Birthday Girl

I’m up on the BasicGrey blog today with a new scrapbook page featuring BasicGrey cut files (available in the Silhouette store) and a cut file created by me! 🙂 This is the first time I have created a cut file and I had a lot of fun doing it.



BasicGrey Spice Market Collection: Sea Salt paper, Paprika paper, Cardamom paper, Cloves paper, 6×6 paper pad, Element Stickers, Title Stickers, Printed Chipboard Shapes, Printed Chipboard Alpha,Snippets
Other Supplies: Sewing Machine and black thread, White cotton string, Scissors, Trimmer, Adhesive, Foam Squares, Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine, Embossing Machine & Folder
BasicGrey Cutting Files Used from Silhouette Store: Super Duper Fantastic, BasicGrey Boy Shapes



The rainbow, banner shapes and icons decorating the balloons are BasicGrey shapes that are available in the Silhouette online store. The handwritten “Birthday” word and the balloons are cut files that you can download at THIS POST on the BasicGrey Blog or by clicking the icon below.






I love titles with mixed fonts and thought it would be fun to use my own handwriting in this title. I wrote the word “Birthday” on a sheet of paper several times using a black marker and then scanned it to create the svg cut file. It was fun! And I hope to make more in the near future.

Thanks for coming by! Have a great day!


Wild For You! and a Heads Up About a Giveaway

Happy Friday to my Creative Friends! I’ve been missing in action for a few days as I have been working on several projects that are due later this month. I will be sharing those with you soon! But today I have a fun Valentine’s Day layout to share with you using the Noel Mignon February 2014 Book of Love kit (sorry, sold out).

Before I get into that, I wanted to let you know about a GIVEAWAY that is happening on the 3 Birds Design Facebook page. This past week on the 3 Birds Design blog you have been able to take a look at the new collection, Graceful Season. Today 3 Birds Design is giving away the amazing Quilled Cardmaking Kit before you are able to buy it. For more details and a link to the 3 Birds Design Facebook page, be sure to stop by at the 3 Birds Design Blog today HERE.


Valentine’s Day gets me in the mood for all things cutesy, sweet, and punny! I tend to go crazy with the die cutting machine and this page is no exception. The cool thing about this page?! A lot of the die cuts on here are absolutely FREE and available to you in the Freebies section at! I will include full instructions below, so that you can recreate this page if you would like. 🙂


SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon February 2014 Book of Love Kit, Cardstock (black, red, green, kraft, pink, white), Patterned Paper (Jillibean Soup Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup – Red Pepper Flakes, Label Stickers; Fancy Pants Designs Beloved – Devotion; Echo Park Paper Head Over Heels – Forever and Ever), Red/White Shimmer Bakers Twine, Black Pearl Stickers (for lion’s eyes), My Mind’s Eye Heart Enamel Stickers (for lion’s nose), Paper Clip, Date Stamp, Ink Pads (Gray, Black), Heidi Swapp Shimmer Spray, Embossing Machine, Teresa Collins Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Smitten Embossing Folder
SVG Cuts Collections Used:
A2 Lace Edged Cards SVG Collection (scalloped heart background, stamp frame around photo)
Wild Child SVG Collection (jungle leaves, the word “Wild” in the title)
Chevron Strips Freebie from 1.06.2012 (chevron border strip)
Cute Lion Freebie from 1.13.2014 (large layered heart and lion)
Valentine Captions Freebie from 1.06.2012 (the heart and “4U” in the title)
Red Rose Freebie from 1.21.2010 (roses)


Last year was an eventful one for my son. He had his first dance with his 6th grade class, received a Valentine from his crush, and earned money to give her back a gift (a stuffed animal and rose … he even raided my stash to make her a handmade card! 🙂 ) The Cute Lion Freebie by SVG Cuts reminded me of the stuffed lion that he bought and I knew I had to use it on this page. I didn’t have the exact color of pink cardstock that I wanted to use, so I created my own using the Heidi Swapp Blush Color Shine Spray included in my Book of Love kit. I love how evenly and consistently these sprays go on. Once my sheet was dry, I had a beautiful piece of shimmery pink cardstock to load into my die cut machine. Not only did I use it to cut out the lion, but also the background for the word “wild,” and the “4U” letter/number on the heart.


The roses also get a shimmery treatment from the Heidi Swapp Blush Color Shine spray. I cut out both the bottom layer and the top layer from red cardstock. I set aside the top layer and then used the spray to give the bottom layer a fine mist. The result is a tone-on-tone look that adds depth to the cut.


I know that roses do not have jungle leaves in nature. 🙂 But I think they look super cute together on this page … the combination helps to strengthen the “Wild for You” theme I have going on. 🙂 If you would like the cut sizes and full instructions for this page, be sure to click on the download below.


