Thursday, February 3, 2011

I Love A Good Challenge!!!

Don't you???? I really love to be challenged, it puts my mind to good use and makes me think. This layout was created for the Cricut Circle weekly challenge. We had to use three cuts from a cartridge that either came with our cricut machine or Gypsy. I chose to use George and Basic Shapes....honestly this is a cartridge that I rarely use, but has a great font and shapes!!! My three cuts were the title, stars of different sizes and the rectangle mat behind the photo and the circle behind the journaling!
Here is the layout..........
And here is what the journaling reads.....I know, I spelled speech wrong....ooops!!
We are so proud of our son, Christopher for being chosen to be the Leader of the Week! We follow the 7 Habits in our school and when these words came out of his mouth, we both had tears in our eyes! Needless to say that he got a huge round of applause and a standing ovation!!!! I used Glitz design papers and cardstock sticker for the journaling spot. I added a star banner using some eyelets and bakers twine!

Now onto the next challenge:
I created this card for a weekly challenge at Fantabulous Cricut......we had to make a project to Support the Cause, something that is near and dear to you!
My MIL was diagnosed with breast cancer last month and is having surgery next week. I knew right away when I saw this challenge that I was going to participate and make my MIL a card!

I made a matching envelope too..........

The pink ribbon was cut using my cricut and Stand and Salute cartridge and then embossed! I used "tickled pink" paper from My Minds Eye, MS loops border punch, MS butterfly punch, divine swirls embossing plate, tulle, pink rhinestones and a tag!
I love this card and the meaning behind it. I truly admire my MIL's courage and strength!!
Ok...that is all for now! Off to work on some more Valentine's projects! Have a wonderful afternoon!


  1. I love your work. I'm your newest follower/Circle friend.

  2. Very nice! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.

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  4. very pretty I love that you embossed the ribbon, makes it much more elegant!

  5. Very pretty, TFS

  6. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

  7. Very pretty! Thanks for joining Challenge Me Monday at FCCB :)

  8. What great projects! Your layout is fantastic and I really like the embossing on the ribbon of hope.
    Thanks for playing along at FCCB!