Saturday, September 17, 2011

Nuts About You!

  Life is funny...I recall having a conversation ~2 years ago with several girlfriends asking why they invested in their Cricut...I could not imagine why I would want one.  Nuts, huh?  (Sorry for the bad pun...I couldn't resist!)  Some of my friends said they didn't use it much, and others used it all the time.  They all advised me that since I am an avid card maker (vs. scrapbooker), that I probably wouldn't use it.  They all primarily use it for scrapbook page titles.

  Recently I had an email conversation with a friend on this very subject.  I have had my Cricut for about 10 months and for the past 7 or 8 months I think I have used it on nearly every card I make.  It is a fabulous tool!  In January of this year I went in search of Cricut challenge blogs to help me learn to use my machine.  One of those blogs is Die Cuttin' Divas; this week's challenge is "Zoo Crazy."  I recently purchased this paper by Imaginisce and I was anxious to create with it...the tree and squirrel were images that I just adore, but had yet to cut :)


Supplies:
Cricut cartridges:  Create a Critter p.32 (cut @ 2 1/2"); Everyday Pop-Up p.34 (cut @ 4")
stamp:  My Pink Stamper Punny-licious
papers:  Imaginisce
embossing folder:  Cuttlebug Herringbone, Seeing Sots, and Swiss Dots
twine:  The Twinery Caribbean
other:  glossy accents

Happy Saturday!

26 comments:

artfuldelight said...

June this card is darling. Love that lil critter. Lol. :-)

Court said...

I'm nuts about this card and of course nuts about you! HUGS!

bonnie said...

Oh sweetie this is adorable....love the Autumnal colours and the embossing! ;) Hugs x

RockinRenee said...

I am nuts about this card! Super cute!

~amy~ said...

Darling card...love that tree and squirrel....sadly I don't have a cricut:(

Judy said...

Hi June, this card is so cute and very seasonal... Fall has arrived here in New York State... Hope you are well.
Judy

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooooooooooo fun!! I loveeeeeee that tree and the squirrel! :):):):):):):):):):):)

DIANA L. said...

June, This card came out so nice I love the embossing and squirrel is really great. The colors you chose are perfect for these elements.
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Paige said...

This is so cute and inspiring! Okay, my machine has been sitting unused for...a very long time! Guess I better check out some sites to help me get started!

Amy said...

Really cute- I love all of the embossing :)Amy

flowerdisco said...

love it june and the story too. i remember when i first heard about it and what i said about how expensive the carts were. now, i am in so much love with it as i was when i first got it, :P

Georgiana said...

Your card is absolutely precious! Thank you for sharing at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

Georgiana
Carson's Creations

Missy said...

This is so cute June! I love the Imaginisce papers, and the embossing on the squirrel looks perfect!

Bunnyfreak said...

I love my cricut for card making as well.
http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com

Arlene said...

Very cute card June! Glad you are using and enjoying your Cricut! Mine sits right beside me on my office desk and I still forget to use it! Go figure... :)

Windy Hills said...

I'm just nutty over this card. The squirrel is adorable and it shouts, happy fall! Great job!

lauren bergold said...

ok, see, YEAH that's hilarious, b/c i don't think i know anyone who uses their cricut MORE than you do; i definitely do not know anyone who uses it better!!! ever since you got yours and started using it, i've known i will cave and buy one eventually... just a matter o'time... :) :) :)

btw, i love this, especially the SQUIRREL♥!!! i love his adorable textured face and especially his EXPRESSION... priceless!!!

Linda R. said...

Sooooo cute. I just love it..

Caro said...

I'm one of those who never uses Cricut for cards and your cards are slowing inspiring me to do it... love this little squirrel!

Shelly said...

June, this is so adorable! I just love the tree! Lovely card!
Shelly

Kard Queen said...

This is too cute for words, and it cracked me up. I'm nuts about your beautiful card.

Cre8tiveVet said...

This is such a cute fall card. I love all of the embossing. Thanks for joining us at DCD.
-Yvette
cre8tivegirls.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

Such a cute card!!! I love the paper:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Trish and Treasure said...

This card certainly has the totally cute factor!Love the tree and how you embossed it. Trish xx

Shauna K said...

how adorable! perfect for fall and/or that special someone ;)

Tammy E. said...

Oh my, how very cute! Such a pretty "fall" tree!