Happy Memorial Day Everyone!
I hope you were able to remember all those who served and are currently serving in our wonderful military and sacrificing for us to have our freedom everyday.
Today I am sharing a card for two challenges: My Creative time's Throwback Thursday Challenge (to use any older cartridge and the colors Green and Yellow) and My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #10 (to use a Cute Critter on your project).
Here is my card:

I used Create a Critter for my cute owl cut at 4 and the branch at 2 1/4. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's "Punnylicious" stamp set. The paper is Stampin Up cardstock in So Saffron, Summer Sun, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie and Bermuda Bay and the patterned paper is Sweet Pea. I sponged, stamped and doodled with Chocolate Chip and Old Olive.
Thanks for looking and have a Wonderful Monday! :)


I was asked to make a Thank You Card for the residents, in the Nursing Home I work at as an Activities Assistant, for the Wyoming Govenor Matt Mead. He recently took time to come and visit the residents and was so polite and friendly to everyone! He spent a few hours taking time to visit with each one so we wanted to send him a special thank you.
I don't have any cowboy stamps or cartridges so my great friend Stacey cut this cowboy for me using paper doll dress-up at 3.
The cardstock and patterned paper are from her stash and she sent me extras to use. The "Thank You" is from Wild Card Cartridge cut at 12.35 on my Gypsy. I used Jute Twine from Hobby Lobby and did some distressing on the layers!
The cute face is of course, a Peachy Keen Everyday Faces.
Thanks for looking and have a Wonderful Friday!!
Recently I was given two more Blog awards! :)
 Thank you so much Diana, at Daisylove Creations for this first award!! :)

The second award I was given is from Crafting Misfit, Thank you so much!! :) I love these!

For this award I am supposed to say 5 things about myself with the first one craft related and pass it on to 5 people!

1. I absolutely love paper crafting and it really is my form of therapy/stress reliever!
2. My crafting goal is to one day be on a Design Team!
3. I'm a Hello Kitty Fanatic, yes I even have the Hello Kitty Toaster, Waffle Maker, lamp, clothes, etc.!
4. My second favorite hobby is Reading and then shopping of course ;)
5. I love coffee! I believe it should have its own food group
because maybe then I could convince my Doctor that its a meal ;)

Awesome blogs I want to share this award with:
I just love the Create a Critter cartridge and I have been trying to find fun ways to use the cuts on it.
I cut my dragonfly at 2 3/4 with the layers, the cardstock is recollections,  and the patterned paper is from American Crafts. I used my Sew Easy to do the stitching and DMC Floss my cross stitching stash. The sentiment is from everyday button bits from PTI.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
Have a wonderful day!


Isn't that nurse just the cutest? I made this Nurse for my mom who is a Licensed Practical Nurse/ Nurse Manager in the Nursing home I work at. Last week was National Nurses Week. I wasn't sure what to make her so I asked what she wanted and she said a magnet for her office. She loves the picture frame magnets so I made one of those.
I used Everyday paper dolls and cut my nurse, layers & accessories at 6in.
The paper is K&Co. The cardstock is Bazzill. I used the 1 1/8 Princess Faces from Peachy Keen Stamps.
The magnetic sheet is from walmart and I cut two, one magnetic sheet and one cereal chipboard to reinforce it. I used stickers from Hobby Lobby to embellish it.
Thanks for looking and remember to appreciate our Nurses! They definitely deserve it and then some! :)
Have a wonderful day :)

Hi everyone,
I hope you are having a great Saturday.
I made this card for our daughter to give to our son for his 8th birthday on Thursday. He loves cards! Especially when I make them for him! :)
I saw this challenge at Cooking With Cricut  to use Balloons and thought it would be perfect for this occasion. I let our daughter pick out the balloons and colors she wanted. She said the balloons had to "Be Happy!" haha!
Nothing like advice from a 4 year old!
I used the celebrate and the balloons from Once Upon a Princess cut at 2 3/4.
I hid the faces on my gypsy and used my Peachy Keen Faces that our daughter picked out.
I used baker's twine on the 'string' for the balloons. The paper is SU! Real Red and Pumpkin Pie. I also used DCWV Celebrations stack. I added some white eyelets and some doodles with my white gel pen.
Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the fun challenge at Cooking with Cricut!
Have a wonderful Saturday!


