Just a little birthday card…. hybrid

Unfortunately my “cut” part is out-of-order so this ended up hand cut, and in a hurry at that.  Trying to take the best care for my sick daughter and make 2 birthday cards for two very important people.  Dad’s isn’t so fancy so I won’t show that yet!  Even though it took more time resorting to the Cricut, yes it was that bad that I had to pull out my Cricut for Dad’s birthday card for my daughter to give to her father.  Poor thing was sick as can be and I am always have technical trouble.


I grabbed a freebie element from a kit from Amber Shaw, “Garden Party” through pixels and company I believe.  I used washi tape and extra cardstock to make the strips a little sentiment and some of that crazy paper ribbon stuff. Embossing the background with flowers.  The worst part was inking it.  I don’t have many good inks so the ones I do have uggggh.  What matters is, she will LOVE it and she will really love what is to come after!  (Will show soon)

In addition to the card, I have some new news for you!  If you love SVG files, you will love the inspiration I will be bringing every other Friday for Snap Dragon Snippets Design Team, at the blog 3under3andmore.  They have over 3000 files for me to help inspire you with files and ideas in the Silhouette store, hope you love it!

Have a great day!

I finally made a card!

It feels like it has been forever since I did anything with paper that wasn’t digital.  I owed a friend a huge thank you and made this simple but nice card for her.

Butterfly Card

I can’t say I made the butterfly but I do love it.   A friend sent it to me from one of our hops, a magnet hop.  The butterfly is a refrigerator magnet or whatever you like to use them on.  I did take some digital paper made a background and made my sentiment, a little twine and a nice message inside.   I am just thrilled to post something I made with my own hands!  I love it!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Tags, bags boxes and anything 3D blog hop

Welcome to this month’s blog hop with The Krazy Crafting Crew!! This month we are making Tags, Bags, Boxes and anything 3D!! If you just came by to visit with me, thank you, but please start at the first stop with our hostess, Janet at Janet’s  Creative World.  If you have been hopping with us and came from Christina’s blog, then you are at the right spot.

Janet is also offering a fantastic giveaway. Here’s her description of the giveaway that you DON’T want to miss!!Close To My Heart Cloud Nine Cardmaking Kit. Includes card bases, envelopes, cardstock, double-sided paper, a stamp set, and washi tape, glitter tape and other embellishments to make 10 cards! Valued at $45.00! You can win this by leaving comments on each blog, and if you’re not currently a follower, why not follow the blogs because there’s always fun in this group and a blog hop each month to inspire you!

Now on to the fun stuff

My daughter recently had a birthday party and received a scrapbook with lots of small pieces in it.  She had to have a place to put all those tiny pieces so I made her a little box to put them in!


I had always loved this in the Silhouette store so I got it and finally made one.  I did make it with poster board for stiffness and then hand layered it all over and putting the shiny brads on for embellishment!  She just loves it!

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Flashback, Making Bookmarkers for the 1st grade classroom

Welcome, I thought I would share my post on bookmarkers that I made for the first grade classroom for my daughter’s birthday celebration.

In the 1st grader’s survival guidelines, it says many times, NO SWEET TREATS, NO JUICE with food coloring, and did I mention NO SWEET TREATS, & NO JUICE with food coloring? lol.  So I got on Facebook and asked my crafty teaching friends what is the best thing for a 1st grader?  NON FOOD she says!  LoL

Well, I hem-hawed over this one thinking it would be so easy.  I didn’t want to make a ton of work for me or them,  having them piece together many things.  Nor have it take too much time to put them together.  I hope I didn’t go overboard making it to hard for them either.  I made the cut file for the round glasses and the worm, and bought a set of 3 different pairs of glasses, svg file from the silhouette store.   The project it’s self was easy cutting the vinyl, I left the transfer tape on for the kids to just peel it off and stick on the glasses or they don’t even need glasses.  Cutting out the worms were a breeze making enough for more than two per kid, sure hope that I didn’t give the teacher more work than I think, but then I had my daughter do it so she could teach her class and I think it will be ok 🙂

So here I made a little family to show samples of faces, they can draw outfits on them, like sports jerseys and feathers


I hope they had fun with them!  I think it will be a blast!  I wished I could laminate them to last longer!

I did a few more just before finishing this post, so fun to decorate…. Glad I didn’t get any more time left to mess with it or I would have had to decorate them all!

I hope you had a crafty creative weekend too!

Shhhh, I am suppose to be cleaning! Check out this Pen holder!

But I get inspired when I clean and I have to come up with some productivity craft!  This pen holder is for my fridge!

pen holder

Funny, just made from a toilet paper roll holder wrapped in pretty paper, then added some magnet tape to the back, soo easy!  Made the perfect Pen holder for my fridge!

Hope you are having a crafty day!

Welcome to the LOVE STRUCK Blog hop brought you by The Krazy Crafting Crew

Are you Love Struck by someone who you never thought would enter your life, you boyfriend, girlfriend, son or daughter? Maybe even your pet!

Well here we are again for another Krazy Crafting Crew blog hop, I will be your host today, Lissa Marie at

So Many Crafts, So Little time“.


If you have never hopped before it is fun and inspiring, so grab your favorite drink and stay awhile for these inspirational valentine projects that are linked one after another.  I have provided a layout sketch and a card sketch for the team to go with, and have them show you their take on how they will interpret  this piece of art.  They only have to one or the other, I chose to do both, stick around for the blog candy that I am giving away for those who have stopped by.  Here are the sketches..

                                 layoutsketch       cardSketch


Now for my inspirational take on these.


I was so excited to find this sketch.  it would give me a chance to doodle away.  So I made the doodles on each side, added some ribbon from My Life In Arts n Crafts Facebook group and a pic  of my daughter’s valentine card I made that year, a loooong time ago!

Then I was soooo excited that I had to make the card too!


I had some left over digital products from a project I did and couldn’t resist using them, and not wasting them.  I gave it to my kids, they loved it so much they smashed it!  Arggh!  (not on purpose)

We all appreciate you stopping by and checking out all the projects, we all love that comment lovin’ so please feel free if you like even if it was just to let us know you were here!  We love visitors too!


Just for stopping by I would love for you to have this PNG file to download

I had to upload it to MediaFire or you would have problems downloading it with the pin it button and all, and it is rather large for you to resize any size you need.  Thank you so much for stopping by and here is you line up to help you navigate through..


Lissa Marie  So Many Crafts, So Little time






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