Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Happy Wednesday!  Everyone looking forward to the weekend to get some crafty time or some outside time in?  ;)

Today's card I know I needed to make summer.  It is definitely getting warm here and my kids can't wait for school to get out and go swimming.  One of the best summer carts I think is Life's a Beach.  Looking through the booklet I wanted to use a cut I never used before and thought these fish were too cute, especially once I put a Peachy Keen eye on them.  ;)

Cart:  Plantain schoolbook and Life's a Beach
Paper:  Coredinations and DCWV
Sentiment and eyes from Peachy Keen
Twine and doodeling 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Exploring Cricut Daily Post

Happy Wednesday!  I love when the weeks just seem to fly by!  ;)  Well another Wednesday means another post for Exploring Cricut.

Well I decided go to with my new favorite cartridge...again!  Doodlecharms.  All of a sudden I can't seem to stay away from this cartridge.  I saw this flower in the booklet and new the middle would just be perfect for a little Peachy Keen Face.  Isn't she just a cutie?  ;)

Cart:  Doodlecharms and Plantain Schoolbook for the squares
Paper:  Recollections and stash
Face Stamp:  Peachy Keen
Sentiment:  My Creative Time with Emma
Inking, doodeling, swiss dots folder, chalking

Monday, May 20, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Here comes Summer

Happy Monday!  It is time for another challenge at Exploring Cricut, Here Come Summer.  Since Summer is right around the corner, it is time to get us all in the mood for that special time of year. 

Of course I realized after I made my card that we were supposed to use two cricut cuts.  OOPS!  Sorry Diane!  ;)

I went with my new favorite cartridge, Doodlecharms.  I seem to keep coming back to this cartridge lately.  It seems to just go perfect with all the ideas I have in mind.  I will try and use another cartridge next time.  I think I have another cart or two in my collection.  HA HA!

Cart:  Doodlecharms
Paper:  Coredinations
Sentiment Stamp:  My Creative Time
Face Stamp:  Peachy Keen
Twine, doodeling, inking, chalking

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Daily Post

Happy Wednesday.  We are half way through the week.  Yeah!  ;)

Time for my daily post for Exploring Cricut.  With summer coming, time to break out those summer cuts.  I decided to go with the popsicle cut from Doodlecharms and just cute it up a bit.  I just love those Peachy Keen stamps, especially this new set.    Hope you like it! 

Cart:  Doodlecharms and Elegant Edges
Paper:  DCWV Summer Stack and Coredinations
Sentiment Stamp:  My Creative Time
Face Stamp:  Erkle and Merkle Peachy Keen
Twine, inking, chalking and doodeling.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Mother's Day Blog Hop

Happy Monday and Welcome to the Exploring Cricut's Mother's Day Blog Hop.  We are all showcasing projects for our mother's!

I decided to go with this just adorable little bear from CAC2.  Now of course I wanted to use a Happy Mother's Day stamp and I had just bought some.  Do you think I could find them?  Of course not!  LOL!  So instead I went with a more general sentiment, but I am still thinking of my mother so I think it works. :)

Cart:  CAC2
Paper:  Stash, Recollections and Coredinatons
Sentiment Stamp:  My Creative Time
Face Stamp:  Peachy Keen
Inking, chalking and doodeling

Now next in the hop is Sharon.   If you get lost the blog hop list is below.

Rae Ann
Michelle P
Michelle S

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Daily Post

Happy Wednesday.  Just a few more days and we can have another weekend.  Anyone ready for another one?  I am!  ;)

Today's card was done for a 7 year old boy.  It was quite hard not to go all crazy, as it usually is when I do these birthday cards my kids go to.  First of all, they just want whats inside and don't care about the outside.  LOL!  But I guess you can't blame them.  I know we did it all as kids too. 

So this card is pretty simple, but still cute.  ;)  Hope you enjoy it.

Cart:  CAC2
Paper:  Stash and SU
Sentiment:  My Creative Time
Face:  PKS
Stickles, doodeling, inking

Monday, April 22, 2013

Welcome to a new challenge at Exploring Cricut. Our challenge is called "April Showers Bring May Flowers". You are to create a card, layout, or papercraft using at least one of any kind of flower.

I went with a cart I have not used in forever, Walk in my garden.  I just spend the weekend with a good friend of mine and I wanted to send her a card to say thank you for taking in my crazy brood.    It is a very simple card, but that seems to what I am doing lately.  But I really liked the contrast of the black and white and color.

