Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Card

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving weekend.  I have been really busy with school and haven't got much crafting done lately.  However, I have finally decided on my Christmas card design for the year!  I decided to use a stamp made by Stampabilities that I found at Hobby Lobby.  I am very excited with how the card turned out.  I have started mass production, but I think it is going to take me awhile as things are busy at school.  Have a great week!


Stamp: Tree with Holly Background (by Stampabilities)
Martha Stewart Pointsettia Flourish Punch
My Creative Time All Around Christmas Stamp
My Creative Time Dies

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  I thought I should share one more Halloween card for the year.  I used Everday Paperdolls to create this card.  Hope you enjoy and have a spooktacular day!

Everyday Paperdolls Cartidge
My Creative Time Curly Label
My Creative Time Mixed Holiday Sentiments

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Surprise Treat

Happy Sunday!  I needed to come up with a birthday treat for another teacher at school.  I decided to make a treat box using the Cricut Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge and fill it with candy.  I added a flower from the Flower Shoppe cartridge on top, and then a tag made from My Creative Time's Scallop and Stitched Circle and Gift Card sentiment stamps. I love how it turned out!  Enjoy and have a great night!


Treat Box

Gift Tag

Sweet Tooth Boxes Cartridge
Flower Shoppe Cartridge
My Creative Time Scallop and Stitched Circle
My Creative Time Gift Card Sentiments
Entering Into:
Frosted Designs: Food and Candy

Friday, October 28, 2011

My Creative Time Design Team Call

Hello Everyone!  Hope you are all having a great weekend!  I have been SO EXCITED all week trying to decide what my project for the My Creative Time Design team call was going to be.  Ultimately I decided to make a gift card holder because I just got the die in the mail this week and have been dying to use it. (No pun intended!  Haha!)  I also give a ton of gift cards so I thought I would start on my Christmas holders.  

If you do not know about My Creative Time products (stamps, dies, and dvds) you can check them all out here.  I am in love with Emma's line and have been growing my collection of her products.  Her stamps and dies are truly high quality and very versatile.  She has some SUPER cute products!!  Be sure to check them out!  Now onto my project...hope you all enjoy! 


My Creative Time Embossed Gift Card Holder Die
My Creative Time Scallop and Stitched Circle Die
My Creative Time All Around Christmas Stamps
Cuttlebug for cutting Dies
Action Wobble
3D Foam Squares
Colorblok paper (Red Sparkle)
DCWV paper (green + metallic white)


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Spooky Treats!

Happy Sunday!  Here is a treat bag and card that I made for the Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge.  The challenge is to make something to give away using the Cricut machine and use at least 2 cuts.  I used the Everyday Paper Doll Cartridge, Mini Monster Cartridge, and My Creative Time Stamps.  Have a spooktacular day!


Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge
Mini Monsters Cartridge
My Creative Time Small Talk Stamps
My Creative Time Mixed Holiday Sentiments
Peachy Keen Teacher Says Phrases and Faces

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Trick or Treat!

HAPPY WEDNESDAY!  Hope everyone is having a great week!  I think I might just make the deadline to enter My Creative Time Throwback Thursday!  I created my card using the Stretch your Imagination cart.  I was happy to use the card feature because I usually shy away from it, but it was so easy!!  Hope you enjoy!

Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge
My Creative Time Mixed Holiday Sentiments

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Halloween Card

Wow!  Sorry it has been so long since I said I would share, but it is finally here.  The school year has been off to such a fast start!  I can't believe that it is already into October!!!!  Time sure flies by faster every year!  

This is the Halloween card that I made to swap in the PKS Connection Halloween Swap.  Hopefully everyone who gets one of my cards will enjoy it as much as I did making them :)  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!  I hope to get around to everybody's blog in a little bit.   


Peachy Keen Stamps: Carved Pumpkin, Bat, and Happy Halloween
Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge
Prisma Color Pencils

Sunday, September 18, 2011


I hope that everyone had a great weekend!  I was able to play with the Crocs Rule cartridge.  I think that the crocs are so cute!!!  Here is a card that I came up with to send to my dad.  I hope that you all enjoy and have a great week!  Come back later in the week to see my Halloween card that I made for a PKS card swap :-)


Monday, September 12, 2011

Throwback Thursday!

Yay...I completed a challenge this week!  Here is my entry for My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday challenge.  The challenge is to make a Cricut-less using black, orange, purple, and green.  Here is what I came up with using Emma's Small Talk set.  If you have not used her stamps yet they are fabulous!!!!  Hope you enjoy and check out the other entries :)


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Simple Birthday card

I hope that everyone is having a great start to their Labor Day weekend.  Sorry I have been MIA for awhile.  When I found out what I was going to be teaching, I only had a little less than 2 days to put my classroom together before the kids came. Needless to say, I have been SUPER busy!  I am hoping to be able to get caught up on school stuff this weekend and then be back to crafting real soon!  I will also try to get back into the swing of visiting blogs again!    

