Friday, December 31, 2010

Monkey LO

Another LO for my niece's scrapbook. She has a monkey themed nursery. I like the way the page turned out but I was so glad to finish it. It was a pain in the neck. I had the whole LO done on CDS and lost all of my work so I had to start all over and my Cricut kept tearing my glitter paper i was trying to cut. I was so frustrated I forgot to keep track of the sizes of my cuts. OOPS!!

Supplies used:
Cricut cart.- Zooballoo
Paper- DCWV, Martha Stewart, Colorbok
Cuttlebug folders- D'vine swirls and Tiny bubbles and Distressed stripes
Craf-T chalks (lightly brushed brown chalk over the embossing on the tan paper)
Glossy Accents on the monkeys' noses and eyes

Thursday, December 23, 2010

You're so...Sweet card

This was my first attempt at a gate fold card. I think they came out nice.

Supplies used:
Martha Stewart circle cutter
Martha Stewart inks
Stamp is Studio 112
Paper is DCWV, Martha Stewart and cardstock
Martha Stewart glitter
Cricut cart.- Lacy Lables (inside mat)
Inside mat-I inked around the edge with matching ink. (Pic is kind of blurry.)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Families are Forever LO

Here is another page for my niece's scrapbook. I didn't keep any sizes as everything was re-sized to fit in DS.

Supplies used:
Cricut carts.-Just Because cards ( tree and title)
                    Plantin Schoolbook (grass-cut this 3 times and stacked and the pic frame was the certificate on PS)                                  
Paper is DCWV, Martha Stewart and Colorbok
Flowers are Got Flowers? from Hobby Lobby
Gems are from Michaels
Ink is Martha Stewart (I inked around the edge of the 12x12 with green, orange and blue)
Stamp (on tree trunk) is All Night Media from Michaels
Blue glitter glue is from Michaels

I'm a winner!!

Just found out I was the winner of these beautiful pins from Shar over at Aren't they beautiful. I am so excited to use them. Thanks Shar.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Elf card

I am so happy with the way this card turned out. (I actually made 2, each a little different, but I forgot to take a picture of the other one before my daughter took it to school.) The inside of this card is finished with the same background as is on the front of this card.

Supplies used:
Jolly Holidays cart. (elf cut at 3" or 3 1/2"-oops can't remember and gifts cut at 1 1/2")
Paper is DCWV, Best Occasions and some misc. carstock
Chalk (cheeks) is Craf-T Chalks
Glitter glue is Studio g
Inkessential glossy accents
Gems are from Michaels
Stamp is Stampabilities
Ink is Studio g
Martha Stewart Lace Punch
Martha Stewart colored pencils

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Snowflake pup

(Sorry for the crooked picture.)

Supplies used:
Cricut Sampler (or Paper Pups)- pup cut at 3"
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Paper is DCWV and misc. cardstock scraps
Gemstone is from WalMart
Stamp is Michaels $ bin
Ink is Martha Stewart
Premade card base is from Hobby Lobby
Chalk (on the pup) is Craf-T Chalks
Glitter glue is Studio g
Small pom pom

Monday, December 13, 2010

Winter LO (Baby It's Cold Outside)

This is another LO for my niece's scrapbook. "Baby It's Cold Outside" was handwritten. I used the green ink around the edges of the tags to make them match the green snowflakes. I used pop dots to attach the top photo mat so that the bottom photo would fit under it without having to be trimmed.

Supplies used:
Winter Lace- snowflake cut at 10" (I think)
Plantin Schoolbook-tags (I can't remember the size)
Papers were from my stash and DCWV
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Gems from WalMart
Ink is Martha Stewart

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Baby Shower gift bag

Here is the gift bag that I made for the baby shower. There was much ooohing and ahhing over it. I was very pleased with the way it turned out and happy the mommy liked it so much. (The card I made is a few posts down.) I lightly attached the project to the bag so the mommy-to-be could easily remove it and put it in the baby's scrapbook. The mommy said she is going to frame it and put it in the baby's room because they have no artwork in the room yet. Yes, the theme of the nursery is sheep since they raise them.

Supplies used:
Cricut cart.- Twinkle Toes (heart and layers were all cut at 9")
                    Animal Kingdom (lambs and layers were cut at 4" and 3")
Papers are Colorbok and The Paper Studio
Cuttlebug folder-D'vine Swirl
Martha Stewart colored pencils (for the nose and lines on the legs)
Martha Stewart black writing pen (to color the eyes)
Inkssential glossy accents (nose and eyes)
Tsunkineko Sheer Shimmer Spritz- sparkle over the entire project
White gift bag from Wal-Mart

Friday, December 3, 2010


Roberts Art and Crafts is having a HUGE Freebie Friday giveaway. Get over there and check it out. :)

Glittery Snowflakes

Who says Christmas colors are only red and green? For these two cards I went with a fuchsia and lime green.

