Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Create-A-Card Challenge! Hosted by Mary at Cardz TV

Just Batty About Halloween

This is the card that I create for a challenge that Mary has going on over at her blog.  Mary has challenged us not to use our Cricut and use other elements.  So, for this challenge I went to my Scarpbook Magazines and found a paper piecing project using the bat, a couple stamp, paper and some bling!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Twilight "Eclipse" Tag that I Made With My Cricut

Hi Everyone!!   I am so excited to share this project with you.  I am a big Twilight Fan, and I created this project for my daughter because she loves the "Twilight" Series as much as I do.  I've read all the books, seen all of the movies, and I can't wait until the movie "Eclipse" is at the theatre.  I had so much fun making this tag.  I used my Cricut Expression and the Design Studio to create this project.  The cartridges that I used for this project were the Paper Doll Dress Up and the Sentimentals cartridge.
Here is a list of the items that you will need to cut to create this project. For the people that have Design Studio I’ve included the size of each item, just place the item on your mate and resize in the Shape Properties dialog box. If you don't have the Design Studio then I've include the page numbers, item, and button numbers  that are in your cartridge booklet,  use the sizes as a reference when you're cutting the items with your Cricut Expression.


In the Cricut Cartridge Paper Doll Dress up user booklet go to:
Page 29, Paper doll, Headwear/Button 1, Size: Width 1.986 and Height 2.824
Page 32, Tee Shirt, Shift/Blackout/Button 4, Size: Width 1.435 and Height .862
Page 32, Pants, Blackout/Button 4, Size: Width 1.045 and Height 1.124
Page 32, Jacket, Shift/Headwear/Button 4, Size: Width 1.652 and Height 1.081
Page 32, Shoes, Accessories 1/Button 4, Size: Width 1.521 and Height .484
Page 34, Hair, Headwear/Button 6, Size: Width 1.139 and Height .813


In the Cricut Cartridge Paper Doll Dress up user booklet go to:
Page 29, Paper Doll, Shift/Accessories 2/Button 1, Size: Width 1.956 and Height 2.816
Page 67, Shirt, Shift/Button 39, Size: Width 1.732 and Height 1.102
Page 64, Pants, Blackout/Button 36, Size Width 1.042 and Height 1.053
Page 64, Boots, Accessories 1/Button 36, Width 1.559 and Height 0.65
Page 45, Hair, Headwear/Button 17, Width 1.573 and Height 1.85


In the Cricut Cartridge Paper Doll Dress up user booklet go to:
Page 29, Paper Doll, Blackout/Button 1, Size: Width 1.98 and 2.847
Page 32, Tee Shirt, Shift/Blackout/Button 12 , Size: Width 1.435 and .862
Page 32, Pants, Blackout/Button 4, Size 1.045 and 1.124
Page 64, Boots, Accessories 1/Button 36, Size: Width 1.475 and Height 0.615
Page 46, Hair, Headwear/Button 18, Size: Width 1.129 and Height .817

Winter Woodland Cartridge: The word eclipse is welded together, spell the letters eclipse and make sure that welding is selected, press the letter e and continue to spell eclipse, now select the letter c and move that towards the e until your letter is overlapping a little. You will need to make a copy of the word eclipse, my measurement for the grey eclipse is Width 2.363 and Height 1.098 and for the red eclipse is Width 2.524 and Height is 1.172

The Flag come in two parts: Paper Doll Dress up Cartridge
Page 48, Flag, Shift/Accessories 1/Button 20, Size: Width 1.068 and Height 3.005
Sentimentals Cartridge
Page 52, Crest, Shift/Layer/Button 29, Size: Width .87 and Height .981

The Tag is made from the Sentimentals Cartridge
Page 40, Shift/Tag Button 17, Size: Width 6 and Height 5.5

