Monday, November 26, 2012

Let it snow!

We have a few family members who don't celebrate Christmas so they get some kind of  "season's greetings" type card.  This year the front says "Let it snow" and the inside says "sending happy thoughts".

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Another Christmas Card

Just a quick post to show another Christmas card.    This idea came from Everyday Cricut.

The banner is cut from the Birthday Bash cartridge.
I love the way this card turned out! By the way, I am making the Christmas cards 5 x 7 this year.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas is coming!

Just a quick post to show a new Christmas card I made.  I got this idea from
This was fairly quick and easy so I made several since I will need about 25 handmade cards this year. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

One more post before Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it so I just wanted to post one more Thanksgiving card.  This is a card I made for some family members who hosted a huge family Thanksgiving meal at their house last year.
The background paper is the same one that I used in my turkey card.  I guess you can tell that I like it.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Monday, November 12, 2012

My precious grandchildren!!

You may remember the card I made for our grandson Ryan for his 4th birthday.  Here it is:

Well, I just had to share this picture of him on Halloween with his  sidekick Batman:

And because she is so precious, here is our granddaughter Riley Ann!

PFC Birthday Boy

After seeing this post on Operation Write Home's Facebook wall: 
"One of my contacts is celebrating his 20th birthday in Afghanistan in December...send him a special card (to the Washington shipping address only) by Nov 30 to be included in the celebration! Address it to PFC Birthday Boy :)"

I knew I had to send this young man a birthday card.  Making cards for men has always been kind of hard for me but his is what I came up with:

Not really sure what to write on the inside, that part is hard too, but I know I will write that I am praying for him to come home safely and thank him for his service to our country!
If you would like to send one also, here is the address:
PFC Birthday Boy
Operation Write Home
35205 13th PL SW
Federal Way, WA  98023

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Long time no see!

Sorry I have been too busy to post any new creations lately, but I had to make time to thank all of our Veterans,  those who have served and those who are serving now!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Card Making Day blog hop Operation Write Home

I have been making cards for Operation Write Home for a few years now but have never participated in one of their blog hops before.  I am so excited to be a part of this one!  My husband and both of our sons are all in the Air Force and deployed frequently. So I know how important contact with family is both for the military member and his or her family members. A giant thank you to Operation Write Home and all of the wonderful people who make cards for our military to use to write home, and for the Hero cards they send to show our military men and women how much we appreciate them!
For the card I made, I used this sketch:  

I used the Cricut cartridge Joys of the Season to cut out the leaves.
I just had to show the cute little Santa that I found to hold my cards for taking pictures of them.
And then of course the inside:
Thank you to all our military men and women for their service!
To return to the blog hop, please click Here

Monday, October 1, 2012

New Challenges!

Today I found a couple of challenges that I wanted to enter.  I wanted to enter a card at the Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge and they were looking for cards with faces on them.  I also wanted to enter Card Makin Mamas. Fall theme challenge.  I thought this card would fit both requirements.  I used the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge to cut out the turkey at 3" and then the Peachy Keen Stamps face from the Critter Faces set.  The small leaves are also from Create a Critter. 

and the inside:
Thanksgiving will be here before we know it!
Gobble Gobble! 

Challenge Me Monday #131

October is Breast Cancer Awareness and this week at FCCB they want to see your projects with the color pink in them.  I didn't make a Breast Cancer Awareness card for this challenge, but I did make a card using the color pink.  A family friend had a baby girl recently and I thought this card turned out so cute for her.  

I used my Cricut cartridge Baby Steps to make the little baby clothes. I found the small clothes pins at Hobby Lobby.  Later in the month I will be making some Breast Cancer Awareness cards because a close friend of mine will be celebrating one year cancer free soon.  Thank you for this challenge and all the wonderful inspirations we will see posted!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Gee Thanks!

