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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Anniversary Card

I used Donna's Cut file from Custom Crops to create an Anniversary card for my in-laws. Thank you Donna for the cut file and the inspiration. Here is the link to Donna's Tutorial...

http://www.customcrops.com/article_info.php?articles_id=134

Here are the pictures of how I used her cut file. The entire card was created using the Sweethearts cartridge.



Sunday, December 20, 2009

Dog's Rule Layout

This is one of my favorite layouts that I designed with my Pazzles machine. I think I will probably put this one on ebay and see how it goes. There are a ton of popdots in this layout and they don't seem to show up much in the pictures. The white dog was designed to look like our Bichon Daisy and the second dog was designed to look like my daughter's dog (Cocker Poo) Lucky. All cuts were vector drawn by me using Paint Shop Pro and imported to my Pazzles machine for cuting and piecing. It was a lot of fun to do this layout.








Thursday, December 17, 2009

Blizzard Warning

On December 10, we were under a Blizzard warning through December 11. We only ended up getting about 10 inches of snow; but, the winds were so hard that the temp was -9. Yuck! County's north of us got a lot more of the lake effect snow than we did. I'm done with winter now and can't wait til spring. Gotta a long way to go - bummer! I do love the seasons in Michigan and really don't mind the snow if the ice stays off the roads. That is me in the snowsuit getting ready to clean up the snow. Cute huh? LOL!

For the layout, I used:
Paper from Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby
Lyrical Letters for the Title
Winter Woodland for the extra cuts (Used glitter paper but it does not show well in the photo)
And some Snowflakes and Gems that I had laying around


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I Love Birds...

I love watching the birds at our feeders in the winter. As I was taking pictures of the birds at one feeder station, we ended up with a little theif at the second feeder station so I took pics of the little guy too. I just thought it would make a good layout. I used DCWV paper, the Winter Woodland Cartridge for the titles, Accent Essentials for the snowflakes and Stickles and pearls to embellish.



If Looks could kill....

Our Daisy is a Bichon who will be three in February. She should have grown a second coat of fur that should be course and thick. She never grew the second coat so her fur is very fine and silky. Due to this she needs to wear a coat in the coldest time of year here in Michigan. She absolutely hates the coat!!! When I took the pictures below I thought Whew - If looks could kill... Then she tried her hardest to tear the coat up. It is was funny watching her. The layout title and the daisy dog was done using my Pazzles Machine.

This is one of those layouts you really don't want anyone to see as I think it is one of the worst I have done... but, too lazy to redo it so posting it. I figure everyone has those layouts you just want to hide. Anyway... here is Daisy in her winter gear...



Friday, December 11, 2009

Nativity Album

I saw on the Cricut Message board blackbearblackbear's Nativity Album and decided to use the inspiration to make cards for two very close family members. I added Bible Verses instead of picture holders to make it more like a card. I used Paper Doll Dress Up for most of the cuts, my Pazzles for the titles and Accent essentials for the snowflakes. The paper was various Christmas papers and Gems & Stickles here and there.


Cut file for Barn...
http://www.mediafire.com/?itzdydqkvmn

Cut file for People/Animals
http://www.mediafire.com/?5dtztinj5zm

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Got Kids

I love this picture of my Son-in-law and my two grandchildren and decided to do a layout.

I used:
Cricut Graphically Speaking & Mini Monograms Cartridges for the cuts
Pebbles Ribbon
DCWV Stack Latte for cuts
Letter Press Sticko Style paper as background paper
Heidi Grace Epoxy Sticker - Hugs

Erica's Handiwork

My daughter and granddaughter are taking cake decorating classes. I won the From My Kitchen cart from the Christmas with the Cricut Blog and decided to use it to create a layout using a picture of Erica's first decorated cake. I love this cart and had fun doing this layout.

I used:
Lyrical Letters for the Title - There are no shadows for the letters so I tried to improvise by cutting twice with different paper and layering a bit.
Cricut From My Kitchen Cartridge for the Cuts
DCWV Kitchen Stack
DCWV Latte Stack
Scribbles Iredescent Golden Pearl for the Frosting in the Bowl
Misc items I found in my scraproom to decorate


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

In the Spirit...

It seems like forever since I have posted anything on my blog. I finally have had a bit of time to do some scrapping. I have so missed the crafting and am very happy to be getting back to it.

I put a few decorations out to get in the Spirit of Christmas and decided to take pictures and scrap them.

I used the Christmas Noel cart for the cuts.
The Title is from Winter Woodland
Paper is from the Pepperment Forest Stack from JoAnn's and DCWV Christmas Glitter Stack.

Peek A Boo Daisy

This layout is of our dog, Daisy, playing with her blanket.

