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Happy Monday!

Gooooooood morning! How are y'all this fine, cold, snowy Monday? "How on earth can you have so much enthusiasm on a Monday?!?" you ask. Well, I am actually writing this Sunday night so I am pretty peppy. Honestly though, I do enjoy Mondays now that my eldest is in school. I love his enthusiasm and excitement in the morning. Believe me when I say it is better than coffee! (Especially since I don't drink coffee due to my religious beliefs.) But I did drink coffee when I was younger and my son's energy is definitely a better 'wake me up'. ^.^ 'Nuff chattin'! Let's get to what you came for! (First, how bout a cute pic just to make you smile? My kids are the cutest in the world!)

This was my first go at a gate fold card. It turned out WAY better than I ever imagined it. I think it has a fantasy feel to it. :) The paper both regular cardstock and part of a textured pack I bought at a toony store here in my small town. (A toony is our Canadian 2 doll…


Good Monday, my special viewers! How are all of you? I hope your holidays have been pleasant so far. 
With only 15 more days left until Christmas, (OH...MY...GOSH!), I am crafting up a storm! For today's My Cricut Craft Room design team post, we have been asked to make something with a star. With so many options I had a hard time making up my mind as to what I would make. So, I went to my 'needs' list and realized I need tags. After flipping through the Art Philosophy cartridge booklet, I found the perfect item. This is what I came up with.

First I cut 2 tags  on white paper. One I cut at 4 inches and the other at 3 inches. I then cut the shadows at 4 and 3 inches on a piece of gold paper. You can find the tag image on page 40 of the Art Philosophy booklet.

Next I glued each tag to it's shadow, allowing the gold to come through and add color to the stars. :)

I inked the edges, added a sentiment which I also wet embossed, added some fake stitching around the stars and …

Card Creating Tuesday

Good frosty morning, my peeps! I hope you all are having a great Tuesday so far and I hope it only gets better! Today is another design team post for Erica's Cricut Craft Room. We are counting down to Christmas and today's theme is 'cookies on cards'.

This card was simple to make and actually a lot of fun! (Aren't they all??) First, I started by cutting out cookies on a plate from the Sweet Shop cartridge. I cut the image at 1/2 an inch. (My card base is 3 3/4 inches by 6 3/4 inches.) I cut the cookies out twice and reversed the layers to add a little bit of variety to the plate. 

I cut the second set of cookies apart to stack them on the plate. ^.^ Yum!!

Next, I used Gypsy Wanderings, to cut a yummy mug of hot cocoa. 

I cut the image 3 times but used my Gypsy to place each image when I wanted to place the different colored papers on my mat.

To cut each aspect of the image seperately, I used my Gypsy to hide some of the outlines on the image. The cup, for example,…

Letter of the Day at My Cricut Craft Room

Good morning, everyone! Today is another design team post for My Cricut Craft Room! Today's theme is the letter 'T'. I was thrilled to do this post because I have the perfect project for you today-shirt notecards with a colorful tie!! As a member of the LDS church, I see a LOT of missionaries in white shirts and very colorful ties. These notecards are perfect for sending a little note to a missionary, for a missionary to leave as a 'sorry we miss you' card, or as a birthday/father's card for any dad or grandfather. This card is so versatile and I love the way they turned out with those ties!

You can find the images and card base on page 75 of the Artiste handbook. The cards, ties, and pockets were all cut at 4 inches. (Make sure you do not have the Real Size button activated or the ties and pockets really will be 4 inches tall and will not fit on the cards.) The cards were cut from some white cardstock and I used my Gypsy to space the ties evenly on my mat so …

Festive Friday at My Cricut Craft Room

Hey, everyone! Today is my first post as a member of the My Cricut Craft Room Design Team!! Today is Festive Friday and the theme is 'Past Halloween Items'. Last Halloween, I was just starting to learn how to put my Cricut Expression to good use and I didn't have many cartridges. My hubby had also just bought me my Gypsy and I was having fun playing around with both machines. I came up with a really cute idea that can be one of two things: a treat box or an LED tealight candle holder!

First I cut out two Jack o' Lanterns at 3 inches. Using my Gypsy, I cut two more without the face features.That way I can layer them without the yellow showing through the face features. (You could also use the shadow feature, but I wanted my pumpkins to mimic carved pumpkins.) 

Then, using the Cricut Craft Room Basics cartridge, I created the box piece for my treat box wielding together a bunch of rectangles.

Next I started putting the box together.