Sunday, March 24, 2013

Challenge #154 Easter at FCCB

This weeks challenge  at FCCB is to create an Easter project.  I have been making Easter cards and saved my favorite for this challenge.  My Mom loves roses and this card was made for her.  I think it's beautiful.  I used my Wild Card cartridge to cut the frame with my Cricut.

For the card base and frame I painted it with Martha Stewarts Pearlized Antique Silk paint. I then used a paper from DCWV "Butterfly Garden" stack and punched the edge with my Martha Stewart scalloped edge punch. The ribbon is dyed seam binding using Rit green and Key Lime Glimmer Mist. The pearl spray I found at a flea market for 50 cents. The pink pearls at each corner of the frame are from Recollections.  This image is another one from Gecko Galz, "Hops and Peeps".

I hope my Kreation has inspired you to join us for this weeks Easter challenge.
Bye, Bye, for Now

Saturday, March 23, 2013


Hi! Everyone.  It's a rainy cold Saturday here perfect for staying in and crafting.  At BBTB2 this week the challenge is to include an egg on your project.  As you might know I have been making an Easter scrapbook.  I entered last week with a bunny cut so this week I am entering with an egg cut using Doodlecharms.

 Here are the supplies I used:
Cricut Sampler-Bunny cut at 2"
Doodlecharms- eggs at various sizes
Celebrate with Flourish-title
Martha Stewart Pearlized paint Antique Silk -eggs
Recollection Bling-eggs
Stickles Cotton Candy-eggs
Blossom twine from the Twinery

Here's a close up of my center egg and my title.
Hope your inspired to make your own Easter scrapbook to capture all those special memories.  Join me in the challenge at BBTB2 and have fun.

Bye, Bye, for Now

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Easter Cards

Well Easter is almost here and I have been busy making my cards.  I got a theme going and just changed the cards up alittle, using different papers and colors.  They all have in common the frame I cut on my Cricut using the Wildcard cartridge.  Each card has a different size frame to fit the pictures I used.  The images are from Gekco Galz "Peeps and Hops".  I love these vintage images. I also used my Martha Stewart edge punch for the scalloped edges.

I hand dyed the crinkle ribbon using glimmer mist and Ritz dye.  I think the soft pastel colors are so Spring and go so good with the cards.  Without further ado here they are in all their glory.

For this card I embossed the back ground paper with my Cuttlebug using the Birds and Swirls folder.  I used gold rub on the frame and the embossing.  The flowers are all from Prima.  In the center of this one I used a pearl.  I am entering this one in the following challenges.

My Craft Spot-#91 Embossing
Pink Elephant- Easter

For this card I painted the frame with Martha Stewart Pearl paint in Antique Silk.

Here's one in blue.  For this one I painted the frame with  Folk Art Metallic Ice Blue and added some blue pearls. 

I am still making these cards  I  have quite a few to send out so when I am finished I will post the rest.
Hope you enjoyed them.  I think they are so lovely.
Bye, Bye ,for Now

Monday, March 18, 2013

FCCB Challenge # 153 Spring is in the Air

This weeks challenge at FCCB is to include a kite or balloon on your project. I have used  three Cricut cartridges, George and Basic Shapes, Doodlecharms and Paper Doll Dress Up.  Here is my card.

The papers I used are My Mines Eye 6 x 6 Away We Go stack. I cut the basket @ 2 1/2' from Doodlecharms.  The balloon is also 2 1/2 " from George and Basic Shapes.  The boy is cut @ 2" from Paper Doll Dress up.  I used Peachy Keen Everyday Faces stamp and colored his face with my Jelly Roll pens. The sentiment is from a stamp set I bought at Tuesday Morning by TCP Studios.  For the ropes I used Cappucino twine from the Twinery.  To add dimension I used pop dots on the balloon and basket.  I think it looks like the balloon is high in the sky. I love the expression on the boys face.

Hope this card will inspire everyone to join the challenge this week.  Good Luck and have fun.

Bye Bye for Now,

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Top O' the Mornin' to You 

Hope everyone is having a great day.  Posted below is my last card for this holiday. I whipped it up in no time. All the supplies were right at my fingertips. 

