Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Finally I can share my latest project!! My sister received her "love" from Florida in the mail today.  I had been waiting to share this card on my blog until after I sent it so it would not ruin the surprise.  I purchased this adorable Sweet Pea Paper from Joann's during a shopping adventure with my "Gator Chica" who came down from Gainesville a few weeks ago.  Well after getting the word that I am getting a new niece I went to work creating this card WITHOUT the help of the New Arrival Cartridge.  I created this pea pod with shapes from George, Gypsy Wanderings, and Home Accents.  The new Gypsy Hide contour capability was a big help too!  I will post more on how I did this later. For now I am off to the Airport!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

New Cricut "Lite" Cartridges

Well the Cricut Message board is humming with the murmurings of new cartridges popping up in Walmart!  These new Cricut lite cartridges are said to contain 50 cuts, are exclusive to Walmart and priced at around the $39 dollar range.  It looks like Walmart put these out before the official Provocraft release.  Want a sneak peak? Well here you go...

***In Addition to these I hear there is also Block Party, Botanicals, Varsity Letters, Feeling Groovy Font,Slumber Party, Celebrate with Flourish ( Holidays) Live Simply, Dude Extreme Sports,




Cherry Limeade

B is for Boy


Hoot n Holler


Sugar and Spice

Lacey Labels

Splish Splash


Friday, June 4, 2010

"Wild" Wordbook (my first one)

My daughter's 3rd grade class recently went on a field trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom.  Due to the small size of her class we only had one other child with us and I was able to photograph the girls throughout the park.  Well wouldn't you know my NEW GYPSY (yayyy) came the night before the field trip and an invitation to the other girls birthday party came right after we returned.  The story gets even better here...when I got home from my day of chaperoning  I found that my gadget guru husband had loaded my cartridges, registered my Gypsy, dressed her in her Cherry Blossom "duds" and she was ready to party. Well I guessed my way through learning the ol' girl and this is our first project.  This is also my very first word book.  I plan on tweaking the paper colors a bit and making a second one for my daughter.  This little beauty will be wrapped and ready for the birthday girl tomorrow.

Difficulty Level 3 out of 5

Time to complete 3 hours total which included learning time

Cricut Expression
Cricut Alphalicious Cartridge
Zutter Bind it all
Crop O Dile Big Bite

DCWV Animal Crackers Stack (Michael's)
DCWV Safari Kids Girl Pop up Stickers (Hobby Lobby)
DCWV Safari Kids Girl Rub-ons (Hobby Lobby)
Felt Hula Monkey hanging on Front (Joann's Dollar Bin)
The Paper Studio Crocodile Brown Textured Paper (Hobby Lobby)
The Paper Studio Summer Palm Leaves (Hobby Lobby)