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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

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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.  

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Spring Fever

Spent a number of weeks in the hospital, waiting for Spring to arrive.  I had two different cases of pneumonia and had a total of 3 weeks in the hospital and then some time in the rehab area getting my lungs stronger.  It's truly been an ordeal.

But, I'm going to Hawaii soon and so getting stronger has not been an issue, when I have something like that and a precious grand-daughter to see.

Here is the stuff I've been working on lately.

The card below is a die-cut that I bought from #Stampendous  to practice my coloring and I love it. 
It's like a baby to me, I don't want to give it away.  But, I must, as this venture is all about others and not myself.  I must, so I an color others to send. 

I've done many others but I forgot to take pictures before I sent them. 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

EASTER is coming!

I saw this go around on Facebook and on Pinterest.  For once, I didn't pin it, I made it.  Sat down, ordered what I wanted from Amazon.  When it arrived all in one box, I put it together.  Easiest craft box ever! 

This is my front door.   I cut the welcome sign on Cricut with vinyl. It's a permanent fixture on my door, the other side says goodbye.
Two six inch grapevine wreaths, squished together to make earsOne 8 inch for the headOne 10 inch for the bodyPastel pip berry garlandSome stuffing for the tail

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Getting back in the Swing

I was tooling around Paper Playful this morning -- A blog that lists all the card blog challenges.  If I'm going to get back to being creative on my own, I have to start by following a few others.  There was a great Tuesday Morning Sketch group listed.  Here is my submission to their fun sketch.

All pieces cut on Cricut - Doily cut, squares, rectangles.
Stamps are from Paper Smooches

Inside is currently blank, because I think I can use it for a thank you, or a congratulations
This was fun so I'm really glad I found Tuesday Morning Sketches.
Tuesday Morning Sketches #339

Monochromatic Greens

Playing around with things that I got in a scrap-box from Pick Your Plum

A lot of stuff in the box was from Maya Road.  I haven't used this spritz spray stuff before.  It's not generally my style of use... but, I thought I would try it.  


I had olive green ribbon in my stash, doily cut from Cricut cuts, flower cuts from Walk In My Garden and pearl pin added to enter.  Thanks stamp from Stampin' Up

Monochromatic Greens entered in Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #270

Clear it Out -Twine Ribbon- Anything Goes


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Sing Into Spring

I don't get to play challenges often but I had time to do it now. This challenge is to use that red and white twine and show love.  I love to sing.  It's the hardest part of life after thyroid surgery, I can't sing anymore,  but it doesn't stop my heart.  I have a bunch of this red and white twine left over after Christmas and I keep it out because I can use it for Valentines too.  

Loving You Challenge

4CC#284 Love

/The music on the card (in case you wondered) is FUR ELISE
2" squares in red
1 1/2 inch music

The Bird from 50 States Cricut CartridgeI used old wedding invitation papers to make the front and inside sentiment areas.  I needed to use up that prime paper I have left over after almost every wedding I do.

Clear IT Out Challenge Blog

4 Crafty Chicks

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

It's a new year!

After the huge project I did for the church-wide Christmas party.  I was pretty slow returning to the craft world.  I had no new ideas, I made all my Christmas cards and got those out.  But I just didn't have the joy it takes to create.

I made these thinking of you cards.  Some are valentine colors they will be fine for now or any other time.

I got six cards done in one sitting which is fast for me.  I usually don't like to do a card the same, but this imagination station went well.
This particular card entered in the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge for Valentines #269

Inside of card

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