Saturday, October 30, 2010

M.A.G. Challenge #2

Hello everyone! I made this card to enter into M.A.G. Challenge By The Page's challenge for this week. This week you were to use Create A Critter page 45 only. I cut the alligator at 2 inches, and the birds were cut at 1.25, 1, and .75 inches. I welded the birds to the alligator in my Gypsy and I embossed the alligator with Spots and Dots Cuttlebug folder. The sentiment is a stamp from My Favorite Things. I hope you all are having a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hot Chocolate Mug

Happy Friday everyone! Boy it sure feels like winter here today! It is only 26 degrees out and I am FREEZING! :) I saw this cute hot chocolate mug on Stampin' & Scrappin' with Stasia and knew I wanted to make one. She has the template on her site if you would like it. I actually created this one using my Gypsy. I used the mug from Gypsy Wanderings and some images from George to create mine. I embossed the front side of the mug with a snowflake embossing folder and then ran white ink over the embossed parts. I cut the snow from PDDU at 1 inch and trimmed it to fit around the edges of the mug. The tree and snowman were cut from Gypsy Wanderings at 3 inches and 2.5 inches. I used my hide contour feature and hid the design on the snowman. I chalked the snow and snowman to give it a little dimention and outlined the snowmans scarf. I definatley need a mug of hot chocolate today! Have a Happy Halloween everyone! I am hoping to do more project this weekend.....but I am not counting on it. My son just had knee surgery yesterday and needs my help most of the time. This morning was the worst for me. He is in so much pain that it just breaks my heart! Oh, to be a MOM! Wish me luck! Hugs!
I am going to enter this in Emmas Throwback Thursday challenge.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Scarecrow Recessed Card

Good Thursday morning everyone! I had so much fun creating the last recessed window card that I decided to do another one....this time fall themed. If you would like to see the tutorial please see the post Halloween Recessed Card for the link. I cut the scarecrow at 3 inches, the bird at 1.5 inches, and the tree at 3 inches from the Simlpy Charmed cart. The pumpkins were cut at 1.5 and 1 inch from Gypsy Wanderings. The fence I cut from PDDU at 3 inches. I embossed the tree with Spots N Dots, the leaves and backround with Swiss Dots and the pumpkins with Skeleton Scroll Cuttlebug folders. I am going to enter this into the following challenges:

3.-Cricut Cardz- Thanksgiving

Don't forget to be entered into my 100 Follower giveaway!!! Just leave a comment on that post!

100 Followers Giveaway!!!!

I can't believe that I have 100 followers! I just want to say thank you to all of you that take your time to come visit my blog. I appreciate every one of you and all of your sweet comments. As a thank you, I am going to do my very first giveaway! I have a tin of flowers from Making Memories, a Cuttlebug die, a Sizzix embossing folder and The Totally Girl stack from My Minds Eye! I will pick a winner next Saturday, Nov. 6th. Just leave a comment on this post! Thank you again to all of my sweet followers! Hugs!
P.S. I can only ship to people in the U.S. I hope you all understand.

Monday, October 25, 2010

New Challenge Blog

Hello everyone! As you can probably tell by the majority of my posts that I love to enter challenges. Well I just found a new challenge blog! The name of it is M.A.G. Challenge By The Page! The first challenge is up until Oct. 27th. For this challenge you need to use the Celebrations cart....which I unfortunatly don't have! :( But if you like challenges, be sure to check this one out! Looks like ALOT OF FUN!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Recessed Window Halloween Card

Hello everyone! Isn't this card just TOO CUTE? I love how it turned out. I saw a card this weekend using this recessed window technique over at Glendas Cards and had to try it. I found the tutorial here at Splitcoast Stampers. Thanks to Glenda for leaving that info. I cut the web from Oct. 31st at 4 inches and put it in the corner of my card. I also cut the spider from Doodlecharms at 1.5 inches and the couldron from Happy Hauntings cut at 2.5 inches. I pop dotted the spiders head on the body and also on to the card. The couldron I cut twice, once in green that I used the hide contour feature on my Gypsy (I got my Gypsy!!!!) and once in black as the regular cut. The bat and ghost are stickers that were bought from Wal-Mart in the Halloween section and the BOO sentiment is a Peachy Keen stamp. I hope you all will give this technique a try! It's not hard and the end results are very rewarding! Have a great day!

