Saturday, September 12, 2009


First layout in a LONG time. I think it's ok.

The background paper is from the Prima Nursery Tales stack
I used MS glitter on the butterfly and the jewels are from a bling design I pulled apart. I didn't have silver brads so I used Okieladybug's idea and dipped them in embossing powder to make my own and they turned out great.

Beautiful is cut from Home Decor at 2.5 inches.
Branches are Home Decor 4.5 inches
Butterfly is Home Decor 3 inches


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Easter Paint Can

I sent this as my creation in a paint can swap. It was an Easter theme and my first paint can. It was also the first swap I joined on the cricut message board. I used the doodle charms cart for the bunny. I accented with ribbon and LOTS of Prima flowers.

Drawing and Jasmine

I created this for two wonderful friends of mine. I hand sketched the drawing and added the photo. I cut the names with the Jasmine cricut cart. I accented with white and pink ribbon.

John Deere

Another created with my Wishblade. It was also very easy to put together. I will admit creating the files are a little tedious but really cool to be able to create whatever you want on the spot.

Bass Logo

I created this with my Wishblade software. I have not used it for anything I just wanted to try my hand at creating a few files. I liked how it cut. It was very simple to put together.

First Cricut Card Ever...

This is a card I created to thank my hubby for creating my craft space for me. I was not really happy with it but it was before I had all of my fun toys! I love it now in hindsight. It's a good display of where I was to were I am now. (George and basic shapes)

Another First Card

This is an old card and I used George and Basic Shapes on it. I highlighted the cut with Twinkling H2O's so it would pop off the card. It was cute for a first try.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

2009 Valentines Card

I think I used Base Camp for the 2009 on this card I can't remember off hand. I ran the numbers through the xyron and dipped them in Martha Stewart Glitter. I used provocraft 3-d image for the girl. The heart is cut from Doodlecharms and I used a heart stamp from Stampin 'Up in the center of the heart. I also Accented with ribbon.
The phrase inside is velum placed in with glue dots. I used the cuddlebug to emboss the hearts inside the card.

Wall Art

This is wall art I created using the Cricut design studio and wall pops. The heart is from the Home Decor cartridge and I used Jasmine and welded the phrase in Design Studio. This resides on my bedroom wall.

Garcia Layout

I created this layout because of a challenge Okieladybug posted on the cricut message board back in December. I used George and Basic Shapes for the letters. I doodled with a gold leaf marker and added accents of ribbon and 3D stickers for additional effect. The WOOF is using buttons purchased at Michael's

Joys of the Season Card

I created this card using the "Joys of the Season" cricut cartridge for a co-worker I am very fond of. She is a wonderful person and the only person I have created anything for using this cart! I used the cuttlebug to emboss the front of the card and accented using clear "skittles" I used gold stickles for the scarf. It's a really cute card!

Altered Paint Can

I created this paint can for a RAK winner on the cricut message board. I loved the way it turned out. I bought the pain can from Home Depot for about $2 and I used some bling paper on the top with lots of prima flowers as well as fall leaves from Michael's. "Fall" was cut using the Jasmine cricut cartridge. The handle was wrapped with a fall branch of leaves (beads) I bought for $1 at Michael's. I used the arch lattice punch around the bottom and then added ribbon. The can was filled with all kinds of scrapping goodies.

Thinking of you card

I didn't use any cricut or other tool on this card. It was for a friend who had recently suffered a devastating loss in her life. I used regular crayola map colors and goo gone for the coloring. The stamp was a gift and I used ribbon and paper flowers for accents. I loved the way it turned out. The sentiment inside was a piece of velum I used glue dots to adhere it and more paper flowers to hide the dots.

Explosion Card

I created this card just for fun because I LOVED the way it looked. Once I was finished I realized I didn't really know how keep it flat. I still have not figured that out so I never gave this card to anyone. Still an awesome card and tons of fun to make.
Here is where I found the directions for this card...

Target Mailbox and Cricut Zooballo cart

I created this target mailbox. I can't say it's my favorite but I did like the way it turned out. My daughter used it for valentines cards last year at school. I used a white Target $1 mailbox and I used Ranger Alcohol Inks and added the color to it. I used various colors of the inks and they dried instantly. I used the cricut Zooballo cart for the H and also the words You Got Mail!

Waterfall Card

I created this for my son's 5th grade graduation. It was a really neat card that included photos of him that flipped through the "waterfall" he really liked the card. It was fun to watch his expression as he flipped the pictures. Especially the last one. He made the funniest face and I added the grad hat!
**You can find the directions I used to make this card here...**

Just the beginning

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