Thursday, April 7, 2016

Thank You card ~ Cricut Wild card, New Arrival cartridges

Dear Crafty friends,

  Today I am bringing you a Thank You card I made from Cricut Wild Card, and  New Arrival Cartridges.  I can never have enough thank you cards. Every time I feel like I've built up my supply I realize I've already used them all up again. 


Card Size: 5.5

Cricut Cartridge: Wild Card, (card shape), New Arrival (thank you)

Papers: Craft Smith Tea Party, Shimmer Paper from scraps for white letters

Extras: White ribbon, Stampin' Ups Close to Cocoa

I hope you enjoyed my card and have a great day!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Just a quick Update- :)

Hello My Crafty Friends,

   My how time flies! It's been almost a month since my last post and since I last spent any considerable time in my craft room. As some of you know my husband and I are foster parents. About a month ago the placement we had were placed with other family members and the next day a new placement came to live with us. If any of you have  ever been foster parents than you know how hard, sad , and exciting all of this can be. This last month has been filled with tears, excitement, stress, and happiness...and lets not forget the many, many appointments!! 

We have all now settled into our daily lives and routines so now I get to have fun in my craft room this week. :) I will be putting up a new card tomorrow!! So excited to be able to catch up on blog stalking and being inspired to create .  

Hope you enjoyed the update and have a great day!!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Grasshopper Card ~ Cricut Stretch Your Imagination

Hello crafty friends,
I hope you all had a wonderful and fun weekend!!

Today's card is for 

I'm not really sure what I want to use this card for so for now I've decided not to add a sentiment.

I love how cute and springy this turned out!!

Card Recipe:

Cricut Cartridges: Stretch Your Imagination(Grasshopper), Zoobaloo(grass), Car Decals(butterflies)

Papers: Recollections

Embossing: Darice Clouds

Stamps: Peachy Keen Princess Face Asst

Extras: White gel pen, Twine 

I hope you enjoyed my card and have a great day!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

CTMH Rose Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today's card is being entered in to Mojo Mondays 437 Challenge

I recently won Some blog candy from Evelyn over at My little craft blog and one of the things she sent me was was this super sweet stamp set from CTMH: Word Card Puzzle. I really love that this stamp set has so many words that you can mix and match together to create your own sentiments.

 This set also comes with this beautiful rose stamp. I heat embossed the rose 3 times with clear pearl embossing powder, Cut out 3 layers, and mounted them on foam tape. The sentiment is 4 individual stamps placed together to make this sentiment.  

Here is a side view so you can better see the great dimension it adds.

Card Recipe:

Card Size: A2 4.25 x 5.5

Papers: Paper Trey Ink, Pure Poppy (Red base, red circle) DCWV Summer Dreams Stack (Pattern Papers)

Embossing: Cuddlebug, Polk Dots (white circle). Heat embossing, Clear Pearl powder(Rose)

Stamps: CTMH, Word Card Puzzle C1494 

I hope you enjoyed my card and have a great day!!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Happy Easter Card ~ Easter 2010 Cartrdige

Hello Crafty Friends,

  Today's card is super easy and simple. I have 2 Iris scrapbook carriers FULL of scrap paper that I am trying to get used up. This Easter card is a start in the right direction. :)

Card Recipe:

Card Size: A2 4.25 x 5.5

Cricut Cartridge: Easter 2010

Paper: Are from my scraps

Embossing: Cuttlebug, Bloom Dots

I hope you enjoyed my card and have a great day!!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Alien Card ~ Cricut Space Party

Hello Crafty Friends,

  Today I have a quick and simple card I made for my son. The stamp is from Scrappy Moms A Haunting We Will go. (I love using products that were meant for one thing on something completely different.) The banner and extra pieces were cut by hand.

Card Recipe:

Card Size: A2 4.25 x 5.5

Cricut Cartridge: Space Party (Alien was cut at 4 inches)

Papers: Coredinations (Blue, Green), DCWV Generation Tech (alien print)

Stamp: Scrappy Moms, A Haunting We Will Go

I hope you enjoyed my card and have a great day!!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Birthday Card ~ Cricut Celebrate With Flourish

Hello Crafty Friends,

  I hope you are all having a great day. Our poor house has been suffering from awful colds this last week so I have not really had time to spend in my craftroom. :( I'm hoping we all start feeling better soon and I can play in more challenges.

