Saturday, October 29, 2011

My Creative Time's FIRST Design Team Call!

Happy Saturday Crafters,

Today I am posting my entry to be a part of the My Creative Time design team. Miss Emma from My Creative Time has a fabulous line of Stamps/Dies that she releases every month. Click Here to check out the amazing stamps she has currently. I have two set's of the My Creative Time stamp line which are Many Greetings & Gift Card Sentiments (this goes perfectly with the Embossed Gift Card Holder Die). I chose to work with the Gift Card Holder Die and the Gift Card Sentiments stamps today. Since Christmas is right around the corner (can you believe it) I decided to make an M&M Cookie Mix in a Jar to get started on some gifts. I have to give a disclaimer and say I was a bit out of my comfort zone with this type of project. :) The original recipe I had didn't fit in the jar so I cut the recipe in half. I don't bake very often and think I may keep this first one and make the cookies to make sure the recipe is correct. HA! Okay so onto the details of the part of my project that I am comfortable with (the paper part LOL). :) 

Blogger keeps changing this picture to the side. :(

I wanted to show another way to use the Gift Card Die, so I used this to hold the list of additional ingredients/baking directions needed.  I stamped the Sentiment from the Gift Card Sentiments stamp set (fit's perfectly!)  I am sooo happy with how my project turned out.

From Top to Bottom:
Circle cut from Art Philosphy flood filled with pattern from Imagine More (pg 41)
Santa's Sleigh and all layers from Jolly Holidays cut at 1.8 rel.
Stamped ribbon around rim with Gift Card Sentiments added some stickles.

My Creative Time Die (Embossed Gift Card Holder)
Sentiment from Gift Card Sentiments.
The adorable house is cut from Jolly Holidays at 3.2 rel...these cut's were flood filled with patterns/colors from Kate's Kitchen.  (pg 43 & 46)
I used White Flocking Powder for the snow cuts on the house. 
The last cut is the inside of the Gift Card Holder, which was flood filled with the same pattern of the circle with Santa's Sleigh.  I was going to type the directions, but decided to handwrite them for a more home made feel.

Cricut Cartridges:  Art Philosophy, Jolly Holiday, Imagine More, Kate's Kitchen
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - D'vine Swirls
Ball Smooth Jar
Celebrate It Ribbon & Tulle
Recollections Flocking Powder
Xmas Red Stickles
Adhesive - ATG & Zig 2 way glue, Recollections Foam Adhesive Squares

I hope you have enjoyed my entry and keep your fingers crossed for me. :)
Good luck to all of the amazing talent out there.  Emma has her work cut out for her. LOL

Have a fabulous day!
Jenny R
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Monday, October 24, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room - My Imagine-ation Monday

Wow, It's Monday again...the weekends always go too fast.  Today my A2 sized card is featured on My Imagine-ation Monday at My Cricut Craft Room

The two cartridges used today is Imagine More and A Child's Year.
The first cut is a rectangle measured at 5 1/4 x 4 and flood filled with pattern from page 36.
The second cut is from the stock images on the Imagine cut at 3.2 and flood filled with pattern from page 39.
I inked the edges of this image and stamped my sentiment.
For the third and last cut I used black cardstock. This cut can be found on A Child's 53, Icon Feature <Shift> and it is cut at 2 1/2.
I added some ribbon and brads and there you have it.

I hope you enjoyed and have a great day,
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room - Scrapbook Saturday

Happy Saturday!
Today I am featured on My Cricut Craft Room for Scrapbook Saturday.  This has been great signing up for this day as it is making me focus on getting my Wedding Scrapbook started.  I have a ton of pages to do and the plan is to posti two page layouts on Scrapbook Saturday’s until this is finished, so thank you for joining me on this journey of remembering such a wonderful day in my life.  I want to keep my pages simple as the pictures mostly speak for themselves. 
On the first page I used A Child’s Year Font Feature and welded the letter’s together.  Welding is my favorite and most used feature on my Gypsy.  I love the Bling on my dress and wanted to add a pretty Bling embellishment on my page.   The second page is of my girls helping me get beautified in my gown.  I love these girls!  The cricut cut on this page is from Sweathearts button 46 on the overlay, cut at 1.5”
To see what the other talented Design Team members created today please visit My Cricut Craft Room.
Thank you for stopping by,
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Monday, October 17, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room - My Imagine-ation Monday

Happy Monday Crafty Friends,
Today is My Imagine-ation Monday at My Cricut Craft Room.  Today's creation was made for my Boo at work.  What is a Boo?  Every year at the office we pick a name and we get to surpirse our Boo with a special treat.  My Boo this year has two little boys, so I wanted to make them a special treat as well. 

