Thursday, September 22, 2011

Kate Takes A Walk

Hello...Im back today to share a card I made using "Kates abc's". This is a cute cartridge and has scene pictures... meaning theres a ground to build on. There are pictures of Kate with her friends, the cat and rabbits. Her little outfits and hat are adorable. When I first bought this cart I played with it alot. I used both my Expression and my Imagine and the cards were as cute as ever.
Todays card is Kate pushing her doll carriage it is adorable. I used paper from my stash and stamps by
Hope you enjoyed my little card as much as I enjoyed making it.
Til next time, Dawn RI

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fire Dog

It's thursday and the house is quiet again. Looks like I better get use to this. At least I have the time to blog more. I hope those following me are enjoying my posts and my cutesy cards.
I happened upon this cute dog on the "Create A Critter" cartridge and cut it at 4 inches plus the layers. The sentiment is from http:/
I enjoyed making this card, it reminded me about the day my grandchilren were at a BS.Round-Up. There were many activities for the scouts and their siblings. They had a display of a police cruiser, a fire truck, and a bull dozer. My grandchildren enjoyed climbing in and on the displays. To me it seemed that they enjoyed the fire engine the most as they got to wear helmets and fire coats. They asked many questions and the fire personel enjoyed chatting with them. They did have pictures taken,(on their mother cell phone) The best picture was of the two of them sitting inside the police cruiser behide bars of the back seat."God forbid".
I hope you enjoyed my story and til next time,
Dawn RI

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Sunny Day

Just wanted to touch base with you all. Theres not to much going on here today. The house is quiet and Im home alone. The kids are at school, the adults are at work. That leaves me free to get in the craft room earlier than normal. I have to finish up some halloween cards.Then Im going to reorganize my clear stamps. So I'll be kept busy til the first one comes home, then all sorts of things pop up.
So this morning its a bright and sunny day. In the 80s. Im going to enjoy it because the weather man said we are in for a few brisk autumn days.Followed by rain.
So todays card is this big bright sun. The photo doesn't do it justice. The paper is from my stash, I used the Simply Charmed cartride for the image. The sentiment is from
and says "Wishing You a Sun Shiny Day". I also used alot of stickles if you can see them.
So Wishing you a sun shiny day, til next time,

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Hi... I recently had to go to a baby shower. I knew I had a card in my stash. Then we found out the mother was having a boy. I will share what I did for the boy card soon.
This was a quick and simple card. I dont remember what cart the image is from as I made this a while ago, before I even had a blog. Back then I didnt write down the recipe for my cards.I remebered that my papers were all scraps and put togegher on a premade base. The sentiment is from PBD.
I look at this card now and see in my mind what I could have added to make this card more attractive, ribbon and lace would hav really helped. Its good to look back and be able to critque your projects, It measures growth to your creativity . Some day I will remake this card and see what I can come up with.
Til next time, Dawn RI

Friday, September 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Kyle

Just a quick post . Today is a friends birthday, Its Kyles birthday aka
Mr. Pink Cricut. He is Sarahs husband and they make a great team. You can check out their blog at,

Its a surprize but a bunch of us are sending birthday cards via email to Kyle,you can visit their blog,leave Kyle a message and be inspired by all the birthday cards that are posted there.
Til next time, Dawn RI

Thursday, September 8, 2011

First Day of School...Student gift

Well we all survived the first day of school, even me. Jays in 2nd grade and likes his teacher. Dani is in kindergarten and she said she only cried four times. Then yesterday she thought she was going to cry and she said "she pushed the tears back in and didnt cry". I even made through the day and accomplished some things. Last night my son and DIL went to open house and the kids and I watched Space Kids and had some popcorn.
For the first day of school Jay and Dani each gave their teacher a book mark which I shared yesterday. Today Im sharing the student gift I made for each child in Dani's K class. I used PK face stamps and I also used My Creative Times sentiment "1st day of school" by Emma. I just love how the little buses came out. I hope you like them also.
Til next time,

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

An Apple For The Teacher

The first day of school was approaching and I asked Dani if we should make something for her new teacher. I drew out my idea and Dani approved... We sat together as I explained the cricut and what we were doing and I let her hit the buttons. Shes five and she wants her own cricut. I figure Ill start her out with the Side Kick then go to the Cuttle Bug and then on to my Create.
Since Ive moved stuff around and the kids packed it up I dont know where things are. We are now in the new craft room that is now full and I still have 4 large bins to empty. Dani is my side kick in the craft room. I do miss her already and she started school yesterday. Back to the gift for the teacher, we made book marks. I used the George and basic shapes cartridge and the Doodle Charms cart. First we put an apple on the gypsy screen and then a rectangle from the George cart, welded them to gether and we had our shaped book mark.I hooked the gypsy to the E2 and prepared told Dani to hit the cut botton. I then stamped them using 2 sentiments from PBD. Jaysn and Dani got in a little tiff over the book marks and Jay said Dani took his. I then explained to him I had made several and that each of them had one to give their new teachers. When they came home from the first day of school the kids said that both their teachers loved the little gift.