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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Celebrate Freedom!

It is time to get the backyard BBQ grill ready to go, buy the sparklers, and make some ice cold lemonade -- Americas Birthday is almost here! Home of the free because of the brave!

I always love a good ole fashion Independence Day celebration.

Here are a few 4th of July cards I made for the shop in honor of our great nations independence and freedom.   Let me know what you think.    


Supplies used:
  •  K&Company Air Force paper 
  •  DCWV Seaside Yacht Stack
  • Star shaped buttons 
  • Cricut Explore (only to cut out the sweet boy and girl flag vintage clip art and the "Happy 4th" words)
  • CTMH stamp set  (on inside of card and on envelopes - not shown)
  • Ink Pads (edging)
  • Cuttlebug Zigzag Rosette die for mandolins
  • We R Memory keepers Envelope Punch Board (for boxalopes -not shown)
  • Edge distresser (CTMH)
  • Foam dots and adhesive (ATG gun and Tombow tape runner)
  • The first 2 cards have an Anna Griffin card base
Needed to make a "boxalope" for these
Sharing this one on  the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge

For the My Sheri Challenge
I stamped  a shooting rocket and a star on the inside on the cards (along with a sentiment) and added the rocket to the front of the envelopes and a star on the back closure for that added touch (no photo of the boxalopes - sorry)

Sharing on
 I took the left overs from edges of the rosettes and lined them up
 and glued them down (looks like ribbon in the photo above)

Sharing on:
Thanks for stopping by. God Bless (America) and happy scrappin'!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


For a"Kraft" Challenge over at Little Red Wagon
Wanted to share a few cards I have made with a paper pad by The Paper Studio called Haberdashery.  Its all printed on craft paper some with glitter and gloss.

I have here a birthday card

A congratulations card

And a belated birthday

Inside sentiment:  I seem to have forgotten your birthday – Hope it was fabulous darling!

Did some fussy cutting and used my craft knife added some stamps (probably from Close to my Heart) some bling and a few Cuttlebug die cut labels  and voila’ – three pretty cards.
If you have any questions, please feel free to PM.

Hope you enjoyed -God bless and happy scrappin’!

Sunday, June 19, 2016


As I mentioned in my last post – I am loving the All Occasion Box Card Cartridge from Lori Whitlock. 

But…. I have my own style too, so here are some  more cards using just her base (the box part) and welding all my own cuts and other Cricut images (or web images as is the case with the Dr. Seuss ) to a long rectangle and doing my own scoring with my Cricut Explore.  

I used Spring Cottage for these cuts and welded to a base box card  
Patterned paper for the Simon Says Stamp Blog

Added a space for a persona note. 

I used Anna Griffin pearl paper.
The nice shimmer didn't show in the picture to well

I always like to add that holder for a gift card or personal note card on the back.

And who doesn't like a nice  Dr. Seuss card for graduation?  Found some perfect clip art on the web and had Cricut Design Space cut is for me (had to do just a little fussy cutting as well).   again - I added a matching gift card on back (no picture)


Lastly a few birthday cards


Friday, June 17, 2016


I have been going goo goo for the new All Occasion Box Card Cartridge from Lori Whitlock.  So here are several I have done in the last month or two.  They include Birthday, Graduation, Mother’s Day, Baby, and Wedding.  Love, love, love these box cards. 

 They fold up flat and the flaps flip up to keep safe for mailing.!
 I used some clear left over packaging and cut strips to give a “floating image”.


Added embossing from an Anna Griffin Folder and some mini pearls for an extra touch - lovely! 


I added some of my own cuts for the "Class of 2016" and some balloons that were not on the original cut file.

Gift card holder added to back of box.


I added a coordinating gift card holder for these. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (sharing this with The Paper Players blog)

I welded two pieces together, added a fold line to give a little spot for a personnel note
Sharing this one on The Paper Players

I used the clear plastic here for the base -  love how the explore can cut through so many materials.

I used left over packaging strips again to give a “floating image”.  
I added addition Cricut cuts to come of these to give them my own touch. .

This cartridge is not included in Cricut Access and requires an additional purchase -  It is so worth it for these cute pop up boxes.

I will be posting a few more of my own designs soon.   

Father's Day Cards

Father’s day is just around the corner (This Sunday June 19th) so here are a few cards I made to sell and send. Also on Hiding in MY Craft Room challenge HIMCR255

This on is my own idea using a really cute "Tie"  embossing folder from Darice. (yes , I changed the you'er  to you're after I took the picture and before I sent to the store - oppsies! )
Inside: You're the #1 Dad 
Thanks for being a real Winsor!

Next up is one from Cricut Access  @
  I just changed color scheme and added my own inside sentiment.

And for all the super dads out there -

Notes:   Since I have made so many cards as of late I am just going to post them without much commentary on the process.  However, if you would like any specifics, Please, please, please feel free to PM and I will be happy to get you any info I can.   Please note that most die cuts and embossing are done with a Cricut machine and/or the Cuttlebug.

Have a wonderful  time with the father's in your life this weekend.

God Bless and happy Scrappin'!

I'm Back

Cards I will be sharing soon

Hello fellow crafters.   I was on a craft hiatus for quite some time due to the nasty fact that I need to earn some income for the family.  (What a shocker it was to go back into the workforce after being a SAHM for over 18 years) but that is a story for another time.
More recently, I am back at home; (for now – yeah!)  and I am selling cards at a thrift store – way cool!.  While I am not selling enough to support my crafting supply addictions at least it is an accuse to craft. 

 As far as crafting goes I have been busy!!! 

Since I have made so many cards as of late I am just going to post them without much commentary on the process.  However, if you would like any specifics, Please, please, please feel free to PM and I will be happy to get you any info I can. 
Note: Most die cuts and embossing where done with a Cricut machine or the Cuttlebug.
I have purchased the Cricut Explore Air and love it!!!  It does everything I had hoped the Cricut imagine would do and more (we cricutteers  know how that ended). I also signed up for Access through Cricut Design Space – really enjoying that freedom as well. 

Posting Father’s Day cards momentarily
As always – God bless and Happy Scrappin’!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Canvas WOTG & 6x6 Canvas


 Here is my version of the Canvas Workshop on-the-go kit.  Most everything you see comes in the kit --it even comes with its own stamp set.  The two smaller 6x6 canvas, the buttons, & the shimmer tape where purchased separately.  The larger canvas comes with a chevron background. So I made a heart and a arrow template with the Art Philosophy cart and painted backgrounds on the 6x6 canvases and covered them with pearl paint for a nice coordinating look.  You may see in the phot that i added a few Flip-Flaps to protect the phots that will soon go in here.

If you would like to order this kit click here. 
I used the Perfect Fit Frames 2 for the chevron print on the chipboard frame