I used Ashlyn's Alphabet and Cricut Paper for the title.
The Dog with the blanket was vector drawn by me using Paint Shop Pro and imported into my Pazzles program. I used Scribbles Iredescent Golden Pearl to make the edge of the blanket look a bit like fur.
The paper is from My Minds Eye - Where the Heart Is paper stack.
The flowers are Prima.




This layout is of my daughter's cat who is aptly named Fat Cat.

I used A child's year for the cat with the title.
The title was done with Cursive 101
The other cat and yarn were done with Paper Dolls for Everyday
Paper used was from DCWV Pet Stack and DCWV Textured Cardstock



Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cricut Layout from Indie Art

I created this layout using the Indie Art cartridge. Before this cart, I always had problems figuring out how to do a layout for my grandson who is 13. I have found that this cart is perfect. He loves to play the guitar and skateboard so I thought it reflected his personality a bit.





Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wow... Ebay was a good experience...

I learned a lot selling my Layout on ebay... it was a rewarding - yet, expensive to use ebay. My daughter and I have decided that we are going to create some products and have a small website of our own and try and sell albums, layouts, titles, paper pieced files and customized layouts. I'm really excited about it and am having a lot of fun designing new themes and creating layouts.

So... within the next month we should have our own site that will be at www.crazydaisyscraps.com. I will be changing from the blog for this domain to an actual site soon. WooHoo!!! Wish us luck.

Thank you all for the amazing comments on my Zoo layout. I so appreciate them. And a special thank you for those that continue to pray for my hubby. He is doing very well. He still has to use a walker to get around; but, is getting stronger all the time. He has amazed me as to how much will and determination he has. We have been very, very blessed!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Zoo Crew

I have been a graphics designer for a few years and the one thing I love most about having the Pazzles Inspiration machine is that I can create designs using my vector program and then import them into the Pazzles machine to create paper piece files. My daughter suggested I try and create paper pieces as a theme and create a layout that I could post on Ebay. Below is what I came up with. I had so much fun designing the animals and creating this layout. This is the first time I have ever tried to sell anything on Ebay. Will just have to wait and see how it goes. Either way... I loved doing this layout and everything I learned in the process. I used the DCWV Green Stack, Prima and silk flowers and Bazzil paper for the layout. The layout looks so much cuter in person than it does in pictures. The layout is on Ebay under my CrazyDaisyScraps user name -

The Zoo Crew - Left Side of Layout

The Right Side of the Layout

Here is a close-up of the Giraffe and Elephant


Here is a close-up of my lion with a tear bear tail and mane.


And here is my little Monkey


Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cut File - ConGRADulations

I posted this layout last year on the Cricut Board. I noticed folks on the Cricut Board have been looking for graduation ideas and files so thought I would upload the cut file for the ConGRADulations title here for others to use.

The idea for this file came from a Pazzles file shared by Dale Stafferahn. I decided I wanted to try and create the file using my DS and Cricut. I added a big circle from George and used Jasmine and placed the letters around the circle, welded the ones I wanted welded, and then deleted the circle. The Graduation cap was done using Locker Talk. I think Okie Ladybug has a cap and gown on her blog that uses George.

Below is the layout which shows what the title looks like. The cut file has cuts for 2007 - 2010 as the years available.




This cut file is to be used for Personal Use Only. Thanks! Here is the cut file for the ConGRADulations Title.


Here is the CUT file for download.
http://www.mediafire.com/?tjvmmwmhl5y

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Pazzles WPC File ... Graduation Cap

Scott from the Pazzles Inspiration Yahoo Group was looking for a cut file for a graduation cap. Here is one that I created to share. Hope it helps. Note... I did not take time to cut the file; but, think it will cut fine. Happy Day!

Picture of Graduation Cap WPC file...

Link to Cut file... For Personal use only please.
http://www.mediafire.com/?2q2zdkmmgjz

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Pazzles WPC File ... Birthday Purse

My granddaughter turned 16 on November 12 and I decided to make a purse to put her gifts in. Jen C. from the Cricut board had one on her blog for the Cricut and I decided to create the purse as 24 inch with my Pazzles. Well... I created the file and did not have sturdy enough paper to actually work well with that size so I recreated as a 9" purse. Below you will find pictures of the purse and the WPC file for both sizes.

If you are looking for beautiful Cut files that will work with your Cricut machine, visit Jen C's blog. She is amazingly talented and her blog is awesome. http://jensbrainthings.blogspot.com/

Here is a picture of the front of the purse...


Here is the inside of the purse... I loaded the paper upside down on the mat in order to have it fit perfectly.


Here is a picture and a link to the 9" WPC file. Please only use for personal use. Thanks.
9 in purse WPC file: http://www.mediafire.com/?5ggm1ogttgn



Here is a picture and link to the 24" WPC file. Please only use for personal use. Thanks.

24 inch purse WPC file: http://www.mediafire.com/?zgvgmglqjwg