Thursday, July 14, 2011

Taylor's 2011 Dance Recital

Taylor was in 4 dances this year. This is the ballet. I used the Cricut markers to print the dance name. It is really quite easy and I don't know why I never use them. I will certainly use them more.

Monday, July 11, 2011

This is a layout I did for the July Bella Creations Unique challenge. The baby ballerina is my precious granddaughter. All items used are from the Bella Monthly Kits.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Farmer's Market Tin

This is a cookie tin that I made just for fun for my GD. I covered a Pepperidge Farm cookie tin with fabric and applied several coats of Modge Podge. All the die cuts are made with my Cricut Expression. The cow, pig, chicken, owl are from Animal Kingdom. The fence and the tree are from Heritage. The top has fabric flowers with a metal butterfly. The fence was put on with pop dots to make it stand out from the can. I used chalk for the shading and some Distress Ink walnut for added dimension. Of course, I used lots of stickles. I have a problem with my addiction to bling! The letters are from Plantin Schoolbook. This was a light and fun project made with a used tin and scraps. I live in NE Oklahoma and am glad I did not blow away this week with all the tornadoes. Prayers are going out for all the people affected by this horrible storms. Tune in on Tuesday for a new project!!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Beauty and the Beast

This is a card that I made to hold tickets to see Beauty and the Beast for my oldest granddaughter. I used Disney Dreams Come True, Sentimentals for the mirror, Indie Art for the rose, Storybook for the letters on the inside, Tim Holtz brick embossing folder, tea dye distress ink and lots of stickles. Directions on how to make the card is list on

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Recipe Binder

This is a 6x6 BoBunny album. I used From my Kitchen cartridge for the title and Graphic 45 Domestic Goddess for the paper. It is highlighted with white acrylic, Liquid Pearls, metal embellies and buttons. Distress Ink is tea dye.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

About the above card

I forgot to mention that this is a challenge on the Bella Creations site. The 2nd picture is of the inside of the card. Next time I will try to get it together before I publish!!!

Here is a card that I made for my hubby. It is the Spotlight Stamping technique. You stamp an image 2 times. Use a punch (any shape) and punch out pieces of the design. As many as you want - most do only one. Color the small pieces with Copic Markers or other ink. I used watercolors because I am too cheap to buy Copics. Used Lyrical Letters for the title and Indie Art for the rose on the inside. Hope you enjoy.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Cricut World is up!!!!

This is the canister set that I posted on the new blog tonight. We have 8 ladies that are experienced scrappers participating. My project is a glass etching canister set. I used vinyl to cut the stencil out on my Cricut. I used "From my Kitchen" cartridge. After you have the stencil applied, brush on the etching cream according the bottle directions. Wash them well when you are finished. I used hot glue to put the ceramic cabinet knobs on the lids. The hardest thing is wrapping your head around the idea that you use the negative cut of the stencil and not what you would normally use on your LO's. The jars were purchased at HL and were super cheap. Hope you enjoy this project - Be sure to check out the Cricut World blog - hhtp:// We are looking for comments - thanks.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Still have tons of snow!!! It is going to be weeks before it all melts - bad thing is that it is too cold for the kids to get out and for me to take a bunch of snow fun pictures. I will have to get some before it is gone so I can document the "Blizzard of 2011." I have a big fluffy white cat and I would love to set her out there and take a picture. Her little princess feet have never touched dirt or snow before, so she would probably freak out. It would be interesting to see how her bright blue eyes would show up in the snow. Still thinking about it! One more day until the Cricut World blog is on line. At midnight tomorrow night I will give out the link.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What is with this snow?? We have 21 inches here in Collinsville. Never in my life have I seen this much snow and such high drifts. I spent time in Russia in February and it didn't seem nearly so bad. The wind doesn't blow there like it does here and they are used to it. Oh well, hope everyone is staying warm - going to go throw another log on the fire.......

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The new Cricut World group blog is going live this weekend. Stay tuned for further information and the link to get you there. You will love it.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy New Year!!! Little late saying this but that doesn't mean that I hope everyone has a great, healthy and happy 2011. We had a very nice Christmas at my house. Kids had a blast and so did I. Fixed a big dinner with a fomal set table. Next year it will be paper plates.....I got an electric fireplace from my hubby and the kids got me a Kindle. I really love it - now if I just had time to read. Our new group blog is in the process and hopefully will be on later in the month. I am very excited about this new blog. This blog will stay on but will be linked to the group blog. Just can't wait.

Matching reindeer place card. Sparkle was made with stickles in bright colors. All of these were made with Create-A-Critter.

Here is the penguin place card to match the napkin ring. There is a tootsie roll pop in the middle to give it structure. Made 2 of each design and used the flip option on Cricut on one of them so they will look even.

This is the second napkin ring. The napkins are bandanas from Hobby Lobby. Only 99 cents each - much cheaper than linen napkins.

These are napkin rings I made for Christmas dinner at my house. Made place cards to match for each person. I used the Cricut cartridge Create-a-Critter. Everyone really enjoyed them.