Thursday, August 30, 2012

Do You Love Cricut?

Everyone needs to go to this Facebook post and give your opinion, they do count!!

Click here to check it out!!

I'm also working on a surprise, very excited about it and will share it with everyone next week hopefully.

You all need to come back on Saturday for the 100 cartridge blog hop!  I will be featured on Sunday, but still going to be hopping on Saturday.  I'll post the line-up early so everyone can get hopping on both Saturday and then new blogs and inspiration on Sunday.  This will be my first blog hop and I'm both scared and excited!!

Have a great day and will talk to you real soon!


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Giveaway You All Need To Check Out!

Okay Everyone - My Cricut Craft Room is have an awesome giveaway that you really need to check out!   If you're a Cricut lover you need to run right over and join in all the fun and see how to enter.  You can check it out on Facebook, just click here and read all about it.

Post back here when you enter and I'll keep everything crossed that someone from here wins!!

Have a Happy Wednesday!!

Talk to you soon.


Monday, August 27, 2012

My Imagine-ation Monday

Today is My Imagine-ation Monday and the Letter of the Day is I.  I tried to think out the box for this one and decided to Smash it!  I've had my Smash book for probably a year and it's been sitting on my desk collecting dust and odds and ends from different things I've been doing.  So I decided to use the letter "I" literally, so this is a "I" Love project.

I'm still a horrible picture taker, but think I'm getting better!  lol  I did use the Artiste and the Forever Young cartridges.  The "I's", the hearts and bow are with the Artiste.  The image of the woman is from the Forever Young cartridge.  The hardest part for me to do a Smash book is that I'm a major chunky scrapper!  I love big bulky flowers and embellishments and it was hard to for me to scale down the bulk.  I did get a couple bows and buttons on there, but that's about all the bulk I did.

When I first started scrapbooking I used a computer to print out all my journaling and wording on my layouts.  When my son graduated from high school I made him a scrapbook from birth to his graduation.  He did love it, but gave it back to me and told me he would like to have my writing rather than from the computer.  So since then I've tried to make a point to use my own writing, but it's a lot of pressure!!!  lol  I've just come to the conclusion that life isn't perfect and so my journaling doesn't need to be perfect either.  I am only human.

I did have fun doing this and have some of my loves.  I'm going to keep going with the these of all things I love throughout this Smash book.  I have a couple others now that I can use for other things and I'm sure they'll be full of all kinds of different things.  I did have fun with rub-ons too, I haven't used them in years and they were great for fill ins.

So I hope you enjoyed My Imagine-ation Monday project and I'm sure I'll be talking to you soon!  I'm still getting my projects ready for the 100 Cartridge Hop this weekend, it will be awesome!!


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Been Having Fun With My Cricut!

Been Playing and Having Fun with my Cricut!

Have stuff everywhere as usual and as always still looking for that 'just right' embellishment.  This week though it's that 'just right' lace.  With all of the lace and ribbon I have, I can't believe I can't find what I want for this project.   I know I will and when I find it I will re-post my 'finished' project.

So first I used the Summer In Paris cartridge, which is one of my favorites apparently since I use it a lot.  I used the negative of the dress forms that I cut and did send it through the Xyron to make it stick down.   I used  Tattered Angles Sand and sprayed the image onto the 8x8 canvas  I did put paper around the edges of the negative dress forms so I wouldn't get a square from over spray.  I love the Canvas Corp canvas', they're awesome and so much fun.  

Here is a picture of the negative dress forms that I used in case you don't have any idea what I'm talking about!  I am horrible at trying to explain what I'm talking about and usually just confuse people.  lol

I did rotate the one on the far right so it wasn't facing the same way as the other one on the left.  I used my Cricut Expressions 2 and just love it!! 

Here is the almost finished project I made.  For the flowers and the frames I used the Art Philosophy cartridge from CTMH, another one of my favorite cartridges.  I have fun making the flowers, I have the all over in different colors and shapes.

After I was done placing everything where I was happy with it, I re-sprayed the whole canvas with Sand again.  Once I find the perfect lace, I may also ink the edges of the canvas.

If you couldn't tell, I'm a total bling and bows kind of crafter and usually throw in a couple buttons for good measure.  

Well have a great rest of the week and talk to you again soon!!