Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Wreaths

Okay, I know Christmas is over...but I finally have time to make some of the amazing projects I've seen in the last few months.  So today, I imitated a wreath I saw over at My Creative Time. (  I can use it to decorate next year, or maybe give it as a gift.  We will see next year!!!  But in the mean time, I sure had fun making it!  (Except for the nasty burn I got from the hot glue gun! hehehe)


Empty Plain Wreath (ON sale at Michaels for $1.99)
All Around Christmas Stamp Set (My Creative Time)
Glittered pine cones (Hobby Lobby)
Little Berries (Hobby Lobby)
Stickles (Michaels)

Okay, I managed to fit this project in even with company from Washington here at my home!!! 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cutting Vinyl with My Cricut

Hello Everybody!  It has been a while since I posted anything.  I was so busy looking at other people's ideas for the holidays, I didn't have time to make much or post anything.  Okay, so now that the Christmas Hustle and Bustle is over....I finally had time tonight to do something I've wanted to do for over a year now!!!  My Bestie, Melissa showed me vinyl she cut out (snowflakes) over a year ago.  I kept telling myself that I would make a saying to put on the wall in L.T. and I's craft room. :) (It used to be his play we play together....hehehehe)  I must admit, I did not come up with this saying on my own.  Rather I saw it on another blog and really thought it was PERFECT!  I am sooooo sorry to say, I can't remember who's blog it if it is your saying and you are reading this.....thank you sooo much for sharing such an inspirational saying!    So here it is on the wall!!!  The first time I ever cut out vinyl!
I also must admit, I'm not all that happy with the way it turned out.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the saying.  I just don't like how it turned out on my wall.  Any suggestions.....?  I am open and more than willing to re do it.
Happy New Year, my creative friends!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #65

I made this card for my Bestie, Melissa who had surgery today in the hodpital.  I can't wait to bring her this card tomorrow and see her!!! 
I used My Creative Time's Stamp set called, All Around Christmas for the Mrs. Clause Suit that I paper pieced after watching the video.  (Tip:  Don't use a small stamp!!!  This was really hard to cut out the tiny little pieces!)  The sentiment is from My Creative Time's This and That stamp set.
I used the sketch given at  for challenge #65.  Unfortunately, I couldn't figure out a way to incorporate a cute little Peachy face on this one.  I have a limited number of stamps, so I couldn't do paper piecing and use a Peachy Face stamp. :(  Bummer.  I just love their cute little faces!!!
Well, it is time to read my little man his bedtime story.  I must go for now.  Happy Crafting, my Creative Friends!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge

The challenge is to do something "kid" related.  I made this card for a student of mine that brought me a chocolate last week!  I only wish I would of had a Peachy Keen Face Stamp big enough.  I can't wait to see Emma's newest release!!!! heheheh

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #63

Materials Used: 
Peachy Keen Snowman Bitty Faces
Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons Cartridge to cut the Snowman
Paper from ColorBOK at Wal Mart

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Starburst Halloween Treats

I made these sweet little treats for my students tomorrow at school.  I wanted to share something special with them on this famous holiday! :)  I don't think I can bare to watch them open them up after all the work I put into putting them together. hehehehe  So I decided to share them here with you my creative friends.  Shared among friends who will appreciate all the hard work and love that went into making them.  :)  I used My Creative Time's All Around Halloween Stamp Set and Scallop and Circle Die set.  I used Tim Holtz orange Stickles to add that adorable little bling to the pumpkin!  The ribbon is from Michael's craft store and I just cut black cardstock 4" x 5 1/2 " to fit around the starburst candies!

Look how many students I have!  It takes FOREVER to make treats for 32 compared to 20!!!!!  Will I ever get used to it?

Halloween Cheese Ball Treats

These precious little monster treats were made by me and my four year old son, L.T.!  We had so much fun making them for him and his friends at preschool tomorrow!  He picked the monster from the Mini Monsters Cartridge and he stamped the faces from Peachy Keen's Monster Face Stamp Set.  I colored the faces in and tied ribbon around them to attach them to the baggies full of cheese balls.

I can't wait to share this little treats with his friends at preschool tomorrow! :) 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Joy Board Book

Hello, my creative friends!  I am soooo super excited.  Emma at My Creative Time is having a Design Team Call.  I would love to be on her design team so I created the following project to enter into her DT challenge.  I made this board book for my niece Savannah for Christmas.  I got the idea from a video Emma ( did last year for Halloween.  It was a board book that said, BOO!  I cut the chip board from a cereal box on my cricut using the deep cut blade.

