Christmas Picture Frame with Beautiful Poinsettia Flower.


I am enjoying the Holiday Season and creating fun gifts for family and friends. This project is super simple and so fun. I also used this same concept for a plaques with our last name on it. I hope everyone is having such a wonderful Holiday.

Instructions:Christmas Frame

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I also want to give back this holiday season. Leave a comment on this post for a chance to have a layout designed with your special holiday pictures. I will create a layout for one lucky person Us only because of shipping.

Have a Happy Holidays

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Re-Purpose T-shirts into Grocery Bags And Help The Environment!

It’s Kendra here, and I have a brand new hobby…It’s call Pinterest! If you have not tried Pinterest yet, let me tell you…you are definately missing out! Be sure to let me know if you want an invite. I will need your email address! ūüėČ Anyway, I was browsing all of the awesome ideas and came across t-shirt grocery bags. Here is my Cricut take on them!

I tie-dyed tons of t-shirts this summer and a few of them either turned out super ugly or with not enough color. Those are the t-shirts that I chose to use but you can use t-shirts you have outgrown or that you purchase at a yardsale or thrift store. I used my Cricut Expression 2 and Gypsy to create this bags as well as my sewing machine and my Fiskars Micro-tipped Scissors. The cartridges I used were Everyday Paper Dolls and Plantin Schoolbook. I altered the size of the purse on Everday Paper Dolls to fit a 12×12 piece of cardstock and stretched it to completely fill the paper. You will select Real-Dial Size to accomplish this. Here are some photos of the process.

The rectangle one was created using Plantin Schoolbook and turing it 90 degrees and then stretching it to 11.5 inches tall and as wide as it goes. I used 12×24 cardstock for this project. Here are the photos for it!

The slits in the t-shirt help it to stretch and fit a whole lot more into the bag than it would if there were no slits. This is a great way to help save the planet! What kinds of stores would you take to use your bag in? I can’t wait to hear! ūüôā

I just realized that I forgot to take a good photo of the ugly one. So sorry! ūüôā

Happy Scrappin’

Design on a Dime Breast Cancer Awareness Onsie.

I love how this project turned out.  My grandma had Breast Cancer so far my mom is in the clear but that means my risk is still pretty high. I wanted to make this onsie to give to a mom who is fighting this horrible disease and has just had a baby or is pregnant. This whole project was so cheap. The onsie was 3.00 and the fabric scrap only .75 cents and I added the hot fix crystals to the breast cancer ribbon.

Instructions:Breast Cancer Awareness onsie

I am on day ten of my 90 day Body By Vi Challenge. If You would like to join me check out this link. I have lost 7 pounds and counting. I have not done my inches but I feel smaller.

Have a Super Creative Day


Family Mail holder (gypsy)


 The family mail holder was created using the gypsy. My family has a very hard time putting mail away. It seems to migrate all over the house. When I saw this basket at the flea market I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. I am so happy with how it turned out. 

Here are the instructions family mailbox 

Gypsy file Layered Flowers Cartridge Accent Essentials 1st page is the flower on the 3rd row 5thone from the left with shift lock on sized at 2, 1.5,1 inches and covering the page 2nd page 1st row 4th one on the left sized 4.0, 3.5, 3.0 

3rd page 2nd row 3rd from left sized 3.5, 3.0, and 2.5 

4th page 1st row 5th one from left sized 3.5, 3.0, 2.5 

Provo Craft Supplies Used: 



12×12 mat¬†

Other Supplies: 

Our Family Collection Fancy Pants 

Fancy Pants papers and embellishments 

Ribbon mailbox Flea Market


Sock Monkey Candy Jar

Hi, it’s Kendra here again.

I went to the Goodwill Thrift Store to shop and re-purpose an item this week and let me tell you, I was pretty excited about it!  It took me 3 Thrift store to find something that looked like I could use, but this jar was just perfect for what I had in mind!  This jar was purchased at Goodwill for only $4.04.  With a few dollars in Vinyl and a few Wiggly Eyes, some red and white gingham check ribbon and my Provo Craft products, here is my finished

Sock Monkey Candy Jar!

Many of you know that I am a HUGE Sock Monkey fan!  I have several of them sitting throughout my studio with the tallest being 4 feet tall.  What could be better to add to my collection but a Sock Monkey Candy Jar made with the B is For Boy and Sugar Cricut Lite Cartridge, the Preserves Cricut Cartridge and the Sugar and Spice Cricut Lite Cartridge.

The images are cut at 4.5 inches for all of the layers.  I cut out 2 boys with one of them being flipped and 2 girls with one of them being flipped.  I used Wiggly Eyes for their peeps and filled the jar with my favorite combination of candy.  Butterscotch Disks and Cinnamon Disks.  The way we eat the candy in our house is to get one piece of each and put them both in your mouth at the same time.  It sounds pretty gross but is absolutely delicious!  Be sure to try it out and let me know what you think of the flavor combination!

Come and check out my blog to see more exciting projects!

I am giving away the Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge over on my blog with a blog hop!  Hope to see you there!

Happy Scrappin’

So Many Cricut Cartridges Sooooo Many Boxes Unlimited Possibilities…

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Sorry about the first post not sure what happened but the whole post disapeared one of the many computer quirks. The project was inspired by the need to fins storage solutions for my childrens art supplies. This is first in a series of boxes for their art supplies. I used my gypsy, expression2, and country life cartidge. I covered the box in the new school paper from graphic 45 and added the words colored pencils out of black vinyl. I hope this inspires you to recycle those great boxes to make your organization a snap.

Have a great day



Back To School Personalized Binders

Hi, it’s Kendra once again on this beautiful Tuesday here in Sunny South ¬†Carolina!

Now that August has arrived it is Back To School time once again here in the South. ¬†With some of the schools around us already back in session and ¬†my own children start school next Monday I want to take the time to share a project that you can make with your children to make going back to school a little more fun. ¬†It still amazes me how time flies by…I am¬†struggling¬†with the reality that ¬†my oldest daughter, Abby is a Senior this year and will be graduating from High School…it just does not seem possible. ¬†Where has the time gone?

My project today is actually the project I do with my oldest daughter just before school starts every year.  It is taking plain 1 inch binders with the outside pockets and making them personalized and special just for her.

Here are 2 of the folders we made her last year. ¬†(We are still waiting to get her class schedule for this yeasr before we can make them for this year.) ¬†They were created with the Cricut Expression, The Gypsy and the following cartridges linked to the Gypsy; Cuttin’ Up, George and Basic Shapes and Cursive 101. ¬†The neat thing about creating these with your children is that they can be customized to your¬†child’s¬†likes.

Here is a look at the side.  Your child can put these folders in their locker and will be able to clearly read the spine with the subject on it.

Happy Scrappin’

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