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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My first Cricut projects!

Hello name is Shelley and I'm a Cricut and Blogger newbie!  So bear with me.... :-)  I am soooo new to blogging as well as the Cricut Expression; however I seemed to have learned the Cricut much quicker than this blogging stuff!  Ha!  But I wanted to create a blog (or at least attempt to, so it can change at any moment...I'm still learning!) so I could post my first Cricut projects because I have to say that I'm quite proud of how they turned out!  I know that sounds really boastful, but I'm just so excited about this wonderful Christmas (2010) present that my wonderful hubby got me and my creative juices are just flowing, flowing, flowing!  The problem I'm having is finding the time to be creative!  Like I mentioned I'm married to a wonderful husband and we have a 13 month daughter of course named Carley!  She is my pride and joy! My Cricut now takes a close second!  Ha, just picking honey! I love you too! :-) I work full time as a computer support specialist and I'm finding that scrapbooking and crafting has been a great stress reliever....I never knew!

But at any rate, I've really enjoyed reading and browsing everyone else's blogs and getting great, inspiring ideas of crafting!  I just love it!  Like I said, I never knew how stress relieving it all can be after working on computers, etc. all day long!  So I hope that my projects and work that I post are as inspiring to many of you as your posts are so inspiring to me!  I'm open to any criticism or suggestions, so just leave me a comment!

God bless and happy scrapping, crafting, or whatever it is you like to do!  :-)
Shelley (Carley's mom)

My very first project for a dear friend's baby shower gift!  I framed it and when her precious baby girl gets here, she can insert her 4 x 6 pics! Cut from the Sweet Treats & Classic Font cartridges.

My first card.....also for a friend who had a baby girl in December!  Cut from the Sweet Treats & Paisley cartridges. Paper embellishments from Creative Memories.

I've yet to actually "cut out" a card layout on the Cricut....I just made my own with two sheets of cardstock, and wrote a personal note on lined paper attached on the inside from Creative Memories.

I've been working on some scrapbook pages from our 1st anniversary trip to Nashville TN in 2007.  I have a few pages that I completed before getting my Cricut, but I did cut a couple things on them from a friends' Cricut.  So I think they are kinda plain and I may have to go back and add to them with more Cricut cutouts!  (I'll post some of those pages later.) But we went to the Zoo (one of my favorite places) and I got so many great pictures while there!  Cut from the Classic Font & Going Places cartridges.

This is a close-up of the title and the added fur!  :)  (No animals were harmed in
the making of this page! Just a stuffed one! Ha!)

I loved photographing the giraffes while there!  Only got a couple pics of the elephants so I added one to the page. :)  Cut from the Classic Font, Pagoda, & Lite Celebrate with Flourish cartridges.

I have "birds" and "cats" pages as well that I'm working on...told you I had a lot of great pics from the zoo!  I'll post the earlier pages of the Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame and so on once I "Cricut" them up some!  :)

Have a great day!


  1. Welcome! I'm new to I joined on Jan 1st- It is a lot of fun. Your card is really cute. TFS

  2. Wow good Job
    I am now a follower

  3. Hi there! Welcoome to the wonderful world of Cricut and blogging! I have joined as a follower and hope you will check out my blog too.
    I love what you have done for your first projects. And I think the wonderful thing about scrapbookers and crafters like us is that we can boast and brag and no one cares - cuz we ALL do it. It is a great feeling to have something turn out just like you wanted. Or when it turns out better than you ever dreamed! Keep on posting those creations and brag and boast away!
    By the way I use to own a Wizard of Oz collectibles business and was one of the biggest in the country. I also have a VERY large personal Oz collection. Seems we have a bit in common.

  4. I am a newbee too I just stared my blog last week. I really love your cupcake layout it was perfect. thanks for sharing!

  5. I found my way here from MPS! ScrappinAnn said it just right!! This crafting/blogging is really fun and it's great therapy! I've had my cricut for several years but I just started blogging in Jan and I am addicted! I was an office manager before becoming a SAHM and I never wanted to see a computer again! Now it is my friend! I never knew there was a whole world of people out there sharing all their awesome creations! We also love Wizard of Oz. My daughter just had a Wizard of OZ Birthday Party and of course I blogged all about it! I love all your shower gifts on your blog! I can't wait to see more! TFS!

  6. Shelley,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments! It's so fun meeting new people and getting a small glimpse into their crafty personalities through blogging!

    I love the framed layouts that you do! Especially the cupcake one! I have that cartridge and have yet to use it... :-)

    I don't think I have an email subscribe option... frankly I don't really have enough readers to need one... yet. Right?!! Lol! But it's so sweet of you to ask, and I really wanted to tell you that I appreciate the thoughtfulness you showed towards me and my family in your comment, it really touched me.

    Take Care and keep in touch!

    -Anna Dawn

  7. Your LO is adorable !! Love the font you used and the cupcakes ! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week !

  8. When I saw the link, I knew I had seen this before! It is such an adorable LO! I'm sure your friend has treasured it! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Craft Spot!

  9. What wonderful projects! The baby layout is adorable and such a fabulous gift idea!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!
    Small Bits of Paper


I enjoy reading your comments!! :)
Shelley (Carley's mom!)