Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Turkey Name Tags.

Good evening, my friends! This weeks design team project is 
custom name tags for an event I was asked to hostess. 
I made these name tags using the file called "Gobble til you wobble-2012" 
from  You can find the file here

With Thanksgiving around the corner, and with me being thankful for this opportunity to meet so many great people, I decided to go with this fun design. 

Thank you for stopping by!                  ~Jen 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Not all scarecrows have to be scary!

I am just LOVING this Scarecrow from !
You can find him in the ~Leaves are Falling SVG kit~

I started out by sizing al the parts in Cricut Design Space. 
Each Kit comes with the measurements, so that you can properly
size everything to cut with your Cricut Explore.

This is the Scarecrows vest.  It was really easy to assemble.

These pieces are to make his pants.  One leg will have small holes 
so that you can tell them apart from the other leg.

The Scarecrows Hat.  A little tricky, but you catch on pretty 
quickly. Make sure to allow the glue to dry before moving on 
to the next panel.

These pieces will make up the head and hair of the scarecrow.  
This part took a little extra time to glue, as the pieces were a little
harder to glue for the inside part of the head.

Shirt, arms and straw..was pretty easy to assemble. The nice part about this file is that 
they number each piece, so it makes assembling much easier.

I added some string to accent the cuff of his pants. 
I just love seeing it all come together.

Cute little banner That I attached with some metal leaf brads.  
You can find instuctional videos with all of their kits on their website. 
I highly reccomend watching them, there are a lot of pieces which can be 
very intimidating...but the video walks you through..step by step!

The cornstalks shown can also be found on 
They are part of the Enchanted Autumn SVG kit. They have battery
operated tealights in each one. Their file had them sized at 5 inches tall
but I just stretched them out to 11 inches tall, to match the height
of the scarecrow.

Thank you all for stopping by my blog! I hope you enjoyed this as much as
I enjoyed making him!!


Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall centerpiece

I made this Fall centerpiece using the Harvest Treat Toppers & Cards file from My Scrap Chick.

This was made for the dinner I attended with Mr. Ashish Arora ( The Cricut CEO).  He really loved it. One lucky attendee won this after the dinner. She was very excited!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Be back soon...

Time for some FUN in the SUN! I will be away for a week! Taking a MUCH needed vacation with my hubby, kids and our friends. 

See you all when I return. Happy Crafting!!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Halloween fun!


Today's project is a very cute Halloween card! The following products were used to create this card:

Recollections polkadot card base
Recollections cardstock 
Krazy Kreations outline sticker (boots)
Silk ultra fine glitter
Gelly roll pens - silver and white 
Copic markers
Happy Halloween stamp
Black memento ink pad

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Gift Tags

Good morning! Today's project: Blossom Gift Tags

These cute little tags were made using the following items from Stampin' Up!
*Mixed Bunch Stamp Set
*Blossom Punch
*Celebrate Baby Stamp Set
*Strawberry Slush Stamp pad
*Baked Brown Sugar Stamp pad 

To make these tags yourself, please visit my website to place your order today. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Frankenstein Banner

Hello friends! Today's Scrappydew design team project is a Frankenstein Halloween Banner. I used the Franky's Halloween file from Scrappydew.
Gelly roll pens are my favorite for accenting the eyes. 
I chalked the edges to give it the slight worn out effect. 
The tiles I used for the banner are rounded squares that I cut at 5 inches. 
The top layer tiles are cut at 4 inches
I punched holes in the pieces to string ribbon through each piece. 
I used 1/8 inch satin ribbon. I like this stringing technique because it allows you to space each tile as far apart from the next as I want. 
Here is the finished banner. I can't wait to create many more Halloween projects. Scrappydew has a ton of cute designs to choose from. 

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bedtime Checklist

Today's Scrappydew Design Team project is a Bedtime checklist. 
 I used the Underoos file from

Perfect to help get your little one on a fun schedule for a successful bedtime.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Throwback Thursday

I thought I would follow trend with "Throwback Thursday" that everyone posts on Facebook.

Here you will see a few projects that I made way back when...

Being an Army family, we are very supportive of our Military.  These were made
for a Welcome Home party for a soldier coming home from Iraq.

A blogger from Paris featured me on her blog. She requested some cupcake toppers for 
her husband on Valentine's day.  The frog and koala represented the two of them.

Here is a sign I made for a Noah's Ark themed baby shower.  
It was a huge hit at the party.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Scrappy Dew Design Team

In super excited about being given the opportunity to be on the Scrappy Dew Design Team. Every week (Wednesdays) I will be posting a different project using their SVG pattern files. If you are interested in seeing all of their designs, visit their website at There are hundreds of cute patterns!!!

WEEK 1: Word Board Games

I created Game Night invitations
Boy invite
Girl Invite

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Working with vinyl

I was a bit intimidated with working with vinyl. However, I finally decided to give it a go...I mean, what have I got to lose? 

Here are some of my vinyl creations. 

This was a Mother's Day gift for my mom

End of the year gift for my sons teacher

Decorated my Cricut Explore 

Monday, July 28, 2014


Here is one of the banners that I made for my 
nephew, daughter and nieces HS graduation Party.

Graduation banner for my daughter

Graduation photo prop banner

Centerpieces that I made for my daughters party. The graduation doll is made from the graduation pak file from 


Welcome to my blog!
My name is Jen.  I am a proud mother of 2, 18 year old daughter and an 11 year old son.  We are a proud Army family.  I run a party accessories business from my home. I love crafting. Paper crafting is my passion! I have been paper crafting for many years, and hope to continue for many more!!
I hope that you will enjoy viewing my projects.  Please comment, I would love to hear what you think :)