Thursday, December 19, 2013


Over the next few days, as we are approaching Christmas, remember WHO Jesus is, and remind everyone you see of the Reason for the Season.

My sister has kept me pretty busy this holiday season making Christmas cards!  
This was a HIT!

Working with a little acetate paper, some snowflakes, stamps, and a circle punch and this is what I get!

The background is actually an SVG (Birds Cards), but instead of cutting it, I blew the dust off of those Cri-Cut pens and out came this great background!

Thanks to Brandon (my 5 yr old grandson), we came up with this great card!  We used the circle punch, a little bling, stickles, stamps, and glitter.  The tree and the hat are SVG files.  Great fun!

This was scrap lifted, but I couldn't help it.  I just loved it when I saw it!

I was putting my Cricut to work and at the same time, I was learning a few things!
Making my tree 3D.....AWESOME!  Yeah, I know everyone is doing

I can't remember where I got this adorable corner moose!

An SVG, Nestabilities (Thank you Pam and Thelma) and a Cuttlebug.  LUV IT!

Once I got the hang of the snow globes (without throwing glass beads it was too much fun to make just one.

I would like to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

Have a safe holiday and I will see you next year!

** Be sure to check out all of the challenges and great projects at Creative Cutting Challenge!!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Card Challenge - CCC

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and getting into the spirit with a Christmas card challenge!  I used the heading from the Christmas Set as my focal point.  I cut strips from various papers to make the banners for the background, added a ribbon across the top, strung some lights, and also added a bauble (cut and embossed in the Cuttlebug with a Pepsi can!).  Festive was the look I was going for.

Join the Christmas Card Challenge at Creative Cutting Challenge!  This is the last challenge of the year, so now is your chance to show us your Christmas cards using any SVG files.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

 I took the CHRISTMAS SET TWO and made ornaments!  For the round ornament, I cut it four times, folded each one in half, and stuck them back to back for dimension. Finishing it off with some Stickles on each side. For the stocking, I cut the bottom layer once and the top layers twice (remember to flip one) so that it would be double sided. Finishing it off with some liquid applique` for the top of the stocking and tinted gel puffy paint for accent.

Enter your Christmas projects at Creative Cutting Challenge and also check out the great projects the design team has come up with.

Lets get crafting for the holidays!!!

Monday, November 4, 2013


 I decided to make a layout for my upcoming Thanksgiving pics and I know I will have plenty.  I used the Thanksgiving Set 2 for my scrapbook layout.  The heading made a great title and using the turkey, acorns and leaves gave me the perfect elements for decoration and dimension.  I used neon papers for the feathers on the turkey and a patterned paper for the body.  Also, I used garnet colored embossing powder for the top of the acorns.  The leaves were cut, vines drawn on and then sprayed with alcohol ink for that fall color theme.
 Come on over to the CREATIVE CUTTING CHALLENGE and submit your Thanksgiving projects!  And, guess what? You can win this great set!  Also, One extra special entry will receive the"Creative Choice" button!
Thanksgiving Set Two

Monday, October 21, 2013


It's that time of year where all the ghosts, goblins and ghouls come out to play.  Join in on the HALLOWEEN  - NOT A CARD CHALLENGE at CREATIVE CUTTING CHALLENGE and show what you are crafting for your trick or treaters!

I used the Jack-O-Lantern and the Boo/Spider sets to make this treat box.  I used glitter paper for the pumpkins (of course!), google eyes, and coordinating ribbon for the handles and on the bottom.

Have a look at all of the great projects submitted for this challenge at CREATIVE CUTTING CHALLENGE and enter your project!

Monday, October 7, 2013


The holiday season is approaching fast and CREATIVE CUTTING CHALLENGE is starting off with a Halloween card challenge!

For this card I used JACK PUMPKINS.  This set comes with four different pumpkin cuts!  Using each pumpkin to accent the face of card on a fabric base, with a pumpkin printed ribbon.  I thought they were a perfect match for the "HEY PUMPKIN" stamp.  Also stamping the inside and embossing with a neon orange powder "HAPPY HALLOWEEN".

