Thursday, March 31, 2011

Scotty Dog Card

If you are here from Momo's blog welcome! Please check me out and don't forget to leave your comment.

This card is for the Bitten By the Bug 2 Challenge Paisely Dachshund challenge. I didn't use the dachshund, but I was really take with one of the DT, Julie Huxter's creation for this challenge. (Yes, I'm scraplifting, but I'm giving her credit! I linked to her blog so that you can see her creation.) Julie used the pregnant lady from the Cricut New Arrivals Cartridge and just trimmed her tummy.

We have this plaid paper from We R Memory Keepers at Make and Take Crafts that didn't sell really well (not sure why, I love it), so I decided to use it for my card. I thought I might teach it for Sunday "Make and Take". I used the lady pushing the baby carriage from Cricut New Arrivals, and the Scotty dog from Just Because Cards. The hat and shoes are the accessories from the cut on New Arrivals, and I just added some ribbon for color.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Train Birthday Layout

Next weekend I have to attend my a birthday party for my cousin's son Ethan. Ethan loves trains, and every year he has a train birthday party. So this year I though I would give him a train gift.

I made this using the 3 bugs in a rug "Dawson" collection. I really wish that Ethan liked dinosaurs because that is the them of the paper collection. But it's really cute boy paper. The font is from the Cricut Robotz Cartridge (who knew Robotz had a font, right?), and the train engine is from Mickey and Friends. The train car is from Christmas Solutions. I cut it out twice, using my gypsy to eliminate the cuts I didn't want on the blue layer, and then I cut the wheels off the orange layer. The "smoke" from the train is just clouds from Create a Critter.
I'm also entering this in the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #52 Happy Birthday, since it is a birthday layout. I hope you like it!

Happy Crafting.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Cool Chick Card

This card is for the Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge Easter solutions chick. I don't have that cartridge, but you can use a similar image. So I went for the chick from Just Because Cards. I used the font from Songbird. I hope you like it!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Winner! (Sorry it's late)

Okay, I'm a little late in posting the winner of the Cricut Magazine from the Lucky Charm Blog Hop. Sorry, I've been really busy. But here it is. As chosen by

#2Josie0602 said...

Great layout!!

Please email your address to
Thank you all for hopping! Happy Crafting.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Banner Card

Lately it seems that everyone is asking me for birthday cards. I thought that I would make a birthday themed card for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 51 Hip to be Square card, and the M.A.G Challenge #18 Celebrations Cart. But you could use any cartridge with a triangle on it to make this card.

I used quilters thread to connect the flags on the banner because it's really strong (and I already own quilters thread, and because I don't have the twine that is so popular right now). I used my Crop-a-dile to put the eyelets in the corners that I ran the thread through. And they are gold so I used yellow and gold on this card. The stars are from Stickopotamous, and were left over from my mother-in-law (using up my extras! Or at least trying.) The Happy Birthday stamp is from Hero Arts. I got it on super-extra clearance because a store was going out of business. The card looked a little plain to me so I added the orange ribbon to it. Hope you like it.

Happy Crafting.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lucky Charm Blog Hop!

Welcome to my Blog and the Lucky Charm Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Shawnte's Blog, you're in the right place. If you were just looking at my blog and want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can start at the beginning at This blog hop is all about creating something for the lucky charm in your life.

My lucky charm just happens to be a Prince Charming, AKA my husband. I will not bore you with the sappy stuff about how great he is, but I will say that he is a perfect fit for me!

My first attempt at this layout was way to "girlie", or so my husband said. (Hello! Girl, I am a Girl!) So I took out a lot of the pastel colors and ended up with this layout. Yes, I did sneak in a little gold crown. I used the Best Creations Glitter cardstock to make the crown. I love that stuff because the glitter does not shed, unlike my cats, but it's a little tricky to cut. I have to use multi-cut to get all the way through. And they have an adhesive backed version of the glitter paper too.
I made this layout using my Cricut and a Martha Stewart paper punch. The castle window, sword, shield and trumpets all came from Disney's Happily Every After Cartridge, and the wording is from Calligraphy Collection

The background paper is from Best Creations, the green pattern paper is from Creative Imaginations, and the cream and red paper I used for the trumpet flags is from 7 Gypsy's (and it's flocked!)

