Friday, May 27, 2011


I love how this turned out.  It's both simple and detailed at the same time...make sense? ;)   The Cricut cuts are big and simple, but the sewing and accents makes them seem detailed.  Click on pictures to enlarge.

The juicy summer paper pack from ki memories was perfect for this layout.  I just love the bright and fun colors as well as the patterns and words.
The Cricut Preserves cartridge is all that's needed for this layout.  Even the tag is cut from it.
I did use a Martha Stewart border punch for the lace or doily border that's behind the watermelon and tangerine on both pages.

Now for a couple of fun and fruity cards
Solid color cardstock is from Paper Trey Ink.  Pink polka dot paper is from the juicy summer paper pack.

Green paper on apple card was embossed with the Cuttlebug Polka Dot embossing folder.  Martha Stewart border punch on apple card and machine stitching around mats for added cuteness. :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I have always loved the Preserves cartridge and I had so much fun embellishing and bringing to life all the fun fruits that are on it.  I am working on a few cards and a layout using the embellished fruit, but just had to give you a peek now.
Now that I have my own space...I have room for my sewing machine, Yea!  I am the first to admit I need a lot more practice at sewing...especially on photo mats as I can never get my corners to end in the right place.  I found the strawberries to be challenging, too. 

Who would think a pineapple could be so fun and cute?!  The Cuttlebug Houndstooth embossing folder is PERFECT for the texture of the pineapple.

Glossy Accents is the perfect accent to bring out the fruit seeds

I will post the completed projects soon.  Also, as soon as I get a nice sunny day I will get pictures of my craft room posted.  It's been so cloudy and dreary here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


How about a sneak peek of my new craft room...can you believe the colors? LOL!  Actually this is my son's old room (yes, he still lives at home...just changed rooms).  Anyway, he is a Dallas Cowboys fan so it's painted in navy, white and silver and at this time I just do not feel like repainting it.  So for now the colors will remain and I will just have to add a splash of Cricut green or some other fun color here and there. :)

View as you enter the room
Now I still have a lot to do as you can see in the photo.  Every time I try to get my son or husband to help me hang my embellishment center on the wall they get real know they have to pet the cow...hug the dog or kiss the cat...hee, hee.  Don't worry...I will get them cornered and they will help me! ;)
I have the perfect little corner for my Jet Max cubes and embellishment center.  My other stack of cubes fits perfect beside the closet door.

I love that I now have room to have all three of my tables set up and room for my cartridges.  Everything was so crowded and squished together before.  It's nice to spread out a little.

My main work table with supplies close at hand.

And finally my cozy little closet. :)

This was suppose to be a sneak peek, LOL!  When I get it clean and everything in it's place I will take some better pics and post.

One other exciting thing...I did end up getting the E2 Cricut.  When it came out on my sweet family said to get it for my Mothers Day...yippee. ;)  It just came today so I've not even got to play with it...yet.  

Thanks for listening to me ramble.  I promise to get some fun projects posted soon.  I really want to make another shape album as it's been a long while.  Have a Great Day...see you again...soon!     

Friday, May 13, 2011


Kate's ABC'S has to be one of the cutest cartridges yet.  It is the only cartridge needed for the entire layout.  I created the mirror by using the frame on pg. 68 of the handbook and welding the table from pg. 65 so only the legs show.  The original frame had holes around the edge of the oval and I used my Gypsy and the hide contour feature to hide them.

The little girl is on pg. 52.  Using a pair of scissors separate her from the stroller and grass. 
The hair brush in her hand is on pg. 65.

Mothers Day Card
I made this step card for my mom and never got it posted.  It is also from Kate's ABC'S.

Friday, May 6, 2011


Using the Cricut Imagine and the Imagine More cartridge made this card so quick and easy to make.  Print and cut the bird frame.  Add a little ribbon, adhere to your card and stamp sentiment in the middle.  So Easy!  

Here is a fun summery card using Life is a Beach  cartridge.  I got a little Stickle happy, but is sure is bright and cheery! ;)
Sentiment is stamped on a tag that was punched with an EKSuccess punch.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Side Step Stair Card

This is my first try at a stair card and I must say... I'm hooked!  It was so much fun...even though it took me a couple tries to get the hang of how to fold the stairs.
My friends daughter is graduating this Saturday.  I know graduation is to look ahead, but I decided to let this card reflect on some of her high school achievements as she moves forward.

Cricut Cartridges:  Base Camp & Everyday Paper Dolls

Monday, May 2, 2011


I've been working on this list for awhile now and I think I finally have all the cartridges listed through Hello Thursday April 2011.  If you find I am missing any please let me know.  Click HERE to see list.  In the future if you scroll down the left side of my blog to the picture of Cricut cartridges and click on will take you to the list.