Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

At this time I just wanted to wish all my crafting friends out there a very Happy New Year. May our creative juices flow and we have fun creating all beautiful thing to to share and preserve . May 2013 fill you and your families with love and good health.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Holidays

Been so busy learning the Silhouette software I haven't  been blogging.  Anyway this is one of my Christmas cards that I made.  I actually made this with my E2.  This was before I got my Cameo.  I love all my machines.  Would not give anyone of them up.
Hope everyone had a great Christmas and on the getting ready to celebrate the New Year.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Snowflakes for the Children

Is everyone ready for Christmas.  I have been busy making and sending my cards and working on Christmas  projects.  Yesterday I had my little neighbors over and they made all their cards and little gifts.

We had a call from our local Craft store to make Snowflakes for the Children in Newtown CT.  I made a bunch of Pink and Blue Glitter snowflakes and one which I am showing here .

Sunday, December 16, 2012

My Little Gingerbread House

Last night we had our Christmas Party. Great time had by all. Good food and good company. Tommy my husband did all the cooking. All home made Italian dishes. As a thank you for joining us I made this cute Gingerbread Treat Box to send home with them filled with Tommy's cookies. A treat for all.

This was cut on my new Cameo. An SVG file from Silhouette.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Day Two of Christmas Projects

So today I made this cute Santa Tote. He is from Lori Whitlock's shop of Svg files. I cut this on my new Cameo. A wow of a machine. Cuts every this to perfection. It is a good size about 10" tall and about 7" wide. A really cute gift bag.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

My Christmas Projects

Besides all the cards that I am making for Christmas I am in the process of learning the Cameo and having fun with that too. I thought I would post some of my cards and things I have been making this week. I will start with the Cup Cake stand that I bought and then decorated. I used the Cameo to cover the trays. I measure each tray then made a circle with the Cameo. Then I used the knife tool and cut it in half and then in quarters. As I got to the bigger trays it worked out perfect once I measured all I needed was one quarter and made 4 pieces to fit that circle. Hope I am not confusing you but I was so excited how easy it was once I figured out what I was doing. Hehe.

I will be back tomorrow with more Christmas goodies.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Think Pink

I always wanted a Pink Christmas Tree. Well now I have one.
This was made with Martha Steward new circle punch. Pretty cool but still
Getting use to it.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree

Starting my Christmas decorations. A fun project.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Flowers For You

I saw this done on YouTube by a few ladies I think from SU and thought it was so cute. Here is my version of this Flower Pot card. If you pull out the flowers it revels a message.

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Happy Days are on the way.  For today's challenge from Creative Time For Me I made this cute Snowman from a TP roll.
Here are my instructions.

How to make this Christmas Ornament
Start with a TP roll
Cover with your choice of paper cat at 5.7"x4. Double check your TP size
Glue paper to TP
Cut two circles in black one at 2.5" and one at 2"
Cut a strip in black at 1.2"x6" for the hat band.
Punch two hole in the top of the 2" black circle for the ribbon to hang the ornament
Glue the band and the two circle together to make the hat and glue it to the top of the TP roll.
Cut a white circle 1.5 for the face and stamp.  I used a Peachy Keen stamp.
Bottom circles for the stand.
Cute a 3.5" And a 2.5" circle your choice of paper.  Use card stock for extra strength .
The band for his vest is cut at 1.2 x 6. Your choice of color
Add your ribbon and your personal touches.
The branches were cut with the MS Branch Punch

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Happy Holidays

Designer's Challenge ~ Host "Miss Ruthie"

So for our challenge today we had to make a tag and use a stamp from

Well I think I filled the bill.

First I made the earrings with Shrinky Dinks.  For me it is easier putting them in the oven to shrink
than using the Blower.
I cut them out on the Cricut with the Frosted Shrinky Dink and then colored them and then baked them at 325 until done.  About  two minutes.  Just watch them curl and then flatten out and they are done.

For my TAG is used:
Creative Time Dies
Just Tags
Sentiment CTFM: From Our Family to Yours
Ornament: CTFM: Warm Holiday Fun
Oval Die
Sure was a lot of stuff on that TAG  and all comes for Emma's great products.

Trick or Treat

Yesterday I got my Trick or Treat package off to my grandchildren who live back east. Here are a few of the things in the bag These cute mini cards and envelopes are from Of course I put some green stuff in there too. That is what the kids really enjoy getting. But I enjoy making the project to put it in so we are all happy.

Monday, October 22, 2012


Good afternoon crafters. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Today Madisun my guest this week wanted to make a new cover for her iPhone. We went to find the clear covers but with no luck.  They only had color.  I got the purple and she got the black.

