Sunday, August 29, 2010

Christmas Card Gift Tag

Tis The Season...

Well not quite, but it is time to start thinking about a unique and creative way to give out your gift cards this year:) How about a fun gift tag that doubles as a Christmas tree ornament? I designed this tag for a lady who works with my dad. She wanted Christmas gift tags that could hold gift cards and this is one I just finished making. It says "Tis the Season" and "Joy."

In the pictures you can see the gift card peaking out below the sentiment.

I started with chipboard. The next layer (on front) is pink on the bottom and tan on top. It is just the opposite on the back. I added a third layer which is a pocket (also pink) for the card to sit in.

This layer just goes half way up the front of the tag. It is held in place with ribbon. The ribbon is tied together through holes that have been punched with a small hole punch.


Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge- Deer, snowflakes
Gypsy, Tear Drops Cricut cartridge- Joy
Computer generated sentiment
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Gel Pen

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

FRIDAY Challenge

Congrats to Me:)

My Fans on my Funky Cards Face Book Page Challenged me to make a card for myself saying congratulations on being chosen as Co-Captain of my volleyball team. It was a challenge making a card for myself! They said it was a card to me from them (and you). I decided to make this an interactive card. Now for the fun part.

I have a card that needs signing. If you would like to sign my card just leave me a comment. I will add everyone's name to my card that leaves me a comment either here or on my FB page. Next week I will post of picture of the inside of my card to show you all the signatures:) This will be fun! So if you want to be a part of my awesome keepsake please leave me a comment.

Thank you so much. Have a great day. Thank you for stopping by:)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hot Tropical Card

My Tropical Tri-Fold

This week the FCCB Challenge was to make a tropical card or project. I chose to make a tri-fold card because they are so pretty and so much fun:) My card is for a friend who needs cheering up:) It says. "Hang in There" and features a Create a Critter Cricut monkey on the front cover:) Each panel has tropical paper and a friend theme. I added a place to journal or add a note to my friend on the last panel.

This is how the card looks when it is closed and ready to go inside the envelope. It fits inside the same envelope as the rest of my cards:)

On all the panels I added details such as this brach for the bird to stand on and little dots of gel pen to give it a pop of color. I really like this card and I think it would be fun to get this in the mail! What do you think?


Create a Critter Cricut cartridge- monkey, branch, "smile," turtle
Accents Cricut cartridge- leaves
Sweethearts Cricut cartridge- hearts
Colored beads- "friends"
Gel Pens
Computer generated sentiments

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Wild And Free

The name of this challenge was "Nothing But Boys, Wild & Free." I took a bit of a twist on this challenge as you can see. My inspiration was my brother Dalton who will be leaving soon for the Navy. He always talks about what an adventure this will be. I am so proud of him!!!! I did not want to be disrespectful to the women who serve in the military so even though the challenge was for the boys, I included a woman on my card. And of course they are fighting for our FREEDOM:)


Stand and Salute Cricut cartridge
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Thank You To The Scrapoholic (Jill) for believing
in me and giving me this blog award.

I am really happy to be able to display this award on my blog. I have learned a lot from Jill and she inspires me!!! If you want to learn new and creative things you should check out The Scrapoholic's blog and FaceBook web site.

To accept this award, I had to write three things I love about myself. Hmmm. This is a hard one. Ok...

1) I love that I am a Christian.
2) I love that I am a loyal trustworthy friend.
3) I love my smile:)

I also have to post a favorite picture of mine. I just took this picture not too long ago. I liked how it turned out:) It was for my mom and dad:)

Now I am asked to pass this award on to five blogs that inspire me. Wow, this is also hard as I follow a lot of blogs. These bloggers have taught me a great deal and I really appreciate all their hard work:)

Chris at Turned Gypsy
BettyBee at Betty Bee's Buzz
Jess at KinderStampO
Martha at Crafty Dreams
Debbie at DD'S Crafts

The rules in accepting this award are:
1. you must thank the person who passed it on to you
2. copy award to your blog
3. list three (3) things you love about yourself
4. post a picture that you love on your blog
5. pass award on to five (5) others

Thanks again Jill.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

M is for MADISON

Why so special you ask?
Well take a look.... It isn't just any M...

