Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Card 2009

Here are our Christmas cards for this year. DD helped with the cards this year. She was so excited. If you are on our mailing list, they will be in your mailbox within the next week or so. Merry Christmas!

Christmas Ornaments

I got this idea from someone on the Cricut mb last year. She did such a beautiful job. I had to try it out this year and I have to say, I love how they turned out! They are really simple to make. You just cut paper into strips, wrap around a pencil and pop the paper into the ornament. You repeat this until you are satisfied with the look. Then, tie ribbon to the top of the ornament and wahlah! You have a homemade ornament. I did quickly realize that double sided paper looks a lot better than single sided paper. : ) Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas Treat Bag Toppers

I had so much fun making the Halloween treat bags that I decided to make some for Christmas, too. I used the SU! Top Note die, SU! ornament punch, SU! Signo White Gel Pen, some SU! ribbon and some various other ribbon. Hope you like them. I can't wait to put all the goodies into the bags and hand these out. Christmas can't get here fast enough! : )

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Bathroom Project

I actually did this project a few months ago, but just realized I haven't posted it yet. I used my die-cutting machine and made the walls, toilet, and trash can match the shower curtain and towels we purchased for the kiddos' bathroom. Now when we go in there, we see spots!! lol.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Christmas Cards

Here is a card set I made for my Dad as a birthday present. He is a professional photographer and he wanted some cards to send out to a few of his clients. I had fun designing and making these cards. I used Garden Green, Real Red, and Whisper White papers. I used 4 different SU! stamp sets to bring it all together - Heartfelt Thanks, Berry Christmas, Puns from the Past, and Sincere Salutations. I also used one non-SU! sentiment stamp for the inside sentiment.

The first picture is the outside of the card. It says 'wishing you picture perfect Holiday Greetings'. The second picture is the inside. There is a spot to put business cards at the top half of the inside and a sentiment on the bottom half of the inside.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Treat Bags

I actually made something with a Halloween theme. It's one of my favorite holidays but I never quite get into it like I do other holidays. Weird, I know. Here's a pic of the treat bags I made for some people at work.

Flat Stanley Adventure

Our family had the honor of hosting Flat Stanley in our home. Since he came to New Mexico, we dressed him up like an Indian (there are many tribes around here) and made his shirt match the NM state flag. We had a lot of fun with him and will be sending him back to our niece, soon, along with pictures of all our adventures. : )

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Random Stuff

Well, I survived End of Fiscal Year at work. : ) Here's to another great year... I really am loving my job. :) I am looking forward to taking some time off soon so I can start crafting again. There just aren't enough hours in the day. lol. We thought when we moved we would have time to relax and I thought I would have more time to craft. Not!! There is something to do here just about every weekend and work keeps me pretty busy. Can't wait for the snow to start falling so we can learn how to ski. : ) Like the post says -- this is totally random stuff. hahaha.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

No new projects to share, but thought I'd update my blog today. My project for today is to organize all my stamp sets and make a binder with the images of the ones I have. I think I may have to sell a few of the sets that I've had for over two years that have never been touched. It's so hard to let them go, but sometimes the reality is that I'm just not going to use them. :( lol. Hope you all have a wonderful week ahead of you!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cricut Projects

I love doing shadowboxes!! It is so much fun! I'm not sure which of these is my favorite. I love them all for different reasons. I'm not an artist, but I do feel as though I am somewhat creative, but doing these projects makes me feel like an artist. Figuring out the layout of everything, the embellishments to use... I know it's the same thing as a scrapbook page, but I guess since these are hung on the wall for all to see it feels more like an art project than a craft project. lol.
These are two of my all-time favorite cards. My friend, Darlene, taught us how to make the spinner card at a SU! workshop. That is the friendship card. I then put my own 'spin' on it and did the birthday card. These are really fun to make!


I'm trying to export some of my card pictures from my other blog. I'll try not to put an overwhelming amount of pictures on here. If you'd like to see all of my creations, you can visit my website at Have a great weekend!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Here We Go...

