Sunday, November 8, 2009


So my cousin is having a baby girl in a few months and this coming Saturday is her baby shower. I offered to make the party favors and OMG.....I really love the way they turned out!!!!!

Using my Gypsy I designed a page with all the tags for the menus, then a page for all the butterflies for the guest book.

*Cricut Expression
*Tags Bags Boxes and More Cricut Cartridge (For the menu tags)
*Pooh & Friends Cricut Cartridge (For the butterfly guest book)
*Pink Bazzil Card Stock
Vintage Cream Papertry, Ink Card Stock
Patter Paper: K & Co. Raspberry Collection
Twill from Papertrey, Ink
Blush CTMH Ink Pad
Doodletype Alpha from CTMH
Scallop Punch from EK Success
Offray Ribbon
Martha Stewart Butterfly single punch
Martha Stewart Edge Punch

(*These products can be purchased at

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Hugs, T

Saturday, November 7, 2009


I want to first say that I have had so much fun creating all these projects for Christmas with the Cricut. It was such an honor to be asked to participate and be a part of this amazing event. A HUGE THANK YOU TO JOY, MELANIE and TAMMY!!!!!! This has been an experience of a life time and I will forever be grateful!!!!!

I also want to thank my DT sister Christina from CREATIONS FROM CHRISTINA. She is such an amazing person and friend. Thanks C for all your support during this time.....I had so much fun and I am so grateful for having shared the same week with you.............YOU ROCK GIRLIE!!!!!!

For my gift idea project, I made a set of refrigerator snowflake magnets. As an added bonus, I also altered a wooden gift bag from Michaels to wrap them in.

The base of ALL the magnets shown are first cut out of the Cricut magnet sheets. All the corresponding layers are card stock and pattern paper. I also used my I-top brad maker for the centers of ALL snowflakes.

This gift idea can also be used as a door decor if your front door is metal such as mine:

Gift Wrapping for the Magnet Set:

Products used:
Cricut Expression
Winter Woodland Cricut Cartridge
I-TOP brad maker for the centers of ALL the snowflakes
Twill: Papertrey Ink
Pattern Papers: K & Co and Doodlebug
Card Stock: Papertrey Ink
Misc Jingle bells
Ribbon: Martha Stewart
Wooden gift box: Michaels


Hugs, T

Friday, November 6, 2009

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRICUT.....Special Technique / Fancy Card

OH WOW did I have fun creating this card!!!!!

I used Marion's Special UTEE and Glitter technique which can be found HERE. Watch at your own risk....LOL Some of you have asked about the flowers on my tags......this is the technique I used on them and they look and feel like GLASS - it's awesome.

The large snowflake is from the Winter Woodland Cartridge. The card closes with a magnet piece.

Products used:
Cricut Expression
Winter Woodland Cricut Cartrige
Card Stock: Bazzill
Pattern Paper: Fiskars
Clear Button
Diamond Accents
Twill: Papertrey Ink

My DT sister Christina made a BEAUTIFUL card.....check it out's FABULOUS!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Hugs, T

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Now we all know how much I LOVE making layouts. I am currently working on a scrapbook album of my nephews first year. Each month I make a new layout so this was the perfect opportunity to get ahead of the game.

I made a window/door with a pocket. In the pocket I put 4 tags for journaling and/or pictures. If you notice, the tags are the same shapes as I used yesterday for my gift tag idea. I just LOVE those shapes.

The door/window is cut out at 6" for the bottom layer. This shape can be found on the Winter Woodland cartridge on Page 48 of your manual. The actual door/window is cut using pattern paper at 5 3/4" and in my Gypsy, I welded 4 small squares to make the peek through window and covered it with frosted acetate.

All the tags are cut at approximately 3.5" -4" using the Storybook Cricut Cartridge and the pocket was cut using the Fabulous Finds Cricut Cartridge. The "09" was cut using the Storybook Cartridge.

Products used:
Cricut Expression
Storybook Cricut Cartridge
Winter Woodland Cricut Cartridge
Pattern and glitter paper: K & Co.
Ribbon: Martha Stewart
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Tab Punch: SU
Door Knob: Tim Holtz
Frosted Acetate
Key: Tim Holtz
Twill: Papertrey Ink
Distressing Ink: Tim Holtz
Pop Dots: SU

All the snowflakes and buttons on the word "Frosty" are from K & Co.

Now head of over to Christina's blog DT sister ROCKED her layout challenge - YOU GO GIRL!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Hugs, T

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Well this project was so much fun. I chose to do the TAGS and my DT sister, Christina made the gift wrapping so it worked out PERFECT!!!!!! Don't forget to check out her super fabulous gift wrapping ideas HERE.

