About Me

I received a Cricut for Valentine's day 2008. I had done scrapbooking when my daughter was younger, but hadn't done any paper crafting since then. I really got into it again when I got my Cricut!! I discovered card making and have been hooked ever since!! I enjoy almost all crafts and have done tole painting, crocheting, cross stitch and other crafty things. I have a daughter who is a freshman in college and two furbabies. I adore animals of all kinds and I love the outdoors and gardening.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Twick or Tweet

recently received a little mini holiday catalogue from Stampin Up and they had this cute little bird with a mask on holding a trick or treat pumpkin in his beak. So anyway that got me going. I designed the birds' body by combining shapes from GBS and DC. Her little tuft of feathers on her head is a cut from HA. The legs and pumpkin were cut with GBS. The mask is from PDDU. Sentiment is computer generated and when I showed the card to my mom she said, " twack or tweet", it is just one of those fonts where the i is so ornate it almost looks like and a so that is whyI put the little black crytsal above it. I kinda struggled with the legs. They look skinny, but fat ones didn't look good. I started looking online at other birds and decided from what I saw that he didn't need to be proportionately correct and that that is just part of the whimsy you see so much of now in little birdies. Punch on the side is MS. Background behind bird is CB.Card is approximately 5 x 7. TFL!!!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Puppy Loves Fall

Cartridges used on this card were Paper Pups, Doodle charms for the basket, Stretch Your Imagination for the tree and Zoo Balloo for the Grass. The leaves were done with punch.

Candy Corn Kisses and Halloween Wishes

Anothe Halloween Card using Doodle Charms for the Candy Corn. I cut them in 3 different layers so that I could emboss them all differently. I used Co'rdinations card stock and then sanded it. I love this stuff!! The Candy Corn is part of a cut that includes other pieces of candy, but I didn't want them to cut so I used the "Hide Contour" button in Design Studio. I am so happy they came up with that feature and I use it all the time!!!

Trick or Treaters at your door!

5 x 7 Halloween card using PDDU and EDPD for the alien. I used DC to cut out the pumpkin and the bag the monster is holding.

Zany Pumpkins

I love these psycho pumkins I found on Scrapnfonts website!!! They were cut using my cricut and SCAL software. The doodle bat is part of a package called "Lil Pumpkins". The font on the little tag is LD Little Piggy also from Scrapnfonts. The pumpkin on tag is another image from the Lil Pumkin collection that I colored in with Copic Markers.


I designed this friendly Frankenstein using Design Studio. The bat is from Paper Doll Dress UP. The sentiment is computer generated. His hair and shirt are embossed with Cuttle Bug embossing folders.


I had fun making this card. It is kinda of a different style for me. The bird is cut with Home Decor Cartridge, the Dream is from Home Accents and the flower is from Mini Monograms and I positioned a round shape over the flower in Design Studio so it would cut that part out. Dream was cut once on black paper and then I used my deepcut blade to cut out another layer on chipboard. I cut a piece of felt using the flower as a pattern and positioned under the paper flower and stitched it down. I like the raised look that I got with this, but it didn't allow the letters to lay completely flat so the "a" and the "m" look a little bigger than the other letters, but it is just an illusion. After finishing the card I was looking at it and thought that the rub-on flourish on the lower left hand side of the card was maybe in a bit of a comical area if you know what I mean!! Didn't plan it that way!! Ooops

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Baby Girl Pennant Banner

A baby girl banner I made for a gals baby shower.

Close up pictures

I created this banner using my cricut. I used New Arrival for the dress, Storybook for the letters and George for the rectangles.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Girls camp picture cubes

Some 4" wooden cubes that I embellished with paper, flowers, rub-ons and other things. I am what they call a "Nestie" for a church girls camp and I made a cube for each girl in my group. They have a picture of Christ, someone that the girl loves (family member(s)) and a scripture about love on them. I also cut each girl's initials using my cricut. Most of the fonts for the letters were cut with the SCAL softwear. I also used my cuttlebug to emboss some the the paper. I sanded and spray painted each block with black paint before I embellished them. When I was done I covered them with Modge Podge.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Here was the scripture for that day. I used rub-ons and rhinestones to accent the scripture. It was printed out on Kraft paper and I inked the edges.

And another view

The blocks all had pictures of Christ to remind the girls of his infinite love for them.

Another view

The "LOVE" was cut with cricut using the Home Decor cartridge. I used my deep cut blade and cut it out of chipboard. The butterfly on the heart is a rub-on. It wasn't as vibrant as I was hoping for on the black.

Initial on Block

An example of the initials that I did. This one is accented with stitching, pearls and a little butterfly brad.

Additional picture of blocks

"Love" is from home accents cricut cartridge and the dragonfly is from home decor. Cuttlebug to emboss and then sanded. Decorative scissors for the edgeing.