Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day Card

I made this card using my Cricut Imagine and white card stock. The golf bag is from the Wrap It Up cartridge, I used patterns from the Country Carnival cartridge. The grass is from the Easter cartridge and the sun is a layer from Kate's Kitchen. I am really enjoying my new Cricut Imagine and making wonderful cards and home decor items just using white card stock.  

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Birthday Card for my Husband

I recently purchased the Cricut Imagine and could not wait to make something with it. So, I made my hubby a birthday card. The cool part is that I used a regular Cricut cartridge (Wrap it Up), and added some of the pattern designs from some of my Cricut Imagine cartridges. I used all white paper to make this card.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Graduation Card

I made this graduation card for my niece, who graduated from college this Summer.

I used the Wild Card cartridge to make this card. I used blue and yellow background because that is her school colors.

Oh and she graduated from the same college I graduated from.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Card

My Pink Stamper - National Scrapbook Day Challenge #4

Make something with a Mother's Day theme.

For this challenge, I chose to make a card for my lovely daughter, who is a new Mommy this year.


I cut an 8.5" X 11" piece of vanilla card stock in half. I then folded it to make the card base.

I cut the flowered paper (from Stampin' Up) to 4" X 5.25"

I tied a piece of red polka dot ribbon (also from Stampin' Up) around the flowered paper.

I then cut a heart from red card stock using the Love Struck Cricut cartridge. I used the shadow of the second heart and cut it at 2.75".

I cut a background for my heart using the same cut from the Love Struck cartridge, but I cut the background at 3".

I cut the "Happy Mother's Day" from the Mother's Day cartridge. I cut it at 2".

I stamped the inside of the card with a stamp from My Pink Stamper that says "When I count my blessings, I count you twice."

Thursday, February 24, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Card

I am entering this card in the following contest.

Cooking with Cricut - Swirls and Twirls (I used the D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder).

Always Crafting - Whimsical Wednesday Challenge. This week's challenge is to make something using some distressing technique. (I used Tim Holtz sanding block, to distress the Core'dinations paper that I had embossed using my Cuttlebug)

Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge Me Monday. This week's challenge is to use some embossing technique. (I used the Cuttlebug to emboss two of the papers on my card. One with D'vine Swirls and the other with Swiss Dots).

Cricut Cardz Challenge - To make a St. Patrick's Day card, but NO SHAMROCKS. (Since I don't own a cartridge with a leprechaun or a rainbow or pot of gold or any thing Irish, I was really challenged with this one. Finally, I decided to cut the mug from my Smiley Cards on my Gypsy, glitter it green for the green beer that people drink to celebrate St. Patrick's Day).

Mojo Monday - Make a card using the provided sketch. 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy Spring Card

I am entering this card in two challenges.

Always Crafting - Whimsical Wednesday Challenge. This is color challenge, using a picture that is posted on the website for inspiration.

Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge #47 Weather Forecast
Make a project featuring your favorite seasonal weather (Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter).


I cut an 8.5" X 11" of vanilla cardstock in half. Then folded that in half to make the card.

I cut a light green piece of Core'dinations to 5.25" X 4".  I used the cuddle bug to emboss it, then sanded it lightly to bring out the core color.

The butterfly was cut at 2.5" from the Picturesque cartridge. I sent both pieces through my Xyron then glittered them with Martha Stewart fine glitter.

I added some Prima flowers and a bit of ribbon.

The "Happy Spring" stamp is from My Pink Stamper. I used Stampin' Up Early Expresso ink.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cup of Cheer

I am entering the following card in the following challenges.
Cricut Cardz Challenge - Cup of Cheer Challenge - This week challenge is to use a cup from any cartridge, with any color combination you like.

Cooking with Cricut - Emboss It - create a new project with some type of Embossing! Wet, Dry, or Faux.

I decided to use the cup from the Smiley Cards on my Gypsy because it is so cheerful. I used the D'vine Swirls for embossing.


