Reindeer Frame

Snow Frame

Another Frame

Finally a Christmas Frame

So I've been wanting to get started on these but haven't had the chance. Finally got some play time!
Okay so have been a little crazy for me and my house over the last month or so. Lots of changes and stresses....but I think we are on the road to improvement and things might just get a tad bit worse before they get better but there is, at least, some light at the end of the tunnel. Thank Goodness....! I think because of it all the creative mojo has left me so I'm trying to settle in and start pulling it back together. Sorry I haven't posted in a while.......hoping to change that here soon! Holidays are coming and I have lots of okay ideas but none that really excite me. So I'm still looking for inspiration. LOL Hang in there though....I will be back at it soon enough.

Flower Wreath

Had fun making this.... Thinking of doing a tutorial video on it. Tell me what ya think....

Decorating......

Okay well I've been spookin up the house a little. Put some candle wraps on the candles with pattern paper and stickers. Cut out some spiders from designer calendar cartridge for the wall And spooked up the entry mirror with the ghost from the mini monsters cartridge. :)

Another Halloween Banner

Halloween Banner

Score board flower

Got to play a little tonight using the Martha Stewart score board. Base of the flower was made from a paper from MAMBI. I scored a 1 1/2 inch x12 inch piece of paper at the half inch marks all the way down the and then I used silk flowers to layer on top. Used a flower rhinestone With a brad to bring it all together. Coordinating ribbon and cards stock and a few SU stamps. Hope you enjoy! :)

FOREVER YOUNG cartridge

Cute cute birthday card using forever young cartridge. Saw a version of this card in the cricut magazine. Love it

Robotz Birthday Card

Boys Birthday card using the Robotz Cricut cartridge.

Hi all

Well I scored a great deal on some Martha Stewart double sided paper packs in 12x12. Im excited to put those to use! So stay tuned for that. :)

{CAROL}

Princess Birthday Card

From the cricut cartridge "Once Upon A Princess" I cut out the castle on page 44 and layered it using pop dots. The it's your day is from Stampin Up as well as the glitter. Outlined it with a silver uniball pen.

Paper Flowers

Well... Here's my hand at making paper flowers. Two of the cards were made using the Cricut cartridge Flower Shoppe. The third a rosette was made with the score board from Martha Stewart. Bursting with pink I just think they are so pretty!

Here It Is.... 6x6 mini Album Tutorial

So this is a fun little project that I learned from my friend Judy. Thanks Judy! Love this because you can theme it how you please. Great use of coordinating pattern papers...in this project I used Stampin Up papers. A special thanks to the band Marcella for the background music.

Puff Box


Upcoming Tutorial

Okay everyone I am working on a "how to" slide show on a great little 6x6 mini scrap book like this one. These books are super cute and go together easily and pack a lot of punch! You can get a lot of photos... Or not in this little project. This particular one ( which isn't really finished yet) I started a while back but I will do a complete how to on making one of these great books all from 3 sheets of cardstock and 4 sheets of coordinating two sided pattern paper. So check back soon on the completed tutorial. Have a great day and thank you for following me. Oh and if you aren't a follower what are you waiting for?? SIGN UP! it's easy!

Panda

He's just so cute!

September Calendar

Just playing around

Birthday Balloon

I just don't know..... I like the idea but my colors didn't turn out so well. Gonna have to try it again sometime maybe next time use a color wheel lol

Pizza Card

Here's a fun birthday card... Again using the simply charmed cricut cartridge cut at 5 inches went together super easily and such a great result!

Birthday cake

Fun shape card made with simply charmed. Cake shape on page 74 cut at 5.13.

Cricut Flower Shoppe cart

Crazy the way the colors came out in this light.... I like it though.

Tree Card Video

video

Smash Book start...

Okay so here's a start... Have some ideas yet to do..... My book will be mostly about my favorite things... I think lol
So what do you know about Smash Books?? Fairly new trend, I have to laugh because I started something similar to this once. It's kind of like a journal but more artsy or whimsical. you add a lot of outside elements like receipts and ticket stubs...photos, notes, jotted down, thoughts and napkins, matchbooks, lists like daily to do's or plans, sketch ideas, goals, various memorabilia from special events. I plan to get some Blinkies to some sites for Smash books so stay tuned for those.(that way you can get ideas for design your own). Not sure how much I'll share of mine maybe more at a distance. I think of them as being somewhat personal...at least I know that's my plan for mine.My challenge more myself is to actually finish it from start to finish lol  Not a strong point for me so yes a true challenge. LOLSo get a book they have actual smash books...or a spiral or three ring small binder and let the creativity flow. Let me know if you decide to try it out and share comments of what you think of the idea.

