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Campfire Fox

I created this card for Scrappy Moms Stamps Terrific Tuesday Challenge.  You were suppose to use either the "Campin Critters" cartridge or the "Nifty Fifties" cartridge, but if you don't have those, as I currently don't, they said you can use a similar cartridge.  So I decided to use the "Create a Critter" cartridge. ALL paper for this card is from The Paper Company's value packs. I started with a piece of brown 5 1/2x 8 1/2" cardstock and I folded it in half for the base of my card.  Then I cut a piece of blue card stock at 5 1/4"x 4" for my first layer on my card.  I cut a piece of green cardstock at 5 1/4"x 2" and attached it to the lower 2" of the blue cardstock using my ATG gun.  I took a piece of grosgrain ribbon and laid it across where the two colors met and secured it on the back using regular Scotch tape.  Then I secured the whole thing to the base of the card using my ATG gun. I cut the fox at 3" fro…

Frisky Melon!!

 I made this card for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog's Challenge Me Monday Contest!!  Yay!!  I started with a piece of pink cardstock cut at 5 1/2"x 8 1/2" and folded it in half for the base of my card.  This was from one of The Paper Company's value packs.  Then I cut a piece of black cardstock, also from The Paper Company, at 5 1/4"x 4" and used it as my first layer.  I attached this using my ATG gun. For my second layer I cut a piece of paper from the Colorbok Pattern Pack at 5"x 3 3/4".  I then wrapped a piece of grosgrain ribbon around it and secured it in the back using regular tape.  Then I attached the whole thing using my ATG gun.   I cut the watermelon at 4" using the "Stretch Your Imagination" cartridge with my Cricut Expression.  I used a black, pink and green paper, all were from The Paper Company value packs.  I attached it to the card using 3D-Dots. Then to finish off this card I added a My Pink Stamper stamp from …

Hippo Birthday!

This is a birthday card that I made for one of my nieces.  I started with a 5.5"x 8.5" piece of cardstock, folded in half for the base of this card, the paper is from a value pack by The Paper Company. For the first layer of this card I used a piece of 5 1/4"x 4" cardstock, also from a value pack by The Paper Company.  I attached this layer using my ATG gun. Then I cut two strips of two different colored blues, also made by The Paper Company.  One strip is cut at 5 1/4"x 2.5" and the other is cut at 5 1/4"x 2" and I used a Fiskars corner punch on all 4 corners of each piece.  Then I layered the smaller strip onto the larger strip and attached it using my ATG gun.  I attached a piece of ribbon, making a bow using The Pink Stamper's cheater method. Here is a link to her video where she shows how to do that:   http://www.mypinkstamper.com/2008/04/how-to-tie-bow_08.html I attached the whole thing to the card using my ATG gun. I cut the hippo at 3.5&q…

Couple Quick Updates

In my posts I have been stating which value pack that my "The Paper Company" cardstock is coming from, I will no longer be doing that.  So many of the different packs have a similar color and I want to take them out of the packaging and group the similar colors together for storage.  So, from now on when I use this particular paper I will just state that it came from "The Paper Company's value packs" or simply "The Paper Company".  I'm sorry if this is an inconvenience to anyone, but I need to get some better organization going for myself.
My next update I stated in another post, we will be going on vacation next week back to the states to visit family and will be gone through most of August.  I may post updates as to what we are up to or any craft shopping I do but I, most likely, won't be posting any new projects.  If I do something with my sister-in-law then I may be able to post it but we will see.  So followers, please don't leave me! …

Frog Birthday!