The door hanger is from Close To My Heart Art Philosophy. 
The cut can be found using the Decorative Font Feature Button <Shift>, button 5, Fit to page.

Count and Frank are found on Mini Monsters and Flood filled with patterns from Imagine More.
Count is button 7 and Frank is button 17
The cuts and layers are sized at 2.8 Rel

The boys names were welded together using my Gypsy.
The letters are sized at 1"

I am really happy with how these little guys turned out and I can't wait to surprise my Boo with these treats.

Now head on over to Erica at My Cricut Craft Room to see what else has been created by the wonderful DT.

I also recommend checking out Erica's webstore...She has amazing prices.

Thank you for stopping by today,

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

My Creative Time Throwback Thursday Challenge

Happy Sunday Crafters,

I made this card for My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday Challenge.
*** This challenge is to use an older cartridge with a "Card Feature" on it! There are  LOTS of cartridges out there today that have "card features" on them! Here are a "few" examples, Life is a Beach, Stretch your Imagination, A Child's Year, Wrap it up...... ETC..
For my card base I used A Child's Year 11x4.25 using the Gypsy. 
Then my other cuts are from Mini Monsters. 
 The hat and it's layers are cut at 3.25 and the phrase was cut at 2.75.
Hope you like my creation!
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room - Would you guess Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!  We are already half way through the week...Woot Woot!
Today is Would you guess Wednesday and personally my favorite day to be featured on at My Cricut Craft Room.  What is this you ask?  Well on Wednesday's Erica challenges us to use only the Feature buttons on any Cricut Cartridge or a Cricut Cake Cartridge to make a paper creation (these cartridges work on any Cricut.)   For my card today I used Gypsy Wanderings.  This cartridge comes pre loaded with the Gypsy and is great.  It has a lot of seasonal images and great Feature buttons.

Cricut Cuts:
For my A2 (4.25 x 5.5) I used three of the Feature Buttons using my Gypsy for all of the cuts.
The first Feature Button used is Border/Shadow I welded the Shadow Skulls to a square and cut this in black for my mat. The shadow skulls can be found using <Shift>, button 46 selected twice, sized at .95 welded together and then welded to the rectangle that was sized at 5.25 x 4.  I then selected the top layer of Skulls by taking off the shift button and sized at .95.
The next Feature used is Decor Tag, button 14 on the overlay, cut at 5.14 x 2.85. (this is the striped jagedy cut)
The last Feature button used is Phrase/Shadow, button 46, sized at 1" then again with the <Shift> button on for the shadow.

Paper:  Recollections Printed Scrapbook Paper (from Michael's)

Thanks for taking time out of your day to stop by...please go to My Cricut Craft Room to see what other great creations the Design Team crafted for you today.

Happy Crafting,
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Monday, October 10, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room - My Imagine-ation Monday

Happy Monday,
This pumpkin with his big grin makes me happy! :)  Today is My Imagine-ation Monday at My Cricut Craft Room, which means we can make any project using the Cricut Imagine.  Today I made this card that can be found on Mini Monsters and flood filled with patterns from Imagine More (Imagine Cartridge).  First I printed a pattern for the inside of the card.  I didn't want to print a whole page so I selected the 3:5 rectangle in the stock photos that come on the Imagine.  I wanted the flood filled image towards the right (this way when I flip it over the cuts will be in the right place) so I selected the rectangle twice.  The first one is .8 (Rel) with no pattern so it does not print anything.  Then the second rectangle is sized at 5.5 (Rel) and flood filled with a pattern from page 42.  A tip for the next time I do this is to cut off the white edge on the right of the printed image so my paper starts at the edge of the mat.  When I cut the pumpkin card there was just a bit of the white as shown below.

Sorry for the side view...blogger is being difficult, but I wanted to show that I inked the edge to cover the white and added a sentiment.

For the front of the card I selected Mini Monsters and used the Card Feature, selected button 32 on the overlay, and cut at 5.5 (Rel) in order to fit in an A2 envelope.  I then selected all of the layers which were all cut at 5.5 (rel) as well.  The patterns I used to flood fill can be found on page 36 (orange polka dot) and page 41 (green gingham).

Paper - Bazzill Cardstock (White)
Close to my Heart Stamp

I hope you enjoyed my card today...for more Imagine inspiration please visit My Cricut Craft Room to see what the other talented Design Team members created.

