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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Embossing with Bugaboo

The challenge at FANTABULOUS CRICUT this week is to use embossing.  Our sponsor is Bubaboo stamps and a $25 gift card to Amazon.  Come join us! 

I love the Anna Griffin embossing
and this is Wee One Bugs from #bubaboo stamps

On the interior I used another #bugaboo stamp
It's a set of 4 with flowers and bugs but I just used this one.

I love that I can use cricut to cut PERFECT squares and rectangles to make your cards perfect. I colored with prisma pencils, which I'm taking on online class to get better at.
I also used a "Just for you" stamp, stickles and a heart sticker along with 3 brads and polka dot ribbon

Come join us.  It's so much fun! 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Pumpkin Season

Pumpkin spice and everything nice, some tea and whipped cream

My favorite season is fall.  The smells, colors and tasty tea! Stop, have a taste and some wonderful conversation. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Punkin' Punkin'


Just trying out the "twisty" pumpkin' ideas.  This was my DH's
favorite. It was the second one that I did. 

You know how it is though, when you try something out, then
you do it again.... you've learned from your mistakes.

The cuts are from Don Juan and Wild Card

This is the first one and I know what I did wrong with it and I fixed them in the second one.

Happy Fall Y'all.  It's my favorite season.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Back to School

The card is 5x5 square, using George to cut the rounded corner squares.  The school building is two different buildings.  The Red brick schoolhouse is on My World and the Stucco schoolhouse is on My Community.  Many of the schools I went to looked like this with the old building in the front and the new building in the back.  The School Days tag is cut from Makin' The Grade.  The little boy is a Puddle Jumper stamp from Claudia and Company. Buttons from Stampin' Up.  I printed the background paper on my printer inverting the normally white clouds to blue and blue sky to white and added clouds

This is a pedestal card and fn to sit on a teacher desk or a secretary desk welcoming kids back to school.
The penant was a lot of work to make it so small.  I printed the flag from online and used a toothpick.
Thanks for stopping by and JOIN US
for our Back To School Challenge.
We have a $25 gift to amazon to give away and a gift certificae to DLArt!
What a great thing to win!!! 

Monday, August 15, 2016


  • I love this  Bug-A-Boo  stamp.  
  • I Love the beach, but I hate all the sand and creepy things.
  • I love vacations but I'm so tired after them and ready for another vacation, that's why this card was PERFECT!    

The Cricut cuts are coral from Life is a Beach cartridge
Rectangular cuts from the square cut shape
I used Stickles, Copics and White Gel Pen for all the color
and that's what I liked about this stamp.  I could add SOOO much color. 

Tags, Bags, Boxes and More
Light House Sticker from Fancy Pants
Bug a Boo saying

Please join us at FantabulousCricutand tell us your vacation story in a card, scrapbook page or any other format.  You just have to use one cricut cut.
Come have fun with us! 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Dreaming Tree

On the give away at Fantabulous Cricut are some SVG cuts for use with various machines.
My vacation fun basket for the little kids that are visiting and get to take them home to color with.

Check out Dreaming Tree, they have some excellent items. 

Thursday, August 4, 2016


Aud Sentiments challenge this week is for the kids plus a sentiment.  This is my cowboy stamp by #bugaboo. The sentiments that came with the stamp are "howdy" or "giddy-up"
I loved coloring this with my prisma pencils.  

Rectangles cut on the cricut
Rick-Rack, Brads
Fancy Pants paper

Giddy- up stamp with lasso clip-art I added

My next door neighbor just had a little boy and I delivered it with a huge box of diapers. 

Aud Sentiments Challenge - #161 For A Child + A Sentiment

Weddings, weddings

I just finished my last wedding as a wedding coordinator and florist.  I've been doing this for 20+ years, but my husband and I have decided we've reached the tiredness end.  Here are some pictures from the event.
Brides bouquet - Lemon leaves, hydrandea, rose, double lisianthus, wax flower, tuber rose, star of bethlehem, dahlia and spray rose

This was a piece of wood I found and used as the pen holder for the book adding some flowers, moss and a small candle

These sweet friends were so close to my heart and I'm glad I got to be part of their day. 

Monday, August 1, 2016

There Is No Pleasure in Having Nothing to Do

The challenge at Fantabulous Cricut  is Summer Activities.  This is the one we are practicing most right now.  Laying in the hammock, catching the breeze in the shade. It's just too hot in Texas to do more than swim in the pool and dry off swinging in the hammock.  

This hammock cut from Wild Card 2
The puppy from Paper Pups

The hammock is tied to the trees with red string

The fancy pants paper used on this hammock looks like glitter in this picture, but it's just red and white random dots.

The saying is

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots of things to do and not doing it ~ Mary Wilson Little

The small cup and straw are from Country Fair
The clouds from Summer Bliss
The paper is from Fancy Pants

This was a fun project.  Come join us at Fantabulous Cricut

Friday, July 22, 2016

You are my sunshine

Aud Sentiments challenge is anything goes with a sentiment.  I wanted to play along with them this week and use my #craftindesertdivas Sweet Pea stamp set and the little labels that I got from #creativetimeforme  for the sentiment.
Aud Sentiments is also looking for DT members so if you're interested in that, you should try.  It can really stimulate creativity to have that project due.