I made this card for my sister-in-law for her birthday.  I didn't actually forget her birthday, but I knew the card wouldn't get to her in time for her birthday.   I started with a piece of 5.5"x 8.5" piece of cardstock, from The Paper Company's Rainy Day value pack, folded in half for the base of my card.  Then I cut a piece of blue cardstock at 5 1/4"x 4", cut the corners with a Fiskars corner punch, and mounted it to the base as my first layer using my ATG gun.  The paper was also from the Rainy Day value pack. I cut a piece of orange cardstock, from The Paper Company's Jewel Tone value pack, at 5 1/4"x 2.5", wrapped a piece of "Happy Birthday" ribbon from Craft Essentials around it, secured it with regular tape on the back, and then adhered the whole thing to the card using my ATG gun. I cut the frog at 3.5" using my Cricut Expression and the "Create a Critter" cartridge. For the first layer I used a black from The…

Snappy Birthday

This is a birthday card that I made for my mom, and it was also the first card that I made.  To start I took 5.5"x 8.5"(which is a 8.5"x11" piece of cardstock cut in half) piece of cardstock and folded it in half for the base of my card.  The paper is a light brown from The Paper Company's Natural Fashion Colors value pack.   Then I took a piece of light pink paper from The Paper Company's Earth's Garden Fashion Colors value pack and cut it to 5 1/4"x 4", cut the corners with a Fiskars corner punch, and used it as my first layer on my card.  I attached it using my ATG gun. Then I cut two pieces of different colored blues, one at 5 1/4"x 2.5" and the other at 5 1/4"x 2", and layered the smaller one on top of the other one (both were from The Paper Company's Rainy Day Fashion Colors value pack).  Then I wrapped a piece of blue ribbon around them and adhered it, using my ATG gun, to the pink paper. I poked a whole in the rib…

Leaf Play!

Another cute layout!!  I started this one with a light green 12x12 Bazzill cardstock.  Then I used two different pieces of patterned paper, from The Paper Studio's All Seasons paper pack, to break up the background.   I used the "Stretch Your Imagination" cartridge and cut the tree and the 3 leaves.  The tree was cut at 4 inches and the leaves were cut at 3 inches.  I used The Paper Company's Fashion Colors value packs, Natural, Jewel Tone and Brights.  I used 3D Dots to attach them to the layout so that they would stand out. The "Autumn Leaves" and the "Raking The Leaves" signs were in a package of All Seasons chipboard pieces that I bought at Hobby Lobby. This was a really simple and fun layout to do.  The last 3 pictures just show some close ups of different parts of the page for a better view.
Happy Crafting!!!!




Ice Cream Card

I am so proud of this card!!!  I had an overwhelming sense of accomplishment when I finished this project.  I made this card for Fantabulous Cricut's Challenge Me Monday Contest.  The challenge was to make a project incorporating ice cream, cold drinks or just any cool treat.  It took me a couple days to get it right but I finally got it finished up last night and so I wanted to share it with you all today!!! I started with a 5.5"x8.5" piece of card stock folded in half for the base of my card.  It was a piece of brown from The Paper Company's Natural Fashion Colors value pack.  Then I cut a piece of dark orange from the same pack at 5 1/4" x 4" and used it for my first layer on the card.  I attached it using my ATG gun. Then I used a piece of paper from DCWV Animal Crackers matstack and cut the bowl.  The bowl is from the Cricut cartridge "Create a Critter" and I cut it at 3" using the real dial size button.  Also from this cartridge I cut the…

2nd Butterfly for Jessica

Ok, here is the second butterfly off of the "Create a Critter" cartridge.  Once again I laid out the 3 colors on the mat that I would be using.  (All the paper is from The Paper Company's Fashion Colors value packs.  I'm not sure exactly which ones because I used some scraps I had to make this.)  Then I cut all 3 layers at 3 inches.  Again, make sure you do not have your real dial size button on or you layers won't line up.


The second picture shows all three cuts, sorry that they are a little hard to see!! The third picture shows them all glued together!!  I used mono-adhesive and a Zig 2-way glue pen to glued the pieces together.  This is not one of the main cuts that is on the cartridge, it is actually an accessory to one of the main "Critters".  This was was really simple and very cute as well.  Also if you wanted to dress it up some you could put a little rhinestone sticker for an eye or use some stickles to bling it up!!
Again Jessica, thank you for t…

Butterfly For Jessica!!!

