Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Holiedays

Hello.  This blog thing has been a really fun hobby.  I can't wait to see all of your 2012 creations.  I haven't posted for a while because my camera screen has a huge crack.  Hopefully Santa replaces it with an easy to use version.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Bags for Co-Workers

Here is an example of a Bag I am making for my co-workers.  Inside is anti-bacterial soap and a sequined holder.
Cricut:Jolly Holiday (penguin) 2.44;Plantin Schoolbook (bag)8.59"
Adhesive:ATG;Recollections Dimensionals

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Card Version #1

Hello, I have been working on my holiday cards.  Here is the first version.  It is hard to see the subtle color differences ofs shades of white and off-white

Paper: base card-Recollections; all other card stock Paper Source.
Embossing: Cuttlebug with Sizzix Large Snowflake folder
Adhesives:Sookwang double sided tape, ATG

Friday, December 9, 2011


Happy Friday and welcome to MAG Challenge.  This weeks challenge is to use page 43 in the Forever Young booklet.  Remember for MAG Challenges you can only use cuts from the specified page.  You can not use any other Cricut cartridge, page or cut from other cartridge (even if it is in your stash). Feel free to use stickers, stamps, punches and whatever else you have in your stash.  
I decided to modify the handbag and make into a teapot.The label in the back is the emblem shift key.
Be sure to check out what all of the talented MAG designers have  I'd love to see your interpretation of this challenge

Cricut:Forever Young Label 4.41" and 4.06"; purse 2.76' (Hid cameo with gypsy)
Cuttle bug with Spots and Dots folder
Gems:misc from stash
Stamp:Fiskars with VIVID ink

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Hello, Hope everyone is keeping warm.  Here is another banner I made for my Annual Coffee Mamas breakfast.  I also made a matching card to enter into Cardz TV "Say It with "S" Challenge"  My friend has two scotties, one is black and one is wheaton.

Paper:black base-core'dinations; plaid-from my stash;glitter papers DCWV
Cricut:Just Because Card-dog 5.24"; Lacy label 3.94"
Trees:Confetti from Target
Circle Die:My Creative Time Stitched Scalloped Circle Die
Polka dot border:Mrs Grossmans
Stamp:My Creative Time "all Around Christmas"
Adhesives:ATG; Recollections Foam Squares
Papers:solid green and red, glitter papers-DCWV; green foil-Recollections; Polka dot Heidi Grace
Cricut:Birthday Bash(banner)3.59"; Letters Birthday Bash 2.18" ; dogs-Just because Cards3.71"
 Ribbons:Offray, the striped one doesn't have a label

CCC   "Say it with "S" Challenge"

Saturday, December 3, 2011


I am making banners for my friends from my old neighborhood.  We have been meeting for coffee on Saturdays for over 20 years.  The good news is I have finished two.  I don;t have a vision for the others yet,
I have until Friday.

Papers:DCVW,Cloud Nine and Colorbok
Cricut:Banner-Birthday Bash 3.59";  Letters-Birthday Bas 1.71"; Snowmen-Winter Frolic  2.76"; letters-Cricut Classic Font 1.71"
Stamps:Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face Parts with vivid ink
Gems:from my bottom of the drawer stash
Ribbon :Offray

Friday, December 2, 2011


Here is a fun little card I used with my new PKS stamp set "Happy Lashes"  I am entering it into their sketch challenge.   His scarf blew off when i was photographing it outside.  At least I caught the card before it fell in the pool.
Papers: base-Heidi Grace; all other DCWV
Stamp:PKS Happy Lashes, sentiment-Craftsmart
Cricut:Jolly Holidays
Flocking and twine: Martha Stewart
Sticker and border:K&Company
Pom Pom:Walmart holiday ribbon from last year
Adhesives:Aileenes Tacky glue, ATG

FCCB:holiday card
Peach Keen:sketch

Monday, November 28, 2011


I hope everyone had a great week and a fantastic Thanksgiving.  I am so glad Black Friday is over.  Retail is a fun, but crazy business.  I will be a little more relaxed when my youngest daughter gets back to school. Both of my kids were stranded at the San Jose Airport.  My youngest daughter was supposed to leave at 9AM, she hopes to get on a 6PM flight.  I hope the fog holds off.
Here is a card I made for Birthday Sundaes Challenge. I got Damask Decor among others on Thanksgiving Day at Michaels.

