Cupcake Time

Wouldn't you know it?  This week's Cricut Cardz Challenge was an anything goes theme and I'm so busy with getting graduation announcements and Relay for Life cards completed that I didn't have time to dream up a awesome card.  I suppose that's okay though as sometimes simple is better. 
This week I chose to use my Sweet Treats cart because
     1. I have used it very little since I purchased it
     2. I've seen this stamp of stacked cupcakes on a stand and wanted  to re-create it
     3. I've made a few sock cupcakes for gift baskets and thought it'd be great to have a card to go with it

So not only will I share my card this week but also the "cupcakes" that I have made as well.  The cupcake wrapper was made using my Easter cartridge and the idea came from greenbean over on the Cricut crafting message boards. 

The cupcake wrapper with the dots was made using a file that was created and shared by Rach1fun using Plantin Schoolbook.  And while I was waiting for my Easter cart to arrive I just had to give this one a try.

Easter Side Step Card

This week's Cricut Cardz Challenge was to create an Easter card and what perfect timing since my newly ordered Easter cartridge arrived in the mail.  And I enjoyed my first attempt at the side step card so much that I decided to do it again.  I'm not sure that I like this one as much (maybe it's the colors I used this time since they aren't as vibrant) but I'm not displeased either.  Make sense?

All cuts this week were done using the Easter seasonal cart.  Out of all of the ones used I think that my grey upright bunny is my favorite. 

If you love Spring time all the cuts that go with it this cart is a must have.  And I'll admit my main motivation for purchasing it was for the cupcake holder only.  But now that I've explored the cart I'm thrilled that I got it.  My next cut from this one is going to have to be the lamb.....stay tuned.

Child's Birthday Pop-Up

My card this week is a combination of two challenges put into one creation.

The first challenge is the weekly Cricut Cardz Challenge which was to create a child's birthday card this week. The second challenge is from my recent blog candy challenge which was to make a pop up card using Mickey and Friends or Tinkerbell.

For this card I used:

Mickey & Friends for Mickey and the Mickey balloons

George for the other balloons

A Child's Year for the Happy Birthday

Pooh and Friends for the gifts

Cricut Sampler for the Birthday hat (originally from the Celebrations cart - I think)

Blog Candy Winner

Before I announce the winner of the blog candy I would like to thank each and every one of you ladies that participated. I know that I am going to enjoy creating cards based on your directions provided. And I've already started.
Come back on Wednesday night so that you can see my latest one.
And now on to the winner.......
Tonight's lucky winner is Alyssa - chosen using
Congratulations to Alyssa and thanks again to everyone for playing along.

Hello Spring Flower Garden

This week's Cricut Cardz Challenge was to create a spring themed card using flower, butterflies and/or birds. Well I used two out of three so that wasn't too bad. I also tried a new card fold - the side step, and I don't mind telling you that I had a lot of fun with this one. I found the side step to be more creator friendly than just the step card so you'll see more of these in the future.

For this card though I used several cartridges:

Paper Pups for the butterflies - cut at 3/4"

Stretch Your Imagination for the caterpillar - cut at 1"

Cricut Sampler (I don't have Walk in My Garden) for the flowers - cut at 2"

Zooballoo for the grass - cut at varying sizes for layering on the steps

Camp Out for the sign - cut at 2 1/2"

Animal Kingdom for the hello - cut at 1/2"

Beautiful Blog Award

What a wonderful surprise I received this morning from Terry over at ILUVMYBUGS ( Thank you so much for thinking of and bestowing such an honor on me.

So the rule of this blog award is to list seven things about yourself and then pass it along to 15 other bloggers:

1. I love my husband more than I ever thought possible
2. My children mean the world to me - even if they don't realize it
3. I love to scrapbook - in case you didn't know
4. I have an awesome relationship with my mother
5. I love to garden, can and preserve my own foods
6. I named one of my daughters after a soap opera character from Days of Our Lives
7. I'm very book smart and can quote you Florida Condominium and related State Laws

Now to award my fellow bloggers:

Janis -

Blog Candy Assignment Time

I tried combining this with another post but then realized that wasn't a great idea.....Don't worry Carol your entry won't be lost.......

Last year I went through a creative slump and with all the stress from work and cold weather keeping me away from my Cricut I feel like I'm there again. So I need you to help me out.

To enter for a chance to win - Don't worry you don't have to become a follower - just look over the list of cartridges I own and then leave a comment with the following direction/s:

  1. Name of cartridge you want to see me use in my design

  2. Which cut/s on the cartridge to use

  3. Theme (i.e. encouragement, birthday, etc.)

  4. Do you have a particular style of card you want me to try (S-fold, Pedestal, etc)
    Your Cricut MB name, a link to your blog or email address (so that I can message you if you are one of the winners)

  5. Entries must be submitted by commenting on this specific post NO LATER THAN midnight March 14th

I will choose the winner at random on March 15th using and will then contact the winner for their mailing address.

Birthday Surprise - CCC#15 Gate Fold

This week's Cricut Cardz Challenge was to create a gate fold card using any cart, theme, etc. I chose to make mine a birthday card. For this card I used the Sweet Treats cartridge for all my cuts.

Very simple card with a festive, party look.