December 21, 2008

Wordbook that I made for a Christmas gift...

I know this posted backwards but I don't have the energy to fix it right now. So, last page first is how it goes. LOL

This is a gift that I am giving for Christmas this year. I don't have to worry if the recipient will see this or not because she doesn't even know that I have a blog. LOL

December 07, 2008

I Love Don Juan!

Me and a friend of mine decided to trade cartridges for a little while and she let me use her Don Juan. I have to have this cartridge. This font is my absolute favorite! It is so me. So this is what I have made so far with it...

The cupcake is from the Celebrations cartridge, "Birthday Wishes" is from Don Juan and welded with Design Studio, and the little heart is from Don Juan as well. I also used the threading water punch for the borders.
I plan on stock piling a bunch of these cuts so that I can make so many more of these cards. I am obsessed.

November 20, 2008

Yummy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

I made this mini loaves of Pumpkin Bread this morning. I decided to add chocolate chips to 1/2 of the batch. I took some to work and everybody loved them! I found the recipes on
Here's the recipe for those who are interested...

PUMPKIN BREAD (makes 3 loaves)

3 cups canned pumpkin puree
1- 1/2 cups vegetable oil
4 cups white sugar
6 eggs
4- 3/4 cups flour
1- 1/2 tsp baking powder
1- 1/2 tsp baking soda
1- 1/2 tsp salt
1- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1- 1/2 tsp ground cloves

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 9x5 loaf pans.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin, oil, sugar, and eggs. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves; stir into the pumpkin mixture until well blended. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans.

3. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour. The top of the loaf should spring back when lightly pressed. If making mini loaves- cook time is 30 to 35 minutes.

A Couple of Cards made with the new Wild Cards cartridge...

November 18, 2008

Christmas Cookie Recipe Book- Design Team Project

Our challenge was to make and album out of jumbo playing cards and to use any Cricut Christmas cuts with lots of bling. I decided to make a Christmas cookie recipe book with our favorite recipes to give to my oldest DD. This is what I came up with...

October 31, 2008

*Boo* Treat Set made with Design Studio

I used made this bakery box and welded "Boo" together using my Design Studio. The boo goes over the window on the box. I originally made a layout for Whimsical Scraps and Bugs- but I wasn't too crazy about it. So I made this card and the set to go with it.

October 23, 2008

Playing with Photoshop

So what do ya think? This is my 12 yo all dressed up for her Halloween dance tonight.

October 21, 2008

Just wanted to share...

I went to my mother's last night and look what she gave me... How funny is this? I love it! It's going up on my wall this year. This is from 1975. LOL

October 18, 2008

Fall Word Book ***Project for New Design Team***

I haven't announced it yet, so here's my news... I was chosen to be on a new design team for Whimsicle Scraps and Bugs. Our first challenge was due this weekend. We needed to use the colors red, brown, yellow, and orange.

This is the project I designed on my Design Studio for the challenge...
I used Plantin Schoolbook and Mickey and Friends.

Here's the link to the .cutfile...

You can check out the other gals projects at I also have listed on the sidebar here the links to the other's blogs.

October 05, 2008

Baby girl dress book made with DS

Here's another version of the dress album that I made a couple of months ago. It is smaller and there is no BIA used.

Baby Girl Word book made with DS

Here's another word book that I designed. I've designed a couple more. I just need to cut them out.

Another Altered Address Book

Here's another altered address book that I had gotten at the Dollar Tree.

Believe Wordbook made with Design Studio, Joys of the Seasons, and Plantin Schoolbook

Here's a new wordbook that I designed this weekend. I loved the Star frame on JOTS and decided to use it as the back page of the wordbook.

September 14, 2008

Baby Girl Mini-Album

Here's the new mini album that I made this weekend. I found the instructions for it at the Scrapbook Lounge- I modified it a bit, though. Pretty easy to make and I love the end result. I've made 2 of them but the other is not finished yet. It's 6x12 and still needs to be embellished. I didn't use too much Cricut on it- just for a few embellishments, the library pocket, and the circle pull tab.

I've been thinking of opening an etsy shop. Not quite sure, though. I've seen some of the things on there and mine does not compare. But like I tell my girls, "You'll never know unless you try". Maybe I should take my own advice.

September 06, 2008

Birthday Card for 3 Year Old

Here's a card I put together today. I've had the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge for a while now and haven't really used it. So, I decided to try out the card feature and card frames. This is what I came up with. The jumbled three is from my new Graphically Speaking cartridge. I found an envelope that fit on Walk in My Garden. The card and the envelope were cut at 4 inches.

September 01, 2008

Binder for our family Schedules, Calenders, and School Stuff- made with Design Studio

I made this binder so that I could have all of the handouts, schedules, afterschool activities, bills, takeout menus, and frequently used phone numbers all in one place. The plain white cover was bothering me so I decided to make this cover. I made the house with the George cartridge and Design Studio. I love these papers- it's a MME stack that I bought at Hobby Lobby when we went to Myrtle Beach this summer. There's not one sheet in that stack that I would not use. LOVE THEM ALL!!!

Here's the .cutfile for the house...