Cricut:Damask Decor Background 7.5" ,card7.5", cupcake 4"
Paper: base-TPC Studio: black-Colorbok; White Linen-Coredinations
Glitter:Martha Stewart tinsel
Stamps:The Stamps Of Life
Pom Pom Ribbon:Walmart holiday wrap last year
Adhesives:ATG, Recollections foam adhesives, Sookwang double sided tape

Sunday, November 20, 2011


My life has been a whirlwind lately.  My part-time job in retail isn't so part-time this time of the year.  I work behind the scenes, before the store opens.  That means early mornings.  And for the last two days I have had no internet.  So I spent about 6 hours on the phone with Comcast and I missed another deadline.  I love my I Phone the only source of internet I had at home.  My desk top now works  Hopefully the laptops will be up and running after a specialist comes out tomorrow.
On to the card, which I made to enter in a Birthday Sundaes Challenge.  The task was to make a birthday card with a tree on it.  I used Joys of The Season for the tree.  Everything else is stamps.  I love this card.  Too bad I missed the deadline

Papers:Solid-Colorbok, polka dot-DCWV
Cricut:Jpys of the Season
Stamps:DeNami, Sentiment-Scrappy Moms (Sweet Somethings)
Penscls:Staedtler Water Color
Glitter:Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter
Label:Martha Stewart
Adhesive:Recollections dimensionals:ATG

Friday, November 18, 2011


Happy Friday.  I hope you are all going to get some crafting in this weekend.  It is time for MAG Challenge #53.  Check out what the amazing projects created by the DT MAG This week the challenge is to use page 70 of Sweet Treats"  This was quite a challenge for me since I don't know anyone who is turning 6 or 66.  So I used the flames as peacock feathers and the tag feature.  I used my Gypsy to make this project and when I first did it I counted over wrong and cut the wrong tag.  Remember for MAG Challenges you can only use the cuts on page 70 of Sweet Treats".  You cannot use any other Cricut Cartridge, page or cut from another cartridge (even if it is in you stash.)  However feel free to use any stickers or stamps you may have.  This week I used alot of chipboard pieces .

Paper:Colorbok, K&Company, DCWV
Cricut:Sweet Treats flame 14", 12.5" and 10.5": tag 3.6"
Stamp:Hero Arts
Inks:Vivid,Studio G
Peacock and flower:K&Company

Monday, November 14, 2011

Growing old slowly

Talk about slow, I made this card last week and just didn't have time to post it.  I originally made it for a challenge that required a birthday sentiment.  However I missed the deadline.  it says "The best thing about growing old is that it takes so long"by Walters Kemp
Cricut:Give a Hoot
Stamp:Cloud Nine  and Peachy Keene Critter Faces with Vivid ink
Punch:Marvy  Uchida

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Birthday Cake Card

I have a ton of cards to make by saturday.  We are celebrating 10 birthdays in my husbands family.  Here is quick cake card that I made using Birthday Bash.  I just bought some MS Tinsel Glitter.  I had to bling up the edges, since I had already completed the card
Cricut:Birthday Bash
Cuttle bug with Swiss Dots folder
Ribbon:from a gift
Sentiment:Starform Sticker
Glitter:Martha Stewart Tinsel
Adhesives:Aileenes Clear Tacky Glue;ATG; Recollections Foam Adhesive

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Rose

I made a simple card using the rose from Rock Princess.
Papers:DCWV and Colorbok
Cricut:Rock Princess
Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots and Divine Swirls folders
Stamp:Cloud Nine with Vivid ink
Glitter Glue:A La Mode
Sparkly paint:Martha Stewart

Friday, November 4, 2011

Rewind The Clock

I made this card for my high school friend, Linda.   Even though we have been out of school for over 35 years, we still laugh and giggle on the phone and reminesce   I started this card with the sentient "You can't turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again" by Bonnie Prudden.  Then I knew I had to use Rock Princess.
Paper:DCWV except red and purple foil papers are Recollections
Cricut:Rock Princess 4.06"
Gems from my stash
Ribbon:DMC embroidery floss
Stamp:Cloud Nine; ink-G studio
Label:Hampton Art
I am entering this into Birthday Sundaes Challenge  It has to have some kind of birthday sentiment on the front.  I hope this counts


