Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Goodie Gable box


Hello fellow crafters! Looks like we all survived 12/12/12! :-) I actually participated in an online class by Big Picture Scrapbooking and Stacy Julian called 12/12/12! We had a blast!  You can also view this project on Sheila's blog: SHE'S A SASSY LADY and over at CRICUT IS CLOSE TO MY HEART.

Today I chose to make a cute gable box from the Close to My Heart Artiste cartridge. If you don't already have a CTMH consultant, feel free to visit my website: www.ctmh.com/jenniebarger!


Here are the details:
This box is located on pg. 37 of the cartridge handbook and on pg. 7 in the instruction book.
I sized the box on my Gypsy at 4.41"H.
The tag is also on pg. 37 and is sized at 4"H.
Paper is from the Simple Stories Handmade Holiday Collection (which I LOVE!)
Megan Elizabeth Sparkle Lightz
"Merry & Bright" are cut from a clear overlay in the Simple Stories collection.

This collection might just be my favorite Holiday set!

Some views of the box in progress:



Ready to decorate

Love these Sparkle Lightz! They can be purchased at Above Rubies Studio.


All put together! I think this box would be a great way to gift some homemade candies!


Thanks for stopping by today! Take the time this season to enjoy your families and friends!

Have a blessed holiday season!

JAVA JEN





Monday, December 10, 2012

25 Days of Christmas - Day 10

Welcome to Day 10 of our 25 Days of Christmas over at Papercrafting World! We are having so much fun sharing all kinds of different projects!!  Today's post is for all the Dads, Grads and/ brides in our lives. Here is my card:


I used the Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary edition cartridge Just A Note, tri-fold card. This would work for a Dad or a Grad! This tri-fold card is so easy and fun to make! 

Thanks for stopping by today and remember to head over to Papercrafting World to see all the fantastic projects that are a part of the 25 Days of Christmas and to take advantage of the daily freebies!



Sunday, December 9, 2012

25 Days of Christmas - Day 9

Wow! We are already to Day 9 of our 25 Days of Christmas over at My Papercrafting world ! If you haven't been over there to see all the wonderful projects being posted everyday, you really need to get over there!! Today we are honoring all mother's by posting Mother's Day projects! Here is my card:

I used the Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge for the flower and the Printing Press cartridge for the clip letters. The stamping on the envelope is a Close to My Heart set. 

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to head over to www.mypapercrafting.com to check out all the wonderful projects there every day! You also have a chance at winning some great prizes just for following and commenting! 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

25 Days of Christmas - Day 6

Hello everyone! I hope you're having as much fun as I am during this 25 Days of Christmas celebration over at PAPER CRAFTING WORLD! If you haven't been over there yet, you really need to get over there and see all the wonderfulness! :-) Today's theme is all about the blessed holiday of Easter! I chose to make some cards to send to family and friends.

These cards are pretty basic but I used the George and Basic Shapes cartridge to cut out the circles on the card fronts and the oval on the insides.  I used some stamps that I bought from Cornish Heritage Farms. They are perfect for Easter cards! 

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to stop over at PAPER CRAFTING WORLD so that you can take advantage of the new freebie digis available everyday! You can also win prizes just by following and commenting! Come be a part of all the fun!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

25 Days of Christmas - Day 5

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 5 of the 25 Days of Christmas over at PAPER CRAFTING WORLD! You really must head over there because there is so many wonderful and festive holiday projects being created each day!! Today's theme is all about baking and/or Gingerbread so I decided to make a Christmas Baking Checklist to keep track of what I need to make all of our wonderful Christmas goodies! I simply grabbed a clipboard that I had at home and added a few Cricut cuts and Voila'! :-)

Christmas Baking Checklist - cut from Birthday Cakes cartridge
Cookies - cut from the Gingerbread Seasonal cartridge
I laminated a piece of green notebook paper with my Your Story so that I could use a dry erase marker on it to write my list.

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to stop over at PAPER CRAFTING WORLD so that you can take advantage of the new freebie digis available everyday! You can also win prizes just by following and commenting! Come be a part of all the fun!!


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Christmas Gift Ideas

Hello everyone! I hope you're having a fantastic week! Mine is full of packing and cleaning out! Can you guess what I'm doing........? That's right! A cross country move from Texas to Ohio! We are relocating back around our family including our 3 precious grand boys! This is exciting, but as some of you may know, moving really stinks!! I'll be so glad when we're finally settled again!  With that said, and because of the fact that ALL of my craft supplies and machines are completely packed, I decided to post some pics of some past gifts I have made for friends and family. I had so much fun making these and they really are quite easy! I am also posting this over at SHE'S A SASSY LADY and CRICUT IS CLOSE TO MY HEART so be sure to visit those sites - always great things happening!

                                        This is a FIRST CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT made 
                                         with one sheet of Paper Layerz paper! I will have some 
                                         links at the end of this post to some products and/or 
                                         techniques used.



Here is an ALTERED FRAME ready for a fishing pic!


Here is a FIRST CHRISTMAS MINI ALBUM made using the
back-to-back book binding technique that Heidi Swapp 
uses in a tutorial on My Craft Channel. I used my Creative Memories Cricut cartridge, 
Cheerful Seasons.


Now, my favorite projects were my COOKIE SHEET MENU BOARDS!
I used several Cricut cartridges: Country Life, From My Kitchen and Art Philosophy.



