1776 an American Celebration!

Happy Independence day America!


Hi I’m Maggie Lamarre as an immigrant I’ve never taken for granted or forgotten the dream of living in America.

That dream started when I was young and watching Little House of the Prairie. 10 years later after spending several years in Europe the next progression was America.


Today I want to share with you a lay out expressing my gratitude! This lay out was featured in the Hobby Lobby magazine this month, but an erroneous error on their part, which I’m waiting for them to correct they attribute the layout to another designer name pg 24 of the magazine to Monica Rover instead of mine. lol..




Supply list:

  • Cricut Machine, Independence day, Home accent Cricut cartridge.
  • Core’dination cardstock, my mind’s eye dot paper.
  • Prima rhinestone, gems, Letraset promarkers.

I hope this lay out inspire you to quickly create a layout while the holiday is still fresh on your mind..

Have a great week!


Ps you can find more of my work at Passionately Artistic.


Canvas, Fabric, doilies,glitter a happy family tutorial with Cricut !



Hi Everyone,

me2I’m Maggie from Passionately Artistic with a fun tutorial on how to take a canvas from ordinary to amazing in less than 30 minutes, with a few favorite cartridges, and doilies.

The trick to create this fun canvas in 30 minutes or less is to use layers on your gypsy and use 2 mats to speed up the process.


Let’s begin!


  • Cricut Machine, Gypsy, Sweetheart , Create a critter, Accent Essenstials, Home Décor,Plantin school book, sweetheart,mini monogram cartridge
  • Canvas, Fabric, Extreme adhesive glue, doilies, Martha Stewart stamps, photo corners, Ranger diamond stickles, Prima say it in Crystal, Want2scrap rhinestones, clocks from Making Memories .
  • Coredination cardstocks, delta crackle paint medium, paint, Inkadinkado stamps, momento ink.


  • Cut the Fabric into square to fit your canvas, adhere using extreme adhesive, or you can use modpodge.
  • Adhere the square doily to the bottom  off center. Add photo corners add the picture off center. Add a smaller doily cut in half and stamp sentiments. Add remainder doily to the top right, stamp a label using Martha Stewart label set.
  • Cut 22 flowers from sweetheart cartridge at 3.75”, 3.5”, 3.25”, 3”, 2.75”, 2.5”, 2”, 1.5”, 1”, assemble using this previous tutorial, adds stickle to the edges, adhere in a cluster to the bottom left of the frame.
  • Cut flourishes  from Home décor at 11.5” using core’dination couture cardstocks, adhere to the left of the frame, add want2scraps rhinestones, add prima say it crystals. Cut 3 dragonflies with shadows using coredination cardstock couture, add rhinestones to the right of the frame scattered, ink the edges using Letraset promarkers
  • Cut birds from Create a Critter, add paint, add crackle medium, add rhinestones for the eyes, Letraset promarkers, add small bird on top add prima say it in crystals for the tails. Repeat the same process with the bigger bird on the bottom.
  • Cut tag from Plantin school book, ink the edges using Letraset promarkers.
  • Cut scallop circle from Mini Monogram, ink the edges using Letraset promarkers, adhere to the right of the frame, stamp flourish on the bottom. Add journaling lines
  • Adhere clocks from Making Memories on the edge of the tag.

Voila done, a fantastic Canvas to fit any décor.

Don’t forget the giveaway of the awesome Cartridge above and leave a comment for your chance to win.


Have a great weekend 🙂

Ps you can find more of my work at Passionately Artistic.

Here’s another view of the Canvas


Monogram Ring

Jewelry with initials on it is really trendy right now….and with the Cuttlebug Embossing Plus Monogram Seals folder it’s easy to make a fabulous piece for yourself or a friend.

Here’s the FREE instructions on how to make this ring.