Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dates to Remember

Hello All!  Michelle here for my round 2 of projects :)  The first project I have to share with you this week is my new date book....Dates.  I am HORRIBLE with birthdays and anniversaries.  One of my New Years Resolutions was to keep up and remember to send well wishes family & friends.  For this project, I used three different cartridges.  The first being my Storybook cart.  I absolutely LOVE all the background features this cart holds.  I use this scallop square cut out quiet often and don't see myself not using it in the near future.  The second cart I used was Simply Sweet, one of my favorite font carts.  The letters for the word 'dates' that fill the banner were cut from SS.  And last but not least, Country Life.  I really am loving the look of banners, but have always been a bit nervous to use them.  Hopefully this project is the gateway to many more banners in my future.








Here is a list of all the other products that I used as well:

Recipe: 
My Minds Eye Abbey Road Pattern Paper
Bazzill White Cardstock
Colorbok Black Cardstock
Dew Drops - Bamboo Ink
Bazzill Pauly Poo Gems
Zva Pearls
Xyron 900
ATG 714
Bind it All 2.0
3/4" O-wire
Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
Making Memories Paper Trimmer
Craft size Glue Dots

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mother's Day Card

Happy hump day everyone! It's me, Barbara, again with my last post for this week. I have another card to share. You should recognize the paper with words from yesterday's card. It was created using the Lori's Garden cartridge and the Imagine. The lacy look is from the Paper Lace cart. I layered it in two different sizes. I lifted this idea from the Amazing Paper Grace blog. I believe she uses spellbinder dies, but I think the images from the Paper Lace cartridge are far better! Though I do have to say that the scalloped circle and circle were done with spellbinders dies.  I did use a white signo pen to dot the scalloped circle, and some of the Paper Lace cuts. I hope you enjoy my card. Happy scrapping!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Imagine A Card

Hi! It's Barbara again. I have a card to show you. All of the pattern papers with this card were created with the Imagine, and the Lori's Garden cartridge. I love the paper with the words. I know I will use that again and again. The butterfly was also created with the Lori's Garden cartridge. For the flowers I used a pattern paper created with the Imagine, but then I used a seven petal flower on the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge. I did them in various sizes. To create the big one I cut two 1.75 inch flowers, two 1.5 inch flowers, and then two 1 inch flowers. That should give you the idea. I then shaped the flowers. I have tweezers made specifically for  shaping them, but you could use a piercing tool. Just place it in the middle of the petal, and then squeeze the petal around it. The design for this card was lifted from the Amazing Paper Grace blog. You can visit her wonderful blog here. She is such an inspiration! Here's my card:



Hope you enjoy it, and thanks for stopping by!


Barbara

Saturday, April 23, 2011

True Beauty

Hi ladies! It's Barbara again! Boy the time just flew by since my last post. Hope you are ready for Easter. I am hoping it will be warm, but the last two days have been cold here in Virginia. Well, on with the project.

For this layout I used Storybook for the marquee. I used the gypsy and set it for 10 .5 inches for both heighth and width. Then I attached the marquee to a 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock. Now for the tricky part. I broke out something I haven't used in a long time. I used my scalloped scissors to cut around the marquee. Next I used a white signo pen to dot each scallop. I think it really adds to the look of the marquee. It's not my idea. I recently saw one of GabrielleP's layouts and that is how she did it. It really isn't that difficult and didn't take much practice. For the title I used Plantin Schoolbook. It's one of my favorite fonts.  It's very easy to work with. I like to ink my letters, and some of the smaller fonts make me want to rip my hair out! LOL! All of the papers, with the exception of the cardstock, are made by Prima. I combined the Madeline collection with one paper I had left from the Urban Cosmos collection. The flowers and vines are of course all Prima. The chipboard vine is made by 3tailscraft out of Australia. Be sure to check them out. They have some lovely pieces. The photo is of my grand-daughter. She has become such a ham and runs toward me whenever I have the camera. I can't ever seem to get a whole head in the shot, but who really needs one. I love those eyes!  Ok now for the layout!


Thanks for stopping by and have a very blessed Easter!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Dye~riffic Eggs layout

Hi, it's Emily! I apologize for the delayed posting of my latest project. Our cable/internet went out yesterday and we are just now getting it back. Anyways, with Easter coming up, I realized I didn't scrap any pictures of my son dying easter eggs. I just love the picture him behind the glasses all lined up. Since I've been using the Imagine a lot lately, I decided to just use the expression on this one.
The egg were cut from the limited ed. Easter 2010 cartridge. The background shape is from the new Elegant Edges cartridge. The mats for the photos and black circle were made from George Basic Shapes. Font was from the Birthday Bash cartridge.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Jelly Bean Bag using the Imagine

