Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I posted this over on my other blog: A Family Filled With Love & Fun but figured since it was a paper craft, I should post it here too! These are some magnets I made tonight:

Thursday, January 21, 2010

More Valentines

I think I might just be done with my Valentines Day cards for this year! WAHOO! I'll have to make out my list and double check. Pretty sure all I need now is to make a card for my kidlets then I be done! :O) The top card kinda feels incomplete...something about the phrase area...not sure...any suggestions? The bottom card is simple and sweet and hey, gotta love the glittery letters!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My first Unscripted Sketch

I was needing some inspiration this evening so I hopped over to Unscripted Sketches and came across the latest sketch...#38:

Here is the card I made using this fabulous sketch:

I will definitely be stopping by this blog on a regular basis!!


Just a quick card I whipped up tonight! I think the colors are fun and I was stoked to be able to use some of this fun ribbon I had on hand!

Saturday, January 16, 2010


I've had this picture frame for years...seriously, years! I have a tote that I use to hold things I pick up here and there to use for gifts. I've always thought I'd do something with it and give it as a gift but decided to be a bit selfish and keep it for myself! :O) I used the CTMH Grace paper pack (LOVE IT) and went to town! I LOVE my Cricut...made this job a whole lot easier. I did have to play around with letter sizing and letter shadowing but in the end, I'm pretty excited about the way it all turned out! It looks great on our fireplace mantle!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Valentines Day has to be right up there with Christmas and Easter for me! I just love having a day to, well, celebrate LOVE! :)

Here are 4 cards I got done tonight using CTMH Topstitch Level 2 paper pack (aren't the colors just adorable?!):

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Quick & Easy...cards that is!

I whipped up these quick n' easy cards tonight while I was waiting for my movie to get over. Gotta get a head start on Valentines Day because before I know it, it will be VDay!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Another post for the evening!

Well, I guess it's actually now Wednesday considering it's 1am but whatev! :)
So my co-mom had given me a thank you card the other day for Christmas presents and as any cardmaker knows, you check out the card to see how it's made if you like it and I totally had that "hey, I can totally make that" kind of moment because it was so cute. I've been itching to work on cards but hubby wanted me to spend some time with him so I figured it was a good time to work on these cute little notecards while perched on the couch near him. I have little tv dinner trays in the living room which don't have a whole lot of surface space but this project didn't require much room!

These are just a single cut of paper, not like normal folding cards but they will make for cute thank you cards or a "just thinking of you" card! I had fun and they were so quick and easy to make! The base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2", the white cardstock measures 4 x 5 1/4" and the strip across the top is 1 x 4". Easy peasy!! :)

As always, you can click on the picture to see a close up! Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My 1st Cricut card!

One of my dearest friend's daughter is having a birthday pretty soon and Sara recently told me that Karis really likes the Disney Fairy, Silvermist and I just so happened to have the Disney Fairies Cricut cartridge so I thought I'd attempt to make Silvermist to put on Karis' birthday card! OY...what a headache it turned out to be. I think as I learn more and more it will get easier and faster but it took me a good 1.5 hours to make this card. Trying to figure out what size to cut, how exactly the layering works, switching colors for every body part, etc. It ended up being pretty cute but I can say, I probably won't attempt another fairy for quite awhile! LOL

Here's the end product:

It doesn't look much like a birthday card but I really wanted to put Silvermist on the front so I added this to the inside:

The glitter turned out kinda sloppy...still figuring it all out but hopefully since she's only turning 5, she won't hardly even notice! :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Celebrating the everyday!

I finally pushed up my sleeves and dug into this cardmaking kit that I got from CTMH and I LOVE it! Last night I made a birthday card for my co-mom (stepson's mom) and an anniversary card for my in-laws.

Tonight I made 3 more birthday cards to send out to other January birthdays.