Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Winner's Choice!

Here is a picture of what one of the winners of my giveaway choose for their vinyl saying. What a great choice! I firmly believe every word!!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!! May it be filled with warm and wonderful memories!!

Note: Stone script font used on cricut

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Come what may, and LOVE it!

This saying comes from a talk that Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin gave during General Conference in October. It is something his mom told him when he came home from a dissappointing football game. She told him, "Well Joseph, come what may, and love it!" It was a saying he lived by and it continues to now help us in our day! You can find the entire talk here.
This was the first tile I have ever done with vinyl. I think it turned out great! I love to decide where to put it? :) But, that is always fun.

I used the Cricut and the stone script and home accents cartridges.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

How to make a quick palm tree

We had a daddy/daughter party for our 8-11 year old girls and their special guy in their life.
Here is a picture of a simple way to make a palm tree. I found the idea on the internet a few years ago, but I cannot find the source.
You get an empty carpet tube. I had one and cut it in 1/2 and made 2 palm trees. You then take brown lunch sacks, cut off the bottom and put them on the tube...and scrunch them together. Makes the trunk.
The top you can do 3 different ways:
  • fake fern in the top (easiest) ~ Thank you Shelly for the use of your plants :)
  • Cut leaves from butcher paper and put a flower wire behind each leaf and then place it in the top with floral foam ..not sure if it is called that. This is great if your trees are against a wall...because you can staple or tape some of the leaves to the wall.
  • Last, take a green umbrella and put it in the top, or take the material off the umbrella and put leaves cut out of paper on the frame of the umbrella.
I have tried the first 2 and they have turned out great, inexpensive too.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Health, Peace and Sweet Content - Holiday Card

This is not my typical holiday card, but I wanted to make a card with white and blue. I started it and got the white card embossed and the blue strip done.. and then I was stuck...and then I found this sketch on another blog. And it helped me out, thank you for the sketch Robin. I also found a quote by Shakespeare that I liked it states: "Health, Peace and Sweet content be yours." I think that is very appropriate for this season and always...I wish you all, Health, Peace and sweet content. Have a happy day.

Note: I embossed the white using the dots embossing folder on the cuttlebug, Just my type embossing border on the blue, added some green ribbon and chalk.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


I decided to have 2 winners per category. Thank you to my oldest for helping me with the drawing.

Winners Are:

Vinyl Saying: Sheila and Kierstin W.

Frames: Lori and Sharon

Cards: Julie and Cheryl

Sheila and Kierstin, you can leave a comment or email me at
Tell me the saying, color and if you want it print or fancy. You can pick the font by looking at my category, vinyl lettering.

I will mail or bring the other items around. Thanks for playing, that was fun.

***For those who didn't win, I will be doing more giveaways in the future.

Have a happy day!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Giveaway !!

HAPPY NOVEMBER! I am thankful for all my family and friends :)!!

I have friends that blog that have done giveaways and I thought it might be fun to have a giveaway when my counter hits 1000. Here are some of the items I will be giving away. Just leave me a comment and what you would like to be entered in. When my counter hits 1000..I will print out the comments and draw out the winners! Have fun and feel free to tell your friends!! I will close the giveaway on Saturday, 11:59 p.m. November 8th.

1. Vinyl Saying 12 X 24

* You can pick the name or saying. The colors I have are black, brown or beige.
Here are some examples: You can also click on vinyl lettering to see different ideas and fonts.

2. & 3. My mind's Eye - This & That scrapbooking frames, 2 sets of 10.

4. 1 set of 5 handmade cards: 1 birthday, 2 thank you, 1 blank, 1 sympathy/get well...comes with envelopes. (Photo not included)

Remember: Leave a comment and that will enter you in the drawing!

Have a great day!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fall card

This is a card I made for card club last Thanksgiving. I had this gorgeous paper and I just wadded it up into a ball, about 5 make it look crinkled and soft. I used cork board. a leaf brad and leaf.

Kids Dyno-mite birthday card

This card I made about a year ago and I needed to make some more, so I changed just one thing on it. The paper behind the dinosaur, I embossed with my cuttlebug and the swiss dots folder. The words I did on the computer and printed it out. The dinosaur is a sticker by Provo craft. You can find them at Roberts.

Kids birthday waterfall card

Here is used the same colors of the previous birthday card and made a waterfall card.

Kids birthday card

This was one of my favorite kids' birthday cards to make. I found these frogs at Roberts and then I cut the tags using the George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge and I used blue and green ink on the inside. I used sheer lime green and white polka dot ribbon that you can find at Michaels, Roberts and Wal-Mart.

Waterfall Cards

My sister found these on the internet and told me how fun they were to make. I agree! They are really fun to make and even more fun to give. You can find the instructions here.
As you pull the tab down...each square says something. This one says, Thank you so much.

Butterfly card

This card I copied from an idea that I saw on the Cricut Message Board. The original creator is Stampin Meg, you can see her card here. Thanks for the great idea! I did this card for a blank card theme. I used the Home accents cartridge for the butterfly.

Get well card

This card I used a card "recipe" from the magazine "Joy of card making." It has pockets and you sew up the sides on your sewing machine. It was a lot of fun to make. I did this card while I was pregnant with Chloe, so a few years ago. It is still one of my favorites. It took a bit longer, but, I just did it in steps. I love this card.

Thank U card

This card was inspired by a card my friend Tiffany did at card club. She was sweet enough to let me borrow her stamp set. Underneath the U (on the yellow) there are flowers that are heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The ribbon is sheer ivory and silver cording.