Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Birthday Card

So, a client of mine (I'm a massage therapist) bought a gift certificate for his wife.  I like to create hand made gift certificates, so I asked what were her likes.  He said she always wanted a baby tiger.  Well, the only baby tiger image I had on my Cricut cartridges was baby Tigger.  But, isn't he cute!!

I first made him using the Tigger colors, but I think he looks more like  a tiger using "real tiger" colors.  Either way, she loved it.  And, I love cutting Pooh images.  This Tigger is from the Pooh Font cartridge.  It has such cute "baby" pooh cuts!!  Funny story ... I had the stripes and base color for Tigger reversed and he looked odd to me, but I couldn't determine why.  My dd looked at it and at once replied, "you have the stripes in the wrong color!"  DUH!!!  So, I actually cut Tigger THREE times ....

The baby Tigger has a duck in front of him.  I used my Gypsy to hide the duck and pond cuts.  The other funny thing is, when I went to cut the layers, I did not realize that the "water" layer was actually water.  I kept trying to put the water on Tigger!!!  That's one of the problems with the Gypsy, you need a bigger magnifier sometimes.  But, I finally hunted for the cut on line and realized my error.  Made a huge difference ...hahaha!!!  (Maybe I just need to break down and get some glasses!)

The corners are cut using a Fiskers corner punch. The actual gift card holder was cut from Cindy Loo. I sometimes forget this cartridge has this useful cut!  I used my Gypsy to hide the inside cut marks and simply used glue dots to place my certificate on the inside.

The cupcake is from Once Upon a Princess, cut at 2.32".

I cut Make a Wish using Gypsy Font, cut at 1". I used the shadow cut as well.  (LOVE it when a font has a shadow!!)

Wish I had used some wider ribbon, but this was all that I could find in my stash.  (Guess my stash needs to grow!!!)

THANKS for LOOKING and come visit again soon!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Welcome Baby

This shutter card was so fun to make!  It is for a baby that lives in Hilton Head, hence the crab and sand castle.  Of course, E and H are his initials.

I HAVE to get better at recording which cartridges I use!!  TFL

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Enter to win a PINK CRICUT!!!

Check out The Country Life .... a little Pink Cricut is up as Blog Candy!!!

Isn't she SOOO cute!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I don't want to leave!!!!  I love it!!! Did not think I would like being closed up in a room, as I had been spread out downstairs in the den area.  But, I love being "confined" ... and, my sweet hubby put in a stereo for me with some great music!!!

I still need to hang a shelf, decorate and hang a cork board, organized my ribbon, and organize my paper.

But, my room is all set for creating!!

Sweet hubby painting my room.

Here's some of my stuff as I'm moving it in ...

The picture above is looking at my wall from the corner.  Yes, it's a small room, but I can reach everything easier!!!  Still need to organize all that ribbon!!

This picture is taken from the doorway.  I like having my table right at the window.  I am going to have to plant a pretty rose bush though.  Still need a window treatment, but that doesn't stop me from creating!!

Here's my first card that I made.

I cut the card base at 5" from wild Cards and the image is from Cindy Loo.  I recut the same image, hiding all but the bird with my gypsy.  Then trimmed it up and embossed twice.

"HELLO" little purple Cricut guy that I received at my Swarm!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

FIRST WOODSTOCK SWARM OVER and ready for the Scrapbooking Pages

WOW!!!!! What a FABULOUS weekend!  The first of hopefully many Woodstock Swarms was a HUGE success!!!  Had so much FUN!!!  So many talented people, funny stories, giggles, and great food all tossed together, equals one heck of a weekend!!!

Go here to see some of the pictures posted by attendees.  I had so much help with this event. A BIG thank you to all that attended and to everyone for contributing!  I could not have done all of this on my own, obviously.  It was all so magical!!! JUST PERFECT!!
Thanks for Visiting!!!