Saturday, November 6, 2010
Your next stop is Cricut Confessions, have fun!
This is the entire list in case you get "lost":
Please work your way through, they have some awesome projects and blog candy!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Look for some new posts to come! I will be posting pictures of 250+ treat bags that I have been working on, blog candy that I won and received, a few cards I created, and more!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Register a Gypsy by Cricut by October 31 and receive 6 free cartridges downloaded to your Gypsy including the exclusive, all-new Smiley Cards cartridge (and don't forget about Gypsy
Wanderings and Gypsy font cartridges that come pre-loaded on the machine).
Free cartridges include:
Smiley Cards (new and exclusive to this promotion)
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More (not available in retail)
Christmas (not available in retail)
Blackletter (not available in retail)
Printing Press (not available in retail)
Indie Art (not available in retail)
All current Gypsy owners included! Simply register your Gypsy prior to October 31, 2010 and get access to all downloads. Register at www.cricut.com/gypsy.
Downloads will be available through a special update to your Gypsy starting November 1st.
New Gypsy cartridge downloads are easy! Just connect your Gypsy to your computer and you'll automatically be prompted how to start. In just a few steps, you'll be able to download all six cartridges containing thousands of images! And with Gypsy, you'll have all the cartridge artwork and keypad overlays on your Gypsy screen, so there's no actual cartridge, handbook, or packaging.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
So since I decided to enter a few quick challenges, and I had "just" bought a new dragonfly stamp(Autumn Leaves again), this is the card I made. I started with a sketch from Sketch and Stash Challenge for the layout, then used the Just Us Girls Technique Challenge for the acetate wings (which you cannot see very well). I am hoping to get selected to be a part of the GDT at Sketch and Stash Challenge as well.
The card is "unusual" looking, don't you think? Initially, I was going for more of a Halloween look, but things don't always turn out as planned. I quite like it though.
A close up of the image in the center. I tried to get a good shot of the wings, but they do NOT like to be photographed! Especiall with all the stickles I put on the wings.
The paper is from a stack pack that I have been working my way through. I don't really care for most of the papers, but I am dedicated to using them. lol
The ovals were cut from TBBM on the blackout setting with my Cricut. I used CTMH Leaf Green and Lilac Mist inks for the green oval and the dragonfly, I also roughed the background edge with my scissors and inked with CTMH Ink. Simple rhinestones from Michael's dollar bin adhered with Tacky glue. The flowers are from Prima - LOVE, LOVE them. Stickles were added to the wings, the flower centers, and a spot or two on the card. I heat embossed the dragonfly and cut out an extra set of wings from acetate. The wings are attached on the dragonfly's back and stickles added for sparkle.
In person, this card is very beautiful and I love the acetate wings
Monday, October 11, 2010
Just a little Winter card I threw together. I am submitting this to the Cricut Circle Blog Weekly Challenge and to The Pink Stamper's Winter Challenge and Alphabet Challenge X for Xmas.
I found this paper at Tuesday Morning. It has beautiful glitter circles all over. I ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Flourish folder. The Blush ink from CTMH wouldn't show up properly, so I had to use some cheap ink that I only use on cards - I think I bought it at Plaids a long time ago. The snowflakes are from the kids craft section of the big box store. I "schmeared schtickles" all over them to give them sparkle and then added a clear acrylic skittle to the center. The sentiment is from Autumn Leaves - LOVE them!! - and then I used popdots to give more dimension. I distressed the edges of the sentiment with the edge of my craft scissors and then inked all the edges with the Blush CTMH ink.
As for meeting some of the rules - the two cuts I used are the two rectangles - I have set a file on my Gypsy of different sized rectangles that will fit my cards. Everything from the base (pink paper) to frames for the base to the sentiment boxes. This just makes it a lot easier. My paper trimmer is not the best and does not always cut straight lines or sometimes tears the paper when the blade starts to dull - I hate that.
So without further adieu, follow me to Scrappin Cricut where she has listed all the great coupons that you can use and made them easy to download and print!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
You should have arrived here from Bits-n-Pieces blog.
If you are just joining us and want to start at the beginning, visit Cricut Confessions.
This is the full list of the hop participants:
http://scrap-pix.blogspot.com/ <-- you are here!
For my Blog Hop project, I decided to create treat boxes with my children. I had seen something similar online and decided to try my hand at figuring out a way to recreated them since I did not have any instructions. We are making several of these for my children to send to their friends for Halloween.
This project is the perfect for you to create with your child and it does not involve a lot of tools or cutting. All you need is paper, a paper cutter, a paper scorer, and adhesive. You can use your Cricut on parts of this, but it is not a necessary tool.
I apologize for the poor quality of my pictures - I just could not get a great picture at all.
Jack-o-Lantern treat Box
To make these treat boxes is actually quite simple. You can get 3 per 12x12 paper or 2 per 8.5x11 paper.
These instruction will teach you how to make a template for your additional pieces to decorate:
For a 12x12, cut the paper into 4x12 strips
For 8.5x11, cut the paper into 4.25x11 strips
This is where you would decorate by adding strips of paper before you begin scoring.
