Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Oh my time flies!! I have been very busy working on multiple weddings, birth announcements and now even corporate holiday cards. I had some mini cards to put together and while working on these cute little Halloween ghosts I realized that my design was very similar to the Peachy Keen challenge #37.

With this particular challenge there was a sketch to follow and you had to use kraft paper somewhere....hmmm, love kraft paper!

Here's the sketch....challenge is over on Oct. 3

Here is the mini card & coordinating mini envelope I put together.

Happy Wednesday my crafting friends!

Cricut Cartridges --Mini Monsters & Wild Card
Peachy Keen Stamps --PK754 Critter Faces Set A (Med)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wow...where has the time gone! Summer is officially over here, kids back in school & for the first time in 9 years I have 2 -1/2 hrs. each morning to myself while our youngest is in Pre-K. The first couple of days were a little sad but I have quickly gotten over that and have found it to be quite useful!

Emma at is having another Throwback Thursday challenge. This week the theme is Princess. Of course our youngest here is our little "princess" and she is having her first little ballet recital. I put together a little card for her to go with her flowers. Adorable! Love all the great inspiration from this site...keep up the great work Emma!
Cricut cartridges used: Once Upon a Princess (ballerina) and Storybook (card shape)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I've been busy working on multiple weddings and other event invitations...keeping very busy. But I thought I would take a moment to post a scrapbook page for our family album. Love how this turned out!

Cricut Cartridges: Storybook (Font, Branch), Mini-Monograms (Scalloped square), Sweet Treats (Scalloped circle)
Cuttlebug embossing folder: Script (Brown photo mat)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I can't believe it's already Thursday again...time for Emma at My Creative Time and her Throwback Thursday :) This week she is featuring Paper Dolls Dress Up and it must be a 3D project or altered project. This week I have been co-chair of the snack time at our VBS. We had a great group of gals that have been helping us all week. We wanted to make some little goodie bags to say thanks for all their hard work. Our theme was Galatic Blast, and we had some great treats for the week. Of course keeping the space theme in mind I wanted to create something with "solar flare". Using Everyday Paper Dolls I created these great treat bags, best part...I used only scraps ;) --Using Emma's gift bag idea...thanks Emma!!

Cartridges Used: Everyday Paper Dolls, George Basic Shapes & Once Upon a Princess

Monday, June 14, 2010

Emma at My Creative Time is hosting another Throwback Thursday. This week she is featuring the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. I'll be honest, this is one I don't regularly use. It came with my Expression and hasn't been used but only a handful of times. It seems awfully cute, just never exactly what I'm looking for. I decided to use the pretty swirl to add to my husband's anniversary card. We celebrated 11 great years this past Saturday.
Cricut Cartridges used: Wild Card (Card, Oh Happy Day), Plantin Schoolbook (Hearts), Stretch Your Imagination (Swirls)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Emma at My Creative Time at has started a new Throwback Thursday, using older Cricut Cartridges. This Thursday she is featuring Animal Kingdom (or animal theme if you don't have Animal Kingdom). I don't have this cartridge but I do have the fun Zooballo. So I decided to use the adorable elephant.
Supplies: Cricut Cartridge --Zooballoo, Patterned paper --DCWV, Solid Paper --Paper Studio, Riboon --??

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

It has been quite crazy around here the past few weeks. I finally finished a wedding I have been creating invitations for and have a few moments of time to create what I personally need to before I start working on more weddings. Here are a few cards that I have made over the last couple of weeks. I don't have all my material listed so if you are interested in what I've used feel free to contact me..happy looking.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My Pink Stamper & Designers are having their first challenge. The Color Challenge is to create a project using the Cricut using the colors pink, green and black. Head to her link to see all the really great projects :)
Perfect timing as I am needing to make a card for my son's student teacher's last day. I decided to make a really pretty bookmark and get a gift card to Staples.

Also, his teacher has asked me to help put together a gift basket & surprise class project for their student teacher...any suggestions?

