Thursday, July 8, 2010

For a friend

I made this card for a friend who just needs a lot of hugs, support and prayers right now. I love how it turned out, but I don't love how it made her cry when I gave it to her! Cuz that made me cry! I love that girl and I am hoping and praying for the best for her!!

I can't remember what cartridge the 'xoxo' was on, but I think it was Create A Critter. The font on the inside is from Simply Sweet. I welded the letters together on my Gypsy and then cut them out. (the "love" is a pre-welded image on the cartridge)

I had made 6 purses for my other project knowing I only needed 5. For this one, I used a different ribbon to match the card. I filled it with Hershey's Hugs & Kisses. (which they loved...and started enjoying while I was still there visiting! :))

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Scrappy Cake

McKenna decided at the last minute that she did not want a flowery cake. (I was going to use a cookie cutter to make outlines of flowers on her cake.) She was so excited about turning 8 that she wanted an 8 cake! So, I cut a giant 8 out with my Cricut, then traced it onto wax paper to use as my template on the cake. She (and I) loved how it turned out! And it tasted yummy too! :)

Little Scrapper

I left my craft room for a minute, came back and found the cutest little scrapper ever!! :)

(can you tell I'm teething?!!? :))

Mini Scrapbook

Bryce's brother, Brandon, is a missionary in Mexico for our church. Since he won't be able to be there for our reunion this year, we are making him this little scrapbook while we are there. There is a page for each sibling to do with their family however they want. Then I made headings for pages for the activities we are doing at the reunion. The last page will say "We Love You" and have everyone's signature. When I get back, I will develop pictures to add and then we'll send it to him! It was a fun project!!

I used "Mini Monograms" on the front and I used "Gypsy Wanderings" for the inside. I also used Stickles glitter for a little bling!

4th of July

So my Visiting Teaching companion and I have been slackers visiting our sisters lately. And this month won't be any better between vacations, camps and more. Trying to coordinate schedules is a nightmare!! Today I made these for our sisters to drop off this weekend to let them know we ARE thinking about them!!

The stars came from "Create A Critter", the phrase came from "Designers Calendar" and the little purse came from "Tags, Bags, Boxes & More. I LOVE how they turned out!! The checkerboard on the bottom is a Martha Stewart border punch.

80 Card

Bryce's Grandma turned 80 this year. We are heading out for a family reunion and she will join us for part of it. So I made this card for everyone to sign and give her when she's there. I made the 80 with "Mickey Font", then copied and flipped the image and welded part of the 8's together to form a card. Then I used 'Alphalicious" for the lettering on the card. We will use a white pen to sign our names!


My mom let me borrow her Cricut Color pen. You take out your cutting blade and put this little marker in. Then instead of cutting your image, it draws your image. So, I decided to try this out for our family Calendar. I usually just print a generic off of Google or something and put it up. This took a little bit of time to get the numbers where I needed them, but I LOVE how it turned out. After the Cricut drew my calendar, I filled in "July" with glitter, and used my star punch to fill in the top. It is fun to go into the kitchen to check the calendar and see something crafty! :)

My Gypsy

So I love love love my Gypsy. All of my Cricut Cartridges are linked to this and I can design everything I want to cut from the comfort of my couch, then head into my craft room, connect it to my Cricut and hit 'cut'. I can copy images, resize images, squish them close together to save paper, put things on different parts of the mat so I can cut things out with different colors of cardstock without the hassle of loading and unloading my mat. I can even weld letters together so it cuts as one thing instead of each individual letter. It is amazing.

Not only can I do all of those things, but I can also browse ALL the cartridges Cricut makes, play with them and decide if I want to buy them. (I can't cut things out from cartridges I don't own, but 'try before you buy' is awesome!!)

I wouldn't/couldn't do most of what I do on the Cricut without my Gypsy!! I love it!!!