Friday, May 27, 2011

Cricut Circle Weekly challenge

I made this card for the Cricut Circle blog challenge. It had to have something sweet that you like in the summer, ink, and lastly at least 2 Cricut cuts. I chose ice cream, who doesn't love it. I used the Echo park paper...who doesn't love Echo park too? Love how it turned out.  I used the Elegant Edges cart again for this one...gotta love that cart.I'll also be a Guest designer for the blog Inking it up Crazy on June 24...can't wait.

  • Echo Park-Summer Days patterned paper
  • Bazzill-white and purple
  • Stampin' Up white grosgrain ribbon, pink button
  • DMC white floss
  • Pun stamp from The Pink Stamper-Fruit and Veggie puns
  • CTMH-black ink and inside Birthday stamp
  • Cricut carts-Elegant edges and Sweet Treats
  • Action Wobble
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder-Polka Dot

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

You're a Hoot!

I made this card to try out my new cart...Elegant Edges. It's a truly awesome cart. For those of you into Nestabilities...this is the Cricut version, make them any size you want...with a window...with a shadow...with cool edges. The only thing that you can't have are embossed edges...but you don't miss them! Anyways...I decided to crack out my handy dandy Create a Critter cartrige...and a card came together...lickedy split.

  • My Mind's Eye-Stella Rose-Mabel paper line
  • kraft cardstock
  • Stampin' Up ribbon
  • Bazzill brads
  • Martha Stewart edge punch
  • E K Success corner punch
  • CTMH Cocoa ink
  • The Pink Stamper-Punny-licious stamp set
  • Amy R Critter Sentiments-(hoot)
  • Cricut carts-Elegant Edges, Create a Critter 
  • Action Wobble

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cricut Circle Blog-Weekly sketch Challenge

I made this layout for the weekly sketch challenge at the Cricut Circle Blog. I cracked out a My Mind's eye paper pack and let it guide me. I love how it turned out. I'm using this layout for my Daughter's grad lunch...depending how many pics I take...I might have to make a matching companion page. I love how glittery it is.

  • Just the Girls-glitter paper pack-My Mind's Eye
  • My Mind's Eye-Lime Twist- "be you" twine
  • Stampin' Up-buttons, espresso marker
  • organza glittery ribbon-? brand
  • CTMH-cocoa ink, Graduation stamp-May Stamp set
  • Cricut Carts- George, Gypsy Wanderings, From My Kitchen
  • EK Success-corner rounder
  • Martha Stewart edge punch

Monday, May 23, 2011

Slithering by with a Birthday hi!

I made this one for a 10 year old boy...hopefully it's not too juvenile. You never know when the cool gene kicks day they're this sweet boy...then the next day...they're too cool...for pretty well anything. I used one of my fav paper lines...My Mind's how it turned out!!

  • My Mind's Eye-Lime twist: Fly a Kite and Happy go Lucky
  • brown grosgrain ribbon ?brand
  • kraft cardstock
  • star punch ? brand
  • Marths Stewart edge punch-inside
  • CTMH-cocoa ink and star and present stamps inside card are from the stamp set Goodtimes
  • Amy R critter sentiments stamp set-front card sentiment
  • Stampin 'Up-inside sentiment
  • white Uniball gel pen
  • action wobble
  • Cricut cart-Create a Critter-my fav!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cricut Circle Blog -May Challenge 2011

I made this card for the Cricut Circle blog May challenge. It was a tick-tack-toe challenge. You had to have 3 elements listed in the challenge that lined tick-tack-toe. I chose...rick rack, a ruffle made out of paper or ribbon and a bird cut. The item has to have at least 2 Cricut cuts. This is what I came up with. I love this little bird cut from the 3 Birds on Parade-Cricut cartridge. Too cute!!!

