Sunday, October 31, 2010

Jack - O - Lantern

My husband wanted to create a spider on our pumpkin this year and my son agreed but then changed his this is what the two of them came up with this year. Kind of spooky, huh???

Love my boys!!!! They did a great job with the help of a 4 year old girl!

Candy treat bags

We are off to deliver these treats to some special neighborhood friends...Happy Halloween Everyone!!!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Treat Bags

I made these candy bags for my kids. The spider is cut from the Paper Doll Dress Up cart and the crown is cut from the Once Upon A Princess cart. I chose a crown b/c my little girl is going to be Cinderella for Halloween. The spider, I am sure my son will love. He is going to be Darth Vader for Halloween.
War Eagle!!! Auburn won again tonight - we might make it to the National Championship!!!!

Ghost bag

Ghost without a face
Ghost with face

I made this bag in celebration of Halloween. The bag is from Once Upon A Princess and is 6 1/2". The ghost is from Paper Doll Dress Up - I used DS to size the ghost and get it exactly where I wanted it on the bag.
I put vellum on the inside of the bag so I could hide a battery operated tealight inside. My husband bought rechargeable tealights for me - I LOVE them!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Imagine - Lots of Projects!

$1.00 Pocket Calendar found at Michael's.
Inside of calendar

Door decoration for my son's bedroom - per his request

Princess - per request from my daughter

Girl with a "You are my Sunshine" sign...a little something for my husband

I cut all these projects with my Imagine. Yes, I actually got an original cart to work with the Imagine. Just hanging out watching football and playing with my Imagine. I need some new carts but nothing out there I really like right now...hopefully soon!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Imagine Update

Oh - I can't get the Imagine update to work for me...bummer. I can say...I think my Imagine makes better cuts than my baby bug and my Expression. I do hope they come out with some good far not much out there I am interested in...hopefully I will be able to get the update to work and then they will do another update so we can print and cut our images from the Gypsy. Oh- yes, I finally broke down and bought the Gypsy since it was on sale and I thought it might help with the Imagine.

I really wish PC had better communication. I know a lot of people are having problems with the update and people are confused - was there an update today or not...???

I'm off to play with my Imagine and Paper Doll Dress Up, my son wants to decorate his bedroom door with some Halloween images.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Projects by my 4 year old

Die cut made by K and Company. Glitter glue - she said are rain drops.

How cute is this little guy on the stripe paper?

This is my scrap paper - I didn't realize I had to have the paper a certain size for the punch around the page - heeheee. She wanted to use this anyway. This is her first stamp and stamp pad. We found them at Michaels for 1.00 each. She had so much fun playing with scrappy stuff. I'm happy to have someone in the house who also likes to scrap.

She has already edited the puppy page and once it dries, I will post another picture of it. It's so cute!

Boo! by my 7 year old

On a shopping trip to Michael's we found these little K and Company die cut images. My son made this all by himself. I gave him a box of scraps, a glue stick and left the room. I love the everything about this. My husband just walked up and said "you made that?" and I told him our son did...he said,"it looks professional".

I thought it was too cute not to share. Please leave a comment, I am sure someone will want to see what you have to say! Thanks!!!!!
****edited to add the first picture. As I was posting the pics of what the kids made, my son went and made the picture on top. I love how he stacked the pumpkins on top of each other. Sooo creative.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Imagine - Pumpkins

Cricut Imagine
Nursery Tails
Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page - Swirling Lace
Create a Critter Cricut (CAC) cart
cardstock (white and an optional background card color)
American Crafts Premium Ribbon (Gracious)
Cuttlebug (CB) and Embossing folder

I cut the pumpkins from the CAC cart using the Imagine. I chose the orange color using the Imagine Nursery Tails cart. The sizes are 1", 1.5" and 2". The shadows are the same size, just a different color (chosed from the Nursery Tail cart). Pumpkins are dry embossed using the CB.

I love this ribbon and wish I could find it by the roll. I love ribbon with texture and it is hard to find except in small packaging.

