Sunday, November 28, 2010


Today I'd like to share a special holiday card that I made for my three grown children. When each of my children turns around 18 years, we start a new tradition where Santa sends them what we call "Elf Money" and he always sends it around Thanksgiving time. This way they can become their own "ELVES" and shop for things they want or need and take advantage of all those wonderful after Thanksgiving sales ! Of course they'll still be some small gifts from Santa under the tree, but at our house, Santa needs all the extra Elf recruits he can get during the holiday! Our kids really love and appreciate this holiday tradition and this year, with my cricut , we were really able to make the presentation of the Elf Money special!
Hope you enjoy the video and pictures ! OOO...and I almost forgot to mention... I used Wobbles !

 Original Poem written by my sweet husband with a little help from me :)
 Custom 5 inch envelope made with the MS Score Board, video tutorial to follow :)

Details :
2 Scalloped Circle cut @ 4.5 inches, welding and cut together for the Base Card, Natural CardStock
Layer cut @ 4inches from patterned paper from DCWV
Elf cut @ 3 inches, attached with Wobbles
Sakura Gel Pen for dots and doddling
Red Ribbon from Micheal's
12 x 12 Red Cardstock for envelope and White Cardstock for inside poem cut @ 4 inches.
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Monday, November 22, 2010


Can you believe it's Thanksgiving week already ?! What is everyone doing for the holiday? From the bottom of my heart, I wish all of you a wonderful time enjoying family, friends and good food :) 
Don't you think that sometimes we just don't say thank you enough for all the wonderful things, large and small that we've been blessed with? I think that sometimes. Well... here's something that will help us do better in that respect! A Thank You Card!
I always like to have plenty of cards like these in my card stash. You never know when someone will do something nice for you and here's a simple but thoughtful way to say thanks :)  
"Thank You" also happens to be this week's theme for the
So by all means, if you're not too busy perfecting that holiday dinner recipe or running around checking off that holiday shopping list...
Go check it out, play along, maybe submit a project or just mosie on by and be inspired by all the amazing creations. 

Hope you enjoy my video tutorial, featuring tying a bow live on camera! :)

and here's a slightly different version using a simple tied knot and pearl accents
"thanks" cut using Gypsy Font @ about 4 inches wide
A2 size purple card base rounded corners with corner punch
polka dot 5 1/4 x 4 rounded corners with corner punch
green 4 x 2 1/2
cream (2 strips ) cut @ about 1 inch then scalloped punched and glued to green
purple ribbon, pearls and button from Micheal's
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Hello Everyone !
Remember the Indian Card I made last week ? Click HERE if you want to check her out :) Well, I decided to use that  a "mazing" sentiment I created again and make a more literal card...starring non else than an EAR OF CORN, of course :) 
I think he came out sooo cute! 
Don't you just love his little glasses :) He looks so intelligent :)

Oops, I forgot which cart I used to cut the corn shape, but I wanted to post this little card before I went to bed tonight, so if anyone is interested in more details, let me know in your comments and I'll post the details tomorrow! Good Night :)
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Hi Everyone !
So Sorry I am one day late with this but here is the winner of the $10 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO JOANN's OR MICHAEL's from the THANKING WE WILL GO BLOG HOP !

Wow...this is stunning. I love home decor projects and this is truely creative. Beautiful!


Lesley, I've already sent you an email letting you know the good news ! If you don't get it, please send me a message on my Face Book Page "You Had Me At Craft " with your address and choice of gift card !  ENJOY and happy shopping !
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Friday, November 12, 2010

"A Thanking We Will Go" Blog Hop

I'm so excited to be a part of today's blog hop hosted by the super talented Jess @ Kinderstampo ! Did you just land from her blog ? 
If not, make sure you start and end the hop there so you don't miss a thing :) 

By now you have probably figured out that our hop is all about "being thankful" ! If your thankful list is anything like mine, it's never ending, but I would say the number one thing I am thankful for is my FAMILY and that's what this project is all about!
I had this idea to make a "quilt like walling hanging " using patterned paper, frames and family photos and at the top, adding a vinyl cutout that said "Family". The idea has been in my mind's eye for a while and it turned out exactly as I pictured it! 
I'm so happy to finally have it up on my wall and have the opportunity to share it with you !
I have a video, pictures and details to tell you all about it...

details :
16 Malma Frames from Ikea, Mod Pog for decoupaging patterned paper to frame, Clear Acrylic Sheets to use in lieu of glass, Scotch tape to tape pictures in place at the back of the frame, Double sided tape to hang frames to wall, also helps keep frames straight rather than nails.
"Vivaldi" font and my SCAL software to design the "Family" vinyl cut out.

