Reindeer Cricut Card Using the Christmas Cheer Cartridge

christmas cheer cricut cartridge reindeer card

I used the Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge to cut this cute reindeer.  I added a tiny rhinestone for his nose.  I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background behind the reindeer and also the larger background piece.  I love using more than one type of embossing on card or project.  To finish off the card, I added 6 red larger rhinestones and clear Stickles to the embossed swirls.  I just noticed that I had a tiny bow for his neck, and I forgot to add it…haha!  I apologize for the shadow on the photo.  I always take my photos during the day but as you’ll read below, I was in a hurry!

christmas cheer cricut cartridge reindeer card 2

This was a pretty quick and simple card, but I love how it turned out.  I am vending next week at a Craft Fair, and I might make a few more of these.

I have enjoyed Thanksgiving weekend, and we finished up the turkey today.  It’s time to move onto the next holiday….Christmas!!!  I have been working on some cards and other small Christmas projects over the past week.

I wanted to submit a card for a couple of Challenge Blogs, and I goofed up!  I had the times and requirements all switched around.  When I got ready to post my card, I realized that I had made the wrong thing….OOOPSS!!! 

No big deal, but one of the challenges ends in an hour, so I needed to get my card finished, photo taken and uploaded, and write up done.  I’m coming down to the wire here! 

christmas cheer cricut cartridge

The Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge is great for making cards and scrapbooking.  You can make tags and favors too.  The shapes are also wonderful for bulletin boards and other projects.  In addition to shapes, there are also some tags, cards, and a card holder.

Some of the shapes can be used all round like the candy, starts, and gifts.




I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog

Bitten By The Bug 2

Happy Thanksgiving!

thanksgiving pumpkin cricut card using copics

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Scrappy Friends!

Forever Young Cricut Cartridge Purse Gift Bag and Nail Polish and File Holder

forever young cricut cartridge purse and nail file and polish holders

I have two fun projects to share with you today.  The Forever Young Cricut Cartridge features lots of great purses and bags that are perfect for tiny gifts like nail polish, lip balm, candy, and money.  I cut a bunch of them out of patterned papers from Die Cuts With A View.  The paper has glitter and embossing, so it gives the purses a realistic look.  I finished off the Forever Young purses, I attached fabric flowers with craft glue. 

forever young cricut cartridge purse

Back in the summer, I used the Forever Young Cricut Cartridge to cut bags that looked like totes using bright summery patterns.  They looked like beach bags and were oh so cute!

To get a nice size bag, I used the “Fit To Page” feature on the Cricut Expressions.  It cuts it in the largest size that the mat will allow.

forever young cricut cartridge

The Forever Young Cricut Cartridge is filled with lots of chic boutique shapes like sunglasses, perfume bottles, and lipstick.  My favorite things on this cartridge is the purses, totes, and bags.  They make wonderful party favors and gift bags.

If you don’t have this cartridge, you might want to add it to your Christmas list or treat yourself!  It’s available on Amazon.





nail file and polish holder

The next project is a chic holder for a bottle of nail polish and large nail file.  I got the instructions and template from Split Coast Stampers.  I added a snazzy tag using Stampin’ Up stamps and scalloped oval punch.  To decorate the base, I dug through my flower stash and used three flowers layered and held together with a brad.

I was able to get the nail polish free from the drug store by using coupons!  I was fortunate to find nail files that coordinate with the paper.  They are from Thirty-One Gifts.

nail file and polish holder 2

I can’t wait to make some of the purses and nail polish holders in Christmas patterns!  I have a few nieces that will love these for Christmas.  I’m doing a small vendor fair in 2 weeks.  I’m planning on making some for that too.  I hope you find time to make some too!


Handmade Thanksgiving Cards using Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge

create a critter 2 turkey card

Gobble Gobble!!!  I wanted to make some Thanksgiving cards for a few very special ladies.  I saw this turkey on the Create A Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge.  Ooooh I love the cute animals on that cartridge. 

This card is a traditional A2 (5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″) card.  I cut the turkey on 2 1/2″.    When I cut him out, I accidentally threw out the beaks, so he only has a wobble.  After assembling Tom and his friends, I added a little glitter with Burgundy and Copper Stickles. 

My Mom, a friend, and I meet twice a month for what we call Scrap N Chat.  A few weeks ago, I cut the turkeys, then I assembled the cards 2 weeks later.  Meeting on a regular basis has really gotten me motivated to finish lots of projects. 

The patterned papers are from a stack called The Modern Meadow from Die Cuts With A View.  It is full of lots of fall and earth toned patterned papers.  They are great for fall, and also perfect for natural and neutral cards and scrapbook layouts.  I used a printed rust colored paper and a coordinating striped paper with the same rust and other fall colors.  I punched a decorative edge on the top edge of the striped edge using a Martha Stewart Border Punch.  To finish off the card, I tied a nature twine bow on the bottom portion of the card.

