Thursday, April 28, 2011

Oh Christina! Look what I am sending you.....

I wrapped it in a plain white paper so the neighbors won't talk!!!

I am heading to the post office right now to send it out!!

This month's Circle Contest

Recycle is the challenge for the month. For this project I recycled the artwork from a coffee container, an old bamboo coaster, the metal chain from a broken ceiling fan, and an expression from my Army training! The font on the front is computer generated. The scroll background is from Ornamental Iron.

Inside the saying is from From My Kitchen.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Busy Busy Girl

This is going to be a quick post. Here are several projects I have recently finished. I used bronze vinyl on the frame along with 1 little rhinestone. I also added the leopard print paper on the matting.

For this one I used some of my stock rub-ons and ribbon with blue vinyl. The font on both of these is from Nursery Rhymes.

This is a present for my favorite Aunt. I used the Billionaire and Ashlyn's Alphabet cartridges for the fonts.

It is a little hard to see but 'Aunt Lucy' is raised from the page by a clear acetate platform.

The next project is my entry into the Cricut Circle blog weekly contest. This week's theme is Mommy and Me. Using a identical page I raised the background flowers and liberally added stickles.

The flower I made using Ashlyn's Alphabet and the center is made with Flower Soft. I really like the way it turned out.

This is the final page. The font is Billionaire and the frame is Ashlyn's Alphabet.


Friday, April 1, 2011

Newest weekly Cricut Circle contest

This week's contest for the Cricut Circle Blog is Make a Game Plan and the weekly theme is Sports so I decided to do a project I had the supplies for and a reason. My son is the JROTC PT Team commander for his high school. (Darn, another reason to brag on the child!) So, as his senior year I wanted to do something special for his team at the last drill meet of the year. I have had these water bottles stored away (CLEARANCE SALE!) since just after Christmas. Here is a basic layout of the "Game Plan". As you can see I did not know which font to use so I set up about 20 different fonts on my Design Studio using Jacob's name and he chose Happy Hauntings. The wolf is my old standby on Camp Out and I really like the simple font on Car Decals but it does not look too schoolish or childish. I used the cheap white vinyl from Hobby Lobby. While the vinyl itself works great the backing on it has a tendency to stick to the mat and won't come off. I ended up having to wash all 3 mats I used for this project.
Overall I am very pleased with the final result. We will see what the kids think at the final meet.