Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Treat Bags

My boys love handing out treat bags and candy canes at Christmas. Just about everyone they've ever met will receive one :)

Using the 'Place Card' feature on the Cricut Christmas Cheer cartridge, I was able to make these sweet little treat bag toppers. Cut at 4.25 inches.

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Friday, 16 November 2012

Here Comes Santa Claus...

Another fun layout using Cricut's Jolly Holiday cart. This page is all ready for some photos of my kids at this years Christmas Parade which is in town next week. EXCITING!!!

Last year our Christmas Parade had a surprise visit from Darth Vader and the Storm Troopers. It was fantastic but as you can imagine I had a very hard time getting my boys to even acknowledge poor Santa. He certainly had his limelight stolen that day... LOL

For this layout, Santa in his sleigh was cut at 3.5 inches and 3 inches for his reindeer. The title was made using Baby Steps font and welding in Cricut Craft Room.

I used 2 DCWV photo mats to make the patterned strip and my fav border punch to jazz up the plain red cardstock.

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Little Owl Cupcake Toppers

So easy to make and the end result looks gorgeous. I made these for my Mother In Law's birthday and she was thrilled. Pin It

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Pooh & Friends Page Frames

Too cute!! Using the Cricut Pooh & Friends cartridge I cut the frames at 5 inches and embellished them with Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore & Piglet. An extremely easy way to scrap a photo.

I am thinking of making some of these for Christmas gifts and attaching magnets to the back. I rekon they'd be fun to have stuck on the fridge with the kids photos behind them. Pin It

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Jolly Holidays

Exciting!! Less than 3 months to go. The kids are starting to make their lists (eeek). The older they get, the more expensive the list. They still want whatever fad is going around at the moment (this week it's Trash Packs) but add to that they've learnt all about game consoles. Playstation for the 4 year old, Xbox for the 7 year old. Sorry kids. Even Santa has a budget.

We have family coming from Australia for Christmas, so I am making up a few pages in advance. I purchased the Jolly Holidays cartridge last year but have hardly used it. The images are awesome.

The little elves are cut at 3 inches. I added some of those wiggly eyes for extra cuteness. The title is cut at 2 inches. The tree is 4 inches and is from Create A Critter 2. The gifts are also from CAC2 and are cut at 2 inches and 1 inch.

I used DCWV glitter mats and a strip from the 'Mrs Claus Kitchen Stack'. I love this stack!! Pin It

Monday, 17 September 2012

Cute As Can Bee

Don't you just love the new Teddy Bear Parade cart? This little bee is just adorable.

For this layout I used a 3.5 inch bear and little bee accessories from Teddy Bear Parade Cart. 2 little bees from Pooh and Friends cart were cut at 1 inch and the font is from Cricut Craft Room basics (and embossed with swiss dots). I used my Fiskars Threading Water punch for the border and found some rather 'Cheerful' Creative Memories paper in my stash.

I am planning on making my own Christmas cards this year ( I say that every year and then a week before Christmas I am running around town buying cards to post before the cut off date.. tee hee hee). Anyways, the Santa Bear, Elf Bear & Reindeer Bear on the Teddy Parade cartridge are soo cute. I have already cut out a few and it's only September!! I'm off to a good start. Go Me!!! Pin It

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Happy Birthday with Create A Critter 2

I just love this little pig from the new Cricut cartridge - Create A Critter 2. I so cannot wait for it to reach New Zealand. I think it may be better than the original. I had a ball with the few free images that were in Cricut Craft Room. I wish I had of cut more.

For these 8x8 layouts I cut the pigs at 3.5 inches, the title at 2 inches, the little cupcake at 1.75 inches and the balloons at 2.5 inches.

The scalloped circle is from Cricut Craft Room Basics and is cut at 2 inches.

I used the DCWV Celebration stack with the pink and blue layout and a scrap of cupcake paper that I've had forever in the purple layout.

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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Create A Critter Zoo Layout

All the buzz surrounding Create A Critter 2 has had me pulling out the original cartridge and falling in love with it all over again. I love the new Lion from Create A Critter 2. The original just didn't work for me.

Create A Critter 2 - Lion cut at 2 inches, Birds cut at 1.25 inches

Everyday Paper Dolls - Zoo archway cut at 3.5 inches (real dial size), engineers cap was cut for a 3.5 inch paper doll

Create A Critter Cartridge - Giraffe 3.5 inches, Zebra 2 inches, Hippo 1.75 inches, Koala 1.5 inches (I cut his legs off before adhering), Tree 2.75 inches, Train 3 inches, Sun 1.75 inches, clouds 1 inch and 0.75 inch (real dial size), grasses 1 inch and 1.5 inches (real dial size)

Wavy paper trimmer used for grass. I cut 2 wavy strips at 3 inches and 2.5 inches for a layered effect. Pin It

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Create A Critter 2 - Cricut Challenge - Boo 12x12 Page

I am so excited about this new cartridge. Cricut Create A Critter 2!!!! I just adore the original.

This week have an amazing Sneak Peak of the new cart and a fabulous challenge. Head on over and check it out

This is my 12x12 scrapbook page entry. I had so much fun making it. It took me about an hour to do this one with the aid of  Cricut Craft Room. The cute little ghost, pumpkins and bats are all lifted off the page with pop dots.

Create A Critter 2 : Pirate Ghost cut at 2.5 inches, Treat Bag cut at 1.5 inches, Haunted House cut at 6 inches, Cloud cut at 1.75 inches, Title cut at 1 inch

Create A Critter (original) : Pumpkins cut at 1.25 inches & 1 inch

Paper Doll Dress Up: Tree cut at 5.5 inches (real dial size), Bats cut at 0.5 inches (real dial size)

Everyday Paper Dolls: Fence cut at 2 inches (real dial size), Grass cut at 1 inch (real dial size). Both of these border strips were made using Cricut Craft room, welded together to fit length of page.

Other items used: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Fiskars Threading Water punch, Creative Memories black & white chalking inks, black & white marker pens, Cardstock (Orange, Purple, Dark Grey, White, Light grey, Green, Yellow - brands unknown - I've had these in my stash forever)


Saturday, 25 August 2012

Clowning Around

I'm not usually an 8x8 scrapper but I rather like these little layouts. I'm really going through my 'All About Boys' stack. I'm going to keep my eye out for another. Luv it!! Pin It

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

There be Pirates... and trains

More layouts using the AllAbout Boys stack from DCWV.

I'm on a roll this week with my scrapbooking. At this rate, I should be all caught up in a year or 3 :)

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Saturday, 18 August 2012

My Super Hero

After complaining to my poor hubby about the lack of usable supplies amongst my craft stash, I realised something. All of those DCWV stacks and matstacks that I've been collecting, are meant to be used not collected. I've been toying with the idea of getting some actual scrapbooking done for a while now. I call myself a scrapbooker, when in fact I've become a hoarder.

So I pulled out the first stack, put my finger on the perforated line, pulled gently and tore the page right down the middle. Grrr... Guess I'll make a card out of that page.

Anyways, I put on a DVD for the kids, made them a snack and got down to some serious scrapping. I completed 3 pages. Woo-hoo.

Here are 2 8x8 layouts and 1 12x12 layout made using the 'All About Boys Stack' and my 'Paper Dolls Dress Up' Cricut cart. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. I love to use simple but fun layouts in my boys albums. I got 2 little thumbs up from the kids and a 'that's nice dear' from the hubby. I'm feelin pretty good.

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