Sunday, December 19, 2010

6 Days til Christmas!!

Hello everyone! Well, I had to send my Expression back to provo craft for technical difficulties. {{sigh}} I hope my replacement comes soon. Thank goodness for my baby bug!! I made a few more cards and some tags for the kids teachers and co-workers of mine. These turned out really cute I thought. I thought also I'd enter one in MPS challenge since I've been so busy! Enjoy!
This first one is from Jolly Holidays and the sentiment is from MPS stamps. I used my cuttlebug for the mittens. I think the word balloon is from storybook. all were cut at 3"

this one is also from Jolly Holidays (i LOVE this cartridge!). Cut at 3.5", sentiment is also from MPS stamps, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, and some stickles!

My favorite little elf!! This little guy was cut at 3.5" , I used monster mash faces for his eyes and basic paperdoll faces from PKS. The tag I cut from tags bags boxes and more. I printed the sentiment from my computer and cut the tag around it.

These tags (there will be more to come!) were cut from Jolly Holidays and Winter Frolic. LOVE 'em! The tag was cut also from Winter frolic. Thought these came out so cute. Thanks for visiting! Please leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you!!
Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

10 days to go!!

Merry Christmas everyone! I just finished my Christmas cards! So much fun and if I do say so, they came out to adorable. Can't wait to make tags for all the goodies! The following are just a few I've made, I used Winter Frolic and Jolly Holidays (which I looked EVERYWHERE for and finally found it and couldnt stop playing with it!) . The sentiments on some are from MPS stamps Winter punnies, and PKS for the faces of the elves and Gingerbread men and snowmen. I hope you like them. Have a a safe and happy holiday !


Saturday, December 11, 2010

MPS birthday challenge

Hello friends! I had to make 2 birthday cards and I thought I'd post them for MPS birthday challenge. I used Sesame Street Elmo's Party for this 1st card. Cut him at 5.10" on my Gypsy. I actually cut him out twice and only adhered elmo to the background cardstock. Just Elmo opens to reveal the msg inside.

This next card is from Smiley Cards (free download when you registered your Gypsy before october 31st). So adorable I think this came out. I used PKS Retro stamps for the face, and MPS for the sentiment. I think the inside bubble is from Smiley cards too. I honestly don't remember. I should start writing down my 'recipes'. A little 'fo' stitching, some inking with dew drops chalk and WALA! Hope you enjoyed!

Thanks for visiting! I do hope you all had a blast with Emma and Nikki these past 12 days as well! If you didnt catch their Ustream, please do so....
There are some A- mazing prizes!!!
Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Happy Holildays!

Well Happy Sunday everyone! It's going to be a great week! My family and I just went to cut down our Christmas tree today, my parents came up from out of town yesterday and spent the wknd with us. AWESOME!! So we had the pleasure of them helping us pick out the perfect tree.

I entered a challenge today (actually just finished a few minutes ago... talk about crunch time!) on . She had a sketch we were to follow, had to be a Christmas theme with a Christmas icon and bright colors. Here's what I came up with. I used George and company for the circle, Just because cards for the Gingerbread man in the circle, Winter frolic for the presents. I used PKS retro faces for the Gingerbread man... SO ADORABLE! This was fun! Hope you enjoy! I'm hoping to post a few more projects this week in my crafting endevers. Happy Holidays!

The following are stockings I made for work, 28 of them to be exact! One for each of the staff on my floor. There's a little cardboard fireplace I thought these would look so cute hanging from!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Love this time of year!

I had to share this with all of you. My very favorite artist in the world, who is also a graphic designer, out did herself yet again! Please hop on over and check out her new Christmas Card sketch, and while there, browse around... I'm sure you'll LOVE what you see!! Oh and did I mention she's my mom! Very talented woman! Love you mom!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Day 1 of 12 days with Emma and Nikki!

Just a reminder friends about My Creative Time with Emma and Scrappin Navy Wife, Nikki's 12 days of Christmas extravaganza!! Today was day 1 and the creativity is beautiful! Can't wait to see what's in store for the next 11 days! Let the creative juices start flowing... There's lots of giveaways, inspiration and plain ole' FUN FUN FUN!! hope to see you there!
Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Turkey Day eve!!

Hello everyone!! My son asked me to make something for his teacher who just had a baby girl. We made 3 little onesies with the cutest sayings and embellishments (cut with my cricut from fabric and ironed on). I forgot to take pics of them! I covered the stars on the outside of this little box with little baby girl things. All cut at 3" from various carts. I thought it came out really cute.
Looking forward to black friday shopping! I'll be headed out bright and early myself. Even if it's just to get some Cricut lites at walmart for $20! so cool! I would LOVE one of the colored expressions but now is the time to shop for others I keep telling myself. I have to send my big E back anyway for a replacement. Its freezing and all sorts of technical issues. Hope I get it back before all the holiday crafts needing to get done!! well, Happy Thanksgiving all!! Be safe out there if you go shopping and treasure all the moments spent with family and friends!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thanks a bunch!

