Saturday, December 31, 2011

I love you card

This is one of those triangle fold cards. The flower and the inside sentiment were just cut out of a 12x12 sheet of paper that had little squares of different designs on it. The paper was cut at 4" x 12" and scored at 4" from both ends. Then score again from top corner to bottom corner of end sections (same angle on both ends). Fold end sections in half along score line, then fold card together. Corner folds from end sections will meet. Make your mat for the front and glue it one of the triangle pieces, with the ribbon under it. Decorate the rest and tie it up. I hope this makes sense.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Jen over at tattertots and jello is having an awesome give away! She is giving away a cameo check it out here.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Holiday Give Away

Gerogiana over at is having a surprise give away for the holidays. Go check out her blog, it is very cute!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

New Toy!

My Sweet Husband is the absolute best!! For Christmas he bought me a Silhouette Cameo! Yes I got it a little early. I love it!!!! These little cuties are from the Silhouette store, they were super simple to make and so cute. The paper is from American Crafts.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Tree Gift Bags

I made these boxes in my gypsy. The box is from TBBM at 9", the oval is from George at 3.08" and the tree is from Christmas cheer at 3.12" all welded together, the tree overlaps just enough to make it part of the box. The paper is from American Crafts. The tags are stamps and punches from SU.

Christmas Gift Boxes

This is such beautiful paper, I just love it. These two boxes were done with half a sheet of 12x12 paper. Then just tied bows with various ribbons and sparkly stuff. Super easy and fast to do.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Magic of Christmas card

I love this card! The string will undo so you can put a sentiment in there if you want. The sentiment is from the computer. I made this card with Sue.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Gingerbread Man Card

This card is for Robin's Creative Cottage "Holiday Linky Party". Come join in on the fun! The theme is your choice so you can make anything you want.

This card is made from the gypsy exclusive cartridge Smiley Cards. I welded two shadows together for the card base, then cut the rest all at 5". The bow tie was cut out 2 times and the second one is popped up, the cheeks and tie have stickles on them the eyes,mouth and buttons glossy accents. The tag is from TBBM cut at 2" and the cute sentiment is of course from Robin's stamp set "Gingerbread Holiday", such a cute set check them out here.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Deck the Halls card

The wreath on this card is made with ribbon, but into leaf shapes and put on with glue dots. I put them on just one end to make it more dimensional. The sentiment is from the computer and popped up. Made this with Sue, love that girl!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New Year Give Away

Melissa over at Creating from the Heart is having an amazing give away! Go and check it out here.

Glad Tidings Card

I made this card with Sue, check out her blog here. The Angel is popped up and so are her layers. The snow was hand cut the sentiment is off the computer.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gift Bag

Hard to believe I made something without using my cricut! Store bought bag covered with designer paper. The sentiments are off the computer. I'm entering this in My Craft Spot Monday challenge this week.

Friday, December 9, 2011

MAG Challenge #55

I can't believe it's time for another MAG challenge, time is going way to fast! This week's challenge is to use Forever Young cartridge page 43 only. You know I love 3D things so there was no question I was going to make the purse. I used my gypsy to hide the cutout and cut it at 4.5". The paper and felt accents are all from American Crafts. These were super simple and fast to do.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge

This is for the Cricut Circle Magazine challenge, which is to make something for the Holidays with three cuts from the Sophie cartridge. So here's my take on that. This has several firsts for me.
I glass etched the jar by cutting out card 1 at 4" and hiding the card in my gypsy, I have never cut out vinyl before or glass etched. I put fabric bond on the fabric and cut out the snowflake at 8" on the fabric for the lid, another first. The card is cut at 3". I tied several different ribbons to make the bow and then filled the jar with layered cookie mix. This was a fun project for me, I hope you like it.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Challenge Tuesday at Robin's Creative Cottage

Today is Challenge Tuesday at Robin's Creative Cottage, the challenge is to make something with either Ribbons or bows. We grew raspberries this summer and had an abundance of them so we made jam, lots of jam. So for gifts for our neighbors this year we are giving them home made bread and jam, I hope they like it.

tag from Tags bags boxes and more cut at 4"
oven from Kate's Kitchen cut at 2"
stamp from Gingerbread Holiday from Robin's Creative Cottage

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Amy's Birthday Celebration

Amy over at scrapping mommy is having a great give away for her birthday celebration. Go check it out here.

