TBT – Wild Wonders

I bet I’m like a lot of you…partial paper packs that are long retired and stamp sets you love too much to part with, because you just MIGHT need them.  Well, I’ve decided that these things need to go…after all, I don’t think my Wrangler Wearing Sweetheart is going to put an addition on the Craft Coop anytime soon.  Oh no, I’m not going to part with them…I’m going to use them!

Welcome to my Throwback Thursday!  Each Thursday I’m going to feature a card using retired product in a new way.

I’m starting with the Babycakes Paper & Wild Wonders stamp set…this paper was a favorite in it’s non-traditional baby colors and because it paired so well with Kraft Cardstock.  Using a cut from the Cricut Artbooking cartridge (giraffe) in Chocolate (also retired) and Canary brought the whimsy of this card to life.  A tag tucked in exclaiming “it’s about to get wild around here” is a good warning to parents expecting a new baby boy!

Do you have some of this paper in your stash?  I’d love to see you pull it out and make something new.  Leave me a comment with the link to your post using either Baby Cakes Paper or the Wild Wonders stamp set and I’ll come take a peek.

If you enjoy this new TBT feature and would like to see a particular paper or stamp set used for inspiration leave me a comment too!

Thanks for stopping by…I hope this will help you bust your stash too!





I’m NOT Drinking the Water


It seems as though everywhere I turn, someone’s having a baby…first it was my barista, now it’s the girl from the hardware store…I’ve switched to bottled water!

Seriously, I love babies and I’ve totally wanted to make the Baby mini-album from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge so for about 3 hours today my Cricut chirped away happily as I thought about what I wanted to do.  Of course I needed something gender neutral, I don’t know the expectant mother outside of her work, but I wanted her to know just how excited I am for her and that “it’s about to get wild around here!”






This was so much fun to put together, I just grabbed a few stamp sets that coordinate with Cricut cuts and let my imagination run wild.  My favorite page is the inside cover where there is a tag that says “Hello My Name Is” and then an interactive tag to fill in “All the Details”.

It was really fun using up the scraps from the Babycakes paper packet for an actual baby project.  I can’t wait to go see her tomorrow!

Until later,


A Bright and Cheery Birthday


Monday I locked (ok, really I didn’t even shut the door) myself in my craft room and started creating, I was on a card making frenzy!  I reached for papers that I hadn’t used in a while and combined them with accessories that I don’t use often and had the time of my life.

This girly birthday card was made using the Sarita paper packet and one of favorite stamp sizes “M”.  These stamps may be mini but they pack a mighty punch!  I finished the card off with a piece of lagoon Washi tape mounted to a white strip of cardstock, a teal flower from the Skylark collection and some black sparkles.


  Uninked stamps…oh my!  Say it isn’t so!

Although I have had this Honeycomb stamp set for some time and have had plenty of ideas for it – my inspiration came while browsing through a competitors stamp catalog.  I know, it’s really hard to believe that anyone would think there was another stamp company after learning about Close to My Heart, but there is!  I randomly chose colors from my ink tower – Sunset, Buttercup, Pear and Slate and randomly stamped various hexagon images on my page.  I then used my cricut to cut a circle and then lined up the hexagon frame and fussy cut around it.  I then added the Happy Birthday banner which I stamped on a scrap of Sunset paper and cut it into a banner shape.  I pop dotted the entire frame and topped it off with a wooden accent from the Babycakes collection.



Thanks for stopping by…I hope you’ve found some inspiration to use in your own crafting!


Wild Card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch #28

I couldn’t wait to create again for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week after missing last weeks deadline.  I wanted to do something completely different!

You’ll notice that this sketch features a variety of flowers sprinkled at the bottom

and mine has a sprinkling of animals!


The Wild Wonders Stamp Set was one of my favorites on my first trip through the Autumn/Winter Close to My Heart Catalog and I haven’t even used it for a baby card yet!  I paired it with the Babycakes paper popped up the monkey with an adhesive spring and sprinkled on a few Aqua Dots!

Hope you’ll take the time to visit Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for a little inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!


1,2,3 Craft! Make It From Your Heart #19

I love any reason to send a card and with Halloween upon us I decided this might just be the perfect card for the October 1, 2, 3 Craft! Blog Hop.  I’m not sure if you noticed, but last month’s hop grew by one and I’m so excited that Darlys decided to play along with us.  Her work is absolutely amazing!

