Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tic Tac Toe Challenge

So I was looking for a project to do for Jacob's Preschool teacher for her classroom, and along comes the May Monthly Challenge. Julianna did a beautiful wreath of flowers for a possibility for the monthly challenge and I have to admit I did a major "scraplift". Her wreath was amazing, and mine is no where close to hers, but I am pretty happy with it.

For May's Monthly Challenge for the Cricut Circle we had to use three squares in a tic-tac-toe row from the image below. We also had to include atleast 2 different Cricut images.

I chose:
1. Use BUTTONS somewhere on the project
2. Use Paper, Ribbon, or something else to create a ruffle on your project
3. Use a cutof a FLOWER SHAPE on your project

So here is my version of the wreath using the Mother's Day Bouquet Seasonal Cartridge.
I started by wrapping a circle with orange ribbon.

I then cut out all the floweres, inked all the edges, and stickled each flower with glitter.

I also decided I wanted to put the teacher's name on it and decided that was where I was going to add my ruffle.

I hope you enjoy it. Jake's teacher liked it!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #24: St. Paddy's Challenge

Weekly Challenge #24: St. Paddy’s Challenge!
The Challenge: Use rainbow colors OR a monochromatic green color scheme on your project. We also want to see you add a touch of gold somewhere on your project.
I decided to pull out another one of Jake's professional pictures to use. Like the last contest this is another picture that hangs in my living room. I have loved this pictures since the day it was taken so it was pretty easy to work with. I have also been a very give fan of St. Patrick's Day, ever since college.

I started with different wording for the title, but ended up with the saying "Simply Adorable" off the 3 Birds on Parade cartridge. All the Shamrocks are cut from the Paper Doll Dress Up. I then hand stitched around the large shamrock with gold thread, and paper punched the shamrocks on the left and right side with a Martha Stewart border punch.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Weekly Challenge #23: Guy Stuff Challenge!

Weekly Challenge #23: Guy Stuff Challenge!

The Challenge: Incorporate atleast three of the following types of materials on your project. (Hardware items, stars, raw cardboard or chipboard, twine, string, paint, buttons, staples, or distressed edges)

Well, it's Sunday and I sat down to start this project and before I knew it was done. This is one of the quickest pages I have ever done. It did help that this is one of my favorite pictures of Jake and Daddy, and even hangs in the living room so I look at it a lot!

I knew right away I wanted to use the Blue Peacock paper (from CTMH), and then flipping thought some of my K & Company paper I found the red paper and thought it went together really well. I collect decks of cards, so I had to go steal two King of Hearts (I hope no one decides to play poker with those decks). "In Good Hands" is cut from the Rock Princess cartridge. I love the little hearts in the letters.

To meet the contest requirements I added some buttons, the chipboard, and the little stars on the bottom.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cricut Blog Feb Monthly Challenge - BANNERS

Our challenge this month with the Cricut Circle was to create something with a "banner". So I decided to create a layout with a banner.
We lost a friend this week, so I am working on a scrapbook for the family. Here are the first two pages. I titled it "FAMILY TIES". I am trying to focus the book on the positive aspects of the "family".

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mid-Michigan SWARM

Here are some pictures from the SWARM this weekend. Lynn and I had a great time.

Look at our "Pink" table.

Friday, February 11, 2011