Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cricut APRIL MONTHLY CHALLENGE: Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle

As we all celebrate Earth Day, the Cricut Monthly challenged us to make a project.  The criteria is as follows per the website:
"In honor of Earth Day (April 22nd) we would like you to recycle, reuse or repurpose 3 items on your project and your project must be newly created for this challenge and include at least 2 Cricut Image Cuts."
I had bought some new sheets for our bed.  In the packaging was cardboard.  There was one piece that looked just like a binder and plenty of flat card board in between the sheets in the packaging.  I also found some green duck tape that a house guest had left behind.  The last picture in this group is the before picture of the "reused/recycled" items I used.
So I came up with the idea to make my oldest granddaughter, Glory, a book to put stickers, draw or whatever.  I always try to plan a project for her and we have fun spending time together creating.
I used the Dinosaur cartridge to cut out the letters, background for the letters and of course dinosaurs. Each page was covered with a different color of paper and used the green duck tape around the edges of the book.
AND the ribbons I tied the book together are from the Maryland Crop meet.  We all exchanged a length of ribbon.  One of the ribbons has a repeated saying, "Made With Love," which was so PERFECT!
So enjoy.

Baltimore Crop Pictures - March 11 - 12

Here are the few pictures I took at the Baltimore crop.  Does anyone have one of the group photos taken by my husband from about 20 phones/cameras.
 Tangee presenting the Thank You from the group
 Queen B opening up our note of gratitude
 Queen B having fun
 Our make and take project
Top Winner of the bring your Show-n-tell Project


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #30: Mom & Me Challenge

When I saw this week's challenge, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to make a memory page for my husband and his mom, and a photo memory book, by Mother's Day, and her birthday. 
I used the Imagine cartridge Lori's Garden for the Love You embellishment, the frame is from Wild Card, the letters are from Wal Decor and More and A Child's Year.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #28: Creepy Crawlies Challenge

The criteria for this week's challenge is:   Create a scrapbook page about the things that bug you. Use a bug somewhere on your project and your project must be newly created for this challenge and include at least 2 Cricut Image Cuts.
I love my garden with flowers and fresh veggies.  Spring is here and all of the plants are sprouting and some are already blooming.  My favorite thing is growing flowers and fresh veggies. But, I don't want any bugs eating them.  I love to see the butterflies and bees enjoy the flower blooms.  I left a space on the right of my layout to put a picture of this year's garden when it is in full bloom.
For the bird, I used the cartridge Serenade, the butterflies are from the cartridge Bloom and Gypsy Wanderings, the fence is from My World cartridge, the flowers are from the cartridge Bloom, and the bugs are from Home Decor.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Cricut Magazine March Spring Cleaning Contest.

The criteria for this contest is:
How do you store your Cuttlebug Folders, Cartridges, Paper and Ribbon… not to mention your favorite Cricut tools and it must involve at least 4 Cricut items?? We want to see it… and so does everyone else that needs some inspiration!!

I have a cabinet that I call my Cricut cabinet.  It holds my Gypsy, Cricut Expression, Cricut Imagine, all of my cartridges (I have 3 jukeboxes that are in the very middle back), books, pink cricut tool kit and all the tools for creating Cricut. 

I have the rest of my creative supplies wherever I can find a place for them for now. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #27: Make a Game Plan Challenge!

This week's Cricut Circle challenge is to  Create your own sketch (card/layout) and then make a project with it and project must be newly created for this challenge and include at least 2 Cricut Image Cuts.

My sketch is the last of the three pictures.  I used Ashlyn's Alphabet for the letters, Designer's Calendar for the 2011, and the Bloom cartridge for the layered flowers.

I wanted to capture the blooming of the Cherry Blossom trees in Washington, DC.  The landscape photo shows the Tidal basin around Washington DC and how many trees are in bloom. 

My daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughters spent the day enjoying the blossoms in full bloom. Hope you enjoy.