Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Here's hoping that you all had a great Christmas.  My family was very good to me and knows my love of all things crafty.  Here are a few pictures of some crafts I made for family and friends recently.  I made glitter ornaments for the kids last Christmas and they were a big hit so this year I made them for the adults, the girls at the bank and a new addition to my daughters best friends family.
 I then put them in a paper bag with an M & M stick with a tag sticking out.  I was running out of time or I would have decorated the bag.  Working 2 jobs made things a little rushed.

 For my Nieces and Nephew I bought Christmas mugs and added hot chocolate, mini marshmallows and mini chocolate chips.  In the sticks are Skittles and Reeces Pieces.

 Here are some pictures of my gifts.  My daughter is taking me to Ikea to get an Expedite shelf next week so she got me some purple baskets.  I got the Cricut E2 Anniversary Edition which came with 4 cartridges loaded on it.  For cartridges I received Kate's Kitchen, Best Friends, Better Together, Blossom, Bubblegum, Yummy and Country Carnival all for the Imagine, Art Philosophy, Go Canada and All Sports.  I also got copics, Perfect Pearls, Liquid Pearls, Stickles, Tim Holtz Ink and Blending tool, DCWV Baby Girl stack, My Creative Time Lollipop die, circle and scalloped circle die, Classy and Fabulous Stamp bundle and the Valentine's bundle.  So much fun stuff to play with.

Wishing you all good health and happiness in the coming new year.
Thank you for stopping by and leaving such encouraging comments throughout the year and I hope you continue to come back and visit.

Kerry~Momma K

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Elf

This Elf is adorable.  I made this card for my Nephew.  I really like the new colours used for Christmas, lime green, pink, turquoise.
Today is day 11 of an 18 day stretch without a day off so I seem to be getting one Christmas card done at a time.  The next project is getting the tree up.
Paper:  Jolly & Bright (Recollections), Real Red (SU), Green (DCWV)
Stamps: Princess Face Assortment (PKS)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Momento) White gelly roll
Embellishments: Green Stickles, Liquid Applique
Cartridge: Jolly Holiday
Dies: Lacy Circle (Spellbinder)

Thanks for stopping by.

Kerry~Momma K

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Peek A Boo

Well I made my first Christmas card.  I needed one for this weekend so I just played around with my Gypsy using the Imagine.  I still have more cards to make but I want something that I can just mass produce quickly.  I used the Snow Angel Imagine cartridge for the darker blue snowflake paper, the Christmas cartridge that is on the Gypsy for the window and Snow Friends.
Paper:  Crumb Cake (SU), White (Recollections), Jingle Bells (DCWV)
Stamps: Snow Buddies (PKS)
Ink: Tuxedo Black(Momento), Orange Copic, White gelly roll, Clear glitter pen

Thanks for stopping by!

Kerry~Momma K

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Word Collage Christmas Gifts

Ever since I bought the Word Collage cartridge I have wanted to do some home decor with it.  I picked up some 12 x12 frames at Michael's and laid out my first project on my Gypsy.  The Wine word collage is long so to fill up the frame I used Lyrical Letters for the word Wine along the side and some ribbon.  I was time consuming weeding the excess vinyl and making sure all the letters stayed in place.  I then used Transfer Tape to line it up on a 12 x12 piece of scrapbook paper.
Paper:  Christmas(Anna Griffin)
Vinyl: Black (Cricut)
Cartridges:  Word Collage, Lyrical Letters
Embellishments:  Ribbon (Celebrate It)

For my next ones I decided to use my Imagine and print it on the paper.  I used the fit to page feature, filled the image with brown and used the print only option.  Done in 5 minutes.  Both of these are also from Word Collage and Stampin Up paper.  I will definitely be making more of these this way.

Let me know what you think.  Thanks for stopping by.
I am going to link this up to the Made it Myself Monday over at You Had Me At Craft.

Kerry~Momma K

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sophisticated Birthday Card

I needed a birthday card for my friend and boss and I wanted something a bit more grown up.  I automatically went to my Sophisticated cartridge and found this frame.  I designed it on my gypsy and coloured it in using the Imagine Heirloom cartridge.  It was a little bit bigger than I wanted but I still think that it turned out nice putting it on and angle on the 5x5 card.
Paper: Brown, White (Recollections), Spice Cake DSP(SU)
Cartridges: Theresa Collins Sophisticated, Imagine Heirloom
Ink: Brown(Momento)
Stamps: SU
Embellishments: Brown pearls (Recollections)

Thanks for stopping by.

