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 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Love You A Latte

Here's a fun little shaped pocket card I made for a Tully's gift card.  I am going to send it to my daughter who is away at Cal State Fullerton.   I cut the mug twice, i cut it regular and mirror image.  I cut the shadow feature the trimmed it down to slide into card.

Papers:DCWV-Green Stack and Latte Matstack
Cricut:mug-Everyday Pop-up 7.59"; "Love you a latte" (Name of cartridge too) 3"
Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots embossing folder
Ink for distressing:Tim Holtz -Walnut Stain
Adhesives:ATG; 3M Dimensional tape

Saturday, September 17, 2011


I am trying out a new look.  If only I could get the title in the box

Criss Cross Country Card for Birthday Sundaes and Scrappy Moms

I made this card for two challenges.  Birthday Sundaes is having a Criss Cros Card Challenge and Scrappy Moms is having a Country Life Challenge.  I don't have that cartridge so I impovised.  The quote on the inside says"A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be" By Douglas Pagels

Papers:Colorbok, DCWV,K&Company
CRICUT:Card Base-"Tie The Knot"4.76"; Pig-"From The Kitchen 1.71"; Bird-"Birthday Bash 1.71"
Cuttlebug with "Tiny Bubbles"
Brad:Michaels $1 bin
Ribbon:Little Scrap Pieces
Stamps:Pig Face-Peachy Keen; "Sweet Birthday Wishes"  Scrappy Moms-"Sweet Somethings"
Rub-on Sentiment-TPC Studio
 Challenges  Birthday Sundaes Crossover card

Friday, September 16, 2011

MAG CHALLENGE 44 Wild Card page 49

Happy Friday.  It is time for The MAG Challenge of the week.  Todays featured page is page 49 of "Wild Card"  Although Wild Card is one of my most used cartridges, I have not made anything with this cute, quirky cut. 
Please remember for MAG Challenge you cannot use any other Cricut cartridge, page or cut from another cartridge (even if it is in your stash), only cuts from the specified page.  However, you are free to use all the embellishments and treasures from your stash!!!  I have had lots of fun going through my rarely used stash.  I found some buttons and paper that I had forgotten about.  
DESIGN TEAM CALL-MAG is having a Design Team Call.  Check out the MAG blog for more info. 

For my project I made a giftcard holder from the envelope and a matching card. This cartridge doesn't have a shadow feature for the words.  So I cut the base bigger and hid all of the inside cuts with my Gypsy.
 Gift card holder
Paper:Orange and blue Colorbok;Patterned-My Minds Eye
Cricut:Wild Card pg. 44 Envelpope 4.41"; card 6.06"; Thank You 9.94" and 9.59"
Cuttlebug with rose folder from "Once Upon A Princess"
Pens:white-Sakura; Orange-Martha Stewart
Adhesives:Pop Dots and ATG
back side


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Treat Box For Robert's Bday and BBTB2 Challenge

Here's a little treat box I made with "Wrap it Up"  I covered a piece of scrap styrofoam with paper and stuck star-shaped candles in it for the top portion
Paper:Base-Colorbok; glitter and green dot-DCWV;Orange circle-K&Company
Cricut:Wrap it Up 8.88"
Stickers:hat-EK Sticko;It's a Party-from my stash
Adhesives:ATG and pop dots
Challenge:Bitten By The Bug 2  3D box Challenge

Monday, September 12, 2011


I made this little bag and gift card holder for my niece, Lily.  I put a necklace in the bag and a "Forever 21" gift card in the card.  This cut is featured in this weeks MAG Challenge by the Page  I am not on this weeks design team but decided to make a project anyway.  If you have "Forever Young" be sure to check out this challenge.

Click here for directions for pop-up giftcard holder.  This video is by Hero Arts  I changed the dimensions to 5.5 X9"  scoring at 3.5,4.5. and 5.5 When you tape the folded part together make sure the tape is by the outside edge.  Or the gift card won't fit.
All patterned paper is K&Company
Solid paper:Recollections
Cricut:Forever young purse 4.18"; Girls 2.65 and 3.47"
Ribbon:Celebrate It (Michaels)
Brad on purse:K&Company
Stamps:I think it is Fiskars  with Vivid ink (I forgot to write on it with Sharpie)
Adhesives:ATG and Pop Dots