Score each piece at the halfway mark
the 4x12 should be scored at the 6 inch mark and the 4.25x11 at the 5.5 mark
From the middle scored line, score from the side of the paper to the center of the far side. Repeat all the way around. When finished, you will have a diamond shape of score lines with the line down the middle.
Fold at all the score lines and smooth with a bone folder or similar tool.
Fill one side of the box, add glue to the inside side pieces of the other side, close and press to seal.
Punch additional holes at the top and tie with fibers to insure the box will not open.
12x12 = green- 4x2.5; hand cut face or use your Cricut
8.5x11 = green - 4.25x2.5
12x12 = white - 4x1; yellow - 4x2.5
8.5x11 = white - 4.25x1; yellow - 4.25x2.5
Think of all the possible ways you could decorate this box! I plan to make some Christmas Trees, Valentine Hearts, as well as some randomly stamped for seasonal gifts.
I hope you enjoyed my project!
I'll be giving away blog candy when I hit 100 followers - and I'll add in bonus candy if I hit 100 during this blog hop! So make sure to follow and leave a comment somewhere!
From here, head on over to LooneyBug Designs blog for the next project.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
You see, until 3 weeks ago all my scrap stuff had to remain in totes because we were laying floor and everything from that room had to go somewhere!! - yep, you guessed it - my scrap room. Why is it when things need to go somewhere they get dumped in my room.?
Does anyone else have this problem?
And to make it worse, I had been in the middle of reworking my room. So all my scrap stuff was EVERYWHERE!!!
So I have been moving things back out of my room and rearranging it to make it a comfortable work environment. The most interesteing thing I have discovered: I have finally learned ot let go of some things.
I have always been something of a packrat - long history as to why - so I don't throw anything away - just in case. Generally, my just in case has been a good thing because I end up needing it, but unfortunately it also leads to clutter - too much clutter.
I am finally taking things out of their packaging and putting them away. Now before you think I threw all the packaging away - no - I am not that good [sigh].
I save the hard plastic packaging and at night, while watching TV I cut out the flat areas and put them in a container just for them. I'll show you what I use them for in a future post. I do toss the remnants though - lol.
I also save certain plastic bags that the stamps come in. They already have adhesive on one end and are sealed around the other three sides. They are great for putting certain trinkets for scrapbooking - especiallt non-archival items.
How does this help me since I'm not actually getting rid of these things? Well, one it allows me to put the actual item in its proper place and saves room and mess; two I have a specific place for those certain packagings; and three YES I am throwing part of it away!
Besides, I'm ORGANIZING! That is important too!
Tune in tomorrow - I promise to have a project posted!
Thursday, September 30, 2010
This is an excellent deal - especially since it includes the October 31st, Pumpkin Carvings, Thanksgiving and both of the new Christmas cartridges!!
List of Cartridges on Sale:
Christmas Cards Seasonal
Christmas Village Seasonal
Disney - Mickey Font
Disney - Pooh Font
Disney - Tinker Bell & Friends
Hello Kitty Font
Hello Kitty Greetings
October 31st Seasonal
Pumpkin Carving Seasonal
Sesame Street Font
Speaking of Fall
I hope you find what you were looking to buy! The prices are great and I considered the shipping reasonable. Another plus - they take PayPal!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
That's because 1) I haven't been feeling very well today, and 2) I've been working on a big project that isn't finished. I can't share it with you right now, but in about a week I will be able to post it for you.
I am going to go into my scrap room in just a few and see if I can put another project together to share with you. Check back in a little while.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I used my Cricut and George to cut the stars. The ink is from CTMH and the cat eye shaped inks. The stamped image is heat embossed. Cream cardstock for the card base. Printed papers are from a stackpack. I distressed the edges of all the papers and popped the image and stars for more dimension. I am still fairly new to heat embossing, so it is a little difficult to read the e and o in the pictures - but in real life they are there.
This cards has been entered at these challenges:
Bah! Humbug! Challenge 37 - Stars
Sweet Stampin Challenge 45 - Sketch
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Pink and Brown
Simon Says Stamp & Show- Distressed/Sanded
Thanks for visiting!!
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
This card is entered at:
Paper Cutz Challenge - a critter
PaperCraft Star - a specific card recipe
Sketch and Stash Challenge Blog - a sketch to follow
Sugar Sweet Paper Treats - specific colors
Jen's Scrap Closet - Butterfly
Stamping Scrapping Challenge - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Fall Collors
Sentimental Sundays - dimension
No Cricut on this card. I used Cream cardstock for the base card which measures 5.5 x 5.5 inches when folded. All inks are Close To My Heart. I used heat embossing for the butterfly. The butterfly and swirl stamps are from Autumn Leaves. Flowers are from Prima, twine is from the craft section of that big box store.
Thanks for looking!
In addition to my standard picture - I have actually taken a little time to create a picture tutorial, as promised.
You can use any envelope. I used a #10 business envelope because I can get two bags from one envelope. If you use an invitation envelope, you will only get one.
First, seal the envelope, then cut it in half.
Decorate your envelope.
First I ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Polka Dots folder (had to, I just bought it a few days ago)
Then I stamped with Grey ink and flourish stamps. You could do this before the Cuttlebug, but I wanted a rougher look from the dots.
