I was really excited to do the Cricut Circle Blog challenge!
I found this mirror at a yard sale for $2.00!! I knew I wanted to do something with it as soon as I seen it. My dear, sweet mother said to me, "Honey, you know you can get a new mirror quite easily to replace that old one!" Ha, ha, ha! Silly girl! That's the charm of it!
When I saw the Cricut challenge, I perused over the Tic Tac Toes. I originally wanted to use a different set of three, but when I got the mirror, I changed to: 1. Use a Cricut cut flower. 2. Use buttons. 3. Make a ruffle.
The flowers were cut from Mother's Day Bouquet. I used a piece of ugly paper (as always! It's either that or scraps only!) I wanted to make more of them because I love how they look, but I really could not recall what it looked like before I cut it so I was not sure if I had another piece! lol!
I used the inside of a leaf from Straight From the Nest for the pine needles. I used Cricut Essentials (boy, I'll say Essential!) for the other leaves. I love that leaf! I used to use punches I bought, but I can make a lot with the Cricut at one time, I know they will cut properly and I can store the extras for later! I cut the pine needles out of a 12x12 piece of card stock and leave them all on the sheet of card stock and pull them off as I need them. It's fabulous!
I used DCWV, MME and Tim Holtz papers. I'm not sure who made the tag. The Monogram D, I believe is 7Gypsies. The beautiful buttons I also got at a garage sale... CHEAP! So blessed! You can't see the two on the ruffle I made. I tried to take a picture of this, but wow, it's hard to take a picture of a mirror! lol!
I have one of those flourishes of bling. I think they look beautiful, but omg what a nightmare to take them off of their acetate and put them on. Any tips on that would be great! The tassel bling was from a yard sale. It is gorgeous!
The clock was fun! I punched out one of the clocks from the TH paper pack. I used Glossy Accents and secured it to a large Fragment piece. The metal hands are picture turns/secures. The outer metal piece is an ear ring (yep, that's right!) that I cut and added a button (from the yard sale!)
The doilies are from MS Elegant cake.
The ruffle was dollar store ribbon that you would use to wrap a gift with. I put dollar store ribbon on it and yard sale buttons.
There are other assorted treasures on this from various places. My darling hubby was tickled pink when I used a bottle cap from his favorite pop!
I am very happy with how this turned out. I think it is exquisite! All told, I probably spent $5 - $10 (max!!!) for what I will be displaying proudly in my home, and then given to my little girl for a gift one day. I might never have made this if I wasn't wanting to enter that contest!
I have had a good day today, inside my house, getting work done, cooking, baking, cleaning and crafting. It's too rainy and wet to do anything else. I like these days sometimes!
I made this card with Forever Young. I chose the yellow back ground because it was sitting on my work station from my project I'm working on for the monthly challenge already distressed.
I made an "oops" with the tags. They were supposed to be purple underneath and the creamy paper on top. I didn't realize what I did until it was too late! I was able to resurrect it by taking out the letters and putting them on the cream and then another backing on the cream. I think they turned out pretty good. I love the little tag attacher to secure them. How fun is that? I like the idea of the old fashioned mirror for the girl to look into. (My daughter really wants to get her hands on mine, the little rotter!)
I didn't think about the pattern in the dress until after I had cut it out. I got lucky again there! The image was cut right in the middle of the flower! Woot woot!
Overall, I'm very happy with how it turned out. I like to try new things if I can. It keeps me from growing stale!
Another cart got used in my quest! I wish I didn't have to work all of the time or I'm sure I could get them all used in short order!
See my new Cricut blinkie? I just got that today! I had zero idea how to get it put there, but an awesome Circle member showed me how. I feel like a kid in a candy store!
OMG! Please pay your medical bills before viewing this picture! The frightfulness of it may cause you to need CPR! lol!
I really want to enter the Cricut giveaway on their blog, so as much as I hate pictures of myself, I have to put one on here so I can link it to the blog. It's supposed to be of our scraping room. Mine needs a bit of an overhaul before I'd be willing to put that up here too! I thought some of the SU! inks would be showing in the background and the ribbon rack and paper, but I guess it's a close up. My face is really red as I spent the day roofing. Ugh! Not my favorite "past time". In fact, I don't think I care to spend any time doing it!!! It's just a financial necessity.
Don't you just love the little feet on my E? I think they are so cute! My room is yellow and blue. It's very friendly.
I made this card for my dd who just participated in a gymnastics tournament. She did pretty good. This is her first year and I've very proud of her accomplishments.
I used Cindy Loo for all of the cuts. Who knew this little lacey cut was there? I started with that and went from there. The cute little squirrel is popped up. I had to bling it it up a bit. My dd loved the rosie cheeks and all the bling.
This is the card I made to go with the bookmark. They don't have any similarities, but like I said, I'm eclectic and do different things upon whims!
I just got Four Legged Friends and knew I had to do something with that horse! He's so darn cute! At first I was going to go for a more traditional look, but then the light bulb started to shine and I had an epiphany! Why not do a horse like "My Little Pony"?! With that in mind, I chose pattern papers and blinged it up! I cut the bird from Cindy Loo. The Clouds are from Create a Critter. I just love that cart! I go to it often for items to cut! The sun is from Doodlecharms and the face is from Peachy Keen Stamps. The grass is from Happy Hauntings. I made the landscape with different green papers cut at different heights. I had a lot of fun making this card! I really like how whimsical it turned out! I hope she likes it too!
I made this for a sweet soul who did me a favor without me even asking! Now that is a beautiful person! It's been distressed with a couple Ranger Distress Inks. I added flowers and a bunch of embellishments. It took awhile to figure out how much blue was enough, without being too much or too little. I think I got a good balance now!
I made this card for my mother for Mother's Day. She loves her cats! I used my new absolutely gorgeous cart: Kate's ABCs. I could hardly wait to get this cart! I love everything about it! I also used Mother's Day Bouquet for the sun and Sentimentals for the mat. I used SU! punch for the "Happy" label. I slipped a little lace under the dress. I think it added a little extra dimension of cuteness!
Three more carts used (although two new lol!) in my "Use Your Carts!" journey!
Since beginning on the journey to use my cart I have become inspired to use my embellishments, etc. as well, so I will be trying hard to put a few "little extras" onto my cards. Although, I am sure If I used 10 items each time (I used 23 on this one!) I still would not be able to use them all up in the next 20 years! lol!