Monday, November 29, 2010

Thank You

A big thanks goes out to Mrs. Green at for my first blog award, The Stylish Blog Award.

This is a pay-it-forward style award. Here are the rules:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards.

So here are 8 things about myself:
1. I love crafting (as if you didn't know).
2. I have been crafting with the Cricut for about 3 years.
3. I have 1 daughter.
4. Spanish is my first language.
5. My favorite color is lavender!
6. I love dark chocolate.
7. My favorite season is Spring.
8. I love to crochet.

Here are the Blogs I chose.

1. Tuki @
2. Raquel @
3. Bug Junkie @
8. Not a recent discovery but I love this Blog! Kathy @

Monday, November 15, 2010

Fifties Party Invitation

Several months ago my daughter decided she wanted a 50's theme party for her 9th birthday so we began coming up with ideas...then provo craft released their Nifty Fifties cartridge and thank goodness for that becuase it has made this so much easier. This is the first of many projects I will post using this cartridge. This is the invitation I came up with. My sister and I made about 40 of these. The card is 4.25 x 5.5 and the pink layer is 4.0 x 5.25 and I ran it through the cuttlebug for some texture. We used pop dots for the dress to give it some dimension and two types of ribbon, one on the dress which was velvet and one on the pink cardstock for more texture:)
Happy Crafting,

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cricut Circle "Calling Card"

Yesterday I had the opportunity to go to the PA Meet up for the Cricut Circle. We had a great time and got to meet many MB friends in person. It was great to meet all of you. I made my calling card with the butterfly from Cake Basics cartridge. The card measures 3x3 amd is used for the drawings at the Cricut Circle events. The other side has all my contact information and Circle Member number.

Happy Crafting,


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Halloween Treats

There are treats we made last halloween for family and friends. They are made using the Tags, Bags, Boxes and more cartride.

Friday, September 10, 2010

And the winner is....

Rose! Congratulations! I love your entry! Please have mom contact me with your address so I can mail your prize. The next challenge will be posted later today:)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Kid's Challenge #3 prize

This is the prize for the "Back to School Challenge" . Check out the details and the place to link below. You still have a few days.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

"Believe" Ballerina Card

Here is a card I made for a challange at I used the Storybook cartridge for the scalloped rectangle and French Manor for the scalloped oval. I am new to stamping so I was happy with how the dress turned out. The dress reminded me of ballerinas so I went with that theme...hence the ribbon:) Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting,

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Kid's Challenge # 3 "Back to School"

Our next challenge theme is "Back to School". Create anything having to do with school. It can be a card, scrapbook page, book cover, teacher gift...anything. Isabella will work on hers today and we will post a picture soon. I will also post a picture of the prize in the next few days. The deadline for this challenge is in two weeks , Thursday September 9th. I am trying a new "link" system so post your entries below. Wish me luck:)

Happy Crafting,
Karla and Isabella

And the Winner is...

Kaitlyn, age 6!
Sorry for delay everyone...I was out of town.
Thanks to all who entered. All of the projects are wonderful so I'm glad we choose a random winner because I could never choose only one from the entries. The next challenge will be posted later today.
Happy Crafting,

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Happy Bee-rthday Card

This is a card I made for a sketch challenge. Wish me luck:) I used Create a Critter for the bee and paper pups for the clouds. Not sure if you can tell from the picture but I did do some inking around the clouds for dimensions and used satin ribbon over the border punch. Thanks for dropping by.

Happy Crafting,

Monday, August 23, 2010

Second Challenge Prize

Here is a picture of the prize for the second challeng. For details look below. I included the mini album already covered and bound, bling, paper clip , animal cutouts, and lots of fibers. Can't wait to see what you all are making.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thanks Card

Here is a card I made using Create a Critter. This has got to be the cutest cartridge. I love the big headed little animals. This is a card I made for my daughter's swim teacher. I cut the fish at 2.5 inches and used a cuttebug folder for the "Thanks" and for the embossing on the background. Thanks for dropping by.