The white paper is 3.25" by 5". This was a test to see if I could figure out this new MS punch I bought at Michaels for $14.99. I usually don't buy punches, but wanted to try this. I have a circle punch, an edge punch, a corner rounder and now this MS Punch. It's ok, I like the look but I might go pick up one that is less decorative in addition to this one.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Imagine - Owl Card

Lots of 3D on this one. I used the Imagine Nursery Tails cart to make this card. Everything was cut at 5". All paper started as white paper, except the pink card. I feel like this owl is saying "HI!" or "Hello!" So I may add that later to the front of the card.

I made this just for fun. Fall break starts tomorrow so the homework load was lighter tonight and I got my work finished early, so I had a little time to play before bed time. I have to mention, my husband vaccumed the house today (without being asked-wow I know!!!!). WAAHHHOOOO!!!! Shout out to him - if he happens to read my post in the next few days. ♥ ya honey!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Imagine - Eiffel Tower (Paper Frame)

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I made this using the Imagine More cart. The Eiffel Tower actually goes with a different icon but I thought it would look good here. I removed the word "Notes" from the top of the brown frame. All paper was ivory color when I started. I altered the 2 inside frames from what the cart suggests. I thought the music notes would look cool with the tower. Hopefully one day I will be able to visit would be great!

The clasp at the top is Tim Holtz.
My niece's kitchen has a French theme. We are going over to watch football and celebrate my sister in law's birthday so I thought I would give this to my niece as a thank you for having us over...along with cheese dip, bean dip, and gaucamole. She is making chili. Sooo excited!!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Imagine - Birthday Card

Here is a birthday card I made for my Sister - in - law. All images are from Imagine More cart. The butterfly was cut at 2.5, the frame at 5 and the red background at 5.2 (I think).

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Imagine - Best Friends #1

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My daughter asked me to cut this out for her the day I received the Imagine. Tonight I finally got around to cutting out this little friend. In this picture you can see how much my calibration was off. At a later date, I will try to recalibrate. I tried a few times when I received the machine but just couldn't get it right. I don't think it will ever be perfect...time will tell.

Imagine - Imagine More "Just Because" Card

Card and Front of Envelope

Card and Back of Envelope

I made this card and envelope using the Imagine More cart. The envelope is cut at 10" and the card at 7". The frame is cut at 2.8 and the frame insert is cut at 2.1. "Just Because" is cut at 2.9 real size.

I am loving the "Load Last" feature on the Imagine. I just found it tonight. It helps you all the paper you originally placed on the mat.

I originally made this card for my boss for Bosses Day, but since my calibration is not just right, I am going to make him something else.

Imagine - Forever Young Purse

This purse was cut at 4". All the paper used was white cardstock. I printed the pattern on the purse with the Cricut Imagine. The tag is from the Nursery Tails cart - and the tag background was also altered with the Cricut Imagine. The poodle is from the Create a Critter cart and again...I altered the colors using the Imagine. What an amazing machine!!!!!

I wanted to add ribbon to the bottom of the purse, but it didn't wrap around the purse neatly so I left it off.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Simple Joys - First Imagine Project!!!!




I really like the Imagine. These are my very first cuts with my new Imagine. I started setting it up around 7:30pm and it is now 11:17pm and I am finished. The only thing I did not do is put a sentiment on the inside of this card.

I used the new Imagine carts..."Imagine More" and "Nursery Tails'.

I found pop dots very useful for adding the 3D effect.

Let me know what you think...


Friday, October 1, 2010

Imagine - LOST!

So my Imagine was delivered today to my husband's work...but he can't find it. I think they may have delivered it to the wrong address. I am a little bummed...

We've got Spirit!!!!!

Last Saturday as we were getting prepared to watch Auburn play football, I felt like making some AU dolls. I put magnets on these guys and hung them on our refrigerator.
I hand cut the orange outline on the cheerleader uniform and the orange on her shoes. I also hand cut the stripes for the football helmet and jersey.
I cut the tiger (Aubie mascot) from the CAC cart. I added the stripes using my Copic markers.
I wish I would have remembered to black out the faces so I could use my PeachyKeen stamps for the faces...oh well next time!
Oh- and we won the game - we thought we didn't have a chance but...the boys showed up to play that night!!! Wahhooo!!!!!!!!!!!!