Friday, December 31, 2010

Flaunt It Fridays Week 5!

The challenge this week was to use the martini glass on the From My Kitchen cartridge. So, I welded the martini glass to a rectangle, making a tag. I cut out a bunch of these tags. They go into a little toilet paper roll mini book and the tags can be used as a recipe book for cocktail recipes! I thought this would make a great hostess gift to take to a New Year's party! =)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Flaunt it Fridays Challenge #4

For this week, I couldn't decide whether I wanted to make a card or a tag... so I ended up doing both! No, I didn't make 2 projects this week - it's a card, tucked into a tag! See, I really like gift tags on presents because they make the package look all pretty. But on the other hand, everyone can see your note to the recipient, which is why sometimes cards are better. So for this project, the little turtle is a card to write a note in. He tucks into an acetate flap on the gift tag that hangs on a present! The top layer of grass is adhered to some acetate so that it will hold the tag in place, but you can still see the turtle behind it.

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and I hope you all enjoy your day!! :)

You can see more about how I created this tag by watching the video here:

Friday, December 17, 2010

Flaunt it Fridays challenge #3

This week's challenge was to use the lemon and cup from the Simply Charmed cartridge on page 48. I immediately thought of a lemonade stand and this is what I came up with:

I used an unfinished picture frame and built the stand around the frame opening. To construct the stand, I used sheets of wood veneer that I got from the local wood-working supply store. For more information, please watch my video here:

Friday, December 10, 2010

Flaunt It Fridays Challenge #2

Be sure to stop by the Flaunt It Fridays blog to join in the fun and see all the other awesome projects the designers came up with this week!!

I'm so excited for the second FIF challenge! :) This week's cut is the sleigh on p. 74 of the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. I don't have that cartridge so I used the sleigh from Christmas Cheer. When I was thinking about what to make for this week, I pictured a sleigh full of presents. That is how this mini album came to be. Each sleigh page has a pocket to hold the "presents." The presents are actually the tags in the album to put pictures or write notes on.

You can see more detail in my video below:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Tag Mini Album + kit available

Here is one of my latest projects - a Christmas tag mini album.

The pages are chipboard, acetate, and canvas! I also have kits for this project available in my Etsy shop. You can watch a video on this project here:

Monday, December 6, 2010

Winner of Friday's card and tags giveaway...

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the Flaunt It Fridays blog hop and challenge! Thanks also to all of you who are new followers here, and all of the wonderful comments you left! You are all awesome! The winner of the cards and tags is -

Ashley from Scrappin' Pink Piglet!!! Ashley said:
Sunny the Sandman is WAY TOO CUTE! Love how you shared some of your personal history/life with us through this card :) I also love the tags that you created - you've definitely inspired me! Thank you for sharing!
Thanks again to all,

Friday, December 3, 2010

Welcome to the FIRST Flaunt It Fridays challenge!

Thank you for joining us for the first ever Flaunt It Fridays blog hop! This is the line up for the hop:

Flaunt It Fridays -
Sandra -
Janis -
Theresa -
Amanda -
Christina -
Stephanie -
Jess -
Ruthie -
Dorcas -
Laurel -
Raven -

You should have arrived here from Dorcas' Blog. If not, click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop. Also remember to leave comments at each stop on the hop and then again when you return to the Flaunt It Fridays Blog for a chance win a set of stamps from the Grand Prize Sponsor, Peachy Keen Stamps!!

The very first Flaunt It Fridays challenge is to use the snowman cut on page 29 of the Winter Frolic cartridge. Since this week's challenge was meant as an opportunity to get to know everyone on the Flaunt It Fridays team, I thought I would share this card with all of you!

I was born and raised in Hawaii and have been living on the mainland for the past 4 or so years. So for me, snowmen are not a part of my childhood memories. This is Sunny the Sandman wishing you "Mele Kalikimaka," which means "Merry Christmas" in Hawaiian! All of the cuts are from the Winter Frolic cartridge, except for the coconut tree, which is from Life Is a Beach.

For our Blog Hop projects, we were to use any cut from the Winter Frolic cartridge. I will be the first to admit that I rarely use the tag or card functions on my cartridges. So for this project, I used THREE of them! I used the tag function on these cuts: Ornament2, Cake, and Tree1. For these tags, I cut the tag and the tag shift pieces. I then glittered the cut out area by placing a piece of adhesive behind the cut out area and sprinkling it with glitter. When you adhere the 2 layers of the tag together, you never see the adhesive used for the glitter.

One randomly selected person who is a follower and comments on this post will win the Sunny the Sandman card and the set of tags so please leave a way to contact you!

Now you're off to visit Raven's Blog for the last stop on the hop. Don't forget that after you check out Raven's projects, to go back to the Flaunt It Fridays blog to let then know that you've visited and commented at every stop on the hop.

Thanks for joining us and I can't wait to Flaunt It with you again next Friday! :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Are you getting ready to Flaunt It?

Flaunt It Fridays will begin in 2 DAYS! To celebrate the start of the Flaunt It Fridays blog, be sure to join us for the blog hop and get ready to flaunt your own Cricut cuts! This will be the very first challenge and a chance for you to get to know the design team! The blog hop will begin at 12:01 A.M. Pacific Time so stop by and join in on the first challenge.

The hop will begin at the  Flaunt It Fridays blog so leave a comment, grab a button, and play along. You could even have a chance to win a set of stamps from our Grand Prize sponsor, Peachy Keen Stamps! All you have to do is leave a comment when you start the hop at the  Flaunt It Fridays blog, and along the way at each designer's project. Then go back to the  Flaunt It Fridays blog and let them know that you've visited everyone's page!

Can't wait to Flaunt It with you on Friday!