Tuesday, June 28, 2011

On the Road Again....Easy Garbage Pail

This month's challenge for the Cricut Circle is to make something useful for your car on those Summer road trips.  No matter what I always seem to have bunches of trash...add in other people and it gets to be a problem....So I made this little garbage pail.  I live in Texas and the year I started driving Texas came out with the Don't Mess with Texas campaign...So of course I had to do that on one side using the 50 states cartridge for the Texas cut, the star and letters from Cake Basics....Used the Cricut Decals cartridge from the E2 Expression and Plaintain Schoolbook for the other side.  I used high performance vinyl, so the pail can be used for many other things....like hitting the beach....

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Father's Day Invite

Can you believe I failed to take pictures of the Father's Day cards and the cute boxes before I gave them to them?  Oh, well.  Here is a pic of the invite I did to invite the dads over for some bbq.

Used the Father's Day card, a Amuse sentiment stamp, DCWV paper and some of my black accents for the handle.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer of Savings Stash/Scrap Challenge

HI, all....I have started a group on Facebook called Summer of Savings Stash Scrap Challenge. 

Big Haul from the Great American Scrapbook Convention
It is for challenges related to reducing the money we spend on craft supplies.  There will be one main challenge that you must participate in to be in the group....it is a Summer long challenge, so from June 21st to September 22nd.  This challenge will be to not purchase any new or additional supplies during this time frame. Yep, you read that right!  Three months of NO crafty purchases.

There will be some small guidelines:
You may purchase adhesive as needed (although it might be painful to go to your craft store of choice to get it)
You may purchase one pack of black and one pack of white card stock during the course of the challenge

If you are someone that makes paper crafting as a source of income...you may purchase for that purpose only (special order for something with zebra print and you don't have it---you would get the zebra print to complete the job).  The goal is to still try not to purchase more than you need or to not make a purchase if you can use something else.

Also, I will be posting new challenges (sub-challenges) that are optional - these challenges will be weekly or bi-weekly.  Please suggest challenges, too if you like.

This will be a great place to post pics of your projects that you used your stash or scraps to create.  It will be perfect chance to break out those tools or supplies you just haven't gotten around to using and share with everyone how it worked and what you made.  And an oppurtunity to borrow from each other if you need that perfect thing to complete a project, but it isn't in the rotation.  (I have a friend that lives 3 miles from me and I'm sure if I don't have something....she does! )

Look for the group on Facebook and join us if you like!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

So, what was in the bag???

Hi, all....At the end of last month I participated in the blog hop for Michelle at Scrappin with my Bug 's birthday celebration.

The project was a card and a bag....And, as promised I gave her the gift in person tonight....Here's what it was....  She was very surprised!  Happy Birthday, Michelle!

A Pink Journey Cartridge