Thursday, December 29, 2011

"Toad-ally" Fabulous!

Yes, it's my favorite day of the week at My Cricut Craftroom, Theme Day Thursday! This weeks theme is Disney's Tinkerbell or Cars. Since I only had time to make a card (okay 2 cards), I needed to use a cut from one of these two carts that aren't too detailed. If you have ever tried to use a Disney cartridge before, you will notice that there are a lot of details that cut better at larger sizes. I found this cute little "toadstool" in the Tinkerbell handbook.

I used the pattered CS from Echo Parks "Country Drive" stack along with solid CS from PTI and S/U. The stamped sentiment is from MPS "Punny-licious" set. I added a little bling by using Stickles in the flower centers. One interesting item that I noticed when cutting, the top, lighter layer of the toadstool cut out a little "dot" on the right side that wasn't pictured in the handbook. So I free hand cut that tiny little piece so it would stand out as black.

Here is another interpretation using Basic Grey's "Out of Print" cardstock. I just couldn't decide "whimsical" or "artsy". The sentiment I used for this card is from Pink By Design's "Feelin' Groovy" set. I added a little Peeled Paint Distress Stickles (because I couldn't resist:-)

Please stop on over to Erica's blog at to see all of the other DT's creations. Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Welcome Baby - Would You Ever Guess Wednesday

Thank you for stopping by:-) For today's My Cricut Craftroom WYEGW, I created this card for a friend who will be having a baby boy. After speaking with her (okay texting with her) the other day, I found out she may be having him sooner than later. I decided I better get her card done ASAP!

I picked out the image from the Holiday Cakes cartridge because I liked the simplicity of the elephant. I used some solid CS (cardstock) from PTI (Papertrey Ink) and patterned CS from DCWV (Die Cuts With A View) Nana's Kitchen. The little heart was cut from some PP (patterned paper) DD (Daisy D's). I embossed the white CS with the Baby Words Cuttlebug folder and the blue part of the elephant with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. I used a small black brad for the eye and some ribbon from American Crafts. I popped up the blue layer and the heart with foam adhesive and added a little doodling with my Uniball Signo pen (love this thing!).

Please make sure you head over to Erica's blog so you can see all of the other fun projects. Have a wonderfully crafty day:-)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Sending all of my purple followers a wonderful Christmas and a Crafty New Year!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Summer in December

Today's theme at Erica's Cricut Craftroom is all about bringing the warmth to December. For my card I used the Life Is A Beach and Accent Essentials cartridges. I cut the card out at 5" and the flip flops at 3". I used some scrap card stock from DCWV The Colorful Life and some scrap patterned paper from The Paper Studio's a day at the Beach. I added some paper flowers and brads to embellish the flip flops and card. I stamped the sentiment from My Creative Time's Have Fun In The Sun set and cut a tag shape around it. After punching a whole in the tag, I threaded some Basic Grey fibers.

Please stop by Erica's blog to see all of the other fabulous themed projects. Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Birthday, Kristy!

Oh, it feels so good to be back in my scrap room! I've been trying to catch up with all of the birthday cards I'm behind on. While I was making cards, I had an epiphany. Creating birthday cards is my healing tool! Instead of focusing on my recent loss, I am going to  focus on the birthdays:-) And today's birthday just happens to be Kristy from Scraptastical Kreations!

For her card I used Echo Park's "Walk In The Park" cardstock along with some solid Stampin' Up cardstock. I used Stampins Up's "Top Note" and Emma's adorable Build A Banner dies. The stamps are from my collection.

Please stop by Kristy's blog and wish her a big Happy Birthday! Thanks for stopping by. Have a creative day:-)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Thank You For Your Patience

Outside of my pre-scheduled postings, I have not been present on my blog. My husband's sister passed away from a year and a half long battle with colon cancer. She lost her battle on the 26th, right in-between Thanksgiving and my son's birthday. The emotional roller coaster ride over the past 2 years had finally taken it's toll on me. I didn't realize I had been in denial over her illness, always thinking she'd get through it. Things I never did with her or say to her are now eating away at my soul. The gut wrenching sadness of not taking the kids to the hospital to see her even though my husband said not to. Now I face "healing" apart from my husband because he is back to Utah again. I am not writing this for sympathy but to reiterate that cliché "Don't put off til tomorrow what you can do today".

Kathy was a physician who always made time for her patients as well as her family and never put herself ahead of either. I hope to someday be a fraction of the selfless person she was and to forgive myself for not doing things with her that I should have. I thought that the events of 911 had taught me this, but apparantly I had lost sight of what was really important. I urge you to evaluate what is most important to you. Make this your life's priority and don't lose sight of it.

God bless you and your family this holiday season!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

You Melt My Heart

The first Tuesday of the month means... Yes! Tacky Tuesday!! This months challenge requires a snowman and the word "melt". Make sure you enter! Find out how by visiting September Ninth's blog today.

For my design team inspiration, I used the snowman from the Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut cartridge. Cricut has so many cute snowman cuts that it was hard to decide which one to use. I actually had made two other cards with different snowmen, but didn't really like how they turned out. One of them actually was very much like one of my DT sister's card (hers is cuter, of course). I embossed some white CS with the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls folder and tore them in two pieces so they would fit my A6 sized card. I used the Pooh and Friends Cricut cart for the snowflakes (yes, they have a Pooh snowbear, too). The sentiment I cut from the "Just Because" Cards cart. Every snowman needs a little sparkle so yes, Stickles!

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

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:-)

marygal said...

Great idea and wonderfuljob!!

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 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.

Debc06 said...

Great canvases of course purple is one of my favorite colors. The Kitty image is a great addition to the series.
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 décor 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:-)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Welcome to my first Monday Musings post. Today I'd like to share with you an altered pail that I made for a swap. I thought it was perfect for today's post. It started out a plain $1 metal pail from Target. I used black, orange, and yellow alcohol inks to paint the exposed metal portions. I adhered vintage halloween cut-outs that I purchased from The Vintage Workshop. Some of the embellishments I picked up at tag sales or antique stores, and others from my local party supply store. I tied a lot of ribbons and fibers to the handle, along with an altered shipping tag.

bottle cap with a sticker and UTEE - notice the number on the vintage bingo chip

old wood game pieces with stickers

ping pong eyeball cut in half

charms, beaded fibers

old office stamp for the date

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