Christmas Ornament

     • Cricut Cuts:

          o 2” Oh Christmas Tree from Winter Woodland

          o 1” Blue Birds, 1 regular, 1 flipped from Winter Woodland

          o Window from October 31st, cut to size just over 5” in Design Studio

     • Back is embossed with Cuttlebug Snowflakes Folder and inked with white pigment ink

     • Lace Tree ornament design was purchased from EmbroideryLibrary.com and adorned with
        I-Rock gems

     • All paper is DCWV

     • Oh and Tree were Stickled with Lime Green
     • White on Blue Birds and Eyes were drawn on with Gelly Roll Pens


A Cricut Cake has a New Home!

I got a Cricut Cake on Super Sale at Michaels over the weekend, and this is my first project!  I'm super excited about getting to try more things and more mediums.  These are just cupcakes frosted with white frosting and with red and brown leaves from Stretch Your Imagination, cut at 2", and layered onto the wet frosting... The ones with red on top are chocolate cupcakes, and the ones with brown on top are funfetti cupcakes. 


Glittery Pumpkins!

So last year on he Cricut message board it was all the rage to make these awesome glittery ornaments for Christmas trees.  Well, I decided to make them pumpkins! 
I found these awesome smooched circle ornaments at Michael's while shopping today, and Rita thought they would be perfect for pumpkins!  So I purchased a few packages.... now for the details....
Side 1
Required supplies:
Clear glass ornaments
Pledge future floor wax
Fine glitter (I used Martha Stewart Fire Opal)
Oracle 631 vinyl in black (What you can buy from Provo Craft)
Saran wrap or paper towel
Cricut Expression (Or baby bug or create)
Pumpkin Carvings Cricut cartridge

Step 1: Remove the top from the ornament, set aside.  Squirt some of the pledge floor wax in the ornament and take the paper towel or saran wrap over the opening, and shake so the wax covers the inside of the ornament.  Drain excess wax back into the original bottle.
Step 2: Pour glitter into ornament, be sure you have enough, you can tap out the extra later.  Place the paper towel or saran wrap over the opening in the ornament and shake vigorously so the glitter covers the inside of the ornament.  Remove paper towel and tap out excess.  Replace ornament top. 
Step 3: Load black vinyl into your Cricut and cut faces from Pumpkin Carvings.  (I laid mine out in Design Studio to minimize waste of vinyl, they were done at 3" with the outside contour hidden to save more vinyl.)  Use transfer tape to place the cut faces on the ornaments, I put a different face on each side, just to mix things up. 
Step 4: ENJOY! 
Side 2! 


Fall Spider Card

This is for this weekend's Cricut Circle contest, the theme was to make a fall card or layout.
*The background card paper is Core'dinations from the black Magic Collection, black on the front, and orange underneath. 
*The paper the tree is mounted on is from the DCWV Rustic Stack. 
*The paper the tree is cut from is from the scrapbook kit in a stack by DCWV (2007?) cut with Happy Hauntings.
*The leaves are from the fall adhesive cardstock matstack by DCWV (2008/9?) cut with Stretch Your Imagination inked with the ColorBox Classic Pigment Cat's eyes.
*The Beware was written in gel pen on paper from the Midnight Spell paper by DCWV, with the beware and sign from October 31st. 
*I used another pieces of the same Rustic stack paper to print the setiment and used the Martha Stewart PATP spider web set for the top and bottom edges. 
*The spider on the front is only tied on so that it can be taken off and used as a Halloween decoration for the recipient.  I made it using instructions similar to those in the Halloween Tricks and Treats (2010) published by Better Homes and Gardens.


Totally Crazy

Well I haven't psted a new project in almost a year.. not that I haven't done a bunch, but between taking a full time position at work and finishing my MBA, I just take photos and go "Oh, I'll have to upload that!"  and well, it just hasn't happened : ( 
Anyhow, I thought I'd let everyone know about an awesome give away over on Kricut Krazy for one of the new fall mini cartridges, Pumpkin Carving.  Check it out here >> http://www.kricutkrazy.com/search/label/Pumpkin%20Carving

Happy Cricuting!