Monday, May 31, 2010

The Texas Bluebonnets

This is a non-crafting post but I just wanted to share some pics that I took of our beautiful Texas bluebonnets!  Since we just recently moved to Texas, this is our first season of viewing these beautiful flowers!  We were so pleasantly surprised at their beauty!  I found out that I can even cut out a bluebonnet with the 50 States Cricut cartridge because it is the Texas state flower!!!  Hope you enjoy these pics and have a wonderful and blessed Memorial Day, remembering all those who have served and are serving so we can enjoy our freedom!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Me & You layout

Hi everyone! This is the layout that I did this week for the Weddings with the Cricut blog, ( ) . The background paper is from a big K & Co. paper pad called the Best of K & Co. Too.  The metallic paper is from Walmart. The other papers are from my scrap stash!  All of the cuts are from the Graphically Speaking cricut cartridge. "Me & You" is on page 29 and is cut at 3.63"H. "Together" is also on page 29 and is cut using the jumbled feature at 1.95"H.  "Memories" is on page 31 and is cut at 1.95"H, also using the jumbled feature key. "Journey" is on page 48, is also 1.95"H and also cut with the jumbled feature. I added some flowers and some bling to perk things up a bit! All in all, this was a very simple layout that would work for a wedding, engagement or anniversary pic! It would also look great in a scrapbook page frame as a home decor piece!

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Exploring "Just Because Cards" cartridge

Today I decided to try some cards from "Just Because Cards" and I have to say that I love this cartridge! So much fun! I made the first card for my 4-year-old nephew who simply makes me smile! The "thank EWE" card is for my Mom who is just plain wonderful!  The envelope for the duck card is on pg. 68 and was cut at 5.63"H.  The duck card and the layers are on pg. 54 and are all cut at 5.63"H.  I used the stencil shift feature key and cut the labels for the outside of the envelope. The larger one is 1.95"H and the smaller is 1.21"H.  The envelope for the sheep card is on pg. 67 and was cut at 5.63"H. The sheep card and layers are on pg. 35 and were also cut at 5.63"H.  I added some Stickles and faux stitching with a marker to add some interest.  I'll be adding to this post as I make more cards from this wonderful cartridge!! Thanks for looking!

Here is another card from this great cartridge - this one is on page 25.  The card, envelope, rooster and all of the layers were cut at 5.25"H.  I made this card for my aunt who likes roosters!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Robotz mini album/b-day card

I made this mini album/b-day card for our nephew's birthday. I left it blank inside so he could put pictures of some of his favorite things!  I was told that he loves it and takes it with him everywhere! The robot is Robot 20 on page 47 of the Robotz Cricut Cartridge. The robot and all layers were cut at 4.68"H, of course with the Real Dial Size OFF. :-)  I used a 6x6 card base. The inside "pages" are actually 4.5"x5.5" cards. I just used my Crop-a-dile to punch holes through all the cards.  I put a binder ring through the holes.  I even found some robot ribbon at Hobby Lobby!  I love these little robots!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's day cards

I tried my hand at a tri-shutter card and found out how easy they are!! I love how they are different from an ordinary card!  They are a great way to show off your patterned paper!  I made these for my Mom, my Mother-in-law and my Sister-in-law!  Hope they like them!!

Oh, by the way, the cupcake and layers was from Sweet Treats, pg. 28 and was cut at 3.32"H. The butterfly and layers is from Straight From the Nest, pg. 32 and was cut at 3.32"H. The ladybug and layer  is from Walk in my Garden pg. 119 and was cut at 3.32"H. (Just in case anyone was wondering!) :-)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Weddings with the Cricut blog relaunch on Monday, 5/10!!

Just a quick note to let everyone know that Weddings with the Cricut is relaunching tomorrow!  Look for new posts everyday for some great DIY wedding inspiration!  My Pink Stamper, aka, Robyn, has generously given us her DVD vol. 2 to give away this week.  Just follow the instructions on the blog to enter to win. There are lots of ways to get extra entries!  Check it out!  Have a wonderful day, especially all of you mothers out there!!

Java Jen

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cricut Cake Training in LA - April 27-29

I am so excited to be a Cricut Demonstrator!!  I am demonstrating the Cricut Cake right now and will be demoing other Provocraft products as needed!  It's so easy to demonstrate products that I love and use! The training in LA was so much fun - being with a bunch of fellow Cricut friends and all!!  We enjoyed exchanging tips and ideas with each other and making lots of friends!  Here are a few pics from LA and a pic of me as I was ready to go to my first demo on May 1st in Bee Caves, TX!!

Just a few of us in the "army"!! :-)

This was the group I hung out with! We didn't know each other before coming to LA, but when it was time to leave, we felt like we had known each other for a long time!
Debra, me, Angi, Wendy and Carol

Your Story by Provocraft!  I may just have to get one of these!

Another view of the Cake machine and what it can do! It was so fun to play with!

Came across some adorable card ideas! You can never have too many ideas, (at least in my opinion!)

Aren't these just so cute!! Makes me want to bake and craft!!

Love this Robotz page!

Some of us playing with and learning the Cricut Cake, "after hours"!!

My new friend, Angi, used Cricut Vinyl to make this bug head to put on her purse! 

What a blessing to make new friends!

Ready to go to my first Cricut Cake Demo - May 1st!