Thursday, December 22, 2011

Gift Tag with Gift

Here are the Kahlua bottles with the tags that I made to go with them.  I used Martha Stewarts Bottle labels I found at Micheals on clearance.  They worked out so perfectly.  Then I added my own touch with the handmade tags.  Our friends and family enjoy recieving our homemade Kahlua and we enjoy making it for them.

Gift Tags

Each year my husband and I make something for our guest that come to our Christmas Party, this year we made Kahlua.  I wanted to make a tag for the bottles that they could reuse.  I had a lot of fun making these tags, they came out so cute.  Thanks to my Son's girlfriend that helped me put together 25 flowers. 

Cricut: Tags, Bags, Boxes & More, tag cut @ 4.25
Cardstock: PaperTrey Inc, White & Vintage Cream
CuttleBug:Sizzix, Snowflake & Frost
Distress Ink: Festive Berries, Broken China & Evergreen Bough
Sentiment: Holiday Photo Finishers Sentiment & Dies
Diamond Dust, Perfect Pearls
Snowflake Tag: Recollections, Classic Christmas Colored Core
Christmas Card Cricut Cartridge
Poinsetta: Bazzil Cardstock, Flower Shop Cricut Cartridge

Challenges Entered:

Sunday, December 18, 2011

More Snowmen

I love the way these cards came out. Love the new Distress colors from Ranger.

PapterTry Inc: White Cardstock, Stylish Sentiments Holiday
Paper: Recollections Colored Core, Classic Christmas
October Afternoon, Holiday Style, K&Co, Yuletide
Stampin up: Old Olive Ribbon
Ink: Ranger Distress, Walnut Stain, Evergreen bough, Ice spruce, Broken China
Martha Stewart: Flocking powder, swan & Snowfall punch
Diamond Dust

Snowman Cards

PaperTry Inc: Snowman Die and Shape up Accessory Stamp Set
Recollections: Background paper, Warm Wishes
PaperTry Inc: Kraft Cardstock, Vintage Cream
Distress Ink Ranger: Wild Honey, Antique Linen
Sentiment: PaperTry Inc. Stylish Sentiments Holiday

PapterTry Inc: White Cardstock, Stylish Sentiments Holiday
Paper: Recollections Colored Core, Classic Christmas
October Afternoon, Holiday Style, K&Co, Yuletide
Stampin up: Old Olive Ribbon
Ink: Ranger Distress, Walnut Stain, Evergreen bough, Ice spruce, Broken China
Martha Stewart: Flocking powder, swan & Snowfall punch
Diamond Dust

Friday, December 16, 2011

Just a few of my Christmas Cards


Pattern Paper-Lost & Found Christmas, My Mind’s Eye (top photos),
Recollections-Gold, Warm Wishes (bottom photo)
Cardstock-PaperTrey Inc.-Scarlet Jewel, Kraft & Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy
Sentiment & Die-PaperTrey Inc., Photofinsh strips Die Collection,
Holiday Photo Finishers
Inc-Jenni Bowlin, Chili powder Raised Felt dye ink
Distress Ink-Tim Holtz, Antique Linen
Cricut Cartridge- Christmas, Elegant Edges
Twine- PaperTrey Inc.
ATG Gun and Adhesive

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Suspension Card- Birthday

Happy Birthday Mom!!

For my Dad's birthday I made a special shaped card so I figured I needed to do the same for my Mom's, I love the way this card came out.  This is my new favorite and will for sure be making more of them in the future.  I got the idea of this swing type card from SplitCoast Stampers.  I'm not sure what my style is yet because I love to try different techniques and styles, but I do love to make cards that the receiver will enjoy. 

Designed the shapes on my Gypsy using George & Basic Shapes and Elegant Edges
The flower came from flower Shop and found this tutorial here:
Paper: Bazzill Dotted Swiss
PaperTrey Inc, Autumn Rose cardstock & Ribbon
My Minds Eye, Bohemia Collection, Bliss Friends
Sentiment: PaperTrey Inc, Birthday Basics
REcollections: Floral Embellishments

I'm also entering this card into Cardz TV's very first Challenge: 

Our first challenge is called  "Just My Style"...what you do best. Make a card using your favorite technique, card fold, colors, embellishments...whatever you consider YOUR style! It can be cute, vintage, shabby chic, etc, AND It can be for any ocassion.

The design team did an awesome job, click here to see what they have come up with.

