Monday, July 18, 2011

Fun in the Sun - Florida

Over in the Cricut Circle the Circle team will be traveling from CHA Chicago to Ohio for a circle swarm. Well they decided pose a challenge to the circlets to create a banner that represents your state. So of course I did Florida ;o)

Here's a close up of the dolphins. They have glaze on them to look like real dolphins.

Here's a close up of the charms. The charms were cut on the cricut using shrinky dinks and then shrunk in the oven. I {heart} shrinky dinks. Then I attached the rings to them.

Birthday Bash Cricut Cart
Luau Cricut Seasonal Cart
Splish Splash Cricut Lite Cart
Life's a Beach Cricut Cart
George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cart
50 States Cricut Cart
Gypsy Wanderings Cricut Cart
Recollections shimmer paper
Recollections Cardstock
Fun Flock (on the palm trees)
Action wobbles
Google Eyes
Brads (Oriental Trading Company)
Findings (rings on the charms and boat)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Can I get your name please ......

So since we are talking about calling cards .... AllisonF (on the cricut MB) and can be found here Allison's Blog host online Swarms in conjunction with big circle events such as the Stampede in Dallas and the Utah meet-up. So of course to get the full experience we do calling card swaps with everyone. So here are the two that I made

First ever online swarm calling card

Online Stampede

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ring, Ring, Ring ....

Calling Cards .... have you heard of these?!? Well over in the Cricut Circle when you go to a meet-up you bring calling cards to exchange with other cricuteers. Also, the calling card is your "raffle ticket" for the prize drawings. So when I was fortunate to go the Florida Meet-up I had to do something "spectacular" and so why not use my favorite animal .... Butterflies. So I cut them all out the weekend before the meet-up (yeah way to procrastinate).

Can you guess how many butterflies are in here ....

another view

Give up ......

864 butterflies later this is what I came up with .......

Cricut Serenade Cartridge
Bazzil Cardstock
Corner Rounder

Monday, July 11, 2011

Many Thanks

My sister asked me to make a thank you card for her and she didn't have any specifics gave me free reign to make whatever I wanted sooooo I love making easel cards and think it's a great way for people to display their card. So this is what I came up with ...

Side View

Cricut Gypsy (card base)
Cricut Cartrige - Walk in my Garden
Heat Set crystals
Paper - Recollections (Michael's Brand)
Christmas Ribbon - Celebrations (Michael's Brand)
$1.00 Stamp (probably from Michael's)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

So Nadia with all of her amazing talent made this beautiful card and bucket Flower bucket and card with some really amazing 3-d flowers. I loved the look of the flowers and decided that these would be gorgeous on some Mother's Day cards.

I inked all the edges of the card layers and then hand stitched each card {gasp}. Yep I need a little sewing machine. Hmmmmm gotta find a way to convince hubby that I need another "craft" toy. LOL

Cricut Cart Mother's Day Bouquet
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Cuttlebug All-in-one Thank you set
DMC Thread
Adhesive Backed Perals
Versamark Ink
Pebbles, Inc. Chalk

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I'm Back!!!!

I'm Back ;o) I know you've all been wondering what happened to me. Nope I didn't drop off the face of the earth just took a break from blogging. I've still been crafting and photographing and got lots of good stuff to show you. so for tonight I'll share a few pictures with you.

I had the opportunity to go to Flamingo Gardens which is a botanical garden and wildlife sanctuary. The photo ops are awesome!!! It's really a beautiful place. So all of these pictures are from there.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be on the look out for some upcoming crafty posts!!!!