Monday, May 16, 2011

Cricut Circle May Monthly Challenge: Tic Tac Toe Challenge

"Tic Tac Toe . . . Three X’s in a Row! That’s the goal in this challenge. Look at the tic tac toe board below and choose three squares in a row. Use the challenge prompts from all three squares to create your project!  Project must include at least 2 different Cricut Imagine Cuts."

I created a two page layout using the Sun Shape, Ric Rac, and Flower Shape.

A couple close ups:

Cartridges:  Walk In My Garden, using Real Size  Snflwr cut at 14", Btnflr cut at 7", at regular size Bee1 cut at 2" and Ldybg at 1"; Create A Critter Bttrfly1 cut at 2 1/2" and Bttrfly2 cut at 2"; Plantin Schoolbook Leaf cut at 2"; Kate's ABCs 4" scallopped square and using Design Studio welded two 4" scallopped squares together to create the rectangle.

All papers were from my paper stash.  Edges of cuts were inked in corresponding colors then cuts were hand stitched.

What a fun challenge and I enjoyed making this layout.  It was a labor of love, I will be donating it to Crops of Luv at our Circle Meet-up on June 3rd.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My First Blog Award - Versatile Blogger Award

Mary aka Scrapbooking Grandma gave me my first blog award!   I am very honored Mary, thank you!
Please stop by Mary's blog, she is a very talented lady.

In Accepting this Award I have to share 7 things about myself and pass this award on to 15 blogs.

1. I collect cookbooks
2. I don't like to cook
3. I'm obsessed with paper, can't have too much
4. I love to camp
5. I'm a HUGE Disney fan
6. At 46 I still get excited about going to Disneyland
7. I am very blessed

I'd like to pass this award on to the following blogs as they are an inspiration to me.
Monique Griffith Designs - Monique is truly an inspiration in every sense of the word.

Cricut Circle Blog Weekly Challenge # 31: Gift Card Challenge

"The Challenge: With Teacher Appreciation, Graduation, Baby Showers, Weddings, and other special events that are sure to be gracing your calendar over the next few months, we thought it might be fun to have a challenge to see your creative Gift Card and Money Holder ideas. Using your Cricut create a gift card or money holder."

I love the 3-D back pack from Campin Critters and just had to try my hand at making one. I thought it would be the perfect gift card holder for the outdoorsman in my life.

I cut it at 10 1/2" at this size a bag of trail mix and the gift card fit perfect.

I added a couple of dog tags cut from Base Camp at 1".