Saturday, December 31, 2011

Saying Goodbye to 2011!

Good Afternoon! I hope everyone stays safe and happy tonight as we celebrate the ringing in of the new year. I also wanted to say thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments. You will never know how much they mean to me. I am excited for 2012 and what is yet to come!

Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Wisemen Still Adore Him!

Just wanted to say Merry Christmas and hope everyone has a great holiday with family and friends:)

A2 card
Wisemen - Inspired Heart 2.48
Papers - Scraps

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Santa Claus is Coming To Town!

Hi Guys! Here is another card from Winter Frolic. I don't have a size on this one, but did want to give a tip that I have found might be helpful. I had some left over cards that I had used a long time ago to put our picture in for Christmas cards. I decided to use them by cutting them down to an A2 card and put a Cricut cut on them. It is a great way to use up stuff in a different way and clean out drawers. I didn't do anything fancy with this one, but they are many possibilities.

Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, December 23, 2011

More Christmas Tags

Hi Everyone! I wanted to share a couple more tags that I made. I used the same tag as before from Winter Frolic and the 2 images are also from Winter Frolic. This cart is definitely my favorite right now. I'm not sure why the girl has a line across her face as it is not there in person, however, it could have been the lighting. Hope you all have a great day and that you are ready for the weekend:)

Girl - Winter Frolic 3.51"
Penguin - Winter Frolic 3.82"
Tag - 4.06"
Papers - Stash
Peachy Keen Stamps - Princess
To and From - My Creative Time
Stickles - Diamond and Lime Green

Paper Playtime Challenge 63 Anything Goes

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Gift Card Holders

Good Morning! Today I want to show you some gift card holders that I am entering into the Go Fish Challenge. I used Emma's, from My Creative Time, die cut gift holder and really like it. In the past I would have made my own or made a card to slip the gift card or money in. This die is super simple and cuts clean every time. I kept the design the same this year as I had to make quite a few of these boys and girls for nieces and nephews.


Gift Card - My Creative Time Die
Sentiment and To and From - My Creative Time
Angel boy and girl - Winter Frolic 2.96"'
Faces - Peachy Keen Princess and Everday Faces
Signo white pen, chalk


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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Snow Family Card

Hi Everyone! How are you all this morning? Yesterday was very productive and I'm not feeling so far behind:) I even got to play a little bit. This card has been stuck in my head for awhile and I'm pleasantly surprised that it turned out fairly close to my vision. That doesn't always happen. Don't you just love Peachy Keen Stamps. Enabler Alert-They are having a sale right now and if you have been wanting to pick some up go check it out. 

I'm entering this card in the Peachy Keen Challenge Sketch #67 Designer Choice

Recipe -
A2 size card
Snow Family - Winter Frolic 3.05", 2.69", 2.23"
Bonnet, skirt - Paper Dolls for Everyday 2.86", 5.32" 
Papers - Jillibean Soup Christmas Eve Chowder, My Mind's Eye and Stash
Faces - Peachy Keen Happy Lashes
Sentiment - My Pink Stamper
Stickles - Fruit Punch
White Signo Pen, chalk and markers

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sweet Dragonfly

Hi Guys! I'm taking a break from wrapping and wanted to play in the M.A.G. Challenge #56 using page 26 from the Paisley cartridge. This is one of my favorite cartridges. This little dragonfly is just so sweet I couldn't resist taking time to make her. My logic is were going to need thank you cards after the holidays. Right? Well, I know I need to get back to wrapping:)

You might notice the wings are raised up a bit. There are a couple pop dots underneath. I used silver vellum and added stickles which then helped give the wings a little dimension.

A2 size card
Dragonfly - Paisley 3.91"
Sentiment - My Creative Time
Face - PK Stamps Happy Lashes
Ribbon, papers - Stash
Stickles  silver

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Monday, December 19, 2011

A Stocking Full

Good Morning Everyone! It is crazy busy around my house as I'm sure it is around yours. I still need to wrap, bake and plan Christmas dinner...oh my! I keep thinking I have an extra week. I'm hoping to get organized today so the rest of the week will be a breeze. We'll see:)

Today I want to share a tag that I made in preparing for all the wrapping. There is a challenge over at BBTB2 to use the Winter Frolic tag feature. This cart is so cute and I hadn't played with the tags from there so I got busy:) Once I decide the package this will go to I will add the ribbon at the top.

I used glossy accents on the red pieces of the candy cane and silver stickles for the pink present and diamond stickles for the green. I am pleased with how it came out.

