Category Archives: Cricut

Julie’s Thank You

by Myrna

Emily (Chuck’s wife) asked us what our favorite moment was out in Maine. It was hard to come up with just one thing. Each thing we did was special as we hadn’t done it before. I guess if I have to say something  the boat ride was #1 (Previous post with my love affair with a Hinckley SW70) and #2 was looking for seashells on the beach at Julie’s friends house on the ocean.

My card is everything about that afternoon. The beach with shells, the sailboats on the ocean, the hot sun beating down on our heads. Right down to the adirondack chairs in the yard. She had the regular chairs and then the ones with a curved bottom. I loved that one except for the fact my feet didn’t touch the ground. LOL! They told me I needed a foot stool!!!

Here is my Thank You card for that afternoon.

No, the shells are not my precious picked up ones. I had bought a bag from Michael’s before we went out there. For the most part all our shells made it home in one piece.

I have to say that it is wonderful to go to a strange place and have friends that live there to tell you and show you the ropes. We all thank Emily, Eric, Kate and Julie for all their wonderful hospitality and for treating us like family!! There are many things I’d still like to do. So, who knows maybe someday another trip will be made out there.


  • Stamps:  Ocean Background – Lazy Summer Days ’09 – Magnolia/Banner & Thank You – Sailor Kids Kit ’11 – hAnglar
  • Cricut Cartridge:  Life is a Beach – adirondack chair border
  • Paper:  Kraft – Paper Reflections/Island Lagoon Seashells – Paper Adventures
  • Copics
  • Sand:  E0000 E000 E30 E31 E33
  • Water:  BG0000 BG000 Bg01 BG02
  • Sky:  B0000 B52
  • Sun:  Y11 Y13 Y15 Y17
  • Sailboat:  E0000 E30 E31 BG93 BG96 BG99
  • Banner:  YR0000 YR000 YR00 E0000 E00 E01 E02

That’s the end of our vacation Thank You’s.  Drew’s back to college. Now, to get used to being an empty nester again!

As always I thank you for your comments you leave. They are so appreciated!

Stay safe and see you next time.



Little Darlings Back To School Blog Hop

by Myrna

There are some awesome projects and cards for the Blog Hop today so if you have stumbled onto my blog first go back to the Love To Stamp Store Blog and start from the beginning.

Here is a picture of the entire Back To School Release.

For my card I chose to use An Apple A Day which can be found here at the Love
To Stamp Store
. It seems like every July I get around to using my Cricut. I found this apple die and it was perfect for what I wanted.

You should have come to my blog from Jeanette and now you will go to the super-talented Chelsea! Don’t forget to leave a comment on my blog for your chance to win the An Apple A Day stamp from Angie Love To Stamps owner!! Pretty super of her to do that!! You have until the 4th of August and a winner will be drawn and announced on the 5th.


Stamps:  An Apple A Day – Little Darlings/Circle Discover, Learn, Achieve with N.1 – Technique Tuesday/123 – Glitz Design

Cricut Cartridge: Plantin School Book – apple & ribbon

Paper:  Confetti Red – Fox River/Walnut, Leapfrog – Bazzill/apple – sun – Creative Imaginations


Flesh:  E000 E11 E00

Hair:  Y23 YR21 YR24

Apple, book:  R20 R22 R24 R27 R46 W3 B21 B23 B24

Dress, headband, socks:  YG0000 YG00 YG01 YG21 YG03 YG25

Shoes & strap:  E50 E53 E57 E59

What a busy week this has been! Saturday I’ll have a Thank You card I made for a gal. So I’ll be posting again!

Thanks for all your visits this week I hope you’ve enjoyed as much as I have making them. Thank you for taking the time to leave some love!!

Have a great Friday and weekend!!


Trying New Techniques!!!

by Myrna Irwin

I ran across a few new techniques that were just calling me to try. The first is a Distress Ink background that can be found here. I don’t know about you but when I try new things they never turn out like the persons tutorial that I’m following. I still like the look I ended up with though. I’ll retry it again when I have the Distress Ink Reinkers and see if it does make a difference.  Thanks to Zoe I found out there is a challenge for this tutorial it can be found here.  I actually entered my third challenge. WaHoo! Wow! how much stepping out of my comfort zone can I do on one card???? LOL! Next, I tried the shape easel card. Directions found here. I thank both of you talented ladies for making your tutorials!

