Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Would You Guess Wednesday - Christmas Countdown Edition

Can you believe there are only 8 months left before Christmas! :)
I am so glad that Erica at My Cricut Craft Room is doing a Countdown to Christmas on the 25th of every month so I can work on Christmas Cards all year round.  My goal is to actually send Christmas cards this year and this will help me reach that goal for sure.

Since this month the 25th falls on a Wednesday, there's the added challenge of only using the Feature Keys on the Cricut Cartridges or using a Cricut Cake Cartridge on a paper project.  Today I decided to use the Feature Keys on Art Philosophy.

For bottom layer I used the Combo Feature - Button 32, cut at 3.5
Top layer is <Shift> Button 32, cut at 3.5

I added Stickles to the Twine to string the lights on the Christmas trees.
To finish my card I stamped my sentiment from Pink By Design which says Rockin' around the Christmas Tree.

 With my scraps and negative cuts from the above card I squeezed out a second card.  How fun is that?!  I also used a Pink By Design stamp on this card that says Oh Christmas Tree.
My paper is from a 6x6 Holly Jolly Christmas paper pad by Echo Park.

Please go to My Cricut Craft Room for more Christmas inspiration.
It's never too early to start planning crafty projects for next Christmas. :)

Thanks for stopping by,
Jenny R
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Friday, April 20, 2012

Party Decor Blog Hop

Minced Paper

Welcome to our Party Decor Blog Hop. We have a fantastic group of ladies who love to make party decorations and we are excited to share our projects with you today! If you just happened to find my blog, thank-you so much. However, so you don't miss awesome projects or the chance to win blog candy, you will want to start at the beginning at http://mincedpaper.blogspot.com.

My Bestie asked me to help her create a Birthday banner for her Aunt's 60th Surprise Birthday Party.
So of course I wanted to help and I knew this would be perfect for this fun Blog Hop.  We wanted something elegant and I think this turned out beautifully!

Cricut Cuts:
Something to Celebrate - Decor Feature <Shift> Button 47, cut at 7.5 (Base)
Button 47 again without the Shift key selected, cut at 7.5 (Base Layer)
Storybook - Shadow Feature, cut at 5.5 (Font Base)
No Feature Key, cut at 5.5 (Font)

I laid everything out on my Gypsy which was great!
It's hard to tell by the picture, there is a solid and pattern paper on every other letter. 
The solid paper was run through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.
Using my Gypsy I was able to name the tabs by the different colors so I didn't get confused.
Also using my Gypsy I used the Hide/Countour Feature to remove the hole in the middle of the base.  I then added two holes in the corners of the base so we could run Tulle through to hang the banner.
Embossed with Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder

Pattern Paper

Here is some more Party Decor that coordinates with our Banner.

I am the last stop on this fun Party Decor Hop and hope you have found a ton of great inspiration.  Below is the lineup in case you missed anyone along the way.  I hope you remembered to comment on everyone's blog along the way to be eligible for the Blog Candy.  To win, all you have to do is comment on each of the designer's blogs. Following everyone's blog isn't required but we sure do appreciate it when someone new follows our blogs. The winner will be announced on http://mincedpaper.blogspot.com on April 27th.

Blog Candy is a $20 gift card to Michaels.

GC Tweet Michaels Gift Card, swatch

Jenny R http://myimagitivity.blogspot.com ---> You are Here
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Monday, April 16, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room - My Imagine-ation Monday

Today is My Imagineation Monday at My Cricut Craft Room.
I needed a quick and fun card for my Dad's birthday and for this I pulled out my Imagine Cartridge Greeting Cards Inside & Out.  There are so many fun images on this cartridge and it litterally took me 10 minutes to get this card put together.
The main card and it's layers were cut at Rel 5.5.
I added some Star Dust Stickles to the candles and pop dotted The More Candles cut
and called it a done card
Easy Peasy!

Please go to My Cricut Craft Room to see what my DT sister's created.
Thanks for stopping by today,
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room - Card Creating Tuesday

Good Morning Crafters,

Today is Card Creating Tuesday at My Cricut Craft Room. 
Did you know Erica from My Cricut Craft Room also has a Challenge Blog? 

That's right, there is a weekly card challenge that I have really been enjoying entering.
The Challenges are based on a sketch and color combo that she gives. 
My card today is for the Challenge blog.  So my card is based on this sketch below and the color combo we were challenged with are Apple, Blueberry, and Grape (Green, Blue and Purple).
For all of the details and to join in the Challenge please go Here.

I was also inspired by another DT sister for this card.  Last week Deidre posted a card with layers making it feel like a shadow box feel and I just knew that technique would be perfect for this Challenge.  To see her original post with this technique I was inspired by please go Here.

Unfortunately I accidently deleted my Gypsy file so I don't have the sizes of the cuts I used, but I did use quite a few different cartridges for this card.  Elegant Edges (Frame), Create A Critter (Sun), Sweethearts (tree), and Something to Celebrate (Title Banner).  My sentiment is from My Pink Stamper and it says I'm so happy for you.  I thought this would be a fun card to give to a newly engaged couple.

To see what other fabulous creations were made today by my DT Sisers please go to My Cricut Craft Room. I hope you decide to join us in the Challenge!

Thank you for stopping by,
Jenny R
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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Erica's Craft Room Challenges: April 3-9 Card Sketch/Color Challenge

Happy Easter to all of my bloggy friends.
I just wanted to add a quick post today.
Here is my interpretation of the below Sketch over at Erica's Craft Room Challenge.
For the month of April the colors we are to use are Blue-berry, Apple and Grape.

