So glad you chose to stop by!

I hope to use this blog to share some of my handmade cards as well as some of my scrapbook pages and maybe a few pics here and there that may or may not make it to a scrapbook page.

Scrapping for me is simply a fun hobby that I don't do often enough. More often than not, I'm a collector of all things scrap... i.e. tools, paper, embellishments...

Now to become motivated... Maybe this blog is just the way to do it...

Enjoy and come back SOON!


It's a SPRING thing... The Cutting Cafe

Shaped cards are my favorite. And I couldn't resist this Butterfly Shaped Card from The Cutting Cafe. I used my die cutting machine to cut the file and I added a little spring scene just for the fun of it. It was a way to use some of those little scraps that seem to be compounding!

BTW, This shaped card comes in PDF, SVG, and WPC formats.



Birthday Card for Mom...

This card is for my mom's birthday. Since I'm in Spring mode, I thought I'd use flowers(again). I cut the card base from the Cricut Lacy Labels cartridge and the flowers came from the Cricut Paisley cartridge. I distressed the flowers a bit to give them a little more oomph! The stamped sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.



Happy Spring... CCC #67 (Pink, Green, White)

The Cricut Cardz Challenge this week is to create a Spring card using the colors PINK, GREEN, and WHITE ONLY... When I think of Spring, I automatically think of beautiful flowers, butterflies, and ummm, bugs! What comes to mind when you think of Spring...? Come on and show us by joining in on this week's challenge. The CCC design team members will be stopping by your blogs to see what you come up with...

Until then, enjoy...

Cricut Cartridge Details

Walk In My Garden
Flower -(snflwr w/border creative feature) cut at 3.35(h)
Lady Bug - (ldybug1) + (ldybug1-s) cut at 1.00(h)
Catepillar - (ctrplr) cut @ 1.00(h)

Plantain Schoolbook
Grass - (grass-s) cut @ 1.75 (h) then hand cut to fit card width


All papers printed and cut on Cricut Imagine using Hopscotch cartridge

The stamped sentiment comes from the Pink By Design Scripted Year set.


Hey Chick...The Cutting Cafe

Aren't these images the cutest? This card was created using the Easter Set 3 Printable Stamp set from none other than The Cutting Cutting Cafe.

The set comes with 20 images (includes frames, images, and sentiments) and is so versatile. I printed the image on the card and to add just a little dimension, I printed the egg portion, hand cut it, and popped it with dimensionals. Super easy and super fun... And I love doing matching envelopes (especially if I'm going to hand deliver the card). I sized down the image on the envelope and punched it with a circle punch.



Enjoy The Journey...The Cutting Cafe

A friend of mine wanted to give a card to a coworker who is training to ride in the MS 150 this year. I immediately thought of the printable stamp set from The Cutting Cafe called "Let's Go For A Ride".

I used my desktop publishing software to color the bike with a nice girlie pink shade. I also added the "Enjoy the journey" sentiment which is also part of the Let's Go For a Ride Set. I just love this set. It has lots and lots of adorable images and sentiments. Go check 'em out!!!



Make It TALL...CCC#65

Back with another Cricut Cardz Challenge. The DT was asked to make a 9 X 4 card... any theme, any colors, and any cartridges!!! Certainly you guys can play along with this challenge!!!

This card that I made can be used for many themes (friendship, thinking of you, bday, just because)etc... I wanted to make it fun so I used the adorable spiral flower cut from Accent Essentials. I needed a long stem so I used a stem cut from Walk In My Garden. You can't see the leaves because I covered it with this cute, but funky ribbon that's been in my stash forever. And since I've been neglecting my Imagine, I decided to print the papers from the Hopscotch cartridge. I also added the butterfly from the images that come stored on the Imagine. I threw in a comple of buttons added a few stamped sentiments and a little bling and voila the card is done!

Stop on by the Cricut Cardz Site and show us your creations!


It's About That Time... Cutting Cafe

The Cutting Cafe has lots of new digi stamps so you have to go and check them out. This card was made using the newly released digi stamp set called "It's About That Time". This flower with the embedded clock as well as the sentiment are only a couple of the MANY images that come with that set. The set comes with large clocks that can be punched out with a 3inch circle punch. It comes with timepieces that are perfectly sized for A2 cards and much much more. There's a total of 77 images in all!!!

For this card, I cut the flower using Make the Cut Software and pop dotted them for a little added dimension.

This card was super simple to make and Oh so fun!