Sunday, October 24, 2010

Obsessed with scrapbooking blog

I find lots of useful information on blogs, a fav. of mine is obsessed with scrapbooking and right now Joy is doing a give away...check it out here!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

October Circle Challenge

The challenge was to create a home decor item that inspires creativity...I used an old book and made a card holder for my craft room.  It is decorated with flowers and the words bloom, inspire, dream.  I used large paper clips unbent and reworked to hold the words on one end and clip to the book page at the bottom.   I plan to put in circle calling cards in the holder as I think of each card as a mini piece of art.  Seeing all the creative ideas certainly inspires me!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

register a Gypsy and download some carts!

I am so excited that Provcraft is sharing!  If you register  your cricut Gypsy by Oct. 31, you can get 6 FREE cartridge downloads!  Whoo Hoo, so if you've been thinking about getting a Gypsy to use with your Cricut machine - now is the time!
Here is the message from the cricut message board:

Buy and register a Gypsy by Cricut by October 31 and receive 6 free cartridges downloaded to your Gypsy – including the exclusive, all-new "Smiley Cards" cartridge (and don't forget about Gypsy Wanderings and Gypsy font cartridges that come pre-loaded on the machine). It's a $419 value!
Free cartridges include:
 Smiley Cards (new and exclusive to this promotion)
 Tags, Bags, Boxes and More (not available in retail)
 Christmas (not available in retail)
 Blackletter (not available in retail)
 Printing Press (not available in retail)
 Indie Art (not available in retail)
All current Gypsy owners included! Simply register your Gypsy by October 31, 2010 and get access to all downloads. Register at
Downloads will be available through a special update to your Gypsy starting November 1st.
New Gypsy cartridge downloads are easy! Just connect your Gypsy to your computer and you'll automatically be prompted how to start. In just a few steps, you'll be able to download all six cartridges containing thousands of images! And with Gypsy, you'll have all the cartridge artwork and keypad overlays on your Gypsy screen, so there's no actual cartridge, handbook, or packaging.
You only have a few weeks. Don't miss out!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

new blog...

I found a new blog that will have challenges..get picky and they have a giveaway going on right now so head on over and see for yourself!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Challenge # 3

Creations with Christina has lots of is my card for Challenge # 3 - make a Christmas card.

I used KaiserCraft paper and stamps to create a card.  The beige paper square are cut with Creative Memories punch from paper I had in my scrap box.  The stamps are from the KaiserCraft Be Merry collection and the ribbon is from Stampin' Up.  Inside the card is stamped The true spirit of Christmas is...Love ~Linda Willis
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Cricut Circle Blog

I have been trying to catch up reading my favorite blogs and was so excited to discover the launch of the Cricut circle blog!  They are open to all viewers but will close it to circle members only in a couple weeks, so head on over quick to take a look.  While there I found a challenge to try (open to members only) so had to give it a go!  Here is my 8 by 8 layout using cuts from the Cricut French Manor cartridge.
The papers are from Creating Keepsakes All in One scrapbooking kit, with the exception of the solid pink.  That is from a card stock pack I purchased at Target.  I used my gypsy to size the scalloped square to be 7 1/2 inches. The cut is found with the Tag 1 feature and shift/lock key.  The oval tag layers to be 2 inches by 3 1/4 inches (used hide contour to delete the two holes) for the pink shadow layer and the pattered layer was 1 3/4 by 2 3/4 inches.  The oval is found with the layer function.  I inked the pink paper edges with Color Box fluid chalk - creamy brown.  The green gems in the corners are from Imaginisce attached with the i-rock tool.  The clear crystal gems on the oval are also from Imaginisce.  The pink flourish is cut from the Cricut French Manor Cartridge.  The vintage lace is from a stash I received from my grandmother.

Creations with Christine Card Challenge #1

Saturday, Oct. 2 was World Card Making I had to join in some challenges.  Here is my take on a card sketch from Creations with Christina.
The white snowflake and tag are from my paper stash, it actually has a slight shimmer to it, and they are adhered with stampin up dimensionals.  The rest of the paper is from Kaiser Craft, the Be Merry Collection.  The snowflake is cut using the Cricut  Christmas Noel cartrige and tag is from Very Merry Tags.