Wednesday, September 2, 2020

I'm back already!

I love these dies from Carnation Crafts! I order them from They have the most awesome dies! I will try to post some more of the creations with their dies! The workbench is made with all The car is actually a file I got from  Hope I've inspired you! These were lots of fun


Thanks for stopping by! hope to see you soon!

New projects! I've been gone a really long time!

 So glad to be back!! I've gone off to FB for a while. Seems that's where everyone is posting now?! and some on instagram. But it seems all the dies and crafts I love most are only on Facebook! But since I'm planning on getting on FB I decided to come back here! Are people still using Pinterest? I've always looked there too! 

I've been making cards to sell in a local shop in town. A really cute little shop. Some resale items and new as well as jewelry! 

These are a few of my new ones going in this week. Hope it inspires you somehow! These are from card kits by Anna Griffin with my own spin!

The napkins are made with her doily edge cut and emboss dies. I believe that is my favorite set of her dies!

Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon! have more to post today yet!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Easter card with DS files!

Hi everybody!! I can't believe its been so long since I posted! Just made some easter cards and one is going to be on If you aren't a member, you should join! its like Pinterest except its all only DS files!!
Its using all DS files! Here is the file if you wish to use it! I flattened the flowers and the bunny on the top to save time and I'm not sure I like the little eye balls on there but my grandson will!! lol
 Thanks for stopping by today!! hope you have a great week!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Working on Christmas again!!

I'm playing along this year with crafters companion Christmas card challenge here (click on this link)! This die from crafters companion is one of my favs! So it was the first I made for this challenge as well! I might be able to keep up with one easier since 1 time a month instead of weekly!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, November 4, 2016

One of my favorite kind of cards! Snowglobes!

Hello friends, I'm back with week 44 in our Christmas project a week on FB!
I love Snowglobes! and Heartfelt Creations! and Tattered lace! and this card combines all 3! This one is my fav!

The base is a Snowglobe die set from Tattered lace, which also included the background mountains and the holly and ivy.  The snowman is from Heartfelt Creations Snowkissed collection! Isn't he adorable! The stamp of the couple on the sleigh is from the same collection, as well as the green trees in the background. The little sign post that says Our house is another separate tattered lace die! you can't see that the ornaments and banner on the bottom are cut in gold!

Here are another couple of cards made with the same Tattered lace dies!!

Isn't that nativity scene awesome!! These dies all sold out within an hour, so they are no longer available on but they may show up on Ebay?

Thanks for stopping by!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Another fun card with City Sidewalks!

Hello friends,
I'm having so much with this new digital Christmas cartridge, City Sidewalks, from CTMH!! 

I used the City Sidewalks Paper pack and the deer from Woodland Wishes. I used the new Willow colored paper for the base! love that color!!  If you have an explore I have added the file for you to cut here: 
Thanks for stopping by!! have a great weekend!!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

More of my new favorite CTMH cart! City Sidewalks

Hello friends!!
I can't believe I'm back again!! I'm having so much fun with my new CTMH digital cartridge, City Sidewalks. I love Snowglobes too, so I designed a snowglobe style card using the City Sidewalks cart and the City Sidewalks paper packet!

 I flocked Santa's beard and white part of his Santa suit! and added snow to the tree and base of globe section.
If you have the cartridge, here is the digital file!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

I love the new CTMH City Sidewalks!

Hello friends!
I've been playing with the CTMH City Sidewalks digital cartridge! There are some really cute and also beautiful images on this cart! This is my first of my samples using the City Sidewalks papers as well!
 The card above was made using the Cartridge and the gold and red glitter paper as well as red sequins. The base papers on all of the cards is using City Sidewalks! Love this paper! lots of projects to come!

 This card uses the Gifts Thin Cuts as well as the red glitter paper, and C1654 Jolly Holiday Stamp set! Makes cardmaking super fast! and beautiful too! I embossed using the Christmas Lights embossing folder! I love this too! I am so in love with this whole idea book! can you tell?!! lol

This card uses the Workshops Your Way Happy Holidays Cardmaking Kit! love these stamps included with the kit! If you go to this link for the Scrapbooking kit, it includes a download of a card kit and scrapbooking suggestions to make with that kit! The Santa strip is on the border of the papers! Just added the gold shimmer trim and again embossed with the Christmas Lights embossing folder!

