Monday, November 19, 2012

MCT Designer's Challenge ~Miss Rosy

Hello Everyone,

For this challenge we were to incorporate Fabric and Stitches to our projects. We could make any type of project.  Meaning, card, layout, home decor, or 3-D project. As long as we use MY CREATIVE TIME PRODUCTS with it.  I knew exactly what I wanted to create when I saw Emma's card right here. (scroll down to the thanks cards)
Here is my entry: 

I started out with the DCWV paper I purchased last year, The Winter Magic Stack. I used MCT Ornament dies and Lower case dies. I used twine for my fabric and I stitched a zig zag and attached the silver paper to the card base paper. I popped up the ornaments.  I love the blue Christmas paper and when I send a thank you out around Christmas I like to make it Christmasy (not really a word). I also like to do this for the other holidays. I am giving this card to a friend at work who always does extra nice things.



Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Designer's Challenge MCT

Hello Everyone,


Host this week is Ruthie. The Challenge - Create a large decorative tag at least 4 x 6. You also need to incorporate My Creative Time's stamps or dies in some way.

 Recipe for my 4 x 6 tag
Stamp set MCT Holiday Fun and coordinating dies
Scallop punch
Ribbon and twine
Artiste cartridge - flower
Paper Lost and found two 6 x 6 Blush - love this paper pack

I made a pocket on the back of the tag so I could put a gift card in it. I plan on making some different kinds of gift card holders this year and hanging them on the tree. I used non traditional colors for this tag.



Thanks,

Monday, October 29, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #135

Hello Everyone,

Today is Monday and so time for a new Challenge Me Monday over at the Fantabulous Cricut Blog.
The challenge is Seeing Spots. Make a project using Polka Dots. What a fun challenge. Here is my project:




My project is an A2 sized card. The base is black cs. I used my imagine and printed the polka dot paper from the Teresa Collins cartridge, Black and White.  I also printed the diamond paper. I used the swiss dots cuttlebug folder behind the frame. I used the CTMH Artiste, boy I love this cartridge, to cut out the flowers and the frame and silhoutte. I used a corner punch and added some red gems in the corners. I did not include a sentiment with this card. Well, I hope you join us for this challenge and link your project up I would love to see what you have created. If you have not stopped at the other design team members blog do so they have some pretty amazing projects.
Thanks,





Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Designer Challenge at MCT

Hello Everyone,

I am entering the challenge over at MCT and the host this week is Shar.
Here are her details to this challenge - make your own flowers, a minimum of three (3), they don't have to be the same, incorporate some kind of bling, and use them on a card or layout. But there is a teensy twist -- you must use this lovely color palette for your project.

 
 
Here is my project - I made a set of 3 cards to go along with a box to put them in. I used the Simple Stories Harvest Lane paper pad and the only cricut cut was from CTMH Artiste the flowers. The twine is my bling it fits right in with the fall theme. Everything else was part of the paper collection.
 
 This top picture is the box and below are the 3 cards I made out of the paper pad.
 
 
 


Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, October 15, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #133

Hello Everyone,

Well it is Monday and time for another Challenge Me Monday over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. This week the challenge is down at the farm. Make a project using a farm animal (cow, pig, horse, sheep etc) Well I knew exactly what I wanted to use for my farm animal the minute I heard about this challenge. First off if you can't tell I am a city girl and when I have visited the country or a farm my favorite animal was a cat. You can't have a farm without one of these or lots of these. I needed a birthday card and what better animal to put on one. I tried to show the cat in a light of queen of the farm. I hope you like it.

The base of my card is white and it is an A2 sized card. Next I layered black CS, then hot pink, and then black again. The cat was cut from Create a Critter and cut out at 3.5" and the party hat was also cut from the same cartridge. I did some inking, and I used my i-rock for the jewels. The sentiment came from My Craft Spot, Birthday Wishes stamp set. It was the perfect sentiment for my card. I hope you like it and  check out the rest of the design team they have made some amazing projects.  Then I hope you join us this week for this really fun challenge, I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Happy Crafting,



Wednesday, October 3, 2012

"SSSooo SSSpooky!" Cricut Cardz Challenge #117


Hello Everyone,

I made this S-fold card for Halloween using the Paper Doll Dress Up and the George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridges.
 Here is my card:


I cut the circle for the moon at 3" from the George Cartridge. I cut the tree at 3", cat at 1", bats at 1 and 1.25" and the fence at 1.75. I added some gel pen and stickles. The sentiment is from MCT Small talk.

