Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 23, 2011

Stylist Christmas Card

I wanted to give a card to my hair stylist.  I've been with her for years so just a little card to say thanks.  These cuts came from the Girl's Makeup Party Project Cricut cartridge.  Thought that they are perfect for the reason.  To make it Christmasy I used Christmas colors.  I have to say I am in love w/ the gold paper.  It's from the DCWV The Christmas Combo stack.  I wish I could get a ton of this gold paper but alas I only get 2 pages of it.  :(

I hope that everyone has a safe and fabulous Christmas w/ your family.

Card Recipe:
Girl's Makeup Party Project Cricut cartridge - Curling Iron 3.75"; Hair Dryer 4.9"
DCWV The Christmas Stack paper
Sizzix Merry Christmas Embossing folder
PTI - Pure Poppy and white cardstock
PTI - Pinefeather cardstock and satin ribbon

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Family Christmas Card

Hi Crafters!  I wanted to share the card I made for my family and some friends.  This is my "family" card.  I made it with the Cricut Craft room.  Using the Cricut Craft Room makes things SO much easier.  I'll be filming sometime in the next week or two on how to do the layering w/ CCR.  For this card I made my Christmas tree, then my Paper Doll (me) and the two dogs.  I then dragged them on the background paper and printed.  I didn't cut.  I just used my paper trimmer to cut out the image to the size I needed.  Since it was just a rectangle.  :)

This is what my CCR screen looked like:

I then stamped a Peachy Keen Princess Faces stamp for my girl and added glitter pretty much all over.  :)

I have one last Christmas card to share on Friday.  It's the card I made for my hair lady.  She is so fabulous.

Card Recipe:
Cricut Craft Room
Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge - Tree 3.5",  Merry Christmas .8"
Animal Kingdom - Dogs 1"
Everyday Paper Doll - all but hair 3"
Paper Doll dress Up - Hair 3"
Bubblegum Stripes Imagine cartridge - Green polka dot paper
Snow Angel Imagine cartridge - Snowflake designer paper
Peachy Keen Stamps Princess Faces stamp set
PTI - Simply Chartreuse cardstock
Diamond, Gold, Candy Cane, Magenta, Yellow, Teal stickles

~ Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Puppy Christmas

Happy Monday Crafters and Friends!  I wanted to make a Christmas card for my WONDERFUL vet and my WONDERFUL dog groomer.  They are both so fabulous and treat my dogs w/ such care I totally love them.  :)  So I just wanted to send them a little card to wish them Merry Christmas and thank them for all they do for me and my dogs.

Today also starts off a new challenge over at Paper Playtime.  The challenge theme is anything goes, you just need to include a sentiment on the front.  Super simple and there is a giveaway involved.

There is also just two days left to submit your project for the Simply Crafts Challenge blog.  Go HERE to submit your project w/ a stocking on it.  Fabulous giveaway to be had.

Card Recipe:
Jolly Holiday Lite Cartridge - Elf Hat 1.4"
Create a Critter Cartridge - Dog 3"
Peachy Keen Stamps - Happy Go Lucky Dog Faces 1 1/8"
My Pink Stampers Christmas Wishes stamp set
White Gel Pen
Lime Green, Gold and Diamond Stickles
Echo Park Christmas Dots & Stripes 6x6 paper pad
PTI - White & Simply Chartreuse cardstock

Friday, December 16, 2011

Simply Male B-day Card

Here is a simply birthday card that I made for my brother-in-law.  He is into cars and Nascar so that was my inspiration for the card.

I made the car w/ the Cricut Craft Room.  Layered all the layers and just made one cut instead of many layer cuts.  I flood filled the car w/ a design from the Snapshot:Texture Imagine cartridge.  I thought it looked really cool.  The "road" is black crochet thread that I use. It's so much cheaper than twine.  My birthday sentiment is from the My Pink Stampers Birthday Crazy stamp set.

Have a great weekend!

