Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Another year

Last year I made a card for my mother-in-law's birthday. However, I misplaced it before I was able to give it to her. Which really isn't to surprising if you've seen my office. This year I won't be losing her card!

You'll also notice my picture is a bit different. I made a light box to take pictures with. I still need better lighting and a better backdrop. But for now I'm happy with the different feel of the picture.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hot Chocolate Cones

I love being crafty. I came across a fun little crafty gift on Disney's Family Fun website. Thank you google for leading me in the right direction. To make 6 of them I spent less than $15. In the cones are Hot Chocolate Mix, Mini Chocolate Chips, Mini Marshmallows and a Red Gum Drop. I couldn't find party gift bags that were coned shaped so I got the plastic cake-decorating bags instead.

Here is the finished product! Best part is my husband said I could sell these in stores. Now, I have NO intentions on doing that. But I think it's an amazing complement.

Friday, December 18, 2009


Hi Everyone~ I LOVE CHRISTMAS. Part of that is making Christmas cards! Here are the cards that I made for co-workers and my husbands Grandpa.

The project I work on has a Penguin as a mascot. That is where I got my inspiration!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Turtle Card Complete!

Wow. That was really quick! I made the SCAL file last night when I had this genius idea. But other than that it took me like 10 min to make this cute little card. The only thing I need to perfect is it's size. It ended up being about 2x4 inches...about half the size of a normal card. But it's still cute! Here are some photos of the card. It is the first shape card that I've made.

My 1st first was creating the SCAL file that cut a shape card. My 2nd first was having multiple pieces of paper being cut at the same time.

I then put the green paper through my new CuddleBug to give it some dimension. I then glued the two pieces of paper together, added a facial expression and it was done! I told you it was quick and easy!

So cute!

I'm Making a Card

I know I know I know...I've done a really poor job of updating my blog. Part of the problem is I haven't been making many cards. Last week I made one for my husbands Grandpa. It was pretty simple...just said Gobble Gobble on the front and had a cute little turkey on the inside.

Today I'm making a card. I'm really excited about it because it won't be a standard sized card that I decorate. It will be a card that I cut into a shape of an animal and then decorate. I'm making this card for a friend that I *hope* to see this evening. I'll post pictures if it turns out well!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Another Gypsy Giveaway

The Gypsy comes out TOMORROW!!! There are plenty of people giving them away and of course I'd like to win!

The Cartridge Helper Site (link above) is giving away a Gypsy. Check out their site while you are there. There is some really great info for Cricut Beginners like me.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Cricut Celebration

As you may have noticed, I like to use my Cricut Machine to cut out things for my cards and scrapbook pages. They are celebrating their 100th cartridge with a giveaway.

I'll be honest. I'm sharing this so I have an extra chance to win a cartridge. Seriously. Those things are awesome and I only have 3.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Husband's Birthday

Sorry about the blurry picture. I didn't have time to perfect it. My husbands birthday is tomorrow and this is the card I made for him. It looks more purple in the photo than it really is.
Now for the hard part...figuring out what to write on the inside.

Thank You!

A co-worker really saved me with a last minute project. I made the card and another co-worker brought in fresh flowers from her garden.
I have been wanting to create a thank you card but didn't have a reason or inspiration to make one!

Joyeux Anniversaire

A birthday card for my sisters friend. She is French, so it was my inspiration for the card!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sister Collaboration

My sister and I made this card last night for her boyfriends birthday. It looks like it would be for a kid, but he's going to be 20! lol.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Birthday Card

Here are two pictures of a Birthday Card I made for my sister-in-law. I really like the colors. The ribbon says happy birthday.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wedding Card

We have a wedding to go to next weekend and of course I'm making the card! I did stiching around the large block and X's in the corners of the small blocks. Flower is a sticker and the sentiment is just something I had. I need to work on the stiching skill - but other than that I'm really happy on how this one turned out.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I can stitch!

Okay, it isn't that difficult but I think it will add a lot to my scrapbooking and cardmaking looks!

Graduation Card

We have a graduation party to go to. He's graduating from Byron Center, their colors are orange and black. Here are the pics of the card.


Front of Card

Inside of Card - meant to be outline of front of card

Friday, May 22, 2009

Baby Shower Card

Here is a card I made for my friends baby shower. I still need to do the inside.

Next I will be working on a graduation card.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I must try these...

From Real Simple.

Pasta with Peppers and Mozzarella
12 oz short pasta (gemelli or penne)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 bunches arugula, thick stems removed
12 oz bocconici (small balls of fress mozzarella, or fresh mozzarella cut inot bite-size pieces
Salt & Pepper

Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water, drain the pasta, and set aside. Wipe out the pot.

Heat the oil in the pasta pot over medium heat. Add the bell peppers and garlic and cook, stirring occassionally, until the peppers are tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

Add the arugula, bocconcini, the cooked past, the reserved pasta water, 1 1/2 teaspons salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring, until the arugula is just wilted, about 1 minute.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

My Vacation Memory