Laurel’s Wreath

Monday, April 25, 2011

Another Cricut E2 Contest!

Mixology Crafts is also giving away a new Cricut E2!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

New Cricut Expression - COMING SOON

There is a new Cricut Expression in town and the girls over at Everyday Cricut will be giving one away. Here is a link to enter into their giveaway:

The new machine debuts on HSN on 26 April - can't wait to see it.

I know I have been out of the blogosphere for a while, but I have my craftroom ready to go and will be back with some craftiness this week!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge #43

Good afternoon all! I hope you had an awesome weekend! We had BEAUTIFUL weather here in Texas, but are bracing ourselves for some frigid temperatures! Right in time for the the Superbowl and my son's 12th birthday party!

Today I participated in the Off the Wall Craftiness Blog Challenge Number #43 featuring the colors black and white or cream.

I was hesitant about the colors as I usually like to use a lot of different hues on my projects, but I had a bunch of fun making this card. I even used the Yudu Cardshop to make the main image and am really pleased with the result.

Supplies Used:

DCWV Black Currant Stack
Yudu Cardshop Birdcage screen print & Ink
Velvet Ribbon
K&Company Sticker (Simply Divine)
Stampin' Up! Punches: Bird, Heart
Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamonds glitter
Adhesive Pearls
Papertrey Ink Scallop Border Die
Marvy Uchida Jumbo Oval Punches

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink January 2011 Blog Hop

I decided to participate in the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop challenge and I made it with 3 minutes to spare! Nothing like waiting until the last minute!

I have LOVED Papertrey Ink products since they began as a company. The first thing I ever bought from them was some cute ladybug notecards for my Mother-in-law (who is ladybug crazy) and then lo and behold...they made a stamp set to match! I was so excited to get it and have been hooked ever since.

The challenge this month was to use a set that has never been opened or has been gathering dust. Well, as I just moved this summer - I have a lot of dusty stamp sets! I chose to use the Vintage Picnic set. It is so cute and very versatile. I wanted to make a card that would celebrate Valentine's Day, but was not so specific that I couldn't use it at other times too. I am really happy with the way it turned out. Hope it makes you smile!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: PTI Vintage Picnic, Vintage Picnic Sentiments, Background Basics Text Style II
PTI Paper: Bitty Dot Basics , Cream cardstock, White cardstock
Ink: PTI Vintage Touch Tea Dye Ink Duo, PTI Pure Poppy Ink, Tim Holtz Tea Distress Ink

PTI Pure Poppy wool felt
Dies: PTI Love Lives Here dies (small heart), PTI Rickrack Border Die
PTI button and twine
Lace Trim
Michael's Recollections flower
Sewing Machine
Cricut Imagine Scalloped Rectangle Shape
Marvy Scalloped Square punches
Copic Markers

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge

Hi all - hope you have had a great weekend! I competed in the Off the Wall Craftiness blog challenge for Week 42. If you all haven't visited this blog - it is just great! There is a fun challenge posted each week. There are also cute stamps by Wilson Designs for sale - I used the Ride Away with Me stamp set for the challenge.

Here are the inspiration photo and challenge colors: orange, white, and teal.

Here is my card. In keeping with my latest vintage "craze", I used the challenge colors, but gave them a vintage feel. The DARLING typewriter stamp is from Wilson Designs. I also used stamps from Papertrey Ink, Stampin Up, Crafty Secrets and 7 Gypsies. The patterned paper is from my Cricut Imagine and DCWV. Hope you like it!

Supplies used:
Wilson Designs Ride Away with Me stamp set (typewriter)
Cricut Imagine Elise pattern cartridge
Cricut Paper Lace cartridge
Stampin' Up! Cardstock, Tiny Tags stamps, ribbon
Papertrey Ink Background Basics Text Style 2 stamps
Prima Flower
K & Company sticker
Hobby Lobby sticker
7 Gypsies stamps
Crafty Secrets stamps
Wilton Doily
Tim Holtz Clip
Paper: DCWV
Ink: Brilliance Beige, Memento Rich Cocoa, Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Punches: Marvy Uchida, EK Success

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Frosty Kisses Card

Good Afternoon - hope everyone is having an awesome day! I though I would show you another card using my nifty Cricut Imagine. I love how nice the paper prints with the Imagine - looks identical to patterned paper - yet all you do is put in a sheet of white cardsotck and press some buttons. This card uses the Cricut Winter Woodlands cartridge and Cricut Imagine Ancestry patterns cartridge.

Supplies used:
Stampin' Up! Cardstock, Felt Snowflakes and Sizzix Embossing Folder
Cricut Imagine Ancestry Patterns Cartridge
Cricut Winter Woodlands Cartridge
Papertrey Ink Buttons
Brilliance Beige Ink

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cricut Imagine Sweet Thank You Card

I received a Cricut Imagine for Christmas and have had just a great time playing with it. I keep cutting and printing things and decided I should actually make use of them as the stack was getting pretty high!

I made this card using the Cricut Imagine More cartridge that came with the machine. I cut out the Sweet Tag using the layer function and then inked and distressed and embossed some of the edges. The tag was cut at 4" using relative sizing. The striped border was made by cutting two of the different borders on the cartridge using the layer function and then piecing them together after inking and distressing. I had to look at the screen to make sure that I had them large enough to cover the 4.25" width of the card. After gluing them down, I trimmed them to be flush with the edge of the card. I also stuck in a ribbon strip and ran the bottom layer through my Big Shot with a Tim Holtz (LOVE his stuff) embossing folder.

Cricut Imagine Imagine More cartridge
Stampin' Up! Kraft cardstock, mini clip, ink, background stamp
Tim Holtz distress ink, Sizzix embossing folder
Quickutz strawberry and leaf cuts
Paper Studio flower
Papertrey ink stamps, red twill, button and bakery twine
Paper Studio lace trim