Friday, October 28, 2011


Welcome to the “It’s All About Catitude”  Blog Hop in honor of National Cat Day, October 29, 2011, and our furry little felines hosted by Barbara. The theme of the hop is “It’s All About Catitude” and 18 crafty ladies have come together to create some purrfectly adorable projects in honor of National Cat Day and our furry little felines. 

If you came here from Vicki, then you are in the right place. But if you happened to end up here, then you will want to go back to the beginning at Barbara’s and hop along with us as you don’t want to miss any of the meowy purrfectly frisky projects. The hop will run for two days, October 28, 2011 and October 29, 2011. So please be sure to check back each day to see what new project each of our talented ladies has in store for you.

I created this card using the Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge. I just love Hello Kitty and I was never a fan of real cats until I got one of my own.
Materials Used
Cartridges: Hello Kitty Greetings (HK cut at 3 inches)
                   Mini Monsters (broom cut at 3 inches)

Paper: Halloween by We R Memory Keepers

Stamp: Spooky Puns by My Pink Stamper

Ink: Tim Holtz Dusty Concord and Walnut Stain Distress Ink by Ranger

Other: Glossy accents by Ranger (used it on the moon and tree)

Unfortunately, I only had my kitty for about 6 months because I moved back home with my parents and my mom is not a fan of cats. I found her a great home to live at.

She was best friends with my chihuahua.
Whoever said that cats and dogs can't be friends?
Pretty much all my babies ever did was sleep :)

 A friend of mine did catch me and them sleeping together one time when I came home tired from working in the Preschool. I didn't even know that the picture was taken until one day I was looking through the pictures in my cell and found it. I love this picture, but I miss my kitty :( You can tell how tired I was because I didn't make it to my pillow.

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is Wendy.

Blog Hop Line Up
1. Barbara B.
2. Crafty and Green (Tina) -
3. Haidee
4. Janet S
5. Vicki
6. Linda T
7. Lisa
8. Jamie
9. Gill
10. Princess Penelope.
11. Gina
12.  Inga
13. Vicki R -
14.  Yvette L. (You are HERE)
15.  Wendy T. (NEXT STOP)
16.  Julie K-
17 Lynda B.
18. Shannon M. -

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Wedding Card

Today I am showing you all a wedding card that I created just for fun. I don’t know of anyone who is getting married, but I got inspired after watching the Breaking Dawn trailer for the 100th + time. I can’t wait to see the movie!!! I am counting down the days!
I also just found out that I will be graduating from SHSU on Friday, December 16th at 6:30 pm! I can’t believe that’s it’s going to be November next week already. I am excited to be graduating soon, but I feel like the days are passing by too quickly!!! I don't want to step into the "real world" yet.
Materials Used
Cartridge: Wedding (silhouette cut at 5 inches)
Paper: The Luxury Stack and The Shimmer Stack by DCWV

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I had so much fun making this project because I got the idea from the Oriental Trading Crafts catalogue. They always have cute projects for kids to make and when I saw a tree made out of snowflakes, I just had to make one. It took some trial and error, but to get the beads to stay, you have to use lots of glue. I used a hot glue gun and continued layering the tree until I knew that each bead was stuck.
 Other Views
Cartridge Used: Winter Lace (Snowflakes were cut from 2-6 inches. I added 1/2 inches every time.)

Mini Tutorial
I used chipboard to cut out the snowflakes. (my mom is always able to get the chipboard that comes in business packages from work and gives them to me)
I then cut the snowflakes in glitter paper and glued them onto the chipboard. Once everything adhered, I got some flat beads and hot glued them to the center of each snowflake.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Baby Boy

Two of my friends are pregnant and they just found out that they are having a boy. I made a card for both of them using my Imagine because I just got Baby Boutique and I couldn't wait to use it.
I added dimensions to make it pop.

I used  the CCR to design the card.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fall Favorites Blog Hop ~ Fall Wreath

Happy Saturday everyone! Welcome to the Fall Favorites Blog Hop hosted by Erica, My Cricut Craft Room.