Winter Frolic Cartridge
Tag - Kraft cardstock 4.06"
Stocking - Jillibean Soup Christmas Chowder 3.82"
Stamps - My Creative Time
Glossy Accents, Stickles in Silver and Diamond

Bitten By The Bug 2 Winter Frolic Tag Feature
Fantabulous Cricut Tag
Simply Crafts Stocking

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #43

Good Morning! Today is a busy day with more Christmas shopping and hubby is coming too:) He took the day off and am so happy to have a little bit of extra time with him! I also had some time to create a card for the challenge over at Celebrate the Occasion. The theme is Christmas and you can't use red. I decided on this image from Inspired Heart and really like how it turned out and hope you do too. Check out the challenge for yourself and come play along:)

A2 size card
Solid Papers - Stash
Pattern Paper - Echo Park "Winter Park"
Holy Family - Inspired Heart 3.13"
Sentiment - Inspired Heart Alleluia  3.48" on gypsy
Embossing - Divine Swirls Cuttlebug

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

MAG Challenge #55

Hi Crafters! Hope you are all having a great day! Are you all ready for the holidays? I'm so not. LOL! I'm glad to be able to enter a challenge today. I made this card for a friend of mine who has a birthday coming up this month. I'm entering M.A.G. Challenge #55. For this challenge we were to use anything on page 43. There is still time to enter if you are needing a holiday break:)

4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card
Girl - 4 1/2" Forever Young
Inside Girl - 2 1/2" Forever Young
Top Note - 4" Forever Young
Sentiment - Stampin Up
Prima flower, Stickles Fruit Punch, Green

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Monogram Coaster Gift Sets

Good Morning! Today I wanted to share a quick project. For those of you who might be needing a gift over the weekend this one might be the one. I saw over at DCWV the tiles that Erin made when she was on the Michael's cruise and really liked them. I belong to a bible group called "Bible Babes" and there are about 14 of us. Every year we have a Christmas pot luck dinner. This year my bff and I wanted to do something for everyone and came up with the monogram coasters.

We used My Mind's Eye paper to complete our coasters. The good thing about this paper is that it is double sided so that helped with coordinating and we didn't have to get as much paper. I would suggest if you get paper that is raised in anyway you should adhere the ModPodge to the tile and the paper before laying it down. The glitter polka dots needed the extra glue to get all areas smooth. I would also suggest a brayer if you have one.

Glitter Alert! As we all know some glitter papers do not stay on the paper. This was one of them:) So, if you don't want little flecks on your project I would suggest picking a paper that the glitter stays put. We didn't mind on the polka dot as it was not overly heavy and just looks like part of the paper. DCWV has very good papers and the glitter doesn't budge:)

Even though tiles are called 4 x 4 they are really 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" so we got 4 squares out of 12 x 12 because we covered the tile completely. It definitely would be more cost effective to cut your squares 4 x 4 and get 9 squares per sheet. Our tiles were a left over so we really didn't have a color option, but if purchased we probably would have gotten cream to coordinate with the paper, and had a little of it showing. The tiles are around 16 cents at Home Depot.

It is a little difficult to read but the stamp verse is from Hobby Lobby and it is Isaiah 49:16. The "to" and "from" are from Emma at My Creative Time. The tag was then inked with brown. 

Now they just need to be wrapped and they are ready to go. Since we have left over paper, these will be cut into strips and run through the crimper to be filled in the bag.

If you decide to do this project I would love to see what you have made:)

You will also need:
4 x 4 tiles
paper of your choice (a 12 x 12 will yield 9 squares if you aren't covering the entire coaster.)
clear spray
felt circles to put on the back
Letters - Storybook cartridge


Fantabulous Cricut

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Special Guest Designer Today

Hello everyone and Merry Christmas!  I am Cori from Created By Cori and I am so glad to be here at My Minds Dust Bunnies today!  I am a SAHM of a one year old who just learned to climb on everything we own!  So when I am not busy chasing him, I am busy cutting with my Cricut and crafting my day away.

Today I want to share with you my 12 Days of Cricut Handmade Christmas going on now over at my blog!  We are on day 8 so there is plenty of time for you to head on over and enter for the giveaways.

Here are a few of my favorite giveaways so far!  Click on the picture to enter the giveaway!

I hope you will hop on over and check out all my blog has to offer!  I love sharing the projects I make and I also have a section where I share my Cricut Craft Room cut files with you for free!  There is a weekly link party called Handmade on Hump Day that you can join, it's still happening now!
Thank you for checking me out and once again thank you to Annette for having me today!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Thank You Note Cards

Hi All! I made a few cards and wanted to share with you one that I found in the magazine Paper Crafts. I recreated it using various cartridges and just loved the look of it. I used my template in gypsy to make sure that it would fit the front of a 4 1/2" x 5" card.