I cut an 8.5" X 11" piece of vanilla card stock in half, then folded it in half to make the card. I then ran it through the Cuddle Bug using the D'vine Swirls folder.

I cut the coffee cup at 2.5". I decided to use a printed paper for the cup itself to give more personality. The paper is actually the background sheet that came in a set of stamps from My Pink Stamper. I never through anything away.

The "Enjoy!" stamp is, of course,  from My Pink Stamper. I used Chocolate Chip ink from Stampin' Up.

The ribbon was purchased at Hobby Lobby.

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Purse Recipe Boxes

I made these recipe boxes for my children, I am going to place inside the boxes all of my recipes that they call and ask for all the time. Plus I will include some others they may not have thought about in a while.

I got the idea for the recipe box from a You Tube video I saw by CupCakeCreations. The video was labeled Cricut: Scalloped-Topped Purse Demonstration using Accent Essentials Cartridge. I don't have the Accent Essentials cartridge so I improvised and used some cuts I found on my Gypsy.

I think the boxes turned out really cute. I am entering them in the MyPinkStamper blog hop challenge.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Easter Candy Box

My Pink Stamper Challenge for this week is make something with a Spring theme. So, I created this box to fill with M & M's for my granddaughter for Easter.

Front of Box

Back of Box


I used the Easter Seasonal Cartridge for this project.

I cut the box at 7".

The Easter Egg on the back of the box is cut at 3".

The grass on the front of the card is cut at 2.5".

The little pink flowers on the front are what was left from the decorative part of the egg cut.

I ran the grass cut through my Xyron and glittered it with Martha Stewart fine glitter.

I used Stickles to decorate the center of the flowers and the Easter egg.

I added some Prima flowers to the top of the box.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My First Award

Yay!!! My first award. I was so excited when I saw I had been given this award by Paper Panther and Rayna, Thanks! Be sure to check out their site at Purple Peeps Techniques. They have a lot of adorable projects. They also have some awesome videos.

Upon receiving this award I must...

1) Thank the person who gave this award to me and link it back to their blog
2) Share 8 things about myself
3) Pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered
4) Leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition!

8 things about me ...

1) I am a Christian who loves the Lord and is not ashamed to say so. I give thanks to God for who I am and where I am today. I have been truly blessed in so many ways.
2) I have the best husband in the whole world, he is my absolute best friend. I have 3 grown children, a son and two daughters, who I am very proud of. My children have given me 5 precious grandchildren 3 boys and 2 girls. The range in age from 3 months old to 3 years old. They totally light up my life.

3) I have two yorkies that are like my little children. Both are females. One of them weighs 11.5 pounds, the other one weighs 2.9 pounds. They play together well and are very entertaining. I do spoil them a lot.

4) Besides paper crafting, I also love to crochet and knit. I may post some of those projects later.

5) Other things I like to do besides crafting are hiking, reading, and gaming (wii, gameboy, xbox, etc.)

6)I have a purse fetish like most women have a shoe fetish. I have a large collection purses because I can't resist buying a really cute purse when I see one.

7) I collect porcelain dolls and have done so for quite some time now. I have an extensive collection. Some are worthless, but I love them. Others are quite valuable. Perhaps I will post some pics of my dolls later.

8) Before becoming a college instructor, I worked as software engineer (computer programmer) for 10 years. I have always wanted to teach and I love writing programs, so my job suits me very well. My next biggest goal it learn to program the iPhone and write some apps for the App Store.

It was hard to decide on just 8 blogs to pass this award to. I follow so many blogs where there are a lot of talented people and I love them all. But since I could choose only 8, here are ones that I am passing this award to ...

