Thursday, April 15, 2010

cartridge challenge *COMPLETE*

WooHoo! Happy Tax Day, everyone! Yeah right, I know! It also happens to be the final day of the cricut cartridge/stash challenge, and I am happy to say that I have completed the challenge! I also did not buy any new cartrdiges during the challenge, which was my own little twist! So here are a few pages and a couple of cards:
For Brandon:
Used Jasmine on shadow for this one, it beef's up the letters a bit and makes them much easier to cut. It really is a great font. For the family book:
Used opposites attract. Another great font that I don't use enough!
For Brandon:

A card for my new neice, her daddy really loves all things hunting and fishing! I used 4 different cartridges on this one! Can anyone name them all?
Sorry for the bad picture, I really need to find a good spot to take pictures.

And a birthday card that I think I might send to Clinton's grandma whose birthday I missed a couple of weeks ago! OOPS! I really like this one. I used the same papers I used a couple months ago on a bunch of cards, which is great, I took them right out of my scrap drawer! The cute dragonfly is from Pooh & Friends. The tag is a nestie that my dear friend Tammy sent me for my birthday! Thanks Tammy!
Again, another bad picture!

I thought I would give a little update on the WW thing. I am in maintenance, have been for a few weeks, and things seem to be going just fine. I finally got some great new clothes so I will get on of the boys to take a new picture of me here one of these days!
As always, thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

3 cards and 3 pages

Geesh, it's been a couple of weeks again already! I'm just so bad about getting the pictures taken, which is weird since I usually take at least one picture everyday.
So, anyways, in my quest to use my stash and all of my cartridges, I have actually been making quite a few cards, which isn't my strong suit with the cricut. I don't really LOVE any one of the cards, but I think they are OK. I am just 7 cartridges away from finishing the challenge, which had a due date of April 15th (tax day) I'm not sure I'll make the due date, but I will finish the challenge. I also said I wouldn't buy a new cartridge until I used every one I had, and I've stuck to that, but there are a couple that I really want, so I will definitely finish before too long so that I can start picking them up!
This one I used A Childs Year (which I've already used in the challenge) for the background scallop, which I love. Beyond Birthdays for the sentiment. I wish my orange stickles would have went on smoother, but the texture on the paper messed me up. That, and I guess I need a steadier hand! I actually really like this one, which I mostly scraplifted from the Cricut MB. I used Wild card for the card base, George for the white circle and Indie Art for the butterfly. I also used my cuttlebug, I always forget to use that thing, and it's such a great tool. The "bling" (Randy always laughs when I use that word), is from my stash, I've had them forever, got a bazillion of them from Oriental Trading. They aren't sticky, so I glued them using MS glue, I'm not sure how they would hold up in the mail...

Used Home Accents for the Flourish and Walk in my Garden for the flowers. This one sat on my desk, unfinished for days. I'm still not so sure about it.
Sorry the pictures are all a little dark!

And here are my 3 layouts. All of Easter 2008. Again I am trying to use my stash and cartridges, so on this I used Fabulous finds (I think?) for the ticket and printing press for the letters. Fabulous Finds is actually one of my very favorite cartridges, I just haven't used it in a long time.
So this page is for the family book: Randy's book, kind of plain:
Brandon's book:

And I have had most of the prima's forever, way back when Charlie from the cricut MB would sell samplers! Several years ago. The paper ribbon I bought about 2 years ago.
Well thanks for looking, hopefully it won't be so long in between visits!