Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pink or Blue?

Yes, this is a little late, I apologize!

So, for the backstory: I'M PREGNANT! :) I actually have PCOS, which affects 1 in every 10 women. It is the leading cause of Infertility in women. (Not everyone with PCOS is infertile, however.) Sadly, I was one of them. Did you know 1 in every 8 couples is dealing with some form of infertility?

For me, I was not growing or releasing eggs. This was a complete shocker for me. We had been trying for over a year, with 0 luck. We then found out the problem, after going to a reproductive endocrinologist. After going though two rounds of Inter-uterine Insemination (IUI) we are expecting our miracle in December. <3 We are over the moon.

Well, we won't know the sex of our babe until July 30th. The wait is killing me! So I created this simple card using the Cricut Lite 9 months cart. This card is how I will be telling my mom the sex, since she lives a few states away. It will be a nice surprise for her, I think.

What do you think? Cute? Or should I just call her instead with the news of the sex?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Berry Sweet Challenge!

I am so very excited for this post! I am entering the Say it with Sentiments challenge over at Paper Playtime!

This was a very fun and easy card to make, for a very special friend. It is a square card, measuring 4 1/4. The strawberry was cut from the Preserves cartridge, ignoring the flower that is supposed to be on the stem/leaves.

The green "button" was something I found in my stash of buttons, and the sentiment is from the dollar bin at Michaels. The sentiment was too big to put on the front of the car, but I think it's just as cute on the inside. However, I didn't stamp hard enough. My practice stamp looked MUCH darker. Oh well. :)

The solid paper is from Recollections, the pattern glittery paper is by My Minds Eye 12x12 paper pack called Penny Lane. This is by far one of my FAVORITE paper collections. The green ribbon is from a martha stewart collection of stick-on ribbon. I bought it a few years ago, and I no longer have the packaging to tell you anything else about it. Sorry.

Up tomorrow: Something pink, or something blue? ;-)

Happy Crafting!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Get Whale Soon!

Happy Monday crafters!

Here is a card that I recently made, and posted on my facegroup page! This was also a card I shared with Cardz TV with Mary as I applied to be a part of her design team! (Fingers crossed I get a spot!)

Isn't this whale one of the cutest Cricut images? 
This is my favorite style of card! I call it a tri-fold card, however I'm not sure if that's the real name or not. Oops! Here is what the card looks like when opened:
Please excuse the bad pictures. This card would not cooperate with me!

The whale is from Cricut's Create a Critter cartridge, and embossed with the cuttlebug. The patterned paper is mixed from My Minds Eye and Die Cuts With a View. (DCWV)

I hope you enjoyed this quick card!

Remember to keep your fingers crossed for me! I would LOVE to be on a design team!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Dear followers:

Be prepared. ;-)

I've got big plans coming for this blog. :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spring Sunshine

Another Create a Critter card? :) If you don't own this cart, then you should.:)

This card is perfect for the winter we've had. We  go from 8inches of snow to 65 degree weather the next day. We need some stability, and hope spring brings us that!

*Please ignore the post-it. I didn't want the family name posted. :)

This is an a2 sized card. I folded the front of the card back towards the crease to create this fold. I'm not sure what the name of it is called, but it's really easy to make! The card is fully opened but pulling the bottom of the blue layer towards you, and it opens up like a beach chair.

This isn't quite how it opens, but I wasn't able to hold it open all the way AND hold my camera. But you can see the pretty paper inside! 

I used my favorite stamp on the inside that reads "Wishing you a day bright with sunshine." I use this stamp all the time, I know, but it's great for everyday, thinking of you cards.

 The designer cardstock mats are by My Minds Eye. I used their 6x6 pad from their Miss Caroline by Jen Allyson collection, called  Dolled Up.

The sun is cut from an Echo Park collection, called a walk in the park.

I added some gold/cream colored buttons to the front to finish the look.

I hope you enjoyed this bright and sunny card!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


My life has been crazy, I am so sorry.

Since my last post, I was given the wonderful diagnoses of being infertile. My husband and I have been starting our infertility treatment since then. It's been a very busy, stressful, and yet exciting time. However, I haven't had much time to update this blog. I have been crafting though, and thinking about you all!

I am hoping to re-invent this blog soon, and I am very excited!

Keep crafting, ladies!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What a Beary Beautiful Card!

Well, now that we're in between school breaks, subbing has slowed down. Who can blame the teachers, anyways? I wouldn't call in sick on the fun days either! So that means I get a head-start on next year's cards. So I thought, why not use one of my new Cricut Lite Carts?

I was lucky enough to grab three carts on black friday. They were swarming Menards for them! I arrived at 6:40, and they only had a few carts left, and only 3 different ones! One of the carts I bought was the Slumber Party! I've eyed this cart before, but never justified the cost. I really liked the popcorn cut, and the fuzzy slippers, but without out a daughter, I didn't know when I'd need most of the slumber party cuts.

When I first opened this cart, I fell in love with this cute teddy bear! And as they say, the rest was history!

 The bear is cut at 3 inches from the Slumber Party Lite Cart. 
Card base: 5x5
Brown cardstock: 4 3/4 x 4 3/4  and 3 3/4 x 3 3/4
Pattern Paper A: 4 5/8 x 4 5/8  AND (2) 5x1 Use a scallop punch on one 5 inch side. (See picture below)
Pattern Paper B: 3 5/8 x 3 5/8

Once all the papers were layered, and the bear was cut, I used inked the edges in brown, used a brown perm. marker to add fake stitching to the dark brown, and then used my finger to add a dark brown ink to the bear's body. (In the second card, I used the stitching to create ear tufts, as well.) I then used the scalloped strips to adorn the top and bottom of the inside, leaving plenty of space for a stamped sentiment or a personal message.

Happy Crafting! 
<3 Jenni