Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011



BLOGIVERSARY CHALLENGE: Imagine Layer & Print Challenge!

BLOGIVERSARY CHALLENGE: Imagine Layer & Print Challenge!

Friday, July 15, 2011

It's a Wrap Blog Hop

I want to take a moment to say that I have had an extremely chaotic work/life last couple of weeks and apologize because I couldn't get my project done in time. Neverthless I wanted to do my part not breaking the hop and I posted some simple projects I had previously made. Thanks for your understanding.

Welcome to the It’s a Wrap Blog Hop hosted by Cool Beans By L.B.

Do you like to receive gifts? How about give them? Well this hop is all about the outside…the wrapping; gift bags, boxes, baskets and more. There are 22 wonderful stops on this hop and we hope you will take some time to stop in and see everything we have created for you.

You should have arrived here from I Came, I saw, I Created

For my project I did this gift bag for Father's day using the Cricut Imagine Machine.

The Happy Father's day phrase cut is from the Cricut Cartridge Wrap It Up.

I printed the images from the Imagine More cartridge.
I made this gift for teacher appreciation day. I used the gypsy to weld the image and E2 to cut. The phrase #1 teacher and the apple are from Cricut Cartridge Cricut Sampler.

I made this purse to be used as a gift card or money holder. I printed and cut the purse using Cricut Imagine Cartridge Best Friends.

I cut the phrase "for you" and it's shadow using the Cricut Cartridge American Alphabeth and the new E2.

Thanks for stopping by on this fun hop. Your next stop is…

If you get lost here is the whole list for this hop!

Cool Beans By L.B. (HOST)
Debbie from Deb’s Eclectic Thoughts
Cindy from In Love With Paper
Amy from Amy’s Digi-Scraps
Cindy from Scrap Obsessed
TX Scrapper Mom
Scrapalette from Around the Block with Scrapalette
Suzelle from
Confessions of a Scrapoholic
Stephanie from onceuponapaper
Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker
Maria from Stamp Cut Create
Terri from
Lori Apgar from
I Came, I saw, I Created
Anabel aka cricutaddicted from
Michele from Green Girl Scraps
Alicat from
Everything Digital Scrapbooking
Robin, The Scrappin' Delta Diva
Gamma's Creative Corner
Paper Crafting Chic:

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Toy Story Two Pages LO is the two pages finished. It took me 4 hours to cut and ensemble buzz... I guess this would be the first and last time I'm doing him...

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Toy Story Cartridge LO

I want to make layout's but I don't know where to start...??? This is my latest creation...I can't get my mind to become creative...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Best Grandpa Hands Down Tshirt

I did this tshirt with the help of my daughter. We used the Imagine for printing on iron transfer sheets and cutting the letters. The font is from Cricut Catridge Pooh font. We used tulip fashion paint for the hand prints.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


This challenge is to use this month’s magazine as a stepping off point to create something our way.

Every month I'm amazed with the talent and the creativity of the designers. This month, I love the #1 dad wallet designed by Aphra Bolyer.

Few months ago, I bought the Cuttlebug embossing folder - Tiny Mosaic texture and wanted to do something with it and thought these would be the perfect project. I used my gypsy to redo the design since I don't have any of the Cricut Cartridge she used. I cut every piece using my E2.

The base card is from Cricut Cartridge Alphalicious. I embossed the base brown cardstock using the Cuttlebug. I cut the tickets from Cricut Cartridge Fabulous Finds and use a stamp for the sentiment. I love to give out those kind of tickets.

The word dad and the stars are from Plantin SchoolBook. The circle is from Cricut Cartridge Simply Sweet. I inked the edges of most of the cuts and used 3-d ink pens to accentuate.

I made two pocket on the inside of the card to place the tickets.

