Thursday, January 22, 2015

glass deer block

Here is the block that I made for my brother and his wife.  I put trees inside, pinecones and snow. The deer and believe were cut out of vinyl with my cricut and CTMH Cartridges.  

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Class added to this month

Hi everyone,  because of bad weather we had to cancel a Tuesday class,  so therefore I am adding a class this Tuesday Jan 27. So if your available on Tuesday at 1pm or 7 pm are welcome.

Cost of class is only $7.50 and you will make 4 cards and have lots of fun.   

Contact me at to save your seat.  

This card was made with our wonderful new Artfully Send Cricut cartridge.  Even the envelope!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Cricut class

 This month's Cricut class had them cut out 3 hearts, 3 bows and we made a quick card.
 This card was a 5x5 card with four layers, 5 if you count the "love you" cut out on the top.

 The happy was cut out with Art Philosophy cartridge.  We took nail polish with glitter and painted the letters. The background was made with our new alcohol markers.  Birthday was stamped in black.

Saturday, January 17, 2015


Oh what to do with all those scrap pieces of paper.  I had a large box of cut paper and I decided to cut the extra pieces
into circles.  2" or smaller will do.  Take 10 circles and mount them on a base that has a brad through the center, add a coffee
stirrer or lollipop stick  and you have a great card.  

Friday, January 16, 2015

Iris folding, Tues class

I discovered this frog cut out from our new cartridge "Artfully Sent" page 26 and by teaming him up with the January Stamp of the month, this makes a cute card.  Using it for Valentines Day or a birthday and you have a fun card .  Putting the springs under his eyes really  makes it fun.

This is the positive cut out from hot air balloon.
We covered it with washy tape, dry embossed the
background and mounted it to the card.
This card was made with envelopes, check out the
inside of business envelopes and you will see all different
patterns and colors.

These cuts were done on the Cricut, to match the pattern and the shape from the cartridge.

Iris folding balloon with a cuddlebug

We did one more card, I will post it on my next post.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Jan 2015 blog hop

Happy New Year Everyone, Welcome to our monthly blog hop, our hope is to inspire you to make your own creations.  
I am learning how to use the NEW Explore Cricut machine. I want to share how you can take a card from your CTMH Cricut cartridge and completely change it to suit your needs.   

This card was made the way "Artfully Sent" meant it to be
The swing card on page 25 in the "Artfully Sent" cuts out a separate Happy Birthday that you glue onto the swing part of the card.

 This card was cut out right on the card and I removed the fancy base.  New items on this card are Heartstrings paper, white shimmer trim and puffy stickers.   

This is the inside of the card, the box is a scene card on page 50.  This is what started me on this project.  The original cut has a santa hat coming out of the box. I was able to remove that and I cut out balloons  to have them coming out of the box. The white balloons could have the person's age on it.  
This card was made using the Explore.

I decided to add a cupcake to the top of the card. With the Explore I brought the three cupcakes onto the screen and placed  one on top of the card until I was happy with the size.  I cut these with  our new Heartstrings paper.  Love it!
This is the page you can find the swing card.  If I can figure out how to share the file, I would be happy to do that.  

Now hop on over to Krista's blog and see what wonderful things she has created.

If you get lost, here is the list of bloggers:

Joyce     Houck    You are here!


      Krista Hershberger 

      Betty Locco          

      Cindy     Leek       

      Marie Flayer         

      Nancy Brown       

      Nickie Hoffer            

     Helen Gullet            

      Crystal Davis             
      Andrea Sherman        

       Lori Meadows          

       Back to Joyce

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy 2015

 Happy New Year!!!!!

 I want to share with you the present I gave my brother and his wife.  The card below was another project made at Cricut club, this snowman is looking up and it makes me think of the new year.  Look up and count your blessings. May God your new year.

Look what the elf left behind

We made this at  Cricut club, if you would like to learn to use your Cricut machine and have fun creating and discovering different cuts, join this club. We meet once a month.