1)  A Little Bit of Detail

2) The Purple Muse

3) Raechel's Cards

4) The Serendipitous Scrapper

5) Meesh's Pieces

6) Live Laugh Scrap

7) More Than Favors

8) The Beautiful Life

 Please go check out their blogs and give them some love. They are all extremely talented and assure you that you will not be disappointed.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Valentine's for a Man

With Valentine's around the corner, I have been in the mood to make Valentine's cards. Here is another one I made today.


The heart was cut from the Wall Decor and More cartridge at 4".

The letters were cut from the same cartridge. The B and M were cut at 0.75" and the rest of letters were cut at 0.5".

I cut vanilla stock 5" X 5.5". I then distressed the paper with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink, then stamped it with several different stamps using a darker color of Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I used a corner punch on the corners to round them off. I then inked around the edges with the same ink.  I really liked the way it turned out.

I cut the flowered paper stock at 5.5" X 6". This paper is from Stampin' Up. I punched the corners of this  paper and inked around it in red ink.

I cut the red card stock at 6" X 6.5". I then punched the corners and inked around it in black ink.

I cut the black card stock to 6.5" X 7". I also punched the corners of it.

I added some Prima flowers. On the red flower, I ran it through my Xyron, then glittered it with Martha Stewart fine glitter.

Finally I added some square brads to the corners.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Always Crafting - Whimsical Wednesday Challenge
Cricut Cardz Challenge - Valentine's Card for a man
Scrapbookaholic by Abby - All About Love
Cards for Men - Valentine's Card

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mini Albums using Gypsy Wanderings

I found this cut in Gypsy Wonderings. Push the Decor Tags button, then the Rabbit button, which is the second button on the fifth row. When I saw this I thought it would make a perfect mini album because it punches the holes for you. How great is that?  They were so easy to make, I ended up making three of them.

The album below was embossed with D'Vine Swirls and then I rubbed gold ink over it. I was not crazy about how it turned out, sooo....

On the album below, I used Core'dinations paper and I lightly sanded the surface to bring out the core color.  I like this album the best. I think it turned out really great.

Recipe for 1 album:

Cutting them at 4" wide will assure that the fit perfectly in an A2 embossing folder. So, all cuts are at 4" in width.

I cut 2 from dark brown Core'dinations papers.

I cut 10 others from various double sided paper I had in my stash.

The 2 outside cuts, I embossed with D'vine Swirls. I then sanded them lightly to bring out the core color.

I inked around all the pages with gold ink.

Stacked them together, the holes line up perfectly, and tied ribbons through the holes.

I punched a hole in the top right had corner and added some Prima flowers.

Very simple and quick to do. Hope you enjoy.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge

For Challenge #59, Make a Valentine's Day card for a child using any cartridges or colors you'd like.

Here is the card I made for the challenge...

I used the Smiley Cards from my Gypsy. I cut the heart at 3" and the XOXO at 1".

I glittered the XOXO with Martha Stewart fine glitter. I punched the center of the O's with a flower punch, glittered them red then glued them to the XOXO.

The vanilla card stock is cut at 8.5" X 5.5" and folded in half.

The red card stock is cut to 5.25" X 4".

I then cut the white flowered card stock to 5 X 3.75"

The brown flowered card stock is cut to 1.5" X 3.75".

The flowered pattern papers are from Stampin' Up, as is the ribbon.

I put the heart and the XOXO on the card using pop dots to give the it some dimension.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Neglected Cartridge Challenge - Fantabulous Cricut

The challenge is to use a cartridge that you have not used in the last 6 months. I decided to make an envelope album using one of the envelopes from the Wild Card cartridge. I used the envelope on page 63 and cut 8 of them to fit to page (12 X 12).

I then manually cut two pieces of paper to make the outside cover. I glued them together with a ribbon running between them, so the album could be tied shut.

The hinges were cut from Fabulous Finds, another neglected cartridge of mine. I distressed them with Tim Holtz distress inks. I also inked around the edges of the envelopes and cover with gold ink.

Finally, I embellished the album with a few gem stones, some stickers and stamped it with gold ink.

