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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Christmas Wishes Stocking

Good morning!!!! Saw this Sketch from Cupcake Design Sketch and thought why not give this a whirl!!! I use to make fabric country dolls and this little girl so reminded me of them!!! I used my cuddlebug to give a little dimension (Fiskars). I just love that you can use different company's embossing plates with the little guy!!!! Used Doodlecharms and Storybook Cartridge. Made my sentiment using word again (Oh I just love being able to do this) And now I am trying out making a post with Word!! Hope this works because I just love this new font!!!!
Please Leave a Comment and let me know what you think!!!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Snowflakes Are Falling...

I made this card following a post on Cricut Message Boards.  A great group of Ladies over there!!!!
When I started this I thought doesn't look to tricky, well that was before my mind started working!

Size: 5x7
(I need to work a little larger not good at small pieces yet)

I used lots of pop dots for dimension on this!!  Stickled and put pearls on the little snowflakes that I layered about 5 times.  

Ribbon is from my huge stash I have!!!

I used Wild Card for the Argyle layered over DCWV paper I had from last year cut at 5x7.

The snow flakes are from the Winter Woodland cart cut at 1 1/2 about 5 times.

Used George Basic Shapes to cut the Diamonds and ran thru my cuddlebug with swiss dot folder inked with white, powdery blue and silver ink. ( I had to use ds to get diamonds the right size)

Did use a silver gel pen to define the diamonds also.

I really enjoyed this card and am a little proud because I learned so many new things while making it.  

* A special thank you to Custom Crops for posting how to make words in the shape of a circle.  I was able to make my own little circle sentiment using their instructions.  

Let me know what you think!! Leave a comment!!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Christmas Side- step Card

I was on the Christmas with the Cricut site and browsing thru the cards.  I saw a version with instructions on a side step card.  A little different than a regular flat card.  So here is an attempt of mine of this card.  I used Christmas Cheer, Doodlecharm, StoryBook,  and a stamp from Hampton Arts.  I will be making more of these.   

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Trying to get Christmas Cards going.  I hopped on over to Christmas with the Cricut site to get a little inspiration!!  Melanie did this card up on week nine and I really thought it was elegant!!!  Mine is not exactly the same but sure used most of her design.  I hope someday that I get as good so I don't have to always use layout pages and others work to make my cards.  but until then I hope all you great creators out there don't mind giving me that little push!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad

Well its Mom and Dad's 58th Anniversary on Oct 13.  I bet you they are thinking how the times fly.  I know my parents are a great example of what a marriage should be like.  I know they set a perfect example for my husband and myself over the course of our 35 year marriage.  I saw a card on the Cricut Card Board and thought of them.  So I used once again most of that persons ideas and tweeked and changed a few things and came up with this!!!!  Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009


Well starting to think about some winter cards!!!  I was looking at Okies challanges last week and there was a snowman card made with snowflakes.  I had gotten the Winter Woodland Cartridge and thought one of the snowflakes would make a cute base for a little snowbuddy so Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr came to life!   Please let me know what you think!

Masculine Birthday Card / Cricut Sport Mania

Well I avoid making cards for men!!!!!  Not that there aren't any in my life.  lol   Their is a group of couples we spend time with golfing thru most of the summer.  One on the husbands is celebrating a birthday and this is what I came up with for him.  I of course used my cricut.  Fiddled around on Design Studio to make it work!!  Wonderful program.  This is what I came up with!!!!

Golf Chair Thankyou card

Well the golf season came down to a close.  Well at least the organized part on Weds.  I needed to make a thankyou card for our Chairman who has done so much for the league.  I totally scrap-lifted this one and I cant for the life of me find the creator to give her credit for such an inspiring card for the Fall well here it is!!