Welcome to MAG Challenge of the week.  This week we are using one of my favorite cartridges, Pagoda page 43. Be sure to check out the designers projects at  MAG.This is  a fun cartridge which has phrases (Kanji words), tags, and card features. Please remember for this challenge you cannot use any other Cricut cartridge, page or cut from another cartridge (even if it is in your stash).  Only use cuts from the specified page.  However use any embellishments...  stamps, bling, stickers etc.
The word on page 43. is "Water" .  My friend Jeanne has a blog of everyday wisdom and uncommon sense.  She is a writer and artist.  This lovely picture was painted by her.
 I put double sided tape behind the letters, then added glitter.   Splitcoast stampers has great directions for a center step card click HERE
Glitter:Martha Stewart
Ribbon:from my stash
Adhesives:ATG;Sookwang double sided 2" tape

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Here is a quick baby girl card.  I had to play with the bottom to get it to stand up.  But a part from that it was quick and easy.
Papers: patterned-K&Company; solid-Recollections
Cricut:Wild Card 6.18" (with Gypsy)
Dies:My Creative Time Stitched Scallop and Circle
Stamp and ink pad: G Studio
Adhesives:ATG; 3M Dimensional tape

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Blogaversary and 200 follower Blog Candy Winner

Congratulations Cindy Lou from Scrappin C  You are the winner of the Blog Candy.  I sent you an e-mail.
Thank you to all of my followers who inspire and encourage me.

Friday, October 28, 2011


The other day I saw the cutest Poptart ad.  It was grey penguins who got sprinkled with sprinkles and became decorated with pink. Then I remembered I had the perfect stamp from "Scrappy Moms" "Sending You Sprinkles of Fun"Here is my interpretation.  I used Snow Tech and Miceobeads to make the poptart frosting on the side.
Mama, pape and baby in the doorway

Poptart inspitration

Papers:Colorbok Pearlescent;DCWV
Cricut:Simply Charmed, Joys of the Season;Create a Critter
Stamp:Scrappy Moms "Sweet Treats" with Vivid ink
Snow Tech
Gems and Microbeads:Recollections
Pens:Martha Stewart
Snow flakes Jolees
challenge:Scrappy Moms use Doodle Charm or similar cartridge


Here are my last Halloween projects for this year.  Treat bags for my co-workers.  For the topper I welded two cuts from Storybook.  All of the other cuts are from Paperdoll dress-up and Celebrate with Flourish.
Papers:DCWV; Recollections
Cricut:Storybook;Paperdoll Dress-up;Celebrate with a Flourish
Gems:EK Success
Adhesives:ATG; 3M dimensional tape


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Winner of My Blog Candy for MAG Turns 1 Hop

There is still time to enter my Blogaversary and 200 follower Blog Candy Give-away.  Click HERE
Now on to the winner of my Blog candy for the "MAG Turns 1" Hop
Congratulations to GIGI.  Lucky #8

GiGi said...

Super cute card! I love how the giraffe is peaking around the #1! Thanks for the chance to win! 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Perfect Pampered Poodle Party Card

My 14 year old son is attending his first girl-boy party.  The girl requested donations to the humane society instead of presents,  I am a poodle lover.  Birthday Sundaes is having a color challenge-green, purple, black and white.  And Love to Crop is having a circle challenge.  Cooking with Cricut had a fun hop over the weekend "Adopt a Shelter Pet" Blog Hop.  So many cute animal projects.  I am also linking this card up over there. All of the links are listed at the end of this post
Papers:Base white card-Jo-Ann's Essentials: Purple pearl-Colorbok: all other DCWV
Cricut:Twinkle Toes
Sentiment:Scrappy Moms-"Amazing Animals"
Flower Stickers:K&Company
Adhesives:ATG:Sookwang double sided tape:3M Dimensional tape
Love to Crop-Circles
Birthday Sundaes-Color challenge-
Cooking with Cricut:Link up a pet project


Over the weekend I reached 200 Followers.  And my 1 year Blogaversary was on the 20th  How about some sweet candy.  All you have to do is leave me a comment before Friday the 28th.  I'd like to thank all of you who follow me and leave such nice comments.

