Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas tradition: Pj time

Fantabulous Cricut's Challenge right now is to create a layout focusing on a Christmas tradition and it only had 2 requirements: a little journaling and at least one Cricut cut...Easy Peasy. I cannot believe I am waiting until the last minute to get this on here but better late than never!

 The tradition I chose to focus on is Christmas pj giving.
 If you click the picture you might actual be able to see the journaling but basically my mom started giving me Christmas PJ's to wear on Christmas eve when I was a little girl and once Jason and I got married we decided to pass that on to our little cousins and nieces and nephews as well. And the once we had Clayton we of course passed that tradition on to him as did my BFF, also a cousin, and my mom so needless to say there are TONS of PJs around here right now!
I cut these cute little guys out of Everyday Paper Dolls at 3" and the tag for the journaling was cut at 4" from the awesome free cart Tags, Bags, Boxes and More from my Gypsy. 
The paper was all found in my scrap draw as I like to call it so sorry for the lack of brand! Hopefully this will be updated soon with actual pictures once I get them all back!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Alma's Pink Life has some blog candy to start the New Year!

Follow this link and enter to win an iROCK tool (so cool right?) Also check out her great crafts while you there!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Thanks for the Gifts and for the challenge

My Pink Stamper has challenge going right now that was a lot of fun and really made me think. It was another color challenge. Requirements were: green, blue, brown. I had been in the process of making thank you cards for my son to send to relatives and friends that sent him Christmas presents since we were not going home. I had the cards designed and all I just needed a color scheme...Thanks My Pink Stamper for the challenge! Killed two birds with one stone...

I used Smiley Card and cut the THX at 2x4" (I used my gypsy!) and the little tree inside is Doodlecharms at 2" as well.
The paper was SEI and Bazzil Basics 

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Decorating our tree Layout

My Pink Stamper is doing a Christmas/winter challenge. I decided to focus on decorating our tree. This was a super simple layout but really fun and very versatile. The only requirement was that it had something to focus on Christmas or winter.

Frame cut at 6 with the frame feature from Wild Card using Bazzill Basics paper and the tree is from Designer's Calendar at 5". The patterned paper is Paper Studio.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Pink and blue and weddings too

This post card style card was made for the Color challenge at My Pink Stamper. The requirements were to use 2 shades of pink, 2 shades of blue and black. I have been making so many Christmas and wintry type cards I wanted to do something a little different.
I had this elevated sticker boarder for AWHILE and when I saw it I knew it would be my inspiration.

As I said it is not a winter theme at all instead a wedding/anniversary theme. I know so many people that get married this time of year and thought wedding was a great direction to take this card. 

The bride and groom were cut using Wild Card. I used the icon feature and fit to length making the length 2.5 inches and the width 2 inches. 
The paper is all Bazzill Basics and the boarder is Provo Craft

RSS Formal Giveaway

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

An American Boy's 1st Birthday!

Our nieghbor and good friend turned one and celebrated his birthday on the 4th of July with a star and Americana theme. I thought this card was perfect! He is quite the star!

My Wise Mom

For my moms 50th birthday this year I wanted to do something funny and not sentimental like I normally do so when I saw this owl I knew I wanted to use this card. I love it! But I think my favorite part might be the envelope! So cute with the little tree :)

By the way she loved it!

Father's Day cards

A little late on the posting but here are my Father's Day cards from this past Father's day. I used Wild Card and Stand and Salute for all of them.

Hello Kitty and Cars Birthday Pages

Every year for my God children/cousins birthdays I make them layouts for their birthday books I made them for their 1st birthday. This year Madisyn was into Hello Kitty and Landon was into Cars so I used these loves as a perfect reason to add to my cartridge collection with Hello Kitty and Everyday Paper Dolls.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Look at this giveaway!

Joy at Obsessed with Scrapbooking is giving away some great stuff in honor of November's Hello Thursday! Check it out and look at the super cute projects she and the other Hello Thursday artist have designed with these awesome new cartridges!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Girls Wear Yellow Ribbons....

I made these cards to give to our Regimental Commanders wife and the Family Readiness Support Assistant. The are both moving to Germany, jealous!! The ladies in our coffee group wanted to say Thank You for everything they have both given us!

The card and Thank You came from Wild card. The frame and the yellow ribbon on the inside came from Stand and Salute. I welded the Thank You to the frame using the gypsy
I really like the way the slight pattern makes it a little more detailed and I was very pleased to see the cards diplsayed on their refrigerators :) 

       Paper-all from my stash
       Patterned paper- K&Company

Congrats Grad!

Congrats to Audrey for her recent graduation from high school!

I added the detail on the cap with a gold gel pen and the accents on the tassel with a black gel pen
This card was super simple but turned out cute and was really fun to make!

    Everything cut at
    Paper: cardstock from value packs in my "stash"
    Pens: Gelly Roll glitter gold

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Your having a baby!! In Germany!!

One of my dearest friends and deployment battle buddy is having a baby! I am so excited for her and her husband...they are going to make great parents as they have always been my first choice in sitters for Clayton and would trust them with any of my kiddos! The downfall of Army life is that I have made some great friends to only have to say goodbye to or at least see ya in a few to as we all get stationed all over the place.

