Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cooking With Cricut Challenge and Guess Give-A-Way!!

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Cooking With Cricut-
Family Fun

Welcome to the Family Fun Cooking With Cricut Challenge:)  There are so many things that I do with my family that are fun!  Choosing one project to create was a difficult decision:)  But, right now my mom and I are still adding a few finishing touches to the craft room and she really wanted me to design a small canvas for her area.  So, this is a perfect challenge for that!!  My design is called: 

"Having fun with Mom."  

I started out with a blank canvas measuring 5" x 7".

And I didn't paint it!!  Instead the canvas was covered with patterned paper.  The Forever Young Cricut cartridge was used to cut out my mom and I and our lovely fashions!!  You can see we have fun shopping at Michael's, going to the movies, and going out for coffee.  My mom calls me her creative genius! 

How did she do that?  You may be asking, or maybe not, how did Madison create the Michael's shopping bag?  Any guesses?  I will send a special treat to the first person who can identify the two Cricut cartridges and cuts that were used.  If no one guesses correctly, I will use Random Organizer to pick a winner on Friday from those who made a guess:)  

My Creative Time Bonus Stamp Set- Creative Genius Stamp
Wall Decor and More Cricut Cartridge- Coffee Cup, Ticket
Tear Drop Cricut Cartridge- "Having fun with Mom"
? and ? Cricut Cartridge- Michael's Shopping Bag
Divine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Gel Pens

Please be sure to visit the Cooking With Cricut blog to see what the other design team members have cooked up for you. You have until next Tuesday to enter this week's challenge for a chance to win a fabulous prize. Click HERE to enter.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room- Card Creating Tuesdays

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 Card Creating Tuesdays

Good morning and welcome back to My Cricut Craft Room Card Creating Tuesdays.  I hope to inspire you with my work today and to encourage you to try something new! As you know, each week I will be sharing with you new cards that I have designed and adding a few tips that I have learned along the way. 

Today I am sharing a Gate fold card with you. To see how to make a Gate fold card click HERE.  This is a baby card that I was asked to design for the grandmother of a newborn baby.  The the outside is personalized with a picture of the baby.

Click on the photo to enlarge.  The inside is personalized with information about the birth of the baby.

Kate's ABC's Cricut Cartridge- Baby Shoes
Pooh Font Set Cricut Cartridge- "Congrats"
Computer generated information
White Pearls
Diaper Pin
Gel Pens

Tip of the Day:

  If you missed my previous tips, you can click: 

This is just my preference, but when I pull my colors together to start designing a card first I look at the color of the background paper to find a color/s that just barely makes an appearance.  I then try to draw this color out with my other card stock or embellishments.

There are hints of burgundy and blue mixed in with this brown/tan patterned paper so I went with burgundy and blue accents.  This needed a third, different color, and I decided on black.

The black worked well for the embellishment and the color of the ink for the printing.  I don't use black ink unless it works with the rest of the project.  When necessary I run computer generated information through a color printer.

Thank you for stopping by!  Be sure to stop by My Cricut Craft Room to see what the other Design Team members have in store for you today at Card Creating Tuesdays:)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cards from Boise, Idaho

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I want to thank the ladies from Bosie, Idaho for sending such pretty cards for Kate, the recipient of the August cards for the "I Feel the Love Project".  I usually leave comments on your blogs and not mine, but I don't have your blog addresses.  I wanted to make sure you know how much I appreciate your cards and I wanted to tell you all how awesome they are.  All the embossing and great colors you chose just made me say "Wow" when I looked at them! Such beautiful cards.  

I hope you don't mind that I am sharing them here today so that  everyone else can see them too:)  Thanks to all of you that sent cards this month. Kate and her family will be feeling the love.  My followers ROCK!!!





Thank you again to everyone who has contributed a card or cards to the "I Feel the Love Project."  Every card helps!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Birthday Card

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Good morning everyone.  I am in a birthday club which means I make a lot of birthday cards.  Today I would like to share one of the cards I made yesterday using my brand new

This card was designed with one of my favorite color combinations- brown, blue and pink.  I like the simplicity of a pretty background paper and one simple cut.

A birthday greeting was stamped on the inside of the card using the Coffee and Tea for You and Me stamp set from K Andrews Designs Art Stamps.  

Divine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Scalloped Border Punch
Forever Young Cricut Cartridge- Girl
Recollections Floral Embellishments
Gel Pen

I am linking this up to:


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Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Junior Year is Here:)

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Well, it is official.  I am back in school.  For the past 11 years I have been taking my first day of school picture with at least one of my brothers.

Dalton, class of 2010; ME; Aaron, class of 2011

It was kind of strange standing alone for the first time.  Can someone tell my mom to stop crying!  I still have two more years of high school:)
So are your kids in school now?  Do you have more time to craft?  I am hoping that you can find a spare moment to make a card to send to Kate McRae or a member of her family for the August  "I Feel the Love Project."  

***Just click on the link above for all the details***

Perhaps you have the perfect card that you already made for a challenge and you don't know what to do with it!!  Consider sending it to this project!  Time is running out for this month.  We are down to our last week.  

