Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

Here is another Christmas card I got done yesterday.

Materials Used:

Make The Cut - Snowman
The paper is from DCWV The Winter Wonder Stack
Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch
Corner Rounder
Recollections - North Pole clear stamp set
White gel pen

The snowman was designed with Make the Cut.

Inside of card.

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Oh Christmas Tree

Another Christmas card, I'm trying to hurry now and get my Christmas cards done because I got so far behind, not to many left though. 
This card is made with a the Recollections - North Pole clear stamp set.
and the Recollections Snowy Days paper pack.
Used copic markers to color in the tree and a white gel pen to doodle around the card.

Inside of card

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Holly Holiday

I got one more card for you today.

Materials used:
The Paper Studio All Seasons Paper Pack
Hobby Lobby Christmas Collection Holly rubber stamp
Copic Markers
White gel pen
Micron 005 black pen
Happy Holidays and snowflakes clear stamps (Can't remember who makes them)

Inside of card.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great weekend.

Hauling The Christmas Tree

I'm back with another Christmas card for you.  

Materials used:  Cricut Cartridge - Paper Doll Dress Up
Cuttlebug folder - D'Vine Swirls
Make the Cut
EK Success Victorian Photo Corner Medium Punch
DecoArt Snow Writer

The tree is cut from Paper Doll Dress Up.  
Ran it thru the Cuttlebug using the D'Vine Swirls folder, then chalked over the top of the embossing.
The penguin is cut from Make the cut, doodled the eyes and beak and chalked the cheeks.

Inside of card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thank You Beary Much

Hi everyone, I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and a safe Black Friday.
I wasn't brave enough to get yesterday so I worked on some projects instead.
This posting is a little belated, I made this card for some friends of ours because when I got out of the hospital they brought over a big meal for my family so we could all rest.  I know it took Angela a long time to prepare so I wanted to let her know how much I appreciated it.
I made this card using only one hand so I think it turned out pretty good.

Materials used: Cricut Cartridge - Wild Card
Make the Cut

The card is from the Wild Card cartridge found on page 33.  Cut the card and the Argyle frame using the icon button.
The bear is cut from Make the Cut with a pattern I made.  You have probably seen it on another card I made.
I chalked around all of the bear pieces and doodled his face.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Here is a little pilgrim boy that I made using Cricut cartridge Paper Doll Dress Up.
I cut out the pilgrim traced the outline on wood, my husband cut it out for me and then painted it, added a hook to the back and now have a cute little holiday wall plaque.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Gingerbread Man

Hi everyone, I wanted to share with you another Christmas card that I made today. 

Materials Used:
Rubber Stamp Q250 Merry Christmas made by JRL Designs
Green Braiding Cord
Debbie Mumm - Harvest & Holiday Paper Stack
Make The Cut - Stars
Copic Markers

Inside of card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Reindeer Christmas

Hello again.  Sorry I have been out of commision for awhile.  Had a little accident and had to have surgery on my right arm.  And of course I am right handed so this has made life interesting at my house.  I am just now starting to be able to use it again.  Unfortunately this got me a little behind on all of my Christmas things I was planning on making.   This is a Christmas card that I had made the evening before my accident.
Materials Used:  Cricut cartridge - When It's Cold Outside for the snowflake
Make The Cut - Reindeer, Santa Hat, Wreath
EK Success Punch - Dotted Scallop
Debbie Mumm Harvest & Holiday Paper Stack - Red polka dot paper.
Red and Silver Glitter
DecoArt Snow Writer for the hat.

I didn't have the exact color of brown or red paper that I wanted for this reindeer and the santa hat so I typed in the RGB codes on MTC and printed them out on my printer first then cut them out using the MTC software.

Inside of card.

Thanks for stopping by.  I would love to hear your comments.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Bundled Up Bear

I've been working hard this weekend trying to get caught up on my Christmas cards.  Here is one that I worked on.
Cartridges Used:  3 Birds on Parade (hat and scarf page 42).
Paper Doll Dress Up (mittens page 53).

I saw a picture of a bear on the internet somewhere and decided to try and make one, I used my basic shapes in Make the Cut and this is what I came up with.  I love how he turned out I think he is so cute.
The paper is from The Paper Studio - A Country Christmas.
I used a white and a black metalic gel pen for the stitchings.

 Inside of card.

Thanks for looking. 

Yosemite Sam Plaque

Here is the Yosemite Sam plaque that goes with the card I made for my husband's boss.

Thanks for looking.

Yosemite Sam Card

My husband wanted me to make this card for his boss, his birthday is today.  For some reason, haven't got the whole story yet, they call him Yosemite Sam at work and my husband wanted me to make a card with Rick's head on Yosemite Sam's body.  I used the EK Success Swiss Cheese border and corner punches to make it look like he has been doing a little target practice.  I designed this in Make the Cut and GIMP2.