Come on and join the Halloween fun at CREATIVE CUTTING CHALLENGE and show us what you are doing for your ghosts, goblins and monsters!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Creative Cutting Challenge - #19 - FOR THE GIRLZ

The Creative Cutting Challenge this week is for the GIRLZ!  I used the Girlz One Set for my scrapbook page.  Using all four cuts (mirror, perfume, lipstick and nail polish) I wanted to show all of the elements of this great set.  I used mirror paper on the mirror (of course), embossed the perfume bottle, and used the mirror paper on the lipstick to give the look of a chrome case.
Head on over to the CREATIVE CUTTING CHALLENGE and show what you do for your little girl.  This one just happens to be one of my grand daughters.

Monday, September 9, 2013


It's that time again!  Creative Cutting Challenge is inviting you to take part in this ANYTHING GOES challenge.  Grab your crafty cutting friends and join in!

Prize for this challenge is a $5 gift certificate for SVG file from Creative Pointe's ONLINE STORE.  You can find SVG files for all of your paper crafting projects!

The winner will be randomly chosen from all submissions, and there will be one extra special entry that will receive the "CREATIVE CHOICE" button.

I used the BOWLING SET and had a ball! Separating the elements of the file, the "Let's Roll" and the bowling ball gave the page more dimension and action.  For my picture mats, using SCAL, I welded the names to the mats before cutting, positioning the names at different points.  This was a great set to use for our ladies night at the lanes!"  

Come join the creative ladies at CREATIVE CUTTING CHALLENGE!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

My Scrappin'/Craftin' Space

Well, after the move, I think I've finally got my scrappin' space arranged the way I want it (for now)  It seems like I change something every other day.  It's amazing how much stuff you can fit into one room!  But, this is where I spend the majority of my "home" time.  As you can see, I have tried to make use of every shelf, drawer, bin, and wall space.

This first pic shows my tv, printer, paper stack over in the corner (which is actually two racks stacked), my cabinet full of goodies.  On he top shelf there is paper, the second shelf is stuff I mix up, flocking, stickles, and adhesives.  The next shelf is embossing powders, glitters, and adhesives. The next shelf is my sewing machine, slice machine, acrylic paints, and in the box is markers and pencils.
The bottom shelf has paper packs (imagine that!), large punches, and sprays (adhesive, shellac, hairspray, etc).

This next pic shows brads, brads, and more brads.  The last shelf has punches, alcohol inks and the bin holds my cricut pens and misc. items.  Under the shelves is my "covered" cricut expression, and little 4 drawer bin that holds various stamping items, and on the shelves under the cricut is where I keep my mats, various threads, beading, and punches.

This next pics shows my wall hanging storage compartments.  I got this at Home Depot and it was supposed to be for nails, screws, etc.  Instead, it holds embellishments, puffy paint, glitter, twine, chalks, metal frames, etc.  And, the wood shelf next to it holds all of my ink pads.  Under that is more paper (OMG!  how much paper do I need?  In the bottom of that area is misc. ribbons, materials, and books.  Next to that the boxes on top hold ribbons, and of course the other wall hanging is ribbons!  The container under my "covered" cricut create is ribbons!  Over in the corner is my notebooks with all of my clear stamps.  There is more than meets the eye!  In he drawers of the multi-colored storage bin there is paper (of course), adhesives, and embellishments.

This next pic shows my tool holder, and under that is misc. items.  (There sure are a lot of misc. items in this  In the plastic cabinet are large stamps and stamp around the page items.  Next is the cutest little storage cabinet that I got from LTD a long time ago.  I have tried to keep stuff in the drawers as they are listed on the cabinet.  There are some differences, I have jewelry making tools and misc items in there also.  Hanging above is my heat gun and glue guns.  In the jars are just misc. embellishments.  Over in the corner are some of my cricut cartridges.  These are the ones that would not fit in the jukeboxes that I am using for cartridge storage.  I don't hardly ever use cartridges any more since I have discovered svg and also my gypsy.  Let's not even discuss what's in that

This next pic shows my spice rack turned into punch holder, my inspiration shelf and board.  Just where I put things that I make that I want to keep and also things that my crafty friends give me.  The small shelf hanging on the wall holds perfect pearls and alcohol inks.