Happy Crafting


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Time for another Kid's Challenge

The kid's challenge this time is to make a card with an animal. For this card I used Create a Critter for the hippo and sun. Let's see what kind of card you can make with an animal. ~Isabella (age 8) The winner will be chosen on Friday August 27th, so all entries must be in by the 26th. The prize will be posted soon. Good luck everyone.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Our First Kid's Challenge winner is....

Cassandra (age 11). Congratulations!!!!! you have won our first Kid's Challenge. You did an excellant job. We will get your prize to you as soon as possible. Keep joining in our Kid's Challenges:)

Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

More Purse Mini Albums!

Here are a few more mini album purses I have made as gifts. I love these little purses!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Welcome to our Kid's Challenge

I am very excited to do this with my 8 year old. She loves to craft and it is such a big part of our lives. She and I love to bond over our crafts and she comes up with some wonderful ideas and projects. I will let her intriduce herself:

"Hi, I am Isabella and I am 8 years old. I have been crafting with my mom for pretty much most of my life. It's fun because you can be creative and do whatever you want. I hope you enjoy our Kid's Challenge!" ~Isabella

I want to do everything possible to encourage her creativity. On that note....I introduce to you...our Kid's Challenge!

  • Anyone 12 and under will be eligible to participate.

  • All you have to do is make a project to meet the challenge.

  • take a picture of it and e-mail it to (please include child's name and age)

  • We will pick a winner randomly on the following friday and post a new challenge and the winnner. The winners project will be posted on this blog. We are choosing the winners randomly so everyone has the opportunity to win. We may even choose someone for a special mention. (only US participants because of shipping cost)

  • There will be a minimum of one prize per challenge and perhaps even one for the a special mention.

  • Have Fun Crafting!
Here is the first challenge.....
"Summer Fun" Challenge #1

Here is the prize for the winner:

Here is Isabellla's Challenge:
Post any craft project that reminds you of summer. It can be a scrabook layout of somthing you did over the summer, a card with summer images or any other project that screams "Summer" to you. Entries are due by Thursday 12, 2010 and we will choose the winner of this first challenge on Friday 13, 2010. Thanks for participating.

This is a layout of our trip to Disney.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Purse Mini Album (Thanks Kathy!)

I used a boder punch for the decorations on the pockets.

1 inch binding rings were used to hold the handle and the pockets in the album. I used my Crop-a-dile for punching the holes on the purse since it is pretty thick.

Magnetic closure attaches similar to a brad...very simple but looks "professional"

Flower was cut out with my cricut at 2", 1.75", 1.5", 1", .75" and attached with a brad made from the same paper with the i-top.

I love the way this turned out. I followed the instructions from Kathy Orta at She has an awsome class and we had a lot of fun putting this purse together so if you haven't checked her out it's a must. The purse is about 7 inches wide by 5.25 inches tall not including the handle. I used cereal boxes which I cut and covered. This is a project that is fun to do because you begin to see results quickly. The closure is a magnetic closure and both the closure and the handle can be found in the purse making section at your craft store. I got mine at JoAnns. I can see this used for an event such as a bridal or baby shower or as a brag book to keep at the office:) If you are interested in making one check out Kathy's video on u-stream and .....

Happy Crafting,


Friday, July 16, 2010

Design Studio Box for A2 Size Cards

As I was going through my pictures of past projects I found these. I posted them several months back on the Cricut MB but I did not have a blog at that time so I am posting them now. This was one of my first successful projects on Design Studio. I used Plantin Schoolbook for the box and lid and I used Accent Essentials for the scallops. I was so excited with how it turned out. I hope to use these when I make card sets as gifts.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Friends Mini Album

Hi is sooooo coooool to see how many people have joined me on my blog. Thanks for visiting. I love to create and it adds the cherry on top to be able to share it with others who share the passion for crafting. Speaking of friends......This is a mini album I made for my daughter. Actually I made two. One for her and one for her little friend who moved away. This has been planned for a good few months now but she was really having a hard time with it. All the work paid off when I got to see her happy little face. I used mostly Gypsy Wanderings for the letters and also used Birthday Cakes cartridge. I have found that the cake cartridges are also great for borders....who would have thunk it. Thanks for looking:)