Friday, September 3, 2010

Birthday Goodie bags and Invitations

Ok so now that my oldest is in school I thought it would be fun to make Goodie bags for all his classmates to help celebrate his birthday, well I was wrong. It was a lot harder then I anticipated but they all got done and everyone loved them which is what really counts. So I scraplifted the idea from Traci over at Craft Junkie Too. She did some first day of school treat bags for her son and I thought they were so adorable so I took the idea and ran with it,(just changed the theme). The dinosaur is cut from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge @ 2 1/2 inches and the sentiment comes from a set by Hero Arts. Here is the invitations I made. Using the same dinosaur cut from Create a Critter Cricut cartridge I cut him @ 3 1/2 inches and the background paper is plain yellow stamped with a leave all over in chocolate chip ink from Stampin Up. The sentiment is from a stamp set by Paper Studios that I bought at Hobby Lobby. Thanks for stoppin by and as always have a great day.

Blinged Out Birthday

Here is a birthday card I created for my Niece's 4th birthday. I scraplifted the idea from a project that Momo from Made by Momo did awhile ago. I used the Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge for the hat and the scalloped circles were cut from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge. I used some scrap cupcake design paper for the background paper. The jewels are colored gems I found in the craft section at Wal-Mart. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day as always.

Welcome Baby

Here is a card I made for the arrival of my cousin's baby boy. I used the B is for Boys Cricut Lite cartridge for the onesie and added some faux stitches plus some doodling on the little duckie. The sentiment stamp is from Clear Dollar stamps. The card base is Craft cardstock from Paper Trey Ink and the designer paper is from K&Company's Brenda Walton Small Wonders Stack. To finish it off I added 3 buttons to the left corner. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Goodies from a Swap

Here are some goodies I received from a Swap I participated in this month from the Cricut Message board. My wish granter was more then generous, she totally spoiled me with goodies. Including the main thing I have wanted since like the beginning of June. It is the I-rock tool from Imaginisce.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Here is a card I made for my partner in a Favorite Disney character swap I am participating in, as you can guess her favorite is Tigger. He is cut for Pooh and Friend cartridge and was a little difficult to put together but in the end I think he turned out great. The cloud for the sentiment is cut from the Create a Critter cartridge. The background paper was cuttlebugged using the Spots and Dots folder. I used some rhinestome gems and some homemade dew drops for the accents to the card. Hope you enjoy and have a great day.

Hello Dear Friend

Here is a card I made using the Create A Critter cartridge. I love this cartridge and all the accessories it has for all the cuts. The dear is cut at 2 1/2 inches and the cloud with the sentiment is cut at 1 1/2 inches. The cloud is actually on the page with the little birdie I used in a couple card back. I used prima flowers and some pearls for the centers. The background paper is from DCWV Glitter Stack. Hope you enjoy, have a great day.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cards for some SWAPS

Here are 2 cards I created for some wonderful ladies that I am in a button SWAP with over on the Cricut Message Boards. I used Create a Critter for the bird and the cloud. The paper is from DCWV, scraps I had left over from some projects. Enjoy and have a great week.

Monkey stamped cards

Like I said in a post earlier this week I am venturing off into the stamping world of crafting. I haven't jumped full into it yet but I do enjoy the coloring aspect of the stamping world, it reminds me of my younger days I love to color just don't do it very often anymore. So here are a few more of my stamped cards I love this Monkey set that my DH bought me from Hobby Lobby. Hope you enjoy and have a great week.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Post-It note holders

Here are a few post-it note holders I made as little gifts using some scraps I had left over from cards I made.

More cake decorations

Here are some decorations I made for my neighbor's daughter's birthday cake. I used a cut file that I downloaded off the internet for the Hello Kitty (sorry don't remeber who designed or I would give credit where it is due). And for the cupcakes I believe I used the From my Kitchen cartridge but not absolutely sure anymore.

Cake decorations

Here is the cake I decorated for my son's 1st birthday back in May. All the cuts were made using the Create A Critter Cartridge. The Happy Birthday was made using a Wilton's chocolate candy pick mold. I love the way the cake turned out, it was exactly the way I seen it in my head.

A few cards I have created lately

Ok so I know I have been MIA lately but I have been created still just not with the cricut as much. I have started to stamp more images and I am no pro but I like to color so I am still in the beginning stages of stamping. I haven't jumped on the Copic markers wagon yet but I'm sure if I get heavy into the stamping thing then I probably will someday.
Well here are a few cards. Hope you like it and stop by again soon.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Sorry I haven't posted since National Scrapbook Weekend but life got in the way. So yesterday I got 3 surprises in one day can you believe it. Well I knew about all of them but wasn't expecting them all on the same day. The best one was that my hubby is back in the States, safe and sound after his year of being in Afghanistan (YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!). He is in Texas visiting with his dad and grandma and hopefully will be able to take leave and come home soon. The second surprise was my Create a Critter cartridge. I ordered from on Friday, really fast shipping wasn't expecting so soon, now I can't wait to play. The last surprise was some stamps, bling and ribbons I bought on Sunday from Talk about fast shipping again. If you haven't looked at their site go take a peek around she has alot of great stamps and a bunch of clearance and retiring stamps right now, at really great prices too. She also has a stamp set called critter messages so cute and perfect for the Create a Critter cartridge. Well hope everyone is having a great week and thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous day.