I made 4 different tags using four shapes from the Storybook Cricut Cartridge. I designed it in my Gypsy to cut out the opening in the middle so that I could add the acetate.

Products used:
Cricut Expression
Storeybook Cricut Cartridge
Pattern Paper: K & Co.
Card stock: Papertrey Ink
Twill: Papertrey Ink
Prima flowers
K & Co. Stamp set
Stazon Black Ink

HERE IS a short HOW TO video:

Thank for stopping by my blog!!!

Hugs, T

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRICUT.........Home Decor Project!!

Hi everyone....happy Tuesday!!!!

Today I am going to show you how to make a Home Decor Project using both the Winter Woodland Cartridge AND the Storybook Cartridge together with Cricut Magnet Sheets.

You can also make this project using Chipboard instead of Magnet Sheets to use it as a regular wall decor.

Here are a few pictures:

Products used:
Cricut Expression
Cricut Storybook Cartridge
Winter Woodland Cartridge
Pattern papers: Cloud Nine Design; DCWV
Ribbon: Offray
Acetate sheet
Twill: Papertrey Ink
Misc: craft buttons

Enjoy the HOW TO video:

Don't forget to check out my fabulous friend Christina from CREATIONS WITH CHRISTINA for her amazing HOME DECOR project!!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, T

Monday, November 2, 2009

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRICUT.........Simple Card Monday!!

Hello everyone!!! I am excited to be this weeks Guest Designer for Christmas with the Cricut along with my super sweet friend, Christina from Creations with Cristina. For this weeks project we were to use the Winter Woodland Cartridge and the Storybook Cartridge.

I first created my card using Cricut Design Studio but then got the Gypsy and redesigned it on the Gypsy. The .cut file is available HERE.

Products used:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy)
Ribbon: Papertry Ink (Vintage Cream)
Pattern Paper: October Afternoon (Cherry Hill)
Twill: Papertrey Ink
Pearls: Kaiser Pearls
Misc: Jingle bell; Pop dots (SU)

Enjoy the "HOW TO" video:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs, T

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I know - I know.....I have been missing in action but I have been working super hard on my week long projects for CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRICUT......My Guest Designer position begins Monday, November 2, 2009 so be on the lookout for those. There will be two videos included this week.

After my presentations for CWTC, I will be taking a much needed crafting break to revamp our home and get ready for Christmas decorations, move my son to his new room and guess what????? I will get my very own scrapbook room - WOOT!!!!! I will also be enjoying the holidays with my beautiful family!!!!!

See you soon!!!

Hugs, T

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Hi everyone.....last night I did a video on how to load your Cricut Cartridges to your Gypsy. If you have not gotten the Gypsy visit HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK. They have them in stock and ready to ship!!!

The Gypsy is awesome. I have taken it to work and designed some layouts I have in mind.....I LOVE IT!!!!!

Hope you enjoy the video.

Hugs, T

Friday, October 2, 2009


What an amazing week!! I received my new Gypsy and I have not been able to put it down. Each night I learn something new.

If you have been thinking about purchasing the Gypsy, visit HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK. They have them in stock and ready to ship.

I will be making a series of videos for Hallmark Scrapbook to show some of the features that are available on the Gypsy.

Be sure to visit the HALLMARK LADYBUG BLOG as this is where I will be posting my Gypsy videos.

Here is the first one I made.

Have a fabulous weekend!!!

Hugs, T

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Just want to let everyone know about some awesome Blog Candy over at FOLLOW YOUR HEART for Susana's Customs Art and Card Designs!!!!

This coming week there will not only be a set of New mini Stamps designed by Elisabeth Bell but also a set of New mini stamps designed by Victoria Case AND......they are even throwing in the New Ranger Heat It embossing gun as well to the winner!!!

Be sure to visit their blog HERE to read the requirements to enter for a chance to win - this will be easy, fun and exciting!!!!

The winner will be announced midnight EST on the 28th and the new mini collections will available for purchase at 9am EST on the 29th so mark your calendars :o)


Hugs, T

Sunday, September 20, 2009

MY PINK JOUNEY ...... Breast Cancer Mini Album

A good friend of mine was diagnosed with Breast Cancer a few months ago so this album is for her and since Breast Cancer Awareness month is October, I wanted to get this posted right away. I hope this inspires you to make a "PINK" project for this special cause.

Here is video - hope you like it!!!

