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Friday, April 22, 2011

E2 Challenge Entries

Ok, so I don't have a prayer in the world of winning but I thought I'd play along.  Cricut and its lovely spokesperson Jinger Adams are launching a new version of the Expression on HSN on Tuesday, April 26th, called E2 in honor of Cricut's 5 year anniversary.  If you haven't yet heard or seen this new machine, just google it.  Anyway, Cricut is having a challenge contest and wanted participants to create and send in up to 3 12x12 scrapbook layouts with a birthday theme for a chance to win an E2 machine.  Since I will be somewhere in Disneyland for a few days I thought I'd post my entries here, just in case they don't get any "face time" (LOL) on national TV - what with all the other wonderful LOs by more talented crafters out there, I'm sure!  Good luck to all who are entering the challenge!!!

Sorry for the heavy post of pics - wanted to take as much pics as I could so that I could possibly recreate these for my own use later.  The picture quality is not great either  :(  I don't know what will happen to all the entries though...

I opted to include photo mats and/or photo frames for where I imagined the pictures will go.  When I do scrapbook pages my photos typically take center stage - just my style.

This one is called Fairy 1st Birthday

* "Our Little Fairy is 1!" title - Elegant Cakes cart, stuck some irock gems on them
* Tinker Bell image - Disney Tinker Bell & Friends, wings embossed with D'vine Swirls and sticked
* butterfly - Disney Hannah Montana, pop dotted top layer and stuck some irock gems
* 2 grass cuts - Disney Pooh and Friends
* mushroom - Disney Tinker Bell & Friends
* picture frame - Lacy Labels

Here is the second one called "Slumber Party aka Pillow Fight!"

* "slumber party" cut - Slumber Party cart
* "Pillow fight!" title - Disney Hannah Montana, embossed with Swiss Dots CB folder
* pillow - Paper Dolls for Everyday, embellished with white sheer ribbon
* eye mask - Slumber Party, embellished with red sheer ribbon and red narrow ribbon, and embossed with Swiss Dots CB folder
* pajama shirt and shorts - Slumber Party, embossed with Swiss Dots CB folder
* popcorn box - Carousel cart
* notepad stamp - Oriental Trading Co.
* picture mats embossed with Plum Blossom CB folder and ribbon from Target

And here is the third I call "Sweet 16th Birthday"

* "Sweet 16" title - Gypsy Font, letters welded and embossed with D'vine Swirls CB folder
* 2 picture frames - Lacy Labels, middle layers embossed with Plum Blossoms CB folder and embellished with buttons from my stash
* rose - Disney Princesses Happily Ever After
* girl - Forever Young, dress embellished with irock gems
* journaling stamp - Oriental Trading Co., trimmed with shaped Fiskars scissors and embellished with irock gems

And there you go!  For those who are going to be able to watch the E2 launch on Tuesday (or on Monday at 9pm PST) on HSN, have fun and happy shopping!!!  And good luck to those who have sent in their entries! 

My DVR is set to record and that's what I'll be watching when I get back from Disneyland ;)! 
As always, thanks so much for stopping by! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter 2011 Goody Treat Box

Hello there!  Phew!  Haven't posted in a while due to some family emergency, but I'm glad I did find some time this week to make some goody treat boxes for my kids to hand out to their classmates and friends before Easter break.  There was no rhyme or reason for the color scheme I chose, just using up my supplies ;).  I had to make roughly 40 of these boxes! 

Here are a couple more closeup pics:

Details of the goody boxes:
* box - from Spring Holiday Cards cart
* "Blessed Easter"  - welded letters from Base Camp cart (wow, haven't used this font in a long time!)
* cross - from Easter 2010 cart, welded with the "Blessed Easter" then cut another by itself, embossed that with D'vine Swirls CB folder and pop dotted on top of the other
* prima flowers
* buttons from my stash 
* cardstock from various Marth Stewart and K & Company stacks. 

Thanks for looking and Happy Easter!