Monday, November 28, 2011

Card Creating Tuesday!

Hey there, Thanks for stopping by. Today is card creating Tuesday over at My Cricut Craft Room.  I made this super cute christmas card!

You can't really tell but I embossed the blue card stock with snowflakes. I also embossed the snow. I used my cuttlebug for that.

This is the inside and I added a little pouch and made snowflake ornaments.

Well thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Imagine-ation Monday

Hello blogger friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Man where did the time go?? So fast Christmas will be here in no time.
I know I haven't been posting much lately, I just lost my favorite Aunt last Monday and I have been feeling quite down lately. I know she is in a better place but I miss her dearly. Today is the funeral and I am dreading to go.. I lost my grandfather 16 months ago and now this. I just had to thank everyone who has been so kind and thoughtful. You all will see a lot more cool projects that I will be doing in the upcoming weeks.

Over at My Cricut Craft Room . Today is Imagine-ation Monday. This is where we can use the cartridges, or the paper and make something out of that.

So I had came up with this super cool and fun ornament. This was so easy and it came out beautiful. The two cartridges that I used were Mother's Day Bouquet and Santa Villiage. I am just really in aw with that Santa Village I just love it!

Here are my ornaments

Instructions: I use the Santa village for the paper. (NOTE: Did you know that you can use the paper and make it a double sided page..How cool is that! ) 

These are the two pages I chose.

I then scored the sheet of paper at every 1/2 inch. Then you fold it like a fan then I cut down the paper from 12 inches to 6 inches.

Then I added twine as the hoop to hold the ornament on the tree.

I wanted to make the pictures so you can see the detail

Hope you all have a great week and Have a great crafting day!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Winner is.....

Well Hello My friends.. Congrats to Victoria she wrote wow what an adorable little book,such a lovely way I could pass down my families most favorite holiday trats to my new daughter in law. Love Mrs. Claus ....

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and I know I haven't really crafted all week on here. I just lost my Aunt and I am taking a couple days off to cope with my loss. I am so Thankful that I met in this crafting world many new friends. You all mean the world to me and I am so glad that I started to craft now I am addicted lol...Well Hope you all have a Great Day! Be Blessed, Thankful and Happy. God Bless

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Recipe Blog Hop

Welcome to another great Blog Hop. You should of came from Cricut Craft Room.
The theme for today's Hop is Recipe. So since Christmas is right around the corner what better way than making something for Christmas.

This is what I made.....


I used Recollection Christmas paper. I used the Santa Village for Mrs. Claus, cute tag and the peppermint paper for the font. This Cartridge is by far one of my favorites!!

Here is the inside of this cute Christmas Recipe Book

The Santa mini envelope card is actually from Michael's dollar section.

Now if your wondering why this is blank, it is because I am giving this way as blog candy.
There is five rules in order to win this..
You must first follow me; Leave some love;tell me the best way to contact you so I can let you know that you won and visit each Blog on this Hop and make sure you leave some love on there Blog as well.

I hope you enjoyed looking at this Recipe Book. Next stop is Amanda .
 Here is the line up just in case you get lost!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Theme Day Thursday

Hey There, Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Blog. I wanted to share a cool tip that I had read about in a card magazine. Can't remember off the top of my head what magazine it was. This tip is for people who want there images to smell. For example: An Orange that you created for a Layout or card, to make it smell like an orange what you need to do is; take orange Kool-aid and mix it with white embossing powder. Take versamark stamp pad and then poor the embossing powder over your image and heat then whala it smells like orange.  Pretty cool.
I just wanted to give you something helpful. I hope this was something new that you can use.
So if you are making little Ginger Bread men or women you can use cinnamon to make them smell delicious.
Over at My Cricut Craft Room it is Theme Day Thursday. The Theme is Oceans/Animals.
The  three Cartridges I  had used  was Cindy Loo, Lovely floral and Create a Critter.

I made a pocket Birthday card for my son. He will be turning two next Wednesday. I can not believe how fast time went. Feels just like yesterday I gave birth to him. He is such an amazing little guy.. My kids rock. Haley is such a great big sister to Ethan. I am one blessed mommy.

Well thank you for stopping by remember to leave some love!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Giving Back Blog Hop

This hop is for My Sister-in-law who is my Design Team Leader and Best Friend.   You should have come from Heather Flarherty blog.  If you are starting at my blog, you will want to start with Kat’s Blog so you don’t miss any of the great layouts. When you get done hopping, you will want to go to Erica’s Facebook Page ( and leave a comment on her page. We will be randomly selecting someone from those comments to win blog candy.

Erica does a lot for many people out there. She supports the Military and their Families and had people from all over the world  make cards for the soldiers to give to there families.  This project was called  Operation Write Home.
The most wonderful thing that she recently did was for the children at St. Jude's who has cancer and are very ill. She had 4,500 cards to give to the children and so many people made this happen! This touches my heart because I am a mother who has a sick child and had to wait for Ethan to get a liver transplant and I had to live in the Ronald McDonald House for 9 months .  I know what it feels like to just open a card and see that someone cares, because you are at your last straw and the days seem dark and then you open a card and that card just makes a huge difference knowing  that there are people who care! I am so lucky to be married to her brother and be able to be close to her. We have our sister moments (Giggle) but we get over them pretty quickly. If there was an award for the most giving crafter I would pick her. I'm not just saying this because I am her sister-in-law but because I see what she does for her design team. We spent eight hours just last night goofing off and it was so much fun on ustream! I love that we can joke and have a good time because we all need to laugh. It's therapeutic, well for me it is. 
Well on that note here is what I made for her book...

