Monday, February 27, 2012

Fantabulous News!

Hello everyone,

I have really great news I wanted to share with you. I have been chosen by Robin the creator of Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog to be a part of the Fantabulous Design Team. I am very humbled to be serving with the creative ladies that make up her DT. I have always visited and participated in the Challenges there and have even had two of my projects chosen for the top five.

My first project for the DT will be posted on March 12th, so I better get busy creating. Before I go, I would love to share the project I made for this week's Challenge #100 over at FCCB. The challenge is to use the FCCB colors (purple, green and turquoise) in your projects.

I first made this little gift bag for a make and take at the Anniversary Crop for Memories Live On (shared  a photo below) and thought I would adapt it for this challenge. The carnation was made out 4- 1 1/2 inch scalloped circle using a method I learned a few years ago online (sorry I have no link).

Bag for Memories Live On Crop

What was used:
Cricut Craftroom
Cricut Forever Young Cart
Cricut Flower Shoppe (for leaves)
Fiskars XL Scalloped Squeeze Punch
EK Success/ Stampin' Up Scallop Trip Border Punch
Bazzil Cardstock
DCWV Hippie Chick Stack
Colorbox Turquoise ink
Ribbon from stash

I am so excited to get to know all the ladies on the FCCB team and I will try my hardest to inspire my already talented crafter friends around.

Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

My Pink Stamper's Pinkalicious Blog Hop Challenge (Feb 2012)

Hello everyone,

Robyn from My Pink Stamper is having her Pinkalicious Blog Hop. Her talented designers have loads of wonderful projects up using her stamps. I love participating in Robyn's challenges, she really tries to push us with her challenges and lets be honest she does have the most amazing giveaways!

Her challenge this month: Use the color red, a circle, a pink ribbon and more than one MPS stamps. You need to include a die cut also!

With these color options I decided to make another Valentine's day card and I used three My Pink Stamper stamp sets for this challenge.

Card Front: Everyday Life & Fabulous Phrases

Inside the card: Punny-licious
What was used:  
Cricut Straight from the Nest
Cricut Craftroom Basics
MPS Everyday Life Stamp set
MPS Punny-licious
MPS Fabulous Phrases
Recollection & DCWV Cardstock
K&Company Ka-Zoo Paper Pad

Recollections Bling
Black and Pink Ink
Ribbon from stash
Zig Writer Pen in black

Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cupcake Birthday

Hi everyone,

 I wanted to make another accordion card with a cupcake birthday theme. I really enjoyed making my first animal accordion card and it still remains one of my most viewed card. I really had fun with the color combination on this card.

I will be linking this card to Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #49: Anything Goes Birthday

I will be using it for one of my upcoming classes at Memories Live On along with a cupcake-shaped shaker card.

Happy Scrapping!

Gypsy-less Update

Hello everyone,

I have been told to call Provocraft to report my problem with my Gypsy since my USB broke off.  I have received a couple of messages saying this is a known problem with the Gypsy.
Unfortunately for me my Gypsy is out of warranty for now 7 months over the year so they won't do anything for me. Instead I have to buy a new (or used) Gypsy, then I have to pay to mail it and the old one to Provocraft so that they can update the serial number on the new Gypsy and then they will send it back to me, should take about a month after they receive it.

So now I thought may I'll give Craftroom a try.
1. I had 165 files in my Gyspy they are not alphabetized when imported into Craftroom. Can you imagine find one file?

2. All the carts that came free on my Gypsy: Wonderings, Smiley Cards, etc I can't access anymore! I called and ask them to if they can make them accessible to me in Craftroom, they said they can't (but you can buy digital copies of them if you want to!).

3. If you have linked your carts to your Gypsy you CANNOT link to Craftroom. This means changing carts in the machine every time I need to cut something.

4. All my files and anything to do with Craftroom is off in the WWW, so if I need to cut anything I MUST have internet connection! Lets hope their machines don't get corrupted!

I am not a happy Cricuteer! Hope you are having a better day!

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Hello everyone,

I guess Valentine's Day is around the corner and I need to get creating. I find challenges are perfect way to get my creative juices flowing. The stamp I used I found in the $1 bin at JoAnn's and thought of this Cricut image immediately.

Aren't they such a cute couple?

I am entering this card into:
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge 97: Love is in the Air
My Sheri Crafts Challenge 78: Love is in the Air
ABC DT February Challenge: Red, white and pink
Lily Pad Cards Simon Says Stamp Patterned Paper Challenge
Cardz TV Cricut Cards Challenge 101: Be My Valentine

What was used:
Cricut Sweethearts cart
Smitten Wooden stamp
Recollection Cardstock
K&Company Ka-Zoo Paper Pad
Colorbox warm red chalk ink

Happy Scrapping!

I am Gypsy-less!

Hello everyone,

I am very sad today :-(

I sadly have to say goodbye to my Cricut Gypsy. The USB port where it connects to the computer and Cricut machine broke off. You can hear it rattling around inside. There is no way to connect it to anything so I can't use it. It is also out of warranty since I have had it for over a year and a half.
Luckily I had backed up my files in October last year so I imported them into Craftroom and I just recreated the files that were made since then. So now I have to learn to use Craftroom. I am surprised how  much of a learning curve it is, when I compare it to the services on my Gypsy, but I guess it still is a work in progress and they are always updating it.

I really don't think I will buy another Gypsy, although I will miss the freedom to create on the go (you have to have internet connection for Craftroom to design or cut).

So I put my Gypsy back into its box with all its accessories and gave it a nice burial in the back of my closet. If I am lucky to get another one then I will have to pull it out again and send to Provocraft for them to use the same serial number in the new one.

Anyways its goodbye to an old pal.
Gone too soon!

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Distressed Thank You Card

Hello everyone,

Thanks for all the lovely comments on my previous post, I am so excited about sharing my talents.

This week I made a card for two challenges. They are
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #48: Thank You (must use a punch) and
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #77: New Things

This is the most distressing I have done on any of my works so I guess that is a new technique that I have used and I used my new Tim Holtz walnut stain distressing ink for it. This was my first Timmy distress ink. I also love the patterned paper which was a gift to myself for Christmas. The paper is the DCWV Adhesive Fabric Paper. Have you seen them in Michaels or JoAnn's? I haven't had the chance to use it in my Cricut when I do I'll share with you.

I have also linked this card in DL.ART's Thankful Thursday Link up Challenge: Anything goes.

What was used:
Stampendous Happy Messages Stamp set
Fiskars Lace Border Punch
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Ink
Memories Chestnut Dye Inkpad
Wilton Grease Proof Doilies
DCWV Adhesive Fabric Paper
Recollections Cardstock

Happy Scrapping!
Flowers from my stash
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