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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Cricut Explore - Halloween

Hope everyone enjoyed Halloween.  Ours was very Quiet.

So.   I don't consider myself a card maker but that may change in the near future.
Just a few cards I made.  Still learning the Explore and I can say I am still  having fun.  In between following videos and hit and misses I got these out in time for the grandbeauties for Halloween.

inside 3 Dimension Pop Up from Cricut Cartridge
The top was a Birds Cards SVG

 Inside 3 Dimension Pop Up
I think this was Chic and Scary Cricut Cartridge

Inside is flat on this one
Cricut cartridge 

Loving what I can do with the Explore
Be back with more soon.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

So excited this week.  I don't have a lot of time to create lately so when I get a minute to relax I run down to my craft room and turn off the rest of the world.  Today I would like to share with you my first project with my Cricut Explore.
I really wasn't sure I would be able to figure out how to use this machine but I spent the last week on you tube and facebook learning as much as I could.  No TV for the last few nights.

Below is my first Easel Card made using the Cricut Explore

This was an SVG cut from Birds Cards
I colored in the flower cut outs and gold tipped the edges.
I also added the doily and ribbon

This machine is amazing 
You can print out your own sentiments and then 
color and cut them out

I love the way this card turned out...The camera doesn't pick up the beautiful shimmery card stock that I used for the pot and cup 

I hope to have many more projects to share as I learn how to use this machine

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 2, 2014


Just popping in ....had some inspiration from Paper Phenonmenon and wanted to share my paper
sneaker.  It is amazing what you can create with paper and chipboard.  Love this quick and easy project.  

I used DCWV The Lace and Linens Stack and  Embossing folders for the bottom rubber look.

Inside are 12 pockets to add pictures or monthly journaling.
They get a ring to hold them together and are tucked behind the tongue of the sneaker

I thought these little tags from my stash worked perfectly with this project

The original project shows real laces.  I haven't had a chance to shop for them but I thought
this sparkly ribbon looked really cute for now.

Another idea would be to use the sneaker as a pencil holder on a desk.

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mothers Day

I made this card with the new Anna Griffin Embossing folders and dies.  Fun and Easy.
Flowers are made with a boss cut die cut and  the centers are Cricut centers from Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all the beautiful woman who are mothers or who have ever mothered
someone.    I salute you.
I want to thank my own beautiful Mother for all she has been to me.  We celebrate You today.

I also want to say how proud I am of my daughter and daughter in law,  they are two of the best daughters and Mothers ever.    I am blessed!

Wishing you all a beautiful sunny day filled with family and love,  Happy Mothers Day!

I am entering this card in

 Cut It Up  Challenge #44 (use a die cut)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Secret Garden

I just love all Graphic 45 paper and have such a hard time cutting into it.  I especially fell in love with the Secret Garden Paper line.  I solved my dilemma by purchasing 2 pads and the 8 x 8 pad so even after cutting into it I still have all the beautiful sheets to look at.

After making this layout I had such a wonderful feeling of satisfaction that I will probably be able to go into my beautiful stash of Graphic 45 paper that I have been collecting for a while and maybe make some other projects that will give me the same feeling of joy.

I hope you will enjoy my scrapbook layout and maybe I will inspire you to make something with paper you love and can't cut into.  I have to say I love this paper even more now that I made it my own.

I fussy cut the girl and the birds and put them together in the distressed part of the frame for my picture

I fussy cut the flat flowers and hand made the 3-D flowers and leaves
I used a boss cut daisy and Spellbinder Rose Creations to make the flowers and leaves

Here I fussy cut the fairies and stuck them among the flowers.  Love how they are peeking out

I took the stamps that came on a page in the paper pad and cut them and added a tooth pick to look like flower markers in a garden

I enjoyed this project so much and it only took me about two days.  Once I knew what I wanted to do it came together very fast. 

If you made it to this point I will share a great tip.
I used the cover of the pad to cut out the girl and the entry into the garden.  This left me with my paper  to die cut the words Secret Garden and to fussy cut the birds.  The cover size is different than the actual paper.   By using the cover I didn't lose the birds and girl which are very close together on the page when I used the die cut for the title.  
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Cricut Cut Beach Banner

Just finished a Beach Banner for one of my Grandbeauties.  Going to try to have three different
banners ready for the girls for Easter.  
This is the first.  We could use some nice beach weather but for now I can dream.

I couldn't get close up on this picture so I show a close up of each banner below.
I used the Life's a Beach Cricut Cartridge for all the cuts.   Inked with chocolate brown Close to My Heart ink
Tim Holtz Distress Powder for the sand look
Carta aBella  Beach Boardwalk paper
Decorative wire edge jute ribbon for the ribbon to string the banner.
This went pretty quickly.

final project 

Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy day to visit my blog.  Love to hear from you.


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Winter Carousel

I have been snowed in and between bringing in the wood for a fire and clearing the paths I did get a little scrapping in.

I started this project a few weeks ago and did a little at a time.  You can actually see the steps in photographs below.  It really is an easy project but I kept trying to do it my own way and found that if is isn't broke don't try to fix it.  It was worth every minute of aggravation.  I am so thankful for crafting....it definitely gets me through the tough times and the sleepless nights.  Please check out my Winter Carousel.     I just  love it!

 I found this first on Split Coast Stampers...I used the Memory Box Die Cuts for the frame and made the rest with the different Christmas  Cricut Cartridges I had.

Crystal Sprinkles, wet glue.

These are the ornaments I made with the cricut cartridges all full of crystal snow

This is where I had the most trouble.....finally tore it all apart and started fresh the next day.

Roof Shot

picture of the bottom

Hope you enjoyed looking.  You can comment below.  Thanks for stopping by.