Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mickey Mouse March Madness - 5

Are you ready for some Mickey Mouse March Madness?  I have a project that I would like to turn into a challenge for all of you, and we are going to keep it going for the whole month of March.

My fellow Getting Cricky Design Team member, Jessie Mitchell, is going to Disneyland soon and she would like an autograph book and wanted me to make a few cuts for her.

So I decided to make the Disney Autograph Book Challenge!  
If you missed the other pages I created, you can click HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE to see them.

So that she will have pages that are ALL the same size, here are the “rules”

1) Autograph book page must be 8 ½” in length and 5” in height.


2) Leave a LARGE AREA of clear space for the character to sign the page.
3) Don’t place the character images too close to the edges of the page in case she would like to bind this book later on.
4) Post completed page on your site and link it to the Challenge at http://craftychicsblog.blogspot.com/
5) Email me (click HERE) with the subject “Autograph Book Challenge” and I will send you Jessie’s mailing address.
6) Projects must be completed and mailed by May 1, 2012 so that Jessie will receive them before she leaves for her trip to Disney.

To create this page, I used a stamping technique that I learned from the 1 2 3 Stamp DVD from Above Rubies Studio.  I also used this technique recently on a wedding card.  You can see that project by clicking HERE.





For this project I used the word "Smile" from the Positive Thoughts stamp set.  I decided to use white ink for the sentiment for some really big contrast.

To finish it off I added some wavy lines and some smaller Mickey Mouse icons that I made with a paper punch I own.

To learn how to create a project like this make sure to purchase the 1 2 3 Stamp DVD from Above Rubies Studio.

I cannot wait to see what you create!  The month is almost done, which means the challenge will be over soon.




Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My favorite mouse!

If you have been to this blog more than once, or have known me for more that 5 minutes, you probably know that I am a HUGE Mickey Mouse fan.

The week of April 8th - 14th I will be participating in a Disney Week Blog event.

This is not a blog hop, but just crafters that will be only be posting Disney projects during this week.  If you would like to join in, you can contact Janis at PauseDreamEnjoy.blogspot.com

Some bloggers may just do one project for the week, and others may do several different projects throughout the week . . . you just have to check back to see what is happening!  I am not even sure how many projects I will have at this point . . . I guess it depends on if I get to spend some quality time in my craft room or not over the next two weeks.

Maybe I will even have time to play with my newest stamp set Of Mice and Lil Men, from K Andrew Designs.  Here is a preview of the set.


And I have MORE great news . . . we have started to plan our next Disney Pixar Blog Hop!

If you are on Facebook, you can RSVP to the event . . . this way Facebook will send you an reminder and you will not miss any of the fun!  The event page can be found HERE.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Mickey Mouse March Madness - 4

Are you ready for some Mickey Mouse March Madness?  I have a project that I would like to turn into a challenge for all of you, and we are going to keep it going for the whole month of March.

My fellow Getting Cricky Design Team member, Jessie Mitchell, is going to Disneyland soon and she would like an autograph book and wanted me to make a few cuts for her.

So I decided to make the Disney Autograph Book Challenge!  
If you missed the other pages I created, you can click HERE, HERE and HERE to see them.

So that she will have pages that are ALL the same size, here are the “rules”

1) Autograph book page must be 8 ½” in length and 5” in height.

2) Leave a LARGE AREA of clear space for the character to sign the page.
3) Don’t place the character images too close to the edges of the page in case she would like to bind this book later on.
4) Post completed page on your site and link it to the Challenge at http://craftychicsblog.blogspot.com/
5) Email me (click HERE) with the subject “Autograph Book Challenge” and I will send you Jessie’s mailing address.
6) Projects must be completed and mailed by May 1, 2012 so that Jessie will receive them before she leaves for her trip to Disney.

So here is one of the pages that I created . . .