Angie and Andrew have moved with us since the hubbies graduated from commissioned and we have been through some hard and great times together and we miss them terribly! When we moved to California they moved to Germany...could we be any farther apart? Well when I go that phone call saying they were going to have a sweet little baby I was thrilled yet sad that I can't be there to enjoy this time with her.

When I got the Going Places Cart I was buying with the intention of making some great things for my sons room that is decorated in construction zone. Going Places has some great road signs to work with...but the surprise I found in the pregnancy designs is great! I knew whe Angie called me I was going to use the "BUMP" designs as I called them and I think this card is cute...I hope she does too : )

They have always talked about naming their babies 'A' names since they are both 'A' names so I thought it would be cute to place some 'A' names as a boarder 

Card: 5 1/4" Going Places
5" Going Places sign...Pregnant Lady
(sign was glued on the inside of the card to show through the window on the card)
Bump: 1" Going Places
Pattern Paper: The Paper Studio
Growing sticker: Pebbles Inc
The baby stickers: Me and My Big Ideas

Added extra... when I cut the preggers lady out and used the outline on the card it left me with the preggo lady to use again and since I feel like every week I am finding out about another pregnant friend it's great to get so much use out of one cut!

Teacher Appreciation

Last week was teacher appreciation week for Clayton's preschool. They designated a gift idea for each day and Tuesday was card day with the theme "Our Teacher's Have the Write stuff"...cute right?
Clayton has 4 teachers that he sees throughout his day and I made 4 of these cards only changing the sticker on the front. I realized that I need a Cricut Cartridge that has more school images ASAP!! Bummer buying another cart will be sooo hard...hehehe

I was pretty short on time so the poem is a lot cheesy but hey it was supposed to be from a 2 year old!

Of course I am all about using stickers to fininsh off the project and loved these little apple stickers 


Envelope: Cardstock from value pack cut at 4" Plantin Schoolbox
Card:4" Plantin Schoolbox
Stickers: Whipper Snapper Designs, Oriental Trading, DCWV


My favorite biker turns 50!

This is the first card I actually really used my Gypsy. (1)I welded 2 highway signs from 'Going Places' together at 4.5" width. (2)I welded a rectangle from 'Plantin School Box' to the middle of the highway sign to make it some what like the Harley Logo...I honestly can't say what size the rectangle is because I just enlarged it until I thought it looked right : ) (3) I cut 2 highway signs at 4" using the shadow feature. Then I shadowed the rectangle. I used 1of the shadows on the outside and one on the inside of the card. (4) I cut 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' at .52" using Plantin School Box and '50' at .50" using font from Sesame Street Friends.
All of the paper is from value paper packs:either The Paper Studio or DCWV

I love this card! I know my dad did as well.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I won! Thank you Creative Critters Cricut Club!

Creative Critters Crciut Club is featuring all of the new cartridges that were released on Hello Thursday from Provo Craft. Each day she and 3 other sites including one of my favorites My Pink Stamper are featuring a different cartridge and giving amazing giveaways!! Both of these ladies were giving away the new Toy Story cart and I love it and basically need it so of course I entered both giveaways. CCCC announced her winner this morning and unfortunatly I didn't win the cartridge but I did win a really cute set of frames that Tammy made and I can't wait to get them...and I will blog about it as soon as they arrive. The best part is that the winner is chosen by using but Tammy was inspired by all of the comments that she "handpicked" 5 more of us to win the frames she made. I am so excited that she was inspired by my comment because I am inspired by her for sure!!! Plus Robyn at My Pink Stamper doesn't announce her winner until Wednesday morning so I still have a chance!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mother's Day Cards

Maybe it is because I am a mother or because I have a great mother but I love mother's day! Between my husband and I we are lucky enough to have 2 moms, a stepmom and 2 grandmothers...that is pretty awesome! So this past week I have been pretty busy card making, my dads birthday is this week also(post on his card to come)!

This first card is for my mom. I chose purple because that is what I see when I think of my mom and I loved the elegance of this argyle.
I used some stickers I found in my collection to spell out mom
and these cute little flowers selaed the deal..hehe
Stickers: Francis Meyer
Everything is cut at 4.5"
all paper is from my "stash"

This card I did for both my grandmother and Jason' might be one of my favorites!
I loved this patterned paper (The Paper Studio) and have been looking for a reason to use it
This card is trifold of sorts but with that flower as a fold it is less than tranditional
I found 2 of these sentiments in a "Quote Stack" by DCWV

This envelope is so cute and using the liner to accent that cute branch is the perfect peek when the recipient gets this card

This sticker I found is makes a great address label
Everything is cut at 6"
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
Sentiment: DCWV "Quote Stack" vellum
Adress label and solid paper is from "my stash"


These 2 very similar cards were made for my m-i-l and my stepmom.
I wish I had made the grass green but without making the envelope in green also and then cutting the grass off and gluing it to this one I had no idea what to do :(
Everything is cut at 4.5"
solid paper: "my stash"
Patterned paper: Bo Bunny Press
Brads used as flower centers:Oriental Trading

This card I made for Ms. Bettey she is Jason's step grandmother but we love and cherish her as if she were blood. This was one of those cards that the pieces just fell together beautifully and is so simple yet I love it!

Card is hand folded: cut at 8x 3.75
ribbon: American Crafts
Plaid paper is Bo Bunny Press
Sticker is from my stash

I hope all the mothers out there had a great Mother's Day and that my mothers/grandmothers enjoyed their cards!!