Wednesday, February 29, 2012

  My New Blogger Header

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Just wanted to share my new header. I love it! It looks just like me and the best part is I actually hand made it and then scanned it in. Thanks for looking and don't forget this weekend is the 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop over at Erica's Craft Room, See you there.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

  Crafty Cutter Creations Blog Hop Day #5

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Welcome to the Crafty Cutters Creations blog hop! Each day this week, the wonderful ladies of this group will be showing you one of their creations. Please come back each day this week to see more great projects!

Today's hop starts with Me, Connie and I can't help but bring you more Mickey I heart him. LOL!
I purchased these JUMBO clothespins from Oriental Trading Company a while ago and decided I really needed one for my home. So together with my Cricut and a few supplies I came up with this cute Mickey Note Clip. You can set in on a desk or add a magnet and put it on your fridge.  Thanks for stopping and please feel free to follow me..I am wild about scrapbooking and love to make new friends.

Your next stop on the hop is Carla ~ http://racincrafts.blogspot.com
Here is the complete list for Friday's hop in case you get lost!

 Connie Wallenbrock- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
 Carla ~ http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/
 Diana ~ www.daisylovecreations.blogspot.com
 Cori- http://createdbycori.blogspot.com
 Eva - http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Rhonda - bluecrayons - http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com


Please come back each day this week to see more creations from the Crafty Cutters Creations Group!
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

  Theme Day Thursday- My Cricut Craft Room

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If you have just started following my blog I would like to tell you about Theme Day Thursday and Cartridge exploration. Each day of the week, we make items with either a challenge, theme or a cartridge. Today's theme is Sesame Street.
For more great Sesame Street projects please check out
My Cricut Craft Room.
I have to be honest, I have only used  the Sesame Street Friends Cartridge once before. I forget how absolutely precious it is. So I decided to use it to make this fun card. Maybe I will send it to my nephew for his birthday.
First off the template I used for my card came from Let's Party Hearty.com and it is the pop out circle template. This was my first time using it. For the front of my card I cut Elmo out at 3" so he would fit inside the circle.
For the second panel I cut out Grover (my personal favorite) at 4" tall. He is sooo cute.
And for my third panel I cut out Big Bird also at 4". I added some stickers I had lying around and think that the finished card is pretty cute. Although it took me a long time I am sure it will bring many smiles.


Thanks for stopping and please feel free to follow me..where I am wild about scrapbooking and love to make new scrappy friends.

  Crafty Cutter Creations Blog Hop Day #3

Pin It Welcome to the Crafty Cutters Creations blog hop! Each day this week, the wonderful ladies of this group will be showing you one of their creations. Please come back each day this week to see more great projects!
Today's hop starts with  Me, Connie and I couldn't be happier.
I used scraps of patterned paper and cardstock as well as paint and some embellies to alter this photo holder into a Mickey themed photo holder perfect for those Mickey fans out there, like me. Thanks for stopping and please feel free to follow me..I am wild about scrapbooking and love to make new friends.




Your next stop on the hop is Carla ~ http://racincrafts.blogspot.com
Here is the complete list for Wednesday's hop in case you get lost!

Connie Wallenbrock- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Carla ~ http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/
Eva - http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com/
Rhonda - http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com
Veronica- http://scrapinwithmeras.blogspot.com/
Patricia- http://creativediva98.blogspot.com
Cori- http://createdbycori.blogspot.com
Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Jackie http://www.jackrabbitscrappin.blogspot.com/

Please come back each day this week to see more creations from the Crafty Cutters Creations Group!

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Monday, February 20, 2012

  Valentine's for my Family

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Now that Valentine's Day is over I guess I can share what I made for my family.

For my husband I made this simple card with red cardstock and some bling and I cut the image and the word love out with the Cricut Cart Love Struck 2010.


For these cuties I used CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cart to create the boxes and then decorated them with the Sweethearts Cricut Cart. They were just big enough to hold the box of conversation hearts. My boys found them hanging on their bedroom doors and loved them. It was a great surprise.