Cricut cuts for the shapes.  Nothing like it for perfectly layering sizes.
Jewel brads

Cardz4Galz challenge is asking for NO patterned paper.  So I decided to "jump across the pond" for a little paper fun with them.  Hey Galz!
Thanks for giving me a place to play this week. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Chick Fil A Day

I love Chick Fil A, my favorite fast food place to eat.  Every year I go to the National Cow Appreciation day and get the free meal.  It requires you make some kind of cow effort. I made this shirt. 

The cow is printed from Create A Critter cartridge.
Flatten the image, print, and cut with the Cricut Explore.

I ruined about 3 sheets of my iron on material trying to get this one cow right.
Have you ever done that? 

They liked it at our local Chick Fil A and I got a picture with the cow, (not pictured here).   My husband hates this day. 


Monday, July 4, 2016

National Ice Cream Month

Challenge #280 National Ice Cream Day/Month

They are giving away 2 gift certificates, one to SVG Attic and one to

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

Okay, these are my submissions to the DT. 

This is my grand-daughter Ruby, eating ice cream..  She suspicious of anything put before her so she always pinches her first taste...... oh, that was good, then a whole hand second taste, OH MY GOODNESS, that was good, I need a spoon!!  

I got her pictures from #Shutterfly at size 4x4 
#FancyPants paper
#MarthaStewart doilies
#Cricut Cuts
Doily Cut (Center and left) from Home for the Holidays
Squares for outlining pictures in pink and black (shape cut)
Ice Cream from Indie Art
Lettering from Ashlyn
Glitter pink ribbon
Green ribbon ties


My second submission is a Print and Cut Pattern for my #CricutExplore
I hadn't done this kind of cut with my Explore yet so I was excited to try it. 
This cut from Yummy

Size 24 Months Onsie w/Garanimals Shorts with ruffles

Come join us at 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Pineapple Guys

This card is a cut from the Cricut Access cuts.  It's my first pop-up card.
I used prisma pencils to color it in and give it dimension that this picture doesn't fully show.

I made an envelope and lined the inside to go with this aloha card.
I'm sending it to my grand-daughter, Ruby, in Hawaii.
Entering this card in the 

Gemini Challenge - at least 2 of something BBTB2 and 

Challenge #271~Sunglasses~DieCuttin Divas

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


 At Fantabulous Cricut  

Challenge #279-Patriotism  is to create a project that features Patriotism for any country.

My contribution is this star garland.  It was on the cricut "make it now" page.  It was very easy although tedious to thread all those stars.  I made two pages of each color, red, white and blue.  I had enough to make 4,  5 ft garlands and then some! 

I took the extras and added them to the wall with small thumbtacks and there  is no doubt that I'm ready to celebrate the holiday.  I can't wait for the fireworks to go on sale! 

Play along with us at Fantabulous Cricut
Entered in the Gemini Challenge at least 2 of something Bitten By The Bug 2

Monday, June 20, 2016

Sun & Surf

Over at Cut It Up Challenges

the Challenge #98 is
Sun & Surf

So on the Cricut site, there is a picture of the sea coming out of a frame, there's a ship on it, etc.  I loved it, but changed it up to make it mine.  The sea coming out of the frame on the card, I used vellum to give the waves,  sun and clouds an airy feeling with several layers.

I used the opposite cuts and some seagulls to decorate the inside of the card.

The Saying:
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea,
Drink the wild air's salubrity

is from Merlin's Song by Ralph Waldo Emerson

I had to look up the word salubrity which means drunkeness.  The actual poem is VERY long.  I decided to rhyme the drunkeness and make it "be free."

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Father's day card

I usually try to surprise my dad with some kind of difficult cutting on the Cricut.   This year, I just did a simple card with lots of DIFFICULT layers to attach.  I've been working with cricut for a long time now and those of us who are cricut fans, know how the layers don't always line up perfectly.  

The drill is from the handyman cartridge. 
Cricut Explore did the writing for me.
Brads and pop up tape

I had a number of little card-stock greetings from a quilling kit I no longer use. I reused a background paper from a card someone sent me.  I keep those and try to reuse what was sent instead of just throwing them away.  
I know my dad will like this along with the gift card inside.
Happy Father's day! 

Entered in the Fantabulous Cricut Blog Challenge #278 Father's Day

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Doggy Bag

Pet Challenge #277 at Fantabulous Cricut

Doggy BagPaper Pups CartridgeBags, Tags and More cartridge
This was so much fun to make and stick a little doggy treat for a friend whose puppy just had surgery.  Our pets really become so important to us. 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Thank You So Much

I'm starting to get around a little now.  This is my peg leg.  It is very useful on steps and stairs.  It's going to take some time to learn to walk around with it.  Right now, it's a workout.

More thank you cards for all the meals brought to me. 

Thanks and Grateful.


I got to go to Hawaii in May to see my granddaughter Ruby. We had a blast.  My husband couldn't go so I used his points to take our Children's Minister from church.  It was so fun to watch her see the ocean for the first time, experience the history of the island and learn about our military, (our son is in the Army, stationed there).  

On our very last day there, I had a seizure and broke my ankle, ribs, nose and tore my acl in my knee.  I was hospitalized in Tripler Army hospital in ICU for 4 days and then in the hospital 2 more.  

So, I have a lot of thank you cards to send for all the people that brought meals and helped me during the worst part of the month. 

This card submitted to FANTABULOUS CRICUT CARD CHALLENGEPet Challenge #277

Cat's from Designers Calendar

Gears from Robots

Gear from Paper LaceFlowers/Gear from Birthday Cakes

Helm from Splish SplashSwirl 


Vellum and Mind's Eye Paper

I have more thank you notes for another post.  

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