Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Chipboard Album

This album is not finished by any means, I just haven't found the right embellishments to use on it yet. It's nothing special, but it's a start.

More Mini Madness!!

This is a mini-album that I made from file folders. It looks a mess cause I've been carrying it around in my purse. I found the directions on YouTube, so I can't take credit for the design. I did change it up a bit by adding way more pages and I changed the size just a bit. I only took a few pictures cause it's so beat up already. My camera broke so I had to use my neighbors. Camera is now on my wish list!!

I'm working on another one right now for a friend who's mother is fighting cancer and I thought this would be perfect for her to write things down that she wants her kids to know when she's gone. I'm making it a bit differently but along the same concept.

Suggestions and comments are always welcome!!

Mini-Album Madness!!

Recently I've been experimenting making different mini-albums. I'm trying to get comfortable with layering and figuring out what is too much or not enough. I've gotten better about making my colors work together nicely. I've been watching more and more videos, learning new techniques and learning about tools and supplies. I'm finding a resource or a hundred to answer questions and show me how to's in everything I could ever imagine.

I can't take credit for the design of this mini.  I found this on YouTube here:

I especially love the binding and it was pretty easy to do!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Getting Fussy!

I have been watching a ton of videos lately all about using color and different elements, layering, dimension and different textures. My stash is limited so I've been trying to incorporate things I already have or have around the house to use on my projects. I've been having a great time doing so. I think I'm finally giving in to that nasty cold that everyone's been coming over and coughing on me, way to share germs! Anyway, I made the box below for a friend and I used some pretty butterflies that were on a page so I fussy cut them out. I have added a nice sharp pair of scissor's to my wish list!! Take a look!!

I think it turned out really great and I've been inspired to look more closely at my paper for embellishments!! Thanks for looking, hope you enjoyed it!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Random Act of Kindness

Today in the mail I received a package from Richard Breaks. Included were stamp sets, paper and embellishments and he made a beautiful card and some tags and included them in the package. Words can't express how thankful I am!! His artwork is pictured below:

So beautiful!! Take a look at Richard's Blog - he makes some awesome things!!


Christmas Thank You Box and Card

At Christmas time a family adopted us and I made them a card and a box. Thier daughter passed away last year just after Christmas and they adoped us in honor of her memory. They included some pictures of her and we also have some pictures of her. We have made copies of the pictures and will put them in the box with the card. I hope they like it. I had a good time making it.
This is the cover of the box that I altered to hold the card and pictures. 

Here is the inside of the box.
Here is the card that I made. I've been experimenting with making my own flowers. I like the way the rose turned out. I didn't think of it, I found it on . It's under videos and it's called Paper Roses. There's a lot of helpful information at that website.
Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Over the holidays I was able to make a few gifts for friends and family. I took toiliet paper rolls and covered them in paper and put little candies inside them and folded the ends down. I finished them off by putting bows on them.

 I also made an advent calendar for the grandkids. I think it turned out really awesome. I used some Christmas paper I got for my birthday. I had fun making it and on the other side of the little boxes I decorated for Halloween.

I also made some pretty little boxes. I intend to make cards to put in them to give as gifts throughout the year. I only made a few and gave the empty boxes to a few people. I found a tutorial on Gina K. Designs to make the boxes - really easy and very cute.
That's all that I have for now - I have very limited space and supplies but I will try to make projects more frequently. I really enjoy it and it helps to keep me balance. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

What doesn't kill us!!

I have high hopes of being able to start posting crafty things again soon!!  I have made a few things for Christmas: an advent calendar for the grandkids and some little candy treasures out of toliet paper rolls decorated with paper and filled with candy for friends and family. And last night it snowed a whole bunch, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!! I'm going to be spending Christmas at home and a couple friends said they'd stop by so I'm looking forward to that. I'm on the road to recovery after having emergency surgery to untwist my bowels a week ago - that was a trip! But all is well now, hopefully the world doesn't end tonight!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spring Balloons

I made another couple cards today. The hardest part about making cards for me is finding a color pallete that works and doesn't take forever to put together. I also have noticed that I don't have stamp sets that are just simple greetings...I'm going to have to start keeping my eye out for some good deals. Anyway, enjoy the cards!

Sunday, April 8, 2012


My daughter made a wonderful Easter dinner - yummy ham, homemade scalloped pototoes, beans, ramaki, stuffed mushrooms and a relish tray...soo good, sooo full!

Anyway, I created a monkey card today cause my granddaughter is a bit of a monkey but she's so cute you can't resist her. I used the Birthday Bash and the Once Upon a Princess cartridges, a martha stewart border punch and of course some stickles and a little bow. Enjoy!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Bright Spring Colors!

I made another card yesterday. For Christmas my grandchildren got these markers that are simply circles in all kinds of bright colors. One day we spent some time making background back by stamping all different colors of circles all over white paper...turned out really cute and the grands enjoyed doing it. That is the paper I used for the mat on this card. The grandkids each made a card as well but I don't know where they are or I'd post thier creations as well! Anyway - here it is. Enjoy!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Another Card

Hi again! I made another card! I used the Rock Princess cartridge for the rose. I rounded the corners of the background papers and added some stickles to bling it up. I had fun making this card. I'm working on another card that I will post later today or tomorrow - it's not quite finished...


Friday, March 30, 2012

As Promised!

Wow! It's been a long time since I was able to post anything! I finally got my Cricut out and starting making cards again. I'm excited to be able to do what I love, even if I don't have much room to do it in!!

Here is an Easter Card I made using Doodle Charms and Designer's Calendar. I also used the Cricut Craftroom application to weld "Happy" and "Easter" together and then cut. It got bumped before it was completely dry, thus the smear. Oooh!

I made this card as well. It was colored for me by my!

So there it is! I'm back...yay!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Trying to get it together!!

I haven't posted for a very long time!! I have moved and just after moving I became very ill and was hospitalized for a time. I am now out of the hospital and's been a long haul but I'm getting back to normal. I'm hoping to get my crafting back to normal as I really miss it. Please be patient with me as I continue to recover and get my life back on track!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Long Time No Posts!

I have to apologize to my followers! I am in the process of moving and my thoughts and preparations have taken over my time. I will be moved by the end of next month, but I'm going to try  to post some things before it gets totally crazy here - please don't hold your breath as it might not happen! I do have some great projects planned! Thank you all for being patient with me - I promise to be better in the future as soon as I'm settle again!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Finished Mini-Album

This is the 2nd mini-pocket album I've made - I'm getting the hang of it now!