Monday, March 25, 2013

Baby Shower Card

Happy snow day!! Ok, I don't know where you are reading this from, but I am writing it from my living room while there is 6 inches of new snow on my front lawn. I am taking a break from making a chandalier for the nursery (post to come as soon as it is finished!) to post a card I made for my sister to give her best friend for her baby shower. She is pregnant with her first little one, a girl who she is going to name Clementine (absolutely adorable right!). So, here is the card I made. Enjoy!

Ok, I'm sorry. I made this a few weeks ago, and I didn't write down what cartridges I used. I apologize. I can't give you a "recipe" for this one, but I still hope you liked it! :)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Hoppy Easter!

Hoppy Easter everyone! I know, I know, I'm a just a little early. I'm very excited though because today I am part of the Easter Blog Hop hosted by Vanessa at Paper Krafts Unlimited. If you didn't come from her blog, make sure you start your hopping with her. :) Ok, now on to my project, an Easter card.

Cricut Cartridge: Celebrate with Flourish
Cardstock: Yellow, Grey, Light Green, Pink
Patterned Paper: Happy Easter
Ribbon: Felt Orange Flowers
Stickles: Pink, Yellow
Black Marker

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Ok, first let me apologize for the delay. I know that on my post for the 100 Cartridge Blog Hop I said I would post the winner of my blog candy on March 16th. I forgot. :( BUT, I am posting it today! So, per, which picked comment #4, congrats goes to YVONNE MORENTIN! Please email me at with your address, and I will get your blog candy sent out. Congrats again!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Wild Baby Shower

Today, I was able to spend a wonderful afternoon with 2 very special friends of mine. My friends Kendra and Shelby are throwing me a baby shower. Since we don't know if we are having a boy or girl, we are going to have a jungle themed shower. Of course, I couldn't just have them purchase invites, so I designed them instead. Today we spent the afternoon putting them together. Hope you enjoy them. We definately enjoyed creating them together!

Cricut Cartridges: George and Basic Shapes, Create-a-Critter
Cardstock: Dark Brown, Green, Tan, Orange, Yellow, Black, Dark Grey, Light Grey, Light Pink, Medium Brown
Patterned Paper: Zebra, Giraffe, and Cheetah prints
All 3 designs have the following instructions:
Cut the dark brown at 5 inches by 7 inches with my Fiskars paper trimmer. Cut the green at 4.75 inches by 6.75 inches. Print on the information on the tan and cut at 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches. Cut a strip of patterned paper at 1 inch by 5 inches. Using my Cricut and George & Basic Shapes cartridge, I cut a circle in dark brown at 2 inches, and a circle in green at 1.75 inches. Using my ATG, I assembled the invitations. Lastly, I attached the elephant, monkey, and giraffes. See below for the directions for each of the animals.

For the giraffe, I used my Cricut Expression and Create-a-Critter cartridge. Cut the giraffe at 1.5 inches using dark brown, orange, and yellow cardstock. I used a black marker to emphasize the eyes and mouth.

For the monkey, I used my Cricut Expression and Create-a-Critter cartridge. Cut the monkey at 1.5 inches using dark brown, medium brown, and tan. I used a black marker to emphasize the eyes.

For the elephant, I used my Cricut Expression and Create-a-Critter cartridge. Cut the elephant at 1 inch using black, dark grey, light grey, and light pink cardstock. I used a black marker to emphasize the eyes.


Sunday, March 10, 2013

100 Cartridges Blog Hop

Happy Sunday everyone, and welcome to the My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop! I hope that everyone is doing well out there today. I know I am doing better than the rest of this week. Today I am involved in my very first hop. I'm very excited about it.
You should have come from Cicily. If you just hopped in to my blog, and would like to start at the beginning, please click HERE.
For my projects today I am using the following carts:
Art Philosophy
Outdoor Man
Teddy Bear Parade
William's 1st Camping Trip 2-Page Layout using Outdoor Man


Cricut Cartridges: Outdoor Man
Patterned Paper: Imaginisce
Cardstock: Coredinations Foundations in Hunter, Green Bean, Coffee, Gold, and Orange; The Paper Company in Primary Yellow; Worldwin Papers in Dark Outdoorsy Olive
American Crafts Precision Pen in Black
Images cut from Outdoor Man:
Tent (page 44, detailed) - Cut at 2.5 inches using Coffee, Hunter, and Dark Outdoorsy Olive cardstock
Campfire (page 39, detailed) - Cut at 3 inches using Gold, Coffee, Orange, and Primary Yellow cardstock
Happy Campers (page 24, phrase & shadow) - Cut at 3.25 inches using Hunter, Dark Outdoorsy Olive, and Green Bean cardstock
Boys Trip (page 20, phrase - first layer only & shadow) - Cut at 2.5 inches using Dark Outdoorsy Olive and Green Bean cardstock
All mats behind the pictures are Hunter cardstock cut with a paper trimmer.
Simple Easter Card using Art Philosophy and Teddy Bear Parade

