Friday, January 28, 2011

Valentines Day Wreath!!

Hi everyone! Happy TGIF...what a week, I am looking foward to relaxing and spending time with the kids this weekend! We are all so into lego's right now, so that is what we will do!!
Here is a Valentines Day wreath that I made for the monthly cricut circle challenge. We had to scraplift a blog project, put our own twist on it, use 2 cuts and use 2 products from cricut sponsors!

I was inspired by Sarah's winter wonderland wreath and decided to make a Valentines Day wreath!
I started with a brown heart shaped twig wreath and spray painted it white, while it was wet I added some clear glitter. I wrapped some multi colored facet beads around with some clear beading wire.

I cut the Happy Valentines Day sentiment from Martha Stewart Seasonal cart with the shadow and used a MS heart punch and some i rock bling. I added a bow and cut the heart from MS Seasonal cart used some bling and cut the letters with the cuttlebug slobbery kisses die. The bee was cut with WIMG and added to the wreath with some silver wire that I coiled a bit! The flowers were made with the cuttlebug quilling kits. I used the daisy and the rose. I used Echo Park Little Girl paper and added some clear and pink glitter. The large leaves are cut from Gypsy Wanderings and glittered up a little, I also used some smaller leaves from the daisy quilling set.

I think it came out cute...I had a great time with all the glitter and the quilled flowers!! This will hang on my front door when I can get some suction cups!!

Cricut: Walk In My Garden, MS seasonal cartridge and the daisy and rose quilling kit

Sponsors: bazzil, Echo Park and Imaginisce Irock

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Imagine Cards!

I forgot to share these cards that I made a couple of weeks ago! I was lucky enough to snag the last Wild Card cartridge from the clearance sale at M's for only $9.99.....I am so happy that I got this cart, it has some great cards, envelopes with liners and shapes!

So, I was able to play with the Imagine a bit and used the Imagine More cart that came with it. I chose the owl card and printed and cut using the Imagine. I added some twine and the sentiment is a stamp. How cute is the envelope with the tree??? I just love this cartridge! This card was for my FIL's birthday!

This is another card from Wild Card! I cut it using the Imagine, but chose my own papers. This card was for my Husbands Aunt who broke her knee! I used the band-aid card and the medical bag and the Rx for the envelope!
This card is my favorite of all the card cuts on Wild Card....I love the argyle and thought it was a perfect card for a man. The sentiment is a stamp. Look how cute the envelope is with the argyle cuts and the envelope liner with the distressed edge, just love it!! This card was for my BIL!
So, those are my cards made with Wild Card and the Imagine! I love how they all turned out and can't wait for some more time to play with the Imagine!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Animal Wobbler Cards!

I couldn't resist ordering these adorable animal cards from HSN last week! When I bought them, I thought they were going to be the wobble springs, but they aren' wobble they mean rocking, where the base of the card is curved which makes it rock back and forth. I am so pleased with these cards and seeing them in person, they are so much cuter than on tv. The cardstock is heavy weight, the shapes punch out so easily and the details on the animals is amazing. Some of the animals have a bit of foil detail on them and just make the cards pop. I used pop dots with some of the pieces to add dimension. Another thing I was pleased with was the size of the finished cards and the envelopes....although these will require additional postage if mailed, it is well worth it. The kit came with 20 different animals and with shipping and tax, it works out to be about a $1.80 a card!

So here is the kit spread out on my kitchen table:
And here is the giraffe card assembled:
I used some of the green cardstock for the base of the card to add color to the card, this card measures 8 1/2 x 7 inches.

Here is the sheep card assembled...this card measures 7 x 7 inches!

