Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Season's Tweetings!

I am really loving Jolly Holidays! I want to try each cut... we'll see!

Jolly Holidays for the bird, All paper is from Tis the Season Paper Pack, Season's Tweetings from Pink by Design Winter Fun. I also folded my ribbon this time! ( A first for me) I really like how it turned out! DecoArt for the white on the hat.

Entering into: 
Fantabulous Cricut: Use ribbon

Scrapbookaholic:  Gaby Abby Challenges with SEI 
Anything Christmas!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Cherry Hello!

I used From my Kitchen for the Cherries and Stampin Up Fruit Phrases. Paper is from the sweet stack.
Divine Swirls for the embossing and diamond stickles.

Entering into:

Alphabet Challenge: E for Embossing

Christmas Tag!

I love making these tags! They are such a fun way to use up paper and fun embellishments! This one is two sided and is 4 3/4".

Paper is from the Tis The Season Paper Pack, The ginderbread men are a Cuttlebug Die Cut and the mittens are from Jolly Holidays!

Entering into:
Our Creative Corner : Tag

When Life throws you a curve ball....


I wanted to join in on the Peachy Keen Challenge "encouragement", so I looked at all my stamps and liked this sentiment best! I can't believe I made a "sports" type card! But it came together exactly like I wanted it to!

Baseball Cricut Cartridge, Peachy Keen PK-504 and Inkadinkado for the quote.

Peachy Keen Challenge:
Create a card of ENCOURAGEMENT. 

Friday, November 26, 2010

Merry Christmas

I am soooo loving this Jolly Holidays!


This turned into a 5X7 card because the words cut so big! This Merry Christmas is from the Jolly holidays too!

Swiss Dots embossing folder and a little red chalk to help the words pop.

Some fuzzy ribbon and some fun thingees! Paper is also from the DVWV Tis the Season Stack!

Entering into: 

Cricut Cardz Challenge: make a Christmas themed card with WORDS ONLY no image.

Winter Wonderland

I was so excited to give Jolly Holidays a try! I also used my paper from the DCWV  "Tis the Season Paper pack I just picked up at Micheal's for only $6.99!

Jolly Holidays for the tree.
StudioG for the stamp, glittered and heat embossed
Decoart for the snow
Pop dots under the tree. ( it leaves a cool shadow)
Stickles on the leaves

Entering into:
Gigi's Creative Design: All you have to do is make any kind of HOLIDAY CARD using POP UP DOTS, the higher the better :)

Paper Cutz: Anything Goes

Craft Creations: # 95 Christmas is coming!

Updates and News!

Just a reminder The Snowy Winter Hop is Dec 4! And it is a  line up you don't want to miss!


My "Sick as a Dog" Card won over at Fantanous Cricut!

 And thank you to Kathryn over at creations with Kathryn! I won her thankful blog hop!

A new challenge blog is launching this week!

Black Friday Deals! I left my house at 4:45 pm and returned home at 6:45 am!

Then went to see Tangled! So super adorable!! My chickies loved it!

My haul from Micheal's! I went with my friend Andrea and we had so much fun!

And Tested my luck at Wal-mart! I just happened to be at the right place at the right time and was able to quickly grab the Jolly Holidays! 

I hope everyone had a great holiday and was able to score some great deals!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow! I would love to hear about your funny traditions, so please feel free to tell me about them in the comments!

Here is our funny family tradition:

We live in Arizona so it is the perfect weather here right now. ( We hibernate in the summer!) 
So every Thanksgiving my Husband would grab the kids and they would go bike riding, roller blading, basketball and I would be sitting in the kitchen making sure the stove doesn't catch the house on fire... (is that even possible?)

So three years ago it was about 9:00PM and he says to me, you should cook the turkey now that way you can come out to play too. And of course I said "Great idea!" So at about 3:00am we carved the turkey and had it for breakfast the next day!

Now every year I cook the turkey the night before so that I am not ditched on Thanksgiving! I get to go and enjoy the day! 

I plan on making yummy sandwiches to take on our bike ride tomorrow, so we will have  a Thanksgiving Day Picnic!

Here is my bird:


 And here is a funny picture of my dog when I asked her if she wanted me to take her picture:

 I am planning on going to Micheal's on Thanksgiving!! I hope to score some good stuff!

Like I need more stuff, this is the current condition of my space!

Enjoy your day!

Carri AKA Abusybee 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

And for my 9 year old....

Well once my other Daughter heard that her Sister was allowed to join in on a challenge she wanted to do one too!

So I told her that Peachy Keen is having a challenge:


Create an invitation for a holiday party.
This could be for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali,
or even just a gift opening party!