The blank frame is where I am going to put my wedding picture that has the two of us in it. She was my Maid of Honor. Her favorite paper is Bo Bunny so I wanted to use that paper to make her Layout!
Erica I love you and you mean the world to me.. You are an amazing Women!
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and be part of this wondeful Hop!

The next stop on the hop is Judith ashmore
The entire lineup in case you get lost is listed below. kat schriber heather flaherty melissa pinter judith ashmore lezlye lauterbach gayle schrader sue-ann lovell rosa kleyman christina bartels capps madison patricia holloway samantha sickles ricki sholler pattie mcginnis amanda haynes connie benford layman tina ondrus keller lisa enjoli collums shelly lynn karey

Friday, November 11, 2011

Festive Friday

Hey there. thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. Today over at My Cricut Craft Room it is Festive Friday. I wanted to share one of the cards that I had made for a Christmas card swap I am in.

Here it is....
My candy cane wreath was made using the Very Merry Tags . This cartridge is so neat. There are over 50 tag ideas. I love this cartridge.

Here is the inside of the card. These were cute brads that I had bought from joannes.

Well thank you for stopping by.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Card Creating Tuesday

Well Hello Friends. This past weekend was  My Cricut Craft Room 100 Blog Hop. If you missed it after  checking out my Card; you should re-visit her blog and start there. You really don't want to miss out on this Blog. So many awesome creations.  Speaking of creations I created this cute card for Christmas.

Here it is .....

This is a picture of a lady holding presents . I had gotten this idea from "My Papercraft Inspirations. I did change a lot on my card to make it my own. I made the dress with color not just black and white, Plus I used Christmas colors for it, and they used Pink. To cut out the silhouette I used the Forever Young Cartridge.

Thanks you for stopping by!


Saturday, November 5, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome crafty friends. If you came from  Sharon If you are one of my 64 followers and happened upon this hop you will want to start at the beginning so you don't miss out on all of the wonderful creations and goodies! All weekend, My Cricut Craftroom is showcasing over 100 different Cricut Cartridges.


So for this Blog Hop I wanted to share my envelope Christmas Book. I actually made this for one of my fellow Design Team  Member. This book is for KAT(Kathleen Schriber)  who made me an Awesome Boo Book for Halloween..Which I will have out on my dresser all year long because I love it that much!

Now before I show you this I want to explain what an envelope Book is. This book is made out of envelopes. Instead of buying Envelopes I actually recycled my envelopes that my bills came with.

Here is my Book; Hope you like it.

I used Trim The Tree Cartridge to make the Wreath and used the Merry Christmas Stamp sentiment (Pink By Design).

I made the Front and back of the book with cereal boxes and then covered it with paper. ( My Minds Eye Lost and Found) Erica gave me a whole stack of the 6x6 and told me I better use every bit of it and guess what I DID!!

I used Lovely Floral Cartridge to make the picture frame.

The tag that I made was also made from Lovely Floral and my Peppermint Flowers were made from flower shoppe.

The peppermint candy journal tag was made from Sweet shoppe and the Picture frame was made using Cindy Loo.

The banner/tag is actually made out of the Chic and Scary . (Note: Even though a cartridge may be for a different holiday you can still"like Erica says think out of the box", with them.  I also used (Pink By Design) stamps Berry Merry Christmas; for the Two bears.

I had to do one more picture.

Well this is my Christmas Book that I made for Kat. Tina (Crafty and Green) would be proud of me because I reused a lot of my scraps. She lives by living and being green. Don't forget this is a two day event so don't forget to visit tomorrow to see what the other Design Team Came up with. You will NOT be disappointed..I promise!

Thank you for stopping by my blog...Next you should visit is the most Fabulous and talented HOLLY 

. My Cricut CraftRoom-

3. Melissa - -  You are Here---

15. Jen BowkerRanney -

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Theme Day Thursday~ RETRO

Hello.. Today over at My Cricut Craft Room  it is Theme Day Thursday, and Today's Theme is RETRO.
Okay I am being totally honest I am a simple gal and not really a RETRO person. So I tried to fit the theme and I actually tried something new. I tried sewing twine on the Birthday Purse Card!

Here it is ...
I made this little Gift Card purse for a Birthday!
I used the Forever Young Cartridge. I so love this Cartridge.. to make a gift card holder or even you could make this as a gift bag and put candy in it! You can use the gyspy and make the sizes bigger or smaller.

This is the inside and I placed a little sentiment in it.

I know the Picture is blurry but I was trying to show the twine that i had sewn on this bag.

Well I thought this was a pretty simple but pretty Retro purse.
I hope you all have a great Crafting day! Don't forget to come back for this weekend to see what i have made for the Blog Hop.
Its sooo cool!
See you soon. Don't forget to leave some love!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Would You Ever Guess Wenesday??

Welcome Bloggers today I am Featured as one of the Design Team over at My Cricut Craft Room. Today is Would You Ever Guess Wednesday. I know I have a few new Blogger Friends. So I will explain to you what this is. Have you ever look at the Key pad on your Cricut machine and there are FEATURE KEYS. Well Erica wants us to show you what we can create ONLY using the Feature keys. This is so fun because if you are new to cricut, we show you what you can create and how to create things using the feature keys.

So this is what I have created!!!
This is a Birthday card that I have came up with. I don't know if I like the colors but it works. I made the cupcake from Demask Decor Cartridge. I use the Lovely Floral to make the border for the triangle. I added some pink, blue, and green ink to make a colorful background for the cupcake.
Here is a side view of my card

Then the inside of the card I added a little message that I stamped inside. It says Make a wish (a Big one)
I used all three inks and added them on the  message. I loved how that came out,
Well thank you for stopping by and seeing my card, now hop along to My Cricut Craft Room and see what the other ladies came up with!