Friday, December 31, 2010

I got a Flip!!!

Merry Christmas to me! :)

My hubby got me this Flip for my Christmas present this year! I am so excited to get familiar with it and start making videos for my blog!!

Thanks for watching!

Happy Crafting!


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Wood Blocks - Easy Gift!!

Hey everyone! Just wanted to share a quick and easy gift you can make for someone! I got the idea from Karlee Kraft's YouTube video. Her video shows you how to make this craft step by step.

I really love this craft because it is something that can be used year round- - just change the side that is seen!!! I made this as a gift for my cousin who had just gotten married. I chose to use smaller blocks than Karlee did in her video because my cousin's new last name is pretty long and I thought smaller blocks would fit better on a shelf.

I used wooden blocks from Hobby Lobby, Mod Podge, a sponge brush, and my Cricut Cartridges.

Here are the papers I used for this project. After I took this picutre I added a valentine's day themed paper that you will see in the next few pictures.

All of the letters on these blocks are from the Jasmine Cricut cartridge.

The hearts on this one is from the Simply Sweet cartridge.

The spiders are from the Doodlecharms cartridge.

The leaf is from the Doodlecharms cartridge as well.

And the trees are cut from the Christmas Cheer cartridge.

Thanks so much for looking!

Happy crafting!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Wedding Shower Card - New Cuttlebug Technique

Hey everyone! I am so happy to share this card with you! It took some research, but it was surprisingly easy! The inspiration for this card came from The Cuttlebug Spot's blog - with a new technique called Double Embossing. I had to alter the way they did it because of product availability - so I wanted to share with you how I did it.

First I made a A2 size card on my Design Studio program (you can also do this on your Gypsy). Because I had the size and image decided for the card, I measured where the stamp that I wanted non-embossed to be. I also measured the size of the actual stamped imaged.

I made a rectangle the size of my image and placed it in the card template in DS. I cut out two of these from chipboard.

After I cut out both pieces I placed the stamp inside the hole in the template to double check my sizes and placement.

I then ran everything through my cuttlebug. Here's the sandwich:
A plate
embossing folder with paper in it
both templates (lightly adhered together)
C plate

Here is the finished paper after it has been cuttlebuged :)

I had cut the bride from the Sweet Hearts Cartridge @ 4 1/2 inches. I placed the bride on the card with pop dots.

I wet-embossed "Congrats" with a stamp I purchased at my local HL.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Straight From the Next - Thank You Card

Hey everyone! I just wanted to share with you a simple card I made. This card is from the Straight From the Nest Cricut Cartridge.
We gave this card to a friend of ours who works at a Dry Cleaners. She kindly opened up after hours for my husband to retrieve his clothes when he got a last-minute job interview. Enjoy!

A2 size card: Light Blue Paper
Cricut Cartridge - Straight From the Nest
Striped paper: Cricut Celebrations
Thank you Stamp: Paper Trey Ink Stamp
Orange Ribbon

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Word book, word books and more word books!

I have been very busy creating a variety of word books to sell at my church's craft show! Here are some pics of the books I have created. For those of you who may be interested in ordering a word book from me, I can send you an invoice on PayPal. I can also create personal name books. Just email me if you have any questions!
Thanks for looking!
*Remember if you order, patterned paper may vary due to availability.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Let's Eat! Thanksgiving Dinner LO

Hello everyone!!

Just wanted to share with you a quick page I put together the other night. I wanted to highlight our Thanksgiving family gathering. This was my first year to be grandma's official assistant for the entire thanksgiving dinner process. I learned so much from her and cant wait to do it again this year!

The recipe card is cut at 3" with From My Kitchen.

I created "Let's Eat!" in design studio with George & Basic Shapes and Lyrical Letters. Here is the DS cut file. Or you can check in the upper right hand side of my blog. I have to give MAJOR credit to two wonderful ladies over on the Cricut Circle message board for helping me with my dilemma in creating the .cut file. Doxieluv and LAs-Cricut saved the day!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Finger Prints & Smudges Fix

I just wanted to share with you my "trick" for getting rid of finger prints and smudges on my pictures. The cheapest and best solution I have found is just using a microfiber piece of cloth. I use the cloth piece that came with my glasses. I love using it just after I finish a page and am ready to put my cover page on.

Just a simple tip that I wanted to share!

Thanks for looking! Happy crafting!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pumpkin Carving - LO

Hello everyone! Just thought I would share with you a layout I did this evening. I am ALWAYS behind in my scrapbooking - so I'm just getting around to October '09. BUT! Since October is around the corner I thought this LO would be appropriate to post!

Here are more detailed photos, and I will try to explain the type of materials and sizes used.

I decided to go with an 'oldie but a goodie' with the font on this LO. I used George and Basic Shapes. "PUMPKIN" is cut at 1/2" and "CARVING" is at 1".

The spider is my personal fav! He is from Doodlecharms and is cut at 3/4. I cut him out on black out and just used a white gel pen for his eyes.

The spider web punch is a Martha Stewart punch. I had to do some research on how to use the punch-around-the-page MS punches. I didnt realize you had to use specific sizes... but now I do! I plan on adding a post that will explain how to use the MS punches and the sizes required for them. I will give you a link on this post when I do.
This black card stock is cut and punched with the spider web at 6 3/4 x 5. My purple journaling box is 3 1/2 x 5 1/2.

The tree and fence were put together in Design Studio. They are both from Paper Doll Dress Up. You can use my .cut file if you'd like; I have it on the top left hand side of my blog for easy access. You may also access it here.

The pumpkin embellishments are by Paper Bliss, I purchased them at my local Hobby Lobby.

Thanks for looking!

Happy crafting!