Friday, April 27, 2012

Last minute Giveaway!!

This Giveaway has ENDED: WINNER is Vivian Brown!! (email me your address, I will get this to you)
I am feeling rather "gifty" right now. I have one Stamp of the month left (April) and I want to give it to YOU!!! 

Just fill out the entry form and I will pick a random winner using I have it set on the left hand side of my blog just so its fair to everyone! Good Luck.

Contest Ends April 30th, Winner announce here on my Blog and FB page on May 1st!

 "May the odds be ever in your favor!"

Love Life Frame

I have been making some frames for a mothers day order, Thought I would share one of my latest Simple creations.  I am also making a list of videos that I need to make tutorials of. This of course is one of them. 

I LOVE THIS STAMP SET!! "Love Life" D41482

Mini booklet Revamp

This is a Mini- Booklet I made same with using the one sheet of paper. I turned it on its side so that it "flipped up" to open. This way the pockets were on the side and I could slip in some tags. I was trying out new ideas, and I was itching to use the stamp "10 things" and this is how I put it to work. 

I LOVE how it turned out!!

For the inside I used my AP cartridge to cut out the "tags" and the hearts for the numbers.
 Since the stamp is "10" things... and the booklet only has 8 pockets I had to double up on 2 pockets, but it worked out GREAT!
Here is a close up of a few of the tags I made. the word "your" was also cut out with the AP cartridge. I used the Cricut Craft Room (CCR) to weld the letters together. This way I only had to peel off individual words, rather than each individual letter...can you imagine!!

Finally I used a ribbon to hold it together, I glued it to the back and front covers and tied a bow. 
 Check out the video tutorial on how to create your own mini-booklet. It's posted under video tutorials OR in the previous Mini-Booklet post.


Thursday, April 26, 2012


Ok so I have seen several of these "Mini Booklets" being made with one sheet of paper. Love that idea!!

So I quickly ran and made one to see how easy it was... this is what I made:

Here you can see how each page has its own little pocket. So it will give you a total of 8 pockets you will get a Front and back "cover, and 3 middle "pages"

I added some gift cards I had lying around just to show  the pockets. 

 Here is a picture of one of the "middle" pages.

Here is the Video I watched to help make this wonderful booklet form one piece of 12x12 paper! 

I want to thank CreationsByChristine for this Amazing tutorial! 
you can subscribe to her videos on youtube Click Here 


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cricut Expression 2

wanted to share GREAT news HSN is having a Great Deal:

 Cricut Expression 2 Bundle with $50 Craft Room Gift Card
                 Today's Price: $269.95
or 5 payments of $53.99

I Ordered mine today! Hurry and get yours today too!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Dotty For You

I got my shipment today and inside was the FABULOUS Dotty For You paper pack!! and **Drum Roll** Please...... I LOVE IT! (I mean Really are you surprised?) ;) Here's a picture of what you get. 
 Front Side
Back side

I was so excited when I got a look at the pack that I had to make something right away. I think it was meant to be since my mother had asked if I could put together a sweet 16 bday card for her friends daughter, she said something with butterflies. Who would have known I'd be getting Dotty paper with butterflies TODAY! :) So this is what I made:


  • I used the wonderful Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out the butterflies :)
  • I used the Lay out in the Originals Card Confidence Program Book. It is called "A message secured" on Pg 77. I tweaked it a little bit to make it my own...

Don't forget that you can get this VERY same paper pack from now until May 31st for $5 when you place an Order of $35 or more!! a Retail value of $19.95. Visit my store to order Click Here.

Monday, April 16, 2012

It's a RED, WHITE, and BLUE kind of thing....

I got asked to put together rather quickly a "Fun, Unique, red, white and blue Invitation for a retirement party. This is what I came up with...

I used white daisy for the card it self.  I cut a 9" x 4 1/4" piece and scored it at 3 1/2".
I then folded it up at the score line and just glued the side edges to form the pocket. 

I stamped it with some swirls using Grey wool ink , also stamped on some red stars on the bottom using Holiday red ink. 

I cut out two squares a red square measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" and a blue one measuring 2 1/4" x 2 1/4".  These were originally supposed to be centered one on top of each other in the middle of the white on the bottom, but I decided to go with this lay out instead. 

For the title I cut a white daisy card-stock into a 1 3/4" x 3/4" and stamped the sentiment on. 

I then Used my Cricut Art Philosophy to cut out a tag (pg 40)  with the shift key and tag key on. This will cut the  tag with the stars "Cut out"  I used the Cricut craft room to get the size I needed 5 1/4" x 2 1/4"

I used Indian corn blue ink on the tag to stamp the words, and holiday red ink for the stars. I cut out a tag same size just with out the (stars) cut-out, and glued it to the back to give me the color. 

