Wednesday, November 20, 2013


This was a simple and quick card to put together.  Totally not my usual style, but it was fun to do.  I used the Cricut Craft Room to design the landscape using the House (pg. 42), the Tree2 (pg. 52), and the Rectangle8 (pg. 65) from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I welded the Noel (pg. 79) from the Artiste cartridge in the bottom corner.

Paper: Sparkle and Shine Reflections Kit (limited time only!!)
Tools: Art Philosophy, Artiste Cricut cartridge

When I cut the pieces, I cut two of the snow scene.  I tore the top off of one and attached it to the top of the other to create some depth in the snow.  If I make this again, I think I'll cut another snow scene piece for more depth.  Or I may just leave it and move on to another card design in my head.

Come back soon and see!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Christmas Card Binder

This past Stamp Camp, my friend Trish shared her project and I loved it!  She solved the problem of what to do with all those Christmas cards and photo cards you receive every year.  Create a binder for them!

She used the new My Creations Kraft Album and created a beautiful project you can keep those photos and cards safe, and bring some holiday cheer into your home at the same time!

Stamps: Framework Alphabet
Inks: Ruby
Papers: Frosted Reflections kit, Kraft cardstock
Accessories: Ruby Shimmer Tape, Ruby Mini-Medley Assortment, Sparkles
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge

I'll be using the Artbooking cartridge to add some Kraft cardstock pages to my binder.  Because I love it so much and thing it is such a fantastic project, I'm offering classes at my home next month.  Emails have been sent out, but if you're not on my class list and would like to attend, give me shout and I'll get you set up!

Now, I just have to wait for the post to be delivered!  From Millan.Net

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Happy Holidays

I forgot to post the last card for my workshop!  From Millan.NetAnd it is one of my favorites!  I cannot find the original blog post this came from, but you can see the inspiration piece here.

Stamps: Perfect Fit-Holidays
Inks: Cashmere
Papers: Ruby, Colonial White, Kraft cardstock
Accessories: Brown and Tan Sparkles
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge

It's super windy here today...a perfect day to stay indoors and craft!
  From Millan.Net

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Gratitude with an Attitude Blog Hop

Good evening everyone!  I hope you're enjoying a restful Sunday with family and friends.  Tonight I invite you to take a stroll down our team's blog hop and see some pretty great projects.

This month we've focused on Gratitude and everything that means to us.  If you're following along the hop already, you've just come from Melinda's Blog.  Let me guess, something with lots of bling??
 From Millan.Net
I love her love of all things blingy!! From Millan.Net

Well let me show you my project.  First of all, I am grateful for many things...especially a very patient and helpful husband who will calmly tell me to try something new when a project kind of blows up in my face.  Which it did...several times this week.  I still want to go back and get it right but for tonight I'll share my back up project.

When CTMH came out with the My Creations® Collage Cubes a while ago, I wanted to try making a photo puzzle but just never got around to it...until now.

I've used photos of people I am most grateful for in my life.  Enjoy!

Of course my boys and my family...

My dad and stepmom...just look how happy they are together!!
Engineer and I on the Eiffel Tower in Vegas...

Me and my siblings a playing card game, something we always end up doing when we're together...

A perfect day at White Sands, NM.  The boys love to visit here and play in the sand!

My parents got to travel with Engineer and I when our school band went to Europe...

My mom...still miss her and am so grateful to be her daughter.

This guy...puts up with more than he should and I can't imagine life without him!  (sorry if that embarrassed you, sweetie!) From Millan.Net

One of my favorite shots of the boys this summer.

I had saved a small puzzle from one of the boys' kids' meals some time hoping to use it as a model to make my own.  Luckily, I found this awesome tutorial and didn't have to short a fuse figuring it out myself!
From Millan.Net

Our Creation Cubes measure 2" so this makes a nice big puzzle to sit on a table for display.  I will most likely give it a thin coat of Modge Podge this week...and maybe sand the edges, too.  But for now, I'm grateful to have it finished!

Now moving on...head over to Becky's Blog and see what fabulous project she's got prepared for you!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Another Christmas Card Workshop Piece

I'd like to show you card #5 for my upcoming workshop.  This is another Pinterest inspired card, take a look at the inspiration piece here.

And now my version:

Stamps: Ornamental Cheer
Inks: Cashmere
Papers: Roxy (retired), Kraft, Colonial White, Ruby cardstock
Accessories: Almond Glitz Gel, Brown and Tan Sparkles
Tools: Artbooking Cricut cartridge, Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, micro-tip scissors

I've had a lot of fun recreating Pinterest finds...quite a challenge!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Go Climb A Tree

Last Thanksgiving, we spent the holiday with family in Las Cruces, NM.  Engineer and I both went to school there at NMSU, so we knew the Horseshoe would be a perfect place to take some family photos.  (It was probably the one place we spent the majority of our college marching band practice!)

The boys loved climbing in the giant trees that line the field.  We don't have trees like this at our house!  With them so happy, it was easy to get them to pose for a few photos.  Well, I say a few...but it was probably closer to 50.  From Millan.Net

I made a Studio J layout with some of my favorites, take a look!

Studio J: Free Spirit Reflections Kit

We had such a good time, we took everyone else with us the next day for a big group photo shoot.  Now I just need to get started on that layout so I can share with everyone!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Happy Holidays

My family went camping this weekend...something I've not done in many, many years. 
From Millan.Net

It was with the purpose of Loquacious earning a scout badge, which he did, but it also reminded me of the many reasons I haven't camped in a long time.  The lack of sleep, thanks to a overly warm tent (5 bodies put out a lot of heat!) and a not very thick sleeping pad had me so tired...I really did not know what day it was when I woke up yesterday.  Good thing it was Sunday!   And thank goodness for Sunday naps...though mine wasn't very long.

Anyway, now it's Monday and a brand new week!  Also a brand new month!  Pretty soon the holiday rush will be here and over before you know it.

Today I'm going to share card #4 of my upcoming workshop.  You can see the inspiration card here.

And here is my version:

Stamps: Merry and Bright
Inks: Ruby, Cashmere
Papers: Colonial White, Kraft cardstock
Accessories: Ruby Mini-Medley Assortment, Brown and Tan Sparkles, Color Ready Seam Binding, Almond Glitz Gel
Tools: Artiste Cricut cartridge

Now, before I get to play in my Closet today, I'll have to do a little housework.
From Millan.Net

Nothing like cleaning up after a camping trip!


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