Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Heart Song Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,  I thought I would remind you of the blog hop Friday and Saturday, April 1st and 2nd, for Heart Song Designs.  We will be participating.  The title is Spring Showers.   I hope you will come back and join in.  Leah will be giving away the new releases for that day to one  lucky hopper.  So we will look forward to your being here.


Hi Everyone - Do you remember the other day when I asked that you pray for my Mom as she tried to make the decision to move near me?  Well, yesterday, she had someone come look at her house for the second time (even though it's not even on the market yet).  This person told my mom that she would let her know last night if she wanted it or not and that she was really interested in the house. 

So here's the reason for the ugly card - the lady called Mom today and said she'd decided not to buy the house!!!!!!  Needless to say, I had my hopes up and therefore this answer made me quite unhappy.  I didn't feel like making a pretty card today and neither did Mom.  Thus the awful drawing that's supposed to be a card.  It's Mom and Me with our black clouds over us today shedding tears of sadness.  When Jacob was two, he had an expression for when he was not happy - he would say, "I'm sad-e (pronounced sad with a long e).  I told Mom today that I was "sade!"  She said, yeah, me too!! 

But I'm not giving up - I'm just going to continue to pray (along with Jacob who has a direct line to the man upstairs) that my Mom's house will sell.  If you feel so inclined, we would appreciate your prayers too!!  Thanks for stopping by and tomorrow we'll have something better to look at!!  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Now go say your prayers!!  Donna

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Another of My Mistake Cards

Have you ever had one of those days?  I was on a roll Saturday making cards for obligations.  I made this card and thought it was very nice.  Just as I got the picture for it made, I realized I was supposed to use a sketch.  I promptly growled, "OH NO".  Hence, My Mistake Card.  I decided to post it anyway.  I can use it for someone who has helped me immensely since my husband's passing.

Card Materials:
5X5" Card Base
Background Paper - SEI Bissette
Digital Image - Priscillastyles Corset and Sentiment
Martha Stewart Pearls
Promarkers used for Digi
Flowers - dusty Rose, Antique Pink
Leaves - Leaf Green, Forest Green
Corset-Dusky Pink, Sunkissed Pink, Almond

Thank you for looking.  I hope you'll come back tomorrow and invite your friends to look also.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Monday, March 28, 2011

NettieG's Dog Rose

Today is the NettieG's Digital Gems Blog monthly challenge.  She asked us to construct a project using the "Dog Rose" image.  It's an image of an old timey rose her mother used to have.  Nettie G is a very good artist and has been drawing since she was a child.  She feels her talent is a God-given gift.  You can see more of her work in her shop.  As a matter of fact, she is having a sale today on her images until 11:59CST.  So hurry on over and pick up one of her digis and join us in the challenge.

Card Materials:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - Anna Griffin Carolina Collection
Digital Image - Dog Rose from Nettie G.
Nestabilities Labels #13 - inked the edges in yellow
KandCo. Wild Saffron Adhesive Paper Ribbon
Yellow Pearls
Green Rhinestones
Promarkers used to color digital image
Rose - Buttercup, Tulip Yellow, Gold
Leaves - Tea Green, Soft Green

Thank you for visiting with us today.  I hope your week is stress free and joy filled.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Heart Song Designs Sketch Challenge/Blog Hop

Happy Sunday, our beautiful followers.  How amazing to have you visit today. Today is the weekly sketch challenge at Heart Song Inspirations.  This is the card I made.  I printed Theodore and Tulip on plaid paper instead of coloring him.  This gives a totally different effect.   I hope you like him.

Card Materials:
5X6.5" card base
Background Paper - DCWV Sweet Paper Stack
Picturesque Cricut Cartridge - Blue Floral Circle- Page 71 cut at 4"
Flower Brads

Here is the sketch.  I hope you will play along with us this week.  Just leave your card in the linky at the bottom of the post on the Heart Song Inspiration Blog.  Leah is giving away one of her sweet digis.  

To introduce the April release of Heart Song Designs, we are having a blog hop April 1 and 2.  One lucky follower will win the entire release.  So be sure to be here next Friday for some fun.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Yudu Card Shop Give Away

It seems there are a lot of good giveaways this week.  There is another one over on the Cricut Couple's blog.  They're giving away the complete Yudu Card Shop.  You will want to enter for this great prize.  Bobby and Jill make great cards and other paper crafting projects.  So hurry on over and when you do, be sure to tell them I sent you.  