Here is the link to the City Sidewalks cart!

I'll be back later with some more cards from the City Sidewalks cart and papers! They are both very inspirational!!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

wow! 2 days in a row and my new favorite paper! Oh deer!

Hello friends! Happy Friday! I'm sorry I'm having trouble with Blogger. It won't let me change fonts! Hopefully you can read this!

I can't believe I'm back, 2 days in a row!! I have a new favorite paper pack from the new CTMH Holiday Expression Idea Book, Oh Deer! I hope you enjoy this card as much as I did making it! and of course since I love snowmen and the new Cozy Christmas Thin Cuts Bundle they are the perfect pair! If you have an Explore, here is the file:

You can find the Cozy Christmas stamp and thin cuts here!
The wood around the door and sign is also from Oh Deer. The pine images are from the new Cricut cartridge "Flower market"

We have a couple of specials this month! We are celebrating NATIONAL STAMPING MONTH: CREATE KINDNESS. You can check out the details HERE!

 and our new Annual Inspiration book can be found here!

and I love the stamp of the month! I made these for the ladies in my card class with it!

Please take a minute and check out our new idea books! I think you'll LOVE what you see! You can see everything at
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

First card with Flower Market cartridge flowers!

Wow! I can't believe I haven't posted here since March!! I've been making cards, but haven't taken the time to post here! shame on me! this is the first card I've made using the new CTMH Cricut Flower Market cartridge! I didn't think I'd like this cart because I couldn't see needing 700 flowers! Hehe But its not all flowers!! I love this cart!
I used the new gorgeous Sea Glass, the new paper of the year from CTMH! love it!
I'm worried about it being too much sea glass? I made the mason jar that big because I wanted to emboss it with a mason jar embossing folder! do you se it?! I also embossed flowers on the jar, it looked too plain to me. And I have some of the mason jars with designs!!  The stamped "thinking of you" on the front is stamped with gold ink, but looks silver here! Do you think its too much see glass? The gold polka-dotted vellum is from the "uptown fundamental" pack. The "Sea Glass" is the new color of the year! love it!! They have that color in all types of media, check it out here! The mason jar image as well as the topper and the flower on the new "CTMH Flower Market Cricut" cartridge! The embossing folder was purchased at Hobby Lobby, its a Darice folder!
Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you soon! have a great rest of the week!
If you have an explore and would like to make this card, here is the file!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Mother's Day card!

Hello friends,
I've just completed a couple of mother's day cards and I'm proud enough of this card to post it for sale! My friends are always asking if I'll make them for sale and I usually say no except at Christmas. But this one is too pretty to keep to myself! I made 1 for a friend and she loved it so much I decided to make more!
The top layer is embossed vellum, using Anna Griffin spring embossing folder called "Peacock Damask. The pink papers are metallic Anna Griffin papers.
Here is a close up of the embossed vellum and strip behind "Mom" that matches.
Thanks for stopping  by!! if interested, I can be reached via Facebook or email me at!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

An Anniversary Card for my Daughter!

Hello friends!
Finally something NOT Christmas! I made this for my daughters' 20th wedding anniversary! I can't believe its already 20 years!

The card base is made using a Cricut Explore file. I then made the inside attached easel base and wrote with the explore and an Anna Griffin writing font. The die on the front is a tattered lace die that came with their issue no. 26 or 27 magazine this month! I got that the same day I decided to make the card. It was the inspiration actually, then I just scoured cricut for a card to use it on and I thought this one was perfect!! The bow and the doves are from the same die, just cut apart! If you have an explore and would like the file I'll attach it here! It is included in Cricut Access, but if you don't have the Anna Griffin font you can substitute another font! The paper is also Anna Griffin!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Woohoo! I'm up to week 7!

Hello friends!! I'm up to week 7 in the christmas card event! I forgot to post last weeks and I've done this weeks and next already! I am so loving this!
Here is week 5
I love foiling the embossing folders! these are Anna Griffin dies and embossing folders that I foiled!

