Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Cooking With Crivut Guest Designer

WOW!  I cannot tell you how excited I was when I got the invitation to be a Guest Designer over at Cooking with Cricut.  I had to read it a second time before I could believe it.  I have been visiting Cooking With Cricut for quite some time.  And more often than not, I am participating in their challenges.  They are always so much fun and the "Chefs" are always cooking up something delicious!

As a guest designer, I have been asked to feature one of my favorite cricut cartridges.  And that is QUARTER TIME.  As a vocalist, with a degree in music, I feel like the Quarter Note cartridge was created just for me!  I have such a love for music and think that it is so over looked in our education system.      Music is the Universal Language.  No matter what our differences are, music can be loved and understood by all.  So, as a kindergarten teacher I make sure that music, and all the fine arts are in the forefront!  Now, without preaching any more, here is what I have created for you.
I just love this phrase,"Where words fail, music speaks".  And the piano and little girl have such a bit of whimsy to them. I just love them.

  I used K&Co paper to create the card, with the exception of the metallic gold.  It is an AC Specialty paper.

 The little Recollections flourishes, I found on sale at Michaels.  I only wish I had purchased more. The fabric flowers are from Prima.  And I finished the card with ribbons from my stash.

This next card is made with one of the gorgeous roses from the Quarter Note cartridge.

  I used K&Co. paper for this card along with a stamp from Hampton Art.

  I added Recollections flourishes some of my favorite sheer ribbon.  JoAnn's has a large supply of this ribbon in many colors at a very reasonable price.

This next card is a very simple card.  It has a cut from the Quarter Note cartridge that reminds me of a street performer in New Orleans' French Quarter.
I used DCWV papers and a few gems from Recollections.  The sentiment is stamp from KAndres's Designs Positive Thinking set.   They are great stamps, made right here in the good old USA, with $1.00 from each set going charity.

Using musicians again, I created this Christmas card.  
I began creating this card by embossing the base paper with the Cuttlebug and a music folder.  I then did some inking to it with a Tim Hioltz stamp.  The sentiment is from a collection of holiday stamps from The Oriental Trading Company.  I just think it is the perfect sentiment for this card.  The papers used to make this card came from my scraps. I chose not to add any additional things to the card, because I wanted the embossing to be a focal point.  

And now here is my last card made with the Quarter Note cartridge.  This cartridge has a lovely font on it.  So I used the font to make a monogram note card.  
The label on the card is a cut from the Preserves cartridge.  And the font is from Quarter Note.  I used the divine swirls embossing folder on the top layer of the label. These papers are from Recollections.  Just a simple note card, with a touch of loveliness.  

Now, if you do not have the Quarter Note cartridge, you may want to take another look at it.  It has something on it for everyone, not just music lovers like me.  
Let me say again to all the wonderful chefs at Cooking With Cricut, "Thank you for allowing me to "come cook in your kitchen".  I have had such a great time.  I am one of your biggest fans.  So I say to everyone.  Go visit Cooking With Cricut.  You too will be hooked! 

Fantabulous Cricut  friendship
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  1. WOW! What awesome projects, Charlotte! Each is so beautiful and detailed! I really love the top one - it is spectacular! Congrats on your guest designer spot!! :D


  2. Very nice cards.

    DIANA L.

  3. Congrats on guest designer spot Charlotte! You so deserve it! Gorgeous cards spotlighting the cartridge! The first card is so beautiful--so much to look at it--love every little detail!

  4. Your cards are amazing! I love, love the rose from Quarter Note. What a special friend card that it. Thanks for sharing at FCCB.

  5. Your musical cards are all so beautiful ! Dont you wish you could put in a muscial mechanism like some of those store bought cards!

  6. Congratulations on your designer post!!!

    Charlotte, I saw this over at Cooking with Cricut, and it's just absolutely amazing!!! I love the colors, all the attention to detail, and just everything about it. You are truly gifted my friend!

  7. Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB! Amy A

  8. OMG, these are so beautiful. I love them all. Great job, good luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  9. wowo awesome cards.. love the sax player!!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday Challenge.

    Kathy -GCDTM

  10. Congrats on your DG spot! Your projects are wonderful! Nice work!


  11. All of these cards are so pretty! You did such an awesome job on all of them! :)


  12. Wow wee! Wonderful cards, all of them!!!!!

  13. Great job on your Guest DT spot! Every single one of your projects are fantastic!!
    Thanks for linking up with Getting Cricky this week!

    JulieK- GCDTM

  14. Lovely card! Such detail. Thanks for crafting with us at FCCB.



  15. Wow, congrats on being a guest designer! You have some great projects here. My favorite is your holiday music card. I love the embossing and inking you did.


  16. wow- these are amazing. Congrats on the guest design spot! TFS with us at FCCB.
    Hop over to check out my give a way this week for a new stamp set... bugbites411.blogspot.com

  17. Hi Charlotte,All your cards are soo BEAUTIFUL as always my friend!Congratulations on your designer post!JUST AMAZING!!:)

  18. Wow! Awesome cards! They are beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!


  19. Wow, you have been a busy bee! Having fun playing along with you at Getting Cricky!
    Hugs, Jenni

  20. WOW those are fun cards. Awesome job!
    I love your
    Thanks for playing with us this week.
    Becka M
    Creations With Becka