Sunday, November 27, 2011

Swap Tags

Here are some tags I made for a swap, the Christmas stockings are a gift card holder, the cuff is a mini envelope.  The snowmen are from die/ stamps from PTI.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Disney tags

Wow it's been a long time since I posted anything!  Here is a set of Christmas tags I made for a swap partner.  She likes Disney so I thought I would make all Disney related tags and use some of those Disney cartridges I hardly ever use!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Wayne's Birthday

So the SEI paper "by land" really makes this gift bag, card and envelope look so good.  I wish I would have bought more, this is really great guy paper, it was on clearance on  Car on the card was cut with Groovy Times, just left it plain like a shadow.  The "happy birthday" on the gift bag was cut with Birthday Bash and popped up with pop dots.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Etsy Shop

I finally added some items to my Etsy shop.  We'll see how it goes!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

birthday bags

Never mind the junk in the background, just wanted to show the 2 gift bags I made for Eric's birthday.  Love using my scrapbook supplies for other projects.  Both are super easy.  I don't have written instructions for the big bag but here is a tutorial for the mini bag, it's so cute!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Fall Card

I did some creating this weekend, I made a couple of these fall cards with my new CTMH pumpkin stamps, I really like them.  Complete with matching envelopes of course!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Party invite

A friend at work wanted to make invitations for her daughter's birthday party. Well, as soon as the Cricut lovers in the group heard that we immediately jumped at the chance to help. A group of us came up with these and we created them over a couple of lunch hours, it was really fun and they turned out pretty cute, too!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Weekend projects

I did find a little time to work on a couple of projects today. The card is made with PTI stamps, a total scrap lift from their gallery, I made a couple as I thought the deer was cute and the saying clever. The envelops were totally my creation, I am quite happy with them. I was inspired after looking at some new scrapbook paper by Canvas Corp that is Kraft with dark brown designs imprinted on them. I took a plain brown bag I received from a shopping trip and cut it into 2 -8" squares, stamped the squares randomly with chocolate chip ink using stamps by PTI, and folded them into these cute envelopes using my Martha Stewart score board. I have been making envies like crazy lately. Thought these were fun.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

CHC bulletin board

So long since I have posted, not much crafting this summer I guess. Melissa and I finally got that bulletin board up today, wow, it looks pretty good if I do say so myself. Just a few more pictures to add.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge-4th of July

I made these cute treat boxes for Jeanette and her cousins for our 4th of July picnic. The box is cut from Once Upon a Princess at 5.5". The girl is cut from Block Party at 5", I substituted a little fire cracker for her flower. The pinwheel is cut from Mother's Day at 5.5".

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Jeanette made this card for Wayne, it's hysterical. The muscle man is from the Carousel cartridge. She thought he needed pants and a shirt so we cut the image twice more to make muscle man have some clothes. Muscle man Wayne is holding a cat (Simba) and a giant chocolate sandwich cookie. The "DD" stands for "Dino Dad", a nickname Jeanette calls him by.

Dad Card

My take on the Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge. Cuts are from the Father's Day Cartridge (except the banner), all cut and sized on the Gypsy to fit on A2 card base.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Circle Blog Monthly Challenge Entry

Here is my entry for the June Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge. I made 2 identical boxes, shown is the front of one and the back of another. The take out boxes were from Walmart, diecuts all from Cricut/ Gypsy using George, H2O, Just Because Cards, Luau, Mini Monograms, and Summer Vacation. Now to decide what to fill these with, we leave for NY in 2 weeks!

Friday, June 10, 2011


So Jeanette's party (small gathering) was postponed for a second time, but we decided to hang our decorations anyhow. Here are 2 of my favorites. Love that Cricut Expression!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A card and an update

It's been almost 3 weeks since I last posted, I finally got my log in info for the Cricut Circle, it really took a long time. I still have my membership cartridge coming in the mail, but in the meantime I got into the blog, on line mags, etc, pretty neat. There is a lot of fun info out there. The best deal for me was the circle exclusive items on the rewards program site. I ordered the following 4 cartridges for a total of $16 and 4000 points, that's only $4 per cartridge including shipping, I am so psyched! Nursery Rhymes, Shall we Dance, Holiday Cakes, and the first circle exclusive, French Manor!

