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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Max on his Tire Swing

Challenge 326 - April 26th over at Penny's Paper-Crafty has us using images from Paper Creator

This is my card:

This image is Max on his tire swing!   

My card includes:
Flag and Bird - Cricut
Lady bug and Dragon Fly - Brads
Fancy Pants Paper
Stitched Ribbon

Come join us at Penny's Paper Crafty! 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Penny’s Paper-Crafty.

I was just welcomed as a new design team member at Penny’s Paper-Crafty.  Our sponsor this week is #Bugaboo Stamps.  I already own several of their digital stamps which are SO cute.  This is my first card for their design team so I used their  #Spring Elephant design.

I cut extra flowers and added them to the design.  The sun, clouds and 3 of the flowers are brads from #Eylet Outlet the sequins are from there as well.

I'm very excited about the new design team, it's a weekly challenge which will keep me busy along with the challenges at Fantabulous Cricut. 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Star Stampz - Use a Digital or Stamped Image

Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Friday, April 21, 2017


I got some new stamps from CTMH and this was the stamp of the month.  A set of tea cups and tea sayings.  It was a perfect time to get them because Cuttlebug Mania is having a tea cup competition and I thought I would join in their challenge. Bitten By The Bug has a Sweet challenge and with a little sweet tea in a tea cup.

The doilies are from Cricut Cartridge Anna's Elegant Embellishments, the leaves are from Walk In My Garden.  The tea cup set was the March Stamp Set of the Month from Close To My Heart.  The spoon is a brad from Brads and Eyelets, the glitter brads are from Bo-Bunny.

Entering this card in the 

Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - A Cuppa

Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes

Aud Sentiments - Stamp Your Sentiment

Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Bitten By The Bug 2 - Sweet

Monday, April 17, 2017

Bicycling into Spring

I love my bicycle.  I really began to love riding in Italy.  Everyone rode their bikes there, the streets were set-up for safe riding.  

I haven't been able to ride as much here in America.  The streets are just not safe for riding here and our cities are so spread out.  It hasn't changed my love for riding though. And my first thought of Spring, is riding my bike again! 

I used the main bicycle image from Summer Celebrations Cricut cartridge and then cut pieces from another bicycle from Independence Day.  

The flowers in the basket are Paisley Flowers from Holiday Cakes Cartridge and Walk In My Garden.   

The background embossing is Darice embossing folder, Grass Silhouette.

I added the ribbons to mirror the ribbons on the bicycle, but I'm not sure I like them.  I think I prefer it without them.
I also added sequins and brads to some of the flower centers and 3 white brads for decor above the bike. 

I miss many things about Italy, but riding my bike everywhere is one of the biggest things I miss. 

PLEASE join us in our SPRING challenge at Fantabulous CricutChallenge #299-SpringMake a project about Spring.
The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring a $25 gift card at AMAZON!

Adding my bicycle in the following challenges:

Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes #324 

Deep Ocean Challenge #153 Spring

Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Monday, April 3, 2017


This is my second shaker card, and I like making them, but they are not easy and they take a lot of material. This shaker card is a pedestal card. 

This cut from Spring and Summer Tablescapes, 

I cut 4 times for depth and
4 circles just an 1/8 of an inch wider for the backing.  Used the negative for the shaker example and the actual cut for the pedestal holder. 

I used this glittery brads from BoBunny on this Fancy Pants Easter paper.  I had a small pack of these white pom-poms that I added to the tail.  A package of sequins created the interior of the shaker card.  

The second part of this is the cut I used from Dreaming Tree called the Gerbera Daisy SVG cut.  I love it.  I'm going to add another post about it, but here is the picture.  Dreaming Tree has been a great sponsor of Fantabulous Cricut and has many free cuts, such as this votive daisy for use.  Give them a look - Dreaming Tree

 Thanks for looking.  Come join us at Fantabulous Cricut  for our Easter Challenge

DL Art Blog - Bunnies and/or Ducks

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Card for a Child

Today I made a couple of these robots for my two grandsons in another state.  It was a super cute cut and easy to make and I know he's going to love pulling it out of the envelope and watching it spring to life. 

This robot is a customized Cricut cut from Cricut Access that I made on my explore.  I added a comb to the top of his head for hair. I have eyeball brads that I used for his eyes.  

There are about 8 brads associated with this project. Since, I am giving it to a kid I cut the project twice and layered it to the brads so they were not exposed on the back.  This was a project of love so I had a lot of fun! 

