Welcome to my blog and thanks for stopping by. This is where I share some of the fun things I come up with in my craft room. I hope you enjoy your visit !

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Wild Card Cartridge Cupcake Card

This card is actually much cuter in person. It doesn't seem to scan or photograph well........Anyway, I made it tonight for my two year old grandson's birthday using my Expression and my Wild Card cartridge. The swirls on the frosting are made of white glue and glitter and the confetti is made from cut up stickers, a little trick I remember seeing Sandy Genovese do on her tv show a few years ago. The cupcake card actually only has one candle. I added the second one because little Eli is two and I wanted the candles to show that. Inside I used a rubber stamp that says Happy Birthday .

Friday, July 29, 2011

Another (different) Martha Stewart punch card

This card was made using another of my favorite Martha Stewart punches. I really love her punches...they cut through paper and cardstock like butter, so much easier than  my other punches ! I also love my Corner Chomper...don't know how I ever did without it !

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Three Minute Birthday Card


I literally had about three minutes to make a birthday card the other day on my way out the door to the party. I found myself in my craft room frantically searching the room with my eyes for something that would work for a cheerful card for our sweet one year old granddaughter. I spotted my chipboard number set and some bright baloon paper, grabbed a sheet of blue cardstock , my ATG gun, paper trimmer,  and white pen, worked quickly and  this is the result.  Mission Accomplished !.

2 Pieces of Cardstock and 1 Piece of Anna Griffin Paper = 6 Cards






I decided to combine my favorite Martha Stewart punch with this beautiful Anna Griffin paper and  and see what I could come up with.  I added a few small embellishments and a rubber stamp and  in just a few minutes time I had six cards.  It surprises me sometimes how quickly some cards can be made when others seem to take me forever......like over an hour for one card. I wonder if it's that way for everyone ???

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Home Made Notebooks

I made these little notebooks  for myself to use at home for reminder notes and to do lists.  I started out with inexpensive colored paper and covered it with clear contact paper so it wouldn't get stained or ruined by water spots  or whatever else over time with use.  I added ribbon and stickers to complete the covers.  The inside pages were made from index cards, holes punched with my Cinch (which I love !) and then I bound them with my Cinch.  I also used rubber stamps on the inside pages so that the top of each page says either To Do or Remember.  Since I used supplies that I had on hand they didn't cost me anything to make and  have really come in handy. When the inside pages are gone I can re-use the covers to make new little books  for just a few cents for more cards and wire.  These also make a cute little gift for a friend .

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Golf Themed Card for My Dad

I made this card for my dad for Fathers' Day last month. As I mentioned in an earlier post he is an avid golfer.  I found this great piece of golf ball printed paper at a  local scrapbook store, mounted it on black cardstock, added some photo corners, and a Brad Buddy from Hot Off The Press  and it was done in just a few short minutes. On the inside of the card I used the other side of the paper which was similar with  smaller golf balls printed on it. I attached  a sentiment and signature and the card was complete.

Happy 4th Birthday

I love the bright, cheerful colors on this card that I made for one of our granddaughters a few months ago. I just happenned to have some ribbon that was very similar to my paper. The large number four is a  thick chipboard piece covered with cardstock that I embossed with one of my favorite Cuttlebug embossing folders and adhered with Modge Podge.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lori's Garden Birthday Card

Every birthday gift needs a card to go with it so I made this card for my daughter's birthday using my Imagine, Lori's Garden cartridge, and my  ice white Viva Decor pen.  I need some more practice in getting my "pearls" more consistent in size but I think the little pearl dots added a nice touch to a simple and easy card.  I love the pretty designs on Lori's Garden !

Framed Birthday Gift for My Daughter Using Lori's Garden

A pretty frame and a few cuts on my Imagine from my favorite Lori's Garden cartridge was all it took to create this birthday gift for my daughter. You can't tell in the picture but I pop dotted the bird and several of the flowers to add a little dimension and I used a dot of copper colored  Viva Decor pearl pen ink on the bird's eye.  I am loving my Imagine and Viva Decor Pearl Pens !

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Child's Year Birthday Card

The Cricut makes cards like this one so fast and easy. I used the Child's Year cartridge to cut out the fishing boy and the letters for this quick birthday card for our grandson and a white pen to embellish the letters just a bit.  He loves to fish so this image just seemed right for him.

Pinwheel Cards

These two cards were made with my Cricut, just the pin wheel on the card on the left and everything except the flowers on the card on the right. I really like the way the double sided papers works on the pin wheel.  The lattice design on the card on the right is a long time favorite of mine. I snagged the Cricut Design Studio  cut file  from a blog several years ago (would give proper credit to the designer if I had kept up with who she is ).  I'll have to keep up with that kind of info now that I'm sharing my projects online. I do remember that she used George and Basic Shapes to design her lattice.  That card was a Mothers' Day card for my wonderful mother in law. The cartridge used was Mothers' Day 2010, one of my favorites.

Smiley Cards Brithday Card

I made this card for my daughter . I love it b ecause it's so bright and cheerful.  I used the Smiley Cards cartridge which was a free download for Gypsy owners during a ProvoCraft promotion, making use of the layers feature  from the cartridge and the hide contour feature on my Gypsy to remove the face design from the red candy layer. I wish I could remember what company manufactured the background paper I used because I really love it. It is a nice double sided paper that I purchased at a local area scrapbook store that has since closed it's doors.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Gift for my Dad

My dad, at 81 years old, is still an avid golfer. He's been fortunate over the years to have hit several hole in ones and also to shoot his age on several occasions , terms which don't mean much to people who don't play golf but mean alot to those who do. When those things happen he naturally saves his score cards. I made this little book for him for Fathers' Day using the Your Story Photo binder and  the Cricut Sports Mania cartridge. I put blank pages inside to attach photos or score cards to and used vellum to make some pocket pages for whatever other little momentos he may choose to put inside.  I like the neat, clean , look of it and the idea of  the little "brag book". Super simple to make in just a few minutes.

Simple , Quick, & Easy Card

This card was so quick and easy to make using my Cricut Imagine and the Lori's Garden cartridge, a Cuttlebug embossing template, and a Martha Stewart border punch.  When a quick card is needed it's so helpful to have just the right tools/toys  on hand to make it come together easily !

Hmmmm...Where to start ???

This is my first post on my very first blog and to be honest, I have no idea what I'm doing.  I love reading craft blogs and finally decided to share some of my projects with a blog of my own.  I guess I should introduce myself. I am LeeAnn, married to Johnny, mother of Carrie and Melissa, step mother to John and Jodi. The "kids" are all grown now with kids of their own, Alex, Jared, Hailee, Edwin, Ethan, Aubree, Ollyonna, Eli, and Alyssia.   I am semi-retired due to fibromyalgia, working just two nights a week after being at home since 1997. Prior to that I worked as  an advanced composite fabricator/sheetmetal mechanic in a US govt facility which was actually a fun job, although somewhat unusual for a woman.  After I retired a friend introduced me to the world of  plastic canvas crafts  and scrapbooking and that led me  to card making. The invention of the Cricut led me to even more fun. I love my Cricuts and my Gypsy  and other wonderful  crafting tools  and I love paper !  I love my computer and blogs  which leads right back to where I started  writing.  Now it's time for me to start figuring out what projects to share with you so I'm off to do just that ....I'll be back soon.