So for my cover I made this cute Teddy from  Teddy Bears on Parade.  Now my iPhone and iPad match.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Trick or Treat Bags

Since all the DT over at was doing a Halloween Hop I got in the mood to do my own projects today too.
Supplies I used:
Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge
Bags from Michaels
Shrinky Dinks with Emma's stamps 

Of course these are for my little neighbors across the street.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Love Buds

Today we have a challenge from Creative Time For Me hosted by Shar.  We have to use flowers and teal, brown, and yellow.
I used the Artiste cartridge for the flowers and the bow.  The heart is a die cut from Stamping Up and the sentiment Love is from CTFM stamp set Just Simply Live.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Precious Baby

Challenge #131 - Get 'Em Squished (Breast Cancer Awareness)
Make a project using the color Pink

Hi Crafters,
For today's challenge we are using the color PINK.  
This is cut from the new Teddy Bear on Parade cartridge that I downloaded to my Cricut Craft Room over the weekend.  
It is just an adorable cartridge

She is cut at 3.5"
Fringe is from Liz's Paper Loft
The stamp if from Emma Creative Time For Me.
The paper is MS collection from HSN

Well enjoy and keep crafting.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Ahoy Matey

Ahoy, Matey

So this morning after looking over the Teddy Bear on Parade cartridge, I check my local Walmart's and either one had this in stock..  Well me being spontaneous when I want something, I went to Cricut Craft Room paid for it and got it within minuets.  This has to be the cutest of all times cartridge.
Enjoy and keep Crafting..

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Googly Eyes

I just finished this yesterday and what perfect timing.  My Googly eyes are all over this one.  Saw this project a few week back on Emma's site "Debbie with Bugjuiced" showed it  and have been making them ever since.

Enjoy and keep crafting.

The shoes and witch and the Poison bottles are from Create and Critter 2
The stamps are from CTMH and Emma's Treats for my Sweets set.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Flower Shop

Challenge 5 Cropped Event

Paper only challenge.  No stamps, no ink, no glitter etc.  just paper.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Circle Time

Challenge 4 Cropped Event

Use 7 circles one being Teal.

Spooky Time

Challenge 3 is Subway Art!
Cropped Event
So this is our 3rd challenge.  Use Subway Art.  Since I am in the Halloween mode I could not resist using some of the cute SCARY characters for this challenge.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Witches Shoes

I've been having too much fun.  Just finished this project and I think they came out adorable even if I have to say so myself.

I used the Happy Hauntings cartridge and cut the shoes at 6"  Punched holes and laced up the shoes and added some yellow gingham  ribbon and made the flowers with some tiny yellow flowers and added yellow Viva Decor.

Just getting ready !

Enjoy and keep crafting..

Party Harty

The Challenge...
Create a project using an elephant
Hi Crafters
For this challenge I used the new Create a Critter 2.  What a fun cartridge.
The Kites are from one of Emma's dies.  

Well have fun and keep crafting.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Trick Or Treat

Ok Debbie with Bugjuiced  was right,  it is lot of work but sure worth it.  She found this card in the Cardmaker Magazine.  Debbie was a Guest Designer on Creative Time For Me and  posted a Tip of the day!
I always like a Challenge so I took her pattern and tried to make sense of it.  Took a while and a few tries but I think I got it.  
It is all in the measuring.  I cut 2 of the pattern above in black and then I cut 2 in the designer paper and cut those to fit in the panels.  When cutting the designer paper cut them back to back so the design is on the right side.

Enjoy and keep crafting.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Time To Go

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge
Make a project using some sort of transportation (Bus, Plane, Train, Car, Bike, Etc.)

For my project I used a PK stamp and added the faces with PK stamps also.  The "Reach for the Sky is from CTFM stamps.

A little encouragement card for my grandchildren.

Enjoy and keep crafting.

Missing You

Good morning or good afternoon to all you scrappers.  Today we have a PK color inspiration challenge.

For my project I use one of my new dies from Cottage Cutz and the stamps that goes with it from PK Winter Bird.  Isn't she cute.
I used the different color papers for the background and coordinated her using the same colors.  Added a strip of Burlap and the 'Missing You" stamp is from CTFM.

Well enjoy and keep crafting.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Recycle It!

Today there is a challenge over at CTFM with Emma.  This was the perfect challenge for me because I was going to make a center piece for my party this Saturday.  I had the core from the Foil Roll from Costco saved and that is what I am using for this challenge

The flowers and the leaves are cut from the AP cartridge from Close To My Heart.
The stems are wood skewers wrapped with green flower tape.
It really came out awesome.  It stands about 28" tall so it is very impressive.  This will work perfect on my table for the party.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Mojo Monday

Hello and happy Saturday.  Thanks for the invite to join.  Wow there sure are a lot of crafters here.

Well for my project I used my neglected Imagine for today's project. I printed and cut from the All Wrapped Up Cartridge which I though was perfect for the circle part of the card.  The flags are a die cut from CTFM and also the stamp.  The Flower is from the CTMH Atriste cartridge.
A little glitter and there you have it.

Enjoy and Keep Crafting

Friday, August 31, 2012

Clementine Paper Quilt Wall Hanger


Ready for some fun? We Start At Midnight.

  Each month on the 1st we will have a team bog hop featuring a different paper pack each month.  Be creative and have fun.  For September we are using Clementine Paper Pack.