The final pic shows my cricut imagine, and my cutters.  I won't even say how many are actually on that  Th next shelf has my Your Story, embellishments, notebooks with various items (borders, instructions, pictures) and boxes of pictures that I am going to put into a scrapbook one day.

 Well, there you have it, my haven!

Monday, June 17, 2013


This past weekend was our annual Friends Day, hosted by Pam!  (Thank you Pam!)  There were a group of wonderful, crafty ladies, good food, and lots-to-do!  We made cards, jewelry, a dish, a coaster, etc.!

The theme of the day was Paris and my favorite was the Eiffel Tower!  Of course Pam had a great sample sitting on the table that she had made, but here is my attempt. (sorry that it's sideways).  Pam had cut the SVG on great pattern paper and the rest was up to us!  The flowers started out white, but I sprayed and glittered until my lil' heart was content.
Our next project was a necklace!  Of course I had to put a crown in mine but we had the option of putting anything we wanted in it.  (Any picture, object, etc.).   I have this crown laid inside the cap and adhered with Glossy Accents.  There is actually a stone in the top of the crown, but the pic doesn't show it. I'm thinking I need to add some bling/spacers, really jazz this up a little.

My next project was a beautiful fairy card!  Now, in case you didn't know, I can't cut  But, did it matter...NO!  This is my first attempt and I think it turned out pretty good.  Of course I'm looking at it thinking "ummm, what more can I do?" 
Then, my craftiness carried over to the next day!  Pam had given me this crown a while back, and I had used this paper on a previous project (even the beads on the necklace above), so I decided to put them together and this is what I came up with.  Again, the flowers were white, and again, I sprayed and glittered.
I had a great weekend and great projects that I had to share!  I'm already waiting for next June.  As soon as Pam sets the date, I will be marking my calendar!


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

CCC - 4th of July Challenge

Independence Day is approaching fast and Creative Cutting Challenge is showcasing some fabulous projects!
Using the Patriotic Set I used the Statue of Liberty to make these ATC's.  I had a paper pack by Paris Hilton (believe that!) and it was perfect for this theme!  I embossed, glittered, taped and embellished.

Join the last challenge at Creative Cutting Challenge for the season and win a $5 gift certificate to the ONLINE STORE and check out the other SVG files available.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Creative Cutting Challenge #16 - Father's Day

Using the Trophy Card, my favorite gold glitter paper, and black and white cardstock, this Father's Day card is for the #1 Dad!! 

You can get this cut, and other Father's Day cuts, at the Cut & Create Online Store

Design a card for the special "father" and enter the challenge at Creative Cutting Challenge.  I am looking forward to seeing your great projects!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Creative Cutting Challenge - WEDDINGS

The challenge this week at Creative Cutting Challenge is weddings!  I chose to say "congratulations" with the church, which you can get at The Creative Pointe Online Store


I enjoyed making this card and adding my own little special touches.    After cutting the card, I cut it as two separate pieces, one black, one white.  The black for the front (outside) and the white for the inside.  The black outside, I embossed with the honeycomb embossing folder which I have been dying to use! I then when over the lines with a white pen, giving it that brick look.  I then embossed the white cuts for the front of the church, lining them up in the folder. 

I cut the cross out in gold glitter, and the door to the church.  How cool is that???  Of course the "congratulations" was stamped in gold stayz on in order to coordinate.

For the windows.  I cut them in pattern paper first, and then I cut them in vellum to give them the frosted stained glass look.  In order to get the frames, I just resized and layered the windows.

Hop on over to The Creative Cutting Challenge and show off your wedding SVG projects!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Heaven Sent

Heaven Sent

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


This week the CREATIVE CUTTING CHALLENGE is "Anything Goes"!  So, I get to show off what I've learned over the past couple of weeks.  Dimensional dress forms....yeah! 
I cut the dress form from an SVG on chipboard two times, then 16 times using various vellum papers.  After assembling, I began to decorate!  Using flowers, beads, ribbons and hot glue, this is what I came up with.  The "topper" is a stick pin I made using a corsage pin, flowers, beads, and stickles.

