Welcome to Dreams Inspire Us to Create!

I believe that our hopes and dreams inspire our creativity. If you can visualize what you want to create, you can do it! I hope this becomes a place to explore and share as well as to inspire all who visit to create something special.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Large space problems

Tonight I finally figured out how to remove this huge empty space between my Blog description and the posts. Now all I have to figure out is how to change the color of that one patch of font that isn't the same color of the rest! Hope it doesn't take as long as I have other things to do such as finishing the rest of my Valentine's Day cards which are now cut and just need to be assembled. The one thing I did tonight also was visit an awesome website, Cricut Your Classroom. Lots of fabulous ideas for classroom as well as some awesome cards. Check it out!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Weekly Challenge #18

Well, I have had a very busy week. I have also been sick so didn't get on here to update at all this week. The Cricut Blog Weekly Challenge #18 is to make something with the cartridge(s) that came with your Expression, Create, Imagine or Gypsy. I decided to make this card using the cartridges, Accent Essentials, Pink Journey, and Plantin Schoolbook which came with my Expression. The card base and second layer on front is cut from Plantin School Book, the first layer on front is a mat cut by hand in black. The little frame inside is cut from Accent Essentials and the scalloped ovals are from Pink Journey. Paper is by SEI, card expression is a rub on from MS. I added some jewels and stickles to make the card sparkle. The black mat is the only cut not made by my Expression. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

What a day!

I can not believe the weather and amount of snow we have been getting here! It took me close to an hour to get to work this morning when it usually takes me about ten minutes. Needless to say other than rearranging my blog, I got nothing creative created today. Hopefully tomorrow will be much better!!

Monday, January 17, 2011


I just got my Welcome package from the Cricut Circle! It actually took one month less a day to get here! I am so excited to get it! Now I have another new cartridge to play with. Guess what I'll be doing tomorrow night!

This is still a work in progress

Okay now that I got the little Cricut Bug here, how do I move it out of postings and place it somewhere else? Like in the sidebar. Any help would be appreciated. No time to create tonight because I needed to work on this page so that I can just spend time posting and such. Hopefully tomorrow I will be finished with this part and can enjoy the blog experience!

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sweet Baby Girl Card

I was busy this weekend with the Pink Stamper Blog Hop Challenge!  It did inspire me to make another card.  I have two baby girls being born this spring.  One will be my granddaughter and the other is a family friend's daughter.  I decided I needed to start making the cards now rather than later.  Here's a picture of the first one.
I saw a card designed by Sherry Wright in a magazine and thought it was fairly easy and quick.  Other than the color for the carriage and adding "Sweet " and "Girl" the card looks the same to me.  I used my gypsy to prepare the cut using Storybook and Stretch your Imagination.  I can't remember which cartridge I used for the "Sweet" and "Girl".  I welded the words and cut out blackouts using the hide feature on the gypsy.  Paper was from the Anna Griffin Isobelle Collection, Bazil and K & Company Specialty Paper. Ribbon, pearls and glitter glue came from my stash.  Every cut is from cricut including the card base.  I stamped "Congratulations! inside.  I plan on making a gift bag or box to match.  I will post that when I am done them.  Thanks for looking!

The Pink Stamper Blog Hop Challenge

I wanted to share a picture of a card I did for the Pink Stanper Blog Hop Challenge.  The challenge was to make a card, scrapbook page or something fun with My Pink Stamper Stamps or the color pink.  As I don't as yet have any My Pink Stamper Stamps, I chose to go with a card using pink. 
This card was inspired from a card I saw designed by Kandis Smith.  I made a few changes to reflect my tastes but overall it is very similar.  I used paper from the Anna Griffin Isabelle Collection, Bazill and K & Company Speciality Paper.  I used the Wedding Cartridge to cut out the hearts (both the scalloped and the scrolled).  The flowers were cut from the Doodlecharms cartridge (I think, I need to write these things down when I do them)  I added Glossy Accents to the flowers and a small pearl to finish them off.  I also added pearls to the scrolled heart to add interest.  The ribbon came from my stash and probably was bought from Michael's.  I made a cut file for my gypsy and cut out with my Expression.  Thanks for looking.