Jessica, here is one of the 2 butterflies on the "Create a Critter" cartridge.  



I laid out four colors that I wanted to use on my mat, the first picture shows this.  Then I cut all 4 layers with my dial size set at 3 inches. (Make sure you don't have your real dial size button on or your layers won't fit.)








The second picture shows all four cuts, I know the pink one in the right corner is kind of hard to see.







The last picture is all four cuts glued together!!  I had to replace the pink with blue because I accidentally put the glue on the wrong side of one of the wings and the other was already glued on lol!!  Operator error!! 



This butterfly, I thought, was very simple and is very cute!!!  Thank you for the opportunity to answer your question!!  I will post the second one in a little bit!!!
Happy Crafting!!!!

Harvest Time!!

This, I thought, was a super cute layout!!!!  Once again, I know I'm out of season but I'm way behind on my scraping!!!  Ok so the base of this is a piece of 12x12 Bazzill cardstock, I have no idea what color I forgot to look when I bought it.   The 3 pieces of printed paper are from The Paper Studio All Seasons paper pack.   The embellishments are made by Jolee's Boutique and  I bought them at Joann Fabrics.   The ribbon with the scarecrow heads on it is made by Craft Essentials, again purchased at Joann Fabrics. The "Autumn" was made with the Cricut Expression using the "Stretch Your Imagination" cartridge.  It was cut at about 1.5 inches.  The 3 colors are all from The Paper Company's Fashion Colors value packs, Natural, Earth's Garden and Jewel Tone.
And that's it!!!  I know it looks crazy busy but that's what I like about it and it was so much fun to make!!!
Happy Crafting!!!! 

Halloween 2010

Ok, yes I know it is July but I'm trying to get my scrapbooking caught up!!  I have a box full of pictures that I'm pecking away at slowly.  So for right now there will be layouts done that don't coincide with the time of year it is, but it will give you ideas for your pages this year lol!! Ok the base of this page is Bazzill cardstock and the color is Cheddar.  The two pieces of printed paper both came from The Paper Studio's All Season paper pack.  The piece of solid orange paper behind the "spooky" embellishment was from The Paper Company's Jewel Tone Fashion Colors value pack.  The Monster and the "Trick or Treat" sign were cut from the "Mini Monsters" cartridge, I don't remember the sizes there were cut at though.  Both were cut with paper from The Paper Company's Fashion Colors value packs, Jewel Tone, Rainy Day, and Bright were the packs used, I believe lol. And lastly the embellishments, "Spooky", "Happy H…

Old McDonald's Farm

Ok, this first picture is from when I got stumped creating this page.  It looked good but the page just wasn't complete.  So I posted this picture on Facebook and asked my friends for some advice.  Many posted and I tried to work in as much as I could to get the finished product that you see below.

 The base of this page was a simple light green from my Deja Views, The Sharon Ann Little Ones Collection.  Then I took a piece of blue 8.5"x11" paper from The Paper Company's Bright Fashion Colors value pack and cut it into 2-6x6 squares and put them side-by-side across the top to form the blue sky.   All of the animals were cut on the Cricut Expression from the "Create a Critter" cartridge, I absolutely love this cartridge!!!  They were all cut at, I believe, 3 inches.  I used many different colors and papers to make them, but all the paper came from The Paper Company's Fashion Colors value packs.  Brights, Black and White, Earth's Garden, Jewel Tone and…

Welcome Followers!!!!

