Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cricut to the Rescue!!!

We celebrated my daughter's birthday a couple of weekends ago. And due to money being tight, I opted to make her cake instead of getting one at a local bakery. While I was decorating her cake, I ran out of icing. So what to do? Hmmmm.....Cricut to the rescue!! I whipped out the big bug and promptly cut out a Happy Birthday sentiment and a few accents. Then I embellished with a little bling. I do wish I would have taken the photo sooner, because the paper was soaking up some of the grease from the icing. Any suggestions for that? (And yes, we did take the paper off before we cut the cake).

So without my trusty ole' Cricut the poor birthday cake would have been very plain.

Be sure to check out the latest Cricut Promotion, The Great Gypsy Escape! Purchase one of 4 new Cricut catridges for a chance to win a new Gyspy (handheld design studio for Cricut), $2,000 travel vouchers and even a $30,000 trip to one of 5 fabulous locations!

Thanks for looking!


Products used were: Bobunny cardstocks, Queen & Co. bling, Doodletype and Accent Essentials Cricut cartridges.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sweet Strawberries

This is one of my last projects that I did for creativexpress.com. In fact it is also one of my favorites. I took these pictures of my daughter eating strawberries. I embellished almost this entire layout with my Cricut Expression. I just love that machine. Thanks creativexpress.com for giving me one. I just love it!

Anyway, the only premade items on it are the bling. The rest are items cut from my cricut. Products used are BoBunny dotted cardstocks (pink, blue, green), Bazzill swiss dotted cardstock (red), Doodlebug patterned papers, Cricut Indie Art cartridge (Strawberry), Cricut Simply Sweet Cartridge (alphabets), and Cricut Calligraphy cartridge (vines). I also used the branches embossing plate from cuttlebug. Bling is from Kaisercraft.




And I also want to tell you about an awesome contest that Cricut is having right now. I would love to win one of these vouchers. And I believe the Simply Sweet alphabet cartridge os one of the ones that might have a voucher in it.
Be sure to check out the latest Cricut Promotion, The Great Gypsy Escape! Purchase one of 4 new Cricut catridges for a chance to win a new Gyspy (handheld design studio for Cricut), $2,000 travel vouchers and even a $30,000 trip to one of 5 fabulous locations!
Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Congrats Glitz Designs!!!!

Congrats Glitz Designs for being named one of CK's Top 10 CHA picks for their Plum Crazy line!! I have this line and let me tell you it is just beautiful. This honor could not have happened to a better group of ladies.

So check out their blog for giveaways all this month. Good luck!

http://www.glitzitnow.blogspot.com/

Be sure to ask your LSS to order this line if they don't have it already. Let's support our local stores.

Friday, September 4, 2009

A little "Fancy" Project to share

I thought I would get back into the swing of things by participating in a challenge posted on one of my favorite manufacturer's blogs, Fancy Pants. Their challenge was to make any type of school related project. It could be a layout, card or even a gift for a teacher. I could not think of a better gift to give a teacher than a photo cube. This photo cube could also double as a paper weight. Actually it is a gift that could be given for anything or to anyone. I just try to think of personal gifts for my kids' teachers that don't have to do with school. So here is my entry. I hope you like it!





Products used are: Patterned paper and chipboard pieces by Fancy Pants, photo cube by Kaisercraft and Adhesives by Trimcraft.