Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year to All and Happy Anniversary to me!

14 years ago today I entered into the best phase of my life. I married my wonderful husband and we started our family. Time sure flies it seems like just yesterday I was getting ready for my big day. It was a New Years Eve party no one will soon forget. I am truly blessed with everything that has happened in my life for it has lead me to where I am today. I could not imagine a life any better than this one. Happy New Year Everyone!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I am truly blessed, I have a wonderful family and many wonderful friends. Thank You! for all of the support and inspiration you give me through out the year. May this holiday season bring you peace and joy into the coming years. My wish is for your Christmas be warm and bright! see you in 2010.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Snow Pop-Up Layout for January 9th ACMoore

I will be teaching 2 classes on January 9th for this layout 10-1 and 2:30-5:30. I got the idea for a pop up layout from Joy over at the Christmas with the Cricut blog. Her's was so cute I had to give it a try. I used the Winter Woodland and Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridges. I hope you like it.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Chipboard Calendar Class January 2, 2010 ACMoore

Chipboard Calander Class January 2, 2010 wow can't believe it's almost 2010 already. I made this with The Designers Calendar Cricut Cartridge. I was on the fence about this cartridge but there are so many options with cartridge I am glad I got it. See you there!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I want to wish all of my crafting friends a very Happy Thanksgiving. I have so many things to be thankful wonderful husband and children and our health, my friends and family. I am also thankful for the wonderful sounds of laughter that are coming from upstairs while I am posting this, I have no idea what they are doing but it sounds fun. Have a great holiday everone and I will be back with some exciting projects soon.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Keepsake Box and upcoming class schedule

With the start of school and dance I have been so busy with fundraisers and such, add in the release of the Gypsy and no wonder I have not had time to post. Saturday's ACMoore class was this keepsake box/advent box made with my cricut and the Tags Bags Boxes and more cartridge. We had a great class some people made it double the size of mine and they are beautiful. See below for upcoming classes:

November 21st Thanksgiving layout am class (see store for sign-ups)
November 21st Holiday Pointsettia Wreath pm class (see store for sign ups)
Just Added......November 23rd 11:30-2 Thanksgiving layout (see store for sign ups)
December 12th Cards with Dimension am class (see store for sign-ups)
December 12th Glass Etching and Tag Making pm class (see store for sign ups)
January 2, 2010 Chipboard Calendar Tag Book 10-1 (see store for sign ups)
January 9th Snow/Winter Pop-up layout 10-1 (see store for sign ups)
**Just Added and Filling Quickly Snow Pop-up Layout 2:30-5:30***
January 16th Intro to Cricut Gypsy pt 1 ..10-12 Part 2.... 1-3 (see store for sign ups)

I will try to get these projects posted here as soon as possible. They are posted at ACMoore theough the December 12th classes. Hope to see you there.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

3-D Pointsettia Wreath

Exciting news!! This wreath just made the September 21st edition of the Cricut Chirp. Come on over to AcMoore and see it in person it's even prettier. I made this for my AcMoore class project on November 21. I love it so much I might have to make another for my home. is having a 3-D challenge that this is perfect for. I used my Cricut and my Winter Woodland Cartridge to creat this. TFL

Monday, August 24, 2009

First Day of School Blues

Today is the first day of school for us. I should be happy right?? This is a day I never look forward to. Summer was too short we had only 8 weeks and 1 day, it's just not enough time to spend with the kids. This year is worse my baby starts kindergarden tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My entry as Guest DT member for my LSS Photo Scraps "Halloween Treat Containers"

As you may remember I won a contest to be a guest designer for the month of August at my LSS. This is my entry as guest designer. I was allowed to choose from the 6 new lines from MME. I chose this one Boo To You. With my cricut and the paper dolls cartridge I made the witch to alter this prima flower tin. I also put some primas on the lid along with a spider web brad in the center. I used mini monograms for the scallop and circle, and paper dolls for the goblin on the sour cream container. I hope I get another opportunity to design for them soon. I had so much fun designing these "Halloween Treat Containers" Thanks for letting me share.

Cricut Class Projects for September

Here are some of my upcoming class projects. September will be busy month. Along with getting the kids back to school, I am also teaching 3 classes in September. I hope you like what you see.

I also have classes in August. Sorry I do not have pictures to post. Dates are 8/15 Summer fun layout 10-1, 8/22 Patriotic card an Tin 10-1, 8/29 Cupcake cards with gift box 10-1.

Cricut Welcome sign September 12, 2009 10-1 Frederick ACMOORE See store for class availability.

Cricut Family Layout September 19, 2009 10-1 Frederick ACMOORE. See store for class availability.(look familiar)

Cricut Class Freezer T -shirt or Tote Bag. September 26, 2009 10-1 Frederick ACMOORE. See store for class availability.

Monday, August 3, 2009

We Have a Winner! Yeah!