Hello Followers!!!
I want to thank you all so much for signing up to follow my blog, it means the world to me.  I'm looking into making crafting, meaning scrapbooking and card making, into a little side business for me, so please invite your friends so I can get my projects out there!!!
On a separate note, I'm thinking about doing videos of the projects that I do later on, probably not until late August though.  Would that be something that you all would like to see???  My husband is going to show me how to edit, add sound (music) and text to videos, so if I can do it and you want to see it them I will be happy to try it out.  Please leave me a comment on this post if you would like that!!!
Also so you know, I'm going to try to post at least one new project daily, with the exception of when we are on leave in the states!!!  Yay!!  We have one of those trips coming up next month, I'm so excited to see everyone!!!  If I have something I can post during that time I will, oth…

1st Day of 1st Grade

This was the first layout that I did with my Cricut Expression, and then I was hooked on it!!  The base is a piece of light blue cardstock from Deja Views, The Shannon Ann Little Ones collection.  The design printed paper is from The Paper Studio's All Season paper pack, it has some really great designs!!! The bus was cut at, I believe, 3 inches and it was from the "Stretch Your Imagination" cartridge.  It was cut from the yellow paper in The Paper Company's Bright Fashion Colors value pack.  The black steering wheel, the wheels, the strip on the bus and the number and letters (1st) were cut from The Paper Company's Black and White Fashion Colors value pack.  The letters and numbers were all cut from the "Designer's Calendar" cartridge.  The red letters were cut from The Paper Company's Jewel Tone Fashion Colors value pack. The letters and the number on the side of the bus came from an EK Success alphabet stickers set.  The other little stickers o…

Lightening McQueen!!

I made this die cut using my Cricut Expression with the "Cars" cartridge.  I used The Paper Company's Bright Fashion Colors for the blue shadow and eyes, the pink tongue and the orange signal light and "95" on the side and on the headlight.   Then I used The Paper Company's Jewel Tone Fashion Colors for the red body and wheels, and the yellow for the writing on the hood and the lightening bolt on the side.   Lastly I used The Paper Company's Black and White Fashion Colors for the black wheels and area on the hood and for the white windows, headlights, lightening bolt and the area above the back tire.  (This isn't in order of how I made it, I'm just grouping the colors by color packs.  Sorry for an confusion.)
I love the way this turned out!!  I still haven't used it yet, it's sitting here on my desk.  I will probably work it into a scrapbook layout later on, we'll see!!  I did this right after I got my Cricut Expression just to see how …

Dragon Cricut Cut

This is just a dragon cut that my son David asked me to "make" for him.  It is from the "Designer's Calendar" Cricut cartridge.  I used a piece of 6x6 red cardstock.  It was from The Paper Company's Heritage Color Sheets.  I selected the dragon to cut and then I selected the "fit to page" button on my Cricut Expression to get the biggest cut possible with the size paper that I was using.
*Note:  If you are making a cut using the "fit to page" button that has layers, make sure you note the size so you can set your size dial for the layers so they will fit properly.
Happy Crafting!!!!

Baking Together Layout

Ok, I promise I will be more precise in the papers' brands and their sizes and embellishments' brands and names used later on.  Right now I'm just trying to get a bunch of my most recent stuff posted to share with you!!!  This is my "Baking Together Layout".  We spent some time with the family in upstate NY before our move to Germany and we got together at my brother and sister-in-law's house to bake cookies with Aunt Jamie, Makayla and Madison!!!  
In this layout I just used a plain blue cardstock from my "Deja Views The Shannon Ann little ones Collection" as my base.  The 5 squares of decorative paper were from a lot of scrap paper that I bought off a lady here in Germany so I can't tell you where exactly they came from.  The cookie embellishments were from a Martha Stewart embellishment pack.  And the "Our Memories" chipboard sign came form an All Seasons pack that I bought at Hobby Lobby last year.  I don't remember who made it,…

My First Blog!!!

Well I'm officially up and running!!!  This is my first ever blog and I'm hoping it will be a success!!  On here I will be posting craft projects that I do and possibly even ones that my kids do, we will see.  Most projects will be scrapbooking pages and homemade cards and most of my projects will involve using the Cricut Expression, which I LOVE!!!!  So stay tuned for some great projects that will hopefully inspire your creativity!!! 
Happy Crafting!!!!