More Valentine’s Day Cards!

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This week I had several orders for Valentine’s Day cards so I’ve been busy in my craft room!  I had fun using three different paper packs:  Authentique Smitten, My Mind’s Eye Cupid’s Arrow, and Basic Grey True Love.  They are all beautiful papers, but my favorite is the Authentique.  I’ve always been drawn to their vintage themed designs!


I wanted to try out my new Zutter Distrezz-it-All to make some shabby chic styled cards.  I used the Basic Grey True Love paper and I love how they turned out!


The final set of cards are made with My Mind’s Eye Cupid’s Arrow paper.  I think the chalkboard style of paper is quite stunning with the bright red accents!


There is still time to order your own Valentine cards for those special people in your life!  Cards are $3.00 each or 4 for $10.00.  Email me at to place your order.


Have a wonderful, crafty day!


Heritage Day at My Cricut Craft Room

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I have had these old family wedding pictures for a long time, just crying out for a new home on some beautiful My Mind’s Eye patterned papers!  I cut the frame and frame shadows from the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge and inked the edges with Ranger tea dye distress ink.  I added strips of glitter paper here and there to match the glitter on the paper as well as glitter hearts at each corner of the photos.  Now I need to find out the correct dates and places for each of these weddings and add that information to the journaling blocks.  I think this is a much better way to display these special pictures!

Be awesome today!  Laurie


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Pocket Cards

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Happy Weekend, Friends!

Usually when I make a card, I just pull out a card base and envelope set from packages I purchased at Michael’s and start decorating.  But lately I have wanted to try some “new to me” styles of cards.  Today I made a few pocket cards using My Mind’s Eye paper and embellishments.  Through a bit of trial and error, I cut an 11 inch scalloped circle from the Cricut Basics cartridge then cut it in half.  I then folded it in thirds and glued the base closed so that it would hold the tag insert and sentiment.  I hope you enjoy these cheerful friendship cards!  Be sure to stop back to see other non-traditional cards in future posts!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Laurie



Baby’s First Airplane Ride

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Recently my son and his family made a cross country move.  My grandson, his mother and his other grandma flew to their new home.  Everyone was a little nervous as to how this 5 month old little guy would do on the plane, but apparently he did very well.  He was quite interested in looking at all the new sights on the airplane and I especially love the picture of him looking out the airplane window!  I used My Mind’s Eye Collectable paper and embellishments for this simple layout and cut the airplane shape from the Boys Will Be Boys Cricut cartridge.  I gave the airplane a distressed look with some Close to My Heart Chocolate ink.  The title “Just Plane Cute” was from the Cricut Cutting Up cartridge.

Have a wonderful day!   Laurie

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Birthday Card for Challenges

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I’m leaving tomorrow for a weekend scrapbooking retreat with a few of my crafty friends and I can’t wait!  Before I left, I wanted to make a couple of cards for some blog challenges.  This birthday card will be entered in the Birthday challenge at My Craft Spot and the Wooden Boats challenge at Shopping Our Stash.  I made the card with My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic paper and used a tag and wooden veneer frame along with a sailboat cut from the B is for Boy Cricut cartridge.  The sentiment on the inside says “Sailing along to another birthday!”  This MAY be the card I send my oldest son for his birthday next week.

Thanks for looking!  Laurie

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Thinking of You Card

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Our aunt has recently been diagnosed with a recurrence of breast cancer.  She will be having surgery soon and I wanted her to know that I’m thinking about her and praying for a full recovery.  I made this card with My Mind’s Eye paper from the 6×6 pack called A Mother’s Love.  The sentiment and layers were cut at 2.5 inches using the Lacy Labels Cricut cartridge.  I added some white pearl dots to the label and embossed the edges of the card with a Cuttlebug embossing border found in the Just My Type set.  For added interest I popped up the label with dimensional tape.  This card was super quick to make and I am very pleased with how it turned out.  I sure hope she enjoys the card and finds comfort knowing how much she is loved.

Thank you for stopping by!




Sympathy Card

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I made this card last week for my sister-in-law’s family after her mother passed away following a long battle with Alzheimer’s.  I used patterned paper from the My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic collection, Close to My Heart Colonial White cardstock, and stamps from the With Sympathy set by Hero Arts.  The flowers and sentiment were embossed with Recollections Pearl Embossing Powder in Sapphire.

Thanks for looking,

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