Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cooking with Cricut Challenge - The Real Meaning of Christmas

I am so happy with how this card turned out! I used Lacy Labels and cut the "All Boy" Frame at 2.25" The blue paper is Core'dinations and embossed with the Cuttlebug snowflake pattern and sanded lightly. The Holy Family Stamp is SU and the ribbon is actually ripped off an Ann Taylor Loft shopping bag. That's called upcycling, right? Not just being cheap? lol.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cooking with Cricut Challenge - Stockings!

Sorry this is getting posted late- we've had quite the week here. While this stocking says it is a Cricut one in the DT post, it is actually something I whipped up in inkscape. I was planning on using my Cricut, but I only have a stocking cut on my Gypsy and my Gypsy cord mysteriously disappeared... I hope to have it replaced by next week! This is a 3.5" square gift tag, all the paper is K & Co and stickles were added to the stocking and one of the gingerbread men. I hope you can join us in this week's challenge at CWC! And Melin is giving away a free stocking cut file for those of you who don't have one- so no excuses! :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Fifth Avenue Cards

I'm making card sets for some people for Christmas, so I have some random cards for you today. Last night, I got to try out my new SU set, Fifth Avenue. These first two were inspired by things I saw in the splitcoaststampers fifth avenue gallery...

This first one is just the rose stamp and a Fiskars "thinking of you" stamp in an A2 size.

This one uses the poppy stamp and they are cut out and put on dimensionals with pearl sitckers put on the middle. The paper is Core'dinations and the ribbon is JoAnn's. The "Thanks" stamp is also SU, but I can't remember the set name at the moment.

This last one was done with my Cricut- inspiration for this came from an Everyday Cricut post a few months back, but I changed the tags they were making into A2 sized cards. The doily cut is from Storybook and done with Core'dinations paper. The bow is hemp.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cooking with Cricut Challenge #7- Deck the Halls!

This week's Challenge at Cooking with Cricut is a "Deck the Halls" challenge! Below is a little garland that is now hanging from my mantle. I just love it!
 Close up:
All patterned paper is K & Company Paper
Plain red & cream cardstock
5" circle from accent essentials
1.5" strips scored at .5" to make fanned circles
Tag at 5" from Tags Bags Boxes & more
Letters cut at 4.5" Gypsy Wanderings
Ribbon is JoAnn's

Come play along with us and enter the challenge at Cooking with Cricut!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanksgiving Place Card

Here is my entry for this month's challenge at Olive Juice Studio. A place card for Thanksgiving dinner. I used Lacy Labels for the scalloped circle and the cornucopia & fruit are from Paper Doll Dress up.

CWC Blog Hop Winner

Thank you to all who visited & commented during the Blog Hop!! I TRULY appreciate it and am so very encouraged by it! The winner of the angel file is:

KathyB said...Oh this is a fantastic idea for candy holders. I just purchased this file so now I think I need to try this (after I finish the Day 2 round of the blog hop of course!!!). Thanks for a great idea!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Blog Hop Day 2!

Welcome back to the Cooking With Cricut Christmas Blog Hop, day 2! I have a fun new project for you- even if I do say so myself ;) This project is utilizes another of the adorable images- this time Gingerbread House 2009.

For this project- I tried to do something new for me. Shocker! Anyway, I made this candy dish for my desk... Or as a gift. It was really supposed to be a gift for a friend, but then I've really fallen in love with it, so we'll see. lol. Anyway, I used basic cardstock from my stash and then ran all the white, minus the smoke curl through my xyron and added white glitter. The smoke curl got light blue stickles. The gingerbread house is adhered to an acrylic box that used to hold a collectible- the beanie baby had already been given to my daughter a while ago and the box needed a reinvention ;)

Remember to leave a comment to be eligible to win the angel file from and remember to enter & play along with us at!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cooking with Cricut Holiday Blog Hop!

Welcome to Jenna's Favorite Things and the Holiday Blog Hop!
If you've come from visiting Kassidy's at Inking it Up Crazy, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to and start at the beginning. Go HERE.