Hugs, T

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Some more exciting news to share with everyone.......I have been chosen to be this weeks Guest Designer over at HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK!!!!!! The Pumpkin Mini Album will be featured on the Hallmark Ladybugs Blog HERE!!!!!

Thank you Jody and Brad for this amazing opportunity!!!!

For more information on how to be a Guest Designer click HERE.

Hugs always,
Ladybug T

Monday, September 14, 2009


Hello!! I have some exciting news to share with everyone........A few weeks ago I was invited to be a Guest Designer with CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRICUT along with some other AMAZING designers. The week of November 2-7, I will be using the WINTER WOODLAND Cricut Cartridge, together with the STORYBOOK Cricut Cartridge. My good friend Christina from CREATIONS WITH CHRISTINA will also be posting the same week so you will have two projects each great is that??? The rest of the weeks in November, there will also be two guest desginers each week and you are going to LOVE these girls.....I am so happy to be a part of this team.........THANK YOU JOY, TAMMY AND MELANIE.

Now, if you have not visited CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRICUT YET, click are sure to love all the projects and tutorial videos the girls have worked on.

Here is the schedule for November together with the Guest Designers for each week (CONGRATS GIRLS!!! YOU ALL ROCK!!!!):

November 1-7
ME!! Teri (Teriberi's Creations)
Christina (Creations with Christina)

November 8 - 14
Barb (Snowman Lover's Paperie)
Shirley (Okieladybug's Scrap 'n More)

November 15 - 21
Susan (Busy with the Cricky)
Jeannie (A Place for My Cards)

November 22 - 28
Monique (Monkey Doodle Cricut)
Mandy Ferg (The Polka Dot Spot)

Hugs to all, T

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Oh I am so very excited!!! I made my first video over the weekend. My friends Bona and Arlene have a series of videos on Utube that totally ROCK!!! I have learned so much from them over the past few months (thanks girls)

I also want to thank my dear friends Christina (Creations by Christina) and Robyn (My Pink Stamper).....these girls have helped me SOOOOO much in getting me started with videos. TheIR work and their videos are one of a kind!!!

Anywho, here is my video - ENJOY!!


Tuesday, September 1, 2009



This week for our Try it Out Tuesday for Susana's Custom Art and Card Designs, Suzanne challenged the designers to make a card using NO PATTERN PAPER and the twist was to add a charm.

This card features AUD from the new Hearts and Hugs Series 2 Victoria Case for SCACD stamp. She is so cute. Kasi wanted me to paint her pink and yellow so I did. I added pink Shimmerz to her sweater, purse and part of the boots.

I used Papertrey Ink yellow card stock, which I embossed with the swirls Cuttlebug folder, then added pink felt cut with my pinking sheer scissors then sewed onto the cardstock. This created the base of my card front. Then I wrapped some twill from Papertrey Ink which I LOVE!!!! The yellow paper flower was sprtiz with Shimmerz Spritz and the pink Prima flower was painted with pink Shimmerz paint. The loop brad was heat embossed with Scattered Straw Tim Holtz distress embossing powder and the charm was embossed with Tattered Rose Tim Holtz Distress embossing powder.

I want to take this time to thank Susana of SCACD, DT leader Suzanne and all the amazing designers for making my stay with SCACD so amazing. You are all such a wonderful family.......each and every one of you taught me something that I will forever be grateful for. Thanks for all the love and support always. I know deep in my heart that I will always have a home at Susana's Custom Art and Card Designer!!! I LOVE YOU ALL!!!! I made my TIOT card last night with all of my DT sisters in mind.......MY FABULOUS FRIENDS :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog and remember to visit the SCACD Blog HERE.

Big hugs to all, T

Monday, August 31, 2009


YAY....finally got my internet back up!!!

This week over at the BBTB, Regina challenged us to us the Ribbon cut from the Paper Pups Cricut Cartridge. I have been wanting to scrap my daughters first mudding experience and thought this was the PERFECT opportunity since she WAS the Dirtiest Mudder!!!! She had a blast.

All the tags have journaling on the reverse side.

Cricut Expression
Dreams Come True: Splats
Don Juan: Font
Paper Pups: Ribbon
Cuttle Kids: Off Road (the perfect Dune Buggy)
Paper: Bo Bunny
Claudine Hellmuth: Sable Brown Studio Paint (I mixed with a little water and added splashes for a "mud" look)
Smooch: Silver Fox (for parts of the Dune Buggy)
Tim Holtz: Fragments
Washers from Home Depot (used as charms and inked with TIm Holtz Alcohol Inks)
MM: Travel transparencies
Misc: Fibers
Papertrey Ink: Twill

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!! Be sure to stop by the BBTB to see all the other amazing RIBBON projects. Some of the designers are also having their monthly blog hop which starts HERE.