I dont get many comments on my blog, so when I received one from Miss Dina from Crazy for Cricut,, that I'd received a Stylish blog award I was thrilled!! I want to thank Dina for this award and for welcoming me into this crafting cricut community! Thank you Thank you Thank you!
ok, 8 things: I am a wife of 10 yrs to my husband, a very busy mom of 4 boys, I work full-time as a nurse. I love taking pictures, being crafty and spending as much time as I can with my family. I LOVE to laugh and my kids crack me up all the time. I am addicted to my Cricut which I've had almost a year. I'd like to share this award with 8 of the women I am inspired by and look forward to seeing their creativity each day!

To accept this award you must:
1- Thank and link back to the person that awarded it
2- share 8 things about yourself
3- pay it forward to 8 bloggers you have discovered
4- contact those bloggers and tell them about your award

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Turkey Turkey and more Turkeys!

My son and I made these little treat bags for his Sunday school class he teaches. He baked the brownies, I played with my gypsy! They came out sooo adorable I must say! Tomorrow I think we'll start on some Christmas decorations. Have a great rest of the weekend!


12 days of Christmas!

Important info!! Emma from My Creative Time and Nikki from Scrappin Navy wife are hosting a 12 days of Christmas extravaganza beginning 11/29 - 12/10! there will be projects and inspiration, fun and creativity!! Please join them! Check out their blinkie on the right for more info. I'll be there !

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Almost Turkey Day!!

I LOVE LOVE Thanksgiving!! My favorite holiday. I look forward mostly to my mother's stuffing...YUMMY!! I have to work this year so I'll make it myself. Not the same as mom's though. I made a few decorations with my cricut and Gypsy. They came out so cute. My hubby who NEVER comments on my crafty things even said they were cute. Enjoy!!

Happy Turkey days ahead and happy holiday season!!


This turkey was cut from Designers Calendar. I cut the shadow with vinyl using the flip feature. I then cut the turkey using the flip feature with Martha Stewart paper and placed it on the vinyl. The shadow was just enough to stick to the window! so Cute!! I cut the Give Thanks from the same cartridge.

This turkey was cut at about 10 1/2" from create a critter. I used patterned paper and stuck it to my wall with glue dots. So cute!

This was cut at about 10 1/2" as well using everyday paper dolls. I used stampin up paper and hung them with glue dots. Peachy Keen stamps for the face of course!

Indian boy is from Everyday paper dolls. cut at 10 1/2" as well. DCWV paper, Peach Keen stamps for the face, hung with glue dots.

Friday, October 29, 2010

So much to do!!

I found some time to make a simple bday card for my friend. I actually used the music notes from Elmo's party cart. I was trying to enter the challenges this week from My Creative Time with Emma... and so many others. Havent had time! I will try and squeeze something in.

Anyway, here is my card. Hope she likes it...

The sentiment is from MPS stamps more punny-licious. I wasnt much of a stamper, but these really are great!

Happy Halloween!

** Gina**

Monday, October 25, 2010

MPS Think Pink!

This Challenge for MPS is a week long Pink event, inspired by a crafting friend going through breast cancer treatment now. There's going to be giveaways, challenges, videos (love her inspiring videos of projects) and fun stuff. I made this card for Melanie (you can find her address if you'd like to participate on Cute and simple.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

MPS make something 'cute'

Another challenge from My Pink Stamper. This was simply make something cute. I made this bday card for my sister in law. I thought it came out so adorable!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Blog Challenge

Hi All!! I was blog surfing as usual and came across this challenge on Heidi's blog, The challenge was create an Autumn or Halloween scrap page or card. I came up with this card (since I have so many to make anyway!)

Believe it or not this skull and crossbones was cut from Paperdoll Dress Up at 3". (pg. 16 the pirate! his accessories) The Gruesome was cut from Happy Hauntings, I used stickles on the skull which I think topped it off. The paper is from K & Co. . There are soooo many Halloween things out there on things you wouldnt even think of... and places you wouldnt think to look!


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy Saturday!

Hello friends! I decided to do something besides Halloween today. I made a few thank you cards for my son from his 3rd birthday. I had so much fun making them, they're late getting in the mail. lol. I made this one from Create a critter- fox cut at 3 3/4" , Black stickles, PKS critter faces for the eyes, cuttle bug embossing folder for Thank You, paper is from DCWV. I was so happy with the way this came out. Surprised myself.


My GF is having a 1st bday party for her son and she asked if I'd make the little cupcake decor. I am so excited to make these, a circus theme!! Here's a sneak peek. I will post more as I make them. Have to make 34 of them.
Circus peanuts were cut at 2", pickles cut at 2" as well, circus tent is cut at 10". I think I'm going to make them all at 2" and put little circus themes on each. We'll see. More to come!