A new Challenge Blog is starting up, Cricut 360 and I thought I would try out for the Design Team.
The challenge is to use a bug and the color Lime Green in your project.
I used the lady bug from the Paisley Cartridge cut at 3 1/4.
The paper is the DCWV Kids Stack, SU! Melon Mambo,  and Recollections.
I used Ribbon Fx from Hobby Lobby. SU! Tiny Tags stamp set, word window punch and a fiskars edge punch. I added some brads and bling from my stash and used my white gel pen and my Melon Mambo Marker.
Lime green doesn't photograph very well does it? :)
Several tries later this is the best one! :)
Wish me luck!
Have a wonderful day!


Today is our son, Ethan's 8th Birthday. He decided he wanted a pixars CARS  themed birthday and I thought it would be a great chance for me to 'play' with my Cars Catridge. Wow! I had no idea there were so many teeny, tiny pieces to those cuts! Whoa! I did three different cuts, 2 lightening McQueens and 1 Mater and that took me all day! Hats off to all those crafters who use those carts alot! Anyways, I thought this card would be perfect for the Tacky Tuesday Challenge as well!
I cut Lightening McQueen out at 4 with all layers.
I used SU! Real Red, More Mustard, and Pumpkin Pie Cardstocks.
White and Black from my Georgia Pacific stash. I used glossy accents and Stardust Stickles.
The Rock & Roll is from Gypsy Wandering from my Gypsy cut at 0.75.
The paper is from DCWV Celebrations stack (LOVE IT!)
I also put Lightening McQueen on a Action Wobble! :)
Thanks for Looking and Have a wonderful Thursday!





One of my High school girlfriend's just had a baby girl so I wanted to make her something special for her daughter, Evelyn. She knew beforehand that she was having a girl and that her name would be Evelyn. I designed this on my gypsy then cut it with cereal box chipboard and covered it with paper from Several SU! designer stacks and DCWV stacks. I used Storybook cartridge to make the letters for the word book. The ribbon and charms are from my stash.
The matching card I am entering in the Cricut Cardz Challenge #74 something for a baby.
I cut the carriage from Sugar & Spice lite cart at 3.
I gave this to her last Monday when she had her baby and she loved it! :)
Thanks so much for looking!
Sorry for so many posts in one day but my internet is down while they replace the under ground cables.
So I am currently borrowing my parent's.
Have a wonderful and Crafty day!

I always love checking out Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenges and I haven't had much of a chance to participate. So I saw this last challenge and I was excited to make a project for our Nephew who is getting ready to graduate from Kindergarten on the 30th. His favorite color is blue so this was a perfect thing to  make for him.
I used Everyday Paperdolls for my 'nephew' character (looks just like him too!!) cut at 3 1/2 with the graduation outfit and diploma,
 I cut my letters 'Kindergarten'  on my gypsy from Mickey Font at 0.70, the other embellishments are from recollections.
I painted my frame with Maya Road spray mist in red shimmer, I got from a friend ;) I LOVE it!!
The paper is paper studio.
Wish me luck!!! I just adore Emma's Stamps so I hope that I can win a challenge soon!! :) 
Check out her blog too its amazing!
Thank you for looking and I hope you are having a wonderfully crafty weekend!

