Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

I know I've been MIA

I know I've been MIA. I have been scrapping but I haven't been playing with my Cricut.  In fact it is collecting dust.  But I have been playing with new goodies.  I am learning copic markers.  Here is a new card I made.  I hope you like it. My other new goodie it project life.  Love love love it.  I will post pics in a few about that. I am still in the beginning stages of it. Hope you enjoy my Birthday Card. Stamp is from the greeting farm.

Saturday, January 21, 2012 Design Team Entry

Welcome to my Design Team Entry! Thanks for looking at my project. I hope you enjoy it!

This is a layout about my kids Taekwondo yellow belt test.  It was also published in the Nov 2011 Edition of Cricut Magazine.

Items Used:
Imagine Cartridge - Audrey
Cricut Cartridge - Everyday Paper Dolls
Cricut Cartridge - Pagoda
Cricut Cartridge - Gypsy Font
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder 5 x 7 - Polka Dots
Yellow and Orange ribbon

Black, White, Tan, Brown, Yellow and Red Cardstock by American Craft
Silver Rhinestones
Corner Rounder
Black Pen
Black Ink Pad
Cricut Imagine

Base Pages

  1. Print 2 pages of the red houndstooth pattern from the Audrey Imagine Cartridge page 5. Cut both pages to 11 ½ x 11 ½. Round corner of top left on one and top right on the other.
  2. With the cuttlebug and the Polka Dots 5x7 Embossing Folder, use white cardstock and emboss Qty. 2, 6” x 1 ¾” and Qty. 2, 5 ¼” x 1 ¾”. Lightly ink the embossed paper with a black ink pad. Adhere to bottom of both houndstooth paper.
  3. Adhere the ribbon to the top of the embossed paper on both pages.
  4. Adhere both pages to Qty. 2, 12x12 sheet of paper.  Tip: Do not center. Make flush with inside edge so when you put them together they are seamless.
  5. Using your gypsy and gypsy font. Weld title at 1 ½” using white and yellow cardstock with black cardstock as the shadow. Adhere along top of both pages. Tip: Leave the y and e in yellow unglued so you will be able to tuck the lantern strings under later.

Left Page:
  1. Add 6 photos to page. Here are the sizes clockwise.
    1. #1. 3 ¼”x5, #2. 3”x5”, #3. 2 ¾”x2 ¾”, #4. 2 ¼”x2 ¾”, #5 3 ½”x2 ¾”, #6 2 ¾”x2 ¾” and adhere to page.
  2. Using the Pagoda Cartridge cut and 4” using black and yellow cardstock. Adhere silver rhinestones. Tip: On Cut the string off and cut a new string 1/8” x 2”. Adhere to back of lamp. This is to make the lamp hang lower. Adhere both lamps and tuck strings under the y and e of the word yellow.
  3. For the little boy use the Everyday Paperdoll cartridge. All cuts are 4”.
    1. tan cardstock, (Headwear) Brown cardstock, White cardstock, Yellow cardstock, White Cardstock. Tip: Trim the so it is more like a shirt and not a long robe. Draw details on the robe and face with a black pen. Adhere with pop dots.

Right Page:
  1. Add 4 photos to page. Here are the sizes clockwise.
    1. #1 4”x5”, #2 1 ¾”x2 ¾”, #3 3 ¼”x2 ¾”, #4 5”x2 ¾”
  1. Using the Pagoda Cartridge cut 4” using black and yellow cardstock. Adhere silver rhinestones.
  2. Using the Pagoda Cartridge cut flipped 2 ¼” using black and yellow cardstock. Adhere silver rhinestones to center of flowers on Tip: Cut the bottom two flowers and little branches off. Also Freehand an extension of the main black branch. When adhering hide seam from branch behind which is step 4. So I would advise to adhere to <Temple> then adhere to base page.
  3. Using the Pagoda Cartridge cut <Temple> 5” using black and red cardstock with white cardstock as the shadow. Adhere silver rhinestones.
  4. Using the Pagoda Cartridge cut 2 ½” and adhere with pop dots.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

First Day of School

I finally got a chance to whip out and use my Nifty Fifties Cartridge.  It goes perfectly with the Echo Park Happy Days Collection.  This collection is so my style. I used it to create a page of my kids first day of first grade and their new school.  They acted like it was just another day but it was very emotional for me. My little boys are getting so big. Time really does fly by.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Jet Skiing

Have I told you lately that I work for the best company in the world!!! This is a layout.  We were on our IT retreat and we all went jet skiing.  It was my first time and it was so much fun! I didn't want to stop.  Can't wait for next summer so I can go jet skiing with my husband.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

More Recipe Swap Layouts

Here are the last 2 recipes for the cricut circle recipe swaps that I have done.  They are finally finished and ready to be shipped.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies


  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  1 teaspoon baking soda
  •  1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  •  1/2 cup peanut butter
  •  1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped



1.     Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
2.     Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well. Shape into 40 balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan.
3.     Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool and carefully remove from pan.

Chocolate Truffle Cookies

·         4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped
·         1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
·         6 tablespoons butter
·         3 eggs
·         1 cup white sugar
·         1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
·         1/2 cup all-purpose flour
·         2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
·         1/4 teaspoon baking powder
·         1/4 teaspoon salt
·         1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1.     In the microwave or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup of the chocolate chips, and the butter stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. In a large bowl, whip eggs and sugar until thick and pale, about 2 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and the chocolate mixture until well mixed. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually stir into the chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining 1 cup chocolate chips. Cover dough and chill for at least an hour or overnight.
2.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Roll chilled dough into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets so they are 2 inches apart.
3.     Bake for 9 to 11 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Snow Fun Layout

Here is my Snow Fun Layout that was featured in the October 2011 issue of Cricut Magazine.
Living in Los Angeles we don't get snow where we live.  But we can drive 2 hours and have a snow day in Angeles Crest with the family.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

So today is the day that I pick a winner for a new preserve cricut cartridge.

Thank you to everyone who visited my blog and participated.  Now for the winner via is number #35

Congratulation to:  Mother of 4. My husband's toys cost more. Please send me your address so I can get your cart sent  out to you!

Thank you again everyone for participating.

Friday, October 28, 2011

I am published =)

Here is my layout I did of my kids Taekwondo Belt test and Ceremony.  It was featured on a 2 page spread in the November 2011 Edition of Cricut Magazine. I am so excited. I really like how it turned out!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Met a great & crazy talented friend on Saturday

So on Saturday I got together to crop at or fave LSS Remember When. I was walking to get water and was stopped dead in my tracks by this guy who was creating these amazing layouts.  He whips them out in no time and is crazy talented.  His name is Drew Scott. He's 16 years old and designs for prima and has his own kit club.  Check him out!

Drew's blog

Drew's Kit Club

La-La Land Crafts

Love La-La Land Crafts.

Link Within

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Powered by Blogger