Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Christmas Countdown - 3D Object

Today is April 25th, and that means
Christmas Countdown

This month we were challenged
with making a 3D object.

I used Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 to
make 2 little treat boxes today.

Here is a sneak peek:

This first box was made with the
Cone Box on page 63.
This was cut at 9", I used the
scoring tool to score the lines
before cutting.
I used Coordinations Glittter cardstock.

This was a fairly easy project.
I think I got it done in about an hour.
I embossed the tree with the
Divine Swirls Cuttlebug folder.
I added different colored
gems for the decorations
on my Christmas Tree.
I added a topper made with ribbon.
The tag and sentiment
are from My Creative Time
Teeny Tag Greetings.
This box has a little loop at the top
so it would be great to fill with candy
an hang on your own tree!!

Although I am not happy with the way this
project came out, I am still
going to show it to you!!

This box was cut at 5.5" from page 47.
The paper is DCWV.

The phrase was cut at 1"

I could not get the extra snowflake piece
to line up properly!!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by today.
Please be sure to check out the rest of the
DT projects over at

Also, make sure you check out the sale
Erica has going on over
Use the code 33 for 33% off your order
(except Provo Craft and Chomas Creations)

Happy Crafting My Creative Friends!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mother's Day Card - Card Creating Tuesday

Hello all my crafty friends!!
So glad you stopped by today to see
what I have made.  The theme this week for
Card Creating Tuesday is Mother's Day.
I have a few Mother's Day cards to
make so this is my first one.

I used the Ole cartirdge for my card today.
I love the beautiful latin inspired images
on this cartridge.
Here is a sneak peak.

This bird can be found on page 28 of the handbook.
I only cut the Shift layer at 1.5".
I hid some of the extra lines that
I did not want on my design.

Next I cut this flower image from
page 28 of the handbook.
I flipped it with my gypsy
and cut all the layers at 3".
I addd Liquid Pearls in Canteloupe
and Mint Green and some Copper Stickles.

This Phrase was cut from page 36 at 2".
I covered the top layer with Patina Stickles.
It means "Happy Mother's Day"!!

 All the paper is from DCWV Mango Frost
cardstock stacks.  I added some
Stardust Stickles around the outside.
I used the Paisley Cuttlebug folder
and added some CTMH ribbon in Juniper.

I hope you enjoyed my card today, and please
visit My Cricut Craft Room to see the other wonderful
cards my design team sisters have made today!!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Little Scrap Pieces
Die Cuttin Divas

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Tea Time Birthday Card

Hello all my crafty friends.  I got to spend some time in my craft room today, so I made a card for my
stepdaughter's birthday.  When I asked her what she wanted, one of the things was an Iced Tea Maker from Teavana.  I asked "what is Teavana?".  Well let me tell you, Teavana is this wonderful tea store.
They sell all types of loose leaf tea.  Now I like tea, but am not a crazy tea drinker, but after finding this
store, I may become one!!  The have they most aromatic, delicious teas!! 

I not only bought her the Iced Tea Infuser and a gift set of teas, I bought the Iced Tea Infuser and some loose leaf teas for my husband and I too!!  This might become a new obsession!!

So, to go along with what I hope is a wonderful gift, I made Monique a tea themed birthday card!!

I used the Love You A Latte cartridge.

I cut the teapot at 3".

The teacup was cut at 1.5"
Both faces come from the new Peachy Keen
April Stamp of the month.

This little tag is from My Creative Time
Teeny Tag Greetings Die.
The sentiments are all from
the Peachy Keen April Stamp of the Month.

The teapot is mounted on an Action Wobble.

All the paper is from
DCWV Cafe Mediterranean
cardstock matstacks.
I added some My Craft Spot crinkle ribbon
in Light Denim and some trim
from Creative Iamginations
along with some twine and a few gems.

I really hope that Monique likes her gift
and her card!!

I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Card Creating Tuesday - Get Well Card

Today is Tuesday, and that can only mean one thing:

For this week the Theme was to create a
Get Well Card

I made my card using
Paper Doll Dress Up and
Life is a Beach.

My nephew is in the Navy and he
had to have surgery on his wrist
for bone spurs.  He is stationed
on a submarine in Hawaii!!
So this card was made for him!