Hugs, t

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Hello everyone!!! This week our Try it Out Tuesday challenge was to make a Notepad or Notebook cover so I decided that since we are soon entering Fall, I would make a "Fall Notes" notebook. Using Autumn, the cute fall girl from the new Hearts and Hugs Series 2 Victoria Case for Susana's Customs Art and Card Design (SCACD), was the perfect image for my project.

After coloring in the image with my copics, I added the Terra Cotta and Tuscan Sun Shimmerz Spritz....first the Terra Cotta at the top end and then the Tuscan Sun all over the entire image. It added an amazing shine to my project. I also added some Cappuccino Baubles - love the color on these.....great for fall projects.

I also added some Tuscan Sun Shimmerz to my Prima flowers - then I added a Loop brad and hung a charm that I distressed with Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Embossing Powder for a rustic look.

FALL NOTES is stamped with the Doodle Alphabet CTMH stamp set then punched with an EK Success circle punch and I added some distress stickles for more bling.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave me comments!!

Hugs to all, T

Friday, August 21, 2009

HOWDY YA'LL.......

YAY - it's Friday!!!! I don't know about you but for me, the week starts and before I know it, it's over just to start all over again. The holidays are right around the corner......

Anywho, as most of you already know, today is the day you can purchase the NEW Hearts and Hugs Collect #2 for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design by Victoria Case!!!! WOOOOO HOOOOO!!!!! Yesterday was the first day the DT did sneak peeks of this awesome collection and they all did a FANTABULOUS JOB!!!!!

For my Friday sneak peek I was assigned the adorable TAYLOR....the cowgirl - yeehaw!!!! (giggles) Immediately after Suzanne gave us this assignment, I knew for sure that I wanted to use my fringe ribbon and cuttlebug horse shoe!!!!

Other supplies: Copics; Long Rectangle Nestabilities; MM gold square brads; Tim Holtz Disressing Ink; Offray ribbon, PTI Twine; SU Tab punch; MM alpha stickers from the Chloe collection.

So what are you waiting for......go to SCACD now to purchase these adorable are going to love them ALL!!!!

Hugs, T

Thursday, August 20, 2009


So are you ready for another ADORABLE stamp set?????? Well check this out..........the New Hearts and Hugs Collection #2 for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design by Victoria Case coming out tomorrow!!!! That's right - TOMORROW and you will love them ALL!!!!

The SCACD design team will be giving sneak peeks today and tomorrow to show everyone this fabulous collection. OK so for my Thursday sneak peek, I had to use the cute little SUSY stamp....isn't she CUTE???? The pattern papers and brad are from the Basic Grey Lemonade Collection.

Other supplies: Diamond Stickles (for her earrings, hair ties and the hearts on her PJ's and Sneakers); Oval Nestabilities, Copics, Prima Fowers, PTI Twine, and those rhinestones letters are from M's but I don't know the brand.

Be sure to check out all the other SCACD designers blogs (listed to the right of my blog) so that you can see the entire Hearts and Hugs Collection #2 for SCACD by Victoria Case and remember that you can purchase these HERE tomorrow!!

In addition, the new code for the blinkie is up at SCACD. Even though the blinkie is the same, the code to the link is different so if you have a VC for SCACD blinkie on your blog, be sure to get the updated code so you can have the correct link.

Have a beautiful day!!

Hugs, T

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


So I have been having sooooo much fun making teacher cards.

This weekend I took out my TEACHER'S APPLE stamp set from Papertrey Ink and used it to make these cards. I also used their Craft and Scarlet cardstock and Scarlet ribbon.

Papertrey Ink's products are so high quality I LOVE THEM ALL!!!

Also, here is the gift card holder. I purchased a variety pack from SHORTCUTS.

Other suppies: Cuttlebug Number Embossing Folder; CTMH Vineyard Berry Ink (PERFECT MATCH for the Scarlet PTI Color); Stickles; Diamond Glaze; Pop Dots; PTI Twine

My sweet friend Christina from Creations with Christina was my inspiration for these cards. She did a video last week using these papers for a teacher card as well . I didn't have that awesome stamp she used so I had to improvise with the numbers embossing folder. Check out her blog HERE and her Utube video HERE. Thanks Christy!!!!!

Hope everyone has a great week!!

Hugs, T


Hello everyone.....hope you are all having a fabulous Tuesday!!!!