  • kraft cardstock
  • patterned paper from My Minds Eye-Lime Twist-Out of the Blue-paper pack
  • paper shapers corner punch-inside
  • heart punch? brand
  • white rick rack-stash? brand
  • white Uni-ball gel pen
  • CTMH-black ink
  • Cricut Carts-3 Birds on Parade, Preserves-labels
  • sentiment stamps-The Pink Stamper-Punny-licious

Friday, May 20, 2011

You're very sweet!!

I thought I would break out the Gypsy and make a card with The Smiley card cartridge. I love these images...I just find it hard to use because it's hard to see the images...I like to have the book in my hot little hands to use. Anyways...isn't this the cutest little cupcake? Again...I was inspired by the paper...too cute!!

  • Kraft cardstock
  • black Core'dinations cardstock
  • My Minds Eye- Lime twist-Life of the Party paper pad
  • Lime twist twine-Charmed and Be You from the same as above line
  • Fruit and Veggie puns stamps from The Pink Stamper
  • E K Success- edge punch and corner punch
  • Making Memories-white metal clips
  • CTMH-black ink
  • Amy R cupcake stamp-inside
  • Stampin' Up markers to colour stamp inside card
  • Diamond Stickles
  • white Uniball gel pen
  • Gypsy-Smiley Cards Cricut cart
  • Action Wobble

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Flyin' High

I made this card because I was inspired by an awesome 6x6" paper pack made by My Minds Eye. I saw this paper and I thought...this is perfect for that cute kite cut. It turned out really cute. I tend to make copious  amounts of Birthday cards...I give those out the most...but...lately... I've been needing cards that fall into the Congratulations umbrella. This card is just the ticket!

  1. kraft cardstock
  2. black Core'dinations cardstock
  3. 6x6" paper pad-Lime Twist-Fly a Kite by My Minds Eye
  4. Lime Twist-Fly a Kite-Spring twine
  5. Kraftin Kimmie Stamp sentiments
  6. CTMH-black ink
  7. light brown buttons from my stash...brand?
  8. Martha Stewart edge and corner punch
  9. heart punch
  10. Cricut cart- Create a Critter

Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Pink Stamper's Challenge # 5

This challenge for The Pink Stamper is to make a 3-D item. I made an easel card with a dancing strawberry...don't you just LOVE Action Wobbles? This is my final challenge for The Pink Stamper's National Scrapbooking day . I actually completed 12...yikes! I'm also entering this card in the challenge at Bitten By The Bug 2  to use a strawberry from Simply Charmed...perfect!

  • Imaginisce- Berrylicious paper line
  • Bazzill-pink and yellow, lime, black and red
  • pink buttons from my stash ? brand
  • Stampin' Up white 1/8" ribbon
  • CTMH-black ink
  • Doodlebug-white flower
  • Martha Stewart edge punch
  • Bazzill-paper rick rack
  • white uni-ball pen
  • Fruit and Veggie stamp set-The Pink Stamper
  • Cricut Cart-Simply Charmed

The Pink Stamper Challenge # 9

The Pink Stamper's challenge # 9 is to use Glitz and Glam. I chose to make my girlfriend Gayle's Birthday card. She has a black belt in shopping...hence the purse. I love how it turned out...glitzy and glammy...and a little zebra print...perfect!

  • Bazzill-hot pink, black, white swiss dot, white and lime
  • Zebra paper-Reminisce
  • Bazzill border paper
  • Martha Stewart edge punch
  • black and white polka dot button-?brand
  • E K Success corner punch
  • CTMH-black ink
  • Bo Bunny Rhinestones
  • Making Memories Glimmer pink hearts
  • Action Wobble
  • Stampin' Up sentiment
  • Cricut cart-Forever Young

The Pink Stamper's Challenge # 12

You'll notice that these challenge posts do not follow the correct order...The creative process is a pain sometimes. This challenge  at The Pink Stamper was to make something "kid" themed. I made this card with a little boy's birthday in mind. This is also the first time I've used this cartridge...yeah me! Again...I pulled out the Bo is hands down my fav paper can never go wrong with Bo Bunny!!!

