Thursday, December 30, 2010


Well, I have seen these all over the Message Boards for a couple of years now, and they are starting to make a comeback due to Valentines around the corner.  I found the pattern on Splitcoaststampers MB and copied the template and cut by hand.  They were pretty simple to make!  Oh... the possibilities are endless! I used scraps that I had, and embellishments on hand, but with lace and pretty ribbons and bows and such, these could be darling!  I was thinking what a fun lingerie party invite this would be, or a love note to your hubby or BF or of course a "caught ya off guard" type of Valentine which is what I will be giving my  hubby this year!  I am sure he will be golfing that day or close to it, so I will slip this into his golf bag... What a surprise that will be...I better see who he is golfing with that day... wouldn't want to offend anyone! Hahaha

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Race Bibs

are all in one place...the ones I could find!  I saw an add in a magazine, and thought I could make one of those... so I did!!! I cut out a rounded square from George at 8-1/4 X 8-1/2" out of cardboard using the deep blade and then four more rounded squares in PINK- my favorite color-  Then using Sports Mania, I cut the Finish Line banner and the running girl to fit in black(note: Modge Podge and black paper rarely mix)... Using Modge Podge I "glued" everything together, punched holes and put in all my racing bibs...I am missing a couple, but now most are in one place!
I am trying to get things organized this year, and I am starting early!  Magazine cost: $39.99, My cost, $.01, looking at some (painful) memories- Priceless!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Pick your Pleasure..

Root Beer Float or a just a "Cold One"... Hahaha... used Smiley Cards again, and thought the mug was adorable!  I originally was just going to do Root Beer floats, but ran out of brown paper so I thought, how about making some beer??- Hahaha-  Again, without the book to understand how this is put together, I did my best.  I do think I am missing a piece... but only I would know that, right...?
I made cards... and cut them at 5.50"- I ran the "drink" through my Cuttlebug using the bubbles folder and then added some white stickles and bling with the iRock.  Of course, added a Peachy Keen stamp for the front.  I thought the little face looked perfect for the Beer one...  Inside the card I stamped "Cheers to you" from a $1.00 stamp I bought at Michael's months ago.  (I just happened to see it this morning... that's why I used it!!)  I made a few extras since I thought this may make a perfect Birthday card for my Hubby's friends- So I tried not to make them too girly-ish!  Hahaha

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ice Cream Cones

Well, I had to try out the Smiley Card download on the  Gypsy, and since I was in the mood for some Ice Cream... this one stood out!  Hahaha... I welded the Ice Cream Cone to make a card, and then I cut the Ice Cream and cone separately, removing the faces, as I wanted to use Peach Keen Stamps instead.  I cut the card and layers all at 5.24" embossed and stamped and glued and done!  I may add a ribbon, as it needs some bling or something... but I think coupled with a Cold Stone Creamery Gift card, this would make a cute and simple gift!  What do you think?  Strawberry or Chocolate?

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Car Tattoo's

Before I put my Car Decal cartridge away, I cut two really quick "tattoo's!"  One for my Husband and one for my Mother.  Can you guess which one is for which?  Hahaha
None of us like things on our car windows, but these were small enough that they won't stand out... but cute enough to show off- a little!  :)
I cut the Golfer at 2-1/4" and the phrase Families are Forever at 1-1/4"  Amazing how the sizing can be so different with each image!  Anyways, I am waiting for my Hubby to come home- from golfing- so I can put the Golfer on his car, and I plan to send the phrase to my Mother so she can put on her car window!
These decals are addicting.. I looked at the book and wanted to put more images on my car... but I think one is enough...for now!  That's why they are like Tattoo's once you get one you want another!!!  BTW... I don't have any Tattoo's but that's what I hear!!  Hahaha

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Cool Snowmen

I saw these done on a MB and I thought they were darling... so, of course, I wanted to try and make them!  I am not sure who it was that made these originally, as I like to give credit where credit is due!
I cut out 2 large circles, 1 med circle and 1 smaller circle and ran them all thought the cuttlebug using the divine swirl folder.  I used Peachy Keen Stamps for the faces- I am not impressed with the Snowman Stamps!- and then chalked in the cheeks and colored in the nose.  I used CAC for the hat and used my Irock for a little bling.  Put the peppermint patty between the large circles and popped the body and head with dimensionals- glued on the hat and there you go!
I think these are the last of my Christmas goodies and Christmas with the Cricut!  I am so ready to move on to other projects..(for myself!!) Hahaha...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Reindeer Fun

These little boxes turned out cuter than I expected!  I found pattern from Splitcoasters for the cute little box.  I punched a hole in the top using an oval punch I had to make a small handle.  I embossed the papers using  Sizzix snowflake  and Swiss dots folders.  I cut the reindeer at 2-3/4" stamped the face using Peachy Keen stamps and used a tiny pompom for the nose and made a bow as a scarf.  I put together goodie bags and they fit perfectly in there.  These little boxes would be so cute for any holiday or another way to package a small gift!
I made 15 of these boxes for office gifting this year!  Thanks as always for stopping by!