Thursday, February 16, 2012

  Scrapbook Friday

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2/17/12
This week's theme is Kitchen/Baking

I am excited to share this layout with you because not only do I love Baking and being in my kitchen but I love these two kids the MOST. I chose to create this layout loosely based off a pagemaps sketch (left side only and thanks to Becky Fleck). The paper I chose is from TPC Studio and it is sooo cute. I also used Bazzill, silver paper (borrowed from a friend) , candy buttons, CM and Storytellersclub alpha stickers, a brad, and a journal box.My fun lacy borders were punched with and EK Success Punch. I used 2 Cricut Carts for this fun layout: Carousel and of course From My Kitchen. So let's get down to details...
My fun banner was created using Carousel. I cut the banner 2 .78 inches on my Gypsy and actually trimmed a few flags to make it fit in my area. I added the word One with CM letters and added candy buttons for some fun detail. My oh so cute silver measuring spoons are cut at 2 .5" using From My Kitchen.

The rest of my diecuts all came from From My Kitchen as well. This oven mit and the spatula were cut at 3 .5 inches as well as my mixer, down below (don't you just love it?).


My rolling pin containing the year we made these Christmas Cookies was cut at 5" long. I think it could have been even bigger but that's ok. I hope you all enjoyed my layout and can't wait to read all of your responses. I worked hard on this one and can honestly say this is my first real layout since my accident. Wohooo! 


Be sure to become a follower...please. I am almost at 100 which is super darn exciting to me. And please be sure to come back to my place where we are "Wild about Scrapbooking" and Crafting!! LOL! Thanks for visitng and many Hugs.

For more great Scrapbook Layouts from my Design Team Sisters please check out 


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

  Masculine Valentine's Day Frame

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Happy Valentine's Day
Just wanted to share this custom frame I made for a friend. She gave it to her husband today for Valentine's Day and I hope he loved it. Since he's a guy, I didn't want to make it all frilly and pink so fortunately this kit from Storytellers Club's February 2012 kit was perfect. I thought my friend could write a small message or have the girls sign the small diecut on the bottom right corner. Wouldn't that be cute? Hope you like it and thanks for looking.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

  WYEGW- My Cricut Craft Room

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Welcome to WYEGW (Would you ever guess Wednesday). To see more WYEGW projects please visit My Cricut Craft Room.

For this week's WYEGW I decided it was time to finally make the 12x12 layout of my blog logo for my scraproom/scrapstore. I used a frame purchased from Michaels along with Storytellers Club paper and images. I accented with some jumbo buttons and floss and colored the images with my copics.
So where exactly did  the Cricut come in to play? Well for my name of course. And would you have ever guessed the font I used is from the Batman Cricut Cartridge. Using the Font Feature on the Batman Cart I cut the letters of my name out at 1.75" tall. Now I have a great decoration for my scrap place.
Thanks for stopping by...come back soon to my place that is WILD about scrapbooking.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

  My Cricut Craft Room's 100 Cartridge Blog Hop Day 2

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Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day 2
You should have come from Amber's Blog 
if not please start at the beginning http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com
Next you should go to Jenn L

I am so excited to share with you 3 new projects. First off is my Chore Chart I created for my boys. This is especially coming in handy while I recover from my accident. I love it. Below is my grid for my chart. I used Vinyl on the entire project. Shown is white vinyl matted with red vinyl. (yes you can use paper too)(but you'll see why I chose vinyl) The lines are drawn on with a sharpie using a ruler. The squares are 1 1/4" and the grid is 18 wide by 11 1/2 tall.


Using the Chore Chart Cartridge I cut the days of the week out in vinyl at 1 1/4".


I then cut the symbol for each chore at the same height.


So why vinyl? Well because after I finished this I stuck it on my fridge and we used a whiteboard pen to write down who gets what chore. It is brilliant! Should have done this so much sooner!


 My next project is a cute gift idea for any disney lover. Who doesn't love Minnie? Using some random cardtsock and paper I had on hand as well as my In Stitch'z by Bazzill, I created a fun frame.


