Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Cooking with Cricut Blogaversary Celebration Day 3

Hello again and welcome to our Day 3 Celebration challenge that has to do with all things pink with some fabric and/or satin ribbon.   My project today is quite simple but it is ALL pink! :-)  I made a place card from the new Tablescapes - Spring/Summer cartridge.  I cut it at 4".  I used some satin ribbon, some Liquid Pearls and some fabric Thickers to complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to head over to COOKING WITH CRICUT to link up your own "Pinkalicious" creation for the chance to win some great prizes!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cooking with Cricut Blogaversary Celebration Day 2

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 2 of our week-long Cooking with Cricut Blogaversary celebration! Today we are showcasing creations that feature pearls in one form or another.

I created my card by printing the background paper and the flower from the Vintage Papers Imagine cartridge.  I cut the flower from the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge. (If you would like to purchase this fabulous cartridge, click HERE! I inked the edges of the background paper and the flower.  I used Liquid Pearls for my pearl accents. I absolutely LOVE how the Liquid Pearls look when they dry! They are just perfect and come in all kinds of colors!

Here is a close-up of the flower. I did a dot of Liquid Pearls in the center, as well.

Thanks for stopping by today and remember that you have a chance to win some great prizes this week just for playing along - so head over to COOKING WITH CRICUT to link up your own creation in this challenge! 
Remember to stop by COOKING WITH CRICUT everyday this week to see the new challenge that you can participate in! 

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Welcome to PAPER CRAFTING WORLD and COOKING WITH CRICUT'S 2nd Blogaversary Blog Hop!  Our Design Teams are so excited to bring you a two-day hop that focuses on projects honoring a second anniversary…..cloth, crystal and or glass.

We are sure you will enjoy the super creative inspiration and interpretation of our designers, so be sure to come back BOTH days, as each day will be a different set of designers and projects!

PLUS, this hop is the kick off of our week long celebration! Each day for a whole week we will be bringing you fabulous projects made by our designers AND each day we will be giving away FREE vintage graphics, digital printables and or electronic cutting files! So you will want to make CWC-PCW  a daily stop for the next week!

You should have arrived here from visiting KIMMI at .  If you’ve joined us in mid-Hop and would like to check out all the other fantastic projects head on over to CWC-PCW and start at the beginning - (just make sure to come back here!) :-)

Today my element of choice is glass. I was making some party decorations for a friend's daughter's birthday party and decided to make a centerpiece with the theme of her party and showcase it in a glass vase. It was so much fun and so easy to put together! All of the images are from the Hello Kitty Greetings cricut cartridge and I simply attached them to wood skewers with packing tape on the back and stuck them down into a styrofoam block that I wrapped in metallic paper. Here is the finished product:

Here are a few close-ups:

There are several prizes to be won so be sure to head over and join the fun at CWC-PCW !!
There is a  “cloth, crystal or glass” challenge you can enter to win as well as other super blog candy just for being a follower and commenting, so don’t miss out!

Thanks for stopping by! Now be sure to head on over and check out what Xochitl at has cooked up! 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mother's Day Centerpiece

Hello everyone! Today is my turn again to share with you all and everyone over at SHE'S A SASSY LADY! I am continuing the post I started yesterday because I thought it would be really helpful to show, in detail, how the giant flowers go together. They are soooo cool! Here is my finished project using Giant Flowers, Florals Embellished, Elegant Edges and Sweethearts:

I started with the Giant Flowers cartridge and cut the Lotus flower at 6.5".  There are lots of petals to cut to make this flower, but the instructions in the cartridge booklet are very clear on how many to cut of each kind of petal and exactly where they all fit into the base.

My Gypsy made this project so much easier since I can name each layer that I am cutting. I simply filled mats with each different type of petal and named that layer however many I would need to cut of that petal.  For example: If I needed 12 of a particular petal, that name of that layer is CUT 12. Hopefully you can see what I'm talking about in this pic of my Gypsy screen.

Here is how I organized my petal cuts before assembling them - I just put a little piece of paper on top with the same name of the Gypsy layer. It may seem a little silly to do this, but for me, it helped me keep track of what went where! :-)

Now, on to assembling the many petals - 
These petals are very easy to put together by following the great directions in the booklet.

