Other Supplies: Cardstock (light cream smooth, cream textured, kraft, dark brown, pink, soft red, soft orange, moss, aqua), Patterned Paper (green/cream pattern, green polka dot), Ribbon, Buttons, Mini black pearl stickers, White pearl stickers, Dark brown Embroidery floss & needle, Twine, Brown spray ink, Dark yellow spray ink, Creamy Brown chalk ink, Brown chalk ink, Paper piercer, Sewing Machine & cream thread, Edge distressor tool, White frame (with 8″ x 10″ opening), Adhesive, Foam squares
The moths were cut with my Cricut Expression machine using the Live Simply cartridge. I embossed their wings with my Cuttlebug Machine and the Peacock Feather folder from the Animal Prints folder set. I love the bit of shine the enamel dots add!
It’s hard to tell from the snapshots on my layout … but that moth was HUGE!!! We just don’t have moths like that here in Utah. I’ve lived here my entire life and this is the first time I’ve ever seen something like that. Each of the bricks on our home are 3″ tall and his wings spread across two of them. I felt a bit like that Spongebob Squarepants episode where the town is afraid of the butterfly … none of us were brave enough to get close to it, except for my son, for fear that it would come at us. LOL!
Be sure to check out what the rest of the team created for the April PageMaps HERE. These girls are amazing!
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and we have had our Valentine “factory” going in full swing this week. We just finished up the cards and box tonight. Guess what?! I only had ONE kid that needed to make a Valentine box this year. I was actually a little sad. Valentine boxes were always my favorite thing to make as a child and now as a crafty adult, they are an excuse for me to get creative and have fun with it. Do you get into the Valentine box making? I told my kids that when they grow up, I will be happy to make all their kids Valentine boxes for them … it’s just too much fun!
Here is what we made Maryn. I used a Circus tent box cut file from SVG Cuts (Summer Street Carnival). I used my Cuttlebug machineto emboss some of the layers with two folders, Seeing Spotsand a folder from the Decorative Tile set. The flat at the top is premade, I just added a couple of punched hearts and rhinestones for fun. Next, I adhered the circus tent to a flat box created from a cut file available in the Silhouette store. The gate and animals were then adhered to the base around the tent.
For the juggler, I cut out two circles for each ball. I then glued them together with a piece of wire in between to make it appear as though the balls were really flying through the air.
I usually create a seasonal home decor piece or two to freshen up our decorations each year. This time I found an abandoned white frame in our closet and decided to make a dimensional art piece using the My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found 3 Ruby collection. Here is how it came together.
I cut the pieces out using my Silhouette Cameo machine. I folded each heart in half and then used my sewing machine to zig zag stitch down the center. I added a pop dot in between each layer as spacers so that the heart wouldn’t fall flat.
As a finishing touch I adhered a few Enamel Dots to look like paint spatters.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a Happy Love Day!
I have another Cricut page to share with you today. This time it’s a summer memory. My in-laws have a beautiful cabin in the mountains in Utah that we are lucky to use from time-to-time. Each time, I try to take pics of my kids on the wood stairs going off the deck. This time around, Maryn and Camryn were being especially giggly. Gotta love giggly-sister photos.
I used the Folk Art Festival cartridgeon this one. On some of the cuts, I cut out the top layer multiple times and used the different colors to inset the negative shapes so that there would be more color. You can find instructions and a Cricut Craft Room Cut File for this project HEREon the Cricut.com site.
Last weekend, we were hit with a HUGE snowstorm. We received 24″ within 12 hours and school was cancelled the next morning. My kids were excited to be home from school and the girls ventured out to play for a bit.
Maryn LOVED the deep snow. Here she is *trying* to make it to the front door … she gave up halfway and came back.
Snow angels are a little hard to do in deep snow.
Cam wasn’t that big of a fan. She wasn’t feeling well and wanted to play so badly. But it was too darn cold. She took a few obligatory photos and then headed back inside with the dog.
In the spirit of snow, I thought I would share a few wintry projects for you that I created for Cricut awhile ago using the Snow Folks Cartridge.
Hello Tuesday Readers! I’m back with another page featuring photos that I have been ignoring for awhile. Hehe! I’m starting to call these “Get ‘Er Done!” pages in my head while I’m working on them (said in my best tow truck Mater voice). Hmmmm. Maybe that will become a weekly feature on this ol’ blog of mine … who knows?
