Tuesday, July 31, 2012

CTO Challenge #73 - Ice Cream

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all having a wonderful week. I have been very bust trying to entertain my two little ones, I am still finding a tiny bit of time to sneak in a little card. Its Tuesday so there is another challenge up at Celebrate The Occasion. This week our theme is in honor of Ice Cream Month. We challenge you to use an ice cream somewhere in your project.

For this challenge I made my first Swing Card. I love the effect so since making this card I have made one other. This post is really heavy on pictures but I just wanted to show you the different sides to my card.

Closed View

Opened Slightly

Front Panel

 Fully Opened

Showing the swing panel

What was used:
Cricut American Alphabet
Cricut Elegant Edges
Sizzix Dots Embossing Folder
Authentique Free Bird Patterned Paper
We R Memory Keepers cardstock
Recollections Cardstock
My Pink Stamper Ittty Bitty-licious Stamp set
My Favorite Things Feeling Froggy Stamp set
Offay Stylish Accent Ribbon Rose
Inks and Bling for my stash

I hope you will visit Celebrate The Occasion this week and join in with our challenge. The DT have made some fabulous projects to inspire you.

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

CTO Challenge #72: Star Struck

Hello everyone,

If you are looking for my FCCB post please click HERE.

There is a new challenge up at Celebrate the Occasion. This week our theme is Star Struck. We are challenging you to create a project with at least three stars on it.

The search of my Gypsy for stars brought up the border that I used on my card. I welded the shadow to  a rectangle to make the base of the card. I used some PP behind it to show it off. Then I cut the border in pink and adhere to the card base .

I really like the color combination of the card and I really tried to make the stars the main focus of the card.

What was used:
Cricut Gypsy
Cricut Georges and Basic Shape
Cricut Wall Decor and More
My Pink Stamper Lunchbox Thoughts stamp set
DCWV The Spring Stack
DCWV The Glitter Stack
American Craft Cardstock
Memento Rose Bud Ink

I know our DT have created some gorgeous project, so please stop by CTO and give them some love and I hope you will join us this week for our challenge.

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, July 23, 2012

FCCB Challenge #121: Wedding Bliss

Hello everyone,

It Monday so its time for a new challenge at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog! This week our challenge is Wedding Bliss: Make a project for a special couple (Wedding or Anniversary). I cheated a bit for this one because because tomorrow is my 8th wedding anniversary. So the card I made is for my sweetie.

He is more of a funny card guy so I know he will love this one. I printed the sentiment and the inside of the card from my computer.

I put the little froggy on an Action Wobble to make the card even more fun. 

Inside the card.

Here is a picture of us near the base of the Golden Gate Bridge two weeks ago.

What was used:
Cricut Paisley
Wobble Action Springs
Panduro Hobby Patterned Paper
Cardstock: We R Memory Keepers and Recollections
Imaginisce iRock Rhinestuds
Colorbox chalk ink

Please visit us at  Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, see the gorgeous creations from our DT and join in our challenge this week. 

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, July 16, 2012

FCCB Challenge #120: Sunny Days

Hello everyone,

Its another Monday so there is a new challenge up at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. We are challenging you to make a project with a yellow sun. Although its my week off from the DT this week I wanted to join in with the ladies for two reasons.

1) The theme Sunny Days. I still can't get over the weather in the Cali Bay Area it hasn't rained in months. It always Sunny Days here but we could use some rain.
2) I am celebrating a huge milestone in my weight loss journey. I have been on Weight Watchers for one year. I have lost 52 lbs and I have just reached the top end of my health weight range. I still have 9 lbs to go so my journey is not over just yet!

So I made this card to celebrate me! I have been enjoying the sunny days hiking in the Bay Area hills (with girlfriends).

 I also made the card interactive by making the sun a slider moving up over the hills.

I also used one of My Pink Stamper's sentiments from her Never Give Up set. When I saw this set I just had to have it because this particular sentiment has been my mantra throughout my journey. 