Sunday, October 23, 2011


MAG Challenge By The Page is turning one.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY.  If you came from RHONDA'S blog you are on track.  If you just stopped by my blog and want to start at the beginning go to the  MAG Challenge page.  There is wonderful blog candy-a set of Cardz TV stamps.
My project is a card celebrating a first birthday.  I used Birthday Bash.  I cut the giraffe's neck at an angle and put his head behind the number, so he looked like he was peeping around the corner.
Papers:DCWV: K & Company
Cricut: Giraffe-Birthday Bash 4.75" ; 1 Classic Cricut Font 6.75
Pen:Pentel Sunburst Metallic
Flocking:A La Mode
Stamp:Peachy Keen-Critter Faces (I added the muzzle); sentiment-Dots
Adhesives:Aileene's Clear Tacky Glue; ATG

I have blog candy. I love this K&Company "Small Wonders Boy" mat pad.  It is full of small patterned papers.  Just leave a comment telling me your favorite birthday tradition.  The winner will randomly be picked on Tuesday.
Next up on the hop is MELISSA at MOE CREATIONS
Here is the line up
Mag Challenge -
Felicia -
Girlia -
Latillia -
Jovan -
Rhonda -
Katie -   YOU ARE HERE
Melissa -
Adrian -
Gwen -

Friday, October 21, 2011

Purple and Green, Non Halloween, Card

Cooking with Cricut CWC is having a purple and green challenge with sketches for a card or layouts.  They suggested making a card for Mother in Law Day.  Unfortunately my beautiful MIL passed away 5 years ago.  So I made a card for my daughter who needs cheering up.  She is away in Arizona at school and she got in a car accident.  She is ok, but shaken up.  It's hard when they are far away.  I am on my second pad of K&Company's Poppyseed collection.  The borders and stickers are so pretty
Papers:patterned-K&Company, Solid-Colorbok
Cricut-Lacy Labels, Florals Embellished
Stickers:K&Company (Including borders)
Adhesive:ATG,Aileenes Clear Tacky glue with fine paint brush
Glitter Glue:A La Mode


Happy Friday.  Can you believe MAG Challenge by the page is almost a year old.  We are celebrating on Sunday with a "Birthday Blog Hop"  I hope you can hop with us.
This weeks Challenge is to use page 47 of the "Wrap It Up" Cartridge.  Be sure to visit the MAG page, to see what the talented designers came up with. This is  a fun cartridge which has Phrases, tags, boxes and card features for all occasions. Please remember for this challenge you cannot use any other Cricut cartridge, page or cut from another cartridge (even if it is in your stash).  Only use cuts from the specified page.  However use any embellishments...  stamps, bling, stickers etc.
I have two children graduating this year.  One from ASU and one from middle school.  Can you believe my son's school is called PMS.  It is the brunt of many jokes.  I decided to make a 12X12 layout to frame.   I used the layer on the box function for the curved frame
Papers:DCWV; Recollections (I'm not sure what the plaid is)
Cricut:"Wrap it Up"  Frames 15.75 and 16.25; sentiment 2.18  (I didn't want the background to show so I hid all of the inside cuts on the red layer with my gypsy)
Stickers:K&Comapany;EK Success
Adhesives:Aileene's Clear Tacky glue;ATG

Monday, October 17, 2011


I made what I thought was going to be a quick card, until I stamped the sentiment on and it smeared all over the frame.  No worries, I just cut another frame and layered it.  I took a while to size and position it just right.  Lesson learned...stamp the sentiment on separate paper or at the beginning of a project.  For the moon, I took a piece of dimensional tape and twisted crinkle ribbon onto it.
Circut:Create A Critter;Birthday Bash
ADHESIVES:ATG;3M dimensional tape
Ribbon:Little Scrap Pieces
Stickers:K&Company; Starform

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Hello I recycled an old canvas that I had painted and decoupaged some time ago.  I added a 12X12" brown sheet of paper over the old image.  Each flower has a brad, gems and glitter or stitching