Folds flat into an envelope and springs open when you pull it out. 

Entered in:
Nordsalten-hobbyklubb.- Card for a Kid

Cardsundmore - KID CARD

Gerbera Daisy Votive Light Up

I love these Daisy SVG cuts I found for FREE on Dreaming Tree.  Right away I made 2, then I made more to give away to friends.  Leaving a little flower light on people's desk made me so happy!  It was simple to make and even more fun to give as an RAK! 

I've included the video from the Dreaming Tree site, but go there and look at all his wonderful stuff.  He has several free products to try too.  He has sponsored gift certificates on Fantabulous Cricut and that's how I know about his great stuff! 

Aren't these daisies adorable?   #DreamingTree  And it's mixed media so I'm playing along at Artiste Mixed Media
I'm going to pop a couple into my easter basket decoration!  The twinkling light is so attractive and there were so many colors I made after I did this project. I went crazy making them!  They looked so beautiful altogether and I forgot to take a picture before I gave them away.  I was so excited! 
Go to DREAMING TREE and have a look! 

Challenges I entered my daisies in
Creative Artiste Mixed Media

Moving Along With The Times

Anything Goes Challenge No. 124 Inspiration Destination 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day

O' thee greenin' O' thee country.......

A regular Hershey Bar wrapped in scrapbook paper and a leprechaun added to the front.
I used the following measurements to create the wrapper and use as dimensions for the face and hat.

Below is a screenshot to show that except for the moustache and shamrock, the leprechaun is all basic shapes.  Three ovals to make the beard, squares and rectangles for the hat, ovals for the face, circles for the nose.

I used a cricut folder to emboss the hat and a little bit of stickles on the shamrock.

This was so e
asy to do and I enjoyed doing the paper piecing.  

Now, I'm off to create more of them to give away at work. 

Challenge #296-St. Patricks Day

Make a project about St. Patricks Day, such as Shamrocks or Leprechauns

Monday, February 20, 2017

A sequined Hello

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #295-Sequins
Make a project that has sequins!

This Weeks Sponsor
Winner will receive a $25 gift code!

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.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

Here is my entry: 

 Cricut Simple Pop-Up Cards digital cartridge
I've been trying a lot of the projects in Cricut Design.  It's helping me learn more about my machine and it's capabilities.  I'm really not good at pop-ups, I have so much trouble  understanding the folding.  I feel like you have to be an engineer for some of them.  But this one was easy.
 Sequins were the required design element for this challenge mine are on the front, inside and on the envelope.


  • Cricut Explore® machine
  • Cricut Design Space™ software
  • Cricut® 12" x 12" StandardGrip mat
  • Cricut Explore® Black Pen Variety Set
  • Cricut Explore® Scoring Stylus
  • Patterned cardstock (1)
  • Hot pink cardstock (1)
  • Gray cardstock (1)
  • Yellow cardstock (1)
  • Adhesive

Entered in Challeges:

Cute Card Thursday - NO Patterned Paper

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Coffee Please?

Penny Light - Cricut Creations 

I love this cut!  My husband loves coffee and I like warm tea.  We sit together like this wrapped in conversation over a warm cup.

Coffee, my dear?The finished scene measures approx. 9" tall.


  • Cricut Explore® machine
  • Dark cream cardstock (1)
  • Brown cardstock (1)
  • Cream cardstock (1)
  • Blue cardstock (1)
  • Turquoise cardstock (1)
  • Dark red cardstock (1)
  • White cardstock (1)
  • Red cardstock (1)
  • Gray cardstock (1)
  • Light gray cardstock (1)
  • Black cardstock (1)
  • Foam dots
  • Adhesive

This has so many layers!  Putting it together was a real challenge.  Which is great!  I've really been trying to learn more about my Cricut explore machine.  Using the slice and weld features, customizing ready-made cuts, etc.   I also did some dry embossing which you can't see in the pictures, as well as, an easel on the back for the layered picture to stand on its own. 

Entering this project in:

Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes Challenge No. 122

Aud Sentiments - love sentiment

Craft Rocket Sentiments - Anything Goes #33

Through The Purple Haze -  118 Valentine/Love

Making Memories Crafting Blogspot - Challenge 2 Valentine/Something Red

Penny's Paper Challenge - #316

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Valentine's day challenge

Challenge #294-Valentines Day
Make a project about Valentines Day.