Sunday, June 5, 2011


For this Challenge I used Imaginisce summer cool strawberry sorbet paper, I-Rock heat setting tool & I rocks hot fix crystal accents. I used Cricut Cartridge Life is a Beach for the cuts, print of the plumeria & title. I wanted to try the cricut pens on the I and thought it would be nice to print the plumeria on my background paper.

Friday, May 20, 2011

I call little sweet pea...

I made this layout to journaling my baby first year. I cut three 4x6 kraft cardstock and used them as the base for a "pocket" and as the photo matte. I trim four 3x6 kraft cardstock to make the tags. I print and cut the sweet pea image from the Cricut Imagine Cartridge Nursery Tails.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tic Tac Toe . . . Three X’s in a Row!

I used the bottom row of the Tic Tac Toe Board; Use a cut of a flower shape, use cuttlebug folder, and any pattern paper printed from the Imagine. I made this "Get Whale Soon" card.

All of the papers were printed on the Imagine using the Nursery Tails Art Cartridge with the exception of the flower which were cut using the MS All Occasions Cartridge.

Monday, May 9, 2011

#1 Teacher

I made this gift for teacher appreciation day. I used the gypsy to weld the image and E2 to cut. The phrase #1 teacher and the apple are from Cricut Cartridge Cricut Sampler.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Weekly Challenge #31: Gift Card Challenge!

The challenge to create a gift card or money holder. I print and cut the purse using Cricut Imagine Cartridge Best Friends. I cut the phrase "for you" and it's shadow using the Cricut

Cartridge American Alphabeth and the new E2.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Gift Bags & tags

I made this gift bags & tags using Cricut Cartridge Tags, Bags, Boxes & More. I really like this cartridge. These are for my daughter's pre-school teachers.

I inked the tags & stamped a thank you sentiment.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Weekly Challenge #30: Mom & Me Challenge!

The Challenge: Create a scrapbook page about you and your mom, OR you and one of your children.

For this layout I welded the cuts on Design Studio. I was trying to create a page mat. I cut a stamp shape from Cricut Cartridge Base Camp. The leaf corners & lettering are from Cricut Cartridge Storybook.

Friday, April 22, 2011

5th Cricut Anniversary Challenge

There is a contest to help celebrate the 5th anniversary of Cricut and the launch of the new E2 machine. I play with some ideas and here are my humble entries.

1st Layout

For this LO I used Cricut Cartridge Celebrations for the birthday hat & the cupcake , Cricut Cartridge MS All Ocassion for the scallop border. The lettering is from Cricut Cartridge Don Juan. I stamped a phrase that read "Eat cake for today you are one year older" around the main page. And stamped the word "happy" inside the B.

2nd Layout

I cut three different ballons from Cricut Cartridge Celebrations. I cut the phrases "It's your day", "Happy Bday" & "Make a Wish" using the Cuttlebug cut & emboss folder Birthday Wishes. The stars were cut using that folder as well. I cut the birthday cake & strings using the Disney Cuttlebug cut & emboss folder Take the cake. I used stickles & a gel pen to added glitter & shine to some accents.

3rd Layout

I cut the two circles from Cricut Cartridge Plantin Schoolbook. The tags and lettering are from Cricut Cartridge Once Upon a Princess. The stamp cut is from Cricut Cartridge Base Camp. I cut & emboss the two gifts using the Cuttlebug folder Beautifully Boxed. I ink both tags and used a white gel pen on the letters & stickles to add some glitter at the gift box.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Weekly Challenge #29: Handmade Flower Challenge

The Challenge: Handcraft a flower using your Cricut and/or Cuttlebug machine and use it on your project.

I cut the flowers using Cricut Cartridge MS All Ocasions. I run the light pink flower cut through my cuttlebug. The oval picture frame is from Cricut Cartridge Dreams Come True.

I cut the tag and My Girl phrase from Cricut Cartridge Once Upon A Princess. I used a pink glaze pen to add dots around the letters and color the heart on the phrase although it's not showing good at the picture. I ink the edges of the tag and the letters using versamagic dew drop chalk ink.

