Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thank You JLJ Designs!!

I was the lucky winner of these super cool images:

I can't wait to create something fun with these!! Thank you!

You can check out her great blog here!

I will always be abusybee but I truly am a lucky duck!

Huge Thank You to Bella Bug Creations!

Margie over at Bella Bug Creations was holding a Spooky Halloween Challenge, so I entered my Spooky Greetings Crow Card and I won!!

I won the Oct 31st Cartridge! I seriously almost passed out when I saw that I won! It has been on my wish list since it came out! 

It arrived today and I am so grateful that I was such a lucky duck once again!!

Thank you Margie!!

 Here was my entry:

I will always be abusybee but I truly am a lucky duck!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Reminder!! Blog Hop Coming Soon!

Halloween Blog Hop

The Halloween Blog Hop is Friday October 1st through Sunday October 3rd. 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Baby Card

My favorite cards to make! Sweet baby ones!

I used Debbie Mumm paper and New Arrivals for the safety pin.

Entering into:
Cricut Card: For challenge #43, make a card for a new baby using any cartridges you'd like, and the colors green, orange, yellow and white ONLY.

Happy Fright Night!

I used Paper Doll Dress up for the Tree, Moon and Stars. I added some ribbon along the inside of the card and used a star to cover up the little knot.

 I cut the three two times, one just a little smaller to make it look like a shadow, the moon is cut on white sparkle paper and I added the yellow stars. The tree and sentiment are embossed. Sentiment: Pink by Design

I am entering this into the following:

Techniques by Trish: Ok, now here is YOUR chance to enter in on the challenge!! If you have Everyday Paper Dolls or Paper Dolls Dress Up, use that to create a Halloween/Fall project.  Because we don't want to exclude anyone, you can also enter a project with a Halloween/Fall theme as long as you've incorporated ribbon in your project!

Crafty Ho's: Inspiration Photo: 

Welcome Fall!

Well not yet in Arizona, but hopefully soon!

Here is my Welcome Fall card:

I used Create a Critter for the leaves.

Entering into the following:
Crafting with Cristina: Falling for Fall: In order for it to be entered your project MUST include the colors RED, ORANGE, YELLOW and LEAVES

Craftalicious Challenge:  Harvest Festival/Autumn

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Serenity Scrappers Challenge!

Have you checked out Serenity Scrappers yet??? They have another challenge going on and details on an upcoming swap!!

Here is the challenge:

1) Any size layout, whether it is 12x12, 8x8 or 6x6, what ever your preference is.

2) Use the color combination of, blue, purple, green

Here is my entry:

 And check out the cool prize I won from their last challenge:
 Thanks Ladies!

Happy Birthday!

I made this card for the More than Flavors challenge. It was super easy! I just cut the flower from Accent Essentials, starting at 3 1/2 and went down by 1/4 each time. Then used a large brad to put them altogether.

More than Flavors:  This week for Wacky Wednesday I wanted to do a Color Challenge... The Colors are Pink, Black, Grey & White.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Birthday!

I just got the Stamping Cartridge, and I love it!! I finally busted open the cricut markers and love how nice the sentiments print! I also just love this cupcake! I first put the marker in and drew the cupcake, then I hit black out and put the blade back in and it just cut the outside! I blinged it out with everything sparkle! I stamped "make a wish" on the inside and used the candle from DoodleCharms. I used a hole puncher and pattern paper to add the dots to the candle, some 3D sparkle glitter for the flame.


I am entering this into:
BBTB2:  Please join us this week with your own candle creations, we so love you playing along.

Birthday Party Invite!

A friend of mine asked if I could do a party invitation for her little girl. She wanted it to be pink. Here is what I came up with:

I used an envelope to make this! (I saw a Utube video for this about a year ago, sorry can't remember who.) I cut the top off, used cricut markers to make the party time, decorated it with stamps then pushed it into my paper crimper, this makes the bottom of the envelope a little smaller so the top can slip on. I first used the markers to draw the cupcake from the Stamping Cricut Cartridge, then I cut it out added glitter, glossy accents, and embossing. Added some prima flowers and string around the top.

