Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Mary's Cardz TV Challenge

Boy has this been a busy summer!  I have been to Maine with my sister and now Hubby and I are getting ready to go on a motorcycle trip through the Dakota Badlands and several other small trips....just staying busy busy busy.

I am submitting this to Mary's 3-D card challenge-they are for a 4th of July party my son and his girlfriend are giving.  These were done with the Cricut Explore and used two separate kits  from SVG Cuts.com (Stars and Stripes and Made in the USA).  I made a total of 10 large firecrackers, 15 small firecrackers (I just took the large firecracker svg file and collectively shrank them to a smaller size), only one USA (that S gave me fits!) and 15 of the star boxes.  They are going to take a picture of the set up for these at their party but wanted to submit this now for the challenge.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Lighthouse using SVGcuts.com file

I can't believe I forgot to post this great lighthouse.  I used an svg file from SVGcuts.com and some scrapbook paper I had that had Maine written across it in different fonts.  I gave this to my daughter for her birthday.  She is finally getting to go to Maine with me this summer and I am so excited to be able to spend some time with her there.  This lighthouse is really great in that it has a tea light at the top to make it really look light a light house and it comes apart toward the bottom.  It makes a hollow shape and I put some "lobster" money in there for her.

Two camping cards using svg files from Miss Kate Cuttables

I did these two cards using svg files from Miss Kate's Cuttables.  They were both scrapbook page titles and I just resized them for cards.  I really liked how these turned out

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Pool Table SVG

Wow, this has been a busy 5 months for birthdays, anniversaries and special events.  Some friends we go motorcycle riding with recently bought a new house which has a great game room.  They found a really neat pool table and had it recovered with felt in "electric blue" instead of the normal shade of green and it is so pretty!  Stevie had a birthday when we were on our recent motorcycle trip to Galveston so I made this for him and filled it with chocolate candy.  This SVG cut can be found at http://svgcuts.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=44&products_id=259 ,  What makes it really neat is that their pool table really looks like this one.

Travel Trailer SVG

I have been having so much using the Cricut Explore and SVG cuts that it's making me want to do more and more of them.  This is a set from SVGcuts.com and can be found at http://svgcuts.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=32&products_id=357 .  I did this one for my son's birthday and put candy in the bottom.  I just loved the flamingos and the look of this cute vintage travel trailer.

Card of Encouragement

Here's a card I made for my daughter's coworker to give to her daughter.  She is in the 2nd grade and trying out for cheerleader so I sent her this card of encouragement.  I used Create A Friend for all the images except for Varsity Letter (for the "R" on her shirt.  The paper was from an old 4 x 6 paper pad that was in my stash

Friday, April 25, 2014

Strawberry Gazebo for Spring Project

I am entering this project in Cards TV Spring Challenge at http://cardztv.blogspot.com/2014/04/cardz-tv-card-challenge-6-spring.html.  It is a fabulous free svg file from http://monicascreativeroom.se/category/cutting-files/3d-models/.  I did need to resize as a group to get the gazebo to the size I wanted.   I decided to dress up the gazebo so I used a vine from one of the Create a Critter cartridges and a strawberry from Paisley as it was simple and no shadow. I had to cut the strawberry at such a small size that it lost its definition and kind of faded up against the gazebo. So I did a copy and paste of the strawberry, changed one to write only, used a black American Crafts pen and placed it as closely on top of the cut one as I could manage. I can't remember if I welded or attached the two. The Edit feature wouldn't allow it to be an exact placement but it was close. And in this case, it didn't make a big difference since it was such a small image. The white flowers are from a hole punch I bought at WalMart absolute eons ago. Yellow stickles in the centers of the flowers makes them pop a little bit. Glued several of the vines together, placed the strawberries and flowers, wrapped around the gazebo and presto... I love using the Cricut Explore for my Cricut cartridges, SVGs and designs.  Not only does it cut great, I love the writing feature!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Grandson's 7th Birthday Party

My grandson decided he wanted a karate party.  The facility where he had the party sent out the invitations so I did the cupcake toppers and thank you cards for him.  The cupcake toppers were cut with the Cricut Karate digital cartridge from cricut and they were a HUGE hit.

The background of the thank you card is from Edge to Edge.  I did it in Design Space so that I could tweak the size to fit an A2 sized card.  The main image is again from the Cricut Karate digital cartridge and I used action wobbles so that the image would really "kick".

Monday, April 21, 2014

Lots of projects to post

I have been so slammed busy that I haven't been posting about any of the projects I've done so I'll be trying to catch up in the next few weeks.

These are cupcake toppers I did for my granddaughter's 5th birthday.  I used Create A Friend for the tutu (I had to hand trim the waist for the tutu to fit right) and some glitter paper scraps I had left over from the castle I made her for her 3rd birthday party  I cut the front of the tutu and then cut images on "flip" to hide the sticks that went into the cupcakes.   I followed these instructions: http://www.thatcutelittlecake.com/2012/05/ballerina-party-tutu-cupcake-topper.html

And here's the thank you cards I made for her to send out.  The ballerina is again from Create A friend. I ran the hair through the Divine Swirls embossing folder, cut the tutu in white and green--cut the green one into three pieces and adhered to the back of the white one, moving the green pieces around so that they layered the sleeves and bottom of the tutu.  I put her on action wobbles so that she would wiggle.  I used different Cricut phrases for the outside and inside of the card.  Please excuse the shadow across the inside of the card as my camera apparently has a scratch on the lens.  Oh and this was my first project using the new Cricut Explore...man I love that machine!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Anna Griffin blog giveaways!

Oh this is without a doubt one of the  most exciting giveaways I've ever participated in!  Four weeks of FABULOUS gifts and winning any one of them would be a dream!!  Head on over to Anna's blog and find out how to win...  http://annagriffin.com/content/annas-blog