Inside of card.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Birdcage Birthday

Hi everyone, wanted to share a card that I made with you.
This is a card that I made for my Mom's Birthday. She is so special to me that I wanted her card to be extra special. I am pretty happy with the way it turned out. I hope she likes it.

Cartridges used: 
Bloom (flowers)
MS All Occasions (butterflies)
MS Elegant (border and vines)
Serenade (bird, birdcage and branch in the cage)
Stretch Your Imagination (leaves)
I used brads for the center of the flowers,
added some gems to the birdcage and for the birds eye.
The butterflies and the birds wing have added 3D Crystal Lacquer on them
for a little extra dimension.
The birdcage is cut out of cardboard then I added some Pearl Ex (Aztec Gold) on top. 
Ran the vines thru the cuttlebug using Fiskars leaves embossing folder.

Inside of card

Well thanks for stopping by. 
I would love to hear your comments.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Go Hog Wild

Hi again,  I have a birthday card here that I made for my nephews birthday.  This was a fun little card to make.
Cartridges Used:  Create A Critter, Elmo's Party, George and Basic Shapes
Create A Critter - Pig found on page 28 and the hat is found on page 29.
Elmo's Party -  Balloons found on page 51.
George and Basic Shapes - Used Design Studio to make the pig some overalls.
Cuttlebug - Used Happy Birthday folder on the yellow strip of paper and Fiskars Fabric folder for the pig.
Inside of card.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Thursday, September 30, 2010

HOO's 23

Hi everyone.  Sorry I haven't been around much lately.  Been CRAZY around here again.
My daughter had to have all of her wisdom teeth pulled out last week and is still having problems with them.  Needless to say we have been to the dentist alot lately.  Between that, and going to see doctors and my husband had to make another trip out of town, I will sure be glad when things calm down again.  Well I didn't get all 4 of my Christmas cards done for September so I will try to make it up this month.  I did however get a few birthday cards done.  My sons birthday is today and I finally got his card done, hope he likes it. 
Cartridges used:  Bloom, Sugar and Spice and George and Basic Shapes

I didn't like the eyes and nose on the owl so I made my own.
If you would like insturction for this card just send me an email or leave a comment and I will be happy to share them with you.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I had seen a you tube video making a witches hat card, it was so cute, sorry don't remember who made the video.  But here is my own version. 

Cartridges usedHappy Hauntings (Bewitching and ovals are left over from the spiderweb frame)
Home Accents (frame around Bewitching),  MS Elegant (border), MS Seasonal (stars, welded in Design Studio), Mini Monsters (witches hat), Walk In My Garden (flowers)

Inside of card.

If you would like insturction for this card just send me an email or leave a comment and I will be happy to share them with you.
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Here is a Halloween card that I just finished. 
Supplies Used:
Cricut cartridge :  Everyday Paper Dolls
Make the Cut
Punch: Martha Stewart Drippy Goo
Paper:  K & Company Halloween Designer Mat Pad and
Recollections Cardstock
Clear Stamps:  Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face Assortment,
Happy Halloween, Spider and Spiderweb

The card is cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" in white cardstock.
The purple is cut at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".
The dotted paper is cut at 5 1/4" x 4".
Added a couple of spiderwebs and a spider.
I used Make the Cut for the picture on the front of the card.
Inside of card.

The ghost on the inside of the card is from Paper Doll Dress Up cut at 3 1/2".
Thanks for looking, have a great weekend.

Spiderweb Picture Frame

I've been trying to get working on some of my holiday projects lately.  The holidays always seem to sneek up on me and I'm rushing to get everything done on time.  Here is the picture frame from the Happy Hauntings cartridge that I just finished.  My daughter I'm sure will find a picture for it.  Halloween is  her favorite holiday.

All of the layers are cut at 6".  Cut all of the pieces except the black spiderweb frame in a cereal box then covered the fronts and backs of the pieces with the yellow and black paper.  This really helped to make the frame sturdy. Then used foam squares around the sides and bottom of the frame to adhere the back on.  Don't forget if you make this to leave the top open so you can change your photo.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Santa Down The Chimney

I have another Christmas card that I worked on today. 
This was pretty fun to make.  I got the idea from Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge, page 64. 
The card is an A6 card cut at 9" x 6 1/4" in white cardstock.
The black paper is cut at 4 1/2" x 6 1/4".
The snowflake paper is cut at 4 1/4" x 6".
Santa and the chimney are cut at 4".
The corners are an EK Success punch.
For the white pieces I used Snow Writer (found at Michaels in the Christmas section).
Used Peachy Keen Christmas Character Face Assortment for Santas face.
Pop dotted the chimney and Santa's face and added the ho ho ho brad to finish.