God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Friday, March 25, 2011


Hi Everyone - I made this card to enter into the challenge on the Doodle Pantry blog.  The challenge is a sketch challenge and you have to use a doodle pantry digi.  They have lots of freebies on their blog that you can use to enter the challenge.

Card Recipe: 

Covered a 5 x 7 cardbase with red cardstock and patterned paper. 
Used the Fiskars Threading Water punch to create a scalloped border.
Scalloped Ovals - cut using the Lacy Labels Cricut Cartridge
Strawberries - Doodle Pantry Digi colored by my mom (my mom left this colored digi at my house last week and said I could use it on my card).

Digi was colored with the following Promarkers:
Strawberry - Lipstick Red, Berry
Leaves - Lush Green, Pine, Bright Green
Flowers - Cool Grey 1, Yellow, Soft Lime
Stardust Stickles

Flowers - $1 bins at Michaels

Sentiment was generated in Word reads - Thanks so "berry" much!

Thanks for stopping by and we hope you have a good weekend!  Please say a prayer for my mom - she's trying to decide whether or not to move near one of her children since my daddy died.  I'm praying she'll move near me!!  Jacob is begging in his prayers at night for his Mamaw to be able to move near him, he says, "Dear God, I need her!"  That boy LOVES his Mamaw more than anything or anyone!!  Thanks again for stopping by and come back again soon!!  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Florals Embellished/Mother's Day Bouquet BD Card

I am loving Florals Emellished and Mother's Day Bouquet.  I used both of them for this card.  I need some birthday cards for some ladies in my church home group.  I think either of them would like this one.
 Card Materials:
A2 Card base
Background Paper - KayandCo. Blue Awning 
Florals Embellished Cricut Cartridge - Page 59 Silhouette and Silhouette Blackout features.  Brown and Blue Cardstock cut at 4.25X5.5"
Mother's Day Bouquet Cartridge - Flowers from background paper-3 different floral shapes cut at 1.25, 1.0 and .75 in.
Mini Floral Brads

This is the inside of the card.
 Thank you so much for visiting us today.  We love having you and hope you'll come back soon.  GOD Bless YOU!!!!  Peggy

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Promarkers Up For Grabs....................

Okay, you have "heard" me sing the praises of Promarkers for sometime now.  So now there is a way for you to win some.  Isn't that exciting.  If you click on the picture below or in the sidebar, it will take you to Enfys Cashmore's Going Buggy website.  There you will find instructions on how to win.  Actually there are two ways to win.
 So hurry on over.  Donna and I did.
I hope you will come back tomorrow.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

HOO...HOOT had a birthday??

Hi Everyone - Jacob's teacher had a birthday this past weekend so I got her a little something and made her a card and gift bag using the Create A Critter cartridge.  I made the card into an easel card and cut the

Owl - 2 3/4"
Branch and Leaves - 2"
Hoot - 1 1/2"
Sentinment generated using Word says:  We hope you had a..... Hootin' Tootin'  Birthday!

Gift Bag:
Owl - 5 1/2"
Branch and Leaves - 3"
Hoot - 3"
Sentiment generated using Word says:  Hoo...Hoot had a birthday?

Hope she likes even though it's late!!  Have a good day and thanks for coming for a visit!!  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna

Monday, March 21, 2011


You know something?  I don't feel old enough to have been married for 24 years but it's true!!  On this day, 24 years ago at 4:00 p.m. I married my husband, Craig.  We were married 14 years before we were blessed with our son, Jacob!!  Craig likes funny cards so I made him this card using the Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge. 

Here is the card recipe:

Covered cardbase with green checked paper
Layered with green striped patterned paper
Male Frog - cut at 4" - popped
Female Frog - cut at 3 1/4" - popped
Sentiments which says - "In life, you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find the right one...I'm glad I found you!" was generated with Word using Jokerman font

Hope you enjoy your day - I'm off today to celebrate with my hubby!!  Thanks for stopping by and we hope you come back again!!  Until another day, God Bless You!  Donna

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Picket Fence Tulips

This will be the last weekly release by Heart Song Designs.  Leah is going to a monthly release, on the first day of each month, that will have a lot of digital images in it.  There will also be a Design Team Blog Hop associated with the releases on April 1-2.  You don't want to miss this.  One lucky hopper will win the entire release.  
 I made this card using the image entitled Picket Fence Tulips.  There are 4 more images in this release.  You can get all of them all here

