

Well that's it, will be back in a couple of days with something else..

Thursday, February 24, 2011


As simple as it is....I absolutely LOVE this little girl.  My niece and nephew mean the world to me.  This last summer I had them for a few weeks and took them to the park and library and just about every other place a kid would want to go!  The cricut cart's I used on this LO are Plantin Schoolbook, Love Struck and Accent Essentials.  I had so much fun using the Basic Grey Hopscotch Line and I cant wait to use it again!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Hello, Hello!  Michelle, here!  This year, my hubs and I couldn't spend Valentines Day together.  He got his Valentines gift last week since he needed it for last weekend.  I didn't want to send him to work empty handed, so I made this bag and filled it with his favorite candies and goodies.  It was a nice surprise for him to find at 3 in the morning with a two hour drive ahead of him.

I am going with the theme of using every cart I own at least once.  In this case, I used a cart I have never used before, Love Struck, and a cart, Opposites Attract, that I tend to use a lot.  The heart is a cut from the 2010 Love Struck cart.  The 'Love' sentiment is from Opposites Attract.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

my three Perkins

Hi Everyone!  It's Michelle again!  I was so blessed when I married into the Perkins family.  Not only did I marry the man of my dreams, I also inherited the world best father in law and some pretty awesome uncles and cousins too :)  In 2007, I met my husbands cousin, Matt, for the very first time.  We had talked on the phone a number of times, but never got to meet in person.  Finally, 9 years after Daniel and I got together, we met!  This was the first time in 10 years that Daniel and Matt got to see each other as well.  I can honestly say, they picked up where they left off.  From the time Daniel got home from work on Friday night to the time Matt left on Sunday morning, they had us all rolling.  This picture was taken right before he left.  I have tried to scrap it a few times and never could figure out exactly what I wanted to do with it.  I pulled it out again the other night and something clicked.  I absolutely love that I am blessed to have a husband like Daniel,  an Uncle Bill and a three Perkins :)

I stepped outside my box a bit for this layout.  I normally use solid card stock for the background, but I really love this Abbey Road line by My Minds Eye.  I used are the Martha Stewart Punch Around the Edge Cherish Punch and the EK Success Binding Edge Punch.  The tickets are Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology Collection and the calender is from the Jillibean Journaling Sprouts collection.  And last but not least, my cricut cuts :)  I used two carts that I haven't used in a LONG time.  One of my goals this year is to use each of my carts at least once.  The font I used for 'my three' is from Jubilee on the runt setting.  'Perkins' is cut from the Robotz cart.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Time for Tags

Hi everyone! It's me, Barbara again, and this time we are talking about tags. I do a lot of swaps and some of them are for tags. I have fallen in love with creating them and thank goodness I have my cricut! I also love lace and pearls so you will see a lot of that with my creations. For both of these tags I used Graphic 45's Once Upon A Springtime collection. Graphic 45 has to be my favorite company. I love their collections! Anyway on with the show.

 For this first project, I used George and Basic Shapes for the tag. Behind the picture of Marie Antoinette is a purple marquee shape with criss cross lines. That is from the French Manor cart. I can't stop using it. Love that cartridge! All the flowers are made by Prima. There's a stick pin at the top to which I added a crystal bead. Not sure you can see it. Then of course there is lace and ribbon.

For the next project, I cut out the tag with the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge. Again, behind the picture is the barely seen birdcage from the French Manor cartridge. I love those birdcages. I had to use alcohol inks to dye the flowers to match on this tag. I find myself using those inks a lot lately. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the butterfly. And the button in the top I found at Joann Fabrics.

Now here they are together.