Today's card is for my Mom, Her birthday is today. :)

I'm entering this card into the Paper Play Sketches 001 Challenge 

Card Recipe:

Card Size: A2 4.25 x 5.5

Cricut Cartridge: Celebrate With Flourish (Cake)

Papers: Paper Trey Ink (Card Base, Purple Circle) Prints are from scraps

Embossing: Cuttlebug Divine Swirls (white circle)

Stamp: Whimsical Wednesday (out of business)

I hope you enjoyed my card and have a great day!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Birdhouse Card, Stretch your Imagination

Hello Crafty Friends,
  Wow, what a crazy,fun, and busy week!! I hope you all had a great Presidents day and Valentine's day weekend. 

Today's card is inspired by spring. I am so tired of winter and in Northern Utah the inversion is horrible and is making me crazy! My youngest has really bad breathing problems and the inversion is especially bad for him so we have to keep him inside on bad air days which makes him stir crazy and in turn makes me crazy. :) 

My card is a shape card I made with the Cricut, Stretch Your imagination cartridge. I just welded 2 Shadow pieces together and layered the cut pieces on the front. Easy, peasy. 

Card Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge: Stretch your Imagination pgs 64 (birdhouse) 63 (Bird)

Papers: Recollections (Kraft), Flower print (scraps)

Embossing: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots

Stamps: The face is from Peachy Keens, Everyday Face Parts (Retired), Sentiment, is from dollar bin at Michaels 6 years ago. I colored it in with Bic markers

Extras: Pink Twine, Pink Button, White Jelly Roll Pen, Stampin Up Close to Cocoa 

I hope you enjoyed my card and have a great day!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Treasure Chest ~ Cricut Imagine Buccaneer, Cricut Sweethearts

Hello Crafty Friends, 

   I can't believe Valentine's day is right around the corner! I love Valentine's day because of my kids. My husband and I are not very big on this holiday we do don't do the big dinner, jewelry, chocolates or flowers. We feel that is what our anniversary is for. However, we do really enjoy showing our kids extra love during this month.

You may have noticed that most of my valentine cards and projects are not very pink, girly, or filled with tons of lace or hearts, this is because all of our kids are boys except for one. (The girly ice cream card is for her.) Today's project is for my oldest son so I decided to go with a Treasure chest. This cut is from the Imagine cartridge Buccaneer. Although I love the cartridge and all of the cartridges I  bought for my imagine, I absolutely HATE my imagine! It has never worked right and it cost a fortune. :( anyway, because of that I cut this out on my explore :)  I found some really great red wood grain paper in my stash, perfect for adding some valentine red into my project and the wood pattern was  prefect for the treasure chest. I love the way the added crinkle ribbon and brads gave it texture.
I'll be adding this project into these challenges:

Cards Tv 3-D: Valentine's Treat Box or Bag

Card Recipe:

Cricut Cartridges: Buccaneer (Chest), Sweethearts (Heart Lock)

Paper: Craft Smith: Burgundy Rose

Sentiment: Printed from my computer

Extras: Crinkle Ribbon (Made it myself), We R memory keepers: Brads, Colorbox Chalk ink: Dark Brown

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Boy Valentine card ~ Cricut Create a Critter, and Mini Monograms

Hey crafty friends,

Today I have another valentine card for one of my boys. I love how cute this turned out! I am entering this in : 

Card Recipe:
Card Size: A2 4.25 x 5.5

Cricut Cartridges: Mini Mongrams (circles), Create a Critter (owl)

Papers: Recollections Kraft & Red, DCWV All About Boys Plaid, Bo Bunny Double Dot Bold and Bright Blue polka dots

Embossing: Darice Plaid Background, Cuttlebug Polka Dots

Stamp: Scrappy Moms Crazy for You

Extras: foam tape, White jelly roll pen, Stampin up Close to Cocoa

I hope you enjoyed my card and have a great day!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Masculine Valentine's card ~ Cricut Doodlecharms

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I have a Valentine's card to share that I made for my teenage son. I wanted it to look more masculine than my typical valentine cards. When I found the goldish brown heart paper in one of my stacks I was so excited!! All of my other heart papers are very girly and although I love them and can't wait to use them they were a no go for this card. I had almost said for get it, I won't use hearts on his card, when I found this heart paper. YAY!! 

