Monday, May 12, 2014

School Days Challenge

Well hello everyone!  It's time for a new challenge over at Bitten by the Bug 2, and it's my turn to host.  My kiddos have 8 1/2 days of school left!!  So school ending and summer approaching is on my mind.  I thought it would be fun to celebrate the year with a fun school challenge.  All you have to do is create a card or project focused on anything for school (awards day, field trips, teacher gifts, class parties, school plays or concerts, etc.)  Just be sure to use a Cricut cut, and tell us which one you used.  

For my project, I decided to create a double 12 x 12 layout of the last day of fun my kids had last year in Kindergarten and Pre-K.  The day is basically a kid's dream school day.  They go outside and play games, the teachers spray their hair wild colors, get their faces painted, eat pizza, and many other fun things.  
This layout was SO FUN to create!  I knew I wanted something funky and fun.  I used a few "oldie but goodie" cartridges.  For the font, I used Cuttin Up (a fun funky font).  For the swirls and star, I used Mickey and Friends.  For the the zig-zag, I used Plantin Schoolbook. 
The background paper came from DCWV School Days Stack.  I thought the little shoe border was so cute for this layout.  The "Memories" flag came from that stack as well.
The craftroom makes it so easy to weld shadow letters, and then make sure the non-shadow looks good over it.
I first weld the shadow layers (white letters).  Then I place the non-shadow layers over it, and depending on how close these are, they may get welded too.
This just makes the cutting, layering, and gluing go so much faster!

Cartridges:  Mickey and Friends, Cuttin Up, Plantin Schoolbook
Cardstock:  Recollections
Pattern Paper:  DCWV-The School Days Stack

So we hope you'll join us by linking up your card or project over at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week!

And be sure to check out some of my latest tasty creations over on my food blog Diary of a Recipe Collector:

Thanks for stopping by and visiting!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Mother's Day Cards Challenge

Hey everyone!  It's time for a new challenge over at Bitten by the Bug 2.  Mother's Day is this weekend!  Emily has challenged us to create a project with Mother's Day in mind.  I decided to see what was available in Cricut Craft Room.  They always have free cards available for a limited time.  You can find it under "My Cartridges."    
I made two different cards to share with you.  

 I cut the card at 5 inches.  I cut the white mat out twice.  

I used Papertrey cardstock and scrap pattern paper.
This was really a quick and simple card if you need one pretty fast.  I love how all the thinking was done for me.
Please join us in our Mother's Day Challenge this week over at Bitten by the Bug 2.  

Also, don't forget this week is teacher appreciation week.  I'll be sharing what I created this week.  You can also view past creations under my Treats and Gifts link at the top.

And if you are looking for something good to eat this week, check these out:

BBQ-Frito Corn on the Cob