Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hope everyone had a wonderful turkey day! I know I'll be having leftovers for a few more days:-) Especially pie! Mmmmmm. Pumpkin:-) Today I have a card made by using the Boys Will Be Boys Cricut cartridge. I layered a piece of DCWV patterned CS on an A2 sized card, popped up the rocket image with foam adhesive and used silver Stickles to make the little "rocket trail". Wouldn't have been fun to use one of those Wobbles? Don't have any:-( The sentiment comes from Scrappy Moms Kids Incorporated set.


Please stop by My Cricut Craftroom to see the other DT Card Creating Sunday projects. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creative day:-)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Melissa!

A big happy crafty birthday to my bloggin' friend Melissa of A Creative Journey. This is the birthday card I made for her today! I used the Lyrical Letters and Preserves Cricut cartridges, Stampin Up' sentiment, some fabulous baker's twine from Trendy Twine, patterned card stock from Stampin Up' and DCWV Nana's Kids, and yes, STICKLES! I know, I got a little carried away with the Stickles, but it was like frosting a cake - I just kept going and going 'cause it was so fun!




Please stop on over to A Creative Journey and wish Melissa a Happy Birthday! Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Thanks for stopping by for another Would You Ever Guess Wednesday from My Cricut Craftroom! Today I made a card using the Lyrical Letters Cricut Cartridge. Towards the back of the handbook, there are quite a few images other than letters that make wonderful cards! I used textured Sahara Sand CS from Stampin' Up for the A2 sized base. I then layered the patterned CS from DCWV Baby Boy Stack along with the coffee cup image cut from textured Early Espresso Stampin' Up CS and ribbon from my stash. I added a die cut tag from My Creative Time with a sentiment stamp from Scrappy Moms Freshly Brewed set.


Please stop on over to My Cricut Craftroom to see the other project inspirations for today:-) Thanks for stopping by. Have a creative day!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Blog Hop Winner

Congratulations, Mary! You are my winner from this weekends hop! Enjoy your cartridge:-)


17 
marygal said...

Great idea and wonderfuljob!!
Mary
maryg@ptd.net

Saturday, November 19, 2011



Welcome to my blog:-) This weekend I am participating in My Cricut Craft Room's Recipe & Baking blog hop! If you're here because you are one of my super awesome loyal followers, then I'm going to redirect you to My Cricut Craft Room because I don't want you to miss out on all of this weekend's goodies:-) If you've come from Erica's blog then you are on the hop and on the right track!

My project for today is a recipe binder made using From My Kitchen cartridge. My BFF and I are always emailing recipes back and forth to each other that have been kid and hubby approved. I think both of our children were cut from the same mold - Picky! I got an idea for her Christmas gift this year (shhhhh!) to make a binder that she can print and store her recipes in. I purchased an inexpensive clear cover binder from Walmart (aka budget-concious crafters' store), some clear page protectors (keeps inkjet pages from getting "smudged"), and a ream of Georgia-Pacific white cardstock. For my color inspiration, I used some patterned card stock by American Crafts called Craft Fair. I purchased this awhile back from ScrapbookSteals.com. I made an 8 1/2 x 11 template on my Gypsy and started laying out all of my pages. I put some empty page protectors in between each section so my BFF can simply slip in a recipe she printed off her computer. After inserting these pics, I noticed that I took them before I put the tab dividers on each page. This way she can simply flip to whichever section she's interested in. I picked the tabs up at Walmart, also.










Thanks for checking out my project:-) Make sure you are a follower and then leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite Thanksgiving dish is. I'll be picking one lucky hopper to give this Preserves Cricut Cart to on Monday!



Your next stop is the super talented Wendy at Gilby's Craftster!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I'm so thrilled I actually did another challenge card! This one is for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge,  Celebrate The Occasion, Die Cuttin' Divas, Wacky Wednesday, Cooking With Cricut, and Cricut Cardz. For this card I used the turkey from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge. I used the Houndstooth and D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folders on the little guy. I stamped an A2 sized Very Vanilla CS with Sanded BG stamp from Stampin' Up. I also used Stampin' Ups corner punch and added some Paprika Stickles. The border punch is from Martha Stewart.


