Baby Bathtime Card

This card was made using Design Studio and the New Arrival cart. It measures 5" x 6.5".

The tub layer was embossed using my cuttlebug and the shower head was chalked with a shade of blue.

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How to print on die cut shapes

After talking with a couple people I decided to do a quick and easy tutorial on how to print on your die cut shapes.

If you would like a copy of the cut file and/or tutorial please see the tutorials tab.

Valentine's Day Card

For this card I cut two pieces of foam core board 9" x 9" and covered them with a sheet of the light green paper that can be found in the pastel pack of 12x24 Cricut papers. I then cut a piece of the "Love Collage" paper by Michelle Shefveland Designs to 8.5" x 8.5", rounded the corners, and used it as an accent paper on the inside of the card pages.

To join the two pieces together I took one of the left over cuts and cut it down to 3" x 8.5", rounded the corners, scored down the middle and adhered to the center of the pages.

For the cover I used Graphically Speaking cutting the Love U pieces at 5" and the lips from Indie Art cut at 2" and coated in glitter.

Since I am not that great at putting my feelings on paper I found several verses from cards that I liked and I just changed them all up to say what I wanted and in the order I wanted.

Super Grover Birthday

This card was kind of like a trial for me because I wanted to see how it work to actually use one of the background images I had scanned and saved to my computer. While the quality of the picture is not as great as i would have hoped I think the card turned out quite well. Plus it does look better in real life.
The background is a Superman comic that I found at my local half off scrapbook store.

Grover is from the Sesame Street cartridge (yeah, I know you already know ) and was cut at 3.5".

Wild About You

So what do you make for the man in your life that has everything? No, I'm not talking about my husband - I'm talking about my dad....That was the question last year for Father's Day. And being extremely new to the cardmaking arena I had not much of an idea as to what I was doing. But I decided to give it the ol' college try.

So I had this great paper with monkeys on it and I knew (well sort of) what I was going to do. This card was made using the Zooballoo cartridge.


Okay, so it's only taken six months to get this going, but like I always so "I may be slow but I get there eventually". This is only the first of several pages to do.

For this layout I used the Paperdoll Dress Up cartridge.

Christmas Tree Layout

I wasn't quite sure how to scrap a layout of our tree this year, but while trying to fall asleep one night the idea just hit me all at once. I was so excited that I couldn't wait to wake up the next morning and get everything done so I could start putting my ideas to paper.

I took several pictures of the page but none of them revealed the true colors - rather they all flooded out regardless of lighting.

For this layout I used the Christmas Noel cart, Paper Pups, Locker Talk and PPDU.

Fawn Birthday Card

So I bought the new Tinkerbell cartridge last week at AC Moore since they were on sale, and this is my first creation using that cart. This is a birthday card that I made for my mother-in-law and while it is simple in design I thought that it turned out quite well. After all sometimes simple is better.

The background paper I chose is from Sugartree, and unfortunately I only bought one sheet of it (it was a clearance item). But as I was cutting it to the size I needed I thought why don't I scan it and save it to my computer for future use? After all I can save it at higher resolution so that I can enlarge it if needed without pixilating and then I can just print it and go from there. So now when I have papers I really like and use for card backgrounds I'll start doing this.

Tiggerific Birthday Card

I haven't done much scrapbooking since my return to work....there's just been so much to catch up on that by the time I get home my brain is fried and I can't get a creative idea. Although I will say that I have had bits and pieces come and go for a valentine's day project that I am going to begin working on soon.

Nonetheless, I my babysister's birthday is tomorrow and my number 4 child's is next Sunday. So like it or not I had to begin doing something if I was going to get a card done in time for tomorrow's event. And surprisingly enough I pulled it off.....only problem was the I had one boo boo.....

With that said, I give you my Tigger 'Over the Hill' card......

For this I used Pooh and Friends and Graphically Speaking.

September through December

Whew - my 2009 calendar is now complete. And what fun I had designing and putting this together. Needless to say, I saved all my files for future re-makes. And I had an epiphany this morning too. When a month is over - don't throw the calendar page away - use it for a month themed layout. Viola! the calendar will now serve a dual purpose. How great is that?!?

For these pages I used the following carts:

Paper Pups
Stretch Your Imagination
Pooh and Friends
Graphically Speaking
Making the Grade

I also used a leaf punch that came with one of my many kits last year.

Oh, after completing this project I came to another conclusion. While the 5 1/4" tall pages work great and fit in the case individually - they do not allow for the page holder to recline enough when all pages are lying in the tray with only one month displayed. So for my next calendar I think I'll scale back to a 5" tall page and see how that works. But then again I might decide what the heck and leave well enough alone.......

May through August

Last night I was able to complete the next four months of my calendar. I didn't like the way June was turning out and scrapped what I had to start all over again. Then I realized that I was trying too hard to make the month look "pretty" when what it needed was to look masculine. And thus I was able to get over my little slump and get through these months.

For these four months I used the following carts:

Happily Ever After
Making the Grade
Graphically Speaking
Paper Doll Dress Up
Locker Talk

CD Calendar for 2009

This is a project inspired by one I saw on the Cricut message boards a couple weeks ago. And since Thursday was the last day of my vacation I decided to sit down and give it a try.

With everything else going on - family in town, all the kids out of school, etc., etc. - I was only able to get the first four months completed......
For this project I used a regular CD case (not the slimline). All pages are cut to 4 5/8" by 5 1/4". So far I have used the following cartridges:

Graphically Speaking
Pooh & Friends
Paper Pups
Making the Grade
Stretch Your Imagination
Mickey & Friends