I am entering this card into the following challenges.

Card Recipe:

Card Size: A2 4.25 x 5.5

Cricut Cartridge: Doodlecharms pg 86 (letter) and pg 87 (Mailbox) I cut the post by hand

Papers: Recollections for the blue, MME Charmed for the patterns

Embossing: Sizzix Hearts #4 (white oval)

Extras: Stampin' up ink Close to Cocoa, red twine, Brown brad, Corner rounder

I hope you enjoyed my card and have a great day!!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Ice Cream card ~ Cricut Sugar and Spice

Hello crafty friends,
  Today I have an adorable ice cream card to show you. This card was designed to fit into 3 challenges, Sketch, Valentine, and ice cream.
The ice cream comes from Cricut Sugar and Spice cartridge. I didn't like the cherry that came on top so I cut it off and added a simple embossed circle.

Here are the challenges I'm entering my card into:


Card Size: 5.5 x 5.5

Cricut Cartridge: Sugar and Spice, ice cream (Cut at 3 in)

Papers: Recollections: Kraft, Bo Bunny: Crazy Love, Bo Bunny: Double Dot Soft Shades

Embossing: Cuddlebug: Hugs and Kisses, Swiss Dots

Stamp: Scrappy Moms: A sweet hello, Peachy Keen: Sweet On You Asst.

Extras: Crinkle ribbon, Recollections Cosmos pen, White gelly roll pen, Stampin Up ink Real Red, Close to Cocoa, Recollections glitter glue Glitz

I hope you enjoyed my card and have a great day!!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Baby Girl Card ~ Cricut 3 Birds On Parade

Dear craft friends,

Hope you are all having a great Sunday! It is cold and snowy here in Northern Utah. :( Since I don't like snow that means I have plenty of time to play in my craftroom. YAY!! :) 

Today I am bringing you a Baby Girl card. So many of my friends have just had little girls or are about to have little girls so I made a bundle of these little cuties.  If you have followed my blog in the past this might look familiar, almost 5 years ago I made a large bundle of  Baby Boy cards for a swap I was going to. You can see that post HERE They were a huge hit and I still had tons of the Pattern paper left over. So why not made a girl version. :)

Card Recipe:

Card Size: A2 4.25 x 5.5

Cricut Cartridge: 3 Birds On Pareade pg # 31

Papers: Recollections, pink mat, & kraft base and mat, Stamping Station Baby moon&Stars

Embossing: The paper Studio, Tiny Stars

Extras: Stampin' Ups Close To Cocoa, White Jelly roll pen, Cotton Candy Stickles, Corner rounder

I hope you enjoyed my card and have a great day!!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Valentine Cards ~ Cricut Wild Card

Hello Crafty friends,
 Today I have a Valentine cards to share with you. Today's cards come from Cricut Wild Card cartridge. I originally made the larger card but when my daughter saw it she asked if I would make her one so then came the smaller one as well. :) On the front of the card I added the extra cream layer.


Cricut Cartridge: Wild Card, pg 55
Papers: Scraps left from valentines I made in the past
Embossing: Cuttlebug Polka Dots, Sizzix Hearts #4
Stamps: Scrappy Moms, A sweet hello & Crazy for you
Extras: ColorBox Cat's eye dark brown ink, Stampin' ups Rouge Red ink, Recollections Cosmos glitter pen, Corner rounder 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Cake card ~ Cricut Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge

Hello crafty friends,
Today I have made a simple masculine Birthday card. I don't know about you, but I have a really hard time making cards for men! Because its so hard for me I always feel super excited when I finally have one come out exactly as I envisioned. This is one of those cards, Lol.

