Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cricut Challenge 31

  I really haven't had much time to craft lately, but I am still trying to participate is die cut swaps. For the month of June there were 2 swaps I signed up for. The themes are Patriotic and BBQ. You have to make a 4" inch cut for each theme.
  For the BBQ theme I made a hot dog (above). It wasn't my first choice, but I like the hot dogs better than the first set of cuts I made.
   Below was my first set of cuts. It's an apple pie slice, but for some reason it just didn't work for me. So my swap partners are getting a slice anyways lol.

 For my patriotic cut I made a Home of the Brave. While I was making this I was thinking of my cousin Javi who was in 29 Palms Calif. for a training mission. So this cut really hit home for me. You see my cousin was in Afghanistan for 6 months in 2010. He missed several holidays with his very young family. Now when I say very young he had to leave shortly after his second son was born. I am truly proud of him and all of our service men and women. They're all in my prayers every night.  I love you Javi.

Cartridges I used:

 Hot Dog                           Fast Food Lite  at 2"

Home of the Brave           Stand and Salute at 4"

Pie Slice                            From my Kitchen 

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cricut Book Organization

Hi there, I wanted to share a organization project that I found on Pinterest. You can find the tutorial here , I just used Photo boxes from Michael's Instead. The plastic boxes in the tutorial are from Staples and are too expensive for me at $11.99 each. The boxes at M's were $1.84 after tax and my moms teacher discount. What a deal. I had to use 6 boxes to accommodate the 231 cartridges I own.
  I also used plain card stock to make the file folders and the tabs. In the process of organizing my Cricut Booklets in alphabetical order, I found that I am missing 18 cartridges. This sickens me but, It's my own fault for not writing down who I lent them too. I call it a hard and expensive lesson learned.
 Here is a close up of 1 box (below)

  I hope you like my post today. It took me about 2 weeks  to complete this project and well worth the work. I am now using more carts than before. I would have to sneak in my daughters room at night and get my totes out from under her bed while she is asleep. Now I have the books in my craft room and the carts in my Gypsy. Much easier for me.

      Thank you for stopping by and visiting me. I would really love to hear your comments and suggestions.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Cricut Challenge 28

 This is the last page of my book. This is where I will add pictures of the class and a picture of my kids individually. I didnt put them in yet because I didn't want to put photos of the other kids without permission of their parents.

  The cartidge I use     Plantin School Book for the 2011 2012 class of.

This will be a long post sorry, I will put a picture of the entire book here so you can see it all together.

Here is part 2 of my post

    Well this was a true challenge for me. My husband is the absolute hardest person to surprise. When I try to surprise him, it always gets spoiled. But This year I finally managed to get him something that he has always wanted and surprised him.  This is the cover I got for his new Ipad in his favorite color. I added vinyl to it, to remind him that he is a great father to our 2 wonderful children. By the way, when he opened it, he was really surprised and happy.

The cart I used for the vinyl decal is
Father's Day Solutions cart.

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Cricut Challenge 29

 Hello there and Happy Sunday to you.  This weeks post is of a Die Cut Swap I participate in. We have to make 8 of the same die cut with the Cricut. The theme was graduation lol, can you tell.

 These are my little graduates for the swap. They are cut at 4"

The cartridge I used was the Recess Lite

 This is another swap cut for a wedding themed swap. This was also cut at 4"

I used the Tie The Knot cartridge.

  This is a Vinyl decal I made for Cecy to advertise the Jewelry she sells. This was truely a big challenge for me. I made this with my Pazzles. I actually made this with a lot of indiviual shapes and welding. Its really hard to see the wording because it's in white vinyl.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting me. Have a great day.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Cricut Challenge 27

Welcome back and Happy Sunday to you. Here is the second page of my book. For this page I wanted to represent my kids for the teacher.

Cartridges I used
Recess           for the students behind the desk
Lacy Labels   for the ovals backing the students

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