Welcome to my mind. I love color, I love textures, and am looking forward to showing you what I come up with!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Produce Stand

A different kind of post. I've been inspired to work with wood lately and Ana White's site is awesome! I used plans for a produce stand, did a little editing on the bottom for more shelf space and voila! Perfect elf-made Christmas present for the kids! My husband and I had a great time making it together and it was really pretty easy! I still need to stain it and will probably be using my Cricut to add a label to the front, but the main part is done!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Weekly Challenge 10 - Holiday Recipe

This week's challenge on the Cricut Circle Blog is to make something that is about, includes, or holds a recipe. Since I am making some gift boxes this year I decided to do some chocolate pretzels and package them up in a cute penguin box! Here is my entry! Cute and simple!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Weekly Challenge 8 - Vintage

This week's challenge was to use a layout provided and create either a layout or card with a vintage feel. I had a lot of fun and decided to design a baby shower card. Here's what I did!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cricut Weekly Challenge #7

I LOVE the colors used in this week's challenge. They are magenta, apricot, golden yellow, and deep olive. Some of my favorite colors! I don't feel like I did it justice at all and was not entirely satisfied with my creation, so I may redo it. But, in the meantime, here is what I have!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Some Cards

I know it's been a while since I've posted, once again. Life happens! These last couple weeks have been insanely busy and I've been sewing instead of scrapping! So, here are a few cards I've made lately to tide you over:

First, birthday card for a little girl using Rock Princess - LOVE this cart!

Birthday card for a little boy using Robotz.

My first sympathy card.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cricut Weekly Challenge #4 - BOO!

Here's my entry for this week's challenge! To create a Halloween project using some sort of transparent overlay. For this one, I needed to make a birthday card for a friend (with a Halloween birthday) so this was perfect! Right away I knew what I wanted to do - a coffin card (which I made on my new Gypsy!) with a window covered in inked vellum. Inside the coffin is a skeleton. Simple but fun! Here are some photos!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Think Pink Entry!

I know it's been WAY too long since my last post, and I have done a couple projects, but life has been very busy! When this challenge was posted, I was really excited to participate! I decided to do a layout of my little girl in her sweet tutu. I would love to dedicate this to my MIL, a wonderful lady and a queen!

I used Once Upon a Princess to cut out the Poodle and phrase, embossed the poodle using a French script stamp and black embossing powder and adorned with pink pearls. I used pink and purple ink on the phrase and scalloped accents and embossed them with a holographic powder. I used Cindy Loo for the glitter frame, flower, and the bird, added a purple ribbon accent and black ribbons from the bird's mouth and embellished with pearls. I am working on the other side of this 2 page layout now and hope it won't take me a week to do, but it might! Will post when it's done!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


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Sunday, September 12, 2010

All for Fall Contest

Here's my entry for the fall layout contest. I loved this photo of my son with his cousins at the pumpkin patch last year so I had to use it! I had a GREAT time doing this!!! Used embossing for the first time and that was nice and fun and messy too! I like messy!

Friday, September 10, 2010

French Manor Contest

Here is my submission to the French Manor contest. I am really excited about this one. I was hit with the idea because the clock is one of my favorite cuts from this cart. I decided, heck, I'm going to make a real clock! So I did! I started with a 12 x 24 " canvas and painted it teal, making messy brush strokes. Then I cut out a 11 1/4" cut of the clock from FM and inked the edges to make it pop. I also used the layer on Eleanor cut out on vinyl and took the reverse of it, stuck it to the canvas, and painted that on with magenta paint - several layers - and then took some bronze ink and dabbed it on. After that, I cut out Medallion 2 for the face of the clock and Penwork on the base area of the clock to add a little flair. I painted those with the same magenta I did the top flair in and dabbed them with bronze ink. I took some special magenta and bronze paper to put underneath the 2 embellishments and glued them all down. Several coats of glossy Mod Podge later and voila! I cut a space for my clock pieces in the canvas and attached it. I've included 3 photos of the project - I wish I could fully capture the color and how neat it looks, but alas, even as a photographer with a light box, I could not show you all the neat details. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day Layout

We had a great time with the kids this weekend and I did a layout for my scrapbook and for the Circle to show it!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Card for Teacher!

Just a simple card I put together for my son's teacher!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Song Bird Sweetie

Another page done in my baby's scrapbook! I had a lot of fun with this one as well! I LOVE the colors and I love my carts!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Another peacock card

LOVE this peacock! Had to share another card I made. I really enjoyed doing this one.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A new cart and another page!

I picked up Cindy Loo last night and I love it! I also picked up an I Rock and I'm working on learning the skills. I do love the gems - sorry, I can NOT bring myself to use the word "bling" - totally hate it...and dangit, I just said it! I'm FINALLY working on the scrapbook again - this is, after all why I started scrapbooking anyway - go figure! Just been making cards lately! I will get my little girl's 1st year done before her 2nd birthday!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Get Well Card

Made a get well card for my daughter's swim instructor. She has been in and out of the hospital and we miss her! That's why it's a mermaid and I put in the inside that her fishies missed her!

Infomercial Entry

This was my project for the infomercial contest, and here is the info I sent them:

I was so excited to participate in this contest and was inspired by my kids. I wanted to create a new piece of wall art for their room, so even before I had received my 3 Birds on Parade cartridge, I had a vision in my head for my little knight and my sweet princess.

Using a 12 x 12 canvas, I first painted it bright green, then I cut out an 11.5" base page from Storybook (Flourish3/the #4) and adhered that to the canvas.
I used 3 Birds on Parade to cut 5 1/2" birds for the knight bird (Knight) and the fairy bird (Fairy). I used both Storybook and Lyrical Letters (Jumbo) to cut the letters for the words and I cut them from 2 different colors and shadowed them. I had them drawn up in DS, but was uncertain if we could use that, so I went all manual, just in case! I used gems and pearls to add embellishments to the crown, sword, and tutu.

I am very excited for how it turned out. I absolutely love using my Cricut and it is my way to relax and create! I painter and a photographer, so I like combining all my skills to create unique pieces of art. It is a constant learning process and I'm always finding new things to try!

Some close ups of the birds and detail work.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Weekend Challenge

The challenge for this weekend was to use paper we already had and I took this opportunity to make my cousin a birthday card in the process! I had a lot of fun doing it!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thursday Circles

I am going to try and participate in as many daily challenges as I can! It really helps get me motivated and seeing others' creations helps inspire me! Today's challenge was to use circles in your design. I started with the dandelion off of Storybook and went from there!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cart Designs

I'm helping out another blog by doing some of the designs that come with the carts in the manual. So far I've done the Pagoda and Cars ones and hopefully I will get to do some more! Here's what I have for now!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Keeping the Kids Entertained

So you ask, what do you do with your kids while you're scrapping? Well, let me show you. The kids are fascinated with the Cricut and love paper, just like mommy! I've made them a personalized shoe box that holds their "toys." Obviously, we love Cars and are slowly going through making them all. I really enjoy doing it and so do they! I can't wait to start making paper dolls! I LOVED them when I was little!