Christmas In July Blog Hop Winner

The winner of the $25 Simon Says Stamps winner from the Christmas In July Blog Hop is Carolyn.

Screen ShotCarolyn wrote:

What a fabulous addition to your Christmas decorations! This is a wonderful   ‘timely’ holiday project! Thank you for the directions!

Thank you, Carolyn and everyone who stopped by.   I hope to see you again.

Cricut Christmas Card Blog Hop – A Winner Has Been Drawn

Thank you all for the kind comments on the pink reindeer card.  I will be back next weekend with another Christmas project, and I hope I will see you then.

Congratulations to Colleen who won the $25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamps!Screen Shot 2013-07-20 at 7.32.03 PMColleen wrote:

Omgosh Sis, this is fabulous! I love the non-traditional colors and the paper is divine! I think the way you built up the layers and background is truly creative and it looks like a winter wonderland. The deer is so elegant. This is a stunning card!

Thank you again to all who visited!


And the Winner of the Pin Project Drawing Is….

Commenter #28….


Screen Shot 2013-05-12 at 10.41.05 PMIt’s the lovely Sofia D who said:

Another beautiful project from you! I really do love how it came together and love that you were inspired by Pinterest.

Sofia, I will be emailing your $25 gift card to Simon Says Stamps!

Thank you all of stopping by and leaving a comment, and I look forward to seeing you back again.


Teddy Bear in Oz Blog Hop Winner

It’s Lori in New Jersey.  She has won a $25.00 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp.  Congratulations, Lori!

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Lori commented:  Your bears are a great addition to the Lollipop Guild! I love the “fur” you added on their bodies. Your details are always so great :)

Lol, wanna hear something funny? I thought they were singing the Lollipop Gang.

Thanks everyone for visiting and commenting.  I hope you will all stop by sometime again in the future and until then, craft on.



Jolly Holly Blog Hop Winner

It’s lucky number 9!

Lisa B says:

November 10, 2012 at 11:13 am

Beautiful recipe book! Stunning details! I’m amazed at the details you put into each piece including the floor boards – I thought for sure those were just some wood grained paper until I read your post – very crafty!

Congratulations, Lisa – check your email for instructions on claiming your Tim Holtz Christmas Card and Tag kit.

And big thank yous to all who visited, all who commented, and all who have encouraged me along the paper trail.

Cricut Recipe Page – Say Hello to Julia

Bonjour – it’s Julia Child today with her Boeuf Bourguignon in a 6×6 recipe page.

Julia is from a large number of cartridges including Cricut Craft Room (face and body), Every Day Paper Dolls (hair and blouse), Disney Dreams Come True (eyes and mouth), and Country Life (arms).  Her casserole is “Straight from the Kitchen”, the Eiffel Tower is from Every Day Pop Up, and the interior window frame is from French Manor.  The drapes were a welding exercise using Cricut Craft Room (a “j”, a rectangle, and a square.   Without Cricut Craft Room and the ability to weld shapes together, this page would not have been possible.

The picture below shows some of the elements before assembly.

Once all of the pieces were cut, tested, adjusted, cut, tested, colored and shaded, and assembled, it was a pretty fast project.  Although making Boeuf  Bourguignon will take less time than this….

Bon Appetit!

Easter Bee

May the blessings of Easter be upon you!

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

I don’t have a project of my own to share today – rather a project to share from the talented (Cricut and Silhouette) Diane Hodrick from A Day in the Life of a Horse Bunny.  She created this tag using Art Philosophy and, most importantly, her wonderful design skills.    It’s simply breathtaking in one of my favorite color combos of brown and pink.

As you can see, the details are amazing – I love the UTEE embossing, the pearls, the bits of tulle and lace, and of course, the magic wand.   Diane is more than a talented crafter; she has the heart of a lion in all that she does as a mom, military wife, and nurse.   I am fortunate to include her in my circle of friends.  If you are as enthralled by this tag as I was, please leave a comment for Diane here.

And the Number of Images Is? 15….

The contest is now closed.

Here is the numbered diagram of all the images from the Chic and Scary cartridge.

Thank you so much for the kind comments and playing along!  I truly appreciate it – the winner will be announced shortly.

I will be back this weekend with some additional details about wiring your cuts and making a base.  It is super simple!

Wedding Shadowbox

I’ve been working on a wedding shower shadowbox this weekend, and realized an anniversary was approaching quickly for my friend Karen.

Karen loves lizards – in fact – she even had one or two on her bridal veil (pink, I think – faux, I am sure).  The couple are holding a heart from their wedding “fiesta” invite which preceded their wedding several states away.

The Cricut Imagine Cuts are from Best Friends – his figure originally had pig tails which were trimmed, and he got a more masculine figure through the use of a purchased “soccer shirt.”  Overall, I still like it.  Almost a year later.  An accomplishment.

I should be wrapping up with the latest shadowbox soon.  It is a whole new palette to me – blue.   And I hope to get the rose bush tutorial done soon as well.

In the meantime – here are Karen and Antonio from October 2010.