Cricut Cartridge Storage

I received this wonderful snapware container as a White Elephant gift at the IA Swarm. I finally have had time to cut down my plastic canvas and make the dividers for the container. It was tedious but I did get it done! This is certainly going to help me simplify my life in 2009! I do need to add onto this container so I have more room for books and overlays. I do however have plenty of room for more cartriges! HINT HINT! I will be labeling the tops of my cartridges too!
If you would like instructions on this check out the cricut forum here:

New Years Resolution

In 2009 I resolve to be more organized! This cart my Mil and Fil gave me for Christmas will be a great start!
Also I plan to follow Ali Edwards suggestion. On Ali's blog she talked about choosing a word that you would like to focus on for the year 2009 .

I chose simplify.
sim⋅pli⋅fy  [sim-pluh-fahy]
verb (used with object), -fied, -fy⋅ing.
to make less complex or complicated; make plainer or easier: to simplify a problem.

Yummy Peanut Butter Fudge

I thought I would try my hand at making homemade fudge this year. My husband who is not much of a peanut butter fan said it was so so. My kids and I loved it! Here is the recipe that I actually found on the cricut forum posted by ohmama!

Peanut Butter Fudge

1 cup butter 1 cup peanut butter 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1 tsp. vanilla put butter & peanut butter in bowl and microwave 2 min. stir. microwave again for 2 min. stir in powdered sugar & vanilla line 8x8 pan with wax paper. butter wax paper and spread mixture evenly in pan. cover with wax paper, pressing down to seal in mixture. refridgerate until set and cut into 1" pieces

Twas the night before Christmas (for Scrappers)

Twas the night before Christmas, I'm glued to the tree. I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me. Could it be cardstock or chipboard or lace? Or a Cricut, I said, with a smile on my face. And that's when I heard him, "Hi Santa, " I said "You know....good little girls should be in their beds." "I know I should Santa, and now I've got caught. But I was just so excited To see what you brought." "Well, let's take a look in this room where you work. He shook his head quickly, And left with a jerk. I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear. "You've got enough crap, I'll see you next year!"

Teacher Gifts (Altered Composition Notebook and Post it note holder)

I made this up tonight for my son's teacher. I really like the paper.........I wonder if I can still find some more because now it is almost gone! LOL!

A New Hobby

I saw on an online friend's (Robyn) blog that she sometimes made her own bracelets. She inspired not only me but my daughter to learn how to make bracelets. Today I made one for my 95 yr old Grandma upon her request for a bracelet with blue beads. I also made one for my daughter's stocking even though she has not believed for yrs! As she saw me making it she said "OHHHHHHH I want that!" I said it is "Mine!" She begged and pleaded and even counted out $10.00 worth of money from her piggy bank!! I finally caved and said it is yours I was going to put it in your stocking! So now she has a new bracelet! Hers has shades of blue, pink and purple. (the top picture) Thanks to Robyn for inspiring us!

Gingerbread Men

Today was a cold and windy Winter day. We are under a Blizzard warning so are staying in. A good day to decorate Gingerbread Men! I bought this kit at the store. The kids loved to decorate their own Gingerbread Men. The frosting decortators are from Pampered Chef.

2nd week of blog candy

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My Aunt's Carmel Marshmallows

42 Carmels
1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
1 stick of butter
1 pkg. large marshmallows
Rice Krispie Cereal

Cook on low the first three ingredients. When carmel sauce is melted dip marshmallows in carmel mixture and then rice krispies. Set on wax paper to dry.

My Aunt's Chex Mix

6 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons worcestershire
1 teaspoon salt/garlic
6 cups chex mix
{rice chex, corn chex, wheat chex, cheerios, pretzels, crispix}

Bake and 250 degrees for 45 mins. Stir every 15 mins.

ALBTM Blog Candy

In the spirit of Christmas ALBTM is having a giveaway every week until Christmas!

Angel's among us?

This is my second Christmas without my Aunt Sharon. As I decorate our home for Christmas I am reminded of her over and over. So many things I decorate with were gifts from her. Tonight as I opened yet another box of Christmas decorations I saw it. The Angel tree topper my Aunt had given me years ago. I always thought it looked a little like her.

