Wednesday, September 29, 2010

More Blog Fun!

Karen over at Feline Playful has created a fantastic blog gathering information on all current challenges into one place. What a great idea! She is also having a fabulous giveaway for reaching 200 followers. Wow! All that great challenge information and a fun giveaway to boot! Thanks Karen!!!

Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~

Card Making with Mom

On Sunday afternoon, my mom asked me to help her make three cards to use for thank-you's.  She's been wanting to learn how to use her Cricut and Cuttlebug so we decided to combine card making with Cricut lessons.

Here are the cards we made...

♥ White paper from Mom's paper collection
♥ Pattern paper from Cricut Celebrations 6x12 stack
♥ Flowers from Prima
♥ Crystal brad from Recollections
♥ Pink ribbon from Mom's random ribbon bag

♥ Solid paper from Mom's paper collection
♥ Purple layer embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
♥ Reversable lime ribbon from The Robert Stanley Collection - the other side is polka dotted!
♥ Flower cut at various sizes from Lyrical Letters
♥ Purple gem brad from Recollections


♥ Solid paper from Mom's paper collection
♥ Burnt Orange layer embossed with Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl
♥ Barn Red layer embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
♥ Maple leaf cut from Destinations

Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Stampin' Up! Workshop

I hosted a Stampin' Up! workshop on Friday night, and we made some fun cards!  The demonstrator made the first two, and we all participated in a fun multi-step make-and-take.

Demonstrator Card #1...

Demonstrator Card #2...
     (featuring the new Northern Flurries Embossing Folder from the Holiday Mini)

Demonstrator Make-and-Take...

Thank you to all that came and stamped with us!  Can't wait to get our fun new products!  Personally, I'm getting 7 new ink pads and 9 new markers in addition to 2 stamp sets, 2 packs of paper, and a set of sanding blocks!  YAY!!!  :-)  I am so excited.  I love SU! ink and can't wait to add some color to my current neutral ink palette.

Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Another Great "New to Me" Blog

Happy Saturday!

I happened upon a great new-to-me blog to follow the other day... and now she's giving away some great blog candy!  Go check her out at Fun and Mental Changes.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Get Well Poster

My hubby's grandpa is still recovering in a rehab facility after his surgery last week.  We've been trying to go every day to visit him... even for just a few minutes.  When we moved him into the facility on Thursday, I noticed the walls were pretty bare and very boring to look at.  So while my hubby played poker on Saturday night, I played with my Cricut and created this poster for his grandpa.  On Sunday, I added various family pictures to the rectangle mats.  The poster is now hanging in Grandpa's room and we've asked each family to sign one of the hearts during their visits.

♥ One sheet poster board (my DH picked the red)
♥ Solid color paper from Recollections
♥ Get Well Soon cut from Beyond Birthdays (fit to 8.5" x 11" page - 6.75" cut, I  believe)
♥ 8 rectangle mats cut at 4.25" x 6.25"
♥ 10 Hearts plus Shadows cut from George and Basic Shapes and embellished with matching hand-drawn stitching
♥ We and You cut from Cuttin' Up and yellow heart cut from George and Basic Shapes

Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Happy Grandparents Day!

In honor of Grandparents Day, I always send my Grandma a card.  She lives about 12 hours away from us, and we don't get to see her enough!  We miss her very much and hope to sneak away to see her soon.

♥ Solid paper from Recollections
♥ Stripe paper from Cloisonne pack by GCD Studios
♥ Grandma cut from Mother's Day
     - This was probably one of the most intricate cuts I've ever done on my Cricut and took two attempts!
♥ Pink brads from Recollections
♥ Gem brad from Target
♥ 1/8" Ribbon by Offray

Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~

Saturday, September 11, 2010

They're Here!

I am so excited!  The new cartridges I ordered from CreativeXpress over Labor Day weekend arrived this morning!  I had to leave for a few hours... but the first thing I did when I got home was head to my office / scrap room and break them open.  Ahhh... every time I open a new cartridge, I feel like a kid on Christmas morning!  THANK YOU, SANTA!  LoL.  Want to know which ones I got??

