Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Birthday Minion!

This isn't the best picture, I kinda forgot about taking one until
we were RUSHING and the door and then
it was a quick one.

This cute Minion is from Pretty Paper,  Pretty Ribbons.
It was really quick and easy to put together!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Halloween Goodie Bags!!!

I am so excited my youngest is in preschool!
That means that I can make goodie bags for his class!
Yippee!  My older two children are in eighth grade
and a sophomore in high school, let's just
say they have been out of the goodie bag stage for a while!
Here is what I came up with for Halloween!

 I created all of these on my Silhouette using the print and cut feature.

I found the halloween toys at Michael's.
The paper is from S.E.I.

The border punch is from Martha Stewart.
The Happy Halloween sentiment is from the
My Pink Stamper Happiest Moments stamp set.

My little guy helped me assemble the goodie bags, he LOVED it, but it too
MUCH longer.  Oh well, that's half the fun right?
My favorite part was him trying every reason in the book
to let me give him one of the GOOP bottles now!
We had the exact count, no extras, but he was trying to convince me
that a certain child in his class didn't like goop and
when that didn't work that another child's mom didn't like
goop in her house. GIGGLE! 
What a kid!

If you like these goodie bags HERE are other's you might enjoy!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Buccanner Parrot!

I love this little guy!
He has a number of layers that I pop dotted with foam dots 
and they look amazing together!!!

Well, that is it for my Buccaneer projects-at least to date!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Buccaneer Crab!

This little guy isn't as bright as the others, he was one of my first and I 
was having a little trouble getting my Imagine up and running again.
Does anyone else have a problem getting their Imagine to work after
leaving it sitting for a little while?
If so, I would love to hear how you fix that little problem!!!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Buccaneer Fish

This one is a tough guy!
Sounds like it would make a great get well card for someone of the male species! 
(Just Kidding!!!!)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Buccaneer Pirate 2

One of the things I love about these cards are that they are masculine...
I definitely need some of those in stock.
It seems that most of my cards have a more feminine feel!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013


I kinda went a little crazy with my Cricut Buccanner Imagine Cartridge.
These projects are so easy and quick to put together I made a few!
I will post each of them separately over the next few days!


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Football Season Begins

This card was made with the print and cut feature on my Silhouette.

The football Taz is from the Silhouette online store.
I created the field goal posts from a picture online in my Silhouette Studio.
The grass is from Little Scraps of Heaven Design.
The embossing is from the James' Set by Cuttlebug.
And the sentiment is from the My Pink Stamper Sport-tastic Stamp Set.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Shiver Me Timbers!

I used my Cricut Imagine and the Buccaneer Cartridge to make this quick card!

I made another card like this with detailed instructions for the Imagine HERE!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Dusty Crophopper

I created this card with a graphic from Disney Clips.
I used paper that I found at Michael's.  
The orange and blue are from the Marocains pack.
The green is from the Trucks and Trains pack,
and the brown is the Kraft brown.
It is awesome that my Stampin' Up inks coordinated so well with these papers!
I used Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Grey and Crumb Cake to ink around my images.

My clouds are found on the Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge,
the corn is from Paper Doll Dress Up,
and the dirt is from Best of Pixar.
I used foam squares to attach the larger corn and Dusty.

Friday, August 16, 2013


Here is another thing I LOVE about my Silhouette!
I downloaded this lizard as a coloring book page and was able to use my silhouette studio 
(I do have the upgraded version, but I don't know if that matters in this case), 
to break the image apart, color it and put it back together.  
 I then used the print and cut feature to cut it out!

It does take a little while to create the colored image, 
but once I have it done it's saved on my computer for easy access next time I need it!
I will try to find the amazing you tube tutorial where I learned how to do this... 
if I can find it again!
I found it!!!  The you tube tutorial was created by cricflix.
Look up her projects you will be amazed and inspired!!!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thank you, Thank you very much!

Found this Elvis bear on Paper Piecings by Nikki.
It was a freebie off of her site!!!

My mother-in-law is a huge Elvis fan and I thought she would enjoy this Elvis thank you card.
The background embossing is from the Sizzix Birthday Surprise set.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Downloaded this adorable Tweety bird print and cut from the Silhouette store.  
All of there licensed images are 50% off right now.
I love how simple and quick it is to print and cut!!!

I felt the card needed a little something else when I was done.
Unfortunately I couldn't find a lightning bolt in any of the stores I frequent.  
This is what I LOVE about silhouette...I found an image online, downloaded it to my silhouette, 
sized it and then clicked on the rhinestone feature and TADA...I had a custom made rhinestone template!!!  I printed it out and then simply used my Imaginesce I Rock tool to adhere the rhinestones.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Spa Socks Cupcakes

Found this cute idea on  joyslife.com.
These cute little cupcakes are actually spa socks rolled up and placed in a cupcake wrapper.
 Place a cherry on top (red pom pom) and you are done.

