Sunday, January 31, 2010

Grunge Flower-Accent Essentials Cartridge

Hi All,
As requested here is a two part video on how to make the Tim Holtz grunge flower. I love making these flowers. The center does take a little practice, but once you have the hang of it you will be fine. Have fun and happy crafting.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sweet Treats Video Series #3

Happy Wednesday....
Today we are using the tag function key on the Cricut Cartridge Sweet Treats.
Here is a really simple tag you can make for Valentine's Day...


This will be the last video in the Sweet Treats Series. I know I promised 4 videos for each series, but I have several projects I need to get done this week and weekend. I'll post pictures of the projects I'm working on as they are completed.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wedding Mini Album

Hi Everyone,
I've been married almost 14 years and I still have not scrapped any of our wedding. I think about two weeks ago I was playing with K&Co. Black and Ivory paper collection and thought it would make for a beautiful wedding album. So finally after all this time I'm gonna scrap my wedding.

 I wanted to make a video and did last night, but it just wasn't meant to be. I couldn't think while I was taping. It was really bad.

So the next best thing is pictures...

I used the "top note" chipboard shape album from Michael's. You can find them on the dollar section.

The last picture is a Tim Holtz grunge flower that I made using Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge.  


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sweet Treats Video Series #2

Today we are working on the Party Favor function key for Cricut's Sweet Treats cartridge. I made this for my son's birthday party which will be next month. I won't make these all until February, but at least I know what I'm gonna do.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Paisley Video Series #4-Umbrella Card

I'm back with the last video in the Paisley Series.
So here we go....

Here is the video:

Supplies: Cricut Expression, Paisley Cartridge, Spots and Dots Cuttlebug folder, black satin ribbon, crochet  flower, Making Memories Black and White brads, K&Co. Black and Ivory Paper pad, Paper Trey Ink Vintage Cream cardstock

Monday, January 11, 2010

Paisley Video Series #3-Valentine Treat Bag

Happy Monday,
WOW! did that weekend go by fast or what?

So I used this video as an opportunity to get ahead for Valentine's day and decide what I'm going to do for my son and his class friends.

Here is the video for today: Sorry that there are a few spots that get a little blurry. My still camera has HD video and the color quality over the Flip Mino HD is much better. Just got to work on the blur.

Supplies: Cricut Expression, Cricut Cartridge Paisley, Cricut Cartridge Storybook, Bazzill Cardstock, Stapler, Treat Bags (3 3/4x6) Stampin Up: "Happy Heart" stamp set, Riding Hood Red  Classic Ink, Riding Hood Red Ribbon and some treats of course.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Paisley Project #2-"Home Decor"

Yesterday I started this really cute project that I found on Custom Crops You Tube channel.

I used the paisley on page 64 of the Paisley Cartridge. I love love love how this came out.

First I painted the letters with acrylic paint and then traced the letters on 4 different pattern papers. I then cut and distressed the letters using my Tim Holtz distressing tool. After I adhered the paper to the letters I then used Tim Holtz Distressed ink (frayed burlap) to ink the edges. 

This is a close up of the paisley I cut. I used all the papers I picked for the letters to make the layers. Love It!

Have a great Sunday!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Paisley Video Series #2-Card/Tab

Happy Thursday!
Here is #2 in the Paisley Cartridge series. Today we are working on the card/tab function key. I had fun making this card and I really like how it came out.

I learned something new. Remember how I said in the basic video that we would work on that one card on page 64. You know the one I said was my favorite paisley....Well it's not a card. it's an envelope. hehehehe

Here is today's video:

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Paisley project #1

I will admit I was a little confused by the card/tab function key. It took me a while and I did a little searching and checking on Provo's YouTube channel to figure it out. Here is the link to the video. When you watch the video, down in the lower left corner you'll see the cards. I'll demo them in a video this week.

Here is my first project:

I cut the card/tab from page 46 of the manual at 4 1/5 in. using 6x11 inch cardstock. I used the shift key to create the striped scallop and then popped it off the front of the card with some dimensionals. I cut brown Bazzill cardstock to fit the window and adhered it to the inside of the card. It made a nice mat for the inside message.  For a little bit of an added touch, I also added some linen thread and tied a bow around the frame.

 The owl is from page 42 of the manual and is cut at 2 1/4 in. I used ivory (off white) Bazzill cardstock for the base of the owl and then pattern paper (Cosmo Cricut) for the owl's body. I then cut out all the layer 1 images and the flower from the layer 2 key. I added a little bling to the flower :)

for the inside of the card.... I added some ivory cardstock to the brown that was used over the window and added a panel to the other side as well. I then cut the flower (2 in.) using the button key on page 42.

Supplies: Cricut Expression, Paisley Cartridge, New Leaf Paper Trey Ink Cardstock, Bazzill Brown and Ivory Cardstock, Cosmo Cricut Girl Friday & Everafter Pattern Paper Pack, Recollections Bling,  Linen Thread Paper Trey Ink.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Paisley Series #1-Basics

Hi Everyone,
I'm so excited. I got the Paisley Cricut cartridge for Christmas and haven't have a chance to use it at all. I can't wait to get started.

The basics videos will probably always be short, but I promise to be back within a day or two to post a new video/project.

Be sure to check back often for project ideas and updates.

So here we go.....