Monday, May 31, 2010


Create A Critter really makes card making to easy!! I have actually been challenging myself not to use it! LOL is that crazy or what??

So here is the cutest crab card!

Create a Critter for the crab and seashell, the paper is from the Debbie Mimm Travel stack, ribbon, brad, and flower are from my stash. Stamp from Punny-licious. Crab is embossed with the cuttlebug.

Paper Cutz Challenge # 43

For Paper Cutz Challenge # 43, make a card, LO or craft project for a teacher, using any colors you'd like.

Here is my entry:
The apple is from Create-A-Critter the paper is from a school stack I think I got at Target. Stamp is from K*I Memories - greetings. Looking at it now I should have made the apple bigger!

Helping to stimulate the economy

Happy Memorial Day! I hope everyone is having a safe and great day!

Helping to stimulate the economy!! That is what I told my husband anyway!! I spent all day shopping at Micheal's, Joann's and Hobby Lobby!! What fun I had!!

Check out my score!

I bought Paper Doll Dress up for $19.99!! A few border punches, some fun robot stamps, lots and lots of buttons, black paper, vellum sleeves, a scrapbook. scrapbook kits, ribbon, glitter!! Now I will spend the next few hours hiding it all! He He!!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

My Pink Stamper Challenge - Father's Day

My Pink Stamper is have a challenge and the prize is a Cricut Expression!! Can you image winning that??

All you have to do is a Father's Day Project!

My Dad is passed but I'm sure someone I know will need a card!

Here is my submission!
I used New Arrival Cricut Cartridge for the truck, and for the banner. I made the trophy using Sure Cuts Alot because I could not find one on any of the cartridges that I have. I added some bling on the tires and the light! I think it is cute, that he is hauling his best Dad trophy around! I made this on a business size card 81/2" x 4" because I cut the truck to big for a standard size, but I like how I was able to make it look like a scene.

Bitten by the Bug 2 Challenge Dress Form

The challenge is to use the Dress Form from the Forever Young cartridge. I don't have this cartridge, and I could not find one on any of my cartridges so this is made from Sure Cuts Alot.

The paper is from the DCWV The Sweet Matstack. I used my scallop punch on the side.
I will stamp a sentiment when I decide who I am sending it to!

Here is my entry:

Cricut Cardz Challenge # 26

Cricut Cardz Challenge # 26

Make a card using brads or eyelets and any cartridges, colors or theme you'd like.

I needed to make a graduation card, and was able to use a brad and an eyelet! I really like how this card turned out!

I used an eyelet for the tag and a brad on the cap. I cut the cap from the Wild Card Cartridge and taped it together. The paper is from the High School Stack.

I also decorated the inside. The thin strip of paper on the bottom is only taped to the sides and a very thin strip along the bottom. A check fits inside perfectly! I love the sentiment, it says "the tassle's worth the hassle"

Friday, May 28, 2010

Made By Momo Challenge # 4

Made by Momo Challenge # 4! Here are the requirements!

So on to the challenge! As promised it is a color challenge! The colors are...... Aqua/Blue, Orange, and White!

I knew right away I wanted to make a creamsicle as soon as I heard the orange and white colors! I used Doodlecharms for the Ice-Cream and added real ice pop sticks, the drip is from Create a Critter.

Here is my submission:

Serenity Scrappers: Page Map Challenge

I have only made a few like maybe 3-5 scrapbook pages and only for people that have asked me to do one for them, so I really do not have any experience in lay-outs! ( I am a card maker at heart!) So I tried this challenge at Serenity Scrappers. Click Here to take a look! It worked out great because one of my chicks wanted a page for her and her best friend! Here is the image to follow:
Here is my submission:

Thursday, May 27, 2010

PDE Challenge # 3 Vacation!

PDE Is having challenge #3! You can check out Janis's blog here!

Your Challenge: Make a card, layout, or other craft item using the theme VACATION.

The timing is perfect! We have family coming to visit us for vacation and I wanted to send them a card to say how excited we are!

I found this perfect luggage paper in the DCWV Travel Stack!
I used my punches for the cut-outs and Create a Critter for the word explorer, the memories stamp is from scrappy Cat.
I wanted it to look like the luggage had been traveling and has collected its share of stickers and things!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge # 29

Peachy Keen has another challenge ready! Here are the requirements:

Now we are going to get cookin'! For our next challenge, Peachy Keen wants to see your favorite yummy summer BBQ or picnic recipe! AND we want you to feature it as a recipe card! There is no size limitation, have fun and be creative!

