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Merry Christmas!


I finally wanted to share the last few cards that I had been working on before the holidays. I finished wrapping and baking, finally. I hope you enjoy these new additions that I made.

I really had some fun with my Cricut this time around. I used all my holiday cartridges Christmas Cheer, Speaking of Winter & Joy of the Season. I really liked this snow globe idea so I went with that. I used Stickles glitter to give the appearance of snow. My niece and nephews really liked this card because it represented them.

On this card I kept it simple. I got an SVG file that someone made with these holiday phrases and it was pretty small for this card so I went back and colored in the individual words so that they would stand out. I think this would probably work better in a slightly larger size. I guess it was a lesson learned.

Holiday Cards

With the holidays just around the corner there is plenty of card making to be done. This year I will be sending out some extra special cards that I made in the last couple of weeks. I think it really is a great way to show those special friends how much you care and appreciate them this year.

The first card I designed incorporated a 'winter wonderland' theme that works well for just about anyone. I liked the use of some craft foam snowflakes that I had tucked away in my embellishment box. They add a nice texture to the card and really pop. I also added some Ranger liquid pearl and glitter to the flakes to give them each a special look. I know I would be excited to receive a card like this.

I used some silver wire ribbon so that the bow would stay in place. Using my SCAL software I was able to cut out the lettering and finally I used a gel pen to complete the sentiment. I chose to try a glitter cardstock and a silver metallic to see which I preferred. I actually think that both w…

May the Force be with you!

I can't even begin to think about holiday cards just yet, though I have been working on them like crazy! I have a special birthday card to share with you this post. I consider it a very masterfully created card.

Using my trusty Cricut and my SCAL I created this little beauty. It's for a special birthday boy and I can't wait to see what he thinks!

I looked around the net for an image that I could use and found this Darth Vader image. Since I know how big a fan this guy is of Star Wars I thought that it would be perfect. So using my SCAL software I took what was an alarm clock image and made it into the correct shape. I reshaped the feet myself but it wasn't too hard using Inkscape. I welded together the wording using the Loki Cola font.

I hope you enjoy this one!

A Little Bit Extra


Birthday Card Designs

Every month it feels like there's another birthday to celebrate. Before, I would just go out and buy a card and call it a day. With the economy being the way it currently is it seemed ridiculous for me to waste money on something I could easily create using items I already had at home. So with that in mind I pulled out all my scrapbook supplies and got down to business. The following cards are just some of the ones I have made recently, I hope you enjoy them!
This card was created using my Sizzix balloon shapes. I added the "Birthday Girl" saying from my Cricut Storybook Font cartridge.
I had some neon bright paper that I couldn't figure out what to do with so I used my Sizzix with the flower die cut and mixed them into a collage. I added the nameplate with the decorative brads to hold the sentiment.

Halloween Card Making

Sharing the joy of Halloween is hard when folks aren't close by to celebrate it. This year I decided to mark the holiday by making some cards to send. They sure were a hit and I wanted to share them here. I used a premade foam sayings that I got at the local dollar store which had been sitting in my craft box for ages. I also used my Cricut to create my characters. I found the images on the web and used my Sure Cuts Alot software to create them.

Wedding Sign In Idea

Wishing Tree

My best friend got married over the summer and wanted to have something different instead of the traditional sign in book that they have at most weddings. We had seen several trees on various sites that were nice but they were for the most part beyond the budget. So we went back to the drawing board. We both scoured the web for places that sold the tree and the prices can vary so I suggest you search thoroughly. If you want real wood(Manzanita) vs. synthetic it is up to you. I personally liked the malleability of the fake tree versus the real branches.

Since her colors were persimmon, silver and ivory we were lucky to find a quality silver tree. The next step was where I came in, what would we do for the tags? I of course had my Cricut primed and ready I just needed to figure out what patterns would work for the project. I decided to mix designs so that when the tags would hang there would be a whimsical effect because of the different shapes.

I used my Christmas and Storyb…

Hello Crafters!

In this blog I hope to share some of my projects that I have been working on. I am a relatively simple crafter and I like to work on projects that are fun and easy. I am no expert, but I do think you can only get better at what you do by trying and sharing. This is my attempt at that. I am not sure what projects will come out of this endeavor but please feel free to share your thoughts on anything you see.