I have always enjoyed being crafty. I remember getting really excited about stickers and fun stationary when I was little. Well its good to know that some things in life never change!

I was introduced to scrapbooking in 2005 and have been hooked ever since. My love of crafting has branched out to include DIY, projects, gardening, baking, and canning. I hope to share my projects here.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Celebrating Creativity Monthly Challenge.

The Cricut Circle Blog's first monthly challenge is to make a project about celebrating creativity. I chose to make a 12 x12 layout using one of my favorite Creativity..."Do something Creative everyday."

This layout uses a number of cartridges. Jubilee's Runt font for the do something and everyday. Plantin Schoolbook for the creative. Storybook for the flowers, and Imagine More Cards for the butterfly. I printed the butterfly twice, and trimmed one down for the top layer. I added some tiny gems on the wings.

The Creative was printed on the Imagine. Each Letter was flood filled with a different pattern and then printed and cut. The flowers were also flood filled using Imagine patterns. The pewter charms were from a scrapbooking set I received as a gift.

All patterned paper was printed using the Imagine, both Imagine More Cards and Better Together cartridges.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Clear Halloween Card

Here is a card I made for a weekly challenge on the Cricut Circle Blog. This weeks theme was use something clear, so I made the entire card base with Acetate.

The Gate, Tombstones, Moon, and Beware were all cut from October 31st Seasonal Cartridge. The Grass was cut from the Easter Seasonal Cartridge. The happy halloween stamp is from Stampin' Up. I also added a few star shaped gems.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My Cricut Circle Bracelet

Here is a photo of my Circle Bracelet. We received the charm bracelet with the green charm for joining the Circle. When you attend a meet-up you are given a blue charm. I have been to three meet-ups so far, and I had received three blue charms so I altered them to say the location of the meet-up and the year, so I will always remember where each charm was from.

I used ink jet transparency paper, and Diamond Glaze dimensional Adhesive.

I printed the State/date on the transparency film. Then I cut it to fit the back side of the charm. I glued it on with the Diamond Glaze. After the back dried, then I put a coat of Diamond Glaze on the front to seal in the ink jet printing.

The white charms were buttons I received from the first meet-up at CHA. I used my Fiskars craft drill to drill the holes in them after I removed the pin shank. Then I attached them to the bracelet using jump rings.

Monday, October 4, 2010

French Manor Card

Here is a card I made for the first Cricut Circle Weekly Blog Challenge.

The challenge required at least two cuts and the use of Jewels or pearls.

I used the Screen cut pn pg. 54; the Birdbath cut on pg. 40; and the Victoria cut as well as its layer feature on pg. 48.

I used three light blue sparkle tiles on the birdbath as well as three star shaped gems around the basin.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

French Manor Wall Art

Here is a project I did for a Cricut Circle Contest using the French Manor Cartridge.
Here is a close up of the peacock. I cut the tail layer twice, once in blue and once in green. I then used stickles on each layer for a little sparkle.