I used the following products to make this little board book:
1.  Me & My Big Ideas Specialty Cardstock
2.  DCWV Holiday Collection, The Christmas Cardstock Stack
3.  Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More Cricut Cartridge
4.  Cuttin Up Cricut Cartridge
5.  Scallop & Stitched Circle Die (My Creative Time Die...
6. Curly Label Die (My Creative Time Die....
7.  All Around Christmas Stamp Set (My Creative Time...see above for website)
8.  Inspiring Words (Accents) (My Creative Time....
9.  Stickles
10.  All ribbon and little jewels on back page are from Michael's Craft store.
11.  Glitter  red Felt ( I learned to use this from Emma too!  Her dies cut so nicely out of felt!)

Well, Good Night, my creative friends!  I can't wait to see if I get picked to be on Emma's new DT.  She is my crafty idol and I would be so honored to be part of her Design team.  All of her stamps and dies truly are TERRIFIC!  But most of all, she is the sweetest, most patient crafty teacher I've ever known.  I've been following her blog for about two years now.  I learned everything I know from her videos using her Gypsy.  In fact, I got a Gypsy for Christmas that first year they were out from my terrifically thoughtful husband.  I didn't even know what it was and wasn't even that excited.  My Bestie, Melissa, turned me on to Emma's blog at My Creative Time.  I started watching her videos and learned how to use my Gypsy.  Now I'm in love with this little piece of genius!  Emma has always been so accomodating in her videos and e-mails to answer my questions.  And although, I am an amateur at all this crafty business, I am thrilled to make thoughtful gifts for those God puts in my life!  And I am ever so grateful for all the neat tips and tricks I've learned from My Creative Time!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge- Cricut Card Feature and Halloween Theme

I used:
1.  Creative Memories Reminisce Accents Cartridge for the funky orange frame
2.  Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge for the vampire
3. 3 Birds- Life's a Party Cricut Cartridge for the shape of the card. (I won this from Emma back in July!  I love it, love it, love it! )  Thanks again to Emma over at My Creative Time!!!
4.  My Creative Time's Stamp set, All Around Halloween,
5.  I used My Creative Time's Circle and Scallop Die set.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mojo 210

The items I used were:
1.  Cuttelbeug Pumpkin Harvest Embossing Folder
2.  My Creative Time's Stamp sets, All Around Halloween and This and That
3.  I don't remember the cardstock since I got it from my recycle bin. hehehe
4.  Martha Stewart punch for the scallop at the top.
I am entering this into the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 210!  Yipee!  I hope I win.  I love doing these challenges!

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #62

The Materials Used Were:
1.  My Creative Time's Inspiring Accents Stamp Set, Many Greetings Stamp Set, and Curly Label Die
2.  Peachy Keen Stamps, PK550 Pumpkin Faces
3.  Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge (for the pumpkins and patch)

Unfortunately, I made this card for a friend who had a terrible loss yesterday.  Her dog, Trevet passed away after having him for a wonderful companion for many years.  My heart goes out to her.  I hope this card will cheer her up!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge 61

I used My Creative Time's Curly Label and Inspiring Accesnts stamps for the sentiment.  I used Peachy Keen's Critter Face Asst stamps for the face of my pumpkin.  The pumpkin stamp is from My Creative Time's All Around Halloween Stamp Set.  And I placed it on her circle scallop die cuts.  The paper is from a DCW Halloween paper pack.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Things that Go Bump in the Night

I did this card for Cardz TV: Cricut Cards Challenge #91.  Okay, it is n't exactly scary.  I just don't do scary.  But it DOES go bump in the night. hehehe
I used Mini Monsters Cartridge.  The stamp set and Circle Scalloped die are from My Creative Time.  .  The embossing folder used was POLKA DOTS.  And the paper is from a DCW Specialty pack for Halloween last year.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge 60

I made this card for a dear friend who is leaving our school district.  It will be her going away card.  Unfortunately, my nontechy self couldn't figure out how to turn the bottom pic around.  I wanted to show the inside of the card.  Anyway, I really like how it turned out!  (well, I was a little disappointed that my stamp pad is running out and my Peachy Keen Face didn't turn out as bright as I'd hoped it would.  Any suggestions? ) Hope you like it too!  I am entering into Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #60. :)
Paper:  DCWV, The Fun in the Sun Summer Glitter Stack (Michaels and JOANN's....Don't forget to use your 40% off coupon!)
Stamps: My Creative Time's Inspiring Words Accents and Many Greetings, Peachy Keen's Happy Lashes(
Dies:  My Creative Time's Curly Label (
Cricut Cartridges:  Doodlecharms (Apple, Best Wishes Sentiment, and Decorative Square)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Throwback Thursday Cricutless Challenge-Must use the colors, Orange, Green, Purple, and Black

