Sunday, October 30, 2011

autumn wishes

Hello everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
I hope your weekend has been going well.  It's been a nice, stay at home weekend here and I have really enjoyed spending some time in my craft corner.  Today is my turn to post on the Pink By Design blog and I would like to share my card here with you as well...

A few weeks ago, I created a bulletin board at my church using burlap as the background.  Ever since that bulletin board, I have been thinking about adding burlap to a card.  So, with fall just around the corner (at least I hope it makes it southeast Alabama soon), I though it might just be the perfect time to give it a try.

I really love the extra texture it added to this cute little fall card!  I also used the following:

* Autumn Celebrations cartridge for the acorn and leaves
* Art Philosophy cartridge for the sentiment mat
* Bountiful Blessings stamp set from Pink By Design
* Natural Botanical paper stack from Paper Studio
* Distress Ink in Vintage Photo

I also prettied up the inside of my card...

I really like the way this fall card turned out and I soooo hope that fall makes an appearance in my little corner of the world very soon!  If you would like more info and/or instructions on my card, all the details (along with lots of photos) are on my post at Pink By Design.  I would love for you to pay me a visit over there!  If you stop by, please leave me a comment so that I know you stopped in!

Thanks so much for your visit and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!  See you soon!
Until next time,

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pink By Design SNEAK PEEK!

Hello everyone and welcome to my little corner of the crafting world!
I'm happy that you could join me today because I have a little sneak peek to share with you!
The one one and only Sarah from Pink By Design  has some fabulous new stamps that will be released on November 4th!  The release will be aired on ustream at 8:30 won't want to miss it!  In the meantime, the design team is sneaking peeks all over the place!  You can catch some of these wonderful creations on the Pink By Design Facebook page.  And, I'm going to share one with you right now....

This was a fun card to make...I am so loving the Art Philosophy flowers and Course glitter!

* Papers - sei Black Orchid paper stack for the card and Coredinations for the flowers.
* I used the Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Grand Labels Eleven for my card base.  I used the largest die to cut the blue layer, folding it in half to create my card.  The next size die was used on the printed paper. I cut it in half, using one half as a layer on my card and one half on the inside of my card.
* Flowers - Cricut's Art Philosophy cartridge.  I used the flower found on page 69, cutting two at 4 inches and one flower at 4.5 inches.  I inked up the edges using Tim Holtz's Rusty Hinge Distress ink.  Then I applied Glossy Accents to the flowers and sprinkled on some of Martha Stewart's course glitter.

 * The sentiment mat is also from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  This image is found on page 66 and is cut at 1.5 inches.  I added Glossy Accents to the black layer and sprinkled on more of that fabulous course glitter.
* And...the sentiment....isn't that just a lovely thought!  This whole set is just filled with wonderful, fun, inspiring thoughts.  You are gonna love this one!  Don't forget, you can see the complete set and all the other great new stamps on Friday, November 4th!

And, here's the inside of my card....

I hope you have enjoyed my little sneak peek today!  Keep watching the Pink By Design Facebook Page for more details and sneak peeks on these wonderful new stamps!

Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time,

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Life Is Sweeter With You

Hello everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
It's Tuesday and time for another Card Creating Tuesday over at My Cricut Craft Room.  I hope you will stop by and see all the wonderful creations put together by the talented Design Team members, I know you will enjoy your visit!

I have a sweet little card to share with you today.  This was made with my granddaughter, Emma in mind...

*  Cardstock - DCWV - The Sweet Shack
* White mat - Cricut's Something to Celebrate cartridge, cut at 5 inches.
* Lollipop - Something To Celebrate cartridge, cut at 4.5 inches.  I inked up the edges using Ranger's Worn Lipstick and Memento's Pear Tart.  I covered the lollipop in Glossy Accents and sprinkled on Martha Stewart's Course glitter in Crystal.
* Flower - Cricut's Sophisticated cartridge, cut at 2 inches.  I inked up the edges and covered with Glossy Accents and more of the course glitter.
* Sentiment is from the Say It Sweet stamp set by Pink By Design.  This is an exclusive stamp set available at the My Cricut Craft Room store.  
* Bling and ribbon are from my stash of embellishments.

