Friday, September 30, 2011

Provo Craft banner contest

"WOW" was all I could say, when they posted my banner on Cricut's FB page as a winning banner. I remember I had to refresh a couple times just to be sure I was seeing the right thing. It wasn't until I actually saw my name that it really sunk in. I remember calling my mom and asking her if she'd seen that Jinger had shown this banner on tv...she was channel surfing and said that she missed it. So we hung up and I went back to stalking Cricut's FB page and that's when I saw my banner posted on the page...wait...what?!?...Oh my gosh!!! Since Monday sfternoon, I've come down off my "E2 win high" and I am now impaitently waiting to get it in the mail. There were so many teriffic banners, from what I could see on Cricut's blog and that were shown on HSN during the airings. Making these banners was fun. Thank you Provo Craft:-)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

E2 Giveaway on Mixology Crafts

LIVE right now at the Mixology Crafts girls have an E2 to giveaway plus GREAT extras. Be sure to check it out.

E2 Giveaway at Everyday Cricut

You will want to check out what Joy & Melanie have going on tonight. They are giving away a Cricut Expression2 machine in honor of the E2 launch on HSN tonight starting at midnight. Also you can watch out for surprises on Cricut-The Official Page on FB going on now and through out the night.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mini halloween banner

Okay, so here is yet another banner. I couldn't resist making this mini "all hallows eve" banner with the left over scraps from the previous banner. For the banner shape I used the "50 States" Cricut cartridge. I found the shape in the flag function and altered it with my Gypsy, using the "hide" feature and hiding all the extra lines on the inside of the flag. Again, I made the paper rosette and the letters are some older chipboard pieces that I had. I stamped a spider web image onto each letter with black StazOn. I hot glued them to the rosettes.

Trick or Treat banner

I am going banner crazy goodness! I scrap-lifted this banner idea from Jana Eubank on YouTube. I think she used five Cricut cartridges and out of the five I had two, so I had to alter her design to fit my cartridge library. I used "Storybook" cartridge for the font. I made the paper rosettes myself, layering three together. The triangles are the same as from my Cricut banner. The lollipops are from the "Mini Monsters" cartridge. I used tulle to string it all together.

Second entry for the Cricut banner contest

For this banner, I used my Gypsy to make these long thin triangles. The scallop triangle came from the "Calligraphy Collection" Cricut cartridge...altered with my Gypsy. The regular triangle shape was from "George"...altered with my Gypsy to match the scallop triangle. There is a circle doily cut that was made from the "Easter 2010" Cricut cartridge. I made the paper rosettes and layered two together. The star was also cut from "George" using the shadow feature. Lastly, the font is "Printing Press" using the tall function. I inked everything with "vintage photo" distress ink and did some heat embossing on the star.

Cricut banner contest

So Cricut is having a banner contest this month. Rules are simple; has to be a "pennant style" and must spell out "Cricut". Any size or shape we'd like and we can enter two different banners. Here is one of my entries. For this green banner I used the "Hannah Montana" and "Potpourri Basket" Cricut cartridges. Lots of layers and foam adhesive. I strung it together with seam binding.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Mixology Crafts giving away a Cricut Expression2

The fabulous ladies at Mixology Crafts have a brand new Cricut Expression 2 machine to giveaway. Be sure to head over and check out how you can enter for a chance to win!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cricut Expression2 Giveaway w/Everyday Cricut

Have you heard the GREAT NEWS???....Joy and Melanie over at Everyday Cricut will be giving away a brand new Cricut Expression2 machine!!! How cool is that?!?!

Just head on over to Everyday Cricut to enter yourself for a chance to win this awesome new Cricut machine. Also Joy and Melanie will have other great prizes to win during their LIVE USTREAM SHOW on Monday, April 25 at 8:05pm CST...which is 9:05pm for the East coast.

If you are not familiar with the new Cricut Expression2 machine check out this video of Joy and Melanie opening their machine right out of the box HERE.

Friday, April 22, 2011

New Exression2 Giveaway w/ My Pink Stamper

How exciting is this??? Only four more days until the Cricut Expression2 launches on HSN. If you haven't seen or heard of this new machine yet, you can see a video that Robyn/My Pink Stamper did HERE.

Also Robyn/My Pink Stamper is doing a My Pink Stamper Live Show Monday, April 25 at 10pm CST. For me on the East coast 11pm EST.

If you would like to see the rules for the Cricut Expression2 Giveaway and enter for your chance to win a BRAND NEW E2 seeHERE. A winner will be announced at the end of Robyn's Live show. GOOD LUCK!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Altered composition book

After hearing from my mom that she had cancer...again...and that this time she'd have to endure chemo to treat it. I thought I would make her a journal so she could write down her thoughts and feelings. This is what I came up with. Lots of different papers used as well as embellishments. I cut the frame from the "storybook" Cricut cartridge.