February 24, 2010

Flower Power

ETA 3/2/10: The Cricut cartridge I used is “A Child’s Year.” I used Cricut Design Studio to size the shape, duplicate it and weld them together to make my custom-sized card. In my opinion, the only way to use a Cricut and get good results is with some kind of design software. Whenever I try to use the key pad alone, I never seem to get the results I want.

Today’s post showcases the fun-shaped cards that can be made with a Cricut. I designed these cards to fit into PTI’s gift enclosure envelopes. All supplies are PTI with the exception of the Copic markers and MS butterfly punch. Today’s cards are definitely fun and somewhat over-the-top; I think they will be perfect for my teenage niece.

Sweet Hi!

Hey Smile

February 23, 2010

Bunnies, Butterflies and a Froggie

The Walzingmouse Customer Blog Hop that took place yesterday was great. Whew! There were a lot of great projects to see and I am still working my way through them all. My problem is I am easily sidetracked by all  the different blogs and their wonderful eye candy. So much to see! Thanks to everyone and all of the lovely comments I received. Thanks to Claire and the WMS design team! Way to go ladies!

Next up are a couple of made-to-order birthday cards. I used my Cricut to cut out the bunny stamps. The butterfly is a MS punch. The grass stamps are from PTI’s Forest Friends. Paper and ink are PTI. The card is a takeoff of a picture book. The story the pictures tell is: “Hello there” “Where’d she go?” “There you are” “Let’s go play”


I love frogs. Once in awhile, if I’m lucky, I will find a tree frog seeking shelter from the hot summer sun on one of my potted plants. I have also amassed quite a few photos of frogs. I have a landscape arboretum close by and the frog photo ops are unbelievable. I really like dragonflies too. They have an amazing life cycle. You can now understand why this next card was easy for me. I used my Cricut to cut out the oval and the rickrack for this next card.  All supplies are PTI.


February 22, 2010

My Very First Blog Hop!


Welcome to my first blog hop! It is also WMS first customer blog hop. I will be sleeping when the hop officially starts, but I will join in with comments later this evening.  To those of you who might have hopped in from a different direction and wonder what is going on, the Walzingmouse Stamps Customer Blog Hop starts here, at Claire’s blog. The theme is Spring. So, here we go.

I used Claire’s very first Template Temptation, the Spring Basket Template. I used my Cricut to cut out the SVG file. Worked like a charm!!! The stamps I used are all from WMS: Very Vintage Christmas and Seasons of Love. Paper, ink and buttons are PTI. Unfortunately, for some reason, my pictures seem to be highlighting the mints rather than the basket



Next up on the hop, Ms. Bonnie Sharp. Enjoy!!

I have also included some cards I made with WMS Peace and Plenty, Very Vintage Christmas, and Very Vintage Labels sets. The “Perfect Pear” and “Wishing You Well” sentiments are PTI. Buttons, ribbon, and cardstock are PTI. I used colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits.

Perfect Pear

With Gratitude

Wishing You Well

February 16, 2010

Just Ducky!


What could be better than one stamp company to love?

Well, my two baby cards combine stamps from both Waltzingmouse Stamps (WMS) & PTI. The plaid background stamp is from WMS (Off Beat Backgrounds) and the rest is from PTI (Bitty Baby Blessings, Vintage Labels, Mega Mixed Messages, Tiny Treats: Valentine, and Mixed Messages). Once I start using that WMA plaid background stamp I just keep going and going and going. Oh wait, that’s the energizer bunny!

As an aside… Speaking of Waltzingmouse Stamps, here is a fun tidbit for Claire. Where in the world is the largest amount of Jameson Irish Whiskey sold? Ireland you say?  Well, guess again. Minneapolis! Yes, that’s right,  the land often times associated with Scandinavians and Germans. Go figure, huh! Definitely something unexpected. Here is a link to the famous, or infamous, bar…http://www.the-local.com/about_us. I guess it’s all about the way the drink is served, which (I think) has something to do with ginger ale, mint leaves and possibly lemonade. I haven’t ordered the drink myself; I’m definitely more of the beer-type.


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