I'm a little late to the card box phase.  Mostly because I was afraid of it.  It was a lot easier than I thought.  I bought the  Lori Whitlock All Occasions Box Cards digital cartridge
It made it very easy to cut.  I adjusted the anniversary card box for Valentines Day and our challenge at FANTABULOUS CRICUT.

The paper is from Fancy Pants
I used 3 different kinds of adhesive, added flowers and more hearts.

  • Cricut Explore® machine - Digital Design Help at Cricut Design Space
  • 12" x 12" StandardGrip Cricut® mat
  • Cricut Explore Scoring Stylus
  • Brown patterned cardstock (1)
  • Cream cardstock (1)
  • Pink cardstock (1)
  • Turquoise cardstock (1)
  • Green cardstock (1)
  • Yellow cardstock
  • Purple cardstock
  • Red Cardstock
  • Heart punch
  • Pre-made flowers
  • Adhesive
  • Floral cardstock (1)

This is how it folds flat. The make it now project cuts the envelope that fits it.  I lined this one with floral paper. 

This Weeks Sponsor

I hope you'll join us at Fantabulous Cricut for our valentines challenge! 

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Winter Snow Shaker Card

Another first for me.  I'll tell you, I'm starting this new year with gusto trying things I've never done before because I thought they would be too much trouble.

We recently had snow in Texas.  I survived the Texas Winter - January 6-8, 2017

This focal image is Cricut cut is Aspen Trees from the Dimensional Paper Art Cartridge
I lined the back of the trees with a medium blue and then chalked a light blue over the lower half of the focal point.

This shaker card material requirements:

  • White card stock
  • Dark Blue card stock
  • Medium Blue card stock
  • Light Blue card stock
  • clear transparency/acetate sheet
  • foam tape
  • high-tack, double-sided tape

  • Aspen Trees Image
  • turquoise ink
  • chunky glitter
  • snowflakes

My outer square was lawn fawn thin die cuts in successive sizes

I progressively measure inward to create each frame and then sewed the frames together Cut window/acetate sheet slightly smaller than outside dimensions of frame. Line frame with high-tack, double-sided tape and peel release liner from tape. Place window sheet onto back of frame and burnish well.

I then added a white dot at each 5th stitch and began adding the outer snowflakes.

 Inside of the card all ready for a sentiment like:  "Baby it's cold outside" or "Brrrr" or "Let It Snow."

This shaker card was easier to make than I thought it was going to be.  I'm glad I did one!
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I entered this card in:

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Valentine Mailbox

I wanted to do something special for our Children's Minister at church.  Valentines Day is only Single Awareness Day for her.  I thought I could get the kids at church to fill this up with valentines and chocolates and let her have a nice Valentines despite being single. 

This was a larger project than I thought it would be.  It actually measures 12" high.
It has a box that fits up in the middle that can be removed to take out all the goodies.

Fancy Pants Paper
Washi Lace
Be Mine Ribbon
Punched Hearts
Printed Love You

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

Box Card - Hello

I've been so afraid of doing box cards, but I did one the other day for a specific reason and kind of fell in love with them.  I made this one for a couple of challenges I wanted to enter.

Hello Box

Telephone, Hi, Hello, Heart, Waving Hand
Tag that says YOU
Envelope Lined with patterned paper
Paper by Fancy Pants

Folds completely flat to fit in the envelope.

Entering in the following challenges:

Just a little sweetness

This pyramid box from Tags Bags Boxes and more
I used Fancy Pants paper

Inside is Hersheys Caramel Hugs 

*Thanks Metal Tag
*White Stone Hanging Charm - hanging on a ring that goes through two sides of the box and has two beads on each side of the charm
*Green Twine

I'm going to leave this on a colleague's desk to thank her for jumping in with extra help without even being asked. 

Entered in the following challenges:

Monday, January 9, 2017

Happy New Year

It's a new year!  2017!

The Happy New Year is from the new Cricut cartridge I bought, Celebrate With a Flourish.  The girl is Flowers Behind My Backabella a die cut and stamp I bought from #StampingBella.  It's the first time I've used this die-cut or colored it.  I practiced my coloring on this piece.  The Sending You flag is from #CloseToMyHeart
Two rhinestone jewels complete the design.

Entered in:

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Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #292-Something New
Make a project using a new technique, cartridge, embellishment, etc.

This Weeks Sponsor

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.

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