Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Belle Card

I made this card for my sister in law to hold a gift that was for her mother. This is an 8 1/2 x 9 inch card so there is no envelope but it really didn't need to have one since it wasn't being mailed. Belle is cut at 5 1/2 inches. I added a small crocheted holly leaf. I glued a strip of cardstock on the inside to make a pocket to hold the gift. Hope you enjoy this project and I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday!

Happy Scrappin,


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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Peace on Earth

Posted by PicasaWell here we are only three days until Christmas day! Where did the time go? I made this card to share with everyone as I am the guest designer for KinderstampO today. This card is very simple and took me very little time from start to finish to complete. I figure with Christmas just a few days away a quick card would be nice. This is a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card. I used my cricut imagine for the poinsettia. I cut the poinsettia at 3.5 inches. I also used gold stickles as well for the center of the poinsettia and around the sentiment. The sentiment is from KinderstampO Vintage and Traditional Holiday stamp set. You can purchase this stamp set at . This is a great stamp set and there are several sentiments in this set that you could use for non-holiday cards or projects as well! Hope that you enjoy this simple card and have a wonderful Christmas!!!

Happy Scrappin,

Monday, December 5, 2011

Reposting this photo for some reason it did not post with my last blog post. Hope you enjoy it!

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

With Sympathy

I made this card about a week ago for a friend who needed a sympahty card. I do not actually own this stamp so I can not tell you who it is made by. I had went to a card making event a long time ago and got an extra stamped image of this flower. I thought that it was perfect for this occasion.  I colored the image using my watercolor pencils. The cardstock is Stampin' up Jolly Holiday. I used my Xyron design runner for the With Sympathy sentiment. The card is a 4 1/4x 5 1/2. Hope that you enjoy this!

Happy Scrappin,

Thursday, November 3, 2011

KinderstampO Guest Deisgner Thursday- Everything's Better With Hot Chocolate

I am so excited to be the Guest Designer today for KinderstampO and share this project with you! This was a very simple card to make and took little time to put together. I used my cricut imagine and the Enjoy the Seasons cartridge for the pattern paper and the images as well. The stamp that I used is from KinderstampO Vintage and Traditional Holiday stamp set. I love these stamps and can't wait to have them all! If you are interested in buying them you can purchase them at . I printed and cut the images at 4.8 inches on my imagine. The pattern paper used for the background is from the same cartridge and I printed a 12x12 sheet. I cut a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece and used my sewing machine to stitch around the edge. This is the first time that I have added stitching and think that it turned out pretty well. I hope that you enjoy this card I will post the recipe for it for anyone who would like it.

Card base
Cricut imagine
Enjoy the Seasons Cartridge
sewing machine (optional you could stitch by hand)
KinderstampO Vintage and Traditional Holiday stamp set
Paper Trimmer

                                                                              Happy Scrappin,

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Halloween village using winter woodland

This is a test post to see if I am able to post using my phone since my computer is down. I started making this halloween village a few days ago and wanted to share what I have finished so far. Hope you like it!

Happy Scrapping,

Monday, October 3, 2011

Christmas card using Snow Angel cartridge

Posted by PicasaI made this Christmas card for a challenge over at . This card is 5x7 and all pattern paper and images were printed and cut using my Cricut imagine machine and the Snow Angel Cartridge. I cut the sleigh and girl at 3 inches and the scalloped oval at 5 inches. I cut all layers and used pop dots to add dimension to the cuts. The scalloped oval was embossed using the D'vine Swirl embossing folder I then inked the edges using stampin up Dusty Durango ink pad and then added bling to the scalloped oval and the sleigh as well. Hope that you enjoy this card!

Happy Scrappin,

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Halloween Centerpiece

Posted by PicasaI have been so in the mood for fall all the colors of the changing leaves and the cooler weather I love it! I made this centerpiece for Halloween using Kinderstampo Vintage Halloween stamp set. This was really simple to make all you need is:  Paper strips 6in x 1/4 in
Round foam wreath or I used a flower form
KinderstampO Vintage Halloween stamps
Hot Glue Gun
Candle holder and candle
Craft Wire
Cricut Imagine
Enjoy The Seasons Cartridge

You glue the paper strip onto the round Wreath or flower form letting them overlap each other. Once you have done the entire wreath ( You can do the sides also) I did strips of paper and put a scalloped bottom on. Stamp and heat emboss the sentiments onto whatever cardstock you want. Using craft wire and hot glue gun glue the the sentiments to the wire and stick into the form randomly. I used my Cricut imagine for the images and the Enjoy the Seasons cartridge. Hope you enjoy this!

