Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Vinyl Picture Frame

Altered Floating Frames

I made these floating frames for friends and family for Christmas this year. I got the frames at Michael's. They are 11" x 13".

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Cards - 7

Santa's Bell - Believe

My nephew LOVES The Polar Express, so I created this card for him. I saw this originally on the My Craft Spot blog.

2 shadow bells welded together - Christmas cartridge - each at 5.25"

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Cards - 6

Silver Ornament

I loved the snowflake card so much, I just had to make a similar card using a Christmas ornament.

A2 card
Christmas Ornament cuttlebug folder
Ornament cut at 4.25" from the Trim the Tree cricut cartridge (& shadow cut in white) then popdotted off the card

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Cards - 5


I love this Santa. There is so much you can do with him. I did this on the Gypsy so that I could weld the two shadow pieces together to form the card base.

Weld 2 shadow santa heads from the Doodlecharms cart at 4.95"
All pieces cut at 4.95"
Black Brads for the eyes
D'Vine Swirl cuttlebug folder for the beard and mustache
chalk to rosey up his cheeks.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Cards - 4

Snowflake Card

I saw this card on the Nothin' Fancy blog (I think), and fell in love with it.

A2 card
Snowflake cut at 2" from the Accent Essentials cartidge
Snowflake cuttlebug folder
Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder
Squares cut at 2.5" & 2.25"

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Cards - 3

Reindeer Card

This little guy is just the cutest!!!

A2 card
Reindeer cut at 3.5" from the Create a Critter cartridge
JOY cut at 1" from the Create a Critter Cartridge
Snowflakes cuttlebug embossing folder
Black Brads for eyes

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Cards - 2

Snowman Card

I just love snowmen, so I have lots of them around my house during the holidays. Probably becuase you can keep them out until February.

A2 card
Mat cut at 4" x 5.25"
Snowman cut at 3.25" - blackout - from the Doodlecharms cartridge
Face stamp - Peachykeen stamps
LaPlume markers
Black Brads for the pieces of "coal"
Let it Snow stamp - I picked it up at either Hobby Lobby or Michael's

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Cards - 1

This year I decided I was not going to make 50 identical christmas cards to send out. I have seen so many wonderful designs and ideas that I just couldn't decide on just one design. So, I decided to make only a few of each design and that way there would be a variety of cards going out. I will post my cards over the next few days.


My brand new local scrapbook store (The Vintage Butterfly in Monticello, IL) had a christmas card class a few weeks ago. I wasn't able to attend the class but went ahead and ordered the kit. These were so fast and fun to make (not to mention I finally learned how to use my Crop-a-dile that my friend Rhonda gave me quite some time ago).

Thank you Trish and Gayvien for these wonderful cards!!! I almost hate to send them out.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hello Kitty Shirt

I found some heat set vinyl and made this cute shirt for my grand-daughter. She absolutely loves it and I will be making more for her!!!!

Hello Kitty Silhouette cut at 4"

Sorry the second picture is a bit blurry. She was so excited about her "cat cat" shirt that she just couldn't stand still long enough for me to get a good picture.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Baby Shower

I have been so busy helping my good friend with a baby shower for her son and his girlfriend. It was on Sunday, so I finally will have time to work on my thanksgiving cards and my sister-in-laws birthday presents.

So, this will be a pretty big post with everything that I made for it.


69 diapers (any size)
top layer = 8 diapers
middle layer = 21 diapers
bottom layer = 40 diapers
decorate with ribbon, etc.
It's a Boy topper - New Arrival cut at 3.75"
Brown shadow - George & Basic Shapes cut at 4"
It's a Boy topper is attached to a chopstick


Brown cardstock - cut at 4" x 4" (score at 2" & fold)
Baby Boy paper - cut at 3.75" x 1.75"
Baby Face - cut from New Arrival at 1.5" and stamped with a Peachy Keen face stamp
Candy Bars used - Hershey's Assorted Miniatures
Candy Bar Wrappers - cut at 1.5" x 3" (you can get 32 wrappers out of a 12x12 sheet of paper)
Cello Bags - size 3.75" x 6" (purchased at Hobby Lobby)


50 Diapers (any size)
2 Receiving Blankets
2 Bibs
1 pair of socks
1 4oz or 5oz bottle
1 Baby Washcloth
2 Diaper Pins
1 Toilet Paper Tube
1 Paper Towel Tube
Glue Dots or Terrifically Tacky Tape

I got the instructions from Scrapalette's blog. She walks you through step by step, so check out her instructions HERE.


Metal box from Hobby Lobby
I attached paper & ribbon with Terrifically Tacky Tape
Cards - cut from New Arrival - cut at 7.75" (I made 50 cards/envelopes)
Thank You stamp is from one of My Pink Stamper's stamp sets, I'm not sure which one at the moment.


The images on the gift bags were cut from Car Decals. Sorry, I can't seem to find the piece of paper where I wrote down what sizes I cut these out at. Hopefully I will come across it when I clean up the craft room.


