Saturday, June 30, 2012

Enjoy Your Summer with Ms. Octopus and a Christmas Hop Winner

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Exploring Cricut just had a challenge for "Summer Fun" with a recipe twist, and beginning this Monday there will be a new challenge that you will not want to miss.

Here is my Design Team project for Exploring Cricut...

Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge ~ octopus (p. 22) cut at 2 3/4"
Life's a Beach Cricut cartridge ~ bucket (p. 60) cut at 1"
My Mind's Eye pattern paper
orange, hot pink, black, white, and light brown card stock
wiggly eyes
white pearls
orange ribbon
Cardz TV stamps ~ Enjoy! stamp
Onyx Black Versafine ink
orange ink 


Now for the Winner...
Congratulations Susie!
Send me an e-mail (coachfans at cox dot net) with your addres, so I can mail your goodies.

 Have a great day!
Stay Creative,

Friday, June 29, 2012

Circular Card and An Update on Summer Goals

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends,

Glad you stopped by today. Thanks! I appreciate the kind words and have enjoyed visiting you too.

I hope you have had a great week and the weekend turns out to be even better. I know it is hot, but it sure beats all that rain we had from Storm Debby.

I worked on a new shape card using the Mojo Monday sketch. I like the shape, but it wants to keep rolling to the side rather than standing up.

I left the inside blank so an appropriate sentiment can be added.
kraft paper and cream card stock
Heidi Grace paper ~ Daydream
Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge ~ circular card base (p. 38) cut at 4 3/4"
Birthday Cakes Cricut cartridge ~ butterfly (p. 41) cut at 2"
Serenade Cricut cartridge ~ branch cut at 1 1/4"
pink bow
pink gems
Jolee's by You flowers

Mojo Monday
Here are the summer goals that I set on June 13th along with an update:

make shape cards  ~ I have made 7 so far (including today's circular card)! Yeah!

add stitching with the sewing machine ~ Not yet, but I am going to next week!

try some 3-D projects ~ I created a few sample gift boxes, but still want to make the Back to School treat bags. I already have a few ideas to make the first day back to school memorable!  

get published ~ I found a link that list current themes and dates for the Northridge Publishing Company, which include the Cricut Magazine and Cards Magazine. Projects are currently being accepted for the December 2012, January 2013, and February 2013 issues. Now all I need to do is create a few projects and submit for review.

hit 1000 followers  (still need 120 new crafty friends) ~ I have met a few crafty friends, but still need 102 more to reach 1000.

Did you set your goals yet?

What have you accomplished so far? Now it is time for you to evaluate and give an update!

Don't forget about my 2nd Blogoversary. You still have time!

 Stay Creative,

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Camping with Creative Cutter Room

Good Morning,
It's Thursday, which means a new challenge at the Creative Cutter Room. We saw some great Father's Day and Man Cards during our last challenge! We appreciate you sharing with us and hope you will join us for this next challenge.

Theme: Camping
Must include camping related die-cut

Here is my DT project...
My son asked for some thank you cards to give to family members after graduation, so I thought this was a perfect opportunity to combine tasks. My son is an avid reader and will stay up all night to finish a book even if it is around the campfire.

 Other Materials:
Campin' Critters Cricut cartridge ~ card base (p. 21) cut at 4 1/4", squirrel (p. 31) cut at 2 1/2", and campfire (p. 27)
graduation cap leftover from graduation cards ~ Happy Graduation Cricut cartridge

Cathie provided the DT members with fun camping papers, letters, vellum sentiments, and ribbon.
 Thanks Cathie!

Today we have a special sponsor! Catarina from Docerela Creations has donated a SummerTime Stamp set to the winner of this challenge!
Thank you Catarina!

Challenge starts today, June 28, and runs until July 11, 2012.

Follow the rules then submit your new project over at the Creative Cutter Room.

Only entries that fit the challenge guidelines will be entered to win the prize.

Some rules to keep in mind while playing along:
Be a follower of the CCR
Project submissions must be new, no back linking
CCR must be mentioned in the description with a link back to here
Entry must fit theme to be qualified for the prize
Prize must be claimed within 2 weeks
Please link your project posting not just your blog
Please comment after linking

Here is the line-up for you for some great inspiration:
Georgiana (That's Me)
Looking forward to seeing your projects!
Stay Creative,

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Little Bird Told Me...Go to Jo-Ann's

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends,

Hope you are enjoying your week so far. The storm has finally passed over Florida and all is well here. Lots of rain, but we were very fortunate not to have any damage or flooding.

Since there was not much opportunity to get outside, I was able to get a little crafting done. I started working on my birthday cards for school. I want to have a collection for the teachers and my class before school starts in August.

Here is my project for today...

Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge ~ bird (p. 23) cut at 1 3/4", front sentiment (p. 39) cut at 2", and inside sentiment (p. 22) cut at 4 1/2"
My Mind's Eye paper ~ Dwell stack
kraft paper
pink and white ribbon
wiggly eyes


Did Anyone Tell You?
Jo-Ann's is having a sale! All their red ticket items are another 50% off. I got all this for $20. Yes, a Cricut cartridge ($7.48), Cuttlebug embossing folder ($1.48), 2 Zig glue pens ($1.48 - 1.98), buttons, and ribbon (.25 - .50), 50 card bases with envelopes ($1.97), 12 X 12 cardstock (.05), and black and white cardstock (.98). I am hoping to visit another one tomorrow to see what they might have.

If you sure to share what you get!

If you haven't stopped by for my 2nd Blogoversary, please do! Lots of prizes and I am thinking about adding more after another trip to Joanns! The deadline is next Thursday, July 5th.
One other chance for some goodies is the 6 Months 'til Christmas hop. There is still one more day before the winner is announced.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the new Creative Cutter Room challenge.

Stay Creative,

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Deliciously Sweet Summer Fruit Challenge

Happy Diva Tuesday!

Today brings another challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas and what better way to celebrate than with a new project.

Our challenge this week is...
Summer Fruits and Vegetables
Don't they all look scrumptious?!?! Oh so yummy!
My Design Team project...
Don't these strawberries just look scrumptious!
One more shaped card for my summer goal!

Campin' Critters Cricut cartridge ~ card base 4 1/2" and background layer cut at 4 1/4"
Preserves Cricut cartridge ~ strawberries (p. 52) cut at 3 1/2" and small flower (p. 53) cut at 1 1/2"
Create-a-Critter Cricut cartridge ~ Sweet (p. 61) cut at 1/2"
red, green, brown, and white card stock
green plaid paper from scrap box
Embossing folders ~ dots and swirls
green crinkle ribbon
green gems

This Week's Sponsor...
$10 gift card

Looking forward to seeing all those projects you create this week.
Stay Creative,

Monday, June 25, 2012

6 Months 'til Christmas Hop

Welcome Crafty Friends!

Did you know there are only 6 months until Christmas? This hop was started a few months ago to create two cards per month until the holiday season to help eliminate some of the stress at the holidays. I am extremely happy that I am part of this group, so I do not have to worry at the last minute. 

Here are my Christmas projects:
~ Die Cut ~
 Loving the crinkled ribbon even more since I figured out how to bunch it. 
red, white, and grey card stock
green pattern paper from scrap box
Jolly Holidays Cricut cartridge ~ stocking cut at 3"
Wild Card Cricut cartridge ~ Cheers (p. 78) cut at 3 1/2"
red and white round buttons
Martha Stewart twine

~ Digi/Stamp ~
K&Company paper ~Elizabeth Brownd Visions of Christmas 
white card stock
stamps ~ Inkadinkado tree and Craftsmart sentiment
Tim Holtz distressing ink ~ peeled paint green
burgunday gems

Christmas Goodies:
Since we are counting down to the holidays, I have a gift for one lucky person. Be sure to include your blog address (if you have one) and your e-mail. The winner will be announced Friday, June 29th .
Here is this month's line-up:

If you are interested in joining next month just leave a comment. You could get a jump start on your cards too.

Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win some 2nd Blogoversary goodies!

Stay Creative,

Sunday, June 24, 2012

2nd Blogoversary Celebration

Good Morning Crafty Friends!

So glad you stopped by today. In fact...I am glad you stopped by yesterday, the day before, last week, last month, and the time before that too. I want to say THANK YOU for being my crafty friends.

Today is a very special day!
It is my 2nd Blogoversary!
To celebrate this special day I am having a giveaway with some of my favorite goodies. I love paper, all types of embellishments (ribbons, buttons, gems), Cricut cartridges, embossing folders, Spellbinders,  and edge punches. I have started to create a package (see below) of crafting goodies for one lucky person. If I reach 950 followers I will create two packages. Being  extremely hopeful, if I can reach 1,000 followers I will create a third package.
Please leave a comment on this posting which includes:
*Your contact information. This should include your blog name (if you have one) and your e-mail address.

*If you have been following for some time, do you have a favorite posting, project, or hop that made an impression?

*Bonus: If you post about my special occasion on your site, please leave a comment that you did for another chance to win. 

*The deadline will be Thursday, July 5th. The winner (s) will be posted Friday, July 6th.

Thank you again for making this another spectacular year.
I hope there are many more to come! 