And for the first time, I added beads in a bottle to the flowers to get a pearls effects. Easy & simple but I like it...I just need to add a picture now.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ooooh...It's your day Card

I was trying to do a birthday card but wanted something different... so I made this card using the Toy Story Cartridge.



Sunday, April 17, 2011


I've spent this past weekend working among other things on my entry for the Expression 2 Challenge, which I will be posting here in a couple of weeks.

Here is a sneak peek...

Thursday, April 7, 2011

APRIL MONTHLY CHALLENGE: Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle!

For this challenge I knew I wanted to try to use the plastic shell from the cricut cartridges. I cut the plastic shell in two half and cut the side from one of the half and finish with a flat plastic sheet.

I cut a 4 1/2 in rectangle and run it through the cuttlebug using the cuttlebug Persia embossing folder. I made the scallop frame using a white cardboard & colored it using the spring pansy color from versamagic dew drop chalk ink.

For the flowers & leaves - Using a page from a catalog, I cut three different sizes circles for each flowers, (large, medium, small), I colored them using purple h & pixie dust versamagic dew drop chalk ink. I ink the edges of each the circles using an acrylic paint dabber-espresso. I crumple the circles up and then straighten them out. I fasten the circles together with a brad. I colored the leaves using tea leaves versamagic dewdrop chalk ink.

I reuse the cord from a gift box and tied it with a bow. I cut a small tag & added a Spring is here stamp for the sentiment. I use foam mounting dots to attach the tag.

It was fun to do it. I hope you like it.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Weekly Challenge: Just Because Challenge!

The Challenge: Create a layout featuring an everyday topic or create a “Just Because” card. I decided to open my Just Because Cards cartridge and use it for the very first time. I make this simple thank you card. I love the melon cut... it's too cute. It's not showing in the picture but I used mounting dots to adhere the melon.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cup of Tea...mmmm...

I made this card tonight. I used Cricut Imagine Cartridge Imagine More for the cup image & Cricut Cartridge Graphically Speaking for the title. I cut an opening inside the cup and inserted two of my favorite tea bags.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Paper dolls dress me up

I cut and printed these paper dolls & wardrope for my daughter's playtime using the Cricut Imagine & Cricut Imagine Cartridge Best Friends. I make a paper handbag, (it's behind the dolls) to save each piece after playtime.

Baby LO with Imagine

I did this baby layout today using the Imagine Nursery Tails Cartridge.

Printing & cutting using the I

I got the I this past Friday & got a chance to play with it yesterday.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Belle LO

I used Cricut Dreams Come True cartridge for the cuts & DCWV saffron Stack for the printed cardstock. I plan to write the date & location inside the castle frame.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge: St. Paddy’s Challenge

The challenge: to use rainbow colors or monochromatic green color scheme and also a touch of gold somewhere on the project.

The theme for my layout is you are my lucky charm. I use 4 cricut cartridges, Hello Kitty greeting to cut the rainbow, A Child's Year for the clover, Base Camp for the charm & Printing Press for the lettering. I added gold stickles to the small clover on the charm.

Happy St. Patrick's day!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ariel Layout

Here's what I did today. A two page layout with Ariel's theme. I use Disney Cuttlebug cutting die & embossing folder Under the sea to cut & emboss some of the fishs, shells, sand dollars & starfish. I added stickles to some of the images. I use mounting dots in some of the cuts to add dimension even though is not showing in the picture.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Toy Story Frame Card

I made this card using Toy Story Cartridge since I've been playing with the cartridge for the past few days. It's pretty simple but I'm happy with the result. I used DS to weld the frame and fold it like a card.

Cricut Elegant Edges Cartridge - New

I went to AC Moore today and look what I've found...the new Cricut Elegant Edges Cartridge. I couldn't resisted and grap it. It was on sale at $45.99. I couldn't get myself to open it though...

I wish I have seeing more images to decided if I'm going to like it or not. What would you do?