Card Recipe:
Beep Beep Cricut Lite cartridge
Snapshot: Texture Imagine cartridge
JT Imagine Cartridge - Checkered designer paper
My Pink Stampers Birthday Crazy stamp set
PTI - Enchanted Evening cardstock
Glossy Accents (On window and rims)
Black Crochet Thread

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Episode 102: Make Your Own Gift Bags

Before we get to the gift bag project I just wanted to remind you of the challenge that Glora and I have going on over at Simply Crafts.  You have a week left to create a project that has an image of a stocking on it.  There is a fabulous giveaway w/ this challenge.  We only have one submission so far so you have a high chance of winning the giveaway if you submit!  :)

For my Creative Critterz Imaginations blog design team post I am sharing a couple of gift bags that I made w/ the Imagine.  It's super simple and everything coordinates when you use the Imagine for it.  :)  I used designer paper, an icon and an image from the Snow Angel Imagine cartridge for this project.  You can make this w/o the Imagine.  Enjoy!

I made two different sizes.  Here is the taller one scored w/ 2" (more details in the video).

Here is the smaller one scored w/ 3".

Here is a couple of pics w/ both of them in it so you can see the differences:

Project Recipe:
Snow Angel Imagine cartridge
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper 1/2"
We R Memory Keepers Crop a Dile
White Cardstock

~ Thanks for Watching!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Some Cool News

Hi Crafters and Friends!  I just wanted to share something that happened to me this week.  I was showcased on the Pocketchange blog!  It's a place that gives great ideas to every area of our lives.  They showcase about 5 blogs per week and I was part of this weeks post.  Click HERE to go the post.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Episode 101: Christmas Stocking

Hi Crafters!  It's the first Wednesday of the month which means it's time for the Simply Crafts Challenge!  This month I chose the cut which is the Stocking cut on the Jolly Holiday Lite Cricut Cartridge.  If you don't have that cartridge any stocking cut will do.  We are having a giveaway with this challenge.  To see more information on this challenge head on over to the Simply Crafts challenge blog.

My sentiment is from the My Pink Stampers Biggie Christmas Sentiments stamp set.  I've stamped on the  bottom part of the inside of my card.

The challenge ends on December 20th so you have until then to submit a project for our giveaway.  I hope you participate!

Card Project:
Jolly Holiday Cricut cartridge
Best Friends Imagine cartridge
Enjoy the Seasons Imagine cartridge
Very Merry Tags Cricut cartridge
Mr. Frosty Imagine cartridge
My Pink Stampers Biggie Christmas Sentiments stamp set.
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug embossing folder
Golden Rod stickles
White Gel Pen
Cotton Ball White Fun Flock
Glossy Accents
PTI - Green Leaf and Hibiscus Burst cardstock

~ Thanks for Watching!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Episode 100: Seasons Greeting!

Happy Tuesday!  Yep, this is my official 100th video.  YAY!  :)

For today's Creative Critterz Imaginations design team post I am made a simple card.  I loved the colors that Edna used on Sunday (See HERE) so I wanted to incorporate them in my card today.  Thanks for the inspiration Edna!  :)  I used the Mr. Frosty Imagine cartridge for the pattern paper and the colors for the solid paper.  I used the Snow Angel Imagine cartridge for the mittens cut and flood filled it with colors from the Mr. Frosty cartridge.  Enjoy!

I used the My Pink Stampers Biggie Christmas Sentiments stamp set for my sentiment.  It's stamped on the inside of my card:

Card Recipe:
Mr. Frosty Imagine cartridge
Snow Angel Imagine cartridge
My Pink Stampers Biggie Christmas Sentiments stamp set
SU! Taken with Teal cardstock
Diamond Stickles
SU! Scallop Border punch
Pebbles Inc white ribbon

~ Thanks for Watching!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Paper Playtime Challenge

Hi Crafters!  A new Paper Playtime challenge started up this week.  The challenge is to make a holiday project using your Cricut plus include buttons.  Super simple.  I'm also sponsoring this challenge.  I'm giving away a My Pink Stampers Biggie Christmas Sentiments stamp set.  You have until December 17th to complete and submit your project.  I hope you participate because it is a lot of fun!  :)  Go HERE for more details.