More Than Favors - Wacky Wednesday Challenge

This week's challenge was to make something using the colors pink, brown, and green. All my favorite colors, YAY!!! I love this color combo so much that I made two cards, then I could not decide which one I liked the best. So, I decided to post them both. They were made using the Forever Young Cartridge.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Pink Stamper Challenge - Super Yummy Card

This is the card I made for My Pink Stamper's  'Imagine Pink Wednesday' challenge. Robyn challenged her followers to make a 'Super Yummy' card using their Cricut Imagine, or their Cricut if you do not have the Imagine. YAY!!! because I don't have the Imagine yet. 


Brown card stock cut 9" X 5.75", then folded in half.

Green card stock cut to 5.5" X 4.25".

Cream card stock cut to 5.25" X 4". Then I used the Cuddle Bug (D'Vine Swirls).

The coffee cup is from Wall Decor and More cartridge. It was cut at 2.5".

The letter T is from the Gypsy Font and was cut at 0.65".

The other letters are from the Storybook cartridge and were cut at 0.65".

The ribbon came from Hobby Lobby.

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THE BUSY BUG: Busy Bug Babble - "Cart A Week Giveaway"

What an awesome cartridge, I know I would love to win this.
If you would like a chance to win, go on over to The Busy Bug and enter for a chance to win.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Valentine's Card for my Hubby.

This is a  Valentine's Card I made for my hubby.  Shhhh, don't tell him, I want it to be a surprise :-)


Vanilla card stock cut to 10" X 6 1/2", then folded in half.

Brown card stock cut to 4 3/4" X 6 1/4".

Flowered card stock cut to 4 1/2" X 6".

I cut the heart with red card stock, it is cut at 4".  I then sent it through the Xyron and then glittered it with Martha Stewart fine glitter.

I added some ribbon before gluing the pieces together.

The 'for my husband' stamp is from MyPinkStamper's  Family & Friends stamp set.

I used Chocolate Chip ink from Stampin' Up.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Birthday Card for Robyn's Challenge at My Pink Stamper

Hi everyone. Here is the Birthday Card I made for Robyn's birthday at  Happy Birthday Robyn!!!  She posted a challenge for her followers to create a birthday for a chance to win a very nice prize.  Robyn's website is full of fantastic ideas for paper crafters. She also has the most wonderful stamps I have ever used. I used one of her stamps to make this card.

So here is how I made this card.

Light pink card stock cut to 9" X 6 3/4".  Then folded in half making a card 4 1/2" X 6 3/4".

Light green card stock cut to 4" X 6 1/4". Then I sent it through the cuddle bug using Swiss Dots.

Brown card stock cut to 3 1/2" X 3 1/2". The I cuddle bugged it with the D'vine Swirls.

I used my Forever Young Cricut cartridge to cut out the flower. It is the flower on page 69. I cut the flower at 3 1/2".

I sent all the pieces of the flower through my Xyron. Then I glittered them with Martha Stewart fine glitter. I used Limeade on the center of the flower, Cotton Candy on the light pink part, and Bubble Gum on the dark pink part of the flower.

I then added some tiny pink Prima flowers with brown brads in the center of the flowers. I also tied on some pink ribbon.

I used pop dots to make the flower stand out on the card.

Finally I stamped the card using one of Robyn's stamp from the Family and Friends collection.  I used Chocolate Chip ink from Stampin' Up.

Hope you enjoy!

Starting my own blog!!!

I am a crafter and I decided I would start my own blog and share some of my ideas. I love my Cricut and love making things with it. I also crochet and knit and will share some those projects too. I love following other blogs and seeing what other crafters are doing and what ideas they have. That is what gave me the idea to start my own blog and share some my ideas.

I will post my first craft idea tonight. It will be a card I made using my Cricut (Forever Young Cartridge),  Martha Stewart fine glitter, and a stamp by My Pink Stamper.

Look for it later this evening.