Thursday, October 7, 2010

Celebrations Showcase

Good morning everyone,
It certainly has been a while since I have posted. I do apologize for my absence. I had computer problems...major and then had a very busy schedule and had to try and play catch up. But I wanted to get right back into the swing of things. I am a design team member over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. I just became the new Fantabulous Girl Friday over there. This means each week I will be posting a segment exploring our Cartridges, Cutting files and More. So here is this week's first Cartridge. The honors go to.....Ms. Celebrations Cartridge herself!
Most of us have her in our collection of bug juice and she has been around for quite some time.
So I figured I would dust her off and take a closer look at her :-)

Birthday Girl Layout
Here is a layout I made using Ms. Celebrations herself. This is along the lines of what you would expect from this great cartridge. I made ALL the elements using just the Celebrations Cartridge. The scalloped yellow background was cut using the "Fit to page" button and scalloped sqaure found on page 122. The cupcake, balloons, presents and girl title also came from this wonderful cartridge.

Now let's think outside Ms. Celebration's box a bit. Here are a few projects and ideas I came up with that weren't necesarily balloons, gifts, candles and cakes.

Prayer Booklet
I used my Gypsy and my Celebrations Cricut Cartridge to create the "pages" of the book. The inside pages measure approximately, 2.75" wide by 3.55" high.
The flowers and the "flourishes" on both of these pages were also created using the Celebrations cartridge. The flowers are from page 121 and the "flourishes" are from page 104.
You can download the free journaling and scripture tags pdf file at the bottom of this post.

SWEET BOY LAYOUT
Here is a layout I made using the Celebrations cartridge. ALL the die cuts are from Ms. Celebrations...Yep that's right...ALL.
Aside from a few sentiments, like the "Boy" title, this cartridge doesn't have a font. So I used numbers to create the title "Sweet". The "S" is the curly number 8. I welded the three 3's together for the w, e and e. The t is from the number "4". After the Cricut was finished cutting my Gypsy file, I still needed to trim part of the 8 away as well as part of the number "4" to achieve the finished "Sweet" title.
Now about this lamb....
He is totally from the Celebrations cartridge. Can you get your bug juice going and figure him out? If not, that's okay, be sure to sign up for my email newsletter. I will be sending one out Sunday late afternoon-evening and will have the full cut instructions link on it :-)

Lastly, How about some 3 dimensional flowers.
I made these beauties using my Celebrations cartridge and my Gypsy. Which by the way, if you don't have a Gypsy, I think you could still make them.
I would show you the project these are going on....but then I would have to make you an offer you couldn't refuse....lol! But if you come back on Monday, then I will give you the skinny on these cute "fringey" flowers and the Gypsy file too!
Be sure to visit back tomorrow as I will be sharing a project from one of our new DT members in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness.
Now for the FREE stuff:
For the Prayer Booklet Gypsy File: CLICK HERE
For the Prayer Booklet journaling and scripture tags: CLICK HERE
For the "Sweet" Gypsy File: CLICK HERE
For information on re-creating the little Lamb:
Be sure to sign up for my newsletter and you will get the link to the pdf download....sorry haven't had time to complete it for this post. So that is how I will get it into your hot little hands.

13 comments:

Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

This is just superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From the creation of the actual Ms. Celebrations file to your creations with it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy to be your acquaintance!!!

HappyExpressions said...

Wow! These projects are super,super cute! It looks like Ms Celebrations will be added to my list. Can hardly wait for my newletter to find out how you made the cute lamb. TFS!

Amy K said...

Congratulations on your DT selection, and welcome back. Great projects/layouts. Looking forward to seeing more...

motcm said...

Great job. I love the idea of just using one cartridge. Fantastic! Thanks, Rosie

Kim. said...

Wow, wow, wow what a super selection of item, I love how you have thought outside the box and created the lamb and flowers.
Kim xXx

Lisa said...

I just found your site today. Looking through I found the story about your pastor! What a blessing this is, Thank you so much for sharing!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Oct. 08, 2010. Thanks again.

Lisa Mala6 said...

What a great project. The perfect gift for my mom. Thanks so much!

kramer_buffy said...

OMG...I love that lamb....
ok, let me see if I got it right:

the curlies are the number 6.
the top of the puppie's head is the top of the cupcake from page 101.
the puppy's face is the puppy's face on page 112 but hiding all the face characteristics.
the body is the tag on page 123, most likely on the blackout feature....
now the legs are killing me... the only thing I can think of is the vase on page 121...

AND love the 3D flowers!

-- dalis

Lolis said...

I signed up for the newsletter, but have not received it.

Pamela said...

Melin, I loooooove your prayer book. It is so beautiful, I would love to make one for each of the ladies in my Home Bible Study. Is it alright with you if I do that and if so, I was wondering what the "book" is made out of?

Pamela said...

Sorry, I should have left my email address; rjpldion@hughes.net

DebW said...

I love your scripture journal. I tried to download the file for the journalling boxes and scripture, but got a bad link?? debbiewall2@albertacom.com