I also want to take a minute to thank Jovan and Ellen for the wonderful blog candy that I won from their blogs :) I am a little behind on the thank yous, but go check out their blogs for some wonderful inspiration!

Ok.  Now onto my card for today.  I made this card using products from Piggy Tales and embossed the background with the cuttlebug.  It is a super fast and simple card, but I like the clean look of it!  Enjoy!


There is a hidden door on the front which opens to reveal a surprise cupcake inside cut from Once Upon a Princess :)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Flower Card

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend!  Kids start school here this week Thursday, and I still am not 100% sure what I am going to be teaching this year.  Therefore, it has been a little crazy around here and I have not gotten a lot of crafting done.  I wanted to share a quick card that I made with the Freshly Picked cartridge though.  I used a paint dabber over the embossing in the background to give it a different effect.  Hopefully once this week is over and I should know exactly what I will be teaching, I will be able to craft and have more to share with you!


Friday, August 19, 2011

Wishing you the sun, the moon, and the stars

Whew!  Things got really busy around here the past few days.  So much to do before heading back to work!  I think the to do list is a mile long, lol!    Here is a fun quick card that I made.  I love how it turned out with the glitter paper.  Hope you enjoy!


Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge
My Creative Time's Encouraging Quotes Stamps

Entering Into:
Make It Monday: Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Oh Baby...

I am very excited today because I finished another shape card with my gypsy.  I am not the best at using the gypsy and still learning so I am always pleased when I accomplish something with it.  Anyway, here is a baby card that I made for a baby shower this weekend.  I am really excited with how it turned out :)  Hope you enjoy!  I am also entering it into Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge to use any older cart.


New Arrival Cartridge
Coredinations Paper (Yellow and Shiny Blue)
Paper Company Paper (Solid Blue)
Stickles Baby Blue

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tons of Fun!

Hello Everyone!  I want to share another Honey Pop Paper card that I made.  This card was made with the "Birthday Elephant" set and the Honey Pop Light Blue paper.  I love how the pop up effect turns out in the middle of the cards!  It is just something fun and different!  Have a great day!


Inky Antics Birthday Elephant Set
Honey Pop Paper Blue
Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug Folder
Twinery Twine
Prisma Color Pencils

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Honey POP Paper

I want to share a post with Inky Antics Honey Pop Paper today.  If you have not seen this before it is AWESOME!  I am totally addicted to it!  It is super easy to use as well!  I have sent a couple of cards made with this and everyone else seems to really love it as well :)  I found the stamp set and Honey Pop Paper at Archivers.  Hope you enjoy!


Inky Antics: Caterpillar Honey Pop Set
Honey Pop Paper: Red
Glossy Accents
Prisma Color Pencils
Entering Into:
Colour Create Challenge: Blue, Green, White, Red, Brown
Make It Monday: Anything Goes

CC Weekly Challenge #38

This week the Cricut Circle is having a vacation challenge.  I am REALLY behind on my scrapbook, and decided that this was the perfect time to start on my New York Scrapbook. I always like to do a fun page at the front of my scrapbooks so here is the title page I came up with for this book.  Happily, I can say that I also got about 5 more pages of the book done :)   Enjoy!


Stand and Salute
Pantin Schoolbook

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Freshly Picked...

Today I would like to share a super quick and easy card that I made using the freshly picked cartridge.  I dug through my scrap buckets to make the card.  The scrap buckets are getting kind of full again :)  Hope you enjoy!


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cricut-less card!

Here is a birthday card that I made with a digi image that looks identical to my aunts dog.  Her dog turned 5, so I thought this was perfect!!!  The digi image came from Delicious Doodles.  Hope you are all having a great relaxing weekend :)


Delicious Doodles Digi
Prima Flowers
Mini Sticker Pearls

Entering Into
Sew Many Cards: Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Turtle Cake

Here is a delicious chocolate cake that I turned into a turtle :)  The spots (fondant) on his back were cut out with the Cake Basics Cartridge with the Cricut Cake.  This was my first time using fondant as well.  I am not really a fan on fondant as I do not like the taste.  I made marshmallow fondant which tastes a little better, but still is not my personal favorite.  The cake recipe came from here and was delicious!!!  The only thing I did not do was add chocolate chips to melt on top when the cake was done baking.  I also made buttercream frosting which the recipe can be found here.  Enjoy :)


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #57

Hello Everyone!  I finally got some crafting done today!  Here is a card that I made for the Peachy Keen Sketch challenge with color combo of Coral, Robin Egg Blue, and Honeydew.  