Here is a tutorial on youtube that shows how they are made.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Despicable Me Minions

My kids and I were watching the Despicable Me trailers on Youtube and found an awesome tutorial on Minion Cake Pops!!!  Watch it here!  
After watching the tutorial I just HAD to make the cake pops,
 except I use brownies...my family just likes them better!
My extended family got together on July 4th after the parades for a B.B.Q.
and then all of us went to Despicable Me 2.
 I thought these would make an awesome dessert, so I went for it.

 I used a styrofoam block to place them in while dipping, 
and then used it as a serving tray also.
It took a while, but it was worth it.
My family LOVED them!!!

If you would like to see my other brownie pops check out these links:
Here is a link to a tutorial from the Cupcakeaddictions  
on how to make Finger Nail Polish Cake Pops!
(I wish I had seen it when I was making mine!!)

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Another Father's Day Gift

I forgot about this until I saw a picture of it on my phone.  My kids and I made these for their dad and their grandpa this year for Father's Day.

We bought a case of IBC Rootbeer and poured out all the rootbeer and washed and dried the bottles.  I then spray painted the bottle holder black.

Then we filled each of the bottles with a favorite treat.  Ours had Skittles, Red and Black Licorice, Jelly Belly's, Peanut M&M's, Swedish Fish, and Cherry Sours.

The Happy Father's Day was purchased at the Silhouette Online store and cut out with my Cameo.  I then ran it through my Xyron Creatopia (quick way to get it sticky) and placed it on the box!
I saw this cute idea online but neglected to bookmark or Pinterest it to refer back to, as I wasn't sure if I was going to do it at the time or not.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Stickles Storage

I have been told that it is best to store your Stickles upside down, and I didn't like how mine were currently being stored so as I surfed the internet I found some great ideas and decided to try something of my own.  I already store my Cricut Cartridges in a similar way so I didn't think it would be too difficult to improvise.

I went to my local craft store and bought a Sterilite flop-top Clear CD Holder.  It measures 7 5/8 x 6 1/2 x 4 1/2.  I also bought 1 sheet of plastic mesh.  Mine measured 10.5 x 13.5 inches.  I cut four pieces of mesh at 40 x 14 and cut every 6 squares up 5 squares.  I then cut five pieces of mesh at 35 x 14 and cut every 6 squares up 9 squares.  If you are careful you can get all of these pieces out of one sheet of the plastic mesh.

Here is how I was able to cut all the pieces above using one piece of plastic mesh:

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Father's Day Cards

These cards were created on my Silhouette Cameo and are from the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons graphics store.  

The level was for my dad.  I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder diamond for the background.  I don't know about you but the sentiments are always the hardest for me.  That is why I was glad the stud finder came with the sentiment.  My husband got a kick out of it.  He opened the card and started beeping "Beep, Beep, Beep...oh, it's me...I'm a Stud!"  I used a Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face stamp for the stud finder window!  My black gel pen has walked away from my crafting station (I am blaming my children...whether they are guilty or not! :) Sounds fair right?!?) and I had to use a different  brand of gel pen...not a big fan.  Sounds like I need to make a trip to the closest craft store <insert evil laugh here>!  

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mother's Day

This post is WAY belated...sorry.  I haven't had much time to post with dance recitals, Girl's Camp, yard work, my niece getting married, bridal shower's, my birthday as well as my sons, Mother's and Father's day and a son who at one time was participating in competitive basketball and football and rec. league baseball (they all overlapped this year).  Summer is Crazy!!!

Anywho!  This is the Mother's Day card and treat that I created to go along with the present that my family gave my mother.

The cute little cow is from Treasure Box Designs.  It is one of the Tiny Treasures collection, I want them ALL!  The card front is on a black card base, but it is hard to see with the black background.

Here is a Goodie Bag Topper that I used my Silhouette to make a print and cut of the same little cow, quick and easy!  

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sports Brownie Pops

I don't know why but I can never get my creations to look as good as they do on someone else's blog, but I keep trying :-).  My son had a sports themed birthday party and I wanted to make some brownie pops ( I made some for my daughters party and they were a HIT).  Mine didn't turn out as well as the ones on Pinterest, but they tasted yummy!  

If I had to do it again I would probably on do the footballs.  The actual making of the balls was not bad, but as you can see the decorating of them hit a rough spot.  The footballs were definitely the easiest to decorate. 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Great Finds

I went to my local Hobby Lobby and found some great clearance products I thought I would share.  If you have a Hobby Lobby near you it might be worth your time to check out their clearance section!!!

