Sunday, February 2, 2014

Super Resolutions

Just got home from a Super Bowl gathering of friends. We had more fun playing board games than the Bronco fans had watching that sad blow out....

I had to take time to make a card yesterday because I just love the challenges over at Just Us Girls. My New Year Resolution is to be loyal to my favorite challenges. No weight loss/exercise/healthy eating resolution for me!!! I wanted to make a resolution that I would look forward to keeping!

I actually used my Cricut mini for this. What could be more appropriate than hearts since I have a love/hate relationship with the evil little white and green machine. It sits on the corner of my craft table ... glaring at me. It mocks me. It strikes fear into me every time I attempt to use it.... I am no techno weenie... I create videos, know my way around an iPad, have conquered social media, use a digital camera...but my Cricut? Terrorizes me...makes me weak...sends me to You Tube searching for the perfect Cricut tutorial. It makes me love my good ol' dependable Cuttlebug all the more! I may need therapy.... The Cricut definitely did NOT make it to my resolution list! Evil temperamental little machine!

I want to crank out some Valentine Day cards for some of my favorite peeps at school. So this is a start.

Heartfelt Resolution
~Base card Cryogen white cardstock
~Layer of design paper Playtimes Past Collection by Graphic 45
~Red cardstock heart cut using Criciut
~Smaller heart cut with polka dot design paper Material Girl by Cosmo Cricket
~Red card stock heart edged with red embossing powder
~Red sheet ribbon and bow (some "Transfer of Crap" from sister Gail - not sure what it came from...but hey - the ribbon was already made? Yes. Don't mind if I do)
Just Us Girls - sketch
Pile it On - ribbon
Robyn's Fetish - Valentines
That Craft Place - Valentines
The Pink Elephant - Love

Resolutions, therapy, and cupids,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. I'm laughing so hard about you and the Cricut!!!! OMGoodness!!! Too funny! That right there is the main reason I haven't bought one of those things! I figure I'm doing good to operate my phone....don't give me anything more complicated! LOL!
    However, you got it to work for you with this card because it's gorgeous!!! SO lovely!!!

  2. Love this die cut heart and that big sassy bow!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  3. I love that big polka dot heart and the beautiful background paper! Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  4. WOW...Great card and that heart looks amazing! Very Impressed! Thanks for playing along with the girls and I over at Just Us Girls.

  5. You nailed this! Love the fun paper combo and pretty bow. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  6. Lovely..Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place..Hugz Gayle xx


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