Monday, September 26, 2011

My Imagination Monday!

Hi Everyone, and welcome to Imagine Monday with My Cricut Craft Room. If you would like to see other projects made using the Imagine, head on over to Erica's blog and check out what the other design team members have made!

I have two cards to share with you today that were part of my St. Jude cards!

Items used:
  • A2 card base cut down to 4 x 4
  • Patterned cardstock 
  • Imagine More Cards Imagine Cartridge 
  • Pop Dots
  • Adhesive
How to:
  • I started by cutting out the tags at 2.5 inches each. 
  • I cut down the card bases to 4 x 4 and the patterned paper to 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 and attached it with ATG adhesive 
  • I then attached the tags to the card bases with a pop dot.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sew Easy!

Hi Everyone! So a few weeks ago I finally took the plunge and bought a Sew Easy! It is pretty fun to use and adds just a little something extra to your project. Here is my first 2 projects that I made with it!

Items used:
  • A2 Card bases
  • patterned paper
  • Imagine More Cards Cartridge
  • Pop Dots
  • Sew Easy + thread
  • Adhesive
How to:
  • I stated by cutting the card bases down to 4 x 4 and the patterned paper to 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 and attached it to the card base with ATG adheisve. 
  • Next I punctured the holes with the Sew Easy head on each card (used a scalloped one on the second card, and the head that came with the handle for the first)
  • I then added the thread to the cards 
  • Then came the tags cut from the Imagine at 2.5 inches. They are attached with pop dots.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Would you guess Wednesday!

Hi everyone, and welcome to Would you Guess Wednesday! Would you guess Wednesday is a fun day to see what the design team members have made using the "layers" of cricut cartridges. We can't use the main cut's for each cut-out on the cartridge, but we can used any of the others! If you would like to see more projects, please head over to My Cricut Craft Room!

Items uesd:
  • White and black card stock
  • google eyes
  • adhesive
  • Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge 
  • Sentiment stamp from PBD
  • Memento Ink
How To:
  • I started by cutting the ghost card at 3 inches using the "Card" layer. 
  • I cut the smile also at 3 inches from the "layer 2" on the shift setting (I only used the smile, and not the eyes)
  • I used 2 google eyes from my stash and attached them with adhesive
  • I then stamped the inside of the card with a ghostly greeting to finish the card off!  

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Happy Anniversary Card

Hi everyone! Today is one of my best friends and her husbands 3rd wedding anniversary, so today's card is for them!

Items used:
  • A7 Card base
  • Patterned paper 
  • White paper 
  • Brown cardstock
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • Border Punch
  • Better Together Imagine Cartridge 
  • pop dots 
  • adhesive
  • Stamps
  • Memento Ink 
How To:
  • I started by cutting down the patterned paper and punching the edges with my border punch. I also punched white computer paper with the same punch to make a under layer with the same pattern. I cut the white punched paper strips and attached them to the back to the patterned paper and then attached both to the card base. 
  • The brown cardstock that is was embossed is actually a scrap from a previous project that I didn't end up using and it fit perfectly with this card! 
  • I cut the birds on the branches from the Better Together Imagine cartridge at 3 inches and attached them to the card with pop dots. 
  • For the inside of the card, I stamped it with 2 different stamps. The "Happy Anniversary" stamp is from PBD's Scripted Year, and the other stamp is just one in my collection (I don't remember the brand)

Monday, September 19, 2011

My Imagination Monday!

Hi, and welcome to My Imagination Monday with My Cricut Craft Room! Today is all about making a project using the Cricut Imagine. If you would like to see other projects made with the Imagine, please check out the other design team members project that can be found on My Cricut Craft Room's blog!

My project for today is a birthday card that was part of a large batch of cards that I sent to Erica to take with her to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Items used:
  • A2 card base 
  • Patterned paper 
  • Imagine More Cards Cricut Cartridge
  • Pop dots
  • Adhesive 
  • Border punch
  • Pink By Design stamp
  • Memento ink
How To:
  • I started by cutting down my card base from a standard A2 size to 4 x 4. I punched the edge of the front flap.
  • I cut down the patterned paper to fit the front of the card, as well as a strip to attach to the inside of the card so it would show through the border punch on the front flap
  • I cut out the birthday tag from Imagine More Cards cartridge at 2.5 inches and attached it to the front of the card base with a pop dot
  • I finished off my card by stamping the inside with a Happy Birthday Sentiment stamp from PBD! 
Blog hop winner!
Congratulations to comment # 8! You are my lucky winner! Please email me at with your mailing address!

Josie0602 said...
Fabulous cards!! I love them all. Tracy jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

    Friday, September 16, 2011

    All about the Guys Blog Hop!

    Hi and welcome to the All about the Guys blog hop!!

    If you just came to my blog and would like to start at the beginning, please go to Erica's Blog to start the hop. If you arrived from Yvette's blog then you have come from the right place! 

    For today's projects I have made a stack of cards to keep in my stash for any boy (or man!). I tried to keep them fun and creative. My inspiration came from my Just 4 Men stamps set from Pink By Design!  