Cricut Cuts using my Gypsy:
All of my cuts were from Art Philosophy
First for my card base I selected Button 33 on the overlay and measured at 5.5 x 4.25.
I then copied this image and welded them together.
I copied this image one more time and changed the size to 4.59 x 3.54.
The bottom circle is Button 1, cut at 2.41.
Feature Button: Basic/Icon Layer, Button 1, cut at 2.41.
The top circle is Button 31, cut at 1.75
Feature Button: Basic/Icon Layer, Button 31, cut at 1.75.
Flower on the bottom can be found on Feature: Combo <Shift> Button 41.
I selected this three times and cut at 1, .75, and .50.

Here's a close up of the flower and twine on the bottom of the card.

To finish off my card I added my sentiment which is from My Creative Time's - Many Greetings and some doodling with a White gel pen.

To join the challenge please go Here.

Thanks for stopping by,
Jenny R
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Friday, April 6, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room - 100 Cricut Cartridge April Blog Hop

My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge Hop
Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

You should have started at http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/ if not please start at the beginning.
Be sure to visit Erica's Blog http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com tomorrow for over 50 NEW projects that you did not see today....

Also make sure to follow Erica's blog so you will know when she has contests, prizes, challenges, swaps & special online coupons.

Currently she is running a Scrapbook & Card challenge over on her challenge blog and you can win a gift certificate to her webstore! http://ericascraftroomchallenges.blogspot.com/

Don't forget to comment along the way on all of the blogs today and tomorrow to be entered to win the Cricut cartridge that Erica is giving away today.

Winners will be announced on her blog on Tuesday!

This month I chose four different Cricut Cartridges and I have three cards to share with you today.

My first card was created using Paisley.
I got this sunglass ribbon from Erica with this cute Elephant in mind.
The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's Fabulous Phrases.
I embossed both layers of my elephant with Swiss Dots & D'vine Swirl Cuttlebug Folders
and I added Glossy Accents to the sunglasses.
My 9 year old niece has been having some bully issues so I am going to send this to her so she remember's that she is FABULOUS! :)

Cricut Cuts:
Button 6 on overlay, cut at 2.75...also used Feature buttons Layer 1, Layer 2 to complete cut.

My second card was created using Yummy Imagine Cartridge and Martha Steward Holiday Cakes.
This was a quick and simple Easter Card.  All of the pattern papers were patterns selected from the Yummy cartridge...this actually has really great pastel colors on this cartridge.
The bunny is from Holiday Cakes.
To finish off this card I added Divine Twine and Star Dust Stickles.

Cricut Cuts:
Background Rectangle - from stock images on the Imagine, cut at 4.2, filled with pattern from pg 43.
Scalloped circle - from stock images on the Imagine, cut at 3.5, filled with pattern form pg 40.
Bunny - MS Holiday Cakes, Button 42 on overlay, cut at 2.2, filled with pattern from pg 42.
Top Layer of Bunny - <Shift> Button 42 on overlay, cut at 2.2, filled with pattern from pg 42.
(Page numbers reference Yummy Cartridge)

This card was created using Just Because Cards cartridge.
Ok so I saved my favorite card for last...I absolutely love this card!
I bought the paper by Sultry by Basic Gray knowing I wanted to use it for a Watermelon cut.
I also used Divine Twine Pink, Black, and Green and twisted them together and added a knot of each color and I added Glossy Accents to the seeds on the watermelon.
Doesn't it look so Yummy!

Cricut Cuts:
Background Cut - <Shift> Button 32 on the Overlay, cut at 3.71
Watermelon - Feature Layer 1 and Layer 2, Button 32 on the Overlay, cut at 4.0
Thanks a Melon - Feature Word, Button 32 on the Overlay, cut at 3.25 

Thanks for joining us in today's 100 Cartridge Blog Hop!

Your next stop is Liz.

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Monday, April 2, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room March 27- April 3, card Sketch Challenge

Today I made this creation as part of My Cricut Craft Room's Challenge blog.
The challenge was to use the below sketch along with Yellow, Green and a color of my choice.

The background cut and butterflies are from Elegant Edges:
Background Cut: From the Overlay - Button 23 <Shift> cut at 5.25 x 4
Butterflies: From the Overlay - Button 37 cut at 1.75 (2 times) and 1.0 (4 times) 
My Die Cut Phrase is from Wild Card.
I placed the phrase on the background cut with my Gypsy and is cut at 5.94.
I put the Green behind the background cut to help my phrase stand out.
  I really love these colors together.

I have really enjoyed joining in these sketch challenges.
Please go to the Erica's Craft Room Challenges and join in the fun.

Thanks for stopping by,
Jenny R
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Sunday, April 1, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room - Letter of the Day

Hi Crafty Friends,
Today at My Cricut Craft Room is Letter of the Day...today's letter is N.  N was a hard, but then I found Nuts about U on Create A Critter and knew I had to create the Squirrel.  We get quite a few squirrels that visit our backyard and every time we see one my hubby and I stop what we are doing and say Squirrel just like the talking dog in the Disney movie Up.  Cracks me up every time. :)

On to the details of my card. 
I created an A2 size card 4.25 x 5.5. 
The Squirrel is selected using Feature Layer 1, 2, & 3 and cut at 3.25 
Using my Gypsy I created an acorn border by welding 5 acorns together, these were cut at 1.73.

For the inside of my card I cut the sentiment using the Phrase Feature.
This is cut at 3.25.

The paper used is from the 6.5 x 4.5 DCWV The Pets Stack.

I have to be honest...I'm not too nuts over how this card turned out.
I think it's that blue polka dot paper on my squirrel that I don't love.
I guess you can't love them all.

Please make sure to go to My Cricut Craft Room to see what other wonderful creations were made for this Letter of the Day.

Thanks for stopping by,
Jenny R
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