Sunday, January 30, 2011


Hey, just wanted to brag about my wonderful better half. For my birthday (I’m posting this a little late) I got a Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S camera! It makes the most adorable credit card sized pictures. I can’t wait to make some mini albums with them. I so love it!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Diva Drinks

Every diva needs her own special glass! So I made some for some of my favorite divas. These, like the “man mugs,” should only be gently hand washed! For these monogrammed wine glasses I used Cricut’s “Home D├ęcor,” “Opposites Attract,” “Mini Monograms,” “Songbird,” “George & Basic Shapes,” “Paper Pups.” Here’s to creativity!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Man Mug!

These “man” mugs are just what you need for the hard to buy for guy in your life. Pick up some good heavy weight mugs and you’re already almost done. Just remember these mugs must be hand washed. I used Cricut’s “Plantin Schoolbook” for a “manly” alphabet. And their “Graphically Speaking” had the cutest faucet. Make a few for some of your favorite guys…I did.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Paper Pups

Everyone knows that I am a real dog person so it’s no surprise that Cricut’s “Paper Pups” is my all time favorite Cricut cartridge. I used it, “Plantin Schoolbook,” and “Opposites Attract” to make tiles for some of my favorite pups. Hope you like them.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Royal Commands

I needed a gift for Tam’s boss and wasn’t sure what to get. However, one day she walked around the office saying “I’m the queen of the universe!” So here we are. I bought a large dry erase board and using Oh My Crafts! “Caribbean Blue” Oh My Vinyl, Cricut's "Home Decor, and Cricut Lite “Botanicals” font made the “Queen” a board for her commands!

Sunday, January 2, 2011


I really like to use wood craft frames, but almost any frames can be used for this craft. I love that I can personalize them for any person, any room, and any holiday…even if it is just because. All you need is tissue paper, cardstock, embellishments, and lots of creativity. For these I used stamps from “Pollen Dust,” Fancy Pants’ “On a Whimsy,” Stamp abilities’ “Ornate Icons,” Hero Arts’ “Sparkle Clear” alphabets, BoBunny’s “Write On!” The rub-on transfers are from Luxe Designs.

Just "B"

Guess what? Right, more cards. These are for my step-sister Brandy. Once again I used Tim Holtz On the Edge “Scrollwork” for a beautiful edge. The front of the cards have paint chip mats (if you think these are some bright colors you should see my walls) and Inkadinkado “Coffee House Alphabet.” You are not going to believe it but I didn’t use Detail Clear embossing powder! I used Psychedelic embossing powder. The hardest part of making these cards was finding inks that matched the paint chips. Thank goodness for ColorBox! I hope your now in the mood to make some cards. They don’t have to be tons of layers to be perfect, they just have to be made by you. So go make something, I’ll wait.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Momma Shoe-Ba

What do you buy the mom who has everything??? Nothing! You make her cards. My mom is in the Red Hat Society and goes by “Queen of Shoe-Ba.” So making her a set of shoe cards was a no brainer. For these I used Hero Arts “High Heels,” Village Arts Press “shoe” stamped with ColorBox black and embossed with Stampendous “Detail Clear” embossing powder (you were surprised weren’t you.) Now for a real surprise…the shoes are stamped on paint chips! As often as we paint I always have some lying around so why not put them to good use. I just cut them to size and rounded the corners. I love the look. I cut the cards with Tim Holtz On the Edge “Scrollwork.” It is a beautiful cut! As if they are not cute enough I also used Ranger Stickles “Diamond” and Stampendous Class a’ peel stickers. Products fit for a queen.