Using a template from In Stitch'z and some red floss I created this giant flower on the background paper.


For my finishing touches I added Minnie Mouse cut out with the Mickey Font Cartridge at 5 1/2". I added a few flowers and pearls on the inside as well as two on the outside for dimension. My finished 6x6 frame would amke any Disney fan happy.



And finally a cute lil card with some western flair. For this card I used Stampin Up paper, Rusty Pickle paper and cardstock along with ribbons, pop dots and a black Glaze pen (my favs).
The Cricut Cartridge I used is Old West. Such fun cuts! I cut out background Poster at 4" and cut the star at 2.5".  The horseshoe was cut at 2" and pop dotted for a 3D effect. I added some ribbon in the middle of the star and outlined "WANTED" with my black pen. This card is perfect for my next little buckaroo's party.


Thanks so much for stopping by Connie Can Crop where I'm Wild about Scrapbooking.....ROAR. I hope you enjoyed your visit and have become a follower. I love new crafty friends. Hugs.
Be sure to visit Erica's Blog http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com for over 50 NEW projects
Also make sure to follow Erica's blog so you will know when she has contests, prizes, challenges, swaps & special online coupons.
Currently she is running a Scrapbook & Card challenge over on her challenge blog and you can win a gift certificate to her webstore! http://ericascraftroomchallenges.blogspot.com
This Friday she will announce February's Scrapbook swap.... She has a swap each week and you have two weeks to make your project each month. There will be a card, scrapbook, tag, die cut and embellishment swap each month! http://ericascraftroomswaps.blogspot.com


Don't forget to comment along the way on all of the blogs today and tomorrow to be entered to win the Cricut cartridge or K. Andrew Its Valentine stamp set that Erica is giving away today.
Winners will be announced on her blog on Tuesday!


If you get a chance please visit Erica's Webstore and enjoy 15% your total purchase this weekend.
Enter the code 15 during the third step of check out to see the discount.
She has everything crafty.... Cricut cartridges, adhesive, papers, stamps and so much more.....
Here is the entire lineup in case you get lost...
1. My Cricut Craft Room http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com
3. Connie http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com    <<<<--- YOU ARE HERE
4. Jenn lorist http://jennspapercrafts.blogspot.com     <<<<--- NEXT
13. Erica’s Projects http://ericasprojects.blogspot.com

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

  Theme Day Thursday- My Cricut Craft Room

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If you have just started following my blog I would like to tell you about Theme Day Thursday and Cartridge exploration. Each day of the week, we make items with either a challenge, theme or a cartridge. Today's theme is Winter Sports.
For more great Sports projects please check out
My Cricut Craft Room.
I don't have photos of anything sport related to crop at the moment so I decided to make a blank layout and make it my January Kit of the month. Below is the base of the layout with all of the mats attached. I kept it simple by using bazzill cardstock only.

For the left side of the layout I used Sports Mania to cut all my cricut images. The football is cut at 2", the cleat is cut at 2.5", the goal post is cut at 2.5" but I had to trim the bottom of the post off a hair. The helmet is cut at 2" and my title Football is Life is cut at 2.7". I also used the EK Success postage stamp border punch for the yellow strips and attached them with square brads.


For the right side of this 2 pager I also used images from Sports Mania. I cut the football player out at 5" tall and cut the Touch Down phrase at 2". I added a journal bow in the top right corner and used the border punch to accent it.


And that's it..the cool thing about this layout is you can change the yellow cardstock to any color of your favorite team. Just in time for Super Bowl pics. Thanks for visiting my blog...please be sure to come back again. I love new friends.

  Digital Makes my Heart Sing

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Sometimes you just need to do a digital layout. Especially like now, when you are recovery from an accident and need to sit in bed all day. Just pop open your laptop and away you go creating almost anything your heart desires. Here are my latest 2 digital layouts I created using StorytellersClub Kits. Both of these layouts were made as entries to the StorytellersClub discussion board challenges. Fun.
Feel free to join us at StorytellersClub.


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