I also decided to use the cut outs on other cards. I love when I can use everything up:) I was in a hurry, but I think I should have either hid the center flower marks or cut another flower on top to give it a cleaner look.


danke - Lyrical Letters 1" (welded together)
merci - Create a Critter 1"
gracias - Gypsy Font 1" (welded together)
thanks - Opposites Attract 1"
flower - Forever Young 1 1/2"
Stickles, Perfect Pearls, pop dots
Thanks for stopping!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Sympathy Card

Hi Everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend! Ours was definitely busy with Nutcracker. It was beautiful! Today I wanted to share a card made for a friend whose mother passed away suddenly. This was a lift from the boards and I can't recall to whom the credit goes...sorry. I really like the simplicity of this one and hope they will too. Have a great day!


A2 size card
Papers - Stampin' Up
Sentiment- Wild Card 5.47"
Bird -Everyday Pop-Up Cards .96"
Branch - Gypsy Wandering 1.27"
Prima flowers, Stickles

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Dancing Mouse

Hi Everyone! How are you all this evening? This is going to be a busy weekend around our house as we begin the first weekend of Nutcracker season. My oldest is knee deep in rehearsals and this cute little mouse reminded me of the story. It is only fitting that she have a tutu on as well. I am entering her into a few challenges. The first is for the sketch, which  is from the Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #66.The second one is Bitten By The Bug 2 for the mouse and Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #88 for a holiday card.


A2 card base Stampin' Up paper
Pattern Paper - Authentique Wonder
Mouse - Twinkle Toes 3.64" on gypsy (hid face with hide feature), Bazzill papers
Face - Peachy Keen Critter Faces
Sentiment - My Creative Time
Glossy Accents, Signo White Pen, Twine A Muse, Stickles

Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a great weekend!


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Merry and Bright!

Hi All! Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my creations! Today I used a stamp from Wild Rose. Isn't she a cute little fairy. Her name is Ella and she was so fun to make sparkle. I'm entering her into a few challenges. Over at Scraptastic Designs the challenge is to make a Christmas card without red, green or gold, Paper Playtime challenge #61 is to use a stamped image with a sentiment and Robin's Creative Cottage Challenge #1 is "let it sparkle".

I chose blue, pink and brown for this card. I used watercolor pencils to color the stamp. I added bling on her headband, wand, bow and wings. I used stickles and regular glitter. I also used Perfect Pearls Pewter for her wand handle.

Even though I have had my markers and pencils for years I really don't use them that much anymore and it has been nice to pull them out again. I am hoping that my coloring will continue to improve. I really don't do well with shading and I think I just don't have the patience.  There is definitely a lot of beautiful work out there in bloggy land that is great inspiration.

I appreciate you coming by and hope that I have inspired you to pull something out that you may not have used lately too:)

A2 card base Stampin' Up
Pattern Paper - Jillebean Soup
Star - A Child's Year
Stamp - Wild Rose Ella
Sentiment - Unity Stamps
Snow Marker for dress
Watercolor pencils Stampin' Up
Stickles in yellow and pink, fine glitter for wings, A Muse Studio Twine, Stampin' Up chalk for cheeks, brown ink, white signo pen for eyes, Perfect Pearls Pewter


Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Gift For You Card

Good Morning! I hope you are off to a wonderful day. I still have birthday cards to make and am entering this one over at More than Favors and Birthday Sundaes. There is still time to enter and play along too:)


A2 base Stampin' Up
Papers - DCWV, American Crafts, Bazzill
Children - A Child's Year 3.07"
Hat - A Child's Year 1.30"
Present - A Child's Year .65"
Border - Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art .65"
Sentiment- My Creative Time
Ribbon, Stickles, black ink

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #65

Hi All! I'm entering a challenge for Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge #65. Honestly I love the sketch, but I haven't really done paper piercing.  Most of my stamps are sentiments and this has definitely given me the inspiration to get more to cut up and play with. I decided to do a get well card as that is one that I never have when I need. My card is a 5 x 7 and the stamps are Stampin' Up and My Creative Time for the sentiment. I pieced the beak and the feet for the penguin with the yellow paper. I used pencils to color in the stamp and glossy accents for water. The papers are scraps. The white scallop is a Martha Stewart and the button is from my stash.

I'm glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and will have to try this again soon:)

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Hello Earthling!

