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:-)
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