Friday, April 27, 2012


Sorry the photo is not very good, but this is so far one of my favorite cards.  I love butterflies and the Art Nouveau Cartridge.  There are so many elegant cuts on this one.  Can't wait to try more of them out.  Already have some planned.

Cricut: Art Nouveau, butterfly cut @3.5 using Core'dinations paper
PaperTrey Inc: Vintage cream, Melon Berry
My Minds Eye: Fiddlesticks
Martha Stewart: Doily Lace trim deep edge punch
My Creative Time: Teeny tag greetings w/Teeny tag die
Distress Ink: Broken China, Wild Honey
Brown Floss, Blue pearls

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I'll drink to that!

Happy 4oth Birthday to 2 friends of ours, celebrated with a Luau Party......

PaperTrey Ink: Kraft Cardstock
Cricut: Pack your bags
Pink by Design: Just for Men, sentiment
DCWV: The Natural Mat Stack & Misc Scraps
Distress Inks: Wild honey, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Broken China
Kraft Ribbon cut to make grass skirt

Cricut Craft Room: Mixed Drinks
PaperTrey Inc: White Cardstock
DCWV: Lemon Flower Mat Stack, misc scraps
Acetate Scrap form Cricut Cartridge Packaging
My Creative Time: Build a Banner Kit
Diamond Dust for the salt appearance, stickles

Happy Easter

This year I didn't go wild on the Easter Candy for the boys, had them pick what they wanted and threw in a Movie Gift card.  Thought that was better anyway. The baskets and gift card were a joint give to share with there girlfriends too. 
I used My Creative Time's gift card holder Die and Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge to decorate the outside.

And here are our real Easter Bunnies,  These belong to my Son and his Girlfriend and she decided to dress them up for a photo shoot.  They didn't want to cooperate but the pictures still came out cute.

Better together, Easel Card

This card is my very first Easel Card.  Not sure I really like the way it turned out, but it's still very cute.  I made this card for my Niece that is turning 10 (already turned 10, just a little late with my card).  I love to use my Image but for a while had a hard time getting it to line up correctly.  I found instructions on the message board but found them a bit confusing.  But I did find where you reset the factory settings and that worked perfectly. 

Cricut Imagine: Better Together cut at 4"
PaperTrey Inc: Melon Berry, base
Coredinations scrap papers
Martha Stewart: Garden Trellis Deep edge punch, butterfly punch
Cardz TV: Encouraging Thoughts

Challenges Entered:

Friday, April 13, 2012

A Koi Thanks

My husband ask me to make some Thank You cards for him to give out to people who helped support him over the last few months.  This is the first time I have used the Art Nouveau Cartridge and I just love it.  The Koi is so beautiful as well as all the other cuts.  I used distress inks to ink the edges of the fish using the best colors to match the cardstock.

PaperTrey Inc: White Cardstock
Cricut Imagine: Industrial Glow
Core'dinations & My Minds Eye 
Cricut: Art Nouveau, Koi @3"
Sentiment: Birthday Greetings (not sure of maker)
Fiskars Scalloped Sentiment punch
American Crafts: Ribbon
Distress Inks: Ice Spruce, Wild Honey, Broken China, Antique Linen

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Egg Hunting

I just love My Creative Time's stamps and Die's.  They make cards so quick and easy.

Challenges Entered:

PaperTry Inc: White, Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, Cardstock/Ribbon/Ink
My Creative Time: Happy Hunting, Hello Spring with layering egg dies
Martha Stewart: Daisy Edge Punch
K&Co: Sparkly Sweet, background paper
ColorBox: Grape Slushy