Glimmer and Glitz Covered Flower Necklace Draped in Crystals.

With Christmas right around the corner. I am creating projects for family and friends. I made this necklace for my mother. I have been trying to cut corners but still make amazing gifts. This necklace was made of paper. I used the graphic 45 Transatlantic paper that is black and gold little circles. I used the Cricut to cut out 2 inch squares and cut those in half to create triangles. Than with the point up fold the right side over to the middle and the left side under to the middle. Make 8 of these to make the base of the necklace. Than glue together in the middle, once dry using versamark cover the piece and cover in clear embossing powder. Keep adding embossing powder and then spray with iridescent gold glimmer mist heat until the spray melts into the embossing powder. Add stickles around the edges than add the diamond dust. I created a fabric twisted rose to add to the center. Than draped the piece in swarvoski crystals in 2 colors to add a glam to my mom’s necklace.

Have a Super Creative Day

Happy Holidays



Girly Girl Gift

This girly girl gift idea is one that you will not want to wrap. It is made using Bazzill Basics paper and the Forever Young Cricut cartridge. I cut the girly silhouette on the Cricut in different sized layers and backed it with chipboard, added some bling and sprayed on some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.I have the silhouette resting on a simple wooden easel that I covered with a hot pink lace.

Then I used a scrabble tile, covered it in red Bazzill Basics paper and cut out a matching girly silhouette out of pink paper and glued those to the tile, I screwed in an eyelet and then added a silver plumbers chain. Gift complete! Now I have to go run and hide it so it will be a surprise for Christmas!

For the complete Tutorial Click Here: Silhouette Necklace

Happy Crafting xoxo Cyndi aka Lovely Lula.

Beautiful Christmas Card with 3d Birdcage


With the holidays upon us, I have started working on my Christmas Cards. Each card I make is different and is created for their personality.  This card is for my sister, we will be going to her house for Thanksgiving. I love Christmas lots of glitter and colors. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

I will be adding a Fancy Pants Class starting Jan 12th at www.

Supplies Used:

Provo Craft

Christmas word embossing folder


Serenade cartridge

Accent Essentials


Other items

Fancy Pants Christmas papers and ribbon

Tattered angels chipboard bird

Artificial flowers

Prima hydrangea petals gold

Diamond dust stickles


Radiant rain Egyptian gold and autumn leaf


Card base brown cardstock cut 8.5×5 and scored in the middle of the long side.

Cut a 5×5 piece of the fancy pants stripe paper. Ink edges and place in the bottom left corner of the card.

The embossed cardstock is 4×5 and inked with blue Hawaiian. Attach this piece to the top part of the card overlapping the stripe.

Using clear glue run along left edge of the card than dip in the diamond dust

Add the small [piece of red velvet trim.

In the center use the accent essentials cartridge and the one that is a circle with square scallops cut at 3 inches

Curl the edges up and using clear glue run along the edges and dip in the diamond dust glitter.

Attach 1/3 down the card and add the dove in the middle. Cover with stickles.

For the birdcage cut the birdcage out of grunge board at 3 inches. Color the bird cage with the 2 different colors of radiant rain.

Let dry add the pearls place on top of the circle with the dove on multiple pop dots

Add sprig and poinsettia with tag

Place a sentiment inside.

I hope everyone is having a great day

Happy Turkey day


Halloween Cricut Cake Style

For Halloween this year I thought I would declare my love for the Cricut Cake! I had to think of a costume that I can wear easily while toting two youngsters around and still do all things I need to do. So I knew it had to be something cute but practical. To make one yourself read on.


1. I used my Cricut Cake baker’s hat from CHA January 2010 as a starting point.

2. I cut utensils, cupcakes and cake slices out of Bazzill Basics card stock on my Cricut. I used the Sweet Treats Cartridge and the From My Kitchen Cartridge to cut the shapes.

3. I added Glimmer Mist to the utensils to give them a pink shine. I also, added some sharpie marker to the front cake to make it stand out.

4. Next I glued the pieces together with a tacky glue and then hot glued them to the baker’s hat.

5. I finished off the costume my adding the Cricut Cake Apron.

Special Note: Thanks Sarah for modeling in the costume with the Cricut Cake machine.


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.

Team Edward Twilight Picture Frame Cuttlebug/Yudu

Team Edward Twilight Picture Frame Cuttlebug/Yudu
As you know I am a slight twilight addict. Edward is by far my favorite of the clan. I am so excited about Eclipse. I already have my tickets for the midnight show. We have this really classy dinner and a movie theatre here in Hyde Park. I was jazzed to get such great seats during the launch party. So in honor of my countdown I created this Team Edward Frame.
The countdown 13 more days until an Eclipse

Provo Craft Supplies Used:
Silver ink
220 screen
Graces Frame
Other Supplies:
Kaiser Craft photo frame
Black paint
Red paint
Tattered Angels
Glimmer Mist iridescent Gold, pearl, screens
Prima flowers and rhinestones
Streuter Aluminum glue foil


1) Paint the frame back on top and red on the sides.
2) I used my huge heart screen and its companion with the iridescent glimmer mists
3) Screen print the word Twilight in silver
4) Then add the Prima rhinestones in each of the corners.
5) Red Prima flowers add to the swirls and add rhinestones
6) Use your cuttlebug and cut the metal out around the frame.
7) Use the wood as a stencil for the exacto to cut the center out of the metal
8) Use a heat gun and attach the metal frames on the front of the picture frame.
9) Use a brayer to flatten the frame out so it will adhere properly
10) Measure the square opening and pictures to fit.
11) Add some trim
12) And a title and you are done.

I hope you have a super creative day
Michelle Van Etten

Chocolate Cupcakes…compliments of the new Cindi Loo Cricut cartridge

This past weekend I was crafting with girlfriends and gave them a sneak peek at the Cindy Loo cartridge I had just gotten…we are all totally in love with it!  There’s so many cute flourishes, animals, flowers, and the font is fantastic!  I really love the doilies and cupcake wrappers that are on there too….made my heart pitter patter!!

So, fast forward to yesterday {Monday Funday} when I decided I’d make some cupcakes with my fabulous homemade chocolate frosting and then to make them even better I dressed them up with one of the awesome cupcake wrappers from my new favorite Cricut cartridge, Cindy Loo.  I also made a little topper for them with one of the little doilies on the same cartridge.   You probably can’t see it very well {click on photo to enlarge it}, but these wrappers & toppers have some extra love on them…I sprayed them with Glimmer Mist and put a bunch of Hot Rocks on them with my iRock tool.

You can download my free tutorial on how to make these cupcake wrappers & toppers HERE.

And as always, feel free to hop on over to my blog to see some other crafty projects I’ve made.