If you haven't entered any of these challenges yet, there's still time. Click on the challenges above and you should be taken right to the sites. Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Thanks for stopping by for another Theme Day Thursday at My Cricut Craftroom. Today's theme centers around the ocean and ocean animals. I just couldn't resist using one of my favorite carts, Create A Critter! I embossed the middle section of the fish with the Spots and Dots Cuttlebug folder. I also used a Cuttlebug folder, Mesh, for the seaweed. The patterned cardstock is from DCWV The Glitter Mat Stack and the sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's Even More Punny-licious stamp set.



Please visit My Cricut Craftroom to see the other themed projects. Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

You Are My Sunshine!

Well, I know it's time to clean my scrap room when I find a card that I made for a challenge and forgot to post because it got buried:-/ I used the Smiley Cards "cart" for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge. I really had to be creative with this because I unfortunately didn't have any of her kid related stamp sets. What I did was kind of reverse create - I searched for a sentiment that would be used for a child's card then tried to find a "kid friendly" cut that would go with it. The tag is a die from My Creative Time, also. The patterned card stock is PTI.


Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative Day:-)

Today is the day where My Cricut Craftroom's design team uses cuts that are not the main images on Cricut Carts. For today's project I used the snowflakes on pages 60-62 on the Sesame Street Seasons cart. I embossed white A2 sized cardstock with the Snowflakes Cuttlebug folder. I used Stickles on the cut snowflakes for a little sparkle. The tag die and outline stamp is from Papertrey Ink's Filliable Frames Additions 1. The sentiment is from a cute set by Scrappy Moms called Winter Wishes.


Please stop My Cricut Craftroom to view all of the other DT projects. Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Welcome to another Card Creating Sunday at My Cricut Craftroom. My DT project for today was inspired by the recent weather we've had here. It's been very cold and has even snowed a couple of times! I used one of my favorite carts, Sesame Street Seasons for the cup of cocoa and Accent Essentials for the little heart. I used the hide contour feature on my Gypsy to take off the "Hot" wording so I could add this cute little heart to go along with the Scrappy Moms sentiment. I heat embossed the sentiment in white so it would show up against the dark brown CS. I dry embossed a scrap of red CS with the D'vine Swirl Cuttlebug folder and wrapped brown baker's twine around it. I layered all the pieces onto an A6 sized Early Espresso CS from Stampin' Up.


Please make sure you drop on by  My Cricut Craftroom to see the other DT members creations. Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Heather

I made this card for Heather over at blessed 2 cre8. Today is her birthday! I'm also submitting this for the Birthday Sundaes challenge.


I used the ZooBalloo Cricut cart to create this fun and whimsical card. I cut a piece of white card stock for an A6 sized card (4.5 x 6.25) then adhered a piece of patterned card stock from K & Co Greenhouse collection to the front. I cut the frame and words out of coordinating solid CS and did a little doodling with my white Uniball Signo pen (love that darned thing!). Easy peasy! Don't forget to stop on over to Heather's blog and wish her a big HB:-)




Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Thursday, November 10, 2011


This weeks theme at My Cricut Craft Room is all about birthdays and parties. My son is turning 10 this month, so I decided to get a head start on the invitations since I need 40 of them. My son loves Legos and Star Wars. I had to be a little creative since neither of these are on any Cricut carts.  Because I have so many invites to make, I opted for the Lego invitation. I used the George and Basic Shapes cart to cut simple rectangles and circles for the Lego pieces and the Old West cart for the invitation wording.


Make sure you stop by My Cricut Craft Room to see all of the other Birthday and Party projects. Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


I made this retro styled Christmas card using the banner feature on the Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge. I sized the ornaments at 1.5" on my Gypsy, made a second copy, then welded them together. I cut the sentiment out at 2.5" and adhered it to a Basic Grey patterned CS. I attached the ornaments to the solid is Bazzill card stock that I embossed with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder. I added some extra sparkle by using fibers and Diamond Stickles.


