Saturday, December 24, 2011


I just wanted to say MERRY CHRISTMAS to all my fellow bloggers and especially to my friends that follow me!!!! I hope your day is merry and bright...Everyone be safe, have fun, and remember that JESUS is the reason for this wonderful season. Happy Birthday Jesus! In closing I am posting one of the Christmas cards I made for this year. I still need alot of practice on my embossing skills. HaHa!  Mary from CardzTV made a card similar to this one. Thanks to Mary for your inspiration. OH, and I have discovered Dazzling Diamonds from SU, and I think I am in love. The picture doesn't do it justice. Thanks for stopping by....

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Time for Christmas Cards!

Hi everyone! This last Wednesday and Thursday (my days off) my mom and I got together and started making our Christmas cards. What a great time we had! We played, designed, had hot tea, cookies and listened to Christmas music. This is one of the cards we made. I love it and so did mom. My 73 year old mother is by far my best friend, my confidant, my mentor and the best mom ever... I love you mom.
Here is a list of what we used.

Paper from my stash
Ribbon from my stash (the cheap kind, you buy in a roll)
Dazzling Diamond from SU
Lacy Labels Cartridge
House and Merry Christmas stamp from Hero Arts
Colored Pencils

Thanks for stopping by! Dawn
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

My Vacation Shopping Spree!

Hi everyone! I've missed you all so much. My husband and I took a trip to Lincoln Nebraska to visit family and friends. What a wonderful time we had. Good visits, great food, and alot of shopping. (of course) I just wanted to share with you all my "treasures" I bought on out trip. Now I can't wait to PLAY... Hopefully I will be posting a new project very soon. Until then, hope you all have a fantastic day! Dawn
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Saturday, September 17, 2011

My Crafts Spot Challenge #25

Hi everyone, This is going to be a quick post because the challenge over at My Crafts Spot closes in about 30 minutes. Its late (I just got home from work) and wanted to get this card entered. I love this card. The challenge was to create something about "Happy Harvest"! Should be some beautiful colors on all the projects entered. Good luck to everyone.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Paper Playtime Challenge #55

Hi everyone, hope your having a great day. This easel card I made for my dad's 73rd birthday! He loves chocolate cake. (Who doesn't) My dad is a very special person in my life, especially as I've grown older. When I was young he was always working and supporting his family, so we didn't see much of him or had a very close relationship. But now we do and I love every minute I am with him. I love you daddy!
I am entering this card in the Paper Playtime Challenge, create an easel card...hope you enjoy it!

Friday, September 9, 2011

My Creative Time Challenge

I'm so excited, this is my first Halloween card. I didn't get my Cricut until last Christmas so this will be my first year for HOLIDAY cards...Yeah!!!!!  I made this card for the challenge over at The challenge is to make a card using the colors purple, green, black and orange and you cannot use your Cricut... This is what I came up with...

Here is the items used for this card:
Divine Swirls embossing folder, for black cardstock
Cardstock from Recollections and Colorbok
Fake spider web
Spider (I found him at the thrift store) COOL...
Chipboard sticker (Bought it last year for a quarter at Wal-mart
Natural twine, from my stash

I like the way it turned out, especially since my wonderful husband came up with the idea to use the spider web and the spider. Thanks babe! Hope all of you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by to visit...

Friday, August 26, 2011

Mom's Birthday Card

Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you the card I made for my mother for her 73th birthday. My mother is and always will be my best friend. She is a wonderful, caring, thoughtful, crafty, giving, beautiful, and God fearing woman. I remember when my brother and I were little we always said that she was our angel. Sniff Sniff, how cute is that... Anyway, this is my first "pop up" card and I love the way it turned out. I used different cuts from several cartridges, and of course, I forgot to write down all the details. Sorry...

I definitely need to use the Cricut to cut out the clouds next time, my free hand clouds just aren't up to par. lol  My mother loved the card and really thats all that matters, right? Below is a picture of the inside of the card. I really enjoyed making these flowers and I think they are sooo cute.
Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Patterned Paper with Shaving Cream and Ink????

