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Monday, December 19, 2011

Challenge Monday

Today is another great challenge over at Exploring Cricut. The challenge this week was to use Fir, pine or evergreen. I chose to use pine.

I had a video that I thought was recording, but it wasn't. I really wanted to post one for this card but didn't have enough time to make another one. Maybe my next post I will have a video for you all.

So here is my card. It is a standard A2 size card. The paper is from DCWV. The deer and pine cone is from Create a Critter and the pine tree is from Gypsy Wanderings.



Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lollipop Holder

Hello everyone! Thanks for joining me from over at  Exploring Cricut. Today my daily project is a lollipop holder. I used an SVG cut to make it and for the butterfly I used the Live Simply cartridge. It measures about 2.5 x 9.5

The inspiration comes from Emma over at MCT.








You can put ALL kinds of things in these holders. They are so versatile. If anyone would like the cut please leave a comment with your email addy and I'll get it emailed to you.

Thanks for looking everyone and have a great day and happy crafting!!!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Exploring Cricut Daily Project- Cherry Card

Hi everyone! Hope everyone is having a great week. I bought two new cartridges last week and decided to make a card using one of them. It is from the Preserves cartridge. All paper is from scrap packs. Stamp is from K. Andrew Coffee and Chocolate small pack. Card is 4.25x5.5


Thanks for stopping by. If you're not a follower yet, please follow and I'll return the favor.

Have a great day and happy crafting!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Exploring Cricut Challenge

Hi everyone. Welcome to another challenge! This week I wanted to make an easel card. The theme this week is to make any project using a turkey image. I used the Create a Critter cartridge.

The card measures 4x4. All paper is from the Paper Studio scrap pack except for the pattern paper which is from DCWV.


Sorry for the poor quality photos. I had to use a different camera.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Chocolate Jar

Thank you for coming over from Exploring Cricut. What great projects everyone has this week!

Today I wanted to make something other than a card. I thought of the perfect gift to give to anyone who loves chocolate! I seen the jars at Hobby Lobby and knew I needed to get them. Well, I kept putting it off, but finally decided to purchase them Saturday. Well, they were 50% off!! Yay for me!

This is the finished product. I didn't take any pictures as I was going, cause I didn't know how I was going to put it all together. It just came to me as I went along. 

This is the sentiment that I stamped a little scallop paper with. It is from the Coffee and Tea Treats Tag-a-Long set from K Andrew Designs. Her stamps are really great. I plan on purchasing more!

This is what the top of the jar looks like. I designed the rosette in CCR with the Plantin Schoolbook cart. The ribbon is from American Crafts Composure set.

 This is just another view of the jar. The paper is from Colorbok earth tone stack.

This is the back of the jar. I tied the sentiment on with a piece of plain white cotton string. I use this stuff to make my own twine.

Thank you for coming by today and looking at my project. If you don't follow me yet, please do and I'll return the favor. 

Have a great day and happy crafting!
-Leslie-

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Winner

Sorry this is so late. The winner of the altered notebook and pen is Sharon! I used random.org to pick the winner.


Sharon said...
WOW!!! This is fantastic!! Love it. I have wanted to alter a notebook myself but never have. You have inspired me. Now I need to make a trip to the Dollar Tree! I love the papers you used and the piece of candy is great!! :) 
 Sharon, please message me your address so that I can mail to you. 
Thanks so everyone who commented.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Exploring Cricut Challenge #3

Hello everyone! 

I knew right away what I wanted to make when I found out what theme this week's challenge was. I wanted to use the squirrel from the Create a Critter cartridge. He (or she) is so cute! I don't usually make shaped cards, but I thought I would try something new and challenge myself. So here is my card!


Oh, so cute! Don't you love the googley eyes!!! Perfect for this little guy.
The card measures almost 5 inches tall. The squirrel is cut at 3.5. The leaves are cut at about 3.5 inches as well. I designed it in CCR and cut using the Gypsy so I don't know the exact dimensions. (I didn't write them down).


