Sunday, September 30, 2012

Eek! It's a Monster!

What a busy Sunday! Between laundry, cleaning and running I somehow managed to squeeze in just a little time with Georgiana and create a card! Yippee!

 On an action wobble:
Card base and scallop is from Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge
Monster and pumpkin are from Mini Monsters
Paper is from Echo Park Emporium
Monster Google Eyes
Peachy Keen Faces Pk -470 Happy New Year Faces
EEK! Stamp from Studio G
Ribbon from Stash
Action Wobble

Entering into:
Scrappy Moms: Halloween
Delightful Challenges: Orange, Green, Purple
Action Wobble: Polka 
Crafty Ribbons: Anything but a square
Pause Dream Enjoy: Faces
Alphabet: Jewel
My Sheri: Pumpkin
Creative Inspiration: Anything Goes
My Creative Time: Googly Eyes
DYSU: Scallop
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything Goes
Pile it on: For a Child

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fall Is Here!

Well not yet in Arizona! We are sitting at 93 right now and we are expecting to be back at 102 by Tuesday!
Georgiana and I have been crafting together via Text message this morning. It is so much better to craft with someone than alone!

My friend moved away last year so I wanted to send her this fun fall card:

Leaf from DoodleCharms Cricut Cartrdige
Embossing Folder Wood Grain
Pattern paper is from Hobby Lobby
Fall is here stamp is Studio G Clear embossed
Spellbinders Labels Two
Ribbon from my ribbon box
Gems from IRock

Entering into:
Creative Inspirations: Inspired by Fall
My Craft Spot: Falling leaves
Tuesday Throwdown: Fall Colors
Crafty Creations: Autumn Leaves
Little Red Wagon: Photo Inspiration Fall
DL Art: Leaf + Bling
Frosted Designs: Emboss
Little Scrap Pieces: Ribbon or twine
Simply Create Too: Autumn/Fall
Hiding in my Craftroom: Anything Goes
Cut it Up: Photo Inspiration Fall

Friday, September 28, 2012

Happy Birthday!

I needed a quick birthday card! 

Cupcake from Baby Steps
Liquid Pearls
Papers from Scrap pile
Happy Birthday Stamp wood mount
Spellbinders Labels 15
Amuse Button and Twine

Entering into:
Amuse: Farewell To Summer
Fantabulous: Birthday + Candle

Party Time Tuesdays: Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Happy Birthday

Docerela Creations Release Day and a New Challenge!!

Today Docerela Creations has a new challenge! 

Today's Challenge is : Must use a decorative edge, border punch or cricut and sentiment. 
Whoot! Whoot!! How awesome is that!!
Every time you enter a challenge you get entered for a chance to win a stamp set of Docerela Stamps! Say What?? You heard me right! A Docerela Stamp set up for grabs once a month! And let me just say they are fabulous, stamp amazing and work beautiful with embossing powders! 
Today I am showcasing her new set Smash it!
You all know that I am a huge Smasher! SO I could not wait to create a page for my Smashbook! 
Before I get on to my project I will give you a little back story. I recently purchased a curling rod that you twist your hair around. I love the curls it gave my hair but I suffered 3rd degree burns while attempting to use it. Of course I took photos of my hair because I knew I could never use this curling rod again, and a picture of my burns to remind myself why I can never use it again!

 Here is my project:

My Hair and my Burns:
  ( So not worth it!!)        

Curling iron cut from Slumber Party Cricut Cartridge
All Papers from DCWV All About Girls
Scallop border punch
Decorative Edge sticker from Recollections
OUCH from Sizzix
Twine from the Twinery
Docerela Creations Smash It Set

Smash it
If I fall behind on visiting, it is because I am busy Smashing! LOL!

Docerela is also now carrying Carta Bella 6x6 paper pads in our shop. Here are the two paper pads ready to ship. 


Check out the Shop HERE
The Team:


Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Live it Up! 3 Girl Jam Challenge # 3 time! Coffee!

It is # 3 challenge time over at 3 Girl Jam !

Theme: Coffee Challenge; Create something with a coffee image or coffee sentiment and use a ribbon

 I had so much fun making this card! And I used my 10 year old daughter as inspiration. She doesn't drink coffee, however she will bring a coffee cup to school with chocolate milk in it and pretend it is coffee! And she would also wear a mustache to school if I let her! So I giggled most of the time making this thinking about her acting "cool" and enjoying life to the fullest! Not a care in the world! I could not resist the stamp Live it Up! It just seemed to fit!

Here is my project that I will be showcasing as a Design Team Member:

Coffee Mug from Smiley Cards Gypsy
Mustache and Live it up stamp from Studio G Stamps
Paper from My Minds Eye Totally Girl Stack
Notebook Border punch
Googly Eyes
Swirl Stamp from Stampendous
3 Girl Jam Hot Chocolate Crinkle Ribbon
3 Girl Jam Canvas Border Strip

Sponsor: Fresh Brewed Designs
Prize: 3 Digi stamps of choice

Be sure to stop by 3 Girl Jam to see all the great crinkle ribbon and new products and enter your project at the 3 Girl Jam Challenge blog!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tip Tuesday! Make a shape card super quick!

Thanks for joining me for the CCR Quick Tip Tuesday!