With the holidays fast approaching we are sharing some wonderful ideas and inspiration for your viewing and crafting pleasure!

Each Design Team member will be featuring an original project made especially for this hop. Make sure to check out each DT member's blog. There will be some prizes along the way as well as a few different ways to win at!

When I saw this cut file of Melin's, it just screamed Christmas card to me... Maybe not surprising since most of my crafts end up as cards ;) The sentiment is cut at 3.5" and paper used is DCWV & K and Company. The beige layer is Cuttlebugged with polka dots and I used glossy accents on the word Christmas and stickles on the snowflake!

Now, take a look at this adorable file (cut or digi) from and make sure and leave a comment for a chance to win it! For a second chance to win, come back tomorrow to see a new project and leave another comment!

Now it's your turn! Let’s see your wonderful holiday projects. Be sure to try and include a Cricut or other die cut machine on your project and link it up at
Next stop...Valine's blog, Go see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to head back to and get entered to win!
Happy Holiday Hopping!

Here is the order of the list

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  5. Cathie –
  6. Christel –
  7. Kristal –
  8. Madison –
  9. Kassidy –
  10. Jenna – YOU ARE HERE
  11. Valine –  NEXT
  12. Dalis –
  13. Brandilynn –
  14. Becky -
  15. Michelle -
  16. Melinda –
  17. Back to CWC

Thursday, November 4, 2010

For You #1

This card was done with the Papercraft Star Simon Says Card Recipe.
Bee is from Give A Hoot- 2"
All paper except plain blue is DCWV summer stack
Plain blue paper is embossed with D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder.
Stamp is SU and daisy button is from My Favorite Things.

Also submitted at Wee Memories- Anything Goes

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Card

Just something I threw together while watching a movie with my love this evening. Entered at Fantabulous Cricut and Paper Playtime.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Votives

A couple weeks ago, a friend and I got together to craft with some of her friends- and I decided I wanted to try some vinyl projects, since she's a pro- and its always great to have help. So, after seeing these little votives on sale at wal-mart and her past post on vinyl on votives, this is what I made! (It did take me until now to finish though- I have a little bit of UFO-itis when it comes to crafts.) I used Happy Hauntings and Pumpkin Carving and cut things at about 1 inch- I think the bats are 1.5 though. And since there are leaves on the pumpkins- look close, they're there!- I am entering this in Fantabulous Cricut's leaves challenge this week. Its also entered in at the Corrosive Challenge Blog for Halloween! I did buy more votives, hoping to make a few seasonal sets, so maybe we'll see something like this again in the future!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cooking With Cricut Challenge #2- Pumpkins!

This week's challenge at Cooking with Cricut is to feature pumpkins! Which was totally perfect for me because I will be taking my one year old to a pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin this weekend! Of course, that meant I needed to do a layout instead of a card- that was a bit out of my comfort zone, but I am truly happy with how this turned out!

Papers used:
Blue/brown background- Paper Pizazz
Orange patterned- K&Company Halloween Specialty Paper
Orange- DCVW cardstock
Green & brown cardstock- no idea ;)

I used:
Lacy Labels for journaling card- 3"
Gypsy Font for title- welded on the gypsy- 1.5"
Melin's beautiful "Pick of the Patch" cut file
Ribbon pulled off of a package from someone else
And all the edges are inked with VersaMagic ink in Gingerbread

I'll give you all another peak at it when I get the pics of my beautiful baby in it!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Thank you #1

Sorry for the lack of posting, I got distracted from my papercrafting by sewing, but neither of the sewing projects are quite done- my Halloween costume needs a few finishing touches, and my quilt is at the quilter's- yay! I promise, you'll get to see both when they're done. Here's a quick thank-you card I did for a friend in the meantime. The flower is from Pagoda, both the blackout and regular layers. Then I cuttlebugged the white and black layers with swiss dots and branches, respectively. The ribbon is ripped off of an old pair of shoes- remember when the ballerina style was in a few years ago? Yeah, I had some. lol. Anyway, I was very happy with this card and am entering it in Cricut Cardz #46- Anything Goes and at My Pink Stamper for something cute.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I am on the Cooking With Cricut Design Team!!

