Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Favorite Cricut Carrying Bag

I found this woman from Ebay and she designed a Cricut carrying bag for me to use when going to crops.  I was able to pick out the fabric myself and everything.  And I only paid $30 for it!!!!!!!  Of course I'm sure at this point she's charging a bit more, because frankly----her work is worth it!  But I wanted to share her contact info in case anyone is looking for a custom made bag for toting your Cricut machine around.  Just give Ashley a call and she'll whip up the PERFECT bag!



Close Up of Buckles

Front View

Back View Showing Second Pocket

She also created this cute dust cover.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Merry Christmas to All!!!!

Considering I have such a passion for scrapbooking and cardmaking, I find it funny (the sad kind of funny) that I am so horrible at sending Christmas cards each year.  I've made a promise to myself to send out at least 25 this year---and I'm finally on my way to accomplishing that.  My mom and I went to a crop this weekend and I was able to get 8 cards done so far.  I have only done two styles, but I figure it will be easier to get them done on time if I limit how many designs I do.

The first card is completey my style.  It has some intricate cuts made with the Cricut as well as Tattered Angels sparkly spray, stickles, and irock gems.


Outside frame is from the new Ornamental Iron cartridge.  I absolutely LOVE how detailed these cuts are.
The center square was printed on the Imagine using the Mr. Frosty cartridge.
The bottom layer of the snowflake was cut on the cricut using the Winter Lace cartridge.
And finally the top layer of the snowflake is a spellbinders die.

This second card went together in about a third of the time of the first design.  And I can hardly believe I'm typing this, but I didn't even use the Cricut!!!!  The bottom layer of green was embossed with a folder that is not Cuttlebug.  I don't believe it is marked as Sizzix either, so my guess is it's Quickutz.  Then the top is just a sheet of paper from a Christmas paper pack that I bought at Michael's.  I cut out a couple of trees from a scrap of the paper and popped them up with pop dots.

So now the goal will be to actually send them out in the mail by the 18th.  Wish me luck!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fall Fun

Here is another project I did for the Cricut blog contest.  This week the challenge was to use these colors:
I decided I wanted to do a simple scrapbook page.  I don't have a picture in mind yet, but I'm going to see how it goes creating a page first.  Knowing me, I'll end up taking pictures one day specifically to fill this page.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Think Pink

Here is my entry for the Think Pink Challenge on the Cricut blog.  I wasn't planning to enter this contest, but decided to at 10pm this evening.  This also happens to be my first project using my new Imagine.  After having a baby not too terribly long ago, I learned how important it is to let them sleep as MUCH as possible!  And since I have a bit of a shopping addiction, the mail carrier and/or UPS/Fed Ex delivery persons would always knock on the door and wake the baby up.  I have created this sign to hang on the front door and will plan to give it to a friend that is expecting her first daughter.

The challenge required use of at least three of the following:  pink, ruffles, scallops, flourishes, glitter, and jewels.
I used scalloped ribbon and scalloped boxes around the word baby, everything is done in pink, there is glimmer mist and glitter stickles on the butterflies and the flourishes are blinged out with the irock.  So I guess the only thing I missed were the ruffles!

SHHH - Hello Kitty Font
Baby - New Arrival
Sleeping - Cursive 101
Butterflies & Flourish Borders - Picturesque (which I just won at the Utah Swarm!)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

2010 Utah Swarm - Homewood Suites Door Decorating Contest

Everyone did SUCH a great job with decorating their doors!  Here are the entries that I took pics of:
In the end, I chose this door b/c it really represented what the Circle is all about-----spreading the love!  They had little charms for everyone that visited to take and put on their Circle charm bracelet.  Great job ladies!  As their prize, they each got a Gypsy cover and Cuttlebug folder.