Circles cut from George at various sizes from .25" to 1.5"
Name cut at 1.75" from Nursery Rhymes

I also made a little name banner to put across the front of the gift table, but I didn't get a picture of it. I will have to check to see if anyone else did. I will post it later if I can find one.

Whew .... time to clean up the craft room so I can start on my next projects!

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, November 6, 2011

New Local Scrapbook Store!!!

Yeah, we have a new local scrapbook store. I am so exited I can hardly contain myself! LOL Yesterday was their Grand Opening. They had make-n-takes, door prizes, giveaways, demonstrations, and of course SNACKS! It was AWESOME!!!!

So if you are in the Monticello, IL area please stop by The Vintage Butterfly and say hello to Trish and Gayvien.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Heat Set Vinyl???

I am looking for heat set vinyl. So, if you know where I can get it, please leave a comment on this post.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Grand-daughter's craft desk

My grand-daughter is only 19 months old, but she LOVES to be at my craft table "playing" with all my things. So, I decided to get her a desk of her own to have in the craft room. I wanted something very small since my craft room is very small also. This is perfect. I can drag it to the middle of the room and she can watch her video's and color or eat a snack. I have put her crayons in the little cup and some copy paper in the bin located below the seat. It is just perfect for her and she won't outgrow it for quite some time. I got it at Walmart for $40 and had it shipped to the store, so I didn't have to pay for shipping (thank goodness because it is pretty heavy).

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Boss Day Card

Tomorrow is Boss Day ... I had a very hard time coming up with what kind of card to create for my boss. I came across this golfer and thought instantly of my boss. This is also the first center step card I've made. I got the instructions from Splitcoaststampers.com. The inside of the card I used my CRI-Kits I got quite a while ago and are just now using.

Card base - cream cardstock - cut and scored according to directions
D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder
Blue Cardstock - cut 2 at 1" x 4.5" and 3.5" x 4.5" (or you can cut them from George)
Grass - cut from MS Seasonal Cake Art - 5.57" x 1.74"
Golfer - cut Car Decals - cut three times at 4.25" - glue together and pop dot off of card

Inside of card:
Happy - Christmas cartridge
Boss - Gypsy Font
Day - Graphically Speaking

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Thursday, October 13, 2011


Isn't this guy just the cutest!

Scarecrow - cut at 12.59" (on Gypsy) - CM Cheerful Seasons Cartridge
Red Bird - cut at 4.5" - Snow Friends Cartridge
The "Straw" areas is cream colored cardstock inked to look like straw

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ghost Card

This is another card I created from Smiley Cards.

Ghost - Smiley Cards - cut at 5"
Stamp - $1 bin at Michael's

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Another Candycorn Card

I keep forgetting I have the Smiley Cards cart on my Gypsy. I found this cute candycorn on there and just had to create a card with it.

Candycorn - Smiley Cards - cut at 5"
Stamp - $1 bin at Michael's

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Fall Birthday Card

I have a couple of friends with fall birthday's. This is a quick and easy fall birthday card that I made for them.

A2 card
Mats cut at: 5.5" x 4.25"; 5.25" x 4"; 5" x 3.75"
Cuttlebug folder: Autumn Type
Leaves - CM Cheerful Seasons - cut at 2.5"
I'm Just Saying - Stamp set from Above Rubies Studio

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fall Spinner Card

This is my first spinner card. I created it on the Gypsy using George and Basic Shapes. I just recently purchased this cartridge, I had been wanting it for a long time. I got an email recently from Custom Crops saying that it is going to be retired soon. Guess I got it in the nick of time!! LOL

A2 Card
George and Basic Shapes rectangle cut at 5.62" x 4"
George and Basic Shapes rectangle at 0.45" x 4.25" (slide)
Designer Calendar - leaves cut at 1"
CM Cheerful Seasons - Fall cut at 2.5"
Cuttlebug folder - D'Vine Swirl

Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Grand-daughter's Trick-or-Treat Bag

This is my first attempt at cutting fabric. I followed some instructions off of the Cricut Messageboard and it worked out awesome!!

This is a trick-or-treat bag for my 18 month old grand-daughter. I picked up the bag at Michael's. It is approximately 10.5" x 10.5", just right for a young trick-or-treater.

Pumpkin - Gypsy Wanderings - cut at 7"
Stem - I traced the stem and cut out freehand

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pumpkin Charger

Michael's had their fall chargers on sale the last couple of weeks and when I saw the orange one I instantly thought of a pumpkin.

Pumpkin Carving cart - cut at 8.5" (with outside box hidden)

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Caden's 4th Birthday Invitations

Well, it is hard to believe that my nephew, Caden, is going to be 4 years old already. Of course, I was asked to make his birthday invitations, which I thoroughly enjoy! These were super fast and easy cards!

A2 card
Monster Truck - 3" - Boys will be Boys (page 75)
Diamond Plate Cuttlebug Folder
My Pink Stamper stamp set - Fancy Phrases

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Candy Corn Treat Boxes

This adorable Candy Corn Treat Box is a scraplift from the My Craft Spot blog. Kimberly cut hers from orange cardstock and created a ribbon handle. Since I plan on making alot of these, I nixed the ribbon handle and I used white cardstock instead of orange.

