Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sewing Bug...

My Mom got a Nook and wanted a cover for it.  I got the sewing bug going again even though I tend to be a little hesitant because I don't feel all that comfortable sewing yet.  But, I gave it a whirl and this is what I came up with.  I LOVE the material and think it turned out pretty cute considering I did not have a pattern and just kind of made it up as I went.  My appliqued flower struggled a little bit but it still turned out cute.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Memory Games

My sweet little niece was in a half body cast due to a broken bone in her thigh.  She couldn't really do much besides sit and lay around which is really hard for a little four year old.  So, I made her a memory game.  I did not use my cricut for this one and instead used my digital scrapbooking on my computer.  She loved it.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Gifts

For Christmas I wanted to make my nieces little activity bags for church.  I am not all that experienced when it comes to sewing but I think these turned out pretty cute.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Elder Flat Stanley

I sent my brother, who is on a mission in Mexico, a Flat Stanley.  Did anyone else do this when they were young?  My brother really enjoyed Flat Stanley when he was little so I thought I would bring back some of the fun by sending an Elder Flat Stanley.  

Everyday Paper Doll Cartridge
White Gelly Roll Pen
Stampin Up Cardstock

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas Beauty

Do any of you out there just love the Christmas Story?  It is one of my favorite classic Christmas movies.  When we were younger my parents would drive us around to look at Christmas lights every year.  We would get in our jammies, snuggle up in blankets in the car, sip our hot cocoa, and listen to Christmas music on the radio while we went scouting for some awesome Christmas lights.  One year we were driving through a neighborhood and a house had a leg lamp in the window instead of a Christmas Tree.  My Dad LOVED it!  He talked about getting one for years but never did.  This year the ol' man turned 50 so my Mom decided it would be fun to suprise him with a leg lamp they could use for Christmas.  I was given the assigment to make him a card and this is what I came up with.  I found the leg lamp picture online and cut it out.  Then I made it look like it was sitting in the window.  My Dad really loved it!  It did turn out pretty cool.

You can't really tell in the picture but there is clear plastic in front to make it look like a window. 

Paper Trey Ink Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Sentimentals Cart
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder packaging (window glass)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Rough Times, sweet card

My Dad came up on some rough times so I decided to make him a sweet card since he loves golf so much. I have to say that it turned out pretty cute!

Everyday Paper Dolls
Peachy Keen Stamps
White and Black Jelly Roll Pen
Swiss Dots Embossing foler

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Halloween Project

I went to a craft show here in Utah and saw this cute little wood ghost cut out and decided I could do something really cute with it.  I modge podged some paper on to the wood to give it a cute design.  I then used My Pink Stampers Stamps to stamp the sentiment on it.  Added some ribbon that I bought at Michael's and wa-la!  I have a cute little ghost.  I made one for me and one for my Mom.  She loved it!

My Pink Stamper Spooky Puns
DCWV Paper
Ribbon (Michaels)
Modge Podge

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy Haunting!

I have been SO excited for Halloween!  I was anxious to add something to my home decor this year and was very excited to be able to do it with my cricut!

I decided to make something cute for my door so I pulled out my gypsy and cricut expression to see what I could come up with.  I think it turned out better than I had imagined.

Black Magic Bazil Paper
Ribbon from JoAnn's
Peachy Keen Monster Faces
Mini Monsters Cartridge
Paper Doll Dress up Cart
White Sakura Jelly Roll Pen
Button for door

Thanks for stopping by and "happy haunting!"

Diaper Cake

Our most bestest cousin ever is due to bring a baby into the world very soon.  We had a baby shower for her and I wanted to spoil her so I bought the cutest little outfit and sleepers but that was just not enough.  I decided that I wanted to try and make a diaper cake.  I was blog hopping and came across one of my favorite cricut blogs,, she had the cutest diaper cakes in the world!  So, I decided to attempt to make one on my own.  This is what I came up with.

Didn't it turn out pretty dang cute???

48 size 2 diapers
Rubber bands
1/2 yard of fabric
cake board
fun baby accessories
simply charmed cricut cartridge
peachy keen everyday paperdoll stamps
white jelly roll pen
paper from paper trey ink

Thanks for stopping by...

Drum Roll Please....

I have officially started a new craft blog!

I am hoping that this blog with get the creative juices flowing out there in crafters land.  I want it to inspire others to create and craft.

Crafting has always been a favorite of mine but I tend to be critical of my work.  I have enjoyed seeing the changes I have gone through as a crafter and the skills I have picked up have come from blog hopping to some of my favorite crafting websites.  It makes me a little nervous to put my work online for the public to see but I do want to share my love for crafting.

The cricut crave started because of my very sweet and amazing husband.  I am so thankful for him and for the love and support he has for me!  He is so good to get excited about my different projects and tell me how talented I am.  I sure got lucky when I met him!  This is a shout out to my hubs!  Thank you for the cricut for my birthday!  Best Gift EVER!!!

Please feel free to follow along on my crafting journey!