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Monday, October 24, 2016

Fright Night

The challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is to make something scary for Halloween.  I LOVE filling up jars with candy, so I made these jars that I can fill with candy and lights.  Making them decorations and candy holders for the night

These cuts are from the Pumpkin Stencil set. The cat jar has #Lifesavers in it already.

These are all the other jars I did.  These have candle lights in them right now
until I get the candy for them.

The giveaway challenge is a gift certificate from

and a $25 gift certificate from Amazon. 

Come play with us at Fantabulous Cricut

Entered these fright night jars in:

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Eyes on........

Just a little punny, right?  

This cut from the Fast Food cartridge, get at 3" glued on eyes and added the
pun and WHA-LA, a little laughter - c'mon - a little? 

4.5x6 " card base.  Cut the fry box 6 times so I didn't have to use pop dots.  Words cut at .05" and layered.

This card entered in:

Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes 108

Artistic Inspirations Challenge 165

Craft Your Passion Challenge

Crazy Challenge - Use Red

Pile It On - Food Challenge

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


 The fun thing about cutting inchies on the Cricut is that you then have a perfect guide for placement on the card. These inchie stamps from #closetomyheart.  Lots of choices.  I left this card ambiguous until I I know if I need a birthday or thinking-of-you card.  

 Entered in Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes #108

Use Your Stuff - 2 or more stamps

I used the guide created by the inchies project above to chalk the negative using a dusk to dawn appearance for the celebrating angel.  This is an odd color for a Christmas card, but I kind of like that feature.  Not always red & green, or blue & silver, etc.  This stamp also #closetomyheart.  I bought it two years ago and I've NEVER used it.  In fact, the first time I used it for this card I stamped it backwards.  Frustrating! 

Have fun with your cuts and stamps.  

Entered in - Under the Pile - Anything Goes
Wednesday Word Art - Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Monday, October 17, 2016


Besides making cards with my Cricut, I also love working with clay.  This is my little fairy with her bird.   This is made with Fimo clay

I actually REALLY love doing clay, but it doesn't go in the mail as easy as cards and so I prefer to work with the paper and send them off to help others have a good day.  

Monday, October 10, 2016

Pumpkin Treats

Pumpkin treat boxes for my husband's colleagues.  He works with mostly women who appreciate these little things.  This pumpkin box cut from Happy Hauntings

The swirl cut is from Ornamental
twine and stick-on buttons. Cut at 11"
Fancy pants reversible paper

I filled them with pumpkin kisses and sent them off to work with him.
They all know I make this kind of stuff, and they oooooh and aaaaah and
appreciate the thought and the delivery.


The prize for this week is
a gift certificate to Pretty Paper and a $25 gift certificate to Amazon!
Happy Fall Y'all.  Be kind to someone.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Fantabulous Cricut Fantasy

This is one of the Aurora Wings digital stamps that I bought at  I LOVE fairy type things, so this is a digital stamp for me.  This week, Aurora Wings  is sponsoring our Fantabulous Cricut giveaway.  

The tag I used is a die cut and stamp from Emma's My Creative Time For Me

I won't lie, adding cricut cuts to a digital stamp was difficult for me.The cricut cut I used for this stamp are hydrangea from Walk In My Garden.  It seemed the right addition to continue the digital stamp.  I also used brads, some foil flowers, and some greenery for her floral crown.  I cut it out twice to layer it,and some pop up squares.

Last pictures I was trying to show the depth of the card and the finished inside.  I really like to finish the inside and if I have the right scraps, I like to line the envelope,.... just those little extras. 

Come join us at FANTABULOUS CRICUT we have some GREAT prizes and the challenges are fun!  

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. 


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