Hi everyone! My last card I made was for Birthday Sundaes Blog Hop and Challenge. I recieved several comments about the paper I used for my cupcake "frosting".  I decided that one of the reasons I blog, is to gain knowledge and learn different techniques from other bloggers. Sooo, I would like to pass on to my bloggy friends how I made the "frosting" paper.
Ink (I used alcohol ink) I believe regular ink would work as well.
A spatula
Table knife or something to swirl ink with
Paper towels
A dish of some kind
White cardstock
Step 1: Shake shaving cream can and spray shaving cream in a back and forth motion into your dish. About 1/2" thick.
Step 2: Add drops of the ink around on top of the shaving cream. For this demonstration I used 3 colors of ink. But you can use 1 color or as many colors as you want. This is YOUR creation!
Step 3: Use a knife and make swirls in the shaving cream. (kinda like making a Marble Cake) YUM!
Step 4: Next, lay your cardstock on top of the shaving cream/ink mixture and pat down firmly, but not too hard. Make sure you get all the cardstock into the mess, whoops I mean mixture. lol
Step 5: Lift cardstock up and use your spatula to scrap off as much shaving cream as you can. This is the messy part.
Step 6: Use paper towel to wipe off and pat remainder of shaving cream off cardstock.
Presto Change O, your finished ONE OF A KIND paper!
Here is the finished project, plus two others I tried. The top paper is using just pink ink, the other one I made the shaving cream all pink by kinda stirring in the ink, then I went back and added a few drops of green ink, played around with making straight "marks" with my knife. I really liked the way this one turned out. Looks like leaves to me. Anyway, this is my 1st tutorial. Hope you enjoy and give this technique a try. Let me know if you do, I'd love to hear about your adventures! Dawn

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Blog Hop and Challenge

Hi everyone! I made this card for the Cake and Cupcake Bloghop and Challenge over at Birthday Sundaes! What a fun hop, lots of blog candy to try to win. I made it just under the deadline too! Hope you enjoy. I'm so excited because back when I first started youtubing about card making I learned how to make the paper I used for the frosting. It's made using alcohol inks and shaving cream (messy, but worth it) Here are the treasures I used to make this A2 size card:

Birthday Bash Cartridge for the cupcake (cut at 4")
different paper from my scrap box
Divine Swirls embossing folder
Happy Birthday embossing folder
Wet embossing for the sentiment (purple, and I still need lots of practice)
Happy Birthday sentiment from ? (I think I bought it at Hobby Lobby)
Button from my grandmother's button box

Have a wonderful and blessed Sunday...
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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Friends Card

Hi everyone! I'm so excited about this card, its my first time at using Stickles...yeah I know, what took me so long? But I love them now that I've tried them. So I made this "friend" card for the challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #71. Create a fun project for a friend. I'm going to try something alittle different and list the treasures used to make this card.

Cricut Lite Cartridge Bloom for the flower
Gold Stickles
Papers from K&Company, Watercolor Bouquet stack (bought it at Joan's)
Solid green paper from my stash (I believe I bought the stack at Walmart)
Recollections Border Punch (don't know the name)
Ribbon from my stash
Button from my grandmother's old button box
Gold embroidery thread for middle of the button
"Friends" stamp from Hampton Art footlongs (I bought it at Michael's)
Corner rounder punch

There I did it, hope you enjoy! Have a wonderful Friday!!!
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Turning 20!

Hi everyone! Was able to make a card today. Yepee!!!! This one is for our niece who's turning 20 this Friday. Wow, do you remember when you turned 20? Seems like such a long time ago...Anyway, I used the fingernail polish cut from the Forever Young Cartridge. I think it turned out so cute. I hope she likes it. Hope you all had a wonderful day. Until next time keep crafting!
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Monday, August 1, 2011

Great New Blog!

Hi everyone,
Wanted to share with you a new blog called that is all the rave right now. Its going to be a crafy blog, with tips, ideas and great things about crafty stuff from cardmaking to sewing. Right now there are giving away a Cricut Expression! How exciting is that. I hope you all will visit them and check it out. Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

1st Card In A Month :)

Hi everyone, hope your having a great weekend. I wanted to share this card with you. It's the first card I have made in a whole month. Whew, its good to have my creative juices flowing again. I sure missed making cards. I have been dying to make something with the flip flop cut from Life's A Beach cartridge. I love how it turned out. Hope you like it too.
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Friday, July 22, 2011

My Daughter's First Cards!

Hi everyone! As you know I went to visit my kids and grandkids for a week! Of course I had to take my Cricut along and all the "treasures" that go with it... My daughter and I stayed up until 3 am (with alittle help from coffee) and she made her first 4 cards. We had a blast and she loved it! I think her cards turned out really really well. She is also crafty! Gets it from her mom and grandmother. :) Anyway, I wanted to share with you her wonderful creations. Hope you enjoy! Have a blessed day!
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Blog Awards!!!

