Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Cricut Painting

Hello, Natalie here. I've made my Cricut challenge into a painting.
I used the Cricut Expression, Accent Essentials, and contact paper. I cut out concentric circles that I used as stencils.

To make the circles, I set the blade housing at 3, the pressure at med, speed to low, and the result was the blade cut through the sticky side of the contact paper, but not the backing. Now I know that PC makes vinyl, but because I didn’t use it, I can’t say this would be the right settings for their vinyl.

I first pressed shift, and the circle 4th up from the bottom on the left side of the overlay. (accent #11) This gave me a single circle. Then I changed my dial size by ½ inch, moved it back to the starting point, and moved the blade housing into the circle three nudges. (this would be from the right edge of the matt, not the inserted edge. Then I cut out the funky circles button third from left on the bottom row of the overlay. (Accent #43)

I cut them out in multiple sizes and stuck them to my canvas one set of circles at a time before stenciling my paint on.
For a full how to, visit my blog by clicking on my name in the Inspirational Team members list.
TFL and TFVisiting.

Cricut Card

Hey Everyone! This is Robyn and I just love what the other girls have created with their Cricuts! I can't wait to see what you all created as well! Well, I've been dying to make a wedding card using the wedding cake that's on the Paper Dolls Cartridge, so here's my card! I used my favorite cartridge, Opposites Attract, to cut the "love" at the bottom of the card.I know the colors are a little non-traditional, but so am I and I really like the pink and black together. Hugs!

Cricut Challenge

So I challenged some of the irls to use their Cricut this month. Love Jen's example below. I did a couple of layouts- I love the trees-- they have trees on a few different cartridges-- storybook, mickey and friends, stretch your imaginaton, I think wild card, can't remember the others, but there is alot you can do with them. :D
I have 3 layouts here, and I guess I am in a tree mode, cause they all have them. I made a card for world cardmaking day too, and yup-- it has a tree, but I won't post that one yet. :D Love birdies too.
I will draw a winner tomorrow for the mini monograms cartridge-- and hopefully I can post those layouts that were sent in too! I love my cricut. :D

trees, birds, heart, and doilie were made with my cricut, and design studio.

The circle with flowers in the middle, the scrollie thing behind the tree, the tree, and the dandylion things on the bottom right were cut with the cricut.

The trees were cut with the cricut, the circle things on them are epoxy.

The butterflies, large flower, frame around journaling, and title were cut on the cricut.
Come back for some more great ideas later! :D

Cricut Challenge

Jen here...Shel asked all of us to try her challenge and I wanted to try making something different. When I saw this cute bag by Stacy Armstrong http://www.creativexpress.com/community/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=33794&cat=500&ppuser=359 I was inspired to try it myself. I must admit that this was so much fun to create that I can't wait to try making some more. Here's my version of a Cricut gift bag. I used my new Expression (I've only had it for a week, but I am way beyond impressed) for this along with the Plantin Schoolbook and Cuttin Up cartridges.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Oh yes little mr and mrs. funkettes

all submissions must be newly created for this challenge. That's why-- it is a challenge! :D so while I won't be a nazi police making sure, you are on your honor, lol. Some of us here will be taking the same challenge, and posting at the end of the month-- so if you want to see some fab ideas for that little/big bug-- stay tuned. :D

Friday, September 19, 2008

Hello Funkettes!!

So--we have this super spectacular challenge for everyone that reads our blog!!!
How would you like a chance to win a Cricut cartridge? The Cartridge in questions is "mini monograms" and it can do such fun stuff!

So here is the deal. If this is something you want-- then all you have to do is submit us one layout, card, home accent project where you have used your Cricut machine. List supplies used, and which cartridge you used, and how you used it. Email your entries to shellie@scrappinfun.com before Sept. 30th, and you will be entered to win this fabulous cartridge! That is all there is to it. Looking forward to your entries!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Mandarin Pixie

OK, kind of sad, but great news for all you stampers! http://www.mandarinpixie.com is going out of business. What does that mean for you? Everything is on sale for .50- 4.00! So if you want to pick up some great stamps, really cheap-- head on over there. :D http://www.mandarinpixie.com/

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Fun Halloween Treat Container!

OK.....Dee here! So...Halloween is just around the corner, so I wanted to share this Treat Container I created using a 'Crystal Light' drink container. It was so easy and REALLY FUN making this! Would be a fun project for you and your kids! Just wrap some fun Halloween patterned papers (I used papers from the KI Memories Haunted line)...add some cardstock stickers...ribbons...and a tag...then pop up a cute (or creepy) die cut (this one is from K&Company) with foam dots. Don't forget to decorate the lid, too! Then..make sure to fill it with LOTS of yummy Halloween candy and treats - (my favorite is Candy Corn).