Hi, it's Emily again!! I'm back with another project using the Imagine. With Easter just around the corner I thought it would be fun to make a treat bag for my son. It is very easy and quick to make! Which is really nice if you have a lot of these you want to give out!
The treat bags are from Stampin' Up, however, you could probably get treat bags from just about any craft store. Fill the bag just a little bit above half way with your favorite candy or I used jelly bellies. With their small size you can fit more in the little treat bags. The topper on the bag is from the Top Note Sizzix XL Die cut plate. Then they were distressed with a Tim Holtz Distresser. Take the layered die cuts and staple the middle to secure it to the bag. I put a ribbon on to hide the staple. Then cut the image from the Cricut Imagine Nursery Tails cartridge at 2 1/4 inches. Popped it up with some pop dots. 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

You mean the world to me~Cricut Imagine Card

Hi, my name is Emily. I'm so excited to post my first project for the Cricut World Blog!! I created this card for a person I couldn't get through life without. I have to admit that I haven't had too much of a chance to use my Cricut Imagine. I got my Imagine in February and we moved in March. I have not set up all my scrapbooking supplies as of yet and I probably won't. Due to the fact, we are moving again this summer for my husband's job. So with little supplies the Imagine makes it very easy to create a quick card.

For this card I used the Ashlyn's Alphabet Cricut Cartridge for the card base (6 inch cut) and the scalloped ovals (5 and 5 1/4 inch cuts). I colored in the card base with the Better Together Imagine cartridge. I wanted the background paper to match the dress on the girl. The girl and dog (3 inch cut) are also from Better Together. I cut the grass off the image to help it fit onto the oval better. I printed out the sentiment (2 inch cut)  from the same cartridge and cut off the outside layer of the scallop. I double punched a strip using the EK Success Braided Punch. Added a bit of brown twine down the middle as well.   

Friday, April 15, 2011

My last one

Hello all!  It's Monica again and today is my last and final post for the week.  I wanted to get this up last night but American Idol came first and then when it was over I couldn't keep my eyes open.  So I ended up just going to bed and forgetting that I wanted to post this page.  It's ok, the good news is I get up early enough to post in the morning.  If I was really smart I would type my post early and set it up, but that would be too easy and I never do things the easy way!  So for my last layout, it was actually the last page I made while I was on my vacation.  I really had a hard time with the photos and placement on the page.  I am again not very happy with the results but my motto is it is done and I am moving on.  Used base camp for "basketball" and printing press for "senior night".  I really like the mix of letters that the printing press cart gives you.  I had tried to weld the words together but it just did not look right.  I layered a few coordinating papers and ribbon and finally added the sticker basketball hoop and ball to the page, I rarely use stickers but I felt this page needed a little something.  Not sure if it made it better, but oh well!  The background paper is actually a solid page with a white border and the black scallop and polka dot center, not sure what company makes it but I have had it forever and never used it.  Trying to make myself use some of my older papers now, I have way too much!
I will be back in 8 short weeks to do this again.  Can't wait, this really motivates me to get so much done!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

More to share!

I was a little late getting online last night so I decided to wait till this morning to post them.  I came home from work yesterday and had a sick child, made for a very long night and little sleep.  Unfortunately I must keep going so I will be maintaining my schedule at work, my daughter will come home from school to babysit today.  Since I was out of work last week for vacation I just can't take off this week.  I am sure you get the drift.
Onto to talk about my layouts.  The first one up was actually pretty simple, the paper was this busy, I have never worked with papers that have so much going on.  I just added the matting and layers, felt hearts and photo corner, then cut the "sweet girl" title in the top right corner above the journaling with my cricut using graphically speaking.  Added a little bling and some butterfly stickers and called it done!  Now as I look at the page I think it is too busy for my taste, but I have the philosophy that it is done and I will just move on, doesn't have to be my best work every time, right?
Next one up is from my daughter's cheerleading days.  Every year we would have to sell ads for the football program and we would always go to the eye clinic and he would purchase and ad.  He would always invite the girls to take photos wearing sunglasses and include in on the ad.  I was fortunate enough to be the lucky one to take the photos.  This is just one of the many photo shoots we had over the 4 years of high school at the eye clinic.  Used bazzill shimmer papers in white for this page, but for some reason it just does not look as crisp in the photo.  Used some scrap papers around the photo collage and cut the glasses from my cricut using the paisley cart and the title is cut from lyrical letters loop de loop and welded.  

