Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Another Explosion Box

Okay per the request of Donna, or should I say "demand", here is an explosion box that I promised to post awhile back. I made this one for my mom and she loves butterflies, owls and colors of nature. So in looking through my "stash" I found the absolute perfect paper for this project, the DCWV Mariposa Stack. The paper is gorgeous and was perfect to make this extra special for someone special, my mommy :).

The inside of the box

The outside of the box

another side of the outside

Top of the box - this one is unique in that I made the roses from paper and attached them to the top which is something I haven't done before. The rose is made from a cookie cut from the Sesame Street cartridge, I don't remember who posted the idea, but it was on the cricut message board and I played with it and it works :)

Close up of the inside. The flowers were cut from Mother's Day Bouquet and the Butterflies were cut from..... oh heck I can't remember, but it was from a cricut cartridge :)

Anyway, I hope you like this one, I have more projects to post and will try to get them up, right now I have to finish grandson birthday decorations, his birthday is next week....crap I have a lot to do.....

Friday, August 5, 2011


I haven't forgotten about my blog, honest, I think about it often, its just getting over to updating it and uploading photos that I seem to have an issue with :). I will try to do that this weekend. I did a super cool project, but have to wait until Sunday before I can post it because it was for my grandson Anthony and his birthday party is on Sunday. I also need to finish a few other projects up and will get those posted as well.

You know, I could probably post them here as I am sure he doesn't read my blog, so when I finish the other project that I am working on for him, I will go ahead and post it here as well as the one for his little brother and a couple of swaps that I have to get done this weekend.

Okay everyone, so just checking in and will hopefully do a real update this weekend!

Kristy M

Friday, May 13, 2011


Okay, you guys are awesome, I have received a couple of blog awards, but here's the embarrassing part, I can't figure out how to post them. Does anyone have a link or directions on how to do this? I really don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, and I really am not ignoring them, I just don't know how to put them on my blog. Help please???

Thank you and hopefully I will get a chance to post a couple more projects this weekend. I have another explosion box I did for my mom and an altered bird house (also for my mom). She has received them so its safe to post them :-).

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Explosion Boxes

I have always had a fascination with explosion boxes so when I saw Scrappin With My Bug's explosion box, I had to have the directions to make it. They came in just in time and I made the one that came with her directions (didn't take pictures of that one as its on her blog) and then created 2 of my own. One for my boss because she survived giving up sweets for Lent (and she's not even Catholic) and the other for a really good friend's birthday. They both just loved them. Now to finish the one I am working on for my mom and step-grandma :-)

This is the one for my friend, her favorite color is green:

View of the outside:

View of the inside:

View completely open:

Close up of center:

The one for my boss all wrapped up:

The top:

Inside view:

Center close up:

My favorite cupcake :-):

That's it for right now, oh and I just figured out how to add more than 1 picture at a time, sweet!! Yes I can be that slow :-)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

More Cards

I was playing with my Betsy Bluebell Stamps that I just had to have because of Okie and I tried to use markers, but gave up and went back to my color pencils because that's what works best for me, and of course my ink pads to ink stuff :-).

Isn't she adorable?

The cuts are from Wall Decor and More, the butterflies are cut at 1.5" and the Hello is cut at 1".
I inked the butterflies with Brilliance Starlite Silver, Pearlescent Purple, & Pearlescent Lavender. Hello was inked with Brilliance Platinum Planet and Pearlescent Orchid. The background paper is from DCWV Pocket Full of Posies

These were two simple birthday cards I did using Lacy Labels (love this cartridge). The Its Your Birthday came from Create A Critter and was inked using Brilliance Pearlescent Purple.

This was a fun card I did for a friends cousin who had surgery last week who made the comment about feeling like Frankenstein :-)

Mrs. Frankenstein is from Paper Doll Dress Up, Smile is from Create A Critter and off course the embossing was done with the fleur-di-lis folder. I also used a larger gem and adhered it with my IRock. Her hair is highlighted using a Sakura purple glitter pen (love my Sakura pens), oh and her eyes are colored in white using the Signo white pen, another item I just had to have because of Okie :-)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Some Cards

Okay so I am procrastinating in playing with the markers, but I did make some cards this weekend :-).

The first one is for my Great Uncle, not sure how old he is this year, just know that he is one of my favorites :-).

The recipe for this card is:
Mad Hatter 5" (Disney Classics Cartridge)
Happy Birthday 1.51" Height (crap, can't remember sorry)
Embossed using the squares embossing folder
Outlined squares using clear star glitter pen

This one is for a friends daughter who just had a birthday, have to send her an e-mail so I can get her new address :-)

Recipe for this one is:

Happy Birthday 3" Width

All other cuts from Paper Doll Dress UP

Castle 4" - Created the "Blackout" using my gypsy
Doll cut at 1" along with all clothes
face is hand drawn and actually isn't to scary since I did it myself :-)

That's it for now, I have two more, but can't post them just yet. Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Grandson's First Birthday

Okay I can admit it, my grandson is the center of my little world, ever since he started talking and said Grandma for the first time he can have anything he wants, think he knows that to. Can't wait to see the little bugger again. He will be 3 this year and I have a feeling we will be having a Buzz Lightyear theme, but won't know for sure for a few months.

Okay back on topic, just miss the little guy so much, for his 1st birthday Darling Daughter decided on Mickey Mouse as his favorite show at the time was Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. She used to send me these cute little videos of him dancing along with the show.... Okay so here is what I made:

This is a center piece bucket. I like to do my pics double sided so that you see something from both sides just because I like the way it looks. I also made a stick the lolly on Goofy game and a banner, but can't seem to locate the pictures for those at the moment. With my luck they are on the hard drive that crashed. Anyway, this was alot of fun and I have done several others since.

Here is a picture of another one I did, this one was for my boss (she still has it in her office too):

Okay think that's it for tonight going to go work on some cards now :-)



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Love to scrap and meet new scrappers, especially other cricut addicts. Not to sure about this blog thing, but I am going to give it a shot and see how it goes.