Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Papercrafting World Challenge!!

The current challenge on Papercrafting World is to create a Valentine's project for a child using the colors red, white, and pink. I decided to use this adorable digi stamp Elephant Love.

I colored the adorable little elephants with my copic markers and then matted them on some red cardstock. I printed the music paper from my Imagine Black and White cartridge. I then added some polka dot ribbon and a sentiment printed from the Imagine Cartridge Better Together. I printed the image a little larger than I usually do by mistake, but I like the way it turned out simple and to the point. If you would like to see what the other deisgners have come up with, hop on over to Cooking With Cricut and check it out!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Winter Warmth

This post couldn't have come at a better time. All I was thinking about this morning when I got in my car was keeping warn, it was freezing. The current challenge on Cooking With Cricut is focused on Winter Warmth. I created this page using my Imagine and the Snow Angel cartridge. I printed the full page background papers and then some of then some smaller rectangles to use as mats for my photos. The Snow Day title is from Winter Woodland filled with a pattern from Snow Angel.

I added some extra elements like the sweet little snowman and the mom and popped them up off the page for some added dimension. I hope you have the time to share your winter warmth project with us and don't forget to check out what the rest of the team has come up with at www.cookingwithcricut.com

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Create a Girly Frame

Papercrafting World Challenge Time!!! This time our challenge was to create a frame using black, white, and one other color with a girly theme. I've been dying to use my Theresa Collins Black and White Imagine cartridge and I knew this was the perfect challenge for it.
I printed this black and white rose pattern on pink cardstock and then placed it on the frame to create a template. I attached the paper to the frame and sanded off the excess. I finished it off with some pom pom trim and some tulle rose ribbon. Then I colored my embellishment with copic markers and attached it in the corner. This adorable digital stamp image is called Stinkin Cute and he is just that. I think he adds a great sense of whimsy to the frame.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Something Old, Something New Blog Hop

Welcome to Day two of PaperCraftingWorld.com and CookingWithCricut.com’s first Blog Hop of 2012! Our theme is: “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue!”

If you have arrived here from Michelle’s blog http://www.michelles-crafty-creations.blogspot.com you’re in the right place! If you’re joining us mid-hop, head on over to see Melin at www.CookingWithCricut.com and start at the beginning so you don’t miss any of the wonderful projects the Designers have created!

Our Designers had to use something old from their craft stash, something new (a recent purchase or new technique), something borrowed (an element from a Cricut cut or from a PaperCraftingWorld.com cutting file or digi stamp) and of course, something blue.

Here is what I came up with . . .

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I used my OLD cricut cartridge Nifty Fifties for the title I love the glasses on this cut. I BORROWED the patterns from my Imagine cartridge Bubblegum Stripes and used them to fill the title and for all the papers used in the layout. Another Borrowed element in this layout is the glasses my daughter is wearing. Those were my actual glasses from around 3rd or 4th grade. They’re perfect for nerd day.

Here is a close up of the title.

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I think the mixture of colors and patterns screams NERD. The BLUE element of my project is the navy in her sweater, the background paper, and in the title. The NEW element of my project is the pictures. I finally got some printed! Whoo Hooo a layout with current pictures on it. That is definitely something new for me. Here is a close up of my little nerd doing her best nerd pose.

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Now head on over and see what Felicia has for you at http://www.scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

I hope you enjoy our Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue blog hop.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Something New- Cooking With Cricut

Today's Cooking With Cricut challenge is to use something new. I used my newest cartridge on my baby project for yesterday, so I looked for my next newest cartridge and found Kate's Kitchen. This cartridge is full of some adorable cooking themed images and the paper patterns are great! I flipped through the book and thought this little egg plate was cute and I knew I had the perfect sentiment stamp to go along with it.

I cut the egg plate and inked around the edges. Then I cut 2 5x7 rectangles and filled them with different patterns. I inked around the edges of the papers and added them to the card. I covered the seam with some turquoise lace. I cut a square with another pattern and cut a photo corner out of it and then printed a red rectangle to stamp my sentiment "egg-specially for you". I hope you have a chance to stop by and join in our challenge at www.cookingwithcricut.com

Monday, January 2, 2012

Welcome Baby

I hope everyone had a great holiday season and you're ready for a great new year! Today, it's time for another Papercrafting World challenge. The theme this time is Welcome Baby. Melin has created some adorable files for this challenge. She is having some problems with the shopping cart part of the site, so if you don't see the one I used listed (baby set 1) keep checking back.

I made a scrapbook page using the Baby Set 1 file. This file comes with the baby bear holding a bottle, the baby banner, and a really cute butterfly I didn't use on this page. I wanted to try something a little different with this page and use my cricut Imagine with it. You can't use the 3rd party softwares with the Imagine, but you can get them to play nicely together. I combined a couple of elements from the Imagine cartridge Hey Diddle Diddle that I think go perfectly with this theme like the rug, the stacking toy, and the ball.

I printed a square of the brown color that comes on the cartridge to use for my bear. I also printed a square of a couple of different patterns to use for her shirt and her bib. I wanted to make sure my background matched perfectly, so I printed a entire sheet of this pink color and another sheet of the little flower pattern I used for the border. I love how cute this little bear is and it was really easy to put together.

The other element from the Baby Set 1 file I used is the banner. Banners are everywhere now it seems and this one is really cute. It has two layers a background scalloped layer and the top straight layer. I added some faux stitching around the top layer and some white dots to my letters to make them stand out a little more.

I hope you can find some time to stop by and play along with our challenge. You can see the rest of the design team's work and enter your own creation at www.cookingwithcricut.com