I cut the treasure chest from the Best of Pixar Cricut cartridge.   I have a Mickey Mouse icon paper punch, so I punched several from some silver and gold paper to be the treasure inside the chest.  I used some seaweed that I had left over from a different project behind the treasure chest.  Then to finish it off I added the sentiment "Your friendship is a treasure" from the Pirate Tales and Fish Scales stamp set.

I cannot wait to see what you create!  Remember to come back here and link up your project, and see the OTHER pages that I have created!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mickey Mouse March Madness - Karen Ramilo

Are you ready for some Mickey Mouse March Madness?  I have a project that I would like to turn into a challenge for all of you, and we are going to keep it going for the whole month of March.

My fellow Getting Cricky Design Team member, Jessie Mitchell, is going to Disneyland soon and she would like an autograph book and wanted me to make a few cuts for her.

So I decided to make the Disney Autograph Book Challenge!  
If you missed the first two pages I created, you can click HERE and HERE to see them.

So that she will have pages that are ALL the same size, here are the “rules”

1) Autograph book page must be 8 ½” in length and 5” in height.

2) Leave a LARGE AREA of clear space for the character to sign the page.
3) Don’t place the character images too close to the edges of the page in case she would like to bind this book later on.
4) Post completed page on your site and link it to the Challenge at http://craftychicsblog.blogspot.com/
5) Email me (click HERE) with the subject “Autograph Book Challenge” and I will send you Jessie’s mailing address.
6) Projects must be completed and mailed by May 1, 2012 so that Jessie will receive them before she leaves for her trip to Disney.

Here is a page that Karen Ramilo created.  Karen does not have a blog, but wanted to be a part of this challenge, so she emailed me a picture of the page she created.



BEAUTIFUL!!!!
I cannot wait to see what you create!  Remember to come back here and link up your project, and see the OTHER pages that I have created!


Monday, March 19, 2012

Mickey Mouse March Madness - 3

Are you ready for some Mickey Mouse March Madness?  I have a project that I would like to turn into a challenge for all of you, and we are going to keep it going for the whole month of March.

My fellow Getting Cricky Design Team member, Jessie Mitchell, is going to Disneyland soon and she would like an autograph book and wanted me to make a few cuts for her.

So I decided to make the Disney Autograph Book Challenge!  
If you missed the first two pages I created, you can click HERE and HERE to see them.

So that she will have pages that are ALL the same size, here are the “rules”

1) Autograph book page must be 8 ½” in length and 5” in height.

2) Leave a LARGE AREA of clear space for the character to sign the page.
3) Don’t place the character images too close to the edges of the page in case she would like to bind this book later on.
4) Post completed page on your site and link it to the Challenge at http://craftychicsblog.blogspot.com/
5) Email me (click HERE) with the subject “Autograph Book Challenge” and I will send you Jessie’s mailing address.
6) Projects must be completed and mailed by May 1, 2012 so that Jessie will receive them before she leaves for her trip to Disney.

So here is one of the pages that I created . . .


I cut Snow White at about 4" from the Happily Ever After Cricut cartridge.  This is another one of Jessie's daughter's favorite characters.  Now, the bottom of Snow White's dress went off of the paper, but I wanted to save the cut, so I added the red swirled paper border strip to hide the "mistake" I made of not using a large enough piece of paper.  Then to finish it off I added the sentiment "Kisses for you" from the Winter Wishes stamp set.  Since it is a kiss that wakes Snow White up, I thought that the sentiment was perfect.

I cannot wait to see what you create!  Remember to come back here and link up your project, and see the OTHER pages that I have created!


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Deals at Custom Crops!







I got an email from Custom Crops about a new punch called the Lucky 8 and I had to share it with you . . . seriously, why didn't I think of this idea!
Isn't that cool!  They have six different patterns to choose from.  Click HERE to see them all.

Also, if you spend over $100 right now at Custom Crops you will get free shipping . . . sounds like a good time to stock up on supplies!

Archiver's coupons

30% off one item and free cardstock with the purchase of cardstock











Thursday, March 15, 2012

Where are my Disney fans?

