Monday, April 30, 2012

Save the Earth Cricut Crawl!!!!!!!

Welcome to Redheaded Crafter and the SEVENTH Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop!

In honor of our Home Planet, Mother Earth, we're having a "Save the Earth" Crawl...each Design Team member will be featuring an original Upcycled-Themed Project that includes at least one Reuseable/Recycled Item along with at least ONE Cricut Cut.

If you've come from visiting the very talented Amy Jo, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE.
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Save the Earth" project at FCCB!

How fun is that?

***For my project I have recycled a toilet paper roll!  Who doesn't have a few of those in their house????  My dad's birthday is tomorrow, and I needed a gift card holder, so... VOILA!  A toilet paper roll has been given a new life!  :)

Freshly Picked- mushrooms cut at 2"
Joy's Life Stamps- Wild Life Puns
Toilet Paper Roll

Now it's your turn! Let's see your Upcycled-Themed projects! Make sure to include a Cricut Cut somewhere on your project!
***How about some blog candy!!!!  I will be giving away a Michael's Gift Card!!!!!  For a chance to win, become a follower and leave a comment on this post!  That's it!  Super easy!  :)

Next stop is the talented Beckie! Go see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!

Happy Crawling!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

iTunes Gift Card Holder

Hello there everyone!  Oh my goodness...  I had a wonderful time at the bowling alley last night!  I will just leave it at that...  for now!  ;)  Anywho, this project is for my Joy's Life DT post...  Our challenge this week was to create a project using one of Joy's new stamp sets.  I absolutely love Joy's new stamps!  They are so cute, versatile, and great quality!  I used two of the new sets to create this project!  :)  I am so excited that my project incorporates music!!!  :)  I have an iPod that looks exactly like this (of course it's green)!  I don't know how to play any instruments but I LOVE music!!!!  If someone gave this to me with an iTunes card inside, I would be a very happy gal!  :)  I hope that when I give this to someone, they feel the same way...  :)

Wedding cartridge- pillow box cut at 4.65"
George and Basic Shapes- green rectangle cut at 2.29 x 2.88", circles cut at .65", 1.12"
Joy's Life Stamps- Tag You're It One (sentiment) AND Two (music notes)
Stickles- star dust

Thanks for "tuning" in!  :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mother's Day Butterfly Card

For the Teacher Gifts Blog Hop click HERE!

For the Fantabulous Cricut post click HERE!

Hello there everyone!  I am so excited that it's time for another challenge at Krafty Girls!  Yahoo!  The challenge this week is to create something for Mother's Day.  Believe it or not, I did not use the Cricut on this project!!!!!!  I know, I know...  It's shocking!  I like making my own patterned paper by stamping the image, embossing it, and then rubbing ink over the entire paper...  It's really fun, and I like the effect that it gives!  :) 

5" square card
Joy's Life Stamps- Everyday Occasions "happy", Holiday Occasions "Mother's Day"
Martha Stewart Butterfly Stamps
A la Mode- sparkle embossing powder
ColorBox Ink Pad- moss green
Black beading wire (for the antennas)
Prismacolor Pencils

That's it!  This card was super simple to make, and I hope you like it!  Be sure to stop by Krafty Girls and link up your beautiful Mother's Day projects!  :)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy Trails Camper Card

Hello there!!!  I am so glad that you decided to stop by!  :)  Today is another challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut!!!  The challenge this week is On the Go- create a project with some sort of transportation (bike, car, scooter, etc.).  I was "on the go" on Saturday night!  My friend, her sister, and I went to Buck Owen's Crystal Palace, which is about an hour from where I live.  It was soooo fun!  This is the same place that I went to for my 30th birthday in February.  Let me tell ya, it's my kind of place!  They have dancing, a live band playing country music (all my favorite songs), and yummy food!  It is just a great time!  I can't really line dance very well (despite my stint as a "professional" line dancing kid), but it's still fun to get out on the floor and try!  :)  Oh, and one of the band members kept blinding us with his guitar shine on purpose (and he would giggle each time), so...  I told the girls "Let's put our sunglasses on the next time he does that", and we did and he couldn't stop laughing on that stage!  I'll post some pictures at the bottom of this post, take a peek if you'd like!  hee hee...

Birthday Bash- card base cut at 4.41", square cut at 4.76"
Pack Your Bags- car/camper cut at 1.47"
Scrappy Moms Stamps- Happy Camper
Foam tape (I popped up the square and the camper) 

**Now, as promised, here are the pictures of my little adventure...  Try as I may, I could not get rid of the red-eye on these pictures!!!!  Grrr.....

