Friday, December 30, 2011


I don't know if there is a name for this but I love using images as letters in the alphabet to spell words and making framed art! I originally got the idea from a stamp set in one of the Stampin' Up! mini catalogs. I don't buy rubberstamps anymore because I Cricut-ize everything now!

This is my latest Cricut-ization (don't you just love my Cricut vocabulary?). This is my project for the die cut challenge on Stuck On U Sketches. This week's challenge was to create a project with lots of snowflakes.

The background paper has lots of snowflakes that I printed using my Cricut Imagine and the Mr. Frosty Cricut Imagine cartridge. I added additional snowflakes cut from the Paper Lace Cricut cartridge.

Cricut Cartridges Used:
  • Gingerbread for the "J" (upside-down candy cane)
  • Joys of the Season for the "O" (wreath) and "L" (stockings)
  • Winter Woodland for the "Y" (holly)
  • Paper Lace for the snowflakes
To see more projects with lots of snowflakes, go to Stuck On U Sketches.

Happy Holidays!


Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Baking Bookmark

Mmm, mmm! Cakes, pies, and cookies! Lots of holiday baking yumminess! This is the best time of the year to bake all of those sweet treats! I made this project with holiday bakers in mind.

Cricut Cartridges Used:
  • From My Kitchen for the rolling pin
  • Paper Trimmings for the gingerbread man and snowflake

You can find other holiday baking projects over on Stuck On U Sketches!

Happy Holidays!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Thanksgiving Home Decor

I love the holidays! I love decorating my home inside and out! I have made more home decor items for my house this year than ever before!

I used this week's die cut challenge on Stuck On U Sketches to create Thanksgiving home decor. The SOUS challenge is "Thanksgiving Table." This project has so many little details but was so much fun to do! I am extremely excited about this project!

Are you ready to see it? I hope so because I am SO ready to reveal it!

I put this scrap-scene on one of the counters in front of one of the little windows next to the stove top in my kitchen!

My favorite part of this scene... the chair rail and base boards! I used my Cuttlebug, Stampin' Up! Stripes and Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die to make them.

(Sorry about the reflection from the Mac on the other side of the kitchen.)

I love the delicate lace tablecloth, too! Maybe, I need a little dog sleeping under the table... That's what my dog would do.

Juicy, ripe fruit! I embossed the cornucopia using the Stampin' Up! Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die.

I added a little sparkle to the cherry pie holes and candle flames with Stickles.

A little cardinal needs to be sitting in the window...

I printed the "Count your Blessings" phrase on my Imagine using the Thanksgiving cartridge. It looks kind of like it was cross-stitched!

Cricut Cartridges Used:
  • Thanksgiving for "Count your Blessings", pie, cornucopia, pumpkin, grapes, leaves, and turkey.
  • Sophisticated for the chandelier and table (made from the bottom portion of the big chair)
  • Elegant Edges for the "Count your Blessings" frame
  • French Manor for the windows
  • Chic & Scary for the candelabra
  • From My Kitchen for the pear
  • Serenade for the apple
Want to see more Thanksgiving table projects? Go to Stuck On U Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!


Monday, November 14, 2011

Thanksgiving Place Mats

I'm guessing I probably should have posted the projects that lead me to this project first but I've had a lot going on and just haven't had the time. I will try and get those projects posted too!

For now, let me tell you how this project came about. My coworkers and I decorate our department for just about every holiday on the calendar. Halloween is our biggest holiday followed closely by Christmas. When I say big, I mean huge! There's always a theme. Last year was the Old West! Each cube was decorated like something you would see in the old west. We had a saloon, jail, general store, blacksmith, even a brothel! All with a haunted twist. I was the local baker but my cakes and sweets were "special". This year for Halloween, we did children's fairy tales. Since I was still recovering from Halloween and Christmas last year, I didn't decorate my cube this year but I helped all who needed me and my Cricut!

My coworker came to me a week or so ago and asked if I would make Thanksgiving place mats for her. She is hosting Thanksgiving dinner for 20 family members! That's a lot of cooking! Anyway, I thought the place mats were an awesome idea! This is what I did!

 Cricut Cartridges Used:
  • Thanksgiving

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fabulous Fall

Don't you just love fall? I would probably love it more if I actually got to see the leaves change color. Here in Texas, you really don't get to see that. The next best thing for me would be to create a scrapbook layout with fall leaves!
The Die Cut Design Team over on Stuck On U Sketches were challenged to create a project a leaf (or two or three). My simple layout is full of color and a few leaves!

Cricut Cartridges Used:
  • 3 Birds On Parade for the title "Fabulous Fall"
  • Straight From the Nest for the leaves
If you would like to see more fabulous leaf projects, go to Stuck On U Sketches!


Friday, October 21, 2011

Defense! Defense! Defense!

