Friday, January 28, 2011

Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge Valentine contest

MY SWEET VALENTINE CONTEST!

We want you to create a fun Valentine’s Day Project. It can be anything from classroom treats to a gift for your sprecial someone!

Please use at least four Cricut cuts and include something edible in the design (even if it’s just candy inside). Upload a picture of your project to the blog under the Magazine Challenge Tab. Only one entry per person. Please include your first and last name as the title of your entry. Entry deadline is Friday, February 11th, 2011 at 11:59 pm Mountain time. Just in time to give it away on the 14th!! Winner will receive a Cricut Cake Mini Machine!!  Prize will be shipped within 4 to 6 weeks after the announcement.

Recipe for paint can:
6 inch med. paint can (Joann's)
Alcohol inks-Cranberry and gold
Pink fiber
2 heart buttons
Frame ( will holder a picture 3x5)and bottom border on can from artistic expressions Beauty by Rhonna Farrer
Adhesive ribbon Love from DCWV
Stickles-Fruit punch, Cotton candy, Xmas red on mini hearts of crown  and platinum on star and Love Forever all from Rock Princess cart-crown cut at 3 inches
Flirty and Lace heart doily's from Lovestruck cart cut at 2 inches
Love memory gem title from Top Line Creations
candy from sweethearts-Fire, Ice and Forbidden Fruits from Twilight Saga












Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge # 16: Cute As a Button Sketch Challenge

Babies are definitely “cute as a button” with their sweet little faces and tiny features. In honor of our Baby Theme, this week we challenge you to create a SCRAPBOOK PAGE or CARD using the sketch below. Your project doesn’t need to follow the sketch exactly, but it should be apparent that you used it as inspiration. Feel free to turn it on it’s side or move elements to fit what you are doing. In addition to using the sketch, we also want you to incorporate STAMPING and BUTTONS (of course!).
Project must be newly created for this challenge and must include atleast 2 different cuts from any Cricut cartridge to qualify. This challenge is open to Cricut Circle Members only. Submit your entry using the InLinkz tool found at the bottom of this post. Please post your full name along with your entry. You must submit a project to be entered into the drawing. Entries are due by 11:59 pm MST on Thursday, January 20th, 2011. This week the winner will receive $25 added to their Cricut.com account OR their choice of ONE of the following cartridges: Freshly Picked, Give a Hoot, Rock Princess, or Wrap It Up. Prize will be shipped within 4 to 6 weeks of Winner announcement.

Here is my version of this sketch. Our family has the first new nephew and my parents first grandbaby. Is'nt he precious. I did a variety of items to this page. I did some distressing vintage photo, ribbon from Kaisercraft Grosgrain ,photos in color and black/white, walmart gliiter cardstock, Vellum qoute. The three major elemnts for the challenge are stamping: feet and hands from stampcraft on tags, buttons: one for the I in miracle and a few others here and there from A Rhonda Christmas and two Cricut cuts from any cartridge: Miracle at 2 inches and love at 1 inch  from the Home Decor cart.

TFL~


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cricut Circle Magazine challenge Thrift store find contest~

THRIFT STORE FIND CONTEST!
We are taking the challenge from Lisa’s Design Star Feature for our contest this month!
Find something from the thrift store to repurpose with your imagination and your Cricut Machine. Please use at least four Cricut cuts in your design. Upload before and after shots of your project to the blog under the Magazine Challenge Tab. Only one entry per person. Entry deadline is Friday, January 14th, 2011. Winner will receive a new April Showers cartridge!!  Prize will be shipped within 4 to 6 weeks after the announcement.



I found this at our local thrift store a few months ago and was not sure what to do till now. This is what it looked like before I altered it, I beleive I only paid a few dollars for this, I know it was not much more than 5.

Recipe for this:
White Tulle
4 sheets silver translucent paper form The Paper Company + 1 sheet for alcohol inks to be applied to
alcohol inks: Carmel, Butterscoth and Lettuce
2 heart buttons
Black vinyl 
Cricut cart. Home Accents-words used are Home, Family, Faith and Grow 
2 bunches of flowers from local craft store Darice classical silks brand
Gold Tattered Angels glimmer mist
Tim Holtz distress ink Vintage photo
battery operated frosted white lights
1 small strand of green beads
1 sheet of plexi glass
GBS cart for ovals. 

I first applied the vintage photo ink to the window frame here and there to give a distressed look and then sprayed glimmer mist on it. Not sure if you can tell in photo, that it has some glimmer and looks aged.

Here is pic of it with lights on.
I cut the words Home and Family at 1 inch, Faith and Grow at 1 1/2 inch so it would look proportioned. When they were all cut a 1 inch the words Faith and Grow looked smaller so I adjsuted them.I applied them to the front of the plexi glass.
I then took one sheet of translucent paper and applied carmel all over it then took the butterscotch and lettuce here and there. I then cut out 4 ovals from the sheet with GBS cart. at 5 inches wide and 2 3/4 inches long in CDS. I applied them to the back of the plexi glass. Then I took the other 4 sheets of silver paper and put them over the glass.
       I then wrapped the beads around the tulle pulled the tulle through the button holes on the back and glued to each corner. Then I arranged the flowers and lights. I even glimmer misted the flowers with gold so they to would have a bit of shimmer.

TFL