Thursday, September 30, 2010

First Cricut Imagine Project

This is the very first thing that I have made using my CRICUT IMAGINE. I used the Best Friends and Nursery Tails cartridges. I used the Nursery Tails cartridge for the journaling tag and all other cuts were from the Best Friends cartridge. I do not have the measurements for the cuts because it was going to be a test page and I liked what I printed/cut so decided to make a scrapbook page of it.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge # 44

The challenge for this week was to create a Halloween card using the S-fold or Z-fold technique and you can use any colors you would like.

I used the Mini Monsters cartridge and cut the "phrase" on page 48 at 2 3/4".

Please visit Cricut Cardz Challenge to see what the rest of Design Team #1 has created with this challenge and thanks so much for stopping by. Remember, that this challenge is now open to you!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hello Everyone!

I am in Florida with my husband and my daughter! I have some posting to do when I get back to Wisconsin!

I ordered an Imagine from HSN on the launch date, but it came to me defective so I had to send it back. I was able to do that Monday morning and it arrived at my house Friday night so I cannot wait to get home to see if this one works, I return Tuesday night Sept 28th:) I probably won't do any videos on the Imagine just yet until I am more comfortable with it. I may post some of the projects on my blog for those of you that are interested.

Hope all is well and I have a card that I made for the Cricut Cardz Challenge Design Team on Wednesday that I made prior to leaving and will hopefully be able to get that posted to my blog for you!

Happy Crafting,


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge # 42

Here is the card that I made for the Cricut Cardz Challenge # 42. The challenge is to make a card for Halloween using the card feature from any cartridge you'd like, and using any colors you'd like.

I used the Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge to cut the Haunted House "card feature" on page 69 @ 6" and the spider web on the front porch at 1".

I used the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge to cut the bat (pg 48) at 1 1/2", the street sign (pg 70) at 3 1/2", ghosts (pg 37) 1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2", pumpkin (pg 59) at 1 1/2", Happy Halloween phrase (pg. 30) at 1".

The colors used are black, purple, lime green, yellow, gray, orange, blue, and green!

I hope that you all will join us in the challenge! I had a blast putting this card together :) You can hop on over to the Cricut Cardz Challenge blog here and see what cute Halloween cards that Design Team 1 came up with for the challenge! Hope to see you over there :)

The challenge is open to the public this week, so it's time for you to be creative and show us what you've got!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Trick or Treat "Joy" Fold Card

I used the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge for this card. I cut the "Costumes" on page 49 at 2 3/4". I also cut the cat from the same page at 2 3/4". I used my white gel pen and traced the lines that were cut in the image.

For the front of the card I cut the bag at 6" from page 52 and I dabbed some black ink around the edges and I also used a black gel pen and traced the trick or treat.

On all of the orange spider pages I used white colorbox pigment ink around all the edges and then wiped it off with a paper towel for a little extra effect. On the background where the "children" are I used black inkl on that peice because of the orange boarder around it.

I also cut 4 spiders out with a Martha Stewart spider punch and attatched in several places throughout the card.

I have to say that I definately had the most fun making this Halloween card :)

Have a Boo-tiful Day Card

I created this card using the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge. I cut the ghost from page 37 at 4". I also used my new Martha Stewart spider web border punch and some ribbon from Michaels. The cardstock I used is from Recollections.

Beware Card

I created this card using the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge. I cut the tree out at 4 1/4" from page 67. I cut out the tombstone at 1 1/2" on "FLIP" from page 66, and I cut out the Frank N Stein on my computer using the font Matisse ITC at 8 pts. The BEWARE phrase is cut at 1".

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge # 40

This weeks challenge was to make a card using scalloped circles, scalloped squares, scalloped ovals, or scalloped rectangles. Use any cartridge, colors, or theme you would like.

I chose the scalloped circles. I used my Mini Monograms cartridge for the circles that I cut at 3 1/2" and 3 1/4". I used Doodlecharms for the ladybug which I cut at 2 1/4". I used the Create a Critter for the "LoveBug" which is cut at 1 3/4". I also used the Seeing Spots Cuttlebug folder, and I added 3 buttons with thread for the final touch.

This is my first challenge card that I've done and it was a blast getting it all put together! I hope that you will give one of the challenges a try! Check out the challenge blog and the amazing people on the design team at Cricut Cardz Challenge, click here