Once Upon A Princess

Challenge #35 at Cricutters Anonymous is to create a tag or bag. Once Upon A Princess has some really fun elements and this bag was one of them. I added a tag and the child's name. Wouldn't these be great as goodie bags as well as place settings?


Enjoy Life's Moments

My 2nd card for Challenge #34 at Cricutters Anonymous is to create a picnic inspired project. Stretch Your Imagination has some great cards so I created this caterpillar card.

Ice Cream

Challenge #34 at Cricutters Anonymous is to create a picnic inspired project. Who doesn't love ice cream at a picnic? I used Doodlecharms cartridge

Posh Scrapbook Store

Check out this blog candy from Posh Scrapbook Store .

Isn't it amazing? Go check it out.

Thinking of You

Justrite Stamp's challenge this week is to use any floral stamp from their sets. I used a stamp from Thinking of You Borders & Centers Oval to create my card. I then colored it with Copics.

This card also fits the challenge at Our Creative Corner

Cardstock: DCWV, Prism
Pattern paper: Kaiser
Stamp: Justright
Ink: Memento
Markers: Copics B00,B32, B96, G24, G29
Die cuts: Quickutz, Spellbinders, Nestabilities
Other: Machine Stitching


Ranger Perfect Pearls

One set of products we worked with at Ranger U was using Perfect Pearls in so many different ways. I wanted to create a heritage type card, but didn't have the right background, so out came the Perfect Pearls. I first applied Perfect Medium to my script stamp and stamped it on white cardstock. Then using a paint brush I applied several different colors of Perfect Pearls across the words. The Perfect Pearls adhered to the words and provided a soft yet shimmery look. I die cut the cameo from the Cricut Heritge cartridge and added a pearl for dimension.

Since I had some left overs, I used the new Tim Holtz Sizzix flower die and die cut some flowers. I lightly inked the edges and combined them into one flower.

Stamps: Inkadinkadoo, JudiKins, Penny Black
Ink: Memento
Die Cuts: Cricut, Heritage Cartridge; Sizzix Tim Holtz Flowers
Perfect Pearls: Ranger
Cardstock: Prism, American Crafts
Pattern paper: Chatterbox, Karen Foster
Pearl: K&Co.
Brad: Making Memories


@ the Park

This is one of my latest layouts for Scrappin' Sports stuff . If you haven't checked out the store lately, you should. Not only do they have sports related papers and embellishments, they stock all types of themed products for any occasion.

I have always loved Hershey Park and we went a number of times when Chris was younger. Seeing those candy people always makes me smile.

1. Use gray cardstock for base of layout
2. Cut Royal Metallic Grid Paper to 11” x 11” and adhere to cardstock
3. Cut a strip of Yellow Grunge Dot Paper 4” x 11” and adhere on top
4. Mount 2 photos on gray cardstock and adhere to the layout
5. Machine stitch the layers
6. Add a journaling card to the left side of the layout with brads
7. Assemble a number of cardstock stickers and clear cut out elements,adding them to the upper right and lower left sections of the layout
8. Die cut date from Cricut, Designer’s Calendar cartridge and the title from Cricut, Plantin cartridge

Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper: LYB Generation Z: Royal Metallic Grid Paper; Yellow Grunge Dot Paper
Clear Shapes: LYB Generation Z Clear Cut Shapes
Stickers: LYB Generation Z Favorite Pieces Cardstock Stickers
Brads: Creative Impressions Antique Mini Brads
Journaling card: LYB Say What? Journal Tablets - Family
Die cuts: Cricut, Designer’s Calendar cartridge; Plantin cartridge


Thinking of You

PK Glitz has a sketch challenge this month so I created this card. I know it's a little early (or perhaps a little late, depending on your perspective), but I thought it fit their sketch very well. I first colored in my image with Copic markers then used my glue pen to add glue exactly where I wanted it, then poured on the glitter. Red Hot Chili Peper was used on the Pointsettia; Steel was used on the leaves and Gold was used around the edges. I also punched some pine branches which I also glued and ran through the Steel Glitter.