Blessings Card

Happy Sunday everyone! I made todays card with a couple of challenges in mind. I used the sketch from Cardibilities and the fall theme from Getting Cricky and Fantabulous Cricut. I cut the frames from Accent Essentials at 3 inches. I printed off the sentiment on my computer and then used the center point function on my Expression to do the back layer. The leaves and acorn are cut from Doodlecharms at 1.5 inches. I chalked around the edges and embossed the top of the acorn with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. I pop dotted the leaves and acorn and I turned up the brown edges of the frame to give it a more layered look. Here are the challenges I'm entering this card into:
1. Cardabilities- sketch
2. Fantabulous Cricut- Falling leaves
3. Getting Cricky- Fall themed

Saturday, October 23, 2010

MPS 30 Minute Challenge

Good morning everyone! Did you all attend My Pink Stamper Live last night? I did and I had a blast! Robyn and Karlee are so funny. During the live u-stream we did a challenge together. The challenge was to make a card in 30 minutes or less using the colors pink, purple, and green. If you know Robyn and Karlee, the color choices aren't a huge surprise! :) So this is the card that I made in less than 30 minutes. It just came together so fast that I was surprised that I could do it in under 30 minutes. Robyn is giving away alot of cool things so you might want to hop over there and check it out! I hope you all have a great Saturday! Unfortunatly I have to attend my cousins funeral. He was 22 years old and lost his life in Afghanastan last week. Him and 3 other Marines were hit by a roadside bomb. It's so sad to see so many young lives lost. But in the same respect, I am VERY proud to say that my cousin died defending our country. I just hate that he had to die and even bothers me more that he was SO YOUNG!
Take care everone!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hello Kitty Snowflake Card

Good Thursday morning everyone! I made this cute Hello Kitty card for the red and white Christmas challenge at TURNED GYPSY. I designed a card in DS using the snowflake from Accent Essentials in the blackout form at 5 inches. I also cut another snowflake to add to the front. I cut Hello Kitty at 3 inches. After the card was together I added a 5.5 inch circle to the back of the card to highlight it and to add a little more stability. I pop dotted the layers of the snowflake as well as Hello Kitty herself. I added jewels to the round parts of the snowflake and stamped the sentiment on the inside. I hope you all are having a great day!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Poinsettia Gift Card Purse

Hello everybody! I made this cute little gift bag from TBBM cut at 8.5 inches. The poinsettia is made from layering 3 different sized flowers from Walk In My Garden. They were cut at 2.5, 2, and 1.5 inches. The tag I also used the same flower cut at 1 inch. I inked the edges of the flower with white ink and curled the ends. I then put it together with 3 yellow brads and put a few dots in the center with my white gel pen. I tied a white ribbon through the holes in the center of the bag and added the tag. The paper is from My Minds Eye O' Christmas Tree Stack. I am entering this in the following challenges
1. Made By Momo: Anything BUT a card
2. Peachy Keen: Gift wrapping elements

Friday, October 15, 2010

Holiday Ornament Card

Happy Friday everyone! I made this card using the Christmas Cheer cart. Ever since I got this cart I couldn't wait to use these cute ornaments! I cut them at 2 inches and added some "bling" on them and also used my white gel pen to do the dots around the outside. I cut the star on the big one twice and off centered the silver one and pop dotted it to get this look. I also pop dotted all the ornaments on the white layer. The pattern paper is from My Minds Eye O' Christmas Tree stack. The sentiment is a stamp from Michaels. These pictures really don't do it justice. This card is SO PRETTY! I hope you all have a great weekend. We are having a 40th birthday party for my husband! I will post pics later of the things I made for his party using my Cricut. Take care everyone!
I am entering this in the following challenges:
1. More Than Favors- Christmas
2. Cricut Cardz- Anything goes
3. Paper Cutz- Anything goes

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Boo Card

Hi everyone! Here is the card I made to enter into My Pink Stampers Halloween or Fall Challenge for today. I cut the ghost from the Simply Charmed cart at 3.5 inches. I punched the border with Martha Stewarts Drippy Goo punch and the sentiment is from Peachy Keen. The paper os from the K&Company Spooktacular pad. I hope you all are having a great day!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I just wanted to let everone know that Dorcas over at 4 Crafty Angels is having a giveaway! She's giving away a Country Life Cricut Cartridge! If you've never been to her blog, you won't be disappoined! She is so creative and does the cutest things. So head over there and check it out! Take Care all!

Hello Kitty Quick Card

Good afternoon everyone! The Pink Stamper has a challenge today! You are supposed to make something cute! Well what's cuter than Hello Kitty. I just recently got this cart and haven't cut to much from it, so I decided to make a quick card. Of course the image I chose had a bunch of little pieces but I think it turned out o.k. I cut the Hello Kitty Cake at 4 inches. I added a little white gel pen to highlight some things and then I punched the pink mat with a fiskars border punch. I hope you all are having a great day! Take Care!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Z Fold Winter Card

Happy Sunday everyone! This is the card that I made for The Pink Stamper's Winter Challenge. I created the snowflake border in Design Studio using Christmas Cheer. The paper is from My Mind's Eye Oh Christmas Tree stack. I cut out one of the trees from one of the patterned pieces and pop dotted it. The silver snowflake is a brad. I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful Sunday! Take Care!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Gingerbread Cookie Card

Good morning everyone! Fantabulous Cricut's challenge this week is "baking". I designed my cookie sheet and spatula in Design Studio using George and Basic Shapes. I cut it out of this really shiny paper and pop dotted the edges to give it some depth. The gingerbread men are cut from PDDU at 3.5 inches. I used my white gel pen on them and I also added Glossy Accents to the hearts to make it look like candy. The sentiment is a stamp from SU. I hope you all have a great weekend! I have a football game to go to! Take care!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fall Blessings Tree Card

Hi everyone! Isn't this card CUTE? I think so! :) I made this card for My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday and Getting Cricky's Fall Blessings Challenge. I designed my card in Design Studio and welded the tree and squirrel together. The tree is 5 inches and the squirrel is 3 inches. I also cut an acorn at 1 inch. The sentiment is printed off my computer. I added a little black pen around the edges of the tree and white to highlight the squirrel. I hope you all have a great weekend! Take Care!
I'm also entering this in More Than Favors challenge this week.