  • Bo Bunny-Blast off paper line
  • Bo Bunny double dot-powder blue, orange citrus, harvest, dark denim
  • CTMH-outdoor denim-ink
  • Stampin'Up orange grosgrain ribbon
  • Action Wobble-love these things!!
  • Kraftin'Kimmie sentiment stamp
  • Martha Stewart edge punch
  • Making Memories Glimmer Jigsaw stars
  • Cricut cart-Boys will be Boys

The Pink Stamper Challenge # 7

The Pink Stamper's next challenge was to make a layout. This is an 8x8" Christmas pics yet as this is for a pal. I love how it turned out...I'd love to take the credit, but I think it was due to the great paper line I used.

  • Echo Park-Everybody Love Christmas paper line
  • black,white pink Bazzill
  • Martha Stewart border punch
  • Diamond Stickles
  • red thread and sewing machine
  • Making Memories light teal brads
  • Paper Shaper corner punch
  • Cricut Cart-Jolly Holidays

Cricut Circle Blog Challenge

Here's a pic of me in my scrapbooking space...doing my favourite thing...scrapping!! I had to post this to enter the challenge.  Happy Mother's Day everybody!

The Pink Stamper Challenge # 6

I made this card for The Pink Stamper's National Scrapbooking Day challenge # 6. For this challenge you have to incorporate a tag. I used a tag from the Preserves cart...this cart has alot of neat tags.

  • Imaginisce Berrylicious paper line
  • Bazzill-white, black, med pink, dark pink and lime
  • lime satin ribbon from my stash ? brand
  • Stampin'Up edge punch
  • Making Memories brads and eyelets
  • Action wobbles
  • CTMH black ink
  • Fruit and Veggie Puns Stamp set from The Pink Stamper
  • Cricut Carts-Simply Charmed, Preserves

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Pink Stamper # 11

This is the card that I made for the #11 Challenge at The Pink Stamper's National Scrapbooking Day event. This challenge was to use pink, green and black. I decided to use the Paisley cart again for this one. What is more perfect than a pink and green ladybug. I think it came out cute. Plus...for some reason I never use this cartridge...and I used it 2x for these challenges...yeah me!

  • black, pink green and white Bazzill
  • Imaginisce-To love and cherish-black dot
  • Martha Stewart edge punch
  • Bella black bling and white bling
  • Making Memories sparkle flowers
  • Amy R sentiment stamp
  • CTMH-black ink 
  • Cricut cart-Paisley

The Pink Stamper Challenge #10

This is my entry for The Pink Stamper's National Scrapbooking Day Challenge #10. You were supposed to make something with a pet on it. I chose this adorable cut from the Cricut cart Car Decals. Too cute!!

  • DCWV-The Pet Stack-patterned paper
  • Bazzil-white,bittersweet chocolate
  • CTMH-cocoa ink
  • sentiment-Even-more punnylicious-from the pink stamper
  • Stampin'up brown grosgrain ribbon
  • Paper Shapers-tag punch
  • E K Success edge punch
  • Cricut Cart-Car  Decals

The Pink Stamper Challenge #8

I made this card for The Pink Stamper's National Scrapbooking Challenge #8. This challenge is to make a summery project...what's more summery than flip flops? I can't wait to slip mine on. In Thunder Bay Canada...that can take a while. I love how this one turned out!! Bo Bunny-er-ama!