Inside of card.

Thanks for looking.  Have a great weekend.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Let it Snow - Snowman

Well I have another Christmas card. 
I just love the Snow Friends cartridge and decided to make this cute little snowman.
Cartridges used:  Christmas Cheer, Snow Friends

The card is cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" in white cardstock.
The first blue layer is cut at 5 1/4" x 4".
The second blue layer is cut at 5" x 3 3/4".
The snow I cut out by hand.
Christmas Cheer:  The moon is cut out at 3 1/2" using the circle.  I added some chalks to it for dimension.
Snow Friends:  The snowman is the 1st one on the cartridge it and all of the accessories are cut at 4".  The scarf was ran thru the cuttlebug using the tiny bubbles folder. Added brads for the buttons.
Peachy Keen - Christmas Character Assortment stamps were used for the face and colored in with markers.

Inside of card.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I worked on so many cards yesterday that I was dreaming of cards all night long.
Here is one that I worked on today.  I have another one planned out but didn't get to it today so maybe tomorrow.

Cartridge used: 3 Birds on Parade
Make the Cut
 I decided to purchase Make the Cut, it is on sale right now, my warranty has expired on my Cricut and I have been watching videos on this so I decided to buy it.
I LOVE IT!!!  I have so many cartridges but I am really impressed with this software.  It is so easy to use and if I don't have something I am looking for on my cartridges I can cut it in Make the Cut.  If anyone is interested in buying this product let me know and I will get you the website that I bought it from.  They are also giving away SVG files when you buy from them.

The card is cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" in white cardstock.
The background paper is cut at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".
The ghost is cut at 4" and is found on page 39.
The candy corn is cut at 1" and 1 1/2" for the inside of card.
I used the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch to make a 1" x 5 1/2" piece for the center of the card.  And the star is a rubber stamp.

Inside of card.

Thanks for looking.
I really appreciate your comments, thank you. 

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Penguins Built a Snowman

And the 3rd card of the day.

Cartridges Used:  Doodlecharms, Paper Doll Dress Up, ZooBalloo.

The card is cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" on white cardstock.
The snowflake paper is cut at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".
Doodlecharms:  The snowman is cut at 3.5" and is found on page 23.  The face is from the Peachy Keen Christmas Character Face Assortment Pack.
Paper Doll Dress Up:  The snow is cut at W 5.5, H .90 and is found on page 59.  I used a grey maker to give the snow highlights.
ZooBalloo:  The penguins are cut 2 times at 4.49" and are found on page 40. 

Inside of card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Snowman Snowglobe

Here is the 2nd card for today.
Cartridges used:  A Child's Year, Doodlecharms, ZooBalloo

The card is cut at 5 1/4" x 11 1/2" in white cardstock.
The red paper is cut at 5" X 5 1/2".
A Child's Year:  Snowman and child are from page 73 and are cut at 2".
Doodlecharms:  Snowglobe is found on page 25 and cut at 4".
ZooBalloo:  Background is from previous card "Santa". 
I just used the scraps of white and blue.
Inside of card is a clear stamp and white ink.

Inside of card.

Thanks for looking.

Santa In Flight

Hi again.  Boy I am cutting it close today. 
If you remember my goal was to make 4 Christmas cards a month
so I wouldn't get all tied down at Christmas trying to get them done. 
Well I got very behind on my cards this month so here are my last 3 cards. 
I have been working on them all day, but I am very proud that I did get them done this month.

Cartridges used:  Christmas Noel, ZooBalloo
I used my Gypsy on this so all measurements are from that.  When width and height are not indicated I am giving the height measurement.

The card is cut on white cardstock at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
Christmas Noel:  Santa is cut at 2.25".
The big trees are cut at 1.5"
The little trees are cut at 2.16"
The moon is cut at 3.49"
And the tree for the inside of the card is cut at 3.5".
ZooBalloo: The blue background paper and white snow paper are from a glitter pack. It is cut at W 5.5 x H 4.25. This cut is found on page 73.  This background is cut 2 times once in the blue and once in the white. 

Inside of card.

I used an EK Success corner punch here to bring the snow effect to the inside of this card.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Hi everyone,  did you think I forgot you?  I didn't.  Boy the past couple of weeks have been crazy.  You already heard about my baby girl's 18th birthday, I just celebrated my birthday, school just started, my husband had to go out of town again for his work and to top it off all 3 of our cars just broke down at the same time.  Spent a week taking cars back and forth to the repair shop.  It has been a little crazy here at our house.
If you haven't noticed I am a little behind this month on my projects so now I am going to have to work like crazy to get caught up.
Well here is my 1st Christmas card for August.