Today I needed a quick thank you card for our next door neighbors.  I put this together (using scraps -   don't tell them) in a few minutes.  I especially love the G Thanks stamp since our last name begins with a G.
For the inside I wanted just a small area for us to write a brief note of thanks and our name.  Then on the top portion, I put a little pocket that we plan to put a gift card to a local restaurant in.
Gee thanks!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Susan!

A good friend of mine has a birthday coming up this weekend so I thought I would share the card that I made for her.  The flower paper is some that I already had and don't remember from where, but the glitter paper is from a new pack that I just got.  It is DCWV "Sweet".  I love this pack, it has so many pretty pages.

I'm not sure if the glitter paper is going to show up or not as I'm still trying different places around my house trying to get the lighting right to show true colors.
I wanted to dress up the inside a little more than usual so here is what I came up with:
Happy birthday Susan!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

Today is one of our son's and daughters-in-law's 6th anniversary.  I found a card that I liked here: The Paisley Turtle and just made a few changes.  My daughter suggested having the sentiment look like it was a wall hanging so I used a small brad and some pop dots for that.

Happy Anniversary to Brett and Cindy!

I haven't had much time lately to work on my cards because my husband and I have been shopping for and finally buying this:

I may just have to take my Cricut on the road!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Quick Thank You note

Sometimes you just need a quick Thank You note.  I put this one together fairly quickly.  The cupcake is cut using the Sweet Treats cartridge at 3 inches.  This is a standard A2 size card.  I used the Cuttlebug folder Divine Swirls and my Big Shot to give the icing a little more texture.  The sentiment was printed on my computer and then punched out with an ek punch.

I am having a hard time finding a place in my home to take pictures where the colors show up correctly and with no shadows.  This time I tried using a black background but that isn't the solution either.
I have been working on my card for the Operation Write Home blog hop on October 6th.  Can't show it yet, but I'm really pleased with the way it turned out.  Here is a hint, I used this sketch:

Monday, September 17, 2012

Be Punny Challenge

I am so excited today to see the Be Punny Challenge at  Card makin' mamas.  I have seen so many cute cards with puns on them.  One of our daughters-in-law really likes owls so I made this card for her.  I didn't have a stamp with the sentiment that I wanted, so I printed this one out on my computer.  The owl is cut from the Create a Critter cartridge.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Ryan!

Just had to update this.  Several days ago I posted this card I made for our grandson's 4th birthday:

Here is a picture of Ryan from his birthday party today:

Happy Birthday Ryan!

Awesome new giveaway!

Here is an AWESOME new giveaway that I just read about.
Click on the link to find out how to enter to win one of these great new cartridges
  • Create a Critter 2
  • Suburbia
  • Trick or Treat (Lite)
  • Pirates and Mermaids (Lite)
  • Children Around the World (Lite)
  • Dino Play (Lite)
  • Teddy Bear Parade (Lite)

Happy birthday Nikki!

Now that our daughter has seen her birthday card, it is safe to post pictures of it.  I love the way it turned out.
Here is where I got my inspiration from:   Carol's Creations: Zebra purse card

I used my Wild Card cartridge for the purse cut and used my Gypsy to weld two of them together.  Then Paper Doll Dress-up for the items inside the purse.

I also used my Crop-a-Dile to add an eyelet on front of the coin purse.

The sentiment was printed out on the computer.

I wanted this card to be pretty big so it ended up not fitting in any envelope, but since I wasn't planning on mailing it anyway, it didn't matter.

Happy Birthday Nikki!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Almost birthday time!

For the last 11 months and 29 days, our daughter has been telling us "I will be 20 soon!"  Well that day is almost here.  Tomorrow is her big day (and I'm sure she will start the countdown to 21 tomorrow also).  Stay tuned for pictures of her birthday card.  I love the way it turned out!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sweetheart Card

Hello everyone!  Since I didn't have a challenge to enter today, I thought I would talk about a card that I have made several times.  I got this inspiration and the Design Studio cut file from Custom Crops here  about a year and a half ago.

I made this first card a few  times for new couples getting married.

I changed it up a little for one of our sons and daughter-in-laws anniversary.  I made a matching envelope for this one.

