Saturday, December 3, 2011

Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge NOVEMBER Exclusive Sophie Cartridge Contest!

I used Sophie cartridge (of course!) for the snowflakes, large doily, and fleur-de-lis and Ashlyn's Alphabet cartridge for the title and date.  The patterned paper is from DCWV.  The ribbon and snowflake button are from my stash.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

CC Weekly Challenge #45: Run for the Border Challenge!

I used Fabulous Finds for the tag, Ribbons and Rosettes for the border, Sophie for the butterfly, and Songbird for the title.  Paper, flower, and bling are from my stash.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Weekly Challenge #44: Mini Album Challenge!

I decided it was time to gather the family recipes that are scattered around and put them all in one place.  The CC Weekly Challenge was perfect for this.  I used Echo Park paper, Ashlyn's Alphabet for the Title, Santa's Village for the bakery, and ribbons and embellishments from my stash.   For the inside pages, I used American Crafts Foil paper and Fabulous Finds for the library pockets and Santa's Village for the diecuts, plus more stash stuff!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

October Magazine Challenge - Sketch Challenge

I used Love Struck for the heart, Songbird for the title, Lovely Floral for the flourish, stock shape on the Imagine for the journaling diecut, and Echo Park's Springtime paper for the background.  I also used the Sew Ribbon (Scallop) to weave the ribbon that's below the pictures.

Friday, October 14, 2011

CC Blogiversary: Recipe Challenge

Title, tree and bow are all cuts from Christmas Noel.  Background of tree is a printed pattern from Enjoy the Seasons.  Paper and buttons are from my stash.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

CC Blogiversary: Imagine Layer and Print Challenge

I used Mr. Frosty for the striped background paper, Enjoy the Seasons for the Gingerbread Boy & Girl, and Christmas Cheer for the Merry Christmas.  Card base and ribbon are from my stash.  Gingerbread boy & girl layers are popped up and I used stickles on the eyes, mouth and buttons.

Monday, October 10, 2011

CC Blogiversary: Cuttlebug Challenge

I used George and Basic Shapes for the sentiment, Lori's Garden for the flower, Vintage Damask for the papers, and Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder for the embossing on the flower.  The ribbon is from my stash.

CC Blogiversary: Monochromatic Color Challenge

I used Camp Out for the deer hoofprints and Lyrical Letters for the title.  I used my Gypsy to weld the letters in the title together.  Paper is from Hot Off The Press and ribbon and dew drops are from my stash.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Blogiversary: Sketch Challenge

I used American Craft paper, George and Basic Shapes cartridge, Lori's Garden cartridge, and my Imagine to make this birthday card for my niece.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Blogiversary: Circle Cartridge Challenge

I used Hannah Montana for the title and Sophie to make the doily - I hid some of the contours of the doily to make it less fancy.  I cut the title twice to make it 2 layers and popped it up with pop dots.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Weekly Challenge #42: World Card-Making Day Challenge!

My entry for the Cricut Circle Blog weekly challenge, the World Card-Making Day challenge on, and the October Layout Battle on Yahoo Group scrappiestdisneyswapping:  

I used stock images on the Imagine, Lori's Garden, Imagine More, and Birthday Bash.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

AUGUST MONTHLY CHALLENGE: Create a Scene Challenge!

These are pictures of our Shasta trailer from 1964.  We camped at Los Padres National Forest near Santa Barbara, California.  I used my Imagine for all the patterned paper and background paper.  Most of the images are from Pop Up Neighborhood cartridge.  The title and date are from Mickey Font cartridge.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Weekly Challenge #38 - Vacation Memories Challenge!

The Challenge: It’s the end of the Summer and hopefully, you have had a chance to sneak in a getaway or two. This challenge is all about tackling those vacation photos before they get lost in a drawer or shoved in a box somewhere. We want you to create a scrapbook page or mini album recording one of your vacation memories from this past Summer. Weren’t able to sneak away . . . that’s okay! Find some photos from a past vacation that you haven’t scrapbooked yet and get busy! We can’t wait to see what you create!
Rules and Guidelines: Circle Blog Challenges are open to Cricut Circle Members only. Your project must be newly created for this challenge and include atleast 2 Cricut Image Cuts. You must submit a project to be entered into the Challenge Prize Drawing. One entry per person, please.

