Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Springtime St Patrick Day Recipe Album

Hello my crafty friends!
Today is your LUCKY DAY!
Yes, it's that Super Fun Green Day again.
2 FREE files!
Happy St Patrick's Day!!!

 I made this really cute recipe album to
hold special recipes.
It's similar to the Love album that I made in my last post.
 Use two thick pieces for the front and back by
doubling each layer. The inside holds all your recipes in a plastic pocket so
you can trade them out if you like. And, they are protected from any batter and such.

I added a rainbow bow and delicate flowers. You can add as many
pages as you like and it would be the perfect gift for family and friends.
So easy to make with the Cricut Explore and also the Eclips machines.
Here is the link to my recipe book in Design Space.
Click on the link and it will open in your Design Space.
Let me know if you need any instructions.
Happy Crafting!

Check this Free kit with purchase "Feeling Lucky" from svgcuts.

It's your LUCKY DAY!!
Totally FREE Lucky Scalloped Shamrock from Mary & Leo.

Click below to get the svg file

I'm so excite to be going to the Anaheim Cricut event this year with my daughter.
The CEO Ashish and all the Cricut gang will be there to celebrate.
And, Dinner is included :) 
It will be this Thursday and I feel like I'm so LUCKY to be able to attend.

I was asked to make 15 Cricut props for the event. Everyone is making all kinds of
cute props to make this event a fun time. I can't wait to see them all!

Whew! Now I need to put a little sparkle on each one and a pretty bow.

Name tag that I created for the event.

Wish us Luck!
I will have lots of pictures to share from the event on my next post.

That's it my friends for another day.
Have a wonderful and Lucky week!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tulips Bunnies and Hummingbird Springtime Love Albums

Spring has arrived and my lovely daffodils are in full bloom.
I love this time of year watching all the flowers bloom . There are 16 fruit trees
that are starting to bud and show their pretty flowers. Yes, you read that right! lol
My sister talked me into planted all those trees and now when they all ripen
 and need harvesting, she's moved to Arizona....go figure :) 

Well......this little fella looks like me as I begin to think of canning peaches, nectarines, plums apples, pears, apricots figs, concord grapes and flame red. Well I'll have a little while longer to think about all that work. Whew!

Up first is this lovely Love Album that Melody Lane created for the Patreon group. I just joined
her group over at https://www.patreon.com/melodylane  Melody creates some great how
to videos for the Cricut Explore and Design Studio and if you pledge just one dollar a month, she will
send you beautiful cutting files like this Love Album and more. Great gal!

I embossed the dark pink with roses and added the little bunny and gems. You can
add Easter Eggs and more for an Easter Album.

How about a little St Patty Day's LOVE album. This album is so versatile and can be made for
most any occasion.  

This beautiful Hummingbird is from the svg creations within Design Studio and 
so easy and fun to assemble. It comes with 9 pieces that fit perfectly to make this
lovely Hummingbird. He measures almost 7" tall. I put a round magnet on the back so 
you can place him on your refrigerator or anything metal. 
I simply Love how he turned out and will be making many more in my classes.

One of my favorites of all the albums is this pretty yellow and white one.
I added gems and gold tiny butterflies and flowers.
 The picture really doesn't do it justice. 
It's so Spring and I love it.

Bird has created a FREE cutting file for you to enjoy.

Click on the link below to get it.

That's it for another day my friends. If your in the the East, I hope
Spring comes to you soon and if your in CA, then Spring has sprung :)

Have a wonderful week and keep watching for more exciting creations.


Friday, February 13, 2015

Spring Flower Embossed Card Peachy Keen Faces

Hello again my crafty friends!

Well, you know what I'm thinking :) SPRING!
Yep, it was in the high 80's here in Apple Valley again. Sooooo
that means that Springtime is approaching and I get to
do much needed gardening. 

I  was so happy with my spring card that I just had to share with you. The
other day I just happened to stop by Joann's. :)  They had a sale on the Darice
embossing folders at 5 for 10.00 and I just couldn't pass them up. LOL

This flower folder was  just calling my name and I couldn't wait to 
get back home to try it.
 I cut white cardstock at 6.5 x 5. Then I thought, why
not put the whole card in the embossing folder. Sooo I did and I think
it turned out beautiful. The front is embossed perfectly and I just couldn't resist stamping
a couple of Peachy Keen Face stamps..

They are having a sale right now and will be closing soon.
I love all of her delightful face stamps.
Hurry before they are gone forever!
Click below to go there.

This is inside of the card that I embossed with another flower folder.
I need to add something to write a note inside, but I'm not sure what.
Any suggestions??

This is the back of the card.
I think putting the whole card in the embossing folder is a great idea. 
A very unique card, I must say.

Gorgeous Tote Bags!!!
These little tote bags were created by one of my students. Dolly was
so kind to let me take pictures of all her creations.
Beautiful papers and the butterfly and rose add a perfect touch.
She's so talented!

Darling for that special person on your list.

More gorgeous totes!
Dolly loves to decorate and has the eye for the perfect combination.
Love these!!

 Gorgeous totes!
Perfect for most any Holiday and especially Valentines.
Adorable little birds and beautiful papers.

I think Dolly did a fabulous job making all these beautiful tote bags.

The  tote bag is a Free file from Birds Cards
Click below

That's it my friends for another day.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tulips Windmill Hearts Folk Art Valentine Cards Cricut Design Studio

Hello again my friends!
Today was a lovely sunny day here in Apple Valley, CA and was in the 70's. It does get
cold in early mornings and evenings. I don't think I could take the cold snow that the news
has been broadcasting about the Big snow storm in the east.
 I hope everyone stays safe and bundled up.

