Cooking with Cricut Challenge #79, Make Me Laugh

It's time for another challenge over at CWC!  This time the challenge is April Fool's Day, use a funny quote, saying, poem, or pun.  While trying to think of something fun to do for this challenge all I could think of were my cute little stamps from My Pink Stamper called Punny-licious.  They go so perfect with the critters from the Create a Critter cartridge so I pulled out my cartridge, picked a few, and began designing with my gypsy.  I love these cute little critters!  They are perfect for throwing together cards, especially cards for kids as they love them!
I decided to make a few of these while I was making them so that I could have them on hand.  My daughter seems to be invited to an endless stream of birthday parties in her kindergarten class and I am always needing cards.  This weekend alone she has 3 parties!  Anyway, here is what I came up with for one of the versions of the cards which goes perfectly with this challenge:
Like I said, I used Create a Critter for my cow and the little bubble above the cloud.  The stamp is from My Pink Stamper Punny-licious and the Twine is from the Twinery.
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I also used the current Mojo Monday #234 sketch for this one.
Thanks for stopping by and have a moo-velous day!!

Superman Invitation

Well my son's birthday is coming up and he LOVES all things superhero and he decided on a Superman party. He's only 2, turning 3 so it wasn't too hard coming up with a theme.  After thinking about what I wanted to do for the invites this is what I came up with.  They aren't as fancy as his Toy Story invite from last year but he just adores them, even carrying around his invite and showing everyone.
This was super simple to make.  I just got out my gypsy, took the Superman symbol card from the Superman cartridge welded it together with a rectangle from Plantin Schoolbook and cut it all out.  I then cut out the strip with my trimmer along with the red rectangle.  I found a poem online, printed it out on white and voila!  The Superman symbol is 3 inches and the rectangle is 5 1/4 x 4. (I wanted to be sure it fit in a regular size envelope).  The strip is 1 in by 4 and the yellow stip is 3/4 in by 4.
I blurred out the info on the party with photoshop:-)
Thanks for stopping by, have a SUPER day!!

Pinterest Inspired: Rainbow Pillow

Hi all!  After seeing this adorable pillow from Prudent Baby one day on Pinterest I knew I HAD to make one for my rainbow loving daughter!  It looked so simple to make (it's just a pillow right?) that I thought it would be the perfect "real" project for my sewing machine.  Well, after spending an hour or so getting myself re-acquainted with my sewing machine I went to work on the pillow.  I followed the directions (somewhat) on the tutorial from Prudent baby except for sewing the yellow thread on top of the pocket.    It came out sooo cute and my daughter ADORES it!  Yes, it took a little longer than expected but not too bad and I think maybe I could try more sewing, (we'll see how that goes).
Here is the finished project, complete with matching sun
 Soooo proud of her pillow!

 Dancing around
 Just because I love this one:-)
 Being goofy and pretending to sleep!
Okay so I am a far, far, far ways away from being a good sewer but I am pretty proud of my first project!  Thanks for stopping by!

Cooking with Cricut Challenge #77 St. Patty's Day or Rainbow Theme

Happy Spring everyone!  Welcome to my first post with Cooking with Cricut!  It's going to be almost 80 here in Chicagoland which is unheard of around here for March.  We have signs of spring already everywhere.  I'm planning to take the kids to do something fun today so we don't miss any of this beautiful day!
Anyway, onto my challenge post.  The challenge this week is to do something St. Patrick's Day related or rainbow related.   Here is my project:
I chose to do a layout that is centered on this rainbow from Create a Critter.  I used a star embossing folder to get the stars on the heart.
 My title was printed from Gypsy Font and Birthday Bash.  The banner is from Birthday Bash as well with black twine from the Twinery.
 Here is the first page.  The shape to the right of the photo frame is from Storybook and the cloud paper is from the Imagine Hopscotch cartridge.
 Here's the second page, the pot is from Paper Doll Dress Up.
 Here is the layout together.  I love the bright colors and the cloud background.
I created this layout based on the sketch from gotsketch that I found on Pinterest.
http://gotsketch.blogspot.com/2011/12/twelve-days-of-christmas-day-11_15.html

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New Design Team

Hi all!  Well today I don't have a project today but I thought I would make an announcement of something I am very excited about!
Since ending my last Design team with Stampin Daisies I have been looking for something new to get into.  I love being on Design teams as it really keeps me motivated to get projects done and also to step out of my comfort zone every once in a while. I am happy to announce that I am now a proud member of the Cooking with Cricut design team!  Since you all know that I loved my Cricut Expression and now I  LOVE my Cricut Imagine I am excited to get to use it more and participate in the fun challenges!  The website has weekly challenges using your Cricut and has a sister site with another group called Paper Crafting World that sells digital stamps and SVG files.  Lots of cool stuff in there!  Next Wednesday will be my first day posting next week so be sure to stop by and check it out!



March Calendar Page

For this month's calendar page I went very simple.  I just recently purchased the most gorgeous set of paper from DCWV called The Black Currant Stack and I LOVE it!  I used this for the background and to cut out my large doily.  The doily is from the Cricut Storybook cartridge.  The ribbon is from Stampin UP which I am also a bit obsessed with now having bought all of the colors they have in it.  I cut the title and grid with the Cricut Designer's Calendar cartridge.

Thanks for stopping by!