Wednesday, June 30, 2010


This sparkly rocket was made using the new Independence Day cart from Cricut/PC. The image was cut @ 5 inches using some pretty, holographic blue paper and a red shimmery one. I know the white glitter paper was DCWV- but have no clue what brand the others are (sorry!).
I added some Stickles (Crystal) a few pieces of bling, and a few dots of Sakura white and red gelly rollers here and there. The "celebrate" stamp is a Studio G from '09 - worked very well with the bottle rocket image. I used Storybook for the little marque cut - blue was 2" and white was cut @ 1.75.
 I did something I normally wouldnt do with my cuttlebug and put the whole front of the card through the Swiss dots folder, but it worked out ok. I lightly distressed the dots with Memento Bahama Blue - just so it wasnt so flat. I will be making more cards with this cart - stay tuned!
Hope you ALL have a fantastic 4th of July!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge - Doodlecharms

Im a so happy to have entered my first ever blog challenge - sponsored by Emma at
I love Emma's creations and her video's too! This particular challenge is a "Throwback Thursday" using your Doodlecharms (or any other older Cricut cart). I have used the puppy face and dog houses to make a page for my dog Mason. I used Color Box chalk ink (Chesnut Roan) around the dog house edges as well as Dew Drop in Graphite Black. I ran the houses through my CB using the Forest Branches folder and the Argyle folder for the dog bone photo corners.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day 2010

Here is this years Father's Day card - as always I got a late start on my artwork, but I am very pleased with the final outcome. The three car stamps I used are from Clear Dollar stamps (.com) that I got in 2009. I went to Cricut message board for a little inspiration and one of the ladies had used a soda can along with the diamond plate Cuttlebug folder (which i LOVE!!) and my car card idea came right to me. I used paper instead of aluminum (still love mine too). The sentiment stamp is a Studio G clear from M's. I found the metallic adhesive dots at J's - bought them without anything particular in mind - but when i thought of this card - they had their place on the side, grouped in 3's. 
I am really please how this card came out. I used my Copic's and a little smidge of color from a couple of Tombo markers. I used Glossy Accents on the windows and lights of each car. It came out better that I thought it would - im very happy with it. I know my Dad will appreciate this card too. 
Thanks for stopping by and looking!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Little Prince ~ Cricut Lite

Ok, so on Thursday I just so happened to get sucked into stop in to Walmart to get paper towels - but ended up right in the craft area!.....LOL. Well my store(s) have all 24 of the new Cricut Lite carts! I was mesmerized by their price tag beauty. So I had to go through them all and decide which one i needed! I have my eye on a couple, but the Live Simply cart looked to be the most versitile one for me right now.
I saw the frog on there and knew - that was the image i was looking for. One of my very good friends (14 years now!!!) just had her second baby - a boy! I had considered the "B is for Boy" cart - but just couldnt get away from the frog idea for a little Prince because i had found two other great deals while at Wm. - the crown paper punch by MS and the branch punch - each for only $3.50!!!! as you can understand, I could not resist! So here is my card creation using the Live Simply Cricut Lite cart and the MS crown paper punch. Card size is A6 . I also used the following carts and punches: EK mini bugs, EK 2 in. scallop, Accent Essentials (leaves to make lilly pad), ribbon and Bazzil cardstock (leaves and card base). I used my cb with the tiny bubble folder for frog base.
I cant wait to give this card to Dawn today. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Get Well for a dog ~ client

Here is a cheery get well card for a dog that I walk named Stella. The poor girl had to have ACL surgery - I also got her a box of her favorite dog bones to go with it. I used the Paper Pups cart and cut the collar out at 2.5 inches, but ended up trimming a little bit off one side (to fit the card base) I cut the shadow features and used pop dots for the length of the collar - between the shadow and the primary cut. I cut out the dog tag on the following page and used both features as well and also used a paper punch to make the one inch circle with the sentiment on it and raised that with one pop dot also. I used Fiskars scallop border punch on the top and bottom and cut it at a half inch. I also used a colored split ring to attach the charm to the collar - it moves freely while the long collar piece is glued to the pink flowery background paper. Monday was the first day that I had seen Stella since her surgery on Wed. June 2nd. I hope she continues to heal up well - i do feel so badly for her! While i realize she wont care about the card - I know she will love her dog bones that i got - beef basted!! Mmmm, mmm!

Slideshow of Cards