It's a magnetic M! This was cut from magnetic paper and can be used as a refrigerator magnet:) Great project for back to school! Don't you mom's love hanging your kids' artwork on the fridge? My mom did and still does:) Since I haven't started school yet I decided to hang one of my Honors English journals from Freshman year because I used the Cricut to make the cover:)
It was easy to cut this paper using the deep cut blade. The "M" stands 2" tall and was cut using the Plantin SchoolBook Cricut cartridge and the Roly Poly font. I had never even seen magnet paper before and my friend Linda gave me some to try. I liked it!! I added some gems and a flower for decoration:) Now I must look to see where one buys this:)

Hope you are having a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Dots, Stripes, Buttons, and Ribbons:)

Thank you to Sarah at the Turn Gypsy blogspot. She did a makeover on the blog and her makeover was the inspiration for my card. When I saw the challenge dots, stripes, buttons, and ribbons I thought I would never be able to come with an idea for this card. Then I looked right at the blog and there it was. To see what I mean check out Turned Gypsy's blog:) Her new blog makeover includes dots, stripes, buttons, and ribbon. I hope it is ok that I made a card that reminded me of your blog:)


Home Decor and More Cricut cartridge- Owl
Computer generated sentiment
Card Stock
Gel Pen

If you want to join in the challenge, stop by Turn Gypsy's blog and follow all the directions to create your entry:) Let me know if you enter so I can see your entry! While you are there become a follower! Chris has so many awesome projects and information. Tell her Madison sent you!!

Hope you are having a great day. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cuttlebug Challenge: Book Related

Book Store Gift Card Tag Holder

This week the challenge at the Cuttlebug website was to make a project that had to do with books:) I designed a tag that could be used as a gift card holder! When you want to bling up the package for your gift card and make it look extra cute how about putting it in a tag like this?
I cut the first layer of the tag out of chipboard. The next layer is blue on the bottom and brown on top on front and just the opposite on the back. All these pieces are embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. I cut an extra bottom blue piece of the tag to make a pocket for the gift card (on the front). It is attached with the ribbon:) I punched nine holes and used two colors of ribbon to hold the pocket in place.
The girl is holding her favorite book, "Funky Projects," by Madison Womack! Great book...someday! She is 4" tall and was cut from the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge, as was her book.

Hope you are having a great day. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Baby Boy Onesie

Funky Cards Fan Page FRIDAY Challenge- Shape Card
My fans at my FaceBook Funky Cards Fan Page challenged me this week to make a "shape" card. This was fun. I think I have only done one shape card before. I had no idea what I was going to do. I know I need baby cards for my upcoming craft show so I decided to make a onesie. I made this into a baby boy card. The cut out is 4.75" tall and was cut from the Wall Decor and More Cricut cartridge. I cut two images and inverted one so that they could be welded together on the Gypsy. The card opens at the shoulders. The sheep is cut from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge and the "Baby Boy" is cut from the Zooballoo Cricut cartridge. The Swirl Cuttlebug Embossing Folder was used for the background. I added some gems to bling it up! Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday Throw Back Challenge

My Creative Time- Throw Back Thursday Challenge- Frame It:)
This week Emma's challenge was to create a card that included a frame. I decided to frame a flower for a "Thinking of You" card. I am making cards for a craft show and I need "Thinking of You" cards. I wanted to do something a bit different. What do you think? Let me know.


Stand & Salute Cricut cartridge- Picture Frame Square
Gypsy Wanderings Cricut cartridge- Picture Frame Scallop (this was welded to the square)
Plantin SchoolBook Cricut cartridge- Flower
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Swirls Embossing Folder
Gel Pen

Thanks for stopping by.

The Great Outdoors

FCCB Challenge #23- The Great Outdoors
My inspiration: My trip to "The Cabin."