For my project I made a paper quilt.  Cutting different sizes from the Clementine papers I made this Home Decor Wall Hanger. This is a 12x12 sheet scored 1/2" all around and then I laid all the pieces with in the margins.  Added grommets and tulle so I can hang it.  Enjoy and keep crafting.

“If you came from (Julie George, you are in the right place.  If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.”

“The next blog on the list is (Stephanie Davis Hope you have a great time on our hop and checking out all the creations using (Clementine Paper Pack). If you get lost, just hop on over to ( for the full list.” 


So about two months ago I joined Curves.

  Thought it was time for me to start the motor going and keep my joints moving.  So far so good.  I go three times a week most of the time.  I like it because it is a no brainier.  Get on the machines and go around twice and you are done.  A little stretching after and out the door.  Loosing inches and body fat so I am happy.

When I cam home today I had my new report and I said, OK I should save this so I can see my progress.  Where to keep it?
Ah! says the crafter,  I will make a folder, it will be fun and a nice thing to save it in.

I used Everyday Paper Dolls and Peachy Keen stamp for the face. Used the Bind It All and now I have a folder for all my information and progress.

Enjoy and keep Crafting...

Close To My Heart Blog Hop

Come one came all and join in tomorrow for our second "Close To My Heart" Blog Hop of Damask Divas.  We will all be using the Clementine Paper Pack for our projects.  I am sure we will be seeing many different designs & applications using this paper.

Here is a sneak peak of my project.  Don't forget to stop by tomorrow and see all the creative work from

See you all tomorrow.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Birthday Wishes

Today is a happy day, I got my Air Condition fixed in my Craft Studio. AHH it feels so good.  Now
I can craft in comfort.  The month of September is a busy month for me with birthdays.  Friends, family and even Me.  I get to get another one this year.  How exciting.  Actually I just came back from Atlantic City where I met with my boys and there wives and old friends.  We had a fantastic time.  A little early on the celebration but it was when we all could meet.

Well today I made two cards for friends.  One is stamped with CTFM floral stamp and then I used Tim Holtz Distress Markers.  Very important when using his markers to use Watercolor Paper.  It make a big difference.  The right tools for the right job.  The second one is also from CTFM die cut.

Well off the write my birthday wishes.  Enjoy and keep crafting.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Paper Quilt Wall Hanger

Happy Happy a new Challenge from my favorite blog
Miss Emma has started this new challenge being hosted by her and her Design Team which maybe some day I will be a part of.  One of my goals for my crafting life.
Here are the details for this challenge:
1. Use Pinterest for your inspiration by making ANYTHING crafty OR even if you see CUTE cupcakes/food items you want to try, I mean ANYTHING you see HERE that inspires YOU!
2. Please put the LINK of the website where you found your inspiration on your blogs! PLEASE do NOT post the original picture of your "Inspiration", ONLY the link to their website!
3. Please link your projects HERE below this post.
4. Deadline for this challenge is on Tuesday, September 4th @ midnight!
5. Last, but certainly not least......HAVE FUN!;)
For my project after looking and enjoying so many different ideas on Pinterest I found this site that makes  Quilts.  I am not a Quilt person but I thought this would be a perfect project for me since I like details in my project and I can use Paper which I love. There are so many beautiful papers out there WOW.  Any way I turned my Paper Quilt into a Wall Hanger.  Enjoy and keep Crafting

Materials I used for my Quilt Wall Hanger
Big Shot (for the Embossed panels)
3x6 paper panels
2" angle pieces
Heart Punch
I started with a 12x12 light color background
and scored 1/2" all around to frame it and line my design paper.
A wood Dowel
Flowers from AP cartridge
Stamp from CTFM "Floral Sentiments"

Then just create.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Few Of My Favorite Things

Mystery Box Challenge #2
For my project I used 9 squares of the Paper Layerz and did a Mini Album.  It is all in the folding.

Mini Album

Saturday, August 11, 2012


Chopped Event Challenge 1
I used Photo paper and Tim Holtz Alcohol inks
The Palm trees are cut on the E2 from Life is a Beach cartridge
The Star Fish the same.
Mounted on a 6x6 card and added shirr ribbon and some glitter for accents.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

School Days

With school almost ready to start again, and after watching Emma  from CTFM make her "Book Marks" for her boys I thought I'd make a few for my little neighbor across the street.  They craft with me and enjoy coming over to my studio and being creative.
The Tags and Glasses and stamps are  from  Emma has the best stamps and dies.
Happy School Days to all!

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Love Book

To start this project I used my Instant Oatmeal box and cut the top and bottom leaving the flaps which make the spine of the book.  Over lap the flaps.
Then I covered the front and back and the inside spine I covered with a separate piece.  It closes better that way.
The front and back panel measure 7.5x4.5 and the spine measures 2"
I cut the pages 4x6 gluing two together and leaving the top open to add a tag.
Using the Bind It All to join the pages to the cover. I use twelve holes the length of the page to make is secure while turning the pages. Then just have fun decorating it.  I will do a video on the next one.  I will post when I have it done on Face Book.