Showing posts from January, 2017

Pocket Letters

I  recently made a new discovery which has led to a new hobby! I discovered Pocket Letters. Pocket Letters is a pen pal concept created by Jeanette Lane, you can check out her page by clicking on her name. It's using baseball card protector sheets and turning them into beautiful decorated letters. So, of course I'm in! I used to love having pen pals when I was growing up, I had a pen pal in France and one in Egypt. This pocket letter forum give you the opportunity to connect with other crafty people from all over the world.  Check out a couple of my pocket letters below. 
The first one is a pocket letter I sent to my best friend to celebrate her graduating from dental hygenist school and the second is one that I swapped with a pal in the Netherlands (my first official swap partner)

Each of the pockets contains a small card that my friend can use to add to a gift or as a thank you. In the pockets are all sorts of goodies that she can attach to each of the cards to decorate the…

Snow! and Big News

I'm so excited to announce that I am back on the Fantabulous Cricut Blog Design Team!

This has always been a favorite site of mine to visit and play whenever I had the time. It's a great place to get inspiration and ideas for playing with your Cricut and making cards in general!

My first challenge, and your challenge this week is create a project around snow! It's not too hard for me to get inspired by the idea of snow! Here in Idaho we have plenty of it. Check out this picture I took on our drive down to Moscow for my daughter's Robotics competition.

Challenge #293-Snow
Make a project about Snow!
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Pretty Cute Stamps

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.
Any project that doesn't use a Cricut element will be deleted.

And now for my "Snow!" card…

Love You and Me

Sketch and Scrap had another good sketch up for this month. So, I decided to use some pictures of the cousins having some fun when they were hanging out on a visit. I'm not sure what is more fun than ice cream treats and scooter rides?!

The sketch:

My Take:

To Create this layout I used: DCWV: Sweet Tangerine paper stack Robotz Cricut Cartridge - Love title My Mind's Eye - All Things Lost and Found diecuts embellishmentes Basic Grey - Hey You chipboard embellishments Echo Park - That's My Boy by Lori Whitlock - the skateboard and the You & Me sticker Random stickers from my stash Pebbles - flag Stickles Twine

I learned about this cool way to use stickers by taking a class over at
This great idea to put stickers within your title letters comes from the class:
How to Use 5 Basic Supplies in 5 Ways with Nicole Nowosad

I think it completely made my layout!

Well, thank you so much for stopping by!

Blessings till next time ,

Warm & Cozy

It has been a very snowy winter here in Idaho, which makes me think of Coffee a lot! In fact, as soon as I'm done writing this blog post I think I will go make some coffee! I needed a thank you card to give to a friend of mine who gave me a coffee card as a thank you. So, with the thought of snow and coffee I found these cute svgs that I had downloaded from Miss Kate's Cuttables. I entered this in the Miss Kate's Cuttables Facebook page January Challenge. I think it came out really cute!
(Disclaimer: no snowmen were harmed in the making of this card)

To create this card I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 and Design Space. I uploaded these really cute svg diecuts fromMiss Kate's Cuttables. The base of the card is cut using the George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge. And I used Color Box pigment brush ink pad to distress the edges of my base paper. 
I don't know about you but when it's cold outside all I can think about is being warm and cozy and that generally includ…

It's Snow Fun!

Over at Cut It Up and Bitten by the Bug2 they have a fun challenges. Your project must be inspired by Snow Fun! Well, my husband bought me the Cricut Explore Air 2 for Christmas which came with two weeks of All Access - so of course I had to play. In their projects list they had this fun card so I decided to cut it out! Challenge requirements at Cut It Up said to include a snowflake on the card so I hope my snowflake pattern paper I used fulfills that requirement. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Take Your Mark!

My kids did this awesome triathlon with a few of their friends. It was one of those events where I had a bunch of photos that I wanted to have in the scrapbook, so this week's sketch over at Let's Scrap was perfect! I switched up the tops a bit to accommodate the pictures I had and shrunk the bottom pics on the right side. 
Their Sketch:

My Take:

To create this layout I used:
My & My Big Ideas Mambi Sheets: Live Creatively paper stack Cricut Cartridges: All Sports - title Pink Journey - run (on clipboard) Groovy Times - ride (on clipboard) Sports Mania - clipboard paper Stretch Your Imagination - scallop frame Bits and Pieces - Arrow base (title) Studio Calico - vellum diecuts (arrows, frames, flags/banners, wave) Chipboard - clipboard

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Happy Birthday 2 Me!

Nope, it's not actually my birthday, not till May!
But, I am still working on 2015s layouts so here you go!
GrandDiva's Creative Corner has a very fun sketch for this month. I thought it was perfect for my birthday pictures. Every year my husband takes me to a restaurant called the Wolf Lodge just outside of Coeur d'Alenel, ID. This place is absolutely amazing if you love steak! They grill it over an open flame over Tamarack Wood. Amazing! Hmm, talking about it has made me hungry, is it my birthday yet?????

The sketch:

My Take:

To create this layout I used:
DCWV: The Whimsical World paper stack Cricut Cartridges: Ribbons & Rosettes - bracket border and circular border Home for the Holidays Spring and Summer - clover doily (upper right) Cricut Alphabet - doilies (bottom right & left corners) Cherry Limeade - title Bling Stickles

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!


How Does Your Garden Grow

1st layout in the books for 2017!  Sketch n Scrap has a good sketch on their blog to start off the new year! But, before we get to that. Let's lay down some goals, because if you say it out loud (or write it on a blog) you have to keep it up, right?! 
Ok, so here are my crafting goals for this year:
1) Get 2015 in the scrapbooks and be working on 2017 before 2017 ends 2) Make cards ahead of time for birthdays and other such events 3) Actually send said birthday/event cards out in a timely manner 4) Use my Explore to create some home decor projects 5) Actually get my sewing machine out this year 6) Complete some of those Pinterest DIYs that I've wanted to do 7) Crochet something, anything
Ok, that's it. It's a whole year that's ahead of me - totally doable right?!!
Now on to the sketch:

My take:

To create this layout I used: Recollections: Southern Charm paper stack Bloom Cricut Cartridge: both titles stickles primas brads
(Disclaimer: Couldn't get a super good …