Defense! Defense! Defense! I've been cheering that a lot lately! The Frisco Racoons are dominating this year! Go Racoons!

Anyway, before my son's game last week, I was thinking about what I should do for my next Stuck On U Sketches Die Cut Design Team Challenge. This week's challenge was to create a project with a "fence". I immediately thought about doing another Halloween layout with a creepy fence and was perfectly happy with the idea, then my son's football game started. So, I'm sitting there cheering, "Defense! Defense! Defense!" and it hits me... the sign with the letter "D" and a picture of a fence that fans hold up at games and another football layout was born!

 Here's a cool little detail...I used my Cricut Imagine to print the quote "Offense wins games; Defense wins Championships"!

Cricut Cartridges Used:
  • Billionaire for the "D"
  • Wild Card to print the quote on my Imagine
  • My Community or Wrap It Up for the fence
Head on over to Stuck On U Sketches to see all of the other great "Fence" projects!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Make a Wish Birthday Card

Yesterday was my wonderful husband's 44th birthday! I made this card for him!



Cricut Cartridges Used:
  • Phases for "Make a Wish"
  • Wrap It Up for the candle flames

Halloween Sign

I got the idea to do this sign from a Stampin' Up! stamp! I love to find ways to Cricutize things!

Cricut Cartridges used:
  • Chic and Scary for the cat, spiders, and spider web
  • Smiley Cards for the candy corn
  • Happy Hauntings for the boots, pumpkin, bats
  • Four Legged Friends for the snakes
  • Indie Art for the bones

Cards Made By My Mom

Happy Hump Day! Today, I thought I would share a couple of awesome cards my mom made!
The first card is a fall or Thanksgiving themed card. The pumpkin and colors are fantastic!

My husband's birthday was yesterday, October 18. Happy Birthday, Bobby! Since my husband plays the bass guitar my mom made this birthday card for him. I love the strings!

 My mom is definitely better at making cards than I am! I love everything she makes!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

My Trick or Treat Layout Made the Cricut Chirp

I never expect to have any of my projects make the Cricut Chirp but it has happened once again!

Check out "Trick or Treat" under Message Board Highlights in the Cricut Chirp!


Friday, October 7, 2011

Trick or Treat

This week with Stuck On U Sketches, the Die Cut Design team was challenged to create a project with a tree. With Halloween just around the corner, my project was an easy one for me!

I recently purchased Teresa Collins' Chic and Scary Cricut cartridge. I love it! I created this Halloween layout using the tree from her cartridge.

I had forgotten that my son, Justin, dressed up as a Ninja one year for Halloween!

Cricut Cartridges used:
  • Chic and Scary for the tree
  • Happy Hauntings for the title and flying witch
  • Life's a Party for the moon
  • Straight From the Nest for the leaves
Check out all of the other great projects on Stuck On U Sketches and join the challenge!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Dracula's Party

A few weeks ago I got a huge spark of inspiration from Nadia Herbst-McConnell! Nadia has this awesome talent of altering Cricut images and creating incredible scenes with them! I took one of her projects and made it my own!

I felt like a real Dr. Frankenstein (or should I say Scrapenstein) working on this project! Putting different heads on different bodies, cutting legs and arms off and piecing them back together, putting different hands on arms, cutting bodies in half to make them shorter... The list of procedures goes on!

Now, let me introduce you to everyone at Dracula's party! First up, we have Serena (named after Samantha's cousin on "Bewitched"). I think she wants a martini...

Not only am I Dr. Scrapenstein, I'm also a hairstylist. Of all the cartridges I have, I couldn't find another hairstyle I liked so I had to come up with one for her and cut it by hand. I'm definitely a better doctor than a hairstylist! Now, take a look at those chandelier earrings. Simply gorgeous!

I'm sure you recognize this debonair fellow... Durwood! No! Darwin! No! Dum-Dum! No, it's Dracula! Isn't he as cool as a fan! (Actually, he is cooler than a fan... He's dead!) Martini anyone?

The lady holding the martini glass is Samantha. I know Samantha was a blond but blond hair and green skin just didn't work for me. Aren't her dress and shoes fabulous?

Samantha's hair and make-up are flawless! My hairstyling skills improved!

I'm just now noticing that I put the beauty mark on the wrong witch... Oh, well. I named them after I made them. ;)

Cricut Cartridges Used:
  • Happy Hauntings for Serena, Dracula, and Samantha's heads and spider
  • Forever Young for Serena and Samantha's bodies and dresses
  • Chic & Scary for spider webs in corner and on Serena's dress, black cat, candelabra and chandelier
  • Formal Occasion for Dracula's jacket
  • From My Kitchen for the martini shaker and glass
  • French Manor for the table
  • Pack Your Bags for Samantha's hair
  • Sentimentals for Dracula's hands
  • JT for the background paper
I think I broke a record for the most cartridges used on a single project!