Challenges I am entering:

CARDZ TV-   #117 "SSSOOO SSSPOOKY"
My Craft Spot - #71 - Boo To You
BBTB2 - Make a project with a tree
Paper Playtime - #85 Trick or Treat + a Die Cut of Punch

Thanks for stopping by,



 


Monday, October 1, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #131

Hello Everyone,

It is time already for a new Challenge Me Monday over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. For the challenge this week it is Get 'em Squished (Breast Cancer Awareness). Make a project using the color pink.
Here is my Project:

For my card today I used CTMH Artiste and Stand and Salute. My card base is 6 by 4 1/4. Just wanted to be a little different on size. The ribbons were cut from the Stand and Salute and 1 is cut at 5.5" and the other is 3".  The doily and the flower were cut from the Artiste and cut at 3.5" and 1.25" on the flower. The sentiment is from an old stamp set from Stampin Up. I colored the smaller ribbon and flower with my copic markers. I then used my air gun and sprayed some of the same color copic for the top piece of card stock. Well I hope you check out all the design team for some inspiration. They have created some amazing projects. Next I hope you take this challenge and link your project up. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting,



Sunday, September 30, 2012

Designer Challenge Host..... Tracy at MCT

Hello Everyone,
I could not resist doing this challenge over at My Creative Time. The challenge is:
  Make ANY PROJECT of YOUR choice using "GOOGLY EYES
Here is my project:


My card is a regular A2 size. I cut the dog out from Create a Critter at 3", the witch hat from Paper Doll Dress Up at 2"(real dial size), grass from Plantin School Book at 1" and spider from Doodlecharms at 1.75".  The border web is a Martha Stewart punch and I embossed the Boo with black embossing powder and it is from Emma's stamp Small Talk. I added green googly eyes for the Halloween effect. I cut out the grass, color and band on the hat in white and colored them with my copics.

Happy Crafting,


Monday, September 17, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #129

Hello Friends,

I hope you are having a wonderful day. Today there is a new challenge over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. The challenge is End of Summer. Make a project that reminds you of summer. Well I think the best thing about the end of summer is apples. I just love to go to a orchard when it is still August. They are so refreshing and I can't get enough of them. You know the saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away. So I made a hope you feel better card because you know you feel better eating apples. One of my favorite apples also comes ripe in August.
Here is my card:




I started off with an A2 sized card. I cut the apple core from the Preserves Cart. I cut it at 3.5 and distressed the edges with vintage photo used some twine and you can't tell from the picture but I used my stylist on the leaf and added some seeds. The doily was cut at 4 from the Artiste Cart along with the border which was cut at .65. The circle was a nestability die .I added some bling with my i-rock. I hope you liked my card. Like I said this is my favorite time of the year. How I hope you check out the rest of the design team for more inspiration and then we would love to see what you make.

Happy Crafting,


Monday, September 3, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #127

Hello Everyone,

Well, it's time for a new Challenge Me Monday over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.
Today the challenge is, On the job. Make a project using an occupational character (policeman, mailman, doctor, teacher, etc). 
For today this is my project:

I used the cartridge My Community, it has been some time since I used this one. I cut the fireman and all his layers at 4". I cut everything in white so I used my copics on everything even the layers. It is so easy cutting out in white. The gray and light yellow stripes on his outfit I just made they did not come with the cut. I looked at firemen images on google to see how to color him and I saw this and added it. I used a stamp set by K. Andrew Designs, Amazing You. I not quite sure but I may even use this for a birthday or thank you card. I did not finish the inside until I know what I am doing with it.

Don't forget to take a look at the rest of the design team and then I hope you take this challenge and link up your project. I would love to see what you do.

Happy Crafting,

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Challenge "Host Emma" ~ Pinterest Inspired Project

Hello Everyone,

Today I created a project that is Pinterest inspired for the Challenge over at My Creative Time
Her challenges are so much fun and this one is no different. 