Paper-background-Recollections; letters-DCWV,Recollections
Flowers:Colorbok "Flea Market" Embossed Punch-out Pad
Cricut:Jubilee 3"
Cuttlebug with Textile folder
Embellishments:brads-stash and K&Company; glitter-Stickles and A La Mode; pens-Sakura, Sharpie; ribbon-from a gift; pearls and gems-Recollections
Adhesives:ATD, 3M dimensional tape
FCCB- fall decor

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fall Birthday card

Hello.  One card for two challenges.  Scrappy moms is having a a fall themed color challenge.  The required colors are brown and teal  Birthday Sundaes challenge is to make a fall birthday card.  This is a shaped card, the green is what I shot it against  I combined two Scrappy Mom stamps for the sentiment
Bronze and brown paper-The Paper Source; Teal Colorbok
Ribbon:Celebate It
Cricut: Card base-Sentimentals   5" & 4.75' ;  Fawn-Give A Hoot  3.25'
Cuttlebug with Divine Swirls folder
Pearls and gems:Recollections
Stamps:Scrappy Moms-Sweet Something; Amusing Animals
Ink:Time Holz-Walnut Stain
Adhesives: 3M dimensional tape;ATG
Scrappy Moms-teal and brown fall project
Birthday Sundaes-Fall birthday

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hope to be Posting Soon

I hope to have some projects completed in the next day or two.  I have had a bad time with my back.  So I am trying only to sit for a little bit.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Hello.  Here is a fun pumpkin card. I got the idea for this from a Pier 1 add for a Halloween decoration. This one was tricky to position.  Fantabulous Cricut is having a pumpkin challenge.
Papers-Patterned-DCWV,K&Company; Solids-scraps
Cricut-Happy Hauntings
Pencils:Prisma (for shading)
Floss:DMC (for shoe laces)

Friday, October 7, 2011

50th Birthday Card

I made this card for my friend's family to give to her husband for his birthday.  She gave me a sheet of his grade school pictures and asked me to incorporate them in the card. This is what I came up with.  I wanted something flexible for the clear plastic screen, so I used part of the film that goes over the cutting mat.
Papers:DCWV-Green Stack; silver-Recollections Foil; black-Colorbok
Cricut_Nifty Fifties tv 4.5; "Nifty fifty" 1"

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Font Cartridge and Ribbon Challenges

I made this birthday card using only font cartridges.  I used Storybook, Plantin Schoolbook and Cricut Font cartridges.  Emma at My Creative Time is having a challenge using Font cartridges.  I just got some "My Creative Time" dies.  They are great and work well in my Cuttlebug.  The white layer of the flower is made using the "Scallop and Stitched Circle" die.  This card also qualifies to enter into Birthday Sundaes Challenge  In this challenge you have to use ribbon.
Papers:Card base-DCWV; all other scraps
Cricut: Word -Cricut Classic Font 2.18;Flowers-Storybook and Plantin Schoolbook 1.5"
Die:My Creative Time-Scallop and Stitched Circle
Ribbon:Target $1 bin and Celebrations(Easter Collection)
Gems:from my stash
Adhesives:ATG and 3M dimensional tape.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


I have been wanting to use this cut for "Give a Hoot" for a while.  I cut the base from "Birthday Bash"  Then I cut it again and inserted a square in the middle, using my gypsy, to make the frame
Papers:Grey-DCWV;Star and moon-K&Company;Striped-Cloud Nine;Solids-Colorbok
Cricut:Boat-"Give A Hoot"3.24";card base-"Birthday Bash"5.28: square "Plantain Schoolbook"3.86"
                     Witch-"Celebrate with Flourish"1.5 (I cut the base to make crescent moon)
Stamps:owl-Peachy Keen-"Critter Faces" Vivid ink (I drew cat face with sharpie)
Gems and stickers-from my stash
Adhesives-ATG and 3M dimensional tape
CHALLENGE:  Cardz TV- owl