Cricut Cartridges: Art Philosophy, Teddy Bear Parade
Patterned Paper: MME Moments
Cardstock: Coredinations Foundations in Coffee, Gold, Pastel Pink, Nutmeg, and Snowcap; Unknown in Black and Grey
Sentiment Stamp: Studio G "Easter Blessings" wood stamp
Ink: Close To My Heart in Cocoa
Images cut from Art Philosophy:
Oval3 (page 42, card) - Cut at 6 inches using Snowcap cardstock
Oval4 (page 52) - Cut at 3.75 inches using MME Moments patterned paper
Images cut from Teddy Bear Parade:
Bear - Cut at 3 inches using Black, Coffee, and Nutmeg cardstock
Easter Bunny - Cut at 3 inches using Grey, Pastel Pink, Nutmeg, and Coffee cardstock
Diaper Card using Artiste and Create-A-Critter

Cricut Cartridges: Artiste, Create-A-Critter
Cardstock: Coredinations Foundations - Pastel Pink, Snowcap, and Green Bean; Worldwin - Medium Luscious Lime; Unknown: Black and Hot Pink
Ink for Sponging: Close to My Heart in Olive
Sentiment: American Traditional Designs Lil' Mesages Vellum Stickers "Welcome Baby"
Yellow/White Ribbon
Images from Artiste:
V (page 64, card shift) - Cut at 4.75 inches using Medium Luscious Lime card stock
V (page 64, card) - Cut at 4.75 inches using Snowcap cardstock
V (page 64, accent1) - Cut at 1.25 inches using Pastel Pink cardstock
Images from Create-A-Critter:
Flower2 (page 47) - Cut at 1.25 using Black, Hot Pink, Pastel Pink, and Green Bean cardstock
Thanks for taking the time to stop by. I just love sharing my projects and hope that it gives you a little inspiration today.
I am also offering a little blog candy for you in addition to the blog candy being offered by Erica. :) All you have to do is become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post! That is it. I will randomly pick a winner and announce on March 16th. Good luck!

Your next stop in this hop is Erica's Projects. Below is a list of the entire lineup.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Upcoming Hops

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope everyone out there is staying warm, as it is a chilly 37 degrees here! I just wanted to let everyone know of a few projects that I am going to be working on. Hopefully, tonight we get enough snow that I will be snowed in and can craft part of the day tomorrow versus having to drive to work on not so great roads! So, here are two hops that I am involved with this month.

First, (and might I add, my very first hop ever!), this Sunday, March 10th, I am involved in a 100 Cartridge Blog Hop. Hosted by Erica over at My Cricut Craft Room, each blog on this hop will have a project, or multiple projects, that will include 5 Cricut Cartridges. So, if you have cartridges out there that you aren't using, make sure to join us Sunday and see what you can create with them! :)

Second, join me on Saturday, March 23rd when I will be involved in an Easter Blog Hop! Hosted by Vanessa over at Paperkrafts Unlimited Designs, each blog on this hop will have an Easter related project. This is just in time to give you some last minute ideas for projects you can do before Easter the following Sunday!

I hope that you all will come back and join me for my first 2 blog hops. I'm really excited to get to do these projects, and I can't wait to share my creations with you.


Sunday, March 3, 2013


I was able to get in my room today, and I was able to finish the pictures for the nursery. We now have the elephant and frog from my previous post, as well as the turtle, duck, and giraffe shown below. Unfortunately, I still only have the two shadowboxes, so I had to borrow one to be able to take the pictures. I have to visit a few more Target stores to find 3 more. I am so excited to have these pictures to hang on the walls. There is nothing like a little homemade love to pull a room together. :) I hope you all enjoy these as well!

Cricut Cartridges: Create-a-Critter, Storybook
Cardstock: Black, Dark Brown, Green, Light Blue, Dark Green, White
Pattern Paper
White 12x12 Shadowbox

Cricut Cartridges: Create-a-Critter, Storybook
Cardstock: Black, Dark Brown, Orange, Yellow, White
Patterned Paper
12x12 White Shadowbox

Cricut Cartridges: Create-a-Critter, Storybook
Cardstock: Black, Dark Brown, Yellow, Light Orange, Orange, White
Patterned Paper
12x12 White Shadowbox