Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Aloha Krafters! What's going on? Today is my first day of classes... bittersweet. College is going by sooo fast, I tell ya. 

I made these easel cards using the Bright Blossom paper stack (It's really pretty!). The "Aloha" and "Happy Birthday" phrases both came from Life's A Beach cartridge. I also used brads to give the flowers a little extra pop.  If you open up the card, there is space to write a message above the "Happy Birthday." I love easel cards! Hope you enjoy =]

Also joining Patches of Pink's Link Up Party again!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hey Baby!

Good afternoon krafters! Today I am showing the first 
baby card I did. It's a gate fold card and the Baby paper stack I used is soo adorable! I made a baby girl and a baby boy version.  For the stroller on the front I used the Cricut Sampler cartridge, and I got the background shape that the stroller is on from Lacy Labels. The "Welcome" on the inside is from Cricut Office Help.  The "congratulations" is stamped; I also used brads and ribbons to embellish a little. Hope ya like =]

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Oh Boy!

Good evening all! 

How are all the East Coast bloggers who were hit by Irene doing? As of this evening the power in my neighborhood back at home is still out along with half the power in my apartment building! Yes, half the power in my apartment is on and half is off. Don't ask me how that happened! But I haven't experienced any damages so I'm thankful!

This is a shutters boys card I made with paper from the Tea Party stack. The cartridges I used include Boys Will Be Boys (robot and "Oh Boy") and Celebrations (It's Your Day). The card base measures 5.5"x4"

I am posting this on You Had Me at Craft, there are already a bunch of great projects up...Go go go! 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Birthday Princess + Link Up Party

I wanted to do a girly card using the Once Upon a Princess cartridge, and this is what I came up with! I think a young princess would love to get one of these on her birthday!

The paper stacks I used were Penny Lane (outside) and So So Sweet (inside).

I'm posting this on Patches of Pink's and Made It Myself Mondays Link-Up parties... check out the other great posts!


A Thousand Sheets Give Away!

I'm entering the A Thousand Sheets give away over at Deanne's Creative Juice! Hopefully it's not too late... go over and check it out! 

Monkey Business

Good afternoon! I hope everyone on the East Coast is being careful as Hurricane Irene approaches! I'm here hoping it doesn't hit my area of Maryland too hard... figured I'd do a few posts since I will be in my apartment all day staying away from all the rain and wind. It would be a great weekend for making some cards, however alll of my supplies are at home in our kraft studio. Looks like I'll be blogging all day! 

This is a very simple but cute easel card I did using the Create-A-Critter cartridge. If you have any questions about the sizes and/or dimensions just send a comment! =] 

Friday, August 26, 2011

a GLAM birthday

"Wishing you a Glam Birthday!"
These cards are 5"x7" made with the Safari paper stack. *Note: I LOVE this stack but it is NOT construction paper so it's a little harder to work with.
The cricut cartridge used is Forever Young. The middle piece with the lady's silhouette on it is popped up; I found that this makes the card look a little better in my opinion. I also used ribbons and brads to embellish them. The black and white & black and orange zebra print strips you see on the two back cards are from a pack of Safari Tape I got from Hobby Lobby (they also have a pack of brads to match this tape). 

For the inside of the cards, I simply used some scrap pieces of paper I had lying around from the Safari stack and threw a few different designs together. Tell me what you think! 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Slam Dunk//Play Ball!

Happy Birthday Sports Cards

These cards measure 8"x4" .. For the basketball card (player and "Slam Dunk") I used the Basketball cartridge and I made the baseball card with the Sports Mania cartridge. The "Happy Birthday" is used from Base Camp. 
The basketball on the front of the card and the baseball in between "Play Ball" are brads -- they came in a  pack along with footballs. 
The striped paper in the background is from the Sunshine Paper Pad

You're My Melody

I made these with the music lovers in mind (especially my dad, he loves playing the piano and used to make some really dope beats!).
This is probably one of my favorites and I would love to make more.
It's a 5"x7" card used with the Quarter Note cartridge for the music notes and for the word "melody" on the inside. The inside background sentiment is from Story Book. The paper on the top panel is from the All Dressed Up glitter paper stack, the middle piece with the music notes on the background came from sheets of paper sold individually, and the bottom piece is Cuttle Bugged.

I applied a little bit of Stickles just to give some extra pop to them...

It's Your Day Easel

Wow... there's a lot on this card! Stamps, ribbons, cut outs, stickles, etc... Lol. This is an Easel style card I did for another one of my friend's birthdays. The Cheetah print strip on the top is from the Safari Untamed paper stack, and the inked cheetah print on the bottom is from a stamp set.
I think I used 3 or 4 different cartridges for this card, which I can't remember off the top but if you would like to know I will gladly check when I get home or have my mom check... (I'm away from my studio here at my college apartment).
The cartridges used most likely include Sweet Treats (gift), Once Upon a Princess (Happy Birthday), and Celebrations (It's Your Day and gift).

Life Is Sweeter...

This is one of the very first projects I did with my mom. I was just getting acquainted with the Cricut machine and stamping and wanted to make a card for my best friend's 20th birthday.

For this card, the only cartridge used was Sweet Treats for the cake, confetti, and the "2," and the "0" is a flower from a small set of flower accessories that came from Michael's. The pink background paper came pre-textured. 

I don't remember the exact recipes for some of my early cards, but I will try to recall as much as I can. And if you happen to have any other questions about the cards, just shoot me a comment or message...  between my mother and me, we should be able to answer! 

Our First Post!

Hello All! It's Kristen here... I will be doing pretty much all of the blog posts of the projects my mother and I have done. It will take me a minute to get used to this Blogspot business (we are a little late catching on), but please bear with me!

First off, I'd figure I'd share some of what our work space looks like. Our purple krafting studio! (I like to call it "The Stu")

This space started off as my toy room when I was a little girl -- mostly a room full of Barbies galore.
As I grew out of the Barbie phase we painted it purple (my absolute favorite color for as long as I can remember) and turned it into my "office." I'd do homework, hangout, watch TV, and listen to music in here. became our kraft room! We thought the pink and green accents gave it a nice touch. It quickly became filled with paper stacks, ribbons, glitter, and pretty much everything else the kraft store has. My mom looveessss shopping for all of our supplies -- we can't keep her out of Michael's! Lol. Anywho, this is only one side of the room. To the left is our cartridge bookshelf and to the right is our desk. We also have a TV in there but since it's behind the desk I don't really watch it while I'm krafting (having to turn my back distracts me). I usually just turn up my music and cut away!

I really hope you all enjoy our blog... I will do a few posts today to get it started... let's go!