I used the Ballin' Bunnies stamp set which I just think is so cute :)  I popped up the Kleenex box with an action wobble which I love!!  Enjoy and make sure to check out the other challenge entries here.


Peachy Keen Stamps: Ballin' Bunnies 
Cake Basics Cartridge
Action Wobble
Foam Dimension Squares

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Hoppy Birthday!

Here is my last post for today!  I made this card for the My Pink Stamper Design Team call.  The challenge is to make something with orange, turquoise, green, brown, and an optional color using your favorite cartridge.  If you do not know about My Pink Stamper, you can check out the website here.  You will find great inspiration for all levels of crafters :) 

My card was inspired from the Creative Imaginations frog paper that I used on the background.  Everything else was cut out with the Create a Critter Cartridge which is my favorite.  I finished my card with the perfect sentiment from My Pink Stamper Buggy Punnies Stamps (not just to be used with bugs!).  I hope you enjoy and have a great rest of your weekend!  Don't forget to check out all of the other amazing entries for the challenge here.


Create a Critter Cartridge
My Pink Stamper: Buggy Punnies Stamps
Stickles and Stugio g Glitter Glue
Google Eyes
Action Wobble

Strawberry Bread!

Last weekend, I went strawberry picking and picked some delicious strawberries!  I decided to make some strawberry bread and it turned out so good that I made some for friends.  If you like strawberries and have never had strawberry bread you should try it :)  Super easy to make and DELICIOUS!!  I got my recipe from here. The only thing I changed was that I added chocolate chips of course!  I added a little decoration to the bag using the Imagine Better Together Cartridge.  My Imagine needs new ink which is why it turned out kind of light.  Enjoy!


Friday, July 15, 2011

Flower Shoppe

Happy Friday Everyone!  I hope that you all have some great plans for the weekend :)  I am entering this card into the Pumpkin Spice Design Team call.  The challenge was to make a new card, scrapbook page, or project using at lease 2 of the paper lines listed here: Bo Bunny, Cosmo Cricket, Crate Paper, Echo Park, Graphic 45, or My Mind's Eye.  I choose to use Cosmo Cricket, and Echo Park paper in my project.  

Another requirement is to mention your favorite paper company.  This is one of the hardest questions as there are soooooo many awesome papers out there!  However, if I have to choose I would say that my favorite papers come from DCWV and Cosmo Cricket.  Both of these companies have such beautiful papers with a wide variety to choose from.  Do you have a favorite paper company?

Hope you enjoy!  


Cricut Flower Shoppe Cartridge
Echo Park Paper: Spooky Dots
Cosmo Cricket Paper: Earth Love
Paper Trey Ink Paper (Solid Papers)
TCP Studio Stamps: Greetings


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Moo-chas Gracias

Here is one more super quick card for today.  I used Create a Critter to cut out the cow and My Pink Stampers Even More Punny-licious stamps.  

I am also behind, and want to thank Donya over at Ok Scrappin Mama for the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award.  That is very nice of her. You can see who I passed the award onto here

Have a great night everyone :)

Picnic Time!

This months challenge over at the Cricut Circle is to make a project using the theme of BBQ, picnic, or patio.  You also must incorporate some gingham or checker pattern.  

I had a hard time deciding which to use, but I settled on a picnic theme.  I really love the way the basket turned out :)  Now I want to go on a picnic!!!  

I am also entering this into the Cooking with Cricut: Anything Goes challenge.  Enjoy!

Preserves Cartridge
Country Life Cartridge
Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Happy 4th of July Weekend!  I hope that everyone is having a great weekend.  Yesterday, I worked on some projects with my sister.  I just got the Sugar and Spice cartridge and wanted to test it out.  So I picked out this little sheep to make a cute little card.  I think the sheep is adorable!  My only problem was I couldn't seem to write straight for anything yesterday!?! :-(  Oh, well!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Sugar and Spice Cartridge
Action Wobbles
Twinery Twine

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Happy 4th!

I hope everyone is having a great week.  I would like to share a 4th of July card that I made using the Stand and Salute cricut cartridge.  It is a pretty quick and easy card.  Hope you all enjoy!


Entering Into:
Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge: Patriotic Pride
Fantabulous Cricut: Happy 4th (red, white, and blue)
Celebrate the Occasion: Red, White, and Blue
Terrific Tuesday: Stand and Salute

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Piglet Card!