    To help keep the length of this post down, I will only give a few details on each project. :) 

    •  I used a A2 card base for this card. 
    • I cut the shark at 4 inches and is from Life is a beach Cricut Cartridge
    • Card base is a A2 
    • Magnet is cut at 2 inches, and the Chick is cut at 5 inches and are from Just Because Cards Cricut Cartridge. (magnet is really a U with the bottom part trimmed to be straight!)

    •  A2 cardbase
    • Dumptruck is cut at 3inches and is from Boy's will be Boy's Cricut Cartridge
    •  A2 card base
    • Wave is cut at 2 inches and the shorts are cut at 2.5 inches, they both are from Life is a Beach Cricut Cartridge   

    • Cardbase came from the dollar bins at Michael's 
    • Fish w/ pole is cut at 4 inches and is from Boy's will be Boy's Cricut Cartridge 


    I will be giving away this cute stamp set along with ink pad. The winner will also win a coupon code good for my Etsy store! 
    There are 2 ways to enter! 
    1. Become a follower and leave me a comment! (If you are already a follower, just leave me a message) 
    2. Go and Like my facebook page, and come back here and leave me a separate note stating that you have done this. (Once again, if you already are a fan on facebook, just drop on over and say hi, and then leave me a message here!) 
     Your next stop on the hop is Laurie

    If you get lost along the way, here is the entire lineup! 

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011

    Thank you cards

    Last week I needed to make up some thank-you cards to take to a couple people at our Church that helped me just after hurting my ankle. One brought us dinner out of the blue one night and the other took me to my follow-up doctors appointment.

    Items used for first card:
    • Card base 
    • patterned paper 
    • Imagine More Cards Imagine Cartridge 
    • PBD stamps (for inside) 
    • adhesive 
    How To:
    • I cut the patterned paper to fit the front of the card base and attached with adhesive
    • I then attached the tag from the Imagine More Cartridge to the front of the card with a 3D adhesive piece 
    • I stamped the inside of the card with a "Thank You" stamp (sorry forgot to take a picture!) 
    Items used for second card:
    • A2 card base cut down to 4 x 3
    • Imagine More Cards Imagine cartridge
    • PBD background stamp
    • 3D foam square adhesive 
    How to:
    • I started by cutting down my A2 card base and stamping the front with my puzzle piece PBD background stamp. 
    • I cut the "ticket" from the Imagine More Cards cartridge at 2.5inches and attached to the front of the card base with a 3D foam square.
    • I left the inside blank so that I would have room to write a little message.

    Friday, September 9, 2011

    Love to Crop Fall Colors Challange

    Today I am a guest designer for Love To Crop! The challenge today is to use any fall colors for any project, so I made a card for my Chemo Angel patient. I encourage you all to join in the fun and make a project for this challange and go link it up on Love to Crop's blog...she has a little blog candy for the winner!

     Items used:
    • A2 Cardbase
    • patterned paper 
    • ribbon
    • adhesive
    • stamps
    • Memento Ink in Brown and Black
    • Chalk Ink in brown 
    How To:
    • Cut the patterned to fit on my cardbase and inked the edges with my chalk ink. 
    • Attached ribbon with ATG adhesive to the patterned paper and then attached the paper to the card base
    • I then stamped the sentiment and other stamps on the front of the card.
    • The last step was to stamp the inside with my sentiment stamp

    Wednesday, September 7, 2011

    Would you guess Wednesday!

    Hi Everyone! Today is Would you Guess Wednesday over at My Cricut Craft Room. WYGW is where we only use cuts that are from the "layers" part of a cartridge. If you open a cartridge book and look at the available cuts, we can only use the items on the right, not the main cuts.

    For my birthday in early August, we went to the Zoo! We had a ton of fun seeing all the animals, and I got some really cute pictures! I am putting together a scrapbook for my son with the pictures and animals and here are 2 of the pages!

    Items used:
    • Yellow, brown and green cardstock
    • patterned paper 
    • stickers
    • adhesive 
    • Nate's ABC's Cricut Cartridge
    • Pictures
    How To:
    • I started by cutting the M is for Monkey and A is for Alligator at 5 inches 
    • I attached them to the background paper 
    • I then cut my pictures down and cut some patterned paper to put behind them to help make the pop out. 
    • I also found a cute sticker to put on my monkey page from my sticker stash
    I also cut out a Z is for Zebra, but then realized that none of my zebra pictures were printed! Here is what that looks like for when I do get them printed!

    Monday, September 5, 2011

    Blog Hop Winner!!

    Thank you to everyone who hoped this weekend! I enjoyed making each and every project! Thank you to everyone for your wonderful comments! I am glad that you all loved the cards so much! After reading all the comments, it was very apparent that the favorites were the Thanksgiving card, and the frog robot card for my great nephew's birthday!

    Now for the fun part....the winner! 

    I used to select the winner of the blog candy and that lucky person is.....