This is also a sketch challenge so please join us at Heart Song Designs Inspiration Challenge using this sketch.
My Card Materials:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - Cardstock
Paper Lace Cricut Cartridge for Scalloped Floral Shapes
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Promarkers Used:
Bird - Powder Blue, Denim
Fence - Tan, Cocoa
Leaves - Leaf Green, Forest Green
Tulips - Coral Pink, Salmon Pink, Sunflower, Tulip Yellow, Lilac, Purple, Red, Poppy

This is  a watermarked image of all the digis released today.  Thank you for  your visits and comments.  I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Easter Cross

To me Easter is all about the Cross.  When I found this digital image on CDAC's Embellishment Challenge, I knew I would enter simply because I wanted to make a card with this image.  It was drawn by Nana Vic and you can get it here.  

Card Materials:
5X6.5" card
Background Paper - DCWV  Shimmer Paper - Purple and Gold
Easter Cross Digistamp from Nana Vic
Wedding Cricut cartridge to cut Gold background cross 
Mother's Day Bouquet Cricut cartridge - for white/purple flowers at foot of the cross.
Purple rhinestones
Promarkers used to color image
Rays - Gold, Yellow, Primrose
Cross - Tan, Cocoa
Crown of Thorns - Leaf Green
Shroud - Lavender, Purple
Lilies - Almond, Yellow
Leaves - Leaf Green, Forest Green

I hope you enjoy your visit to our blog and find inspiration.  Please come back soon.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Friday, March 18, 2011

CDAC Freebie Challenge - Priscilla Styles

Sorry we didn't get anything posted yesterday.  I took a road trip to Donna's.  It was to surprise Jacob.  He kept texting me on his Mom's phone Monday afternoon wanting to know when I was coming to visit him.  So I just showed up to pick him up at school Tuesday afternoon.  His chin almost hit the pavement.  That was so much fun, just to see his reaction.  Mamaw's are allowed to make surprises happen.

This little trio of framed flowers are part of the Freebie Challenge on CDAC.  They are a free image produced by Priscillastyles and can be found here.  Be sure you scroll through the comments to find the free images.  There are severalYou may be thinking you can't use a digital image but that's what I use to think.  There are tutorials on CDAC to help you.  So give it a try.

Card Materials:
5X6.5 Card Base
Background Paper - Kay and Co. Sweet Life - I cut another of the birds and popped him with pop dots.
Martha Stewart Trellis Punch - Strip of Peach colored paper
Prima flowers - folded in half and secured with glue, button and memory thread through center of button.
Promarkers used:
Flowers - Duck Egg, Cool Aqua, Soft Peach, Peach, Yellow
Leaves and grass - Leaf Green, Forest Green
Around Frames - Turquoise

Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy visiting as much as we love for you to.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fluttering By To Say...

Welcome to our new followers and to our regular visitors.  We hope you find some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing.

Hi Everyone - I made this card to enter the Sketch Challenge on the CDAC website.  I made this card for the best boss in the world who just happens to be my boss.  She is always doing things to show me her appreciation so I made this card to say thank you.

I cut the scalloped circle using the Bloom Cricut Cartridge at 4 3/4" and the regular circle with the George Cartridge 4 1/4".  The digi was provided in the challenge and I colored the butterflies with the following Promarkers:

Pastel Green
Mint Green

Thanks for stopping by our blog today.    Until another day, God Bless!  Donna

Donna and I were working on this challenge at the same time.  We did not discuss how we were coloring this image.  It amazes me sometimes that we choose colors so similar even though we're miles apart.  I love her card.  Ms. Jean is going to love it.  Here is my take on the image.

Materials used:
5X6.5" card base
Background papers - GCD Studios Ella Blue
Flowers - Mother's Day Bouquet- Petals cut at 1", .75" and .5"
Jewels for ceners
Scallop - Bloom Cricut Cartridge - cut at 5"
Circle - Bloom Cricut Cartridge - cut at 4.5" 
Embossing on card base - Cuttlebug Kassie's Brocade - I don't think you can see much of the embossing on my card.  
Promarkers used:
Butterfly - Powder Blue, Pastel Blue, Carmine, Canary, Bright Green

I do hope you will come back tomorrow.  We love your visits and comments.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

So Much To Be Thankful For

Hi Everyone - I made this card for someone that's extra special and that I'm truly thankful that I can call friend!!  I made this card for that person and to enter the challenge at the Doodle Pantry Digistamps website by using one of Laurie's digis.