I hope I have given you some inspiration, and that you will start making tags! They really are fun!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Best present

Hi all! It's me, Barbara, again! I chose to do a style that is so not me. Well, part of the reason is because I used the #40 sketch from the sketchabilities blog. I don't normally do such simple designs, but I needed a change this time. For this layout I used Storybook for the marquee shape, and Winter Lace for the snowflakes. I also punched the purple snowflakes with a Martha Stewart punch. The papers are from the Bo Bunny Midnight Frost collection. I added some ribbon and some border punching and put some purple bling on the snowflakes. That's about it. The picture is of my grandaughter at Christmas. She loved that box more than anything else, and boy did she have lots of presents! But we all know, kids love boxes! She just sat in it playing with her toys. I want to thank everyone for making our debut last week such a success!! We hope you will keep coming back!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

You color my world

Hello my name is Monica and I am so proud to be a part of this blog Cricut World!  I am a Georgia Peach raised by a yankee mom!  So I am a southern girl with some northern habits,for instance I say "you guys" instead of "ya'll". Enough about me though! For this first blog post I made a card...I have not always been a fan of card making, but 2 years ago I joined a group and now I am hooked!  They are like a quick craft fix for me!  Usually they do not require the same amount of time to make as a scrapbook page or an altered project.  Of course don't get me wrong, I like all things crafty and will try just about anything!
I got a cricut about 3 years ago, but found that it was a little overwhelming in the beginning, well thanks to these ladies in our cricut group they just helped me over that hump and now I don't do any craft project without the sound of my bug chirping in the background!

For this card I used my cricut cartridge George and Basics for all the circles and Storybook for the scalloped oval.  I inked the edges of the background paper and the scallop oval with tea dye distress ink, stamped the word color in different papers, then pop dotted some of them to the card for dimension, as you can see from my second photo.  I printed out the words "my world" on card stock and then cut them into the little banner shape.  I added machine stitching around the background paper before attaching it to the card. (as you can see I need some more practice with my stitching on paper)  Added 2 colors of bakers twine behind the oval.  This is a tall and skinny card, the measurements are 4 x 8 1/2.  I will make custom envelopes to fit the card since it is an odd shape.  Thanks for stopping by and come back tomorrow for another great project!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My name is Marlene Murphy, I live on Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula.  I started scrap booking about eight years ago and have had a Cricut since they first came out five years ago.  Cricut is on every one of my projects.  Journaling is also on most of my pages.  I like to use journaling to tell the stories of our family photos.  I do not believe every picture is worth a thousand words, I like to know the what, where, who and why.  You can't always be around to explain.  The page I have done for the Cricut World debut is a perfect example - you can see a boy (a really cute one in my opinion :) in a box.  The journaling fills in the details.  There is a recorder/playback device in the "box" with a button under PULL.  In the clip my son explains his daddy's job, I wish I had the technical savy to imbed the audio.  I hope you enjoy my work and check out the work of the other wonderful designers from this group.  Details of techniques on my blog.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Meeting the Mouse Puts A New Spin On Screamin' Mickey

I decided for my first project for Cricut World Blog I would do a Disney layout.  I have done so many Disney layouts  over the last year.  I want each of the 6 Grand Children to have their own albums so I often end up scrapping the same pictures in different ways.  Often I find that the same picture says something different about each child in the picture.

In the top photo you can see that my youngest Grand Child is not going to look at the Large Mouse.  In the bottom picture she is all out  screaming and not going to stop till that mouse moves away!!!!!  She kept screaming until Mommy put away the camera and took her!!  

I love the old news reel type Disney papers that I used on this.  They are older papers by Creating Keepsakes but I was lucky to find the sand colored one at Tuesday Morning.  Not your normal scrap place to shop but they do carry supplies often and you never know what you will find.  

The Cricuts cuts came from 3 different carts.  Mickey and Friends cart was used for the word Mickey, the white hand in the upper left section and the thumbs up which I turned to make a thumbs down.   Boys Will Be Boys cart has a wonderful arrow font on!  I used it to make the arrow that points to my Grand Daughter screaming.   
Lyrical Letters is one of my favorite carts.  The different fonts on it go with so many styles.  I used the Loop Dee Loo key to make the words "screamin' and on".  The Jumbo key created the rest of the words.  

The thumbs up was turned to create a thumbs down.
 Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by tomorrow for another great project from our Cricut World ladies.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Hook 'Em!

Hello, Hello! Welcome to Cricut World!! My name is Megan, Im a California girl with two VERY busy little boys. I do mostly scrapbook pages of their exploits, but I really love any project involving paper. Cards, altered items, mini albums- you name it, I have done it!

