Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Finally had a chance to do a layout

Well I was totally swamped at work with the end of the semester looming and RU Day...so I spaced on the Cricut Team Challenge date. Don't you love the human brain? Where a 26 could be confused for a 29...sigh. Well my submission was too late to help my team, but I am posting it anyway. I think it came out pretty cute.

Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts and Wausau; Pattern Paper: Making Memories, KaiserCraft; Embellishments: American Crafts, Prima, Petaloo, Oriental Trading; Stamps: Autumn Leaves, Anna Griffin, Marcella by K; Inks & Markers: Colorbox, Copic Sketch, Copic Spica, Sakura Gelly Roll, Glimmer Mists, EK Success; Tools: Tonic Edge distresser, Cricut (carts used: Home Accents, Wild Card, Graphically Speaking)

Monday, April 13, 2009

More Crafting for work

I am starting to think I work for Michaels. Student Appreciation Week has rolled around again, so we are giving out the goodies. Every year I try to create something cute for the students. This year I am a little lacking in the cute department. I think I am fried from all the RU Day stuff, but I should at least earn an E for effort. Little brown bags filled with candies, with a simply cute topper.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Cards for Boys - the biggest challenge of all

In my ongoing attempts to challenge myself creatively, I chose to make 20 boy birthday cards for another swap on the Cricut board. What should have been a simple endeavor turned into a full out production. I really am clueless when it comes to making things for males. I am so tempted to slap a flower on everything I make.

So after too long brainstorming. I finally came up with a super simple design that really should not have taken me so long. I used one of my all time favorite PP - cosmopolitan by Making Memories and cricut carts - Going Places and George. It took a bit to actually put the cards together because I used pen work on each of the titles for the card. That is the most embellishment I could muster without using a flower or a rhinestone.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Cricutting for Work

Who would have thunk it? The Cricut is actually coming in handy for my job. We are having a community day at the university and all the departments are planning exhibits and activities. We are using Cricut with SCAL to make titles for the display boards at our tents. I actually had to roll my machine into work the other day. LOL

But you know really in the most basic form, this is what the Cricut is for, making signage and displays. So it makes sense that I am using it. I know schools have used them for bulletin boards and such, so why not a university? It just makes me feel like I really made a good investment when I bought these machines.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Disney Swaps

I am doing a Card Candy Disney themed swap on the 2peas board. I chose to make card candy for mickey mouse (mouse ears), Tinkerbell, and Mulan. It has been quite a challenge because I am not a Disney fan at all. But I really want to force myself to think outside the box. I love making embellishments so I thought this would be fun..and it has been...for the most part. So here is my first set...