CCR Folk Art Festival Projects

If you are here stopping by for more info on the Cricut Folk Art Festival projects I posted, I apologize. I haven't had a chance to get that info up on here.  I will work on it this weekend and should have more info up by Monday or Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by!  :)

p.s. If you have a specific question leave me a comment and I'll and answer it if I can.  Oh and if you know an easy way to upload a file LMK and I'll share the CCR file for the first card.  Sadly I didn't save the CCR file for the second card, so I can't share that.


Dec/Jan Cricut Magazine Monthly Challenge

Here is my project for the monthly challenge for the Cricut Circle Magazine. We could create any project we wanted to, but we had to use Cricut Craft Room, the free online design tool offered by Cricut.com. So for this challenge I used 2 different carts to cut designs for a history fair project display board. You will never guess what carts I found these images on... Go ahead try and guess... (I'll wait.)

Disney Classic for the artist palette
Nate's ABC's for the paint brushes and paint pot

Yep! Totally not the carts I would have expected to find cuts like these on. Just goes to show that being a Cricut cart collector pays off. You just never know what cart is going to have the perfect cut for a project you are working. :)


Shaker card for Cricut Weekly Challenge #41

This week's challenge was to create an interactive card. Cricut Cart used to make this card: Elegant Edges. Paper, cardstock & ribbon: Joann's. Spangles: Target $ spot. Stamps: Studio G. Acetate for Shaker: Plastic Cricut cart packaging. Pop dots: Scotch foam tape.

Best part of this challenge: I love how this turned out. Even if it looks nothing like what I planned. Worst part: Apparently when I am sick, I can not convert EST to MST in my head and missed the deadline to submit it. :( Oh well! You win some and you loose some.


I saw my banner!

On Jinger Adams's facebook page... They are getting ready to judge the contest. Winners will be announced on HSN on Sept 26th.


HSN Cricut Banner Challenge

Ok so I've known about this contest/challenge for a while now. But in typical me fashion, I waited until the very last minute to get started on my entries. < I probably shouldn't admit this. > Yes I said entries. I was going to make two banners for this challenge, a paper one and a fabric one. Unfortunately when you wait until the last minute to start a project, things don't always go as planned. Sometimes things like kids, pets, laundry, dinner, Internet, sleep, etc... take time away from crafting. So although I planned, sketched and designed out two entries, I only had time to make one. But I love the one I made and it's all good.

For today I am just posting a quick peak of my banner. Once the contest is over I will post more details, etc. I created most of it using Cricut Craftroom, which I LOVE! (Yes I could have used my gypsy, but that screen is hard on my eyes.) CCR and I are fast becoming BFF's. Where have you been all my life CCR?

Now my cable company and I not so much. They came to "fix" a cable tv problem we were having and all was fine and dandy until 20 minutes after the Mr. Cable man left. My ENTIRE house went out. NO cable tv - ok, I can live without that, NO phone - same, I can live without that, BUT NO INTERNET - NOT A GOOD THING! I am joined at the hip to my Internet. And CCR needs internet. UGH!!!

Long story short, I was able to get Mr Cable man to return and he did get everything back up and working but ummm there were a few tense moments there. Like... I screwed up this piece of my banner and I need to re-cut it, and while I have the cartridge I have no idea what size I cut it CCR. I can guesstimate it, but I know it wasn't a nice round number. It was something like 4.875 or 5.097... And my Expression only does whole numbers. So ya! It was touch and go there for a while.

But my plan all came together. :) Now this isn't the greatest picture. It have something to do with me taking it at 3am with my cell phone and it being inside with wonderful fluorescent lights blaring. But a girl does what she's gotta do. p.s. Don't you just love my beach towel backdrop that I hung from one of the kids old science fair project boards using clothespins. Not very pretty, but if nothing else working at 3am teaches you to be inventive.