Supplies used:
Cricut cart.- Winter Lace (snowflake cut at 2 1/5")
Cuttlebug folder- Snowflakes
Paper is white cardstock
Ribbons and gems are from Michaels
Glitter is Martha Stewart
        I ran the snowflakes through the Xyron to make them sticky.
Pre-made card base is from Hobby Lobby

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Tags #2

Supplies used:
Cricut cart.- Jolly Holidays (deer cut at 1 7/8), Plantin Schoolbook (tag cut at 3" and oval resized to fit tag on    DS)
Paper is The Paper Studio and Cloud9 Design
Gem is Michaels
Ribbon is Offray
Back of tag is stamped with TO/FROM (stamps from The Paper Studio)

DCWV Giveaway

Head on over to DCWV Diary for a chance to win 2 great stacks!!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

12 Days of Giveaways giveaway

Over at it is day 3 of 12 Days of Giveaways. Kassidy has a great embellishment kit to give away. Hop on over and check it out.

Christmas Tags #1

This is my entry for Cricut Cardz Challenge #53. The first pic shows the set/variety and the second pic is an up close shot. I just need to add the ribbon for hanging and the backside of the tags are stamped with TO and From.

Supplies used:
Cricut cart.-Mini Monograms (tag and circle cut at 3")
Snowflakes are Martha Stewart punches
Gems are from Michaels
Paper is The Paper Studio
Stamp on backside is The Paper Studio

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Candy cane kisses

This is my entry for the ribbon challenge #38 (ribbon) at Fantabulous Cricut 
and Cards for Men challenge #24 (Christmas cards)

Supplies used:
Cricut cart.-Gingerbread (candy canes cut at 3" - the are supposed to look like a heart)
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder
Paper is The Paper Studio and Paper Crafter card stock
Ribbon is Offray
Gems are from Michaels
Pre-made card base is from Hobby Lobby
Sentiment was printed from my computer

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Jolly Holidays cards

Supplies used:
Cricut cartridge-Jolly Holidays (gingerbead man cut at 5")
Paper is white and brown cardstock
White gel pen
Martha Stewart black writing pen
red stickles
* I used CDS to make a card base (welded together the top of the heads) and attached one cut in brown to the front of the card.

Supplies used:
Cricut cartridge-Jolly Holidays (banner cut at 2 3/8")
Paper is DCWV and Cloud9 Design
Gems are from Wal-mart
Silver stickles from Joanns
Pre-made card base is from Hobby Lobby

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Serenity Rose

This is a scrapbook page that I made for my niece's scrapbook that I am trying to finish for Christmas. She was born this past July. It is kind of hard to read her name on the page but it is Serenity Rose. 

Supplies used:
Cricut cartridge- Walk In My Garden (rose cut at 6" I think), Plantin Schoolbook (letters)
Martha Stewart lace punch
Gems are from Wal-Mart and Mchaels
Paper is from Hobby Lobby and cardstock from my stash
Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby

Friday, November 26, 2010

Giveaway from Alma's Pink Life

Alma has a great giveaway... a Martha Stewart All Occasion cake cartridge!!!! Good luck.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Buy one get one free!!!

Went to Joanns in Ft. Collins today and ALL Cricut cartridges were buy one get one FREE!!!! WOOHOO
I picked up Winter Lace and Gingerbread. Can't wait to use them.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas cards - quick and easy

Supplies used:
Martha Stewart snowflake punches
Paper is Paper Studio
Pre-made card base (note card size) is from Hobby Lobby
Stamp and Ink are Stampabilities
Cuttlebug folder is Swiss Dots
Gems are from Michaels

Supplies used:
Paper is DCWV (glitter stack)
Cuttlebug folder Offray
Stamp is from Michaels dollar bin
Ink is Martha Stewart
Pre-made card base (note card size) is from Hobby Lobby

Supplies used:
Paper is The Paper Studio
Cuttlebug folder is snowflakes
Gems are from Michaels
Ribbon is Offray
Inside of card is stamped with Warm Wishes (stamp from Michaels and ink is Martha Stewart)

Sunday, November 14, 2010


I was inspired by Diane at to design my own snowflakes. Here are a couple I have come up with so far. (Sorry for the blurry pic.)

Cartridges used:
Top snowflake - Plantin Schoolbook and Storybook
Bottom snowflake - Plantin Schoolbook

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas Holly

This is my entry for Mojo Monday's #164.

Supplies Used:
Cricut cartridge used was Plantin School (circle cut at 2")
Paper is DCWV and Cloud9 Design
Stamps are Studio 18 (Michaels dollar bin) and Recollections
Ribbon is from Wal-Mart
Gems are from Michaels (jewelry dept.)
Pre-made card base is from Hobby Lobby

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Baby Shower card

This is the baby shower invitation I received...

