Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Great Giveaway of ProMarkers

Looking for great markers, but don't like the cost of
Copic Markers. Visit this blog this week. A introduction of
ProMarkers as well as a giveaway of 148 Promarkers.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Spook-Taculer Treats for Preschool!

I wanted to bring some cute treats for my daughter's preschool class. I had one major oops occur that I didn't catch until I was assembling the characters. I had accidentally bumped my size dial and change the size of the witches outfits and hats by a quarter of an inch. Being late when I did this, I had to just go with the flo and be happy with it. But I do oh so love the girlie googlie eyes with eyelashes. Way too much fun. I know the 3 year olds won't care too much about presentation. But I had fun being crafty and got some great therapy.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thanks Heaven for lil Girls

Break down of the page.

Best Friends Imagine Cartridge and Cherry Limeade Lite

-background paper p 37 with no overspray even thought this was selected. I still had overspray on one end, which cleaned up really easy with a baby wipe.

-clouds from page 40 went as large as I could, using the preloaded shape filled. Setting the size about 9 both ways and got what measured 9 1/4" x 11 1/4".

-little girl from page 3 and sized her at about 4" with a change of color for both dress and shoes.

-name plate used from page 13 and page 19. Changed the larger one's paper. Sized about 3"

- little bird from page 13 set at 2"

-flower on page 17 set at 1.5"

-Font was from Cherry Limeade Lite cartridge. Also used Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink. And distressed all of my edges and used it on the blue ribbon to tone it down to blend in better. I absolutely adore this page and hope you do to!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Okay so I am a paper nut! I will admit it. But this one is truly special.
12 x 24 " paper with adhesive and by DCWV company.
Like? Several chances to win your own. she has several ways to win
and Robyn is giving one away as well.
Good luck, I know I am trying for it!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A birthday card for my brother in law. A little info, he's a band director and used to conduct their local wind symphony. Ther are alot of music professionals in my family. I am some what the odd ball. I have a degree in art however I conduct the handbell choirs at my church and I was in band thru my college years.

Okay moving on. This card is another "Imagine Card" and I separated the parts and combined the music paper to go in the center. This is from the More cartridge and I also used pop dots to pop the layers up to give it more interest. The edges are also distressed with brown chalking ink from Creative Memories. Hope you like it and now it has to go in the mail, his birthday is in three days! Take Care!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Entry for the first cricut circle blog weekly challenge. This is the first challenge I have
ever entered. Had to use French Manor cartridge, make at least 2 cuts and use gems. Now can you tell what I worked hard at doing with the cuts for the Fluer de lis? Hint: notice the papers pattern.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

So I just started this yesterday and finished this today, YEAH! My sister's 40th birthday is the end of October and this summer on our family cruise my husband and I went kayaking with my sister and her daughter. And since I had some really great pictures and since they were not likely to have pictures of her and her daughter kayaking. Seems a little hard to achieve. And my sister doesn't have any actual albums. So I created this over sized tag album. Used my cricut to cut the over sized tags from kraft 12 x 12 paper, which was created with my gypsy. I then added 4x5 pictures and a little paper and stamp accents. I also distressed the tags with Tim Holtz stained walnut. I would love to say I used my imagine on this but not this time. I am currently hard at work on my family's vacation album... May I say its hard to do this album when we were traveling for three weeks. Too many great pictures and memories.

Okay, Imagine is here. LOVE IT!!!! And WOW, first project and success was easy. I made this simple birthday card for my niece and a topper to her present to cordinate. I can not believe the easy of this machine. Cutting letters are perfect even under an 1 inch tall comes out perfect. My expression may get jealous now.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I dragged my three kids out of bed at 6 am to get to the park by 7am to see the Hot Air Balloons set up, inflate and LIFT OFF! Absolutely wonderful, chilly but GREAT!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Okay so this is a Martha Stewart inspired wrapping. I like using brown paper, but well maybe the decorative daisy strip would have looked better on a smaller yet more square box. Which I punched out of a 2 1/4' strip paper and punched both sides. I actually love this punch.