For this card I used the Cricut Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge. I LOVE this cartridge! This cartridge was one of the very first I got when I got my Cricut 7 years ago. It has so many little cuts that can be used on tons of things, but I tend to over look them and only use the dolls. :( But, not today! 
The cut is one layer that I cut out out 2 times, one in brown, and one in white at 2.2 W x 1.7 H. I cut the Frosting and the cake stand off the white cake and added  cream pearl pen to the frosting and silver pen to the base to make the cake pop. The candle was cut by hand from scraps and the flame was colored with glitter marker.

I am entering my card into the Die Cuttin Divas #250 yum! Chocolate Cake Day

I hope you enjoyed my card and have a great day!!

Card recipe:
Card Size: A2 4.25 x 5.5

Cricut Cartridge: Everyday Paper Dolls, Cake pg 73 cut 2.2 x 1.7 (candle was cut by hand)

Papers: DCWV Christmas & Winter(Blue mat and band), DCWV The Guy Stack (Plaid Papers)

Embossing: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday

Extras: Martha Stewart  glitter marker, Recollection Silver pen, Viva Pearl Pen in Cream

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Winter Banner ~ Cricut Speaking Of Winter

Hello crafty friends,
   Today i'm sharing with you a banner I made for my daughter's room. She LOVES winter!! She can't get enough of the snow, sledding, hot cocoa, and the movie Frozen. :) I'm so not a winter person Fall for me all the way! 
She asked me to make a banner for her room and she wanted it before bed time so I decided so go super simple and quick on this one. I used Cricut cartridge Speaking of Winter. In design space you type in whatever word you want for the banner in add text and then go to cricut fonts and pick Speaking Of Winter. (This took me way too long to figure out.)  The banner only took 15 minutes to make + drying time for the Stickles. 


Cricut Cartridge: Speaking Of Winter

Papers: Not sure, I got them at a garage sale

Extras: Ribbon, Stickles

I hope you enjoyed my project and have a great day!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Baby Bottle Card ~ New Arrival Cricut Cartridge

Hello Crafty Friends,
   One of my goals for 2016 is to use my older Cricut cartridges. I blog-stalk tons of paper crafters and something that I've noticed especially in the last couple of years is that most crafters don't use their older cartridges anymore. Well, I have lots of the older cartridges (and not so many of the new ones) so I am going to try to use the older ones at least once a week and hopefully more than that.

I made this card for my SIL, she had the most perfect little girl a few days ago.  

I am entering this in DoubleClick Skittles Challenge ~ Anything goes

Card Recipe Is:

Size:A2 4.25x5.5

Cricut Cartridge: New Arrival, Baby bottle pg 108

Border Punch: Martha Stewart Scallop 3 dot (I covered the last row of holes)

Papers: MME Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Die: Spellbinders Scallop Circle (I used a hole punch to punch the extra holes)

Stamp: Inkadinkado Welcome Baby

Embossing: Cuttlebug Polka Dots

 I hope you enjoyed my project and have a great day!!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Birthday Card ~ Scrappy Moms Stamp, Mojo Monday Challenges

Wow, I can't believe its been 4 Years since my last blog post, Time has flown by!!

I was in great need of a break from the blogging world to focus on other things in my life. I never gave up crafting just the blogging about the crafting :) One of my goals this year is to get back into blogging about my crafts, use my older Cricut cartridges, and to do way more scrapbooking. Today is my first day back and I'm excited to share a Birthday card I made for my son. I am entering this card into 2 challenges. 

Card Recipe:
Card Size: 5.5x5.5
Cartridge: Stretch Your Imagination, Balloons pg 60 Something To Celerbrate, Banners pg 24
Stamps: Scrappy Moms, Dancing In Circles
Paper: Scraps (from paper bought 9 years ago at Target)
Punches: 1.5&1.25 circle 
Extras: White gel pen, Stickles, Twine

I hope you enjoyed my Project and have a great day!!