This challenge was all about the great outdoors. At the beginning of this month I went on a trip with several of my closest friends to "The Cabin" and we had a blast. As you can see, we hiked, swam, played mini golf, went bowling, and watched an outdoor movie:) This is the layout I created for my pictures.
For the title I used the Zooballoo Cricut cartridge and welded tiny cabins into the words.
I stitched around the borders of the photo frames and the cut outs to make the colors pop a bit:)
The golf green was cut from the Everyday Paper Doll Cricut cartridge and the movie ticket was cut from the Summer Vacation Cricut cartridge. The picture of the cabin on the first page has all the names of my friends who were on the trip. It was made using the Paint Program on my PC.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Wow, when I started my blog in November I never thought I would have 186 awesome followers nine months later! I am so grateful to all of you who have followed me and have left such wonderful comments. As you know, I am a high school student who has dreams of becoming a designer one day and having a blog is such a great experience. I have learned so much from all of you. Everyday I learn something new and I look forward to what is still to come:)

I'm only 14 followers away from 200. If you have a friend who isn't following yet, please feel free to invite them:) We can learn from each other and that is cool!

Have a fantastic day:)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Baby Boy Waterfall Card

The Scrapoholic FB Challenge- Waterfall Card: Baby Boy

The color on these photos is really bad! The paper is really a pretty blue! All the paper matches and looks really nice in person. I am not sure what happened:( Anyway.....

This was my first attempt at making a waterfall card. I followed the tutorial that Jill the Scrapoholic made for us when she posted her challenge. If you want to see how to make this card click HERE.
The card has four separate little panels and is made so that when you pull the tab you can see all the different panels. I decided to use a combination of stamps and Cuttlebug Embossing Folders for my panels.
This is a stamp that I used and added a gel pen design to the card stock after I stamped.
Here I used a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and then added stitching and a few dots of gel pen for added interest.
This is the pull tab at the bottom of the card. I hand wrote "Welcome" in gel pen above the pull tab. If you think you want to try making a waterfall card, please visit The Scrapoholic's tuturial:)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Color Challenge:)

The Scrapoholic FB Challenge- Color Challenge: Blue/Red/ Yellow
This week's color challenge was fun:) I love using bright, primary colors! Blue, red, and yellow are easy to use together. This ladybug wants you to smile:) Hope you did!


Create a Critter Cricut cartridge - Ladybug
Create a Critter Cricut cartridge- "Smile"
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Swirl Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Border Punch

Thanks for stopping by!

What Can You Make By Recycling? ...

The Scrapoholic FB Challenge- Find something you were going to throw away and create a project instead...

Here is my entry for the contest:

Before: A water bottle ready to be recycled. All I did was took it out of the recycle bin and cut it in half...
and after... ready to use as a holder for my gel pens:)
Just wrap in card stock and add your favorite cut outs and ribbon. Fill with uncooked pinto beans to hold the pens and you have a place to store your favorite pens:) The butterflies are flying on stir sticks used for coffee.


Wall Decor and More- Butterflies
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folders

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Back to School:)

Throw Back Thursday/The Scrapoholic FB Challenge- Back to School
I decided to make a first day of school layout. Every year my mom takes pictures on the first day of school. I didn't want to leave the layout blank, so I used some pictures that we just took. I don't really start school for another couple of weeks:)
My sentiments say...Back to school means back to volleyball and back to friends...
oh, and back to the books. On this page I listed all the classes I will be taking this year:) This will be the page for my actual first day of school picture and the traditional picture of my brother and me.


Zooballoo- all the words for my classes
Sports Mania- "I Dig VB"
Create a Critter - "Friends"
Tear Drops- "A.H.S."
Plantin SchoolBook- Flowers


Friday, August 13, 2010

Nothing But Girls/Hearts and Dreams

The Scrapoholic FB Challenge: Nothing But Girls/Hearts and Dreams
My inspiration for this challenge was a little girl dreaming of the day she would get married. The theme of the challenge was "Nothing But Girls, Hearts and Dreams." In this card, the little girl dreams of her wedding dress and wedding ring as the wedding bells ring:)


Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge- little girl
Sweethearts Cricut cartridge- wedding dress, ring, bells, heart
Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge- Love
Create a Critter- thought bubbles (used the cloud; the Gypsy was used to hide the cutout)
Computer generated sentiment
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Punch

If you want to join in on the fun with the daily challenges at the Scrapoholic, click HERE to learn more. You must be logged into Facebook for the link to work.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thinking Of You...

FRIDAY Challenge - Funkycards Fan Page
Every FRIDAY I have a challenge on my Facebook Fan Page. I create a card based on suggestions that have been posted by my fans. This week I was challenged to create a card with the following suggestions: owl, red, ribbon, and fall colors. I made this card based on those ideas. Hope you like it. If you would like to challenge me, all you have to do is become a follower of my Facebook page and leave me ideas:) I do this every week and it is really fun. Click HERE to find my FB page.