This was a super super quick and easy card.  I used black cardstock for the background.  The owls are part of a paper from K & Company, Halloween Specialty paper from last season that I picked up at Michaels' last October.  The cute little die is from My Creative Time's Dies.   And the sentiment, Too Cute To Spook is from My Creative Time's stamp set called All Around Halloween.  Oh, and the little ghost is from that stamp set too!  I made a few cards with these colors but this one was the easiest and the cutest!   I love paper that already has a lot of adorable details!!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Cricut Card Challenge #88- Back to School

I made this poster for my classroom.  I am entering into the Cricut Card Challenge that request the 3 R's.  Ribbon, Rhinestones, and the color Red.  All of which I incorporated into my poster.  Being that we are in our first month back to school, I really couldn't take time to do a card when I have so much to do for my classroom.  So I was thrilled to be able to use my Cricut for my classroom poster I needed to make anyway. :)  I used the Creative Memories Travel Cartridge for the letters. (Available for purchase at my website,  The Create a Critter Cartridge for the Book Worm and Peachy Keen Stamps for the adorable little face on this worm.  Critter Faces. :) (Available for purchase at  Well that is it.  I am so excited to share it with my class tomorrow!!! :)

Back To School Poster for the Daily Five....3 Ways to Read a Book

I made this for the Cricut Cardz Challenge, but then realized I didn't use ribbon or rhinestones. hehehe.  SO anyway I needed it for my classroom and feel like it turned out really cute.  I hope my students enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed making it. :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Let's Face it Friday-Our Furry Friends Challenge

I made this card using the Doodlecharms cricut cartride to cut the cute little bear.  The face is from Peachy Keen Stamps, Critter Faces.  The die and sentiment is from MY Creative Time's stamp set This and That....and her Curly Die.  The stamped inlay for the curly die is from the Inspiring Accents Stamp Set at My Creative Time.  This particular card was made for Peachy Keen's Let's Face it Friday Challenge.  We had to use some kind of animal.  Join in the fun at then go to challenges. :)  Have fun!  I know I did!  Oh and I cut the grass just with regular scissors so it would stand a little off the card. cute, huh?  hehehe  I love paper crafting!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Thursday Throwback Challenge- My Creative Time- Episode 230

Hello My Creative Friends.  I made the following card for Emma's Thursday Throwback Challenge at  If you want to join in, you must submit your project by next Wednesday night, August 17th.  Okay, so what we had to do was use a retired Cricut Cartridge.  I used the Zoo Balloo Cartridge.  I used the Inspring Words (Accents) stamp set and the Many Greetings Stamp Set by My Creative Time stamps. (  I also used her curly die cut to put the sentiment on.  The cute face is from Peachy Keen Stamps set called Critter Faces. (  I hope you like my creation.  I sure had fun making it.  :)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Pencil Holding Tins for My Classroom

Just wanted to share the cute tins I made to hold pencils at each table in my classroom.  This year I think I am going to name each table by the animal on their tin.  Tell me what you think?
I used Create a Critter Cartridge and Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons Cartridge ( ) to make the animals.  Of course the cute little faces are from Peachy Keen Stamps.

Throwback Thursday Challenge- Something Christmas and use fabric

I made this to start making my gifts for Christmas.  Since the theme of the challenge was Christmas.  For the use of some sort of material, I used beautiful silver ribbon. (This picture does not do this ribbon justice. hehehe)  I used the Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons Cartridge to make the snowman.  The cute little face is from Peachy Keen Stamps.  And the tag is from My Creative Time's die cut scallopped circle.  The entire idea was obviously based on Emma's video a few days ago on a gift jar she did with chocolate candies.  I thought it was genius and wanted to get started on my gifts as well.  So I started with a jar filled with my very favorite holiday drink....Hot Cocoa!!!

Birthday Card----Monkey Saying Feliz Cumpleanos!

For this card I used the Create a Critter Cartridge for the monkey and branch.  I used My Creative Time's die cut for the cut out to put my sentiment on.  And the sentiment is from My Creative Time's  stamps set for birthdays. (I forgot exactly what it is called.)  But I love all her stuff.  You should go check her stuff out!  The embossed green paper is from the Polk o Dot embossing folder by Provo Craft.  I used my Cuttelbug again!  (Thank you to my Bestie for getting it for my Birthday last year!)  I love it!!!  I made it for my Brother in Law's Birthday at the end of the month cuz I  know I won't have time once I start back at work on Monday. hehehe  Thanks for stopping by!  Leave me a comment, it always makes me smile! :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge 57-with a Twist!

