Thursday, October 27, 2011


For another swap on the Cricut MB with robin as the host, we were to make 4  Chunky Christmas charms. For these I used the Tim Holtz swivel clasps and added beads and charms along with other things that I thought looked cute.
I decided to make 1 green, 1 red, 1 blue and then the last one a combo of red & green.  Somehow, I now have a large collection of beads :)

I don't know who will be getting these but I hope you like them!!!!!


I finished these tags for a partner swap on the Cricut Message Board.
We were to make a total of 4 and the themes were Christmas, snowman, angel and New year's.
while I am not thrilled with my New Year's one, I do like all the rest. 2 I made exactly the same and the others are a bit different.
If you would like any information on how I made these or the materials I use, just post in the comments and I will respond.
I just realized I took the ics before I added the ribbons. Sorry!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Good morning

 I have been super busy crafting!!!! ATC's, Tags, Dress forms, frames, charms & stickpins, & even some cards.
 Unfortunatley, most of the items are for swaps that aren't due yet so I don't want to post and ruin the surprise.
I will however be posting soon so please check back.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


We have been receiving items from Crystals Swap on the Cricut MB so I thought I would post a couple that I sent to my partner Princess Jamie.
We were supposed to stick to one theme and Jamie liked pink, frilly & bling so I went with that

Here are a couple pictures of the mini that I made.  Jamie also likes Shabby Chic, but I  really didn't know how to do that so I kinda combined her colors with vintage!!!!!
Hopefully she likes them both.
The last picture is my shoe and stickpins that I made. For my first attempt, I think they all came out cute.

Dress forms

Here is the Dress form that goes with the 2 Christmas Tags for Jana's Swap on the Cricut Message board.!!!
I used the MS leaf punch to punch out all the pieces to make the skirt. I cut the dress out of red sparkly felt and then covered it with the leaves. I used Glimmer mist on the skirt and base(lightly on the base)
I added a flower at the waistband to finish it off. I tried adding a necklace of some type but didn't like it, so this is the finished product.

Monday, September 26, 2011


Time goes by so fast!!!It seems like I just posted my dress forms for  the Blog Hop.

This time I have a couple tags to share with you. These will be for a swap on the Cricut MB.
We have to make Christmas and Vintage Christmas tags along with a Dress Form. That is still in the works so I'll post it another time.
My first one is quite simple but I love how it came out. I used blue paper with snowflakes and then stamped it  with 2 stamps that I had. I then heat embossed it with winter wonderland powder. Simple but nice for a Christmas tag or gift card holder.

Next is my Vintage Christmas tag.
I actually got this idea while looking for a Santa image to use on another project. I guess you could say that I scraplifted it.

I found the bell image online, rounded the edges, inked it with Vintage Photo Distress ink and added it to the green dotted background paper. I cut the "N" twice with chipboard and then once with paper. I inked this also.  I  then added scrabble tiles for the other 3 letters to spell "Noel" A final inking around the tag edge and I was done. I also added a red ribbon thru the hole in the top but took the picture before. oops!


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Dress forms

I hope you all enjoyed the Dress Form Blog Hop!!!!!  If you missed it, click on the tag to the right.
I had such a great time making those tags that I joined another Dress Form Swap on the Cricut Message Board.
This time we had to make just the dress form (with out a tag) and a dangle charm to match.  We could pick from different themes. I was all set to do Christmas as my theme and then decided to just make it "Holiday Attire"
I made all the dresses the same but in different colors. I used suede paper, stickles and the Happily Ever After cartridge to cut the dress. (It is Cinderella's) I  used the TH Sewing die for the forms but they were a bit too big so I altered them to fit my dress.
I have 1 more dangle to finish to go with my Black & Silver dress and then I will post that one also.
I have Blue with blue, Red with gold and then Red with silver.  I made matching tags to attach the dangles charms to.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dressed to the Nines

  I hope that you have been following the Blog Hop trail to view all the wonderful and creative Dress Form Tags that we have made for a swap on the Cricut message board.
In case you missed any along the way, here is the list.

  1. Simply My Crafts
  2. Lil Red’s Craftin’hood
  3. Planlady19
  4. The Kraft Lab
  5. Just Jean’s -----You are here
  6. Cindy – Guest blogging at Simply My Crafts
  7. Paper Scraps N More
  8. Addicted2Paper
  9. Scrappin Diva
  10. Scrapping Under the Influence

Here are my creations for the 3 groups-- Designer's choice, Fall and TV/Movie Star.

 Theme #1 was for Fall/ Thanksgiving so I decided to do an Indian. After doing a sample tag and checking with a friend, I was told it was too FLAT!!! Being a newbie to Dress Form Tags, I figured I'd better listen
So back to the drawing board I went.

Here is my finished  Fall Tag. I used a tag from TBBM cartridge and made it the same size as the TH ones that everyone uses. The dress form was taken from the Nifty Fifities cartridge. I cut 2 each of the dress form and the outfit adhereing them together to add dimension. The dress is made out of suede paper and I added a few beads.  I used my Cuttlebug for the pumpkin, chalked it and used a pop-up glue dot to adhere it to the tag.