For my recipe:
MCT XL Tag die
MCT Stamp and die Just Simply Live
Spellbinders Nestabilities rectangles
buttons and twine

I created a banner using the MCT XL tag die. I cut out the XL tag die 5 times in white chipboard and 5 times in patterned paper. The 5 that I cut in pattern paper I also cut a rectangle die in the center of them.(nestibilities)  I glued each chipboard piece to 1 of the pattern paper pieces  with just a few dots of glue at the edge and left the top open for a picture. I plan on putting pics of my chihuahua in them but I don't have them printed at this time. (I just had one larger pic printed so I used that one) The Just Simply Live stamp set was perfect for the banner.



I plan on hanging this in my den.

Here is where I got my inspiration, the link is directly to the project off Pinterest- Friskars. I like to figure out how to create things similar with the products I own. You could also create this banner very similar with your gypsy.

Happy Crafting,

Monday, August 27, 2012

"Back to School" Cricut Crawl

Hello Everyone,



Welcome to (Bowman Crafts) and the EIGHTH Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop!
Summer is coming to an end and we are all getting ready for BACK TO SCHOOL...each Design Team member will be featuring an original BACK TO SCHOOL Project that includes a SCHOOL RELATED  Item, such as crayons, rulers, pencils, book, school bus, etc. along with at least ONE Cricut Cut

If you've come from visiting (. Suzanne) at (Cricut Craftin Grammy), you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE ( FCCB).
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Back to School" project at FCCB!


How fun is that?
For my project...




For my project I made a picture box. The large box measures 5 x 7 and it will hold a professional 5 x 7 school photo.  The side are 3/4" and the remaining boxes are 3 x 2 1/4". I used a medium to heavy chipboard to create the boxes. The boxes are connected with hot glue first then tissue tape which I painted black and added some gold leaf. The paper I used for the inside of the boxes is Graphic 45 An ABC Primer. The cuts are from Create a Critter and Locker Talk. I also used MCT banner dies. I am not sure what I am going to do with it yet so I haven't stamped on the banner. Each cricut cut was cut out in white CS and I used my copics to color them (even the layers are cut in white). Attached in the back is a hanger for the wall.

Well this has been an amazing hop with some very talented ladies. This is the end. I hoped you have enjoyed this and been inspired.

Now it's your turn! Let's see your BACK TO SCHOOL projects! Make sure to include a Cricut Cut somewhere on your project!
.. And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!

Also linking up to:
BBTB2  Back to School
Crop Stop   Back to school #86

Happy Crawling!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #124

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are enjoying this summer. I can't believe it is almost over. Well today there is another challenge over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.

Challenge #124
  2012 Olympics!
Make a project with a sports theme

Here is my project:

In honor of the Olympics I made this card. The font is cut from the George and Basic Shapes cart and the cheerleader is cut from the Paper Dolls Teen Scene. (boy do I like this cart). I used my copics for some shading and rock candy stickles on her pom poms.  I may use this card for an athlete I know to cheer them on. Well,  I hope you take a look at the rest of the design team, they have made some amazing projects for this challenge. Then I hope you take on this challenge and link up. Don't forget to have at least 1 cricut cut on your project.

Happy Crafting,

Monday, August 6, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #123

Hello Everyone,

It's Monday and time for another Challenge Me Monday at The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.
Today the challenge #123 is Jump in and cool off. You are to make a project with a water theme (pool, beach, water park, etc.) Don't forget to include at least 1 cricut cut. Here is my project:

I live 1 mile from the beach. (wonderful Lake Erie). I am blessed I know. This summer we have had an amazing time there, so I decided to make a simple mini book to document and remember it. I am only showing the cover this week because it is a work in progress. My husband and I have walked, run and got in much better shape here this summer ( lots of steps and hills). It is so beautiful and many days there is such a nice breeze.(exercise can even be fun here)  Some days after a work out we sit on the beach and relax and some days we put flips on and walk the edge of the water. The pebbles in the sand are some of the shells and beach glass we have found. It has been truly an amazing journey.
Recipe:

Just Because Cards: Sun which I applied glossy accents to
Pack your Bags: Beech chair and girl (used copics to shade her a little)
Sports Mania: Runner
Sand is cork board
Beach is Grunge board Alpha set inked and rock candy distressed stickles
Paper Pack for Mini is A Day at the Beach by The  Paper Studio
Cinch for the binding

I hope you check out the other design team members, I am sure you will be inspired. Then I hope you take this challenge on (it is lots of fun) then link your project up. Don't forget to have at least 1 cricut cut. Good Luck!