Monday, October 3, 2011

A Special Card for My Friend to give Her Husband for his 50th

My friend's husband is turning 50.  She wanted two cards-one from the family and a more personal one from her.   I used the envelope feature on "Wild Card" to make the door shaped card(I just cut off the last section)  I made the hanger with scrap wire I had in my beading kit)
Papers:Recollections, Colorbok
Cricut:Wild Card-5.5": lingerie-Tie The Knot 2"
Sentiment:Computer generated
Punch:Punch Bunch

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Today is my son's 14th birthday.  I couldn't decide what  kind of card to make for him.  Then I was inspired by two challenges.  Peachy Keene has a sketch with a twist-you have to use twine or embroidery floss.  And Celebrate the Occasion  has a Ribbon challenge.  Although this looks like a simple card I had a lot of problems with adhering the ribbon and floss.  (The soccer background is ribbon) I don't have any twine, so I loosely braided three strands of embroidery floss.
Paper-Base DCWV-Green Tea, Solids-Recollections
Soccer ball Ribbon-Offray
Cricut:Sports Mania-Ball 2.25", score-1"
Embroidery floss:DMC
Stamp:Peachy Keen Critter Faces with Color Box ink
Adhesives: Sook Wang double sided tape, 3M dimensional tape,ATG
CTO: use ribbon
Peachy Keen:sketch and use twine

Friday, September 30, 2011

MAG CHALLENGE 46 Sentimentals page 35

  Welcome to MAG Challenge 46  This weeks challenge is page 35 of the Sentimental cartridge.
Please remember that For Mag Challenge you can only use cuts from the specified page.  You may not use any other Cricut cartridge, page or cut from another cartridge (even if it is in your stash)  However, you can use any embellishments you wish.  For this challenge I found some cute K&Company stickers.

Papers:base-DCWV: letters-Cloud Nine; skeleton-K&Company
Cricut:Sentimentals Oval-15.24  ; scalloped oval-10.88" , lock- 2.06" (Skeleton is the inside of lock) words:1.82"
Stickers:K&Company; K Marcella
Ribbon:Dollar bin at Richards

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Falling Leaves

I thought I would make a fall card to enter into a few challenges.  FCCB is having a leaf challenge and BBTB2 is having a wheelbarrow or wagon challenge/.  I used embroidery floss for straw on the hair and arms.

Papers:Solids-Colorbok; Printed-Cloud Nine
Cricut:Simply Charmed- tree 4.65", scarecrow-2.41: Everyday Pop-Up 1"
Stamp:Peachy Keen Critter Faces
Adhesives:ATG,3M dimensional tape
DMC embroidery floss
BBTB2-Wheel barrow or wagon

Monday, September 26, 2011

Button Birthday Card

This weeks challenge at Birthday Sundaes is to use buttons.  I really wanted to play with my newest cartridge "Rock Princess" and saw a few places where buttons would fit in.  The gold headlight is a button that I cut the shank off.  For the lips I used a marker on the lip  portion of a PKS stamp"Critter Faces"  I am going to make one for my daughter who just got a job at a rock and roll place in Scotsdale.
Papers:Card base, skirt, hair and rims-DCWV; Purple foil-Recollections; Black and white-Colorbok
Cricut:Rock Princess 4.65"
Sequin Ribbon:from my sewing box
Buttons:small-Craft Mates; gold headlight-Dress It Up
Stamp:Stamps of Life; ink-Fabrico Craft Ink
Flower Die:My Creative Time-Scallop and Stitched Circle
Adhesives:ATG and 3M Dimensional
Challenge:Birthday Sundaes use a button

Friday, September 23, 2011


Finally I broke down and bought "Rock Princess"   I have seen so many cute projects made with these cuts.  I chose the Pirate Cupcake to enter into a pirate challenge at FCCB.  Also Birthday Sundaes is having a belated birthday challenge
I love Emma's new Dies and stamps for the banner. Check them out They work in my Cuttle bug and they are so cute.
Paper:white and beige-Recollections.  All others DCWV
Cricut:Rock Princess 4.06" with Gypsy hid eye and nose
Peachy Keen Face:Critter Faces
Ribbon:Celebrate it
Dies:Creative Time-Scallop and Stitched circle,  Build a Banner
Challenges:Birthday Sundaes  belated card
                   Fantabulous Cricut pirate