Hi friends! I'm back. :) I went on a much needed vacation to see my kids and grandkids. I had a wonderful time too. Good times. I've missed all of my blogging friends and posting. I am behind for sure. So onto the fun! I have 2 awards to give away...
This first award I was soo thrilled to recieve from JUDY at Thank you very much Judy. I appreciate you thinking of me. The "rules" of this award are to pass it on to 5 others, and to tell 5 things about yourself. So here are some random facts about me...

1. I enjoy making doll clothes for 18' dolls.
2. I get my "crafty" skills from my mother, who is also my mentor.
3. I love jewerly. (the cheap stuff) lol
4. My favorite flower are pink roses.
5. I love to garden, but it's been too hot this year.

Now I would love to pass this award onto 5 very talented ladies. I enjoy keeping up with there blogs and hope you will pop by to check out their crafty skills. So much fun!!!


Congratulations! Keep on making your wonderful creations, I love them!

Now onto my second award to pass out to some more very crafty ladies. This award I recieved from LORI at Thank you very much Lori. I enjoy your blog very much and you always give some wonderful comments. The "rules" of this award are to pass it on to 5 deserving creative people. Check out the talented crafters that I'm passing this award to. Please visit their blogs, you won't be disappointed.


Congratulations to you 5 very talented ladies. Keep up the great work (fun)! I enjoy each and everyone of your blogs.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Help! Cartridge Search

Hi everyone,
Haven't posted a card for awhile, I have a creative block... ;( Anyway, my 72 year old dad mows peoples yards to keep busy (like he hasn't worked enough in his life)  and he asked me the other day if "my cutting machine" could cut out a lawnmower.(Gotta love him!) He's thinking ahead for Christmas cards for his customers. Christmas, oh no! Hee Hee! Well, I drew a blank, and can't think of any cartridges that could possible have a lawnmower on it. Sooo I'm asking for help from my bloggy friends. Any suggestions? Have a great day, and I will try to get my creative juices flowing again soon, I hope...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Blog Award!!!

A great big thank you to:
Amy over at
Lori over at
and Kellie at for passing this delicious looking award to me. I am very honored and excited about getting this award to add to my blog.

The rules for this award are:
1. Send a thank you to the person(s) who nominated you and include their link.
2. To accept this award tell 7 random things about yourself.
3. Pass this award onto at least 8 other awesome blog buddies.

My random facts are:

1. I have a 3 year old apricot poodle named Winnie (she is spoiled rotten).
2. I hate to travel...
3. I love to play Guitar Hero, Rock Band and Wii with my grandkids.
4. I work with the Mentally Challenged and Physically Disabled.
5. I love to shop at Thrift Stores.
6. I love all kinds of crafts, but making cards with my Cricut and crocheting are my favorite.
7. I love seafood, especially crab legs! Yummy!
8. Doing things for others makes me the happiest.

I am honored to pass this award onto 8 sweet, creative ladies. I love visiting their blogs and enjoy seeing their new creations. (no particular order)

Jenni at
Judy at
Raechel at
Kristen at
Adrian at
Lisa at
Amy at
Mary at

Thank you and congratulations! Have a wonderful, blessed day. Dawn

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday Challenge #159

Hi everyone! Decided to join the challenge over at Flutter By Wednesdays. This challenge is to use the colors pink, orange and green. Don't forget to add an angel, butterfly or fairy to the card. I enjoyed making this card very much. This card was made for 2 reasons. The first being the challenge and the second reason is to send to my husband's cousin, who is dying of cancer. His name is Kirwin. He is very upbeat about his condition, and keeps journaling his journey on the computer, but could you imagine your doctor telling you that you only had about 5 months left on this earth. My heart goes out to him and his family. Please add him to your prayer list. Have a truly blessed day!
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

My First Z Fold Card

Hi everyone! This was my day off and I think I did more work today than I do at work. HaHa! AND still had energy to make my Father's Day Card for my dad today too. (amazing what alittle Mtn Dew will do) But whew I'm sure tired. This is my first Z Fold Card, and I think I like it. Of course I used the Everyday Paperdolls cartridge, I cut the little golfer out at 4". I used paper from my stash, the "grass" paper I bought at Joan's, a single sheet. (should of bought more), I also used some 3D stickers from Michael's, and I even used my gypsy to cut out the letters using Printing Press. A little inking of the striped paper and walah, done. I entered this card in 2 challenges. The first one is over at Cooking With Cricut, make a Father's Day Card and the second one is at PaperPlayTime Challenge #48, make a Z card. I'm so excited. Thanks for stopping by.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Make Your Mats Sticky Again