Me and my friend's sister, Rebekah.  That car (I think it's a Cadillac) is over the bar, and it's signed by a TON of famous country singers and such!  :)

 Look, he's such a gentleman, he's holding my purse!  :) 

My friend, Sarah, and I posing with Merle Haggard...

Me and George Strait!!!!  He's my favorite country singer....  I've always loved him!

Another one with George...  I just couldn't get enough of him!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you'll join us at Fantabulous Cricut!  :)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Teacher Gifts Blog Hop!!!!

Woo hoo!!!!  Welcome to the Joy's Life DT Teacher Gifts Blog Hop!!!!  If you just hopped here from the very talented Ashley, you're in the right place!

I am so excited about this blog hop because I am a teacher!!  I love seeing all of the little school themed goodies, and also love getting ideas for my co-workers!  Super fun!   I can't believe that the school year is almost over, and it's that time to start wrapping things up....  It's bittersweet!

I filled it with things I think are essential:  Post-It's, Anti-bacterial gel (oh yeah!), "clicky" pencils, and CHOCOLATE!!!!  :)  The teacher can also use the bucket to hold misc. items after the goodies are gone!

George and Basic Shapes- chalkboard: kraft layer cut at 2.88", black layer cut at 2.53"
Doodlecharms- apple cut at 1"
Joy's Life Stamps- Everyday Occasions (I LOVE this set!)
Glossy Accents
Polka dot ribbon
White embossing powder

***Okay, how about a little blog hop candy?!?!?!  I will be giving away a bunch of little school themed goodies/embellishments.  For a chance to win, just become a follower and leave a comment on this post...  Easy peasy lemon squeezy!!!

You're last stop on the hop is to head back over to Joy!  Hope you got some great ideas for the special teachers in your lives!  :)  Thanks for stopping by!!!  :)

Here's the order if you need it:

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lucky Love Birds Card

Hello there everyone!!!!  I am so glad that tomorrow is Friday!  I'm looking forward to going out to dinner tomorrow (at my favorite Mexican restaurant) and having fun with some friends of mine!  Anywho, it is another DT day for me at Joy's Life!  This week our challenge was "All About Love", in honor of Joy's wedding anniversary...  :)  I love making little romantic, mushy cards and I can't wait to have a special guy to give them to!  Hee hee...  ;)

4" square card
Hoot 'n' Holler- owls cut at 2.65", hearts cut at .53", .76", 1.12"
Cuttlebug- doodle hearts (The Paper Studio)
Joy's Life Stamps- You're So Punny

That's all there is to it!  I wanted to keep this simple, and just focus on the love!  :)

P.S.  Don't forget to come back on Saturday and join us for the Teacher Gifts Blog Hop!!!!  It's going to be a blast!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Sunflower Sweet Treat in a Tube

Hey there everyone!  I am so excited that it is finally Friday!!!!  YAY!  It must be Friday the 13th because my project today is not a card!!!  *gasp*!!!  :)  That's what can be so fun about challenges/design teams because sometimes you have to leave your comfort zone...  This project is another one for the Joy's Life DT...  The challenge was to create something using these clear tubes (which will be available on Joy's Life soon).  I really like these tubes, and the possibilties are just endless!  I love these candy coated sunflower seeds, so I decided to make my project around these little candies....  The sunflower makes me think of the country, so this has a very country feel to it!  :)  Hope you enjoy!

Flower Shoppe- flower cut at 1.82"
Recangle Tag- kraft piece 2 1/4 x 2 3/4", green piece 2 x 2 1/2"
Joy's Life Stamps- Everyday Occasions
Clear tube
Button brad
Candy coated sunflower seeds

There you are my sweet friends!  Have a great weekend!  :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Earth Day Card

Hey everyone!  Hope you are all enjoying your Tuesday!  I am back at work today, after the nice 4-day weekend...  I can't believe how fast this year is going by (both, the calendar year and the school year)!  Soon I will have to say goodbye to these kiddos...  :(  Anywho, today is another challenge over at Krafty GirlsThe challenge this week is to create a project using something recycled or create an Earth Day project.  As I was making this card, I was thinking about how excited my students get about saving the Earth.  They love to talk about recycling and they pick up litter on the playground, etc.  Last year, one of my students would thrust his fist into the air and say "We're Going Green"!  It was so cute!  I couldn't find any Earth images on the Cricut, so I had to freehand the continents onto a circle and then color it myself...  Hope you like what I came up with!

