Monday, October 16, 2017

Halloween Treat Bag

I was very excited to learn that I can buy Dreaming Tree files through Cricut! I love their files and this makes it so easy!


I can’t believe how study this bag is! Leo has thought of everything. He even has an assembly video that is so easy to follow.


I added some rhinestones to the collar and his eyes for extra bling. This bag turned out super cute!

For this card, I used the Pizza Box file (#61145) that I purchased from the Silhouette on-line store.

Thanks for stopping by and have a marvelous Monday!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Fab Five Friday

Welcome to Fab Five Friday. For those of you that are new to this blog, every Friday I showcase five blogs, websites or posts that I think you will enjoy.


I could not stop smiling when I saw this card designed by Heather. It is too cute for words!


I can’t believe Halloween is almost here! I so want to make all of these fantastic pumpkins!


Be sure to check out the Silhouette Blog for step by step instructions!


Be sure to check out Kelly’s guest post on Wplus9 Blog. Her watercolor technique is incredible!



Thanks Kelly for the informative video!


I love fall and all the wonderful fall foods. This sweet potato pancake from Paper and Stitch is on my must eat list! Yum!

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous Fab Five Friday!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cricut Maker Felt Coasters

I just had to try cutting felt with my new Cricut Maker and I was so impressed. Felt cut like butter.


The green, orange and white felt is from Cricut and the yellow felt was purchased at Hobby Lobby.

I used the regular felt setting for the Cricut felt and the regular plus setting for the Hobby Lobby Felt. All the felt cut perfectly.


I used Aleenes’s felt and foam tacky glue instead of the recommended Heat N' Bond iron-on adhesive. It worked perfectly. This was my first ever stitching on felt and I clearly need more practice!

This was such a fun project that I may make some for Christmas gifts!

I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Simply Organized Sunday

Welcome to Simply Organized Sunday…SOS for short. Every Sunday I showcase blogs, websites or posts that provide innovative approaches to organizing and designing your craft space as well as other areas in your home.

Sometimes it feels overwhelming when you think about organizing your home and this post from Organize and Decorate Everything can help.



Some days, fifteen minutes is all I have to devote to organizing and I am so grateful for these quick ideas.



I am going to start with my cleaning supplies! I also love how she uses lost and found baskets!

I hope you are having a simply organized Sunday!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Fab Five Friday

Welcome to Fab Five Friday. For those of you that are new to this blog, every Friday I showcase five blogs, websites or posts that I think you will enjoy.


I so love this card designed by Melanie! Be sure to check out the video below to learn how she made this stunning card!



Thanks Melanie for the informative video!


I need to buy glitter paste and make my own paper!



Be sure to check out Kristina’s video for all the details.


I can’t wait to try out these delicious breakfast ideas. Click here for 16 amazingly good recipes. I can’t wait to make the jalapeƱo cornbread waffles. Yum!


I am so going to make a beaded spider!


Check out Make It and Love It for all the details!

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous Fab Five Friday!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Make it in Minutes Monday

Welcome to Make it in Minutes Monday. I thought it would be fun to feature quick and easy cards and projects that take only minutes to make, but look like you spent more time making them. My husband and I came down with a bad virus, and I have been gone for a while. I am almost back to crafting and hope to return soon.

I fell in love with the O Little Town of Bethlehem cut file (#106081) from Silhouette and I could not wait to try making it.


The star and script were too small to cut so I used the print and cut function. I then cut the silhouette out of black card stock. The cut was intricate and small but my Cameo came through for me.

I used distress oxide inks to do a blend that looked like twilight. I used worn lipstick, wilted violet and broken china. Once the ink dried, I use the print and cut function to add the star and script to the inked rectangle measuring 3 1/8 x 5.5 inches.

I love blending with distress oxide inks! The finished card measures 5.5 x 4.25 inches.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Create Your Own Decorative Edge Anna Griffin Die

I love Anna Griffin and buy lots of her products. I did not purchase her Cuttlebug™ Decorative Border Die Set and decided to create my own cut using my Cricut Explore Air.


I sized the Cricut Vintage Wedding Vintage Lace Doily (# MC8A98A) to 7 inches. Next, I ungrouped the image and drew a square and used it to slice the doily to 2 ½ inches by 7. Then I welded a 7 x 1 1/2 inch rectangle to the doily.

I scored the rectangle at ½ inch from the decorative cut and wrapped it around the back of the card. I got my idea from Anna’s card that she made using her decorative edge dies. I love how my matchbook card turned out.


I added flowers from my stash and an Anna Griffin Sentiment and was done. My finished card is 7 x 5 inches.

I hope you are having a wonderful Monday!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Fab Five Friday

Welcome to Fab Five Friday. For those of you that are new to this blog, every Friday I showcase five blogs, websites or posts that I think you will enjoy.


Be sure to visit BHG for more inexpensive centerpiece ideas.


I love this Christmas card and the others that are posted on the Simon Says Blog.


Be sure to check out The Whoot for an amazing Mandala Rocks Tutorial.



Elspeth McLean is a very talented artist. Wow!

 Be sure to visit Mod Podge Rocks for information on all these versatile products.


I fell in love with this technique by Karen Hightower.



Thanks Karen for the wonderful video!

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous Fab Five Friday!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Anna Griffin® Window Ledge Cardmaking Kit and Dies

I am in love with Anna’s Window Ledge Cardmaking Kit and Dies from HSN. I received this kit as part of an auto ship. Each kit keeps getting better.


I made this card using her kit. What I love about Anna’s kits is that I can use the pieces she provides and create my own look!


I made this card for a friend that recently got a new job. It was so quick and easy to make.

You also get the dies to make you own card pieces and I can’t wait to try them too.

Thanks for stopping by and have a marvelous Wednesday!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Make it in Minutes Monday…Congrats

Welcome to Make it in Minutes Monday. I thought it would be fun to feature quick and easy cards and projects that take only minutes to make, but look like you spent more time making them.

I had some left over paper that I blended with my distress oxide inks, so I decided to make another card.


I cut the Elephant Family Border (#168010) that I purchased from the Silhouette on-line store and attached it to a rectangle measuring 5.5 x 2.5 inches.

I used distress oxide inks for the blend that looks like twilight. I used worn lipstick, wilted violet and broken china. I love blending with distress oxide inks! I know I keep saying that, but it is so true!

I added a congrats sentiment that I die cut using black cardstock. I attached the panel to a black card base measuring 5.75 x 4.25.

This was such a quick and easy project that I may make several versions.

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Simply Organized Sunday

Welcome to Simply Organized Sunday…SOS for short. Every Sunday I showcase blogs, websites or posts that provide innovative approaches to organizing and designing your craft space as well as other areas in your home. My sister sent me this link on how to repurpose bookcases. I love how you can use bookcases to be more organized.


Be sure to visit The Cottage Market for more details.


My favorite one is how to turn a bookshelf into a kitchen island. Wow!

I hope you are having a simply organized Sunday!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

O Little Town of Bethlehem

I fell in love with the O Little Town of Bethlehem (#106081) cut file from Silhouette and I could not wait to try making it.


The star and script were too small to cut so I used the print and cut function. I cut the silhouette out of black card stock. The cut was intricate and small but my Cameo came through for me.

I used the print and cut function to add the star and script to the dark blue paper that measures 3 1/8 x 5.5 inches. I glued the panel to a card base that measures 5.5 x 4.25 inches.

This was such a quick and easy project, that I may make several versions.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Make it in Minutes Monday Congrats Card

Welcome to Make it in Minutes Monday. I thought it would be fun to feature quick and easy cards and projects that take only minutes to make, but look like you spent more time making them. My father-in-law had a major heart attack last Monday, so I took off some much needed family time. He is stable and recovering well for his age.

I am a Weight Watcher leader and needed another congratulation card for one of my members. This time I decided to use my Cricut Explore Air.


I cut the Ribbon ( # M4137B) image from the Something to Celebrate Cricut cartridge. I used paper scraps from my stash and dimensional squares.

I cut a rectangle measuring 3.75 x 5.5 and sized the ribbon to fit. The finished card measures 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

I used the print and cut feature to do the sentiment. I love how it looks like I stamped the sentiment. I used Sergoe UI light for the font, but you can use a stamp or any font you have..

Thanks for stopping by and have a marvelous Monday!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Simply Organized Sunday... On A Monday!

Welcome to Simply Organized Sunday…SOS for short. Every Sunday I showcase blogs, websites or posts that provide innovative approaches to organizing and designing your craft space as well as other areas in your home. It was a long Labor Day Weekend for us, so here is your SOS on a Monday!

I use dryer sheets for crafting and laundry, but that is all. I can’t believe Jillee from One Good Thing, came up with 55 ways to use and reuse dryer sheets.


I had no idea that dryer sheets would make chrome shine and clean your iron. Wow! Click here for all the details.


And you can even recycle dryer sheets and make flowers. Amazing. Check out Such a Pretty Mess for step by step instructions.

I hope you are having a simply organized Sunday!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Fab Five Friday

Welcome to Fab Five Friday. For those of you that are new to this blog, every Friday I showcase five blogs, websites or posts that I think you will enjoy.


Be sure to check out this card and amazing post on Simon Says Stamp blog. While you are there you may also want to check out the September blog hop. Stunning fall colors!


I have made tons of bar soap, but have not tried making liquid soap. I can’t wait to try this fun project from Lia Griffith. Wow!


Martha Stewart has been decorating for months using the 2017 Pantone colors of the year.


I am loving the softer colors.


Every month I look forward to Silhouette’s School monthly wrap up. I seriously love their tutorials.


Kristina’s handwriting is so beautiful and I love this message.



Her video is so beautifully done and relaxing!

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous Fab Five Friday!

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