Here are some details in case you wanted to order these adorable cards for yourslef:, Kanban wobblers card kit item # 111969, I got them for $26.95 plus tx and shipping,
the envelopes measure 8 x 8 and will require additional postage, each animal is die cut and pre printed.......these adorable cards assemble in minutes with some adhesive and pop dots!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


J-E-T-S.........JETS JETS JETS!!!!! We are Jets fans here, with the exception of my!! The principal at the kids elementarty school reminded kids to wear green on Friday to support the Jets game tonight! My 7 year old daughter came home and wanted to know what she had that was green.....not much, so we went into her brothers room and found a Jets jersey. He said she could wear it and she was just so excited!! She wore it to school and had her picture taken for the year book! She came home and asked me to make a JETS banner, so of course, I got to work on one. I designed it on my Gypsy......the flag shapes are from Stand and Salute (not really meant to be a flag I know, but I thought the shape was sporty looking. The font is from MS all occasion and the font is the smart cookie, perfect for the banner. Honestly, I am not sure where the oval was from, but I thought it was the perfect!! This came together so fast and was so easy. My daughter's smile from ear to ear let me know that I did good! I used a white embossing pen for the faux stitch border. I also made her a little flag to wave as she watches the game (some of the game) and just added some ribbon to make it girly!!! I had fun with these quick little projects. We are looking foward to watching the game together tonight! Lets go JETS!!!

Edited to add:

Here is a picture of my little JETS fan with her flag and her little cute is she!!!!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Get Whale Soon!

Hello! Hopefully everyone is staying is starting to get quite chilly here for us and may be going down to single digits tonight! We had a busy morning with the kids....Christopher plays basketball for 2 hours on Saturday's and he loves it! Samantha goes to a gymnastics program and learned how to do a cartwheel and a tumble on the balance beam....she is so cute!
So, we are glad to be in the house in our jammies and just playing around!
I made this card for my 6 year old niece who had her tooth pulled the other day, poor thing! She was so brave and did well! I think she will be excited to get this colorful card in the mail!!

The whale is from CAC (Create a Critter) cut at 4 inches on the Imagine....the two base cuts were cut and colored on the Imagine and the yellow scallop base was cut using the images preloaded onto the Imagine. The papers are Love Me Do from My Minds Eye...such cute colorful paper! I stamped the get whale soon, cut apart and added some MM velvet brads. I also added some blue bling to add some wavy water and I couldn't resist adding a little bow!
I hope she smiles when she gets this card in the mail!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Polar Express!!

Good afternoon all!!! In between trying to clean the house today, I was able to pice together this layout using my Gypsy and Imagine!!! This is for the cricut circle weekly challenge....we used a sketch (witch I stuck to just to get my mojo back), 2 cuts, buttons and some stamping! The pictures are from a trip we took to the "North Pole" to go on the Polar Express! I was able to layout my page on my Gypsy and then made the cuts on the Imagine! I added buttons in the center of the snowflakes and stamped the ticket and cut it out and added some bakers twine tied to the snowflake! After all was said and done, I am pleased with this layout!

Hope you all have a wonderful night! We are in for some snow again tonight so the kids fingers are crossed that there will be no school or a delayed opening!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Magic of Winter!!

Hello friends!! It has been a very very long time since my last post in early!! All I can say is one four letter word...............BUSY!!!!! I will post an update and some recent pictures of our Holiday and adventures, but for now, I have a cute project to share! I am back into the scrapbooking mojo a bit...a little here and a little there!
I made this winter magic bag for the weekly challenge on the cricut circle blog! We had to use white paint, metal and a snowflake cut....simple!! I planned all of the cuts on my Gypsy, so forgive me, I don't know the sizes. The bag is from TBBM stretched to fit a 12x12 is a rather small bag, but just perfect for some mini chocolate treats!

I cut different snowflakes out and placed them on the bag (while the bag was unassembled) using some repositionable adhesive and then used white spray paint. I took off the snowflakes and VOILA!!!! I have to say that I absolutely love this technique and my children were in awe over!!!! Then for the metal, I used a siver glitter tag using the tag maker. I cut the snowflake and used mod podge and some chunky clear is a close up!!
I added some sheer blue ribbon and had an adorable winter magic mini bag!!!!
So, before I go into my long update over this weekend..............I want to share.....................
I got the Imagine for Christmas!!!!!!! I had a chance to play with it a bit...and by bit, I mean like for half an!! I am in love! I also got a flip, so I hope to be sharing a video or two soon, I need to practice a bit before I post!!!!!
See you soon!!!