Sunday, January 30, 2011 Swap

I participated in a swap at, in the message forums. I was a little timid at first because it has been over 10 years since I have done a swap but I am so glad I did! I was accepted into 5 groups, I had to make 10 things for each group. Good thing I was off last week! I am going to mail them tomorrow to the swap hostess who gathers all the pieces and then divides them out, according to the group. In about a week, I will have received 50 handmade pieces to add to my scrapbooks and cards, awesome!! Here is what I made:

Heart:Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge, chaulk inked edges, ribbon bow, brad, foam "pop" squares.

Butterfly:Once Upon a Princess Cricut Cartridge, chaulk inked edges, googley eyes.

Easter Egg:SCAL Cut File or SVG File:, chaulk inked edges, ribbon, rhinestone.

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XOXO:SCAL Cut File or SVG File:, chalk inked edges, rhinestones, foam "pop" squares.

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Horseshoe & 4 leaf clovers:SCAL Cut File or SVG File:, chaulked inked edges, ribbon, foam "pop" squares.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Elegant Cake Cards

I made these cards using the Elegant Cake Cricut Cartridge for the shapes. I used pop-dots to raise the shape up just a bit and added a rhinestone in the middle. The bottom shape was inked on the edges. I didn't have enough of the same blue paper, so for the non-textured blue paper, I used my Cuttle Bug dot embossing folder. Add a bit of ribbon and done. This is fun!
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Flower Card

I wanted to make some more cards so I decided to use the flowers I made the other day. I am new to card making and I think these turn out grand! I used the Elegant Cake cartridge for the background shape, inked the edges and added some ribbon behind it. Very pretty!
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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Apron Card

I made this card with an svg file from Since I am new to card making, I had a hard time figuring out how to make it a card, so I altered the apron to attach to the square card, so it now folds long way. I like it better than the others I have seen! I created my own pockets, which was easy, just cut out the pocket shape twice and I added ribbon to make it look more like a fabric. It was a fun card to make.
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Paper Flowers

I saw a video on how to make paper flowers with my cricut but I do not have the George cartridge. Here is the video, click here. I went in search of an SCAL svg file of a 5 petal flower and I found this website, click here.

The instructions on both sites were very easy to follow and this is how mine turned out:

This is the first batch I made. I did not add the inking to the edges on the first flower (bottom left) but I did with the others and I like them better. I am diffinetly going to make more!!!
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Practice Cards

My daughter and I went to crop night at Michaels and we practiced embossing and stamping. We are just learning and it was fun to see the different effects. I am inspired to keep going and make some fun cards!!
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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Light Switch Cover

My mom gave me this light switch cover but it was too big for any switches in my house so I decided to scrapbook it! I put this in my scrapbook room and now Sarah would like for me to make her one for her room, but with her brother and her. This was a fun and easy little project to do.
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Crochet Hat

I made this hat for my Sarah. It was so easy to make and fun too! She has worn it everyday since I gave it to her last week =o)
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New Year's Eve


Fireworks are finally allowed in Arizona. This is the first holiday we can shoot them off so my husband bought some. Then, he came home to show me and took me and we bought more! We had a great time and the kids loved it! We even have some extra for another night.

Happy New Year!!
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Christmas Wreath

I made this wreath for a project with the Scrapped Lives Design Team, click here.

This wreath was a lot of fun to make! We were given a file to use with our SCAL/Cricut and we were to make something from it. I wanted to make a wreath. I found some suede paper I purchased long ago and it worked perfect for the deer. I cut the rest of the shapes, added glitter, made a bow and done!