Monday, December 29, 2014

Chillin by the pool

First off I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season.  Mine was one of the nicest holidays I can remember.  With the Christmas rush over, and all the crafting for the holidays done, I've been a little bored.  So as I sat in my craftroom I tried to think of what to work on.  I decided that this is the perfect time to get a little scrapbooking done.  I've done two, two page layouts, here is one.
I used my cricut imagine for this layout.  I really should try to use that machine more, it does a fantastic job, and makes matching colours so easy. 
The other papers I used were scraps I had laying around.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Simple fast card

This is a simple card. One that could be done quickly and you could use any salutation. All supplies are stamin up.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Glass etched candle holder

Here is a candle holder I made,  well I bought the holder and I used my cricut and glass etching cream to make the snowflake on it.  The cartridge I used was Winter Woodland and I used snowflake 4.

Monday, December 15, 2014


This year I made coasters for Christmas. These were easy but time consuming. It was a great project, inexpensive and I used mainly scraps for these.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Charger Plate

Here is a charger plate I made as part of a gift for a friend.
I used my cricut and vinyl to make the design.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Batman Frame

My Co-worker's son started school this year.  On picture day he insisted on wearing his favorite T-Shirt.  When she showed me his picture I asked her for a copy of it so I could make a special frame for him.  Here is what I came up with.
I hope he likes it.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Christmas Wishes

Here is a card we made with Stampin Up demonstrator Janice Wardrop at Card Club last Friday evening.  I believe the idea for the card came from Pinterest, but as usual Janice made some changes.
I love the colors with this card.

Saturday, November 22, 2014


We made a card at Janice's last night, actually we made 4 cards.  All of the cards were Christmas cards and were quick and easy.  I will post the others soon. I don't have the stamp sets for the other cards so I haven't duplicated them. We used dies on the original but I used the cricut to make this one.  

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Holiday greetings card

For this card I got the inspiration for Mary from cards TV, I watched her YouTube video on this project. I had to change things up a bit because my Martha Stewart punch just doesn't work. I ended up using four different cricut cartridges on this card I used Ribbons and Rosettes, CTMH Art philosophy, Winter Woodland and Mini Monograms.  I also deleted the bow and added a sentiment.
The sentiment comes from Stampin Up.

Two more Christmas cards

I posted this card already this time I thought I do a new spin on it I used washy tape to make my ornaments I love the glitter on this.  I use tape works that I got from Walmart. I cut a 2 1/2 in.² and just cleared the tape very close together trying to lineup the patterns best I could.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Teddy Bear Parade Christmas

Here is a quick and easy card I made.  I used Teddy Bear Parade for the bear and Holiday Cakes

Saturday, November 8, 2014

My Pink Stamper

My Pink Stamper is up and running again.  She had a bit of a hiatus but now she's back.  When she released her stamp sets before I never had a chance to order any.  Well she is re-releasing some stamp sets and ink pads and she has a new one as well.

I have to say that Robyn was a ton of inspiration to me when I received my first Cricut.  When I purchased my cricut it sat on my shelf in my craftroom for months without being used.  I didn't know what to do with it.  Well then I found the My Pink Stamper Blog, and I have been using my cricut ever since.  (I have 6 of them if you include the Imagine and the Cricut Cake  -- and yes I use them all, I also have 170 cartridges and a gypsy).  Love love love my Cricut.

Please go and support Robyn, her stamps are of the highest quality.

Friday, November 7, 2014

blasts from the past

I was looking at photos on my computer tonight and realized that there are a few projects I didn't post.  I thought I would post some of them. 

I made this card with my cricut for one of my co-workers son's birthday.  I honestly don't remember the size of the cuts.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Create a critter Christmas

After I spilled coffee all over my workstation and the card I made last night (ruined it),  I decided to make another card tonight.  This was inspired by a YouTube video.  I used plantin schoolbook and create a critter 2.