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fun Day of blog hopping!!

So I spent alot of time today, in between laundry and cleaning, blog hopping for the BIG PeachyKeen blog hop. What creative crafters out there!! I also made this for the My Pink Stamper SPOOKY Challenge. I'm not sure how to just post through "mr. linky" I hope this is ok. Happy Halloween everyone! I'll be decorating this weekend I hope if I dont get stuck at work for 16hrs. sat and sun. Looking forward to see what else everyone out there creates!

I cut these pumpkins from Happy Hauntings cricut cartridge. One at 2" the other at 3", Martha Stewart ribbon loop punch, card stock is from stampin' up. I couldnt wait to use my new Peachy Keen stamps Monster Mash faces and pumpkin faces. LOVE these stamps. Of course I also used MPS stamps Spooky Puns for the 'yikes' . This stamp set is so awesome! can be used for more than just Halloween. Thanks Robyn for your creation.

Happy Halloween creating!


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Can't get enough Halloween!

Well good evening! I wanted to share another Halloween card I made that I thought was so adorable! I made this with Stretch Your Imagination cricut cartridge. I thought up this concept and surprised myself. Hope you enjoy! The faces on the pumpkins are from PeachyKeen Stamps everyday faces. I LOVE this stamp set. I just ordered the Monster Mash faces from PKS and the Pumkpin faces. I'm scrapdicted!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

ok 1 more halloween card I finished. I get so lost on time when I really get into something. Have a good night all!

Happy Sunday!

Good Evening! I was so happy today to be able to play with my New Happy Hauntings cricut cartridge! I LOVE IT!! My favorite time of year is fall. I absolutely love decorating for Halloween and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I made a few cards and things today and thought I'd share a few. I also went craft shopping online. There's so many cool things out there, I had to draw the line!! lol. I hope you enjoy my creativity as much as I did. My kids helped too, they love to press 'cut' on the machine. I look forward to posting more for you!
This ghost is from Paper Doll dress up. It was meant to be a costume for the dolls, but I loved it alone. Martha Stewart drippy goo punch ( i love this punch)
This was a simple vinyl BEWARE for a frame. My plan is to put a Halloween pic from this coming Halloween in there of my boys. So simple, but I love it!

Finally, Happy Hauntings pumpkin. (one of many) LOVE LOVE this cartridge. So many really cool, creepy things on there. Can't wait to make more.

This is the inside of the card. I inked up the edges and thought it looked so cool!! I dont currently have MPS stamps (waiting for their delivery) but I used clear stamps from inkadinkado.

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Happy September!

Well school started a few days ago for 2 of my boys. The 3rd starts Tuesday, Pre-K!! So excited. My youngest is still too little yet, 2 more years before he gets to go. Busy busy with work and school! But great news... I received my HAPPY HAUNTINGS cricut cartridge in the mail today!! I have been shopping in all my local craft stores for it and noone had it. There's a wait list. delivered it in 3 business day!! Thank you!!

So I found some time to get scrappy with my cricut, I miss her!! I made these really cute bday cards for my son and my nephew who turn 3 this month. They are both fans of Cars, especially Mater. I think they turned out so cute.

Hopefully if I can stay awake a little later tonight I can go blog hopping at My Pink Stamper and My Creative Time with Emma. They are having some awesome giveaways and showcasing much talent (including the new Cricut Imagine)!!

Anyway, I hope to be on here more often sharing with you and being inspired myself. Hope you enjoy!


Saturday, July 31, 2010

Morning! I am off in a little bit to go to a family picnic and wanted to share little favors I made for the kids. Any excuse I can use my Cricut, I'm goin for it! lol

These were cut at 3" (some at 2 1/4") with the Block Party lite Cartridge. Enjoy the last day of July... Welcome August!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Manic monday for sure!

Hello out there! I actually had time to do some scrapping!! simple, but so cool!
I used Graphically speaking cartridge & Cricut lite Block Party

Then I made a few cards just because.
I like this one just to hang in the Kitchen! Coffee mug is from Graphically Speaking

This whale is from Create a Critter and I used MPS punny-liscious stamps for the sentiment

These simple daisy's are from Walk in my Garden cartridge. Stampin up' stamps for the sentiment.

Wish I had time for the blog hop, but had to work. Looking forward to the next one. Happy crafting and have a great week!

Friday, July 23, 2010

It's Friday!

Morning! I made this quick gift tag and wanted to share. I thought it came out so cute. Made me wonder why I havent done this before! Check back as I am working on some cool things for a picnic we're going to next week. Thanks for visiting

This is an 8" tag using Martha Stewart border punch, Create a Critter Cricut cartridge owl cut at 6"