Got Candy?

Good morning everyone! Today's card is for a couple of challenges. I am having a ball with Jitterbuggin's challenge this week. You have to create a trick of treater but you have to use 2 different cartridges to create him. This challenge has definatly got my creative juices going! For this card I created a trick or treater in Design Studio( I can't wait for my Gypsy to come)! I used the basic doll from PDDU and the alien costume I made using the alien from B is for Boy. I cut a circle in the middle for the boy's face to show through. The frames are cut from Once Upon A Princess. The star is on his alien suit and the candy is from the Cuttlebug set Disney's Trick or Treats. The sentiment is printed from my computer. I hope you all enjoy my card, it was fun to make! Take care!
The challenges I'm entering this into:
1. Jitterbuggin'- Sketch+trick or treater using 2 carts to create+a star
2. Got Scraps- Autmn or Halloween scrap page or card
3. Crafting With Cristina- Halloween with only using one but not both orange or black

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Hi everyone! I just wanted to share my good news with all of you. On Saturday I participated in the first ever Imagine Nation Blog Hop hosted by Sarah over at Pink Cricut. I left comments on everyone's blogs for a chance to win a bunch of fabulous prizes, one of which was a Gypsy. And I almost had a heart attack this morning when I saw that I WON THE GYPSY! I don't own a Gypsy so I am just thrilled that I'm going to have a new toy to play with. I want to say thank you again to Sarah and to Provo Craft for donating such great prizes! If you've never checked out Pink Cricut, you should. She as a very talented gal with her own line of stamps that are fantastic! Take care everyone!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Hello Kitty Halloween Card

Happy Sunday everyone! I just got Hello Kitty Greetings in the mail yesterday and decided to make this card. And of course it's ANOTHER halloween card! :) My favorite kind of cards to make are Halloween and gate fold cards. So this is also a gate fold. I cut Hello Kitty at 3.5 inches and matted her on two ovals. I used the Swiss Dots folder on the white oval. I also embossed black paper with the Cuttlebug Boo To You embossing folder and trimmed down to the center line only. I then sanded the embosses images to get the weathered look. I then ran it back through the Cuttlebug to re-raise the image that I had sanded down. The font is printed off my's Adams font. I am sending this to my sister for world card making day seeing as how Halloween is her favorite time of year. I am also entering this in Cuttlebug Challenges challenge this week. The challenge was to create a favorite card using your favorite technique and then send it to a friend just because. Have a great night!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Witch Gate Fold Card

Hi everyone! This is a card I made to enter into several challenges...
1. Jitterbuggin'- Sketch + A trick or treater using 2 carts to create + a star.
2. Pink Stamper- Spooky card
3. Fantabulous Cricut- Faux or real stitching
For this card, I created my trick or treater using Once Upon A Princess for the girl and PDDU for the costume. I had to do some test cuts to get the clothes to fit, I think they turned out cute on her. The couldron is from Happy Hauntings and the cat and broom is from PDDU. This is a gate fold card, one of my favorite types of cards to create. The sentiment is from Peachy Keen. I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful Sunday! Take Care!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Personalized Cabin Picture

Good morning everyone! This is my first home decor project using my Cricut and I have to say that I am very proud of myself! :) My sister in law just bought a cabin and I did this for her "cabin" warming gift. I bought the frame at a local store and it actually had a place for 3 pictures in it. I didn't want 3 pictures, so I trimmed the dividers out of the mat to get one long picture mat. This frame is quite big.....not what it looks like in the picture. It is approximatly 12X25 with the inside matted area at 5.5X17. My biggest challenge was then trying to figure out what paper to use as the backround.....seeing as I only , and I'm sure most people, have 12X12 as the longest paper and I didn't want it to have any seams in it. I actually used the poster paper that was in the frame with the picture's on it and I turned it around. I then took an ink pad and smeared it on the backround and then wet my fingers and smeared it to give it a modeled look. It wrinkled just a little, so I ironed it to smooth it back out and take out any extra moisture. The font is from George and the tree's I had to cut by hand because I didn't have any Cricut cuts that would work. I did some white inking on the trees and outlined the font in black marker to highlight the font a little. This turned out, in my opinion, very nice. And she LOVED it. I hope you all have a great day! Take care!