Tree of Love

T is for Tree.  At least at the ABC Christmas Challenge this week.  I inverted hearts from the Calligraphy Cricut cartridge and welding them to make a tree.  The inside message - Always Keep Christmas in Your Heart
I love s-fold cards, but they are difficult to photograph.  Thanks for taking a peek.  Please leave a comment if you can.  I'd love to hear from you.

Front view of the card.

View of the inside of the card

Masculine Thank You

Why are cards for men so hard?  This is for my sweet, sweet cousin who fixed my electric.  Thank you B.
I followed the sketch for Peachy Keens #37 challenge.  I think it came out nice.  I haven't used my corrugater lately, but I like the texture on Kraft card stock.  I used two cuttlebug folders on the "Ribbon"  to add more texture.  Thanks for stopping by.  Leave a message if you have the time, I'd love to hear from you.

I don't think the Prima flowers and the rhinestones are too much bling for a masculine card.

Close up of the layering.  There were six layers on the sketch not counting the ribbons.

Peek of the inside.


Mini Monster Book

I'm starting to make my grandson's Halloween present.  He loves ALL the monsters on the Mini Monster cartridge.  So, I'm making an 8 by 11 1/2 binder with a page for each monster.  As I get the pages completed, I will put pictures of them on a separate page on this blog.

I'm using "Slimy" as an entry for the "Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain" challenge for  Paper Playtime Challenge -Use any type of water on the project.

Slimy from our book of Mini Monsters.

Mini Monsters - Both Slimys
From My Kitchen & Paper Dolls for Everyday - schools of fish
Cricut Sampler - waves
Recollections card stock  DP-? from my stash
gems,  nail heads, and dew drops

Hope you like it.  Leave a comment if you have time.



Inspiring Challenge

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long posted a beautiful Christmas picture to spark inspiration for their challenge.In this picture, it was the aluminum stocking hangers and the bows on the tree that started the imagination for this card.When I was young we didn't have a fireplace.  I was always fascinated with stocking hangers when we visited families who hung their stockings for Santa.  Probably a tad envious since ours just laid under the tree.  Here's my version, thanks for stopping by.  Please leave a comment if you have time.

May your holidays be filled with Joy!

The Cricut cuts are:
reindeer - Gypsy Wanderings
stocking - Very Merry Tags
"Joy" - Wild Card


A Little Grim?

I guess the Mini Monsters Cartridge is an addiction.  There are just so many of them.  I made this for my son's hobby area.  He collects macabre things, but I like to add a few funnies now and then - less depressing for me since our areas are next to each other in the basement.  I wish I had an expression so I could make large "minis".  I used fired brick stickles on the scythe.

Hard to be scared of this little guy.

I used a small piece of mirror board I cut the blade.

Lil' Froggy

A dear, dear friend of mine likes frogs.  I've been getting him all kinds frogs for Christmases and his birthdays for years.  This frog image is the reason I bought Mini Monsters.  I have a lot of plans for this frog - let me tell you.

I made this card for Paper Cutz Challenge #60 which is to make a card, LO or project with a critter. I added the tongue, it's a curled strip of red card that I glued under the mouth.  He is chalked and doted to add some dimension.  The purple card is Bazzill and the greens are Recollections.  The DP is from my stash.  I thought the spider fit in perfectly with the frog.  The dragonflies are from The Eyelet Outlet .

Hope you like it.  Please leave a comment if you have the time.  I'd love to hear from you.  Thanks

Ready for dinner.

Tongue is ready to grab a dragonfly.

Inside of card.  This is the phrase cut from the Mini Monsters cartridge.

Cricut Cardz Challenge #43

Here's my entry for this weeks challenge over at Cricut Cardz Challenge. "Challenge #43, make a card for a new baby using any cartridges you'd like, and the colors green, orange, yellow and white ONLY." Let me tell you, these color challenges really make you think.  Orange is not a color I think of for a newborn.  But thanks to Nanna's Nursery Stack I found some papers that worked together.  The Welcome Baby is cut from Lyrical Letters.  I think that is my favorite font cartridge.  It is delicate but there are so many extra images.  The baby buggy is from Cricut Sampler, although I think it is a cut from New Arrival also.  I added lots of bling from my stash.  The off white clouds are from Spare Parts (I think) and are "threaded" with strips of green paper.  The yellow background paper is from another stack of baby prints, but I lost the cover so I don't know which one.  It's probably DCWV papers from last year.

Hope you like it.  Please leave a comment if you have the time.  Thanks Sue

Does anyone even use baby buggies anymore?  All I see are strollers.

Candy Corny

I am just in love with the Mini Monsters Cartridge!  I couldn't make up my mind on what theme to try out on the City Crafter Challenge this week.  Then I saw Candy Corny on the Mini Monsters cart and things just went from there.  The papers are from last years DCWV Autumn stack and Bazzill card stock.  The gems are Recollection and the brads and button are from Spare Parts.

Thanks for stopping by.  If you have any questions or just want to leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you.


I used Peachy Keen's face parts stamps for her eyes and mouth.

A side view to show the demension.