I’m so happy that I got these cards done in plenty of time for Thanksgiving.  I need to get the in the mail by the end of the week!

create a critter 2 turkey cards

I’m entering this Thanksgiving Card into the following challenges:

Fantabulous Cricut Challenges

Bitten By The Bug 2

All That Stickles

create a critter 2 cricut cartridge


The Create A Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge is wonderful to add to your collection.  There are lots of animals and extras to add to your paper crafts.  There are also titles to coordinate with the animals and accessories. 

Create A Critter 2 can be bought at  They have great prices  on all of their Cricut, Scrapbooking, and cardmaking supplies.

Handmade Wedding Card Using Elegant Edges and Calligraphy Collection Cricut Cartridges

cricut wedding card using jasmine font cartridge and elegant edges

My Godson married the love of his life last month,  and I wanted to make a nice wedding card for them.  I got out the Calligraphy Collection Font Cricut Cartridge and the Elegant Edges Cartridge.

The patterned papers that I used are from the Everlasting Love Stack from Die Cuts With a View.  The stack has a wonderful mixture of matte and foil gold, white, and black.

This card is 5×5 which is a different size than what I usually make, but I really like working on this size card.  The envelopes are more difficult to find, but I had some in my stash.

I cut out the word, Love, using the Matrimony Feature on the Calligraphy Collection Font Cricut Cartridge.  All of the fonts on this cartridge are very fine and delicate, but the extra effort that it takes to cut and glue them are worth it.  I attached the letters to a really nice shape cut in gold and white paper using the Elegant Edges Cartridge.   A Zig Glue Pen worked perfectly on the thin letters.

The buckle was made using thin chipboard and a Brenda Walton Sizzix Sizzlet Die.  Then I covered it with the gold dotted paper.  The ribbon that I threaded through the buckle was borrowed from a fellow scrapbooker at a crop. It has a really pretty shimmer to it, making it perfect for a wedding card.

I really wanted to add a flower, but I didn’t have anything in my stash that I liked.  Black or matte gold would have been perfect.  The black flower that I had was way too big!  Instead, I added the black rhinestone flourish from Zva Creative.  They make wonderful swirls and flourishes accented with rhinestones and pearls in tons of colors.  I need more of these, and I’m adding them to my Christmas List!

February Weekend Crop


The Grand Hotel ( on 21st Street in Ocean City, Maryland will be the host for our annual winter getaway February 13-17, 2014. The fun begins on Thursday at 5:00 pm and continues until 3:00 p.m. on Monday.

***You may stay at the hotel on Thursday and begin cropping at 5:00 pm Thursday night!!! (Additional fee of $110.00/room applies for extra night in hotel.) The cost will be divided among the number of croppers staying Thursday night.)

The prices are as follows:

2 nights (Friday & Saturday)
Single Occupancy $330.00
Double Occupancy $245.00/person
Triple Occupancy $210.00/person
Quad Occupancy $200.00/person

3 nights (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday)
Single Occupancy $430.00/person
Double Occupancy $295.00/person
Triple Occupancy $260.00/person
Quad Occupancy $250.00/person

Prices include an ocean front room, cropping space, and prizes. Onsite vendors will be available. Vendors may offer classes for an additional fee.


$100.00 deposits will be taken starting immediately.   I do my best to accomodate everyone, but those with their deposits in earliest, get first choice of hotel rooms and cropping spots. If you know who you will be rooming with and sitting with, please note it on your deposit.

Final payment is due NO LATER THAN January 1, 2014, so that I can send the finalized rooming list to the hotel.  If your fees are not paid by that date, your spot will be offered to someone on the waiting list, and you forfeit your deposit. I do my best to work with everyone on this, but it gets really hectic the last few weeks before the crop.  The hotel requires me to pay for the hotel rooms and cropping room IN ADVANCE.

If you must cancel, please contact me right away so that I can try to fill your spot. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the event, and we are unable to fill your spot, you forfeit your deposit.

NO REFUNDS will be issued for cancellations after February 1, 2014.

Only vendors set up in the scrapbooking area are allowed to sell scrapbooking supplies. Anyone caught selling supplies “under the table” will not be allowed to attend other P.S. I Love You events.

Statements will NOT BE sent. You can check back here to figure out what you owe or contact me.

Payments can be mailed to:

P.S. I Love You Scrapbooking
P.O. Box 73
Cordova, MD 21625


Paper Bag Album Using From the Kitchen, Doodlecharms, and Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridges

paper bag album cupcake


Look what you can make when you combine different Cricut Cartridges!  In this project, I used the From My Kitchen, Elegant Edges, and Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridges to decorate this paper bag album.

I know! I know! Another post this week.  Don’t fall out of your chairs!  I’ve been doing a lot of creating, but I haven’t been doing any posting.  It seems to take so much time to take pictures, upload them, edit them, then post.  It was sucking the fun out of it, so I took a break.  I’ll try to do better. 

paper bag album cupcake 2

I had started this Paper Bag Album, but it has been sitting on my work table half finished for quite some time.  I saw the challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut and it inspired me to get this finished.  I haven’t done a challenge for several months, and I really love playing with my Cricut so this was he perfect time to participate.

paper bag album cupcake 3

I used and older Designer Paper Set from Stampin’ Up.  I bought this last year, and my Mom, who is a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator had some solid papers that matched.  This ice cream sundae and the cupcake are on the From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge.

paper bag album cupcake 4

Here is the front of the Paper Bag Album.  The ice cream cone is on the Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge.  The label that I used as the background is on the Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge.  It was on my Christmas List last year, and my Mom got it for me.  I have really used it a lot!  The border is a punch from Martha Stewart, and the flowers are from Prima.  I added pearl centers as accents to the flowers and Stickles glitter glue to the cherry.


The Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge was one of the originals when the Cricut first came out.  Because it has shapes for all of the holidays and seasons, this is often the first cartridge that crafters purchase.





elegant edges

Elegant Edges is one of my newer Cricut Cartridges, but I have used it a lot!  I have used the great shapes and frames on cards and also for scrapbook pages.   The Center Point feature on the Cricut Expressions has come in really handing when using it with a stamped image for a card.




from the kitchen

I have had the From the Kitchen Cricut Cartridge for over a year.  I haven’t used it as much as I thought I would, but my daughter wants to make a recipe book.  It will certainly come in handy for that!  It will also be great for the Christmas Cookie scrapbook pages that I need to do.

Handmade Chocolate Card

chocolate card

How do you like this ‘Sweet” card?  I saw a challenge on my friend, Athina’s blog,  Stella Roo and Fena Too.  She is on the Design Team for Loves Rubberstamps, and the whole chocolate thing, caught my eye, or maybe my taste buds!  My Mom had the cutest set of clear stamps that she got from Card Makers Magazine.  All the stamps had cute animals cooking, baking, and eating sweets.  They were all so cute that it was hard to choose which image to use.  I chose this sweet kitty mixing up a batch of fudge brownies.  (Yes, I know she could be baking a cake, but I like brownies.)

I colored the image using Copic Markers.  I’m getting better using them, and I really like how the kitty’s face turned out.  The scalloped circles and flowers came from the Bloom Cricut Cartridge.  The scalloped border is from Martha Stewart.  The designer paper was from a K&Co. Kit.  The “Sweet” dimensional sticker was also in the paper kit.

I’m entering this card into the following challenges:

Loves Rubberstamps

Avenue 613

Catered Crop – Flower Power

Challenges 4 Everybody – Anything Goes

Creative Inspiration Paint – Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu – Whimsy

Glitter N Sparkle – Animals

KennyK’s Krafty Krew – Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine – Layer it up

No Matter Which Challenges – Anything Goes

Robyn’s Fetish – Food

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge – Furry Critter



High School Graduation Scrapbooking Layout Ideas

graduation scrapbook page example


My daughter graduated in 2011, and I’m finally coming down the homestretch on her High School Graduation Scrapbook.  I recently went to a weekend crop and ALMOST finished the book.  I was so close, but ran out of time.  I have two pages that I need to do, and I have 2 graduation layouts that are laid out but need embellishments.

I used Stampin’ Up supplies to complete this graduation layout.  The butterflies were cut using the Big Shot and thinlets.  The rosette was made using a Tim Holtz die and the Big Shot.

graduation scrapbooking page layout


example of graduation scrapbook pages


I made these two graduation scrapbook pages from a kit by Close To My Heart.  The kit came complete with solid paper, patterned paper, buttons, chipboard shapes, tags, die cuts, stickers, and ribbon.  I got the layout idea from the kit package.  It worked great with these photos.  The first photo is my daughter, Katie’s best friend whose name is also Katie.  The next two picture are my best friend’s son.  He and Katie were born 4 days apart.  The last photo is my husband and I with Katie.

example graduation scrapbook page layouts

 The school colors are black and orange.  I used a glossy, black patterned paper and orange cardstock to make pockets for all of the programs, tickets, announcements, and invitations.  The pockets are held in place using tacky tape, which is a super sticky adhesive great for making pocket pages, which need extra strength.

graduation scrapbooking kit for pages layouts examples


There are lots of great supplies for making High School and Graduation Scrapbook pages.  You can find papers in lots of great school colors and for all school sports.

This kit from Karen Foster Designs features two sheets each of four different papers, matching stickers, and alphabet letters.


graduation cricut cartridge




The Happy Graduation Cricut Cartridge has lots of great shapes for decorating Graduation Scrapbook Pages.  There a caps, gowns, diplomas, and banners.  A Wise Old Owl is the main character and is on several of the die cuts.  There are also cupcake liners and decorations for the graduation party and streamers that can be used for confetti.

Cute House Card Using Bugaboo Digi Stamp

house card

The days are going by too fast!  I’ve had my card ready for a few days, but almost forgot to post it to my blog!  Crazy Crazy!  Life is good though, so I won’t complain.  Here is my card for this week’s {PIN}spirational Challenge.  This adorable image is from Bugaboo Stamps.  I colored it with Copic Markers.  The papers are from Stampin’ Up.  I found the sketch online, and I added tiny buttons, paper flowers, and brads to finish the card.

I think this is a great card for a House Warming or Welcome Home.




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