This is week 6 and 7!

They are both Anna Griffin backgrounds. The top one is an Anna Grifin die that I just LOVE! and the bottom is from a kit I bought 2 years ago!! I just added a little Tonic red glitter glue for the holly!
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great week!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Woohoo! I'm up to week 4!!

Hello again! 2x in one week!!  I'm excited! and excited to have another Christmas card under my belt!
I used Anna Griffin dies as well as the tattered lace bow die! love all of these dies! Paper is Anna Griffin Christmas metallic. Card is 5x7. I've always done A2 cards until Anna's dies! they are all mostly 5x7 dies. The tag was taken from Anna Griffins Angelic Card Toppers from HSN.
thanks for stopping by again! see you next week! Going to be harder to get done with card class and my grandson and granddaughters' birthday party is next weekend. trying to make MINECRAFT party toys!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Made it 3 weeks!

Hi friends!! I made it to week 3! Not sure I'll ever make this one again. at least not this way. I don't really like the looks of the poinsettias. I prefer them on vellum! but no time to correct. Next time I use these Heartfelt Creations dies I'll emboss on vellum and color from back! much prettier to work with!
I'll take a pic of inside later. just need outside for Facebook group!
Thanks for stopping by! hope you have a great week!

Friday, January 22, 2016

I'm actually working on Christmas cards!!

Hello friends! Happy new year! I can't believe I haven't posted here since October! I have mostly been posting on Facebook and have added some to Pinterest. But I love making Christmas cards and never enough time at Christmas so I've joined a Facebook thats calles "only Christmas cards" and we post a new card a week, so that by Christmas, hopefully I'll have 52 done! Love this idea! I'm actually on week 2, but am going to post week 1 and 2 at this time! This is the Facebook group if you'd like to join!
This first one was completed using my Todo and Anna Griffin embossing dies and metalllic paper.
This second one, I used my favorite Crafters Companion die and Cricut Explore for the wisemen and sentiment.

This one was more work and love how it turned out! The die was purchased from HSN.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope everyone had a nice holiday season and hope to see you next week!
Chris aka Nanapuddin

Friday, October 16, 2015

My first designed Christmas Card!

Hello! I can't believe I'm already making Christmas cards. When Close to my Heart came out with their new catalogs, I fell in love with the White Pines Scrapbooking kit! to use for my cards!! I love the stamp set, for cards!

I designed this in Cricut Design Space! Here is a copy of it if you'd like to use! The paper is from CTMH White Pines Scrapbooking Kit! I loved that stamp set and couldn't wait to make this card! I designed it using the base of the stamp. Its all made with free files except the shape on the stamp set is from the new Cricut Artistry cart, found here: CTMH Cricut Artistry
Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

My first quilled card!

Hello friends!
This is my first quilled card! Not my first Christmas card! I'm not sure I like quilling! even with the electric tool! It does take practice I'm sure, but took me forever. I know people tell me I'm a perfectionist and I never really believed it until you try to get the perfect quilled shape! I kept redoing the center to look perfect and it kept unrolling the way it wanted in the first place! Not sure if I'm doing it wrong? or thats just quilling?! anyone know? I planned on using this in my card class this month, but now I'm not sure. They keep saying they want to learn quilling, but not sure I'm the one to TEACH that one! I'll make another and see if I like it or get better at it!
Here is my card:
The red and B&T paper used is from the White Pines Scrapbooking Kit. I love this paper and the stamp set that came with it! I'll post the Christmas card I made with my favorite stamp from this set shortly. The bow is Anna Griffins! This was fairly simple. The inspiration for this card came from a Cards magazine I picked up at JoAnns. But it was an 8x6 card! way too big! so I used their measurements in DS and then reduced the whole card at once to get the proper measurements for the background on the tree layers. The Merry Christmas stamp is from My Acrylic Stamp set "santa claus"! love this stamp set! I've used it a lot! click on the "santa claus" it will take you there!
If you have the Cricut Explore, here is the free file for the base!  The label is from the CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge. If you don't have that cartridge it won't come up in the file and you can replace with your own. Or you can purchase here:  Thanks for stopping by!! If you use my file please show me what you did!!

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