Here is my recipe for a Strawberry martini!! (We like to have loads of fun at our BBQ'S!!) I hope drink recipes count!

My recipe card is 6X6, The strawberry pattern paper is from the sweet stack. I think it's red vellum paper in the glass. I used Hello Kitty For the strawberrys and I made the martini glass in Sure Cuts Alot! Peachy Keen Stamps PK-504 and I trimmed the rim of the glass with white glitter!

Blog Candy!

Thanks Dora!

Lily of the Valley Candy

Lily of the Valley are having a new release on Tuesday 1st June and as an extra special promotion, the really generous and sweet Lisa and Laila are offering one of their lovely followers the chance to win a whole set of this new release!

This candy is open from today, Thursday 27th May until Midnight on Saturday 29th May, so what are you waiting for... go check it out..

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Present Gift Card holder Using DoodleCharms

I wanted to make a gift card holder, but not the traditional square one, so after a few experiments and a couple of cuts I came up with this:

Once all the measuring was done, it was really easy!
I used the present from page 109 from the DoodleCharms Cricut Cartridge.
All sizes are 5 3/4.
My first cut was on purple card stock I used the black out feature
Second cut was the Present pattern paper which I cut the regular icon button.
Third cut was using the circle pattern paper which I cut using the shift plus the icon button which cut the bow and the tag, and then I cut it again on the purple card stock because I wanted my tag puprle.

I snipped the top of the present box and the bow off the tops and adhered the present top down, then I used the other bow and glued that down. When gluing the bottom of the present down, only glue the sides leaving a pocket for the gift card. Next stamp the tag, add your ribbon and your done!

Check out how it is really made!

The Pink Elelphant TPE 68 Challange

Here is the challenge:
Make the color Orange the focal color of your card

Here is the card I made for this challenge:

I used the present from the Doodle Charms Cricut Cartridge.

The cut is at 5 3/4 which fits in a 6X6 envelope.

Just slip the gift card in the front of the card!

I will be posting a video on how it is made in just a minute!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Happy Birthday card with Swing Circles!

I love how this card came out and it was so super easy! I think I will be using it more often!


Card Base:5 1/2X4 1/4
Pattern Paper:4 3/4X3 3/4
Two Circles cut at 2 3/4
Two Coordinating Stamps
A Brad
Pop Dots to raise circles

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Cricut Cut Swap! Package Received!

I received my package today from Alison! You can check out her blog here. We were swap partners from the swap over at Momo's blog and you can check her blog out here.

This was a great experience! I had so much fun chatting with Alison!
Here is a quick video to see what I received! I will post the cards I make too!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Craft your Passion Challenge

While visiting livelaughscrap's blog, (you should go check it out she has some great projects!) Which you can visit here , I came across this challenge blog:
craft your passion challenges click here to take a look.

Here is the challenge # 6:
All we ask is....................
include 5 buttons
on your creation, thats it..
Easy right !?!?
Here is my submission:

I used create a critter for the star, I used some hemp around the pattern paper which is from my scrap pile, the Happy Birthday stamp is from Scrappy Cat Clear Stamps and the Cowboy is rub-on letters. Added my five buttons that I added gold cord to and added them to the five points on the star.

The Pink Elephant Sketch Challenge

This is my first time entering a card for this blog. Check out The Pink Elephant here!

Here is a copy of the sketch:
Here is my entry:I used walk in my garden and the paper is from Perfect Pages Sweet One.

Sew... Whats Up?

Paper Cutz Challenge # 42!

For challenge # 42, make a card, LO or craft project using buttons plus ribbon, lace or hemp. Use any colors or theme you'd like.

I had alot of fun with this one! I always think of sewing when I hear the word buttons, and it always reminds me of my bad habit...

So every time I start a sentence I start it with so... So what's for dinner?, So what did you do today?, So I was walking and.... well you get the idea... SO I thought it would be funny to incorporate my bad habit into my card!
So I hope you like it!

I used the Wild Cart Cartridge for the Dolly card, and red string that I strung around the inside of the cover, the buttons on the flowers are brads. I used red ribbon to tie the card closed. I also decorated the inside because I used a black card base.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge # 25

Cricut Cardz Challenge # 25 is here -make a card with a bird or a butterfly using any cartridges, colors or theme you'd like.

I have been loving Create a Critter, But I do love these birds from the Wild Card Cartridge and they matched the pattern paper perfectly! I also just picked up the sentiment "You make my heart sing" it is from studio G.