Saturday, April 30, 2011

April 2011 Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge: Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle!

APRIL MONTHLY CHALLENGE: Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle!
In honor of Earth Day (April 22nd) we would like you to recycle, reuse or repurpose 3 items on your project. For example, cut a shape from junk mail found in your trash can. Reuse something found in a junk drawer, or whatever! Use your creativity! Create a layout, card, altered project, etc. The choice is yours!

For this project, I used 4 recycled items:

1. Sprite Can

2. Scraps of cardstock left from project during the Birthday Class at the Stampede

3. IPOD case

4. Old collected buttons

I wanted a case to store all those buttons you collect as extras from clothing that you never actually use. I had an old IPOD case that I thought would be perfect! I dolled it up by cutting a scalloped flower and button from a Sprite can. I then added leaves from the Give a Hoot cartridge to complete it. The case wrap came from the scraps of cardstock from the Stampede, the button phrase welded and cut from Don Juan, and the misc. button cuts from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.

Scrapbook Titles:

  • Choose to Reduce

  • Green Power

  • Zero Waste

  • For Every Earthy Reason, Don't Waste It

  • Clear Your Conscience - Cultivate Our Creation

  • Get Into the Green Scene

  • Don't Waste It - Respect It
    •Go Green! Go Green!
    •Why Waste a Cool Planet?
    •Wipe Out Waste
    •It's Easy Being Green - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
    •Keep It Green
    •Keep Your Earth Clean and Green
    •Show Appreciation for Future Generations
    •The Choice is Yours - Save It or Waste It
    •You are the Difference - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
    •Being Green is Sexy
    •Green with Envy

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #30 ~ Mom & Me

Weekly Challenge #30: Mom & Me Challenge!
The Challenge: Create a scrapbook page about you and your mom, OR you and one of your children.

I created this scrapbook layout primarily from the Imagine cart Lori's Garden. This cart has so many beautiful floral and feminine images. The large scallop is a flood filled shape from the Imagine Shape Library. The alphabet is cut from Wall Decor and More, utilizing the flood fill option on the Imagine to match the prints and colors from Lori's Garden. I used pop dots to add dimension to the rose in the bottom right hand corner. Other then that, the rest of the layers are composite images. I may go back and add a button or two, but other then that, the images can stand on their own. By the way, the little cutie is Kadence at 2 days old.

I think I am going to start listing titles that match the theme of the project I am working on at the end of each post. Stay tuned for additions to the Scrapbook Title categories of my blog. Also, feel free to add your favorite sayings when commenting so that I and others may also enjoy. =)


  • Like Mother, Like Daughter

  • Mommy and Me

  • Every Mother is a Working Woman

  • Unconditional Love

  • Always Caring, Always Giving, Always Loved

  • A Mother's Touch

  • Mother's Loving Ways

  • A Mom of All Trades

  • A Mother's Work is Never Done

  • A Mother is a Girl's Best Friend

  • The Best Friend a Daughter Could Ever Have

  • The Queen and Her Princess

  • A Special Lady

  • "Stay" at Home Mom? Ha!

  • The Queen of all Mums

  • Mommy's Day

  • The "Lap" of Luxury

  • My Guidance

  • A Living Legacy

  • I Owe it All to You

  • Head Honcho

  • A Mother's Love

  • Being a Mother Means...

  • Lifelong Friend and Mother

  • Mother Knows Best


  • My Other Mother

  • Mother by Marriage

  • His Mother, My Friend

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cricut Circle Weekly Challange #29: Handmade Flower

Weekly Challenge #29: Handmade Flower Challenge!
The Challenge: Handcraft a flower using your Cricut and/or Cuttlebug machine and use it on your project.

I am back...atleast I think so! =) I guess it depends on the babies and whether or not they let me craft OR if I choose to lose additional sleep! Decisions, decisions.....

For this layout, I used the carts Accent Essentials and Ashlyn's Alphabet. I cut the flower at several different sizes and in two differnet colors. I then alternated the colors to make them pop and used silver and vanilla brads in the middle to give them some additional texture.

Friday, April 1, 2011

My Latest Creation ~

Kadence MaryAnn Cooper was born Tuesday morning. She weighed 6 lbs, 7 oz and was 18.5" in length. She is just a delight! We could not be happier!