Monday, January 31, 2011

Let's Cricut

Hi all!

Found out about this from Robin at Paper Pizazz Creations. Let's Cricut is a new website that was just launced this past weekend. It is just a place where you can be inspired and inspire others with your Cricut creativity. You can also discuss various topics with other crafters on their forum.

It is free to register so hop on over to Let's Cricut and start today! I'd be happy if you put me (welchcreations) down as the referral when registering. This is just another great way to share all of our  creative abilities!

Hope you all can go and check it out! I promise I will have more projects up this week, just been busy working. Have a GREAT Monday!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

My 2nd LOVE!

Good evening all!

Tyson wanted some sweets, so I've baked him some... maybe too much! I love being in the kitchen just as much as crafting! I also made use of my new cartridge... just see the decorated cupcakes towards the end of this blog!

My famous Chocolate Chip cookies (And yes, I made these myself!):

Chocolate Cookies and a few cupcakes!:

And finally, decorated cupcakes using one of the cupcake wrappers from the Cindy Loo Cart:

Will definitely have some more Cricut projects coming soon. If anyone would like any of the cookie recipes, just leave me a comment with a way to reach ya! Have a GREAT Saturday!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Color Challenge

Good morning! I'm really loving these Wacky Wednesday challenges over at More Than Favors, they are just so much FUN! I've gone ahead and made another card... this is probably my favorite one so far.

Here it is!

Brown Cardstock from DCWV (Card size is 4 1/4" x 6 1/4")
Patterned, Green & Pink Paper from g.c.d designs (Striped paper is 4" x 6")
Four Legged Friends Cart - Mouse cut at 3"
I Look Up To You! Stamp - Big Lots
Flower Embellishment - K & Company
Pink Ribbon & Martha Stewart Verdelite Glitter
Color Box Pigment Brush Pad (Brown)
ATG gun, Glue & Pop Dots, Quick Dry Adhesive

FUN TRICK I USED: I tore the edges of the pink and green paper that is in the center of the card, then just inked the edges with some Brown Color Box ink. It just added a little character to the card, so sweet!

Also, The Busy Bug is giving away this GREAT cartridge (shown below) and it works with any cricut machine. All you have to do is go leave a comment on her post, post this on your blog and be sure to link back to her site!

Have a GREAT Wednesday everyone! Hope you all enjoy!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday Challenges!

Hello crafty bloggers and happy Monday! Made a simple card today and entered it into 3 different challenges! This card can be used for a birthday or even a wedding!

It's Your Day!

Glitter & Brown Cardstock- Bon Voyage Travel Stack (DCWV)
Pink Cardstock & Pearl Embellishments from Michael's
Classic Font Cart- It's Your Day cut at  2"
Tie the Knot Cart - Cake cut at 3"
ATG gun, Quick Dry Adhesive & Pop Dots

Challenges Entered:
My Pink Stamper - Birthday Challenge
Fantabulous Cricut - Neglected Carts (I used Classic Font & Tie the Knot)


Sunday, January 23, 2011

A couple projects!

Hope everyone enjoyed their Sunday as much as I did! I've just been relaxing and enjoying the day!
I've been able to get a couple of projects done and am so excited to share them with ya'll!

Oh and I also got my pink ATG gun finally! WOO HOO!

Project 1 (Owl Always Love you Card):

My new Pink ATG gun! YAY! - I LOVE it!
Pop Dots & Glue Dots
Paisley Cartridge
Stamp & Ribbon from Michael's
White, Black & Patterned Cardstock
My 1st Ever Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Project 2 (Wedding Album Cover Page):

Pink ATG gun
Tie the Knot Cartridge
Black, Cream, Teal & Patterned Cardstock - Archiver's
Pearl & Dove Embellishments - Michael's
And a little bit of black ribbon!

I've decided that my big project for February is to get my wedding album completed! I will have nothing but time on my hands with Tyson being gone so I have no doubt I can acomplish this!

One last thing... I have a blog button now! Feel free to grab it!
And as always, ENJOY!

Friday, January 21, 2011

My Cuttlebug V2 is here!

Hi all!

Things have been busy, so haven't had much time for posting. Found out that my husband (Tyson) leaves on the 6th for Egypt and will be gone for 5 weeks, then after that starts the regular 28-28 rotation. But the good news is that when he's home he will be off those 28 days!