Here is how you can help.   Submit one card by August 31st to:

Madison Womack
(IFTL) Funky Cards
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA  93423

                                Project #3

  You will be happy you did.     
Thank you!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Guest Designer:) - For Nicole

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Today I am a guest designer for Nicole on her blog Canadian Nickel Scrap'n.  Thank you Nicole for this great opportunity!  You are such a talented designer!! Your blog ROCKS!! 

Who is Madison? I am a 16 year old girl who stumbled into card making when I was looking for a way to earn money to pay for my club volleyball tuition.  Besides paper crafting and volleyball, I like spending time with my family and friends, sewing, painting, and just being creative.

What am I up to? I am about to start my Junior year of high school.  I will be playing varsity volleyball as a left-handed setter:)  When I'm not in school I can either be found at Michael's where I work part-time or in my craft room working on projects for my design teams:)  I am a member of the Cooking With Cricut and the My Cricut Craft Room Design Teams. 

What's new and exciting?  I started the "I Feel the Love Project," spreading love one card at a time.  Each month we send cards to someone who is experiencing a difficult time in life.  The response as been amazing.  If you are interested sending a card to someone who could use some joy in their life, please click on my link:)  It really makes YOU feel good too to help someone else:)  

My project was designed and created for Holly and Aaron McRae.  They are the parents of Kate McRae, this month's recipient of the "I Feel the Love Project" cards. 
(click on card to enlarge)
This is a simple card of encouragement I created using the Kate's ABC's Cricut cartridge and a beautiful sentiment from the Pink By Design "Sympathy" stamp set.  If you find a pretty piece of background paper, you don't need to add much to it to make a special card.  I added a few embellishments like the small brads and stitching on the mushrooms and the tiny gems on the butterfly.

So what do you think?  I like how this card turned out:)  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room- Card Creating Tuesdays

Welcome to Funky Cards and
 Card Creating Tuesdays

Good morning and welcome back to My Cricut Craft Room Card Creating Tuesdays.  I hope to inspire you with my work today and to encourage you to try something new! As you know, each week I will be sharing with you new cards that I have designed and adding a new tip that I have learned along the way. 

My cousin Alyssa just started Junior High School last week and yesterday she celebrated her 12th birthday!!  What an exciting time for my sweet cousin.  Today I want to share the birthday card I made for her.  

Happy 12th Birthday Alyssa!  Have an awesome time at your new school!  We love you very much.

Martha Stewart Scalloped Border Punch
Kate's ABC's Cricut Cartridge- Little girl
Googly Eye
Pink Ink
Gel Pens

Tip of the Day: 
Last week we looked at how we could take a simple die cut and have it pop off the page by embossing it and adding a few embellishments.  Click HERE if you missed last week's post.  Today I wanted to show you what you could do if you have problems getting punches to work with thin paper.

Have you ever tried to punch thin paper and have it rip?  It can be so frustrating!!!  Well, there is no need get mad or throw your punch away or even have to buy a new one.  I have a simple solution for you.

Place a piece of thick card stock (maybe a color you don't use much or scrap you may have hanging around) on top of the piece you are going to punch.  Make sure to line them up so they match perfectly before you begin.

When you are finished, you will have a perfect punch with no rips or tears!  Remember, the thin paper goes on the bottom.

On the left you can see the punch created with the card stock placed over the thin paper and on the right you can see the punch created with the thin paper alone.

No need to waste any more paper!! I love being able to punch pretty patterned paper.  I hope this helps!!

If you have any tips that you would like me to cover, leave me a comment and I will do my best to help you:)  

Thank you for stopping by!  Be sure to stop by My Cricut Craft Room to see what the other Design Team members have in store for you today at Card Creating Tuesdays:)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Photo Mat Re-Do

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Photo Mat Re-Do

As promised, this week I am posting another project that I just had to "re-do."  For some reason, the past two years the wallet size photos of my school pictures have been super sized.  This created a problem for the opening in the ready made photo frame that my mom had been using for my pictures.  When she went to add our school pictures, our faces were too big for the openings.  We looked so funny!  Not to worry, nothing a Gypsy, an ATG gun, some card stock, and a bit of creativity couldn't fix:) 

Here are a few before photos-

My brothers and I each had an individual frame and a school photo from Kindergarten through 12th grade (well mine isn't complete yet!!!).  

The frames were oak and the mats were a cream color and they kind of blended into the wall.

But the bigger problem became the super sized pictures!!  Look at Aaron's Kindergarten picture compared to his 11th grade picture.  They used to shoot the pictures differently and now they do head shots that take up the entire frame.  I couldn't even fit my face in the frame opening!  It was really funny:)  New mats were a must.

A must for this week's project! 

The mat was designed using the Gypsy:) The cut outs are round instead of oval allowing for a wider opening.

Frames, shadows... 

and grades were added around the photos.

Since these were custom made, the names and school years were added to the top and bottom of the mat.

And the after shot.  It is hard to get a good picture of these hanging since these are in a hallway.  But you can see the difference.  The pop of color from the card stock and the black shadow gives the photo mats some much needed life.

**A couple of linking parties that you might 
want to check out! Lots of inspiration and cool projects**

Thanks for stopping by,

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