Thursday, December 31, 2009

More Twelve Days of Christmas

Hi, I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and about to have a very Happy New Year!

Here are some boxes that hold 12 miniature Hershey candy bars that I made using Regina's The Cutting Café's Candy Box.

I made a bunch of each of these to sell as Christmas favors or gifts for people to buy. My finance's mother owns a cut your own Christmas Tree Farm, so every year we go up to help out and she suggested that I bring some of my stuff to see if it will sell. I did sell a few...not including the ones she bought. ;p

Here's a picture of us getting our freshly cut tree:

I had made a couple of these boxes last year for myself to give as dinner favors and gifts to friends and colleagues.

Regina's boxes are always fun to work with and with this particular box there also comes templates to cut out the candy wrappers if you want to use them to cover the Hershey wrappers to make it more custom.

So here they are...

This paper is gorgeous, huh? It's from SEI in their Alpine Frost collection (glitter stack):

I went a little Americana on this set (paper from DCWV The Fall Stack 2007):

I really like this music paper I got in a stack from My Mind's Eye "Festive & Frost" Short Stack with Glitter:

Other materials:
CS: Bazzill Basics: "Tropical", "Capers" and "Mocha Divine"
Glitter CS: DCWV
Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox "French Blue", "Celadon" and "Olive"
Punches: Cuttlebug Ice Crystal Die & Embossing Combo and MS Alpine Snowflake
Cricut Cart: JOTS for the Holly cut at 1 1/2"
Misc: Red Rhinestones, Red Ribbon, Adhesive


Thursday, December 24, 2009


YEAH it's finally finished!!! Well it's been finished for a couple of weeks already but this is the 1st time I've been able to get around to posting anything.

I've done a few projects but forgot take pictures before I gave them away so I can't post them, oh well.

So here's my new crafting station. I finally have my hallway and guest bedroom closets back! ;p

Pretty much most of the goodies you see on the memo boards and two of the wall units were all hiding in the closets that I completely forgot I had. It was like Christmas for me finding all this stuff...

Now let see how clean I can keep it, yeah right!


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Grandma's Birthday

Hey there, here's a quick post to show you the birthday card I did for my Grandma...

-CS: Bazzill Basics "Brandy Wine" and "Vintage Pink"
-Patterned Paper: K&Company Brenda Walton "Madeline"
-Stamp: Stampendous' "Happy Day Topper" and "Homemade Topper" and Inkadinkadoo "Marvelous Birthday"
-Prismascolor Pencils: PC937 Tuscan Red, PC1009 Dahlia Purple, PC1005 Lime Peel and PC942 Yellow Ochre
-Stickles: Pink
-Punch: MS Doily Lace Edge
-Misc: Gamsol, Black Pigment Ink, Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Adhesive


Friday, November 13, 2009

Congrats on a long overdue promotion

Hi there and Happy Friday!!!

Here’s a card I made my fiancé for a promotion he just got that has been way overdue!!

Just a simple card using Cricut’s Beyond Birthdays & Cuttin’ Up cartridges. Using the CDS I welded the shadow of the Congrats to the Base of the Card.

Using Beyond Birthdays I cut the Congrats at 5 1/4” and You Did It at 1 7/8”. For Scott’s name I used Cuttin’ Up and welded the letters using the cartoon and shadow features, cut at 1 7/8”.

Here’s a pic of it with the back side of the envie:

And here’s with the front of the envie:

And of course I had to do a little on the inside:

Celebratory Recipe:
-CS: Bazzill Basics “Mocha Devine” and “Palo Verde”, and a shade of orange Bazzill CD
-PPs: DCWV “Once Upon a Time” stack
-Fluid Chalk Inks: “Chestnut Roan” and “Amber Clay”
-Cricut Carts: Beyond Birthdays and Cuttin’ Up


PS - My new crafting station is done, I just need to organize things and take pictures to show you. Stay tuned...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Lots of stuff - Overdue B-day Card, Updated pic of my nephew, Soon to have a new Crafting Station and finally back to posting

Hi everyone, sorry I've been so quiet, things have been very busy this summer and unfortunately not much too time to craft. :(