As I began to clean up from my night of decorating I saw the plastic container that my husband had found downstairs. A container I had not laid eyes on for some time. As I opened this container I saw it! The wicker mini picnic basket that she had given me filled with recipe cards for our wedding. I had kept the cards in the kitchen with her recipes but had lost track of this recipe box. I was sooooo happy to have found it! Over the next few days I will post my Aunt's recipes.

I wanna scraplift this!

Olivia on the cricut forum made this~ I soooooo want to scraplift this idea!!

Keep watching for my version!!

Uppercase Living Gift

This is for a substitute teacher my daughter has had this year. Tomorrow is her last day subbing! She has been more than a teacher and will be missed by my daughter.

We used one of our rub ons that are given at Uppercase Living parties. Filled the jar with Hugs Kisses and it is now ready for gift giving.


This is our new pet hamster Max. Max is a winter white dwarf hamster. He is dark gray and his fur will lighten to white over the Winter months.

Disney On Ice

We went to see Disney on Ice yesterday. It was okay... we had seen it a few years ago and it was basically the same show with just a few new acts. My daughter took this picture.

Giving Tree

My son's school is putting up a "Giving Tree" the idea is if you would like to buy a gift for a classroom then you can take a tag from the tree. The tag will have the teacher's name and one item from his/her wishlist. For example: Puzzles
I volunteered to help with this and to make the tags. Here are 13 of my 16 prototypes. I need to make 160 of these!! I used my cricut and design studio (for ease) and the Christmas Cheer catridge.

Cards for Soldiers

I attended a crop last month with some cricut message board friends. I was truely amazed watching Char make cards for soldiers. She ended up making 300 that weekend. I decided that I could send some cards to soldiers too! So here is my contribution of 30. Not 300 but it is a start! Thanks for the inspiration Char!

If you would like to be a part of cards for soldiers please join us here:

Scraplifted Layout

I was inspired by the winter layout on this blog sooooo I scraplifted it!

Monique is very creative!! Thanks for the inspiration Monique!

Halloween "wrapped hershey bar"

I made 6 of these tonight as gifts for teachers and coworkers. I found the idea on this blog:

Halloweeen Tic Tac Covers

This idea was seen on Splitcoast Stampers. The Tic Tac's are a larger sized package than usual. I found them at Target. Here is a link to the tuturial on how to make these.

Uppercase Living

I went to an Uppercase Living party at my friends. The block was from Menards.

Boo! word book

JenC at the cricut forum designed this word book on design studio. You can find her cut files on her blog at I completed this at CCAL with the help of Heather who taught me how to correctly use my bind it all. Thanks Heather! Thanks JenC!

Completed Accordian Album (made from a school folder)

How to fold a school folder to make an accordian album

Cindyann and Lyn showed us at CCAL how to do this accordian album made from a school folder. They use alot of rubber stamps and copic markers on theirs! They look sooooo cool!
Thanks for showing us how to rubber stamp and how to make the accordian album!

Blog Candy

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Fabric Pumpkins

My Mother in Law made these wonderful pumpkins for me. She also made herself some and some for my sister in law. I just love them!

Batman Cupcakes and Party Favors

I have the cutfile a couple posts down for the batman. I just wanted to share what the cupcakes and party favors looked like the day of the party. BTW I only decorated one cupcake the others came decorated from the bakery!

Small Fish Bowl and Small Fish

I had intended on these being for the bulletin board at preschool but they were too small but would work good for a scrapbook etc! Here is the cutfile:

Big Fish Bowl and Big Fish Cutfile

I made this for the bulletin board at preschool. Here is the cutfile:

Batman Party Files

I made a cut file for a Batman paper doll for my son's birthday. I also made some peppermint pattie party favors in the Batman theme.
Here is the cutfile for them:

Zoo Word Book

Here is my cutfile for my Zoo Word Book that I made when I joined some others on the cricut forum. We designed over 40 word books by August 15th and then shared our files.

Here is the link where the other word book files will be posted later today!