Supplies: Papers (Making Memories, DCWV & my stash), Ribbon (Michael's), Pearls (Recollections & Paper Studio), Glitter (Martha Stewart), Cricut Cartridges (Plantin Schoolbook, Wild Card, Sweet Treats & Home Accents)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Finally had the chance to make another card. Last week was Spring Break for us & we enjoyed the beautiful weather every chance we could. This week has been spent playing catch-up on all things neglected ;)
Thought I would give the Peachy Keen Challenge #26 a shot...

The challenge is to create with these requirements:

--Something Up-cycled (something that would otherwise have been discarded)
{--I used the velvet turquoise packaging pictured}
--The colors orange & white
--Stiching (either by hand drawing or sewing needle)
--Any Peachy Keen Stamp
{--I used the Basic Paper Dolls}

Ivory & Orange CS (Paper Studio), Yellow Polka Dot (DCWV), Ribbon (American Crafts), Cricut Cartridges used: Everyday Paper Dolls --umbrella, cloud & rain drops (Provocraft), Stamp (my own deisgn created by OneFourZero)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My first challenge....or we could call it an adventure...

Kraft card (Paper Studio), Blue cs (ATD --Pure Stack), Green cs (Paper Studio --Textured Brights), Pattern paper (K & Co), Lattice punch (Martha Stewart), Ribbon & Button (from my stash), Pearls (Recollections), Swiss Dot embossing folder (Provocraft), Stamp (Heidi Grace --Thanks), Brown ink (Stampabilities), Corner Rounder & Brown pen (Creative Memories), Tombo Adhesive, Foam Dimensionals (Making Memories), Cricut Cartridge (Provo Craft): Mini Monograms

Had a chance to put together a couple of these birthday cards and wanted to share them. I love the color combinations used in this Sei paper line!

Birthday Wishes
Blue cs (ATD --Pure Stack), Pattern (Sei --Oasis Stack) Brown & White CS (Paper Studio), Orange Metallic paper (unsure), Pearls (Recollections), White pen (Gelly Roll), Brown ink (Stampabilities), Stamp (own creation made by Etsy... onefourzero), Cricut Cartridges (Provocraft): Storybook & George
Our neighbors just got a new puppy, a Yorkie Poo, named Annie --she is so cute! Of course upon meeting her we had to shower her with little gifts. I also wanted to take advantage of a sweet card's what I came up with...hmmm which one to use.

Oh Happy Day!
Pattern papers (Making Memories --Sabrina), Dark & Light Pink & Black cs (Paper Studio --Textured Brights), White pen (Gelly Roll), Gems & Pearls (Paper Studio), Ribbon (Target $1 spot), Tombo Adhesive, Terrifically Tacky Tape (Provo Craft), Xyron Adhesive, Cricut Cartridges (Provo Craft): Wild Card & Paper Pups

I have been creating cards for quite some time...with my kids a little older I now have some time (during their playtime) to do something I've been wanting to do, share my creations. I'm hoping this will allow me more of the options to start joining in on some of those fun design challenges...wish me luck ;) they first official posts:

We're so lucky
White card & envelope (Paper Studio), Bright green cs (Paper Studio --Textured Brights), Dot & Plaid pattern (DCWV --Christmas Stack), Brown cs (Paper & More), White cs (Paper Studio), Green ribbon (Offray), Gems (Paper Studio), White Pen (Gelly Roll), Brown ink (Stampabilities), Adhesive (Tombo), Cricut Cartridges (Provocraft) Plantin Schoolbook & Paper Doll Dress Up, Fon (unsure)

Feel Better Soon
Kraft card & envelope (Paper Studio), White cs (Paper Studio), Green floral (DCWV --Glitter Stack), Blue Gems (Paper Studio), Gold ribbon (Offray), Lattice punch (Martha Stewart), White pen (Gelly Roll), Tombo Adhesive, Zig 2-way adhesive, Citrus Green ink (Plaid), Cricut Cartridges (Provocraft) Storybook