Sunday, July 25, 2010

October 31st Candy Treat Card & Gypsy File

Hi everyone, I haven't used any of the fall mini's yet so I just love Halloween and wanted to check out the October 31st Cartridge. There are some great Halloween cuts on this cartridge, I made this candy holder card using the same technique as the Free Standing Pop-Up Card you can find here from Splitcoaststampsers,, I just made the cut out bigger so the candy can pop through. I have a gypsy file for it, since the cartridge doesn't have a blackout feature I just copied and used the hide contour on the gypsy and also used circles to block out what I couldn't hide. You need to use a sturdy cardstock and I also cut out the arm with cereal box so it would be able to hold the candy. You can also cut out the paper layers in cereal box and line the inside of the card to make it sturdier. I also trimmed the arm to fit the card. I so wished I had some Halloween paper in, it would have been cuter. Here is the gypsy file:

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

French Manor 3D Easel Card

Hi everyone, I made another 3D easel card using the French Manor Cartridge. I cut a piece of cardstock 12 x 5 and scored at 2 1/2", 5", 10" and 11". You fold it the same way you would a regular easel card, link here for easel directions, here is a picture of how the end piece folds in.

It's very easy to make and it folds down very nicely. Just make sure your piece in the middle to hold up each side fits, I cut the Merci at 3". Here are some more pictures.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Cherry on Top Award

I want to thank Roberta at for this great award! The rules of this award are: 1. Thank the person who gave this award to you 2. Copy the award and put it on your blog 3. List three things which you love about yourself - Being a Mom, it's everything to me! - Always there for my family! - My sense a humor, I love and you can always use a good laugh! 4. Post a picture you love This picture is of my 4 boys, I never seem to be able to get a picture of them all together, this is from my nephews wedding in June and the beautiful girl is my youngest son's girlfriend. 5. Tag five people you wish to pass this award to 1. Audrey at 2. Caroline at 3. Theresa at 4. Agnes at 5. Ansley at Thanks Again Roberta!!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

CAC Jungle Book

Hi everyone, I finished my first big project with my new gypsy. I made this Animal Jungle Book using Create a Critter and Plantin Schoolbook and I have to say I love my gypsy. Anyone that is on the fence about getting one well I highly recommend it. The book is for my niece who is having her first baby and her theme of course is jungle animals. I'm adding both the gypsy and design studio files for the book if you would like to download them. The Paper I used is DCWV Animal Crackers, perfect for this book.


Gypsy file DS file Just check the zebra page you may have to hide contour the piece by the zebra's tail.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Gypsy Girl

Hi everyone, well I finally received my new gypsy from Provo Craft and I love it. My birthday one froze right after I linked all my cartridges so I needed to send it back to Provo Craft. I made this 3d easel card for the Cricut Cardz Challenge #32 it's a Christmas theme this week. I used my new Gypsy to design all the cuts, which are from the Christmas Noel Cartridge, I can't believe they are retiring this cartridge, I really love it. I have to work at this 3d easel card some more, I seen one on the web but it doesn't give the dimensions, it definitely needs tweaking.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Hi everyone, I figured since the 4th of July is Sunday, I really should make something with my Independence Day Cartridge, I haven't used it yet. So I made this quick card, I was going for a vintage look with a splash of glitter. I cut the firecracker at 2 3/4", the Independence Day at 1 1/2", 3 star banners at 1 1/4". The red and blue paper my husband picked up at big lots, it's Westrim Crafts cardstock, well I have to say this stuff cut awesome with the cricut. Independence Day came right off the mat so cleanly, I have to see if I can pick some more of this stuff up.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New 2010 - 2011 Stampin' Up Catalog

Hi everyone, check out the new SU 2010 - 2011 catalog, some really nice stamps in here and I love the new colors!!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Bloom, Tulip Easel Card Cut File

Hi Everyone, well my birthday passed and I received some wonderful gifts, a gypsy which comes with Gypsy Wandering and Gypsy Fonts and since it was an HSN bundle it came with Destinations too, plus two lite cartridges, Bloom and Lacy Labels. For this card I used the Bloom Cartridge, it's such a great cartridge I highly recommend it.

I welded two 4 7/8 shadow tulip shapes together in Design Studio, (I wanted it to be slightly smaller then the actual front tulip). After cutting it out I folded it in half, the tulips should line up. I measured from the bottom of one side 2 1/4 and folded, this is where you will attach the front full layered tulip. For the front full layer I cut out all cuts of the tulip at 5". You can find the DS cut file here

Here is a side view of the card, you can see how the finished tulip is attached to the card.

