Wednesday, March 31, 2010

super special

Here is my take on the Accent Essentials cartridge. I plan on putting pics of my coming 2 yr old niece on this LO. Everything here was cut using our featured cart except for the font, which is George. I used the Dotted swiss Card stock stack as the base on this LO and I would suggest that be a stack everyone needs. I found it at HL.

Here is Page 1, which will be the home of a larger pic of my niece (a cropped 5x7). I just love that large flower on the corner of the picture base. I cut this with some shimmer paper and pop dotted the white part up to give the flower some depth. I had fun cutting all those foam dots in half to fit. I also used some stickles on it to give it a little bling and I inked the leaves. The squares that are lined down the front of the page are negitives so I backed them with white.

A close up of the flower on page 1.

Here's page 2 , again I used one of the flowers from this cart, only this time I used white glitter paper, I added some liquid pearls in the center and inked the leaf. The upper Right hand frame is cut with multi layers and glued one upon the other ( I think its 2 layers) to act as chipboard for dimension and then cut once with the patterned paper to finish it up. I really enjoyed using this cart and will be pulling it out more for my general scrappin.

A close up of the flower on page 2.

I hope you all enjoyed my LO today and come back soon cause on Wednesday of next week, I will be posting my LO of our Featured Cartridge. NEXT WEEKS CART IS...........................................EASTER from the spring mini collection 2010, you won't want to miss it.

Thanks for visiting today.

Just a note

Hello to all. We just wanted to tell you guys a little more about our blog and about us. We met at a swarm that we both attended in Ky back in 2007 and we have been friends ever since. We are from different states but talk on the phone often so we can keep up with each other. We both have a passion for scrapbooking and in doing so, we are preserving our families memories for generations to come. We both have a passion for our CRICUTS and all the Carts we own, although Debbie has the most (shhhh 103 to date..but, let's not tell her husband!), Tammy isn't far behind her with over 70+ carts. We are in such trouble this year cause of the 100 new ones going to be announced through out the yr. We love using our Design Studio's and Gypsy's, although Debbie does favor the G while Tammy favors the DS, but this is strictly for the screen size.

Since we do live in different states we wanted to do this challenge with a blog so we could use carts we own and see what each of us can come up with while using the same cart. We are not sharing what the other is doing until our LO's are complete and ready for posting here, so if at times you see the same cuts on our LO's , its not planned that way. It will be so fun exploring our carts ( some of which have only been slightly used) to see just what a gold mine it is. We hope you will continue to visit us often and maybe get some idea's for your own scrappin fun.

Tammy and Debbie

Monday, March 29, 2010

First Bath

Ok just as promised we are going to kick off our blog I know we said April 1st which is tomorrow but we are going to take turns posting on Wednesday and Friday, so we are kicking off a day early.. This week I am gonna get the party started with my first layout with Accent Essentials. When working with this solution cartridge(solution meaning its not a full cartridge and there is only one feature key) I found alot of really unique shapes that can be kinda funky! The Alphabet is Alphalicious, I used the shadow feature on that so as to make the letters "fatter". So here is my submission... I hope you enjoy..

Cool Retro Flowers I love these shapes

This reminded me a bit of bubbles

I love scrapping about my graddaughter.... she is the absolute joy of my life... Keep watching for Tammy's layout on Friday I know its going to be AWESOME!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010


It has been a long long winter and I was in the mood for Spring! Can ya tell? Here is my interpretation of Staight From The Nest.... Debbie Style!

I love the little blue birds of happiness!

Here are the border and corner features. I really recommend cutting those corners way bigger than what I used they are so darn hard to glue together!

The only things on the page that are not from Straight From The Nest, are the words, musical notes, and title which I created with rubber stamps. Don't be afraid to try that on your pages they are great embellishments.

Looking forward to next week we will be posting on Wednesday and Friday using the Accent Essentials Cartridge... Hope to see you then!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

born to be wild

Hi to all our Cricut friends and family, WELCOME to our new blog. We were so excited to get this blog up and going that we decided to start early. This week our featured Cartridge is STRAIGHT FROM THE NEST. We would love to have you follow us, and we welcome comments. This LO was designed by Tammy, we hope you enjoy.

Born to be wild Hi all, I first must admit that this Lo is definitely different for me, but I think it turned out so cool. I believe that the wild paper (my minds eye) fits the title born to be wild. This LO was designed using my Gypsy and cut by using design studio. I love how you can transfer from one to the other.

Page 1 on pg 1 everything but the side border and the 4x6ish frame is cut using the featured Cart. I pop dotted the center of the flower frame, and I also inked the edges of all my frames on both pages.

Page 2 On page 2 everything but the side boarder and the 5x5ish frame is from SFTN. I popped up the oval frame, owl, and the corner heart.

Here on page 2, I cut the heart out with swirls attached (page 71 in the handbook) and cut the swirls off and made them look like a corner. I think it turned out neat.

That's it for this time. I hope you all enjoyed my LO. Check back in a day or two because Debbie will be posting her LO very soon. Thank you for visiting today.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Coming April 1st to a computer near you!

On April 1st we will begin posting layouts using our cricuts, design studios and gypsy. One cartridge will be explored each week with two layouts highlighting the weekly cartridge. We look forward to your comments on our work and hope you will post any questions you may have about our layouts. We will be building mostly layouts but on occasion we hope to add a card or other project we feel you might enjoy. Hopefully we will begin posting videos (as soon as we figure out how to get them from the camera to the blog :-) Please join us in our passion for the bug!

Looking forward to getting to know you .

Tammy & Debbie