Here's how I made this A2 sized card.  I used green and gold paper scraps.  I have had this green polka dot paper for so long I don't remember what the name of it is. The ribbon and stamp are from Joann's.  I used several punches for this project, the coins I used Martha Stewart circle punch and for the sentiment I used an EK Success punch. The gold frame was cut from Storybook Cricut cartridge @ 3".  The coins were run through the Cuttlebug using a Paper Studio embossing folder.  The shamrock is leftover from all my  St. Patrick's Day projects cut from Paper Doll Dress Up. I covered it with green stickles  for sparkle.

As the sentiment says wishing you luck and happiness. 
I am entering this card into the following challenges. Come play along, too.

Die Cuttin Divas- green and gold
Pink Elephant-Happy St. Pat's Day use the color green
Exploring Cricut-St. Patrick's Day
Paper Playtime-anything goes

Bye Bye for Now. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

So Many Eggs....So Little Time

Hi! Everyone. I have been working on a 8 x 8 Easter Scrapbook.  I will actually be ready for all those wonderful Easter egg hunt pictures.  It is my niece's baby first Easter.  We have a big family gathering and spend the day together, eating and having Easter egg hunts, over and over again.  My boys are too old for hunting but they sure do like to hide the eggs.

I was searching my Cricut cartridges for a bunny and came across this litte fella.  I wanted cute and fuzzy, but this fella looked a little frazzeled and that's how I came up with my title.

 Doesn't he looked a little overwhelmed to you?
Here is the entire page.

This is how I made this layout.  I used the Four Legged Friends Cricut cartridge to cut the bunny at 3".  I used alot of scrap papers for this project.  After piecing him together I used black glossy accents  for his eyes and Cotton Candy Stickles for his ears and legs. The font was cut using Cuttin' Up cut at 1". I used the cartoon and cartoon shadow feature keys.  After gluing all the letters togerther I stitches around each one with a pink glitter pen. I cut the mat for my picture and placed the metal egg stickers from TCP Studio along the edge.  The picture will easily slip in behind them since they have one glue dot in the center. Now to work on more pages.

I will be entering this layout into the following challenges.

Bitten by the Bug 2 - make a project with a bunny
DL.ART- easter 
Paper Play Time - anything goes 

Thanks for stopping by, if your looking for FCCB Challenge # 152 scroll down.  
Bye Bye for Now, Kim

Monday, March 11, 2013

FCCB Challenge # 152 Luck of the Irish

So excited for my first Design Team post at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog or FCCB for short.  This week we are celebrating St. Patrick's Day.  The challenge is to create a St. Patrick's Day project.  My first thought was four leaf clovers and leprachans.  I searched my Cricut cartridges and found this guy on my Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.

I think he turned out so cute.  He is 3" tall.  I cut all his clothes at this same size.  For his face I used my Peach Keen Everyday faces, stamps.  I did a lot of detail work with a gold glitter pen.  The scalloped oval is cut from Storybook at 4" and 4 1/2".  I love this cartridge for scalloped circles, squares and ovals.  The papers I used are Coordinations solid card stock in  green, red and brown.  The background paper and gingham is from a paper stack for All Seasons.  
The embellishments I used are "Peapod" twine from the Twinery and a button from my stash.  For the sparkle around the oval and clovers I used Eucalyptus Stickles.

Here's my tip for this project. I use Paper Doll dress Up a lot, so when I load the cartridge in  my Cricut I usually cut several paper dolls in different sizes.  That way all I have to do is pick a costume to go with whatever occasion I am making a project for.  So I can  stamp the face I always use the blackout feature to cut the paper doll.
Now its's your turn.  Join us at FCCB. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this challenge. 
Bye, Bye, for now 

Friday, March 1, 2013


I am so excited to be a new member of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog design team.  Looking forward to being a part of a design team I have admired for the last year as a challenge participant.
I will be sharing tips I have learned on using the Cricut and making cards. I hope my Kreations will be inspiring to everyone. Cant wait to get started.
Bye Bye for Now, Kim