Door #2 (Cassandra Cauble)

Door #3

Door #4

Door #5

Door #6
Door #7

Door #8

Our Door (Denise made a magnet board for each of the six of us in the room.  We hung all of them from our room number sign)

2010 Utah Swarm - Swag Bag Pics

Forgetting my camera charger was the biggest oopsie of my trip to Utah.  But here are the pics I took there as well as some pics of the loot I got!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Utah Swarm - Friday Night Dinner

As of 10/06 at 3pm, here's the list of all that plan to attend.
Those in maroon have paid Rina
Those in pink have paid Crystal
Those in orange have not paid
Screen NameReal NameStatePaidComments
1RinaRina SalazarAlaskaPD 
7PrincessKovachCrystal KovachMinnesotaPD 
9MyTimeToCraftDiane MillerCaliforniaPD 
10DeniseKennaDenise KennaAlaska  
11TupperstamperLisa SimUtahPD 
12scrapperbeckaRebecca MadduxNevadaPd 
13Ctimz3Cassandra CaubleArizona Paying at door
14CricutCritter California  
15CraftingonHatCarla BlakeWashingtonPD 
16ScrappinKittyRNKathryn MatterCaliforniaPD 
18HeresToLife-guestBeckyArizona new circle member
20JaniceAJanice AeschlimanIllinoisPD 
21vwbugTina GrayIllinoisPD 
22LeslieHankleyLeslie HankleyIllinoisPD 
23JenniferKozarJennifer KozarIllinois  
24CreativeCutter Utah  
27goCricutgoDonna CloudMontanaPD 
28wklibearty California  
29Melissa ToddMelissa ToddIllinoisPD 
30runswithscissors Utah  
31DianeDDiane DiFaniWashingtonPD 
32DianeD-guestMike DiFaniWashingtonPDhubby
33JanetSchmeckpeperJanet SchmeckpeperIllinoisPD 
35LuvmybugsTerry Ptaszynski PD 
36Luvmybugs-guestJoe PDhubby
37Makeupgirl217Elizabeth Currie-MatskoKansasPD 
38Bearylish Utah not going to swarm
39Mignonne Minnesota  
42PhleninJenn Weight PD 
43Phlenin-guestJason PDhubby
44Tracy-ScrappinMomTracy RichballWashingtonPD 
45Tracy-ScrappinMom-guest WashingtonPDsister
46kashicaatStephanie CaballeroCaliforniaPD 
47brandybowmanBrandy BowmanMontanaPD 
48brandybowman-guest MontanaPD 
49brandybowman-guest MontanaPD 
50brandybowman-guest MontanaPD 
51TheBugBytesPadmaja Ramesh (Pam)TexasPDvegetarian
52LilMsPaperdollJudy EsparzaNew Mexico  
53The Daily ScrapperMisty LittleJohnNew Mexico  
54LilMsPaperdoll-guestJean BuhlNew Mexico not a circle member yet
55cricutgirl21TJ RobertsUtah not going to swarm
56JeannieLynnJeannieIllinois pending arrival time
57Stipple45Sally HelmigOregonPDpending arrival time
58ElizabethWest1Elizabeth WestTexas pending arrival time
59ElizabethWest1-guestBetty FletcherTexas pending arrival time
61MsBEEhaven-guest Utah hubby
62Heather JohannessenHeather JohannessenMinnesotaPD 
63Heather Johannessen-guest MinnesotaPDhubby
64 Thea White PD 
65Scrappin'CalamityJanie PD 
66LizaHendersonLiza Henderson   
67 Joli Pichot PD 
68pigloverRachel GarrisonIndiana  
69piglover-guestRachelle GarrisonIndiana 15 y/o daughter
71The Monogram MomJill CooperUtahPD 
72The Monogram Mom-guestMelissa McKeeUtah  
74SandyLSandy Lambardi PDw/Wendy Dickerson
75purplescrapperSandra TribbellCaliforniaPD 
76KristidriscollKristi Driscoll PD 
77Kristidriscoll-guestBetty Brett PD 
78LindaHarris5Linda Harris PD 
79Liz LumsdenElizabeth Lumsden PD 
80dianadglssDiana VaughnKansasPD 
81dianadglss-guest KansasPDHubby
82RachelYoungRachel YoungKansasPD 
83 Cherie ClementUtahPD 
84 Tonya Lowe PD 
85hotbunnageCandace Bunnage PD 
87SabrinaLacroixSabrina LacroixColorado