The next group I joined was themed TV Shows/Movies, Celebrity etc

For this one, I choose to do the dress that Miley Cyrus wore to the 2009 Oscars. First is a picture of her dress and then my Tag. (I hadn't decided on my ribbon yet)I really like how it came out.. I layered lace for her dress and then added silver stickles to it. I put a band of ribbon and a brad on the waistline On the tag, I printed out an “Oscar” image off the internet and popped it up. On the other side I use some TH film strip. I found out that my ATG doesn't work well on lace. I changed to Fabri-Tac which worked great!!!

Here is my last tag!!! This was for the Designer's Choice category. I choose to make a summer dress and I included a straw hat! I used some leftover material  for the dress and  added pink lace for a belt and straps. I also used the ribbon on the hat and added some tiny pink flowers to both the hat and dress.

So there are my 3 Dress form tags!!! Thanks for joining us!!!

 I hope you will come back and check out some of my other projects.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A few layouts using page maps

These layouts were done for the LID Challenge on the MB use page maps.
The top layout I did using a picture that I took years ago. I used a photo program to take out all the color except the ornage on the Monarch. I love the picture and it worked well in the layout.
 The background paper on the Alan Jackson layout was printed on my computer. I have a 12X12 printer and I love being able to make any background I want.
The 3rd layout is with some of my daylily pics.  Eventually I'd like to do a layout of each of the color daylilies that I have.

Altered frames

I altered 2 frames which were  for swaps on the Cricut message board.
For the first one, I went with a book and an owl because the person I was making it for loves to read.
I used book pages on the frame itself. I inked and then use crackled over the top. The owl came from a cartridge but can't remember which one!!! I made the book with a few layers of chipboard and use Glossy Accents on it. I added some tiny flowers and some greens (MS punch).

The next frame was beach themed. I painted the frame blue and then used Elmers glue and white paint fof the crackle effect. Very easy to do and the results are super!!! I then added some Aruba beach shells and a net over them. I squirted in a little glue here and there and sprinkled the shells and bottom of the frame with Aruba sand. I added a chair that I had in my stash!!!

New Projects

Boy does time go by fast!!! I haven't posted anything in a couple months!!
This past month finds me making my 1st chunky mini album and my 1st Dangle!!!!
I really had fun making both of these and my partner on the Cricut message board really liked them also.

Here is a picture of the front of my mini.   I used TH fragments for the cover and added the dangle to one of the binding rings. I watched Tim's video on ways to use his fragments and really like how he used paper and Glossy Accents.  Each set of pages had  a different theme and instructions as to making photo mats and pockets. So I have a mini with Nature, Floral, Vintage, Smile &  friends. Here are a few more pictures before I bound it and added the rivets and ribbons.

.I was pretty happy with the final results considering it was my first one!!!!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy 4th Of July

We don't really do much for the 4th of July.
I had a nail appointment this afternoon so I am celebrating with RW&B nails!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  They are gel nails done French with blue. Then she added silver and red glitter under the top coat layer. I had a few compliments when I went to the grocery store.
Hope you all have a great holiday weekend!

Monday, June 27, 2011


I am hosting a monthly ATC swap on the Cricut MB. We have different themes for each month and some also add an extra challenge. Of course I had to sign up for both of the groups. I finished 3 months of Group ! and I only have July done for Greoup 2

So here is Group1 July--Favorite season
                             Aug---TV Show which has to be Black & white
                             Sept--Day at the Beach

Group 2 July-Pun or Play on words and you must use Junk mail somehow              


Here are a few layouts  I did of Aruba 2011 If you look really close, you can see Venezula in the 1st LO.
 Friendly Iguanas
 DH fooling around while coming down from MT Hooiberg. There are 560 steps to get to the top.
 Having fun at Senor Frog's!!!!! We gave the hats to some young kids on our way back to out timeshare!!!!


Here are some layouts that I did of our trip to Jamaica. We went to Negril and Rick's cafe where we watched the cliff divers. DH jumped off one of the smaller ones but plans on doing it again!!! The sunset was breathtaking!!!

I Can't Believe.....

that I haven't been on my blog is 6 months!!!!!! Wow!!!
Christmas went by and I have been to Jamaica and Aruba since I posted last!!!
I guess I should post a few layouts and cards that I have finished.

I am also in a few swaps on the Cricut message board so I can post a few teasers.
If anyone wants a more detail description on how I made something, please ask and I will be happy to share. Lets try a couple cards first.
This was my first easel card!!! It was basically beige and black with some lace and a fuzzy flower. After looking at it for a bit, I think the colors might have been better for a Sympathy card.

This card was also for a swap and the theme was Summer. I recently bought this cute stamp and wanted to try it with my copics. While it is a little hard to see she did come out pretty well for a "learner"! I used some paper that looked like water, added a strip across the bottom that looked like sand. I used my cricut to cut the palm tree and coconuts. I added some lines on the palm fronds,  popped up "Honey" and added my sentiment.  You will see when I post some ATCs, that I used this card to make one of them. I  printed out the picture of this card and made it into a ATC!!