Monday, March 17, 2014


Happy St. Paddy's Day crafty friends! I hope you have a day filled with lots of festive crafting. Oh, and green beer!

I love the Paper Lace background on this card. It adds just the right touch.

Have a great crafty day!


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Frozen Birthday Display

Hey Crafty Friends-

I promised you pics of the Frozen Birthday Party cupcake display so here it is!

Super cute huh? My nephews loved everything. They were so excited to wake up to a Frozen wonderland filled with sweet, blue cupcakes.

I love making theme party projects. It's so much fun. The kids think it's for them but I think it's for me.
I hope you've been inspired by what you see today. Come back soon for my crafty fun!

Thanks for stopping by,


Friday, February 7, 2014

Cricut Cards Magazine- Published Project

Hey Crafty Friends-

Today I wanted to share with you my Christmas card that was published in the December 2013 edition of Cricut Cards Magazine. It's on page 21!

I wish I could have shared it with you earlier but rules are rules. I had to wait at least until the end of January. Didn't it turn out so cute? It's one of my favorites I've ever done. I used the Sweet Treats and Elegant Edges Cricut cartridges to cut my cupcake and word layer. Complete instructions are on page 22 of the magazine if you are a subscriber.

Have a great crafty day!


Friday, January 31, 2014

"Frozen" Birthday Cupcake Toppers

Hey Crafty Friends-

I'm back today with the cutest little project you ever did see. I am making cupcake toppers for my twin nephews' fifth birthday bash. They are throwing a Disney Frozen themed party, so I wanted to make something extra special to match the theme. Here is what I came up with...

Cute, right??? Here is how I did it:

I used the Winter Lace Cricut  cartridge to cut the white snowflake layer from Core'dinations glitter cardstock called white gloves. It was cut at 2.5 in. The blue snowflake layer was cut from Core'dinations glitter cardstock called blue diamonds. It was also cut at 2.5 in. The number 5 was cut from Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge at 1.25 in. from a darker blue glitter cardstock.

I used blue and white striped paper straws in place of toothpicks to stick in the cupcake. They work well for larger toppers like this. They are very sturdy and easy to glue the pieces to. The brand I bought came with 24 straws so I cut them in half so I can make 48 toppers. Before assembling I inked the edges of both snowflake layers with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Faded Jeans.

I stared by pinching about an inch of the straw flat. I didn't completely flatten it though, just enough to glue it down and have some dimension between the layers. I glued it to the front of the blue snowflake layer going about up to the middle of the inside of the snowflake.

Then I glued the white layer down on top of the straw. The final step was to adhere the dark blue 5 using foam dots I cut down to size. So cute and so dimensional.

The party is next week so I'll be sure and take lots of pictures of the finished cupcakes and share them with you. These little projects are my favorite things to do. They will make my nephews so happy and the party guests will enjoy the cupcake display. 

Follow my blog,  my Facebook page or my Pinterest page for more inspiration. Have a great crafty day!


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop

Hey Crafty Friends!

Today I am linking up to the Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop. The Challenge is to make a card using shades of pink. That is not hard for me since I love pink. Here is what I created

I used the Tag Sale #5 die to cut the pink patterned paper and I used Heart-2- Heart #1 mini stamp set with coordinating die to do the coffee cup. The sentiment was stamped using the Latte Love stamp set. Everything layered together beautifully with a few foam dots under the tag and the I heart coffee to add dimension. I hope you like, and I hope you will come back soon for more crafting LOVE.

Have a great crafty day!


Monday, January 20, 2014

The New Cricut Explore!

Hey Crafty Friends-

The cat is out of the bag! Cricut is releasing a new cutting machine and here it is - CRICUT EXPLORE!

According to reports it will be released first on HSN in mid February then nationwide in March. MSRP is $299. It is said to cut, score, and print. There is also a rumored Ipad app! I don;t know about you but I have always loved my Cricut and I am super excited to get my hands on the new model. I plan to order from HSN as soon as it's available. I will bring you more updates as I have them and I will definitely be posting videos once I get it. Here is the link to the HSN promotional video showing what the machine can do!  Stay tuned for more updates.

Have a great crafty day-


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Let My Favorite Season Begin!

Hey Crafty Friends-

Well between a sick hubby, two sick kiddos, and Thanksgiving I haven't been able to share my favorite time of year with you. My tree is up! I love it so much!

I bought this tree last year at Lowes and it's my favorite tree I have ever owned. It's a slim tree with multi-colored lights which is very hard to find. And it's 7 feet tall. I have a tendency to go for a homespun feeling with my Christmas tree so I love using my felt ornaments and snowflakes. Cute huh?

For my topper I used one I bought at least 10 years ago. You just don't find toppers like this anymore. It might  not exactly match the theme of the rest of my tree but it reminds me of how my grandma used to decorate her house at Christmas time so I put it up for all to see. Isn't that what the holidays are all about?

I have some new things coming to the blog soon. I am attempting to do a December Daily book for the first time. I will share that with you as soon as I get the first week of the month done. I am planning out my cookie exchange for Christmas day. The cookies have to be great but the presentation has to wow them. Christmas cards are in the works and I am also applying for a few more design teams this month. So wish me luck!

Thanks for hopping by today Christmas Crafty Friends. I hope you have a great Sunday!