Good Morning! Did you all have a nice Thanksgiving? It always goes by so fast. Today, I'm still working on some birthday cards and this time I chose Everyday Pop Up Cartridge as my base card. I just got this over the weekend and haven't had to much time to check it out. Yes, I'm sure you are looking at this thinking how could this be for a birthday:) Well, my older brother likes space stuff and I thought this was just silly. The inside sentiment says happy birthday. I also used Paper Dolls for Everyday and PK Stamps for the face. I used the hide feature on my gypsy and eliminated the cuts on the face so that I could stamp myself. Have any of you stamped on glitter paper before? Well, I hadn't and wanted to give it a try. This glitter paper is from DCWV and the black ink is Staz On. It worked beautifully:)

A2 base Everyday Pop-Up Cards 5.38" height
Papers - Bazzill, DCWV, Deja View
Alien - Paper Dolls for Everyday 3.82" height
Sentiment - All Mixed Up .99" welded together
Silver Star - Paper Dolls for Everyday 2.32"
Face - PK Monster Stamps

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all have a wonderful blessed day sharing with family and friends. I appreciate each and every one of you who stop by and visit. 


Card and envelope Cricut Wild Card cut at 5 3/4" with gypsy
Papers Card - DCWV and Stampin' Up (I can't remember the pattern paper for the middle card as it was a scrap)
Papers Envelope - Georgia Pacific and DCWV
Ribbon - Stash

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Challenge #36

Good Morning! One more day to yummy food and a day of thanksgiving. I'm so excited and no school today for my kids, which of course means sleeping in for them. Luckily, they really like school but it is so nice to take a break from time to time.

Today I have another birthday card to share. Over at Birthday Sundaes the challenge was to use our neglected stash. I chose glitter. I love glitter but not the mess. Try as I might to keep it neat and tidy those little sparkles just land everywhere. Stickles, in my opinion, was a blessing. However, sometimes you can't beat the old fashioned way. It definitely gives your project a different look. Thank goodness there are so many different choices so we have plenty to play with:)

A2 base
DCWV and My Mind's Eye Papers
Cupcake Gypsy Wandering 2.29"
Sentiment Gypsy Wandering 1.82"
Topnote Gypsy Wandering 2.88"
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Seeing Spots

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Sweet Thanks

Good Morning! Hope everyone is getting ready for turkey day. It is fast approaching. I have a quick thank you card that I made using gel pens with my cricut. I really need to use them more often. They are so pretty. These were from Cri-Kits and they are the glittery ones. It is hard to tell in the pic, but this is the black glitter pen. I also used Basic Grey and Bazzill for my papers. A little bit of blue stickles for the bird and a fiskars punch finished it.

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #87
Getty Cricky Give Thanks

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Another Year Older

Hello! I don't know about you but there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done. Thanksgiving is fast approaching and we have a lot of birthdays over the next 2 months. I haven't had as much time to sit and craft, which is a bummer. I am working on some cards for the upcoming birthdays and wanted to share.  For this one I chose more manly colors, but just had to add some bling with stickles:) It needed an oomph.

Cake cut at 2.97"

Sentiment cut at 2.61"


A2 size Kraft stock
Papers: DCWV, Stampin' Up and scraps
Cake: Lyrical Letters
Outside Sentiment: My Creative Time
Inside Sentiment: Lyrical Letters
Pop dots, Stickles, black and brown inks


Anything Goes Challenge - Food
Stamps R Us Bling it On

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Guest Designer for Exploring Cricut

Hi Everyone! I am so excited to be a guest designer at Exploring Cricut today. Thank you so much Diane for inviting me! I am busy working on Thanksgiving items and have been wanting to try a banner for sometime. I needed to dress my mantle for Thanksgiving and thought this would be perfect.  I used quite a few carts to get this one done.

I used papers from 2 DCWV stacks; Autumn Splendor and Harvest Gathering.  The papers have glitter, foil and a nice shene to them. I started with laying the design out on my Gypsy. I cut the base from Twinkle Toes at a height of 7.39". The letters were from the cartridge Gypsy Font cut at 4.08".  I used the layer feature as well so that the letters would have the nice flourish behind them. The rosettes were made with the Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art cut at 1.5" with a width of 12". I used 2 of these together to make sure that the diameter would be big enough behind the letter. I also cut a circle at 2.23" in height for the rosette.

The acorns were cut using Create A Critter at 7.15". The leaves were cut at 3" using Doodlecharms. I used Argyle and Paisley embossing folders from Cuttlebug.

The tulle was a great buy at Joann Fabrics; 25 yards for about $2.99 even less expensive with a 40% coupon. It is a rich chocolate brown.

To make the rosettes I used my Martha Stewart scoreboard. I scored them at 1/4" all the way down. I did use two 1.5" x 12" borders together to get the dimension I wanted. I used 3M glue them to put the 2 pieces together, but hot glue was used to attach the circle to them. The tricky part of rosettes is scrunching and holding to get the hot glue and circle secure. There are quite a few videos out on youtube that show great tutorials on exactly how to make them. The nice thing when making your own is being able to customize what you want the strip to look like. I wanted to have a decorative edge so I chose one with a scallop and hole punch. I think they are all so pretty; even the plain edge.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope that I have inspired you to make a banner for your home:)