Card: K&Co.
Pattern Paper: Provocraft
Glitter: PK Glitz, Hot Chili Pepper, Steel, Gold
Stamp: Stampendous
Ink: Memento
Markers: Copics
Punch: Marvy Uchida


Times Like These

I created this layout for Scrappin' Sports stuff . If you haven't checked out the store lately, you should. Not only do they have sports related papers and embellishments, they stock all types of themed items for any occasion.

I love it when I can finally capture a great photo of my teenager. He makes it so difficult and usually turns away when I grab my camera. So I am thrilled it turned out so well and looks great as an oversized photo.

1. Use striped pattern paper as base of the layout
2. Mat oversized photo with green and black cardstock
3. Create a journaling block from black cardstock and white cardstock. Use a notebook
punch along the end of the black. Ink the edges of the white block and adhere to the
4. Select a number of cardstock elements and mat them on black cardstock
5. Select several clear elements and arrange them on the layout with the cardstock elements
6. Cut date from Cricut,Designer’s Calendar cartridge,in green and black
7. Adhere fabric tag as the title on the lower right corner of the photo
8. Machine stitch the largest element to the layout and machine stitch the upper ight corner of the photo

Cardstock: American Crafts, Prism
Pattern paper: LYB Generation Z Striped Metallic Composite Paper
Stickers: LYB Generaztion Z Favorite Pieces Cardstock Stickers
Clear shapes: LYB Generation Z Clear Cut Shapes
Punch: EKSuccess
Die Cuts: ProvoCraft Cricut Expression, Designer’s Calendar
Ink: Memories
Other: Machine stitching


Happy Birthday

It is so easy to create amazing cards when you have the right stuff to work with. I was recently playing with Cricut's Once Upon A Princess cartridge and came across this ice cream cone, so I just had to create a card. Using the Cuttlebug birthday embossing folder on my card, I added the ice cream cone and ice cream on top with Helmar's Zapdots to give it some depth. The cone was embossed with Diamond Plate and then gently folded to give it a rounded feel. Some stickles were added to the cherry on top.

Cardstock: Prism
Pattern paper: Prima
Die Cuts: Cricut
Embossing: Cuttlebug
Adhesive: Helmar
Other: machine stitching


April book challenge #2

A second card for Gina K Designs this month. This challenge was to create a card based on a children's book. Corduroy's Halloween is a sweet book about a bear and his pumpkin. I chose to create a card with the duck and his umbrella, from the Spring Has Sprung Set .

April book challenge

Gina K Designs has some amazing stamps this month and I did indulge. The challenge was to create a card based on a children's book. I have always loved The Market Square Dog by James Herriot and I pulled the colors from the cover as my inspiration. I used Spring Has Sprung Set .


Dance to the Music

I was playing with the Once Upon A Princess Cricut Cartridge last night. I love all the different features on this cartridge and the 3 included dolls. While it's labeled "Princess", don't let the title fool you. You have 3 girls to choose from and tons of different outfits. I used the Rocker girl for this card. Isn't she darling? Any my Kat stamp was perfect for this little chick

Oh, and there will be more projects from this cartridge, that's for sure.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper: Imaginesce
Embossing: Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls
Ink: Colorbox
Stamp: Kat Stamps



Beautiful Story

This week, S4Y has posted an awesome sketch for some inspiration and this is my take on it:

Stamps: Justright
Ink: Memento, Ranger
Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper: Prism
Dies: Spellbinders, Quickutz



The challenge at Caardvarks this week was to create a card with lace. I used Justright's Friendship set on this card. The lace wraps around the card as well as the handle of the suitcase.

Cardstock: Prism
Pattern paper: K&Co.
Ink: Memento
Pencils: Making Memories
Bling: Stickles
Die cuts: Nestabilities