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.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Easter's on it's Way!

The Cricut cart. "New Arrival" has been around for some time now, but I just barely got this one. I really didn't think that the first thing I would make using it would be an Easter card! I was playing around with Cricut Design Studio one night and came up with the combination of the rabbit from Stretch Your Imagination "sitting" in the truck from NA. Of course I only used the top half of the rabbit. It is suppose to look like he is driving the truck! The bunny was cut from cream colored carstock and I used brown ink and chalk to make him a little brown bunny. I also used chalks for the inside of his ears and cheeks. His nose is just a dab of liquid pearls. Face is doodled. The eggs are cut from Doodle Charms and the little bird is from Stretch Your Imagination. The grass and truck were embossed with Cuttlebug. I added stickles to the centers of the embossed flowers on the truck. Patterned Paper is from Making Memories flower patch collection. I used Martha Stewart punches for the decorative edging and the branch punch for the "grass" in the truck. Machine stitching and lots of inking!

Sweet New King of the Jungle

I made this card for a friend of mine who is having a baby. She was going to be induced today and it is her first so I'm hoping she is doing okay. The card size is 7 x 5. Patterned paper is from Kaiser. Lion is from Cricut cartridge Zooballo and little crown is from Paper Pups. Tag is from Plantain Schoolbook and sentiment is computer generated. Embossing done with Cuttlebug. Lots of inking and stitching. Jewels on crown are raindots ( of course).

Busy with the garden.

We have been busy in our garden this year. After attending a lawn and garden show my husband and I decided that we really needed to do raised beds in our garden. My husband built these wonderful garden boxes. I helped a little! We are filling them with mulch and compost. I am so excited as we already have baby peas and radishes!!

Spring is here!!

Couldn't resist taking a snapshot of some beautiful Hyacinths growing in my front yard. Too bad I can't capture their wonderful fragrence too!