I made this cute cupcake card for the Cooking with Cricut Challenge #29 to use two shades of Pink and a cupcake.
I used:
Sweet Treats Cartridge for my cupcake cut at 3 1/2,
Colorbok paper,
Recollections Cardstock,
Stampendous Stamp,
Cuttlebug swiss dots and circles embossing folders, 
Embossed Glitter paper from stash,
Trendy Twine in Strawberry cupcake and Purple
and of course my white gel pen and SU! Melon Mambo stampin write marker.
Thanks for looking!!
Have a wonderful day!
 I got this wonderful award, from Kim over at My Crafting Creations!! Thanks so much!
Wear this badge proudly on your blog and share it with friends. Share this award with 10 people that you think have Cricut-tastic blogs. You also have to tell 5 cricut related things about yourself.

1. I am a Cricut newbie, I have been papercrafting for almost 3 years and just got my Cricut Expression this past Christmas from my wonderful Hubby.

2. I have 42 cartridges already! Oh my gosh, that is crazy.....I just counted!! hahaha!

3. I love all the options available with the cricut, possibilities are endless!

4. I just learned how to clean my old mats completely and re-stick them and it works awesome!:) (I have 7 mats.)

5. I am addicted to all things cricut now!! :) Thanks to my wonderful friend Stacey! Check out her blog! Before her I didn't even want a cricut, I was happy with my stamps and big shot. Her blog is DEFINITELY Cricut-tastic!!

Now  10 people that are Cricut-tastic! 
1. Stacey- My Cricut inspiration!
2. Mary at Cardztv- Awesome videos
3. Amanda- Awesome projects!!
4. Sarah- Love her videos and projects.
5. Jennie- Love her blog!! :)
6. Tanya- Great Projects!!
7. Mari- Can't forget Momo!! Another great inspiration!
8. Minta- Love her blog too!
9. Paula- Super cricut projects!
10. Jojo- I love her wonderful projects and spirit! :) 

Take time to check out all of these wonderful cricut inspired blogs! Have a Great day friends!! :)

I made this card today for the challenge over at Crafty Creations Challenge #117 to make a project for an Anniversary. I made a black and white card measuring 5x7.
I cut the "Happy Anniversary" sentiment from Martha Stewart Elegant cake cartridge at 2. I cut the Marquee from Storybook at 6 3/4. I used my Martha Stewart doily border punch. Offray black satin ribbon and whisper white SU! ribbon. I used pearls from my stash. SU! heart embosslit and Marvy Uchida heart punch.
I hope you enjoyed my card! Thanks for looking!

I made this card for the National Scrapbooking Day Challenge #11 to use Pink, Black and Green in your project over at My Pink Stamper.
I can honestly say I have never used these colors together but it was fun!
I used my Cupcake lite cartridge for the first time to cut the sentiment out at 2. I used Georgia Pacific black cardstock, and recollections craft and pink cardstock. The patterned paper is from Colorbok.  The ribbon is SU! Certainly Celery. I embossed the black with my polka dots folder and used my threading water border punch on the pink paper and then did white doodles with my sakura gel pen.
I hope you enjoyed my last card for the challenges and I hope you were able to participate!
Have a great day! :)


I made this frame for a friend/co-worker of mine that got married on Saturday. I thought this fit perfect for this challenge so I whipped it up! This is for the National Scrapbooking Day Challenge #9 to use Glitz, Glam, and Glitter in your project over at My Pink Stamper.
I used the Celebrate with  Flourish cartridge for the "true love" cut at 3. I used the Gypsy Font for the Date title cut at 2, 1 3/4 and 1 1/2. The paper is Bazzill pearl accent. I painted my frame with yellow and pearl acrylic paint. I used pearl bling from Michael's.
Thanks for looking! 
I hope the couple likes this :)

I made this cute card for National Scrapbooking day Challenge #8 to make a Summer themed project over at my Pink Stamper.
I knew immediately that I wanted to use the Simply Charmed cartridge. I cut my cute, happy popsicles out at 3 with their layers. I used recollections cardstock and the Sweet Stack from Die cuts with a View. I used the SU! Razzleberry lemonade DSP and pumpkin pie cardstock embossed with my polka dots folder. The ribbon is from Michael's and I put some glossy accents on my popsicles. My metal "smile" accent is from My Mind's eye.
Thanks for looking and have a happy day!!
I hope its warm where you are!

