Good Luck Card!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I made this card for a longtime friend who has decided to go back to school. The unfortunate part is that she has to move out of state to do so :(  I wish her the best of luck and know she will do great at anything she puts her mind to, but I will miss her greatly!

Inside Top

The designer papers and gemstones are all by The Paper Studio. The pink cardstock is whatever band Hobby Lobby sells.  I used my scraps for the white and black cardstock.  The ribbon is made by The Ribbon Boutique and I also found it at Hobby Lobby.  "Good Luck" came from the Greetings set made by TPC Studio.  The inside says are also by TPC Studio - their set called Playful Expressions.  The flower is cut from Create-a-Critter.  I didn't use the layer, instead I cut the same base shape at two different sizes (I wrote them down somewhere, but now I can't find the measurements).
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As always, I love to hear your comments! As long as we have no power outages anytime soon, I'll have another project up in a couple of days.  Be sure to check back! *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*

Farm Time Birthday Card!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Crazy weather here lately!  I had hoped to get this posted sooner, but we had a tornado warning last night and no power :(  This card was made for my nephew who lives on (and loves) the farm!  Create-a-critter is definitely one of my favorite cartridges.  If you are looking for a cartridge to purchase, it is a must have!

This is a standard A2 size card.  All of the cardstock is from The Paper Studio.  The grassy hill (in the background), I cut by hand and then ran it through my Cuttlebug in my swiss dots folder. Everything else on the card is cut from Create-a-Critter.  The swirls on the clouds were created with my d'vine swirls Cuttlebug folder. This was my first time doodling with the white gel pen!  I think it turned out cute though.  I also used a silver metallic Sharpie on the roof of the barn to make it look like metal. Of course there is a bit (or a bunch) of sparkle.  The glitter is a mix of craft glitter glue from Wal-mart (clouds & grass), the Target dollar spot (cow horns) and Stickles (cow spots). 

The cuts (all from Create-a-Critter):
* Barn & Cow  cut at 2"
* Clouds cut at 1", 1.25" &  1.5"
* Grass (inside and outside) cut at 1"
* Happy Birthday cut at 1.75"

I linked this up at: 
Be sure to link up something of your own!

I'm also entering it in the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday Challenge 

Best of all he absolutely loved the card!  I'd love to hear your thoughts.  I'll have another project posted in a couple of days so don't forget to check back!  *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*

Get Well

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I made this card for a very dear friend of mine who just found out she has cancer.  She is faced with months of recovery from surgery and chemo. Her prognosis is great and I have no doubt she will recover from this stronger than she's ever been!  In addition, she has a wonderful support system of friends and family around her.

When I initially picked out this paper I thought it was perfect for this card.  I had planned to use just a small portion of it, but the more I looked at it the more I liked it and couldn't eliminate any of the uplifting phases, nor did I feel I could cover them up.  So this is what I came up with.  
Before the Gems
After Adding Some Sparkle
This card is standard A2 size.  I did something different with the mat (5.375" x 4.125") and the designer paper (5.25" x 4") this time.  I normally would have just centered them on the card base, but this time I lined them up with the left edge of the card.  Usually this would bother me (the asymmetrical look to it), but I actually really like it here.  I cut out parts of the designer paper (which is by The Paper Studio) to emphasize them more.  I added pop-dots to the speech bubble with "You are Beautiful" and featured "Great Friend" in the middle of the flower. The silver ribbon came from my scraps. And for the sparkle - the gems are a variety of The Paper Studio and Michaels dollar section.

The Cuts:
* Daisy - Forever Young cut at 2.5" - I didn't use the base cut, I just cut the layer out twice.  I also scored the middle of the petals to give them some dimension and love how they turned out! (of course the pictures aren't spectacular, so feel free to click on them to get a better look!)

I'm linky this project at:
Be sure to link up something of your own!