I think Emma is gonna love this super-sweet, glittery, fun card!
I hope you have enjoyed your visit today and I look forward to seeing you again soon!
Don't forget to stop by My Cricut Craft Room and see what the Design Team has in store for you!

Until next time,

Monday, October 24, 2011

Ghostly Greetings

Good Monday Morning!
Welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner and another Challenge Me Monday.
Mondays are always fun over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog because every Monday comes with a fun new challenge.  This week's challenge is called....
Spooky Time
and the challenge is to include a ghost somewhere on your project.  Remember that you must also include at least one Cricut cut on your project!

I created my card for this week's challenge with my son in mind. Even though he is all grown up, I like to send him cards, especially on holidays and fun days like Halloween.  And, even though he is all grown-up, I think he likes to receive a card from home every once in awhile!  I kept this one very shiny frou-frou!  Not easy for me.....

Definitely a no-frills sorta card!

* Papers are from DCWV Ghosts  Goblins paper stack
*I used a Martha Stewart punch along each side of the orange patterned paper
* Black grosgrain ribbon along each side of orange patterned paper
* Ghost is from Cricut's Happy Hauntings cartridge - cut at 4 inches and inked with black ink
* Glossy Accents on eyes and mouth of ghost
* Sentiment is from Pink By Design stamp set Ghostly Greetings
* Black half pearls are from Recollections
Inside of card...

And that's my Spooky Time card!  I hope you hop on over to FCCB and check out the fabulous projects put together by our fabulous Design Team!  After your visit...go...get creative...then link  up your project!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Until next time,

Friday, October 21, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Hello everyone and welcome to my little corner!
It's Friday again and time for another Festive Friday over at My Cricut Craft Room.  Festive Fridays are all about projects for the holiday...any holiday.  It can be for Christmas, Halloween, Easter...any holiday at all.  So, you never know what you might find on a Festive Friday!

With October being almost over, I am hard at work on my Christmas cards and gift tags. I love
Christmas and I love sending Christmas cards to people I love.  However, I do NOT love creating the same card in multiples....I just get bored too easily I guess.  So, everyone on my list gets an original card.  This works out pretty nice for me because I get to try out all sorts of styles and layouts!  For this card, I thought I would try my hand at a card using some non-traditional Christmas colors....

To be honest, I wasn't very fond of this color scheme at first, but it's beginning to grow on me!

* Patterned paper - My Mind's Eye Wonderful Winter paper stack
* Solid paper - Paper Studio
* Green & ivory mat - Art Philosophy cartridge found on page 31 - cut at 3.5 inches
* Christmas ornament - Art Philosophy cartridge. Image found on page 33 - cut at 2.75 inches.  I covered the red layer in Glossy Accents and sprinkled with Martha Stewart's glitter in Garnet.
* Sentiment mat - hand cut and stamped using the Pink By Design stamp set Old Time Christmas.
* Striped banners - Art Philosophy - cut at 1.75 inches.
* Brown gems are from Close To My Heart
* Brown, ruffled ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and the tiny ivory ribbon is from my ribbon stash.

I may not be sure about the colors of this card, but I do love that sparkle!

And that's my Festive Friday project for today! I sure hope that you have enjoyed stopping by today.  I always look forward to your visits and kind guys make my day!  I hope you will take a few minutes and stop by My Cricut Craft Room to see what the other lovely ladies on the Design Team have to share with you today.

Until next time,

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

One More Halloween Journal

Hello everyone and welcome!  Can you stand just one more Halloween journal?
Remember those cute little journals I made from notebooks I found at Target for a dime?  If you missed that post, you can see it HERE.  Anyway, shortly after sending them home with the kids, Emma's journal sort of had a "mishap".  Thinking it may have had a bit of sibling rivalry involved...hmmm...if you know what I mean!  So, I got a phone call from Miss Emma, and yes there were tears...asking me to please make her another journal.  And....could this journal maybe have a witch on it?.....and could that witch maybe be on a broom?  So...what's a Nonna to do?  Back upstairs to my corner to make yet another Halloween journal.  Special order, no less.....

Emma's new, improved, custom journal....

*I used the witch from Happy Hauntings cut at 5.25 inches.
*I placed her on a moon that I cut out and inked up with black ink then covered with lots and lots of course glitter from Martha Stewart.
*I blinged up her hat with black glitter and her dress with a few orange gems.
*Letters for Emma's name are from Kate's ABCs cut at 1.5 inches, inked up and glittered.

I'll be seeing Emma after school today and I hope this journal lives up to the one she has created in her head!  I also hope this one survives more than one or two days!

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!
Until next time,

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Halloween Treats!

Good morning everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
Today is my turn to post on the Pink By Design blog and I wanted to share my cute little Halloween treats project with you here also...

Can you tell that these are made from paint sample cards?  I think these are just so much fun!  And, they were super easy and super fast to put together.  If you would like more information, I have the supply list, instructions and cut measurements listed for you on my post at Pink By Design.  If you stop over, please leave me a comment and let me know that you dropped by!

More photos...

I so love that the dark purple paint is called Magic Spell !
I think I want a job naming paint colors!
And there you go! A simple, cute, fun Halloween treat!  I hope you have enjoyed my project today.  Don't forget to stop by Pink By Design for all the details!

Until next time,

Friday, October 14, 2011

Festive Friday!

Hello everyone and welcome!  I sure hope you are having a Festive Friday!
As you may already know, I am one of the designers over at My Cricut Craft Room and I love posting on Fridays.  Festive Friday is all about creating something with a holiday or party in know..something to celebrate!  Posting on Fridays has really helped get me moving on my Christmas cards and tags for this year. 

I love pretty packages at Christmas.  I love the gorgeous wrapping paper that is available and I love making big, loopy bows from wide ribbon and tulle.  I also love being able to finish up my wrapped gift with a special tag that adds just a bit more sparkle and shine. Today I would like to share with you two new tags to add to my gift wrap selection this year...

I started with plain Manila tags and covered them with cute cardstock from K&Company's Secret Santa paper stack.  I found the white "fur" in the Christmas scrapping section at Hobby Lobby.  I think it adds a nice touch, but it is really, really messy!  Bits of fluff are still floating around my craft corner!

The Christmas tree is from Winter Frolic and is cut at 4.5 inches.  I inked up the edges and used pink gems for ornaments.  The star is covered in Tinsel glitter from Martha Stewart.

The stocking is cut from Doodlecharms at 3 inches.  The red portion is embossed with the Candy Cane embossing folder and the white parts are covered in Tinsel glitter by Martha Stewart.  The mat was created using Spellbinders' Lacy Ovals (green layer) and Classic Ovals (white layer) dies. The sentiment is from the Christmas Wishes stamp set by Pink By Design.

For the back of my tags, I used the Eyelet Circles and Labels 11 dies from Spellbinders.  The "to and from" sentiments are from the Christmas Wishes stamp set by Pink By Design.

That's my Festive Friday project for today! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed your visit.  Don't forget to stop by My Cricut Craft Room to see what our talented design team has to share with you!

Until next time,

Monday, October 10, 2011

Challenge Me Monday...

Happy Monday to you and Happy Columbus Day!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and for those of you who also have today off...enjoy!
It's time for another Challenge Me Monday over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and we have a fun challenge for this week....

Decor And More!
* Remember that your project must have at least one Cricut cut on it somewhere!

I have been working on a lot of Halloween and Christmas projects over the last few weeks, so I thought it was about time try my hand at a Thanksgiving project.  I used Cricut's Celebrate With Flourish for all the cuts on today's projects...

For my project, I started with 6 X 6 canvas squares that I picked up at Michael's.  I painted each square with Delta's Red Iron Oxide...

Next, I cut 2 layers for each canvas.  The dark brown layer of cardstock is cut at 5.5 X 5.5 inches and the printed olive green cardstock is cut at 5.25 X 5.25 inches.  I inked up the edges of each layer using Versafine's Vintage Sepia ink and adhered the layers together using glue only in the center because my next step is to use my sewing machine for a zig-zag stitch....

After stitching all around the layers, it's time for some ribbon.  I knew I wanted to use some Crinkle ribbon, but I wanted a different look.  So, back to my machine to add a gathering stitch down the length of my ribbon. After stitching, gently pull the thread to gather your ribbon...

I used 3 different Spellbinders die cuts for the sentiment mats (details to follow) and the sentiments are all from the Bountiful Blessing stamp set from Pink byDesign.   After adjusting my ribbon and sentiment mats, I adhered the cardstock layers to each canvas piece. I used Zip Dry glue for this step. Next, I cut, layered and added my images.  I will have the measurements for you under each individual photo...

Pilgrim Hat
 * The hat is cut at 4. 75 inches.  I used Glossy Accents on the flourishes and on the buckle.
* I cut extra leaves at various sizes (2 -3.5 inches) and embossed them with Forrest Branches.
* The mat for this canvas was cut with Spellbinders' Ribbon Tag Trio.
* The turkey is cut at 4.5 inches. I added Glossy Accents to the flourishes. 
* This sentiment mat is from the Spellbinders die Lacy Ovals.
* I tucked a couple of leaves under the mat and in the bottom corner.
* The cornucopia is cut at 2.75 inches.  I added Glossy Accents to the flourishes and to the pumpkin.
The sentiment mat is from Spellbinders' Grommet Tags.  I added a couple of brown gems to either side of the sentiment and tucked a few leaves around the sides of the mat.

I am really happy to have some new Thanksgiving decor for my home this year!  I hope you have enjoyed your visit with me today and I look forward to hearing your thoughts about my project.  Please stop by the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and see what the other designers have created for your inspiration today!  I happen to know that there are some fabulous projects waiting for you!

Until next time,

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Happy Birthday

Good Morning!
I hope you are having a wonderful day!  It's Sunday and time for Card Creating Sundays over at My Cricut Craft Room.  I'm really happy that you stopped by for a visit today because I have a really sweet birthday card to share with you.

I used the new Cricut Circle Cartridge Sophie for my card today.  This cart is loaded with some beautiful images.  I haven't been too crazy about most of the Circle cartridges, but I LOVE this one!


* These gorgeous patterned papers are from the Flea Market paper stack by Colorbox.  I love those blues and pretty!
* Solids are from Coredinations and Bazzill.
* I ran a strip of tape across the top of my striped mat and gathered a piece of cream ribbon.
* The lovely oval mat was created with the Spellbinders die Lacy Ovals and Classic Ovals. I cut 2 layers of the green cardstock and used pop dots to adhere them together, lifting my image off the card a bit. I also inked up the edge of the cream colored oval with brown ink and added a few gems from Close To My Heart.
* The Cricut cartridge Sophie was used for that beautiful bird and birdcage.  I cut the image out at 3. 5 inches. Before gluing the bird onto the image, I sprayed the birdcage with Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold for a bit of shimmer.  After the Glimmer Mist was dry, I added the bird using pop dots.

* The mat for my sentiment is cut from Cricut's Art Philosophy cartridge.  I used the label found on page 56 and cut it at 1 inch.  Again, I cut the bottom layer out twice and used pop dots to add some dimension and lift.
* The birthday sentiment is from the Pink By Design stamp set Crikey.  I added a couple more of those fabulous gems to either side of my sentiment. 

In this photo, you can see all the layers and dimension added by using pop dots...

I was really happy with the way this card turned about you?  I really do love to hear your comments and any suggestions you may have...just be kind!
Ok...I hope you will pop on over to My Cricut Craft Room and see what the talented ladies over there have to share with you today.  Hope to see you soon....

Until next time,

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

You're Amazing

Good morning everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
I have a fun project to share with you today....and...the winner of my Halloween treats from the Pink By Design Halloween Blog Hop! know I'm gonna do the project first, so just bear with me (no scrolling to the bottom)!
Do you know one of those people who just always seems to have something nice or something kind to say?  Someone who just puts you in a better mood after chatting?  Someone who goes out of their way to do something nice?  If you know the kind of friend I'm talking are blessed!  I have one of those friends and I do feel blessed each time I speak with her.  Anyway, I wanted to make a special little card to let her know that I think she is an amazing person....

I love how "girly" this card turned out!

*  I created my card base using the Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities die Grand Scalloped Squares on white cardstock.
* Using the same die, I cut 4 more squares using this gorgeous paper from Paper Studio.  This is from the Ooh La La paper stack....I LOVE it!
* I inked up all the edges using Ranger's Worn Lipstick and adhered the layers together, having the width of one scallop showing and trimming off the excess at the top.
* That fabulous ribbon was sent to me from my dear friend Eva and is from Tim Holtz.
* The flower (oh how I love this flower!) is from Flower Shoppe.  I just received this cart and could not wait to give it a try!  I have to admit, the first two flowers I worked on didn't make the cut! But, I'm thinking...3rd times the charm cause I love this one!  I used the example on page 12 of the handbook and cut all the layers at 3 inches, inked up the edges and added a gem to the center.
* Sentiment - Enjoy The Journey from Pink By Design.

So...I was pretty happy with the card, but wanted a little something extra.  Remember those 66 extra composition notebooks that I just happen to have on hand?  Well...I pulled one of those out....

You know, we all need a place to record our special thoughts and dreams.  I think this little book will do the job nicely!

* Same die cut, same papers, same ink.
* That dreamy sentiment is from the Sophisticated Cricut cartridge and is cut at 1.5 inches.
 * More of that gorgeous ribbon and a bit of bling really added to the "girly" look.

And here's the set...

Ok...thanks for bearing with me through my project!  I'm thinking it's time to name a winner!
I had an amazing 107 comments on my post for the blog hop! Wow! A big thank you to all of you for stopping by and leaving such wonderful comments!  You guys make my day!  So, I put the numbers in the Random Number Generator and this is what I got....

Number 6
Diane Hodrick said...
You got 70! The cashier must have loved that! For 10 cents a piece, I don't blame ya. And, I love the idea of using duck tape down the binding. I always wondered about that. I have two to alter, and I thought I had good deal at 2 for a dollar. ;) I love the mini monsters on the boys' notebooks. They couldn't be any cuter! And, of course, I love the girls' versions too....anything with bling and color and I'm off. So going to come back here when I get ready to alter mine. I love your ideas. Thanks for sharing your secrets!
Congrats to you Diane!  I'll be contacting you for your address!  Ok, guess that's it for me today.  As always I appreciate your visit and your comments! Have a great day!
Until next time,

Monday, October 3, 2011


Happy Monday everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  It was a busy one around here, I played along with 2 Blog Hops this weekend. was a hopping weekend...literally!
On Saturday, I was part of the Pink By Design Halloween Blog Hop.  There were some fabulous prizes up for grabs at this hop and there may still be time to get in on a chance to win.  I have a fun give away on my post and you have until tomorrow night to enter.  You can see that post HERE.

Yesterday was the second day of the 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop by My Cricut Craft Room.  There were lots of great projects and some fun give aways on this hop also.  You can see my post for this hop Here. if that weren't enough....Sunday was also my day to post on the Pink By Design blog!  (Did I mention that it was a busy weekend?)  Because of the hops, I didn't post my project for PBD here on Sunday, but today I would like to share it with you....

A few weeks ago, I had all three grands here at the same time and thought it would be nice to have a picture of them in matching outfits.  Let me just say...getting three kids ages 1 month, 2 years and 6 years to be still long enough for decent photo is not for the faint of heart!  I think I took about 50 photos in 2 minutes time (thank goodness for digital) and just hoped for the best!

After choosing the "best" photo out of that batch, I got busy in my craft room! For this project I used the following items:

* 8 X 10 Canvas
* Licorice acrylic paint from Folk Art
* Black distressed frame (from Michael's)
* Papers from DCWV's Ghost & Goblins paper stack
* Cricut's Art Philosophy
* Martha Stewart glitter in Black Licorice
* Martha Stewart border punch
* Assorted ribbon and trim from my ribbon stash
* Big Thoughts stamp set from Pink By Design

And here's my frame with my 3 little pumpkins nestled in among all my other fall decor...

If you would like more information, detailed instructions and more photos are posted on the Pink By Design blog.  I love for you stop by there and leave a comment on my post!

Well I'm off now to clean up my poor neglected house that has not seen a vacuum cleaner in many, many days now!  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Until next time,

Sunday, October 2, 2011


This post was made to reserve a spot for the Project-Cartridge area of the blog.
I am back dating it so it doesnt show up on front page.

My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
I'm so happy that you stopped by today for the My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge Blog Hop!

If you are hopping right along, you should have come here from Lucinda's blog The Growing Gibson.  If you just stopped by my blog for a visit and would like to start at the beginning of the hop, head on over to Erica's blog at My Cricut Craft Room.

Ok, let's get started!  On the first weekend of each month, the Design Team at My Cricut Craft Room works together to put together projects using at least 100 Cricut cartridges!  We have grown so large that we divided the hop over Saturday and Sunday.  So if you missed Saturday's projects, stop by Erica's and scroll down to Saturday's post.

I have a couple of projects to share with you today.  The first is a layout of my sweet, new grandson, Brayden.   Brayden was born on August 29th and I'm trying to get his scrapbook up and running...


* Printed cardstock from My Mind's Eye layered onto solid red cardstock.
* I used the Cricut cartridge Pop Up Neighborhood for that cute little airplane.  The plane is found on page 70 of the handbook and is cut at 4 inches.  I added Glossy Accents to the wheels and propeller of the plane for some shine and used my white gel pen for a few accents.
* I used the Dimensional Elements chipboard banner cut outs from Close To My Heart and covered them with my polka dot cardstock.  The letters are cut from Nate's ABCs (Font 2) at .75 inches.  I linked my banner pieces together using some red and white twine.
 * Sentiment - Big Thoughts stamp set from Pink By Design stamped onto a tag I created using the Nestabilities die Grommet Tags and a couple of red brads.
* I also added some Liquid Pearls in Ruby Red to my photo mats.

 (page 1)

 (page 2)
Isn't he a cutie?

Ok, I have one more quick project to share with you today.  I have a very dear friend who is expecting her second little girl in the next few months.  I wanted to make a special card for her to celebrate the newest blessing in her life...


* Printed cardstock is from DCWV's paper stack Nana's Nursery.
* I created a mat using the Nestabilities die Eyelet Circles.  As you can see, I used lots of Liquid Pearls in Petal Pink to go all the way around the mat.
* The baby carriage is from Cricut's Wrap It Up cartridge and is found on page 23 of the handbook.  The carriage is cut at 3.5 inches.
* I used a Martha Stewart punch to create the scalloped border and that fabulous white ribbon that looks like roses is from Tim Holtz.  A very special thank you to my sweet friend Eva who sent me this pretty, pretty ribbon!
* Sentiment - Pink By Designs stamp set Baby Love.  I added a drop of Liquid Pearls in White Opal on either side of my sentiment.
Well, that's about all I have to share with you today!
I hope you have enjoyed this stop on the 100 Cartridge Blog Hop.  Your next stop is the talented Karey at Creative Craft Corner. I know you will enjoy your visit with Karey!  I hope you will stop by each blog and leave them some love.  Be sure to finish up at My Cricut Craft Room, I know Erica has some wonderful give-aways up for grabs!

As always, thanks for stopping by.  I always appreciate your visits and your sweet comments.
Until next time,

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