The layout I have for you today is called "Hook 'Em!". Its my little one (who is almost 3) when he was about a year old. From the time he could reach the edge of his high chair tray with his feet- he would hook his little toes on it. And he continued to do it until he quit sitting in that high chair! I used the Lyrical Letters cartridge on the Loop Dee Loo option, for the title. The journaling spot in the corner is actually the sun cut from Pooh and Friends.The patterned papers are all from the Basic Grey Lime Rickey collection. the card stock and buttons are just what I had in my supplies that worked with the papers.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to create by the talent you see on this blog. Remember to come back tomorrow to see what we have next for you!

And Baby Makes 3

Hi Everyone!!!  My name is Michelle and I am so excited to say 'Welcome to Cricut World!'  For my first project, I decided to do a mini album for some friends of ours who are expecting their first bundle of joy.  I used three different cartridges for this project.  The first is my all time favorite font cart....Simply Sweet.  As you will find, my scrapping style is a clean and simple style and I feel this cart goes along perfectly with that!  I used Simply Sweet for most of the letters and for the safty pins.  The second cart I used was Straight From the Nest.  It is the first time I have used it and I must say I am so in love with it!  I cut the tree on the cover of the album with this cart.  I cant wait to be able to really play with it some more on some future projects!  The third and final cart I used was my Storybook cart.  I only used Storybook for one small cut, and that would be the scallop circle on the last page.  I had a blast making this and cant wait to send it out to our friends!  It will fun to see what pictures they choose to fill the pages with!!!  And be sure to check back tomorrow to see what Megan has in store for you all!!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Hi to everyone, I'm Lesley Walker and really live down under, the tiny little Island State at the bottom of Australia. My love for scrapping goes back to 2002 after I had my first overseas trip and now I'm totally addicted to it and so is my bank account, like Barbara I'm fortunate that my husband supports me fully and only recently built me a tailor made scrap room to my own dimensions...he is a golfer though so guess it works out pretty even. I'm also addicted to my Cricut and am fast building up a lovely supply of cartridges. I try to use them on every layout or card and could still probably put the to even better use.

My first project for our Cricut World Blog is a layout which is what I call a 'dream world' layout. I do these every now and then, get a fantasy type idea in my head and just go with it.

With this one I've envisaged my daughter looking out the window at her future. She got married on the balcony of a very old heritage building which has beautiful large leadlight windows. So to create it I used the 'Ornamental Iron' cartridge to create that window. I cut the heart shape clear so it would circle her face and appear that she was indeed looking out the window further details on my blog.
Also used 'Ashlyn's Alphabet' cartridge for the Title background, Title and the butterfly below it.

Friday, February 4, 2011

You Light Up A Room

Hi everyone! Welcome to the debut of the Cricut World blog! My name is Barbara, and I have been scrapbooking for about 7 years. I absolutely love to scrap! I hope we can inspire you and help you put those cricut's and cartridges to more use. For my layout I used four different cartridges. The first is one from my favorite, George and Basic Shapes. I cut the big circle on my layout with George. I use it for circles all the time. The next one is another favorite, Home Decor. I love that flourish! I tend to use it too much. But it's been awhile so I thought, why not? The birdcage is from the French Manor cartridge. And the filigree circle in the bottom right corner is from Straight from the Nest. So, as you can see you can put a lot of different cuts on one page.  The papers are made by Prima and are from the Fairy Flora collection. All of the flowers are made by Prima. I used American Craft Thickers for my title and added some butterflies by using a Martha Stewart punch. The subject of this layout is my adorable grandaughter!! I will never be tired of scrapping that adorable face!  Be sure to stop by tomorrow and you will get to see another fabulous project from the Cricut World team!

Canister Set

Welcome to Cricut World.  I am Donna Aragon and I am the first to add to the blog.  We are so excited to embark on this adventure.  So glad you can join us!!!  This the first etching project I have done.  I used vinyl and cut the design out with my Cricut using the "From my Kitchen" cartridge.  The knobs are ceramic cabinet knobs that I put on with hot glue.  The jars were purchased at the local craft store and were super cheap.  Hope you enjoy this project.  We look forward to your comments.