Cake Box - cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes & More - cut at 8"
Triangles - cut from Cricut Classic Font - cut at 3.2" x 4.55"
Faces from Peachy Keen

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Candy Corn Halloween Cards

This is another scraplift from the Nothin' Fancy blog (she has some really GREAT ideas).

I had to cut the entire candy corn in each color, trim them, chalk them, I then added some faux stitching (which I'm not very good at), and then stamped them with the cute little Peachy Keen Stamps. The wording I created in WORD.

A2 Card
Candy corns - cut at 9" (with all the other candies hidden on the Gypsy)

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Frankenstein Treat Bags

When my daughter saw the Frankenstein cards she said I HAD to use the same pattern for my Trick or Treat bags this year. I live in a very small town and don't get many trick or treaters, so it isn't a huge undertaking.

Again, this idea is a spin off from Wednesday's card and from the Nothin' Fancy blog.

Treat Bag - Wrap It Up (button 49 with the witch hidden) - cut at 6.6"
Green cardstock - cut at 3" x 4"
Eyes (green & white) - punched at 1"
Eyes (black) - punched at 3/4"
Hair - created on Gypsy using a rectangle & triangles from Cricut Classic Font

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Frankenstein Halloween Cards

I absolutely fell in love with this card when I saw it on the Nothin' Fancy blog.

I am all about how to make things easy and in mass quanities quickly. I created the "hair" on my Gypsy so that I didn't have to free hand each one. I ran all the pieces for the eyes and nose through my Xyron.

A2 Card
Green Cardstock - cut at 4.25" x 5.5"
Eyes & Nose (green) - punched at 1.25"
Eyes (white) - punched at 1.25"
Eyes (black) - punched at 1"
Hair - created on Gypsy using a rectangle and triangles from Cricut Classic Font

Thanks for looking,

Monday, September 19, 2011

Graduation Cards

I really couldn't come up with any ideas for graduation cards this year. I had tried to get the new "Happy Graduation" cartridge but wasn't able to find it. I decided to go with the graduation card on Wrap it Up. I decided to make each card according to each graduates school colors. These were fast and really easy.

Card - 5.64" x 4.25"

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Vinyl Picture Frame

I made this for my Aunt for Mother's Day. Her house is done entirely in a "western" motif. The frame and lettering is all from Old West. Though I did have to find an "alternate" way for the slits in the barbed wire so that there was more of a space between the "wires".

This was a "two man" job to place the vinyl on the glass. I luckily had my daughter close by helping me, otherwise I'm sure it would have been crooked and there would have been a bunch of air bubbles in it! (LOL)

11" x 13" Floating Frame
Black Vinyl
Barbed Wire Frame - 8.83" x 11"
Initial - 3.24" x 6.44"
Last Name - 6.60" x 1"

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Easter "Chick" Easel Card

I can't seem to find my "notes" on these cards accept that they are A2 Easel cards. I can't remember if I scraplifted this from someone of the messageboard or not. If I did, I can't seem to locate the post that I normally print out.

I remember gluing these together by oil lamp sometime before Easter 2011. We had lost power and my dear husband was out trying to get our generator running, so I sat at the kitchen table with the oil lamp gluing all my Easter cards so I could get them mailed out the next day. I was so afraid that when I looked at them in the "real light" that they would probably be a huge mess, but they turned out GREAT!

Card Base - 4.24" x 11"
Score at 5.5" & 3"
Peachy Keen Stamp Set = PK-520 Winter Face Assortment Package
The chick & nest was cut from Create a Critter, but I don't remember what size they are.
Cuttlebug - D'Vine Swirl embossing folder

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Grand-daughter's First Birthday

My grand-daughter is a St. Patrick's Day baby (just like her great-great Grandmother). We had a HUGE 1st birthday party for her at our community center. With trying to get everything planned & decorations made, we went really simple on her birthday invitations.

Of course we had to make a "play" on her being a St. Patrick's day baby and have a shamrock on her invitation and in her decorations.

Shamrocks - 4.73" x 5.15" - Designer's Calendar
Ladybugs - 1.81" x 2" - CM Cheerful Seasons

5.75" x 5.75" - light green cardstock
5.5" x 5.5" - white cardstock
5.25" x 5.25" - lavendar cardstock
5.5" x 5.5" - white cardstock (back of card)(ran through printer with party details)

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pray for Cindy window decals

There is a very sick young lady in my community. They determined that she had encephalitis. She was airlifted to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Many in the community have come together to raise funds to help the family with expenses while she is in the hospital. I wasn't able to help out with much of what was being planned, but I knew that I had to do something.

I created this window decal on my Gypsy to help with the fund raising that is being done.

If you would like more information about Cindy she has a Facebook page: "Keep Up The Fight Cindy".

Thanks for looking and PRAY FOR CINDY,