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Cricut Friday: Party Cat Birthday Card

Ready for a meowing good time!

Ready for a meowing good time!

My niece’s birthday is today and she loves cats.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

Fold the orange cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x5.5″ and cut the yellow cardstock to 5.25″x 4″.  Cut all of the pieces for the cat and party hat at 3″.  Adhere all of the layers of the cat and party hat together.  Run the yellow cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Adhere the cat and party hat to the embossed cardstock.

Whenever she comes to visit, she enjoys playing with our cats.  I included her gift in this card, which was a gift card tucked into one of my gift card holders.  I hope she has a fabulous birthday!


Cricut Friday: Monogram Plaque

A great way to update the traditional monogram.

A great way to update the traditional monogram.

I love fonts and thought it would be fun to add my own twist to the monogram.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this plaque:

Cut out the orange “k” at 2″ and the white font shadow at 2″ from the Folk Art cartridge.  Cut out the patterned paper and thin chipboard at 3″ x 3″.  Adhere the patterned paper to the chipboard and then adhere the “k” to the paper.  Apply foil tape to the edges.  Punch holes in the upper corners and string the ribbon.

This project is a fabulous way to use up your paper scraps.  It is charming and would make a great decorative addition to a gift.


100 Posts

100 posts

Unbelievable!  This post is my 100th!  It has been an incredible journey and to think that I have just started.  So much more to do, create, and inspire!  This blog has brought me immense joy and allowed me to be present and creative.  Since starting this blog, I have provided a few guest posts on Think Crafts! and been the most productive creatively in my life.  I am excited to see what the future will bring.  So, let’s continue on this journey and enjoy it together.

You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut. – Dr. Seuss


Hello world!

I never thought I would ever write a blog, but I am at a crossroads in my professional life.  Why not?  I have a definite point of view and want to share it with the world.  Being a creative person, I am always crafting my life.  I am passionate about design, crafting, photography, sewing, art, architecture, cooking and everything in between.  I find inspiration in many places and hope to show you that you can have a beautiful life that is crafted.

Join me on this journey!  I look forward to meeting you.


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