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Friday, May 27, 2011


Happy Friday Everyone!

How about a giveaway to get this Memorial Weekend party started?  I am going to giveaway one of favorite carts.....Pagoda.  All you have to do is leave a comment and let me know what fun things you have planned for this weekend.

You have until Wednesday, June 1st to leave a comment.  You do not have to be a follower but I would love it if you were! :)

Check back later today.  I will be posting photos of the wedding invitations that have kept me so busy for the past few weeks.  I will also repost the Save the Dates that I did for her using My Design Studio (Stampin Up).

Thanks for stopping by and have a safe and fun filled weekend!

Nicole T.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

CTO Challenge #15 - Retirement

Hey Everyone!

I am sorry that I have not been posting much lately.  I am so happy to say that I am finally finished the wedding invitations that I made for a co-worker.  Between the Save the Dates and Wedding Invitations, I have been totally swamped.  I had to make 50+ of each and did not have a lot of time to do them all.  I must say that I am pleased with how they turned out.  Check back in a few days to see the final results as well as a giveaway to celebrate completion!  I am so happy to be done....LOL!

Anyway, welcome back to another week of CTO Challenge #15 - Create a project with a Retirement theme.  I decided to dust off the Imagine and put it to work.  I made 3 different cards for my retirement card set, although they could be used for several other occasions.  I must say that I liked how these cards turned out and I feel motivated to try to use my Imagine more. :)

I used Enjoy the Seasons cart (which I just won on the Circle blog).  This cart has some really cute images on it which do not just limit you to the seasons of the year.  I cut all the images at 5".  Used my cuttlebug, stickles, bling and white gel pen to add some details to the cards. 

Hope you enjoy!  Comments are much appreciated!

Nicole T.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Cricut Blog

The new Cricut Blog is up.  Here is the post from the blog today.  Make sure you go check it out and become a follower. There will be lots of great info and of course....giveaways!

Click HERE to go....

Welcome to the Official Cricut Blog!

We are so happy that you’ve found us and can’t wait to share with you all that we have planned.
To celebrate our blog launch, over the next seven days we will be giving away $100 in Store Credit to That’s seven days and seven chances to win. How do you enter? Simply become a follower of our blog! (in the sidebar) Each day we will randomly select one lucky follower to win the $100 Store Credit. The announcement will be made right here on the Cricut Blog, so be sure to check back often.
Tomorrow is an exciting day here on the blog! It is Hello Thursday! Hello Thursday is the third Thursday of each month and is the day that the NEW cartridge releases are announced! Our design team members have been hard at work creating inspirational projects to showcase each of the new cartridges to you. Here is a small sneak peek of one of the projects. You will definitely want to stop by tomorrow to see the rest!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge

Hey Everyone,

I decided to enter Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge this week using Doodlecharms cart and the color blue.  She is giving an entire set of her next stamp release, which I would LOVE to win!  You know her stamps are awesome!  I was finally able to order a set (Mom Rocks) a couple weeks ago and I must say that they are awesome!  Also, the stamps shipped out the same day I ordered them and I got them within a couple days! Love, love, love great's worth it's weight in gold!

Anyway, here is my project.  My family has been invited to a housewarming party for a friend that has just bought a new house.  I thought this card would be perfect for them.  I used my gypsy to weld the image to create the shaped card from Doodlecharms.  I then used Plantin Schoolbook to cut the blue glittered letters/numbers for the card.  I used my computer to type a simple sentiment and used the blue glitter cardstock as the background.  I think they will like the card.  Let me know what you think!


Also entered in:
Whimsical Wednesday - Take Shape Challenge

Monday, May 9, 2011

Additional Mother's Day Cards

Here are some additional cards that I made yesterday.  Hope you like them!

MPS - Challenge #6

Here is my submission for MPS - Challenge #6.  

Challenge #6--Incorporate a TAG into your project!

Nicole T.

MPS - Challenge #11

Hi Everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!  Mine was pretty uneventful, which was Perfect for me.  I spent it with my daughter and my mother.  We had a nice relaxing day and an awesome dinner in the evening.  It was great.

Anyway, here is the card I made for Challenge #11 over at MPS -

Challenge #11--Make a project and use Pink, Green and Black in it!

Again, the flower is from Mother's Day Bouquet.  Cardstock is from Stampin Up (except Pink is PTI).  I used my favorite cuttlebug folder - Textured Textiles.  I love what it adds to my projects...only thing missing is my other favorite...stickles.  I may have to go back and add some tonight before I send it out.  Yes...I am sending some Mother's Day cards out a little late. :(  I guess better late than never, right???

Let me know what you think!

Nicole T.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

MPS - Challenge #9 & CTO - Wedding Theme

Here is my submission for Robyn's Challenge #9 and also using for CTO - Wedding Project


I used Sweethearts Cart, Stampin Up Olive, Black & White Cardstock (Recollections) & SU Ribbon.  Martha Stewart Onyx glitter.  Added miscellaneous bling on the front of the card.   I used cuttlebug Textile Textures for the white cardstock to give it a little touch of class.

This card is perfect for a friend who just got engaged...

I love how this project came out!  Very easy and fast to make.  Let me know what you think.

Cricut Circle Blog Giveaway

Hey Everyone,

They are having a giveaway over at the Cricut Blog.   You have to post a pic of yourself in your craft room.  Here is mine.  I will be back later to upload more pics of my craft room (once I straighten it up a bit...LOL)  It is a big mess right now due to multiple projects I have going on right now.

Anyway, Happy National Scrapbooking Day to everyone!!

Nicole T.

MPS - Challenge #2

I am playing along as much as I can with Robyn's Challenges today.  This project is for:
Challenge #2--Make a card or scrapbook page using Kraft cardstock. 

I used American Alphabet to create this card.  The tree is cut at 3.25".  Stampin Up Cardstock and Sentiment!

Let me know what you think!

Nicole T.

Monday, May 2, 2011

First E2 Card - Birthday Card & Weekly Circle Challenge

I made this card Saturday night using my new E2...woo hoo!!!  Ok, first of all let me tell you that I think I am in love!  No seriously, I do think I am really going to enjoy this machine.  There is definitely a learning curve, considering I just took it out of the box and started using it.  I think having the Imagine helps some but there were a lot of icons that I did not know how to use and things that I wanted to do that I could not quite figure out.  I was able to complete my project but I know once I read the manual and watch a few tutorials, things will go much faster.  Just a matter of learning what the different icons are for.

Ok, so I used two of the preloaded carts - Just A Note and American American Alphabet.  I cut the trifold card from Just A Note at 5 1/2".  I then created my own layers for the inside.  I added a little hand detail with the stitches and of course, blinged it up with Stickles....

I am also entering this card in the Circle Weekly Challenge which is to use "your creative Gift Card and Money Holder ideas. Using your Cricut create a gift card or money holder."   

I have quickly scanned through the new cart booklets and I really like these carts.  I will keep you guys posted as I play a little more.  If you have an E2, leave me a comment letting me know so I can definitely check out what your doing with your E2 as well.

Would love to hear what you think, so leave me a comment. 

Happy Monday....

Nicole T.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Save the Date card

Hey Everyone,

Today, I am going to share two projects with you.  The first is the Save the Date cards that I made for my coworker.  This was all done in Stampin' Up My Design Studio.  This is my first time doing something like this but I think it came out nice.  I had to make 50 cards in a very short period of time.  I guess what's most important is that my coworker loved them! 

Let me know what you think....