Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Last post of 2009

Good morning all

Sorry I haven't posted in a while I have been sick ...really my whole house is sick!

I hope to be back up and running for the start of the new year.

I visited Cindy @ Royal things and she makes the most awesome cards with matching boxes ..

I tryed a couple ,here is my first set.....Let me tell you I love this it makes for such a nice gift!

Thanks Cindy for the inspiration.

I made these as thank yous for a couple of people.....I will post the next set later.

I made a 6x6 easel all know I love these ...but I love them even more now!

Box is 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 score 1 inch on all sides , fold all sides and cut the little flaps fold and glue have a box ! Do the same for the lid.
Cuttle bug embossing folder music notes

EK Success corner punch...

Martha Stewart scalloped boarder can't see it but I added it to the side of the box.

circle clip with ribbon


image from Internet ... I stickled her ribbon in her hair and added a pearl...Don't she look like

I love Lucy!

oval cuts from Fiskars template cutter, pop dotted them

The card saying is from the Internet ...Boy what you can find

Thanks so much and I hope you all have a (SAFE )& Happy New Year

God Bless



Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hi All a nice little gift

Just wanted to tell everyone sorry I have been MIA but busy with Christmas as I am sure you all are to.
I hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas
See you all after the Holidays
God Bless
If you have kids or Grand kids here is a site where you give some info and Santa sends your child a personal video you got to see it ....Courtney got one tonight and she was smiling from ear to ear problems getting her to

Friday, December 18, 2009

Origami Box

Ok this is my 2nd post of the day you believe it !

I had fun with the origami and I found this video on youtube for this great box.

This box is sooooo EASY to make you will have it done in 1-2-3 I promise.

I made this for Courtney's bus driver , gonna put cookies in it.


here is the tutorial link

I lined the top and bottom of mine to make it more stronger for the cookies....

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day


Merry Christmas

Origami Star

Good Friday to you all

Well I woke up this morning to a winter storm watch.....We are gonna get 6ins of snow or better (yippy ) ...NOT ! On the plus side I guess we are going to have a white Christmas.

Any way Courtney can't wait to go sled riding and guess who gets to go with her...( ME )

ouch bumb ouch all the way down....LOL

Ok it is Friday so that is my reveal day at Practical Scrappers the design team was ask to make some Christmas decorations everyone else it is still anything Christmas so go check them out

I decided to give Origami a try

I made my first Origami Star its not perfect but I think I did pretty darn good .

I added pearl beads and a glitter snow flake

Wire for the hanger and topped it off with a big white bow.

If you would like to give it a try here is a good tutorial

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day



Thursday, December 17, 2009

Another Vintage Christmas Card

Good Thursday morning all

Boy I can't believe Christmas is almost here....

You were supposed to use traditional Christmas colors Red...Green...Gold.

I found these really cool clear snowflakes at the dollar store and thought they would work well on cards....

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sponge Bob Gift

Hi all

I thought I would share with you what I made for my soon to be ...Grandson.

I made this for a sweet heart of a little boy Ryan, he is the Son of my Daughters fiance.

He is 5 years old and he is such a cutie pie. I have 2 Grand Daughters so it is nice to finally get to do some boy things ...all though Courtney wants a Sponge Bob too!

He wanted me to make him a Sponge Bob character for a while now and I was busy and forgot so I made this 12 X 12 layout and framed it for him...I hope he likes it.

I used

Sponge Bob cricut cart & Sesame Street

Sesame cart for Ryan cut @ 2ins and put on chip board

pineapple cut @ 8ins inked around windows and door.

characters cut @ 4ins

treasure chest cut @ 3ins

jelly fish cut @ 2in & 1 1/2ins

seaweed 1 1/2 ins and 2ins

tore the paper and inked and layered it to look like sand

storybook cart scallop cut @ fit to page for the overlay edge.... I tryed to incorporate orange because that is his favorite color.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day



Sunday, December 13, 2009

Music Christmas card

Good Sunday morning all

I thought I would give a quick post before heading off to Church, today is our Christmas program and Courtney is in it.

It is icy here this morning gonna change to rain so they say ...I hope!

I entered this card over at

We were ask to make something with music in mind a style of music....Tis the season so I choose Christmas of course

card recipe

sheet music distressed and inked

Angel image

lace & ribbon

I love the pom pom ribbon I think it looks like snowballs....

