Saturday, April 21, 2012

WOW! My project was featured in Cricut Quick & Easy

Im So tickled to see one of my projects featured in a publication like Cricut
Here is the item that was featured in the April issue of Quick & Easy.
This is a pillow box made to look like a cute western purse. Dont you love all the bling? I created this by using my Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. This is my ABSOLUTE favorite cartridge!
The box was cut at fit to page, using Roxie paper. The handle was actually cut by making a capital "O", then cut in half. The two were placed back to back.
The cute little tag was a stamp that actually comes with the
cricut bundle.
Here's a hint too-decorate your box while it is flat, then puff it up.
If you want to find out more about the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Go to the TABS button above under my blog header and click on it.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

April Technique Blog hop-Layering a Window Card

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! This month we are highlighting the "Layering a Window Card" Technique as shown on page 33 in the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book! This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.
This months featured artist is Michelle West, you can see her artwork here:

We would love to see what you’ve created using this month’s technique, please visit our challenge blog at where you can share your projects and be entered in a chance to win great prizes. You will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way. Let’s get started

If you have come from Shirley's blog
then you are on the right track!

                                             Window Card

Inspiration for this card was from my friend Alejandra Gomez, She did a make and take at a Vendor show. Hers was made with S.U.
I altered it a big and cut the banner out.

In the CTMH Catalog, the example on page 33 shows to cut a layer and place it behind
the window. But in my card, I chose to place the piece I selected on the front. The accent color SWEET LEAF shows through from

All material was cut using the Art Philosophy Cartridge.
Cutting Sizes
BASE LAYER: 1-1/2"
BASE LAYER: Shift 3/4"
Small flowers 1/2"
My Acrylix Stamp sets: D1476 Card Chatter-Sympathy
                             D1325 Argyle Background

Now Hop over to  Cherri's Blog for more
Wonderful ideas! 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Cake Slice Box

Sending out this update For the Cake Slice Directions....
 Im a little behind on finishing up my directions as promised,
 I am busy busy planning my sons Eagle Court
of Honor with him for Boy Scouts- SOOO proud!
Please be patient-
it will get on here soon!

The Doily was cut with the Cricut too!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Dimensional 9" Bunny with the Cricut

This is Hunny Bunny-Created with the Art Philosophy Cartridge

Simple cutting, minimal artistic ability needed to make fun Critters
like these. PLUS, you can make them bigger or smaller. Imagine how big these would be if you used the "fit to page" feature! I will have to try it, and see how big they would be. Hmmm..
This is my own original pattern using the Art Philosophy Cartridge....ENJOY!

Honey Bunny

These are the parts I used from this cartridge- The height of the bunny is 9" tall.

If you are unsure of any of the shapes I am referring to here..go to
the SHAPE INDEX located under the blog title at

Part sizes not pictured above are 1" circle for eyelid-cut in half
Two White 1" circle for eyes, 2 black 1/2" circles for pupils, and 2 color of choice for behind pupils. 3/4" triangle for nose.
Add 2 strips for teeth under the cheeks.
Sponge all parts before assembly..
Start with the 4 1/2" back body part(rounded tap) and build from that. Add the Circle Body, then add the chest. Pop up the head but first make 3 little snips on each side
to add the look for fur. Add the layers to the ears. Attach behind the head.
Dryfit the face to get a pleasing look. The white eyes sit slightly under the cheeks, As well as a bit of the black pupils. The teeth get attached UNDER the cheeks too.
Pop up the eyelids and attach over the eyes. Make sure he doesnt look mad!
Add touches of white gel pen for whiskers, dots in the eyes give him life.
Lastly attach the fluffy scalloped tail.