Cricut Cartridge Lacy Labels

This card was so simple to make.  I cut white cardstock to 5 x 7", layer with a blue and white stripe pattern paper.  Cut the Label @ 3" and all layers @ 3".  I embossed the oval with the flowers on it and added Viva Pearl Pens. I did want the center of the flower to be more flat, so I took my finger and flatten the pearl before it dried completely. I also dotted the I's with Viva Pearl Pen.

the jean purse for kids

I will be making lots of these over the next two weeks. The children will really like these Jean purse made from old pants legs.

I have most of my roses made for my bouquet

I still have to cut my sticks and paint them. Maybe tomorrow. I can not wait to see the finish product. I think I might make a few more so I will have a large flower bouquet. I will post the directions once I finish it completely

My Purple Pink Jean purse and headbands to match

I am trying really hard to make lots of these jean purses and head bands. I want to donate them to charity. I can see them filled with goodies that some little girl would love. I hope you do not get bored before I finish them all, lol

This evening I cut out a lamp shade from a pattern I have had

I want to do something different, but can not find the wire lamp shade frames. If anyone knows where I could look I would appreciate you let me know.

On my way home today I stopped in at Michael's Craft Store, but they do not have any. I did not have  time to stop at hobby lobby. I am not sure what I want to do with it. I cut several out tonight. Here is the photo. I adjusted it to where the top opening is 5" and the bottom is 16 1/2".  I do have some room to play either way. I might just check Goodwill and see if I can find an old one that needs repair and use that frame. I would rather just order one and have it sent to my front door, lol.  I do not have lots of free time to go shopping. I do most of my shopping online these days.  I need to find me a frame and figure out what I want to do with it. Any suggestions?

Maybe this would be a great giveaway too. I could give one away on my blog and you could decorate it for your home. I might just get some inspiration this way. One reason I have not made any in such a long time, is we  have a second home up for sale and once it sales, I want to pay someone to come in and paint this house. I want color. When we purchased this house 2 years ago, it was painted all tan and white trim. It looks good, but I want color. So this is why I am having such time at deciding what I want to do with  this shade..  Maybe I should put it up until we get to paint the house. It might not match if I make it now. I want to make something besides cards. Do you ever feel this way. Maybe the new cake cartridges will have some nice borders I can use.

Who would like to have one?  They are pretty easy to glue to those wire frames.  You could do what I may bave too, and use an old lamp shade from a yard sale, goodwill, etc...If these rug rats did not keep me so busy, I might would have time to go find one, lol. A few years ago, I added butterflies and ribbon with dangling beads for Caitlin's room.  It is real girly

Purse and Card

This is a card set that I am making for a gift and for several challenges.


I made an S-Shape card. I cut out small balloons and added twine for the string for the left front fold.  I cut out a balloon 1  3/4 inches stamped IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY  inside the balloon on inside and use a 3 birds rub on in the right  corner.  I then cut out a narrow strip of red cardstock 1/4 inch wide and 5 1/2 long attached it to the right side.

My home made Photo Albums for Gifts

It is this simple. You Can make  

I made a chart so you would not have to guess at how many pages you can put in your albums. 

1MM                         1-10  pages double sided photo paper

3MM                         10-25 pages double sided photo paper

5MM                          25-40 pages double sided photo paper

7MM                          40-55 pages double sided photo paper

9MM                          55-75 pages double sided photo paper

I used an 8 x 8   3MM Spine/No window album in black. I used my Imagine Machine/plus Christmas Wish and Floral Emporium Pattern Cartridges to print all my paper for the outside and inside of the album jacket. Printed on 12 x12 white Bazzil cardstock and cut papers according to size album you are using. 

I wanted this album to look like a I cut out one of the scallop images that is stored on the Imagine Machine/colorfill with the Lime Dots pattern/ hit print and cut feature. This scallop was cut at 6/6". 

Ran all paper through my Xyron Machine for edge to edge adhesive.  My book will be a gift  I just love the colors. I used another fun tool called the I-top to make matching button to use in the center of the flower that I cut from the Cricut Cake Basic Cartridge, embossed and placed on the front for my closure. Score the scallop at center point/fold and glue to back side of album.  Underneath the flower I hot glued magnets to hold the album shut.

Punched out with a ribbon punch on both sides of the scallop so I could thread ribbon through for the handles. Before attaching the ribbon I added white pearl beads for added girly bling. Ran the ribbon through the top of the scallop and lined all the inside of the album with matching paper. 

Scallop border at the bottom of the album was cut 8" using the Imagine and Ribbons and Rosettes/embossed ( 2 white and one lime green) ran through xyron for edge to edge adhesive. Tied green ribbon/bow. Added my pages, placed spine side down into the  book binding machine and within 90 seconds I had a professional looking photo book.

I am in love with my Imagine Pattern cartridges. Floral Emporium,/ Christmas Wish/Ribbons and Rosettes  They have patterns I can use all year and bright and colorful too...well you can see for yourself above, lol

Hope you enjoy another product demo by Chris of TurnedGypsy Craft Blog

Flower Pot Card

I made this for a challenge, not decided how I want to word the sentiment inside. I also used my favorite thing "VIVA DECOR PEARL PENS" in the center of each flower.