Create a Critter- hearts cut at 5.35", .76", .41"
George and Basic Shapes- circle cut at 3.12"
Zooballoo- tree cut at 3.59"
Scrappy Moms Stamps- Spring Fling
Stickles- Christmas red
Prismacolor watercolor pencils

Hope you'll join us over at Krafty Girls!  :)

Monday, April 9, 2012

You're the Bee's Knees Card

Hey everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter yesterday!  I am excited to be posting another design team project for Fantabulous Cricut!  :)  The challenge this week is:  Challenge 106- Buttons & Bows: create a project using at least one button and one bow.  I was having a tough time coming up with an idea, so I took out my stamp sets and tried to find some inspiration that way...  I have to do this sometimes and it really does help!  Once I saw this sentiment, the idea came pretty quickly!  :)

Create a Critter- hive cut at 4.76", bee cut at 3"
My Pink Stamper Stamps- Buggy Punnies
Peachy Keen Stamps- Critter Faces SET A Medium
Prima Flowers

Hope you'll join us over at Fantabulous Cricut!  :)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Ruff Day Card

Hey everyone!   Today is my design team day over at Joy's Life....  Our challenge this week was to create a project with an animal on it.  I love dogs!  I also love Create a Critter!  So....  the idea for this card came to me pretty quickly!  I absolutely love the size of these sentiments!  I just want to give that little puppy a hug (the wrinkled chin just gets me)!  Today I'm going to the swapmeet and then to the movies, so it should be pretty fun (not a "ruff" day at all)!  :) 

Create a Critter- bone cut at 4.65", dog cut at 2.41", food bowl cut at 1"
Joy's Life Stamps- You're So Punny
Peachy Keen Stamps- Wide Eyed and Bushy Tailed Face Assortment
Glossy Accents
Square brad

Have a wonderful Easter tomorrow!!!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Bunny Easter Baskets

Hey everyone!!!!  Oh, I have been the worst blogger and bloggy friend!!!!  I have been really doing a lot to keep myself busy lately...  I am so glad that I have this beautiful 4-day weekend to unwind and catch up on some things that I have been neglecting (ex. my blog, house cleaning...).  Yesterday my mom, sister, and I drove all around my little town taking pictures of a family friend for her senior pictures.  Her family couldn't afford to get them professionally done, so we hooked her up with some really nice looking pictures.  We have a local park that has a lot of nice, big trees and a duck/goose pond (I had my senior pictures done there 12 years ago!), so we took pictures there (and several other places)...  It was actually really fun!!!  I have a lot of crafting to do today for my design team posts, so I can have tomorrow off and hopefully go to the local swapmeet in my town & possibly see "21 Jump Street" (that movie looks hilarious)! 

Anywho, enough about me!  ;)  Here is a cute little Easter project that I have been doing for the last 7 years with all of my classes.  They always turn out so cute, and they are extremely easy to make!  I love how kids illustrate things, no adult can duplicate the whimsical details that they can capture!!!  The bunny on the right must have looked intimidating to my kiddos because they were calling it the "bully bunny".  It kind of does look like a bunny you wouldn't want to mess with!  :)  To make this I just trace the bunny outline on a white sandwich bag and have the kids cut it out.  Then you fold the sides down and staple the ears at the top.  I then put the Easter grass in there, and we cross our fingers that the Easter Bunny fills it with treats (and he did)!

Hope you have a great weekend!  Hopefully I can make it over to your blogs and leave you some love!  :)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Happy Easter Card

Hello everyone!!!  I am having so much fun making Easter/spring cards!  I didn't have my blog at this time last year, so I am excited to join in on the fun this time!  It's my design team day over at Joy's Life, and the challenge this week was to create a project for Easter.  I love these colors, and I just had to use a rabbit on at least one of my Easter cards, so this is what I came up with!  :)


Wild Card- scalloped card cut at 4.65"
Celebrate with Flourish- rabbit/grass cut at 3.35"
George and Basic Shapes- circle cut at 3.82"
Cuttlebug- d'vine swirls
Joy's Life Stamps- Holiday Occasions

That's it!  I love the Celebrate with Flourish cartridge!  You can make a really detailed card, and it doesn't require a ton of layering, etc...  Hope you enjoy, and thanks for hopping by on this fine spring day!!!  :)