Thursday, November 15, 2018

Universal Studios Layout

This is a weird week for me as I’ve been home from work all week but not doing any crafting. My blood pressure is doing crazy things and my doctor & I can’t get control of it. I only feel ok if I lay down and do nothing. You’d think that would be a dream come true, but it’s kinda boring.

I finished this layout over the weekend with some help from my WOYWW friends. I love adding clusters to layouts for two reasons...the first, I get to use many, many supplies to my layout and second, it looks great on my layout!

Those white clip things I’ve had forever! It was fun to gather white, blue and red embellishments to use and then added some green so it didn’t have a patriotic theme.

Enjoy your week!

Monday, November 12, 2018

A Day of Thanks; FCCB Challenge #339

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge on the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog (FCCB)!

Challenge #334-Thanksgiving or Thanks
Make a project using anything Thanksgiving, or Thanks related. But there has to be a least one cut from the Cricut Library!

This Weeks Sponsor is-
And the prize is-

Two brand new Close to My Heart Stamps sets!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

Here is my project-

I made placecards for the Thanksgiving table. I don’t normally do it, but thought these would look super cute sitting at each place setting.  The turkey was cut from Doodlecharms cartridge and the green stand was made by scoring a strip of cardstock.

Tied some twine to the top and hand wrote the name.

Now it’s your turn...create a project for Thanksgiving or Thanks and link to the FCCB website.

Friday, November 9, 2018

TGIF; Thankful Friday #67

Happy Friday everyone!  Without getting into too much detail, I'm thankful for my life. Wow, I am so blessed. I don't have everything but I surely have enough.

The weather is slowing turning cooler and I'm so looking forward to the holidays!

Enjoy the weekend and leave a comment on what you're thankful for this week.

Pocket Page & QQ

Hi there, today I'm sharing a different type of layout but a much needed one especially when you’re a pack rat like me. I created a pocket so I can put in the maps, tickets, brochures, receipts and miscellaneous photos that I collected during my trip to San Antonio.

I used the Secret Garden paper collection from Quick Quotes since I used this collection for my other San Antonio layouts. I used three pattern papers for this layout.

Here's a snapshot of the finished layout:

The details:
Cut the patterned paper for the pocket at 6.5” and adhere it to the bottom sheet after inking all edges with Lipstick PowderPuff Chalk Ink. The base page was inked with Deep Sea PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

Cut a 2" strip of patterned paper to top the pocket. Use a scalloped border punch for added interest and Tropical Punch PowderPuff Chalk Ink around the edges.

Add photo, die cut and journaling card to the pocket front;
and add two fishtail banners to the top right corner.
Place memorabilia into the pocket and done.
I also added some interest to one of the shopping bags by punching a half circle in the center and backed it with a piece of coordinating patterned paper.  This bag holds receipts, business cards and extra photos that didn't make it on a layout.

Click on over to the Quick Quotes blog for more inspiration.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Secret Garden Paper Collection
PowderPuff Chalk Inks Used:  Deep SeaTropical Punch and Lipstick

Other Products Used:
Cricut and the Ole cartridge
Black pen
Circle Punch

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

WOYWW #492

Wednesday!  Here already and that’s A OK! I’m sharing my desk today as part of the WOYWW on Stamping Ground. If you don’t know what I’m talking on the link above.

My desk:
So I’m working on this layout but noticing that it’s too red, white and blue. This is not a July 4th layout. I think I’m getting caught up in being matchy, matchy, right? HELP! Should I add another color in there...yellow maybe?! I’d appreciate your recommendations. These photos are from our Universal Studios trip this summer.

Don’t forget to click on over to the Stamping Ground to see more desks!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Wilderness Baby and the Cricut

How cute are these cupcake toppers? I made the cuts using the New Arrival cartridge for all the baby items and then used Design Space to cut the bears. I cut the bears by creating a SVG with a couple of clip art images.
I had both Cricuts chirping since the baby items were cut using my Cricut Explore and the bears with the Cricut Air. Yup! Taking advantage of having more than one machine!

Can you believe I had to go to three stores to find that red/black checked paper? I swear it's so popular right now, I couldn't believe I couldn't find it anywhere. I thought I had some so I waited until the last minute (of course) before I realized that I didn't. But Hobby Lobby to the rescue! And the patterned papers were 4 for $1! SCORE! Now, here's a shocker...I actually left Hobby Lobby spending only $1.08!

The circles were cut at 2".
The "white" cuts were actually the back side of "ugly" papers. I have tons of white cardstock but since these didn't need to be photo safe, I didn't want to use them. So I did the first thing I could think of...use the back side of "ugly" papers.
I used glue dots to adhere the toothpicks and then a smaller punched white circle to cover the backs. These white circles were also punched from "ugly" paper.

I'm entering these in the Die Cut Divas challenge this month since their challenge is "Anything Goes" this month.  Click on over to check out the other entries.

Friday, November 2, 2018


Happy Friday!
It's been a crazy week with Halloween in the middle of it all. This week I'm thankful for my coworkers and our Halloween fun! Here are photos of the group costumes and one individual:

Great fun! I hope everyone is doing great and had a ton of fun on Halloween!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Creative With Stamps #32

Hi there, time for another monthly challenge at Creative With Stamps.  November's challenge is:


Products of your Choice

Here's my card:
And here's how I made it:
  • I dripped some ink on a plastic sheet and diluted it with water before squishing it to the white cardstock. I allowed each color to dry before adding the next color.
  • Then I stamped three different feathers using black archival ink.
  • Before adding washi tape, I splatted some gold and sparkle Color Silk all over.
  • Stamped sentiment in black (front and inside)
  • Matted in black cardstock and adhered to the white card base

Be sure to join the challenge by linking your card using a feather stamp (or two) on the Creative With Stamps challenge site.  Have fun!