Today I  made these beautiful Valentine cards to share with you. As you know from my
last post, I Love my Cricut Explore. I found these Folk Art Festival cards in Design Studio.

A very fast and easy card and looks so beautiful. 

Here's another Tulip card that could be used for most any occasion.
The red is the topper card glued onto a white base.

This was one of my favorites. I love windmills!
The Cricut  Explore cut all the cards beautifully and soooo quietly.

This heart Valentine card is so stunning. It cut the black outline perfectly and I glued
it onto the pink topper and then onto a white base. For the inside I used  the negative
of the black outline and glued a pink cutout heart.

I made this card for my oldest daughter's birthday that's in Feb.

She Love's Balloons so I made this piecing Happy Birthday for the inside of the card.
 Sorry forthe dark pics,I forgot to take it earlier before the sun went down.

Update on my Honeydew plant that I started fro a tiny seed.
It's growing like a weed!!!  I'm not seeing any melons yet but I think it
 needs to be pollinated/ I don't see any bee's around when I put it outside in the afternoons.
 Oh well! Any suggestions on what to do about that?
I was looking forward to yummy melons but I may have to buy some.
I guess I don't have a green thumb after all, LOL

How about a FREE svg Valentine's Box!!

Mary & Leo are sharing another Freebie!
Click on the link below


That's it my friends for another day.
Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Bears Birds Cats Dogs and Turtles Oh MY

Hi my crafty friends!
It's a whole New Year and I'm here to wish you a Happy New Year!
It was a busy and fun Holiday with friends and family, but its good
to be back in my crafty room :)

First up is this adorable little pooh bear wishing for
a yummy cupcake. 
Isn't he just the cutest!
I cut him in white card stock and inked with Tim Holtz distressed inks.
Yes,I started with White paper!! 
Love Tim Holtz inks! 
Down the right side of the card I cut red shinny foil paper and of course 
he needed red dotted ribbon up the other side.

I just finished this beautiful bird design from Cricut Eplore Design Studio. It was
the Florals Embellished. There are many bird designs to choose from but I loved this 
bird because it reminds of Solvang  a Danish village that I used to visit. I especially 
love Olsen's Bakery, they always had delightful breads, cookies and more. It's about
3 .5 hours from me. Long drive but well worth the visit.

The Olsen's Bakery!
Yummy :)

I cut the bird in different colored vinyl and then layered each section. It was so easy
and fun to make and now my paper holders look finished.

Oh, did I say I Love my New Cricut Explore!! :)
Yes, I still love my Eclips  but this one has been so much fun to use.

These sweet little pups are cut in vinyl.
 I love cutting
vinyl with my Cricut Explore machine. 

Here's the Minnie and Mickey silhouettes, also in vinyl

I found this acrylic  photo holder at the goodwill and thought
it would be great to use for all my recipes. But, first I just had to
add this sweet little bird. This is layered vinyl. 
Now I need to type all those recipes and it will be finished :) ...if I can
pull myself away from the vinyl LOL

Isn't he just too tweet!!

I love Figaro! He is also cut in vinyl and layered.
It's so fun cutting vinyl!
I may start using it on my cards instead of paper ;)

Now all my paper holders have a special character on them

Hmmmm...what shall I decorate next??? LOL

Getting ready for Valentines Day?
Here's a darling turtle that I made. Isn't she cute!
I just happened to have that perfect bow :)
There's so many ways you can decorate this cute file for Valentines 
or any occasion. 
This is a FREE svg cutting file from Mary & Leo
Click on the link below to get it.


That's it for another day my friends!
Keep watching for MORE fun Valentines!
Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Years Pocket Watch Clock

Hello my crafty friends!

It's almost that time again to Ring in the New Year.
I hope that it will Ring in a bright new year for everyone. 
Happy New Year!! 2015

This clock is a very special clock that I designed. I used Gold
designer paper and gold hands.  Yes, it's a Real working Clock!

I used Mary & Leo svg Maison de Madeline svg kit for the base. 

I designed the silhouette pocket watch.

Great kit! 
Click below to get this beautiful kit.

This is one of the glass cutting boards that I decorated with vinyl.
The picture doesn't do it justice. It's much prettier in person.

I found the design on Logotypes101
Click below to get the swans FREE
 If you need any help, please email me and I will be happy to assist you.

I saw this posted on FB and thought I would share it with you.
I couldn't stop laughing!!!
She said that she loved cutting vinyl and was so obsessed with it, that she
put all those googly eyes on her bottles and containers in her fridge.
Now that beats the cake!!! LOL
I  think I may try that in my fridge before the kids get here....lol
Can  you just see their faces when they open up my fridge :) Too funny!
They will think I  completely lost it!

I just love cutting vinyl with the Cricut Explore machine! 
I Love my Explore!!!
I decided that my Cricut Explore needed a little Bling! :)

Look how pretty it is now!
You can personalize your machine using vinyl too.

This climbing rose is from Art Nouveaum 680A7 in Cricut Design Studio.

It is cut in may layers and then I placed each one in order.
Yes, it took awhile to make sure they were lined up properly :)
But, it was all worth it!
I love how it turned out and I may create a card using vinyl also.

Of course I needed Tinkerbell  to bring it all to life!

I think the tiny stars are so cute!
The butterfly was also from Design Studio and was Free.

That's all my friends for another YEAR!

Wishing you all the best and I will see you in the New Year!
Happy New Year!

I'll be making these darling Snoopy magnets next week and thought
you would like to take a peek at him.
Isn't he soooo cute!
I  also have a card to show you next week. 
I'll be sharing all these and more.

Again, Happy New Year to each and everyone!