Rosette Centerpiece...

I made this Rosette Centerpiece full of Cheerful Thoughts for a crafty girlfriend of mine who recently left the SAHM world to return back into the full-time work force-Gulp!  Really-why???   OK...She'll read this so I'm only joking, really!

Anyways, I wanted to make her something to spice up her new office and of course make her feel a little guilty for leaving us other SAHM's because we'll just plain miss her....sigh.

Rosette Centerpiece

Rosette Centerpiece


I thought a vase of cheerful rosettes would look nice sitting in her office.  I love making rosettes and I usually just make them by hand but this time I wanted to play with a few of the unique cuts off the Ribbons and Rosette cartridge. 

Paper Cone Wreath Tutorial...



I'm sharing a tutorial for The Paper Variety today on how to make a Paper Cone Wreath.  I just love these types of wreaths.  There bold, make a statement and are easy and make!


Paper Cone Wreath Tutorial

Paper Cone Wreath


Gorgeous papers, huh?  These papers are from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Kit  by American Crafts that Cassie from Paper Issues sold through her Paper Shop.  Love these papers, it was hard to cut them up.....sigh....but totally worth it now.


Fantabulous Cricut Challenge......You Did It!

It's that time of year, school's getting out and celebrations for Graduations at all levels are happening.  This week at Fantabulous Cricut we want to see your "You Did It" projects celebrating those special grads in your life.

My daughter is graduating from preschool this week.  She's super excited about this big event and keeps practicing  her "Gradulate" songs.

Here's what I made her for her special day.....


Yes- this is another Target dollar bin find that I've been hoarding in my "to do" pile for a while. It's actually a Paul Frank pencil holder that I just recovered with yellow paper.

The graduation cap is cut  from Locker Talk and I added some yellow twine to make a tassel.   I welded my daughter's name together using Opposites Attract and added a few layered stars to the top of the pencil cut from George and Basic Shapes.



She's 5 and it's only preschool graduation so there's no need to purchase an extravagant graduation gift like a computer, leather luggage or a even a car (Ha!) 'cause she'll be just as excited for some......

La La Loopsy's! 


Thanks for looking and linking up with FCCB this week!


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Garden Party Favors...

   Spring is here and summer is right around the corner.  Thinking about having a outdoor party?

Here's the perfect favor box to give out at that Garden Party.   I embellished these gable boxes for Jinger Adam's to showcase during her recent TV spot on Utah Studio 5 "Flower Power" segment this past week. 



Garden Party Gable Box Favors

Garden Party Gable Box Favors

During Jinger's segment she showcased several flower projects using a variety of materials and techniques. Jinger asked her design team to create projects to showcase in the segment and this is what I made. 

The Paper Variety Sketch.....Got Ice?

This week at The Paper Variety we have a sketch challenge for you to follow.  TPV is also having a Design Team call -Woot Woot- you can check out the details-  HERE!

     This past January we took a trip to the Grand Canyon via train. The weather bitter cold and equally miserable for the adults yet it didn't seem to bother the kids.  I mean, who doesn't want to climb trees in the dead of winter and eat fresh icicles? 



For this layout, I stuck to the sketch by cutting strips of ribbon and crimped blue card stock into flag banners. The sentiment frame is cut from Cricut Storybook cartridge and I used a stamped sentiment from K. Andrew Designs Winter Wishes stamps. The layout title font is cut from Cricut Birthday Cakes at 1.5 inches.

Now doesn't this layout make you miss the Winter snow and fun?


We look forward to seeing your layouts this week at The Paper Variety  for a chance to win some
 Bo Bunny "Sun Kissed"- Yum!.


Don't forget to check out the TPV  Design Team call too.

Thanks for looking!

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Wooden Birdhouses...

I've had these two little Wooden Birdhouses sitting in my "things to make one day" heap pile and after watching a video over at Court's Crafts, I decided to blow the dust off them and turn them into something cute.


Wooden Birdhouses

Wooden Birdhouses


I made one house Shabby Chic using Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and the other house, I made Whimsical using Cindy Loo and the Ribbons & Rosettes cartridges.


One in a Melon...

Sharing another Teacher Appreciation Gift that I made for my son's teacher.  Today the kids were asked to bring in a beverage to express how refreshing learning can be.  He brought his teacher a bottle of fruit juice since she 's One in a Melon.

One in a Melon Teacher Gift

One in a Melon Teacher Gift


I adhered a pattern paper band around the fruit juice bottle and cut a 2" watermelon from Cricut  Doodlecharms.   The stamped sentiment is from My Pink Stamper Fruit & Veggie Puns.

Very quick and easy gift.  Thanks for looking!


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A Flower for a Favorite Teacher....

My son's class was asked to bring in a flower from there garden to make a bouquet for there teacher during Teacher Appreciation week.  Well, we live in the desert and I've had zero luck in growing flowers but I can make a paper flowers! 

My son got over his grumbles from "breaking the rules about bringing in a garden flower" when I showed him the Teacher Corsage I made for his teacher to wear.  

Teacher Corsage

Teacher Corsage 


I used Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge to make the 5 layers of flowers cut at 4 inches, cut the leaves at 2 1/2 inches then added a pennant flag stamped with a sentiment from Pink By Design

Thanks for looking and a special thanks to all the teachers out there!


Linking with:
Cooking with Cricut- Teacher Appreciation
Pink Cricut-Link Party
Jaihart- Link Up Party
Decorate to Celebrate- Graduation/Teacher Gift

Mother's Day Keepsake Box...

Happy Blogoversary to ME!  Yep-It's been exactly one year ago today that I signed up to blogger, chose a blog name and wrote my first post.  It's amazing how much I've learned and been inspired over the past year.  

The look of my blog has changed a few times too in the past year thanks to the help from Jill at Jaihart and Natasha at My Cute Lobster Designs.

We've got a Mother's Day Challenge for you  this week at Fantabulous Cricut .  We want to see any project made for that special women in your life using her favorite colors.


Mother's Day Keepsake Box


I altered this wooden box to send to my mom for Mother's Day.   She has 3 children so I added 3 flowers to symbolize us kids.  Since I'm the oldest, I get to call front seat the biggest flower mine...TeeHee.


Handmade Flowers...

If your looking for the FCCB Cricut Crawl.....link HERE!

The new challenge this week at The Paper Variety is to add handmade flowers to you project. 

Handmade Flowers are fun to make and the options are really endless.  You can roll spiral flowers, make flowers out of buttons, ribbon, fabric or cut them with dies.    That seems to be the hardest part about making handmade flowers, just figuring out what type of flower to make. 



Handmade Flowers


For this challenge, I decided to make a gift bag from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More and I added a spiral flower cut from Art Philosophy.    Seriously, this Art Philosophy cartridge is amazing, if I had to recommend one Cricut cartridge to take to a deserted island (that had electricity of course) I'd choose this one.

I added some silver liquid pearls along the rim of the flap and some crystal Stickles inside the flower. I've been totally into Jute Twine and Burlap lately so I added a Jute handle to the bag and tied it all together with a Jute bow.


Thanks for looking and linking up with TPV for your chance to win this awesome prize collection:

Authentique "Journey" collection plus extras



Linking with:
Frosted Designs-Rolled Paper
Cooking with Cricut- Diamonds and Bling
Scrapalicious- Flowers
Heart 2 Heart- April Showers brings May Flowers



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