Here is my shaped card and top layer and leaves. I welded the two acorns together to get the card and then cut another acorn out just a bit smaller to layer on top. I inked around the edges of the card and acorn with chocolate ink from Studio g. The top of the acorn is cut in dark chocolate and embossed with Tiny Bubbles cuttlebug folder. I forgot the name of the folder used to emboss the leaves. 

This is the sentiment on the cart. I liked it, so I decided to use it. It cut really well. It is cut at 2.5. 

This is the sentiment inside of the card. I think it turned out really nice.

All paper is from Paper Studio scrap pack.

Please take a look at all of the other Design Team projects. Everyone has done a great job!



Have a great week and happy crafting!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Exploring Cricut Daily Project

Hello everyone! Thanks for visiting my blog today. I hope you've had a chance to look at all the other daily projects at Exploring Cricut blog.

I made my card today using the Four-Legged Friends cartridge. I LOVE this cartridge. It measures 4.25x5.5
The puppy is cut at 3.5 and the circle sentiment is cut at 1.5
I used paper and ribbon from my stash.



It was a quick simple card to create!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Monday, October 24, 2011

My Creative Time Design Team Entry

I was browsing my list of blogs this morning and found out that Emma at My Creative Time is having a DT call. I am so thrilled to be able to submit a project just for her! Unfortunately I do not own any of Emma's awesome stamps. That will change next payday!

I made a gift card holder for my submission project. I used the Imagine for the patterned paper from the Better Together cart. I used a basic square cut and cut two out, one plain and the other the light blue color.

The sentiment stamp is from Inkadinkado Expressions pack using Studio g black ink. I inked all of the edges in a dark pink color from American Girl mini stamp pad.


This is what the inside looks like. I went ahead and inked the inside too because it was a little plain with just the white. I didn't have a gift card to put in it, but I checked with my debit card to see if it fits, and it does!


Thank you for this amazing, wonderful opportunity to be a part of such an amazing team!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Exploring Cricut Challenge #2

It's that time again! The challenge this week over at Exploring Cricut is to use the Celebrations cartridge using the shapes on page 111. Well, I don't have that cartridge, but I'm playing along anyway. I found a very similar cut on the Yummy cart and tweaked it in CCR to fit how I wanted it.

I  have seen plenty of people doing altered notebooks, but never did one myself. Well, I did one and now I am hooked!!



I first started out with what papers I was going to use. The patterned paper is DCWV Sweet stack. The solid is just from my scrap stash.

I used a mini composition book to alter. They are so cute! They are 3 for a $1 at Dollar Tree. Very good price to mass produce these and give them as gifts. The measurements for the front and back covers is 4.5x3 and the spine measurement is 2x4.5

This is the candy shape that I used. I added some ribbon from Michaels. I ended up not using the lollipop cut. But if your interested it is from the Paisley cart. I forgot which page.

 The notebook with the covers and spine attached.

 There is some trimming that needs to be done and I just used my scissors to cut the edges.

 Ribbon attached where the two papers meet each other to give it a clean and cute look.

 The finished notebook!

 Close up of ribbon bow.

 I used an RSVP pen (my favorite!) to decorate and give with the notebook.

The insert for the pen is 1x3.25 I used the same paper as I used for the candy cut. 

I hope you like this project. They are very fast and easy to make. Please go to the other DT blogs and check out their projects. 

Diane- Happy Scrapper Diane
Leah- My Craft and Chat Cafe
Sharon- MeeMees Creations
Lezlye- Lezlyes
Sara- Sara K Scraps
Lori- Scrappin Saints
Emily- Emily Queen of All Things Crafty
Diana- Crafty Peep D
Kim- Little Reds Hood

Have a great week and happy crafting!

******If you would like this notebook and pen, please leave me a comment. Don't forget to leave a way to contact you! I will pick a winner on Saturday using random.org******

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Exploring Cricut- Daily Project

Today is my day to post for the daily project over at Exploring Cricut. I really think the Four-Legged Friends cartridge is so cute so I decided to use it for my card. I hope you all like it.