Make sure you check out the other DT projects for today by going to My Cricut Craft Room. Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Monday, November 7, 2011



Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed their extra hour of crafting time. I know I sure could use another one;-)

For today's musings I want to share with you a fabulous new online store where you can purchase several Provocraft items as well as some awesome stamps from Pink By Design and K. Andrews. Yes, I'm on here design team so I'm slightly biased, but I think you'll be excited by the prices and specials she has throughout the year. If you're in the market for a die cutting machine, Cricut carts, or acrylic mount stamps, stop by Erica's Craft Room to see what she has to offer.


Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

My Hello Kitty Blog Hop Winner!

Congratulations Debbie! My son picked number 10 because he'll be 10 years old this month. I usually don't pick winners this way but I had to keep him home from school today so I let him pick a winner. I'll be emailing you soon.


10 
Debc06 said...

Great canvases of course purple is one of my favorite colors. The Kitty image is a great addition to the series.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Welcome to the Hello Kitty Blog Hop! If you came from Crafty Homemade then you are on the right track:-) If you are one of my fabulous followers and happened to stop by, you'll want to start at Emily's Blog so you don't miss any of the fabulous projects and goodies:-)

For this home d├ęcor project I purchased four 6x6 canvas frames (on sale, of course) and painted the edges purple with a little pearl over that. I cut a 12 x 12 sheet of patterned paper and adhered to the canvas with Modge Podge. I used the Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge and my Gypsy to size and weld a border for the frame. I used the Hello Kitty Font Cricut Cartridge to cut out the letters and Hello Kitty shapes. The dark purple is Doodlebug purple glitter card stock layered on white or black card stock.





I will be giving away this fantastic pink tool set by Cricut to one lucky follower who leaves a nice comment. PLEASE make sure you include your email address or some way to contact you if you are the winner, also.


I'm doing just one project so everyone can take their time hopping. If you are here on Saturday then you don't need to stop on Sunday. Thanks for hopping by! Your next stop is Jearise.

Thursday, November 3, 2011



Welcome to another Theme Day Thursday at My Cricut Craftroom.

My project was actually inspired by my mom. She sews fabulous 18" doll clothes and sells them in her Etsy store. I was poking around her sewing room the other day and came across a doll pattern for "costumes". There it was staring me right in the face... a 50's poodle skirt "costume"! I knew exactly what I was going to do for today after seeing that:-) I just love the fifties!

I cut the skirt and binding out of pink craft felt. Then using my Gypsy, Circut Expression, and Nifty Fifties cart, I cut the poodle out of stiff black felt. I cut very nicely, even at 2 1/2". I also used a new mat to make sure the felt wouldn't shift. My Gypsy didn't allow me to "hide" the leash part so I carefully trimmed it off . I added Thistle Stickles to the neck and let dry. I glued on the black cording and the felt poodle before I sewed on the binding. Now my doll is ready to Rock N Roll!!





Make sure you check out Erica's blog today to see all of the other cool Retro projects. Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


I used the Designer's Calendar cart to create this festive Thanksgiving card for Would You Ever Guess Wednesday on My Cricut Craftroom. I cut the patterned card stock from the Cloud 9 Design Harvest Holiday 2 stack to fit the green A6 sized card base. I then cut 1" strips of a coordinating patterned card stock and machine stitched it down with brown thread. I adhered the cut image to a patterned circle and attached it to the card with foam adhesive. If you have this cart you might want to consider using some of the images for more than just a calendar. There are some super cute phrases that would make excellent cards as well as enhance any scrapbook layout.


Please head on over to My Cricut Craftroom to see all of the other WYEGW projects. Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sorry, I Froggot

Welcome fellow crafters! Today is my favorite time of the month - Tacky Tuesday! For this months challenge you need to use the word "frog" or "toad" in your project. I used the Boys Will Be Boys Cricut cartridge to create my DT card. I layered my cardstock  on  6x6 card base. I used Polka Dots, Spots & Dots, and Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug folders. I popped the froggy up with foam adhesive and stamped my sentiment with a stamp from the More Punny-licious set by MPS.



You have all month to enter Ruthie's challenge on FB. Check out all of the details at September Ninth. Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)
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