Friday, May 27, 2011

Vanilla Cupcake Recipe Layout

Here is a recipe layout that I made for an A-Z Dessert Recipe Swap being hosted on the Cricut message board.  I used the Cricut Imagine 'Yummy' cartridge for the 'cupcake' title and the cupcake cut.  I used some stamps to make the 'vanilla' part of the title.  I added a little bling with some stickles for the cherry.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cutting Vinyl Race Car Decals

I usually use my Cricut for scrapbooking, but for the past few days, I've been cutting out vinyl numbers and letters for my second cousins who will be racing at Delaware Speedway this summer.  They are racing the mini cars and needed some vinyl decals such as their numbers and names, so I offered to cut them on my Cricut.  This is the first time I've cut vinyl!  It is actually very easy to do!  I had the blade depth set at 4, the speed on low and the pressure set to medium.  The cuts came out perfect!
This is also the first time that I've tried using a 12x24 mat!  It took me a minute to figure out how to cut out larger numbers.  I had to change the settings to 'portrait' and I cut these numbers (the large ones for the top of the car) at 17" and 18".  For these numbers, I used the Alphalicious cartridge and the 'short stack' function.
It's amazing how versatile this machine is!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Me & My Scrapbooking Room

On the Cricut Circle Blog, we were asked to post a picture of ourselves in our scrapbook room, so here is mine!

My scrapbooking room is in our basement and used to be my husband's woodworking shop.  When he decided to build a new shop, I got to take over the original one!  I must say, it's a much nicer room now than when it was a woodworking shop!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

And The Winner Is...

post #40 - Penny!  Congratulations Penny and I hope you love the Destinations cartridge!  

Thank you to everyone who entered and to all my new blog followers!  I appreciate all the great comments!  

I hope everyone has had a great weekend and a Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Blog Candy - Cricut Cartridge Giveaway "Destinations"

Hi everyone!  To celebrate my newly designed blog (designed by Madeline at The Shabby Vanity), I have decided to give away a Cricut Cartridge!  I'm giving away the 'Destinations' cartridge!

To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what your dream destination is!  You can also have a second chance to enter by following my blog and posting a second comment telling me that you are a follower of my blog.  

The deadline to enter is at 9:00 pm EST on Mother's Day, May 8th.  I will be drawing a random number and the blog post that corresponds with that number will be the winner!  

Good luck and thanks for visiting my blog!  

Monday, May 2, 2011

Canadian Cricut Circle Calling Card Swap

I am participating in a fun swap with fellow Canadians on the Cricut Circle Board.  We are each making 20 calling cards to swap with one another.  This was my first time making calling cards and it was a lot of fun making these!  Each calling card is 3"x3".  I used the Kate's Kitchen Imagine cartridge for these little cupcakes.  I inked around the edges with my new favourite ink, Creative Memories chalking ink (brown).  This ink goes on so smoothly and I really like how it looks.  I layered these images with Stampin' Dimensionals from Stampin' Up.  I used a little stickles on the icing of each cupcake too.  On the reverse side, I have my message board name (Cropaholic), my real name, e-mail address and blog address.  I can't wait to see everyone else's creations!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

My New Blog is Complete & Blog Giveaway

I'm so excited to announce that my new blog is complete!  It has had a complete makeover and I love the new look!  A big thank you to Madeline from The Shabby Vanity who did an awesome job redesigning my blog!
To celebrate, I will be having a blog giveaway!  More details coming soon!