365 Projects in 365 Days

My previous New Year's resolution was to be creative everyday with my Cricut, but since I've started my blog 2 years ago I have come across so many new exciting things like stamps, digi stamps, non-Cricut projects using chipboard, stickers, etc. and now my addition is the Silhouette Cameo. I will be posting many pictures and tutorials of all my projects. I will be making scrapbook layouts, cards, tags, embellishments and altered items. My goal is to create 365 projects in 365 days.


Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blog Awards!

Here are the rules for this award:
1. Thank the person who sent it to you
2. Tell 7 things about yourself
3. Send this to 15 bloggers



I was so excited to see that I got some blog awards lately. I am so sorry that I haven't been posting them right away I guess I have been so caught up with things in my life that I didn't get a chance to post the previous awards I received. If you gave me an award and I haven't posted it on here, thank you! Also, you can let me know so I could give you proper recognition! Thanks everyone!!


Thank you to Paper Panther & Rayna http://purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com/ and Jacqueline http://madebyjacqueline.blogspot.com/ for thinking of me for the Versatile Blogger Award


7 things about me are:
1. I love to travel
2. I am the oldest child of 4 girls, 3 sisters no brothers
3. I only have one baby and he is 3 years old now
4. I got married at 20
5. I am animal lover, I have 2 dogs, 2 turtles and a rabbit!
6. I love shopping way too much!
7. I like watching trashy reality TV shows  LOL!


Now onto 15 talented bloggers to pass this award to!
1. Dalis http://www.stampergirl.com/
2. Sherrie http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com/
3.  Belinda http://theembellishedcard.blogspot.com/
4. Lauren http://scrappinwithlala.blogspot.com/
5. Amber http://my3escrapbooking.blogspot.com/
6.Mary http://kraftingmama.blogspot.com/
7. Suzy http://scrapwithsuzy.blogspot.com/
8. Kristan http://sierrababy08.blogspot.com/
9. Heather http://scrappingrunnercreations.blogspot.com/
10. Tana http://acaffeinatedcrafter.blogspot.com/
11. Peggy Sue http://icrea8cards.blogspot.com/
12. Diana http://scrapntoday.blogspot.com/
13. Missy http://quickchickdesigns.blogspot.com/
14. Teachdanz http://teachdanz.blogspot.com/
15.Juel Marie http://jandjsyummycreations.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Turtle Card

HI everyone today is design team day at Digital Delights by Louby Loo and I had so much fun coloring Water Turtle and Sending You Smiles stamps. I colored them with Prismacolor pencils and added some Prima flowers and bling with my I-Rock. I stamped the flower borders with Recollections stamps.

Please be sure to mark your calendars for this Friday's April Bunny Blog Hop hosted by Jacqueline.


#84 Wall hanger




Hi everyone! As you know I have been trying really hard to make things other cards, so I thought it would be fun to start making decor for my scrapbook room. Here is an Altered Canvas that I created, I bought a blank 8x10 canvas from M's. All of the papers are from K&Co and the birdcage is from the April Showers Seasonal Cart. I stamped the sentiment and butterfly with a Tim Holtz stamp. I also added pearls, ribbon, twine, stickles and a pink flower that I made a few days ago. You can view my tutorial HERE.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Imagine That Blog Hop Winners

Thank you everyone for stopping by my blog over the weekend for the Imagine That Blog Hop! Thank you to SCRAPPY MOMS STAMPS and PEACHY KEEN STAMPS for being my wonderful sponsors!

Please email me at critterbugg365@gmail.com with  your address.

The RANDOM winner of PKS Everday Character Face Assortment is
Carol said...Great job on the projects! I just got my Imagine from my sweet hubby this past week, so I appreciate your hop so I can see all the great ideas of the participants!! :-)~Carol MARCH 26, 2011 6:23 PM



The RANDOM winner of PKS Wide Eyed Kids Assortment is:

Misty said...That was a FUN hop. I don't have an Imagine, but now I want one...LOL!

