Monogram Cards

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Recipe: A2

Welded initials Storybook Cartridge at 2"
Cuttlebug embossing folder: swirls and textiles
Stickles: cotton candy
Paper: K&Company Amy Butler series

Christmas Gift cardholders

Recipe: (7" x 8 1/2 cardholder)

Winter Frolic Cartridge
Sentiment cut at 3"
snowman cut at 3 1/4"

Elegant Edges:
Swirl (oblong) cut at 3 1/2" and 3 3/4"
Stickles: crystal
sentiment: Hobby Lobby
black ink
Paper: The Paper Studio, Stampin Up, DCWV
Cuttlebug embossing folder: swirls

Cardz TV Challenge #2 "Crafty Christmas"

Elegant Edges: Swirl 1 cut at 4 1/4", 4", 3 3/4"
Swirl 2 cat at 7", 6 3/4", 6 1/2" (0blong)

Snow Angel from Winter Frolic
cut at 3"
sentiment cut at 2"

Paper :DCWV, The Paper Studio
Blue Ribbon
Stickles: diamond black, waterfall
Brads: Recollections

Ponsetia: Wrap it Up Cartridge cut at 3 1/4"
Paper: DCWV, The Paper Studion
Stickles: Christmas Red, crystal, green
Button: Basic Grey

CCC #94 Halloween Card

Sunday, November 6, 2011

CCC #94 is to make a Halloween card using any cartridge image and colors.

Paper: K&Company, Halloween; Stampin' Up, green and red; DCWV, black paper
Tim Holtz embossing folders, cracked; Cuttlebug folders, Swiss dots
Cricut Cartridge: Happy Hauntings, Dracula (3 1/2); Frame (5 1/4)
Ribbon: Michaels
Stickles: black diamond, Xmas red, lime green
Rubber stamp: Michaels
Black ink
Wiggle eyes: Hobby Lobby

CCC# 90 Born in 1950

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

This week's challenge is to use the card feature on any Cricut cartridge. I made a Happy Birthday card for my dad. Happy Birthday, Dad!

Paper: DCWV; Stampin' Up Night of Navy
Cuttlebug folder: Happy Birthday
Sentiment: "Birthday Wishes" Stampin' Up
Stickles: yellow, diamond
Cricut cartridge: Wild Card (square window, cut at 5 inches); Lyrical Letters (welding done on Gypsy at 3.47 inches)

My Pink Stamper Service Project

Thursday, September 8, 2011

My Pink Stamper sent out a service announcement asking fellow card markers to make a card for an upcoming breast cancer ceremony/event later this month. The nurse, Kathy Mortl, who is coordinating the event asked if individuals would be willing to make at least one card so that each participant (1500 individuals) could have one at their seat. If you would like to help, please visit the Aug 24th episode of My Pink Stamper ( The address to mail your card (due by Sept 28th) is:
Kathy Mortl
10261 N. Sunnycrest Drive
Mequon, WI 53092

Recipe for card:
Paper: Recollections
Cuttlebug folder: textile
Die cuts: Elegant edges (swirl; 4, 4 1/4, 2 1/2, and 2 3/4 inches)
Pink ribbon gem: Recollections
Pink ribbon: Offray by Joann's


Thinking of you card

Monday, August 29, 2011

Paper: DCWV, Mariposa aand yellow
Cricut Cartridge: Elegant edges: (swirl, 3 inches)
Cuttle Bug folder: textile
Tim Holtz: distress ink (tea dye)
Stickles: orange peel, yellow and lime green
Stamped expression: Stampin Up

CCC# 89 It's a Jungle Out There

This challenge is dear to my heart since my little man will be turning one in November. This challenge provided me with the perfect opportunity to make a special card for his one year birthday. Mommy loves you Clayton!


Paper: DCWV Animal Crackers, Stampin Up': Close to coco, only orange, real red, and green galore.
Cricut Cartridge: Birthday Bash (Kangaroo, 4 1/2); Elegant Edges (swirl, 6)
Stickles: yellow
Orange ribbon: Michaels
Orange Twine, black brads

CCC #88 Back to School

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hello. I have been having technical difficulties for the last month, so I am happy to be back. I hope that I am able to successfully post tonight. Wish me luck =)


DCWV Tattered Time paper
Graphic 45 Well Groomed
Black paper Recollections
Embossing folder: The Paper Studio, Croc Texture
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: tea dye, black soot
CC: Wrap It Up (card feature/cut 5")
Lyrical Letters (jumbo feature/cut 1/2")
Celebrate It Ribbon: Red
Recollections: Rhinestones

Happy Birthday, Roy!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Birthday, Roy! (I made this card for my father-in-law.)