But anyway, I did get to doing a birthday card for my Aunt Joan, but of course it was a belated and I'm posting it much later than I made it. I made it mid-October and her b-day was at least two weeks prior to that. Oops! But at least she like it. :)

I actually used one of Taylor's sketches (#86) but unfortunately didn't finish it in time so I didn't fully stick to the sketch. I also used one of her stamps which is the Happy Birthday sentiment from her really beautiful Fresh Flowers set. You really should check out her store, Taylored Expressions, she has beautiful stamps that are unmounted so they are extremely reasonably priced and they come with an EZ Mount cling cushion AND they are already die cut, unlike SU! (which are great stamps too, but you have to cut them out yourself and mount them on blocks).

So anyway, here's the card:

Just love Stampendous' Scrumptious Shoes:

Here's the inside, the scrolly frame is from Cricut's Storybook cartridge with some doodling I did with a white gelly roll pen and some rhinestones:

And here it is again showing the back of the envie:

Scrumptious Recipe:
-CS: Bazzill Basics "Brandy Wine" and "Rain"
-PPs: K&Company "Brenda Walton "Madeline"
-Stamps: Stampendous' Scrumptious Shoes "Sundae" (just the shoe) and Taylored Expressions "Fresh Flowers Set" (Just the Happy Birthday sentiment)
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Celadon"
-Prismacolor Pencils: PC943 Burnt Orchre, PC950 Metallic Gold, PC914 Cream, PC949 Metallic Silver, PC1005 Lime Green, PC928 Blush Pink, PC925 Crimson Lake, PC930 Magenta, PC916 Canary Yellow
-Ribbon: Offray "Kendra Lt Pink/Opal"
-Punches: MS "Doily Lace" edge punch
-Cricut: Storybook "Vine" (pg 51 of the manual) cut at 2 1/2" and the letters at 1" using the Shorty/Holes feature
-Misc: Black Pigment Ink, Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Adhesive, Gamsol, Rhinestones, Pop dots, Thread

PS - My DF is finishing my new crafting station today, FINALLY!!
He started it last summer, had all the materials but ran out of time. We both have the day off today and plan to not stop until it is done.
Currently this is what I have had been using, look at that tiny workspace! ;p
This is in my upstairs hallway:

This is one of the closets I've been using that is in the room that my NEW USER FRIENDLY station will be (No longer in the hallway!), I've also been using the hallway closet. All of this will be part of and/or in my new workstation:

So stay tuned for pictures of my NEW USER FRIENDLY crafting station!!!

And while I'm at it I would like to share a current picture of my cute nephew, Chase (sadly this is only the 2nd time I've had a picture of him with me), I plan to have more!:


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Happy B-day to a great sister-in-law

Here's a birthday card that I made for my amazing sister-in-law. I had the hardest time getting pictures to show the true colors of the papers and everything. The picture with the envie is the closest I could get.

Anyway, here's the cover:

I love this cupcake from a Hero Arts Clear Design Cupcakes set (which the sentiment above is from) and I just love stickles which I covered the wood flower from Kaiser:

The paper I used is double-sided which is so great when making cards to have such a pretty background on the outside and inside:

This sentiment is part of a stamp from one Stampendous' Scrumptious Shoes (I LOVE those stamps):

And here's the envie:

Cupcake mixture:
-CS: The Paper Co "Antique Rose" and Bazzill Basics "Tutu Pink"
-PP: K&Company "Classic K Mango Paper Pad"
-Stamps: Hero Arts Clear Design Cupcakes and Stampendous' Scrumptious Shoes "Birthday Cake" (just the sentiment)
-Prismacolor Pencils: PC928 Blush Pink, PC930 Magenta and PC946 Dark Brown
-Blossoms: Prima Flowers and Kaiser Scrapbook Wood Flourishes "Mixed Flowers"
-Cricut Cartridge: Tear Drops
-Stickles: Pink
-Misc: Flower Rhinestones, Gamsol, Black Pigment Ink, Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Mini Pop Dots, Adhesive


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there. Just a quick post to show you the card I made my dad this year.