Peachy Keen would be, 'Wide Eyed Kids Faces' & Scrappy Moms, Everyday Greetings.

Thanks for a fun Saturday morning!Hummer Hugs,Misty MARCH 26, 2011 9:53 AM

The RANDOM winner of Scrappy Moms Kids Incorporated is:



Jenn said...




That was a fantastic hop!! It was fun seeing all the different projects using the imagine. If I'm lucky enough, would love to win either any PK face set or SM "Kids Incorporated". Thanks for the chance!xxJenn craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com

smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

Monday, March 28, 2011

#83 Challenge 2 with Abby/ Kate's ABC cart project

***If you are looking for my Paper Playtime DT submission click HERE***

Hi everyone today is Challenge #2 for the Challenges with Abby and the theme is "Anything Spring". I figured this would be a good excuse to play with my new Kate's ABC cart again....yay go Kate!! I print and colored the entire cut using the Imagine More cart with my Cricut Imagine. The background papers are from a K & CO stack, and I stamped the sentiment with My Creative Time stamps.

If you would like to play along with us please link your "Anything Spring" project HERE for a chance to win a SEI 6x6 paper stack and SEI ribbon sponsored by ABBY, you have 2 weeks to enter the challenge!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Digi Monday at Paper Playtime

Hi everyone today is Digi Monday at Paper Playtime and the theme is "Anything Goes" you do not have to use a digi to enter our challenge. We have some fabulous prizes up for grabs! Here are my 2 cards I created for the Design Team at Paper Playtime

For this card I used some Kraft cardstock and did some faux stitching and added twine. I colored Rainy Day Dilly Duck from Digital Delights by Louby Loo with Prismacolor pencils. The sentiment is also from DDLL and it's called Make A Splash sentiment.

For my 2nd card I made this for the mother of all Queen's QUEEN JANIS!! Janis is the awesomely talented founder of Paper Playtime! I love the fact that we are all Queen's (DT) in her eyes! Thank you Queen Janis!! I colored this Prom Queen digi from Digi's with Attitude with Prismacolor pencils and added silver stickles to the silver parts of the stamps. I also stamped the sentiment and used my border punch.

Remember to link your project HERE for the challenge you have 2 weeks to enter have fun!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

#80,81, 82 Imagine That Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Imagine That Blog Hop hosted by yours truly. My sweet hubby spoiled me with a Cricut Imagine that I got for a great price just 2 weeks ago. I decided to host an Imagine hop because I want to get  some ideas on what I can do with this wonderful machine. I am in love my new Cricut I did feel guilty like I was replacing my old Cricut for a newer younger model LOL! Once I started playing around with it more and more I didn't feel guilty anymore! This machine is just so cool, you can do so much with it, it's like magic! I am still amazed that it prints and cuts the item out at the same time. If you are wondering if I am going to do just all Imagine projects from now on, the answer is no because I actually have an addiction to paper!  I like the Imagine because it's so fast, on my Thursday project I made a layout in 30 minutes when they usually take me 2 or 3 hours.

For this blog hop I asked everyone to make an "Anything Goes" project and originally I was only going to be this one card but then I became addicted and was playing with my Imagine all day LOL!

For my 1st project I created this card from the Best Friends Imagine cart for the girl, sentiment and also the flower patterned paper. The marquee shape was already programed in the Best Friends cart and I just changed it to the flower paper. I also cut the green cardstock and embossed with my Create a Critter Cuttlebug Companion folder. 

If you are wondering why did I use the same exact sentiment from my card it's because this was the original cut and it was way too big for a 5x5 card so I said to myself "I can't waste it!" LOL so then I decided to make an altered picture frame of me and my son Aidan on his 1st birthday in 2008.  I layered the sentiment on cereal box chipboard 3 times for some dimension and added a swirly bling this was my first time ever using swirly bling and I love it! The flower paper is also from the Best Friends cart. I print and cut ALL of my paper on Walmart's white cardstock I got it for about $5 for 150 sheets!