Card Recipe:

Kraft Paper Cardbase - 5 x 7
Orange paper embossed using Cricut Cuttlebug  5 X 7 dot embossing folder
Daisies - Doodle Pantry digis - cut out and popped for dimension
Promarkers used to color daisies:
Forest Green
Cool Grey 1
Cool Grey 2
Sentiment - Doodle Pantry Digi

Thanks for stopping by our blog today.  Thanks to Mom for giving me a few days off to get some family things done!!  She's the best blog partner!!  Stop by again tomorrow and if you see something you like, let us know!!  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna

Monday, March 14, 2011

NettieG's Roses

Today starts a new challenge on NettieG's Digital Gems.  It lasts for two weeks so you'll have plenty of time to create something with this beautiful image.  Nettie's challenge was to use colors we don't normally use or use together.  On my card I chose a black and white contrasting paper that I would not normally put with purple.  I don't think it takes away from the image. 

5X6.5 Card Base
Background Paper - KandCo. Black & Ivory Fusion
Martha Stewart Corner Punch 
Image - Roses from NettieG's Digital Gems Shop
Promarkers Used:
Roses - Orchid, Amethyst
Leaves and Stems - Leaf Green, Forest

I hope you will play along with us for this challenge.  The image is pretty and fun to color.

Thank you for looking today.  Your visits & comments keep us going.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Vintage Blooms, Chick Parade and a Fun Sketch Challenge

Today is new release day for Heart Song Designs.  Leah has produced two new digistamps for us to enjoy.  The names are Vintage Blooms and Chick Parade.  There is going to be a sketch challenge on the Heart Song Inspirations Blog so swing on over and join in the fun.  

I only had time to make a card with Vintage Blooms.  I'll be back later with one for Chick Parade.  When I looked at the Vintage Blooms and read the name, it inspired a Sepia colored image in my mind.  I hope you enjoy.  

A2 Card Base
Background paper is from a Vintage stack I bought years ago in anticipation of making a Heritage Scrapbook.  I started it but haven't finished.  
Image - Vintage Blooms from Heart Song Designs
Promarkers used:
Ivory, Pastel Beige, Cinnamon

This is a simple card but I feel it conveys the essence of vintage.  I like how it turned out.

Here are the images as they were released.  


Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to visit our blog.  It means everything to us.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Friday, March 11, 2011

Pink Calla-lily - Doodle Pantry

I love pink.  My sister says it's my signature color.  When I saw this digi, I thought "PINK".  The calla-lily is part of the "Lily Collection" from Doodle Pantry.  I am going to enter it in the Doodle Pantry 9 Challenge going on now.  You still have time to enter it.  All you have to do is use a DP image.  This is my card.

Card Details:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - Basic Grey Euphoria (Pink) and White Shimmer paper
Lily Collection Digital Image from Doodle Pantry 
Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page Punch - Cherish
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
I-Rock Metal Accents
Promarkers used:
Calla-lily - Rose Pink, Pink Carnation, Blender
Stem - Tea Green, Soft Green
Stamen - Buttercup, Tulip Yellow

Thank you for being with us today.  I hope you'll come back tomorrow.  Have a wonderful day.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lovely Tulips and Bloom Trimmers Cards

Hi Everyone, it's my day to post on Heart Song Designs Inspirations Blog.  Leah released two new images Sunday which I posted.  These are the cards I made using them. 

Card using Lovely Tulips
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - Digital Gingham Paper and scrap cardstock.
Felt flowers from $1.00 bin at Michael's
$1 stamp from Michael's
Martha Stewart Pansy Edge Punch
Promarkers used
Tulips - Tulip Yellow, Gold, Soft Lime
Leaves - Lush Green, Forest, Soft Lime

Card Using Bloom Trimmers - These are individual flowers and leaves and a butterfly you can color, cut apart and use any way you wish.

