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Friday, October 29, 2010

Polymer Clay and the Cricut

This is my Cricut Polymer Clay project.  All the items in this box have been made using polymer clay on the cricut except for the pearls and stickles.

LET ME TELL YOU how excited I am about the new baby cricut cake!  The same size as my baby cricut but works like the cricut cake, NOW I will be able to do more things with  my polymer clay on the cricut.

 The clay cuts like fondant.  Sticks well to the mat and is easy to cut using the deep cut blade.  The problem with using the baby cricut is that it puts lines down the clay where the rollers go. The problem with using clay on your cake machine is that you would then have to dedicate the cake machine to clay.  Now I will be able to have a small machine that works for my clay because I don't care about doing cakes.
I used Winter Woodlands, Stretch My Imagination and George for this project that was published over at Practical Scrappers.  It was also fun to use another medium with my cricut!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Buon Apetito

This is a recycled chocolate box.  I used the From My Kitchen Cricut cartridge,  I cut the oven mitt then printed The Stamping Boutique Digi Stamp, Kitchen Pantry Shelf, over it and colored it using Stampin' Up Markers.  I printed, colored and cut a second image to apply the little teapots around the outside of the box which I lined with paper doilies. I printed the recipe for the Chocolate Biscuit Cookies on the opposite side of the oven mitt which can
be seen through the clear box lid on the inside.
 This was published in the Practical Scrappers online magazine (10/26/10)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Let's Catch Up

There's nothing so wonderful as a good girl chat!  
George Circles 3" and 3.5" Create a Critter, birds, branches and houses. Lyrical Letters. Simple as pie!
It's good to catch up!  Let's do it soon!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Vegetables Revollt!!!

All the Eat More Chicken, Eat more Beef made me wonder what the vegetables thought
and this was their reply.  EAT MORE MEAT
Alll fun aside the vegetables were on Just Because Cardds, Paper Doll Dress Up and from my kitchen.  It was so fun putting personalities on a vegetable, maybe indicating if I like  them. :0)  Grab an apple and chomp on down and see how he feels at the core. :0)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge with Leaves and Cricut Blog Color Challenge


This week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut was to use leaves in your project. I cut the shapes I used with the cricut using Stretch Your Imagination, Winter Woodland, French Manor and George cartridges.. 




 

The papers are bazzill, cricut and DCWV.  Layered with some ribbon and raffia and a button.  This card was really fun.... you know how you're layering stuff and you just love the way its coming out and how all the cuts you did work out together?  It's the best part about crafting! 

Cricut Blog Color Challenge
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge


Have a great fall day!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

WIN SOME DIGI'S

Over at Practical Scrappers they want you to tell them if you use digi-stamps.  You can win some from the Stamping Boutique (A GREAT PLACE FOR DIGI'S) just for telling them how you use them.  This was my entry for Digi's the "Twirling Fairy" from stamping boutique.


It's a Pedastal Card that can be used for more than the standard Christmas card.  The sentiment is Create Joy and Merriment and you can put it up anytime a little joy needs to be created. 
It's just so fun to color!  Go to Practical Scrappers here and tell about your digi stamps

Stamping boutique image, Beyond Birthdays, George, Storybook and Tags cartridges,

Challenges

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Practcal Scrappers has A New Magazine Format - and I'm publshed

Over at Practical Scrappers those amazing woman are developing their site into a magazine format that is going to bring even more inspiration than before.  Those women live up to their name over there, they really do care about you using up your stash, but they also care about their families and having time to do things with them, so the change is awesome and reflects their devotion to do both.
My work was chosen for publication in this first issue.   They were Stamping Boutique Images and they were so much fun to work with!

The first is a gift for some teachers at my sister's school.
ORANGE YOU GLAD WE'RE ON THE SAME TEAM!


The second one  did was just to show that the same digi stamp can be used to create many and coordinating things.  Here I made a candy box, a greeting card and a pumpkin sign that is already hanging on my door.  They don't celebrate Halloween in Italy, but that doesn't stop me!  The Stamping Boutique is a lot of help

Thanks Practical Scrappers for publishing my work! 
!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Attitude, Gratitude, Fortitude

This is my entry for the Circut Circle Blog Friday Challenge.  Must use French Manor Cartridge and at least 2 cuts from the cricut machine and pearls or rhinestones.

An Attitude of Gratitude is Fortitude!
My New Motto!

Made using French Manor
Bird Cage cut at 5"
There is no shadow cut for this feature so in DS I hid the countour  (or you could glue the pieces back in) to create the back of the cage.
Bird cut at 2" and 2.5" in red, then again in black.
Lyrical Letters for the sentiments cut at 1.5"
Home Decor for the Flourishes cut at 3"
George to cut the mats, sized to my canvas and to cut the red pieces I used to highlight the inside of the cage, Oval and rectangle cut at 4.5" each.
Papers are Cricut Papers and 
Me&My Big Ideas Color Basics
Rhinestone Jewels for the bird cage accents and the bird's eye.




If I'm grateful for my experiences, only then do I have the strength to endure.


Being grateful for my life experiences makes me stronger.  Sometimes though, it is so hard to be grateful for things like... being in a cage.... but during that time, there is gratefulness for security, gratefulness for routine, gratefulness for food.  Being freed from the cage by things such as learning a new language or exploring the world I am in.....lots of things to be grateful for.  Getting to view the cage from inside and out, that's strength.  I am preaching to no one but myself. This trio of pictures, I created to remind me of the wonderful things that can be experienced with attitudes of gratitude!

National Baking Month - Fantabulous Cricut

Ellis had a Monster Bash for his birthday party and Mini Monsters came in very handy for the cakes, the banner, the birthday hats and the invitations!
With the extra fondant we just fooled around with some other things.

 
These two cakes are made using the giant cupcakes pan, I used the top to make a beehive cake and the bottom to make a whimsical cake. I tried out the bee on both cakes just for fun, but the best part was eating them. 

I don't have a cricut cake so I cut out the pieces I wanted and traced around them on the fondant.  I also used a punch for some of the circles if I could get the fondant thin enough.  

Join us at Fantabulous Cricut for our National Baking Month challenge, cook up something of your own.

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