Saturday, September 21, 2013

Mickey Money or Mickey Memories

This was such an easy and  fun project! I saw a similar project on Dollar Crafts and knew right away I had to make one. . .or two. . .or more! So I had my husband finish off a jar of trail mix and found a Mickey Mouse figure.

You glue the Mickey Mouse figure to the top of your container and use spray paint formulated for  plastic to paint it black.

Then, I used vinyl and the Cricut Mickey Font cart to cut the words "Mickey Money". Viola ~ a super cute way to save those coins for a Disney trip!

But since we don't really save our loose change for Disney trips, I decided to change the words for the second jar to Mickey Memories for all those mementos that we always bring home from our trips. If I ever get scrapbooks made, these will go in the scrapbooks. But until then, they will be stored in the Mickey Memories jar!

Which do you prefer. . .Mickey Money or Mickey Memories?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Mini-mini Album

I used Craft Room Basics to create this little mini album for a friend who just had her first grandson! I embellished it with images from the Charmed, Tiny Treasures and Pooh Font carts.

It's designed to hold a lot of photos in a small space to make it easy for Grandma to carry with her. It's similar to a bigger mini album I saw years ago on a craft show hosted by Sandi Genovese. When you open it, it unfolds not just once. . .

But twice!

And then each section has a flap that opens to reveal a pocket holding a double sided photo/journaling mat.

So there are 9 spots for photos/journaling in this little 3 x 3 inch {it's actually a smidge bigger} album!

And it all fits in the palm of your hand!

I sure hope she likes it!  Congratulations Carolyn on becoming a Grandma! :)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Dashing Through The Snow. . .

Here's a cute little card I made using the Create A Critter cart and the Snowflakes embossing folder. And for fun, I attached the reindeer using an action wobble that I got from TheScrapbookingQueen! That cute little reindeer rocks back and forth, just like he was dashing through the snow!

The inside of the card reads "to wish you a Merry Christmas!". What fun the action wobbles add! Have you tried them yet?

I linked my card up to the Action Wobble Challenge Blog!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Holidays Through the Year Iron On!

Another new cart spotted at Joann's! Several people have purchased it already and it's even on ebay! I'm looking for photos of the images and will add them to this post when I find some!

You can see the handbook with all the images here:

Friday, September 13, 2013

Hebrew Font spotted in CCR

Looks like another new Cricut cart or image set will soon be available! Hebrew Font Classic and Hebrew Font Modern have been spotted in Cricut Craft Room.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Double Fry Box

Bitten by the Bug 2 has a challenge going on this week to use the Fry box from the Art Philosophy cart. While I love the fry box, I done several in the past, I was stumped to come up with something different. And then, I remembered I needed a little "thinking of you" gift for a friend that loves the fresh baked cookies at a local bakery. So I decided to use Cricut Craft Room and place an oval from the Craft Room Basic Shapes image set on the fry box image to create a handle. I cut two fry boxes and ran each one through my Cuttlebug using the flower embossing folder from the Once Upon A Princess set. I then assembled and glued the two boxes back to back. I wrapped a ribbon around them and viola! My little gift box is all ready for some freshly baked cookies that I will pick up tomorrow on my way to drop off the gift!

The top view shows the two boxes glued back to back to create the treat box. If you ever want to participate in a Cricut challenge, check out Bitten by the Bug 2. Their challenges are always fun!

Music Themed Tag

I made this tag for the Music challenge over on the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog. I was feeling crafty and had no particular project to do, so I headed to the FCCB! Their challenges are always fun. I cut the tag from the Very Merry Tags cart. I used CCR to weld 3 of the tag shapes together to get the longer tag. I couldn't find any paper that I had in mind for the project, so I made my own. I used the Rock Princess cart to cut the singer and then used my scissors to give her a pretty dress and shoes. The music notes are from the Create A Critter cart.

Here, you can see the detail of the background paper.

If you ever want to participate in a Cricut challenge, I would recommend you check out the Fantabulous Cricut Blog! And, even if you're not looking for a challenge, the blog has lots of inspiration and tips and tricks for using your Cricut!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Edge to Edge ~ A new Cricut Cart!

Looks like there's another new cart soon to be released! It was spotted in CCR and in the new Joann's ad. The title is Edge to Edge and it appears to be geared towards cardmaking with lots of great background possibilities! Here's a little sneak peak from CCR: