Saturday, December 31, 2011

Birthday cards

Well my birthday card stash is low so it's time to make some more. My new cricut imagine is worth it's weight in gold!! My favorite feature so far is that I can take an image from one of my existing cricut carts and resize and color them with one of the imagine pattern carts. In this case I chose an ice cream cone from the potpourri basket cart and colored them with the imagine Elise pattern cart. It's soooo easy and just buying white paper is going to save storage space in my craft room. Instead of doing all the cuts on different colored paper, they were all made on the same piece of white paper at the same time The tag on the card is from a set of images that came already stored in the imagine another great feature!!!! So here is what I made.........

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Friday, December 30, 2011

My new cricut imagine

My wonderful hubby got me the cricut imagine for Christmas and I love it already. It took some doing to get my gypsy to talk to the imagine but it's all worked out now. I decided to get going on my birthday card stash because it's getting really low so this is the first thing my imagine and I created together. I rather like it. All I did was pick the cuts the sizes and the patterns load the imagine with white paper and it did the rest.....FABULOUS!!!!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011


I'm so excited this Christmas. I finally found the perfect gift for my husband. He loves bacon so much that he buys it by the whole pig. I was watching food network the other night and Michael symon was talking about this great deli that has a bacon of the month club. I was so excited I got out my laptop to check out. Well I needed to make him a card to put the certificate in and I just got two new cricut carts that were perfect. From my kitchen and country life. I hope he loves it as much as I think he will!!!!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Crafty Card Gallery

Jennifer sent a great envelope out again. This one I really had to think about. The goal is to use every item in the envelope sent to you to make a great card. This time I really had to put alot a thought into it. Everytime I thought I was done I changed it. Thanks Jennifer this was fun!!!

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

My wall art

I love my cricut!!! I made some beautiful wall art using the Cindy loo cart. Black paper for the cutout and a nice textured beige behind it for some contrast. I framed it in a 12 x 12 scrapbook page frame and added the red flower on the glass for a pop of color. I think it came out great!!! I might even use them for a great Christmas gift idea....ya never know......

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

A spicy new look

Maybe I was just bored today or my spice jars really did need some help. I used my preserves cart to make the labels and my yourstory to laminate them so they would last longer and my sticker maker to help them stick. After a hard crafting day I am happy with the results. I was going to buy a new spice rack but now I'm happy with mine!!!!

After the makeover......

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Something sweet

Just a sweet little card I made for a past sketch hop at the Crafty Card Gallery a few weeks back. It did come in handy for a birthday I almost forgot about. Super easy to make no real big bells and whistles but I think it came out great. Just some beautiful papers and embellishments.

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Just a little something

This was just a quick page I made for my daughter champagne. She is always being silly this time it was at the mall on an all girl shopping trip with me and her friends. She hopped up onto one of the kiddie rides in the middle of the mall. I just had to snap a shot. I wanted to keep the page simple so I left my cricut alone on this one. Just pretty paper some ribbon, gems and flowers.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Help please

Ok all you crafty ladies I need some crafting help. I ordered a gypsy for my cricut and not really sure what to do now. I wish it came with a manual but not. Who has some good tips to help me out??

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Crafty Card Galley 2nd Sketch Hop

 Welcome to the 2nd Sketch Blog Hop. The first hop last month was so popular we decided to do it again!!! The purpose of this hop is to show how all of these talented bloggers can take the same sketch and come up ...with totally different cards. If you've never used a card sketch before, give it a try! Be sure to check back on Sunday, as there will be some bloggers posting cards on day 2. So sit back & be inspired! If you just happened on the hop, be sure to go to the first stop so you can see the whole hop! Grab your favorite beverage and sit back & hop along with us!
 18 wonderful designers have taken 1 card sketch and transformed it into 18 different and beautiful cards. We hope you get lots of inspiration at each blog you stop at. If you have come here from Jeasire's blog then you have come from the right place. If not swing on back to Jennifer's blog and start from the beginning. Trust me you don't want to miss a single blog in this hop. Don't forget to leave each designer a comment.....we love to hear that our work is admired!!!   Have fun and happy hopping!!!

1 Jennifer

2 Angie

3 Carol

4 Ashley

5 Janet

6 Linda

7 Zenita

8 Jearise

9 Beth

10 Susan

11 Jackie

12 Jamie

13 Kerry

14 Lisa

15 Lynda

16 Dena

17 Kerri

18 Brynn

So without further ado here is the card i made. I tried to keep it simple with just a few found items in my crafting stash.........this time i left "Sally" my cricut with her power shut off.  I just got this new paper that i knew i wanted to use. As I was looking thru my drawers i found this sweet large flower that seemed to brighten up the paper. Then came along these sweet little metal butterflies with a blue accent for the blue paper. Once I found all that the lace trim just jumped off the shelf at me. Hope you like it and join us again for our next sketch hop!!!
Now it's off to Susan's blog for you.....have fun!!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Locker tags

Well the high school football season is almost over here in upstate new york so only a few weeks left for me to make my little jv cheerleaders locker tags. I love to see the look on her face when I show them to her and I always take pictures of her putting them on the lockers.....I do need great pics for my scrapbooks!!!!

Boy do I love my cricut!!!!!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

More locker tags

Hello every one, its week 3 into the high school football season here so another week of locker tags. It's all i seem to do anymore. This week i tried to make it easier for my daughter to hang them up on the lockers so i put magnets on the back so all she had to do was walk by and slap the up.....she wined about the tape i gave her. she got it all wrapped up on her fingers and made a mess. I can see i have alot to teach her about crafting!!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Card Sketch Hop on sept 17 & 18th at the Crafty Card Gallery Blog Day 2

Welcome back everyone for Day 2 of this fabulous card sketch hop. First off i want to say a big congratulations to all the designers for all the wonderful cards from day 1......GREAT JOB!!! I'm glad you have come back to hop with us on day 2, i think we are in store for more wonderful designs. If your new today and want to see the original lineup it is below in my post from yesterday.

Ok, it's now off to today's card. I took the same sketch and this time decided to make it a bit more elegant. I went with a one word sentiment and an all white card with a hint of baby blue. I hope you like it. This sketch hop just goes to prove you can take one design and turn it into hundreds of cards.

Thanks for hopping with us and enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Crafty Card Gallery Sketch Blog Hop Sept 17 & 18th

Hi! Welcome to the Sketch blog hop! The purpose of this hop is to show how all of these talented bloggers can take the same sketch and come up with totally different cards. If you've never used a card sketch before, give it a try! Be sure to check back on Sunday, as there will be some bloggers posting cards on day 2. So sit back & be inspired!
If you came here from Jennifer's blog then you have come to the right place. If not than the line up is listed below, it's always best to start at the beginning and hop right to the end. Remember to hop both days, many of these talented ladies have made two cards for the same sketch to share with you.  HAVE FUN!!!
Well enough with the formalities lets get to the fun. The first card i have made to share with you all on day 1 of the hop is a general card made with cuts from my new favorite cart Create a Critter. I made the money, the vines and the sentiment from the same cart. I added some ribbon, an embellished paperclip and bit of glitter......every thing is better with chocolate and glitter!!!! Super quick and easy to make. I hope this gave you alittle crafting nudge. Check back tomorrow to see the same sketch but a different way.
Now it's off to Kerry's Blog to see what she has in store for you!!!
Thanks for hopping to my page

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Locker Tags

Well it's locker tag time again at school for the big game this weekend. So I hit my favorite craft store this morning for supplies. This time I picked up enough to get me thru the rest of the football season. So without further ado here is what the best lockers are wearing Friday.....

For her big sister cheerleader on varsity.....

And for her 3 football players.....

She hand wrote a message to each player so she could say that she made them. I guess I will let her take the

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Card Sketch Hop on sept 17 & 18th at the Crafty Card Gallery Blog

Hey you want to see what 14 super talented ladies have done with just one card sketch?? Well i do so come join us on September 17th and 18th to check out all that we have created at the Crafty Card Gallery Blog. Make sure you hop thru on both days as many of us have made 2 cards from the same sketch. The hope will start right at the Crafty Card Gallery Blog and you can see a full list at each blog you visit. Make sure you leave a comment for each talented makes us feel happy to know you hopped on thru. want to peak at my creation early???? I can't show you early....ok but just a small peak......

Ok that's more peaking. Come hop with us this weekend!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

See Caity Grow

Just a sweet little double layout so I can always watch my little Caitlyn grow up. I wanted to keep the colors simple so the pictures would stand out but I still tried to make both pages look different. I think it came out great!!!

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Hello everyone

Just wanted to re share a few cards I made last month for my guest designer week at the Crafty Card Gallery Blog. All made with "Sally" that's what I call my cricut....I just love that thing!!!!

Not too early to think Christmas!!!

Inside the new thing is to make the inside pretty too!!

Thank you for checking them out!!