I’m taking a chance that all will post right, because as you read this I should be on the way to Salt Lake City for a little “girl time” before the Close to My Heart Album Retreat this weekend.  I have been looking forward to this little get-away for months and am excited that Betsy and I are going to be devouring the town two days before the Album Retreat starts.  Literally “devouring”…she asked me what I wanted to do and I said EAT and SHOP and EAT and SIGHT SEE and EAT, I’m sure you get the picture!  When I found out that Darlys was going to be there too that was just like frosting on the cupcake…I just wish Mary could have come along with us!  Can you imagine?!

This month our challenge is to use Make It From Your Heart Pattern #19 – the Make it From Your Heart volumes (there are two of them currently) are essential guides for creating beautiful scrapbook layouts and cards.


My card inspiration was the clear pillow box on page 84 of the Autumn/Winter Idea Book.   I deconstructed the  card sketch a little, by adding a solid line of the Bronze Shimmer Trim down the edge (have I mentioned how much I love this stuff…I now own it in every color we offer – it is my GO TO accessory!)    The paper packet is the stripe from Babycakes and I added chocolate and juniper as my accents.  I fussy cut the skeleton from the Creepy Creatures set and accessorized him with the sentiment and pumpkin from Perfect Fit Halloween.

You can stop by my business page www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com to purchase the supplies to make your own Halloween Cards.  I have included a shopping list for you at the bottom of this post.

Thanks again for stopping by!  Now make sure you hop on over to see what Betsy, Darlys and Mary have in store for you!


Supplies Used:

  • Creepy Creatures C1522
  • Perfect Fit Halloween B1413
  • Baby Cakes Paper Packet X7173B
  • Nonstick Micro-Tip Scissors Z1836
  • 1 1/4″ Circle Punch Z1311
  • Bronze Shimmer Trim Z1849

Babycakes is not a Lullabye on the Paper Trail

Welcome to my stop on the Paper Trail where we are featuring the not so traditional Babycakes paper!  If you’ve arrived from Karen’s Inky Fingers you are on the right path, if you’ve started here just follow the links and you’ll soon circle around with more ideas of using this great paper.

Babycakes features Chocolate, Slate, Buttercup and Sunset and coordinates well with Lagoon.  Although the paper is themed baby with it’s cute giraffe motif I have used it with birthday and thank you cards along with a cute layout of my “Wild Thing”.  I love the How To Books because I get a perfect layout EVERY time with very little thought!


For my birthday this year I asked for a membership to the Woodland Park Zoo for Miss H and myself to enjoy.  We were soon on our way to see the baby giraffe that had recently been born.  I will be offering this layout at my October Scrapbook Class and you’ll find the supply list at the bottom of the post, you can visit my business page at www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com to make a purchase.  I hope you’ll be able to join me!

DSCN1727I love an unusual title for my scrapbook pages and usually lean towards a song title!  I cut the title using the Art Philosophy cartridge and used the left over strip for “thing”  I didn’t adjust the letters just cut them and trimmed to size!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my use of Babycakes, now crawl on over to Betsy’s Stamp, Scrap, Fever where I’m sure she has some amazing art to share!

Thanks for stopping by!



  • X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet
  • Z1869 Babycakes Assortment
  • Z1753 Brown & Tan Sparkle Assortment
  • Z1849 Bronze Shimmer Trim
  • Z1680 Stars Dimensional Elements *
  • Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
  • C1558 Wild Wonders

* Z1680 Stars DE are included in the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection or as a separate item.

Happy Birthday Babycakes!

I’m so excited that August 1st brings a brand new idea book and catalog and that I absolutely have so many favorites to choose from already!  Last week I attended a team meeting where I got to see much of the new product – one of the perks of being a consultant is we get a full one month preview period before each idea book launches.  Our consultant kit is priced at a reasonable $49 so if you’d like that same perk, just message me and I’ll get you all signed up!

One of the new papers is called Babycakes and it is an adorable set of neutral papers!  I LOVE it and see tons of opportunity for uses other than “baby”.


See what I mean…who would think “baby” when they saw this card?

Two other brand new products used on this card are the new mini-stamps (watch for my special in August) and the scalloped border punch.

If you need a catalog, message me today!