Cricut Anniversay Expression 2 giveaway at Everyday Cricut

Would I ever love to win this one!!  This is a really great opportunity to win the new Cricut Anniversary edition Expression2!  That’s not all!  They are giving away lots of stamps as well as cartridges.  Go take a look!

  This is what they have to say: 

“We will be giving away a new Cricut Anniversary Expression 2 on Monday night, during our live Ustream event, starting at 8:05 pm (central time)!
Check it out!  This is an opportunity not to be missed if you like to win!


Birthday Card & Gift Bag

I must say a special thank you to all my visitors!  I love reading all the comments.  They do make me feel good.   I have finally gotten to all the blogs on the “We pledge to leave comments” thread on the Cricut Forum.  Now to start at the top again.  This has been so much fun.

 My husband’s birthday was on the 7th but he is working out of town until Tuesday.   At least this gave me time to get his card made and a bag to put his gift in.  Of course, he told us not to get him anything but how could we not?  Our remote for the TV has a worn out on/off button and you know that would never do for a man!!!  My daughter and her husband went out and bought a new remote.  This is a do everything kind of remote.  It handles all the components and even tells you how to do something if you don’t know how.  My son-in-law had to program it with a computer!!  Anyway my husband’s gift will benefit us all.  It was a need to buy kind of thing. 

I made the card using the Wrap It Up cartridge.  I cut the car at 3 inches high and 5 inches wide ( if that makes sense).  I made all the layers using my Gypsy to size.  I cut the base out once at 5 1/2 by 8 1/4 and again at 5  by 7 3/4 .  The second base was cut in half and used to layer.  I then made another layer in blue and embossed it with the birthday embossing folder.  I added embossing to the layers of the cards using the swiss dots folder, added glossy accents to the tires, and some of the other layers to make them stand out better.  It’s not easy making a card for a man without flowers and such.  I added a tag embossed with Happy Birthday, a few brads and a little string for a bow.  (I couldn’t resist a bow).   I cut some plain cardstock and a piece of printed cardstock to layer inside and used a rub on for the message.  I inked all the edges, put it together and it was done.  I am quite pleased with the result.  I have a cut file if you want it, let me know and I can email it to you. 

The bag was made using the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cartridge.  I made the bag as large as I could on a 12 X 24 mat.  It turned out to be just the right size thanks to my Gypsy.    I cut it out with white card stock, then used Weathered Wood Distressed Ink, pretty well inked the whole bag.  I then put on several birthday, hello, hi stamps on an acrylic block and stamped all over the bag.  Threaded  a ribbon through the holes, tied a bow and the bag was complete.  Hope you like it. 


I finally got time to take pictures of all I have been doing lately.  First are the cards I mentioned last time where I got away from the sketch idea.  They still turned out ok I think.

                                                                 Birthday Card

                                                                 Thank you card

Next I worked on some vinyl wall art for my soon to be born granddaughter. I had forgotten how much fun it is to use this stuff.The cuts are all from Stork’s Delivery.  I cut them as large as I could without making them look too big next to each other.  You know, a giraffe is larger than the turtle and taller than the lion.  My daughter got into the act and actually applied about half of these on the walls.  I think she was pleased with the outcome. 

                                These are over the window and much smaller than the rest.

                                            Right wall as you come in.

                                            Close up of lion.  

                                          Ok!  a little off angle!  I need lessons!

                                           I actually love this giraffe!

 There is also a pink monkey I did but for some reason, it doesn’t seem to be on my camera anymore.  It was one of my favorites!  I really need to get a new camera and maybe even take some picture taking lessons too!  Sorry the pictures aren’t the best!  They do look a lot brighter and better in person.  lol.  oh well.  Leave me a comment! Thanks for looking! Should have more to post next week.  Back to work this week, spring break is over. 😦