I used paper from gcd studios, ribbon from my stash, and the card base from pre made cards from Recollections. The eyes are brads. The card is an A2 size card. Cat is cut out at 3.5 inches.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Wall Decor

Hi everyone!

I wanted to make a wall hanging for my bathroom and I decided to make it simple, yet sophisticated. 

I made this using the Loverly paper stack by gcd studios. The papers are double sided, so they coordinate with each other.

I stamped the butterfly with some embossing ink and embossed with PEARLuster Peridot by Stampendous! 
The ribbon attached is from Martha Stewart.

Here is a close up the wall hanging. The embossing really does shine and sparkle in person! I'm really happy with the way it turned out. If you like it too, please leave me a comment. I love them!


I am also including this in a challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut. The challenge this week is to create something to hang on the wall.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Exploring Cricut Challenge #1

Hello everyone. First, I want to thank everyone for taking your time to view my blog. This is my first post as a design team member for Exploring Cricut.  I want to thank Diane over at  Happy Scrapper Diane  for giving me this opportunity to share my works. When you're finished here please take some time to check out all of the other team members blogs.

Now on to the project. I used the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge for my cuts. I'm using my absolute favorite color PURPLE!! ( any shade :) )

 The card is a standard size A2 card. 4 1/4x 5 1/2. I used a cream card stock from the Paper Company.
First layer is a piece of lavender card stock from Bazzill cut @ 4 x 5 1/4.
Ribbon is from Michaels.
The top note is cut @ 3 in. Layered with two more cuts cut at 2 1/2in. and 3 in. from AP cart on page 63.


I decided to make my own Prima flowers for this card. I used an index card to cut the flowers. I then embossed the two flowers with embossing powder from Recollections in purple and lavender. I brought all the flower layers together with some adhesive and used a pearl from Recollections to complete the look.



The four corners of the card is decorated with another cut from page 63 cut at 1 1/2 in. into 4 pieces.

I hope you all enjoy the card. Have a great week and happy crafting!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Something New & Exciting!

I am so excited!!!
There is a brand new challenge blog that has gone live today!! And I'm a part of it. Check it out at Exploring Cricut. The first challenge will be Monday, October 10th. Make sure you mark your calendar and come back and join in on the fun.
There will be a challenge every other Monday. Each day, except for Sunday, there will be a post from one of the DT Members. Each post will feature a Cricut Cartridge. Each challenge will feature a certain cartridge and cut, but the daily postings will be random. Here is the awesome lineup of designers for this new challenge blog:

Please check out everyone's blogs and hope to see you guys on Monday! :))

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

HIMCR Challenge #14 - Pink Flower Card

Hi everyone! I hope you are all doing well tonight.
Over at HIMCR the challenge is PINK! You can make any project: card, scrapbook page, tag or whatever you want to create using the color PINK!

Here is my submission to the challenge.

 I made it using a pink card base with card stock from the Paper Studio . The circles and sentiment are also card stock from the Paper Studio. I made the flower out of copy paper and stamped an image in a random pattern.


I can't remember where I got the sentiment stamp from but it's with a variety of other "thank you" type stamps.

Thanks for looking everyone and have a great night.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #79

Over at Fantabulous Cricut the challenge this week is "Leaves are Falling". Here is my submission for the challenge.


 The border frame and layers come from Pooh and Friends.
The tree and leaves come from Paper Doll Dress-Up.
Base layer is embossed using the swirls Cuttlebug folder.
I inked around all of the edges of the leaves. The card measures 5x5.
Sorry the pics aren't that great. I have bad lighting.

I hope you all enjoy the card!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Few of My Favorite (Crafting) Things

A Few of My Favorite Things


A few of my favorite things!
Purple (Plum) Cricut



I found my Cricut on clearance at Walmart for $99. I was soooooo excited!!! I had the green one, but wanted the purple one. Purple is my favorite color.


Zig Two-Way Glue-


Ok, who doesn't love this stuff?! It's so versatile.

Pink ATG Gun-



Adhesive on a big roll on a big gun!! LOVE IT!!!

Well, that's three of my favorite things. What about you?