I'll be back tomorrow with a project for my Creative Critterz Imaginations design team post.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Baby Gift Bag

Hi crafters!  One of my friends just had a baby boy and I wanted to get her a little something.  I picked up a couple of blankets and a little doggie.  I wanted a cute way to package it and decided to make a homemade gift bag and tag.  There is a very simple way to make this bag.  I learned how to make them from Bona.  You can see the video HERE.  I'll make a video of it soon.

The paper that I used from the bag is from the DCWV Baby Boy paper stack.  The image on the front and the tag is from the Nursery Tails Imagine cartridge.

Project Recipe:
Nursery Tails Imagine Cartridge
DCWV Baby Boy paper stack
White Ribbon
Scor-pal 1/4" tape

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Winter Friends

Happy Tuesday!  This week over at Creative Critterz Imagination we are welcoming winter w/ our design team projects.  I made a card using the Snow Angel cartridge.  It has some adorable images on there.  I decided to go w/ the ornament that has the two little snowmen inside it.  I enlarged the ornament so the main snowmen image would be the center piece of my card.  The ornament and layers are sized at 8.8".  The blue snowflake paper in the background is also from this cartridge.  It is such a gorgeous blue.  The picture doesn't do it justice.

I added diamond stickles in each of the white loops around the image.  I also added a small row of diamond stickles all around the edge of the white part of the card to highlight it.  I like it, it's something new.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!  

Card Recipe:
Snow Angel Imagine Cartridge
PTI - Pure Poppy cardstock & satin ribbon
PTI - White cardstock
Xmas Red & Diamond Stickles

Monday, November 28, 2011

Winner of Cathy B-day Blog Hop Giveaway

If you are here for the Paper Playtime Blog Hop click HERE.

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you enjoyed Cathy's Birthday Blog Hop!  There were some amazing projects along the hop w/ some fabulous giveaways.  Hope you had fun.  Thanks Cathy for letting me be apart of it.  :)

The winner of my blog hop (chosen by is:  Darcy Keener!  Congrats Darcy!  I've sent you an email to get your mailing address.  

I'll be back tomorrow w/ my Creative Critterz Imaginations design team post.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Episode 99: Birthday Shaker Card and Blog Hop

If you are here for the Paper Playtime Blog Hop click HERE.

First off, Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you all have a great turkey day.  :)  Today is also Cathy aka Mimi w/ Crafting with Mimi's birthday!  Happy 60th!  To celebrate her birthday we are having a birthday blog hop with LOTS of giveaways.  If this is your first stop be sure to start off at Crafting with Mimi's blog.  If you are here from Lady Luv Bug's blog you're in the right place.

For my card I decided to make a shaker card since it's been a while since I made one.  I used the Elegant Edges and Yummy cartridges to make it.  I had a lot of fun making this card.

I used two stamps from the My Pink Stampers Sweetest Cupcakes to create my sentiment:

I do have a giveaway for this blog hop.  I'm giving away the My Pink Stampers Sweet Goodness stamp set.  It has the sweetest sentiments.  :)  To win this stamp set leave one comment on this post before Sunday, Nov 27th 10pm MST.  I'll announce the winner on the 28th.  You don't have to be a follower to win this goodie but I won't kick you out if you follow.  ;)

Cathy is also having a giveaway on her blog for those that leave comments and those that want to participate in creating a birthday project as well.  FUN!

Your next stop is my crafty bestie Glora w/ Glora's Crafts.

Card Recipe:
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge
Yummy Imagine Cartridge
My Pink Stampers Sweetest Cupcakes stamp set
PTI - Simply Chartreuse & Hibiscus Burst cardstock
White Gel pen
Multicolored beads
All Night Media Pop Dots

~ Thanks for Watching!

Winner of Follower & Blogaversary Giveaway

If you are here for the Paper Playtime Blog Hop Click HERE.

Before I get to the winner I have a couple of things I wanted to mention:

- Tomorrow I'm in another blog hop that has a lot of giveaways so be sure to stop by.
- And Happy Thanksgiving!!!  :)

Thank you to all who participated in my 900 followers and 2 year blogaversary giveaway!  I hope you had a lot of fun and I enjoyed reading each of your comments and what you love to craft.  :)  The winner of Hello Kitty cartridge and the My Pink Stampers stamp is:

Karen with Empty Nest Boutique!!!  She said:

Congrats to 900.  Here's to 1,000.  Thanks for all your inspiration.  I love to make cards and have somewhat of a crafting problem. Once I start, I just can't seem to stop  LOL.  Thanks for the chance to win.

