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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #39: A-B-C, 1-2-3 Challenge!

The Challenge: This week our challenge is inspired by all the kiddos heading back to school. It is a recipe challenge of sorts based on ABC, 123. Please include (A) Pop of (B)right (C)olor on your page, as well as 1 of something, 2 of something, and 3 of something. For example, Suzanne’s page below has a POP of bright red on her page. Then she has chosen to use ONE cartridge, TWO ruler stickers, and THREE elements of the red patterned paper . . . but yours could be whatever you would like. One button, two photos, and three patterned papers . . . you decide. It’s really easier than you think! Have fun with it! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!




Rules and Guidelines: Circle Blog Challenges are open to Cricut Circle Members only. Your project must be newly created for this challenge and include atleast 2 Cricut Image Cuts. You must submit a project to be entered into the Challenge Prize Drawing. One entry per person, please.



How to Enter: Submit your entry using the InLinkz tool found at the bottom of this post. Please post your full name along with your entry. Entries are due by 9:00 pm MST on Saturday, September 3rd, 2011.



Prize: This week the winner will win $25 in credit added to their Cricut.com account. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery from winner announcement.


For the challenge I decided to create my 3x3 calling card.
Recipe for calling card:
gold cardstock cut to 3x3
*1) cricut circle cuttlebug folder for background of card
*2) cricut carts used-Destinations for the state Ohio and Rock Princess for the girl on motorcycle
*3) 3 small rhinestones
large heart rhinestone
(A) pop of (B)right  (C)olor: Fuschia for girls hair

I cut the girl at 2 " and Ohio with RDS off at 5". Since here in Ohio we say "Come to the Heart of Ohio", I added a heart in the corner. I used the cricut circle folder since these are the cards I will be handing out when I can get to one of the events for my #1 element. So I felt that would be appropriate. I love motorcycles and have my own so I thought the girl on the bike would be perfect. There was recently a race for the cure with motorcycles lined up for the runners and walkers, I thought it would be nice for my rider to have pink hair. I chose fuschia for (A) pop of (B)right (C)olor.  For my #2 that I needed I chose Rock Princess and Destinations and this also would include the 2 cricut cuts that are needed for this challenge. #3 is the 3 rhinestones I embellished on the motorcyle for my last element needed. I used my I-Rock to adhere the stones.

Thanks for looking~


Friday, August 26, 2011

Cricut Circle Magazine challenge Cosmo Cricket

AUGUST COSMO CRICKET CONTEST!


Cosmo Cricket has been with us from the beginning, so we are super excited about this contest. They always produce such fabulous product that fits perfectly with the Cricut and Cuttlebug machines. This month’s contest will be a fun way to put all of your favorite things together.



Contest Rules: Use any Cosmo Cricket product, at least three Cricut cuts, and any Cuttlebug folder. Contest will open on August 20th. Please upload a working link or picture of your project to the blog under the Magazine Challenge tab. One entry per person. Entry deadline is Friday, September 9th. The winner of this contest will receive $150.00 credit on Cricut.com! Don’t forget to take a high resolution picture so if you win, you can send it in for the Magazine!


I chose to do a tag for this challenge. Since I like the wild west, I thought this paper from Cosmo Cricket: Halfway Cafe-Amarillo would be perfect.

Recipe for tag:
hand cut tag to size desired( mine is about the Tim Holtz die size)
2 paper clips painted of your choice of color
matching fibers to tie to one paper clip
little bag of mini punched items- I chose horses to put on other paper clip ( this one came from a swap I was in)
*3 cricut cuts- I chose 2 stars cut at 1" and country girl 1 1/4 " from Old West cart.
*cuttlebug folder-diamonds in the rough
2 copper mini brads
*Cosmo Cricket- Amarillo and Wanted paper
tim holtz vintage photo distress ink
2 staples
dcwv-Immortal love for counry girl cut
1 small piece of printed ribbon
1 prima flower w/rhinestone

I distressed the edges and the diamonds with vintage photo. I then took siccors to the edges of the tag to give it more of a worn look. Stapled the ribbon on and the attached the paper clips. Adhered the stars and country girl with xyron sticker 150. Added brads and the flower. I like this tag the best of all the tags I have done. TFL~


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