I am so excited to finally tell you all that I am now a part of the Cooking with Cricut Design Team!!!! If you haven't visited Cooking with Cricut before you should! There are beautiful page kits and fantastic digi stamps and cut files! And now there is even an amazing (if I do say so myself) design team to bring you inspiration and challenges every Wednesday.

Here is my first challenge project:

This week's theme was Love, in honor of The Sweetest Day on Saturday. I had never heard of this holiday before, so I did a little research and found its semi-similar to Valentine's Day. With that in mind, I made this card on my Cricut using Cupcake Wrappers and Storybook. The base card is the heart topper, both layers, from Cupcake Wrappers, cut at 10". The sentiment on pop dots and from Storybook, cut at 3". I added some pink Stickles to "wish" and the swish under it. Solid colored papers are DCVW and the patterned paper is Around the Block. To finish it off, I tied a little bow with some JoAnn's ribbon found in my stash.

I'm so excited!! Now, go visit CWC to see all the other amazing projects! As an incentive, Melin is giving away two digital stamps or cutting files to a follower who leaves a comment, and there is a wonderful prize for the winners of this week's challenge!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Happy Birthday #3

This card is for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge- a celebration of National Bake and Decorate Month as well as Cardabilities Sketch #12.  I also used random, very old lace from my stash (one of those given to me by a friend who got it from a friend umpteen years ago- $0.98 for 15 yds!) which fulfills the Paper Sundaes Challenge this week. Now I just have to be patient until my grandma's birthday comes in a couple weeks!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Getting Married Means

I saw this quote while searching for an idea for a bridal shower card and had to use it. This isn't my favorite finished card, but it was fun to put together the wagon- and I thought it was an entertaining juxtaposition for a bridal shower card.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Get Well #1

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and today necessity ruled. I need to send a get well card and had absolutely no idea what to make, so I searched some challenge blogs for inspiration. This card will work perfectly for my needed card and will be entered in Jitterbuggin', Practical Scrappers, and Paper Playtime. The Jitterbuggin' challenge a sketch with color requirements and an apple (go to their blog for more details), Practical Scrapper's challenge is to use ribbon, and Paper Playtime's challenge is to make an autumn themed card. What is more autumn than argyle and apples?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy Birthday #2

Well, I didn't have the cartridge for this week's challenge at BBTB2, but since they said to play along with any candle cut- I made this card for a co-worker's birthday. I mean, what is more appropriate for a candle cut than a birthday card, right? Ok, maybe it wasn't the most creative application of a candle, but I'm very pleased with how the card turned out. The cuts are from Sweet Treats and I used the star and spots cuttlebug folders. Patterned and colored papers are DCVW and the solid black and cream are unnamed cardstock.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I Baked a Cake

And it wasn't just any cake- it was a wedding cake for my "cousins." Congrats Austin & Rhea!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Happy Birthday #1

This card, once again, fits two challenges this week- one from Cuttlebug Challenge and one from Practical Scrappers. The Cuttlebug Challenge was in celebration of their 2nd birthday- Congrats!- and required a birthday card with 2+ layers and of course, cuttlebugged- this uses bloom dots. The Practical Scrappers Challenge this week is to use white/color core cardstock. The embossed paper is core'dinations, and is lightly sanded to show off the embossed pattern. The sentiment is on a tag cut from Storybook, the ribbon is JoAnn's and the buttons are from my stash- but I *think* that they are Favorite Findings. Its so hard to remember sometimes! Anyway, hope you like it!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Two Challenges at Once!

This card was created using Sweet Treats and Wild Card and my mosiac & swiss dots cuttlebug folders. It also qualifies for not just one, but two challenges at Cuttlebug Challenges and Cricut Cardz! Its fun for me to stretch my abilities and share these with you.