Sunday, July 31, 2011

Melon Card for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge

Here is a fruity card I made using my new Scrappy Moms stamps.  I used Japanese glass beeds for the salt(hard to see in the photo)

Paper:Card base and salt shaker-DCWV; all other K&Company
Stamp:Scrappy Moms with Vivid ink
Ribbon and pearls:Recollections
Adhesives-ATG, Recollections dots
Cartridge:melon-Simply Charmed; Salt shaker-From My Kitchen
Sakura white gel pen
Creative Memories corner punch

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Whenever I go to a San Jose Sharks hockey team, the fans shout "SHARK ATTACK"  When I do tghis my 13 year old son tells me that I am embarrassing him.  His birthday is in October.  When I saw the inspiration picture for "Birthday Sundaes" challenge, I knew what I had to make.  The eyes look spooky in the picture,  GO SHARKS.

Cardbase:5X7 DCWV Lemon flower
Shark:Life's A Beach 3.82" Cut twice I cut the fins and tail off of the black one
Triangles-Gypsy Wanderings  The biggest one is 3.71"  Then I experimented until it looked right, I am sorry I didn't save the measurements.  I think I clicked twice on my gypsy,
Hockey stick:hand cut
Cuttlebug:Divine Swirls and Swiss Dots
Stamp-Cloud 9 ink-Vivid

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thank you card for American Idol

A few weeks ago my neighbor asked me if I wanted to go with her to the American Idol concert in San Jose.  I love AI, but my kids don't want to go anymore.  Anyway we had a great time.  Here is the card I made for her.  The background is from a wallpaper sample book.  It has a vinyl texture.  I wrapped a very thin embroidery filament around the neck of the guitars.

Base card-Paper source
Background-Wallpaper sample(ArcCom)
Silver and white glitter papers-JoAnne's open stock
All other paper Colorbok
Square punch-Paper Shapers
Guitars-Indie Art  5.18"
Thread-Kreinek Blending Filament
Adhesives=Elmer's Spray Adhesive(For wallpaper)ATG and Recollections pop dots

Friday, July 22, 2011


This weeks challenge at MAG is to use page 59 of Create A Critter.  Please remember, for MAG Challenge you cannot use any other Cricut cartridge or page from another cartridge, only the one specified.  However, you are free to use all the embellishments and other treasure from your stash!! I decided to use the horseshoe and star images. 

 When I got married my aunt from England gave my flower girl a beautiful good luck horseshoe to carry down the aisle.   I tried to replicate it in a shaped card.  I used my gypsy to weld 2 horshoes to form a card and one star in the middle.  The paper is a very heavily glittered cardstock that I got at JoAnnes.It is called "silvermist"  I set the multi-cut function to 3. I like the way it turned out so much, that I may use it for a holiday decoration.

Cardstock:JoAnne's open stock
Gem Stickers:Jolees
Cricut expression with "Create a Critter" cartridge horseshoe 5.82', star 3" welded with gypsy

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Today I made a card for my friend to give to her daughter's step son for his birthday.  My original idea was to make a card with his Little League Team colors(red, white and blue)  But he is a huge Giants fan.  At first my card looked very boring, then I added alot of embellishments.  Once again I used my Cuttlebug "birthday" embossing plate.




Paper: striped-DCWV;Silver on inside Joanne's open stock;all other Colorbok
Cuttlebug with birthday folder
Ribbon:Celebrate It (Michaels)
Stickers-Jolees and various that I had in my stash from 5 years ago when my son played
Sentiment:Fresh Paint Transfers
Adhesives-ATG, Aileenes Clear Tacky Glue
Cricut:Sportsmania-player and inside frame 4.18"

Challenge-Birthday Sundaes-

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

21st Birthday Banner

I made a banner for my daughter's 21st.  I used dark raspberry, teal and bronze.  It didn't photo graph too well.

It says twenty one
Paper-JoAnnes open stock glimmer cardstock
Ribbon-Celebrate It
Stickers-EK Success
Cricut:Letters-"A child's Year" 1.82: Triangles "Birthday Bash"3.71: rectangles "Birthday Bash"4.53
Adhesives ATG, Zyron Sticker Machine

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thank you card for a jar of jam

One of my best friends makes the most delicious jams.  I especially like her Pineapple-apricot.  This year it is strawberry.  When scrappy moms had a challenge using the cartridge "preserves" or similar, I knew What I would create.  I used "From My Kitchen"

Papers:DCWV-Mango Frost; light blue pearl-Colorbok
Ribbon-Target $1 bin
Cuttlebug:"Divine Swirls" "Swiss Dots"
Cricut:"From My Kitchen"   "Celebrate With Flourish"
Adhesives:3M dimensional tape, ATG
Stamp-From Michaels clearance ( Your the Best), ink Tim Holz
Scrappy Moms