This is the first layer of the petals completed and I drew with a black marker over the cut marks on the base where this layer will be inserted by following the diagram in the booklet.  This made it very easy to see and I did this with each subsequent layer so I wouldn't get confused as to where to place each set of petals. :-)

First layer in the base.

Here is the completed flower turned over so you can see how all the petals fit into the base.

The completed flower! I made a little flower from the Art Philosophy cartridge to put in the center when I thought that I was stopping here with this project. :-)

I decided to explore Florals Embellished and found so many great sentiments for Mother's Day so I decided to make a bouquet of sorts by putting these sentiments on signs.

After having so much fun embellishing these signs, I put them on wood skewers and placed them in a foam circle in the middle of the flower.

Here, again, is my finished project! I can't wait for my Mom to see it!!

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to give some love to your Mama this weekend and everyday! :-) She deserves it!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Cooking With Cricut Challenge #85 - Mother's Day Gifts

Hello everyone and welcome to another crafty Wednesday here and over at COOKING WITH CRICUT! This week's challenge is all about our Moms! We all made gifts - NO cards! Here is what I made - a Mother's Day centerpiece!

I used the following Cricut cartridges:
Giant Flowers
Florals Embellished
Elegant Edges

I started with the Lotus flower from Giant Flowers and cut it at 6.5".  There are lots of petals to cut to make this flower, but the instructions in the cartridge booklet are very clear on how many to cut of each kind of petal and exactly where they all fit into the base.

Here is the finished flower before adding the center pieces:

I actually thought I was done with it at this point but decided to take it a step further by adding the Mother's Day signs!

To find out even more details about this project, check back here on Thursday for the lengthy instructions on how the giant flowers go together and a great way to organize your many cuts! :-)

Now,  head over to COOKING WITH CRICUT to link your own Mother's Day gift creation for a chance to win a great prize! 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back on Thursday so you can get some great tips for making these giant flowers!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cooking With Cricut Challenge #84 - Teacher Appreciation Projects

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Welcome to another fun challenge over at COOKING WITH CRICUT ! This week's challenge is all about teachers! We all made something that we could give to a special teacher in our lives.  I chose a home decor piece - a frame that I took the glass out of and framed a sentiment. My particular project doesn't have a school "feel" to it so it could easily be adapted to a different special someone who isn't a teacher.
I used the Florals Embellished Cricut cartridge and cut this and the layer at 4.18". I wrapped some lace ribbon around the backing before putting it back in the frame, tied a bow and stuck some stick pins through the bow and glued some paper flowers to them. Easy, huh? :-)  I embellished the frame, the image and the paper flowers with Stickles and Liquid Pearls! I use these all the time! 

Here are some close-ups:

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to head over to COOKING WITH CRICUT to link up your own teacher appreciation project for a chance to win a great prize!! 

Until next time, keep on creating beautiful things!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Seth is 1 Year old today!

Hello everyone! Today's post is all about our youngest grandson because today is his FIRST BIRTHDAY!! Oh, I love him soooo much and I just have to show him off so please indulge me as I share some special pics of our precious grand boy! :-)

Having fun playing in the grass!

Playtime at the park!

All spiffed up for Easter!

Showing off his new shoes and his new ability to walk!

New favorite place to play! :-)

I made him a special card that is 23" wide! This card idea is actually in the Celebration cartridge booklet - I just adapted it to how I wanted it to be. :-)


I also made him some scrapbook pages to preserve his birthday memories! Thought this might make it easy for his mama to just put the pictures on! :-)
Had this pic from the day he was born along with his hospital bracelet and memorabilia.

Some sweet pics of the family that loves this little guy so much!

This giant tag can hold lots of party details and pics can go on top of the pocket !

Thank you for indulging me today! I love showing off my grandchildren! (What Grandma doesn't?!) :-)

If you have any specific questions about any of the projects you have seen in this post, just let me know! I didn't put too much detail in this post because I was highlighting my little sweetie, but I am more than happy to answer any inquiries. 

Have a blessed day!