Friday, May 29, 2009

Crocheted Flower Garden

My Apologies for the photo, this was even on the camera phone and it did not turn out well. Just a few more weeks 'til my Bday hopefully the Bday Bandit will bring me a new camera that I enjoy using and will work for more then one month.

I Did It! Started learning to crochet on Saturday, have been working and dreaming it since. This am when I woke up and started in my first flower was PERFECTION (well to me it was I am sure you seasoned crochet buffs are LOL at the moment).

Product list...
PTI Flower Garden
PTI card stock, DP, ink, ribbon and button
Circle punches
Crocheted Flower

What does God say about being brand new...
Isaiah 1:18 ...thou your sins are like Scarlet they shall be as white as snow; though they are red and crimson, they shall be like wool. We are Forgiven!

Happy Stamp Day! That's right, two days in a row now I have stamped on my cards.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Garden Gate .cut file

I had fun working with this shape card designed by...paper scissors ink, is it not just amazing the work she put into this file? Take the link above, the .cut file is available on her blog.

Card closed...

card open...

Product list...
Cricut Expression
Cricut Design Studio
Cricut George and Basic Shape Cartridge
Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge
PTI card stock, and Ink
PTI Anniversary set
PTI Floral Frenzy
Scallop Punch

Don't have to tell you how much I love flowers, IRL, paper or crocheted. This year DH and the girls planted a vegetable garden for us in the back yard, hopefully it is in a more prime spot compared to the first year we moved here when it did not grow so well.
Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." and
God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:11-12

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Crocheted Flowers on Cards

The pic does not show the full card since it was a scan and crooked at that I cropped it down. The PTI DP is actually on a base of PTI SS white card stock.

On Saturday I decided to start up another craft project, like I don't do enough all ready LOL! But, I saw some awesome crocheted flowers on Etsy and she wanted seven dollars for two small ones, one inch ones. Heck, I can do that and teach the girls to do it this summer also and we will have a great stockpile for card making. So this is one of my first ones done with a chain stitch (I have mastered that stitch now) time to move on to another one. If you have any suggestions, good web sites or just want to share your knowledge with me please leave a comment in this post.

When we were in Wal-Mart over the weekend all the Red Heart Yarn was $2.00, I thought this was an awesome price just wanted to share the good buy with you.

All products PTI except crocheted flower and brads from Pink Hedgehog.

Have a Happy Stamp Day!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Birthday Throwback

Have you tried the Pepsi or Mt. Dew Throwback's yet. The real sugar has a much different taste from today's soda, I am still addicted. Anyhow, these are some of my fave cards made using the Cricut you can find the Throwback posts...

Sweet Cakes,

Happy Birthday Cupcake

Happy Stamp "Cricut" day!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Little Lady Bag and notepad .cut file

Original post for Ladybug Bag and notepad

Lady bug bag cut file

Lady bug Notepad cut file
This will make a 3" Notepad, it is so very CUTE!
I used padding compound to compile my cut images into a notepad. Combine pages make sure they are straight and even, clip with a binding paper clip (only remove when compound is completely dry) then put on your compound as directed. I used red liner tape to adhere my notepad inside the ladybug cover.

I now have the bugs "LOL" worked out of these .cut files for you, enjoy!

Happy Stamp "Cricut" Day!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Ice Cream Cone Treat Bag

Edit for .cut file link...
Cone Bag by Sara Paschal

Here is a treat bag to go with the ice cream cone shape card I have showed you earlier this week. What a great accessory this would make for any child's birthday party, I know I have seen Ice Cream cones made of marshmallow at the Dollar Tree and Baskin Robins makes hard candy they both would look great in this basket. I have also seen Ice Cream cone sidewalk chalk and bubbles at Family Dollar in the Summer Patio Section of the store. Have you seen any cool cone shaped treats at other places?

I have used some stickles in the cutout of the ice cream and lacquer on the cherry. The cone is highlighted with some _ _ _ Dark Chocolate Ink, looks so YUMMY!

Happy Stamp "cricut" Day!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Duplex for Rent part 2

As promised here is a photo of one of my constructed birdhouses, keep in mind the photo was taken on a camera phone thanks to my DD's BFF. Here you will find my original post with the .cut file link.
I have so many ideas in my head for embellishing it, just need to find the time. I did score horizontal lines for siding and squares on the roof to look like shingles and that is as far as I have gotten...