I hope you enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed 
putting it together. 
 Are you ready for some BLOG CANDY ? 
 I'm giving away a 
(your choice) to one lucky commentator of this post. Be sure you're a follower, leave your comment along with a way to get a hold of you and I'll announce the winner Monday !
You're next stop will be 
and just in case you get lost along the way here's a list of all the blogs participating :)
Jessica -
Alex -
Cheryl -
Debbie -
Iva -
Jessica Baker -
Kimberlee -
Linda -
Liz -
Madison -
Martha -
Meighen -
Nicki -
Shelley -
Sigrid -
Vickie -
Jessica -
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Good Morning Everyone !
I am well into the fall season mood... the days are shorter, there's a cold crispness to the air, my evening ritual of slipping into my velour stretchy pants, long sleeve T, sipping on hot cocoa and turning on the fireplace has begun :) I love fall and especially how it welcomes in the holiday season. So naturally I have a thanksgiving inspired card and video for you today :)  

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Blogger Good Morning Everyone ! 
 A Big Congratulations goes out to my banner blog hop winner....
Ashleigh said...
wow I love it tfs

 She is the lucky winner of a Scrappy Moms Stamps of her choice !

Thanks to everyone who stopped by and left such nice comments !  It's seems like such a simple thing but your comments warm my heart and make my day :) AND... they inspire me to craft more !

Stay tuned I'm working on another video for tomorrow's post 

Have a great day !

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Monday, November 8, 2010


Hello Everyone !
Are you in the mood for a challenge ?
This totally "ROCKING" Card...get it ? ROCK ! Is my latest submission for the 
The theme is "YOU ROCK" and wouldn't you know mind went to Diamonds !
I guess I'm a typical girl that LOVES BLING :) 
Funny thing, is that the only real diamonds I have
are in my wedding ring ! Everything thing else shiny in my jewelry case is totalcubic zurconia ! Did I spell that right ?! But hey, who cares, I get the same bling, bling look for a fraction of the cost! But enough about my jewelry already ! I'm here to share my latest card creation with what do you think ? 
This was a bit of a challenging card to make, so I've included a video along with the picture :)

 Hop on over to  The Paper Play Time Challenge Blog 
and see where your minds roams when you think of this weeks "YOU ROCK" theme!
Can't wait to see what you guys come up with :) 

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Saturday, November 6, 2010


 Hosted by the very talented 
Ruthie @ September Ninth

Don't you just love BANNERS ?! I do! I do ! I love making them and hanging them for every occasion! They are the perfect element to brighten up a room and say...
So if you're looking for some holiday inspiration for your next banner project, you've come to the right place ! 

I'm your first stop on what is sure to be a fantastic and fun filled hop! Be sure to check out all the talented bloggers, remember to leave them some love and end the hop at Ruthie's blog ! And of course...don't forget the BLOG CANDY ! YUM YUM!

Here are some pictures, details and a short video of how I made my 
Christmas Themed Banner :)

Details :
Solid Tag (SCAL) cut @ 5 x7
Pattern Paper Tag (SCAL) cut @ 4.5 x 6.5
Gingerbread Cookie (SCAL) cut @ 3.98
Font (SCAL) Poornut cut at 2.0
Holly Branch (Christmas Cart) cut @ 2.96
Berries (Christmas Cart) cut @ 2.96
other materials used:
Patterned Paper from The Stack # 6, White Sakura Gel Pen, Red Ribbon from Michaels,
Pink Chalk for cheeks, 1/8 brads attached using Crop o' dial, Peachy Keen Every Day Set largerst size smiley face stamp, Stampin Up Basic Black Ink, Hem Cord, Glue Dots, ATG Gun

Did you like it ? Want to learn more on how to use the Sure Cuts Alot Software? Stayed tuned...I plan on filming and posting a future video tutorial on how to do just that !

Now on to my BLOG CANDY !!!
 Leave me a comment and be a follower...What!?..You aren't already!?..hehe :)... And you may win a Scrappy Mom's Stamp Set of your choice! ...and don't forget to leave a way for me to get a hold of you :) Thanks for stopping by my blog :)


Your next stop will be...

banner blog hop- next blog button
Angelica  at  

 and just in case you get lost along the way here's a list of all the blogs that are participating today
Alex (that's me)
Michelle C.

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