Saturday, December 26, 2009

Thank You Snow Much!

I bought the Cricut Snow Friends cartridge several weeks ago but never seemed to have the time to play with it until today. I LOVE school vacations! This is such a cute cartridge! I do have to say that there are many small pieces to deal with that it may be better to play with this cartridge in Cricut Design Studio.

Here are the two cards I constructed:

These cards are 4 x 5 1/2. I cut the blue mat at 2 1/2 x 5 1/4. The snow layer is cut at 5 1/4 length but I hand cut the curves for the snow. I then ran that through the Cuttlebug using the Swirls folder. The paper used for the snowmen is K&Company Hopscotch mat stack. I cut the snowman at 3 inches and he is attached with 1/8 inch pop-dots. The sign is hand cut with the post run through the Cuttlebug using the Distressed Stripes folder. The top layer of snow is hand cut as well and pop-dotted with foam tape. I inked the edges with Marth Stewart pigment ink and did a little doodling.

Thank you so much for looking!


Holiday Blessings to you all!

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and was able to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our family is very blessed and I hope you feel the same way. I pray that the new year will be filled with many blessings for each of you!


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Another Sweet Baby Card

I needed to make a card for a baby shower. So, I liked the other I had made a few weeks ago that I thought I would make another one only with a different Cricut cut. I wanted to use my Nestabilities, too! ( I really like them!!)
For this card I used the DCWV Baby Girl Stack. My card base is 5x7. I layered the papers, cut my scalloped circles and pop-dotted them from the page. I cut the rocking horse 3 times at three inches from Paper Dolls Dress Up cartridge. Then I cut it again at 3 inches from patterned paper. I wanted him to be sturdy like chip board so I glued 2 of the yellow images together and I ran the 3rd one through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder and glued him on top of the other two. Then I paper pieced my patterned paper. I took some Color Box brown pigment ink and inked all my edges. I then pop-dotted my rocking horse from the scallops. I added some mint green ribbon that I have had around for a very long time but never seemed to find quite the right project and Viola! the card was finished!
Here is a picture of the inside. I have started decorating the inside of my cards lately and I really like how much it seems to add to the quality of my cards.
I hope you enjoyed looking today. Come back anytime :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

October MCPT Challenge~ House Mouse

I made this card for the Cricut board's October MCPT Challenge. I love this cut House Mouse image. Here is what I used:
  • DCWV textured black card stock
  • DCWV Halloween Paper
  • Scalloped Nestabilities
  • Ranger Orange Stickles
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Stretch Your Imaginations Cricut Cartridge (tag)
  • Prisma Pencils
  • Mineral Spirits
  • Ribbon
  • Pop Dots
I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Sweet Baby Card

This is a card I made for a friend that just had a baby. I saw a similar card on the Cricut messageboard and thought it would be perfect. I used DCWV Baby Girl stack. I just love this paper. The scalloped circles are Nestablities. I cut the lamb from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. I cut it three times and layered it with pop dots. The top layer is run through the Cuttle Bug using D'Vine Swirls. I cut the ticket tag from Stretch Your Imaginations, once on black out and once on shadow. The sentiment is from Stampin Up! I added a little ribbon, inked the hooves, and used a little Prisma pencils for the nose and cheeks. I think is came out very cute!

Here is a close up of the lamb.

Classroom Decor

I have been meaning to share these pictures for a while now but just got around to it. These are pictures of a few ways I have used my Cricut Expression in my classroom. The first picture is of my door. I used Zooballoo for the monkeys and vines. I had to do the vines in Design Studio because I wanted them as long as I could. I inked the edges of the vines and added googly eyes to the monkeys. I also used Pooh Font for the words and welded them in Design Studio.

The second picture is of our classroom calendar. The title was created in Design Studio by my daughter, Julia. She used Pooh Font and Zooballoo. I, along with the help of my daughter , Susanna, cut all the animals and numbers using Zooballoo.We stamped the faces using Peachy Keen face stamps! (I know that Columbus Day is not in August but we havn't gotten around to making the other months. School started and there is not nearly as much free time!)

Monday, September 21, 2009

September MCPT Challenge

I made this card for the September MCPT Challenge on the Cricut message board. This was such a cute image. I put it together and gave it to my sister for her birthday. I colored the image with Prisma pencils and mineral spirits. I used Crystal Stickles for the icing and Glossy Accents on the strawberry. I doodled and inked the edges and added ribbon and a little bling.

August MCPT Challenge

Here is my card I made for the August MCPT challenge on the Cricut message board.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Toilet Paper Roll & Tag Scrapbook

Mom and i made this together for a little boy who goes to the zoo alot. We used the Zoobaloo Cricut cartridge for the letters and the animals, Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge for the tags, and DCWV Safari Kids and DCWV Animal Crackers for the paper. It's so cute and fun!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Card Set and Door Hanger

Here is a card set and door hanger I made for a swap that I am participating in.