And while you are over at, be sure to check out the lastest free download with a purchase of $9.98 … the Instant Memories SVG Collection.


Thanks for coming by! Enjoy your weekend!


Bark. Bark. Bark.

Last week was Pet Week on the Cricut Blog and I was so happy because I have been wanting to create a page about our sweet pup, Kiki. This little dog of ours has stolen our hearts. She is a friend to my kids when there is no one else around to play with, she is always there to offer a snuggle, and is always happy to see us. She has blessed our lives and we are so grateful for her!

I picked up this darling WOOF Mini Theme set by Echo Park Paper a little while ago and was happy to put it to use! I adore all of the pet related words watermarked on all of the patterns. Too cute! I used the Nate’s ABC’s cartridge to create the puppy and pet food bowl. I added definition to the dog with chalk and created his nose and eyes using pearl stickers. Next, I added rhinestones to the polka dots on the dog bowl. The circle cut behind the dog was embossed using the Cuttlebug machine and the Traffic Jam embossing folder. I used my scissors to cut out the “Bark” word bubbles from the other side of the striped patterned paper and added them around my puppies.

Normally, I would reach for buttons to accent this kind of page, but I wanted to add a girly touch since our dog is a girl . . . I found these rose brads from an American Crafts Dear Lizzy Christmas line in my stash and thought they added just enough of a feminine touch. 🙂

Thanks for coming by! Enjoy your Sunday!

Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression Electronic Cutting Machine, Cuttlebug Machine, Cricut Craft Room
Cricut Cartridges Used: Nate’s ABC’s (1″ pet bowl, 3.5″ dog), Plantin SchoolBook (4.5″ circle)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Used: Traffic Jam
Other Supplies Used: Cardstock (dark brown, brown, kraft, white, dark red, dark teal, aqua, yellow, green), Patterned Paper (Echo Park Paper), Rhinestones (My Mind’s Eye), Vellum, Pearls (KaiserCraft), Flower Brads (American Crafts), Photo Corner Punch (Stampin’ Up), Brown Distressing Ink, Chalks (Pebbles Inc.), Needle & Brown Floss, Black Journaling Pen, Trimmer & Scissors, Foam Squares, Adhesives

Magical Memories

Hello, friends! Are you gearing up for another great weekend? I’ve been on a roll lately scrapping some family vacation memories and today I have a Disney page to share. Typically, when people think of scrapping their Disney pages they reach for the red/white/black/yellow colors that are so iconic of Mickey Mouse. This time, I took my inspiration from the bright colors of Disney cartoons, instead. So what makes this page feel “Disney” . . . how about a magical, Cricut castle cut?!

The castle cut is from the Wrap It Up Cartridge anchored on an oval created with the Cake Basics Digital Cartridge. Stars act as a great supporting element to the castle cut! The felt star stickers are oldies, but goodies. I updated them a bit by adding plastic stars on top of them.

I added circle mats to the circular pages on the left page with the Cake Basics cartridge. The “Magical” letters were cut using Martha Stewart All Occasions Cake Art Digital Cartridge. The banner image from the Jubilee cartridge was stretched on my Gypsy Design Device and used to house the word “memories” (cut with the Billionaire Digital Cartridge). All of my other page accents were items that I had in my stash. I used my Cuttlebug Machine to emboss a few layers of the castle with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.

See the “Remember” tab stamp? I created that myself! Woot! Woot! Last year I bought the Teresa Collins Stampmaker from and I had yet to try it out. Ummmm . . . LOOOOOOVE this thing!!!! I am totally addicted now! It took me a few tries to get the hang of it (didn’t quite figure out that I had to “flash” the back of the stamp first for the smaller pieces to stay put), but I can’t wait to create more stamps!

Thanks for letting me share my page with you today. I’ll be back tomorrow with another Disney page. Hope to see you then!

Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression Electronic Cutting Machine, Gypsy Handheld Design Device, Cuttlebug Machine, Cricut Craft Room
Cricut Cartridges Used: Wrap It Up (Castle), Cake Basics – Digital (Oval, Circles), Jubilee (Banner), Martha Stewart All Occasions Cake Art – Digital (Font: Magical), Billionaire – Digital (Font: Memories)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Used: Swiss Dots
Other Supplies Used: Cardstock (brown, white, red, green, yellow, aqua), Patterned Paper (My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Two “Rosy” collection), Felt Star Stickers (ProvoCraft), Plastic Stars (Unknown, purchased at Michael’s), “Together” Sticker (KI Memories), Mickey Button Stickers (EK Success), Journal Card (Collage Press), “Good Times” Sticker (October Afternoon), Letter Stamp Stickers (Martha Stewart Crafts), Black Gel Pen, Dark Brown Distressing Ink (Colorbox), Adhesives (Scotch), Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)