Friday, March 16, 2012

new cricut cartridges

I am so happy this morning
Cricut just sent the new cartridge rekease in the "Hello Thursday" e-mail
here is the list

Contemporary nature-- IMAGINE cart-- nature inspired patterns

Paper dolls teen scene-- EVERYDAY cart-- awesome paper dolls that will enhance any project trendy and stylish teen dolls great for all things teen

Art deco--EVERYDAY cart-- cuts that will enhance any project with images that are inspired by the roaring twenties

Chip decor-- PROJECTS cart-- cuts coordinate with hobby lobby chip decor line

Spring Cottage-- SEASONAL cart-- this cartridge is all things spring, included in the cut list is a 3D strawberry with a basket-- this cart is a must have for all crafters!!!

happy crafting

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

CCFA Mission complete

Hello on this beautiful March day
I am super excited to share this post today but first I need to tell you that CCFA means-- Cricut Card Fairy Army( a great group of crafter's on the cricut boards that create cards with the cricut and their own supplies to send to people in need of a card all around the world)

I just joined the ranks the other day when I myself requested to have cards sent to a dear friend that is in the hospital awaiting a lung transplant

here are my 2 well 3 missions completed

I made this card using the meow lite cartridge(#869)
(I have had this cart for a long time but this is the very first cut made using this cart)
I then used my cuttlebug to emboss the blue background(sky) and
my gypsy to cut ovals out in orange and green(sun and grass)
I am super happy with this card!

This next card is for another mission#868- I used the Disney cartridge with snow white and 7 dwarfs
This is a cute cut and I love him-- i think it will make him smile when he sees it:)

This card is for the same mission except for his mom-- I love hello kitty(what girl doesn't?)
I used hello kitty greetings cart for the front and the cuttlebug/sizzix folder in damask for the background-- Stickles for the flowers
Very very happy with this card I hope it puts a smile on her face!

The back of my cards are stamped(well computer generated until a stamp can be made) with this logo

Thanks for stopping by and
Until next time happy Crafting

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Recap from the Crop

Our annual crop/scrapbook retreat was this past weekend, as usual it was a blast!

We arrived on Friday to see the room decorated as a 50's diner(super cute) here are some photos from the weekend
Had a Great time on Friday, Saturday, Sunday! I can not wait until we do something like this again but it is going to be a few years (as you can see the hostess has a lot of money invested)

I taught a gypsy class on Saturday everyone that came loved the gypsy and actually got on their phones right away and ordered a gypsy:) I can see more gypsy classes coming in the future!

We did a make and take and made little treat boxes (I did not complete one because I made the sample box)

We received 2 double page kits, eyelets, chipboard album, flowers, cute clothespins embellishments, chipboard words-- I left each time she gave away doorprizes but they were awesome-- here are just a few, paper pads, embellishment kits, page kits, and gift cards to hobby lobby!

Just a few photos from this weekend...

The entrance to our room had this over the door, we walked through the fringe too many times and kept pulling it down so we moved it to the side of the door!
my workstation in the middle of scrap-booking-- a mess but a fun mess
my gypsy board that advertised my gypsy class-- everyone wanted to be able to make a title like mine(loved the gypsy font cartridge)
table decorations car headed to the diner
getting all set up for my gypsy class
the huge milkshake that greeted us as we arrived(Looked almost good enough to take a sip:) )
Our root beer float treats on Friday night

Our crop station decorated like we were going to eat at a diner super cute:)

Until next time Happy Crafting

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Playing with my Cricut again:)

While I had my friends cartridge to help prepare for the weekend crop, I had to play:)

This is the fry box, flowers, and tag all cut from Art Philosophy cartridge!

This cartridge is super fun to play with but I am still on the fence about the price(100.00) Not sure if it is worth the money as you can cut most of these cuts on other carts but it is fun to play with!

Here is my box which could be used as a thank you, a gift, or decorations

  • 1- 12X12 indian corn blue cardstock from CTMH
  • 1- 6X12 yellow cardstock from CTMH
  • 1- 12X12 baby pink cardstock from CTMH
  • 1- 12X12 white cardstock from CTMH
  • Indian Corn blue stamp pad from CTMH
  • Stamp set from CTMH
  • Fry box cut fit to page at 11.5"
  • Flowers cut at different sizes 2-4 inches
  • White tag cut at 2"
  • Liquid glass to hold flowers together and to adhere them to the box
  • Yellow marker to do some faux stitches around tag
  • The border is a Martha Stewart border punch

Happy Crafting


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

My first cut with the sweet treats

I decided to make a cupcake box with matching tag for my friend who is hosting our annual crop retreat!
I cut the cupcake out at 10.5" I added the cupcake insert inside because I wanted to give her a sweet treat:)

I put stickles on the cherry and used ctmh pattern paper for the cupcake frosting

I like it, kind of looks like sprinkles!

View from above!
Close up of the frosting and the cherry on top:)
Stay tuned for more sweet treats and some flowers that will be blooming soon:)
Happy Crafting

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Playing with my cricut and a new cartridge

My friend got nifty fifty for a crop retreat we are having next weekend! We have been making diecuts for a month for page kits being given away! This past weekend we sat down and made a make and take with 2 cartridges Art philosophy and Nifty fifty! We made the box with AP and the little tag with NF!

This is my box that will be used as a sample!

Side view

box was cut fit to page which ended up cutting at 11.5"
paper was American Craft CS
Tag was cut at 2.5"
I dotted the edge with a marker (Faux stitiching)
the saddleoxfords was cut at 1.5"
Ribbon from M's
Pink Starburst is a Fiskars hand punch medium size

Happy Crafting