Monday, November 3, 2014

First Christmas card of 2014

Here is the first card Info made this year.
This was a very simple card, I found a tutorial on Youtube so the design is not mine.  I added the embossed ornaments to the design to give it something extra.  I used some scrap pattern papers.  This was fast and easy, a great way to use scraps.  I think I'll make a few more like this.  The punch is from Stampin Up and the Sentiment is from CTMH

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Another card from Janice's workshop

This is another card we did at Janice's workshop on Friday night.  I love the simplicity of the card.
We used a punch to cut the flowers, and dies to cut the leaves and black border for the sentiment.  I don't use dies as a rule, I have so much money invested in my Cricut, I know without the dies I can duplicate this card.  I love the stamp sets used in this they were Gorgeous Grunge and Work of Art.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween

Here are some Halloween treats I made for the office, I used my cricut imagine and Enjoy the Seasons cart.
For this one I used Mini Monster

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fun Monster Birthday Card

Friday was our card night at Janice's house.  Here is a card we made using one of the flower stamp sets.  This is not a stamp set I would have considered purchasing, until I saw this card.

Paper, Ink and Stamp sets from Stampin Up.

Final Wedding Card

This wedding card is for the same wedding as the last card.  This card is for our staff at work to give the groom.
This was a simple card using white and blue cardstock.
I used two embossing folders, and silver embossing powder.
The ribbon and the rope came from the dollar store.
The stamp from inkadinkado.
The card is inspired by Pinterest.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Black and White Wedding Card

I had to prepare two cards for the wedding I am attending, the post from yesterday was for a coworker to give to the bride and groom, this card is going to be from me.

I used black and white cardstock,
Versafine black ink
Swiss Dots embossing folder,
Baroque Motif stamp set from SU
Dollar Store ribbon
CTMH cricut cartridge (flower 8), cut at 2, 1 3/4, 1 1/2 and 1 1/4 inches.
The inside is stamped with Congratulations -- Sassy Salutations SU

Friday, October 17, 2014

Wedding card

Here is a simple wedding card I made for a friends wedding.  I used Divine Swirls embossing folder, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, and Micheals glitter paper.  The stamp is from Inkado and Baja Breeze ink from SU

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Well the weekend is over.  I just thought I'd post a couple of thanksgiving crafts.  I used CReate As Critter2.  For tje cake I used  Wilton Gum Paste, and Wilton colouring. 
For the wrappers for the cutlery I cut the image and then attached a 3/4 inch strip to the back, then I wrapped it around the cutlery and used a glue dot to adhere.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Glass Etching

Hi Everyone, these are some candle holders I made to go with the wedding gift in yesterdays post.
I managed to find a set of three candles, I etched a C for the couples last name in the large candle holder and an R and D in the smaller holders.  The candles that came with the set are the brides colours for the wedding.
I'm sorry the picture is not the best, but I could not get away from the glare.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wedding Frame

Here is a frame I made.  I used Regal font, and a tutorial I found on Pinterest about creating split letters.
I used SCAL2, Cricut Expression, Cricut Imagine, and printable vinyl, regular vinyl.

Friday, September 12, 2014

My Fingers

I was doing so well at the start of the year posting the projects I made.  In August I dropped the ball.  I do have photos of the things I have made and will post them later this month.
I am going to a crop at the end of this month and I have been busy getting my stuff together for it.  I always do this really early.  I find that when I do it early I will start with about 10 bags of things then work my way down to 5 as I look it over and think "I won't use this".  I'm interest in your comments about how you get ready for a crop.

Anyway here is a project I made tonight.  It is for my neighbor's daughter. I used SCAL2 and my Expression machine.  Once my camera charges I will post a picture of the card I made to go with this.  (by the way its wall art for the wall over the babies crib.

Friday, August 8, 2014

baby gift

So today is the final day for one of the girls in my office, she is going on maternity leave at the end of day today.  Yesterday we had a luncheon for her.  Here is the gift I made.  There are 12 onsies numbered one through twelve, they are for having her picture taken.  I made these with my cricut imagine, and my expression.  I would have done them all on the imagine but I was having trouble aligning the print and cut feature, so I just printed the paper on the imagine and cut with the expression.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wedding Card with Envelope

Here is a wedding card and envelope I made for my co-worker.  She is going to a wedding next week, the brides colours are from the Sea Mist family.  The card is inspired by a pinterest card, but I have changed it up to make it my own.
I used the wedding cricut cartridge and the ornamental iron 2 cartridges to make this card.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Very Quick Birthday Card

I told a co-worker I would make him a card for his wife's birthday which is today.  Her favorite colours are pink and purple.  I threw together this card.  Inspired by Pinterest (posted on my Cricut Craft board), but I did not make the flower (to save time).
All paper is Stampin Up.
Ink and Sentiments Stampin Up.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Holy Crap ... You're 50

I saw a card on Pinterest (its posted on my card board).  I just love it and thought it is a great card for someone turning 50.  This card was for a man, so I changed up the Pinterest card.

