Wednesday, March 21, 2012

#78 Spring Song Inspired Challenge

Another challenge day over at Cooking with Cricut !! This time we got to create using a spring song as our inspiration. This is what I came up with:

I was inspired by the song "Here comes the Sun" I just kept singing it in my head (ok ok I did it out loud too  .... in private only lol). My cute little sun is from Create a critter. I used the base a little skewd to make it look more dimensional and more sunshiny. Simple yet it screams warmth, which we are not having very much of in northern cali. But at least it warms my heart to see such a pretty sun. 

Have a wonderful day bloggy friends!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Cooking with Cricut Cartridge Showcase

Hello Bloggy Friends!!!  Today is my turn to showcase a cartridge for Cooking with Cricut and what did I choose?

***  Hello Kitty Greetings ***

Can we say cuteness overload. This cartridge is obviously full of the lovable Sanrio Kitty but it also has the cutest little accents and an outline feature is perfect for decor making. For my first project I used this feature to make a cute little onsie:

It cuts so nicely and pure simple cuteness!! I normally like to "color" the image with shirt paint, but in this case I wanted to keep it simple. Instead I just added some bling with my I-rock and voila from simple white to fabulous Kitty. I made a pair of these as part of a gift for my little niece. I did not used the HK cartridge for the second one but wanted to show you the pair of them so you can see how easy and fast is to create a personalized gift that new mommies just LOVE.

For my second project I used the card feature, I didn't even realize it was there until I started doing this project!! The card feature cuts some awesome shape cards, it takes card making to such a basic level that is great for kids projects, and you know how much girls love Hello Kitty. For my card I did the basic face card. The trick to the cards is to make sure to cut the card base, but also cut the shadow portion so that you don't end up with a part of the face cut off. 

For my next project I made a cute little gift purse, perfect for a little gift for that special HK lover. The purse is made using TBBM but he accents including the little flowers were made using HKG. You can make the flower look 3D by cutting multiple flowers and layering, it looks really neat.

For my last project I made a layout using 2 of the kitty cuts along with a title cut. 

Thank you for stopping by I hope I have inspired you to dust off the HK cartridge and start filling your craft room with kitty cuteness from this cartridge. Hugs, Xochitl.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WOOO HOOO! My first DT assignment! I have very anxious to share the news with you all, but I had to patiently wait until today to share the news. I have landed my fist DT assignment and it's with Melin and the wonderful team over at Cooking With Cricut!!! (insert happy dance). I am totally looking forward to my term with CWC and have already (sorta ) planned almost half of my projects! (well in my head at least) I have so many ideas that I want to share and I can't wait to get started. So without further a do here is my introductory project for my DT:

This week Challenge is:

Seuss-Read Across America Challenge

for this challenge we had to create a project featuring our favorite Dr. Seuss book or a project that encourages reading. For this, I kinda did both. I had been to create (or re-create) a book mark card that I have seen on several blogs. Most of the instructions involve doing it by HAND... no way, that's why I have my cricky! So I went on to find the easiest way to re-create it using only one cartridge and this is what I came up:

This is a tri-fold card using the AWESOME Art Philosophy cart from CTMH. I absolutely LOVE this cartrige, is like a fancy version of George or Plantin and it has a whole set of cards!

I welded the rounded edge card with a cute looking tag and sized it to fit an A2 size card when folded. 

When you get this card you get 2 for 1: the card and a cute bookmark!

The digital stamps are from Paper Crafting World where Melin has tons of adorable digis and cuttables. 

If you want to make your own bookmark card H E R E you will need to open it in the 
Cricut Craft Room to use. Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!