Well, I'm trying a new approach to my blog. I didn't like how the other one looked and the features were limited, so I am now on blogspot. Woohoo!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Birthday cards

When I got back from Chicago, my box of SU! goodies were waiting for me. I quickly realized I needed to make a card for both my Mom and Sister-in-law since we were celebrating their birthdays this past weekend. So, I dug into my new supplies and here is what I came up with. I think they turned out pretty good considering I only had a couple hours from concept to fruition.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Birthday Cards

I did a few birthday cards last week.  I wanted to use my Cricut but ended up using my Cuttlebug instead.  I used the Happy Birthday, Swiss Dots, and D'vine Swirls embossing folders.  I really need to learn how to ink the embossed images without getting ink all over the paper.  I'd like a cleaner look, but think these turned out okay.  My brother gave me a great compliment (one of the cards was for  him).  He said he loves getting my handmade creations because he knows how much thought and caring goes into making each one.  That was the best compliment ever!!!  I appreciated it so much.  :-)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Random Cards

Here are some miscellaneous cards I've done. Sympathy, Miss You, Just Because...


Thank You Cards

Does the pink one look familiar? It's just like one of my birthday cards except with flowers and a thank you sentiment. The 2nd card was made using the SU! Alphabet Soup stamp set and my Cricut. I used the Mini Monograms cartridge for the U and the green square behind it.
Here is a simple thank you card... I used the heat embossing technique and it has the same thank you sentiment as the pink card above.

 I totally scraplifted the red card straight from the SU! catalog.  That catalog sure is chalk-full of great ideas.  The second card I created on my own.  It took some time with all the layering and I realized I need the ticket corner punch from SU! as it took me forever to cut the edges around both layers of the thank you sentiment.
Here is a little thank you tag I made to throw into the orders of crafty things I sold on ebay.  Just a little something...

Friendship Cards

This friendship card is actually a thank you card also. I used the same tag technique I mentioned in the birthday card section. When you open the card there is a little stamped image that says 'Thank You' but you can't see it when the card is closed. I used versamark ink and embossing glitter and heat embossed the flowers on the green strip.

Okay, this is one of my all-time favorite cards! It is a flip card. I made these for a card swap. Thank goodness I only had to do 12 of them - or should I say, Oh my goodness, I had to do 12 of them! LOL! I really do put a lot of pressure on myself when it really isn't necessary. I was so happy with these when they were done. They turned out just like I wanted them to. The front has a pre-printed sentiment on it and stamped images, the back just has stamped images and space for a hand-written sentiment.


Baby/Anniversary Cards

I made these cards for some friends.  I love the little baby from this stamp set.  It is so cute!!


Anniversary Cards

I really like the simplicity of these cards. I wonder, though, why they take so darn long when they look so simplistic. I think I can complicate the simplest of tasks... LOL! I actually used my markers to color this stamp image so I could use multiple colors on the image.

Christmas Cards

Hey-Hey!  I didn't scraplift these.  I actually came up with these on my own.  Imagine that.  HaHa!  I did the first one and hubby thought it wasn't very Christmas-y so I changed the colors to green and red.  He liked that one much better.  TAC stamps were used for this card.
I used heat embossing for these next cards.  Again, I came up with one template but wasn't crazy about it so I ended up going with the second one.  The sentiment inside is the same sentiment I've used every year since I started making cards.  I'm sure our friends and family are saying "Jeez - get a new sentiment stamp already".  LOL!

We created this 'Santa Suit' card at one of our SU! club meetings. My cousin actually made this for her family's Christmas cards that year.

Below are our main Christmas cards for 2008.  I didn't make enough which is why I had to make a few of the ones below this picture.  I made these using my Cricut machine.  I love this machine!!  Of course, with both projects, I used stickles - lots and lots of stickles!

 I plan on doing these for all our cards next year.  I have to do about 60 every year.  Good thing making these is therapeutic!  I made these using the Cuttlebug machine and the lace tree embossing folder.