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Football Time

Well my daughter made JV Cheerleading.....Go Hawks!!!! This means I get to put my crafting skills to work every week making locker tags for her big sis cheerleader on varsity and her football players. The first game is tomorrow so the locker tag had to be cool she said. This is what I came up with.

Thank goodness for my cricut and the celebrations cart. I used the party hat to make the megaphone and the puff on top of the hat for the pom poms. Not bad for my first try. When I showed it to her she thought it looked plain and made me add teal and hot pink glitter dots. Oh well next time I'll keep that in mind

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Crafty Card Gallery Blog

I know it has been a bit since i have been here...... but come with me all this week starting tomorrow to the Crafty Card Gallery Blog. I am the guest designer for the week and have lots of great projects and ideas to share with you. After my guest week i will be back with cards, layouts and fun for you.

Monday, August 1, 2011

A layout of my girls

Well back to the scrapbook pages. The pictures are piling up and are screaming at me. This is a page i made of my girls. I also used one of the pictures back in june to make the father's day cards for all our dads. I wanted the page to be free flowing and fun just like the girls. The picture came from a trip to Jo-Ann fabrics. Both the girls hate to go craft shopping with me so as i was looking at all the goods the girls came up behind me and said....hey mom....turn around. I laughed soooo hard i could not breath.

papers: BoBunny
ribbon: my minds eye
stickers and embellishments: all BoBunny
punch: Martha Stewart double loops
the memory: PRICELESS

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Goodbye #2!!

This card is for my friend karen who is leaving our store family as well. She loves butterflies so i knew the card needed 1 or 2 of them. I am still in love with using my new create a critter cart so i used it again!!! The real funny thing is that karen just ordered new glasses the morning of her party and they are pink and black and so is her card.....she was excited!!!
papers: Brazzill & colorbok
butterflies: create a critter cart
flower: walk in my garden cart
gems: my stash

It doesn't have to be complicated to be loved by someone!!

Friday, July 29, 2011


Well another card for another event in my life. My best buds jan and karen after 13 years have decided to leave our store family and change careers. I call it a midlife crisis but.....they are happy and its nice to see. They both went and got their CDL licence and are going to dive big trucks.....WOW!!! So we are gonna have a get together and it required a card so her s the one i made for Jan. Soooo cute and sweet and fast to make. This little bee is wishing her well and letting her know she will "bee" missed but always remembered.
paper:we r memory keepers
create a critter cart: bees and bee hive
bronze stickles to make the dripping honey
buttons and flowers: my stash

the hive hides the last sentiment when the card is closed.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hoppy Birthday!!!

Well its been awhile since i have been here but those darn home improvements just don't do themselves. So here is a sweet card i made for a special persons mom.....with the new cart i just got in the mail and i love it!!! Create a critter cart is so cute, it should come with every new cricut!!! My mom loves frogs so i just had to put freddy the frog on her card.
paper: s.e.i and we r memory keepers
cuddlebug and swiss dots folder
pink stickles
ribbon: my minds eye
journal tag (inside): fancy pants designs

So cute and cheery....i hope it will make her day!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Then and Now

I decided today to show you all a "Then and Now" post. I started scrapbooking several years ago because i wanted to do something pretty with my wedding pictures. From there is has grown to a love of card making. I wanted to see just how far i have come so i got out the first ever page i make and compared it to the most recent page. Boy was i surprised.....i just might have to go back and redo some of the earlier pages. When i started all i had was some paper, my kitchen fiskars and an overwhelming feeling as i went into my local craft store. Now i have a whole room full of stuff but still feel overwhelmed at time. There are ten thousand ways to complete each project and its hard to pick one!! So i wanted to share my first page with you and my latest page. Here we giggling!!!

I would love to see your "Then and Now" so link your blog post in your comment. I would love to share how we are all growing together!!!

Lordy Lordy my husband is 40!!!

Today is a special day in the Miller house. Marc my husband is 40 today!! So while he is off at work for the day my daughters and i are getting to party ready. We have been together since i was 13 and i don't recall anyone ever giving him a birthday party.....boy do i feel bad.  So here is the card that we will be giving him tonight. I wanted to do something manly but still cute and i think i got it......after 5 tries and lots of glue removal!!!
paper: we r memory keepers
ribbon: my minds eye
cupcakes: ek success

Now that the card is to make the best cake ever....any ideas anyone???

yes!!!! this is my fabulous husband jumping on the hotel bed....and he yelled at the girls for the same thing!!!   LOVE YOU HONEY!!!

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