Wednesday, December 12, 2012

3D Snowflake Ornament - Version 2

Here is version 2 of the snowflake ornaments.   This one is definitely a lot more 'girly' and 'showy'.  I like both versions.    This one uses flowers from the Artiste Cartridge.

Monday, December 10, 2012

3D Christmas Snowflake Ornament

I made this snowflake ornament by starting with the plastic snowflake from the $1 store (3 for $1).    The boy and snowman was cut layer 1 and shadow from A Child's Year.  The PEACE banner, upper snowflake, flowers, and leaves were cut from Artiste.   Used Stickles to decorate, and hot glue gun to put it all together, popping up the cut-out with foam squares.   

I have another version that I'll post later this week.   These are going to be gifts to relatives and/or gift tags on larger gifts.  I would like to make some in a blue palatte as well.   

Entering this in the Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge which is Baubles/ornament.

Entering this in the challenge

Friday, October 19, 2012

Decorated Candy Corn Pumpkin

My project for today. I'm giving this one to the neighbor, and will make a similar one for myself.
Pumpkin is about 14" tall. I painted the top and bottom white and yellow to resemble candy corn.
Artiste cartridge: Halloween cut once in black and once in white at 3". Spider cut at 2", Skull cut at 12.5" (its a separate cut from the rest of the skeleton). Artist used for the 3 flowers, cut at about 3.5". Spider web cut at 4".

Moveable monster: I think was cut at 2.5", but is about 8" high.
Ribbon was a re-use from a gift basket. I used orange, black, and diamond Stickles. Attached with double back foam tape, arching the web, and only one piece to hold up lady monster so she jumped off the page.

Submitting this for the  challenge this week - Pumpkin or veggie.

Submitting this post for the challenge which is die cuts. 

Submitting this post for the challenge which is Pumpkins.

Breast Cancer Card

I'm on a roll.   Several posts this month.  It's not that I haven't been creating this year, it's just that I forget to post my projects or forget to take pictures.

Since this is breast cancer awareness month, I am sending off several cards.  Here is one I made with some Darice stickers I purchased a few years ago.   A co-worker of mine is going through radiation and chemo right now.  I'll add a gift card and send it off to brighten her spirits.

Hearts and butterfly is from Tie the Knot cartridge.  

This is entered in the challenge for this week.  Please visit their beautiful work.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mr. and Mrs Card

Here's a card I whipped up in about 1/2 hour.  The hardest part was finding a great background paper, so I dug into my G45 Old Curiosity Shoppe.   Tie the Knot Cricut Cartridge.   Wedding colors were black with gold accents, and the girls had rust/orange flowers in their bouquets.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Happy Fall Y'all

This is a picture frame I made for a swap on the Cricut message board.  I am really happy with the results, and part was by accident.  I brought a 'sprig' of fall flowers/leaves for another project and this sunflower came with it.   Accidently put it on the frame and an idea was born.  I want to make another one so I can fill it with a pic of my granddaughter at the pumpkin patch.  Her name is Joan, and there is a pumpkin patch with attractions/activities called Joan's Pumpkin Patch in Livermore, CA.  Some day she will think it belongs to her.

CRICUT --- Fall from Old West,  pumpkin from EDPD, leaves and girl from A Childs Year.  On the pumpkins, I cut off the curly leaves since they were so small.  Inked all edges of frame.  Paint is just 59 cent paint from Michaels.

Entering this in the  weekly challenge.  This week is Happy Fall/Pumpkin.  

Entering this in the challenge.  The theme is pumpkin or apple.

Entering this in the challenge.  The theme is pumpkin with circles.  The circle is on the wheelbarrow and pumkins are on the ground.

Monday, September 10, 2012

4th of July Mini Album

This is a special 6x6 mini-album that I made for a friend of my daughters.  I met them on the 4th of July and for some reason I took a lot of pictures of everyone, including these friends who came to celebrate.  My daughter asked at the time why I was taking so many pictures, more than my usual.  Things happen for a reason.  The dad passed away unexpectedly a month later. In celebration of his life, I made this for the mother and daughter.  He was sure a hero in their life.  I am only showing a few of the pages.

Submitted to BBTB2 challenge. ( Wording is Carousel and Don Juan.  Red banner is a Cricut cut but I can't remember where it is from (besides my stash).  Remainder is Mrs. Grossmans stickers.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wedding Shower Banner

I made one of my favorite all time items - a banner with the engagement and a few other pictures.  We couldn't figure out what to spell out with the banner and then I came up with the idea to use pictures.  I really embellished it with bits of this and that - stickers, cutouts, flowers, and paper icons.  I love how it turned out.   I cut triangles as the base and then added a heart to every other flag of the banner.  I really need to post a better picture - I think there are 6 flags in all.

Andrea's Shower Decorations

My daughter's boyfriends sister, Andrea, is getting married.  We had the shower at our house.  I did a lot of the decorations.  Here is the first one - a bride with a ribbon that got stuck to a flower.   This decoration was hanging from an umbrella outside.  It is from Tie The Knot cartridge.  I added a cut out flower and center from other cuts I made - it just made the bouquet pop.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Jeff Dunham double layout

We went to Stockton, CA to go see Jeff Dunham perform. He puts on a good show, and he is really talented. Seen some of his act before, and some was new. I used a sketch to create this double layout

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pink flower ball

This is one of my favorite homemade items, a paper flower ball made out of a styrofoam ball and lots and lots of Cricut cuts. I just cut all sizes of flowers from 2" on down and put them together randomly. I sent this off to New York for a lady in an Easter/Spring related swap. Hope to make a lot more of these.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Thanks to Craft Junkie Too! for the inspiration for this little treat cup. It says "You Are My Favorite Peep". Inside are candy eggs and a Peep. I gave them out to the people at work for their desk, now I have to make more for the family. Worked with irridesent paper for these, they turned out nice.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lucky Girl Joan

Lucky Girl layout for my granddaughter's first St. Patrick's Day. These are not going to be the pictures I use, but I wanted to put some in the spots. I'll be sure to take some of her in her green outfit this weekend. Lucky Girl, and bracket cuts are from Rock Princess, Shamrocks and pot of gold from PDDU, border is cut from a punch. This layout is entered in the Getting Scrappy Challenge at

Thursday, March 8, 2012

St. Patricks Day card

It's been a long time since I have posted. I craft all the time, just haven't had time to post and create at the same time.

This is a St. Patrick's Day card I quickly put together for an Irish friend. I hand wrote an Irish blessing on the inside along with some shamrock stickers.