CWC Blogaversary Week Day 3, Use Pink and Flowers, Satin, or Fabric

Welcome to the Cooking With Cricut Blogaversary Week, Day 3!  This week the design team along with myself, are creating a different themed project each day.  Today's project is to use the color Pink along with one of the following, flowers, satin or fabric.  I have chosen lots of pink and more flowers from the Art Philosophy cartridge.
I used a Stampin UP paper pack for the background strips and the large flower was cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge, once in pink and once in black.  I then stamped the Images on it using the Just For You stamp set from Close to My Heart.  The sentiment is from a stamp set in the Art Philosophy package.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Don't forget about all the fabulous prizes to be won over at Cooking with Cricut.  If you want to play along with this weeks pink challenge, link up your creation at Cooking with Cricut!

CWC Blogaversary Day 1 Week Long Celebration

Welcome to Day 1 of the week long celebration over at Cooking with Cricut!  This week the design team will be creating projects daily for our daily challenges and giveaways!  It is going to be lots of fun with tons of inspiration to be had!  The challenge for today is All Things Girly, Pink, Frilly, Lace, Bling-Feminine.  I have created a thank you card that is definitely girly.
For my card I used mostly Close To My Heart product.  The paper is from the Stella collection that came in my consultant kit.  I am in LOVE with this paper pack and new that I wanted to use it for something soon.  After making flowers with my Art Philosophy cartridge for my altered frame, I had to make more.  These are a different flower on the cart that I rolled and put a pearl in the middle.  The stamp is from the Art Philosophy collection called Frames, Tags and Borders.
 Love these flowers!
Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to stop by the Cooking with Cricut blog for all the fun this week!

Disney/Pixar Blog Hop Day 2

If you are looking for Day 1 of the Cooking With Cricut Blogaversary Blog Hop, click here.

Welcome to the Disney/Pixar Blog hop! I am so excited to be here again in blogland with all my friends doing another Disney hop!  I LOVE all things Disney!!  This past year we went twice, once to Disneyland and once to Disneyworld, so I have been gradually getting all the photos scrapped.  Hopefully you have arrived here from Jenny's Scrapbooking Haven, if not and you want to go back to the begining of the hop and start over, you can start at Shawn at Crafty Chics.  
My project for today is a two page layout I did from our trip to Disneyland.  For my Disney album I have been trying to make the pages as easy as I can keeping with the same theme for all of them.  My theme colors are yellow, black, and red and I am also trying to keep the stamp sets uniform too, keeping with stars, banners, and crowns along with my new favorite alphabet stamp set, CTMH Typewriter Keys.
I'm not doing too many Cricut cuts as I am trying to do the album quickly but for this page I thought a few cute Mickey's would add a lot to this.
 I love this cute little Mickey below. I'd never cut him out before but my son said we had to have him so here he is.  Sometimes I get a little intimidated by these cuts but these two were super easy!
Love this Mickey lounging.
Love this alphabet set from CTMH, it punches out perfect letters!
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget about the fun giveaway for the Scrap'N Easel-Ette! I have an original Scrap'N Easel and I LOVE it!! I used it to make this layout.
Your next stop is my fellow CWC design team member, Jenny at Crazy About Cricut.

Cooking with Cricut Blogaversary Blog Hop

Hi all!  Welcome to Day 1 of the Cooking with Cricut Anniversary Blog Hop! The hop this week kicks off a week long celebration for the 2 year blogaversary of Cooking with Cricut!  Our Design teams have come up with some amazing projects focusing on the theme of the second year anniversary which is cloth, crystal, or glass.
We think you will be blown away by all this inspiration and interpretation of our designers! Be sure to come back tomorrow to see what else they have all come up with.
Each day this week the design team and I will be bringing you fabulous projects and we will be giving away free vintage graphics, digital printables and/or electronic cutting files! You will want to me sure you stop by the CWC blog ( daily to see what we have up our sleeve! 
You should have arrived here from Suzanne's blog, the Cricut Craftin Grammy, if not and you want to start at the begining head on over to the CWC blog  ( and start at the beginning.

So in honor of our theme this week I got out my fabric paper (going with the cloth theme)
 I decided to cover a wooden frame and frame a photo of me and my girlfriends for my good friends birthday.  I LOVE this paper!  I cut it with my regular fiskar cutter and it adhered so nicely to the frame as the back of it is sticky.
 I used Art Philosophy for all my Cricut cuts on here.  The frame I designed with Art Philosphy and the Cricut Craft Room software to make sure it fit precisely with what I needed for this project. 
  The flowers were so easy to make!  This was my first time making them from this cartridge and they were a breeze!  I used some darker pink ink to do the shading around the outside.  The letters are from my favorite alphabet stamp set from Close to My Heart called Typewriter Keys, it's very similar to the Token alphabet available now at CTMH.

There are several prizes to be won so be sure to head over and join in the fun at CWC
( There is a "cloth, crystal, or glass" challenge you can enter to win as well as other super blog candy just for being a follower and commenting so don't miss out!

Thanks for stopping by! You're next stop is Janet over at My Cards for You.

Love Card

These last few weeks have been especially crazy!  One of the best things about them though was that my husband and I celebrated our 9 year anniversary.  It is amazing to me how much I love him still and how he is the person I want to spend all my time with, along with our 2 wonderful children.  Our relationship has grown and changed over the past 9 years and I am so thankful to God for blessing me with him!  In honor of this anniversary I wanted to make him a special card.  Here is what I came up with:
I used the heart stamps and the Love stamp from the Celebration stamp set from Close to My Heart and the paper and ribbon are all from Stampin UP!  The red is Stampin UP! Riding Hood Red which I love!

On another note, we lost my husbands dear Grandmother this past week and spent a lot of our time driving back to Michigan to attend her funeral.  She lived a long, long life, living until 104!  Isn't that amazing?  She also didn't move into an assisted living facility until she turned 100, living all that time on her own in her own house.   She was such a strong women and I was blessed to know her.

Thanks for stopping by!

CWC Challenge #84, Teacher Appreciation Day

Hi all!  Today the challenge over at CWC is Teacher Appreciation Day.  My daughter has just entered kindergarten this year and has the most AMAZING teacher!  I feel like I really need to do something special for her sweet teacher.  This project is something I have been thinking about for a while.  I bought the base of this little wooden box last year at the Scrapbook Expo and knew then I wanted to use it for a teacher.  I just finally got around to putting it together thanks to this challenge!
I used some old apple paper I had to cover the little box, I just traced where it needed to be and sanded off the edges. I used red for the sides and the bottom.
 The apple and worm are both from Create a Critter, along with the book. I used a Stampin UP letter set (Just Perfect Alphabet) for the teachers name and some Peachy Keen stamps for the face (Boy Mates).
 Here is a side view of the box. I put the apple paper inside as well.
 I then made this cute little card for her by welding two of the apple shapes together on my gypsy. The Thank you stamp is a CTMH stamp from the 4 My Friend set.  I also made 10 more of these cards to stick inside the box so she could have them to use for herself.  
I am hoping to get another project made for her soon, when I am done I'll be sure to post here!  I can't believe school is almost out, didn't we just begin?  Anyway, thanks for stopping by and if you would like to play along, link up your project to  You may also want to stop by there for inspiration, the design team came up with some pretty neat things!