Sorry, I know it is not the best quality photo.  I got the Cricut Imagine cartridges for as low as $2.58 and $3.88 and the Paper Lace cartridge for $ 6.47.  Yay me!!!  I was sooooo excited.  

Friday, June 7, 2013

Heads Up!!

For those of you that are Cricut owner's they are having a sale on Cricut Cartridges over on cricut.com. Just click on the link.  Some cartridges are 20% off!  I was able to get the hard to find Disney Dreams Come True and Happily Ever After cartridges for 22.49 each!!!  (I have been looking for them on ebay and they were between $50-$100).  They have some cartridges that are only $9.99.  Check it out!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Mickey Mouse!!!

This card was created using the Cricut Mickey and Friends Cartridge.  
Mickey as well and the stars and swirls were all from the same cartridge.
Mickey was cut out at 5.5" the stars and swirls were cut at 1".

Our family went to California on Spring Break.
We visited Disneyland and California Adventure Park.  
While we were there we made some new friends and I wanted to send them a thank you.
My son came up with the sentiment...he is really good at that!!!
There is a simple Thanks... on the outside
and the inside says ...For making us "The Happiest Family on Earth!!!"

I am entering this is in the My Craft Spot Challenge: #95 Anything Goes

Saturday, April 13, 2013

SVG Sites!!!

I found some fun new SVG sites that are really cute and thought I would share them with you!


They are my two new favorites, check them out!!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Toy Story Jessie!!!

This card was made using an 8 1/2 x 11 sized card.  
Jessie is from the Cricut Cartridge Toy Story!!!  
I find that with the Disney Cricut Cartridges the bigger they are, 
the easier they are to put together!

I cut Jessie at 10.36" and used my gypsy to weld the teeth and lips together 
to create my own mouth.
The pants are from coordinations paper, 
on the chaps the white is glittered and the black is flocked.  
The hat is glittered as well and pop dotted to create a little dimension. 
 Jessie herself is also pop dotted to the card!!!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Birthday Party!!!

My daughter's Sweet Sixteen party!!!

Here is the treat table!!!

I made this sign with Vinyl using my gypsy.  I used the Cricut Cartridges Elegant Edges and Blackletter.

The idea for the lipstick and the cute cupcake shoes came from the book Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh, My!
My lipstick didn't turn out as fabulous as theirs did, but it wasn't too bad!!

I loved these cupcakes!!!  They weren't hard to make at all!!!  Soooo much fun!!!

Here's a side view of the cupcakes!!!

Both pink and white!!!

And last, but not least, the finger nail polish brownie pops!!!  These probably caused me the MOST headaches, but they were definitely worth it!  They were a party favorite!!!
I used the Wilton Brownie Pop pan.  I got it at Michael's using my 40% off coupon.  It is 9.99 originally.  If I had to do it again I would buy two so that I always had one in the oven instead of waiting!!!  There is a MAJOR learning curve with these, at least there was for me :)!  I threw out as many as I used.  It is a lot to type here, but if anyone is interested let me know and I will share my hard earned secrets!!!! ;)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Happy Sweet Sixteen

I can't believe that my daughter is sixteen years old today!!!
Where did all the time go?
Her party this year is zebra with hot pink accents so I thought 
I would make a card along the same lines!!!

The zebra is from the Cricut Cartridge Create a Critter.  I used my Xyron and ran the zebra through upside down, attached the white and then flocked the rest of the black!  I love fuzzy zebras! :)  The embossing on the pink is from a Cuttlebug folder called Juli's Garden.  I attached some bling to the center of the flowers with my Imaginisce I-Rock.
Happy Birthday Sis!!!  Love you!!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Thanks Matey!!!

This card actually came together pretty quickly!
I used my Cricut Imagine (that I have not used FOREVER) and the Cartridge Buccaneer.

I created my pirate at 5.5 and separated the shapes so that I could attach them with pop dots and create some depth.  The face, hat and boots are all cut separately and attached.  The background (skulls) was cut at 6.0 and then trimmed to 5.75" square, I used the square stock photo on the imagine and then filled it with the skull pattern on the cartridge.
I added a little twine to the bottom of the card and a sentiment and attached the pirate with more pop dots.

(a little info...I hadn't used my Imagine for so long when I tried to print I was getting funky colors, I tried cleaning the print heads, but that didn't help.  I ended up taking out my printer cartridges and cleaning the bottoms with some rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip and it worked like a charm.  Just a heads up!!!)

I am entering this project in the My Craft Spot- Pop It Up!!! Challenge