Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I have had the idea for this card in my head for awhile and finally put it to paper. I hope the play on word Noel isn't too corny. The larger snowflake is embellished with dew drops and the inside sentiment is a DJ Inkers stamp.
Cricut cuts:
No Circle Card: Going Places cart cut at 5.5 inches
Letter L: Base Camp cut at 3.5 inches
Snowflake: Joys of the Season cart cut at 2" and 1.5 inches

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #10

I thought the sketch for the challenge this time looked like a tic tac toe game. The face on the pumpkins is from the Peachy Keen Cutout Pumpkin Faces set. I chalked the pumpkins and then used a yellow colored pencil for the face. I then added crystal stickles to the face to make it look like a candle was lit inside. The ribbon is from M's and the sentiments are stamps that I picked up in the dollar bin last year.
Cricut cuts:
Pumpkin: Happily Ever After cricut cart cut at 1.25 inches
Ghost: Paper Doll Dress Up cart cut at 1.5 inches
Witch Hat: Pooh and Friends cart cut at 1.5 inches

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Peachy Keen Challenge #9 Gumball Machine Card

The Peachy Keen challenge this time was to use a circle, star and a square. This worked out great because I needed to make a thank you card for one of my daycare families. I used the Fiskars stars embossing plate to add some dimension to the yellow paper. For the faces on the gumballs I use the Peachy Keen Winter Face Assortment.
Cricut cuts:
Gumball machine: Snow globe from Doodle Charms cartridge cut at 4 inches
Cents symbol: Printing 101 Cartridge cut at .75 inches
#1: George cartridge shadow cut at .75 inches
Circle: George cut at .75 inches

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sesame Street

I made all of the Sesame Street characters for my daycare. When we have circle time the theme, letter, color, number and shape of the day will be introduced by a different character. Also Oscar has the monthly song and Cookie Monster has the monthly menu and schedule. They were all made at the largest size I could make them on a 12x12 piece of paper which I think is either 11 or 11 1/2 inches. The bulletin boards are magnetic so that when I change pictures for the various themes it will be very fast and easy to do. I purchased them at Walmart for under $7 each.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Princess Birthday Card

This is a joy fold card I made for a special little lady's birthday. She is 6 years old today!!! These cards are really easy and fun to make. I added glitter and some bling because what princess wouldn't want glitter and bling on her birthday?
Cricut cuts:
Crown: Home Decor cartridge cut at 1.75 inches on black out
Flower: George cartridge cut at 1.25 and 1 inches
Butterfly on envie: Hello Kitty cartridge cut at 2 inches

Friday, August 14, 2009

Gramaphone Card

I made this card for my father-in-law for this birthday. Pretty simple card since masculine cards are always a challenge. Inking was all done with the CTMH chocolate ink pad. I used the allegro cuttlebug embossing folder for some texture. The border punch is a Martha Stewart punch (One of my favs).
Cricut Cuts:
Gramaphone: My World cartridge cut at 3 inches
Music Notes: Joys of the Season cartridge cut at 3/4 inches

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Giving Tree Card

Happy Birthday Mom!!!! This is the card I made for my mom. She loves to read so I made the whole card to go along with the gift card from borders. The tree is embossed with divine swirls cuttlebug folder for the leaves and the trunk is embossed using the fiskars rug texture plate.
Cricut cuts:
Tree: Stretch My Imagination cart
Apple: Doodlecharms cart
Scalloped circle card: Wild card cart

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Peachy Keen Faces Challenge

I made this for the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 6. The challenge this week was to use any of the face stamps for any project. I have been wanting to make this clown for quite awhile so this was just perfect. I used the clown face from the Too Much Fun Faces. Isn't he cute? I used several different embossing folders and plates to add some details. All the cricut cuts are from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge cut at 4 inches. I Used a paper punch for the flower and punched it twice. I used a pop dot for dimension. I wrapped the floral wire around a pencil to get it coiled. If you want to see the details better just click on the picture for a larger view.
Embossing details:
Hat band and umbrella: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Hair: Cuttlebug Spots and Dots
Bowtie: Honeycomb Fiskars embossing plate

House Card

I made this card to thank my BIL and his fiance for taking care of our house and animals while we were on vacation. The house card and envie are from the WildCard Cricut Cartridge. The topiaries on either side of the door are layered stickers I had in my stash. The wreaths on the doors are cut twice from the Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge and layered for dimension. The doorknobs are brads. Not sure if you can tell in the pic, but I used some stickles on the window to give it a shiny look.
Cricut Cuts:
House Card: WildCard Cart cut at 7.75 inches
Envie: WildCard cart cut at 7.75 inches
Wreaths: Joys of the Season Cart cut at 1.25 and 2.5 inches
dog: Paper Pups cart cut at 1.5 inches

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Gift from Lorrie!!

Lorrie sent me this great Circle of Friends Award. Her blog is super! Go check it out and see all of her wonderful creations!!

Here are the rules for this award: To pick up the Circle of Friends Blog Award cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog. Nominate 5 other bloggers you feel have become part of your circle of friends. Link to your nominees within your blog post. Include these instructions on how to pick up the award in your blog post. Link back to the person who gave you the award in your blog post, to show your appreciation. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award. So, while it may be hard for me to only pick five I will give this award to.