Happy Scrappin,

Friday, September 23, 2011

Halloween Greetings

Today I made this very simple card. I actually got the idea from KinderstampO to do this. Jess at KidnerstampO did a Christmas one and I thought that it would make a really cute Halloween card as well. I am finding that the possibilities are just endless! The pattern paper that I used for this card was all printed on my Cricut Imagine using Enjoy The Seasons cartridge and the pumpkins were a shape that was already on my Imagine machine. The stamped sentiment is KinderstampO Vintage Halloween set. I just love these stamps! Here is a link to the site where you can find the card that inspired me to make my card and a wonderful video showing you how to do it.

I used five pumpkins to make my mine and inked the edges to add that little extra something. I also put it through my paper crimper once the glue was dry to add a little texture. Hope that you enjoy this card thanks for looking!

Happy Scrappin,

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Meet the KinderstampO Guest Design Team Blog Hop

Hello Everyone! I am so excited today to share with you my very exciting news! Of course I am sure that by my title you can  figure it out, That's right I am a Guest Design Team Member  for KinderstampO! I was so excited when I got the email inviting me to be a part of the very first guest design team  for KinderstampO. I have never done anything like this and am really looking forward to working with all the other wonderful and talented guest designers.

I created this card and matching book mark using my cricut Imagine and the kinderstampo friendship stamp set. I absolutely love the kinderstampO stamps!

I am a stay at home mother to three children 12 year old Samantha, 8 year old Chris, and 5 year old Austin. I live in Oregon about thirty minutes from Portland and have lived here most of my life. I have been married for ten years to a wonderful man  who is so supportive of my love for crafting. I am part of a local group called Artisans in the Grove. It is a group of local  Artists/Crafters who have gotten together to sell their handmade items at our local farmers market the first Wednesday of every month.

I have been scrapbooking and card making for about four years now. I started to scrapbook when my Dad passed away as a way to preserve his memories. I love to make mini albums and altered items as well.  I love to learn new techniques whenever I can. I use my Cricut expression and Cricut Imagine for almost every project as I am totally addicted to using them both. I love using stamps that go with the things that I cut on my cricut machines!

I am inspired most by my family. I can never get enough pictures it seems! I love scrapping with friends and helping others to preserve their memories as well.  I love watching my family go through layouts that I have made and reminisce in the memories from the photos on the page it is such a great feeling!

There you have it some information about me and I hope that you will come back to visit often! Before you go be sure to stop by KinderstampO  facebook page here 
and let them know that I sent you and/or leave a comment on each guest designers blog  for a chance to win some blog candy from KinderstampO!

Your next stop in this hop is 
Daphne Shreiber

 Happy Scrappin,

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Hello Friend

Posted by PicasaWow it has been a while since I lasted posted! We took the kids on an end of summer camping trip and just got back friday. WE had a blast but now we are super busy getting the kids ready for school and back onto a schedule. I made this card today using the stampin up owl punch. I love this punch the owl is so cute! I used Coredinations cardstock and cardstock from DCWV linen closet and also Basic Grey Nook and Pantry. The stamp is from  studio G. Hope that you enjoy this card! Have a great holiday weekend!

Happy Scrappin,

Monday, August 29, 2011

Card Using Mini Monster cartridge

Lately I have been in the mood for fall for some reason. I love all the colors of fall so I thought that I would start making some Halloween cards. I made this really simple card using the Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge. I love how simple this catridge is to use all of the layers are super easy to put together! I used my gypsy so I was able to make an entire set in no time. The pattern paper that I used is made by DCWV and the stamp is Studio G. Hope that you enjoy this card!

Happy Scrappin,

Monday, August 22, 2011

Happy Anniversary using Doodlecharms

Posted by PicasaI made this card for my cousin's parents 35th wedding anniversary that is the end of August. This card was very simple to make. I used paper scraps that I had left over from other projects to make it. The lace is some that I got from my grandma a long time ago and the charm is made by Blue Moon Beads. The stamp is from the stampin up set  Something to Celebrate. I cut the hearts from Doodlecharms and used a stampin up punch for the border. Hope that you like this simple card I will have more to share soon!

Happy Scrappin,

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

LOVE Mini album

Posted by PicasaI had so much fun making this mini album it is actually one of the first word books that I have made using my gypsy. I found a great video tutroial for this but can't seem to find it now and I can't remember the ladies name that did it sorry! I used cereal boxes and cut them with my cricut then covered it with various cardstock. I used my bind it all to bind the album and added some faux stitching and other embellishments to finish it. Hope that you like this album!

Happy Scrappin,

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hunting Season Layout

Posted by PicasaI made this hunting Season layout with my husband in mind. He hunts every year and couple of years ago got a bear and so I thought this would be appropriate for the pics. I used my gygpy and cricut expression for this layout. The cartridges used are Camp Out, Animal Kingdom and I used Gypsy Font for the title. The paper that I used is Fancy Pants Designs and Coredinations. Hope that you all enjoy this Layout!