Fall is not my favorite season, but what I do love about Fall is seeing the leaves change color and the cooler weather. Here in Houston I don't really see the leaves change, so I decided to create a wreath for my room to remind me of all the beautiful leaves that are changing colors out there.

You should have come from Erica's blog, if not feel free to start from the beginning. Enjoy the hop!
I used dimensions to pop up the leaves, acorns, and pumpkins.

Materials Used
Cartridges: Speaking of Fall (leaves cut at 5 3/4 inches, pumpkins cut at 2 1/4 inches)
                   B is for Boy (acorn cut at 1 1/2 inches)
                   Sesame Street Font (circle cut at fit to page)

Inks: Tim Holtz Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade, Antique Linen, Worn Lipstick, and Peeled Paint  distress ink by Ranger 

Mini Tutorial
I first cut this circle using the Sesame Street Font cartridge with chipboard.
 This is where all of my leaves were glued on.

I then used the Speaking of Fall cartridge to cut out all of the leaves.
I used distress inks to add different shades of colors to the leaves.

Thanks for stopping by and your next stop is Samantha.
Blog Hop Line Up
Yvette You are HERE
Samantha Next STOP

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Happy Birthday

I created this Easel Card for one of my sorority sisters. She loves Hello Kitty and so do I! I just love both of the Hello Kitty Cartridges!!!
This is the first time that I have created an Easel Card and it's super easy! This is the fastest way to create a fun unique card. I watched this video to learn how to make one.

Materials Used
Cartridges: Hello Kitty Greetings (Hello Kitty cut at 3 1/4 inches)
                   Tags, Bags, Boxes & More (tag cut at 3/4 inches)

Stamp: Birthday, Birthday by Pink by Design

Paper: Safari Untamed by my Paper Studio

I also wanted to share this picture that I took on Thursday (my last day of student teaching) in my 3rd grade class. The students covered the table with cards and gifts and surprised me when I came into the classroom with my lunch. I didn't want to cry, but I couldn't hold back the tears when I saw one of my little boys crying. I am going to miss my little ones.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

15 Album

Good Morning everyone! Today I am showing you a complete scrapbook album that I created in 1 day. I only have the weekends off to do homework and plan lessons, so I challenged myself to get it done the day before the 15 (which was on a Saturday).  

One of my mom's friend's daughter wanted me to create a scrapbook for her and I haven't done a scrapbook page in awhile, so I decided to start with this album. I have missed scrapbooking and I am going to start again :)

Prepare yourself for a lot of pictures. 29 scrapbook pages! 
Cartridge: Fancy Frames (frame cut at 5 inches)
Cartridge: Fancy Frames (frame cut at 7 1/4 inches)
Cartridge: Lacy Labels (label cut at 7 1/4 inches)
Cartridge: Lacy Labels (label cut at 4 3/4 inches and then cut in half)
Cartridge: Wall Decor and More (accents cut at 1 1/2, 2, and 2 1/2 inches)
Cartridge: Elegant Cake Art (border cut at 5 inches)
Cartridge: Lacy Labels (label cut at 8 inches)
Cartridge: Lacy Labels (frame cut at 7 3/4 inches)
Cartridge: Lacy Labels (label cut at 8 inches)
Fancy Frames (frame cut at 4 3/4 inches)
Cartridge: French Manor (crown cut at 3 inches and accent cut at 1 1/2 inches)
Cartridge: Hannah Montana (crown cut at 2 1/2 inches)
Cartridge: Lacy Labels (label cut at 8 inches)
Cartridges Used
Paper Lace (heart cut at 9 inches)
Forever Young (flower cut at 3 inches)
Cartridge: Lacy Labels (label cut at 7 3/4 inches)
Cartridge: Hannah Montana (butterfly cut at 3 inches)
My mom took a few pictures of the album in the ballroom.
The first 2 pages were for the guests to sign.