Keeping my Sanity one card at a time!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dolphin shaped card.

I know it has been forever since I have posted! Life has been a bit hectic around here! I have gotten a job...Yippee! My husband is also now working yeah! So to find time to blog it has been a little time consuming. For my birthday I was able to purchase " Make the Cut"! I love love love it...So here is the first project I did!
Denise =)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Hey all, it has been awhile since I have posted! I have been busy with a new job! I ran out of adhesive and we just could not justify the expense. I did however get over to my friend Lori's house to make a card for my son's 16th birthday! She had gotten a kit from Annie's attic back in May (she thinks) that was masculine and she did not use all of it. Soooo we decided to make one of the cards with a little bit of modifications! Here it is...
Denise in WA

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Capadia Designs: Cricut Design Studio Group your designs for resizing and copying ease!

I have been following Capadia Designs for quite awhile now and love her creativity and her knowledge of Design Studio!!
If you are having trouble with figuring out Design Studio then here is where you need to go! She has helped me and other's
on the little quirks of this program!!

Capadia Designs: Cricut Design Studio Update 08/08 - Group your designs for resizing and copying ease!

Awesome Idea!!!

Do you hate it when you can't remember if you ran the dishwasher!! I know I do! I have been trying to figure out what to make the clean/dirty sign out of as I wanted to make one myself! I finally found an idea I am going to run with check it out!! I will definitely be making this in the next few weeks...
 Here is where the instructions are and the site for inspiration!!!

A great Giveaway on DCWV Diary Blog!!!

Go to DCWV Diary if you want to win a great Giveaway!!

She has some great stuff over there!! She is very creative as well!

I love her Halloween project! 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Halloween Challenge

Here is my Simple entry into Getting Cricky with K Andrews Challenge to Make a card for Halloween using ANY Cricut Cartridge.  I used Plantin SchoolBooks for the TRICK OR TREAT words in Design Studio.  The orange layer is card stock from my stash and the Black Layer is actually vellum co;ored on the back side with black Sharpie.  KAndrews showed a tutorial on this tecnique and I tried it and think it looks good!  The background is from a box that has solid colored and patterned cuts in it. On the top of the box it has a label that says 076767 Solid/print Soup Combo pack it is from Pixie Press and called Alphabet Soup.  It is about 7 or so years old so I don't even know if it is available anymore.  The black sqares I crimped and just thought that it needed a bit of texture!  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Have a 4 Star Day!!!

Here is a variation of the Okieladybug's card!  I highly recommend her blog She has a lot of great ideas and if you own Design Studio she has a bunch of c0904002031ut files for downloading!!  She is quite a character as well!!  Very humorous and fun!!  The Cart. Mostly uses Plantin Schoolbook and in her variation she used Locker Talk on her tickets as I did not have locker talk I skipped that part and instead used the Baseball Solutions cart. for the soda!!

For the Popcorn I cut out all the pieces and put them down on scrap paper and took my Color Box cat's eye in Canary and just started tapping on them!!  I really thought it turned out great!!  Here is another version of this same theme...

0904002031a This was the first one I did.  Here is the inside of both cards!!0904002032   Please check out Okieladybugs blog she is a very creative Lady!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Grandparents Card 2

This card was made with Plantin Schoolbook in the Design Studio! I was able the weld the sentiment together with the 3 different lines of text! Thanks for looking

Denise =)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Here is another Grandparents day card! I made this one with Plantin schoolbook for all the letters and the word grandparents is with the endcaps font. the background is from accents essentials cart. Thanks for looking
Grandparent's Day is Sept.12th!
Denise =)

Love You A Latte!

I love this card I used Just Because Cart. and Joys of the season Cart. The coffee mug is Joys and the swirl is actually the reindeers antler! The rest is Just Because! I just love this card!
Denise =)

Just Because Cart.

thank you card made for gma and gpa from my daughter for her get well card and check. She had her tonsils out last week. Just Because Cart. used!
Denise in Wa =)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Here They Are!!!

P1020979 P1020996 P1030002 P1030001 P1020998 I had so much fun!!  My Friend Tracee sells Stampin' up and she moved not to long ago and gave me a box full of stuff.  All this stuff was already cut and stamped so away I went!  I love how they turned out!  Hope you do too...

Christmas is coming!!!

As in Christmas cards!!  Getting an early start this year and am really gonna send them out!!  Usually I make some and space out and by the time I am ready to send them it is Valentine's Day!! LOL  So later today I am taking pics and posting them!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Busy Busy Busy

Sorry I have been so busy with Baseball Tournaments the last few weeks.  Summer is winding down and I have been busy applying for jobs.  I can't believe that it is taking so long...  Some good news though I had a job interview today and I think it went very well!  When I got home from my interview I checked my e-mail and a job I had sent my resume to had said they checked it and I am a good match and they are passing it up the chain!  Plus one of my favorite stores the Scrapbook Zone asked for my resume on Mon. I filled an application last week.  Hopefully something will pan out!!  I need all the prayers I can get on these!!  I hope to be crafting soon.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I think this was from Christmas Cheer Cart.

Same Cart.