A2 Card Base
Background Paper - Citrus
Martha Stewart Punches - Doily Lace Trim(Peach) and Floral Vines Punch (Stripe Paper)
Promarkers used:
Big Flowers - Soft Peach, Peach, Duck Egg, Turquoise
Med. Flowers - Soft Peach, Putty, Mango, Cool Aqua, Turquoise
Small Flowers - Soft Peach, Mango,Leaf Green, Duck Egg, Turquoise
Leaves - Leaf Green, Forest Green 
Butterfly - Tulip Yellow, Buttercup

I hope you will go over to Heart Song Designs' Shop and look around.  She has so many adorable images.  Thanks for stopping by today.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Florals Embellished Card #2

Donna was here over the weekend.  We always get into trouble when she comes by going to Michaels or Hobby Lobby or both.  You see we both have OCD (Obsessive Crafting Disorder).  We really need help.   Is there a doctor in the house?  Anyway, we found  some new stacks of DCWV paper stacks.  We each bought one and shared with the other.  I used Cotton Bloom for the background of this card.
 Also recently, I got the Florals Embellished Cricut cartridge.  There are some really nice embellishments and backgrounds on this cartridge.  I used two of the images for my card.  I don't recommend cutting this butterfly at 1.5" which I did.  Those tiny red dots are a pain to add at that size.

Card Recipe:
A2 Card base
Background Paper - DCWV Cotton Bloom
Florals Embellished Cricut Cartridge - Flower on page 32 and Butterfly on page 66.  Flower cut at 2.5", Butterfly cut at 1.5". 

Thank you for dropping by today.  Happy Wednesday.  God Bless each of you!!!  Peggy

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Easter Basket

I love Spring, especially Easter.  I love to see the trees, flowers and landscape come to life.  I know the pollen is not fun but the beauty of everything coming to life is so enjoyable.  

I mentioned yesterday, CDAC has new challenges.  Here is a link.  Remember, you are given free digital images.  So this would be a good time to try them if you've been wanting to.  This is the card I made with one of the images offered in the Freebie Challenge.  

Card Recipe:
A2 Card  Base
Paper - Various colors of card stock
Cuttlebug  & Heritage Embossing Folder for embossing card.
Lacy Labels Cricut Cartridge for scalloped ovals - cut from 4" to 5.25" each .25" larger than the one before. Stack.
Digital Image from Nana Vic - CDAC
Promarkers used:
Basket - tan, cocoa
Eggs - Amethyst, Lemon, Canary
           Pale Pink, Powder Blue
Easter Basket Grass - Canary, Pale Pink, Amethyst, Leaf Green,     True Blue, Cerise
Bow - Cerise, Magenta

I'm so glad you've come by today.  Hope you find inspiration.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy


Monday, March 7, 2011

Easter Card for CDAC Embellishment Challenge

 Crafters' Digital Art Center has posted challenges for Feb. 24 - Mar. 9.  There is an Embellishment, Color, Sketch, Freebie, and an Other Theme category.   Hurry and grab your free digis and enter these fun challenges.  I made this card for the Embellishment Challenge.

Card Recipe:
A2 Card Base
Background paper - Purple cardstock and Digital Gingham Paper
Bunny and Egg Digital Stamp from Daisy Doodles. Click here for the free digistamp.
Martha Stewart Punch
Butterflies from Creative Charms
Ribbon from Creative Charms
Stamp from Paper Trey Ink
Pebbles Chalk for Bunny's cheeks
Promarkers used:
Bunny - Almond, Baby Pink
Egg - Meadow Green, Apple
Bow - Orchid, Amethyst

I cut around the image and popped it with dimensional adhesives to give it emphasis.  Thank you for stopping by today.  May you day be a great one.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Lovely Tulips and Bloom Trimmers

Today is new release day at Heart Song Inspirations.  I did not get to make a card with these releases this week.  My family was here this weekend and we took the time to just be together.  Leah has created 2 new releases for this week, Lovely Tulips and Bloom Trimmers.  I  hope you like them.  Swing by her store and see the cards some of the Design Team has made.  

 Thank you for joining us today.  Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Friday, March 4, 2011

Florals Embellished BD Card

I recently got the Florals Embellished cartridge and have been wanting to play with it.  I had a little time yesterday so I decided to give it a go.  This cartridge has a lot of interesting cuts on it.    However, I was a little disappointed at how mine came out.  Don't know if it was my choice of papers or what.  I guess you can't have a super card everyday. 