The supplies that I used to make this card are:

white cardstock from Staples,
dollar store brads,
white cotton material
Old olive card stock
Close to Cocoa cardstock
Choc Chip cardstock and ink.
Woodgrain embossing
Cricut Expression 2 (and one of the font cards on it)
Cricut Imagine for the inside sign.
Sentiment from Stampin Up.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Pop-Up Neighbourhood Birthday

Here is a card I made for a Co-Worker.  I am in the insurance business which is a commission world.
Inexperienced drivers bring in more premium, however they also have higher claims activity.  This card if for an agent who likes to write those inexperienced drivers.

I used white cardstock
Choc. Chip SU cardstock
Close to Cocoa SU cardstock
SU hardwood stamp
SU sassy salutations stamp
Pop-Up neighbourhood cricut cart
Snap Shot Texture Cricut Imagine Cart

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Happy Canada Day 2014

The weather forcast wasn't looking to great for us in Ottawa yesterday.  I did have faith as the rain they were calling for on Sunday and Monday didn't happen.  Well yesterday turned out to be a beautiful day.  We had lots of food, friends and laughter.
My neighbour and I made these cute cupcakes for desert.  I cut the maple leafs with my cricut cake machine using gumpaste.  I used the Art Philosophy Cart and cut them at 1.75 inches.

Hope you all had a great day, and an early Happy Independence Day to all my American friends.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Batman Mask for Ethan.

One of the girls in my office has an adorable little boy named Ethan.  Ethan loves Batman, so I promised him a Batman mask.  I used the Batman Cricut Cartridge to cut this and I cut it at 7 1/4 inches.  Hope it fits him.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Aged to Perfection

Here's a card I made for my boss's friend who is turning 50 today.
I used white cardstock from staples cut at 4 1/4 by 11
choc. chip cardstock from SU cut at 4 1/8 by 5 3/8
close to cocoa cardstock from SU cut at 4 by 5 1/4
Tim Holtz brick wall embossing folder,
ACM glitter paper to cut the wine glasses and the wine bottle.
I printed the Aged to Perfection on my computer and hand cut the banner.
Martha Stewart Season Cake art was used for the wine bottle and was cut at 3.208
wine glasses came from French Manor cartridge and were cut at 1.556.
On the inside I used Happy Hour for the wine glass, Gorgeous Grunge for the wine drops, and Bring on the Cake for the sentiment.  All were stamped in Close to Cocoa ink.

This card was inspired by a Pin on Pinterest, but I changed the colours and the layout.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Create a Critter2 Graduate

Here is a quick card I made for a graduation.
The cartridge used was Create a Critter2 and the image was cut at 2.0 inches.
All the paper is from recollections,
The washi tape is from Elmer
The ink is from Stampin Up
finally the stamps are from CTMH

This card was inspired by a post on Pinterest, I do not have the owl punch, so I used my cricut.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The finished quilt

The quilt is finished and the baby shower is over, here is a picture of the finished quilt.
Thanks a bunch Deb.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Baby Quilt a work in progress

The first quilt I ever made, this is a gift for someone in my office.
I'll post more pictures when its finished.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Wedding Shower Card

Here is a card I cased from Pintrest originally posted by Heartfelt Creations.
this is from a diecut set I used which is a baby carriage, I followed the insutructions on how to alter it.
I don't have this die set, but I created my own svg of this die set and cut it with my cricut.
The card it thick so I made a custom envelope to go with it using my MS score board. I started with an 8 inch square and the scored twice at 2 3/4 and 3 1/4, the card itself is a 4 1/4 square card.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Quilt Squares

I'm making my first every baby quilt, thanks Debbie for all the help.  Here are some of the squares I am using, I printed and cut these with my Cricut Imagine using the Nursery Tails cartridge.