Sunday, October 12, 2014

An Elephant Never Forgets

My daughter has a friend that likes elephants, so she asked me to make a birthday card with elephants on it.
Since I knew I would not have a LOT of time I wanted to do some thing quick but still cute.

I used a craft paper card for the base.  Then I decided to pull out some of my scraps.  I embossed one large red scrap with my Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder.

Other scraps were cut into banner shapes and layered off to the side . . . I even added a little sparkle with some red rhinestone sticker sheets from The Buckle Boutique.

Then I had to work the elephants in as requested.  I used to quickly and easily find an elephant image.  This one is from the Disney Dreams Come True Cricut cartridge.  It is from one of the pages that has Jasmine on it, in the icon feature button.  I cut the elephants from a paper that was blue with blue dots on it to give them a little interest.

This card was a good way to use up some little scrap pieces of paper too.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Just For Fun

Did you know that you can search for words and phrases on

I created a very detailed blog post about that topic, that you can find HERE.  I knew for this project I wanted a saying with the word FUN in it . . . having fun or just for fun were the two that came to mind . . . so I searched for the word FUN on to find all of the phrases with the word fun in them.  I looked through them to find the ones that did not work and settled on this one from the Phrases Cricut cartridge.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MyCutSearch - 3D flower

I got an email today asking how to find 3D flowers . . . just type 

3D flower 

into the search bar on and you will find several choices . . .

yep . . . it is really THAT EASY!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Looking back . . . and FORWARD

I was sitting here thinking about how long it has been since I crafted.  I cannot even REMEMBER the last time I was creating something!  So I started to look back at my blog . . . on May 25th I posted about the fact that my family was getting ready to move, and I had to pack up my entire craft room so that the room was an extra bedroom for showing the house.  Here is that post.  Here is the post later that day showing my progress in cleaning up and packing.  So, since today is September 23rd, that means it has been almost 4 MONTHS since I have had my craft room!

It was supposed to be a short process . . . pack up the room, put the house on the market, sell the house, move and have the new craft room all set up before school started.  Well, here is how things REALLY went . . .

I packed everything up, and a couple of days before we were due to go on the market someone wanted to have a pre-market showing.  They made an offer, which we accepted and things were moving forward.  We found a house we really liked, and we made an offer . . . it was looking like we were going to move July 17th.  YEAH!!!!  Well, not so fast!

Then the rain storms of June 2014 came along.  We got a TON of rain in a matter of 3 days.  Houses that never had a flooding issue were getting water in the basement.  We also got water . . . LOTS of water.  There was not a dry floor surface in the basement.

After going back and forth with us, the buyer decided to back out of the offer.  We then had to repair the basement, including installing drain tile and a sump pump and get it ready for a NEW buyer.  Oh, and we had to talk the seller of the house we wanted to buy into waiting for us to sell our house again.
So fast forward to today . . . repairs are done, house is sold, we are in the new house.  An extra "perk" is that the owner of our old house is a Disney fan.  She said she was sad to see that I took down the Mickey Mouse saying from the room that used to be my craft room.  I told her I could make her a new one.  :)

And now, I have to start to make plans for MY new craft room.  Don't worry . . . I will post photos when I have them.  I am also getting ready for a blog hop in November.  I will be a part of the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop.  I cannot wait to show you what I have planned for this!

Then, after that it will be time to get ready for CHA 2015!  
I will be at The Buckle Boutique Booth - # 2535

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Blogging Tips - Watermarks

I watermark all of my photos.  I know a lot of people don't believe in this, but after having my work showcased on other sites and then sometimes seeing credit given to another crafter I will always believe in watermarking my photos.

So how do you get a pretty watermark?

I purchased mine for $2 from
Yes, there are tutorials online on how to make your own, and I did that at first too . . . but then I saw these for $2 and thought they looked so much nicer than the one I had made.

She even includes directions on how to add them to your photos!

Tell her Shawn from Crafty Chics sent you!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Scrapbook STEALS - Teresa Collins

Do you want to stock up on some scrapbooking and crafting supplies?  Then check out the DEALS at Scrapbook STEALS . . . today's deals are from the Teresa Collins Collection!

Scrapbook Steal of The Day - Teresa Collins 2014 Christmas Collections at 25-39% off at!