Thursday, September 22, 2011


My niece is throwing my sister a surprise 40th birthday party at the end of October.  Even though her real birthday is in December, Halloween is her favorite holiday.  My niece asked me to design the invitations and this is what I came up with.  I have tons of Halloween paper and supplies because it is my favorite holiday as well so I already had everything to make them.  I will be mass producing them this weekend with my niece.  Should be fun!

Supplies Used

Cricut Cartridge - Happy Hauntings
Paper - Scribble Scrabble, Stampin' Up
Dazzle Stickers
Misc. Stamp
Lime Polka Dot Ribbon
Foam Tape

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Two Hearts, One Love

A little wedding book I made at the weekend crop we had at my house this weekend.  I used the "Use 'em for Anything Chocolate" papers from HOTP.  I love this collection and think it is very nice for wedding themes.  Other supplies included chipboard embellishments and miscellaneous wedding themed die-cut stickers and stamps.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sometimes Life Gets in the Way

It's been a long time since my last post.  Life has seemed to get in the way of my passion for creativity.  Here is a card I designed yesterday for my parents 49th anniversary.  I love the papers I used from Basic Grey and I just think the overall design is cute. 

Recipe as follows:
6x6 card
Papers used from Basic Grey 6x6 pads 3 collections -
Life of the Party, Wander, Nook & Pantry
Cricut Cartridges used - Hoot n' Holler, Cindy Loo
White Gel Pen
Decor Green Glitter Liner

My Crop Circle is gathering for a weekend crop at my house this weekend and I can't wait.  We should be cropping non-stop from Friday at noon until Sunday afternoon.  I just decided that I am going to design cards for the weekend.  Pictures to follow.

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Pink Journey Continues

Here are 14 new designs of my breast cancer cards.  They are all done in the retro colors and I absolutely love them! All of the sentiments are embossed on the cards and I did quite a bit of white pen stitching to make them pop.  I hope they sell well at my craft show in 3 weeks.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Creativity Flows Again!

Here is a card I made for a friend who is celebrating being cancer free for three years.  After Christmas I guess I needed a break because everything I made I didn't like and felt was not up to my personal standards of creativity.  I know I critique myself pretty harshly but I just couldn't get into it and I definitely didn't want to post any of those cards.
Yesterday I sat down and tried again and I have to say that this is my new favorite card.  The picture doesn't do it justice.  I have decided that I am going to do a series of them in different colors.  I am doing a craft show in March and for every card I sell I am going to donate $.50 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Cricut Cartridges:  Forever Young, Stand and Salute
Patterned/Plain Paper:  SEI, Bazzill
Stamp Set:  Mega Mixed Messages from PTI
Misc Supplies:  White Gel pen for faux stitching

Sunday, January 2, 2011

MPS Design Team Challenge & Submission

Robyn from MPS has put out a challenge to pick 2 new members for her design team for the next six months.  I would love to be on her team!  Wish me luck!  The challenge is to use pink, brown, and green and to use your favorite cricut cartridge.  I love all of my cartridges but my favorite has to be Create-a-Critter hands down.  Here is my submission and my camera does not do this card justice.  The colors are bright  and cheery and the patterned paper for the owl is super cute. It makes for a sweet Valentine's day card!


Plain Cardstock:  Bazzill, Stampin' Up
Patterened Cardstock:  Basic Grey
Cricut Cartridge:  Create-a-Critter
Tweetie Hoo Puns Stamp Set
Martha Stewart Loopy Border Punch