Kerry~Momma K

Throwback Thursday Challenge~Kid Friendly

This weeks Throwback Thursday Challenge over at My Creative Time is to use a kid friendly cartridge.  I chose to use the Baby Steps cartridge.  This cartridge is perfect for making a scrapbook for a new baby.  I have been enjoying making scrapbook pages lately but I think I need to put this to use with some of my photo's that need to go in an album.  My daughters friend just had a little boy so I thought this would be cute for his album.

Paper:  Nana's Nursery Baby Boy Stack (DCWV), Assorted blues (SU)
Ink: Brown (Momento), White Gelly Roll, Glitter pen
Stamps:  Everyday Face Assortment (Peachy Keen Stamps
Embellishments: Baja Breeze Ribbon (SU), Crystal Effects
Cartridge: Baby Steps

Be sure to check out Emma's new release Sneak Peek all week.  Friday they will be available for sale.  It is sure to be another awesome release.

Thanks for stopping by.

Kerry~Momma K

Saturday, November 12, 2011

My Pink Stamper Challenge

On the second Friday of every month My Pink Stamper and her DT have a blog hop and challenge.  This months challenge is to make a scrapbook page or any kind of photo book and use the cricut and MPS stamps (if you have them) and then link it up to Robyn's blog.
I finally bought the Winter Frolic cartridge.  I have wanted this cartridge since last Christmas and it is adorable.  It is perfect for any winter activity layouts.

Paper:  Jingle Bells (Recollections), Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Purple & Pink(SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento) White Gelly Roll, Glitter pen, Pink Pirouette (SU)
Stamps: Christmas Wishes (MPS), Princess face assortment (Peachy Keen Stamps)
Embellishments: Ribbon (Celebrate It), Bling (Recollections)
Tools: Label Four (Spellbinder), Cricut
Cartridge:  Winter Frolic

Thanks for stopping by.

Kerry~Momma K

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Christmas with the Imagine

After 3 weeks of working two jobs I finally got a day off.  I am working part time at Michaels so have been doing some crafting there.  We have waited so long for a Michaels in our city.  On opening day I spent 6 hrs doing Cricut demonstrations.  I love showing people who had never even heard of the Cricut what it can do.  We had a great deal on the small Cricut and they were flying off the shelf.

Snow Angels is one of my favourite Imagine cartridges.  The cuts are beautiful and I like the patterns and colours that come with it.  Isn't this little girl adorable.
Paper: Brown, White for the Imagine (Recollections), Certainly Celery (SU)
Embellishments: Ribbon (Celebrate It)
Ink: White gelly roll pen, Clear glitter pen
Misc: Spellbinders Label Four (Nestabilities)

Thanks for stopping by.

Kerry~Momma K

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge ~ Card Feature

This weeks challenge over at My Creative Time is to use the card feature on a cartridge and the theme is Halloween.  I chose to use the Mini Monsters cartridge which has adorable card features.
Emma is showing sneak peaks all week for her new stamps that are being released on Friday.  Make sure you stop by and check out the awesome projects and join in the Throwback Thursday Challenge and stop by on Friday for the big reveal.
Paper:  Glorious Green (SU), Spooktackular (K & Co)
Stamp:  Michael's dollar bin
Embellishments: Wiggly Eyes (Michael's)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Glitter Gelly Roll, White Gelly Roll

Thanks for stopping by!

Kerry~Momma K

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Cricut Imagine Tags and RGB Codes

The other day I saw a video at My Pink Stamper showing tags that Robyn made from the colours and patterns on the Imagine cartridges.  The very first project I did when I got my Imagine was using the Stampin Up RGB codes (google it there are lots of blogs with lists of RGB codes).  I used 2 1/2" squares from the stock shapes and using the RGB codes I created all of the Stampin Up colours.  If you don't know how use the RGB codes.  There is a square that is multi-coloured between you stock colours and the cartridge patterns.  Click on it and the colour wheel will appear and if you move the pointer around on the colour wheel you will see the numbers to the left changing.  RGB stands for Red, Green, Blue.  Adjust the numbers to make the colour you want according to your RGB Code and Apply.  I wrote the name of the colour on the front of the tag and on the back I wrote the RGB code

 A while back I saw a video on Youtube showing these tags showing the Imagine colours and patterns.  I really like that I can see all of the patterns and colours side by side.  It hooks perfectly inside the case.  Check out the video here .

Thanks for stopping by!