This is the card I came up with...

With the finishing touches. I think it matches the invite pretty well. :)

Supplies used:
Cricut cartridge- Animal Kingdom (sheep) and Lacy Labels (congratulations)
Paper is The Paper Studio
Pre-made card base is from Hobby Lobby
Gem is from Michaels
Cuttlebug folder- swiss dots
Pens- Martha Stewart and Gelly Roll

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thanks a Latte card

I made this card for a gal that has helped me coach our daughters' volleyball team for the last 2 years. This was our last year because our girls will be in Junior High. I enclosed a gift certificate to a local coffee shop in the card.

Supplies used:
 Cricut cartridge - Storybook (font was sized to fit using CDS)
Paper  is DCWV
Pre-made card base is from Hobby Lobby
Stamp is Studio g from Michaels
Ink is Stampabilities
Circle was cut using the Martha Stewart circle cutter
Rhinestones are Best Occasions

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Thanksgiving card

Once again, a crooked picture. This is my entry for this week's Cricut Cardz Challenge.

Supplies used:
Just Because Cards (corn cut at 10" if I remember correctly)
Stretch You Imagination (pumpkins cut at 1", 1 1/2" and 2")
Paper is DCWV, Colorbok, Cloud9 Design and Me and My Big Ideas
Glitter is Martha Stewart
Used some glitter pens from my stash for the pumpkins

I did pop dot the center corn stalk and the pumpkins for some dimension. The inside of the card is stamped with (Stampabilities) Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Joy Christmas card

Sorry, picture came out crooked.

Supplies used:
Cricut cart.-Mini Monograms (cut at 3" and layer resized on CDS)
Paper is DCWV (the Christmas Combo)
Ribbon is Offray
Rhinestones are from Wal-Mart
Pre-made card base is from Hobby Lobby

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy Holidays Pinecone card

Supplies used:
Cricut cartridges Camp Out (pinecone cut at 3") and Lacy Labels (background & label-resized on CDS)
Stamp is Stampabilities
Ink is Michaels (dollar bin)
Paper is The Paper Studio and from my stash
Rhinestones are Wal-Mart
Ribbon is Offray
Pre-made card base is from Hobby Lobby
Pop-up foam squares are Scotch

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pointsettia Christmas cards

I have had these pointsettias made and just setting on my table for 2 weeks now and I have finally had time to use them on cards.  I found the cut file for the pointsettias on and it is done by Tanya Strom.

Supplies used:
Cricut Plantin Schoolbook for the pointsettias
Pre-made card bases from Hobby Lobby
Paper is from The Paper Studio and from my stash
Stamps are Recollections and Michaels (dollar bin)
Ink is Michaels (dollar bin)
Gemstone is from Martha Stewart

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Giveaway!! YEAH!!

Here is the link for the AWESOME giveaway over at DCWV Diary. Good Luck!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Haunted birdhouse

Made this for the Bitten By The Bug 2 haunted house challenge. (My first challenge.) I don't have any cartridges with haunted houses so I went for the birdhouse.

Supplies used:
Stretch Your Imagination- birdhouse cut at 2 1/2"
Designer's Calendar- cat cut at 2" and spiders were sized on CDS (cut extra as the cricut is not gentle)
Wild Card- web cut at 1 1/2"
Plantin Schoolbook- used CDS to make my own fence (and chalked with grey chalk)
Paper- scraps from my stash
Pre-made card base from Hobby Lobby

Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy Owl-oween

Supplies used:
Cricut cartridges (Camp out, Hoot 'n' Holler and Lacy Labels)
       moon is cut at 4.5", Owl is cut at 2.5" and label was resized on CDS to fit
Paper is Cloud9 Designs and from my stash
Saying was printed from my computer
Pre-made card base is from Hobby Lobby

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Let It Snow Owl

I picked up the Hoot 'n' Holler Cricut cartridge yesterday and this is the first card made from it. So many cute owls on this cartridge, I had a hard time choosing which one to use.

Supplies used:
Hoot 'n' Holler Cricut cartridge for the owl and branch (cut at 2")
Paper is DCWV and scraps from my stash
Stamps are Recollections and Mary Engelbreit
Ink is Martha Stewart
Premade card base is from Hobby Lobby

Inside of the card.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

You are sweet ice cream cone card

Supplies used:
Cricut Stretch Your Imagination (ice cream cone cut at 5")
Cuttlebug embossing folders (Morrocan Screen and d'vine swirls)
Pre-made card base from Hobby Lobby
Stamps are Paper Studio and Hobby Lobby
Ink ans stickles are Studio G
Paper is from Colorbok (Wal-Mart) and Paper Studio
Rhinestones are Best Occasions
Red button is from my stash