Make, Do and Mend

The cyber-diary of what this homemaker makes, does and sometimes mends.
My motto is "if you do stuff, stuff gets done"

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Cricut weekly challenge- seeing spots

This is my 3rd week to participate in the weekly challenge at http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/.
This week's challenge was to make something using any kind of polka dots.  

My stepson's birthday is coming up- he does not read my blog but his wife does so 
shhhh!   please-  

He does not like gifts but we still get him something and since he liked my vintage aluminum ice trays,  I found him a really nice one on Ebay.  

A vintage ice tray to gift wrap makes for  a great was to use the From My Kitchen cricut cartridge.  It has some very cute retro appliances.  

 The fridge, stars and word chill are all from From My Kitchen.
The polka dot paper is just some I had in my stash and have no idea the brand or maker.

Inside- the words and numbers are from George Basic Shapes.
The star is from From My Kitchen.  

I am so glad I found this cricut weekly challenge and started doing it.  I've learned a little each week.  Using the From My Kitchen,  I figured out how to make extra cuts from different colors to make the details on the fridge.  I also learned to make the shadow behind the words on Birthday Blessings.
Simple for the expert Cricut users but it was true ah ha moment for me!

Challenge #135- Seeing Spots
Make a project using Polka Dots


  1. Ahh...36. Still a spring chicken, or rather rooster;-) I really love these projects you are making. I may add a circuit maker to my Christmas list.

    blessings, jill

  2. I'm a newbie at FCCB too! The Seeing Spots challenge is my second one and I look forward to doing more! Love your card and the story about the vintage ice tray gift! ~Vanessa

  3. I'm so happy to hear you are learning about your Cricut by joining in our challenges, keep it up this card is brilliant and such a fab story to go with it !! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us at FCCB this week xhugsx Nikki

  4. Great card, Rhonda! You have inspired me to jump in on the challenges. I definitely need to practice more with my Cricut.


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