Here are some before and after photos of me. In the first photo I cutting from a Gypsy for the first time. The second was taken in December 2011 and the last photo shows me with one of my hiking girlfriends about a three weeks ago.

What was used:
Cricut Pink Journey (walker)
Don Juan (sun)
Everyday Paperdolls (grass, hills and path)
Stand and Salute (clouds)
My Pink Stamper Never Give Up Stamp set
Studio G $1 punches (for the flowers)
Inks and Stickles
Recollections Basics Light Blue Distressed Paper
Cardstock: Recollections and We R Memory Keepers

I hope you will join in with us this week. I can't wait to see what you will come up with.
Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

CTO Challenge #70: Birthday

Hello everyone,

I have great news to share with you. I have been chosen to be on the DT at Celebrate the Occasion.

I have previously served on the DT for CTO, but I took a break from the team after my family's move across the country. I am very happy to be back with the ladies for another term.

Here is my card:

Inside the card

I made this card first for a recent card exchange instead of the 'Happy birthday' sentiment instead I stamped 'hello' on it. So this card could be used for any occasion because of the colors and the diecut.

Enabler Alert! Have you noticed that Michaels have a few new 8 1/2 X 11 Recollection Cardstock sets. I love this Preppy Beach cardstock colors!

What was used:
Cricut My Quiet Book
EK Success/ Stamping Up Scallop Trim Border Punch
Cuttlebug Seeing Spots Embossing Folder
Sizzix Dots Embossing Folder
My Pink Stamper Itty Bitty-licious Stamp Set
Recollections Preppy Beach Cardstock
Recollections Floral Embelllishments (I used 6 flowers for each rose)
Martha Stewart Modern Festive Paper pad
Martha Stewart two toned sheer ribbon
Stickles (for roses)

So pop over to CTO and give some love to the new and returning DT members and join us for this week's challenge.

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, July 9, 2012

FCCB Challenge #119: Yummy, Yummy!

Hello everyone,

Its Monday so its time for another challenge at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. This week our  challenge is Yummy Yummy! Make a project with any type of Summer dessert (ice cream, popsicle, fruit etc.).

I have always done cards for my challenges but this week I have decided to to go back to my basics. I made a scrapbook page. I have had these photos printed for a while now (along with another 100), I am so behind! They were perfect for the challenge theme.

These pictures were taken were taken of my kids and a few friends after a lovely summer pool day back in MA. 

What was used:
Cricut Birthday Bash
Cricut Straight From The Nest
DCWV The Fun in the Sun Summer Stack
DCWV Cotton Bloom Stack
DCWV The Summer Days Cardstock Stack
DCWV Glitter Stack
We R Memory Keepers Cardstock
American Crafts Haute Ribbon: Cosmo

Please join us at FCCB and see the absolutely yummy projects our DT have created. I can't wait to see what you have created.

Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth Of July

Hello everyone,

The 4th of July is almost done but I still wanted to say happy Independence Day to you all. Its a special one for my husband and I because we became US citizens this year.

Here is the card I made for the ours friends we celebrated with today. We had wonderful backyard BBQ with loads of foods, drinks and good company.

Inside of the card

The theme for this week at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is Kaboom! Firework Celebration. You are challenged to make a project with a firework, sparkler or other big "boom". It was my week off on the DT, so I didn't have to submit my card with the other DT members, but its not too late for you to join in with them and submit your own projects.

I will be entering my card in:
Celebrate the Occasion: Challenge #69 Fourth Of July
Cards by Jovan - Blogaversary Celebration
My Craft Spot - 4th of July
Scrappy Moms - Patriotic Pride

What was used:
Cricut Georges and Basic Shapes
Cricut Stand and Salute
Recollections cardstock
Red, White and Blue twine

Have a wonderful evening I hope the fireworks were brilliant for you this year.
Happy Scrapping
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