Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Published again...October Cricut Magazine

This is just so exciting!!!! My second time being published in the Cricut Magazine, doing my favorite thing....using my Cricut!!!!

Here are the cards/projects I made. Hope you had a Happy Halloween : )

If you have the issue here are the page numbers to find my work:

Spooky Treats Category
Box of Bones (Double Spread!!!!)pgs 58,59
Spider Wine Bag pg 60
Scary Hand Treat Bowl and Beware Card (Double Spread!!!!)pgs 62,63
Girl Time Category
Call Me pg 85
Get Down pg 88
Baby Category
Twins (Double spread!!!) pgs 116,117

front of boxes to show the creepy red eyes!

Back of Boxes view filled with mini candy bones. I adhered the tombstone to make it more appealing.

Spider Wine Bags

lots of glam and glitter love her!!!!!

Call me

The photos above are from my camera. I just love the way they staged the projects in the magazine :) It's so professional looking. I still can't believe I am part of something like that. It's amazing and definitely makes me want to create more!!!!

Thank you for looking :) Have a great November first!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

My published cards.....finally!

Well, the magazine finally hit he stands and I bought 2 copies! I'm super excited to see my work in a magazine that so many people read! I'm still shocked at all the amazing talent that is in the book and I'm beside some of these ladies. It's such a rush!!!!

All cuts were made with the Cricut machine and various cartridges.

The first card below is called Beach Baby(p 20-21). They made a 2 page tutorial out of it! Holy moly!!!!

The next card is the Butterfly one (p 70)....in honor of my mom. May she rest in peace.
The 4thand final published card is an oval shaped card called Grow (p. 77)with a butterfly faintly in the back! I couldn't resist! : )
I messed up the order sorry!

The 3rd card is You Sparkle (p 72). I love bling!!!
A side view to show depth and the gorgeous ribbon on here.
These cards are in the August 2011 Cricut Magazine published by Northridgepublishing.com
The cover is pink and it says 5th Anniversary.

Look for me in the October 2011 issue as well!!! I will be published 6 times in that edition!!!!!! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays so I am super excited they accepted my cards/projects
: )

Hope everyone had a fun filled summer and is ready for school now if you have young ones.

Stays alert and safe and watch out for Hurricane Irene.

See ya soon,

Jenn :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I've been published!!!!!

Woo hoo!!!! It's like a dream/fog or something! I created a few projects and submitted them to the Cricut magazine and they accepted them!

The 4 cards I made are in the August edition!!!! It's available online right now at
Scrapbook Trends Magazine- Cricut Magazine August 2011

I am on my way to Michael's to see if I can buy a hard copy for myself to save!!!! I can't believe it!

Look for me on pages: 20,21,71,72 and 77!!!!!!! They even made one of my cards into a tutorial!!!!!

What a rush : )

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Party time!!!!

Saddle up for The Oulawz Summer Party at the Color Challenge because you are invited to our "PICNIC" this week. It's easy peasy to participate. Enter a card, layout or altered item using the Color Combo provided below.

Brenda chose Red and White checks and the "add-in" for June Jolt: Use punches

Can't wait to see what you pack in your basket! : )

Here is what I made:

Delicious Doodles will be our sponsor for the entire month of June! :)

There are many, many more amazing prizes site wide so check out the link I provided at the top and make your way around the entire site because it's party time and that means prizes will be flying out of there from every challenge group!!!!!

I hope you are ready for the heat!!!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Chevron Chic Challenge in the Moxie Fab World!

The Moxie Fab World is having a very cool challenge and I decided to play along!

The "chevron" look is sooo hot right now and it's spreading to all things chic like clothing for babies, wall art, home decor and soo much more!

My card has a chevron pattern too but much more subtle and used in a natural way. Can ya spy it?

I used my Cricut "Preserves" cart to make the pineapple cut and title. The chevron stripes have been embossed with the SU Square Lattice folder for the texture. Golden Rod Stickles is what's shining on the flower center.

A profile shot to show some dimension of the chevron stripes! I raised every other chevron layer to really emphasize the look of the pineapple. It looks rough like a real pineapple doesn't it?!