The submarine was cut from Life is a Beach.
I used metallic cardstock.

The sailor was cut from Paper Doll Dress Up.
He is actually the Raggedy Andy cut!!
I used Peachy Keens Basic
Paper Dolls stamp set for the face.
I added some doodling with
a metallic gel pen.
I tore layers of paper for the water
and the sand, and inked the edges
I used glitter cardstock for the sand.
The sunset was added with chalk.
Sorry, but I do not recall which
cart the Get Well Soon is from!!

Here is a pic of my nephew.

Tyler, get well soon!!

Now, please be sure to check out
what the rest of the design team
made today over at My Cricut Craft Room

Friday, April 6, 2012

April 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

You should have started at 
if not please start at the beginning

Be sure to visit Erica's Blog
tomorrow for over 50 NEW projects that you did not see today....
Also make sure to follow Erica's blog so you will know when
she has contests, prizes, challenges, swaps & special online coupons.

Currently she is running a Scrapbook & Card challenge
over on her challenge blog and you can win a
gift certificate to her webstore!  

Don't forget to comment along the way on all of the blogs
today and tomorrow to be entered to win the Cricut
cartridge that Erica is giving away today.
Winners will be announced on her blog on Tuesday!

You should have come from

This month I made 4 different projects using 4 different cartridges.
So just a heads up, this is a long post with lots of pictures!!!

This first card was made with the Cotton Candy cut
from the County Fair cartridge.
This cartridge has some really fun
Fair related cuts on it!!
The cotton candy and all the layers were cut at 4".
It is mounted on an action wobble.
I used glitter paper for the top layer
of the cotton candy and then
embossed it using the Divine Swirls folder.
This cute sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's "Sweetest Cupcakes" stamp set.

This next card is from the adorable Ole' Cartridge.
Being hispanic, this was a must have
cartridge for me!!  I made
this adorable birthday
card for my mom.
Her birthday was this past week

She is mounted on an action wobble
so she can dance the night away!!
She was cut at 4.5".
The border frame
was cut at 5".
The lovely senorita has a mole on her
cheek just like my mom!!
I used Peachy Keens Laughy Taffy stamp set.
I used the Divine Swirls Cuttlebug folder on her hair.
For those of you that do not speak spanish
(ha, I don't either...LOL)
This says Feliz Cumpleanos, which
means Happy Birthday!!
This was cut at 2".

This next card was made using the
Nifty Fifties cartridge.
I just love this poodle cut!!
I think it is my favorite of all the poodle cuts.
My spoiled dog #2 Jasmine is
a minature poodle.
I used my gypsy to weld the
base image together to
make a shaped card.
the base was cut at 5.5"

The poodle was cut at 5.5".
I used the swiss dots Cuttlebug embossing folder
on the body and the divine swirls
on the fur.  I also added some Diamond
Stickles to the swirls.  I gave her
a diamond collar and toenails!!
The sentiment is from the K Andrews
"All About Animals" stamp set.
I am entering this card in the Simply Sunday
Challenge over at Getting Cricky and
Celebrate the Occasion

This last project is my overall favorite!!
I made this beautiful box from
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2.
It is the Bride Box cut at fit to page,
which cut at 8.75".  I also used
the scoring blade to score the lines.
I added crystal accents to the bodice.
some black ribbon and a white paper rose
I had in my stash.  I inked the edges of
the rose with black ink and dipped it in glitter.
 On the bottom of the dress I used a crystal border
and this beautiful flower ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by, I hoped you enjoyed my projects
as much as I enjoyed making them!!

Next you should go to Amber's Blog

Here is the entire lineup in case you get lost....

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Little Prince Blog Hop Winners

Homespun Elegance Prince Blog Hop

Ready for the winner from the Blog hop?

The winner of the K&Company Paper Pad is

Ava Fernandez said...
Morning Kathy, I just love to visit your blog, and love your card. thank you for sharing, can't wait to check out the bag tomorrow.
Ava DT Sister
3/31/2012 8:53

Ava, please contact Jessica here
in the subject line put "Kathy's Blog Hop Winner"
make sure to send her your name and address and she will get your goodies out to you soon.