Happy Crafting,

Monday, July 30, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #122

Hello Everyone,

Time for a new challenge over at The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. This week the challenge is Smore' Anyone? Make a project with a camping theme (tent, bon fire, canoe etc.) Don't forget to have at least one cricut cut.
Here is my project:




Here is my recipe:

4 1/4 by 6 inch card base
Fire - Create a Critter
Smores - Everyday Paper Dolls
Canoe - Paper Doll Dress Up
All images were cut in white and I used my copics to color them. 
Summertime Wishes - K. Andrew Designs "Sweet July"
Rock Candy stickles was added to the fire to sparkle (Can't really see that in the picture)
I distressed in walnut and gray and added stitching lines and twine
Cuttle  Bug folder for the paddles
Pattern Paper was World Traveler 6 x 6 Teresa Collins.

Now make sure you take a look at what all the design team members have created. Then I hope you take this challenge and don't forget to link up. Good Luck!

Happy Crafting,



Monday, July 23, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #121

Hello Everyone,

Well it is Monday already and time for another Challenge Me Monday over at the FANTABULOUS CRICUT CHALLENGE BLOG. Today we have a really fun challenge, Wedding Bliss. Make a project for a special couple (Wedding, Anniversary). I made a project for a shower. I took a paint can and decorated it. I made this for a friend that is giving the shower. She is going to fill it with a cute Newlywed poem that was found on the internet. Example ( A lollipop - to help you lick your problems no matter how many there may be. A rubber band - to help you remember to be "flexible" in all things.A lifesaver - to keep you from drowning in everyday problems and 17 more.) By the way thanks to Anita for working with me on this project.

Here is my project:



I covered the paint can in white cardstock. I cut the top circle with the George Cartridge at 5.35."  I used the Plantin Schoolbook for the font (Kristin and Matt) welded it together on a curve. Also the heart which was cut at 4". The bride and groom were cut from the Sweethearts Cartridge and cut at 3".  The leaves were cut from the Flower Shoppe at 1.25." I used MCT rolled flower dies to create the flowers. I used beads, tulle, black ribbon and lace purchased from Hobby Lobby. Now I am so excited to see what you can create for this challenge. Once you create a project link it up to http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com so we can all be inspired. Don't forget to include at lease one cricut cut.

Happy Crafting,



Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bow Wow Cake with the Cricut

Hello Everyone,
Today I am showing you a diaper cake I made for my Nephew and his Wife. I used several cricut cartridges but the main 2 were Create a Critter and Sports Mania. They have on their registry the Lambs and Ivy Bow Wow collection. This is how I decide exactly how to decorate the cakes. I get my gypsy out and start searching for images I can use at look similar to the collection.  Each image is put on with mini glue dots so they are easy to take off when the cake is taken apart. I tell the mothers to save all the images even if they don't scrapbook, they may at a later date. Also they could decorate a frame with some images and etc. Well I made a video and also I have pics. Hope you enjoy.

Here is my video:

Pictures




Happy Crafting,

Monday, July 16, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #120

Hello Everyone,

Well it is time for another Challenge Me Monday over at the FANTABULOUS CRICUT CHALLENGE BLOG. Today the challenge is Sunny Days. Make a project using a yellow sun. I hope you join us on this challenge it was lots of fun. Now for my project:

Have fun in the Sun! I started this off with a shaped card from the Wild Card Cartridge, which I cut at 5". The sun came from the Just Because Cards Cartridge. The umbrella, flips and surf board from the Life is a Beach Cartridge.  Finally the inter tube, lounge chair and beach bag was cut from the Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge.  The sentiment is from the Have fun in the sun MCT Stamp set. To create the sand I tore paper and used my two way glue pen to adhere Ultra fine Flower Soft in the sand color. I also used my copic BG0000 for the sky, the white didn't get it.
If you haven't checked out the rest of the design team head on over I am sure you will be inspired. I can't wait to see what you create.