  • Bo Bunny-Sun kissed paper line, flowers and kiwi double dot paper
  • Martha Stewart edge punck
  • Kraftin' Kimmie Sentiment stamp
  • CTMH-black ink
  • Stampin'up orange ribbon and buttons
  • Life's a Beach cricut cart

Pink Stamper Challenge 4

I made this card for The Pink Stamper's National Scrapbooking day's Challenge #4. She wanted us to make something for Mom. This is my entry.
  • Echo park life is good paper line
  • Deep coffee brown cardstock
  • Bo Bunny double dot tutu
  • Making Memories pink brads
  • Stampin' Up edge punch
  • action wobble
  • Mother stamp and cocoa ink from CTMH
  • Bazzill brown brads
  • Paisley Cricut cart

The Pink Stamper Challenge 3

This is my next entry for The Pink Stamper National Scrapbooking Day Challenge. The rules for this one is something for Breast Cancer Awareness. I went with pink and added a pink ribbon. I try not to put actual breast cancer symbols on my cards as I think if I were going through it, I wouldn't want those images staring me in the face until after I'd beaten it. So I went with ...thinking of you instead. I think it's pretty and pink...too cute!

  • Kaisecraft-Hey Birdie collection and pink organza ribbon
  • Core'dinations cardstock-french roast
  • Stampin' Up Grosgrain cream ribbon and sentiment
  • CTMH-cocoa ink
  • EK Success Border punch
  • Cricut cart-Simply Charmed

The Pink Stamper Challenge #2

I made this card for The Pink Stamper National Scrapbooking Challenge #2. The rules said to use kraft cardstock...I love kraft cardstock...especially with this line of paper. It goes so well...what do you think? I had to make a tree to go with the paper as my image...and then I just had to use one of Robin's Punny sentiments...I love this one! I also had to put a bow in the tree''s a girl tree..

  • Kaisercraft-Hey Birdie paper collection and pink organza ribbon
  • kraft cardstock,black cardstock
  • Core'dinations cardstock-french roast
  • CTMH- cocoa ink
  • sentiment-More Punny-licious from The Pink Stamper
  • Cricut cart-Simply Charmed
  • EK Success border punch

Cupcake Challenge for The Pink Stamper

I made this card for the first challenge on National Scrapbooking day at The Pink Stamper.The first challenge is "Anything Cupcakes"...I figured this would fit the bill. I used one of my favourite sayings...isn't it always a cupcake kinda day?...I think so!
  • generic brown cardstock
  • Sei Happy Day patterned paper
  • BoBunny double dot-ocean dot and tutu
  • Bella bling brown dots
  • Martha Stewart edge punch
  • action wobbles
  • CTMH-cocoa ink and brown ribbon
  • Kraftin' Kimmie sentiment stamp
  • Cricut cart-Sweet Treats

Friday, May 6, 2011


Thank you Tina for naming my blog for this award!! I love your blog Two Chics and a Cricut...I'm always inspired by your projects. I'm supposed to say 5 things Cricut-ie about me...well here they are...
  1. I love my Cricut Expression 2...I literally can't scrap or card make without it
  2. I have almost a sick obsession to own as many carts as I can-she who has the most carts... wins!
  3. I rationalize my cart buying by saying...Hey...I've cut one thing off that's totally worth it now!
  4. I secretly watch  My Pink Stamper videos and drool over her E2 and Imagine.
  5. I love showing people how to use the Cricut machine and the Gypsy.
Here are my Favorite 10 Cricut-tastic blogs:
  1. My Creative time
  2. Meesh's Pieces
  3. Inking it up
  4. Court's Crafts
  5. Pink Cricut
  6. Moe's Creations
  7. Bug Junkie
  8. Simply Chic Design by Jen
  9. Busy with Cricky
  10. Crafting Cricut Mom
I'm going to slowly notify these too cool Cricut-astic blogs. Please check them out...I follow them all and they constantly give me great ideas!!

    Thursday, May 5, 2011

    Swimming by to say hi!

    I made this card for my bro-in-law for Father's Day. He and his wife had a lot of trouble getting pregnant. After a long time of wishing...they got pregnant...and at the age of 50...he is the proud father of my 2 year old nephew Aleksis. He's a perfectly healthy little guy and my bro-in-law couldn't be happier. The rest of the family is also thrilled. Everyday is a celebration with little Aleksis. As a result I try not to miss sending them cards fro Mother's Day and Father's Day. I decided to go punny on this card...gotta love a good pun!