Happy Scrappin,

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Layout using Kate's ABC

Posted by PicasaI made this 12x12 layout using Kate's ABC and my cricut expression machine. I love this cartridge it has so many adorable images on it. I used my gypsy as well to make sure that the images were sized the way that I wanted them to be. I used stickles on the flowers,the girl's dress and the butterflies as well to add a little sparkle. I also added faux stitching to the house,tree and flower pot. Hope that you enjoy this layout!

Happy Scrappin,

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Woodland Christmas

Posted by PicasaToday I had and urge to make a Christmas LO. Yes I know that it is July but I just got the Cricut Imagine Snow Angel cartridge and I couldn't wait to use it. So I made this LO with Snow Angel cartridge. I used all white cardstock for this LO so everything was printed from the Imagine. I used pop dots on some cuts to add some dimension and tore some sparkling white paper that I had for the snow at the bottom. Hope that you like this LO!

Happy Scrappin,

Squirt Invitation

Posted by PicasaI Love Squirt from finding Nemo and thought that he would make a cute birthday invitation especially if your birthday is in the summer. So for this invitation I used Best of Pixar,George and Tags bags boxes and more cartridges. I was very simple to make just time consuming putting all of Squirt's  layers together. These invitaions will fit in a 5x7 envelope but of course if you were just handing them to people you could make them bigger which would probably make the layers for Squirt easier. Hope that you like them!

Happy Scrappin,

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mom and Dad LO using my IMAGINE

Posted by PicasaI made this LO today to apply for Creative Critterz Imaginations design team call. I am so excited as this is the first time that I have ever done anything like this. I used the Country Carnival cricut imagine cartridge and all white paper.  I did a lot of distressing (sanding) and inking along with glitter and also used Diamond glaze over the glitter and some of the images to give it some shine and also bring out the color a little more. I took some extra photos in hopes that you would be able to see all the detail but not sure if you can. Here is the recipe if anyone is interested:
Background Paper: Coredinations Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress collection- Brushed Courdory Distressed
White Paper: The Paper Company
Cartridge: Cricut Imagine Country Carnival
Scotch ATG gun
Pop Dots
Glue Pen
Diamond Glaze
Doodlebug Glitter
Stickles: Black Diamond
Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
Sanding Block
White Gel Pen

Thanks for looking have a great day!

Happy Scrappin,

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Thanks A Melon card

Posted by PicasaI just love this card off The Just Beacuse Cards Cartridge and had to make it after all it is summer and I thought what better card than a card with a watermelon on it during the summer! Now if only the weather here was more like summer so tired of the rain although it does make for good weather to craft in but seriously it is July where is the SUN? So for this card I used Just Beacause Cards and my Best Friends cricut imagine cartridge for the pattern. I just love using my imagine with original cartridges! It is a standard A2 size card. Hope that you like it there is more to come soon!
Happy Scrappin,

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cards for my Grandma

Posted by PicasaI made these cards for my Grandma whose birthday is today. I used my cricut iamgine to make these which made them super fast and easy to make. I used Country Carnival for the top card and Better Together for the card on the bottom. Both cards are standard A2 size. Hope everyone enjoys and I will have more to post soon!

Happy Scrappin,

First layouts made using my cricut imagine

Posted by PicasaOk so I am so excited about these layouts because I made them using only my cricut imagine! I have made cards with my imagine but never a layout. The top lay out I was actually inspired to make because on the Best Friend imagine cartridge there is a layout on the bonus feature that you can print and I loved it but I really wanted to be able to layer it and add some dimention which I could not do if I just printed it and there is no option to layer it so I made my own. I think that it turned out really cute although it is not a perfect match to the one on the bonus feature I still love it! All the patterns and art for that page is from the Best Friends cartridge and the Butterflies is from the shapes that are preloaded to the imagine machine.

The next layout I did also using my cricut imagine and I used the JT Art cartridge. I love this cartridge because it is more masculine than most and after printing this paper I have to say that I love it even more. The colors and patterns on this cartridge are just amazing! I doodled around the title to just add that little something to it and make it stand out a little more. Hope you like these layouts!

Happy Scrappin,

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cards For Artisans in the Grove

Posted by PicasaHere is six cards that I have made to display at our local Farmers Market next month. I have been so busy getting ready for it and still have so much to do. I made four of each of these six cards so far and hope to make at least five more sets to display and hopefully sell. I am so excited to share my love for paper crafting with my local community and hope to inspire someone to try something new. Some of the cards I used my cricut and others I stamped and colored. Hope that you like what you see and come back to see my other creations as soon  I will be posting much more! Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Scrappin,