You can make this fun 4X4 shaped card super fast!

You will need some paper

 Your Cuttlebug
 A set of Dies

Now just add your embellishments! Wow! So easy and fun!

Check out my video for more details:


Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 24, 2012

New Baby Girl!

Month 9 of my New Year's Resolution to enter the CC!

Elephant stamp  and New Baby Girl Sentiment from Humphrey's Corner Collection
Papers from Martha Stewart
Spellbinders Labels 5
3 Girl Jam Ribbon Antique White
Twine from the Twinery

Entering into:
Crafters Companion: Stripes and or dots

I'm behind on visiting! The 5th grade homework is turning out to be more time consuming than I ever thought possible! So I am spending lots of time with my Daughter helping her and making sure we are staying on top of it. I hope to be back visiting more regularly soon! Thanks for your understanding!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Winner Winner and some blog Candy Announcements!

Thanks to everyone that helped me celebrate hitting my 950+ followers!

Time to announce the winner of my blog candy:
Thanks to random. org:

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Congrats Carrie! I'm already a follower. I posted this on my sidebar. Thank you so much.


Congrats Tara! Please email me via the contact me button with you snail mail!

Also I have some fun candy announcements to make!

Docerela Creations is celebrating her 1 Year stamp-a-versary with some great candy!
One lucky winner will receive.
Whoot Whoot! Such Fun!

Good Luck!! 

Don't miss out on all the fun challenges we have going on:
Docerela Creations: ANYTHING Goes!
Creative Cutter Room: Wedding + Ribbon
3 Girl Jam:Coffee 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Tim Holtz Style! 3 Girl Jam Design Team Day!

Today is my Design Team posting over at 3 Girl Jam!

I really enjoyed pulling out all my scrap pieces of Tim Holtz papers and putting together this vintage Tim Holtzified card!I love this vintage Tim Holtzified card style!

Arrow from Cricut Cartridge Accent Essentials
All my papers are misc scrap pieces from my Tim Holtz Paper Idea-o-logy stacks
Used my sewing machine to sew on the pieces.
Glossy accents
Film Strip and walnut stain distressing in Tim Holtz
brads, pearls, bling
Happy Birthday Stamp from Queen Kat
3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon London Blue

Be sure to visit 3 Girl Jam to see all the awesome crafty products!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

CCR Design Time Thursday! Wedding Challenge!

Thank you for joining us for our new challenge! We enjoyed looking at your Back to School projects!  We appreciate you joining us and hope you will join us for this next challenge!
Theme Wedding and must use Ribbon!

Here is my project:

 I made this card for Catarina from Docerela Creations who was recently married. These were her beautiful wedding colors!

Stretch your Imagination Cricut Cartridge for the wedding cake
Embossing folder from the Wall Decor set
Coral 3 Girl Jam Ribbon
Pearls, gem
Bride & Groom stamp From Docerela Creations

We hope you will join us and Submit your new project for a chance to win a prize!

Challenge Starts today September 20 and runs until October 3, 2012.

Follow the rules then submit your new  project over at the
Looking forward to seeing your creations! 
Only entries that fit the challenge guidelines will be entered to win the prize!
Some Rules to keep in mind while playing along:

Be a Follower of the CCR
Project submissions must be new, no back linking
CCR must be mentioned in the description with a link back to here
Entry must fit theme to be qualified for the prize
Prize must be claimed within 2 weeks
Please link your project posting not just your blog
Please comment after linking 
You have until October 3, 2012 to enter your project.
Here is the Line Up You for some great inspiration:

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Die Cuttin' Divas Guest Designer! A Jumbo Elephant Thank you!

I am so excited to be Guest Designing for Die Cuttin' Divas today! Yippee!

We have a new jumbo-sized Die Cuttin' Diva challenge this week and we sure hope you will share your card, layout, or altered project.
The Challenge...
Create a project using an elephant
  I personally love elephants, I have a huge collection of them that started when my Dad gave me a tiny stuffed elephant when I was very ill as a child. Since then I have collected and received many beautiful elephants, so I was so excited to be doing such a perfect challenge!
Background Information...
Elephant Appreciation Day was declared beginning in 1996 by WildHeart® Productions to celebrate the Elephant

When: September 22

Origin of Elephant Appreciation Day:  Mission Media Inc. created in 1996, largely because elephants are....large (and a whole lot of other great things). The founder, Wayne Hepburn, received a paperweight of elephants on parade from his daughter as a gift. He became fascinated by them. He amassed a huge collections of elephant books and paraphernalia. His fascination and love of elephants, led to the creation of this day so you and I can stop and enjoy this huge, lumbering beast.

Here is my project:

I used the Paisley Cricut cartridge for my jumbo elephant
Cuttlebug Die cut Tag
A jumbo thank you stamp from Studio G
Mini button
Shore from the Twinery
Liquid Pearls

This week's super sponsor is...
Sister company to Cricut Direct, Cutting Bugs will provide choice of Cricut or Cards Magazine, Sept. 2012 issue and a Megan Elizabeth Sparkle Light Set
Remember...You have one week to plan, create, and submit your project. The winner will be announced next Tuesday. Please remember to include which die-cut you used and a link back to our site.
We are looking forward to all those projects that you create this week.

Entering into: My Craft Spot: Wild about you