Monday, May 3, 2010

MPS NSD Challenge # 12

Here is a card I hate to make but I thought I would start to make them so when the time comes I will have one already made. If you are wondering what kind of card I am talking about then I don't blame you. It is a Sympathy card they are so hard to make and no one likes to have to make these anyways. Well Robyn's final challenge was to make a project with a critter on it and since I don't own Create a Critter yet I went to my trusty old Wild Card cartridge and found this bird instead. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful evening it has been a fun filled weekend and I got all but one challenge done.

MPS NSD Challenge # 10

This challenge was to make a May Day project or something springy. Well when I think of spring I think of flowers and what better project then a daffodil card from the Easter Mini cartridge. Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening.

MPS NSD Challenge # 9

So this was a challenge to make a shape card. So I turned to my trusty Wild Card cartridge and made the phone to send to a friend who I have been playing phone tag with lately. Thanks for stopping by and have a great eveing.

MPS NSD Challenge # 8

As you can see from my blog I love purple and when this challenge came about what better color to pick then my favorite. The butterfly was cut from the Home Decor cartridge at 2 1/2" and the top mat is vellum that I cuttlebugged using the fancy swirls ( I think thats the name ) folder. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a very creative evening, I know I am.

MPS NSD Challenge #6

I made this card with my 5yr old son. He picked out Winnie the Pooh because it is for our neighbor's daughter and she loves Winnie the Pooh. Her birthday is not until June but I thought I would get a head start now. I had fun crafting with my lil guy, he is a handful but not as much as my 11 month old. I guess you can say I was crafting with both of them. The baby was in my arms the whole time, you do what you have to do when the creativity is flowing, lol. Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening.

MPS NSD Challenge #5

I know I went a little out of order but I'm trying to do all the challenges before the midnight deadline, easier said then done. Well I created this card to thank the many ladies and volunteers of my Husband's FRG (Family Readiness Group) they have done so much during this deployment and I thought it would be nice to send a "Thank You" note. I have not met anyone personally due to the fact we live in a different state but they are all wonderful people. Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening.

MPS NSD Challenge # 7

So this card could have been done for either challenge #6 or #7, the card is a welcome home card for my hubby but was also made with my oldest son. He picked all the cuts and paper and said this is my daddy. So that's why I picked it for the "Hey Dad" challenge instead of the "Kids craft too" challenge. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

MPS NSD Challenge #4

This challenge made me think for awhile and then I came up with using the Jubilee cricut cartridge. I bought because I think the price was really low and then never used it. So this challenge was to use something you least like or least use on your project. The background paper is a piece of scraps I had from other cards. The star is from George and Basic Shapes and the "YOU ROCK" is actually a cut from the Jubilee cartridge, I was surprised to find that sentiment on there because most cuts have to do with houses and such. The card is actually a birthday card for my neice who is not a girly girl so thats where the colors come into play. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

MPS NSD Challenge #3

OK this challenge was to think outside the box and do something you normally wouldn't or have not done on your projects. Well for my project that would be the sentiment tag in the little envelope. The tag came in a bag of assorted stuff that I picked up at Big Lots on one of my shopping trips. I had no intentions of ever using it and put it aside in my RAK box with the intentions of doing a giveaway some day. Well when this challenge about I decided to take a look in the box seeing that I would never use that stuff on my projects and here is what I came up with. Think it turned out pretty great. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

MPS NSD Challenge #2

OK so I have made another card for the challenges over at The Pink Stampers website in honor of National Scrapbook Day. I will not being doing all of them but there are a couple that have gotten my creativity working. Thanks for stopping by and once again have a great weekend.

