Friday, May 16, 2014

Mini album using Tsunami Rose printable journal kit

I created this mini album using the Life Abloom printable journal kit from Tsunami Rose. Daisy is the owner and designer of Tsunami Rose and she creates the most gorgeous printables! She had contacted me a while back and asked if I would like to work with one of her kits. I was so excited to start making this book! The kit is so beautiful and the designs were just perfect for some pictures that I have from a recent trip to our local botanical garden. Scroll down for the video. You can visit the Tsunami Rose shop at


Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day card

Here is a quick post about the Mother's Day card that I made for my dear mother-in-law. I cut the card base and flower with my Cricut Explore. The sentiment was also written with my Explore using a gold marker. Hope you all had a great Mother's Day!!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Baseball birthday card

Happy Friday! I often struggle with making cards for the men in my life. Finding a theme for a manly card can be tough. For today's card, I went with a good old sports theme. The recipient of this card is a HUGE baseball fan. The baseball player is cut from the Create a Friend cartridge and I used my Cricut Explore to write the sentiment on the inside. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

How I use my electronic diecutting machine with pocket page scrapbook layouts

I LOVE using my Cricut Explore and Silhouette Cameo to create die cuts for my pocket page layouts. One of the problems I was having is that it was taking me a long time to size my die cuts and determine how they would work on my layouts. So, I created a template to use and it has really made the process of setting up my cuts go so much faster. You can watch a video on how I use the templates:

You can download the free template and SVG frames HERE.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Birthday card using Cricut Explore

I wanted to make a birthday card that is trendy, girlie, and colorful. I used the Cricut Explore to cut all of the pieces. In Design Space, I created the background by manipulating a chevron design from the Boho Graphics Iron On cartridge and used the feather from the Southwest cartridge. The Happy Birthday label was written by the Explore. I am very pleased with the results and continue to be thrilled by the cuts made by the Explore. I feel as though the Explore and Design Space help me to complete projects more quickly. They are so easy to use that my time is spent more on planning, than on execution. The machine is no longer what slows me down. I LOVE this!

The Design Space file I used to create this card is HERE. It has been my experience that you need to save shared files before you can cut them. Simply go the file, save it your library, load your paper, and  cut! :)