Now for my 3rd project I just couldn't stop at 2 since I am addicted now! I made my son a T-Shirt! wow I still can't believe I am making him clothes now and him and my hubby were so proud of me after I made this. It was so super easy! This shirt only took me 15 minutes from start to finish including all ironing! I bought this shirt at Joann's but it was actually was too big for Aidan this was a 4-6  and he is only in 3t/4t yikes...bad mommy! Oh well! I just really really wanted a black shirt for him so I got it anyways. I also purchased printable iron on transfer for dark colored fabric at Joann's. All I had to do was lay the sheet of Iron On transfer on my mat and print and cut away! The dog is also from the Best Friends cart. After it print/cut I just had to lay the dog and transfer paper on the shirt and then it was all finished! 

Here is Aidan modeling his shirt right before bedtime! He actually wants to wear this shirt all the time and keeps bringing me the iron on transfer paper package and telling me more, mommy more shirt! Hmmmm maybe Provo Craft should come out with a  "T-Shirt Imagine Cart"!!



Now for some Fabulous Blog Candy!!!
I Love my Peachy Keen Stamps
2 -Lucky followers will receive ONE Peachy Keen Assortment of your choice!


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1- Lucky follower will receive ONE Scrappy Moms stamp set of your choice!

To qualify for the blog candy you must leave a comment on all the blogs and leave me a second comment after you are finished telling me what stamps you would like to win from PEACHY KEEN STAMPS & SCRAPPY MOMS STAMPS I will announce 3 Random winners on Monday.




In honor of reaching 1000+  followers I am also giving away one Groovy Times Cricut Cartridge to one lucky follower I will announce the winner on April 1st CLICK HERE for more information.


1. Sandra  http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/ YOU ARE HERE



NEXT STOP is ELSA

Friday, March 25, 2011

#79 Paper Flower Tutorial

Happy Friday everyone! If you are a friend on Facebook then you've probably seen this flowers that I made today. Here is my deatailed tutorial for them enjoy!
Step 1,2- Cut 8 Scallop circle shapes for each color at 2.53 in. with Gypsy. The flower is on the top left part of your Gypsy keypad Shift/Shadow key functions. I got 12 flowers total on one 8.5x11 inch white cardstock. To make all 6 flowers I needed 3 total sheets of white cardstock. Ink around the edges.

Step 3- Spray all flowers with water and rub the water all over the flower, you want it to be very damp.

Step 4- Crumble like trash!

Step 5- Uncrumble and lay flat.

Step 6- Stack all 8 flowers on top of eachother.

Step 7- Punch a hole with Crop A Dile, I punched all 8 at the same time

Step 8- Place any color brad in center, you won't actually see the brad in the end.

Step 9-Crumble each flower layer upwards around the brad.

Step 10- After crumbling all layers upwards around brad it should look like this, then "Smoosh" it all together in your hands to look like this.

Step 11- Spray with Glimmer Mist, Let dry for 5 Minutes!!

Step 12-  Time for the flower to Bloom! Uncrumble as many layers as you want slowly.The Glimmer mist should be dry but the flower will still be damp from the water.

Here's a side view of the the flower.

The flower is over an inch in height

Products I used Crop A Dile, Accent Essentials, spray bottle of water

Glimmer Mist and Dew Drop inks. For the black & blue flowers I used Irredecient Gold, Pink flower Vanilla Breeze, purple flower Pearl, brown flower coffee shop, yellow flower Yellow Daisy Glimmer Mist.

I have been having so much fun making flowers and I promise to post more flower tutorials for you!