Stay Creative,
Georgiana :)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

3 X 3 Note Set

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I started working on this project yesterday afternoon and just finished it up this morning...trying to get creative with the photo display too (need to work on lighting/shadows still). It is a note set with matching gift bag. I am not really sure who I want to give this too, but I was thinking my mother-in-law would use it at work and her co-workers would love to receive one.

Here is my project...
 The set includes six 3X3 cards and matching envelopes, which all fit in the coordinating bag. 
 A variety of materials were used to create this set.
I just love that is actually a star die cut layered in various sizes.

Creative Imaginations star card stock (for treat bag)
red, white, and blue card stock
other patriotic paper from scrap box
red, white, and blue (star and round) buttons
blue satin and blue crinkle ribbon
red and white Martha Stewart twine
blue gems
red star brad, round blue brad, and polka dotted star brad
Cardz Tv stamps ~ Thinking of You and Smile!
My Pink Stamper stamps ~ You Can Do it
Docerela stamps ~ enjoy!
Spellbinders ~ Moroccan Motifs
Wrap It Up Cricut cartridge ~ treat bag (p. 40) cut at 9 1/2" (I used the fit to page feature.)
Celebrations Cricut carridge ~ envelope (p. 131) cut at 6 1/2"
Celebrations Cricut cartidge ~ star
Create-a-Critter Cricut cartridge ~ pinwheeel (p. 29) cut at 2 1/2"
Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge ~ firework (p. 54)
Independence Day Cricut cartridge ~ bell cut at 2"


Cute Pink Purse...
Many people asked where did this purse come from. The pink purse was cut from Once Upon a Princess Cricut cartridge (p. 66) at 9 3/4". 

2nd Blogoversary...
Coming in 1 Day

Hope you have a great weekend.
We move our son into the dorms at UNF tomorrow. Exciting for him!

Stay Creative,

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Graduation Thank You and Some Treat Boxes

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends,

Just a couple thank you cards I made for the neighbor, so he can share them with his family. The graduation cap is from Locker Talk.
Spellbinders (Lacey Cirlces and Beaded Ovals) were used. Thanks was cut from "Just Because" Cards Cricut cartridge.
Embellishments ~ ribbon, buttons, craft thread, and liquid pearls 

Boxes and Treat Bags...
I am still trying to find some treat sacks that I can use for my students when I go back to school in the fall, and I decided to cut a variety from different Cricut cartridges. I have used Plantin Schoolbook in the past, so this time I used Wrap It Up, Forever Young, and Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. These are cut in plain cardstock since they are experimental, but the students will be fancier. 
I figured out how to hide the rose cut-out on the pillow box too. That was exciting since I have been quite hestitant about using my Gypsy. I am glad it is summer, so I can continue exploring!

Which treat sack (shape and size) do you like the best?

2nd Blogoversary...
 Coming in 3 Days

Stay Creative,

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Scrumptious Cupcake

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends,

I have this scrumptious little cupcake to share with you today. I made it for a sweet girl who is having a birthday party this weekend. 
K&Company papers ~ Carolyn Gavin Greenhouse pad
pink and brown card stock
Elegant Edges ~ scalloped square (p. 30) cut at 2 3/4"
Sweet Treats ~ cupcake
Swirls embossing folder
pink ribbon
pink button
pink ink
Key Lime liquid pearls by Ranger


Check this out...
My daughter (One Creative Teen) and I were looking for a treat sack that I can use for Back to School goodies and look what we found. I know we just got out for summer vacation, but I want to be prepared. She cut and folded the box (from Sweet Treats), and I added the handle with brads (and I also found a place for my liquid pearls.). I think this size treat sack will be perfect for the new group of students...except they will be getting different goodies. : )

2nd Blogoversary...
Coming in 4 Days!

Stay Creative,

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Vibrant Summer Colors

Happy Diva Tuesday!

Today brings another challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas and what better way to celebrate than with a new project.

Our challenge this week is...
Summer Colors ~ Red, Orange, and Yellow

My Design Team project...
I am really excited because one of my goals this summer was to try and make more shape cards. So far, so good!
I tried a round shaped card from Birthday Bash and it fits into an invitation envelope (4 3/4" X 6 1/2") perfectly. One day I am going to figure out how to use my Gypsy to make welded shaped cards. You know what? I am adding that to my list of goals right now!
That quill pen was difficult to find, but it sure makes rolling these flowers so much easier!
The inside is decorated with the same scalloped look.

red, orange, and yellow papers are from box of scraps
white card stock
Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge ~ variety of flower pieces cut at 3"
Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge ~ card base (p. 43) cut at 4 1/2" and layers cut at 5 1/4", 5", and 4 1/2" 
orange and white polka dot ribbon
orange pearl

This Week's Sponsor...

Looking forward to seeing all those projects you create this week.

Stay Creative,