It's a doll's life

With two little girls, it's no surprise that our house is full of dolls: Barbies, American Girls, Groovy Girls, Disney princesses...the list goes on and on. Appropriately enough, this month's "Click It With Cricut" challenge on the Imaginisce blog was to use the doll shapes on the Once Upon a Princess cartridge.

I went a little doll crazy...

But I just couldn't resist creating this layout about my girls and their dolls...

And then I spotted the mermaid costume. This paper-doll-making thing is addictive.

Everything on this gift bag was cut using the Once Upon a Princess cartridge. I used the Gift Bag cut to 5 3/4" and Doll2 cut at 3" from some Imaginisce Splash Dance papers. The sentiment is a rub-on that I applied to the Pajamas tag, and I finished the bag with the clam rub-on and some i-Rock hot rocks to accent the mermaid.

Be sure to hop over to today's post on the Imaginisce blog for my third project (using the Enchanted collection), plus some fabulously inspiring projects from fellow design team members Melinda Spinks and Liz Qualman. But first, leave a comment below for an extra chance to win a fabulous Cricut prize pack from Imaginisce!

Spring has sprung!

Okay, so technically, it's not feeling very spring-like outside today. Kind of gray and dreary and cold. But we had a long string of 80+ degree days before this cold front rolled in, so I'm going to consider it Spring! (Fortunately, the calendar agrees with me.)

In honor of the arrival of my favorite season, I'm sharing some spring projects I've created over the past few weeks. First up is a layout I created with the March Sweet and Sassy kit from Coordinates Collections. The kit is now sold out (sorry!), but the papers are from the Echo Park Little Girl collection, with some American Crafts Dear Lizzy mixed in.

These photos had such nice sunlight in them that I decided to tie it into the layout in a very literal (a.k.a. huge sunshine title block!) way. I did my journaling in a half-circle on the bottom of the layout to balance it.

Next up is a layout using my favorite Upsy Daisy papers -- the Vogue collection. I can't seem to get enough of the green/navy/white color combo. So fun!

I really liked the diamond print in the patterned paper so I did a crazy thing and cut it out. They were straight cuts (up and down, and up and down), but they still took me a while. I do love the way it turned out though. Note to self: use more diamonds!

And finally, here's a card I made using the same Upsy Daisy papers to create a rolled window effect. It's an easy technique, and I posted a full tutorial on the Upsy Daisy blog, in case you're interested.

Thanks for stopping by!

Catching up

Today continues my "catching up" posts with some projects I've created with Upsy Daisy supplies over the past few months.

First up, a couple of layouts I created with the Avalanche collection. I really like how you can use this collection for school-themed layouts or wintery layouts -- very versatile!

I found that the square brads were the perfect size to use with the Basic Grey mini mono stickers, so I incorporated them into my title. I also embossed some white cardstock to tie in with the "snow" theme and added some Basic Grey snowflake rub-ons as a finishing touch.

These are some of my favorite photos from last fall, but I hadn't really thought about doing them in black and white until I paired them with these papers.

Next up is a layout I created with the Blossom line and my Cricut:

I think my "spring fever" made me go a little crazy with the butterflies, but I liked the way they worked with the flowering tree on the paper. I used some pom-pom trim to make the body of the big butterfly, and I also accented the flowers with some i-rock crystals.

And last, but not least, here's a little thank-you card I made with the Home Sweet Home collection and the Girlfriends stamp set:

Speaking of Upsy Daisy, the Printers Tray I created last fall with the Vogue collection is featured on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog today! Check it out.

Lots to share!

Anyone else notice that it isn't February anymore? How the heck did that happen?! That short little month confuses me every year.

The good news is: I've got lots of projects to post! (And some fun news to share, so keep reading!)

First off, a birthday card I sent to Lori Allred at Imaginisce for her birthday last week. I used the new Berrylicious collection and this fun new punch from EK Success.

Lori loves her some bling, so I got a little "blingy" on the butterfly. Hope she likes it!

And speaking of cards, here are a couple more cards I made with the Berrylicious collection.

And are you ready for some exciting news? I was selected to join the Fashion Team for Epiphany Crafts!

I've been intrigued with Epiphany ever since summer CHA (remember this blog post?), and I love the versatility of these products. This team is a little different than my other design teams because I'll be coming up with ways to use the awesome Epiphany Crafts products to create jewelry, hair accessories, home decor and more. And who knows...I might even throw in a scrapbook layout once in a while.

Check back tomorrow for Upsy Daisy projects and some Coordinates Collections sneak peeks!