What a fun look! There are so many applications and projects this can be used for. You can expect to see me playing with it again very soon ; )

Have a great weekend : )

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Who likes to Par-tay?

I do, I do!!!!!
Well, guess what?

The Outlawz is throwing a summer bash and would love for you to join the fun!

School is almost out and summer is on its waaaay!!!!!

There's going to be loads of prizes in all of the challenge groups!!!! You won't want to miss it : )
You can choose which challenge you want to enter or how many! The link above takes you straight to the front page of The Outlawz. The list of sponsors along with the prizes going out was too long for me to list here so head on over and see for yourself!

Celebration begins June 5th and ends June 11th. Grab your sunscreen and non plastic water bottle (Go green!) because it's gonna be a hot one!!!

Color Challenge May 24

happy Wednesday!!!! I tried several times to post yesterday but Blogger was freaky? Anyway....

A unique,soft, pretty color challenge is up at The Outlawz

Majestic Violet, Dynamo Pink & Pineapple Soda Mahvelous May: Add flowers!

Here is what I saw looking at this palette.

I used my Cricut and "Forever Young" cartridge to make the girl and the title. I'm so happy it's warming up and beginning to feel a little more like summer every day. I am truly a summer girl. Can't stand being cold! Flip flops are my favorite and I love girly summer dresses : )

Maybe if you are feelin' the heat you'll make a "cool" card too!

I'm thinking lemonade right about now :)

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

2 random baby cards I made

I made baby cards for some friends who just had a baby boy so I thought I'd share it here with you too!

The ducky card was made using the "New Arrival" Cartridge with my Cricut Expressions. I cut the bubbles out of the same cart and added Martha Stewart glitter to them to make them appear wet! The coordinating tag I made using the negative duck I cut out at a smaller size. Inked up a dauber and matched the cardstock as best I could. The large card I added a piece of paper that I fussy cut to look like waves. It's embossed with the Cuttlebug using the swirls folder and inked over with white pigment ink for a softer look. Here and there I added a touch of glitter so it sparkled just a bit! The ducks eye is a black pearl from MS too! Love her supplies so much!

The Stork delivering the baby boy is cut from the "Nursery Rhymes" cart. I also used my Expressions for this one. The two clouds were cut free hand from embroidery cloth for a textured feel. I layered the stork with grey cs to add depth. I cut a banner out of the same cart to look like an announcement across the sky!!!! Have ya ever seen those while you were at the beach? It reminds me of when I went to the Jersey Shore and the airplanes would fly by with special announcements on them!! I tied it on with thin white string.

Welcome baby William Ralph!!!

Color Challenge May 17

A new color challenge is up at The Outlawz!!! I hope you come and check it out this week. The colors were a very neutral combo to work with and I think if you are limited on time like most us are, this time of the year, you can whip up a card for this challenge in no time at all.

Denim, White, Copper

and the "Mahvelous May" twist is to add stitching on your project!

Here is the gift set I made:

It contains a card with a denim pocket that is held on with copper brads,a bookmark (abc123 edger by Martha Stewart) I embossed with argyle and a tag to attach to the gift box once I wrap it up. I cut up an old pair of jeans and used embroidery floss to add just a few spots of pink to attach it and add color to the project! That is all th stitching I did. Easy peasy!
Try it and you are gonna see how fast it comes together!

Happy Wednesday : )

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Color Challenge May 10

The Color Challenge is up at The Outlawz!!!

This week Roxann chose our inspirations photo

Red,Teal and Yellow are the challenge colors and the "Mahvelous May" twist is to add a tag

Hope you play along because the site has some awesome sponsors and really generous prizes to give away : )

Here is what I came up with
Happy Tuesday!!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Color Challenge May 3rd

This week at The Outlawz Color Challenge all DT members used the same digital image to show how we all have unique styles.
Here is what we used as our inspiration photo (for colors):

Digi's With Attitude has supplied the Design team with a fabulous image to play with today. We were all given Tabatha and Tony to play with. Good thing too, because the color inspiration picture this week features our colors of Orange, Black or Brown, White and the Mahvelous May twist is to use twine on your project!