I made this for the National Scrapbooking day Challenge #3 over at My Pink Stamper to make a project with a Breast cancer theme.
I have to admit that this is the very first Breast Cancer related card I have ever made. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to do it. I decided to keep it simple.
I used craft cardstock as my base, SU! pretty in pink dsp, marker and two types of ribbon. I used two heart brads from my stash and the sentiment is from Everyday button bits from papertrey ink. I thought this was fitting not only for the challenge but for everyone :)
Thanks for looking! 
Have a great day!

Here is my card for Challenge #2 over at My Pink Stamper to use craft cardstock in your project. I love, LOVE, love craft cardstock! So this wasn't hard to do at all :) 
I used a standard A2 sized craft card base then used SU! Welcome Neighbor DSP, Nestabilities Label 1 for my image, Image and sentiment from Everyday Button Bits from Papertrey ink. Buttons from my stash and orange baker's twine.
I hope you enjoy my craft card! 
Have a great day!

I made this for the first Challenge for National Scrapbooking day over at My Pink Stamper to use a cupcake on your project. I thought this super cute cupcake from Sweet Treats cartridge would be fun :)
Really though what cupcake isn't fun?
I used the card feature on Sweet treats cut at 5 to fit a Standard sized A2 envelope. Cut all the layers a 5 as well. The paper is Colorbok, recollections and SU! Pretty in Pink. The ribbon is Offray and the Sentiment is from the Everyday Button Bits set from Papertrey ink. I did my doodles with my Sakura white gel pen and SU! melon mambo  marker. I also embossed my cup part of the cupcake with my swiss dots embossing folder.
Hope you like my card!
Have a great day!!


Here is another cute Layout I made for with my friend's new baby in mind. Also for the  National Scrapbooking day Challenge #7 to make a scrapbook page for My Pink Stamper.
I used baby steps again for these pages. The baby in the Highchair is cut out at 3, the baby food jars at 2, the title Yum, yum and the Hungry cut out at 2 1/4, and the bowl and spoon cut at 1 1/2. I used SU! Summer Picnic DSP, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Old Olive and Whisper White Cardstock. Apron Lace border punch and SU! Real red ribbon and Ink for journaling. I used red and white and orange bakers twine. I also used my favorite Peachy Keen faces for the baby in the High chair.
Thanks for looking!

I made this 8x8 Layout for my friend's who just had a baby girl at the end of March. I'm entering it in the National Scrapbooking Day Challenge #12 to have a Kids themed project over at My Pink Stamper.

I used Baby Steps for the cute little baby girl and hid the face to use my Peachy keen Princess faces. I used a K&Co. baby girl stack and the cardstock is from recollections and colorbok. I used Martha stewart border punch. The "playtime" phrase was cut at 3 and the toys are all at 1 1/2.
Thanks for Looking!!


I love this card! So super cute and from my Favorite cartridge, Create a Critter. I was inspire by Momo over at Made by Momo to make a card for my nephew who is graduating Kindergarten this month.
This was perfect for the National Scrapbooking Day Challenge #10 to use a pet on your project over at My Pink Stamper.
I cut my puppy at 3 1/4. My cardstock and DSP is all from Hobby Lobby as well as that fun ribbon. I used American Crafts sticker letters to spell out the "congrats". The graduation cap is from Everyday Paperdolls cut at 1 on Real Dial size. My doodles are done with a blue sharpie.
Thanks for looking!


I made this card for National Scrapbooking Day challenge #6 for My Pink Stamper and it was to incorporate a tag in your project.
I made this cute card on my gypsy its a criss cross card. I hid the face so I could use my Peachy Keen Everyday faces.
I used SU! Pretty in Pink, Recollections and colorbok cardstock. I can't remember what cartridge I got this flower from. I am still trying to remember.  The DSP is the K&Co. Berry Sweet Stack. My tag is the SU! Medium Tag punch and the Tiny Tags tamp set. I used Offray ribbon and yellow bakers twine. My sakura white gel pen for doodles and faux stitching.
Thanks for Looking!