Thanks for stopping by,

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room - Scrapbook Saturday

Happy Saturday!
I am so excited that it is the weekend and I am hoping to get some crafting done. :)  Saturday's are exclusively Scrapbook Lay Out's at My Cricut Craft Room.  This is my first time participating in Scrapbook Saturday and I am excited to get back to work on my Lay Out's.  So I have a confession...I've been married for three years now and I am just now starting on my Wedding Album.  All of the albums we can afford from the photographer were somewhat old fashioned and not really my taste, so instead of ordering an album from the photographer I decided to just get the prints so I can make my own album.  Fun!  These pages are of me the Bride getting ready to marry the man of her dreams.  The colors of our wedding were Brown, Pink, and Green so this paper pack that I have had for several years is just perfect.  It is Memory Boutique from Joann.  The paper pack included some printed vellum which cut perfect with the Cricut.

The Cricut Cut I used on this page is from Sweethearts.
The main cut and shadow is Cut at 3.5".

The border on this page is from Straight from the Nest.
These were weded together on the Gypsy and cut at 1.0".

Don't forget to stop by My Cricut Craft Room to see the other wonderful Lay Out's created by Erica's talented Design Team. 
I hope you have enjoyed my Lay Outs and are inspired to craft this wonderful weekend!
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room - Would you guess Wednesday

Happy Wednesday,

Thanks for joining me today and thank you for all of the wonderful and an encouraging comments from this past weekends My Cricut Craft Rooms Blog Hop.  Today is Would You Guess Wednesday at My Cricut Craft Room and I used Straight from the Nest (this has been one of my favorite cartridges lately).  For those of you that don't know what Would You Guess Wednesday's is all about it is where we get to challenge ourselves and use only the Feature Keys on any cartridge or a Cricut Cake Cartridge to make a paper craft.
Today I created an A2 (4.25 x 5.5) size card.

Cricut Cuts on Gypsy:
Boarder Feature Key:  Button 40 on the overlay, selected twice and welded together, cut at 1.5"
                                   Same key, <Shift>, cut at 1.5"
Phrase Feature Key:  Button 2 on the overlay, cut at 2".

Kraft Cardstock
Paper from my scraps
White Gel Pen
Celebrate It Ribbon - White
Recollections Foam Adhesive Squares

I hope you enjoyed my creation.  Now please go visit Erica at My Cricut Craft Room to see what the other talented Design Team members created.  Trust me you won't be disapointed.

Have a great day!
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Saturday, October 1, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room's October 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Happy Sunday Crafters,
Thank you for joining us today for Day Two of My Cricut Craft Room's October 100 Cartridge Blog Hop.  You should have hopped to me from Karey Jeans bloggy goodness...if you just came across my blog and would like to start at the beginning of the hop please go to My Cricut Craft Room.  This month I chose to use three cartridges (Elegant Edges, Straight from the Nest, Best Friends - Imagine)  Can you believe it's already October?  In honor of October I created a couple fall projects.  My first project is an A2 size card and I used both Elegant Edges and Straight from the Nest for this project.
Cricut Cuts using Gypsy:
Elegant Edges - Using Feature Button Oblong Frames <Shift>, button 41 on overlay
Straight From the Nest - Button 13, welded on to the frame sized at 3.75
Button 13 <Shift>, cut at 3.5", Layer Feature cut at 3.5"
The Leaves are button 29 cut at 2.5" three times

For my card I used 12x12 paper and had enough left over for a 12x12 Layout, which is my next project. 
I used the same cartridges (Elegant Edges & Straight from the Nest)

Cricut Cuts using Gypsy:
Elegant Edges - Feature Frame <Shift>, button 4 on the overlay, 1 cut at 4.88" & 2 cut at 3.81"
Straight from the Nest - The tree is button 12 on the overlay, cut at 4.5
Same button and size <Shift>

Feature Phrase, Button 49 on overlay, cut at 2.5"

My last project for today's hop is an A2 sized Birthday Card using an Imagine Cartridge - Best Friends. 
I'm  new to card making and am still trying to build up my collection of cards I have on hand.

Cricut Cuts:
Frame from page 20 flood filled with pattern from page 40 cut at 4"
Balloons are from page 27 using Layer feature the Clouds are cut at 3.5 Rel and Ballons at 2.5 Rel
I also used the Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots
My Pink Stamper - Fabulous Phrases

Well there you have it.
 I hope you have enjoyed my projects for this hop.
Your next stop is the fabulous Gayle please go to her blog HERE.

If you get lost along the way here is the Line Up:

Jenny R <---You are Here
Gayle Schrader-  <--- Next Stop
Lisa Newton-Orensky -

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