Drum roll please...

My new cartridges are...
♥ Home Accents (Solutions)
♥ Wedding (Solutions)
♥ Wild Cards (Shape)
♥ Storybook (Font)
♥ Destinations (Shape)

I am so excited to play with them, but first I am working on a new project for my hubby's Grandpa who is now recovering from his surgery in a rehab center).  I haven't quite figured out how I could incorporate my new treasures into that project. Hmmm... I'll have to think about it!

Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~

Pink Cricut Blog Hop

Sarah over at The Pink Cricut is honoring today with a patriotic themed blog hop.  Be sure to check it out and keep all those lost on 9/11 in your heart and mind today and always!

Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Birthdays... birthdays... birthdays!

September is birthday overload month!  Which makes for a very happy JD because I recently saw a fun birthday card using the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday A2 folder.  I wish I could remember the name of the blog as I would like to thank the designer again for the inspiration.  I loved this folder when I bought it, but after I got it home, I blanked.  I'd pull out the folder and nothing... a complete block to my creativity.  Does that ever happen to anyone else??  Then I saw a great post showing this two-toned A2 split and BAM!  I was back.  I remembered this Happy Birthday ribbon I've also been wanting to use, and the rest is scrap history!

♥ Solid paper from Recollections
     - Yellow cut and folded to A2 size with top fold
     - Red cut to 4 1/4 x 2 1/8
     - Blue cut to 4 1/4 x 3 3/8
♥ Red & blue cuts embossed with Cuttlebug Happy Birthday A2 folder
♥ Happy Bday ribbon from the Paper Studio
♥ Present cut from Celebrations at 2"
♥ Tiny yellow star from Recollections

Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Get Well Soon, Grandpa!

My husband's grandfather was admitted to the hospital over Labor Day weekend and ended up having surgery to relieve pressure against a nerve in his back.  We haven't been able to go visit him because I got sick on Saturday and don't want to share my germs with him.  Hopefully we'll be able to go see him soon!

*Paper from the Memories stack by the Paper Studio
*Brown stripe embossed using Cuttlebug Pop Culture border folder and distressed using bone folder
*Circle and Circle Shadow from George and Basic Shapes
*Get Well sentiment from TPC Studio - Greetings Clear Stamps
*Chocolate Chip ink from Stampin' Up!

Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~

Thursday, September 2, 2010


I was just blog surfing and found a fun new blog to follow.  Abby with Scrapbookaholic Scrapbookaholic has some fantastic layouts as well as fun card designs.  I'm loving her projects!  She's featuring several card kits from Basic Grey this week and giving a set away, too!  Be sure to check out her blog!

Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today is my mom's birthday!  I was having a hard time deciding what to get her... until she got herself a Cuttlebug last week!!  Once I saw her newest bug, I knew exactly what to buy.  I got her the With Love borders, Spots and Dots, Swiss Dots, and D'vine Swirls.  I personally think Swiss Dots and D'vine Swirls should come with the Cuttlebug... every Bug owner needs them!  :-)

To go along with her gift, I made this cute card... using my Cuttlebug, of course(!), and my new DCWV The Sweet Matstack from Hobby Lobby (their 50% off paper sale always gets me in trouble!).

♥ Brown base card
♥ Cupcake paper from The Sweet Matstack by DCWV
♥ Pink / Green / Brown Dots 5/8" Ribbon by the Paper Studio
♥ Cupcake cut from Celebrations
     -"cake" ~ cupcke1-s
     -frosting ~ cupck2-s (cut using Shadow feature)... embossed with Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder and accented with glitter pen
♥ 1/8" White Ribbon by Offray
♥ Scalloped Circle cut from Mini Monograms
♥ Happy Birthday sentiment from TPC Studio - Greetings Clear Stamps
     -inked with SU! Chocolate Chip (my personal favorite!)

Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~