I made this last Christmas and just don't remember what Cart.  I was borrowing a friends Cart.'s for awhile cause I did not have any yet.

Cuttlebug embossing folder and gel pens starlights.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

I made this back in Dec.  The Cart. is Stretch your imagination!

Sweet Treats Cart.
Birthday card for my Nephew

Walk in My Garden Cart.
With a Cuttlebug embossing folder for background
I used the Stampin Up Chalks for the background also

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Here is one I made using the same Paper Pups Cart. except I used it a little different I cut the hole for the opening the same size as the sentiment.  Then I adhered it to the inside and you can still see it on the out side!

I finished it and I used Paper Pups cart.  They have a circle feature and I thought this gave it the right touch.
This one I literally threw together.  The bird in the toullies is from a cuttlebug folder.  The card is on dark blue and the punch out's are from a friends SU punches.  Not quite finished with it yet.
Here is my Daughter's princess crown she wanted me to make for her birthday.  It is made from Once Upon a Princess cart.!!  She has a big head though cause it almost doesn't fit on the largest setting...

Here's one that I have not figured out what sentiment to stamp on yet.  I just love how it turned out though.  The purple half is from the SU Top Note Die cut in half.  The other side is a cream piece of card stock run through a cuttlebug and an irridesant white shimmer piece on top!
This was a cute gift bag that came from the cart Once Upon a Princess and cut on the fit to page option on the Expression Cricut.  My daughter bought it for her birthday!  She has my old original Cricut to use.  I gave it to her for her birthday and she set it up in her room and loves it!!
Here's a card I made for my daughter's 8th birthday.  I bought a kit a couple of years ago for birthdays it was 12x12 on a pad and had die cuts and such to go with it!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

I got paper pups cart with my expression and I try to make the sample project in the front of the booklet on all my carts and this is my rendition!
Made for one of my son's friends. He is on a summer baseball league and their uniforms were red and black! made with everyday paperdolls cart on my cricut!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

This card I came up with on a whim.  It was my Brother-in-law's birthday and I had a top note die cut out and just went from there.  The glitter effect was from out lining the letter's and taking my finger and spreading it all over the die!!  The ribbon I had just gotten from my friend the day before.  The Happy Birthday came from Wild Cards Cart.  
This card was made with help from Wild Cards Cartridge! A friend of ours was in a very bad bicycling accident and I sent this to him and his family they got a kick out of it!

My Daughter's invitation's

The front of the card was done with Doodle Charms and the words are from Wild Card
The inside bowling Pin I got from my Yahoo group from allison mentink a big thanks to her it is from George and basic shapes.  The bowling ball I created myself from George as well!  The invite words are from Wild Cards!!

Well it has been awhile since I have posted anything!  I have been working on my daughter's invitation's!  I made 14 of them!  She told me what she wanted on them and I made them!  I took pics so I will get those uploaded as well.!  Summer was here we had 95 degrees a couple of days and then we got 70's then some 80's and now we are overcast and a little chilly.  That is the North West for you!!  I am still applying for jobs and no bites yet not even a nibble.  Very disappointing but oh well I ger to spend time with the kids and hubby for now and I get to see my boys play ball!  That is a big plus and the other plus side is I get to do what I love and that is paper craft.  I was thinking of getting out the scrapbook and seeing where I left off but I am not quite that motivated yet. Card making is holding me for now and the Cricut 3-D cut outs I have also been playing with! 
Have a great day!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Is it summer yet??

  Here it is July 2nd and still no sign of Summer...  It is misting and sprinkling here in the Northwest.  I have been up here for 17 years and this is the worst weather this time of year yet!  I wanted a few days of sun but it is not looking very good right now.  Maybe next week.  The only plus is the money I am saving on sunscreen this year!!  And considering the job situation right now this is a good thing.
  So both older boys are playing summer ball.  The oldest is on the High School summer League. He is one of the boys that is younger and so he isn't supposed to get a lot of playing time.  They have League and Non-League games.  He might get an inning or two every 2-3 games if they are ahead.  In Non-League games he might play more.  On Tues. he played 6 full innings and even started the game!!  We were so proud.  He did great.  He was so happy and every inning the coach put him in he was surprised!
  The middle son plays on a select team.  He is a great player and he mainly starts.  He is also one of the older kids on his team.  He also pitches.  This will be great for next year when he is eligible to play on the High School Legion Team.  They can play when they graduate from eighth grade and are going to be Freshmen the following Sept.
  I am very proud that they are so athletic.  They did not get it from me though it is all from my husband! Thanks for reading!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Great Site For All Your Scrapping Needs

Hey all,
   I have this great website that has everything you need for scrapping and card making and all you Cricut Cartridges as well as bulk adhesives and all kinds of great stuff!  Free shipping on anything over $25.00 too!!  Great Prices as or Cricut Cartridges   I have used them a few times and they always have what I need and it is always cheaper.  Happy Paper Crafting!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Trick or treat and First ever Tri-Fold card!
Here is me after my haircut!!  It is way short on top and I have curly hair now.  Never used to it had always been bone staight.  Then 4 kids later and bingo Curly!!