Come back tomorrow and I will have 1 more to share!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Here's a few to share

Hello it's Monica again!  I could get used to this blogging think if I was forced to do it on a daily basis!  Haha!  I have a blog too and find that about once a week I update it.  I just think that most days I don't have enough going on in my life to blog about, but I am constantly reading other people's blogs.  It is weird though, since this week is my week to host her at cricut world blog I am finding that I am looking forward to my next post!  I am almost giddy with excitement to share!  Can't explain why, but it is the highlight of my day!
I will not continue to bore you to death with my crazy explanations, I will bring on the layouts!
The first one came together really quickly for me and almost in the dark.  The sun was setting and I was sitting on the patio of my camper using just the camper lights, hoping that the colors would match and they did.  Used graphically speaking to cut the title, used a journaling card with the date, a couple of strips of paper and matting.  Finally I used this zebra pattern paper that I have had forever, always thought it was too busy but it went perfectly with this photo.  You can't tell but the girls shirts have zebra lettering.
 This next one I also did as the light was fading from the sky and again I was hoping for the best with color matching.  The tones were a little different for me to use, but I wanted to give it a try.  I wanted to use these cheerleading stickers from creative imaginations that I received as a secret Santa gift about a year and a half ago from Ria.  I have been waiting for the perfect moment to use them and finally found one.  Did some paper distressing and edge inking, layered it all up.  Cut the initials from blackletter font and called it done.
I hope to see you back tomorrow...I will again have a few more to share!

Monday, April 11, 2011

2 for the price of 1

Hello again!  I was hoping to get back on yesterday and post another layout, but the long day of packing up and driving home from our wonderful spring break trip to the Mountains ended with me being too exhausted!  So tonight I am bringing you not one but two layouts!  Just think of it as a little bonus!
First up is "hope for the cure"  I used my cricut cart Pink Journey for the title and the pink ribbon.  Used some new daily junque paper that I am in love with, so sad this is my last page of it.  Took the pink bazzill paper and realized it was not quite the right shade of pink so I chalked it with my metallic chalks to create a deeper, brighter tone of pink.  Used some fancy pants felt pieces, navy pearls, navy heart and a journaling note to finish it off.
 This second page is a lift from a scrapbook etc layout for the latest issue titled "sparkle"  My page is titled "all star squad"  I welded the words all and squad together using the gypsy font and the star is cut from home decor.  Added a few punched stars and coordinating paper and journaling.
Sorry for the less than perfect photos, it was already dark outside when I took the photos and I just could not get the best lighting in my house.  I have just decided that it is what it is when it comes to photos of my layouts, they all can't be perfect!  Come back tomorrow, I promise to be back with some more fun pages!

Thanks for looking!
Monica

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Girlfriends

Hello all!  It's Monica, I am finally getting my turn this week on the blog!  So excited to showcase a few layouts that I have created.  When I start scrapping I always make a point to use my cricut for everything I make.  That way I can post it to our group, plus it really challenges me to use my cricut to it fullest potential.  I have actually found that I rarely buy letters or embellishments anymore because I know that I can use my cricut to cut it. 
I have been working for the last 8 months working on an album for my daughter during her high school years.  I am finally coming to the end with only a few more pages left and I am just so thrilled to be getting to the end.  I am finding it harder and harder to get creative with the pages in the book because I am so bored with the photos, but this week I found my creative juices and have been cranking out the pages...I am hoping I will have something to share everyday this week!  So keep coming back to see what I have accomplished!

First up is the layout titled "girlfriends"  I took inspiration from the most recent scrapbooks etc magazine and a layout titled "time out"  I just flipped it on its side.  For lots of texture I took strips of black paper and edged them with my border punches using about 6 different edge punches.  Then glued them directly to the same color paper.  I cut the title from Rock Princess and used George and Basic shapes to cut the cirlces for the lollipop flower and the circle journaling and the circle with ribbons.  Just used my gypsy and put a circle half inch smaller inside each other and welded the shapes.  What I was left with was an inner circle and the thin circle you see on my page. 

Sorry for the photo, I have been out of town this week  and did not have a card reader for my laptop so I had to take the pictures with my iphone and use a free app to edit.  I used photoshop express and was pretty impressed.  Thank goodness I will be home tomorrow so my next post will be a better photo from my camera!  Be sure to come back to see what else I have been creating!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Precious

Hi at is Bonnie  This is a LO of my oldest Granddaughter the paper is from Creative Imaginations. I used Winter Lace behind the pic, Home accents for the flower on the card, and Stone script for the title. The card I cut by hand 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Banner

Hi It's Bonnie again
Here is a Banner I made for my youngest Granddaughters room

I cut the shape from Sentimentals on card stock and cardboard at 4" and the pattern paper at 3". Cut the bugs from Walk in My Garden and the letters from Mickey Font, laced them together with ribbon .

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Photo Box

Hi my name is Bonnie and I Live in Michigan I have been scrap-booking for a lot of years just not as often as I want too.   Here is my first project it is a Photo Box that I altered. I covered it and cut the flowers from the Serenade cart and added some bling that you can't see to well.