Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Stylist Blog Award!

I received my first Blog Award today!
Thank you Mary for passing this award to me!
You can check out Mary's fantastic blog here Marys Crafting Spot.
Here's the list to accept this award.

* Thank The person you gave it to you.
* Share 8 things about yourself
* Pass the award on to 8 individuals I've recently discoverd.
* Make a post so they may pass along the recognition.

8 Things about me.

* I am married to my best friend.
* I have 3 grown children
* I have 3 cats who are my constant companions.
* I enjoy spending time with my family
* I love reading, my nook goes everywhere I do!
* My favorite color is purple.
* I love being outdoors in the summer
* I started out making cards before turning to scrap booking.
* I have a major paper fetish. LOL

Now 8 individuals to pass this award onto.

1. Bobbi Jo http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com/
2. Heather http://wroedeo.blogspot.com/
3. Linda http://ladybuglair.blogspot.com/
4. Circutgirlg http://mygreatestcreations.blogspot.com/
5. Cathie http://catseypillar.blogspot.com/
6. Doreen http://polkadotpaperprincess.blogspot.com/
7. Candace http://papercraftsbycandace.blogspot.com/
8. Nadia http://withglitteringeyes.blogspot.com/

Animal Magnetism Challenge!

Pets were the theme of the Cricut Circle Blog challenge. This project was done using only the Cindy Loo cartridge, one of my favorites!! I used design studio to weld the images for my border, they were cut @ 2 3/4. The cats and layers were cut @ 4 1/2. Pink stickles and bling were added to dress it up.

Monday, February 21, 2011

February ScrapBook page

Instead of trying to date every scrapbook page I do, I borrowed an idea from a woman on the Cricut Circle Message Board. She does a calendar page for every month and then fills in the pages she makes for that month. I thought it was a great idea and started doing that this year. Everything except the the letters were cut from the Sweethearts Cartridge. The lettering was from Elegant Cakes @ 2. The corners were cut @ 3, the balloons @ 6 1/4, the table and layers @ 6.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Liz's Cat

My daughter Liz came over yesterday. She was looking at the Easter box/basket I made and loved the cat on it. She wanted me to make one for her fridge. I was working on another project and told her to make it for herself. I cut the cat out @11 1/4 from Paper Dolls for Everyday. She picked out the color and had fun decorating it herself.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A huge thank you to

for buying me a blog make-over from
I love the new design!!! Tricia was fun to work with and knew exactly what I wanted!! Thank you both so much!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tissue Paper Flowers

I needed to make a Thank you card today and wanted flowers other than what I had on hand. I took some tissue paper and cut and layered them about 12 high and put a brad through them.
The color brad doesn't matter since you won't see it anyway. I started with the top layer and crushed the paper towards the center.
I worked each layer separately until they were all scrunched up.
Then I started opening them up, starting with the top, until I had a flower I liked.
I used a sizzix die and a ms punch for the ferns, branches and border. I added two different ribbons and glued everything together. I inked the entire card face with red ink.
I had to finish this card fast! Sassy loves crumpled up paper and my working with the tissue paper was more "teasing" than she could take!
I wasn't able to get a picture of the extra completed flowers before Sassy got ahold of them. This is her "Are you seriously yelling at me?!!" face.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tri Shutter Birthday Card

Today is my favorite SIL's birthday, so I created a tri shutter card for her.

They are easy to make, once you've made your first one. I started out with a piece of purple card stock, 5 1/2 X 12. {I forgot to take a picture of the first part, but luckly I made extra's so I took of picture of them) You cut a line 1 1/2 inches down from the top and 1 1/2 inches up from the bottom, starting at 2 inches in to the 10 inch mark.

Then you score at line 2,4,8 and 10. Cut your patterned paper to fit and decorate.

I used a MS punch on the top of the card and added little flower gems to it. Everything else was from my stash.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Easter Basket/Box

After Christmas, Easter is my favorite holiday. Aside from the meaning, I love how colorful Easter is! I wanted to make some type of decoration and this is what I selected.
I used the fence from My Community cut @ 4 and cut out 4 of them. Because I didn't want it too big, but I did want it tall, I cut off 1 "post" on each.
I folded back each tab and used Terrifically Tacky tape to hold them together.

I cut out a 6x6 piece of patterned paper for the bottom. I scored 1/2 inch all around and then snipped out the corners. I used more Terrifically Tacky tape to hold it in place.

I made 2 cuts of grass from Easter 2010 @3 x 12. I used my scor pal to fold them along the box bottom.
From the Easter 2010 I also cut out the rabbits and flowers @ 2
I used Lacy Labels to cut the frame @3
I used MS Elegant to cut the butterfly @ 1 3/4
I used Holiday Cakes to cut out Happy Easter @ 1 3/4
The cat and ribbons were left overs from another project.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Circle Monthly Challenge ~ Banner

For this challenge I used StoryBook and the Sweethearts cartridges. The outside hearts were cut at 9.5 and the inside hearts at 8.75. The letters from StoryBook were cut at 5.75.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Anniversary

My sister was married 21 years ago today. I was maid of honor, so of course the color was deep purple. lol

Wow, we sure aged! LOL Anyway, I made this card for her anniversary. The heart was cut at 5 from the sweethearts card and the glasses were cut at 3. I used my hot glue gun and added some pearl spray and a calla lilly to each glass and threaded ribbon through the holes on the heart.

The pearl sprays came from some flowers I bought at Hobby Lobby for $1.99, minus my coupon. I pulled the spray out of the flower to use on the card and then added a brad from my collection to the flower, which I really liked how it turned out.