Friday, July 31, 2009

Christmas in July

Can you believe July 2009 has come and gone? It has been so very cold and wet here this year it is almost as if Summer has not even arrived to South Dakota yet. Anyhow to celebrate Christmas in July I have pulled up some of my Fave creations from Chrismas 2008...enjoy!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Enjoy the Ride

Love, Love, LOVE to make these notepads. Here is what you have to do...purchase some JR legal pads and have Staples cut them in half for you it truly makes the perfect size list pad. I was the recipient of one from my friend Chris her notepad here and I have not stopped making them since. Litisha makes them also you can find her's here

Have you noticed this week I have been working on MANLY items? I so needed to up my stash for gift giving in this area. I am so proud of myself, NO FLOWERS are you happy about that or what?

Product list...
PTI Everyday Button Bits stamp Set
PTI Buttons and Jute
Basic Grey Buttons
SU DP and Card stock
cut notepad

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mickey Mouse Shape notepad

Mickey shape notepad .cut file You will need Cricut DS and Mickey and Friends Cartridge to cut this file.

I REALLY love making these shaped notepads, it is going along with the t shirt I made my Nephew for his birthday. I need to make a door sign for him yet and then his gift will be complete and I will start on his brothers (I have a great idea planned for him also).

The eyes would not cut crisp, time to change my blade, I am such a MISER;) I also grabbed SU rust (trying to rid myself of SU card stock before it becomes obsolete, I just keep reaching for my PTI stash) for the next one I would stick to black for the shadow base my scan really shows the rust.

Product list...
Card Stock
printer paper
padding compound
paint brush
double stick tape
Cricut Expression
Cricut Design Studio
Cricut Mickey and Friends Cartridge
Cricut George and Basic Shapes Cartridge
.cut file (link posted at top of this post)
black pom pom

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Wise Owl

I love dressing up Wise owl for special events this is one of my fave cards and I can use it for Male bday's (I am so lacking in that area of card making).

product list...
PTI stamp sets: Wise Owl, It's a Celebration, Polka Dot Basics, button bits
PTI ink, paper, buttons and jute
SU more mustard card stock
Cricut DS .cut file look alike Nesties

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, July 27, 2009


You can download my .cut file here.cut file Mickey T, you will need the Mickey and Friends Cartridge to cut this file in DS. This file is sized for a child's size 6 T.

Another use for my Cricut Expression and happy to have DH working the meat counter? Yes, I used the Cricut to make this T for my Nephew's Birthday. Tutorial below. My DH works the meat counter at our local HY Vee, his boss was confused when DH asked him for some plain freezer paper then he chuckled when DH said the wife has an Idea for crafting with it.

What you will need...
Washed T
Freezer Paper
Cricut Expression
Cricut Cartridge
Cricut Design Studio
Acrylic Paint
Fabric Medium
Paint Brush



1) Wash your T and let dry.
2) Iron your T flat.
3) Slip in a cardboard liner (cereal box works great) this is so the paint won't bleed through your T.
4) Pick your design for the Cricut.
5) If you use DS as I did make sure you flip your print.**
6) Place freezer paper shiny side up on your cutting mat.
7) Cut your design.
8) Iron the negative (stencil) shiny side down on your prepared T.
9) Mix some Fabric Medium with your acrylic paint (or you can use fabric paint).
10) Paint the open parts of your stencil, let dry.
11) Most colors will need two coats, let dry.
12) Wash normally but I would turn inside out.

**You don't need DS if you don't have the program just cut your image as you normally would with the cricut. However, I don't think the baby bug has the flip feature so you would not be able to do any print. Your print will need to be flipped in the program as you see above in the screen shot because you are cutting your freezer paper shiny side up (if you cut shiny side down it does not adhere to the mat well and you won't get a crisp cut).

Happy Stamp Day!
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Saturday, July 25, 2009

July PTI blog hop Blessings from Heaven

The PTI Blog Hop challenge this month was to use script in your creation. As you know I so can't put down my "Lil Bloomers" I use them on almost everything lately. For this project I wanted to Jazz up a space in the master bedroom. So along with some vinyl wall art cut on the Cricut and an altered dollar spot frame I now have a niche that I love!

Altered Dollar Spot Frame, directions found below...

Wall Niche...

More Script Goodies I have created...