Congrats to Karen!  I've sent out an email to you for your mailing address.

I also had to share this picture of one of my dogs.  It cracked me up.  I swear Kyla finds the weirdest places to sleep.  While the place isn't weird in the picture the way she is sleeping is.  Man, I'd wake up w/ a crick in my neck for sure!  :)

Have a great day and see you tomorrow!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Episode 98: PSA & PPC Blog Hop

If you are here for my giveaway click HERE.  You have until tomorrow night to sign up.

Welcome to the Paper Playtime and PSA Essentials blog hop!  If you are here from Pause Dream Enjoy with Janis you are in the right place.  If not go HERE to start at the beginning.

For my card I am showcasing the PSA Essentials North Pole stamp set.  Below is an image of the whole stamp set:

I love it because it has fun and classy images in it.  Very versatile.  Here is the card I made with the stamps:

Upclose of the stamp:


Your next stop is Maria the Joyful Stamper.  You can still join in on the Paper Playtime challenge.  The theme is use an image and stamped sentiment.  That's it.  :)  You have two weeks to participate in the challenge.  You'll also find more details on the giveaway that PSA Essentials is giving for this blog hop.  Fabulous company and stamps!

Card Recipe:
PSA Essentials North Pole Stamp Set with Red & Hunter ink
Trim the Tree Cricut Cartridge
Cricut Craft Room
PTI - Pure Poppy & Simply Chartreuse cardstock
Sew Easy Fancy Fiber gold thread
SU! Real Red marker
White Cardstock

~ Thanks for Watching!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Celebration and Giveaway

Hi Crafters and Friends!  I wanted to celebrate two things today.  My blog has been up and going for 2 years now (as of a couple weeks ago) and I've reached 900 followers!  I think that is SO amazing.  So one lucky winner will get the chance to win the following two things.

Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut Cartridge - I love this one because it has cuts for all year round.  You can even use some of the cuts for boys.  I swear.  :)  Anyway, it's one of my faves.

The next is the Friend-tastic My Pink Stamper stamp.  I really like this stamp set but I just LOVE the My Pink Stamper stamps.  It stamps great and has some fabulous sayings.  I use them for almost all my projects.

Rules of the giveaway:
 - Since this is a celebration due to my followers you need to be a follower to win.
 - Leave ONE comment on this post no later than Tuesday Nov 22nd, 10pm MST
 - Let me know what's your favorite thing to craft (style, product, etc) or let me know of something you'd like to see on my blog.

I have something HUGE planned for when I hit 1000 so pass the word on to your friends.  :)

Again, thanks SOOOO much for following my blog and leaving me comments.  I thrive on your comments.  :)  You're the best!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Happy Tuesday!  For my Creative Critterz Imaginations design team post we are asked to make Thanksgiving table decorations.  I decided to do a table setting.  What I ended up doing is REALLY simple.  I used Create a Critter for the leaves and the Heirloom Imagine cartridge for the patterns.  This year there are only 4 of us that will be at Thanksgiving dinner so I wanted to do something a little special.

Here is what the setting looks like:

For some reason the middle leaf is coming off orange in the pictures.  It's actually more of a maroon color in real life.  :)

Here is a look down at the plate.  The brown and green leaf is cut at 7", the maroon one is cut at 5.5".  I cut a band w/ the maroon paper and put it around my silverware and then wrapped some linen thread around that w/ a green leaf cut at 1.5" to hang from it.

This name plate is cut at 4" x 3" and scored at 1.5".  The brown leaf is cut at 1.5" and the maroon one cut at 1.1".

I wanted to do something that decorated the cup so I wrapped the linen thread around it and hung a brown and maroon leaf from it.  The brown leaf is cut at 2.5" and the maroon one is cut at 2".  To keep the thread in place I placed a glue dot on the cup first then wrapped the thread around it.  The glue dot should come off easily.