I want to share with you an awesome way to make your Cricut mats sticky again. Yes, it can be done! It has saved me money for sure! First, I spray Goo Gone on my mat, spread it around a bit, let it set for awhile. I bought mine at Home Depot. I use my Cricut scrapper, a spatula, or even a credit card and scrap all the old glue, dirt and grim off the mat. Then, I wash mat with dish liquid and water. Let dry. Mat is clean as a whistle :) Then mix 1/3 part Tack-It glue (I got it at Michaels) with 2/3 part water, stir well and paint mixture on mat with a paintbrush or one of those cheap disposable sponge applicators. Let dry and enjoy your "good as new" mat. You can store the leftover mixture in a container for next time. NOTE: Nita over at did remind me that doing this does void the warranty on your Cricut, so you may want to wait until it expires after 1 year. Thanks for stopping by.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Challenge #13

Hi friends! I decided to enter this card in the Birthday Sundaes Challenge. The challenge is to make a birthday card using wet or dry embossing. I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder "Happy Birthday" Duh! The ice cream cone is of course from Create A Critter cartridge, probably everyone's favorite! I used glitter paper for the words, paper from my stash, some pearls, ribbon and a border punch from Recollections. (don't know the name) This was made for an elderly woman I know that turned 90! This was her favorite card that she recieved. It feels good to make someone's day doing something that we love to do....Have a great day.
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Happy Cruise!

Hi friends, Happy Tuesday! It's Friday for me, yepee... Well, here is the card I made for my 78 year old mother in law. She is going on her first cruise to Alaska in a few days. You don't get the opportunity to make a "cruise" card very often, so I knew I wanted to do one for her. She is the best mother in law a person could have. I used the Life Is A Beach cartridge for the ship, a stamp from Michaels for the "Bon Voyage" which I embossed with dark gray embossing powder. I used flat Metal Dots for the windows, a gel pen for the stitching and paper from my stash. The waves are from paper I had, I simply cut out the "waves"! I think it turned out really cute, I know that she will love it. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cricut Card Challenge #78-WeddingCard

I entered this card in the CCC#78-Wedding Card! My card didn't turn out as I had it pictured in my mind, but it's ok. I tried a little glitter, and some heat embossing on the groom! Need more practice for sure. I used Cricut Cartridge Stretch Your Imagination, what a delicate cut this was, I had to buy a new needle for my Cricut. I wore the old one out. lol Have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by.
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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Cricut Dust Cover

Hi everyone, my friend Jessica, over at cricutafterdark asked if I would post a picture of my dust cover that I recently made for my Cricut Expressions. So here it is! I used some scrap material I got from my mom and added a fabric strip in the middle and some large rick rack. I think it turned out really well, and it keeps my Cricut clean and decorated at the same time. Hope everyone had a great day. It is VERY hot here in Arkansas, we even broke a record today, 99! Hope thats not a sign of what the summer holds for us. Until next time. Have a blessed day.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Cute Critter Challenge

Hi everyone, I made this card for My Craft Spot Challenge-Cute Critter! I think my little frog turned out so cute. He's ready for blogger friends to "jump over to my pad" and check my blog out. Have a blessed day! I'm off to work...
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cricut-tastic Award

I am so honored to have the Cricut-tastic AWARD passed to me from Jessica from Thank you Jessica!
Upon recieving this award one must:

*Wear badge proudly on your blog.
*Tell five Cricut-related things about yourself.
*Share this award with other blogs you think are Cricut-tastic.

So here are 5 Cricut-related things about myself:
1) I recieved my Cricut Expressions from my wonderful husband for Christmas in 2010.
2) I own 14 cartridges and counting...
3) I recently made a dust cover for my Cricut with scrap material.
4) I love making cards with my Cricut and taking photos of them.
5) I also love my Cricut Gypsy, but don't use it as often as I want to.

I am passing this award to 3 blogs that  inspire me and I know that they will inspire you as well. I adore these 3 blogs and feel like they deserve this award!!!!! :)

Melissa at
Yvonne at

Monday, May 30, 2011

Wacky Wednesday Challenge

Hi everyone! Hope your having a great Memorial Day Weekend. I have to work ;( Anyway this weeks challenge was to use the colors teal, brown, cream and pink. Not an easy challenge, but that why there called challenges, gets the mind and creativity flowing! This is my card. I'm going to send it to my beautiful daughter. She really doesn't do mornings until she gets her coffee. When I visit, we drink lots of coffee together and seem to get alot accomplished, mmmm! Talk to you soon. Have a blessed day! Dawn
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