Monday, October 28, 2013

Whats Cookin'

     This is a set of cards that would be great to send your mother or aunt or even grandmother just has a good old fashion feel.  They were both made with the Cricut cartridge "From My Kitchen" both cut at 3 1/2 in.  I used glitter paper for refrigerator. Cuttlebug folders for texture and ribbon and large metallic pearls for bling.  If  I don't go into detail enough just leave a comment and I will try to answer it.  But I always just post to give and share basic concepts and ideas for cards you can make.  Most of t he time I don't have the specific pattern of paper or name of stamp sets for the cricut card it I do I will put it.

Have a "Ice" Day

What's Cooking

As always thank you for stopping by and taking the time to look, These are both A2 size cards. I hope these inspire you to look and your cartridges in a new light and see all the possibilities they can bring.  Please leave a comment if you have any questions I will try to answer it ASAP.  Have a great day.


    I hope you all are not completely over my Thinlit obsession because I am not.  I have seen an elf but not Santa so here is my version. I truly hope you like it.


  • Thinlits Circle card 
  • "Crisp Cantaloupe or Blushing Bride",Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Regal Rose and Pacific Point card stock.
  • Gumball Green Ink
  • Tags 4 You Stamp set
  • Blossoms Petal Builder and Label Bracket Punch
  • 3/4 in  to 2 1/2 in circles
  • Cuttlebug "Tiny Bubbles" and Darci "Crackle" embossing folders.

At the time I made him I used a Base color I had on hand for demo purpose so my skin color is not Stampin Up paper,  I do all demos in cheap paper then do in Stampin Up paper for Demo copy,  my BFF Becky has the Thinlit die or I would have done that with this guy.

Thank You as always for stopping by.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

By The Tide

     This layout was one that I really liked and thought that it would adapt to the By the Tide stamp set well.  I hope you like the way I used it.  I also used a technique that we learned in card club, with the glossy paper and embossing the image and then using sponge daubers to put the color to the paper.

Calm Seas

  • Marina Mist, Brown Sugar, Whisper White and Glossy card stock.
  • DSP Patterns Stack Subtles
  • Brown Sugar, Marina Mist ink
  • Embossing powder
  • Stampin Dimensionals

Thank you so much for all of your support and for stopping by.  For any or all of the supplies to make this or any Stampin Up card you can always use the demonstrator I use she just happens to be my BFF here is the link Becky Crain.

Dino Diva

    So I got back to the Cricut for a cute Dino card this one was made using the Cricut Lite cartridge Dino Play.  This is one of the cutest cartridges out there, and with a little imagination can be used for all occasions and both boys and girls.  My Dino Diva was cut at 3 in. and the plant from the same cartridge was cut at 4 in.  The background paper was by American Crafts a la Mode fondant. I used a recollections flower for her to add that extra Diva quality.  Googly eyes are a favorite of mine so you will see them a lot with my Cricut cuts. The sentiment was one of my many polymer stamps that I have of unknown makers.


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Tuesday, October 22, 2013


     These are some cards that I made after I came home from card club using the layouts we had worked with.  All of the materials are Stampin Up, I will give a full list of supplies at the end of each card.  I enjoy taking a layout and trying new and different things.  

Jump for Joy

  • Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla and Calypso Coral.
  • DSP This and That Epic Day 
  • Gumball Green, Basic Black, Basic Gray Ink
  • Stamp Sets Moving Forward, Create a Cupcake and Gorgeous Grunge.
  • Embossing folder Square Lattice
  • Scalloped Edge Punch, Word Window, 3/4 in.. 1 in., 2 1/4 in. Circle, and 2 1/2 in. Scallop 
The Base is cut at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 (A2). Then Score at 1 1/2 in and 4 1/4 in. Do a mountain and valley fold.     The  Insert was cut at crumb cake 4 3/4  x  3 3/4.  the very vanilla 4 1/2  x  3 1/2.  The Daffodil Delight was cut at 5 1/2 x 4, and embossed.  The DSP was cut at 5 1/2 x 2 1/4.  I pop dotted the 2 frogs on the card.

