Monday, September 10, 2012

Mom's Day Button

4 - 6"x6" Cardstock (pastel colors)
2 - 12" White Satin Ribbon
2 - 12" Green Satin Ribbon
1 - 12" White Looped Edges Ribbon
Pink Vinyl (for lettering) or Sticker Letters
1 Rhinestone
Brown Inkpad

Cricut Machine (any size)
Hot Glue Gun

I used the FLORALS EMBELLISHED Cricut Cartridge for my unique flower.  This flower has 8 layers in all which were cut at 5.5" and were easy to assemble.

I inked the edges with a soft brown ink.

To assemble the button, I used two 5" circles that I cut out of chipboard scraps.  NOTE:  Cereal boxes also work well for this.

Using a stapler, start attaching your streamer ribbons to the back circle.  Streamer lengths can vary in accordance to your preference, mine were 12" long.  Loop one 4" piece of ribbon and attach to the top as your 'hanger' for the button.

Layer your streamers, I used three different colors.

Using 4" pieces of pink satin ribbon, loop them and then staple them to the front chipboard circle all the way around it.  You will attach your flower to the front of this piece, then hot glue this chipboard circle to the back chipboard circle that has the streamers attached to it.

Use the streamers to personalize your button!  These can be used for all sorts of special events... birthdays, new baby, graduation, etc! 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

WEIGHT LOSS JARS - A visual inspiration

Hello Everyone!

I'm so sorry that it has been so long since I've been able to post!  My life has been undergoing a little 'remodeling'!!  LOL!  Seriously... I am undergoing a transformation of the 'healthy' kind!  I had to make a commitment to my local 24HR Fitness gym and my oldest son, Patch, who has now become my personal trainer.  Let me just take this opportunity to caution all you mothers of young sons out there... just be cautious when yelling at your sons, because they could one day grow up to be your personal trainer! LOL!

So far I have lost 59lbs and I because I am a 'visual' person (surprised?), I decided to make some 'Weight Loss Jars'.  Check it out:

Hope you like my little project!!

Creatively yours,


Sunday, May 6, 2012

HELLO THURSDAY (special) May 2012


Provocraft released a 'special' HELLO THURSDAY last week!  For those of you who don't know... HELLO THURSDAY is how Provo Craft announces the release of new cricut cartridges.  They release digital cartridges every Thursday, but on the third Thursday the physical cartridges are announced.  This past Thursday was a special release of physical cartridges, just in time for Mother's Day gifts.  Check them out!

I just LOVE the new WILD CARD 2!!  Look at those phrases!! I'll be back tomorrow with a project from the PRETTY PENNANTS, because you know I love to make banners!  lol!

Creatively yours,


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Cricut Mini Giveaway


I hope everyone has had a wonderful scrappy day!  I worked all day, then rushed out to join my scrappy peeps at my favorite scrapbook retreat up in Denton, Texas called the Elm Street Crafters Retreat!  But, before I get neck deep in my cropping... I have a CRICUT MINI to give away!!! Woo Hoo!

The winner is:

Blogger Sara said...
Thanks for doing the things you do! I love the banner and will have to scraplift it for sure!

lakebaby2009 at yahoo dot com
May 4, 2012 11:30 PM

Congratulations Sara! Please email me at with your mailing address so I can ship your cricut to you!  Thanks everyone!

Creatively yours,


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Florals Embellished - All About MOTHER

Hello Everyone!

You know, Mother's Day is right around the corner... not this weekend (so don't panic yet), but it is the weekend after, May 8th.  To make your card this year, most people will automatically pull up the MOTHER'S DAY 2010 Cricut Cartridge, if they have it, but there is an even better one that should have been named 'Mother's Day'... but it is called the FLORALS EMBELLISHED Cricut Cartridge. 

Why FLORALS EMBELLISHED?  I think that this cartridge has been dismissed at first glance by alot of people.  So, I want to show you the 'secrets' of this cartridge... the PHRASES!!

This is a full cartridge with BASE images, LAYER 1 images, LAYER 2 images, SILHOUETTE images, SILHOUETTE BLACKOUT images, PHRASE images and SHADOW images.  

Now, I'm not sure why Provo Craft named this cartridge "FLORALS EMBELLISHED" because I would have called it "ALL ABOUT MOTHER".  All the phrases are for cards or layouts that you would make about your mother.  Below is just the top row of the keypad, images 1 - 10.

Flower Phrase 1

Flower Phrase 2

Flower Phrase 3

Flower Phrase 4

Flower Phrase 5

Flower Phrase 6

Flower Phrase 7

Flower Phrase 8

Flower Phrase 9

Flower Phrase 10

Now for a one page layout that I made using two of the phrases above.

Below is a sample of the SILHOUETTE feature.  So, don't be afraid of all the layers on the base images because you can cut the same image in only two cuts! 

But I have to say... even though this flower (Flower 7 cut at 4.5") has EIGHT layers... it wasn't difficult and I love the finished look.  I definitely would not recommend cutting them at small sizes though. 

This "I LOVE YOU MOM" phrase was under the same key as the
flower above... I liked how the flower shapes are the same.

"WITH ALL MY HEART" is Flower Phrase 8 and would
work with several of the phrases.

You can find this cartridge at CRICUT for only $49.99.  Don't forget that I am giving away a Cricut Mini this weekend!!!  It's a great way to celebrate NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY on May 5th.

Creatively yours,