Kerry~Momma K

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Baby Announcements

My daughters BFF is due any day now and is having a little boy.  His room is decorated with monkeys in brown and green.  So I made up a package of announcement cards to give her.  I used my Imagine with the Nursery Tails and Create a Critter cartridges.  The original announcement card had a giraffe layer.  I didn't cut that.  I placed the monkey over top of a little tree.  I then packaged them up with envelopes and added a matching topper.

Paper:  White (Recollections), Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip (SU)
Ink:  Brown (Momento), White Gelly Roll Pen
Stamps:  Well Scripted (SU)
Ribbon:  Chocolate Chip (SU)
Embellishment:  Seeing Spots (Cuttlebug folder)

Thanks for stopping by!

Kerry~Momma K

Monday, October 10, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge~Font Cartridge

This weeks Throwback Thursday Challenge over at http://www.creativetimeforme.com/ is to use a Font cartridge.  For my font cartridge I used the Storybook cartridge.  It have some beautiful cuts on it beside the great font.  I used my Imagine and the Blast Off cartridge with my Gypsy to colour the design.  The So Saffron card base and the So Saffron polka dot paper are SU, the rest is from the Blast Off cartridge. 
Paper: So Saffron (SU), White cs for Imagine (Recollections)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Black pen (Marvy), White Gelly Roll Pen, Glitter Gelly Roll Pen
Stamps: Pink-alicious (My Pink Stamper)
Embellishments: Brad (SU)

I am also going to enter this in the Link Up For Pink.  Stop by and check it out http://www.touchedbyabutterfly.com/ .  Don't forget to get checked.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


Thanks for stopping by!

Kerry~Momma K

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

PurpleFuntastick Bonanza Bash

I want to start off by wishing Kari a very Happy Birthday!  If you came from Cricut Chick then you are in the right place.  If you just happened to stop by my blog and would like to view the blog hop then you can start at Kari's blog .

Kari and I share a few things besides the same name (even though she spells it wrong, lol).  We both love purple and sweets of all kinds.  Kari has asked us to incorporate her love of sweets in our project today so I chose chocolate (Mmmm).  My shaped card was designed using my Gypsy and the Lacy Labels cartridge.
(All you need in life is a friend who has chocolate.  ...I'm that friend.)

Paper: Perfect Plum, Chocolate Chip (SU), Brown (Recollections), Sweet Stack (DCWV)
Cartridges: Lovely Labels, 9 Months
Ink:  Brown (Momento), White Gelly Roll, Clear Star Glitter Pen
Punches:  Scalloped Square (SU)
Embellishments:  Twine and Heart charm , Glossy Accents, Swiss Dots (Cuttlebug Folder)
Stamps:  Eat Chocolate (SU)

Here is the list of blogs taking part in this hop.  Be sure to stop by and share some love.
Kari Sanchez http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
Jen Roseman http://memorieswithjen.blogspot.com/
Amy Voltz http://www.lovetocrop.com/
Shannon Leffew Keith http://shannonleffew.blogspot.com/
Rhonda Emery http://scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspot.com/
Cricut Chick http://www.cricutchick.com/
Kerry Turner http://mommakcrafts.blogspot.com/ ~You are here~
Gill McCall http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com/ ~Next Stop
Marianne S. http://www.paperorfabric.blogspot.com/
Lynne Kirsch http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Erin Spantastik http://www.spantastikreations.blogspot.com/
Debbie Wilson http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by.

Kerry~Momma K

Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Cardmaking Day Canadian Blog Hop


If you are here for the World Cardmaking Day Canadian Blog Hop and just came from Sarah's blog then you are in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to hop along you can start at Nicole's blog
I am so honoured to be included in this hop with all of these super talented Canadian crafters.

Now onto my card. I am using a stamp from the Canadian stamp company Stamping Bella . When I first started making cards 2 years ago I would surf the web looking at cards that others had made and I came across adorable cards made with Stamping Bella stamps. I was thrilled to find out that they were Canadian and when I told my husband about my find he offered to take me to their store about 1 1/2 hours away. He sat out in the car and told me to take my time while I went in. About an hour later I came out with about 15 stamps.

