Saturday, May 30, 2020

Gatefold Floral Dies

I am having fun reusing some of my older dies and realized that I had never opened this set. Who knew?


For this card, I used Anna’s Gatefold Floral Die Set. I used all the layer dies and flowers from my Anna stash.


I love how this card turned out. I think using pattern papers with her dies gives them a different look. You can still purchase this die on Anna’s Website.

Hope this post finds you safe and well.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Gatefold Jacket Scroll Card

I joined Anna’s Finishing School and I am so happy I did. I recently took her classes on using the Gatefold Jacket Scroll dies and I learned a lot! I am going back and reusing some dies that I have had for some time, since I am not purchasing many new items.


For this card, I used Anna’s Gatefold Scroll Die Set. I used all the layer dies and flowers from my Anna stash.


I love using pattern papers with her dies. You can still purchase this die on Anna’s Website.

Hope this post finds you safe and well.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Cricut Joy…Cozy Fox Mug

I purchased the Cricut Joy from HSN on March 3rd and I am loving it. It cuts vinyl just like its big sister, the Maker. I can’t believe it cuts vinyl without a mat.


The Joy was so easy to use, and this adorable mug was done in 15 minutes. I used the Cozy Fox Mug design that was free when you purchased the Cricut Joy. So adorable! The image number is #M10DABA3.


I used the Cricut Smart Borderless Vinyl and Transfer Tape to make this project. I can’t wait to make labels!

Hope this post finds you safe and well.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Anna Griffin Empress Mini Auto Ship... Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies Set 3

I am in love with my Anna Griffin Empress Mini electronic cutting machine. I signed up for autoship when I ordered the machine from HSN.

This set is my third auto ship and my favorite so far!


For this card, I used my new set and die cuts from my Anna stash.

I used my Empress Mini to make this quick and easy card. If you missed my video on the Empress Mini you can watch it below.



If you are not seeing the above video, please click here.

Anna’s die and embossing folder set is truly stunning. I can’t wait to make more unique cards. Have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 11, 2020

Cricut Joy…Bee Kind Mug

I purchased the Cricut Joy from HSN on March 3rd and this is my second project. I love how it cut vinyl without a mat.


The Joy was so easy to use, and this adorable mug only took minutes. I am really loving my Joy.


I used the Cricut Smart borderless vinyl and transfer tape to make this project. I feel very fortunate that I had a number of mugs in my stash.

Hope this post finds you safe and well.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Cricut Joy - Cheers!

I purchased the Cricut Joy from HSN on March 3rd and have only made one card. I plan to make more projects soon.


I made this card in early March for a friend who just got a new job. The Joy was so easy to use, and this card only took minutes. I think I am really going to enjoy my Joy


I used the Glitz and Glam Insert Cards to make this project, I love the red glitter insert.

Hope this post finds you safe and well.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Missing You…

I hope this post finds you and your family safe and well during this scary and difficult time. I took some time off from blogging to spend more time with my family, but I want you to know that I have missed you all and I think about you often.

With everything happening around our globe I am very fortunate to be able to work from home. My husband falls in the high-risk category and we are blessed that he is also able to work from home. I am so very grateful to all essential workers including everyone that has risked their lives to keep people well, safe, and fed. You are my heroes! I also want to thank all of you that have made masks. You are incredible!

Going forward, I will probably post less frequently, but want to share some of the items I make with you. Hopefully, you will find the distraction helpful.

Now let’s get on with the post. I am trying to get extra use out of my dies, so I decided to try something new.


For this card, I used Anna’s Oval Easel Frame Die Set. I just used the layer die and it fit perfectly on a 5 x 7 card from my Anna stash. I love getting more use from my dies, especially now. You can still purchase this die on Anna’s Website.


I also used Anna’s Birthday Collage Toppers that are also still available on her website and a sticker from her Favorite Sentiment Stickers.

Hope this post finds you safe and well.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Wedding Mug

One of my favorite things about Cricut Design Space is the ability to use SVGs. With the variety of Cricut Access I can usually find what I need, but it is nice to have options.


I love how this mug turned out! I purchased the mug at our local Dollar Tree.


I can’t wait for my friend to see this adorable cup.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, March 6, 2020

Anna Griffin Empress Mini Auto Ship... Cartouche Dies

I am in love with my Anna Griffin Empress Mini electronic cutting machine. I signed up for autoship when I ordered the machine from HSN. My first autoship was the amazing cartouche die set.


For this card I used Anna’s Carouche Set, paper, and die cuts from my Anna stash.


I used my Empress Mini to make this quick and easy card. If you missed my video on the Empress Mini you can watch it below.



If you are not seeing the above video, please click here.

Anna’s die set is truly stunning. I can’t wait to make more unique cards.

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Spa Slippers with the Cricut Mini Press

I used Cricut Iron-on Vinyl on a plush surface and it worked perfectly thanks to the Cricut Mini Press.I bought these slippers at Target for $3.00 and thought it they would make a cute gift for someone  going to a spa. I know they are not practical and I am not sure how long the vinyl will last, but thought it was a fun idea!


For this project, I used the Palm Trees Image (#MC97D7A6) from the Warm Christmas Wishes Cartridge.


Have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 2, 2020

Cricut Congrats Quick Card….While I Wait for the Cricut Joy

I am so excited about the new Cricut Joy and can’t wait until mine gets here! In the meantime, I made a couple of  Quick Cut cards on my Maker. They are very similar to the new Cricut Joy Insert Cards.


 For this card I used the Congrats Card Image (#M4679F3F) from Alexis Mattox – A quick Note Cartridge.  You can use your Explore to make this card too.


I used pattern paper to make this card look extra special. Super quick and easy!



Friday, February 28, 2020

Anna Griffin Wildflower Garden Craft Box Finishing School - Lesson Three

I recently purchased Anna Griffin’s Wildflower Garden Craft Box and I am having so much fun making cards. This kit is still available on Anna’s web site.


I made this card after watching her video on Finishing School.


I am so enjoying Anna’s Finishing School.

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Anna Griffin Fern Cut and Emboss Dies

I recently purchased Anna Griffin’s Fern Cut and Emboss Dies and they are stunning.


For this card, I used paper and die cuts from my Anna stash. This die set is perfect for adding greenery to all your cards. It is a must buy.


I love how this card turned out and love using the ferns as filler.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, February 24, 2020

Cricut Just A Note Card ….While I Wait for the Cricut Joy

I am so excited about the new Cricut Joy and can’t wait until mine gets here! In the meantime, I made a couple of Quick Cut cards on my Maker. You can also use your Explore machine. They are very similar to the new Cricut Joy Insert Cards.


For this card, I used the Just a Note Card Image (#M470797F) from Alexis Mattox – A Quick Note Cartridge. You can use your Explore to make this card too.


I used pattern paper to make this card look extra special.

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Anna Griffin Wildflower Garden Craft Box - Get Well Card

I recently purchased Anna Griffin’s Wildflower Garden Craft Box and I am having so much fun making cards. This kit is still available on Anna’s web site.


I got the idea for this card while watching Anna’s inside the project box video.


I purchased Anna’s Finishing School several weeks ago and I am still watching her amazing videos. I recently viewed her first Finishing School Live segment and loved it!

Stay tuned, as I am going to share even more cards from this elegant kit.

Have a wonderful day!

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