Monday, March 30, 2015



CARD DESIGN 1 - Card in the back on the right
First Layer - 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Printed Top  - 4 x 1 3/8
Printed Bottom 4 x 3/4

CARD DESIGN 2 - Card in the second row to the right
Bottom Layer - 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Printed Layer - 4 x 5 1/4
Middle Layer - 5 1/4 x 2
Printed Middle Layer - 5 1/8 x 1 7/8

CARD DESIGN 3 - Card in the first row to the right
Bottom Layer - 5 3/8 x 4 1/8
Printed Layers - 2 @ 4 x 2 1/2

CARD DESIGN 4 - Card in the second row to the left
Bottom Layer - 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Printed Layer - 4 x 5 1/4
Middle Layer - 3 1/4 x 4 3/8
Top Layer - 3 1/8 x 4 1/4

CARD DESIGN 5 - Card in the first row to the left
Bottom Layer - 3 @ 1 3/4 x 4
Printed Layer - 3 @ 1 5/8 x 3 7/8

The box used in the first card set is  one I found on youtube by "ChicnScratch" The box is a very simple box to create and she explains it perfectly. 

This is another way I packaged this card set. In place of the brown matting, I used a teal card stock to make the labels pop. 

This class is being held October 11th in my home. I wanted to do my first one with a pretty simple design. I selected just your basic occasions and not a holiday one yet. I will be doing another one in a couple weeks for Christmas cards.
There are five designs two of each design for a total of 10 cards.
I designed the cards so that you can rotate the card either portrait or landscape and select any label you want.
I used the CTMH stamp sets listed below to make the labels. What's so great about these stamp sets is that they coordinate with the Cricut Cartridges "Artiste" and "Art Philosophy"
The card holder is made using the Cricut Cartridge "Artiste"
Page 47 cut both pieces at 5 3/4. This will comfortable hold the cards and labels.
  • Kraft & Brown Cardstock for the base of all the cards and card holder
  • The designer paper was a gift from a friend so I am not sure who it is by
  • Stamps from CTMH - Casual Expressions Occasions, Holiday Tags Occasions, and Cricut Art Philosophy Tags (this one came with the Cricut cartridge that is specialized just for CTMH).
  • CTMH specialized Cricut cartridges (can only be purchased through CTMH). "Artiste" and "Art Philosophy"

Sunday, March 22, 2015


This is by far my all time favorite project to do. That and each bag is done in less than 5 minutes. All you need is two 12 x 12 Double sided Printed card Stock, a score pal and some adhesive. 

Step it up with a matching card and stackable boxes that are filled with some goodies.

Here is the VIDEO to make the bag

I love to make matching nestable boxes to match my gift bags. 



This set is so adorable. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in pink and black. 

The pattern is a free pattern that can be downloaded by signing up for a free Just Crochet subscription. When you go to the sight a pop up box will show up with this pattern. Just fill out the information and you will get the pattern for free. 


With spring around the corner, its time for me to make my little gift card sets. I like to make these up to give to family and friends when they host family gatherings. Or just give them as a special gift of appreciation for someones kindness. 

I used the two paper stacks above to make all the cards below. I used one stamp set and my Cicut cutter. I wanted to show that you do not need a lot of scrapbook materials to create beautiful designs and creations. 

I also designed the box to fit all the cards and envelopes. I needed a box bigger than most tutorials on Pinterest due to the dimension of some of the cards. 

The measurements for the card box are as follows:

Bottom of box -  cut 1 @ 9 7/8 x 8 5/8 
score all sides at 2"
Snip corners up to score line and assemble box bottom

Top of box - cut 1@7 15/16 a 6 3/4
score all 4 sides at 1"
Snip corners up to score line and assemble box top

For the box top cut solid color at 4 5/8 x 5 7/8
Printed paper 4 1/2 x 5 3/4

Side Matting
Solid color cut 2 @ 7/8 x 4 5/8 and 2 @ 7/8 x 2 5 7/8
Printed Paper 2 @ 3/4 x 4 1/2 and 2 @ 3/4 x 5 3/4


I matted the inside of each card to continue the elegant look and added a simple verse from the following CTMH Stamp sets. 


Disney characters are very popular to make for photo props. I wanted to find one that was really frilly on the skirt and had the bloomers attached. I could not locate a complete outfit for what I wanted. I began to do just a search on crocheted baby skirts and came upon this adorable skirt pattern. I use Caron Simply Soft for a comfy feel.

I used an I-hook for the skirt to make it bigger than a newborns size

The hat pattern is from "Repeat Crafter Me"

I added a scallop edge working in only the front loop with white as follows: 

Ch1, sc in same as joining, skip next stitch, *6 hdc in next stitch, skip next stitch, sc in next stitch, *Repeat to end. Finish off. 

The bow is from Stitch II, it is the boutique bow, which is a free pattern. 


My Niece will  be having her little girl any day now. I have been crocheting like a mad women for the new little bundle of joy Sophia Dawn.

The dress and bloomers pattern I used can be purchased on Etsy at "HooksandHeals" shop. I didn't make this one as long as the pattern called for. I wanted it to be a little summer dress so that the bloomers could be seen. This is one of my favorite patterns to use. I used soft yarn "Caron Simply soft. 

The crochet shell headband is a free pattern and can be found at "My Merry Messy Life" 

 I typically don't use patterns for flowers as they are very easy to make in any style once you know the basics.