There isn't a whole lot of cricutting to this card, but overall I like how it turned out.  I'd love to hear your thoughts :)  I'll have another project up in a couple of days, so be sure to check back! *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*

Last Mother's Day Card

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Hopefully everyone has had a wonderful week and the blogger issues haven't caused you too many problems! This is the last of my Mother's Day cards.  I made this one for my step-mom.  She loves gardening, so that is what I used for my inspiration. 
The Inside

The red, white, green, and pink cardstock is all from The Paper Studio.  The purple cardstock is from a Provocraft stack. The designer paper is from a dollar pack at Target (I love these!).  The gems and larger pink flowers are from the Michaels dollar spot.  The other flowers are from Oriental Trading.  The ribbon is just from my stash. I used my Fiskars scallop border punch on the paper on the inside.  Of course I couldn't forget the sparkle - the glitter is Tulip fabric paint.

 Here are the measurements:
* Card Base - 5.5" x 4.25"
* Mat - 5.25" x 4"
* Designer Paper - 5" x 3.75"
* Square Pink Mat - 4.5" x 4.5"
* Square White Mat - 4.25" x 4.25"

The Cut:
Dragonfly - Create-a-Critter - Cut at 2.5"

I linked this up at

I always love to hear your thoughts! If you like my card, please vote for me at Patches of Pink starting tomorrow night.  I'll have another project up in a couple of days.  Be sure to check back!  *~*Thanks for stopping by*~

Another Mother's Day Card :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ok I know Mother's Day is actually over, but I have a few more cards to share! Who says Winter Frolic is just for winter?  I gave it a spring twist and made this card for my wonderful mother-in-law.  I couldn't have asked to marry into a better family :)
The Inside (I wrote a message afterward)
This card is 4.25" x 5.5".  The mat is 4" x 5.25". The pattern paper is from the Target dollar spot and is 3.75"x5". The corners were punched with my crop-a-dile (stub) corner chomper.  I added the flowers, which are from Oriental Trading, with gemstones to make the tree feel springy! I also added a real ribbon instead of the paper one that was included with the cut.  Of course there is some sparkle on the birdhouse.  I used Tulip fabric paint :) On the inside, I added the pattern paper and punched the border with my Fiskars scallop border punch. 
The Cuts:
*Tree with Birdhouse - Winter Frolic at 3.5"
*Mom - Beyond Birthdays - 1.25" with shadow

I somewhat wish I had done the birds in a darker color because they blend in with the background a little.  hey look ok and looked better in person (I so wish I could show you guys all of my cards in person!). As always I appreciate your comments!  I'll have another project up in a couple of days.  Be sure to check back! *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*

Teacher Appreciation Hop Winner

Monday, May 9, 2011

Thanks to everyone who stopped in for in this hop!  I'm super excited to be gain new followers everyday.  I appreciate all of you so much.  I received sooo many wonderful comments during this blog hop.  Lucky for me chooses the winner.  The winner is...
Michelle from My Passion for Crafting said, "Stunning gifts for teachers!" 

Michelle - You've got mail!  Please contact me back with your info within the next week and I will get your goodies in the mail :)  If I don't hear from you I'll sadly have to choose someone else.  Also, if you haven't been to visit Michelle be sure to stop by and leave her some love! Thanks again to all of those who participated in the hop.  I'll have another project posted in a few days so be sure to check back!  *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*

Teacher Appreciation Blog Hop

Friday, May 6, 2011

Welcome to the Teacher Appreciation Blog Hop!  We’ve created some amazing projects that will hopefully inspire you to create your own fabulous projects for a teacher in your life.  You should have arrived here from Sonia at Scraps 4 Fun.  If you just happened to be visiting me today, be sure to go back to Jen’s blog at Jen's Craft Corner, so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects we have to share.

My project is a post-it note holder.  I made 25 of these for the wonderful people that I work with everyday at my school.  This was my first time making them, but it was super easy!

Here are the instructions:
Cut a piece of paper 7 3/8" x 3 1/4".  Score the paper at 3 1/8", 3 1/2", 3 7/8".  Fold the paper on the 3 1/2" line and cut 2 slits to the folds (for the pen).  Put glue between the 3 1/2 and 3 7/8 folds and stick it to the larger section, making sure that the slit part folds the opposite way (for the pen).  Add your own cover decorations (my mat- 3" x 2 7/8", my DP 2 3/4" x 2 5/8 " ) and message inside!