I did this card for the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 57.  You can do it to!  Go to  For this card I used the Peachy Keen Happy Lashes for the cute little faces since I'm giving it to a friend as a thank you for spending the day with me laughing and chatting with me. :) You can order these faces at   I thought the faces were perfect.  The circle scallop and stitched circle are from My Creative Time's newly released die cut.  And the Sentiment is from My Creative Time's This and That stamp collection.  All the paper is from my scrap bin. ( I promised myself I'd use it this entire month.  Luckily I had the coral, blue, and honeydew colors.  to accomodate the challenge sketch and color requirements.  The ribbon is from Michael's.  And the blue paper is dry embossed with the polk o dot embossing folder by Provo Craft.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge 56

This card was especially made for my friend, Niki whose birthday is in August.  And for Peachy Keen Challenge 56.  All paper is from my scrap box.  Sorry, no idea what brand name.  Just basic colors.  The stamped sentiments are from My Creative Time's stamps.  I dry embossed using the polka dot Cuttlebug folder.  Ribbon and jewels are from Michael's.  Oops, I just realized I didn't use my Peachy Keen stamps.  I love those cute little faces.  Oh, well, I'll make sure I use them on my next card.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Let's Hang Out Monkey Card

I was dying to use my new die cut from Emma over at My Creative Time (  My card is completely inspired from her card and I got to use my new die.  I made it a window in the card to show through Let's Hang Out.  I only wish I would of known it had a matching stamp when I ordered it.  Oh well, maybe next month. hehehe  I used the Critter Faces stamp set by Peachy Keen Stamps at  And I used the Cricut Cartridge,  Create a Critter.  All cardstock is from Creative Memories.  You can order from my website at

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 200

I used the Creative Memories Border Maker to make the scalloped stitch.   I used the Creative Memories Circle Maker for the circle.  All the paper and the fish sticker is from the Primary Tropical Additions by Creative Memories.  You can order all Creative Memories Products from my personal website at  The sentiment is from My Creative Time's This & That Stamp Collection.  All her stamps are super cute!  You can order them at  The adorable happy face stamp is from Peachy Keen's Stamp collection called, Everyday Face Asst.  You can order their stamps at  I did this challenge based on Mojo Monday's Sketch Challenge #200.  Hope you like it! :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Let's Face it Friday- PK Challenge Plentiful Patterns

This two page spread was made with patterned paper by Creative Memories called Primary Tropical Additions.  You can order this paper pack at my website, I also used Peachy Keen Everyday Face Asst. for the bubble face. You can purchase their stamp sets which are the cutest ever! at   And the Critter Faces for the whales face. I inked the edges of the matted paper.  And I cut the whale and the phrase Splash from Creative Memories Cartridge called Stork's Delivery.  You can also order that cartridge at my personal website, 

Throwback Thursday Challenge-

I made this card for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge at My Creative Time,  I don't have Wild Card Cartridge or Just Because.  So I used an older cartridge called Create a Critter.  Then I dry emossed  using my Cuttlebug (that my Bestie got me for my birthday last year!  Love her and her hubby!)  I used the Just My Type emobssing borders on the black paper.  The face on my whale is from Peachy Keen's Critter Faces Set.  Then I added a little bling with Dollar Tree Rope for a bow and a cute little blue button.  And of course, you know I looooooove glitter so I glittered up the word, Splash!  Hope you like it!  Oh, the paper that says, no worries, no work, just us, is a Reminisce paper.  I love their paper!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Mojo Monday Challenge 198

For this card, again I used up scrap paper.  The ribbon that is striped is from Target's dollar section.  The jewels are from Michaels' dollar section.  The sentiment is from the clear stamp set by Studio G in Michael's dollar section.  The only thing I used on my cricut was the star.  I used the Create a Critter Cartridge for the star.  Again, I hope I win!  I really really really want to win something.  I love making cards when I am off track!!!!!  And my son is sooooo enjoying making "crafts" he calls it with me!  How fun!!!!

Peachy Keen Challenge #55

For this challenge I used paper from my scrap bucket so unfortunately I can't tell you the name brand of the paper.  I used Peachy Keen Everyday Face Asst. Stamp set.  I used my Life is a Beach Cricut Cartridge to make the sun.  And the Sentiment is from Say What?  The Little Yellow Bicycle Company. (their Family Clear Stamp Set).  I hope I win! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #54

I used Creative Memories Surfer Girl Delight Additions Paper.  You can get them at , Cutie Pie Face Asst. at for the cute stamped face , and of course I used my Cuttlebug polk o dots and divine swirl embossing cards.  I had so much fun doing this challenge.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Thank You Card

I used the Cheerful Season Cricut Cardtridge that Creative Memories sells to make the letters and the swirly scroll.  You can purchase this cartridge at my website, for $55.  I also used the Cheerful Valentine Additions from Creative Memories for the papers ($9). This card was made for a friend of my 3 year old son, Jordan.  He is thanking her for inviting him to her Birthday party and for the favors she gave  him at her party.  May she enjoy this card as much as we enjoyed being at her birthday party.