Saturday, June 17, 2017

Too Much Time to Craft...

I just wanted to pop in and say I am missing my craft space and blog a lot right now.  I am very excited to get to work on some projects soon, but also very excited about the fact that I am changing jobs and taking classes this summer to be ready for this job come fall. The last few weeks of the teaching year and the first few weeks of summer have been hectic trying to get into a pattern for myself and the family.  I am lucky  to say I have had a few minutes to create and look forward to sharing soon and hope now that things are in a pretty good routine I will have more to share soon.

Hope your summer projects are coming along.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Anything Goes Gift Box with Die Cuttin' Divas

Who doesn't love the end of a month? Who doesn't love an Anything Goes challenge?  I know I love letting my ideas flow. This week  at  Die Cuttin' Divas it is an Anything Goes challenge. 
I created a fun gift card box for a friend of my daughter.  She, like my daughter, is a dancer so my daughter wanted to include that on the gift box. 
I started with a simple box cut from the Spring Holiday Cards Cricut cartridge. On this box it has built in slots to place a card so I created the card and it fit right in the slots to finish off my box.

I love making personalized gift boxes and bags and this one was a big hit at the party.  Hope you can join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week. Remember it is Anything Goes - make a project (featuring a die cut of course) and share it with us. 

- Spring Holiday Crads Cricut Cartridge - box
- Wall Decor & More Cricut Cartridge - dancer
- Hello Kitty Font - used on print and cut text

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

You are the Laces to my Sneakers

Happy Tuesday to you all. May has arrived and for the first week of May the challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is a sketch challenge. Here is  the project  I created.
I was looking at some sentiment stamps I had on hand and loved this one so the idea started to form to use with this great sketch.
I started cutting all my layers and glued my fingers together adding the laces onto my shoes, but it all came out in the end.
I hope you all have a great week and get a chance to play along with us  at Die Cuttin' Divas and our fun sketch challenge this week.  

- Formal Occasion Cricut Cartridge - sneakers
- Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge - white frame (removed center cut out)
- Purple Stickles
- Pink By Design - You Are stamp set
- Sketch by Carson's Creations

Thursday, April 27, 2017

With Sprinkles on Top

Hello to you all. I hope you are having a good day so far.  Today I wanted to share a cute card I made for a sleepover birthday.  I was told the birthday girl loves doughnuts so it was an easy choice.
I started the card our using a few of the fun washi-tapes I just got that are all food themed. They are so cute I had to have them.
Once  I had the base ready I cut my doughnut and added some special sprinkles to it. My daughter was very specific about the colors I selected, She still wasn't satisfied so she asked for a birthday hat for the doughnut and it was all set.
For the inside I decided to print and cut a cute birthday message to finish it all off.  A fun card all set and I hear the doughnuts were amazing after a night of fun and very little sleep.

- Fast Food Cricut Cartridge - doughnut
- Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge - party hat
- Cena font for inside message.
- Stickles - Lavendar, Baby Blue & Fruit Punch
- Recollections Washi Tape set form Michael's

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Every now and than you get an idea in your head and get lucky when you can make it look how you envisioned it in your head.  That is what happened with my card for this week's challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.  This week we are asking your to play with polka dots & chevron patterns.  Here is the card I created.
It is one of the most simple cards I  have ever done, but I LOVE it. I saw this washi tape with the chevron and it all came into my head - even the sentiment came into mind. 
Once I had planned it out I cut out my polka dots and place my washi tape onto the card.
The final step was embossing the red circle and adding the sentiment.To add even more of a final touch I decided to add a circle cut out in the inside as well. 
I hope you can join in the fun with us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas and our Chevron and Polka Dot challenge!! have a great week. 

- Washi tape in collection
- Cricut Design Studio circles
- Pink By Design Stamp sentiment

Friday, April 21, 2017

Saving Grace

I have seen many people talk about the Cast Members they meet at Disney and how they played a special role in making magic for their trips and we are lucky enough to have one such special Cast Member in our lives as well.
Grace was a concierge at Wilderness Lodge when we stayed their for the holidays.  She treated us like family and really bonded with our daughter during the trip.  She even helped us make sure that our daughter got to visit with Periwinkle, a Disney fairy, while we were on our trip.  The title for this page was an easy one for me.
I used some fun Mickey paper and did my journaling in some cropped Mickey Ears to finish it all off. We still keep in touch with Grace and will never forget how special she is.   Have a happy Friday and a great weekend. 

- Mickey & Friends Cricut Cartridge - Mouse Ears
- Mickey Font Cricut Cartridge - Lettering
- Mickey & Friends Mega Stack backing paper