I stamped this on the antique rose cs and cut out the DAD to make it pop a little:

-CS: Bazzill Basics "Mudpie" & "Iced Cocoa" and The Paper Co "Antique Rose"
-PP: Momory Box "Brandywine - Fully Ripe"
-Stamps: Stampendous "Dad Words" and Technique Tuesday "Family Circle by Ali Edwards"
-Misc: Adhesive, Fluid Chalk Inks, Colorbox Black Pigment Ink, Embossing Powder and Heat Gun.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Birthday for my brother...AND THE WINNER OF THE BBTB BLOG HOP...

Hi, I'm sooooo sorry that I haven't announced the winner of the Bitten By the Bug Blog Hop with one of Regina's printable stamps from The Cutting Café.

But 1st, of course I have to show you the card I made for my brother for his b-day. As you all know it can be very difficult to make a card for a guy as we all like to embellish our cards with pretty stuff. I think I may have done an OK job in keeping it guy like:

-CS: Bazzill "unknown color name" and Bazzill Basics "Mocha Devine"
-PPs: 7 Gypsies "Savannah Collections - Telfair"
-Stamp: Inkadinkadoo "Happy Birthday Flourish"
-Fuild Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Amber Clay" and Chestnut Roan"
-Blossoms: Prima Fleur "Nursery Tales Collection - Vintage Style"
-Cuttlebug: D'vine Swirls
-Cricut Cartridge: Storybook cut @ 1 1/2" using the Shorty feature
-Misc: Black Pigment Ink, Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Adhesive

OK, so now onto the winner!

JILL is the winner!!!. You have just won the Big Holiday Words printable stamp set. Please leave me a comment to this post with your email address so I can send you the files or send me an email at with your email address.

Please respond by Sunday, June 7th or I will have to pick another winner.

Using here are the results:

Monday, May 18, 2009

4th of July LO...another BBTB Blog Hop

Hey there! I've gotten a bit of a jump on the summer holidays and getting some LOs done for my future in-laws. I used this week's Bitten By the Bug challenge which was to use the Frame from the Storybook cartridge (page 56 of the manual). Also, as part of the challenge, Regina has so generously sponsored the Blog Hop we are having this week. For my challenge I used the 4th of July from her Holiday Big Words printable stamp set from The Cutting Café. And this set is what you could win for the BBTB Blog Hop!! Lots of stuff you can do with this set!

For those that have never done a Blog Hop, it's a piece of cake! All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post and I'll enter you in the contest to win the Holiday Big Words printable stamp set. And then you can go onto to the next blog, which you will see who, later on in this post, who is also giving away something from The Cutting Café. Have your posts into me by Saturday, May 23rd (midnight EST) and I will announce the winner on Sunday by using

So here is my creation:

Here's the frame from Storybook:

And this is one of the printable stamps from the Holiday Big Word set. I printed the larger print on colored card stock and adhered it on top:

And a spot for some journaling:

-CS: Bazzill Basics "Ruby Slipper" & "Mocha Devine", The Paper Company "Primary Blue" and DCWV Glitter Stack
-PPs: ProvoCraft "Juniper Stars on Fossil" and DCWV The Summer Stack (2008)
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Blue Iris", "Chestnut Roan", "Merlot" and "French Blue"
-Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Teresa Collins "Memories" and The Cutting Café "Holiday Big Words"
-Stickers: Jolee Boutique Photo Corners "Blue Daisies"
-Cricut Cartridge: Storybook for the decorative frame cut at 7"
-Misc: Adhesive, Dew Drops

OK, now leave me a comment, then go on to the OH so very talented lady, Enfys, and see her amazing creation and then enter in her Blog Hop contest and see another link to another blog. Hop away!!!

My to do list...

*Become a Project Corner & Spotlight winner on the Cricut™ Chirp Newsletter (or at least a highlighted thread)
*Ongoing Memorial Journal for Morgan
*Scrapbook for my favorite moments at DisneyLand and DisneyWorld (my other obsession, big, big, big Mickey fan!)
*Scrapbook for my trip to Europe
*Scrapbook for the last two years of the kids for my DF's mom and one for his Dad.