Gift Card Envelope

So my son had a birthday party. And well after receiving many duplicate gifts with my kids, I now do gift cards plus my boys love gift cards. So I had to make an envelope to gift it in. One thing I learned is be careful with velum and embossing.
So here's what I did, embossed a velum envelope with my cuttlebug and then added glaze accents.

Baby Shower gift. Mady with tags, ribbon, stamps. This was actually a gift certificate to

have her baby boy's foot prints painted and pressed onto a ceramic cross with his birth information. That is when he arrives this month. Yes that means anytime now.

Oh, and she loved it. I will also throw in there a Christmas ornament too with footprints.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Great Giveaway on this site for the workbox
"Limited Edition Workbox " to

You can even go to and check out how to enter this contest. Good Luck

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Birthday Card for Sister-in-law

With a little help from my favorite inspiration Megan Gravener from Above Rubies Studio. I was inspired about how to go about this card. It will be in the mail this week to my sister-in-law. And I made a second one to go in my card box for my birthday card needs as a Handbell Director. Carolyn Graver paper, stickles, ribbon, and stamps... together I have a Card and a excuse for a little crafty me time.
Thanks, Denise

Friday, July 30, 2010

Humpback Whale that graced us with it's show in Juneau, Alaska. This is why my blog has not had anything added this summer. My entire family on my side got to spend two weeks on the sea traveling on the Amsterdam thru the inland passage of Alaska. Along with time days in Seattle and Arlington, Texas before and after Alaska.
WOW, what a beautiful State Alaska is. We managed not to encounter any rain during the two weeks, which was a first we were told on the cruise. It took me another month to lose the feeling of being at sea.
And lately I have been cleaning out my scrap area, organize, and decide what to take to a local shop DML to sell in the next used items sale in September. Having a hard time letting go of a few tools that I really hardly ever use. At least I have one more month to let go.
And with school rapidly approaching, YEAH! And with my hubby back on a new schedule, my daytime is going to open back up to getting back to scrapbooking and card making. I am currently working on an explosion box, but have a technical problem with the glue dots on the lid. So when I get that figured out, expect a posting on this project!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Weekend of the Cards

So some are very simple and some required more thought. But as for elaborate, none fit that description. Although I did use the cricut (which needs a name I think) for all the cards. I learned something, I love K & Company paper. It absolutely cuts like a dream. Using my cutting guide from Perfecto! Enjoy..

Busy Busy Busy, after the power went out and came back on only to fry our satellite. That's right, no tv in our house, yet another weekend. However, the dvd player was still working. I decided that making cards for many important dates coming up was more fun.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Party Invitaions with a Star Wars Theme

I used already made plain cards 5 x5 purchased from Hobby Lobby. Then using Sure Cuts alot, I managed to produce a font close to the star wars. I actually used the mini micro marker cricut adaptor from Custom and also used the black marker from Provo Craft for the Cricut. The Star Wars paper was purchased from my local scrapbook store. It started out as a 12x12 page with blocked images. I cut those blocked images apart and divided them up on to the invitations.
**Only word of caution when using mini micro markers is to test your pressure and speed. Mine happened to bleed more then I wanted.

Cricut Cartridge Giveaways On my links

Hey here's an update if you are a fan of cricut! Some of my links to the right have
giveaways going on right now. Become a fan, make a comment and your
in the drawing. Also check out more links on their sites for other blogs
that are giving away cartridges too!

Designs By Denise C

Welcome to my blog. I have created this blog to show my latest crafts. I enjoy many outlets of art. Top of my list has been working with my Cricut Expression and Gypsy. I also play with really hot stuff. Let me explain this one. I have several kilns and enjoy making ceramics and custom pottery. I also like to melt glass either by fusing or creating lamp work beads. My only problem is time. I am also the mother of three beautiful children two boys and a little girl, ages 9, 7, and 3. I also have been married to an outstanding man and my best friend for 10 years, but we have really been together for over 12 years. In time I will up load examples of my works.
Thanks, and I hope you enjoy.