Thursday, January 20, 2011

Library Pocket Mini album

This is my latest creation for the Cricut Mini Albums website.  I had a kit for this kind of album but I wrote down the dimensions and recreated my own using my Cricut!! In this album, I recorded all of the birthdays in our family so I can refer to it when I'm ready to make and send my cards!  I used Designer's Calendar for the months and the icons hanging off of the twine on each card. The icons were printed and cut on my Imagine using the Kate's Kitchen Imagine cartridge with the Designer's Calendar cartridge. I used the cricut markers on the months first, then cut them out. I really like the look this gives.  The papers used were from the K and Co. stack "Cut 'n Paste".  I used some stamps from My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies and Cornish Heritage Farms On the Desk set.  The library cards and pockets are made with Tags, Bags, Boxes and More and my Gypsy. I resized the pockets so they would better resemble a library pocket.  I can add to the cards each month as new family members are added!

Thanks for stopping by today and as always, if you have any questions or you just like what you see, feel free to leave me a comment!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

January Calendar page

I make pages for each month and post them on my fridge - then at the end of the month take them down and put them in my scrapbook along with the pictures that I took that month! It's a great way to chronicle the year and the pictures of everyday events and happenings have a place to be seen!

This is my January page that I made using my Imagine and Mr. Frosty cartridge. I also used Designer Calendar and Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons for the title and snowflakes! I actually printed the whole sheet of snowflake paper on my Imagine! I love this print and it's great that I can print a whole sheet if I want to with my Imagine!!

Monday, January 10, 2011


Comment #49 - Anna!!!  I have your email address and will be sending you an email so I can get your address to send you your "prize"!! Congratulations and thank you to everyone for stopping by my blog and   for your sweet comments!  I will be participating in another blog hop on February 5th so be looking for that announcement!  Have a blessed day!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Be My Valentine Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the "Be My Valentine" blog hop!! This is the first blog hop that I have had the opportunity to participate in and I've had so much fun!   If you arrived here from Macy Bella Designs then you're on the right track. If not or if you have missed a few blogs along the way, be sure to go to the beginning at Creations With Kathryn so you can see all of the great Valentine projects today!! There are even some blogs that have blog candy - (like ME!)  After you check out my project, your next stop will be Crafty Baskets .
Now, on to my project!! I made a box to put a set of Valentine's cards in. I used a 12x12 piece of double-sided cardstock from K and Co. The cards are made with Kraft paper and are a 4x4 size. I used the Cricut Sentimentals cartridge for the postage stamp cut on the front of each card and used my Gypsy to cut them so I could unlink the H and W so it would be 3.75" square. The valentine cuts for the front of the cards are from the Love Struck seasonal cartridge. Some stickles and sticker gems added some much needed bling!

A Feb/Mar '08 issue of Paper Trends Magazine (brand new with lots of Valentine ideas)
An Elsie Recipe Idea Box with 100 idea cards
All you need to do to have a chance to win is to leave me a comment on this post! I would love it if you would follow me too but only if you want to - not required for a chance to win! In your comment, please leave a way for me to get in touch with you. I will draw a winner on Monday, Jan. 10th!

Thanks for hopping by today!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

My Pink Stamper Challenge

My Pink Stamper has posted a challenge today to any and all who would like a shot at being on her design team! My project needed to use a favorite Cricut cartridge and the colors: pink, green and brown and another color of my choice. I used my Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons cartridge and my Imagine with the Mr. Frosty pattern cartridge and Snapshot Everyday cartridges. I am going to frame this project so I can always look at my sweet little, brand-new grandson!!
The mat behind this adorable picture was printed and cut on my Imagine from the standard shapes on the Imagine and the Mr. Frosty cartridge. I really like this snowflake pattern!
This is a close-up of the tree and layers from page 60 of my Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons Cricut cartridge and was cut at 3.5"H. I used Star Dust Stickles to make the "snow" on the tree look like it was glistening! Notice the "wood" paper for the tree trunk - this is a texture pattern on the Snapshot Everyday Imagine cartridge. I also used this paper for the phrase shadow. 
These words and their shadow were also cut from Cheerful Seasons and were printed and cut on my Imagine with colors and textures from the Snapshot Everyday Imagine cartridge.

These stamps from My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies are perfect for this project! Some Star Dust stickles put the finishing touch on this little tree, which is just the inside cut-out of the outside frame on the other tree. (Sorry! Did I just confuse anyone!? :) )

If anyone is interested in purchasing the Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons cartridge or any other Creative Memories products, feel free to visit MY WEBSITE here!

Thanks for checking out my project and remember to go to My Pink Stamper for lots and lots of wonderful inspiration and tutorials and many awesome products! I have all of her DVDs and two of her stamp sets and they are absolutely top-notch!! I highly recommend them to one and all!!