Paper: Card base Crumb Cake (SU), patterned paper All About Girls Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Pear Pizzaz (SU) Purple Gelly Roll Pen, Clear Star Glitter Pen
Copics: E23, E33, RV66, V20. V17, V25, BV00, BV08
Spellbinders: Classic Ovals Small, Scalloped Classic Ovals Small
Stamps: Funky Clothesline, Diva (Stamping Bella)

Your next stop is Jill

Nicole http://www.canadiannickelscrapn.blogspot.com/
Seriously Creative Challenges http://creativeaccentschalleng​es.blogspot.com
Graphicat Designs http://www.graphicatstamps.com​/_blog/ Blog
Heather http://princesspaperprojects.b​logspot.com/
Connie http://www.inkspotsandstampblo​cks.blogspot.com/
Karey http://www.creativecraftcorner​.com/
Kelly http://craftingcreatively.blog​spot.com
Tracey http://thecroppingcanuck.blogs​pot.com/
Chelle http://maybecreative.blogspot.​com
Barbara http://barbscreativecorner.blo​gspot.com/
Janet http://hilltopcreations.blogsp​ot.com
Chris http://chrisscreations.blogspo​t.com/
Sarah http://stampinsars.blogspot.co​m/
Kerry http://mommakcrafts.blogspot.c​om/
Jill http://jillelizabethsarginson.​blogspot.com
Tara http://tarashomemadehappiness.​blogspot.com/
Kim http://kraftinkimmieskorner.bl​ogspot.com/
Becky http://beckscricards.blogspot.​com/

We had so many talented crafters that we split the blog hop in half. If you would like to hop through the other half then start here at Tara's http://creativeaccents.blogspo​t.com

Monday, September 19, 2011

Imagine~Snow Angel

Sorry that I haven't posted for awhile, there is lots going around our house and I have been feeling really tired.  I don't see that getting better anytime soon as I just got a second job.  I don't know when I will be starting because they are still building it but I got hired at MICHAEL"S.  I am super excited to be working their.  The store should be open at the end of next month.  I also just got a brand new car (my old one went to the junk yard in the sky).  I will have to scrap the pictures my hubby took of me and my car.
Anyway onto my project, this is one of my favourite Imagine cartridges.  I love the colours, the patterns and cute cuts.  I would really like to live in this house.  You can just imagine the roaring fire.

Scrapbook page 8" ~Imagine-Snow Angel
House 3.5"~Imagine-Snow Angel
Let it Snow 1.5"~ Winter Woodland filled with pattern from Snow Angel
Snowflake Cuttlebug folder
Certainly Celery cs (SU), White (Recollections)
Stardust Gelly Roll pen
Chocolate Chip ribbon (SU)

Thanks for stopping by.

Kerry~Momma K

Monday, September 5, 2011

Whooooo Loves You?

This owl is so adorable from the Paisley cartridge.  I love using bright colours and the combination of red and turquoise is a favourite of mine.  
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Stamps:  Punnylicious (My Pink Stamper)
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, White Gelly Roll, Glitter Pen(Sakura)
Punches: Modern Label (SU)
Misc: Seeing Spots Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by.

Kerry~Momma K

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge~Green,Orange,Purple,Black~Cricutless

This weeks challenge at http://www.creativetimeforme.com/ is a cricutless challenge using the colours green, orange, purple and black.  I have been wanting to try making a rosette for awhile now and finally did it. I used 2 2" x12" strips of K & Co paper from a Halloween stack from last year.  I scored both pieces at every 1/4" and then using tacky tape I attached the pieces together at both ends to make a circle shape.  I pushed it tight together, added hot glue to the center and attached a round piece of cardstock to keep it together.  I also added a piece of cardstock to the back to make it secure and easy for attaching to my card.
The stamp that I used is from Peachy Keen Stamps Halloween Sweet Folks, the sentiment is from the same set .  I coloured it used a couple of different copics and cut it out using the Creative Memories Circle Cutting System. 
Thanks for stopping by.

Kerry~Momma K

Friday, August 19, 2011

Word Collage

I wanted to try out the Word Collage Project cartridge tonight, so I decided to use the Sugar & Spice collage.  I used DCWV Baby Girl paper stack and the background paper is SU not sure of the colour off hand. 
Well it was certainly time consuming glue everything down.  What I did was when I had finished cutting it out and weeding the extra paper, I left all of the letters on the Cricut mat.  This was cut using Fit To Page, which was 11".  I then laid the scrap paper that I had removed from the mat on top of my background paper as a template.  I then took each letter and added my adhesive and placed it back into the spot where it had come from.  This made sure that everything was in the right place and was evenly spaced and straight.  I think it turned out pretty good but would definitely be so much easier with vinyl.  Just for a little embellishment I added two cuts from the Nursery Tails Imagine cartridge in the corners.  I will probably put this in a frame.