For the bow I tied a knot in some royal blue ribbon and snipped the ends to size and used Glue dots to adhere it to the tag. 

 Final Product :)

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Friday, April 13, 2012

playing with Cricut Craft Room

So today I decided to play round with my Cricut Craft Room (CCR) and so far I have to say that I really Like it!! We will see if I get to LOVE it.

Everything I made in this post was cut using the Art Philosophy Cartridge

I was trying to make some Lollipop covers for my Niece's Bday and I made a 2in tag with holes on each end. Turns out perfect width just not long enough. So I got this bright idea..." on the CCR you can just stretch the image" and VIOLA!! just like that I had perfect size Covers!! and I can arrange them on my mat perfectly side by side to fit more than I would if just cut straight from the cricut! :)

So after that I got to playing with it some more and thought lets try making a quick banner.... (why not).
So again used the CCR and used 5.5" triangles with the holes on each side on the top. I placed them side by side (one up and one down) as close as possible together... (a GREAT advantage from CCR). 

Then I cut Stars and arranged them the same way, kind like a puzzle where I tried to interlock them as close together as possible so more would fit on my mat. With in minutes I had my objects cut and I was ready to assemble!

I inked the edges of both triangles and stars. I used the 3d foam to stick the stars onto the triangle to give it some dimension.

I decided to spell my son's name out and just cut out some letters using the CCR in black and glued them onto the stars. 

Last but not least I strung on some sheer ribbon to tie it all together and VIOLA! done!

Not to shabby for first Banner... lol

Questions or comments just leave a post.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Felicity Frame

Hey Everyone, Here is another frame I created over the weekend.

I used an old paper I had from the Felicity Collection from CTMH. I used The Art Philosophy Cartridge to make the flowers. 

My first step was to cut out the paper to size. I place the paper that I have chosen face down and then place the frame face down as well and trace the outside and the inside (where the space for picture will be).

I then use my paper trimmer and trim the paper on the out side, I like to use my micro tip scissors to cut the inside of the "frame" carefully. Once this is done I am ready to ink up the edges of my paper. Once finished with inking I am ready for the glue.
for this particular frame I used mod podge as the glue and sealer.
I lay on a thin coat of mod podge on the frame and then lay the paper down on top. make sure to get in on there good and press firmly to get any air bubbles before they form. I usually give it about 15 minutes to dry.

So at this point I like to roll out my flowers if am going to use any. I ink my flowers around the edges on both sides of the paper. To glue the flowers I used Liquid glass (Z679), this is becoming my favorite adherent for most of my embellishments. I use Liquid glass to set them in place on their own little base.

while waiting for them to dry I like to use this time to round off the edges of the frame with the scissors (since I cut the paper as a rectangle and my frame has rounded edges. 

Once my flowers are nice and dry I arrange them on the frame. 

When I am happy with the design I take the flower on the farthest edge and glue that one down with the liquid Glass, and then do the same with the opposite end. That way I don't loose my parameter that I have laid out. I then just work my way in with the flowers that are left. you should get something like this:

I used Pearl appliques as embellishments for the center of the flowers, I place my pearl applique in the center at this time to take advantage that the liquid glass is fresh and will be like a double glue, since the pearls are adhesive on the back too.

to adorn the frame. I kind of made a "Swirl" out of the pearls 

for my next frame I will use Liquid glass to glue the paper to the frame and see how that works, will let you all know how that goes. 

Like this Frame? you can purchase all the materials on my CTMH webiste: Click Here

Friday, April 6, 2012

Stella Coasters

another set of coasters I created. I used the stella paper pack and the Around the block stamp set.

want to see Tutorial on how to make these coasters? click the tab on top with "Video Tutorials"

Remember you can purchase all these products on my website on

Die cut Card

Here is a card I created using the Stella paper pack and the coordinating Stamp set "Stella Workshop"  C1493. Very Simple to make! 


Close up


Let me know what you think... If you have any questions feel free to email me, or comment below. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Live. Love. Laugh. Coasters

Photo Coasters

Quickly I just want to show the Custom Photo Coaster I have been working on all afternoon. Love them!!! and they will make such a Great Gift!!! 

If you would like top place an order for any CTMH product make sure to check out my website. Just click on the top right under my picture "shop with me"  Place and Order in the month of April of $30 or more and I will send you a free GIFT!! email me with info so I can mail to you. My Free gift will ship separately from your CTMH order.


Sorry for the delay....

Here are the coasters I promised a few weeks back. 

These are selling for $10 for a set of 4. I will be making some more and different variety. 

I also made a Frame using the pemberley paper pack. Also put on some 3D flowers using the cricut art philosophy cartridge.This frame is 10x8 and fits a 4x6 photo. If interested please email me. :) 

Dont forget if you want to join my team with CTMH this month only in April you get the Dotty for you paper pack for FREE!! Click here if ready to join.