    That lucky person said....

    gshrader said...
    New follower of your blog! Great cards! Thanks for sharing! gayle_shrader at yahoo dot com

    Friday, September 2, 2011

    September Cricut 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

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

    You should have come from Rosa . If you did not please start at the beginning of the hop at

     I have 5 projects for you this weekend from 5 different cartridges! To keep the length of this post down, I will only post minimum info about each, and if you would like the detailed info please feel free to send me an email letting me know what card info you would like and I will pass it onto you! :)

    The first project was a card from Just Because Cards and is for my Chemo Angel patients sister....

    • I started by cutting the lady bug at 8 inches and the saying at 4 inches. 
    • The purple background paper is cut 1/4 of an inch smaller than the card base. 
    • The background paper is embossed with a flower pattern before attaching it to the card base. 
    • I used a scalloped punch to cut a tag to stamp on with a PBD sentiment stamp. I also added the flower to the inside of the card to add some color! 

    My next project was made from the Robotz cartridge and is for my Great Nephew's 1st birthday! (Yes you read that great nephew!)

    • I cut the frog robot out at 5 inches (I cut this out 2 times, once in black and the other in white in order to make my card)
    • I attached the layers to the front piece (black) and then attached the black layer to the white only at the top part that goes up to make it a card. 
    • Instead of using the eyes that the cricut can cut out, I pulled out my google eyes and selected 2 that would fit the areas for the eyes. (I think this really make the card look cute!)
    • I used a couple of PBD stamps on the inside to finish the card off! 
    My next card came from Wild Card and I am not sure yet who this card is for. I think I will end up making up a few of these cards to send to family and friends for Thanksgiving!

    • I started by finding some really pretty fall-ish patterned paper and cutting out the cardbase and leaf for the envelope.The cardbase, layers, envelope and leaf for envelope are all cut at 5 inches
    • I attached the layers together and then also added a stamp the the inside of the card from the 
    My next card is from Disney's Cars cartridge and was my card for my Chemo Angel patient last week! My son Jacob loves the movie Cars, so when I pulled out this cartridge, I let him point to the one I should make! (I am not sure he really got the concept since he is 2, but he did help!)

    • I cut this card and layers at 5 inches. I cut the "blackout" cut 2 times, one for the "top" (black) of the card, and one for the bottom (white). For the bottom layer, I used my score board to score the top portion to make a flap to attach to the top layer of the card to make the card. 
    My final project is from Robots Party! These invitations are fun for a party for any little boy (or girl!) who loves robots. :)

    • The bases for the invites are a A2 size card cut on the score line!
    • The front cuts were done at 5 inches
    • The backs are stamped with a invite stamp set and left blank for the host to write in the party information.  
    BLOG CANDY!!! 

    I really hope that you enjoyed all of my projects for this hop! Last but not least a hop wouldn't be complete without a giveaway!

    The winner will receive some "fall" and "Halloween" embellishments & ribbons from my stash as well as a Coupon code to use in my Etsy store! 

    How to enter! 
    1. Become a follower and leave a comment! (If you are already a follower, leave a comment letting me know) This is a mandatory step!
    2. Go and "Like" my facebook page, and once again leave a comment telling me, (once again if you already do, just drop by and say Hi, and then leave a comment here!)
    Your next stop on the hop is Sharon

    If you get lost along the hop, here is the hop list!

    1.      My Cricut Craft Room
    7.      Patricia  
    9.      Rosa  
    10.  Samantha  ----you are here----
    11.  Sharon    ----next stop----

      Thursday, September 1, 2011

      Theme Day Thursday - Fall!

      Hi everyone!!! Today I am participating (and actually picked the theme!) in Theme Day Thursday over on My Cricut Craft Room! Fall is my favorite time of year. I just love the colors, and the change in weather. I also got married in the fall (my hubby and I will be celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary on October 21st!) so that I could incorporate all the beautiful fall colors and flowers into my wedding. :)

      Today's card is a very cute fall card. I am not quite sure who I am going to send this to, but I am sure that I will find a lucky recipient!

      Items Used:
      • 7 x 5 card base in craft paper color 
      • Coordinating patterned paper from stash 
      • Cheerful Seasons
      • Green, yellow, red and brown cardstock 
      • adhesive
      • action wobble 
      • acorn stickers from stash 
      • PBD sentiment stamps for front of card as well as inside (Simply Everything and Bountiful Blessings)
      • Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black
      • Tim Holtz distressing ink
      • corner rounder 
      How to:
      • I started by cutting out the wheelbarrow layers at 3 inches from the Cheerful Seasons cartridge. 
      • Once all layers were cut out, I assembled together and set aside. 
      • I picked out background patterned paper and cut it down to: 4 6/8 x 6 6/8 for the mulit-colored paper and 7 x 2 for the orange paper. I cut another 7 x 2 piece of orange patterned paper for the inside of the card as well. 
      • I then used my corner rounder to round all the corners of the card base, as well as the corners of the patterned paper before attaching. This is also when I distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz distressing ink.
      • I used ATG adhesive to attache the patterned paper and a Action Wobble to attach the wheelbarrow. 
      • I then stamped the sentiments on the front and inside of the card. 
      • At this point I thought my card was done, but as I was looking at it I realized that it needed something else, so back to my stash of embellishments I went and found the cute shiny acorn stickers! I added 2 of them and think they do a great job finishing off the card!
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