Birthday Bash Giveaway

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Wishes

I am getting so excited for Christmas! I can't believe it is so soon though I am not ready!!! This is a fun and simple card I made with Sue, I know I've said it before but she is AWESOME! The sentiment is from the computer. The snow is hand cut and popped up. The green package is popped up and so is the sleigh.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Friendship card

I love these papers they are such great colors. Sentiment is from the computer, all edges inked. Made this with Sue, check out her blog here.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy being with those you love!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Blog Hop Winner

Congratulations Melissa! You won the stamp set from Robin, you will love this set. Send me your mailing address so I can send this stamp set to you.

Linky Party for Robin's Creative Cottage

This cute stamp is from Robin's Snowman's Prayer stamp set, check them out here.

all cuts from create a critter
igloo cut at 3.75" and welded together
penguin cut at 3.25"
all paper is DCWV the igloo is sparkly paper

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

I made this from Birthday bash and used the cricut craft room to make it. It took a little longer than it would have with my gypsy but I wanted to give it a try. It was cut at 4", the paper is from American Crafts, the ribbon is Stampin up.

I can't believe that my baby is sixteen today! I know this is crazy and my kids will all laugh at me, but I am tearing up as I post this. We adopted this sweet little girl when she was 8 months old. This photo is after we had had her a month and fattened her up some. She is beautiful inside and out. Every single day I give thanks for her and the gift of being her mother.

Happy Sweet Sixteen Lexi! I love you!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Robin's Creative Cottage Blog Hop!!

Welcome to This and That by Gwen for Robin's first "Stamp Release Celebration" blog hop!
I am the first stop on Robin's hop today, I hope you have fun and get some great inspiration.

Each Design Team member will be featuring an original project that includes one of the two new stamp sets available today for purchase on Robin's blog. You are going to love these stamps they are so AWESOME!!

Remember to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration along with an amazing giveaway. Each blog will have one of Robin's stamp sets as a giveaway for one lucky winner. Then hurry back to Robin's Creative Cottage for the link up party where you can share your blog with all our viewers.

For my project...
I made this little guy in my Gypsy, I welded to snowmen together and hid the face.

stamp from Robin at Robin's Creative Cottage Gingerbread Holiday
snowman cut at 4.5" from doodlecharms
hat cut at 5.5" paper doll dress up
scarf cut at 5.5" snow friends
sign hand cut added stickles
snow hand cut added stickles
face Peachy Keen stamp

I will be giving away the "Snowman's Prayer" stamp set to one lucky winner. All you have to do is leave a post on this blog and be a follower by Monday night at midnight November 21, 2011.

The next stop on the hop is the wonderful Heather -
Go check out her blog and the rest of the team and when you are done head back to Robin's Creative Cottage for the link up party!

MAG Challenge #53

It's that time again! Another weekly challenge from MAG. This weeks challenge is to use the Sweet Treats cartridge page 70. I cut my box and layers at 3.5" the tag at 1.5" and 1.25". The paper was printed on my imagine from the Hopscotch cartridge. The ribbon is Martha Stewart and the handle is just a piece of wire.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Squirrel Card

This was such an easy quick card to make. The sentiment is from the computer. All the edges are inked and the squirrel is popped up.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Toy!

It's official I have a new bug! My family thinks I'm crazy, maybe I am just a little. I got the E2 Anniversary edition, I haven't played with it much yet, but I think I will love it. The cartridges it comes pre-loaded with are awesome!

Robin's Creative Cottage Stamp Release

These are really cute stamps, I love them. This one is from the Gingerbread Holiday stamp set. This card was so simple and easy to make just cuts and layers the cute border is a MS border punch. The ribbon is American Crafts, the paper is Stampin Up. Check out Robin's blog here.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Autumn Card

I am almost out of this paper and that makes me sad! I love these colors and this paper. I made this with Sue. All the edges are inked (except for cream). The house is popped up and so is the bird. The sentiment was printed on the computer.

I'm entering this in the Copy Cat Friday Challenge, this week the challenge is anything goes.
I'm linking this to Karen's blog here. I hope this is how you do it, I've never done that before.

Robin's Creative Cottage Stamp Release

The wait is finally over! We are debuting Robin's new stamp sets this week and you are going to love them they are so cute. They really inspired me I made so many things to share with you so keep checking back to see all the cuteness! Check out Robin's blog here.

I made this with my Imagine have I mentioned I love this machine!
all paper is printed from Enjoy the seasons
snowman cut at 3.5" from Enjoy the seasons with all it's layers and pop dots in between each layer
I hand cut the snow and ran it through my cuttlebug and popped up the second layer

stamp is from Robin's new release Snowman's Prayer

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fall Card

I saw a card like this on the circle weekly challenge page so I gave it a try. I inked my embossing folder on the flat side and ran the paper through the cuttlebug, for the background piece. I did do some sewing on the edge of the brown before attaching it. The pumpkins are from Mini Monsters.