Happy Crafting,

Monday, July 2, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #118

Hello Everyone,

It is time for another Challenge Me Monday over at the fantabulouscricut challenge blog.

 Challenge #118
Kaboom! Fireworks Celebration  
 Make a project with a firework, sparkler, or other big "boom" project.

Here is my project:

I made a shadow box card. The instructions are on Splitcoaststampers for it. All cuts were made from the Stand and Salute Cartridge. I cut the center circle from a Nestabilities circle die. I added some white imaginise gems, gel pen dots, and dazzling diamonds on the fireworks.

Check out the rest of the design team I hope you will be inspired.

Have a fabulous day,



Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"Scrappy Monday" Sketch challenge!

Hello Everyone,

Well Emma has another Scrappy Monday Sketch Challenge. I have wanted to scrapbook this picture forever, it is of my 2 1/2 year old holding his newborn brother in the hospital the day after he was born. (Emma's last Scrappy Monday I created an 8 x 8 layout of my 5 year old holding his brother same baby same day it was July 4, 1989) My girlfriend was so kind to snap these pictures. I used the Paper Studio 8 x 8 Baby Boy Collection. I used some of the die cuts from the collection. I also used some nestabilities and punches. The clipboard is a cricut cut.
Here is my 8 x 8 layout:

Sorry the pic is a little dark. Not so in person I just couldn't get a good picture. If you see arms in the picture it is my husband helping. All I have to do is journal and this page is complete.  I am lovin these challenges, thanks Emma.

Here is the sketch:

Have a fabulous day,


"Throwback Thursday" Color Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Emma has another Throwback Thursday Challenge. Here are the full details and the prize you could win.

Challenge Details:
~ Use any OLDER CARTRIDGE of YOUR choice
~ This is a COLOR challenge using the colors below in the CUTE owl picture!
~ Make a card, layout or any 3-D project for this challenge
~ Deadline for this challenge is on Wed, June 20th
~ Link up your projects to Mr. Linky in this post & leave a comment
~ ONE LUCKY Winner will win my "June Stamp Release"! 
GOOD LUCK!
Blue, green, orange and brown

Here is my entry:


I used Life is a Beach and Fabulous Finds for this standard A2 card. I cut the chair at 2" and the drink at 1" from Life is a Beach and the label at 3/4" from Fabulous Finds. The doily is a Cheery Lynn Design - French Pastry. The greeting is from MCT Many Greetings (a go to stamp set for me with lots of nice sentiments). I finished it off with some seam binding, brads and copics on the drink. 

I am also entering the following challenge

Paper Playtime  #77 Anything goes plus a sentiment

Have a fabulous day,

Monday, June 18, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #116

Hello Everyone,

Well it is time again for another Challenge Me Monday over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.



Blue Bells

Make a project with bells, church or cross and include the color blue.

Here is my project:

I cut the cross out at 4" from the Indie Art Cartridge.( it has 3different  layers).  This card is the standard A2 size. I also used the wall paper Stampin' up embossing folder, dazzling diamonds, lacey oval from Spellbinders, broken china distressed ink and sheer ribbon.

Now stop by and see what the rest of the design team has to inspire you. Then create a project for this challenge and show us what you create.  Don't forget to have at lease one cricut cut.

Happy Crafting,

Monday, June 4, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #114

Hello Everyone,

It is time again for a challenge over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog

#114 
Don't Bug me
Create a project using some sort of bug! 
Remember it must contain 1 cricut cut.

For my project I created this Flip flop card also known as a swing card. I found the directions for this at Splitcoaststampers.            

Here is my project:


Cute as a bug was cut 3" and from Just Because cards.I also used the lacey oval die from nestibilities and and edge punch from Stampin' up.  This is what you see on front.
Here is what you see when it swings: 


The worm is cut at 2.5" and from Create a Critter. The birthday wishes is also from Stampin' up. I finished it off with bling, stitching and an action wobble.

Now it is your turn. Create a project for this challenge and link it up at FCCB so  we can be inspired by you
.
Have a great day,