Friday, December 18, 2009

Card from Santa

The picture above is the inside of the tri-fold card, The sleigh is holding the gift card. Click on picture to see the whole image. Not sure why it's being cropped....

I used SCAL to cut Merry Christmas.

I'm so disappointed that wasn't able to finish the details on this card because I ran out of time since I had to get this in the mail. But, I sure had fun designing it. I used SURE CUTS A LOT and a little bit of Stretch Your Imagination Cricut cartridge. I designed the fireplace my self and used images from Michelle at the Scrapping Table for the Santa, reindeer, tree, and sleigh. She has such WONDERFUL images to use with SCAL.


Not so quick gift bag

Had to spruce up a $2 gift, so I put this together. Not sure if the recipient will enjoy this as much as I enjoyed putting it together!!! I used Stretch Your Imagination cartridge that I borrowed from a friend. LOVE IT!!! The bag is cut from Plantin Schoolbook. I cut the bag on a 12" X 12" and fit to page. My small box of chocolates and individual package of coffee JUST fit!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

technical difficulty

all the sudden I can't open my "add image" button ... be back soon ... after I pull my hair out!!!

More Marching Band Stuff - PAPER DOLLS

I am SOO in love with paper dolls!! AND, I don't even have the Cricut cartridge yet!!! I did all these with cuts using SCAL, images from google and from Quilling Patch. I had so much fun!!! I've gotta get the paper doll cartridges for my Cricut so I can play some more!!

These cuts were for decorating gift bags for the seniors of the marching band during Senior Night. Since it was ANOTHER rainy night in GA, I covered the front with Dollar Store contact paper that removes pretty easily.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Cup cake tower made by my Creative Sis

Trying to share this with someone on Cricut MB ... I haven't mastered photo posting yet ... but am learning ... not at the speed that I'd like though

So, click on title to see picture ...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Twins' Birthday Cards

So my twins turned 17 this past week. And, of course, I didn't get inspired to make their birthday card until the night before, after 11pm!!! I made these tag books so I could put a picture of their birthday present inside since they won't be getting their phones until next month.

All in all I like the way the Roll books turned out. They were fun to make, just wish I had more embellishments that I could have used. ANOTHER reason to go shopping!!!

My girls really liked them, so that's what counts!!

When making the Roll books, I wish I would had the time to flatten the rolls between something heavy. As it was, I just used a bone folder (?) to make the creases. Also, I used strong adhesive tape (the red kind) to attach the 4" X 6" pieces of paper. I did realize that some toilet paper rolls are different sizes. And, I just experimented with the size for the tags, using Plantin SchoolBook. (I'm still exploring all the different options for tags with PS.)

For the book rings, I used 1" book rings from the office supply store. They were pretty cheap for 100 count.

Business Card Holder

I wanted to make something special for a friend at work. She's always giving away her jewelry that she makes or taking photographs and giving them away. She's such a delight! Well, my last day was Sunday, so I wanted to give her something.

I had seen a business card holder that Nicole made posted on the Cricut Message Board. I actually found the old posting and got directions off her blog -, in the month of June, 2009. You can click on the title above to get to her directions.

I did alter her pattern a little bit. I made the box holder using Accent Essentials and cut the figure at 4 1/2" instead of her suggested 5". I also cut a little more off for the base.

Anyway, it was fun and I enjoyed the process. I wanted to add a lot of bling with crystals or glitter (because my friend is a blingy gal), but I didn't have the right paper to go with that. Maybe I should go shopping!!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Found some more SWEETS!!

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Marching Band Items

Here are a couple of the items I created during Marching Band Camp ....

These will be the Seniors pins for the first home game ... used the Sure Cuts A Lot software and gift boxes as the tag board. Our mascot is the Longhorn, hence the western buttons. These are taking quite a while to create, but I think it will be worth it in the end.

No Cricut used on this item. These were little "badges" for the students to add to their gear bags. Kind of like girl scout's SWAP items ... The item is a snare drum because we all went to the Drum Core International Competition at the Georgia Dome. Again, these took a lot of time, but they turned out cute. Can't see that in the photo though. I started with small wooden spools and painted them, then wrote "DCI 2009" on each. The drum sticks are toothpicks with small beads on the end. Maybe next year I'll make them into earrings and they'll be more popular.