Fall is Here

  • Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry and Very Vanilla card stock.
  • DSP Sweater Weather
  • Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky and Crushed Curry.
  • Linen Thread
  • Stamp Set French Foliage.
  • 3/4 in punch
 The Base is cut at 4 1/4 x 8 1/2. Then Score at 3in. The second card was cut at 6 3/4 x 3 1/2. Fold in half. The Crushed Curry mats were cut at 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 and 2 7/8 x 4 1/8. The Chocolate Chip mat is cut at       3 1/4 x 3 3/8 and the Very Vanilla was cut at 3 1/8 x 3 twice one for the inside.  The 2 DSP were cut at      5 1/4 x 4 and 2 3/4 x 4.

Thank you for stopping by and looking.  If you are interested in any of the supplies to make these cards you can contact my BFF she is a demonstrator, at Happy stamping as always enjoy yourself.

Sweater Weather

     Hey everyone I had a great time at card club this week and we made the cutest cards that I just had to show them to you.  I want to give credit where credit is due so above each card I will give the source my demonstrator gave me.  I hope you all love these cards as much as I do.

 Cased from Chat Wszelaki

 Cased from Linda Heller (Stamping School)

 From Founders Circle

They were so cute that I had to share them with you.
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Friday, October 18, 2013

Rough & Tough

   These are some of the cutest cards I have made for boys with the Paperdolls cartridges.  Little boys are much harder to make cards for in my opinion, but I really liked how these turned out.  I get so many requests from family and friends to make cute boy cards and I will be honest I struggle at times.  So when these turned out just like what I had imagined I was Pleased.

Snake Charmer

  This card was made using the Everyday Paper Dolls cricut cartridge.  The Face was stamped with Peachy Keen Stamps PK-490.  You know I love trinkets so I had the dragonfly charm, and the black pearls for the snake eyes. The 2 Cuttlebug folders used were "Mesh Texture" and "Leafy Branch"  His hat was embossed with a Sizzix folder named "Plaid" The Designer Paper was from COLORBOK  Patterened Pack "All Boy".


Gone Fish'in

This card was also made using Everyday Paperdolls.  The PK-490 was used again. I also used markers to highlight vest and fish.  The only bling for the card was bakers twine and 3 green sticker dots. The embossing folders were from Cuttlebug "Mesh Texture" and "Give a Hoot Cricut Companion".  The Designer Paper was from COLORBOK  Patterened Pack "All Boy".


I do a lot of cards for OWH and this was one of the cards I made to send to a soldier just to say thanks.   The character was cut out at 2.75 inches. I once again used the PK-490 stamps for the face.  The Cuttlebug embossing folder "Stars", and a star brad.  The Designer Paper was from COLORBOK  Patterened Pack "All Boy".   

The Everyday Paperdoll Cartridge is so versatile and so cute that I find myself using it quite a bit, I would call it a must have.   I truly hope that you enjoy these cards and to all my Cricut fans I will still keep posting cricut stuff on a regular basis, and may soon I will do a demo on youtube instead of all of my slide shows.

Thanks so much for stopping by see you soon.

Is it Christmas Yet

     I am in a mood tonight to make cards and this is one I made with my retired ornament punch and my favorite new stamp set.  Christmas cards are as fun and easy to make as any theme we have to work with, but putting an edgy twist on it for those of us that have those loved ones that are a bit out of the ordinary is not always easy.  I think that this might hit the mark.  I can't wait to see some of the Christmas cards people will start posting it is my favorite time of the year.  This is the time of year when even the most novice of card makers like to give it a try.  So remember have fun and be creative.

Christmas Day

  •  Whisper White, Brown Sugar, and Old Olive Card Stock
  • Season of Style DSP Stack
  • Brown Sugar, Old Olive, and Cherry Cobbler Ink
  • Cherry Cobbler Tulle, Linen Thread
  • Chevron Embossing folder
  • Gorgeous Grunge, Joyous Celebrations

Please leave a comment if you like it and I hope you have a wonderful time coming up with your own Christmas Cards.  As always if you want any of the supplies I used go to my BFF website Thank you so much for stopping by, hope to see you soon.

A Toast to the Newlyweds

 Hello all I know that it is the season for Halloween cards but I was inspired this weekend by my BFF to come up with a Wedding card,  so I came up with a card to toast the newlyweds.  This is the card that I created.  I hope you like it.

Mr. & Mrs.

  • Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Whisper White Card Stock
  • Eastern Elegance DSP
  • So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate Ink
  • Mr. & Mrs., Happy Hour Stamp Sets
  • Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder
  • Dazzling Diamonds
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Ovals Collection

     I want to let you know how much it means to me that people like yourself take time to look and comment,  this is such a wonderful avenue to share ideas, and I want to thank all of those that inspire me with their work.

