When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me, Lord." I am a believer that God created each one of us with a unique talent, therefore, use it well to serve Him.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge - Cosmo Cricket

About two years ago, crafter's found out that Tuesday Morning is a place where you can find craft treasures without ruining your craft budget.  Here is a Cosmo Cricket kit I found during one of my trips there.
 It's about time now to turn this kit into a wonderful creation...
Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge is Cosmo Cricket Contest.  All that requires is for us to use Cosmo Cricket products, three Cricut cuts and a Cuttlebug folder.
With this challenge, I decided to make a hanging frame for my niece, Jannez.  I used Kate's ABC solely for all the Cricut cuts and Victoria embossing folder, which happens to be one of my fave.  All products used with the exceptions on bling, beads, cardstock and adhesives were all Cosmo Cricket.
I used TH glossy accent on the little girls, flowers and the name Jannez to make the images pop-out.

I added some beads, to accent the plain twines.
Rather than leave the end of the twines plain, I cut some hearts using Martha Stewart cardstock.
After cutting the hearts, I run tem to my Cuttlebug machine and used Victoria embossing folder, which happens to be my favorite.
That's it for now.  Until next challenge...

Big Lots Enabler

Just a quick post to share with you.  Over the weekend, we run to Big Lots and guess what I found in between the papers... a Martha Stewart 24 X 36 craft mat which I paid $8 versus the regular price of $42.

 Sometimes, you really dont know what you can find at Big Lots.  That's why my hubby and I loves to go there...
  Head out now to the nearest Big Lots in your area...

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Kraftin' Kimmie Blog Challenge - Let's Go to the Office

Another week is done but it also mean another great challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie. This challenge is Let's Go to the Office.  This week's hostess is Krafty Kerry and she wants us to incorporate any kind of office supplies on our creation.  Well, here is my entry for the week:
 I used a fun yet creepy doily using Martha Stewart corner punch then added some bling.  The bats were punched out too using MS craft punch.
 I used labeler, clips, stapler, and a piece of paper from a tablet. I also added a silver spider charm to finish the touch.
I had fun making this card.  I felt really good because I was able to use those old school embellishments that I collected some time ago.   

Oh, do you know I was the lucky winner last week.  I guess, Zelda the Zombie was a lucky charm...
Until next challenge...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cricut 360 ° Challenge - Relax

Everyday, I scrambled every minute to take care of so many things and of course the three most important people in my life.  We have a pool in our house and we also have an apartment in a beach area, however, relaxing for me is not the norms.  Relaxing for me means being done with my duties as a Mom and a wife. This is why I approached this challenge on a different view.

Here is a scrapbook page that shows what relaxes me...
Relaxing means being done with cleaning, laundry, dishes/cooking and homeschooling.  After being done those duties, it means it's "me"time...

CARTRIDGE USED: Chore Chart and CTMH Art Philosophy

Nytnyt crafty friends...

Kraftin' Kimmie Blog Challenge

Last year I've been dying to have Kraftin' Kimmie's Halloween kit stamps.  But too many things happened like my husbang getting lay off from work.  Prior to the event in our lives, I bought a whole bunch of those KK stamps but I wasn't able to play with them until now.  This Halloween season, it is definitely my goal to put those stamps at work.  Here's my firt project and I would be entering this card for the KKB - Challenge 93/Michele's Sketch.

Here's my entry:

I added a die-cut spiderweb as added background.
I also added spider die-cut...
Until next time...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A birthday LO for Ella

Last night was like many other nights. I was having a hard time sleeping and of course that best way to wait for daytime is to do crafting.

This is my daughter Ella on her last birthday and she is my inspiration for today's project.
I will be using this page LO as my entry to Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge and Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge Me Monday.  The rule for Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge is to make a project that includes (A) Pop of (B) Bright (C) Color.  We also need to incorporate 1 of something; 2 of something and 3 of something. While at Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge Me Monday rule is as simple as make any kind of YELLOW project.

Here's my LO:

A Pop of Bright Color : RED
1 of something is number 6
2 of something are 2 red rolled rosette
3 of something are the 3 blue butterflies embellishments
I can't wait to get home so I can print Ella's picture and adhere it to this one page LO.  Oh, I missed those days when I do scrapbook pages solely...

Did you know that I only used one Cricut cartridge for this project?  Doily, flourish, leaves and branches, flowers, rolled rosette, labels, number 6, pennant, circle and scalloped circle are just some of  the images you find from CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  It is so versatile and I think I've used it in every project I made lately.  I highly suggest to grab one and I'm sure you'll love it too.  If by any chance you don't know any CTMH  consultant, let me know and I'll be more than happy to give you my consultant's contact info.

That's it for now.  Hope you like my scrapbook page...
Hugs to all...

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge - Create A Scene

Here is a project I made for Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge - Create A Scene.  I was very excited but kindda reluctant at first.  It took me two weeks to make up my mind whether I will join or not.   It was my family who convinced me and challenged to come up with this project with of course some specific request:

- My son Jack, wants me to create something with Thomas and his friends.
- My daughter Ella, wants girls in it.
- My hubby wants either Christmas or Halloween theme.

I admit it was confusing at first on how I should incorporate everything.  The hardest was coming up with a replica of Thomas.  Attention PC, my son is requesting for Thomas cartridge.  My daughter's request isn't too difficult but then I was against on doing any Christmas or Halloween theme.  I know that majority of the entries will be focus on those themes but alas! I ended up making a Christmas scenario.

Well, enough talking, I am so proud to share with you my project. I really thought it will be difficult a difficult project (not to mentioned my Gypsy was acting stranged) but surprisingly I had a good time.  I think this is one of my best creations...


Thanks to Peachy Keen and a little bit of imagination.  I was successful in coming up with a Thomas image and it made my son really happy.  He told me that these LO are his and he can't wait to see his pictures on it.  Majority of the images I used are from Christmas Solution.  I just loved that cartridge!  I made many Christmas project using that.  I'm also proud to say that I turned the milkman into a conductor.  My son won't stop bugging me for a conductor, glad I found the milkman from the Pop-Up Neighborhood cartridge.  Well, what can I say, he's a big fan of Thomas and Friends LOL.

Hope you had fun looking at my LO.  

CHRISTMAS SOLUTION: train, Santa Claus, elves, freight car, church, church door, wreath, Christmas tree and star and snowflake
WINTER FROLIC: kids, gifts and snowman
POP-UP NEIGHBORHOOD: train station, train stop signs, conductor (milkman)
PAPERDOLL: railroad
GEORGE: circle
MS Cake: no. 1

Here are some closer look on funny and cute things in the LO:
 My very own Thomas and the milkman turned into a conductor.  BTW, she's a woman conductor...
 See how the girl look so mean?  My kids says if there are nice kids, there ought to be a naughty one on the scene.
 The well detailed church door...
 I used glittered paper for snowy effect.  I added rhinestones and pearls to diec-cut snowflakes.  Snowflakes was attached to the page using a glittered blue and white mini brads.
Love the total effect of the snows.  It add touch to a plain blue background...
 The drunken looking snowman...
 After my kids saw Santa and the gifts, I was told that elves should be in the picture too... Yeah, very imaginative kids...
A lot of things are going on these 2-page layout.  I hope I will be given another chance to do it again...  Thanks to my family who inspire me...