Thursday, February 23, 2012

ABC book

My friend's little boy's birthday is coming up and I have been working on this book for awhile. I wanted to share I love how it turned out. Erik is all boy so I wanted to make it sturdy enough for him.
I used the Noah's ABC cart
                 Thin Chipboard
                  Dictionary Paper (I bought mine at the Dollar Tree, I needed two because I used the letter from the dictionary on it's appropriate page.
                  My Cricut Expression
                  My Your Story
I cut the background Cardstock and the Thin Cardboard at 6X6 this took 6 sheets of 12X12 Cardstock and 3 of the thin Chip board (you wouldn't have to use it but I wanted it sturdy.)
I cut the letters both Upper and Lower case at 2 1/4". I then cut and pieced the animals per the handbook for the cart.(If you want the sizes I used, email me at and I will send them to you.
After everything was glued together I ran it through the YourStory and lamenated it. Put a hole in the upper corner and hooked it together with a 3" binder ring. You could bind it if you wanted it to be more of a book but my thought was they can take it apart and he can play with it or they can use it as flash cards.
Any questions please ask.
Sorry this is so picture heavy but I really wanted you to see how it turned out.

Monday, February 20, 2012

This week's Cart challenge and a little doodling

I couldn't find the challenge when I went to look yesterday so I decided to just start in the front of my cart box and make a card. This worked out well because when I did find the post later my card fit right in. The challenge was to use the Create a critter cart or anything with a bird on it.  I used the 3 birds cart. Life is a party and made a cute little Easter card. I cut everything at 3 1/2 inches and my background paper is from Paper Source at Hobby Lobby.

I love coloring so I decided I was going to start using markers and making cards. This is my first attempt.

Hope you have a great week.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Charm swap

this is my first charm swap and can't wait to get the ones in the swap. I used Shrinky Dink and the Imagine Cart All wrapped up. The first pick is the size before shrinking and the 2nd is what happened after the shrink. Lastly is the charm on the card I made to mail it on.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Using your cartridges challenge

We are having a challenge over on Cricut Circle to use our carts. This weeks challenge was the Sophie Cart. I had not used it yet and my goal this year is to get some cards made ahead so that when I need one they won't be rushed.

St patricks Day tags

I am in Moescrap's tag swap over on Paper Phenomenon and here are my tags.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

My Valentine Wreath

As you know I have been on a spending ban and made this wreath for my daughter's apartment with the exception of the pearl top pins entirely from my stash. She is super excited since she wanted my Poinsetta Wreath and I wouldn't give it up.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Had an off week

I have been so sick the last week that I have gotten nothing done. I didn't lose weight this week but didn't gain either so I feel pretty good about that. I think I am on the mend so I plan to get back into the craft room this week and get some things done.