Be sure to stop by my blog tomorrow morning for the Cricut Imagine Blog Hop I am hosting called "Imagine That blog Hop"

Thursday, March 24, 2011

#78 Cricut Imagine Layout

***This is my 2nd post today please scroll down for my DDLL DT project***


Good morning everyone! Here's a layout I made completely with my Cricut Imagine! All 4 pieces of patterned paper, the hearts, bear, and title are from the Better Together cartridge. The banner on top left is from Imagine More. This was super fast and easy for me I think it took me about 30 minutes from start to finish and that's fast for me because my layout usually take me 2 or 3 hours to make! I also added a border from my MS lace punch and some pink pearls. I follwed the sketch bellow for the SASSY LIL SKETCHES MARCH 14TH CHALLENGE, also entering PAPER CUTZ anything goes challenge.
Be sure to stop by this weekend for the Cricut Imagine Blog Hop that I will be hosting!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

#77 I'm All Ears Bunny Card

Hi everyone! Today is Design Team Day at Digital Delights by Louby Lou and the stamps I chose to use are Barnaby Bunny Topper and Kids Sentiments Set. I embossed the background paper with my Cuttlebug, and cut the egg and grass from the EASTER 2010 Seasonal Cricut cartridge. I colored Barnaby Bunny and the sentiment with Prismacolor pencils. Be sure to come check out all of the amazing stamps HERE!!

#76 Yankees Card

Hi everyone here's a fun card I made for a Cutom order, my customer asked for a Yankees Birthday card and I first I had no idea what I was going to do especially since I know nothing about sports LOL! Then a lightbulb finally went off in my head and I thought "Yankees Logo"!! I am so glad that lightbulb went off because now I know what to make when I need Masculine cards, I can't make logo cards of their favorite sports teams.

 The baseball is from the new Life's A Party cart I love that cart there's so much on it! The hat is from Stand and Salute and the baseball bat is fromn Everyday Paper Dolls, I made this a few weeks ago and I am so sorry but I do not remember which cart this font is from.

Here what I found online when the lightbulb went off LOL! My Inspiration:
Be sure to mark your calendars for the IMAGINE THAT BLOG HOP hosted by me! This Sat. 3/26 @5Am PST



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Monday, March 21, 2011

#75 Winner and Birthday Layout

Hi everyone thank you all for hopping with us over the weekend for the Birthday Bash Bunny hop for FLAUNT IT FRIDAY'S the Random winner of the Peachy Keen Wide Eyed and Bushy Tail Assortment is L.B. said...

Great projects. Love the clown!! March 18, 2011 7:29 AM
Congrats L.B.! Please contact me at critterbugg365@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Now onto my layout, if you are also a friend or fan of me on Facebook today I asked everyone which cart would you like me to use today and I had a huge response for Simply Charmed!


I have been working on my 2010 scrapbook album eventhough I haven't even started on 2008 or 2009 LOL! Sometimes I don't want to go in order and I like to just jump ahead to the present! These photos are about my hubby's 28th b-day last June 10th he didn't want to have a birthday party or get together but I forced him, it was a very spontaneous thing for me I told him that day while he was at work that I was going to make him Greek food and bake a cake this was my first "Fancy" cake LOL! We normally buy the cakes from Target they have some yummy cakes at Target in the bakery!

I used all DCVW papers and the cartridge I used was Simply Charmed, and  http://www.peachykeenstamps.com/ Happy New Year and Simple Simons. I used Simply Charmed for the blow horn, confetti, balloon, circle and sentiment. I used my EK border punch for the borders and Pink By Design "WISH BIG" stamp which I stamped repeatedly for a border.

For my layout I used this sketch from STUCK ON U SKETCHES

I am also entering in FANTABULOUS CRICUT "Happy Birthday" theme.
THROWBACK THURSDAY Use green with an older cart/ I chose Simply Charmed

Have a great day and be sure to make your calendars for this Saturday 3/26 "Imagine That" Blog Hop hosted by Me! .....A blog hop all about the Cricut Imagine...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

#74 Crafty Card

Blog Hop

Hi everyone  its Abby's 1st Blogoversary yay!! Go ABBY she is so very talented and such an awesome person! Congrats ABBY!!!!! Yay you made it to the one year mark!