  • Design must be new
  • Invitation must include Peachy Keen Faces
She was thrilled because she said "I will send an invitation to Santa to come and visit us for dinner."
She made the entire card herself!! She used PaperDoll Dress Up for Santa ( I did instruct her on which layer buttons to push) But she did the rest! She was able to figure out how to use my ATG gun too! ( I'm seeing one in her future)
She selected all the papers, tested out different flower colors, stamped your invited and cut a Christmas Dinner phrase off of pattern paper!

Peachy keen PK-504
Prima Flowers

She even practiced stamping the little Peachy keen face to make sure it didn't smear...
( So Proud!)

 The inside:

Fun candy!

Check out this candy:

Check it out here!

Wee memories is having candy and they are a challenge blog! BONUS!

Stylish Blogger Award!

Thank you to Madison over at Funky Cards for passing this along to me:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

Share 8 things about myself:
1. I am a very "Lucky" person... I think it is Good Karma
2 .I do not like ice-cream
3. I work full time for a General Contractor
4. An iced coffee can change a bad day into a good one
5. I am a VERY organized person
6. I do not count my craft space when I mentioned the above
7. I wear an apron daily because I am a messy cleaner
8. I  am always planning ahead

Well that's it! Pretty boring!

Here are the 8 bloggers I am passing the award onto.  These are bloggers I have recently discovered.  They are very talented.  Please check out their blogs and see what I mean:)


Enjoy! You all deserve it!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

My 8 year old....

So I said I cut my last Turkey a few days ago.... but when my chickie heard I would be skipping a few challenges because I was Turkey-ed out she said "I will do it!!"

So she went through the books and she picked the turkey from DoodleCharms,she used my cricut to cut the turkey and she also picked out her paper. (I cut the Thanks for her.)  She stuck it all together and here it is:

Thanks is from Wild Card
Turkey is from Doodle Charms
She would like to enter into the following challenges:

BBTB2: Thanks

More than Flavors: Thanksgiving

My Sheri Crafts: Thanksgiving

Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas Gift Card Holder!

I was lucky enough to have the day off today!! Yippee!! As you can see from all my posts I spent my whole time crafting, and LOVED every second of it!!

This will probably be the last post for tonight, I am off to play a mean game of Dodge-ball with the neighborhood kids! Wish me luck!

I give out lots of gift cards at Christmas time, so I wanted to make some really fun holders for them.

This is the front:

 This is the back:

 This is the inside:

I had so much fun making this!
I used Wild Card Cartridge Page 46. The exact size to fit a gift card is to cut it at 4 1/4"
I measured and cut the extra pieces for the front and back. You can cut liners but I could not seem to match them up the way I wanted.
The gingerbread men are from Stretch your Imagination. I used Peachy Keen faces and the DecoArt Snow writer to decorate them. Added lots of bling!

Entering into:
Cooking with Cricut: Challenge # 5 Baking

Staying Crafty:  Create beautiful gift packaging for the holidays.

Thank you!

Cricut-less!! This made me use things I usually forget to use! I used my Cuttlebug Thank you Embossing folder, eyelets, prima flowers and colored staples.

Entering into:

My Creative time: Must be a "CRICUT~LESS" project that consists of some kind of "THANK YOU" on it!

Sick as a Dog!

Get Well Soon! I always forget how much I love Paper Pups! They have the cutest puppies on it!

Paper Pups for the Puppy on bed, I used a little flower stamp to decorate the blanket and added a spot of Stickles. Cricut markers were used for Sick As A Dog.
I stamped and embossed the inside with Get Well Soon!

Entering into:

Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge #36 Achoo!
Create a project having something to do with being sick
(i.e. get well card, band-aid, "flu-bug", etc.)

As always there needs to be an image cut using your Cricut on your project to be eligible for the prize.

Winner at Fantabulous!

Holiday Tag!

I think this might be one of my favorite things that I have made! I love everything about it!

Double-sided  4" Tag:

I used Plantin Schoolbook for the tag and Create A Critter for the Christmas Trees.
Decoart Snow writer is what I used to line the trees with to look like snow.
(This stuff is awesome!! only $2.99 at Joanns) Distressed the sides and used pink ink.
Added some bling and ribbon!
Paper is from DCWV

Entering into: 

KinderstampO:  The theme is "Wishing you a Pink Winter Wonderland" Make a Tag

Frosted Designs: Distressing

Paper Cutz:  For challenge # 68, make a card, LO or craft project for Christmas using LOTS of bling and any colors you'd like.

Paper Playtime:
Make any paper project about something you love, for someone you love, using a technique you love..... you get the picture.