And here is the front view not opened up.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Father's Day Sailboat Folded Paper Frame

Hi everyone, tonight I made this easel card for my husband, he loves our boat so much. For the folded paper frame I followed the tutorial from Beate Johns over at Splitcoaststampers, here is the link,, I just love how she made hers.

For my card I used Life is a Beach for the sailboat, anchor, wheel and lighthouse. Storybook for the scalloped square and Plantin Schoolbook for the water.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Straight from the Nest

Hi everyone, here is a card I made using the Cricut Cartridge Straight from the Nest. I love this bird, I think it's my favorite bird cut. The corners on this cartridge look awesome too, I'll have to play around with them to see how they come out. I cut the scalloped oval and it's shadow at 4 1/4" and the bird and it's shadow at 2 1/4, the corners are 1" and the card is a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4, I make most of my cards that size.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Hi Everyone, Here is another card from Create A Critter, I keep coming back to this cartridge, it's by far my favorite. I made this for my husband for Father's Day, I bought a pack of Fiskars Texture Plates and wanted to try the leather plate and thought the Alligator would be perfect for it. I cut all the pieces at 2" and all is from the Alligator except the water which is the accessory of the Hippo.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Hi everyone, I'm so addicted to Create A Critter, this cartridge is really just too cute. I love all the critters and I think this octopus is adorable, and the seahorse too. For the water I used blue and white ink smeared on blue paper and then I swiped versamark over the whole thing and poured utee on it, then heated. For the sand I used a stamp from the SU stamp set itsy bitsy backgrounds and stamped all over brown paper, and then used the same technique as the water with the utee.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


I received Heritage for Mother's Day and this is my first time using it. I love all the vintage cuts on this cartridge and I think the horse and buggy is my favorite.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Good Works

Hi everyone, here is a card I made tonight using Create A Critter and some SU stamps. I think this beaver is just too cute. I have to say that the SU stamp set Inspired by Nature and Itsy Bitsy Backgrounds go so well with this cartridge. I also used UTEE on the water again, just love how it comes out.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Father's Day

Hi everyone, here is a card I made tonight using Give a Hoot Cartridge. I used SU Itty Bitty background stamp set on the mountain and used SU Inspired by Nature stamp on the grass. For the water I rubbed some SU brilliant blue with a dabber and brushed on some white ink, I stamped versamark over the water and put utee on and heated to get the rippled shiny look.

Sunny Days

Hi everyone, well I received Create a Critter and a couple of other Cricut Cartridges for Mother's Day. I have to say CAC is one of my favorites, it's just too cute. Here is a card I made last night, all cuts are from CAC. I used SU's stamp set Inspired by Nature for the grass, I have to say that stamp will work very well with this cartridge. I use SU Itty Bitty background Stamp set on the sand and lobster. UTEE was used on the water to give it a reflection.

Mother's Day

Hi everyone, Here is a card I made for my Mom for Mother's Day. I used Sweet Treats for the flower and A Child's Year for the stem. The face is stamped with Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face stamp. I used UTEE on the flower and leaves to look like dew.

Summer in Paris

Hi everyone, it's been a busy month so far, my son plays college baseball so we have been watching many games. They just won their Conference Tournament and will be off to the Regional on Thursday. Well anyhow here is a card I made using the Cricut Cartridge Summer in Paris, I love this poodle cut.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Another Bridal Shower Card

I didn't get to post this card I had made for another family member's Bridal Shower. It also is from the Cricut Wedding Cartridge. If you don't have this cartridge and have a wedding coming up, get it you will not regret it. I chalked the edges of each flower with my Stampin Pastels.

Friday, April 30, 2010

SU Summer Mini Catalog

Hi everyone, today you can start ordering from the Stampin' Up's Summer Mini Catalog!! Click on this link to view the catalog,

Check out my online store,

Here is a card I made using the Watercolor Trio Stamp Set which is in the Summer Mini Catalog. I used one of the stamps as the background on the Gable Green Cardstock and the flower on the Whisper White cardstock was stamped with Versamark ink and then colored with Stampin Pastels.

Stampin' Up Supplies
Watercolor Trio Stamp Set
Stampin Pastels
Green Galore Classic Ink
Ticket Corner Punch
Gable Green Cardstock
Whisper White Card Stock
Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper on Clearance $3.99

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bridal Shower

Hi everyone, I went to a bridal shower this weekend for my nephew's beautiful bride to be. I made this bridal shower card using the Cricut's Wedding Cartridge, I'm so happy I picked this one up, really love so many of the cuts on this cartridge.

I also made my first exploding box album, which was a lot of fun. I followed, Canadian Nickel Scrap'n video, here is the link,, she has so many wonderful projects on her blog, you should check it out. I used the same paper from the card on the box so it would match.