Speed

Okay it's a start.... Not sure where I'm gonna go with this. But we shall see...

Vinyl models on the wall..

Okay I changed up my owls for girls lol. I have fallen in love with this forever young cartridge! I don't think I'm done yet.... But it's a start.

Puff Box Swap

video

Fall scrap page

I had to do a demo at work today. So I chose to do this fun fall layout. The pic is of my grandson Carson. His first trip to the pumpkin patch. Too cute but then it is my grandson lol

FUN

Hahaha it's a pretty flower

The Puff Box I received ......

Shirley Northey was the person who crafted my box I received! She had it plumb full of puffs and also added a personal card a note pad and a mini album. Thanks Again Shirley!!

GREAT TIP..................

Okay so the more you use your cricut the more you go through your mats. Mats are expensive. $12.99 for two 12x12s. So I went searching online to see what people were doing about this, and I found out everyone is reconditioning their mats. No way, does this really work? I found several different ways of doing it and they were all basically the same idea. Some cleaned their old mats first some didn't. Some used spray glue products.....most used Zig two way chisel tipped jumbo glue pen. Okay so something here has to work right? But my thought was is it going to stay sticky for long? Is it going to be too sticky and ruin my paper?? Yikes it was scary to me. LOL BUT....I was running out of good mats and running plentiful on old yucky non sticky mats. So I took the plunge. The following is what I did.............and it work beautifully! I was shocked at how well it work!

You will need....
Rubbing Alcohol... what maybe a $1.00 at your local grocery or Pharm
a scraper......I used a small metal spatula from my kitchen that never gets used otherwise LOL Online most were using their scraper from the cricut tool kits.
a towel
and a ZIG two-way big chisel tipped glue pen UPC # 015586476019 $6.49 or something like that at my store. (Michaels)

I poured about two tablespoons of alcohol on my yucky mat and slowly spread it around with the spatula. Just let it get the whole mat wet and soak in for about 3-5 min. Then with my scraper/spatula I began scraping off all the old adhesive residue from the mat. (took about 3-5 mins to get it all scraped loose. made a pile in the middle of the mat and then scraped it into trash when it was all done. I then ...after making sure I had a clean mat with no glue boogers on it....rinsed it with water and dried it thoroughly.

So now I have a clean smooth dry mat. With the Zig pen I started in one corner and ran the pen over the mat, being sure to cover ever inch of it with the pen. Careful to not go into the green edges of the mat cause you don't want the glue to get on your rollers of your machine!  Just a nice light layer of wet glue over the whole light colored part of your mat. Then let dry somewhere safe.....You don't want some one putting their fingers on it or a pet to jump up on it....(oh my could you imagine) LOL Anyway let it dry for a while. Online they said at least 30 min....I just did mine before I went to work and they were ready to go when I came home! You know that thing about a watched pot right????

So I get home and pull out the mat......hmmmmm idk....I'm skeptical......but I tried it out and OMG it worked great! I was afraid it was going to be too sticky or that my paper would curl and warp up but it didn't I wouldn't suggest using thin pattern paper right off the bat but.....it was BEAUTIFUL on card stock.

So for under $8.00 to get started you can recondition your cricut mats over and over for pennies a time! It's okay to be skeptical...............but TRY IT! You'll see!

Halloween Card

Pick of the patch card using Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge. Cut pumpkin at 3 inches. Cut out phrase approx 2 inch. Ticked the card with a black marker. For added umph.

Just Because Cards

Get well card made from the Cricut Cartridge "Just Because Cards" 6x6 card whale is image 3-4 cut at 3 inches. I used a silver sequin for his eye and put the layers together using dimensionals ( pop dots ).

Halloween Card

Just messing around. Mini Monsters and for the life of me I can't remember where I got the pumpkin from lol or the moon for that matter. I was just playing around on the gypsy learning how it works. I think I cut a 6x6 frame card then cut the fence and tree out and layered an orange piece of cs... It was kind of a frame card gone wrong! LOL Oh well it's still kinda fun!

Halloween Card

Girlie Halloween Card again from Mini Monsters the spider 3-7 6x6 card used vellum to back the web! :)