The Flowers on the tag, the white, burgundy, and grey I made from silk ribbon, you can find an excellent tutorial on how to make these flowers if you visit Tiffany’s youtube channel, she has an awesome tutorial "Tomiko Flower Tutorial" on how to make these beautiful flowers. Here is the link to her youtube channel:
The black flower I made from five pieces of 1 inch black ribbon that measured 2 1/4 inches, and you have to  folded them in-half and sew onto a piece of thread just like Tiffany shows in her Tomiko Flower Tutorial. I recommend that you also watch her "Destiny Flower Tutorial", I have both videos saved in my favorite on my youtube channel.
The hat pin is created from a sewing pin with a bead on the end, I painted the bead on the top with red paint and added the white and silver pearl and hot glued the bottom of the siliver pearl.
I used my hot gun to glued the feathers onto a 1 1/2 circle punch, then I glued the flowers, and added just a little on the end of my hat pin and stuck it behind the black flower. 

The Twilight saga

The font that I use is the Basketville Old Face, and the font size was 20.  I printed it out on printer paper, glued them to a piece of heavy cardstock and did the paper ripping technique on the end. I distress the edge with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink and I used a circle punch to cut out the Twilight saga and cut the circle in-half and distress the edges with Tim's Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
For the background I did a Rusted Enamel technique, if you visit Arlene channel at and watch her video "One of my fav Tim Techniques".  "Rusted Enamel" this will show you how I created the background. The only difference is that I painted the tag with black paint and then I covered the tag with black embossing ink and sprinkled it with midnight black embossing power.  Then I used the flicking technique to remove some of the embossing powder and heat set the embossing powder.  Once the paper is cool rub pearl paint and silver glitter paint onto the surface until you achive a midnight background.
I took three pieces of fibres and braded them together.  Then I taped them to the inside of the tag before I glued the two tags together.  I added some bling to the bottom of the tag, then I glued the rest of the items onto the the tag.

This is a picture of how I group the items on the mat in Design Studio.

That's it ladies, if you have any question or would like a copy of this project just leave me a personal message and I can email you a copy. Also, don't forget to watch my youtube video Twilight "Eclipse" Tag I Made With My Cricut.  Thank-you for visit my blog and have a great day!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Father Day Challenge Hosted At Robyn The Pink Stamper Website

Robyn the Pink Stamper is giving away a Cricut Expression Machine and this is the card that I entered for the challenge.  The Cartridge that I used to create this card was Everyday Paper Dalls.  My husband has a Harley Davidson and I tryed to mock the colors of his bike.  I think it turned out really well.  The background paper that I used is from the Me&My Big Ideals travel paper collection.  I cut out the bike three times and cut and layer to give the bike a 3-D look.  I add Tim Holtz Mask to the paper and then I distress all the edges with the vintage photo ink.  I add mod podge to the bike and helmet to give them a glossy finish.  Over all I am really happy with the way this card turned out.

Flower-Tutorial – Camelot Rose That I Made With My Cricut

This is flower number three of the flower series. This is my take on the Prima Flower call the “Camelot Rose”. I cut the petal’s with my Cricut Expression and the cartridge that I used was the “Home Decor”. I am really happy with the results of this flower.
This is how I made this flower:

Cartridge that you will need for this flower is the "Home Decor'.
Press the Shift button and Blackout button on your Cricut.
Cut 2 flowers at 3"
Cut 2 Flowrs at 2"
Cut 2 at 1 1/4" 
Cut 3 at 1"
Items that you will need for this project are: glimmer mist, glue, twisters, and glue. Watch my Youtube video on how to make this flower.

Friday, May 7, 2010

My Take on the Prima Flower Called the Bell Arte Aquarius

This is the second flower of my flower series. This flower is a Prima flower and is called the "Bell Arte Aquarius".
This is how I created this beautiful flower.  I use my cricut expression and the cartridge that I used was the Home Decor'.  You need to put your cricut on shift and blackout, and the flower is number 14 on the cartridge overlay, you don't get a user book with this cartridge.
Cut the petals at:
1 at 3"
1 at 2 3/4"
1 at 2 1/2"
1 at 1 3/4"
1 at 1 1/4",
1 at 1"
You will need Diamond Dust, Mod Podge, Ink to distress you petals, paint brush to roll you petals, and glue.
Watch my Youtube video  on how I created this flower

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mother Day! 
This is the project that I created for my mom on Mothers Day!!  I am really happy with the way this tag turned out.  I was going for a vintage look, and once the tag was cut and put together the results are beautiful.