If you follow my blog at all you know I made Drew a hAnglar Bat Boy Coffin Treat Box for Halloween. He loved it but said he didn’t have room in his dorm room so left it home after Columbus Day (Native American Day in South Dakota) weekend. So that meant I had to make a card to send to school. So this is what I came up with.

Click on the picture to enlarge it.

Another view



Poor Edwin he’s marooned on a deserted island with a ghost ship floating out to sea.

Stats for my card:

  • Stamps:  Pirate Edwin, barrel – Magnolia-Fairy Tale Collection ’10
  • Cricut:  Pirate Ship – Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge I go from a 7 x 7 card with huge ship to this one at a whopping 1 1/4″ ship. Not an easy thing to cut out!!!!!
  • Nestabilities:  Label 8
  • Distress Inks:  scattered straw, spiced marmalade & vintage photo
  • Sentiments:  Computer generated
  • Copics:
  • Flesh: E000 E00 E11
  • Hair:  E30 E33 E35
  • Hat, boots:  C1 C3 C5 C7
  • Pants:  B32 B34 C1
  • Top: YR12 YR15 YR18 Y13 Y21 Y23 YR23 YR24
  • Barrel:  E31 E33 E43 E57 W3 W5

Another card outside my comfort zone. Hmmmm, kind of liking trying new things. WOW!!! That’s from someone who DOES NOT like leaving the comfort of old and familiar things. I’m growing! WaHooo!!!

Thanks for looking and love reading your comments you leave. Each and every one is appreciated.



Randy’s Birthday Card

by Myrna Irwin

A little background first on the beginnings of the card. Last August we went to Utah for vacation. While there I happened upon a hobby store. (Not as easy as that sounds when we were just going to National Parks out there.) Anyway they just happened to be having a pretty good sale on Cricuts. My birthday just happened to be while we were out there. So my hubby bought me a Cricut Expression.  WaHoo!! Ok, life happens, six months later it’s still in the box. Hubby asks where is it. Ok, I get it out put it on the desk top minus any cords, etc. It’s just sitting there. We are now approaching mid-July. Almost a whole year later. My hubby informs me if I don’t use last years present I’m not getting one this year!!!! Ahhh, now to the point of the post his birthday card using my Cricut.

Ok, that 1/4″ to 24″ isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I have never cut out more shapes in my life trying to find the right size!!! No, I did not read the directions!!! Anyway here is the card I came up using my Cricut and Maggies. I hope you like it. As I have never walked away and come back to a card as often as I did on this one!

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I made a HUGE Step Card! I did say I had trouble with sizes. LOL I used my Cricut to cut the pirate ship, waves, treasure map and did not use the treasure chest. It was to big and I ran out of paper to cut any more. Here’s my stats for the card.

  • Magnolia:  Pirate Edwin, used just the skull and bones from Pirate Tilda Jolly Roger, bottle with letter and the barrel, skull and anchor
  • Cricut cartridge:  Paper Doll Dress Up
  • savvy:  Happy Birthday
  • PrintWorks:  cloud template
  • QuicKutz:  circle doodads for the portholes ( I also put transparency in the holes)
  • Punch:  MS chain
  • Distress Inks:  Tea, Walnut
  • Other inks:  white
  • Copics used:
  • Flesh:  same as usual
  • Hair:  E31 E35 E37
  • Hat, pants, shoes, bands on barrel, anchor, chain:  W1 W3 W5 110
  • Shirt:  R21 R24 R29W1 W3 W5
  • Barrel:  E31 E33 E43 E57 W1
  • Cork and letter: used various 30’s

I’m going to be giving it to him early as he’ll be in Boston on his birthday. I hope he appreciates all the work I went to. LOL!!!

Well, this has been fun. I hope you enjoyed looking as much as I did making it. (I really did have fun making it.)

I’ve been scrapbooking our 1997 Colorado vacation pics so haven’t been making many cards. Probably will get a few cards in this summer but will be mainly working on scrapbooking until fall.

Thanks for looking and leaving the awesome comments.