Wall Decor and More - Owl
Computer generated sentiment
Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Punch


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Nothing But Boys:)

The Scrapoholic FB Challenge- Nothing But Boys/Nothing But Dirt:)
For this challenge, we were asked to create a project of our choice with the theme "Nothing But Boys/Nothing But Dirt" and we could interpret this anyway we wanted. Well, for me I was inspired by the guys at my school who are getting ready to start playing Friday night football again:) They get so dirty and I know they love it when they make great plays and they their uniforms get all dirty:) Go AHS! Go Hounds!!


Sports Mania Cricut cartridge
Computer generated sentiment
Martha Stewart Complete Boys card stock
Prismacolor Pencils (added dirt for the uniform!)

Thank you Scrapoholic for these great challenges. I love having to think outside the box:) And thanks to you followers for stopping by. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Hearts and Angels

Heartstring Design Hearts and Angels Blog Hog

Welcome to the second Heartstring Design Team Blog Hop! You are in the right place if you arrived from Beth's wonderful blog. If you happened here by chance, you may want to head back to the beginning of the hop which is Shelley's awesome blog. If you are in the right place, check out what I have made for you and leave me a comment to let me know what you think:) Then continue along the hop to Gaby's blog so you don't miss her fantastic project!

Angel Luminary by Madison
This beautiful stamp by My Heart Stamps For You is the focal point of the luminary I designed for this project. The angel is colored with Prismacolor pencils. The border for her to sit on was cut from the Wall Decor and More Cricut cartridge then welded using the Gypsy. The background for the project is vellum which has been embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder. This pattern is repeated on all four sides.

It is important to remember that when you make luminaries,
you should always use battery operated candles:)
Thanks for stopping by today! Now it is time to head on over to Gaby's blog to see what she has created for you:)

Here is a list of the Heartstring Design Team Blogs in case you need to find your way today:)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tri-fold Shutter Card:)

The Scrapoholic FB Monday Challenge- Tri-fold Shutter Card

I have never made one of these cards before. It looks like a regular card until you open it...

and see that it is made up of a variety of panels:)
As you can see, I decided to make this card for a new baby girl!
In this picture you can see how the card opens and folds in several different places.
On the front: Welcome Little one- computer generated stamp, lamb cut from Create a Critter Cricut cartridge. Inside panels (left to right): top B-a-b-y made with colored beads; middle panel, flower made by Shelley at Heartstring Designs; lower panel, "So Dear" cut from Create a Critter Cricut cartridge; the next top, middle and lower panels are all card stock paper animals cut from Debbie Mumm paper; top panel, "Snug as a bug in a rug" is also Debbie Mumm paper stock; middle panel, onesie is cut from the Wall Decor and More Cricut cartridge; lower panel, "Bundle of Joy," is computer generated; the long panel on the right end is a computer generated journal box or place to write in the card:)

This was super fun to make. Thanks to The Scrapoholic for making a tutorial/video so that I could learn how to make this card. I will be making more:) If you want to learn how to make this card, click HERE!

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Be Inspired Challenge #95

With Heartfelt Sympathy
The Cuttlebug Challenge this week was to make a sympathy card. I designed this card using a computer generated sentiment. The Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder was used to emboss the sentiment which says, "Someone remembers, someone cares, Your name is whispered in someone's prayers." The flowers were cut from the Plantin SchoolBook Cricut cartridge.

Thank you for stopping by.

FCCB Challenge

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog: Challenge #22 "Smile"
The inspiration for this card was a shopping trip I took today with my friend Claire:) We had a blast! We decided that we would shop for back to school clothes today! The challenge was to make a card and to put the word "Smile" somewhere on the card. We laughed and smiled all day as we shopped for clothes and decided that a girl's closet could never have enough clothes:)


Forever Young Cricut cartridge - clothes
Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Punch
Computer generated sentiment

Hope you did something fun today too!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Color Challenge:)

The Scrapoholic FB: Thursday Color Combo Challenge/Bright Green, Blue and Orange
This challenge was a color combo challenge (bright green, blue and orange). It is really hard to see in this photo but for the bright green I used a neon green paper. It just doesn't photograph that well so you don't see the true colors of the card. The neon paper was used for the flower stem and the background of the sentiment. The other colors that were used were blue for the card background and orange for the flower, sentiment shadow and ribbon. The flower was cut from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge. The embossing was all done using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. The bottom border was punched with the Martha Stewart Scallop Dot punch. The sentiment was computer generated. Another fun challenge from The Scrapoholic. If you haven't checked out her Face Book page, you might want to do just that:)

Have a great day!