I have so GREAT NEWS for you . . . K Andrew Designs has a new stamp set coming out, called "Of Mice and Lil Men" and it will be PERFECT for all of your Disney vacation projects or Disney themed cards!

Here is a preview of the set . . .



































If you are like me, you can already see SO MANY Disney project ideas just waiting to be made!

A family picture with everyone at Disney wearing mouse ears would be so cute with "I'm all ears"

First trip to Disney, or meeting your favorite character . . . "Dreams do come true!" or "Making Magic"

Buzz Lightyear . . . "Sky's the Limit"

What about a Father's Day card with Mr. Incredible and "You're Incredible!" or "You're my Hero"

What are some of the ideas you have?

If you want to pre-order this set, you can head over to K Andrew Designs by clicking HERE.

You can also enter to win a free set, of your choice, by going to Getting Cricky and following the directions in the post HERE.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Win a cover for your Cricut!

To celebrate National Craft Month, Lena at http://lenascrafts.blogspot.com/ is giving away a Cricut cover she made.

Here is a picture of it . . . .











If you would like to try to win this Cricut cover, head over to http://lenascrafts.blogspot.com/2012/03/celebrating-national-craft-month-wih.html for all of the contest details!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Archiver's coupon and a reminder . . .

30% off any one item at Archiver's










Also . . .
Walmart is launching a "Get on the Shelf" contest . . . there are products listed and you can vote for which ones you would like to see sold at Walmart.  My dear friend Marlo from Contain Ya Crafts is lucky enough to have her Scrap N Tote in this contest!!!!

I personally LOVE my Scrap N Tote!  Here is a blog post that I did back when I got my first one
http://craftychicsblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/scrap-n-tote.html

Please help by voting for Scrap N Tote in the Walmart "Get on the Shelf" contest! Let's show Walmart that we WANT our crafting supplies!!!!! Go to http://www.getontheshelf.com/product/3091/Scrap%27n-Easel  Vote daily!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Mickey Mouse March Madness - 2

Are you ready for some Mickey Mouse March Madness?  I have a project that I would like to turn into a challenge for all of you, and we are going to keep it going for the whole month of March.

My fellow Getting Cricky Design Team member, Jessie Mitchell, is going to Disneyland soon and she would like an autograph book and wanted me to make a few cuts for her.

So I decided to make the Disney Autograph Book Challenge!  
If you missed the first page I created, you can click HERE to see it.

Now, so that she will have pages that are ALL the same size, here are the “rules”

1) Autograph book page must be 8 ½” in length and 5” in height.

2) Leave a LARGE AREA of clear space for the character to sign the page.
3) Don’t place the character images too close to the edges of the page in case she would like to bind this book later on.
4) Post completed page on your site and link it to the Challenge at http://craftychicsblog.blogspot.com/
5) Email me (click HERE) with the subject “Autograph Book Challenge” and I will send you Jessie’s mailing address.
6) Projects must be completed and mailed by May 1, 2012 so that Jessie will receive them before she leaves for her trip to Disney.

So here is one of the pages that I created.  Jessie had mentioned to me that Rapunzel is one of her daughter's favorite Disney characters, but since there is not a Rapunzel Cricut cartridge I had to get creative . . .



I cut the castle from the Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.  I used some embroidery floss in three shades of yellow and made it flow out of the top window in the castle, and then I decided to loop it around the entire page. Then to finish it off I added the sentiment "Challenges are just opportunities in disguise" from the Positive Thoughts stamp set.

I cannot wait to see what you create!  Remember to come back here and link up your project, and see the OTHER pages that I have created!


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Simply Sunday - Color Challenge

Welcome to Simply Sunday with the Getting Cricky Design Team!

Today is the day that the Getting Cricky Design Team gets to show off some of the projects they have created with the wonderful stamps from K Andrew Designs.  The challenge for this week is a color challenge . . . use green and white, and one other color.