For the paper rose I used the flower from the Mother's Day Cartridge, cut at 3" and put a little pearl inside

I used the SU Butterfly Punch here, the sentiment is from SU Watercolor Trio stamp set, which will be out in the Summer Mini Catalog.

Love was cut from A Child's Year Cartridge and the tag I used the SU Tag Corner Punch

This sentiment is from SU Elements of Style, will also be in the Summer Mini Catalog, I think this is my favorite stamp set.

The letters are from SU Lovely Letters Alphabet stamp set

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Walk in My Garden Challenge

Hi everyone, this weeks Cricut Exploration Challenge is Walk in my Garden. I used my SU stamp set Watercolor Trio for the flower stems and the sentiment. This stamp set is in the Summer Mini Catalog, it's very pretty, it's a set of 7. The flowers and flower shadows are cut at 1 1/2" and the bread tag is cut at 2" and 2 1/4". I used Martha Stewart's fire Opal glitter for the flower centers. I used a Sizzix texture plate for the embossed background.

Stampin Up Supplies

Watercolor Trio Stamp Set, (Summer Mini Catalog)
Classic Black Ink
Classic Green Galore Ink

Monday, April 19, 2010

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 38

Here is another card I made using Stampin Up's Stamp Set, Elements of Style. This stamp set is in the Summer Mini Catalog and it really is such a pretty set. I used the sketch from the PPA Website, here is the link,, some really beautiful cards here. The paper I used is SU Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper which is on clearance for $3.99, you can't beat that, plus I love this paper.

Stampin Up Supplies Used

Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper - Clearance, $3.99
Classic Black Ink
Elements of Style - Summer Mini Catalog
Whisper White Cardstock

Friday, April 16, 2010

SU Elements of Style

I receive my new Stampin Up stamp set Elements of Style that will be available in the up and coming Summer Mini Catalog. This is a beautiful stamp set, I love the flowers, bird, and the sentiment, it's just so pretty. There also is two more stamps with it. Here is a quick card I put together. I picked up a pack of Sizzix Texture Plates and was trying them in my Cuttlebug, I have to work on the sandwich settings a little more, the impression didn't come out really good.

Stampin Up Supplies

Elements of Style Stamp Set
Green Galore Card Stock
Pink Passion Card Stock
Classic Basic Black ink
Classic Brilliant Blue

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Nursery Rhymes Shower

Hi everyone, here is a card I made using the Cricut Cartridge Nursery Rhymes. I love the cuts on this cartridge, just wish it was a full cartridge.

Thanks a Bunch

Hi everyone, here is another card I made using the Preserves Cartridge. I think the fruit is adorable and goes so well with my Peachy Keen Faces. If you have these face stamps then this cartridge is a must. All the cuts were done using Preserves, the Thanks a Bunch is done on the computer. I used the SU Word Window Punch to punch it out and matted it with the SU Modern Label Punch.

Instructions: The card size is 5 ½ x 4 ¼ , I used the pineapple 3 ¾”, banana 2 ¾” pear 2 ½”, apple 2”, strawberries 1” and raspberries 1”, with their layers for this card. I used design studio to hide the cutouts on the apple. I inked around the edges of the cuts and stamped them with peachy keen faces.

Preserves Cricut Cartridge

Hi everyone, I bought two new cartridges this week, Preserves and Nursery Rhymes. I love them both, though I wish Provocraft had made Nursery Rhymes a full cartridge, I could have came up with so many more images for it, but I do love the ones that are on there so I had to have it, LOL. Preserves I went back and forth with do I really want more fruit, well I guess I do since I picked it up. Here is a quick card I did with it. The orange and word orange came from Preserves and the u sweet came from Nursery Rhymes. The face stamp I used is Peachy Keen Funshine Face, it's the biggest one from the assortment pack.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Eastern Bloom Card

Hi everyone, here is a card I did using George and the flower from the Eastern Blooms stamp set. I welded flowers and a rectangle together in George to create the shadowed background. The sentiment is from SU Whimsical Words.

Friday, April 9, 2010

SU Eastern Blooms Set with Cricut George Cartridge

Hi everyone, I discovered that you can use the flower from the Cricut George cartridge with the flower from the Stampin Up stamp set Eastern Blooms. Here is a video I created showing how. I should have said in the video I used the shadow blackout (shift) feature of the flower.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Autism Awareness Month

Hi everyone, like I had posted in my previous post I am participating in the Cricut message board cartridge challenge and here is another card I created for it. The card is for Autism Awareness, the puzzle represents the mystery and complexity of autism. I used Printing 101 cartridge for the puzzle pieces with the word friendship spelled out. The saying which I love is by Jennifer Hanson.

Stampin' Up Supplies

Word Window Punch
Modern Label Punch