I found the directions for this card box from Split Coast Stampers. I love this paper. I found it at Hobby Lobby. I used Accent Essentials for the scalloped squares and Opposites Attract for the "K".
I altered this door hanger for my partner. I painted this with acrylic paint in sky blue. I cut the snowman from Stretch Your Imaginations using the shadow feature. I added an orange gem for the nose and used Rain Dots for the eyes, mouth, and buttons. I added snow flakes using white acrylic paint. I used Modge Podge to glue the snowman onto the door holder. I then added snow using wall spackling. I just frosted it on and waited for it to dry. Once dry, I painted it with white acrylic paint. I then used Modge Podge to cover the whole thing and sprinkled Martha Stewart glitter while it was wet. Once dry I added a ribbon and snowflake. I really like the way this came out.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Saundra's BOAB

I am finally posting pictures of the items I made for the Box On A Budget swap I participated in on the Cricut message board. It is such a fun swap and really takes me outside of my comfort zone.

This a picture of the ATC, altered binder clips, book mark, card candy, tags, and altered notebook I did for my partner.

This is the altered door hanger for my partner's favorite holiday.

I altered a pop-top can and filled it with my partner's favorite goodies and I also alterd an acrylic picture frame to be a post it note holder.

This is an altered picture frame. I really love the way this turned out.

I made a note card holder and filled it with cards, tags, and small note cards.
This is a window frame card and cuts that I made for my partner.

This was great fun. Thanks for looking at my pics!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July MCPT Challenge

I made this card for the July MCPT challenge on the Cricut message board. I loved this image so much I went out and purchased the stamp! The only Cricut cut on this card is the tag under the sentiment. I cut the tag from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. I used Prisma pencils and mineral spirits to color the image. I added some stickles to the flower and glass and I attached skittles with some glue dots. The sentiment is from Stampin Up!.

June MCPT Challenge

This was made for the June MCPT Challenge on the Cricut message board. I gave it to my father-in-law for Father's Day. The font is from Plantin Schoolbook. The paper is from DCWV Animal Cracker's mat stack and I used a little stickles in the water and on the letters.

Turtle Birthday Card

This is a card that I made for my niece. I love this turtle from the Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge. Here is what I used to create this card:

  • Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge
  • Pooh Font Criscut cartridge
  • DCWV Nana's Kids mat stack
  • Color Box pigment ink ~ Brown
  • Martha Stuart pigment ink ~ spring green
I used Design Studio to weld all my cuts together on the shadow feature and then cut with my Cricut Expressions.

ZooBalloo Birthday Card

I made this for my nephew for his birthday. Here is what I used:

  • ZooBalloo Cricut cartridge
  • Design Studio
  • K&Co Classic K McKenna Mat Pad
  • K&Co Hopscotch Boy Mat Pad
  • Color Box pigment ink ~ Brown
I used the monkey , grass, and vine cuts. I don't remember the sizes as I used Design Studio to lay it all out. The sentiment on the out side is computer generated. It says, "Happy Birthday" on the inside which was also cut from ZooBallo0.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Thanksgiving Door Hanger

I made this door hanger for my partner in BOAB #2 on the Cricut message board. Her favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. Here is what I used:


  • Door hanger (I purchased mine from a local craft store)
  • acrylic paint ( I used brown, orange, gold, and cream)
  • paint brush
  • sponge
  • mod podge
  • foam brush
  • card stock
  • ribbon
  • Colorbox pigment ink in chestnut brown and brown
  • Cricut Design Studio
  • Cricut Pooh and Friends
  • Cricut Pooh Font

Step 1 - paint the door hanger using brown acrylic paint. I used 3 coats allowing to dry between each coat.

Step 2 - sponge paint using orange, gold, and cream paint; allow to dry.

Step 3 - Usinging Design Studio and Pooh Font cartridge, select marker font and type "Give Thanks" at 1 inch and weld the letters together. Type this again using marker shadow feature and weld these letters.

Step 4 - Cut these shapes from Pooh and Friends cartridge: basket cut @ 2 1/4 inches ( I cut off the apples), veggies cut @ 2 inches four times (1x in green, red, orange, and yellow), leaves cut @ 1 1/4 inches seven times ( 3x in brown, 1x in red, orange, and yellow), pumpkins cut @ 2 1/4 inches four times ( 1x in green, orange, light orange, yellow orange)

Step 5 - Use Colorbox chestnut brown ink to ink the basket and brown to ink the veggies, leaves, and pumpkins.

Step 6 - Coat the door hanger with Mod Podge, glue down all the Cricut cuts, then cover again with Mod Podge. ( I covered it 2 more times allowing it to dry after each coat) When dry I added the ribbon.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Welcome Baby Mary!

Here is another card we are posting for Mom. She made this one for some friends who just had a baby girl. Purple cardstock for the base, and a baby word paper from Hobby Lobby for the 2nd layer. The tags were cut from the Cricut Expressions: Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. Mom cuttlebugged the 2nd layer of the tags w/ the "Swiss Dots" embossing folder. Purple buttons and ribbon from stash embellished this lovely card. This is one of our favorites that Mom has done! We love you, Mom! :D :D

Happy Mother's Day!

This is a card Mom made. (We daughters are posting it, 'cause Mom's not quite in the "blogging mood." lol.) She made it for our Grandma. Haha, we know its way past Mother's Day, but we thought we would post it anyway. Mom created this card on the Cricut Design Studio. "Mum" was cut out of the Cricut Expressions: Beyond Birthdays cartridge. We love the patterned paper along w/ the shimmery green paper on top. She used a punch for the border on the green paper. Mini red brads embelish the top corners. We like it a lot and think you will too! TFL!


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