Friday, September 9, 2011

Whimsie Doodles Digital Stamp Card

Birthday Sundaes is sponsored by Whimsie Doodle Digital Stamps.  I decided to give it a try.   At first I thought of bright pastel colors.  Then I really liked this kraft style origami paper.  I loosely followed a Mojo Monday sketch
Cardstock:From a scrapbooking store that went out of business
Origami Paper:From my collection
Kraft paper:Recollections
Stamps:"Sweet Birthday Wishes" Scrappy Moms;You're Tea-riffic Fiskars; ink Vivid
Border and gems:K&Company
Adhesives:ATG and Pop Dots
Pencilss:Prisma Color with Speedball Oderless paint thinner

Birthday Sundaes

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Anniversary Card for my Parents 55th

Today is my parents 55th Wedding Anniversary.  My inspiration is a sketch from Card Patterns and a new mat stack by Flea Market called "Fall Photo Mats"
White card base:The Paper Company, Value Pack, Jo Annes
Green Patterned Mat:Flea Market-Fall Photo Mats
Cricut:Storybbok-55 cut at  1,25" , circles  2" & 2.25"
            Sweethearts-sentiment 1"
Floral gems:JoLees (I think, they are from Walmart, I lost the outside pkg)
White Flowers and green glitter border:K&Company
Craft Patterns: sketch
FCCB:Numbers or letters

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


After a wonderful weekend in Truckee, Ca, I came home to busy week.  However, I have some projects ready to post, only my camera is not charged.

Friday, September 2, 2011

MAG CHALLENGE 42-Once Upon A Princess

Happy Friday to you.  I hope you all have time for crafting this holiday weekend.  I am working Saturday, but plan to craft my heart away the other two days.  This weeks challenge at is to use page 66 of "Once upon a Princess"  There are quite a few cute cuts to choose from.  I made a little gift bag and matching card.  I am going to put a lipgloss and a gift card for a "Girls Night Out" dinner.
Please remember for MAG Challenge you cannot use any other Cricut cartridge, page or cut from another cartridge (even if it is in your stash), only cuts from the specified page.  However, you can use any stamps or stickers or other fun embellishments you may have.

front of gift bag

back of gift bag
Papers: Leopard-DCWV Lady Couture Stack; Pink and white medallions and,  Brown glitter handles-DCWV Glitter stack; Brown card base-DCWV Green Tea Stack
Pink medallion on card:Roobee(Marshalls)
Cricut:Once Upon A Princess- Purse 11.24";Pink medallion 2.88"; white medallion 3.24"  (I cut off the ends so it would fit the height of the purse and the width of the card)
Stickers-Miss Elizabeth's (Dollar Store)
Gems & Pearls:Recollections
Ribbon:recycled from a gift
Bead on tab of purse:from my bead stash

Thursday, September 1, 2011

CTO Follow The Sketch

Here is a cute card I made for CTO'S Challenge.  I had bought some Scrappy Mom Stamps a few weeks ago and I am finally getting around to using them.  The sentiment says "Life's better in Flip Flops"  I couldn't agree more.
Paper:Card base:colorbok; patterned paper DCWV-Nana's Kids, Green  DCWV-Adhesive Matstack
Stamp:Scrappy Moms-"Sun Kissed"
Cricut:Life's A Beach 3"
Cuttle Bug with "Tiny Bubbles"folder
White pen:Sakura
Adhesive:Xyron, ATG
Celebrate The Occasion:Sketch

Hot Air balloon cupcake card

Here is a shaped card I made for two challenges.  Fantabulous Cricut has a challenge that requires "a splash of yellow"  Birthday sundaes challenge has an inspirational photo.
Papers:Solids-Colorbok;patterned DCWV Nanna's Nursery; Nana's Kitchen; Stripes, Dots and Plaids; All About Girls and Linen Closet
Gems:K&Company and Recollections
Stamp:Scrappy Moms-"Sweet Somethings"
Cricut:Everyday Pop Up cards balloon 4.76"; Wild Card-cupcake2.76" (Card made using shadow feature and welded with my Gypsy)
Adhesives:Xyron Sticker Machine and ATG
CHALLENGES  splash of yellow
Birthday Sundaes: Inspirational photo


My Son had to decorate the front and back of a composition book.  It was a challenge finding papers that were not too girly.  He wouldn't even use a blue foiled paper.  He chose the cuts and glued it on.  This is the back side.  The front side has to do with academics.  Hopefully he gets this started soon since it is due on Friday.

Papers:Soccer Paper and sticker from a kit I got a long time ago; solids-Colorbok
Cricut:Sports Mania  player-4.41". words 1.47"
Adhesives:Kwok double sided tape,ATG