Cartridges used:  Cindy Loo, George and Basic Shapes and Winter Woodlands.

The card is cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" in white cardstock.
The blue star paper is cut at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" it is from the Debbie Mumm Harvest & Holiday paper pack.  I got this at Joann's last year, I don't know if they still carry it or not.
The snow is cut at 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" and then I just ripped the paper to make it look like snow.  I also ran it thru the cuttlebug using the Tiny Bubbles folder and then I used the Stones folder made by Fiskars.  I really like how it turned out.  Then I added some Icicle stickles around the top of the snow.
Cindy Loo: The deer is cut at 1 1/2" and is found on page 61. I added a little green gem for the eye.
George and Basic Shapes: The moon is a circle cut from this cartridge and is cut at 1 1/2".  It is from a glitter paper pack.
Winter Woodlands: The trees are found on page 37 and are cut at 3 3/8" and at 4"(for inside of card).  I used the icicle stickles for the snow caps. Ran the trees thru the cuttlebug using the Fiskars Fabric plate.
The snowman is found on page 47 and is cut at 2 3/4".
The squirrel is found on page 57 and is cut at 1".  I also added a gem for his eye.
The cardinals are from page 59 and are cut at 1" (cut 3 times, used the flip feature on 2 of them.)
I used 3D Crystal Lacquer on the snowmans hat, scarf and heart, on the cardinals on the top layer of the squirrel and on the white part of the deers face.  You can't really see it from the photo but it really makes them pop out.   I also pop dotted the animals and the snowman.
Inside of card.

I really hope you enjoy, thanks for stopping by.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Birthday Banner

Here is a banner I made for my daughters birthday.

Cartridges used:  Wild Card and Winter Woodlands
Wild Card:  The base and layer are found on page 60 and is cut at 4".
The 1st layer of the card is cut on design studio at W 7.998 H 2.72.
Winter Woodlands:  The scallop is found on page 38 and is also cut
on design studio at W 2.54 H 3.638.
The letters are cut at 2".
The top of the cards I cut a 1 1/2" stip of paper and used the Drippy Goo punch.
The circles are a 1" punch I added glitter and inked around all the edges.
Added eyelets and ribbon to hang the banner.
Thanks for looking.

18 Years Ago

Hi everyone, sorry I have been gone all week. 
It was my daughters 18th birthday and we have been celebrating all week. 
She is getting ready to start her Senior year at school. 
Oh my goodness I can't believe my baby is already this old.  Time has flown by too fast. 

Here is the card that I made her for her birthday.
Cartridge used: A Child's Year

The card is 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and is a black pearls paper.
The top paper is cut at 5 1/2" x 3 3/4" it is from the Midnight Spell Stack from DCWV.
The girl is found on page 61 and cut at 3 1/8".  I cut out the girl in black and added black glitter to her, then cut out the shadow in white and popped her up with pop dots.
For the 18 years ago I used a black gel pen to trace out the letters on the cricut then decided to finish coloring in the letters with the gel pen.  I used design studio at W 2.621 and  H .394.
The sign is found on page 77 and is cut on design studio at W 3.294 and H .749. I inked around the edges with charcoal ink. Also added a few black lines in the sign to make it look a little more aged. Then added a white ribbon to finish off the front.

Inside of card.

The white paper is cut at 5" x 3 3/4".  Used the charcoal ink around the edges.
The kitten is from page 61 and is cut at 2 1/2" in the black pearls paper.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mickey's House Layout

Hi everyone, I wanted to share with you a layout that I made today.
My goal is to get caught up on some of my photo albums.  This is terrible but I have boxes full of photos that I haven't done anything with (about 18 years worth). 
I worked on the albums when the kids were babies but then stopped.  Don't really know why I stopped because I have always enjoyed working on the albums.
Well here is the 2 page layout.

Cartridges used:  Mickey and Friends and Mickey Font

Mickey and Friends:  The Mickey icon border is welded together on design studio.  
Cut at 2" and is found on page 78.
Mickey is cut at 6 1/2" and is found on page 79.
House is cut at 4 1/2" and is found on page 119.
Mickey Font:  I used this cartridge for the words Mickey's House.
The single Mickey heads are a punch.  You could use the head from page 78 the shadow feature of Mickey and Friends cut at 2".
For each page I used a Red 12" x 12" cardstock.
Yellow 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock.
Black 2" x 12" cardstock.
The photo mats are layered in red 6 3/4" x 4 3/4", black 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" and yellow striped paper 6 1/4" x 4 1/4".
The journal block is layered in red 3 1/4" x 4 1/4", black 3" x 4" and white 2 3/4" x 3 3/4".
I used a black and a white gel pen to add some faux stitching and dots on the entire project.
Thanks for looking.  I would love to hear your comments.