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Card for 70?

My DS has a wonderful teacher who just hadababyitsaboy. He and his band mates needed a card for approximately 70 kids to sign. Thank God in heaven or 12 by 12 paper! Anywho-I used New Arrival-because it has it all, and I see no need to get yet another baby cart since my babies are on hyper-drive and growing like weeds. I loved making it! It measures 6 by 12 inches, and I matted the entire inside to allow room to sign away. The little train is cut in the top layer, blackout (to add stability I used Kraft cardstock) and shadow in white. Enjoy! I added sequins for the steam, and hand-wrote the title of the card in white ink. The characters all got eyelets for the eyes, inking here & there, glaze smiles, and the yellow cart is dry-embossed.  I also added ric-rac on the background, twine to connect the carts, and little felt stickers to the centers of the wheels in different sizes. 

Pregnancy Survival Kit

There's a fairly new Cupcake place that I recently got treated to and it has the most amazing cupcakes! I decided to send a little concoction that I lovingly named "The pregnant cupcake" to someone I know is expecting and had overheard my plans to visit the shop. It was fun to personalize it, and I went with a chocolate cupcake-vanilla frosting- topped with pretzels mix! YUM. I made a simple and fun topper and stamped the bag with some adorable cupcake stamps. TFL!

Cricut-tastic Award

Tisha from Tishascraftcove was so generous as to share this award with me! I am so thankful and to receive it, I must " Wear this badge proudly on your blog and share it with friends. Share this award with 10 people that you think have Cricut-tastic blogs. You also have to tell 5 cricut related things about yourself." So here goes: I think there are so many Cricut-tastic blogs out there, but I have to mention: 1. Mary from Cardz TV 2. Joanna from Scrap-making 3. Janice from Cricutology 4. Brian from Scrapguy 5. Sandra at 365daysofcricut 6. Pam @ Simply-pam 7. Suzanne @ cricutcraftinggrammy 8. Gina @ Ginascraftingspot 9. Sherrie @ Sherriescraps 10.  Lis @ Lizspaperloft Now for 5 Cricut-Related things about myself: 1. I currently own a Cricut Expression and a baby bug. One matches my nails, and the other matches my wardrobe!! 2. I own several carts, but don't see the need to have them all. 3. Cricut has been a great link to meet other crafters and I'll always be g

When a card stops being "just a card"

Hi there, If you're reading this, chances are you were drawn to the colors on the page. You see a cute little dinosaur card, a giraffe, and a fish. What you don't see is the story behind the cards. The irony behind the fact that I never started out as a "card maker", and I've been known to say "I don't even like making cards!" Furthermore, the fact that this little thing called a hobby has led me to meet some incredible people who have blessed my life in ways that they'll never know. If you're still reading, I may be writing about you. You see, God has provided me with this insatiable need to be creative, and despite circumstances that have at times left me feeling so depleted that I can't even as much as look at a pretty piece of paper, the need to create, and the look on someone's face when they receive a card I've made, or tell me "that's so much better than what I imagined" lets me know that this messy little

Cricut Cardz Challenge #74

Hi friends, Someone I know just had her first baby a little earlier than expected, so I made her a card for the occasion and decided to enter it into the Cricut Cardz Challenge for the week. I used New Arrival, and sticky back canvas, as well as some adorable little stamps to go along with the theme and a little ribbon to finish it off. TFL!