This is a layout of our 2005 Maine vacation.  I used my Imagine for all the paper, the banner, the sailboat and the sun!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Weekly Challenge #37: Technique Challenge!

For Challenge #37, we had to create something using one of the techniques the Design Team showcased.  I chose to use the embossed vellum technique.  I cut out a four layer flower (2 paper layers and 2 vellum layers) and embossed the vellum using Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


For July's challenge, we had to create something with a BBQ, Picnic, or Patio theme, AND include a gingham or check pattern.   I did a 2-page layout of my mother's birthday in May 2010 which we celebrated by having a picnic over Memorial Day weekend.  The title was cut from Songbird and the grill on the tag was printed and cut from Imagine Art Cartridge Enjoy The Seasons (image was split apart and only the grill and smoke was used).

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Cricut Circle May Monthly Challenge

May's Monthly Challenge on the Cricut Circle Blog was a Tic Tac Toe Grid.  I chose one of the diagonals:  Flower cut, paper or ribbon ruffle, buttons.  Ribbon ruffle is above the "Family" title, using light green twill ribbon.  The flowers were cut from Mother's Day Bouquet - 3 layers each with a button in the center.  Family was cut from Billionaire Lite cartridge and was welded using my Gypsy - 2 cuts with pop dots layered between to give it some dimension.  Paper, chipboard border and chipboard tag are from Hot Off The Press.  I added a folded layer of cardstock shaped like the tag behind it so the tag would open like a book.  The names of the family members will go inside it . . . as soon as I find out who everyone is! LOL!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge - Animal Magnetism

Weekly Challenge #21 needs to include something related to an animal. 

Coincidentally, I was just getting ready to do a 2-page layout on the farm animals we saw at Old Sturbridge Village during our 2005 vacation.  Titles were cut using County Life and the flourishes were cut from Heritage then run through my Cuttlebug using the Swirls embossing folder.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Layout #40

This is the lighthouse at Prospect Harbor.  We had to take the close-up picture through a chain-link fence as I believe this might be a private residence now.

Layout #39

It was a nice day for a short drive.  We headed to Prospect Harbor to see another lighthouse and took these pictures of the harbor along the way.

Layout #38

We took these pictures of Winter Harbor Lighthouse from across the harbor using the tripod.  I would have liked a more close-up picture but it's not too bad considering how far away we were.

Layout #37

More pics of Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.

Layout #36

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.

Layout #35

The right side of a 2 page layout of Owl's Head Light Station.  See Layout #34 for the left side.

Layout #34

Pics of the Coast Guard's Owl's Head Light Station.  It's not a very tall lighthouse so it sits up on top of a hill.

Layout #33

We were walking along the Ocean Path when we took these pictures.  It's a nice walk with spectacular views when the weather is cooperating.

Layout #32

Pictures of Otter Cove.  Otter Cove lies past Thunder Hole.

Layout #31

Pictures of the Maine coastline.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Layout #30

Some of the views from the Loop Road.  I can just imagine the inside of the gray house . . . and the COST!  I'll bet that's one pricey piece of real estate.

Layout #29

Little Hunter's Beach is a stone beach rather than sand.  Loads of stone that has been tumbled smooth by the waves.  You can find smooth, pink granite stones here.

Layout #28

Pictures of the Gatehouse at Jordan Pond.  Would have loved to have been able to see the inside but I believe it's a private residence now.

Layout #27

A picture of the back of the Jordan Pond Restaurant and a view of the pond.

Layout #26

Pictures of the two bridges along the Jordan Pond trail.  The stone bridge is just down the hill from the restaurant and the wooden bridge is at the far end of the pond.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Layout #25

George and Shaughn on the Jordan Pond Trail.  A nice walk around the Pond - a little rough in spots but still a nice walk.

Layout #24

We saw the Jelly Belly car when we got to the top of Cadillac Mountain.  The road to the top of the Mountain is filled with twists and turns.

Layout #23

It's been a while since I've uploaded layouts I've completed in 2010. 

This is a layout of Cadillac Mountain Summit Path - a nice, easy walk.  Great views . . . when the weather is nice!