Have you got this cartridge?  What have you made with it?

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Thanks for stopping by.

Kerry~Momma K

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge~Retired Cartridge

This weeks challenge over at http://www.creativetimeforme.com/ is to use any retired cartridge.  I chose to use one of my favourites the New Arrival cartridge.  This simple card is perfect to make up multiple cards in different colours to have on hand or to package up to sell or give away.
Paper:  White cs (Georgia-Pacific), Pretty in Pink (SU)
Misc:  Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder, Score board(MS)
Cartridge:  New Arrival
Ink:  White gelly roll pen

Thanks for stopping by.

Kerry~Momma K
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge~Christmas

This weeks challenge over at http://www.creativetimeforme.com/ is to use an older cartridge and a use a Christmas theme and also incorporate some material.  I used the adorable Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge and for the material I used some pom poms cut up for the hat and shoes.
Paper:  White (Recollections), Basic Black, Pink (SU), Christmas pack(DCWV)
Ink: Versamark
Embellishments:  White embossing powder, Glitter pen, pom poms, White ribbon
Misc:  Fancy Tag (Spellbinders)

Thanks for stopping by.

Kerry~Momma K

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Purple Funtastick Creations Guest Designer

I am so excited to be a guest designer today for Kari over a http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/ .  Thank you Kari!  The theme's that I was given to chose from were Back to School or End of Summer.  As my daughter is 28yrs old, I chose End of Summer and I did a layout of a Road Trip my daughter and I took last weekend. 

My daughter Amanda and I went to my Dad and Step-Mom's for the weekend.  They live in Windsor, Ontario which is across the border from Detroit, MI so we had to cross the border and do a little bit of shopping.  We had a great relaxing weekend and picked up some great deals.

For my layout I used the Summer Vacation Solutions Cartridge and my gypsy.  I welded together 3 copies of the road and laid it out on a 12 x 24 mat using 2 12 x 12 pieces of black SU cardstock so that it would layout on the two pages and split perfectly down the middle.  I also laid out where I wanted the city names to go on the same gypsy layout.  The car and Road Trip are also from the same cartridge and the paper is from SU.  The mats are cut from the Martha Stewart Travel paper pack.
For the journal mat I used a stamp from the My Journaling stamp set by  http://www.creativetimeforme.com/ stamped with Tuxedo Black ink by Momento and cut out using the small classic oval die from Spellbinders as well as the small classic scalloped oval die.
To add a bit of embellishment I used my glitter pen on the city names and my white gelly roll pen for some doodling. 

I hope that you enjoyed my post and make sure to stop by http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/ and give Kari some love.

Kerry~Momma K

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Shopping in Michigan

My daughter Amanda and I went to my Dad and Step-Mom's in Windsor, Ontario this past weekend.  Windsor is right across the border from Detroit, Michigan so of course we had to go and do some shopping.  Our first stop was Joanne's Fabrics.  I was looking for the new Teresa Collins Sophisticated Cricut cartridge and the Word Collage and Fancy Frames cartridges.  I found Cricut cartridge displays in 3 different places in the store but not what I was looking for but as I had ran into this before I checked the locked cage where they keep the actual cartridges and there they all were.  Sophisticated cartridge $29.99 and the two project cartridges were $19.99 each.  Great deals!  I was also able to get a set of scalloped rectangle Spellbinders for $15.00, the DCWV Guy Stack and Lemon Flower Stack, 12 x 12 Chipboard, Brown Memento ink, Zots and Scotch quick dry glue. 

 The next craft store stop was Michael's.  Unfortunately I forgot to print out coupons for Michael's so I only picked up 3 packages of Recollections paper that was on sale for 3 for $10 and some E-6000 glue.

I was so happy that I was able to get the cartridges that I was looking for and I can't wait to use them.  I just loaded them on my Gypsy.  Now to let the creativity flow.

Thanks for stopping by.

Kerry~Momma K

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Imagine Nursery Tails

I just received the Imagine Nursery Tails cartridge in the mail along with the Heirloom cartridge.  I was so excited to use this new cartridge.  The images are adorable.  I cut the onesie and the layers for it out at 4" and the "It's a Boy" at 1.5".  The butterfly is from my stash.

I used glue dots to add a little bit of dimension to each layer.  I used pop dots on the onesie, the skunk and the tag.
The card base and the designer paper are Certainly Celery by Stampin Up.

Thanks for stopping by.

Kerry~Momma K