Congrats! "Lisa" you won the blog candy! YEAH!!!!!!!!! Please email me your address by 8-5-09 and I will get your goodies right out to you. Thank you again everyone for your kind thoughts and votes for the DT contest.

You can get my email address from viewing my complete profile.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Yipee! I won, so.. I am giving away some Blog Candy! to say Thanks!

I won the DT contest at my LSS. I am so excited! I am giving away some blog candy to say THANKS!!!. Become a follower on here and you will be entered in the drawing. I can tell you there are some Copics, Momento ink, Stamping Bella's, skittles, Basic Grey and assort. embellies in this box. I can't thank all of you who voted for me enough. Drawing ends Sunday Aug 2 evening at midnight PST. Good Luck! A winner will be chosen and posted. Monday Aug 3rd.

Friday, July 24, 2009

11 Hours Left To Vote! for my Basic Grey Layout Posted Below

Please follow the link and vote for me! I could win a chance to be the guest designer for my LSS next month if I win. Thanks! I am Randi C.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My first Tilda w/ Copics

I got a couple of Tilda Stamps from Magnolia a while back and had a chance to play with them and my Copics yesterday. I am still getting used to the whole light sorce thing when it comes to shading. I am pleased with the way this turned out for my first attempt. Below are the copic colors I used.
hair was e 57,39,37,35
shoes e 25,27,33
flower center e19,17,18
flower outer yr 16 and y17
stem yg17,yg13
dress bottom e 97,99,33
dress middleyr68,65,61
dress top and sleves y15,13,17
face e02,00,000 and r20(cheeks)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Vote for me! Basic Grey Lemonade Layout

I entered this layout in a Design Team contest call at my LSS. I hope I win the chance to be a guest deisgner for them. Everything is done with my cricut expression, home accents, home decor and mini monograms cartridges and Basic Grey Lemonade paper. I would love to hear you comments on this layout. The voting is now open please follow the link and vote for me. Thanks!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Top Note Die "Faux Quilt Card"

I was excited to receive this die from my friend Kristen Long. I saw a tutorial online by Dawn Griffith to make this card and I had to give it a try. I had a blast. This might be my new favorite card. (sorry the picture is blurry)

SSPT DT "Splish Splash" Challenge

My Daughters birthday invite works well with this weeks DT challenge. We were to make anything with water. I chose this. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July 25th ACMoore Class "Cars lunch tin"

see store for class schedule and availability! Hope to see you there.

SSPT Challenge Yellow and Black

For this challenge over at the Sugar Sweet Paper Treats Blog we were asked to make something with black and yellow. Anything with black and yellow. So... I had to try out my copics. I love them! I used this stampendous stamp and my nestie labels to create this card. I also used some shimmerz on the wings. I hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I made the Cricut Chirp!

I am so excited my Stand and Salute card was highlighted in this weeks Cricut Chirp. Scroll down to take a peek. This is the first time I have been published.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I Love Summer Vacation!! I made 3 Cards.

Well yesterday was the kids first day off school and I have to say I accomplished alot.. I slept in..I played with my kids...I got Stand and Salute...I dabbled with my new Copics.. and I got 3 yes 3 cards made yesterday. I am so excited!! I can only show you 2 right now the 3rd in the next SSPT DT challenge so you need to wait to see that one. I hope you like them! Thanks for looking!

I hopped on the Joy Fold wagon. I have a baby shower tomorrow and this is what came to mind. I used DCWV Nana's stack and cut baby pooh at 2 1/2 inches and he is pop dotted. The sentiment on the inside I did in vellum.

I picked up Stand and Salute yesterday from ACMoore. I love the frame feature. I cut it at 5 3/4, and I cut the flag at 2inches to layer inside. I love this cartridge. I see now I can start scrappin my 911 tribute stuff.

Monday, June 1, 2009

ACMoore Class projects for July

Waterfall Card "Cards with Movement" class ACMoore July 11, 2009 10am-1pm Frederick Maryland store. See store for class availability. This is also my card for the SSPT DT Fruit Challenge.

Flower pot card "Cards with Movement Class" July 11, 2009 10am-1pm ACMoore Frederick Maryland. See store for class availability

SSPT DT June 1st Challenge "BLING"

Over at the Sugar Sweet Paper Treats blog the design team was given the challenge of "BLING! BLING! BLING! BLING! Use your bling...can be glitter, brads, eyelets". I put as much as I could on the card. This is my favorite card to make from the Cricut Wild Cards Cartridge.
The card and matching envelope were cut at 5" the butterfly is from Indie Art at 4", and the small flowers are from a punch. Come visit us and play along at
I can't wait to see what you create.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

SSPT DT Challenge "Polka Dots"

For this challenge we were told to use....."POLKA DOTS! Anything with lot's of polka dots!" I know it is a little out of season, but ......This is what came to mind.

I used the DCWV Halloween stack and my trusty Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. I used Alphalicous short stack for the words. Thanks for looking! Come on over to and play with us.

