Monday, 30 April 2012

Scenic View

I have been doing some re-arranging here and I haven't really had the space to craft. I made this before I started moving things and just haven't posted it yet. Just so you know I'm around I wanted to do a quick post with this card I made from Campin' Critters. I love the signs and badges on this cartridge. I almost have thing back to normal and hope to be back at my Cricut soon.


Tuesday, 24 April 2012

April Showers!

I was off work last week, using up some vacation time from last year. I didn't have any set plans so I took a day trip to Buffalo, New York. I always hear people going on about the great deals they get there. Well I was certainly impressed with Hobby Lobby, but aside from that I didn't find any great deals. So the money I saved from NOT shopping I spent on a cartridge or two.
I picked up Crocs Rule and Campin' Critters. This card was made using Crocs Rule! I like these little crocodiles and decided to give them a test run with this card I made for Cardz TV Challenge # 106 - April Showers and Cricut Creative Cutter Room - April Showers Challenge.

Happy day,


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

3 flowers

This card is one that I created for my guest designer spot but I wanted something that went with the theme of gardening better. I like this card so I have decided to share it and also enter it into a challenge or over at Made Especially for you: 3 flowers.  I made the flowers with Flower Shoppe and the tree is from Straight From the Nest. I went with Earth tones and finished it off with brown twine.

Hope you're having a sunny day!


Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Guest Designer - Die Cuttin Divas: Challenge #61 - National Garden Month

I have the honour of joining the wonderful design team this week over at Die Cuttin Divas for Challenge #61 - National Garden Month. I am sharing this experience with with my friend Jessica at Craftin' and Scrapin'. I want to start by thanking Georgiana and the rest of the design team at Die Cuttin Divas for this opportunity. 

Last time I used these boots from Cricut cartridge Paisley I was so happy with how it turned out, that I wanted to use them again. I had an idea to have flowers spilling out of the gardening boots. I didn't have a flower punch so I used the next best thing hearts. I glued two hearts to the top of some floral wire, that I found at the Dollar Store. I curled then in the end of a paint brush and adhered them the the back of the boot. I used a dotted embossing folder on the boot and embellished them with buttons. I tried to keep the colours earthy and I finished it all off with some gardening twine and another heart. 

I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with. Link your project at Die Cuttin Divas

Saturday, 14 April 2012

A Diva's Birthday!

I know I have been M.I.A. lately, but here's what happened. Saturday April 7th I went out with my Mom. We finally found a replacement for my stolen e-reader. This time I went with a tablet. I have been spending my time at work and playing Angry Birds...Thursday I finally got some books on it.

Okay so I have been doing a little crafting. I was kindly asked to be a guest designer for Die Cuttin Divas this Tuesday. I have made and re-made 3 different projects and I still can't decide which I to use. I don't know how you guys do it week after week. In honour of my up coming guest designer spot I have made a totally diva birthday card. I found this cut in the tag section on Tags, Bags, Boxes and More2. I think I need to re-apply some glitter to my lips, but I think I'll save that for Saturday night...

Have a good weekend,


Thursday, 5 April 2012

Art Deco!

I have come to the conclusion that I'm an addict! I love my Cricut and so thrilled that I got it. The only sore spot for me was finding new release cartridges and as always a good deal. My search has ended! I came across a great Canadian store that has competitive prices and new releases. With my recommendation I give you The Paper Gourmet. I was so impressed with their services that I wanted to share. I ordered 4 cartridges: Art Deco, Spring Cottage, Victorian Romance and Tags, Bags Boxes and More 2. I was so happy to get these cartridges so quickly and even happier to be able to share them with you. The following are 2 birthday cards I made for my brothers using Art Deco

This bird is so far and I think will remain my favorite cut from this cartridge. I flipped the image for this card.

This Marquee I started off just making out of scraps from the card above, but it turned out to be a great frame for my stamp. Though you cannot see it I do have part of this cut raised. I was just testing this out but I like how it turned out and I will be entering it in:
 Cardz TV: Challenge # 105 - You've been framed!

I hope you liked my cards and please check out The Paper Gourmet. I get nothing to promote them but if they stay in business, I stay happy!

Thank you,


I have also entered these into:

I know my cards aren't bright but who says kids need bright cards? Most are over stimulated as is!
I think mine are great for any boy big or small.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Easter - Take Two!

I haven't been overly impressed with some of my creations lately. I some times jump in feet first without planning the out come. I was not happy with the Easter card I posted yesterday and would like a do over. Today during work I had an idea for a cute little treat for my co-workers, friends and family. I may still add a stamped tag, but I have to admit that I am happy how this turned out. This is the  3D strawberry cut from the Spring Cottage cartridge. I embossed the outer layer with Cuttlebug's dot folder and the leaves with swirls by Tim Holtz. I cut them at 4.75" which was the perfect size for a cream egg. I was originally going to make 12 of these but one cream egg didn't make it (yum!), leaving 11 to hand out.



Tuesday, 3 April 2012


I have another Easter card. I made this one using Cricut cartridge Give a Hoot and Flower Shoppe. I needed one more Easter card to give and now I need to get working on birthday cards. I am one of six and all four boys have birthdays in April. My own is coming up on the 9th Easter Monday.

Happy Easter,


I have entered this in the following challenges:

Embossing Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you to everyone who hopped along this weekend. That was my first Blog Hop and this is my first giveaway. I am pleased to announce the winner selected by Results: 8 - Jayne

Congratulations Jayne please e-mail me your address to


Monday, 2 April 2012

A Fun, Just Beacause...

I made this card just for fun out of the scraps from my Spring kite card, that won over at Party Time Tuesdays! I'm so thankful for my win and thank the entire team at Party Time Tuesdays. I also want to thank Susan at Cricut and Grasshopper for offering some blog candy that I was fortunate to win also. I don't care what kind of day I had prior, but it's now a great day! I also want to thank all the visitors I had over the weekend for Carson's Creations Blog Hop. I now have over 20 new followers and a pile of great comments to my post. I will choose a winner tomorrow evening for my giveaway; leaving another day to enter. To everyone thank you, thank you, thank you!

My card was created using Cricut cartridge Create a Critter and Flower Shoppe. The paper is digital paper from Babapuff. I'm always cutting extras here and there and this is something I made from scraps from my Spring card.

Happy Monday,