Friday, August 12, 2011

I'm back! Cricut Circle Blog August Monthly Challenge

Wow! I needed that creative break, but it sure felt good to make something again! I began dipping my toe into the creative pool again by visiting some of my favorite creative websites and blogs. By the time I got to the Cricut Circle Blog, the monthly challenge: create a scene, fit one of the ideas already flowing in my head.

This year in particular, Back to School season has felt more like New Years. Purging the kids' toys that are no longer played with and clothes that no longer fit, buying them new school clothes, removing the pool gear that was used almost daily from my car...and making my annual resolution to be more organized, less forgetful this school year. To aid this resolution, I've made myself a notebook for Booster Club volunteering.

Materials used:
Mead memo book
Bazzill cardstock: Red Devil, Blackbird, Mexican Poppy
Creative Imagination printed paper: Studio Basics 101 - Growing Up Collection - Apples
Stickles glitter glue: Xmas Red, Black Diamond, Yellow, Crystal
Cricut cartridges: Pop Up Neighborhood, Create A Critter
Red ribbon

When I use a Mead memo book to create a journal/notebook, I cut the outer cover background paper at 12" h x 9" w to allow for a fold over to glue down onto the inside cover. For this book I cut the Cricut Pop Up Neighborhood school at 4" and bus at 1.5".

The inside cover was finished off with the back side of the printed paper, measured at 9" h x 6" w. Glued in between the paper and the cover is a ribbon to use as a bookmark.

I always make sure to finish the outside and inside of the back cover as well (same measurements as listed for the front cover).

My kids' elementary school mascot is a cardinal, so I added this cute 3" bird from the Cricut Create A Critter cartridge to the back cover.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


On hiatus to enjoy summer break with my kids and rejuvenate!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Day 116-123 of 365 Days of Giving Papercrafts

Wow! Just over 1/3 of 2011 is behind us!

Lot's going on in our household right now, but that's good news for you...It means FREE CARDS from my stock are being given away.

Email me if you want any of these FREE CARDS:

What a catch

Love on a bench

Cupid love

Turquoise & black fleur de lis

Everything you do...

Fairy Bashful

Blue & brown celebrate

Turquoise butterfly thank you

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Days 113 and 114 of 365 Days of Giving Papercrafts

Having such a nice Easter Weekend, almost forgot to post the cards I had done ahead of time!

A custom Easter card...

And a Koala lover's birthday card...

Friday, April 22, 2011

Day 112 of 365 Days of Giving Papercrafts

A friend requested a Mommy's Princess card for her daughter's birthday...

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Day 111 of 365 Days of Giving Papercrafts

I offered to make my girlfriend a Piplup (from Pokemon) card to match the cake she's making for her niece's birthday...