The designer papers are by Custom Crops (polka dots) and Be Mine (diamonds) . Of course, I added some sparkle - green studio G glitter glue.  I also used glossy accents on the white part of the cut to make it look like an actual shine (but you can't really tell from the pictures).  I printed the sentiment on the inside on my computer. I found these pens at the dollar spot at target.  I used ribbon from Jo Ann Fabrics to match the pens.  The apple is cut from Doodlecharms at 1 3/4".

I linked this up at

Thank you so much for joining us for today’s Teacher Appreciation Blog Hop!  Your next stop is Tracey at Trace-Elementz.  She has something spectacular for you.  Before you go, check out my blog candy below! If you’re lost don’t worry, here is the whole line up:

* Sparkled Memories (You Are Here)
* Trace-Elementz (Next Stop)

What’s a hop with out some blog candy?  If you’ve been to one of my hops before you know that I try to match my candy to the theme.  So, today I have some wonderful teacher inspired things for you! 
Just leave a comment on this post in order to be entered to win this blog candy.  You don’t have to become a follower, but of course I would love it if you did! I’ll use to choose a winner on Monday, May 9th.  *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*

First Communion Card

I'm so excited to post this card tonight!  This card was for my niece who had her first communion last Sunday.  Of course, when I started the thinking about making a first communion card I thought of putting a cross on it.  Seems pretty simple right? Except I don't have a cross cut on any of my cartridges (maybe a reason to get a new one?) and haven't had the time to explore any kind of cutting from my computer.  So, I had to come up with another plan.  Here's what I made:
I think it turned out really cute.  As soon as I saw this little girl on the Simply Charmed cartridge I knew she was perfect!  I didn't really care for the flowers that were with this cut, so I used some paper ones from Oriental Trading instead.  I also decided not to cut her face.  Since I don't have a Gypsy (yet) I cut layer 1 instead of layer 2.  I used googly eyes and drew on her smile.  Not too much sparkle here, just some pearls by the Paper Studio. The congratulations came from Hero Arts - Everyday Sayings.  I also used a Fiskars border punch (apron lace) at the top of the mat.  I love to use pop dots on the main feature of the card.  It not only makes the cut stand out from the rest of the card, but it also allows for the person receiving the card to easily pull it off and put it in a scrapbook to remember their special occasion.

As always, I love your comments.  Don't forget to join us for the Teacher Appreciation Blog Hop hosted by Jen at Jen's Craft Corner on Saturday!  There will be lots of wonderful projects and blog candy (I'll have some and I'm sure others will too!).  Being a teacher this one is near and dear to my heart! *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*

Cricut-tastic Award

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I am extremely honored to receive the  "The Cricut-tastic Award" from Sandy at So. Cal Crafty Creations. If you haven't been to visit Sandy be sure that you do.  She makes spectacular projects. Now on to the rules.  Your Blog has been deemed Cricut-tastic! Wear this Badge proudly on your Blog and share it with friends! Since Cricut is 5 years old and they have an E2 out share this award with 10 people that you think have Cricut-tastic Blogs! You also have to tell 5 Cricut Related things about yourself.

  My 5 Cricut things:
1.  I've only had my Cricut since Christmas  
2.  My Cricut Expression is plum colored
3.  I use my Cricut more than any other crafting tool
4.  I only own 13 cartridges (even though I would love to ave a gazillion others) mainly because at first I wanted to purchase cartridges I could use for many different occasions.
5. My favorite cartridge so far is Create-a-Critter

I'm passing this award on to these Cricut-tastic ladies:
* Glora at Glora’s Crafts
* Monica at Simply Cricutting
* Kim at Uscrap2
* Julie K at Little Bit of Bling
* Jalisha at Patches of Pink
* Barb at BugBites
* Shelley at Cricut Cuteness

I'm hopping over to tell them all that they have received this award.  You should hop over to check them out too.  I'll have another project up in a few days and don't forget the teacher appreciation hop on May 7th. Be sure to check back!  *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*