 If you are here from ALMA's blog then you are in the right spot! For Abby's amazing celebration she asked us to create something from a list of her favorite things and I chose to use My Creative Time Stamps Paper Princess set. Abby is giving away all of these things on her blog

TPC Studio Stamps, DCWV Stack 8x8, Basic Grey Paper Collection 6x6, Basic Grey Chip Board Stickers, ABC Rub Ons, Floral Embellishments, Pack of Colored Pins, Pack of Flowers neutral color, Self Stick Gems, craft essentials Ribbon Girl Pack, Stampin Up Designer Hardware, SEI Beach word book, SEI Travel wrod book, Debbie Mum Jumbo Brads Noah's Ark, Debbie Mum Jumbo Brads Baby Girl, Making Memories Brad combo-pastel, Pack of assorted Flower brads, Gelly Roll White Pen

AMAZING BLOG CANDY RIGHT?? To qualify you must make sure to leave a comment on all blogs and return back to Abby's blog and leave a 2nd comment, pretty easy!

For my card I cut the blue shaped, with table and pop up computer I print/cut those from the Best Friends cartridge from the Cricut Imagine. I added a border from an EK punch, the patterend paper is from Cosmo Cricket (non Imagine paper) the sentiment is My Creative Time stamps. For this card I had a scrapbooking/blogger in mind like Abby except a blonde version LOL!

BLOG CANDY! I will be giving away the Groovy Times cart in honor of my 1000+ followers on April 1st to one lucky follower .....please click HERE for more information.....

Friday, March 18, 2011

#73 Birthday Bash Bunny Hop

Hello everyone welcome to the Flaunt It Friday's Birthday Bash Bunny Blog Hop hosted by yours truly! If you are here from FLAUNT IT FRIDAY'S then you are in the right spot. This hop is all about the Birthday Bash Cricut cart and different ways and cuts that can be used.  For this week's challenge we are flaunting the Bunny w/ present from Birthday Bash, and you will see a 2nd project from everyone that is anything goes. Here is how I flaunted it!!

For my bunny I wanted it took look like a trendy teenager or young person type of bunny so that's why I chose the Black/white/pink color scheme. I stamped the face with PKS critter faces with white pigment ink, then I went over it with a white gel pen to make it pop. The sentiment is from Pink By design. I also added a button, black embroidery floss and a border from EK Success.

For my 2nd project I chose to flaunt the juggling clown Beaver from Birthday Bash, I originally cut out the balls that come with it but I totally forgot to glue them on the card and thought hey it even looks good without them....sometimes things just work out a different way lol! I embossed the large dots with a Quick Kutz folder in my Cuttlebug and stamped the sentiment, and stamped the face with Peacky Keen Stamps.  The green border strip is a strip of patterened paper it looks a lot like ribbon huh!?! I am also giving away a set of stamps like the one I used on the Beaver check below....


Now for some blog candy! Peachy Keen Stamps is sponsoring with one Wide Eyed and Bushy Tailed Assortment! Please be sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs to be eligible! For a second chance at winning be sure to link your Birthday Bash Bunny project to the Flaunt It Friday's challenge this weekend! I will chose a Random winner on Monday!

If you would like another chance at winning something else I am giving away one GROOVY TIMES Cricut Cart to one lucky follower in honor of reaching over 1000+ followers click HERE for more details!

1. Flaunt It Friday's http://www.flauntitfridays.blogspot.com/

2. Sandra http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/ ME
3. Lisa http://www.crop-and-create.blogspot.com/ NEXT
4. Sheandra http://www.lawyersscraptoo.blogspot.com/
5. Pam http://simply-pam.blogspot.com/
6. Stacey http://staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com/
7. Glenda http://glendascards.blogspot.com/
8. Sharon http://meemeescreations.blogspot.com/
9. Amanda http://www.myscrappinobsession.com/
10. Celeste http://ccscards.blogspot.com/
11. Carley http://www.the-real-icarley.blogspot.com/
12. Jenny K http://kozfam5.blogspot.com/
13. Laurel http://www.blog.littlepeaceofmyheart.com/
14. Corri http://www.buglvr.blogspot.com/
15. Monica http://simplycricutting.blogspot.com/


Have fun! NEXT STOP is LISA

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