HMMM I'm Stumped

Does anyone know how to make a shaped card if there is more that one cut on an image.  I just spent an hour trying to weld two jars together to make a shaped card.  The only thing I can think of is that there are 3 images on the cut  , an apple, and 2 different jars.  I hid the cuts I didn't want, then flipped the images but couldn't figure it out.  At one point I think I got it welded but couldn't fit it on my mat.  I think it was allowing for the hidden cuts. In the end I put the main image at the edge of my card and cut around it with scissors-a 30 second job.  Hopefully one of my Gypsy Expert Blogger friends will have a solution.  The card turned out great.  As soon as I charge my camera I will post it  Thank you in advance

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


My daughter asked me to make a card for a guy friend who likes beer and Spongebob.  Last year I Made spongebob.  So Cheers it is.
Card base-DCWV
Background-Recollections Kraft paper embossed with "Happy Birthday" Cuttlebug folde
Beer Mug-Everyday Pop up Cards 4.25"   Paper-Recollections(foam-DCWV)
                  Cuttlebug-Divine Swirls, Tiny Bubbles
Cheers-everyday Pop-up 1"
Adhesives-Zig 2 way glue pen, ATG, 3M dimensional tape

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I made a sympathy card to send to my cousin.  (My uncle passed away last week)  I have one more to make for my other cousin.   I used "Florals Embellished"  I find it is easier to work with this cartridge when the cuts are large.  There are lots of layers.
Card Base-JoAnn's Essentials
Background paper-K&Company,all other paper DCWV matt stacks
Green flower under sentiment-K&Company
Dove-Florals Embellished-3.5 Circles(leftovers from other project, probably Storybook)
Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots and Divine Swirl folders
Sentiment-Stamps of Life
Adhesive-3M dimensional tape, Zig 2 way glue pen, ATG
Flower sequin-from my stash

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Starfish, Wild Card

I needed to make a sympathy card to send to my aunt in England.  I had been playing around with A challenge at BBTB2 where you had to use a starfish cut.  Also My Creative Time's Throw Back Thursday challenge is to use Wild Card and Embossing  The card is all gold and white (The black is what backdrop for photo)
Papers-Colorbok pearlescent and textured;DCWV-glitter paper
Cricut-Wild Card Star Shaped card 6"(pearlescent cardstock))frame(textured cardstock)
            Life's A Beach, starfish 6"
Cuttlebug-Divine Swirls, Tiny Bubbles
Tag-Colorbok Chipboard
Stamp-Stamps of Life
Inkpad-Tim Holtz
Ribbon-from a present
Adhesive-ATG , Aileenes Tacky Glue Pen
My Creative Time-, embossing
my son Robert and my daughter,Emily at Capitola Beach

Friday, July 8, 2011

MAGnificent News and MAG Challenge 34

I am so excited to announce that I am now a member of the MAG Challenge design team.  I have been entering their fun challenges for some time. You can only use cuts on a specific page of a specified Cricut cartridge.  I love finding stickers and other embellishments to go with the chosen cut. There are lots of creative projects check out their blog
This weeks challenge is to use page 39 of the "Simply Charmed" cartridge
   For the inside sentiment I cut apart the word "lovely"  I used the "l" for an "I" then used the flower for a "U"

Inside sentiment

Papers-cardbase and brown-Colorbok; All other DCWV - Mango Frost
Cuttlebug-Divine Swirls, Swiss Dots
Adhesives-ATG tape gun;3M Dimensional tape
Cricut-Simply Charmed P39 5.82",Shadow 5.94"
            inside "lovely 1", "U" flower shadow 1.47"

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

aloha birhday

I made this pineapple birthday card for a work friend.  I cut the layers several times in different colors.  I used a real straw and a food skewer.  I cut the pineapple twice.  On  the under layer i hide the cut marks with my Gypsy. On the top layer I cut off the top portion and inked around the diagonal lines
CRICUT:"Life's a Beach" pineapple 6.18"cut with gypsy
Paper:solids-Colorbok, umbrella-K&Company
Clear Stickles
Cuttlebug with bubble folder
Ink :Tim Holz
Adhesives ATG, Aileenes clear tacky glue

Monday, July 4, 2011

Quick Cards

Happy Fourth of July.  I made these cards while we were at our cabin in Truckee.  I didn't want to bring my cricut and a whole trunkful of supplies.  I limited myself to one box.(since I was only going to be there for 1 day)
The center motifs are from a card and envelope set I got at Marshalls for $5.00.  

cardbases-Colorbok (5X7")
Bottom layer-DCWV matstack
Stamps-DeNami(cakes), Studio G(Thanks)
Pencils-Prisma color
Squares and circles-Heidi Napp
Adhesives-3M dimensional tape, ATG

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Cricut Bug Blog Candy

GIGI  "THE CRICUT BUG" is giving away "Rock Princess" cartridge for blog candy honoring 400 followers.  Check out her fun site.