Carts:  Elegant Edges and Walk in my Garden
Paper:  Recollections
Stamp:  My Pink Stamper

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Daily Post

Happy Wednesday.  Hope geveryone is having a good day!  Another Wednesday and another daily post for Exploring Cricut.

Have you ever had a card you were really happy with and you were going to take a picture of it and put it on your blog and you go to look up the picture and realize you forgot to take the picture?  UGH!  One of my peeps always says to make two of a card you make so you have a spare, so I just made the card again.  ;)
The original card was for my daughter's student teacher who's was leaving her classroom, so this card will just go in my stash for that special someone.  ;) 

Cart:  CAC2
Paper:  SU and stash
Sentiment:  My Pink Stamper
Face Stamp:  Peachy Keen
Inking, doodeling and twine

Monday, April 8, 2013

Exploring Cricut Challenge - It's a Spring Thing

Welcome to our new challenge here at Exploring Cricut. This challenge is called "It's a Spring Thing".  You are to create a card, layout, or papercraft that must include at least  1 button, 2 Cricut cuts, and 3 colors of pattern paper or cardstock.

I wanted to go with a  cute little bird since all the birds are finally starting to come back.  Soon our flowers will be here too, but for now she can use a little paper one.  I even put her on a little action wobble!  She just made me happy and I plan on sending this to my mom for all she has done for me lately!

Carts:  CAC2 and TBBM
Paper, Ribbon and Button:  SU
Sentiment:  Mom You Rock by My Creative Time with Emma
Eye stamp:  Peachy Keen

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Daily Post

Happy Wednesday!

Finally, I have been trying all morning to get my post up and Blogger has been giving me a hard time. 

Today's card is a shaped card from Happily Ever After.  One of those carts I said I am never using again after trying to put together one of the princesses!  ;)  But my daughter had a birthday party to go to.  Her favorite princess is Cinderella.  I made her a banner, which I will post tomorrow.  So figured I would make her a glass slipper card to go along with her banner.  I know it is a pretty simple card, but there is lots of stickles around the outside and the 5 year old who got this just loved it.  It was nice to use a cart that I thought I was NEVER going to use again.  LOL! 

Paper:  Recollections and Coredinations
Nice and simple!  ;)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Happy Easter

Happy Monday and it is time for a new challenge at Exploring Cricut.   This week our challenge is called "Happy Easter". You are to create a card, layout, or papercraft celebrating Easter.

I will admit mine is not exactly Easter.  I just needed something for spring.  I figured this would work for Easter and go right into spring, if it ever arrives.  Plus I was happy with the way this came out and wanted to leave it out for more than just a week!  ;)  I just received the faces on the flowers they just make me happy!

Paper:  SU and Coredinations
Carts:  Elegant Edges, CAC2 and Paper Dolls
Sentiment:  My Creative Time
Faces:  Peachy Keen
Inking, doodeling, chalking, twine.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day Two

Here is another treat that I found on Friday, so of course I had to quick make them.  I found them here.  Are these not just too cute!  I already had my pots in mind to make, but when I saw these I had to make them!  So after a quick trip to Target yesterday I was able to get all my supplies.

Tag Die:  Jaded Blossom
Sentiment:  Jaded Blossom
Ribbon:  SU
Shamrock:  One of the Paperdolls carts (forgot which one. 

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy Sunday and Happy St. Patrick's Day

Of course I feel like I am 'late' in posting this, but I just finished them this morning.  I would love to be one of those crafters that gets all their treats done before the holiday.  Nope, not me this time.  Teachers are getting theirs one day late.'s the thought that counts, right?  ;)

I used the Pot of Gold Treat Box from SVG cutting files.  The candies inside are rolos and I used the Jaded Blossom Lucky Treats for the stamp along with a 3/4 inch punch and a 1 inch scalloped punch.

Now time to just go deliver them all!  ;)  

Monday, March 11, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Luck of the Irish Challenge

Happy Monday to ya!  Today is a new challenge at Exploring Cricut.  We are doing a Luck of the Irish Challenge.  You are to make a card, layout, or papercraft celebrating St. Patrick's Day and try using a shamrock for luck!

Now how cute is that Shamrock?  I think she just came out darling.  I wanted my shamrock to be the focal point of my card.  Her cuteness just had to stand out!  HA!

