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Saturday, June 5, 2010

CRICUT LITE --Mini Carts

I just discovered this info while shopping at Ebay....   24 Cricut lite mini carts....

One is already showing up at Ebay for a very high $59.99??   A tad high for a "LITE" don't you think?

They will have 50 images? such as the seasonal ones.......no special features....

It is rumored that some Wal-marts already have them out? 

Out with no LOOK HERE??  exclusive to Wal-mart??? 

There is no Gypsy or DS update on Cricut.com

And at the MB,  AnneMaflan has hunted down 24 titles.....

Just in case you were interested...

1. B is For Boy

2. Baby

3. Billionaire

4. Block Party

5. Bloom

6. Botanicals

7. Carousel

8. Celebrate With Flourish

9. Cherry Limeade

10. Chore Chart

11. Cupcake Wrappers

12. Dude!

13. Feeling Groovy

14. Handy Man

15. Hoot ‘n’ Holler

16. Lacy Labels

17. Live Simply

18. Meow

19. Savory

20. Slumber Party

21. Splish Splash

22. Sugar & Spice

23. Varsity Letters

24. Wildlife

Friday, June 4, 2010

A Card, A Purse with Cards... and another Card

My sister Gladys text me on my way home from work asking me if she could come over after she dropped my nephew to attend Grad Night at Disneyland so that we can make a card for our niece Vanessa who is graduating tomorrow (or shall I say today!). Of course my reply was yes.
We made more than a card. We made a purse and three cards to go inside the purse and a Pot Flower card.
Oh, our niece loves Tinkerbell and we had but a few hours to improvise and create...
I suggested items that I had previously create with other papers...

First the Pot Flower Card

Than a purse with cards
We created a purse using 12x24 card stock from Provo Craft
I found a sheet of Tinkerbell vellum so we hand cut the purse flap
I had the ribbon but it did not have wire, so we improvised and used some wire I had and sandwiched it between to pieces of ribbon.
We than created three cards with envelopes to go on the inside of the purse for her to give as she pleases. The Disney Tinkerbell cart was used to cut the flower (Duh, I forgot I had the cart before we cut the other flowers and it was too late to redo.)

The inside of the cards read "small is the new Big" from the Tinker cart.  We thought it was so appropriate since my niece is very petite (OK, short!).

I almost forgot to mention that our 7 year old niece Arianna also wanted to participate in the fun, so we gave her some stickers, paper, glue, etc. and with a little help this is what she came up with!
Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Scraplifted-- Bless This Nest from Jeannie

I Scrap lifted this card from Jeannie at "A Place For My Cards" .  I received her blessing. Thank you!
This is my take on her gypsy file/card.

I created this card using DCWV The Linen Closet to give to my niece Yessie (the same I have created an album full of two-page layouts for her pre-wedding events).  I added DCWV black card stock and a brown? for the branches.

Jeannie sent me her gypsy file. I did not have the Sweathearts cart for the "Bless This Nest" sentiment so I deleted her words/letters after I created mine using Gypsy Font (I had to delete!  first I tried the hide contour feature so I would not have to delete the words/letters for future use- when I get the Sweathearts cart!  Anyway, the Cricut would not cut until I deleted!
This is the inside of the card. I added the heart that I did not use on the front/cover.

Additionally, I do not own the MS brunch punch that Jeannie used, so I created my branches with the Potpourri Basket cart.  I inked everything with Ranger distress ink in walnut.

It is much better in person! It is 3D, heck, 4 dimensional!! and heavy with all the glue dots!
I like it so much I am going to be making two more!!
Don't forget to visit Jeannie's blog and to leave a comment here and there!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Cricut Cake - Black, White and Teal

A GabyAbby creation (we like the sound of that! lol)
My BFF Abby and I created/decorated our second cake using the Cricut Cake. We created this cake for Yessie's  Bridal Shower (my niece/ahijada, the same niece I have been creating an album for. You can see the layouts I created by clicking on my labels --Two-Page Layouts).  We used her wedding colors. 

We cut the letters using Base Camp in Duff black fondant. It says "it all started with a kiss".  It was what was inside her "save the date" announcements.

We had some Oopsies or Booboos that are being blamed on the person who baked the cake!!! and we are sticking to it!!! lol
Abby and I did not bake the cake. It was a tad soft, but we did our best to fix and create a decent cake (if I might say that!)
The Bride and Groom to be. (He forgot to wear the black, white and teal!! lol)

They liked it!! (I think the bottom cake was red velvet, the middle chocolate and the top lemon?)

PinkStamper Father's Day Challenge

I created this card for MPS Father's Day Challenge.
Angel is addicted to golf and his favorite color is purple! So I think he is going to love it!
Ok, truth be told... he saw me creating the flower pot card and stated that "wouldn't it be a great idea if you came up with other card themes using the same concept?! ...like a golf bag with the clubs coming out!!!
He was all excited about his idea-- and when I saw Robyn's challenge, I thought, perfect!!
I first created the card using DCWV black card stock and Every Day Paper Dolls welding it with the Gypsy. I thank cut twice, once with DCWV metalic silver and purple card stack (there were no layering options on cart). I hand cut the top part and the middle (for the sentiment) of the golf bag in a ligher tone of purple. I pop-up the sentiment with foam squares and used a studio g stamp.
Using the same concept of the Flower Pocket Pot card I created this card. Two of the golf clubs were cut in metalic silver, the others I covered with aluminum foil hand cut.
I used another studio g stamp for sentiment and colored the club handle with a Copic marker and the rest with a metalic silver Sharpie.
Vintage photo distress ink and MS purle ink were used for the sentiment pieces.