It is finally sunny and beautiful here after a rainy week.  I hope that you all have great weather as well :)  This is a thank you card for my aunt who loves pigs.  I used the Pooh and Friends cartridge along with Peachy Keen Stamps "Teachers Says! Phrases and Faces" and "Everyday Character Face Parts."  Hope you enjoy!


Sweet Blog Award

Thank you so much to Ashley from Crafts from Ashley for passing on the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award to me.  That is very sweet of her (no pun intended)!  You can check out her awesome talent by clicking here!

The rules of the award are to thank the person who gave it to you, tell 7 things about yourself, and then pass it on to 8 others.

7 Things About Me:

  1. I LOVE summer!  
  2. Crafting is my favorite hobby, and I have been crafting for as long as I can remember.
  3. I am a teacher.
  4. I have a fish and a dog.
  5. My favorite color is blue.
  6. I am very thankful for my family and friends.
  7. I like to go to the gym :)  Most of the time, lol!
8 Bloggers to Pass the Award Onto:

  1. Hoo's Crafty
  2. Kris' Craft Coop  
  3. Paper Crafts by Candace
  4. MyNeed2Craft
  5. Scrap-n-Design
  6. Scrap-a-tude
  7. Scrapin Mom of One Inspiring Little Boy
  8. The Paper Orchard

Friday, June 24, 2011

Baby Room Plaque

Happy Friday and weekend!  I want to share a gift that I made for a friend of mine who is having a baby.  They are going to decorate the baby's room (for a boy) with wildlife so I thought it would be cute to make a name plaque!  Here is what I came up with.  It took me quite awhile to make, but I am very happy with the end product!  Enjoy!

Gypsy Font Cartridge
Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge
Cindy Loo Cartridge
ZooBalloo Cartridge
Wood Plaque
Recollections Paper Mini Roses
Foam Adhesive Circles
Celebrate It Ribbon
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Entered Into:
Make It Monday: Anything Goes

Monday, June 20, 2011

I Love You Pin

I wanted to share a project that I made for some of the other teachers at the school I was at this year.  The school I was at was the school for the deaf and hearing impaired at the end of the year I made these pins as gifts for some of the other teachers.  I can't take credit for this project as I saw it made somewhere else several months ago, but I can't remember which blog I saw it on.  

To make the pin, I cut out the hand from My Community cartridge at 6" and the heart at 1" with shrinky dink film.  I then baked the two pieces and curled the two middle fingers down as soon as I took it out of the oven.  I used a hot glue gun to put the heart and hand together and add the pin.  I then made a little card to hold the pin.  I hope that you enjoy! 


My Community Cartridge
Stampabilities Smallest Things Stamp
Frosted Shrinky Dink Film
Hot Glue Gun

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wedding Shape card

Here is a quick wedding card that I made using the Wedding Cricut Cartridge and my gypsy.  I am trying to use the gypsy more and figure out all of the features.  I am slowly starting to become a believer of it :)  I also added glossy accent to make the details stand out.  Have a great night!


Entering into: 
ABC Challenge: W-Wedding
Die Cuttin' Divas: Wedding Bliss (no hearts)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Cricut Lite Throwback Thursday

This week there is a new Throwback Thursday challenge at My Creative Time.  The challenge is to use any Cricut Lite Cartridge and add bling on your project.  I decided to use the Live Simply Cartridge.  I added stickles, glossy accents, glitter paper, and rhinestones to "bling" up my project.  Hope you enjoy, join in the challenge and be sure to check out the other entries here.


Little One Layout

Hello Everyone! is finally over for the summer, and it is time to relax and scrap!  I am so excited to get some projects done, and try some new things!  Here is a quick layout that I made for another teacher who is having her first grandchild this summer!  It is going to be a little baby boy so I chose to use blue and yellow!  Enjoy!


Nursery Rhymes Cartridge
New Arrival Cartridge

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Berry Special Friend

Wow!  I don't know about you, but I am always so thrown off when I don't start the work week on Monday.  It seems to make me confused the rest of the week!  I certainly enjoyed the extra long weekend though :)  My mom got me the Everyday Pop Up cartridge this weekend and I was so excited to use it!  

I made this card for the Cricut Circle challenge.  The challenge is to make something with the shape of your favorite "sweet" item from summer and to incorporate stamps somewhere on the project.  My favorite summer time treat is a bowl full of strawberries!  The pop up on the inside was much easier to figure out than I thought it was going to be!  Enjoy!


Hello Kitty Greetings Cartridge
Everyday Pop Up Cards Cartridge
Cricut Papers and Scrap Papers
Peachy Keen Stamps: Teacher Says Phrases and Faces