Monday, November 30, 2009

Advent Calendar

I made my parents a Christmas advent album. They flip the page to show each day. Today I'll show the front, back and "title page". Starting tomorrow I'll post each day as we count up to Christmas. I had a lot of fun making it. Let me know if you have any questions on it.



"Title" Cover

I tried to make the whole album have an old fashion feel to it. For the inner pages I used SU! Top Note Die for the main paper and chipboard cut. The inner creme/tan paper is cut from the Storybook cartridge.

I got this idea from Christina from Creations w/ Christina. Her link to her webpage is on the left.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Maddie

I made this card for my niece Maddie Jo. Her favorite colors are navy blue and turquoise and she loves music. That is how I came up w/ this card. I cut the circle out of the silver paper then put a laminate sheet behind it w/ the sticky side facing the outside of the card. Then I sprinkled turquoise glitter on it. I really liked the effect of it. My only problem w/ it is when I was putting everything up I accidentally tipped over the container w/ the glitter in it and got it everywhere. Even on my dog Kyla. :)

Another Happy Thanksgiving

OK, the funny thing about this card is that the turkey was a perfect brown color and then I decided to put UTEE on it to make it have a gloss and it turned a dark brown, almost black. I made this card for Ster. The joke in the family is that I love to burn things because I like crunchy food. So I just told Ster in the card that I burned the turkey for him. :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I have to say I was really excited about doing this card. What I did was I stamped 3 different types of leaves with Versamark ink then I sprinkled 3 different colors of embossing powder on them and embossed w/ my heat gun. I was really happy about the way the leaves turned out. Looked just liked fall leaves. It ended up having a pearlized or metallic sheen to it as well. I looked at my box where the embossing powders came in and lo and behold 'Metallic & Pearlized Embossing Powder'. :) Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Gypsy Contest Giveaway

On The Gypsy Spot blog they are giving away a Gypsy donated by Custom Crops! Be sure to go to their website and sign up for it:


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ster & his new Companion

So I made this card for my brother. His new companion is 7'2" and Ster is 6'. To see a real life picture of them go to his blog, it's posted on the left hand side of this blog, called Elder Sterling Nisson. It's pretty funny. Anyways, they are trying to capture an iguana or a gecko. So this is a card showing their height difference and that they caught it for a pet. It also shows the brace on Ster's hand that he just recently broke. :D

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sympathy Card

Here is a card I made for a friend who lost her kitty.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Baby Card for my Niece

Here is a Congrats baby card that I made w/ my new nieces image. Her name is Savannah Kate. Isn't she so cute!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thank you!

Here is a thank you card I made for a friend. The background tree stamp is new and I love it!

I did clear embossing w/ the stamp on the burgundy and green cardstock. The paper and ribbon come from Papertrey Ink.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thank You for being a great sub...

Here is a thank you card I made and a little bag to match to say thank you to this woman and her daughter for teaching a class for us in church. My mom and I filled the bag w/ chocolates:

Merry Christmas Noah

So I saw on one of the blogs that I follow that this 5 year old boy, Noah, is dying from some form of Cancer. His family is celebrating Christmas this week and something he wanted was a lot of Christmas cards. So here are 3 cards that I made and sent to him.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Spider Card

This card was made for my brother who is on his mission. He just moved into a new apartment and yesterday they went to the apartment and started cleaning it out. He said that he was killing spiders left and right. So of course, I had to make a card about it and send to him.

The spiders and the web came from the Cricut Wild Card cartridge. I cut out the red diamonds on their backs by freehand. I meant to add some glitter to them but forgot. I used the distressed stripes cuttlebug embossing folder and inked it w/ a red ink pad.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Get Well Soon card...

Card made for someone who had some minor surgery. Just a little pick me up card:

The flowers and vase was made w/ the Walk in my Garden cartridge and the embossing on the green part was done w/ the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl embossing folder.

Wedding Cards

Here are a couple of wedding cards

I'm not totally loving the writing on this one. Oh well...

The cut was made with the Cricut Wild Card Cartridge for both cards.

Bad Day

Here is a card I made for a friend that was having a bad day and she is a total dog lover.

The dog and butterfly was made using the Paper Pups cartridge.

Beware of the Alligator...

Here is another card I made for Sterling. When you pull on the ribbon out comes the inside message on both sides.

Welcome to Sunny Florida!

This card was made for my brother who when on his mission to Florida. He arrived in Florida at the beginning of stormy/hurricane season.

Outside of card:

Inside of Card:

Baptism Card

This card was made for my niece, Izzy, who was baptized.

The doll was from the Paper Doll Dress Up and the face was stamped w/ the Peachy Keen stamps. I used Plantin Schoolbook cartridge for the letter I. I embossed the dress w/ the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.

Baby Cards

Here are some baby cards that I have made:

Both of the above cards were made using the Cricut New Arrival cartridge.

Both of the above cards were used with the Cricut Wild Card Cartridge.

Boss's Day Gifts

Boss's day was on Oct 16th. The above is what I gave my main boss and below is what I gave the rest of the guys I help out. Inside the box are suckers and some candies.

Halloween Bags

Here are the halloween bags I made for my mom's work and for the kids in our church primary class. We of course filled them w/ candy. :)

I used the Cricut Bags, Tags, Boxes & More cartridge for the bag and for the halloween design on the outside I used the Hello Kitty cartridge.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Woven Ribbon Card

I saw this done by a fellow card maker,, and had to try it out.

Spooky Haunted House Card

I made this Halloween card for my brother who is on his mission right now for our church. He is serving in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, spanish speaking.

The card was made using the Wild Card cartridge for the house card. I used the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge for all of the extras on the house. There was a cross pane in the window, I cut that out so you could see the mummy better. I added DCWV Once Upon a Time designer paper in the window and behind the door to make it look like old mansion wallpaper.