Card Recipe:
A2 card base
Background/Flower Paper - DCWV Citrus Stack
Cricut Cartridge - Florals Embellished - Elements of flowers cut at 1.75"
Trim - Martha Stewart Infinite Loops Trim Punch

Thank you for visiting with us today.  Donna and Jacob are on their way to my house.  My son, Brian and his wife, Terrie, are coming tonight.  Tomorrow is the anniversary of the death of my dear Gentle Ben.  We need to be together this weekend.  We all love him dearly.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Morning Glorys

Did you know that Morning Glorys are the birth flower for September?  I did not know that until I got this digital image from Heart Song Designs.  You would think I knew that since I was born in September.  I looked on the internet to see the many varieties there are of them.  I especially liked the variegated ones.  This is the card I made with it.  I will enter it in the I Love Promarkers Challenge Blog's Wednesday challenge.  The challenge is to use green and purple.  

Card Recipe:
A2 card base
Frame for digistamp - Printed Vellum - Frame cut using Lacy Labels Shift feature
Cuttlebug Folder used to emboss the background paper-Heritage
Digital Image - Morning Glorys from Heart Song Designs.
Adhesive Bling
Promarkers used
Morning Glorys - Magenta, Violet, Lilac, Yellow
Leaves - Soft Freen, Tea Green, Grey Green

Thank you for visiting today.  We appreciate you so much for all your sweet comments.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Hi Everyone!! I'm sooooooo excited that I'm bubblin' over with pride. Last week, Enfys, of the Going Buggy blog, held a contest sponsored by Letraset. The company that makes the Promarkers that everyone (including me) loves!! To compete in the contest, you had to submit something that was colored with the Letraset Promarkers. There would be five winners and their artwork would be featured at exhibits/art shows hosted by Letraset.
Well, here comes the exciting part - MY MOM WON!!!!!!!!!! Yes, she was one of the five winners selected by the Letraset executives. This is the card that Mom submitted as one of her entries. Now you tell me, is that absolutely gorgeous or what???

Needless to say, I am VERY PROUD of my mom. She has perfected her technique in coloring and making cards. I'm proud to say that I'm her blog partner. I also know that her biggest fan, which was my Dad, hasn't stopped grinning all day and that his face is beaming with pride (if you can have pride in Heaven).

Thanks for visiting our blog and please join me in congratulating my mom on the recognition of her wonderful talent and hard work!! WAY TO GO, MOM!! Love you BUNCHES!!

Until another day, God Bless You!! Donna

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sweet Dreams Baby Book - LOTS OF CRICUT

You know there's nothing like a newborn baby to make you smile!  Jacob's teacher, Ms. Pennington, is expecting her first grandchild this week so I decided I would make her a brag book for some of her photos.  I don't know about you but I've never met a grandmother yet that didn't have plenty of pictures of their grandchildren to show you.

For this project, I used LOTS of Cricut Cartridges.  I found a Rusty Pickle Chipboard Album that I bought at one of the CKC conventions that Mom and I attended.  I used the Basic Grey Oh Boy Collection to cover the chipboard with 6 x 6 1/2 pieces.

Book Recipe

COVER:Frame - I used Design Studio to make the frame using the George Cartridge.  I welded two squares together then welded stars inside the frame.
Used Create A Critter to cut:
Sheep - 2 1/2"
Sweet Dreams - 1 1/2"
Clouds - 1 1/2", 3/4"
Stars - 1 1/4"
Moon - 1 1/4"

Popped the sheep and one of the clouds to add dimension.


Baby Blessings - cut at 1.5 x 3.8" with Wild Card and Design Studio
Heart Border - Martha Stewart Heart Lace Punch
Train - 1 3/4" - Create a Critter


Rocket - 6" (page), 4" (tag) - Just Because Cards Cartridge
Wagon - 4 1/2" - Just Because Cards Cartridge


Bear - 2 1/2" - Doodlecharms
Bottle Borders - 1" and 2" - Doodlecharms

PAGES 8 and 9

Giraffe - 4" - Create A Critter
Lion - 2" - Create A Critter


Heaven Sent - 1 1/4" - Stamping
Rattle - 1 1/4" Stamping

I made pockets out of the mats where the pictures will be placed on several of the pages and inserted tags so that Ms. Pennington will have a place to make journal entries. 


Sheep - 6" - Create A Critter

I really enjoyed making this book and I hope Jacob's teacher will like it. 

Thanks for stopping by today and we hope that you've found some inspiration.  If you see something you like, please let us know.  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna