Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to All, and to All a Great Day

Here are two of the same paper ornaments I made with my new Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge. They are for a swap. They turned out really well. cut at 4", white background and silver metallic for center trip. Stickles in red. They would make great gift tags. (well - that's next year).

Monday, December 7, 2009


I just finished my first project with the new Cricut Snow Friends cartridge. Cut the snow people at 6" in glitter paper. Added the accessories, pretty easy with this cart. The only issue is the little pieces don't like to stick to the glitter paper very well. Wrote the names of the recipients in stickles. I cut another snowman in plain white cardstock and glued it on the back for more stability. Let It Snow!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

It's Your Day - Phone Card

I work for the phone company, so I created several copies of this card to use for promotions, retirements, birthdays, etc. I really like how this came out, it has a muted purple, yellow, beige background that tied in with the purple and pink phone. I put stickles on the keypad to make it pop. I will most likely make a similar card in more masculine colors. Carts used: From My Kitchen and Celebrations

Thursday, November 26, 2009

November 26, 2009 -- Happy Thanksgiving to All.
Here is a photo I scrapped of my husband and son, along with good friends at the InterMilan soccer game in August. I have had it hanging up in a frame in the entry. It was simple to make but I wanted a bold statement - what better than the Italian flag. Letters are Cricut Plantin Schoolbook - blue and then shadowed in black. thx. Maureen

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Like Mother, Like Daughter Layout

This is my favorite layout by far. It took me several hours to create. The colors are much brighter in real life. I took this picture of my daughter and me by holding out the camera and shooting back at us. It turned out great for a "quick shot". Used Cricut Plantin Schoolbook for the lettering, can't remember where the swirls came from. Rose from Indie Art.

Indian Summer 12x12 Layout for a Cricut Swap

This was the first swap I did on the Cricut Messageboard. I had a theme of Fall, so I created 6 sets of this one page layout. I spend quite a bit of time designing it, and then putting it all together. I like how it turned out. I got back some very nice Xmas, winter, and Halloween layouts in the swap....

Recipe Swaps

Here are some pics of recent recipe swaps I participated in on the Cricut Message Board. I had to make 10 or 12 of each layout, send them in to the hostess and then I received that number of different recipe cards back at the end of the swap. These are 8x8".

November 21, 2009 - First Blog

OK = Here is my first attempt at creating a blog. In part, this will be a way for me to keep track of my crafting and sharing it with family and friends.