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