So my Cuttlebug came in today and I am so excited about it! I know I'm a little behind the times in the cricut world, but I'm so happy its finally here! Am working on some projects and will post them later this weekend!

I've also been trying to get my new custom background design onto my blog and have been having a little bit of technical difficulties... hopefully I will get it up soon!

Hope everyone is enjoying their Friday evening! I should have plenty of time to work on projects this weekend, so just keep an eye out!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wacky Wednesday Challenge!

Good evening!

Decided to take on my 2nd challenge!  The challenge was to make a gift card holder, good for any occassion! You have got to go check it out (More than Favors) because there are some really cute ones!
I've decided to make a wedding one, since I do know a few people who will be getting married soon!

I will admit that I really had fun with this challenge!
So here it is:

Elegance Cardstock from Creative Imaginations
Tie the Knot Cartridge
Black Ribbon & Stickles
Jewel Embellishments
Always Remember Stamp from Michael's
Ad Tech Glue Runner & Glue Dots

Hope you all enjoy and have a great evening!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Miss Lily!

What a great day so far! Got my hour workout in and feeling good!

I've decided that its time to introduce ya'll to my English Bulldog Lily! Had a empty picture frame just laying around the house so I thought I'd make something out of it. I used yellow because I thought it brought out her shining personality a bit!

Now the wagon you see in the picture no longer has wheels on it... she got rid of them pretty quickly!

Lily sending ya'll some love:

Tomorrow is girls night with my friend Kirstin and I'm hoping I can entice her into doing a fun project with me! Will let ya'll know how it pans out... Have a GREAT day!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday FUN Day!

Hi all! 

The weather in Texas is a little gloomy today... lots of rain so I'd thought I'd keep my self entertained  with a little card making! There's really no special occasion for these cards but they are super cute and FUN!

Card #1:
Purple, Blue, Green & Patterned Cardstock/Paper
Paisley Cartridge
Green Polka Dot Ribbon & Embellishments - Michael's
Pop Dots, Ad Tech Glue Runner & Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Card #2:


White, Cream, Purple, Light Purple & Aqua Cardstock/Paper
Playtime Cartridge
Purple Ribbon & Embellishments - Michael's
Love ya! Stamp - Dollar Tree
Fleur-de-les Border punch
Pop Dots, Ad Tech Glue Runner & Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Off  to work, have a wonderful MONDAY and as always ENJOY!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Happy Sunday!

Good morning all! Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday!

Today I've decided to change things up a bit, and make a quick and easy vinyl project! I was at the Dollar Tree yesterday and picked up a plain white ceramic plate to use for today! I'm using the Tie the Knot cartridge, one of my favorites!

To start out make sure you clean the surface you will be applying the vinyl to and then do some practice cuts with regular cardstock or paper. I began on pg. 35 (Dove2), selected the Monogram creative features key and cut it at 4.5" with brown cricut vinyl. Next onto pg. 38 (Ivy), deselected the Monogram feature, hit shift and cut it at 1.5". Did the same on pg. 28 (Floursh4) and finally changed my size to 2" for my last cut from pg. 56 (JstMried) with shift on.

Very easy to put together... once it's done cutting, apply transfer tape and transfer it! Using a vinyl tool, just rub the image(s) down and slowly peel off in a "rocking motion."


Finished Project!:

Be back with another post tomorrow! Enjoy!

Friday, January 14, 2011


Good evening everyone!
I'm am proud to say that this is my first ever blog post! It's a big step for me and I'm very excited!

I will just start off by introducing myself... My name is Ashley and I reside in the GREAT state of TEXAS! I am a newlywed and loving every minute! I currently work as a Media Specialist for a Culinary Academy for children and when I have a spare moment, I enjoy crafting, playing guitar, singing and working out! I am new to the Cricut and am already in LOVE! My wonderful husband bought me an Expression for Christmas this year!

Ok, so enough about me. On to my first MY PINK STAMPER challenge! Tonight, they had their first of many blog hops to come and it had a hidden challenge in it! Now you have to look for yourself to find out what the challenge is...

Here is the card I made for the challenge:

Black, White & Pink Card Stock
Paisley Cricut Cartridge
Believe in Miracles Stamp - Michaels $1 Deal!
Ribbon & Flower Embelishment - The Paper Studio
Diamond Stickles
Ad Tech Adhesive & Glue Dots

Hope ya'll enjoy and THANKS for viewing my very first blog!