Here is a list of the cartridge that I used to created this project.
The tag came from the Winterwoodland Cartridge on page 80, size is 6" inches
The letters MOM where cut from the Winterwoodland Cartridge, size 1 1/4" inch
The Florish came from the Home Decor' Cartridge and the size I cut was 5" inches
The paper flower I created myself and I will be doing a tutorial in the near future.

My Take on the Prima Flower Called The Petite Mum

This flower is called the Petite Mum, I created this flower because our local Michaels store doesn't have a big selection of scrapbooking flower, and I love the Prima flowers they are so beautiful.  So I figured that if I couldn't buy it from Michaels then I would have to create one, so this is my take on the Prima flower called the Petite Mum.  Enjoy!!

The petal that I used for this project is on page 41 of the Paisley Cartridge.
The size of the flowers that I cut are: 2 ½”, 2 ¼”, 2”, 1 ¾”, 1 ¼”, and 1”
For the Centre of the flower I used beads that I bought at Michaels.  I used glimmer the petals before I put the flower together. 

Rock Star Scrapbook Page


This scrapbook page I created  for my daughter Emily so that she could hang it on her wall in her bedroom.This project I used my Cricut Expression.  Here is a list of the cartridges that I used for the project.  

The Monkey came from the Paisley Cartridge on page 31.
The Guitar that the Monkey is hold came from the Everyday Paperdolls Cartridge on page 44.
The tie that the monkey is wearing came from the Everyday Paperdalls Cartridge on page 59.
The letters ROCK STAR came from the Winterwoodland Cartridge.
The frame is from Access Essential Cartridge on page 79.
The star behind rock star came from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge on page 75.
The Paper that I use I bought at Micheals and it was from the Rock On Love by Prima.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Super Star & Chillin Birthday Card

My daughters Emily is going to a birthday party this weekend and she wanted me to make her a Birthday Card for her friend Drew, so this is what I came up with.  I love the little dog, isn't he sooo sweet.  This card I made with my Cricut Expression and the cartridge that I used was the Paisley Cartridge. I love love this cartridge, as you will see because the next card I made was also with the Paisley Cartridge.

My daughter friend Drew is crazy about Monkeys, so that is how I came up with this card.  This cards I create with the Design Studio.  I also use Paisley, Home Deco, and Plantin SchoolBook. With the Design Studio you really get to mix and match your cardridge.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

How I Made The Enveope Tag With The Cricut

Here are some pictures of how I made the tag in the design studio.  Each item that I used to create the envelope and the tag has it own page.  I find that this help when you are in viewing mode so that you can see the items that your will  be cutting, this way the items that your are cutting are not grouped together.  It also helps when you are ready to place your paper on the mate. 
Here are picture of how I create the envelope, and tag using the design studio.

I place everything together on the mat in Design Studio, this way you make changes before you cut your pieces for your project.   

See how all your items look when you place each item on a separate page.

Envelope Tag Made With The Cricut

This Envelope and Tag I made with the Tag, Bags, and More cardridge.  The two are not together on the cartridge, so with a little measuring and the Design Studio, this is what I came up with.  I am really happy with the way it turn out.  The flower that I've place on the front of the tag I made myself with ribbon.  It reminds me of a prima flower. 


Sunday, April 4, 2010

My Take on Prima Flowers

I went to Micheals the other day, and I saw these beautiful flowers made by Prima...  I went home and make these flowers that look like the Prima flowers but didn't cost a lot to make.

This picture is a group picture of a couple other flowers that I made.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Family Mini-Album

Here are some pictures of the mini album that I just posted on my youtube channel.  Marion at a made this mini on her Ustream channel, I really like the binding technique that she used.