Product list...
dollar spot Black Frame
PTI card stock, ink, ribbon and buttons
PTI Floral Frenzy Stamp Set
Vintage dried floral arrangement book
cricut expression
Cricut George Cartridge
Cricut Cursive 101
Cricut Design Studio
CM corner rounder
Black Vinyl
Modge Podge
Paint Brush
Sand Paper

Frame Directions...
Remove any embellishments from frame and sand lightly.
Rip Pieces of script (I used a vintage book).
Adhere pieces of script with Modge Podge and let dry.
Apply another coat of Modge Podge and let that dry.
Sand around all open edges of the frame lightly.
In lower left corner apply your buttons and flowers.
In the upper right corner apply your ribbon.
Stamp images onto a page of script.
Crumple up the script then ink the edges and some of the creases.
Mount the script onto card stock.
Assemble your frame.
I stamped my flower stem and leaves onto vintage cream then used a pop dot to apply a lil bloomer. (My main image is mounted to the outside of the frame).

Happy Stamp Day, enjoy the Hop!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Blessings From Heaven

I finally have the wall art up in my bedroom that I have been working on for a few weeks, I really need to invest in some transfer tape the job would have been MUCH easier. As is it is a tad crooked, not perfect but I love it! The morning sun hits this wall first and when I open my eyes it is what I see.

The blocked out portion contains my PTI blog hop project, you will have to tune in on the 25 to see this one!

Our two oldest are in MN this week with the Church Youth so my craft and computer time is very limited. I will return on Sat the 25 for the blog hop.

Have a wonderful week and Happy Stamp Day!

Project list...
Cricut Expression
Cricut Design Studio
Cricut Cursive 101
Cricut George
Adhesive backed vinyl

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Photos in this post are from the Washington Pavilion web site...Link below

Sioux Falls Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science Rodin

I took the girls to Wash Pav on Friday afternoon, everyone enjoyed the trip. The biggest treat for me was the sculptures from Rodin I had no idea they were there after all I was going to take the girls to the art studio for a little treat. I spent a very good hour googling over the beauties was even able to see a small casting of the "gates of hell" and the "thinker". My girls were wondering what the heck was wrong with me, I was in total awe of this exhibit and can't stop thinking of it yet today.

If you live in the area this is a must see, if you need a road trip this would be a wonderful exhibit to take in.

Just a reminder for my family members and friends the Kirby Science Center is once again hosting Free First Fridays every month from 5-8pm.

Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Write On!

Edit to place link where I found the project... used my transparency sheets in place of the contact paper and DP in place of the wallpaper.

Great way to use those Die Cuts and or your Cricut!


What a wonderful idea however, it is not mine I found it on the net have to go and look the link back up I think it is bookmarked on DH's computer.

I used the Cricut to cut the top note .cut file from JenC on...
1) recycled cardboard cereal box
2) DP times two
3) Transparency Sheet

Adhere the transparency with double stick tape to the bottom top note cardboard covered in DP. (My tape is hidden under the top layer of scallop DP.)

Top it off with some "Lil Bloomers" and some Yummy PTI ribbon and walla a wipe off board. I am going to be very busy making these for the girls and their friends for back to school.

Product list...
Cricut Design Studio
Cricut Cut file
Cricut George cartridge
Papertrey ink ribbon and buttons
SU DP bella rose
SU scallop border punch
double stick tape
cardboard (any recycled light box such as cereal boxes)
transparency sheets
dry erase markers
pop dots

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Clean and Simple

This round of PTI swapping has a section for Clean and Simple CAS layouts this is the one I have chosen. I worked on these cards over the weekend and am happy to say I have them completed. Now to figure out something for my other spot...? I know this is probably getting very old but I just love the color Scarlett Jewell and the little bloomers then to combine it with the Ripe Avocado and craft YUMMY! I used the scor pal at every 1/4" to get my background for this, and you can find more about CAS {HERE} PTI round 4 swap can be found {here}.

All products PTI except for the "lil bloomer" paper.

Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Scarlett Jewel "Lil bloomer" Garden

This new color from PTI is quickly becoming my fave to date, Scarlett Jewell. The card stock, ribbon and buttons are su YUMMY! I used my cricut and GB cartridge to make up more of my fave flowers and stitched some PTI buttons onto them. The flower stems are stamped with PTI Wishing You stamp set.

Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, July 9, 2009


I am not just speaking about my card today with my title, we are in the second day of draining our pool, when we came home after the 4th it was green and cloudy (like someone had been over and put something in it)! I have run the pump for three days, put in the algae side and other chemicals and the water has not cleared out. This is an expensive drain with the cost of water and pool chemicals. Some people that have no moral guidelines are REALLY getting on my NERVES! They have ruined the summer fun for our children with the fireworks display (my letter was printed in the paper this week) you can see that post here and now we possibly may not refill their pool. Okay, I can't do that to the girls we will be refilling it and people BETTER LEAVE IT ALONE!

Romans 3:21-31
But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the law and the prophets testify. this righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. there is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of god and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ we then nullify the law by this faith, not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.

So here is my card, I did order some PTI Guidelines card stock (I had the set for sale and thought I would try the card stock before I let it go, I am totally glad I did. I won't be inking up the grid line stamp anytime soon)! And the new Scarlett Jewell color is beautiful, LOVE IT!

Product list...
PTI Guidelines stamp set and Card stock
PTI Floral Frenzy stamp set
Scarlet Jewell paper, ink, ribbon and button
PTI Jute
Prima Blossom
Cricut Expresson
Cricut .cut file for scallop rectangle
Cuttlebug embossing folder

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Dancing in the Rain

My BFF has her birthday coming up later in July and I have been working on her gift. What you are seeing today is an altered Jr. legal pad cut in half and her birthday card.

PTI card stock, ribbon,ink,buttons, Everyday Blessings stamp set
SU riveting stamp set
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Cricut George Cartridge
"lil bloomers"

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Refreshing Fun

Air Freshener made with coasters and DP and Card Scent...

I love this, I love this, I LOVE THIS! I found a great video tutorial here at
Scent my Cards I so plan on making many more of these, what wonderful gifts and just something special to jazz up a simple space.

Product list...
Cricut george cartridge
PTI Twine
Basic Grey Wisteria paper
SU GG ribbon (retired)

Happy stamp day!

Monday, July 6, 2009

"40 Sucks"

My Sister turned 40 on the 5th, this is what I had made for her. She loved it, at first the girls thought I was being mean until I put the suckers in the foam, LOL! I will share the .cut file with you later this week, makes a wonderful centerpiece.

Product list...

1 4 1/2" square foam block
4 4 1/2" pieces of DP
2 4" pieces of cuttlebugged card stock
modge podge
2 4" cropped birthday pictures
assorted suckers
kabob skewers
cricut expression
cricut design studio
cricut cursive 101
cricut beyond birthdays
cuttlebug embossing folder "happy birthday"
cupcake die (taken from a bday card that was made for me by TNB, thank you;)

Thanks for the great photos Jan ;)

Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Where has it been?

I have not used my Bind it all in months, when I first purchased it I made up a ton of these little notepads using some salvaged pads from the newspaper. I had a ton of them done with just the DP on them, not anymore I have finished them off and here is one of my faves...

I am going to have to break out the BIA soon and get to using it, I have some post it note pads in mind.

Product list...
Bind it all
marvy scallop punch
SU sab rub-ons (yes, I still have some left)
"Lil Bloomer"
ribbon scraps
DP is unknown

Have a great day and a safe 4th!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Bloom and Grow

I had so much fun working on this frame, I used my "Lil Bloomers" some adhesive Vinyl and yummy PTI ribbon. This frame started out plain Jane from the Dollar Tree and just kept blooming...

Product list...
Black Frame
PTI ribbon, buttons
Adhesive backed white vinyl (hobby lobby)
"Lil Bloomers"
Cricut Expression
Cricut Design Studio
Cricut cursive 101
Cricut George
Coats and Clark black thread
Vintage floral book

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Lil Bloomers

Mellon Berry and Hibiscus Burst from Papertrey ink, the paper used is from a vintage flower arrangement book from the 1960's. All buttons are hand sewn to the top flower a zot is used to adhere the layers and a foam square is placed on the back. If you wish to order please email me at cost is $2.50 per package plus shipping. They are ready to adhere to your cards, scrapbook pages and creative projects.

Product list
All PTI except "little bloomers" and dew drops.

Happy Stamp Day!