Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Use Your Stash Wednesday

Hi!  Brenda here.  Sorry I'm late getting this posted, but it just hit me that today is Wednesday.  Here is the layout I did for the Use Your Stash Wednesday Challenge.

This is one of the few layouts I have done without using my Cricut.  The paper is from a paper pack I bought off of QVC, the butterfllies are Dazzles stickers, but buttons are from the 3 Birds Cute As A Button Kit and the tag used for the title is CTMH.  Will you join me in this challenge and use some items out of your stash to create something?

Monday, October 24, 2011

Challenge Yourself Monday

Hey! Im Rosa and today's monday challenge is to create a mini album using your Cricut and cartridge of choice. For my project today I used the Create A Critter cartridge.

Pumpkin Patch 2011
Front Cover 

Side View  

Side View 2

Inside Cover

Some of the Pages

Another one of the Pages

For this project I used Create a Critter for the pumpkin shape, I used my Gypsy to hide the cuts that I did not want. All the papers I used are from the new DCWV Halloween and Fall Stack, and some Kraft Cardstock. Very simple all I need now are the pictures to complete what I had imagined.. Thanks for looking, hope you guys join in on the challenge.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Use Your Stash Wednesday

Hello everyone this is Rosa, sorry for the late post but I have been super busy with 40 invitations I been making for my friend's big birthday party. The card I am sharing with you guys was very easy to make, I hope you enjoy.

Cardstock- Recollections
Designer Paper- DCWV Ghost & Goblins Matstack and coordination cardstock
Adhesive- Scotch ATG and glue dots
Ink- Martha Stewart Cat eyes

Monday, October 17, 2011

Challenge Yourself Monday

Hi all, Nancy here with you today.  Just in case you don't know me, I am a huge LSU Tiger fan.  My dad graduated from there and my daughter graduated from there.  I graduated from Northwestern State here in LA, but LSU is my favorite team.  We have season tickets to watch the Tigers play and I love that we are doing so well this season.  That being said, this time of year everyone has a favorite peewee, high school, college or NFL team-even some folks like Alabama-gasp!  My challenge to you is to create a layout or a tailgate invitation using the colors of your favorite team and depicting the game, fans or tailgating activities.  You can even use this as an opportunity to scrap those Homecoming activities.  Use Sports Mania or any other cart you might have-just be sure to give us the recipe.  Happy footballing!!!

Some of these photos came from an LSU message board, Tiger Rant, from a guy named Jeff.  Don't want to get in any trouble for using his photos, so I wanted to give him credit. 

CM Football Additions paper pack (I am a CMC, so if you are interested in the CM additions pack, feel free to ask me about it.)
LSU ribbon from WalMart
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
CM Cardstock
Foam dots
CM adhesive tape
Cricut Varsity Letter, Sports Mania and Locker Talk
Most cuts at 3", "Tigers" at 2 1/2"

Hope you get some inspiration!  Let me see your team layouts!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Use Your Stash Wednesday

Hello my crafty friends, this Lori from got2bcrafting. I am sooo sorry that I am posting a day late.  Things are a bit crazy and hectic in my life right now and my dates got a little mixed up.  I truly apologize.  So without further ado, here is the card I made using all my old stash.

 I really had a lot fun looking through boxes and drawers that I haven't looked through in awhile.  Honestly, sometimes I forget about some of the supplies that I have.  The  solid color papers I used for the candy corns are from some OLD Sizzix adhesive backed paper packs.  These really make assembling images with layers VERY fast and easy... not sure why I haven't used them for so long.  The patterned paper in the background is from a DCWV stack from a couple of years ago, again, don't know why I haven't used it more! The ribbon and buttons used are from  WAAAAAAY back.  I tell ya, it really felt good using some of that old stash. :)  The cartridge I used was for the candy corn was Smily Cards, a free cartridge included with my Gypsy.  The cute face stamps are from none other than Peachy Keen and the sentiments are from Scrappy Moms. 

So your challenge today is:   Use Your Stash and include at least 2 different types of embellishments (ribbon, twine, buttons, chipboard, stickers etc.)  Thanks for stopping by... hope you will be able to join in on the challenge. :)

Have a CRAFTY day!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Challenge Yourself Monday

Happy Monday!  Brenda here with Challenge Yourself Monday.  The theme for today's challenge is Birthdays.  I picked this theme because Wednesday is my grandson's 4th birthday, so I wanted to make him a card.  Here is the card:

I scraplifted the card from the Cricut Create a Critter handbook.  The number 4 was cut from the Cricut American Alphabet (on the Expression 2) and all other cuts were made with the Create a Critter cartridge at a height of 6 inches.  The brown cardstock used for the tree trunk is Wausau, the blue, orange and green solid cardstock is Bazzill, the patterned cardstock is from my stash.  The stamp used for the face is from the Peachy Keen Stamps Everyday Character Face Assortment, and the birthday cake & Happy Birthday are Stampin' Up!.

Thanks for stopping by!  Do you have a birthday project you will be working on?

I think I'm going to make a gift bag with the dinosaur on it for one of my grandson's presents.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Imagine This Friday Challenge

Hi everyone :) Adele here
Welcome to Imagine This Friday Challenge
Today I wanted to make something really simple but decorative, so decided to make a Christmas decoration using the Imagine More cartridge that came with the Imagine, plus add 2 cached patterns from Snow Angel.
So here is what I made

This was really quick to make, so here is what you need to do to make your own.

Firstly select a border from the Imagine More cart, size 2 @ 2.5" and the other 2 @ 2", then using the 2 cached Snow Angel patterns, flood fill your borders.

Score your borders on every divide and through the centre of the hole to give an even accordian folded border, mine worked out at every 5/8 of an inch.

Stick both ends of each border together in relevant sizes ie. both 2.5" borders glued together to form a circle

I also used a circle punch to cut 4 circles to join the flattened circles to.

Pop the smaller circle onto the top for added dimension and there you have it...Simple :)

( To cache a pattern from a different cartridge, just select a basic shape, click the edit pencil, this brings you to the edit screen, choose your chosen pattern by holding your stylus on the pattern for a few seconds, a pop-up window will appear saying "Cache Pattern", click it and it will save it in the machine's memory and add it to the end of your next plugged in cartridge's patterns.)

I hope you enjoyed this quick project and your challenge is to make your own with any cached pattern you wish.

Have fun & happy crafting