Happy Birthday Drink

Another card using the Sentiment: Conserve Water, Drink Beer

I had to make a quick and simple card for a birthday, I couldn't resist using this cut along with the sentiment.  I placed acetate on the mug to make it appear like glass.  You can't really see it in the photo but in person it looks pretty neat.

Cardstock: PaperTrey Inc, Vintage Cream
Paper: scraps of Kraft and Gold Recollections & Recollections Autumn Stack
Cricut: Smiley Cards, cut at 3.25
PaperTrey Inc: Photo Finish Strips Die
Sentiment: Pink by Design, Just for Men
Ink: Tim Holtz, Antique Linen

Happy Thanksgiving

Here are a series of Thanksgiving cards I made using the same cut but different background papers.  I did get the idea of the cut from Cardz TV and you can see that here:

Cardstock: Kraft, Ripe Avocado & Orange Zest
Paper: My Minds Eye, Mischievous
Ink: ColorBox Chalk Inc, Chestnut Roan & Versa Mark & Tuxedo Black Momento
Sentiment: My Creative Time, Mixed Holiday Sentiments
Hero Arts: Cling Dots
Ribbon & Twine: PaperTrey Inc, Orange Zest
Cricut: Freshly Picked, Pumpkin cut at 4.75'
Buttons & Rhinestones

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Swim with the Dolphin's

Swim with the Dolphin's or just goldfish......

I enjoyed making this card so much.  It's for my friend to give to her son for his Birthday, she said anything fish will do.  He really enjoys fishing but this will work too.  I used acetate to place in the front to make the appearance of looking through glass.  It really looks much better in person.

Cricut: Life's a Beach Scuba Diver cut @3.5"
Pack your bags pg. 63 cut at 4.5 & 5
Cardstock: PaperTrey Inc, Vintage Cream, Hawaiian Shores
Sentiment: PaperTrey Inc, Happy Birthday Sentiments Birthday Basics
CuttleBug: Spots & Dots
Stickles: Yellow, Orange, & Turquoise

Challenges: My Creative Time,  Throwback Thursday Challenge- Kid Friendly Theme
Bitten by the Bug 2: Boy Crazy!!! A new contest sponsored by My Pink Stamper

We're So Thankful!

Sending you a Harvest of Good Wishes

Cricut Cardz Challenge #95? This week "We're So Thankful"! Make a card for Thanksgiving using the card feature from any cartridge(s) you'd like and using any colors you'd like.

Cricut: A childs Year, Card feature & Cuts
Cardstock:PaperTrey Inc, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream
Pattern Paper: Cloud 9 Design, Harvest Holiday Photo Mats
Ribbon: PapterTrey Inc, Orange Zest
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Vintage Cream
My Creative Time: Mixed Holiday Sentiments
Color Box Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan
Buttons & Floss

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Nifty Fifities Fun

I found the perfect picture frames for this at Micheal's, they have foam tape in between the two mat layers making it lift just enough to put a 3D cut inside.  They came out so good, these were gifts for my Dad's birthday in September to hang in his pool table room.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Conserve Water, Drink.........

My friend asked me to make a card for a friend for his birthday,  She wanted a Golf card, so when I brought her sentiments to pick from...............I just couldn't resist with the beer mug.  He Loved it!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

My Craft Space:
My space is a spare bedroom that we made from half of our garage.  We no longer use it for the original purpose, so it is now my craft room.  However, we still have visitors every once in a while so we keep a TV, Dresser and Bed in the room.  I'm actually standing on the bed to take the photo.  Maybe one day I will post individual photos so you can see better.  But for now I think you get the idea and see where I work.

So the real reason of the post is because Cards by Jovan is doing a giveaway.  She has finally revealed wall 4 of her new craft room.  If you haven't seen it yet, it's amazing.  You can see it here:
For the give away, you just need to upload a picture of your work area.  The giveaway is a stamp set donated by Emma of "My Creative Time.  If you haven't seen her site, you should she also is amazing.

A little Birdie said.....

Card Base 4.25x4.25
Cardstock: PaperTrey Inc, Vintage Cream
Pattern Paper: DCWV Amber Autumn Stack
Ribbon: PaperTrey Inc, Orange Zest
Bird: Martha Stewart, Clear Bird Stamps
Copic Markers: YR07 Cadmium Orange, YR15 Pumpkin Yellow,G00 Olive, V17 Amethyst, E59 Walnut

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Frankenstien Popup Card

Center Popup Card

View this tutorial to see how its made:

I love the way this card turned out and so did my Nephew. 

