Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cricut Hat

I am getting ready to attend a swarm this weekend and couldn't resist making some of the fun dillybobber hats that are on the Cricut Everyday cart (circle excludsive).

I haven't decided if I should bling each hat or just leave the fun green. I worry the dilly-bobbers will droop if I add stickles or glitter. So for now they are plain and if there is time before bed (it will take all evening to pack!) I might play a bit :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Finding new blogs

Recently I visited Momo's blog and for fun I signed up for the linking party. Basically people link their blog so others can find them. I feel so blessed that a few new friends have found me and now I need to get crafty! Also, as I was visiting some of the blogs Momo sent me to I discovered Me 'n' Miss Pink Cricut who is having a give away for a Cricut cartridge. So stop over and take a look at her lovely layouts and leave her some love! :) Happy scrapping!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cricut Circle sketch

I've had a busy weekend and really wanted to do some crafting but alas, the only project I have been able to finish is a layout for a sketch challenge on the Cricut Circle blog.

The recipe for the layout...
Stampin' up papers
Stickles in the pink boarder flowers
K and Company bling in individual prima flowers
ribbon from dollar spot at Joanne's
boarder/edge punch - fiskars
large paper yellow flowers cut with fiskars punch
Family fun and pink floral boarder from Life's a Beach with the Cricut.

This was a emotional layout for me to do. The journal says " It is tradition to journey to Grandma Marjie's home for a summer day of fun. Mom (Grandma Barb) meets us and the 4 generations (GGma Marjoie, Gma Barb, Mom-me, Bobby, Emily and Billy) enjoy a day at the pool."

For years my three kids and I did this and then when my grandmother moved out of her townhouse with the pool we just made sure we spent a summer day visiting in Senior housing. Sadly this past summer (July 2010) Grandma passed away. I am so glad I have some photos to scrap the happy family memories!

Monday, March 14, 2011


This weekend I had to make three sympathy cards. I find these the most difficult to make because I always want to choose happy colors. So I did a little surfing on the web for inspiration and finally settled on a couple of card maps from Becky Fleck. I find I go to the page and card maps more and more because the results are so much better than just my own feeble attempts!

This first card I used the branch and flowers cut from Gypsy Wanderings and of course my Gypsy with the Cricut. The sentiment is a clear stamp from a set I don't know where! I used my chocolate chip Stampin' Up ink pad and all the paper is KaiserCraft Hippy Girl Collection. The inside of all three cards is stamped with a wood mount rubber stamp by The Stamp Barn. It says "When someone you love becomes a memory, The memory becomes a treasure.
I bought the stamp a few months back to make a sympathy card for a dear friend, little did I know I would be using it so much!

The second card I used more KaiserCraft, Hippy Girl and tried to keep it all green for a challenge on the Circle Member blog. The challenge was to use either a rainbow of colors or tone-on-tone greens. I opted for the greens. The other requirement is to use two different cricut cuts. I used the label from gypsy wanderings and a tag from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. There is a touch of gold (touch of gold was another requirement) in the background paper and I considered adding some to the tag, but being a sympathy card I erred on the side of subdued. I had to take the photos at work in the AM before delivering the cards so I am unable to get a close-up of the details. The sentiment is from Pink by Design and again I used my choclolate chip Stampin' Up ink pad.

The final card was made still using all Hippy Girl from KaiserCraft and no cuts from the Cricut! I used the chipboard embellishments from the collection and some rub-ons. The sentiment is stamped with a clear stamp from Scripted Year from Pink by Design.
I was running out of steam as it was getting late in the evening when I finished up this final card but I did think to add a bit of paper to the inside of the card (wish I did it for the first two but was too tired to go back and add) and I really like how it turned out.