     I thought I would let you know where you can get all of these Stampin Up supplies from. My BFF Becky Crain Stampin UP Demonstrator. @  It is where I get all my supplies.  As always I would love to have you follow me on Pinterest.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


     Hello everyone,  I am in a spooky mood today don't ask me why, I am not sure.  Lately I have been quit intrigued by some of the picture stamping going on especially for Halloween.  This is my take on one so I hope you enjoy it or are scared by it LOL.


  • Basic Black, Brown Sugar, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla.
  • More Mustard, Brown Sugar, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, and Marina Mist.
  • Tiny Tags, Gorgeous Grunge, Lovely As a Tree, Wicked Cool
  • Word Window Punch

Hope this is not to spooky for you guys, it must be the season.  
Thanks as always for stopping by.

Saturday, October 12, 2013


     This is the last one of the Thinlits for a while I promise I had a request for this one after Sponge Bob.  Cookie Monster is one of my favorite characters on Sesame Street.  His eyes made this one a pretty easy one to put together.  I hope you enjoy. Promise it is the last one.

Cookie Monster

  • Chocolate Chip, Brown Sugar, Basic Black, Pacific Point, Glossy White card stock.
  • Chocolate Chip Ink
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes, and a sentiment form Studio G
  • Darci Embossing folder "Crackle"

Thank you for putting up with my mini obsession.  

Friday, October 11, 2013

Halloween Potion

     I wanted to share With you my new cartridge Teddy Bear Parade, I know it is not a new cartridge but it is new to me, so I am a little behind the times.  This was cut out at 2 3/4 inches and the cauldron was cut out at 2 inches from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.  I flocked the Second layer of the bear.  The paper I used was from the K&Company Tim Coffey Halloween Mat Pad.  The Book was a button that I had.  I used the Darci Embossing folder Crackle.  The sentiment was from the Stampin Up set "Monster Munchies" and was heat embossed using versamark and white embossing powder.

Witches Brew

Thank You so much for stopping by and taking a look.

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Sponge Bob

     Ok, it is official I am obsessed with the new Stampin Up Thinlits Circle Card.  My nephew loves Sponge Bob Square Pants, so when I finished with the Halloween characters, this one just seemed to be the next logical choice.  I promise all of my Cricut fans I will put some cards on here real soon,  but I am telling you this is so much fun.

Sponge Bob

  • Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Brown Sugar, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, and Whisper White card stock.
  • More Mustard and Basic Black Ink
  • Basic Black  1/2 ribbon.
  • Various sizes of Circles were used.
  • Slotted Punch for belt.

Hope you all enjoy him as much as I do.
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Halloween Happiness

     Hello and Happy Halloween to all.  I have some super cute  cards to share with you, these are some cards that me and my BFF made this weekend.  I think you know my friend is a Stampin Up demonstrator and boy did we have a great time getting ideas from pinterest and youtube, and seeing how well we either adapted the technique or how well we executed the cards.  The following cards are the fruits of our labor. Hope you enjoy.

     I will give a list of supplies used at the end of the picture set.  All supplies for the following cards are from Stampin Up. With all of these guys I cut a piece of paper    5 7/8 x 8 1/2 with that I have enough extra for the eyelids and the nose.

Monster Mash

For her eyelashes I used a circle punch and kept punching slivers off.

     I used a Crumb Cake marker and a ruler and drew uneven lines all over the paper,  I then took 2 (3/4 in) strips and inked the edge and glued them down.  The trick to this mummy is that you have to put the Thinlit Frame on the blank side with the side with lines down, if not it won't fold the way you need it to.  I hope this clarifies any questions on this guy he is a real cutie.

  • Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder,,Basic Black, Smokey Slate, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie,Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla card stock.
  • Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Smokey Slate, Lucky Limeade, and Cherry Cobbler Ink. & markers.
  • Black Embossing Powder & VersaMark.
  • Thinlits Circke Card, Various size Circles & Ovals, Label Bracket Punch.
  • Stamp Sets Googly Ghouls, Tags 4 You, and Monster Munchies.

This was so much fun and I think that the possibilities are endless, one of my new favorites.

Thanks as always for stopping by and go crazy with your crafting.

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