Score the three edges at .5 inches(you can do larger, just make sure you do all three edges). If you are using an invitation envelope, you will score three sides and cut off one of the ends at the same measurements.
Fold at the score lines and burnish with a bone folder or smooth ended tool. This is a little tricky due to the embossing, so pay attention to the fold lines.
Open the almost bag and insert your hand to help poof it and adjust the fold areas as needed.
The two corners will poke outwards. Flatten them and glue them to the bottom of the bag.
Fill the bag with treats and attach the Topper to the bag. I glue the Topper to the front and back to keep the bag closed and to prevent "snitching.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
I promise you that this is created from an envelope!! I have created a picture tutorial on how to create your own - here.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
A second picture to show the dimension
I think these challenges are going to be what I need to stay motivated.
Front of the card:
Inside of the card:
Joys of the Season
Stretch Your Imagination
Green from a paper stack
Gold gel pen
I colored the flame and the holder on the candle as I didn't have any glitter paper and couldn't get to my Stickles. I didn't have an alpha set to create the sentiment that would fit in the space, so I hand wrote it - I slant badly.
I cut a hole behind the pumpkin's head so the inside candle would shine through. The frame is done on the Gypsy with two frames set inside each other to cut a thin frame instead of a mat.
A fairly simple card that took me longer than expected as I was helping my child with Math homework at the same time.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
This card is for the Cricut Cardz Challenge #43
The directions were to make a card for a new baby using any carts and the colors green, yellow, orange and white only.
I have also entered this card at Charisma Cardz Challenge for their Anything Goes Challenge, and at PaperTakeWeekly for their Animal Challenge, and Totally Gorjus for their Wild Thing Challenge.
This is my submission:
New Arrival Cartridge
Yellow and Green from a stack pack
Orange CM marker
Green CM marker
CTMH leaf stampad
Cuttlebug with dots folder
I went sans Gypsy and pulled out my New Arrival cartridge. I cut the Giraffe in shadow and both layers and drew on the face and spots. I cut the Baby blocks from the Orange and white and used the leaf stampad to color the letters. I also used the leaf stampad to lightly go over the embossed paper to bring the dots out some more.
The giraffe is yellow and the background is green, but it is hard to tell them apart.
I hope you enjoyed my card!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Everything except the stems are made from cuts from the French Manor cartridge. See if you can guess which cut I used for the vase. Without my Gypsy, I couldn't have made part of this project. Love my Gypsy!
The handbook for the French Manor cartridge is here
The flowers were made using the tag feature and a similar process to the flowers you can find on youtube. I had to modify it so they would look more natural. I used the same cut in green to make the leaves, jut cut the petals apart. I used floral tape and wire for the stems and to attach the leaves.
The vase is three-sided with Close To My Heart Liquid Glass covering the surfaces. The fleur de lis and scrollwork also have the Liquid glass.
I cut the three pieces for the vase and hot glued them together, painted them and curled the ends to meet my vision.
I also made a second vase in pink - without the Liquid Glass.
All the papers are from Close To My Heart.
After rushing through the initial project, I took some of the vase apart and redid it and some of the flowers so they would look more like I had planned.
These projects have also been entered at a few other Challenge blogs: Tuesday Morning Sketches
Saturday, July 3, 2010
I got the idea from another blog which I will get posted.
Originally, I designed it on the Gypsy. Unfortunately, the day I was scrapping at a hall, I forgot the cord to hook the G to the E!!!
I had to use the file I created to manually figure the card for the E to cut. I haven't had to do it that way in a while and it took a bit to remember how!!! I have become dependent on my Gypsy.
I used: Easter Cart, George, PDDU
Picture to be uploaded soon!
Saturday, April 3, 2010
I actually created and finished this card a few days ago, but have been unable to post until today.
The picture does not do it justice and I should have taken more. The elements were designed on the Gypsy and cut out with the Cricut, then pieced together by hand. I had to flatten some of the elements more than I wanted because I have to send this through the mail to my Grandson.
This was for a Gypsy swap using only Gypsy Font and Gypsy Wanderings - I cheated a bit since it was for a young boy and used a different cartridge, but I have the file created also using the Gypsy Font, which is what I am submitting for the swap.
A blue frame was cut with a cutout opening. I covered the inside of the opening with cellophane from the packaging I keep now from all my scrap products. The bunny and butterfly is layered and on thin popdots. The ivy in the upper right corner has two pieces on the background and one on the exterior of the card. The grass is layered on the background and behind the cellophane. The flowers are on the background and on the surface have curved petals. The "Easter Blessings" is welded and layered and attached to the surface.
Items stretched: frame and cutout; grass; ivy
Items welded: grass; title
Font used: Mickey & Friends
Small flowers: I didn't like the ones that I had cut with the Gypsy and didn't have time to figure out what size and image I wanted, so I just grabbed my flower punch that was on the table and used it.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
It took about 10-15 minutes for the build and then about 15 mins to cut because of all the TINY pieces it had to cut out.
I am quite impressed though. It is the first big file and cut that I have done with my Gypsy and the Expression