And now for the good stuff, I have Blog Candy!

One lucky hopper who comments on this post will receive this copy of Cricut Magazine! You must be a follower to win, and I will choose one comment at random on March 21, so please check back then.

I hope you enjoyed my project. Thank you for visiting my blog. Your next stop is Melissa. Below is a list of all blog participants in case you get lost:

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Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

April Bunny Easter Basket Class!

Due to unforeseen circumstances this class has been canceled.

Okay, I know these pictures aren't the greatest because I took them with my phone and not my camera, but this is next month's class. My St. Patty's Day banner class sold out, so if you want to attend please RSVP so I can make a kit for you.

This basket is made with old paper, but I promise we will have a super cute patterned paper for this basket. We are just waiting for our paper shipment to come in!

This is what the bunny on the side looks like.

This is what the basket will look like from the front.

Sunday, April 10, I am teaching this bunny basket class (with a matching card) at Make and Take Crafts in Brea. I will be there from 1-5, and if you would like to make this basket please sign up!

Address: 1821 E. Greenbriar Lane, Brea, CA . Their website is RSVP by emailing them at Make sure to say that you want to sign up for the Easter Basket Class. Hope to see you there!

Happy Crafting.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Helping Stephen with a card for the Troops

I don't know if you've heard about this but there is a 10 year old boy in Arizona who is making cards for the troops. This is his story:

Ten-year-old Stephen Goodman has 180,000 wishes this Christmas.The Surprise student, a fifth-grader at Canyon Ridge Elementary School, wants to send a card next year to all the U.S. troops overseas.Not to one platoon. Or to just one division. But to every actively deployed service member in the U.S. military.Stephen said he thought of the idea in June, while spending the summer with his grandparents in Phoenix. “My grandpa went to Vietnam and didn’t get any cards, and he felt forgotten,” Stephen said. “And I want the troops to know that they’re not forgotten.” He started locally, creating and hand-delivering 218 Fourth of July cards for patients at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix. The feedback was so thrilling and positive that Stephen started thinking: Why not send one to everyone deployed? He began paying attention to news reports. Somewhere, he gleaned the number of overseas troops to be 180,000. “I was really taken aback when he said he wanted to do one for all the troops,” said Stephen’s father, Steven Goodman. “I explained to him it was a big project, and because of what his intentions were, he would have to carry it out.” Each card is handmade, using “construction paper and scissor designs and markers and stickers and my imagination and that’s it,” according to Stephen. The entire family pitches in. So far, they’ve made about 15,000 cards. From the Arizona Republic News website, Article by Amy Wang

I have decided that I'm going to help by making 25 of this card for him. This sentiment comes from the Stand and Salute Cartridge, and I have asked people at my work to help me by sponsoring a card to help with the cost of supplies and mailing the cards to Stephen. I've seen lots of posts on Facebook about this and I really hope that Stephen reaches his goal.

Happy Crafting.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Roaring to Party Dino Birthday Card

Hi everyone! I decided that since I had some extra time today I would put in a last minute entry to the Fantabulous Cricut Blog design challenge #49 Shaped Card. What do you think? This little guy (I call him Rex) is all ready to party, hat on and present in hand! He is from the Create a Critter Cartridge. I used my Gypsy to connect two images of little Rex at the head and cut them out. The orange pattern paper is from 7 Gypsys and the Green pattern paper is from Chatter Box. The hat and present I cut out from the Sweet Treats Cartridge.

This is the text I put inside. I thought it was really cute. The weekend is almost over and it's back to work. I still have to help my hubby put the bathroom sink back together. Don't forget I have a banner class next weekend, and I have my first blog hop next week so check back!

Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

St. Pattys Day Banner Class

Hi, all! What do you think? Can this be my Throwback Thursday Project? Check out all the cute St. Patty's stuff at My Creative Time. I made this banner using PDDU cartridge. One of my all time favorite cartridges. If you don't have it you are missing out! I like it so much I though I would turn it into a class.

Sunday, March 13 I will show you how to make this super cute banner at Make and Take Crafts in Brea. I will be there from 1-5, and if you would like to make this banner please sign up!

Address: 1821 E. Greenbriar Lane. Their website is RSVP by emailing them at

Details on my Easter Basket Class to come!