Martha Stewart boarder punch EK Success corner punch and a ribbon flower

cuttle bug embossing folder Swiss dots.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day



Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas gifts

Good Friday to you all

It is a COLD one here 15 and wind chill of 5 below...Brrrrrr

I made these for Practical Scrappers the design team was ask to make gift wrap or a gift .

For everyone else ( ANYTHING CHRISTMAS ).

I am sorry but I didn't write down sizes .

The first one is a chip board house that I tied together with ribbon .

I did it in vintage style the pics don't show the true colors , it is very nice!

The second one is a gift for My Grand Daughter Courtney's teacher.

It is a tissue box cover , these are really easy to make I will be making a couple more .

I used Sesame street & locker talk cricut cartridges for this.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day


For the box there is no measurements I just folded it til I got a box. Then I did the same for the lid.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ribbon frame card

Hi all

Boy was it windy here today we lost our power for a while....I am just glad we didn't

have the snow some of you got!

Well I have been really busy but I had time to sneak this card in that I made for Courtney's teacher.

I made a Ribbon frame card...entered in in

I used my scor pal and scored lines to make a double frame

got the Santa image from the Internet

added prima flowers and Martha Stewart branch punch

a button

very easy simple card to make.....

just make slots in the corners then cut ribbon a little long than the slots tie a knot in it and tuck the end in the slot tape and your done !

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day



Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas card/Pratical Scrappers

Good Friday to you all

Here is my card for Practical Scrappers,We are doing Christmas cards.

I used the MOJO Monday sketch from a couple weeks ago for this.

This is a simple clean line card...I was going for color & texture !

I used

George cricut cart for the circle & scalloped circle cut @ 2 1/2 & 2/3/4
Cuttle bug Christmas Tree & Swirl Embossing folder
pop dots
Just rite stamp colored with color pencils
red gems
metallic ribbon
circle punch for the corners
Martha Stewart branch punch
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas card

Hi all

I am trying to get my MOJO back....

So here is a card I made this morning, entered it over at

I used Cuttle bug music note folder

Fiskars corner punch


just rite stamp and chip board circles that I glued a vintage Santa to inked the edge.

added a paper doily and a metal clip.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day



Set of 3 easy Trees/Cricut spotlight

Good morning

I know it is Tuesday but with the kids going back to school today it feels like a Monday to me.

I am so sorry I have not posted in sooooo long, I have been feeling really blah lately ...NO MOJO ! I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.....

Well I made this for Practical Scrappers but I sent it in to Cricut spotlight and guess what

IT WON !....I never thought it would win, So I figured I would post it now. Now I have to make something else....MOJO were are

These trees were so easy to make the directions seems like a lot but they go together very easy and fast. I think they make very nice decorations, and they don't have to be just for Christmas.

I have a few other ideas for them.

Tree decoration recipe

1. 3/16 in wood dowels (3 of them ) cut @ 16ins for lg tree/ 14ins for med tree/12ins for sm tree.

2. 3 large wooden spools

3. 3 wood stars

4. 30 sm wood spools

5. red & white paint

6. George cricut cart

7. tulle

8. wire

9. ribbon

Use George cart for circles for Lg tree cut @ 6ins/5 1/2 , 5 , 4 1/2, 4, 3 1/2, 3, 2 1/2,and 2ins

Med tree circles cut @ 5ins, 4 1/2, 4 , 3 1/2, 3, 2 1/2, and 2 ins.

Sm tree circles cut @ 4 ins, 3 1/2, 3, 2 1/2, and 2 ins.

George also for the Star tree topper cut 2 @ 2in and shadowed for lg tree, med& sm tree 1 1/2 in.

paint sm spools 15 red 15 white

big spools are white and paint the top of the wooden dowel white, I wrapped some paper around the lg spools also.

add ribbon and tie some tulle , coil some wire and glue the star to it for tree top.

This sounds a lot harder than it is if you use the picture for reference it is easy!

I painted the wood stars red and glittered them glue the lg spool on to the star then glue the wood dowel in the lg spool and to make them more sturdy I glued the first sm wood spool to the lg spool.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.



P.S. Also entered them in Frosted Designs shape challenge
Thanks to Jessica.