MPS NSD Challenge #1

OK so here is the project I created for My Pink Stamper's National Scrapbook Day Challenge #1. It was fun participating in this challenge seeing that Mother's day is next weekend and I haven't really sat down to make cards lately. So here is the finished project. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mother's Day Card

Ok So I was sitting at the computer thinking about what style card I wanted to make for my mom and I seen a card on the Cricut message board photo gallery. Sorry I don't remember whose card it was there were so many, I got overwhelmed. The difference was the card on the gallery was all flowers and mine has the word MOM in the middle. This project has no Cricut use to it. I punched out the squares from scrap foil cardstock using a 1 1/4 inch square punch and measured the square mat after placing all the smaller squares down. The yellow ribbon is from a spool I picked up at Michael's on a shopping trip. The sentiment is from the All Occasion Messages set by Hero Arts. The ink is a Cocoa color by S.E.I. I found at the LSS before the closed. The flowers are from a winter prima set I purchased on sale at Oh My Crafts. Oh the MOM is just a set of clear epoxy stickers and brads I bought from Oriental Trading Company years ago. Thank you stopping by and looking. Have a great day, always comments are appreciated.

Vinyl Picture Frame and Card

Here is a project I made for my bff 's (sister) lil girl. The project was simple but made with lots of love. Its an ordinary picture I picked up at Wal-mart for like $3.00, ( I think). The backing is light pink glitter cardstock from DCWV glitter stack cut at 8 x 10. The butterfly was made on the gypsy using the gypsy wanderings cartridge fit to the size of the 8 x 10 frame. The paper is foil paper by Hot Off the Press that I bought from HSN back in February. The name is done with cricut vinyl, and placed on the inside of the glass. I used Gypsy Font for the S and Cursive 101 for the rest of the name and welded the letters together on the Gypsy.
The sketch for this card is actually from challenge # 14 on the OWH Stars and Stamps: Sketch challenge. Here is the site if you would like more details. This was my first card challenge with them and look forward to many more in the future.
The card is a simple 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 standard card. The base of the card was cuttlebugged with the Spots and Dots Embossing folder. The foil strip was scraps left from the butterfly and border punched with the Martha Stewart Scalloped Dot Edger punch. The ribbon is a brown American craft ribbon I picked up at Big Lots for a $ 1.00. The cupcake was cut using the From my Kitchen cartridge cut at 4 inches and layered accordingly. The sentiment is stamped on a couple of ovals and Stamped with a dollar stamp I bought at Michael's. Thanks for stopping by and Have a great day.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Baby's 1st Birthday Invitations

Ok wow it's been a week since I posted anything....Wow whats wrong with me. Well last week my 11 month old was teething really badly. After that hurdle, my 5yr old got sick. Well you all know how that works if one gets then the next and so on. So for the past week I have had 2 sick kids and myself to try and nurse back to health, not fun but we are getting there. So yesterday I was finally feeling a little better so I decided to work on my little guys 1st birthday invitations.
Nothing really special but hand crafted with love. Its a simple A2 card 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. The orange mat is also 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. All the animals are from the Zooballoo Cartridge. Not to sure on measurements I used my Gypsy to place everything. The sentiment is from the Wild Card Cartridge. Even on a boy's party invitation I used Stickles, it adds a little something. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Getting Creative on the Expression

OK here is my very first project using the Cricut Vinyl. It was not as easy as the YouTube videos you see on the net but I will be making many more projects with vinyl now that I have the basics down.
For this project I used my Gypsy, the Expression of course, Cricut Vinyl in Black or Raven (I think that's the name of the color), transfer tape, Home Decor and Home Accents Cartridges. I can't tell you the exact measurements because I sized everything according to the front of the Expression. Thanks for stopping by and looking. Have a great day.

Friday, April 9, 2010

My Character Card

OK so my character card didn't get me chosen to be on the Pink Stamper Design Team but it did make it into Robyn's Pink Gallery. I am so super excited. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I have been working on a couple of things will post them soon. Have a great weekend and enjoy the warm weather you have it. Thanks for stopping by and as always comments are greatly appreciated.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Tag

Here is a quick Easter Tag I made for the treat bags I put together for my nieces and nephews for Easter. Everything was cut out using the my Cricut Expression and the Easter Mini Cartridge. The scalloped eggs are the shadow feature of the 1st egg on the cartridge, the bunny is the shadow feature and decorated with stickles. The grass is also from the Easter Cartridge. The doodle dots where made using a Signo Broad white gel pen and the sentiment was hand written using a Sharpie Fine tip marker. The ribbon is just plain Kraft ribbon I bought from Target. Thanks for stopping by and as always comment are appreciated. Have a great week.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My First Character Card

OK so here is the card I submitted for the My Pink Stamper Design Team. Well I didn't make it this month but maybe next time. It was my very first challenge and also my very first time playing with my Pooh Font cartridge. The characters aren't as hard as it looks. They actually go together like a little puzzle almost. They are kinda time consuming but they turn out so cute.
For the card measurements please visit Lorraine's blog
All the characters are from the Pooh Font cartridge and the sentiment is from the Wild Card cartridge.
The card was actually made for DH he is coming home soon and needs a little encouragement as it is getting closer to the end. We both love Winnie the Pooh and all his friends. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. As always comments are always appreciated. Have a great day.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Quick & Simple Easter Card

