Sunday, December 30, 2012

Broken Ankle                                                                                                      

I did another card for my sister-in-law (73 years old) .... just before Christmas she broke her ankle and she isn't allow any pressure on that ankle for 3 weeks... but she is doing well.   

The little lady is Sugar... a digital stamp from Little Miss Muffet Stamps 

New Year coming soon!!!!                                                                                                                                 

Hi Everyone!!!  Hope all of you have a wonderful time this holiday season... Our season went very well.   

I know Christmas is over but I wanted to post 2 more  Christmas cards that I have made and didn't get posted yet... so here they are....  

the cartridges I used are: A Quilted Christmas (sleigh), and Straight From the Nest (bows on the packages).
Also used spellbinder oval dies:  Cuttlebug and Darice embossing folders.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

GIFT CARD HOLDER                                                                         

Here is a cute money/gift card holder so easy to make.... here are the directions for it... These would make
great cards to put a thank you note in too  (cut it to the size of a business card) like for your mailman, your hair dresser, or anyone else that deserves a thank you from you at Christmas time.  We decided to give them to the waiters and waitresses at our favorite restaurant. 

you need: 
1 piece of card stock (your choice of color)  4 1/4 inch by 10 inches
and you need to score this piece at 3, 4, 5, and 8 inches.

Colored  pattern paper:  4 each  of 2 3/4 inches by 4 inches
                                      2 each of 1 3/4 inches by 4 inches

                                     Fold the card stock so it looks like this:

Now flip over this piece of card stock and place a strip of tape on the inside edge of the first fold.

Flip back over and 
then you need to use your scissors or rotary trimmer to just trim off  1/8 inch off the valley fold .  This is where you would place the money or gift card.   When I first started making these I did trim off 1/ 4 inch but that seem to be a bit too much so now I  trim off just enough to be able to open  it  so you can place money or gift card into slot.  

Inside:  Round the corners on the card stock and the pattern paper as shown and glue  the 3 pieces of pattern paper to your gift card holder.

                   Outside:   round the corners on the other 2 pieces of pattern paper and glue all three pieces on
                         the outside of your gift card holder.        

Cut 1 piece of card stock for the band:   1 by 7 inches.
 just wrap it around the holder but don't make it too tight or it won't slide off and on. Add some type of decorative bling to it.

Hope you are able to understand this but if you have questions please ask away.  It is fun, quick, and easy so
have fun making your own.


I have been busy make more of my friends wanted some so she picked out the ones she want and I went back to the drawing board .... here are 5 more cards.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

MORE CHRISTMAS CARDS                                                                            

Here are 3 more Christmas cards

Cartridges: A Quilted Christmas, Just Because Cards and Elegant Edges.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

CHRISTMAS TAG                                                                                          

Here is a Christmas Tag which I posted over at RAQ 'S CARD SKETCH CHALLENGE on

Cartridges:       for tag:   CTMH Art Philosophy
                  for border:  Ribbons and Rosettes
                   for Santa:  A Quilted Christmas
For Merry Christmas wording:  font from my computer.
I used pop dots to make the Santa to stand off  of the tag and stickles for the bling.


I was busy this week doing lots of things... but my granddaughter requested 2 more cards... she wanted one with a boy turkey and one with a girl turkey...  These were fun to make.  I used the Create A Critter cartridge for the turkeys and the Paper Doll Dress Up for the girl turkey's hat. Plus I used pop dot to make them stand out on the card. TFL.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Here are few more cards I have made:

For the card below I made the flowers designs and for the butterfly I used the Every Day Pop Up Cards cartridge.

For this card:  the Doggie is named Hooch  from Little Miss Muffet Stamps,  The swirl is from the Elegant Edges Cartridge.

 For this card:  for the butterfly I used the Cricut Every Day Pop Up Cards cartridge

 For this care I use the  Cricut Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge for the flower and the Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals;

For this card; used the Lovely Floral cartridge for the butterfly, the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge for the flower and Accent Essentials for the scallop circles.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT OF GREAT GRANDSON                                                                      

This scrapbook layout is of my great grandson.  He was ready for Halloween... The digital images I used are from  the Digital Scrapper's November 2012 Preimier Issue at Digital Scrapper

THANK YOU CARDS                                                                                      

Here are three thank you  cards I made this weekend that my grand daughter asked me to make.
Cricut cartridges I used:  Pooh and Friends, Mother's Day Bouquet and Elegant Edges.


 The digital stamp of the gymnast is from Zenware Designs at


Saturday, November 10, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BANNER                                                                                                                                                              

It took me a few days to finish my banner so here it is...  hope you all like it.  The  cartridges used to make this banner are:  For the Flowers:  Mother's Day Bouquet
Letters and the Triangle:  Art Philosophy
Party Hat:  Cupcake Wrappers
Frappe:  Love You A Latte 
The paper I used for the solid colors were Colorbok Textured Cardstock Pack - Spring Pastel.
Also the triangles are about 8 inches high and the triangles with the letters above the triangles are just a tiny bit less then 12 inches.  So I was able use just one 12 x 12 sheet of color cardstock for each color.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

BIRTHDAY BANNER                                                                                          

Hi Everyone!
 I been working on a banner for my daughter for her birthday... it is not finished but a friend wanted to see what I had done so far... will finish and post more later.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

WINTER EMBROIDERY                                                                                                                                                                                  

Thank you Nancy for doing such a wonderful job on my sweatshirt.  I just had to post this... it is so cute. 
 Love  It!!!

LET'S DO LUNCH                                                                                                    

Here is card that I made for a friend, we get together for lunch about once a month.  I tried to posted this card on RAQ's Sketch Card Challenge on but so far no luck logging in for some reason will try again later tonight or tomorrow.

Cartridges: Plantin Schoolbook - words.
                 Love You a Latte - coffee cup
                 Elegant Edges - brown circle
                 Craft Room Basic - pink oval

Printed paper - Heidi Grace Designs (Jo Ann Fabric)
Pink paper - Darice Premium Cardstock

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT  BAGS                                                                          

Storm Sandy: Today is a cold windy rainy day due to Sandy...but I am so lucky to have electric.  There are millions that don't have electric right now and might be without for a week so the weather channel is saying...My heart goes out to those that have been affected by this terrible storm.  Please everyone take care and be safe.  

Trick or Treat Bags:  I have been very busy working on the trick or treat bags  for my grandchildren for Halloween.  I mailed a package today to my granddaughter that is in college.  She loves getting packages in the mail so she is excited.  Now I am working on some bags to put candy in for my younger grandchildren.  I wanted to beat the storm but I didn't make it I hear the wind just of howling outside but at least I made all the cricut items first. As for the storm we have made it through about the first 24 hours and we haven't lost our electric!  I did decorated both sides of the bags but I just posted the different ones here.  So here they are:

Cricut cartridge: Create A Critter 2
Paper: DCWV
The bag is a colored lunch bag.

Cricut Cartridge: Create A Critter 2
Paper: DCWV
The bag is a colored lunch bag.

For the PUMPKINS and the BOO:
 Cricut Cartridge:  Create A Critter 2
For the GHOST:
Cricut Cartridge:  Happy Hauntings - Boo!
Paper: DCWV
The bag is a colored lunch bag.

Cricut cartridge: Create A Critter 2
Paper: DCWV
The bag is a colored lunch bag.

Cricut cartridge: Create A Critter 2
Paper: DCWV
The bag is a colored lunch bag.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Here are just 2 items Nancy has embroidery recently.  Nancy is working on a big project right now but I
can't say anything more at this time just in case her family visits  this blog.