K & Company- Halloween
Bazzill-Green Cardstock for card base
Cricut-Happy Hauntings
PaperTrey Inc-Photo Finish Strips Die
My Creative Time-Mixed Holiday Sentiments
Recollections-Specialty Trim

Entered into Bitten by the Bug 2 Challenge with Crafty Sprouts:

Also Entered Wacky Wednesday Challenge  #56 here:

Friday, September 30, 2011

Diamond Fold Card

I found this Diamond Fold Card on Creations with Christina's website here:
After watching her video I know I had to make this card.  I love the way it came out, it's definitely something different.  My Dad loves anything sailing so I thought this would be perfect for him.  Plus I was able to use guessed it, scraps.

Pink by Design-Sandy Toes & Just 4 Men Sentiments
My Creative Time-Stitched Circle Dies
Cricut-Pack your Bags, compass @ 3.5"
October Afternoon-scraps

My Creative Time-Embossed Gift Card Holder
Cricut-Pact your bags, Anchor

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Here's another Halloween card I made for two challenges.  I'm actually early this year and think I will knock out all my Halloween cards early this year.

Cricut Cardz Challenge #91: The challenge for this week is "Things That Go Bump in the Night!" Make a card for Halloween with the spookiest, scariest image you can find on any cartridge(s), and using  any colors you’d like.


Disstress it over at  Scrunching, inking, tearing, sanding, infact whatever distressing technique you love 'Distress it' challenge.

Also found the perfect spot to photograph the card, in the moss that is growing from a Cypress tree in my front yard.  It's actually pretty neat looking.  I distressed and inked the edges of the purple cardstock to make it a little scarier. 

Cardstock:Bazzile, Recollections, Papertrey Inc, Tim Holtz
Sentiment: My Creative Time, Mixed Holiday Sentiments
Dies: My Creative Time Dies, Scallop & Stitched circle
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
K&Co: Tim Coffey Halloween Boarders
Black Floss, Gems, Dimensionals
Cricut: Happy Haunting, Mummy cut at 4.5

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Caution - Ghost Crossing

It's a Ghostly Halloween!

Paper Cutz Challenge #109:Make a card, LO or craft project for Halloween using Cricut cut, hand stamped, or digital stamped ghosts, and the colors black, white, purple and orange ONLY!

You can see the Challenge here:


Getting Cricky with K Andrews-Simply Sunday - Halloween
Any project that has to do with Halloween

You can see the Challenge here:

Cardstock-PaperTry Inc, Black
Bazzill- Orange, Recollections-Halloween stack
Cricut-Mini Monsters, Ghost cut @ 3.5"
Happy Hauntings, Fence cut @3"
Sentiment-My Creative Time Curly Label with Mixed Holiday Sentiments

Monday, September 19, 2011

Tiki birthday Card

This is the first time I've used this cut from Life's a Beach, I love they way it turned out.  I had to cut the Tiki 3 times to get the different colors of the faces.  Of Coarse I used all Scraps, slowly getting my scraps down.  Can't wait until they are all gone.......

Caft Cardstock for card base-PaperTrey Inc
Scraps from October Afternoon
Tikis cut at 3.25-Lifes A Beach
Twine-Papertry Inc
Brads-Bo Bunny
Sentiment-Birthday Greetings
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Distress Ink- Walnut Stain, Tim Holtz

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fun Robot Card

A Fun Robot

Robotz Cartridge #26 Cut @4"
Used All Scraps
Kraft Cardstock for card base
PTI Orange Zest Ribbon
Action Wobble
White Signo Gell Pen
Pink by Deisgn Just for Men Stamp

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Throwback Thursday "Cricutless Challenge"!

My Creative Time is have a challenge:  No Cricut cuts, Purple, Orange, green & Black.  It's been a while since I've made a card without my Cricut.  Love it, but this one didn't turn out so bad. 

Here's the link if you want to join in:

My Creative Time-Fancy Frame Stamp & Die Set
Mixed Holiday Sentiments
Heidi Grace: Halloween clear stamp, spider web
PaperTrey Inc- Ribbon
Martha Stewart-Spider Punch
Used all Scraps

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Some Guy cards

Here are a few cards I made using the same Cricut cut but different backgrounds.  I'm trying to use up my scraps so the cuts of the cars are all from my scrap pile. 

Bazzill & K&Company cardstock
Nifty Fifites car @ 2.75
Ek Success Fastenater
My Pink Stamper-Family & Friends
Paper Try Inc-Birthday Basics
Celebrate It Ribbon
Corner Chomper
Memento Tuxedo Back Inc
Ek Success Screen Chain Punch
Miscellaneous Paper Scraps