So this week Suzanne from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design challenged us to make a Teacher or Student gift. Well since the kids start school on Monday the 24th, I thought I would make this cute pencil holder and card for the teachers.

I used the adorable owl stamps from the Pink Cat Studio called HOOTY OWL. I colored in her glasses with Silver Smooch and the beak in Pumpkin Smooch. The pattern paper is from the new June Bug Basic Grey Collection.

The Pencil Box and Teacher Sentiment on the card are from THE CUTTING CAFE. I love to mix and match different products when creating.

On another note......the winner of the SCACD blog hop is: KraftyChic from NC CONGRATS!!! Thanks to all those participated!!!

One more thing before I go........check back on Thursday and Friday as the SCACD DT we will be having sneak peeks to the new VICTORIA CASE for SCACD Series 2 stamps which will be released Friday, August 21st. There will also be a blog candy on the store blog tomorrow so check make sure to visit HERE.

If you currently have a Victoria Case blinkie on your blog, be sure to update your code. Go HERE to get the new code.

Hugs to all, T

Thursday, August 13, 2009


SOOOOOO, if you like to EXPLORE.....make sure to exlpore I BRAKE FOR STAMPS!!!!!!

This blog hop is a shout-out & thank-you to Della of "I Brake For Stamps" who is a huge behind the scenes helper for Susana's Custom Art & Card Design--she makes all the stamps! All the DT's blogs feature a different project featuring a stamp from Della's store, so make sure and hop all the way through the end. For one lucky HOPPER there will be a prize, but you have to leave a comment on every blog in order for a chance to win. The lucky winner will be picked randomly from comments left on one of the DT's blog's--but it's a MYSTERY which blog it will be! The prize up for grabs is a brand new Ranger Heat Gun--it heats quickly & does NOT blow your embossing powder around--it's FANTASTIC! Now go get hoppin'!!

Now check out SUSAN'S blog HERE for another amazing project.

If you lose your way, the blog hop starts with Suzanne (HERE) and HERE.

Supplies: Cardstock and pattern paper: CTMH; Stamp image: Susanne from the Little Rascals Collection at I BRAKE FOR STAMPS; Copics; Swarovski Crystals; Loop Martha Stewart Punch; Prima Flowers; Sentiment Stamp: CTMH; Shipping tag from Office Max; I-TOP brad maker; Hero Arts: Cloud background stamp and the Old Letter Writing background stamp (used to stamp on the beige flower to add some elements)

IMPORTANT INFO: Della at I BRAKE FOR STAMPS is generously offering this Coupon code for Her Store ONLY!!! Coupon code BLOGHOP for 15% off all purchases.........this coupon Expires the 16th............Only 4 days to use it so GO SHOPPING!!!!!!


Hugs, T

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Stay tuned tomorrow as the SCACD Design Team will be having a blog hop and the prize is........can't say but you will like it!!!! It's to honor someone very special to Susana's Custom Art and Card Designs.....

Have a fabulous day!!!

Hugs, T

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Yes that's right....I truly believe that if you "believe in yourself".....ANYTHING is possible!!!!!

I made this cute card as my TIOT for Susana's Custom Art and Cards Designs. Suzanne challenged us to make a card using pink and black with some yellow. I had so much fun....thanks Suzanne (wink)!!!!!

I used the adorable YOUNG ALEXA stamp from the new Elisabeth Bell for SCACD collection. I tell you....every time I use a new stamps, I think it's my favorite......they are all so beautiful!!!

Supplies: Stamp: Young Alexa (Elisabeth Bell for SCACD); Patter Paper: Dovecraft: A Hint of Pink; Ink: Momento; Copics; Ribbon & Twill: Papertry, Ink; Sentiment Stamp Studio G

Make sure to stop by the SCACD blog HERE to see all the adorable TIOT projects!! Also, make sure to check out SCACD for tons of new products......the new POLAR WHITE & Autumn Flower Soft (YUMMY)......the new BOW MAKER - "EASY BOW" (how cool is that???)......New Smooch colors......well you get it......check it out HERE and shop till ya drop (hee hee hee)

Hugs, T

Monday, August 10, 2009

1st MONTH - BBTB challenge

Happy Monday to all!!! It's time for BBTB challenges and this week we were given a special Teddy die from GO-KREATE and it was perfect for my project. In addition, we had to use the Square Scallop tag from the Celebrations Cricut cartridge.

My brother and SIL had a baby a month ago and I am going to be making them ONE layout a month. Last week I went to their house and took some pictures for this layout.

Here are some more pictures:

Be sure check out the BBTB HERE for other amazing projects.

Hope everyone has a great week!!

Hugs, T