Thanks for stopping by!  Remember I will be having a giveaway that I will be doing later this week on my blog.  Be sure to stop by.

Project Recipe:
Create a Critter Cricut cartridge
Heirloom Imagine cartridge
SU! - Linen Thread & Chocolate Chip marker
White cardstock

Monday, November 14, 2011

Episode 97: Simple Thanksgiving Card

Hi Crafters.  I had made this large turkey cut for a table decoration but decided not to use it but I didn't want to waste it so I used it on a tall card.  A tall card is 8" x 9" and scored at 4".  This type of card fits in a business envelope.

To make my turkey I used the Cricut Craft Room (CCR).  I can't tell you how much I LOVE this program.  Yes, it has it's kinks but it is so useful.  Especially w/ the Imagine.  All I did was add my layers for the turkey to my mat in CCR, flood filled each layer w/ a color.  Then I layered the images to where it is only one image and then color and cut.  Hopefully that makes sense.  :)

Also for some great news.  I am now at 900 followers!  I also had my 2 year blog-aversary in the last couple of weeks so I want to celebrate those two great things.  Look out for my blog later this week.  I'll have some blog candy giveaway.

Thanks for Watching!

Card Recipe:
Create a Critter Cricut catridge (say that 5 times in a row)  lol
Cricut Craft Room
My Pink Stampers Happiest Moments stamp set
PTI - Kraft cardstock
SU! - Linen thread, Chocolate Chip marker
White Gel Pen

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Somewhat of a Layout

Happy Tuesday crafters!  I first want to apologize for this project.  I am not a scrapbooker.  I really have a hard time making scrapbook pages.  Anywho...  Here is my Creative Critters Imaginations design team project.

I used only two cartridges for this page.  I used the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge for the scalloped square, scalloped circles and the butterfly border.   The designer paper and solid colors are from the Lori's Garden Imagine cartridge.  The page is all one layer.  I used the Cricut Craft Room.  W/ this latest CCR update I am now able to cut.  Woo Hoo!  Can you say I am so excited!  :)  Love it.

I added some stickles and paper flowers to finish it off.  Make sure you check out yesterdays Creative Critters Imagination post and the rest of this week for some real amazing scrapbook pages.  :)

Scrapbook LO Page Recipe:
Lori's Garden Imagine Cartridge
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge
Diamond Stickles
Cotton Candy Stickles
Paper Flowers

Monday, November 7, 2011

Episode 96: Fabulous Treat Box

I made a treat box for todays project.  It is for a friend of mine and his wife.  It is his birthday today and his wife's a couple of weeks ago.  So I'm doing a combination gift for them.  This box was really easy to make and it is just darling.  It's one of my fave's so far.  It's from the Sweet Tooth Boxes Cricut cartridge.  Enjoy!

Project Recipe:
Sweet Tooth Boxes Cricut cartridge
SEI Monsterville 12 x 12 Paper Pack
Yellow Ribbon

~ Thanks for Watching!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Episode 95: Happy What?!?

Since today is the first Wednesday of the month that means it's time for the Simply Crafts w/ Glora and Pam challenge day!  :)  Glora chose the cut this month and she chose the Turkey cut from the Create a Critter cartridge.  When I was thinking of this cut for some reason this idea popped in my head.  It makes me laugh every time I see it.

If you haven't heard you can participate in this challenge as well.  Head on over to the Simply Crafts challenge blog for more details.  Basically you have 2 weeks to create something w/ this cut or if you don't have this cartridge another turkey cut.  You'll then be put in a drawing for some blog candy.

I am giving away the My Pink Stampers Boy Crazy stamp set and some colored ribbon that would be perfect for a boy project.

To be eligible to win this candy head on over to the Simply Crafts challenge blog to participate and to have a ton of fun!  :)

Card Recipe: 5x5 size card
Create a Critter cartridge - 5.5"
Basic Grey Life of the Party 6x6 paper pad
Peachy Keen Stamps Critter Faces size XL
Glossy Accents
Message printed w/ my computer
SU! Chocolate Chip and tan cardstock
SU! Chocolate Chip marker
White Gel Pen

~ Thanks for Watching!