Monday, May 18, 2009

SSPT Mmm Monday Color Challenge

Come look at the first color challenge over at SSPT. We needed to make a card using the colors below. It just so happened I made these Teacher Thank You's this weekend using those colors. Come and play lets see what you come up with.

Friday, May 8, 2009

SSPT Design Team Challenge #3 "Roses"

For Deb's challenge:"April showers bring may flowers...Main focus for May 1st challenge is flowers, but there is a twist...something has to be 3D - it doesnt matter what, it can be a box, journal, purse, an altered item or a card with a 3D embellishment on it. Anything goes the choice is yours...just remember flowers and 3 dimensional."

This was a great one for Mothers Day. I used Suebluerobots tutorial to make the paper flowers. The 6 petal flowers were cut from the Cricut Storefront cartridge. I also etched the glass vase with hearts from the wedding solutions cartridge but could not get a good picture (sorry).

I have received several questions about the tutorial here is the link to Sue's blog

Sunday, May 3, 2009

June Class Project "Summer Treats"

The second project for class is a chipboard Scrapbook or Recipe Book which ever you desire and Card. It looks so YUMMY!! I love this paper stack. I used the DCWV Sweet Stack for this project, and some of my new embossing folders.

This class will be held on June 20 at ACMoore in Frederick, MD. see store for details

Being a part of the new design team over at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats now has me always thinking about sweets. Go take a look you will see what I mean.

June Class Project "Family Star Album"

I have finally finished my projects for my June classes. Here is the first one. I had so much fun doing this. This album is full of cricut embellishments and frames. The flash from the camera reflected off the glitter cardstock I used for the butterfly, the color is much better in person.

This class will be taught on June 13 at ACMoore in Frederick, M.D. see store for details.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

SSPT Challenge #2 Neapolitan

Can you tell my favorite flavor is chocolate!!
For this challenge I used my favorite flocked paper from Heidi Grace called "Cherrywood", Bazzill "Bittersweet Chocolate", Bazzill Bling "Feather Boa" and "String of Pearls" cardstock and lots of bling.
The card is cut at 5 1/2 from Christmas Cheer
Flourish from AE at 4 (chocolate)
Flowers from PS at 1, 1 1/2, 1 3/4 (Chocolate & strawberry) tag cut at 1(vanilla)
Envelope cut from PS at 5 1/2 for liner and 6 for envie
Thanks so much for looking! Please go see what my team mates have created for this challenge.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

SSPT Challenge #2

The new challenge was just posted ... Ready...

1)Create a project, any project, using a Neapolitan ice cream theme.
2)Use all three colors; chocolate, strawberry and vanilla.
3)Use your favorite flavor as the dominant color in your project.

I know what I want to do, now to just do it!!

I hope you come and play with us I can not wait to see everyones take on these challenges!

Monday, April 6, 2009

SSPT 1st DT Challenge "SWEET 16" card

This was not the original idea I had in my head for this project.... but I love the way it turned out and I hope you do too!

For our first challenge from Jason we could create anything. We just needed to use the word "sweet" use mostly "pink" and have a "sweet treat" as our element. This was a great first challenge thank you.

I used my new Sizxix embossing folder, nesties labels 4, and paper from K&Co. Sweet Talk stack. I colored the embossed image with chalk. I put some stickles on the candle (it did not show up well in the picture). Cut the word "Sweet" from Cricut Stone Script at 1 inch and the "16" from Plantin Schoolbook at 3/4 in.
check out the other wonderful creations my team mates have come up with at

Sunday, April 5, 2009

May Class Project "Piglet Card"

For this card I used Magic Wanda's (from the Cricut MB) idea from her heart cut file, however I did not use the cut file. I used the centerpoint feature on the expression machine with the eksuccess punches to achieve the same result for my piglet card. Thanks Wanda for the inspiration.

May Class Project "Magical Makeover"

Phew! what a busy 2 weeks I have had. 1 Dance Company Concert, taxes finished finally, got accepted to my first design team and my May class projects are posted. Now I can concentrate on my first Design Team Challenge. Wow! check out the ones that have come in so far over on the SSPT blog. I hope to have mine done in the next day or so.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Launch has Happened

This is so exciting. has launched. The first challenge has been given to the Design Team, of which I am proud to be a part of. Check the link above to see what all talented people I get to work with, create from Jason's challenge. This is going to be fun!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I am so excited!!

I was chosen for a new Design Team getting ready to launch. Yeah Me!! I can not wait to see what all of these wonderful talented people on the team create. People ask me all the time why do I love my Cricut so much......not only is it a wonderful machine, but the amazing world of opportunites and friendships that I have been blessed with since getting my bug , I could have never even dreamed of. Thank you Cheryll "The Memory Keeper" for this newest opportunity.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Thank You

Cheryll for getting my site running & Suebluerobot for the tutorial for making roses that I used for my favor cake below.

Some of My Resent Work