Cart:  Paperdoll cart and Plantain schoolbook
Paper:  CM and Coredinations
Face:  Princess from Peachy Keen
Sentiment:  Jaded Blossom
Doodeling, twine and chalk

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Daily Post

Happy Wednesday!  Another Wednesday means my daily post for Exploring Cricut

Both of my kids had birthday parties this past weekend.  That means two cards to make!  WOO HOO!  I posted the one I made for my daughter's party (the mermaid bear).  This was was for my son's party.  I tried to get out a cartridge I had not used in a while along with the paper to match.  This is how this card was born.  I have had some of the DCWV boys paper pack for a while with only a few sheets left that just were dying to be used.  Space Paper means I had to find a space ship.  Hence Boys will be Boys.  Nice to use cartridges I have not used in a while.  Didn't go too crazy with this card because it is for a 3 year old boy, but it is on an action wobble! 

Carts:  Wild Card and Boys will be boys
DCWV:  Boy stack
Doodeling and action wobble (you should see that space ship wiggle!  HA!)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Bird

Happy Monday.  Hope everyone got some crafty time in this weekend.  I did and felt a little mojo coming back!  ;)

Today's card I was determined to use MTC.  SVG Cutting Files has the cutest files and I drool over them all the time, but I have just not gotten used to MTC software yet.  So I watched some videos on youtube and figured out how to finally create a shaped card. And everything lined up and cut nice.  I am finally starting to like my cameo! ;)  My daughter was so excited to bring this in to her student teacher today since her birthday was over the weekend.

File:  SVG Cutting Files - Little Birdie Heart mouth
Stamp:  Java Time from Jaded Blossom
Paper:  Stash and SU
inking, doodeling and twine

Monday, February 25, 2013

New Challenge at Exploring Cricut

Welcome to Monday and a new challenge at Exploring Cricut.  This challenge is called "Love Your Pet" You are to create a card, layout, or papercraft of your favorite pet and if you do not have a pet, no problem, just include any animal in your project.

I was going to do a 'pet' but I am constantly teasing one of my DT sisters about her use of Teddy Bear Parade.  I have not used it in a while and figured it was time....well my daughter did.  ;)  She has a birthday party to go to on Saturday.  What do 7 year old girls love? Mermaids of course.  So she decided this is what we needed to make.   So Michelle this one was for you!  LOL!

Paper:  SU and Coredinations
Carts:  Base Camp and Teddy Bear Parade
Face Stamps:  PK Teddy Bear and Happy Lashes
 Scallop circle and stamp:  My creative time with Emma
inking, twine, doodeling

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

KISS Card 3 - Exploring Cricut Daily Post

Welcome back for day 3 of my KISS series and my daily post for Exploring Cricut.  If you are coming here for my daily post, I am doing a series this week of KISS, Keep It Simple Sistah!  I found a very cute and simple sketch on line this weekend (see Monday's post) and made 4 cards using the same sketch.

Today's card was for a friend at work who has been sick and I figured he needed a little pick me up.  Again, this was just a very simple card, but I thought she came out pretty cute.  She is even on an action wobble!

Come back tomorrow for the last card in my KISS series.  

Paper:  SU and Stash
Sentiment:  My Pink Stamper (was get well wishes but I masked off w in wishes and drew in an f)
Cart:  Animal Kingdom (oldie but a goodie)
stitching and gems from my stash
Face Stamp:  Peachy Keen

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

KISS - Card 2

Happy Tuesday.  Today is the second in my series of the Keep It Simple Sistah!.  See the sketch I used in Monday's post.  The sketch was very simple, but it helped me to get 4 cards out pretty quickly that I enjoyed making.

Carts:  Elegant Edges (butterfly) and Lacy Labels
Paper:  CTMH and stash
Stamp:  My Creative Time with Emma
Drew the antenna and pearls.

Monday, February 18, 2013

KISS - Keep It Simple Sistah - Card 1

Happy Monday - Hope you got some crafty time in this weekend. 

I have been having a very hard time lately with sketches so I was surfing the web that would inspire me.  Now I have a 4 and 6 year old who every 5 minutes are calling Mommy for something that is the end of world to them, like they need more juice! ;)  Sometimes it is very hard for me to concentrate on something with multiple layers.  I found this ( and made 4 cards out of it.  They all came together pretty quick and I was able to get a card in before I heard Mommy between each!  ;)  The next three will be posted over the next few days.  Hope you stop back by.

Again, these were very simple, but I loved the simplicity of them.  Hope you do too!  ;) 

Paper:  SU
Cart:  Preserves
Sentiment:  My Pink stamper
Inking and doodeling

Monday, February 11, 2013


Happy Monday!  Today is a new challenge at Exploring Cricut called Be My Valentine.  You are to create a card, layout, or papercraft celebrating Valentine's Day. 

Today I decided to make a pillow box to hold some Valentine Candy.  I made it a little bigger than I wanted to, but the receiver should will probably enjoy the extra candy!  LOL!