The bowling pins and bowling ball below were cut with the Cricut. It was interesting that foam from different companies (Hobby Lobby versus Michael's) cut differently. I believe I used the deep cut blade housing (whew, expensive) and not sure if it was needed or not.

Again, I used the SCAL software, found an image on line, and used Inkscape to make it compatible with SCAL version 1. Sure wish I had had version 2!!!! So, wasn't so happy with how some of the foam cut, but then some of the foam from HL cut a whole lot cleaner. Trial and error, I guess. AND, don't you know that I didn't write any of this down for future reference!!! UGH!!! Oh well. These were a lot of fun. They were badges for our bowling night during Band Camp.

FINALLY got my camera to work

OK. ... so my camera does work, but I haven't had the right cable or my printer won't connect to my computer ... or SOMETHING doesn't work so that I can download my photos ... BUT, finally, it's working and I can post some of my latest work.

I'm so excited because I finished a Word Book. My first one. Yes, there are a lot of mistakes, but I learned a lot in the process. AND, I had a LOT of fun!!!

I used the Sure Cuts A Lot software to cut the pages. AND, I used old manila file folders as the chip board. Then I cut the same image on the paper and again with the "flip" option. I will use a spray adhesive next time, as the glue made the pages curl. I used chalk and black ink to ink the edges and next time I'll choose just one method.

AND, I have to THANK the countless people on the Cricut Message Board for sharing all of their Word Books. They inspired me, TOTALLY!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


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Monday, August 17, 2009

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Another middle of the night post

So, here I am, not able to sleep again, cruising the Provo Craft Crafting MB, and decide to check my own blog .... BAM!! 6 followers!! How nice!! I suppose I need to get on the ball and share all my latest activities!!!

So, these past couple of weeks, my girls have been in Band Camp, actually Guard, and I've made several items for camp. I believe I've posted this earlier ... and, yes, I'm trying to find the right cord to plug in my camera so I can upload the photos.

Now that Band Camp is over, I'm looking forward to Cuttin' some things just for "me" and only one at a time, NOT 160! Ohhhh, what to cut first ....

So, to my 6 "Member" ...THANKS!!! I'm so honored to have you "aboard" ... hoping you're not "bored" with my lack of info.

TTFN ... Steph

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

One Time at Band Camp ...

So, my daughters are in the Guard and it's Band Camp time. I've been making posters, banners, visors for the chaperones, and cut-outs. I'm in the process now of making little give-aways, similar to Girl Scout swaps. Totally fun and gives me a chance to learn SCAL and Ink Scape.

So, of course I think I can do all this quickly, but the learning curve has slowed me down. It's just amazing, however, how much wonderful information is available on the web!!! I LOVE Michelle's tutorials at Scrapping Table. I've learned so much!!! And, so quickly. Thanks, Michelle!!

So, as I progress and get through Band Camp, I'll come back and post what I've learned and what I've made!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Another middle of the night post

Here I am, close to 2 am, and still looking at cricut designs and obsessing over so many projects.

Had to share ... I've made it to "CHIRPER" status on the Cricut Message Board!! Kinda lame, I guess, but very exciting for me!!! I'm so easily amused!!!

Lots of projects in the works ... all for Band/Guard Camp. Photos soon!!!

Monday, July 13, 2009


So, finally I made the jump and purchased SCAL ... now I can't wait to receive and actually cut!!! Gonna start practicing and can't wait to actually CUT with SCAL!!!

More blog candy

Haven't been able to sleep tonight, so I've been perusing the net ... came across a wonderful blog with lots of awesom ideas and also lots of blog candy!!!

Also, check out Dustin Pike's blogs. He creates wonderful rubber stamps!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Chance to win $1000 at the Cuttlebug Spot

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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Thanks, Tammy!! Your cards are beautiful!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Father's day card with an envelope behind it

Here is a project in process ... flower boquet for a birthday gift:

And, the finished product

First Projects

Here are some of my first projects done with my new favorite THERAPY!!

4th of July Center Piece:

Sunflower Cards

Small gift bag:

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009 - Deana Has BLOG CANDY!

What AM I doing?

I've had my Cricut Expression for a couple of weeks now and have been addicted to reading message boards (MB) and watching how to videos. I suppose I could be addicted to something much more harmful!!

I'm just learning about Blog Candy and needed a blog to get some candy ... so, voila!! I'm now blogging!! WhoooHooo!!!
Thanks for Visiting!!!