The winner of the Preserves Cuttlebug Folders is

Melissa said...
Such a cute card! I have that cart, so this project was definitely inspiring to me!
3/31/2012 16:33

Melissa, please click on the contact me tab on my blog to send me an e-mail.
please include your name and address and I will mail out your folders.

Congratulations and thank you  to everyone who left kind remarks about our projects.  
We really appreciate all the lovely comments!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

WYEGW - Technique - 3D Basket

Welcome to

Today the technique we were challenged to use was
to create a 3-D Basket!!

Now I know there is a beautiful easter basket
on the new TBBM2 card, and another
great one on the new Spring Cottage.
But I wanted to challenge myself to create
a basket using some other cartridge.
So I was looking through my booklets
and I found the cute "Nut Cup" on TBBM.
I thought, I can make a basket with that!!

Here is a sneak peek!!

I used several cartridges for this project.
I will show you picutures of all 4 sides, and then
list the cartridges and sizes below.
I used some of the eggs I had left
over form the card I made last week.

Supplies Used:

Tags, Bags, Boxes and More - Nut Cup 11.90"w x 13.20"h
Art Philosophy - Eggs cut at 1.5"
MS All Occasion Cake Art - Grass cut at 1.5"
Gypsy Wanderings - Bunny cut at 1.75"
Simply Charmed - Chick cut at 1.75"
Lace Trim
Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face Parts
Glossy Accents

I was really happy with the way this turned out, hope you like it too.

No hop on over to My Cricut Craft Room
to see what other fun projects and baskets my
design team sisters have made!!

I will be entering this project in the following Easter Challenges:
My Craft Spot
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge
Peachy Keen
More Than Favors
Krafty Girls
Hiding In My Craftroom
Little Scrap Pieces
Creative Cutter Room

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Little Prince Blog Hop - Day 2

Hello, and welcome back to Day Two of the
the Little Prince Blog Hop.

I hope you enjoyed all of the wonderful
projects on the hop yesterday.

Today we are once again celebrating all the
little Princes in our lives.
Each stop along the way has fun and
exciting giveaways to share with you all.
Please be sure to start at the beginning with our
wonderful hostess Jessica from 

To be entered for all the exciting giveaways, all you
need to do is hop both yesterday and today on each
stop along the way.  Become a follower of each
of our blogs and leave a comment on
each stop on both days.  Easy Peasy!!

I have 2 giveaways for you!!
The first is a beautiful K & Co. Designer Paper Pack

My 2nd giveaway is a set of Cuttlebug embossing folders.
It is the Companion Folders for Preserves.
This set coordinates beautifully with the
Preserves Cricut Cartridge
or any fruit cut!!

As promised yesterday, today I am going to share
a picture of my two adorable grandsons!

These two little cuties are my little princes:

Aren't those little faces just precious!!
This picture was taken last year.
Tristan on the left is now 8
and Vincent on the right is 7.

Now, on to my project for today.

I have to admit, this project was a total scraplift!!
I lifted this idea straight from page 22 & 23
of the Cricut Quick and Easy Idea book!!
had the most adorable gift bag with overalls for a little girl.
When I saw the bag I knew I could make the perfect
pair of boy overalls to match the theme of this hop!!

I used a small kraft gift bag, it is only about 8.5" high.
I inked it up with some Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.
I cut the overalls from the Country Life Cartridge.
using Coordinations cardstock,
I stretched them with my gypsy so that they
are 4.6" wide x 11" high.
I ran them through the cuttlebug using this cute
checkered folder.  Then I sanding them a bit.
The red plaid paper is from DCWV
Dots and Stripes paper pack.
I adde some brads for buttons.
The fish and fishing pole were cut
from Just Because Cards at 8.6" high.
The grass was cut from
Martha Stewart All Occasions Cake Art.
This is my favorite grass to use!!

The Gone Fishin sentiment is from Life is a Beach.
I cut it at 3.10" h.  I cut the fish off that was part of the cut.

I hope you enjoyed my projects!!

Your next stop is Tiffany

Here is the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way.
Please make sure to follow each of the designers blogs and
comment on each of their projects both today and tomorrow
to in eligible for our fabulous giveaways!!

Kathy @  ***you are here***