Friday, April 27, 2012

Color Challenge at Paper Patch Crafts

Hi everyone this Card is for a color challenge on the Paper Patch Crafts Crafts Group on Facebook. You still have a few days to enter and have a little fun with a great group of ladies!!! O.k here is that link Paper Patch Crafts Color Challenge 
The colors are Navy Blue, Olive and Egg Shell. Here is my entry...


Now here is another fun bit of information several of the items on this card can be found
in Anne's Store and here is that link :) Paper Patch Crafts Store . I hope you will come join us in this fun challenge!!  Hope you have a wonderful creative weekend!!


Shelley

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room Card Creating Tuesday


This weeks challenge was to create a card based on a sketch  and here is the sketch.
The concept was to create a card for your Mom based on something about your Mom that you hold dear to your heart. For me that was my Moms love of nature and gardening. That is something she passed on to all of her children and I passed it to my daughter and she is passing it to her children. OK with that being said here is what I used to make my card.
I used the Paper Lace 2 cartridge to create the scalloped edge using the blackout feature.Mom was cut from Cricut Craft Room Basics in the standard cut and the blackout feature to layer it.The bird is from the Imagine Cartridge Lori's Garden. The pink butterfly is from the same cartridge.
I started with a white card base and sprayed it with Lime Metallic Maya Mist. then added 2 layers of contrasting card stock. I used Liquid pearls along the edge of my scalloped piece to give it dimension. I did use some little rosettes and resin pieces on this card. I try to stay with using cricut images but I needed tiny flowers to place on the branch. 
Thank-you for taking the time in your busy day to visit my blog and have a wonderful creative day!


Shelley
Be sure to go back to Erica's Blog to see all of the other great cards that my Design Team sister have made!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My Cricut Craftroom Card Creating Tuesday













Hi everyone!



This week the challenge was for me to create a mothers day card. My Mom loves gardening so it was a piece of cake.



I pulled out Freshly Picked, Contemporary Nature and used Cricut Craftroom basics.



The watering can and gloves are from Freshly picked and they were done in layers. You will find the watering Can on page 66 of your booklet. I cut it at 3 inches.



The gloves are on page 56 and they were also cut at 3 inches



I do use cricut craftroom on my projects so After I had my layers laid out on the mat on my screen I then used Cricut Imagine Cartridge Contemporary Nature to flood each layer with color.



I used craftroom basics for the word mom and layered those also. The colors are also from Contemporary Nature and were cut at 1.50 inches.



I used a deep purple card base then I cut a piece of pink card stock about a 1/2 inch smaller all the way around. I then embossed it with my cuttlebug. I distressed the edges of it all the way around and used sage green ink on the distressed edge. Then glued it down to my base.



The borders are from Contemporary Nature and were cut at 8 inches I used my glue runner to attach them to the top and bottom of my card.



I used 3D pop dots to attach the gloves and watering can and liquid glue to attach my lettering.



If you haven't tried Cricut Craftroom yet I highly recommend it. If you have the Imagine machine also and a few Imagine Cartridges it makes card making so easy.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my project today! To see more great cards please go back to:



http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com



Have a wonderful creative day!!



Shelley

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My Cricut Craftrooms Card Tuesday!!





Hi everyone! this week the theme is Get well cards.



All of the papers were printed from the Imagine cartridge Floral Emporium. Including the paper I used to make the old fashioned rose.The base is a standard Rectangle and I flooded it with color from the floral emporium cartridge using Cricut Craftroom. The Get Well Soon cut is from Imagine cartridge Good Ole Days and you will find it by hitting the icon button. The scalloped Oblong with the butterfly cut out is from Elegant Edges and you will find it on page



30 in your booklet. The flower was made using flower #3 on page 65 of the Elegant edges booklet. I use cricut craftroom on all of my projects so what I did was I cut 2 flowers at 2 inches and 3 flowers at 1.50 inches and flooded them with a red floral print from floral emporium.
You will need to poke a hole in the center of each flower. Then you will need to spritz each one lightly with water and stack them starting with the 2 larger ones then the 3 smaller ones on top and put a brad in the center to hold them together. Next you want to carefully wad them up
then using the tool of your choice you need to carefully open each layer until you get the look you want. Then you allow it to dry completely. It will be stiff when it is dry. Keep in mind that if you use colored paper or ink your flowers you may want to wear gloves because you will get color bleed on your hands. Now I wanted this flower to look like an old fashioned rose but you can also use the same cut to make a carnation. You just need to make more layers 6 to 8 layers getting smaller with each cut. I have also made these using white paper and instead of water I spritzed it with Maya Mist. It is a little messy and takes a little time but I love to match my flowers to my projects!! I hope you enjoyed my card and I hope it inspires you to make some flowers!!