Thank You!

I have been in a card making frenzy, but have not had enough time to post to my blog. I made these "Thank You" cards so that I could have some on hand.

Happy Father's Day!

This post is late, but the cards went out on time! I love you Dad and Roy (my father-in-law).

Happy Birthday, Tanesha!

My fabulous sister, Tanesha, is turning 33 years-old later this month. Happy Birthday, Baby Girl! Love you! This is my first time doing shabby chic and I loved the way it turned out!

Happy Birthday, Travis!

My brother-in-law, Travis, is 28 and I wanted to make a special card for him. Happy birthday, Travis!

TGISB (Thank Goodness It's Summer Break)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

This card is for my sister who is in the process of completing her baccalaureate. Congratulations, little sister! Enjoy your summer break for it is well deserved.

CCC #75 Vintage Car Card

The CCC for this week is to create a masculine birthday card with wheels using any cartridge and colors.

Vintage car from the "Wrap it Up" cartridge cut at 3 inches
Paper: DCWV "Tattered Time" stack and Stampin' Up
Cuttlebug folders: Seeing Spots and Swiss Dots
Ribbons: Joann and Michaels
Buttons and brads: Basic Grey
Pop dots


Cricut Cardz Challenge #71: Mother's Day

Sunday, April 24, 2011


 Time to create a Mother's Day card using any cartridge and colors. I used the Storybook cartridge to create the petals for the flower and an embossing folder to add texture (the name of the folder escapes me). The paper is from K & Company, the bling and paper flower is from imaginesce, and the ribbon is from my stash. Enjoy! Happy Mother's Day!

Hubby's Birthday Card

Monday, April 11, 2011


I just thought I would share the birthday card I made for my wonderful husband for his 34th birthday. I made each of the faux matches from different pieces of scrap paper. The flames are from the Birthday Bash cartridge. Enjoy =)

CCC #69 Easter Layout, Card or Project

I chose to do an Easter Layout...thank you CCC team for the suggestion, now I am actually ahead in my scrapbooking (a first for sure). In my Easter layout I used the Doodlecharms, Storybook, and Nate's ABCs cartridges (I love that cartridge). Thanks again for the inspiration design teams.

It's good to be back! CCC #68

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wow! It has been way too long! My family and I have finally made it to our new home and I am looking forward to getting back into scrapbooking and card making =)

This week's Cricut Cardz Challenge is to create a card using a house image, lace and a flourish. I will write that I found this challenge difficult, but worth the effort and a chance to think outside the box. I decided on a Joy-fold card. The house die-cut is from the Wrap It cartridge. The flourish is from the Cindy Loo cartridge and the bit of lace from my mother's-in-law sewing stash.

Thanks for checking out my blog and card!

CCC #59: A Child's Valentine's Day Card

Monday, January 31, 2011

The challenge for this week is to create a child's Valentine's Day card using any cartridge and color(s). This card is for my adorable son, Cooper, who just loves Pixar's Cars. It was fun making this card, if not a little time consuming (each car die cut has several intricate pieces). I then finished the card by adding eyelets to the wheels and in the phrase. I know he will get a big kick out of "The King" V-day card.

Missed CCC #57

So with life being what it is--busy--I missed CCC #57; however, I thought I would still post the finished product. The challenge was to make a card using any Cricut cartridge using the colors red, black and white. This card is a Valentine's Day card for my hubby. I used the Doodlecharms and Happy Hauntings Cartridge to create the heart and frame. I also tried out some new and old techniques. I did heat embossing on the card and rose, and created the three-dimensional rose using the Tim Holtz grunge flower technique. I would like to thank PaperPhenomenon for the tutorial (found at Letter chipboard and red buttons completed the card. All in all I am happy with the finished product--hope my hubby loves it too.

New Year's Resolution

Sunday, January 9, 2011

I am promising myself something new this year-get back into scrapbooking and card making. Let's see how well I do.

Cricut Cardz Challenge

Well, here is my first post and entry for the blog Cricut Cardz Challenge. The challenge is to make a New Year's card by incorporating a clock image from any cartridge. Entries can use any colors for the cards. I  used a clock image from the Graphically Speaking cartridge. Enjoy.