Here is a quick and simple Easter card I put together last night in about 10 minutes. I needed a little scrap therapy and this is what I came up with.
Its a standard A2 size card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2). The patterned cardstock mat is cut at 4 x 5 1/4. Both the egg and the scalloped shadow was cut at 3 1/2 using the Easter Cartridge. I really like this cartridge it has some fun but dainty cuts on it. The flower is colored in with Stickles. I used Cotton Candy and Eucalyptus. For the dots I did the same colors. The ribbon is a sheer pink that I believe I picked up from Wal-Mart, my bows are not the best but it works. The doodle dots around the scallop was done using my Signo Broad white gel pen. Thanks for stopping in and looking. As always comments are always appreciated. Have a great day.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My Son's Challenge

So today my oldest son gave me a challenge. He asked, "mommy what is your favorite color?" I replied "Purple." He asked "why are all your cards made with pink then?" So that got me thinking, and this is the card I came up with. The flower is cut from the Easter mini cartridge @ 3 1/2 inches with the shadow as well. Its a simple 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card.
The mats are 4 x 5 1/4 , 3 3/4 x 5 , & 2 3/4 x 4.
The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper Stamps, The Simply Sweet Occasions Set. All the edges are inked using a dark purple pigment ink from Studio G. The second mat was embossed using the Victoria folder by Provo Craft. Thanks for stopping by and looking. Comments are always appreciated.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sophisticated Birthday Card

Here is a birthday card I made for my oldest sister. I used the Cuttlebug Victoria (I think) folder on the black cardstock to emboss. The foil paper is from Hot Off The Press I picked up on HSN when I bought the Cuttlebug. The ribbon is a roll I found at Michaels. I love the foil paper it brings a little something extra to the card. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by. Comments are always appreciated.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Sorry I haven't been on posting more projects or even a little something else. But between a teething and sick 10 month old, I have been living off of maybe 2-3 hours of sleep for the past week. But thankfully this morning he woke and was smiling and giggling like his old self again. So I am hoping to get the pictures downloaded and to start back on my blog sometime today or at least this weekend. Just a quick post to update everyone. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Valentines Day Cards

I know its a little past Valentines day but I still wanted to showcase the cards I made for DH. Nothing fancy but were both made with the cricut.
The purple card is a gate fold card and the heart is cut using the Love Struck cartridge. I love all the intricate hearts on this cartridge. The card was actually inspired by a challenge that Robyn from did at the end of January or the beginning of February. (can't remember exactly). Anyways the challenge was to create something using black and another color. So i choose purple it is my favorite color.
The monkey card is all cut using the Sweet Hearts cartridge. I love this monkey he is so cute. The saying is "I'm Bananas 4 You" . Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by. Comments always welcomed.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thank you Cards

Who says you need a cricut for creating beautiful cards. Both of these cards were created while I was waiting patiently for my replacement blades to arrive. See I live in a small town and the only store that carries Cricut and Provo Craft items is our local Wal-mart. Well needless to say when they are out of stock I have to rely on the many on-line stores I purchase from.
The flowers on both cards are from a Vellum flower kit by Cloud Nine, I was lucky enough to have stumbled upon them while browsing the local Big Lots. Hope you like them. Thanks for looking. Comments are always welcomed and appreciated.

Easel calendar cards

I got this idea from two people actually. The easel card part came from Dawn of Check out all her wonderful You Tube videos. Then making it into a calendar card came from Lguild on the cricut message board, here is the link to the post that inspired these cards. . Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my paper crafting creations.

Altered Target Mailboxes

These are the 3 altered mailboxes I did for Valentines day. The paper I used is just some patterned paper I picked up in the $0.99 section of my local Target scrapbooking aisle. The ribbon is from Wal-mart. All the die cuts are from various cricut cartridges (honestly can't remember which ones) LOL. Oh and the BLING on each mailbox are little rhinestones from Colorbok, also picked up from the $0.99 section of Target. This project was so fun and easy, plus the receivers loved all the candy hiding inside. Thanks for stopping by.

Birthday cards

Here are a few birthday cards I have made using the cricut. The cupcakes were cut using the layer features of the cupcake card from the Wild Card cartridge. The pink and purple card's saying is also from the same cartridge. The pink card's saying is from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge. Oh and of course every card needs a lil "BLING". I used the Diamond Stickles for the icing on both cards. Hope you enjoy them as much as the little girls who received them did. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

HSN Raspberry Cuttlebug

Yes I have to admit I was one of many ladies who took advantage of the wonderful bundle HSN put togeter for the exclusive Raspberry Cuttlebug. Also have to admit I have no idea what I did without it. I love my new cuttlebug and the butterfly design is an added bonus.