To check out more great cards like this one!!
Happy cardmaking :)



Shelley



Saturday, April 7, 2012

My Cricut Craft Rooms 100 cartridge blog hop

My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge Hop


Welcome to My Cricut Craft Rooms 100 cartridge blog hop
You should have started at http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/ if not please start at the beginning Also make sure to follow Erica's blog so you will know when she has contests, prizes, challenges, swaps & special online coupons. Currently she is running a Scrapbook & Card challenge over on her challenge blog and you can win a gift certificate to her webstore! http://ericascraftroomchallenges.blogspot.com/ Don't forget to comment along the way on all of the blogs today and yesterday to be entered to win the Cricut cartridge that Erica is giving away today. Winners will be announced on her blog on Tuesday! Now you should have come to my blog from my fellow My Cricut Craft room Design Team Sisters blog and here is that link in case you got lost a long the way :)
ava http:scrapbookdesign4u.blogspot.com
A special thank you to this weekend's Blog Hop Sponsor.

The Scrapbooking Queen

The Scrapbooking Queen



In honor of her Birthday she launched her stamp line.....
Each day we have one set of stamps to give away. You can also purchase them in her store and enter to win the Silhoueete Cameo that she is giving away. She has Action Wobbles, Royal Twine, and foam squares in her store.http://www.thescrapbookingqueen-royalshoppe.blogspot.com/
Also Erica put a ton of items on sale in Erica's Craft Room. ALL Cricut $33 or less. Copic Markers 25% off and more tomorrow.


















On this project I used:



Floral Embellished, Potpourri Basket, and Imagine cartridge Floral emporium.

I started by rounding the edges to give it a finished look and faux stitched around my base with a white gel pen. I then glued down my largest tag centering it as much as possible. I then attached the 2 smaller tags to use as the back drop for my flower and butterfly. I then put a small brad in to hold it together and used perfect Pearls to outline it and cover the brad. The butterfly is a cut from Potpourri Basket and I cut it at 1 and 1/2 inches. It is a clear cut using Graphix clear cut plastic. You will need to use the multi cut feature and cut it twice. I then used perfect pearls to outline the butterfly. The leaves are actually rain drop that I cut at 1 inch from the Potpourri Cartridge then used perfect pearls to outline them. The Best Wishes Sentiment is from the phrase feature on the Florals Embellished Cartridge and I did it in layers. I love color and normally use pretty bold colors and I love to bling projects up. Thank-you for joining us this weekend and good luck on Erica's drawing!! Next you will go to Cheries Blog and here is that link:
http://cheribug-lovincricut.blogspot.com/


Now here is the full line up in case you get lost along the way.


1. Start My Cricut Craft Room http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/


2. Sharon http://simplysweetbysharon.blogspot.com/


3. doris http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com/ -


4. Yvette http://gammascreativecorner.blogspot.com/


5. pattie http://sweetpsscrapbooks.blogspot.com/


6. heather f - http://www.papercrafteranonymous.com/


7. Sue-ann http://suzyssimplecrafts.blogspot.com/


8. claire r http://www.threewaterscreations.com/


9. heather m http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/


10. Ericas’ Project http://ericasprojects.blogspot.com/


11. Miranda http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/


12. heather e http://pinkpunkcosmo.blogspot.com/


13. gloria c http://craftnthings.blogspot.com/


14. Vickie M - http://stayathomemomof2inohio.blogspot.com/


15. lisa carrier http://ourcraftingcorner.blogspot.com/


16. claire s http://www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com/


17. Deirdre http://glitteredroses.blogspot.com/


18. ava http:scrapbookdesign4u.blogspot.com


19. Shelley http://shelley-scrapbookingforfun.blogspot.com/


20. Cheri http://cheribug-lovincricut.blogspot.com/


21. kathy jo http://skrappindiva.blogspot.com/


22. Candice http://stampinpearls.blogspot.com/


23. Sara W - http://www.craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com/


24. Erica’s Blog candy http://ericasblogcandy.blogspot.com/


Be sure to leave a comment on each blog along the way to be entered into the drawing!!!
Have a great creative Sunday!


and a


Happy Easter


Shelley



















































































Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My Cricut Craft Rooms Baskets and Bunnies Card




Hi everyone! This is my first project as a design team member for My Cricut Craft Room!




For this 1/2 fold card I used Cricut Craftrooms Happy Easter and Create a Critter cartridge. I also used Ribbons and Rosettes to make the border.




I cut the bunny at 4 inches and used the layer features . I did the base layer in Black then the next layer in pink and the top layer in Grey. I then used the last layer feature to give her a pink tummy. I placed the yellow tulips behind the bunny to give more spring color. The tulips were cut at 4 and 5 inches. I used jell pens to give the blooms a little faux stitching. The basket I did in 2 layers and the cut size was 4 inches. The eggs were cut at 1 inch and I used acrylic dabber paint to color them. The sign was a cut from create a critter and the happy easter is from Cricut Craftrooms Happy Easter. The yellow border is a border cut from Ribbons and Rosettes and was cut at 8 inches.
Be sure to check out the rest of the great Bunnies and Baskets Cards that my fellow design team sisters have created!! Here is the link back to My Cricut Craft Room!!


Thank-you for stopping by!


Shelley