Friday, April 29, 2011

My paper rose bouquet!

Hi, everyone!
First off, HUGE thanks to JaniceA on the Cricut Circle mb for sharing her roses and reminding me about these!!  To create my version, I used the 5-petal flower on the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge, cut at 3.5 inches on my Imagine machine.  Once all the petals were cut, I inked the edges with Distress Ink in Barn Door, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Rusty Hinge.  Now, I live in a little town an hour from the nearest craft store of any kind and I had a dilemma once the flowers were done and how to attach stems.  Lightbulb moment!  Went to the little Dollar Tree store here in town where they sell bouquets of silk roses for $1.  Purchased a couple of those along with some silk baby's breath.  Pulled the silk roses off the stems.  Removed the green plastic piece from the bottom of their silk roses and glued them to the bottom of my paper roses, then stuck the stem through that and the bottom of the rose and my roses, stems and leaves were in place.  So fast and easy to fnish them this way instead of figuring out how to wrap skewers for stems plus cut paper leaves then shape and ink them.  What do you think of my paper bouquet???


Forgot to mention, I plan to wrap the vase and add a big, puffy bow like the florists use.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Trying to get my Mojo back!!

Hi, everyone!
I've really been in a creative slump and trying desperately to claw my way up and out of it!!  I did manage to make a couple of much-needed get well cards today and thought I would share.  I've been experimenting with my new Cricut cartridges and these two cards are the result.  Hope you enjoy!!!

Blessings and hugs!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cricut Expression 2 Give-Away at Everyday Cricut!

Hi, everyone,
Are you all excited about the launch of the new Cricut Expression2?  Want a chance to WIN one of your very own???

Click on the link for details!!


Monday, April 11, 2011

Inkjet Printable Shrinky Dinks in the Cricut Imagine! Who knew??

OK, did some of you know that you could do this???  If so, why didn't someone tell ME??? haha  I am so thrilled with how these came out.  The printing is perfectly detailed and the Shrinky Dinks cut like a charm setting the multi-cut on 3 or 4.  They popped right out of the sheet and I'm so happy with the vibrant colors and the detail.  I think my favorite is the little bird on the perch.  The cut outs in it make it even more detailed. I cut mine at 3 inches, but it really depends on what you want the finished size of your charm to be.  I was able to get everything but the butterfly out of one sheet. So, if you haven't tried this, you need to get yourself some Shrinky Dinks and go to town!!!  You can use a coupon on them at Michael's, which brings them down to around a buck a sheet.  Too fun!!

Without further ado, here's the pic:

What do you think???

NOTE:  No, I haven't forgotten about the promised give-away!  It is a work in progress.  Hope to post it soon!!


Friday, April 1, 2011

No foolin'!! There's another giveaway coming!!!

Hi, everyone!!!
Just giving a heads-up that I'm putting together another big giveaway!!!  Hope to have details up next week!!!  Thanks for stopping by!!