Today I made my FIRST EVER vinyl project!  I have been so scared to try cutting vinyl with my Cricut . . . I was so worried that it would be difficult or that I would totally mess it up.  It was SO EASY!!!!!

I used some vinyl from My Hobby Vinyl.  They have a great assortment of colors and it cuts really nice!  And it is only $1.99 for a 12x24 sheet!



I used the shamrocks from the Celebrate with Flourish Cricut cartridge.

I did not have any transfer tape, but I did find a great video by Above Rubies Studio on how to use regular painter's tape as transfer tape for your vinyl projects . . . it worked great!

The shamrocks made me think of the song "When Irish Eyes are Smiling" so I stamped the word "Smile" on them from the Positive Thoughts stamp set.

If you are thinking of doing a project with your Cricut and vinyl, I highly recommend using the My Hobby Vinyl products.  They even have a discount code on their Facebook page so that you can get 15%!!!!!
http://www.facebook.com/myhobbyvinyl

and make sure to check out all of the fabulous colors of vinyl they have at http://www.myhobbyvinyl.com/index.html

Make sure to stop by Getting Cricky to see what the rest of the Design Team has created, and you can even enter your OWN project into the challenge.

I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Get on the Shelf

Walmart is launching a "Get on the Shelf" contest . . . there are products listed and you can vote for which ones you would like to see sold at Walmart.  My dear friend Marlo from Contain Ya Crafts is lucky enough to have her Scrap N Tote in this contest!!!!

I personally LOVE my Scrap N Tote!  Here is a blog post that I did back when I got my first one
http://craftychicsblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/scrap-n-tote.html

Please help by voting for Scrap N Tote in the Walmart "Get on the Shelf" contest! Let's show Walmart that we WANT our crafting supplies!!!!! Go to http://www.getontheshelf.com/product/3091/Scrap%27n-Easel  Vote daily!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Mickey Mouse March Madness

Are you ready for some Mickey Mouse March Madness?  I have a project that I would like to turn into a challenge for all of you, and we are going to keep it going for the whole month of March.

My fellow Getting Cricky Design Team member, Jessie Mitchell, contacted me recently because she is going to Disneyland soon (take me with you!) and she would like an autograph book and wanted me to make a few cuts for her. I told her that I had an even BETTER idea . . . what if all of us created just one autograph book page and mailed them to her and then she would have a variety of different characters (I don’t own the Pooh carts, Toy Story, Tinkerbell, Disney Classics or Cars)

So I decided to make the Disney Autograph Book Challenge!
Now, so that she will have pages that are ALL the same size, here are the “rules”

1) Autograph book page must be 8 ½” in length and 5” in height.

2) Leave a LARGE AREA of clear space for the character to sign the page.
3) Don’t place the character images too close to the edges of the page in case she would like to bind this book later on.
4) Post completed page on your site and link it to the Challenge at http://craftychicsblog.blogspot.com/
5) Email me (click HERE) with the subject “Autograph Book Challenge” and I will send you Jessie’s mailing address.
6) Projects must be completed and mailed by May 1, 2012 so that Jessie will receive them before she leaves for her trip to Disney.

So here is one of the pages that I created . . .


I cut Dopey at about 4 1/4" from the Happily Ever After Cricut cartridge.  One of my favorite Dopey moments is when he is in the mine and puts the gems in his eyes, so I had to cut out some bright colored gems for the corner of this page.  Then to finish it off I added the sentiment "Whimsy is essential" from the Positive Thoughts stamp set.

I cannot wait to see what you create!  Remember to come back here and link up your project, and see the OTHER pages that I have created!


Saturday, March 3, 2012

I miss my craft room!

I have been so busy and I have not had time to be in my craft room!  I miss it so much!  But I do have some plans for some fun things . . .


  • a challenge for all of you (Disney fans will REALLY like this one) 
  • information on a product I love
  • information on a product I am going to play with and share with you


so stay tuned . . . I may have been quiet in the past weeks, but that does not mean I am gone!