Create a Card Monday

Scrapoholic: Create a Card Monday Challenge

Every now and then you just need a card that makes you smile:) So, I designed this card to send to a friend for just that occasion.


Cricut cartridges: Wall Decor and More - Butterfly
Create a Critter - Smile

Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Scallop Dots Border Punch

Hope it made you smile:)

Nothing But Boys:)

Scrapoholic FB: Nothing But Boys Challenge
Since I babysit for several little guys, this was a perfect challenge for me:) I needed to make this birthday card this week!! With the help of the Everyday Paper Dolls and Zooballoo Cricut cartridges, as well as my Gypsy to weld a few letters, I was able to design and make this card in no time:) I added some stitching for fun. Hope you enjoy:) Thanks for stopping by. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Cricut Me That: First Friday's Challenge #2: Girlfriends/The Scrapoholic Nothing But Girls Challenge
This challenge was all about celebrating GIRLFRIENDS:) The only rules were that you had to follow the theme and you had to use at least one Cricut cut out. As you can see, I included the girlfriend theme in my card:) I won the stamp in a challenge and just love it:) It is fun to make cards with. The girlfriends are cut with the Forever Young Cricut cartridge. I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder to emboss the background and the Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Punch for the bottom edges. I really like how this card turned out. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think:) Thanks for stopping by:)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Today's FRIDAY Challenge:)

Back to School:)
On my Face Book Page, I was asked to create a card for a child or a teacher for "Back to School." I decided to make this card for a child. This would be a card that you could put in your child's lunch box. Wouldn't it be fun to find this at lunch if you were missing your mommy?


Create a Critter Cricut cartridge - caterpillar
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder- sentiment
Computer generated sentiment
Debbie Mumm card stock

Hope you enjoy my card.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Funky, Fresh Earrings

How to Use a Cricut and a Cuttlebug to Make a Pair of Earrings:
Recently I participated in a blog challenge and was asked to make wearable art using the Cuttlebug. Well, after much consideration, I came up with Paper Earrings:) They were easy to make and I think they turned out really adorable! I created this tutorial so that you could make them too:) I hope this inspires you to make a pair or two yourself.

Decide on the design/shape/color, etc. you would like to create. I chose to create round earrings using two colors. I wanted a cut out effect so with the help of my Cricut Expression and Gypsy, I designed these. If you do not have a Gypsy of Design Studio you can still use your Cricut to create earrings using a circle cut and punches to punch out your smaller circles for added design. I used the beach ball from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge to design these earrings.

I chose light and dark pink paper for this project. The large light pink circle (the bottom layer) measures 2.6 inches. You will need to cut two of these. The dark pink large circle (top layer) also measures 2.6 inches. The inner circles on the dark pink circle measure 1.34 inches and the smallest circles measure .31 inches. You will also need to cut two of these. Of course if you want to make your earrings bigger or smaller just adjust your measurements accordingly.

Now place the paper on the mat to correspond with the design you created on the Gypsy and cut them out.
Run the cut pieces through the Cuttlebug.

I chose to use the Swiss Dots embossing folder for the top layer of the earrings...

and the Cuttlebug Spots and Dots embossing folder for the bottom layer.

The two pieces are now ready to assemble. I used double-sided tape and Zig 2 Way Glue to attach the top and bottom layers of the earrings.

For the final step, poke a small hole at the top of each earring using a needle and attach the earrings to the jump ring.
When you are finished the earrings look like this!!
Here is another idea sample of what you could create. The ideas are endless. I would love to see what you come up with. If you make a pair let me know! Leave me a comment with your blog address or post a picture on my Face Book Page (Funky Cards Fan Page).
Thank you for stopping by and letting me share my project with you:) Enjoy your day!


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