Easter 2010 (for the pillow box with the bunny hidden), Elegant Edges and Plantain Schoolbook
K and Company Valentine pack and Bazzil
Stamp from Jaded Blossom

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Daily Post Exploring Cricut

Happy Wednesday.  Time for another post for Exploring Cricut.   I have a very SIMPLE project today, but thought it could give someone a new idea.

Today I decided to do something different.  I have never played with welding bases together and wanted to and see if I could figure it out. 

At my daughter's school one of the teachers needed various items for the prize box, including bookmarks.  As soon as I read that something clicked and I knew I could make some  These are done with her school colors, mascot, and letters of their school.  My daughter stole one as soon as she saw them.  Of course I let her have one, the one that I accidentally put the G on backwards!  ;)  Luckily she did not notice. 

Paper:  Recollections and SU
Carts:  Lacy Labels, Base Camp and Life's a Beach

Monday, January 28, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Cricut 1, 2, 3

Happy Monday!  Time for a new challenge at Exploring Cricut.  You are to create a card, layout, or papercraft using at least  1 embellishment  2 pattern papers, and 3 cricut cuts.

This challenge was a tough one for me and it took a while to come together.  And what I had in mind was not what I came up with.  I guess that happens once in a while.  ;)

Paper:  Stash, and SU
Cuts:  CAC2 and Elegant Edges
Face Stamp:  PK eyes
For you:  Stamp and die from My Creative Time
twine, inking doodeling 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Daily Post

Happy Wednesday.  Hope your week is going good so far and it is nice and warm where ever you are.  I just got home from Disney yesterday where my daughter was swimming in the pool most of Tuesday afternoon.  Today the high here is going to be 17!   Brrrrrr!

Today's card is one of those I am proud of.  You know how once in a while you get those cards that just makes you happy?  This one makes me happy.  I thought it came out pretty cute.  I think I may make an extra one just to have in my stash.  ;)

I used:
Carts:  Plantain Schoolbook, Mini monograms, Christmas Cheer and Create a Critter
Sentiment stamp:  My Pink Stamper
Face Stamp:  Peachy Keen Critter Large face
Paper:  coredinations, SU and stash

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

For you Pipsqueak!

 Happy Tuesday!  Two posts in one week!  Is the earth shaking?  ;)   I was practicing this weekend with Make the Cut and my cameo.  I have seen so many cute SVGs out there lately that I just can't stand it.  I am determined to figure this combo out so I can cut these files.

I decided to start with this cutie!  Isn't she just precious?  It is the Pip Squeak Flower file from SVG Cutting Files.  My daughter had a student teacher start in her class yesterday so I wanted to make her a quick card to welcome her.  Took me a few cuts to get everything out, but I am starting to get the hang of this software.  Just guess I need more practice.  ;)

File:  Pip Squeak flower from
Paper:  Stash from DCVW and SU
Tag Die and Stamp:  My Creative Time
Base:  Freebie from
inking, twine and chalking.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Baby it's cold outside Challenge

Happy Monday.    Today is a new challenge at Exploring Cricut.  Our challenge is called "Baby It's Cold Outside".  You are to create a card, layout, or papercraft with anything to do with snow or winter.  Just remember you must use a cricut machine and cricut die cuts for this challenge.  What reminds you of winter?  You can link your project by Saturday, January 19 at 10 pm eastern time.

It is hard to think of winter with the temps that have been here in the past few days, in the 50s and all the snow we had is snowing.  Big winter thaw going on here.  But I have a feeling the cold will be back soon.

I wanted to go with a cart I have not used in a while and I think I have only used Smily Cards once.  I rely so much on my books for the color layers that I have a problem if I don't have a booklet.  ;)  Luckily I found something on the web and was able to put my little snowman together pretty easy.

Carts:  Plantain Schoolbook, Smily Cards and Elegant Edges
Paper:  SU and Coredinations
Snowflake embossing folder
Happy Winter stamp:  My Pink Stamper
Ribbon, inking 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Daily Post

Happy Wednesday!  Hope Everyone is having a great day and hope this week goes by quickly for you.  I have had 3 day weeks for the past two weeks, so it is hard working 5 days this week!  ;)

Well Valentine's day is right around the corner.  Those crazy holidays always seem to just sneak up on me!  So I figured I would get a head start.

I used:
CAC2, Plaintain Schoolbook, and Elegant Edges
Paper: SU for base, Coredinations for first circle layers and bear, stash from 2nd layer
Face Stamp:  PK Teddy Bear face parts
Inking, doodeling, chalking and pearls