Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge

It seems like doing my crafts has taken a big back seat to life in general! What little free time I have lately I just prefer to sit and veg! So, projects aren't happening much but I sure enjoy them when I do get the chance to create!

This challenge was great since the topic is all about creating. Following the rules of the challenge I made a scrapbook page paying tribute to my favorite new tool to create with - the Cricut Imagine. We had to use at least two cuts, the shadow feature, patterned paper and some bling. I used the Imagine Country Carnival cartridge for all the patterned paper in this layout and for the word "Imagine". I also used the Songbird cartridge for the font and shapes and used the patterned paper from the Country Carnival to fill them in. It's really great to be able to use both cartridges together! I love the no guess work in putting together the patterned paper for a project- it's all done for you on the cartridge as everything is coordinated to go together! The picture in this layout is the Imagine with part of this project laying in the tray. I think I may get a scrapbook frame for this one page layout and hang it in the room where I do my crafting.

To create this LO I used:
Cricut Imagine
Country Carnival Imagine cartridge
Songbird cartridge
Kraft cardstock from My Minds Eye
I Rock

I would love to win this challenge! Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cricut Circle Blog Weekly Challenge #1

The challenge this week was to use the French Manor cartridge on a project. Also, we needed to use at least two cuts and include pearls or jewels. You can check out the challenge here. I have just become a Circle member so it was nice to jump in and make something with this new cartridge. It was also really fun to use the Imagine to print and cut everything on this card (except the Kraft cardstock).

This 5x7 card was made using:
Cricut Imagine Best Friends cartridge for all the pattern/solid paper
French Manor cartridge-birdcage, bird and table
Hero Arts stamp
Bazzill Kraft cardstock
brown chalk ink
Copic warm gray marker
pop dots

I used the Copic marker to add shading on the table to give it a little more dimension. And since its HP ink, it didn't run! I'm excited to be able to use my Copics with Imagine machine creations.

Thanks for taking a peak! Have a great day.