Here is my version:

It's hard to see but I added flock to the whites of their ears and pink to their noses and tan flock to look like a shadow. STabitha also is sporting a rhinestone necklace! Click on image to see larger version!
You have to see what the other DT members did-AMAZING,really. I don't colr with Copics but they do and they seriously belong in magazines or something!
Hope you are inspired by the colors and make something to share with us!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Color Throwdown #139

I'm so excited about the colors at the throwdown this week!!!!


Here is what I made with them. 3-4 colors were required an I used all of 5 of them!

I finally ordered the Top Note die from SU (Thanks, Mo!) I made a card base using the die-don't cut all the way up on the folded cs. The cricut cart used is Graphically Speaking. I forgot how cool this one is with its "jumbled" word feature!
Hope ya like it!

Color Challenge April 26

There is a new color challenge waiting for you at The Outlawz!

Here is the inspiration photo we used to get our creations flowing.

Magenta,Celery Green, and Pale Yellow
April 26th's Application is Argyle

Here is how I was inspired by the colors:

Hope you find a way to incorporate argyle into your project and share it with us over at
The Outlawz. Lots of FREE goodies are going to be given away!!!! Don't miss out on your chance to win some of them.

Happy Crafting : )

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Color Challenge April 19

Here is the new Color Challenge at The Outlawz:

April 19th's Application is texture .

Colors to use are Apple green, Blue and White.

So fresh and clean, right?!

Here is what I made.

Hope you have a peaceful, healthy and Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Color Challenge April 12

Another Outlawz Color Challenge is up and running !

Are you ready to be inspired????

Colors to use are Vanilla, Brown sugar and a touch of red.

April 12th's Application is sewing (hand,machine or stamps).

Here is what I made:

Can't wait to see what you make!

Have a happy Sunday : )

Color Throwdown #137

It's time for another Color Throwdown !!!! I love these challenges sooo much. It's for fun and not a lot of pressure to make it happen when the inspiration colors are so awesome!

Here are the colors:

Here is the card set I made:

It's hard to make just one card when you have all these supplies in front of you : ) I get carried away but loooove it!

A mini card embossed with swiss dots. I punched out the heart and let yellow shine through!
Added a hanging heart to the bow/
Lil' Ducky riding the wave! Standard card size.
I made this yellow flower out of canvas. The frayed edges were easy just pull away strips until you get the achieved look you want. I sewed in a pearl to the crocheted flower center and tied with thin string to keep it delicate looking. Satin ribbon as a stem. The teal frame is embossed but you can barely see it-they are inverted instead of popping up!

A slim simple card with 3 random flowers. I love the little bee n the last one! It was a button and I cut the shank off to attach it.
This felt flower was easy peasy! I just attached it! It's Dear Lizzy by American Crafts. I used embroidery thread to make the stem and leaf.

I hope you play along too and submit your project so we can all see your craftiness :)

Have a great Sunday : )
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Moxie Fab World Card Sets Challenge

I was told about this challenge at The Moxie Fab World so I thought why not add a container to my set and enter it! The best part is we give away our creations at the end if we are randomly chosen. I love the idea of that because I have accumulated soooo many cards and containers that I don't know what to do with them all, so this is a great idea!!!!

I love to share!!!

My butterfly card set now has a matching shopping bag with a surprise inside it!
Here is what the set includes for a lucky winner:

An 8x8 decorated chipboard frame/mini album. Inside is blank to personalize.

A "Wonderful Friend" matching card

A "Hi" card. The butterfly background paper was stamped by me. Coordinating stick pin (made by me!).

The shopping bag made to match (Cricut cart: Tags,Bags, Boxes and More - @ 5 1/2 inches)the set of butterfly cards and book/album. I put a piece of vellum in the window to make it appear a bit softer. I tied on light blue ribbon and a "Hope" tag with string. I couldn't resist putting another one of those whimsy beautiful butterflies on the bag!
If they win my set they get 3 stick pins too! I wrapped them up and tucked them in the shopping bag for them : )

I'm excited to win to give this set away!!!!

So glad a friend told me about this challenge! Thanks Bren :)

Play along and maybe you'll be the lucky winner of this set!!!