I used the Cricut Lite cartridge Chore Chart to make my nephew a 
CHORE CHART! :-)


Another cookie sheet project was for my Mother-in-law - a MINI ALBUM on a
cookie sheet! I used the Cricut Imagine cartridge, Kate's Kitchen.


I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane with me! :-) Now for the promised links:
PAPER LAYERZ paper from Above Rubies Studio: HERE
HEIDI SWAPP'S BACK-TO-BACK BOOK BINDING TUTORIAL: HERE
MY CTMH WEBSITE: HERE
MY CREATIVE MEMORIES WEBSITE: HERE

Thanks for stopping by! 
JAVA JEN

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Cooking With Cricut is NOW Craft With Cutters!

Hello everyone! Welcome to another challenge Wednesday here and at CRAFT WITH CUTTERS ! Like I said in my title, Cooking with Cricut is now Craft With Cutters. The change isn't complete yet but is in process so this is just the beginning. You can still reach our site by typing in www.cookingwithcricut.com but that will change soon and I will be sure to let my readers know when that occurs! :-)

Ok, now on to this week's challenge: It's all Treats and NO Tricks! We all are doing 3-D projects for you viewing pleasure!   Here is my project this week- a 3-D box from the Cricut Artiste cartridge.






This is the box on page 78 and the layer is the cute maple leaf and both are sized at 6.18". Just to remind all of you Cricut users - remember that when you size the box at a certain size, if you keep the the layer the same size with REAL DIAL SIZE turned off, the layer will be a relative size.  Assembly instructions for this box are on page 60 of the instruction booklet included with this cartridge.

The tag is also from Cricut Artiste and is sized at 1.94". 

If you don't already have a Close To My Heart consultant, feel free to visit my website HERE to purchase either of our Cricut cartridges, Art Philosophy and Artiste.  They are both absolutely amazing!! 

Here are more close-ups of how I put it together:





Another look at the finished product:

Thanks so much for stopping by today and remember that you can create your own 3-D project and link it up over at CRAFT WITH CUTTERS for a chance to win a great prize!






Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cooking With Cricut Challenge #108

Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday Challenge here and over at COOKING WITH CRICUT! This week we are to use pumpkins and circles and /or dots. Here is what I came up with:

Here is the recipe:
Smiley Cards Cricut cartridge - Pumpkin - 2.53"H
George and Basic Shapes - Circles - .65", 1.00", 1.12" and 1.24"
Kraft cardstock
brown ink for inking the edges
white gel pen for stitching


Thanks for stopping by today and now it's time for you to head over to COOKING WITH CRICUT to create your own Pumpkin and circles project and link it up for a chance to win a great prize!



Thursday, October 11, 2012

It's Movie Night!

Happy Thursday, everyone! It's my turn to share with everyone here, over at SHE'S A SASSY LADY and over at CRICUT IS CLOSE TO MY HEART ! I enjoy the chance to share with so many people! Today I decided to use my new Artiste cartridge for my project! If you thought that Art Philosophy was amazing - just wait until you see Artiste! There is so much packed into this cartridge - I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! If you don't already have a CTMH consultant, feel free to click the link in my sidebar to go to my website to order either or both of the CTMH cartridges or any of the other awesome products that we have! Ok, commercial over, here is my completed project:



Here are the Artiste Cricut cuts and dimensions:
from pg. 67 - MOVIE NIGHT - 1.94"H
from pg. 67 - ticket with stub 1" H
from pg. 67 - film strip - stretched and rotated with my Gypsy to 8.82"W x 3.12"H
from pg. 77 - card front (yellow paper) 6.41"H

Now for some close-ups and more detail:
I started with a shelf from a paper cart that I had that broke. I have about 12 of these that I can use for various projects! I covered the shelf with paper from October Afternoon's Thrift Shop collection.

Partially completed. I think I picked a kind of busy background paper but it really looks better in person! The two cream-colored tickets and the pointing hand are stickers from the Thrift Shop collection, as well.

close-up of the film strip and the tickets

close-up of the titles

Just tied some twine around the corners for some added dimension




I attached this with a temporary adhesive because I plan on laminating it before I permanently attach it. I was out of laminating pouches when I went to put this together. :-) That will allow us to write in and erase whenever we have a movie night!
I think it looks pretty cool hanging on my wall! I'm all ready for our next movie night!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a creatively wonderful day!

Java Jen




Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Cooking with Cricut Challenge #106

Yep! It's that day of the week again - Challenge Wednesday, here and over at COOKING WITH CRICUT! This week we have a color challenge as well as a design challenge:




Here is my project for this week:


I used the All Mixed Up and Mother's Day 2010 Cricut cartridges. I used twine to drape the banner across my page and embellished pretty much everything with my white gel pen. 

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to head over to COOKING WITH CRICUT to link up your own creation for this challenge! Be sure to use the color palette above and something from the list of suggested items. 




Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cooking With Cricut Challenge #105

Welcome to another challenge Wednesday here and over at COOKING WITH CRICUT! This week's challenge is to use apples and/or honey in your project - not the real stuff as that could get a little sticky! :-)

Here is the card that I made using Create a Critter and a perfect stamp from Papertrey Ink.



Make sure that you stop by COOKING WITH CRICUT to link up your own apple/honey project for a chance to win a great prize! 

Thanks for stopping by today!