The inside is patten paper with matching card stock on top. I will be printing the party info and gluing it to the pink part.

I am entering this into : The pink Stamper: So your challenge is to incorporate an envelope into your project. Use an envelope in a layout, make an envelope to go with a card you have made, or make your project with an envelope,

Sweet Snail

Peachy Keen Stamps: For this challenge, please create a NEW CARD, LAYOUT or any other project using the SKETCH provided & KRAFT cardstock 

I am also entering this into 

Paper Cutz Challenge:
For challenge # 60, make a card, LO or craft project using a digital, hand stamped or Cricut cut image of a critter.

No Machine!!

My Creative time: Why not create a card using NO machines~ lets make our cards "Old School" style! 

 I never crafted before my Expression!! Here it is! I think it is pretty boring and I couldn't get my squares straight! LOL!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Spooky Greetings!!

Paper Doll Dress up has so many different accessory buttons, it is becoming one of my favorites! I love the scary birds that are on the new cartridges, but I don't have the new ones so I was so excited to find one on Paper Doll!

I used Paper Doll Dress up for the crow and the spooky tree. I heat embossed the crow two times to make him super shiny. The paper, orange vellum and ribbon is all from a prize pack that I won over at Serenity Scrappers. I used my drippy goo punch and added some buttons to hide the glue under the vellum,  the stamp is from A Haunting we will go!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

The pink Stamper: Make something with a BIRD in it! 

Bella Bug Creations:  1.  Create a spooky project using at least one CRICUT cut. It must be a NEW project. 

Getting Cricky: Halloween project

Check out this blog candy!

Go check out Scrap Notions! She has some great blog candy and some amazing projects!

Check her out here:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Harvest

So many great challenges for autumn!! We are still in the over 100 degrees in Arizona, but I dream of the cooler weather! My original plan was for a wheel-barrel of pumpkins....

DoodleCharms for the basket and apples, Paper from the Autumn stack and the punch is called leaves.

I am entering into the following challenges:
In My Garden Harvest Time:
Create a project having to do with gardening (plants, gardening tools, vegetables, etc.)
Paper Playtime: 
You may interpret this theme any way you like...  Fall, raking leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows, harvest, rodeos, Halloween, Thanksgiving, feasts, Pilgrims, Indians, cornucopia, door wreaths, gourd art, haystacks.... just use your imagination! 
My Sheri Crafts MY favorite time of year .... AUTUMN
The pink stamper: the "Anything Goes" challenge?  We would love to see what you come up with.

Challenge: Use fall colors (such as green, yellow, melon, red, orange, brown) and/or leaves on your card/project.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Vintage Halloween

This is only my second time using a vintage image. I really like how this one turned out!

I found this image free on Vintage Holiday Crafts and built my card around it.

I used the Boo Cuttlebug folder and used orange chalk to highlight.  I used embossing power  for the first time on the Best Witches stamp  from Pink by Design. (I finally cut open my heat gun after buying it months ago!!) 
The broom I just found in the bottom of my craft bin, I used black ink to make it dark to match the brooms on the image. I used Stretch Your Imagination for the tag.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Cuttlebug Challenge Create a card, layout, altered item, home decor piece, or project of your choosing, with a NOSTALGIC THEME, being sure to use the Cuttlebug. You can use a Cricut cut, an image from Google search, an antique photograph image, some other old fashioned theme, or, of course, a piece from our sponsor, Crafty Secrets!

Getting Cricky: Halloween project

** If you join over at Getting Cricky with K Andrew tell her abusybee sent you!**
Shout out to: Erika from Cricut love for posting about this blog!

Paper Sundaes:  This week our challenge for you is to create a card featuring fall or halloween colors!