    1. We R Memory Keepers-White Out Frenzy
    2. Core'dinations cardstock-teal and black
    3. Bella Bling
    4. Stampin' Up yellow grosgrain ribbon
    5. CTMH-Happy Father's Day sentiment stamp, black ink
    6. Kraftin' Kimmie-pun sentiments
    7. Action wobbles
    8. Martha Stewart edge punch
    9. Cricut carts-Create a Critter, Life's a Beach, George 

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011

    Housework never killed anybody...

    I made this card for my gal pal Lori. She is totally one of the busiest people I know. 2 jobs, 3 girls in competetive dancing, runs her camp association, on the ballet board and if that's not enough sews most of the costumes for the dance troop. She's one of those crazy people that can't say no, she's also one of the nicest people I know. She has a Hubby that also works...but she does all the cooking and the cleaning...yikes! That is why I made her this card. She is so busy, that housework just isn't a priority. That's why this sentiment is so funny!

    • Bazzill-wild pansy, white, kachina, blue calypso
    • Bo Bunny double dot-island mist, ocean dot
    • Recollections-paper Rockets 'n' sprockets, brads
    • EK Success edge punch and corner punch
    • circle punches
    • CTMH-lagoon ink, sentiment inside card
    • Amy R stamp-sentiment card front
    • Cricut cart- Robotz
    • Action Wobbles (love these)
    • googlie eyes

    Tuesday, May 3, 2011

    Sweet New...Baby!

    A scrapping and yapping pal of mine just had a beautiful baby girl. What a good reason to go to my scrapping paradise and make a card. I even got to use one of the new cartridges my Mom picked me up in Mesa. It's a win win...Pull out the Bo Bunny and fun was had by all. I love how it turned out...too cute...I just love the stick figures on this cartridge...Hope Jen likes it...Congrats Jen!

    • Bo Bunny paper-Alissa line, tutu and tutti fruity double dot
    • Stampin' Up white ribbon
    • CTMH-black ink
    • Martha Stewart edge punch
    • small heart punch-no brand label
    • Amy R stamps-front sentiment
    • Kraftin' Kimmie stamps-inside sentiment
    • Action Wobbles device
    • Cricut carts- George(ovals),  Card Decals(baby in carriage)

    Monday, May 2, 2011

    You're the best!

    Another Father's Day card bites the dust!! I made this one for my Dad...AKA Gramps. When I was a teen...I was always mortified by the  vehicles my father drove. He wore a tie to work every day and came home to immediately change into grimey overalls and hit the  garage. He loved to work on cars or trucks. He used to fix them up and drive them. As a teen I always used to die if he chose to drive me in one of these old...partially finnished vehicles. I used to say...PLEASE Dad...drop me off on the corner...I'll walk the rest of the way. One time he insisted on dropping me off...right in front of the Highschool. The truck back fired...everybody looked as I slunk out of the truck. Now when I think about it...I laugh...I was so self centered...only caring how other teens saw me. If only we had adult brains when we had our teen aged bodies. Maybe cheezies, a coke and a persian wouldn't have been my fav choice for lunch every day. Some things just aren't important. This truck cut reminded me of that old truck...although that truck was red and rusted and partially bongoed(filled)...yikes!

    ps-a persian is a cinnimon swirled donut with pink icing...invented and can only be purchased in Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada. The persian makes up for our cold, snow filled winters.

    • Island Mist Double dot Bo Bunny cardstock
    • Imaginisce-Animal Crakers-Kaboom paper
    • teal, white and black Bazzill
    • tiny yellow scrap
    • Bo Bunny buttons-Persuasion line
    • pewter brads
    • DMC 840 floss
    • CTMH-brown rick rack, black ink and inside sentiment
    • heart punch
    • Stampin' Up slot punch
    • Kraftin' Kimmie sentiment card front
    • Cricut Cart-Nifty Fifties(truck cut at 2")