This is still one of my favorite cards.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cricut Cardz Challenge

I am so excited about the challenges that I have been able to enter this week.  Today I am entering the Cricut Cardz Challenge #116: “Creature Feature".  I used the Paper Dolls Dress-up cartridge. Out of all the cartridges that I have, I have used both the Paper Doll Dress-up and Everyday Paper Dolls and the Create a Critter the most. I usually don't send out Halloween cards, but this one turned out cute so my grandson just might be getting it in the mail next month.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Exploring Cricut Challenge

Good morning everyone!  I am so excited to be able to enter the Exploring Cricut Challenge today. I had wanted to make a card for our son who was graduating from Officer's Training School for the Air Force.  I wanted to be sure exactly what the  uniform looked like so I looked up on Google images for a Second Lieutenant uniform.  I realized I could make almost the whole  uniform with the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge.  I made the card at 8 1/2 x 51/2 and the little Second Lieutenant at 4 inches.  The only problem I had was coming up with the hat.  I used the policeman uniform but the hat just wasn't right.  I searched all of my Cricut cartridges and none had anything close.  So on to plan B.  I used my Gypsy and took a triangle and a circle from Gypsy Wanderings and welded them together then stretched it until it looked the way I wanted it to.  The silver buttons and pins are just drawn on with a silver gel pin.  With today being the anniversary of 9-11, it is a perfect day to spotlight a patriotic card!

Monday, September 10, 2012

FCCB's Transportation challenge

I have been reading the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog  for about a year now but have never participated  in one of the challenges.  This morning when I saw the Challenge #128 - Trains, Planes, & Automobiles in my inbox I decided I would give it a try.  I love the sail boat on the Life is a Beach  Cricut cartridge and thought that would be an awesome mode of transportation.  This is an A2 size card and the boat is cut at 3 1/2 inches.  I used my Big Shot and a Cuttlebug folder to give the waves a little more texture.  The stamp is one that I picked up in a dollar bin at Michael's.   Let's all Sail Away!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Playroom fun!

     This project is about a year old, but I am so happy with the way our playroom turned out, I had to share it.  Everything on the walls was cut on my Cricut.  I don't like the store bought alphabet so my daughter and I created one and it turned out great. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Ryan

We have another birthday coming up in our family.  This one is our grandson Ryan who will be turning 4.  Ryan is currently a big fan of super heroes and one that he likes is Robin from Batman.  I checked out the Batman cartridge and it didn't have any images of Robin, so I decided to create one.  I used the Superboy image from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.  I cut him out at 4 inches.  I had found a picture of Robin on the internet and tried to make the costume as close as possible.  

The car looked a little blah by itself so I decided to stick a number 4 on it just to give it a little color.  I wanted to make this card big so that I could get a lot of  detail on Robin, so the card base is an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock folded in half.

For the inside I used my Cricut markers again.  I guess you can see which image of "Happy Birthday" is my current favorite.

For the envelope, I once again used my Cricut markers and my Gypsy.  The font is from the Lyrical letters cartridge.

Happy Birthday Ryan!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom

     Welcome to E Dee’s Designs, where I will be sharing a few of my Cricut creations (and maybe a few other things).  September is a busy birthday month in our family.  Since my mom will be having a birthday on Sunday, this is the card that I made for her.  

I decided on the giftbag cut on the Birthday Bash cartridge.  I used my Gypsy to flip and weld 2 bags together in order to make a shape card.   

The paper that I used is Purple Hydrangeas and Scuffed Burgundy/Blue stripe by Paper Pizazz.  I also cut out an extra giftbag to use on the inside because it looked like it needed something extra.  

My daughter helped me pick out some solid coordinating colors for the gift tag and flower  and I had a purple and silver brad that matched perfectly.  

I also like to use my Cricut to make the envelopes for my cards.  I drew it out on my Gypsy to get the words where I wanted them. 

 Then used a blue Cricut marker to write it out.

Happy Birthday Mom!