I “shopped my stash” on this one pulling out an older collection by Echo Park Paper called Summer Days. I used mostly the “B” sides and a few striped paper strips. The banner sticker, word stickers, and journal blocks are also from this collection.
The hearts are inexpensive, glittery foam hearts that I picked up at Michael’s last year. They don’t even have a company name on them to give credit to, but they sure look girly and cute on this page.
The “Sweetie Pie” title and pie are from the Silhouette store. I cut them using my Cameo machine. The layered circles, cupcake, and ice cream (Sweet Shop Cartridge) were cut using my Cricut Expression. I embossed the white layer of the circles with my Cuttlebug machine and the Swiss Dots folder.
I added texture to the cupcake paper with my crimping tool.
Thanks for coming by today! Tomorrow I’ll be back with a few wintry projects created with my Cricut. I hope to see you then!
I actually ended up wrapping ribbon around this with a few jingle bells, but didn’t get a picture of it that way. If you would like to see it with the ribbon and download the design cut file for this project, you can find this project in the Cricut Project Center HERE(Note: You must own the December 25th cartridge to use the design file).
Stocking Treat Holders
Better pictures and the design cut file for this project are available HERE in the Cricut Project Center (Note: You must own the December 25th cartridge to cut with the design file).
I have been creating monthly sketches for BasicGrey the past few months and was so honored when they asked if I would help them out with CHA projects for the Chicago Show. Have you seen their new collections yet?! SWOON!!!! I played with the Lucille and Aspen Frost collections. Here is what I made with the Lucille Collection.
I LOOOOVED playing with this collection. It was perfect for scrapping a couple of sweet pages about my girls.
I love how the dark blue polka dot paper is such a bold contrast with the rest of the soft florals in the collection. I’m going to be buying several of that sheet for sure!
A fun diecut bow created with my Cricut Expression machine, Cricut Craft Room, and the 3D Bows digital cartridge adds another girly touch.
I layered together several of the patterned papers to create the background for this page. You know that extra piece at the bottom of each patterned paper that has the sku & paper name? I cut off the decorative part and used it in between each section. It already had printed stitching on it and makes it look like I went to a bunch of work stitching and piecing together this page.
I handcut several flowers from the patterned paper and then added stickles to the flower centers for some shine. I also spritzed the paper with a fun product called Goosebumpz to create the water droplet effect.
I love the prestitched garlands that are a part of the new BasicGrey collections! They are double-sided, so you have lots of choices in color and pattern. And check out those buttons. LOOOVE these buttons!!!
Thanks for coming by! I’ll be back tomorrow to share with you a page I created using the Aspen Frost collection.
For the past two years I have been working as the Cricut Circle Blog Coordinator and Design Team Leader at Cricut.com where our team created projects, tutorials, videos, and blog posts for the Cricut Circle Members six days a week. Today is officially my last day due to recent decisions to change the Cricut Circle (a Members Only program by Cricut). They have decided to simplify the benefits of the program to make it more appealing to a wider range of Cricut users, and are no longer providing an inspirational blog and magazine for their members. I know that all things eventually come to an end, and even though I will miss it, I am definitely ready and EXCITED for new doors to swing open for me!
I wanted to take this last day to just tell the Cricut Circle Design Team how much I LOVED working with them! I admire every single one of these gals. They are so talented … and on top of that, they are GOOD people. Their love for crafting was poured into every project they created for the Cricut Circle. I will miss interacting with them regularly … they feel like sisters to me now! I hope I will have the chance to work with each one of them again. I know they will also be missed among the Cricut Circle community. The members have given us the warmest farewell, and that has made my heart happy. Thank you, Circlets! It has been a blast!
Cricut Cartridges Used: Cricut Everyday (Cricut Circle Exclusive Cartridge), Martha Stewart All Occasions Cake Art Cartridge (letters)
Other Supplies Used: Kit (Noel Mignon), Cardstock (cream, red, teal), Patterned Paper (Bazzill, Echo Park Paper, My Mind’s Eye, October Afternoon), Twine (October Afternoon), Ribbon, Buttons (Bazzill), Needle & Floss, Sewing Machine & Thread, Washi Tape, Foam Squares (American Crafts), Adhesives (Scotch)