From My Mother-In-Law

I mentioned how wonderful my Mother-In-Law is, and here is one of the small reasons why:

She made us a cover for Sewing Machine, Cricut, and Cuttlebug (All at different times of the year).  Also my wife is wonderful too because she bought us Stickles from Oriental Trading.  You didn’t know they had that stuff?  Well, here are the links for the Stickles:




Mother-In-Law’s Birthday Card

I made this card for my Mother-In-Law.  Did I mention what a wonderful lady she is?

On the outside of the card:

  • Front embossed with Happy Birthday A2 Cuttlebug Folder
  • Sunflower cut from Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge at 4 1/2 inches, also added a popdots to make it pop off card
  • Stickles were used to embellish the sunflower and stem

On the inside of the card:

  • Stampin Up Stamps (Don’t remember the set names, sorry!)
  • Stampin Up Water Color Pencils to color flower and ladybug

A couple Birthday cards…in progress

I’ll be putting up a couple Birthday Cards this week.  Stay tuned for pics/details.

Valentine’s Day Cards

I joined some folks in the 1 hour challeng tonight on the Cricut Message Boards and designed these cards in that hour.

  • Heart was cut using the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge at 3 Inches for both Heart and Shadow Heart.  I also used pop dots under the heart to make it pop out.
  • Background paper with pattern was cut at 5 1/4 X 3 1/2
  • Inside of card was cut at 5 X 3 1/4 and used Marth Stewart Punch Around Punches
  • Ribbon was added using the “cheater” method that My Pink Stamper talks about.
  • Card is normal A2 Size (5 1/2 X 4 1/4)

How to for Picasa/ and

Here are pictures to show you what to do to get your picture from your PC to Photobucket, and then message boards. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have. Please share this with anyone that needs this tutorial. Also for a great free tool for PC or MAC for picture editing, etc, check out my post:

If you want to use this on your blog, please feel free to use it.  All I ask is that you give me credit so people realize where the orginal source came from.  Also do not alter any of the images when using them.

ONE OTHER THING TO NOTE:  Even though I have always had good luck with ONLINE tools, I recommend you watch out for online links, make sure to watch out for ADS, etc.  Do not click on them.  You run the risk of getting a virus on your machine.  Always make sure your virus scan is up to date.

Picasa Tutorial Video’s From Youtube

OK..So I know a lot of folks on the Cricut boards have questions on Pictures, and what software to use for editing/fixing/etc. I decided to put a post here on my blog to help you all out. Picasa, can be used on PC or Mac. The software is free from Google.
Click HERE for the PC version
Click HERE for the MAC version

I use this software all the time for my images. It’s simple to use, but if you are stuck, watch these videos below. They are very imformative.

I’ll also have a post today on how to get your pictures on the Cricut boards from Picasa.




I then use which is also FREE to upload my photos and then post them on the cricut boards. (Video coming soon!)

Another Blog Candy Giveaway!

You can find another Blog Candy giveaway HERE.  Thanks Scrap -N- Dance for this awesome giveaway!

Luv Bugs Card

I created this card a couple days ago using the Potpourri Basket Cartridge and the Plantin School Book Cartridge.

Cricit Heads made with Potpourri Basket

Fonts made by Plantin SchoolBook

Heart made with Potpourri Basket

I also used Stickles for the Bugs Eyes

And, I have a temporary solution for adhesive with pics below:

Instructions:  Take normal 8 1/2 X 11 and cut in two to get card.  Using the Scor-Pal tool I did a gatefold with the card.  On the outside I cut our names in 1 inch size using Plantin Schoolbook.  Same size was used for inside lettering.

On the inside, I cut the Cricut heads at 2 inches.  The Heart was cut at 4 inches.  Voila!

Blog Candy!

AMKSCRAP is giving away 3 cricut mini cartridges as part of a BLOG CANDY giveaway.  Head on over to her site and enter to win!

No Adhesive!!!!

I’m out of adhesive with the tape dispenser I use for scraping/card making, so I may not get to make a card this weekend.  I need to run out to the craft store and get some temporary adhesive.  This is starting to be a big expense and seems like I am running out all the time for adhesive!

So, with that in mind, I will be ordering the ATG 714 Tape Gun and Tape by 3M.  I am just trying to find a great price online (without going to EBAY).