Happy Stamp "Cricut" Day!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I Scream, You Scream...

Edit is a photo of my completed swap card for you to see.

I am so very not happy right now, you can't see on the ice cream IRL or in the photo where I stamped the image of circles from it's a celebration when dried it totally absorbed into the card stock. On the inside where I stamped the cone it turned a yellowish brown color and was very light. Sad part is, I was finally on a MOJO roll and did not notice til I was DONE, ACK I am having a stress attack!

We are in the third round of _ _ _ card swapping for the year over on SCS, the thread can be found {HERE}

This is my card for the regular part of the card swap, I have used _ _ _ set It's a Celebration to embellish my cone. Again, I hope to have some photos of my cone card and the birdhouse from yesterday. I am begging DD's Friend to come over and snap a few pics for me.

Here is the link to my Cone Card .cut file, I was making in bulk so the file will cut two card bases per _ _ _ card stock...
Cone Card by Sara Paschal

I am still holding a grudge against _ _ _ for the bullying about templates so can you figure it out?

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Duplex For Rent

I have made a birdhouse for the Cricut Expression, it is a tuck box do not adhere the bottom of the house this is your opening where you fill with goodies. Finished height is about...5 3/4" by 3 1/4" by 2" this is a great size box for many goodies.

Here is your download link...
Birdhouse Duplex Tuck Box by Sara Paschal

Hopefully I will be able to get a snapshot of of my designed house, I am still short in the camera department ;)

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Background Swap, Sympathy for BFF

Edit...Links are now working.

SCS links below are not working yet, I have had problems the past few days getting logged onto, as soon as I am able I will link them for you.

I created this acetate tissue background for the current round of PTI swapping hosted by Amystamper, you can find the swap thread {here}. This is totally one of my favorite card making techniques, for complete instructions please visit this link over on {SCS}.

My BFF since second grade, lost her Father last week. I will remember him most for was his strong off beat sense of humor ;)

All products PTI except for Acetate, SU Dazzling Diamonds and Modge Podge.

Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Some links to share...

Edit to include removal directions...
Click on photo to enlarge view...

There is some chatter on SCS swap forum about having your addy public, I have found a way on to remove your addy the screen shot is below. Beware what info you may find on yourself here I was shocked at what I saw.

Hi everyone ;) Everyday it is getting better to move around, I have yet to conquer the craft chair and have just been looking at ideas on the net so far. I have found some new sites to me...

Mel Stampz Lots of 3D items and templates found here.

My Scrap Chick Don't forget to sign up for freebie Friday's while you are there. She uses SCAL on her Cricut, with SCAL you can use any font on your computer to cut with. I have looked into it in the past but decided on Cricut DS to learn first. Many, many templates found here! OMGoodness, I found a book box here...SHHHHH don't tell PTI they will think it is a copyright issue ;) Here is the link to the book box You will find her Birdhouse here This site really rocks be prepared to spend time here.

Have a Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New blog background

Edit May 12th 2009...Imagine That has extended her blog candy for Cricut Cartridge take the link over there today and get signed up to win what a great prize ;)

I love this blog background and header that I found on the web and it loads fast such a plus. You can find this and more here...

Everyting Cricut has changed its blog name to Imagine That you can find her awesome blog here...
Imagine That

Monday, May 4, 2009


I am going to be taking some time off from blogging to tell you the truth I have no craft mojo going on right now and no new creations to share.

It could be that I am frightened to sit in my office chair since this last round of back trauma was brought on my my OFFICE CHAIR ;) If you don't know the story on May 22 I went to the ER with the worst back pain EVER because I tried to sit in a chair. No amount of Morphine took the pain away after a few days on steroids I did manage some relief. Now I am on a different pain killer that has totally zapped me of all of my creative Mojo and energy. You can now say with charisma that you know someone who has patio furniture in their living room. That is correct I brought out my comfy pool gravity chair it is my bestest friend. Here is the post with a visual of my chair if you don't have one of these you better find one this season they are wonderful. My DD has looked one up for me that is actually made for the INSIDE of the house has heat and massage along with cup holders now that would be a slice of Heaven right there.

Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, May 1, 2009

What?? Where did it go??

I was changing my blog around this am for May now it has reverted and I have lost all of my gadgets and links anyone know how to get these back? It started with an error message "bX-r1ezpk" on the board a few others had this problem today as well, and it went downhill from there ACK!!