I made this for the 3D project for the National Scrapbooking day Challenge #5 for My Pink Stamper.
I bought the frame this week over at Michaels for 3 for $2.
I sprayed it with red Glimmer Mist. I cut my Mickey & Minnie from Mickey Mouse Font at 2. I cut my "WE" letter out at 1 3/4 and the "Grandma" out at 1. I welded a heart on a mickey tag on my gypsy and cut it at 2. I did some faux stitching in red and white sakura gel pen. I thought this would be awesome for my Mother in law for Mother's day from our kids.
Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Happy Mother's day to all the wonderful mothers out there!
I made quite a few things yesterday for the National Scrapbooking Day Challenges over at the Pink Stamper.

Here is the first one I made for my mother.


I used Lacy Labels cartridge and cut the tag at 3 with all the layers.
 I used SU! baja breeze, pretty in pink, and old olive. I decorated  with pearls from my stash. Lace ribbon is SU! and the flowers are SU!. DSP is Penny Lane from My Minds Eye. The sentiment stamp is from Micheal's new ditto stamp line. The envelope I cut my letter from the Storybook cartridge at 2.
I hope you enjoyed my post and have a great day!

I made this banner for  my Friend's little boy who just turned 4 in April.
This is my second banner but I had alot of fun making it.
I cut the banner from sweet treats and the letter from lyrical letters at 3.
The awesome paper is from the DCWV Celebrations paper stack and walmart primary stack.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

Here are a few more wedding cards I made for my co-worker that is getting married this coming Saturday.

I cut the Mr. & Mrs. from Sweethearts cartridge at 1 3/4 with the shadow. This is a simple but elegant wedding card with the wedding colors.
I CASE'D myself for this card to incorporate the wedding colors. All items listed are in a previous post.
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!
I made this card for my friend's baby shower I hosted a few weeks ago. 
Her colors are yellow, navy blue and white and she is having a girl.
I also made a banner for the shower that I hope to post soon.

I used the New Arrivals cart and cut my cute pregnant girl at 3 1/2 with all her layers. I used SU! Night of Navy cardstock and designer paper, So saffron designer paper. Teeny Tiny wishes and Tiny tags stamp sets and the medium tag punch. Stampin Up ribbon in Whisper White and pearls from my stash.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

I made these for our son to give to his teacher and the assistant today for Teacher Appreciation.
I used Create a Critter and cut the apples at 3 and 2 with all the layers. I also cut the cut little worm out at 2. The Designer paper is from Summer picnic a SU! retired stack and I used Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip cardstock and white from my Bazzill stash. I used the Ditto dollar stamps for the "Thanks" on the card and the tiny tags stamp set for the holder. I did faux stitching with  my sakura white gel pen and Real Red marker. I used red and white Twine and white ribbon from Offray.
I hope his teachers enjoy these and know how much they are truly appreciated for all their hard work.
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

I thought I would finally post some projects I made for Easter.

The first one is a card I made for my good friend, Stacey.

This cute bunny is from the Baby Steps cartridge cut 3 with all the layers. I made this all purple because its her favorite color. The DSP is from the SU! spring from last year.

I made this for a swap over at Paper Therapy for my partner Vickie.
I bought the pail at Michael's and altered it with vinyl and my Cricut. I used the lovely florals cart for the scrap queen and scalloped circle. I cut the name from Storybook and used recollections bling.




This is the card I made to go with the pail. I cut the bunny at 3 from gypsy wanderings. The paper is from Hobby Lobby. SU! Crumb Cake, pink pirouette and certainly celery cardstock. Spellbinders die for the label and ribbon from my stash.
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!