So, it doesn't matter what you have created this week, hop on over to CREATIVE CUTTING CHALLENGE and enter your creations!  Prize for this challenge is a $5 Gift Certificate for SVG files from the Creative Pointe's ON LINE STORE

Friday, March 1, 2013

Easter Egg Card

Spring is on it's way and it's time for the Easter Bunny!  This week's challenge at Creative Cutting Challenge is an Easter Card!  I decided on the Easter Eggs.  I used only one on this card, but, you can hop on over to The Creative Pointe and get a set of four!

Cutting, ribbons, embossing and flatback embellishments are all I needed for this card.  I do believe it will be a great addition to my Easter basket!  I will use the other cuts in this set to decorate my basket also. 

Join the challenge this week, Creative Cutting Challenge, and show off your fabulous Easter Cards.

Friday, February 8, 2013


Over the past couple of months crafting has had to take a backseat to life.  But, I've managed to squeeze in a card or  I've tried some new things, and some tried and true. 
I made this card for my sister.  Of course the inside says "get whale soon"!  Thanks to my friend, TJ, I had the perfect paper.

I decided to give acetate a try after looking at a youtube video.  I love the way this one turned out. Stayz-On is my "go to" ink  At first I tried embossing the acetate...that was definitely a "NO" for me.  My card melted as soon as the heat hit it.  I'll try again another day.

This birdhouse was definitely out of my comfort zone!  I am finding out the more I do, the more I can do.  It may take a couple of tries and a full trash can, but eventually I get

This one was easy!  Me and my Cricut get along just

I finally used the flowers that I had stuck in a bag, in a drawer.  You know the ones that I wouldn't throw away because I was going to use them one  I know that I have had these tucked away for two or three years (if not longer)!

These cuts are the Scrappy Dew Get Well Soon set.  I was so excited to put a real tissue in the 

Actually, this is an unfinished picture.  With the suggestion of my friend, Queen Pam, I put more hearts in the jar.  Still experimenting, I covered the jar with an acetate cut after decorating.  It had that "glass" look when it was all finished.  You can kind of see the shine in the picture.  I printed the letters and cut out the squares (rounded the corners) with my Cricut and then covered the letters with Stickles.  I had fun making this one.

I even had the opportunity to participate in a Tag Swap, hosted by Queen Pam over at SOC.  This was my first and I found it to be a challenge, but I enjoyed it.  For me, there is always that pressure when I am doing something for someone else.

Well, I'm off now to see what else I can come up with.  Happy scrapping/card making/crafting!!!!!

Monday, February 4, 2013


We all have a "movie star" in our life?  Don't we?? 

Well, when you are making that card and/or scrapbook page the Movie Set is perfect!  You can get it at!  Set includes five files:  movie reel, movie camera, movie clap board, "oscar" award and a film strip.

Since our theme was birthdays this week, here is my card.

I used Flashing Ivory cardstock (which looks like a manilla folder).  The "Oscar" is cut out in mirror cardstock (layered and popped up), the reel is cut in textured black cardstock, and the stars are Silver Stayz-On.  The inside is the film strip, cut on textured black cardstock (which can be sized to fit photos!).  I luv this set! 

Now it's your turn! Upload your Birthday card created with any SVG (or similar) file and your electronic just might be the winner!!  Post your project on Creative Cutting Challenge!!

Friday, January 18, 2013


Join the Valentine's Day Card Challene at Creative Cutting Challenge (  My entry for this week is a Cupid card.  I used the Cupid and dressed him in embossing powder (using my Versamark pen) for the shorts, and stickles for the wings. The background paper is from the Recollections With Love pack.

I decided to give punching all corners a try with a Martha Stewart heart corner punch (YEAH!). I know many of you have been doing this for years, and I had tried it a long time ago (with no success).  But, now that I know the mechanics of the punch, I got it! 

The white hearts are covered with glitter flocking. And the bow/arrow were painted with a Krylon Silver paint pen.

After stamping the "Happy Valentine's Day" sentiment, I decided to put a little Cupid on the inside of the card as well.

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