Sunday, April 12, 2015

Zoo Train

Hope every one had a great weekend. and was able to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather if you had it.  And for those that didn't and couldn't be outside I hope you had a day full of crafting. Yesterday I was outside all day mowing and when you have almost 3 acreas that has too be mowed it can take all day. 
My oldest granddaughter is having her second baby due April 22 and she is having another boy.  The church that she and her husband go to are giving her a baby shower tomorrow night.

 I wasn't sure what to give her so I started searching U-tube, because I new I wanted to make something for her that she can keep for a long time.  I came across this one u-tube channel where this Lady was making a Train.  Her name is Victoria Bunn.  Now what I'm going to post is strictly her creation and I only added the bakers twine to be able to pull it.
                              This is the front of my Train.  The wheels are buttons that I had in my stash

                                                     This is the back of my  Train

The things in side the cars are not what I will be putting in them, but to be able to post I needed to put something in them. I'm planning on putting baby powder, shampoo, and what ever I can get to fit.
I also used the print and cut feature for the lion, bird, elephant,  horse, and giraffe.  I didn't write down the names of the different carts that I used.  I also used some stickers that I had in my stash.

Here is the card that I made also.  I did every thing on my explore and used the print and cut feature.
Thanks for looking and hope everyone has a great week.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


I can't believe that it is already April 1st and Easter is only 4 days away.  I'm just about done with my Easter bunny boxes for my grandsons and great-grandsons.  My oldest Daughter is going to have the Easter Egg hunt here at my house, because I have 4 acres that she can hide the eggs in.  She will probably only use the front yard so the little ones can find them.

I finished up my Easter cards that I will be mailing out today and hope they get them before Easter.
I used Anna Griffin THE GARDEN WINDOW card making kit that I had purchases last year for my cards.  I thought this kit would be perfect for Easter cards.

Thanks for looking and have a great Wednesday  I'm entering this in the FCCB challenge this week,  I used the Easter 2010 cart for the basket on the last card.  Happy Easter was cut from two different carts on my cricut Explore.


Monday, March 30, 2015

Happy Easter

Easter is just 6 days away and I'm now starting my Easter projects. In my last post I showed you my bunny boxes that I made. 

I decided that I wanted to make cards for the little ones so they could keep there bunny box and bunny card for there first Easter.

The bunny is from Easter 2010 cart has well as the pink bow. I searched through the cricut library to find a bow tie and found one on the Paisley cart.  I used a wiggley eye on each bunny.  I inked the edges with some brown that I had in my stash.  The sentiment was written using the write feature on my Explore  FIRST EASTER.. This will be  my great-great-niece's first Easter so the pink one will be her card and my great-great nephew will get the blue one. I will be entering this in the BBB2 challenge for this week.

I used Elegant Edges for the mat to write on.   Everything was sized and cut with my Explore

I also did a card for my great-great niece's Parents. This card was done with all scraps from the bunny boxes. I used the EASTER 2010 cart for the basket.  The EASTER is from CTMH Artiste card.

Thanks for looking and hope you all have a great night.

Saturday, March 28, 2015


I'm making Easter baskets from a file that someone gave me to use.  Here are three so far.  Pink for girls and the blue for a boy.  I have 3 more blue ones to make.


My great niece LOVES Elmo.  I thought I could purchase an Elmo image from my Explore and down load it into DS. This is the image that I down loaded.


I down loaded the picture into CRICUT DESIGN SPACE and duplicated it 4 times so I could attach his hands to make it look like a circle.

I then went back into DS  and found bunny ears that I wanted to use and sized them to fit Elmo's head.

  I really do like the way it came out, It could be better, but for my first time.

Thanks for looking and HUgssssssssss  


Monday, February 23, 2015

What I'm working on

Good morning from the deep freeze here in Kentucky.  I think all of us are so ready for the SNOW and COLD to be gone.  One good thing about all this non forgiving weather is that we are able to get more crafting done, because we can't go outside.

I was searching u-tube videos on making Mini Albums and came across this video from Shellie Giegle   This is her blog address and from there I think you can find her u-tube channel.   She is using The paper stack from Heart Felt Creations Rain Drops on Roses.  I don't have this stack so I decided to use a Stack by DCWV called THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN
I am using my cricut Explore and DS to cut everything or to use the print and cut feature, to try and get the same paper features that she is using.

Here is the front of my album and I will let you know what I used .

The roses are from the Art Deco cart.  I used the print and cut feature for these. The frame is from Elegant Edges I think.  I went back into DS to try and find it but of course I couldn't, so I'm guessing on the frame.  The hat is from Kate's ABC'S.  I used some bling that was in my stash to accent the frame.  The butterfly is from the $ bin from Michaels. I used some string pearls on the side with the Lace.
The medal ornate plate is from Tim Holtz.  This is the first time that I have used these and I think I'm really going to like these. I sized this in DS and used the writing feature to write Memories.
The tag Cherish was cut and sized also in DS. 

Page one of my album

In Shellie's video for page one she had a cutout of a window.  So I google searched for a window and came up with this one.  I used the print and cut feature.  The base paper I used was 12x12 cut down the middle.  I used one side for the left and the other for the right.   I used two different MS punches to accent the top of the pocket and the left side to make a small side pocket.  The flower and the butterfly were in my stash.  I used the writing feature for LIVE IN THE MOMENT.  Looking at it now I should have spaced it better. I will go back and fix it later.

 This page shows the window fame opening for another place for photo mats or journaling tags. The rose on this page is opaque flowers that I had gotten at a garage sale over the summer.  I used the MS punch again to accent the top of the side pocket on right and the bottom pocket on left.

Thanks for looking and there will be more pictures to follow as I finish the pages. Please check out Shellie's blog and u-tube videos. She also has a brick and mortar shop and also an online store also.

Stay warm everyone and I will see ya leter.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Dear Santa

Here is another Dbl page  LO  that I made of my Great-Great-niece Lana.  Her mom helped her to write to Santa.  I love the way she looks like she is really concentrating on what she is doing.  I used my Cricut Explore for the Santa Font which came from Teresa Collins Dec 25th cart.  Lana is from Lyrical Letters. I forgot what size I used for the letters.  The Dear Santa is from Winter Frolic cart.

The paper is from a Stack (can't remember the name right now)  that I thought was perfect for the page. 
I'm entering this in the HIMCR    Freestyle challenge this week. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the weekend.

Monday, January 19, 2015


"Cruisin"  Now that could mean just about anything.  Riding around in a 56" Chevy convertible with the top down. Now most of us will know what that is like, but there is some that won't. They will have to ask there parents. or grand parents.  Also could mean Sunday  drives.

But in this case this is what My title means.

I used my Explore to print and cut the picture of my great-great niece Lana Fay.  I took the picture and searched for a rectangle and found this one that looks like a banner.  I forgot to write down what cart it was from and now I can't find it in CDS.  Cruisin is from the cricut cart "Boys will be boys."
The car is from "B is for Boy"  and I didn't cut the top part .  I put google eyes on the front like in the picture.

I will be entering this in the BBTB    The challenge this week if Cricut Letters or Phrases.

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