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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wii are Family

This layout has been sitting on my desk half completed for over a month. I started out making a layout for a picture of my daughter playing her favorite Wii game called Wii Party.

I used my Gypsy to copy the logo on the box the best I could. (I have heard that there is a SVG file of the actual font out there)

One day this month, I was leafing through a scrap magazine at a stand and I saw a layout where the mom scrapped pictures of her family's mes (game personas). She came up with the title "Wii are Family". I loved that idea so this layout has evolved a bit. Now I need to set up a four player game with my family and take a picture of our four characters.

The paper for this layout is from the DCWV Generation Tech stack. I think I will use every scrap of paper from this stack!

I am entering this layout for a challenge at Paper Playtime. This week their challenge is to make a paper project featuring any type of technology.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

With sympathy card

I am trying to catch up on some cards I need to make and maybe do a few challenges at the same time. This is a sympathy card for a friend in my bookclub. (My "With Sympathy" sentiment stamp wasn't cooperating though so I just had to write it in the inside.)

I love the look of buttons representing leaves or buds on a tree for a sympathy card and have seen it before on other blogs. *scraplift*

The tree is cut from the Wall Decor cartridge. The buttons are from my 5lbs. bag of buttons from the sewing department. I embossed the blue with the Moroccan Screen Cuttlebug folder. The green printed paper is from the Mi Casa stack by DCWV.

I am entering this card at Fantabulous Cricut and Linda's Creativity. Both of these blogs have embossing challenges this week. Yay!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"Arizona" thank yous

I must confess I bought the Old West Cricut cartridge because it was on sale without any projects in mind. Two days later I got an invitation to visit Phoenix, Arizona!

I am now thrilled to have this cartridge in my library to scrap my pictures and of course make thank you cards to my friend who hosted me and my MIL who took over while I was away.

All cuts are from this cartridge. The word "you" is welded with my Gypsy. Everything is inked. I used a wax pencil to try and make the little purple cactus look like the ones I saw. I used my white Signo pen for the pricks. (I loved the cactuses/cacti and palm trees!)

I am entering this card at Frosted Designs. Their Fabulous Friday challenge this week is to create a project without patterned paper.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Classroom valentines designed by my kids

My daughter loves her Paisley cartridge and knew exactly what she wanted to give to her friends this Valentines Day.

My son opted for this one eyeball look. The puppy is from the Sweethearts cartridge.

My son wanted "cool" cards for the boys in his class. The skull is from the Life is a Beach cartridge.

Whew! They are done. Next year, I'm buying the cards...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Run, jump, repeat layout

This is a simple layout with a photo I love!

I barely used my Cricut for this layout. Just the title with the Plantin Schoolbook font is cut using my machine. Most of the cutting is tearing. Have I mentioned how much I love tearing?

The "dock" is strips of Core'dinations paper. I embossed and sanded it to look like wood. The "lake" is paper with a white core to look like waves hitting the shore.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Winner is chosen!!

First of all, THANK YOU everyone for all your sweet comments and birthday wishes. What a fabulous way to celebrate a birthday! Thank you to my two hostesses with the mostest Meighen and Nicole!

The winner of the adhesive pack is...

Linda S said...
Happy Birthday! I am a new (Canadian) follower. I love your card and all the info on your sidebar!! Thanks for sharing!
Smilin 2. If you see this post, please email me at the cropping canuck at yahoo dot com.

This was so much fun.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Nicole and Meighen's Bday/Bloggerversary

Welcome! My name is Tracey and I am stop number 8 on Nicole and Meighen's Bday/Bloggerversary hop!


I have a confession to make. First of all I must admit that I shamelessly asked to be part of the hop/party. I did this because it's my birthday on Sunday. My thirty-*cough, cough* birthday! I am thrilled to be included with this FABULOUS group of talented ladies.

Here is the line-up and I can tell you there are some GREAT prizes along the way!

1. Meighen
2. Jennifer
3. Liset
4. Jill
5. Pam
6. Jess
7. Dawn
8. Me Tracey
9. Martha
10. Janie
11. Madison
12. Shannon
13. Jenny
14. Christine
15. Jessica
16. Corri
17. Lisa
18. Cristina
19. Chris
20. Nancy
21. Bonnie
22. Holly
23. Danielle
24. DD
25. Shelley
26. Mel
27. Kathy
28. Ellen
29. Alina
30. Liz
31. Denise
32. Nicole

For this hop, we all made a project that celebrates a birthday AND a holiday.

We have a family friend who is born the day before Canada Day and always has a Canada Day themed party. Here is my card for him. (I was secretly thrilled when my son walked by my scrap table and said aren't you making Ashley's card kinda early?) Yay! The card works.

To make this card, I used the following Cricut cartridges: Everyday Paperdolls, Sweethearts and Create A Critter. I used my Gypsy to hide a few cuts in the baseball cap and shorts. The balloons are tied with embroidery floss and then covered with Glossy Accents. Everything is pop-dotted. The "Canada" paper is by Around the Block. It's double-sided and I used both sides for this project. I love the printed bermuda shorts. It would be easy to make a similar card for July 4th.

I have a little prize up for grabs this weekend. I put together a pack of some of my favourite adhesives. I figure that's something we all covet. The ATG tape is 1/4in Gold 908(acid free). I bought it from Tanya's Creations. There are Pop Dots and Zig Glue as well. Please leave me a comment to be entered in the draw. PLEASE leave a SECOND comment if you are a follower. Good luck! I will use Randon.Org on Monday morning to choose the winner. THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

Please keep hopping. Your next stop is Martha.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow much fun at the toboggan run

Our family loves to sled/toboggan! I think we prefer toboggan runs to just sledding down a hill. You can go very fast and very far.

Of course there isn't a toboggan run on a Cricut cartridge so I made my own using the George cartridge.

This layout just needs one more thing, other than the photos. A friend just bought the Winter Frolic cartridge and I can't wait to cut out the cute little sledding girl and add her sliding down.