I have not posted any pictures as my printer/ scanner has been out of commission, but I am back in business now. Here is a card I made today with PTI stamps and printed paper. Love it! Inspired by a cherry card they posted on one of their DT's blogs, I made 6 of these with just one 8x8 sheet of printed paper. The smudge near the berry is on the scanner, not the card, I can't seem to get that stupid scanner clean!

Monday, May 9, 2011

I won!!

I am so excited. I won a free 3 month subscription to the Cricut Circle, how fun! I won from Katie's awesome blog, check it out:

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Yes, I got my flowers, planted in the garden. 4 of them and they are beautiful. They are actually rockin'. No really, they are Jethro Tull flowers. Who knew? Wayne grilled out so I did not have to cook which was great. Great gifts from the kids, and check out the cute purse card Jeanette made. She researched the pattern on the internet, it's so cute I can hardly stand it! Also got a laser jet printer which I really really wanted, yay! More later on the amazing NSD weekend we had.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mother's Day is nearing

Mom's day is getting close. Here is a card I made for my mom based on an idea I saw in a magazine. I finally got to use my We R Memory Keeper's stitch stuff! The other cards are part of a set of note cards I made my mom for a gift. They are a direct scraplift from PTI blogs, I just love them, plan to make more this weekend!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone! Had a great day scrapbooking at the club house, thanks so much to Betty for hostessing once again. I make these cute bunny baskets and wrapped candy bars for our celebration. Thanks to Michelle Hornback for the bunny instructions, I added some Cricut cuts and created a cute basket out of her posted idea.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A visit with my folks

Missing my parents already. One of the many things we did last week was a visit to Kentucky Down Under. I love it there.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

$15 ebay gift card for $7-limited time offer

I did not post this yesterday as I figured it would sell out, but still showing for another day. If you have an ebay account and a PayPal account you can buy a $15 ebay gift card for $7. Since I get almost all my Cricut cartridges this way I bought one!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

3/22 Cricut Chirp

I am a little behind on email, I just realized that one of the cards I made at retreat was featured in the 3/22 Cricut Chirp, how cool is that? I don't post a lot there, but the card they chose was the flower from 50States (see my 3/18 post). I am guessing it was chosen because that is one of those cartridges that is kind of hard to use some times! Here is a link to the Chirp, see "Message Board Highlights" and my link is "50 States Flower Card".

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mighty Dollar

I left work early for an appointment today and just can't drive down Scottsville Rd. without stopping at Mighty Dollar! I hit the jackpot, look at all the goodies I found! Now honestly, I think I already own the pet scrapping book, but who knows where it is, LOL!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Another weekend ended

The weekends go way too fast. I did manage to cook, clean and craft, so it's not all lost. Jackie and I even walked 3 miles today, it was so hot I thought I was going to pass out! I worked on swap projects, what else. Here are 2 hanging post cards I made with supplies from Crafty Secrets. I would really like to keep them for myself, but they are for a swap.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Cards from Retreat

I really got a lot done at retreat, just haven't posted anything. Here are a few of my cards for your viewing pleasure:

1) Top O' the Morning' is a 4x5 card front. I made 50 of them from Spring Holiday Cards. They are invites for a teacher appreciation breakfast at Drakes Creek. I will add the invite info on a label and adhere to the backs.

2) Skunk holding #7 is a standard sized card I made using Birthday Bash for my niece who I now realized is turning 8. Oh well. I am sure someone will turn 7 someday!

3) Purple/ Black Flower is a standard sized card with a flower cut from 50 States, how about that! I used some Cuttlebug folders to add dimension and a gem in the flower center. This card will be for someone on a swap board. I hope they like it!

4) The bear was a make and take at retreat. The image can be printed from a Flower Soft CD. We then just added Flower Soft to the flowers. I double matted and added a ribbon and bow made with DW's Bow Maker. And my very own Bow Maker arrived with several others yesterday, LOL!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Enabler Alert-Nate's ABC's

If you don't have Nate's ABC's and it's on your wish list, you can get it here for $19.84 with free shipping, just ordered mine, woo hoo!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Free tea samples

Here is a link to get 2 free tea samples, no charge and no shipping. I love hot tea!

Heading out for spring retreat in the morning. Hope to have lots of wonderful projects to post next week!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Stampin' Up

Thanks to Melissa for hostessing such a lovely gathering this evening. Wonderful refreshments were served in her beautiful home. Vicki was a great demonstrator, this is the beautiful card we made together. I even learned some new tricks!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Paris Birthday

Jeanette is going to a birthday party this weekend for a friend who is into the Paris themed stuff. I whipped up this gift bag and card for her tonight, I hope she likes it. The poodle is cut from Once Upon a Princess, the Eiffel Tower is cut from Wall Decor. Pink bag compliments Mighty Dollar.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Simba likes to scrap

It's true, Simba likes to scrapbook. He especially likes the Cricut, he likes to bat at the mat as it goes in and out of the machine.

Monday, February 21, 2011


So I made an eye exam because I noticed I have had some trouble with small print, thought maybe I needed reading glasses. Well good grief, my eye sight is terrible, I need bifocals! So there goes a chunk of my HSA money, but at least I had it saved, glasses are VERY expensive! I needed a pair for the computer too, groan.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Card Making Weekend

Made these for a swap (what else is new?). Craft Day and Leprechaun from Simply Charmed (yes, I finally ordered it, have been longing after it for months). Perfume bottle cut from Paisley at 3". Craft Day pieces cut at 3", Leprechaun cut at 4", I hid his face on Gypsy and opted instead to stamp the face with Peachy Keen stamps.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Gypsy Update

FYI, there are updates ready for your Gypsy. I can't download mine until tomorrow or Sunday as my MB allowance is dangerously low. Not sure what is in the update, Hello Thursday posted just one new cartridge, a baby theme, I am not interested in that anyhow. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Crop 4 Annie Girl

Received in email, don't forget to register, I filled out my form yesterday:

Ann Marie Grimes passed away 8/6/2010 from the #1 genetic killer in babies, spinal muscular atrophy. To raise awareness and research dollars for this disease in her memory, proceeds from our event will benefit the Families of SMA.

We hope you can join us

Saturday, April 16th

at Greenwood Park Church of Christ

Bowling Green, KY

*early registration due by April 1st (for t-shirt sales)

**registration also accepted at the door the day of the event

You can also visit our website to learn about our story and other upcoming events!

Hope to see you all April 16th!

Nicole Grimes

Mother of 9 month old Angel Annie

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Mine is off to a rocky start, it was a rough morning, but hopefully the day will look up soon. I'll spare you the details. However, I am wearing my heart jewelry and my hear turtleneck. Last weekend I cut vinyl hearts and a vinyl cupid for my front window. It's hard to see it with all the SUN coming in the window, YAY SUN! The hearts are red and cupid is black. I think they turned out pretty cute. Cupid is on the Sweetheart's Cartridge.

Crop 4 a Cure

We had a great weekend cropping together, I got to spend time with both my BG friends and my Franklin/ TN friends, I really enjoyed our time together. Posting my Hippo card which I really like. Cut 4" with Birthday Bash, it fit a standard card envelope perfectly. Run through the Cuttlebug I love his bumpy skin. Enjoy some pictures of friends scrapping together!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Snow in Kentucky

Took a couple of pictures this morning, the snow is pretty, but I am so done with it, enough already!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Jackie's Birthday Card

Here is a card that I made for Jackie's birthday. It's a gift card holder. The paper I bought and was saving for something special, turning 22 seemed pretty special to me! The cupcake I cut from Cricut with Birthday Bash. The bottom part I ran through a Cuttlebug folder, the top was cut with very glittery pink paper. Here is a link to the gift card tutorial:

Monday, February 7, 2011

Superbowl Cricut Work

I know, don't I have anything better to do? I cut and decorated for Superbowl, lame but fun. Enjoy!