Sunday, November 28, 2010

Jitterbuggin Presents

Hi everyone! I am still here, just missing for awhile! :) Actually shopping. And look what I got....the new Jolly Holidays Lite cart!!! I am so happy. I think the images on this cart are SO CUTE! Anyway, here is my first card I did with it. I cut the elf at 3 inches. The presents in the wagon were cut at 1.5 inches. I added some bling to the elf's hat, bibs, and some on the wagon wheels. On the big present I added a bow from a mini pack that I bought a long time ago. I am entering this into Jitterbuggin's challenge for this week which was a gift theme and add a bow and some bling. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Take care!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Snowman Gift Basket

Hello all my friends! This is a gift basket that I have been working on. I wanted to make some that would work for teachers, co-workers, ect. I found these super cute baskets at my local Family Dollar and new I wanted to do something with them. I did another one of those cute hot chocolate pillow boxes from Wrap It Up and did just simple sleeves for the cookies and popcorn. For the mint sticks I just tied a piece of yarn around it. The tag I printed off my computer with the contents of the basket. The card I included with this one is the Cricut free card that I did last week. You can find it here. I have 3 more different colored baskets, so I will post them as I do them. Take care all!
I am going to enter this into My Creative Times Imagine Nation Gift Challenge.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Blessed.....Blog Awards!!!

Hi all! I just wanted to share with you a blog award that I received from 4 very talented ladies! I am very humbled that they all chose me for this award! Thank you SO MUCH all of you!!!! Here are the fantastic 4... Ashley, Andrea, Gloria, and Mellisa. If you have time to go and visit, please do. They all are truly talented!!!

Here are the rules to this award
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 blogs you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about the award
Here are the awesome bloggers that I chose to pass this wonderful award to

1. Sandra: 365 days of Cricut
2. Jamie: JME Creations
3. Julie: Live, Laugh, Love 2 Scrap
4. Dawnica: Dawnica's Korner
5. Gale: The Happy Stamper
6. Michelle: Purple Monkey Moments
7. Glenda: Glenda's Cards
8. Kimmy: Scrappin With Kimmy

Here is 8 things about me

1. I am a mom to a teenage boy who is the center of my world!
2. I am a PAPER ADDICT!!!!
3. I love to read....especially Harry Potter
4. I have 3 dogs...a yorkie, pekingese, and shi tzu
5. I love to organize things
6. I usually start listening to Christmas music in October... :)
7. I HATE SNOW!!!! and why I live in WI is beyond me! LOL!
8. I love to do anything crafty
Take care all and a BIG thank you again to the wonderful ladies who gave me this award!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas Purse

Happy Sunday all! I made this purse to enter into 2 challenges. M.A.G. Challenge By The Page, which was to use Forever Young page 72 only and for Paper Cutz which is to make something for Christmas but use LOTS of bling. I cut this purse at fit to page(6.25 inches) from Forever Young. I cut an extra handle and tab from glitter white paper and used jewels all over the purse. The sentiment is a sticker. I hope you all had a great weekend! I got my Christmas shopping at least started! :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Throwback Thursday Cricut Free Card

Good morning all! Here is the card that I made for My Creative Times Throwback Thursday challenge. For this challenge you were to make a card without using your Cricut. These are my favorite kinds of cards when I'm in a hurry.....stickers. Stickers are cute and they are already colored too. It kind of feels like cheating but I think this card came out so cute. This was a sticker set that I've had for a long time, so it had the images along with the borders. The border I was able to use on the front of my card and on the inside. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!

Mouse Hot Cocoa Holder

Good morning everyone! Isn't this SO CUTE!?! Over at Crafting With Cristina she has a challenge for making hot cocoa gifts. This is what I came up with. I almost did another mug one like on a previous post found here but decided to use my new Wrap It Up cart. I cut the pillow box from Wrap It Up at 8 inches and punched a hole in the upper right corner for my tag. I used my Gypsy to hide the flower cut in the center of the box. The mouse was cut at 2.5 inches from Winter Frolic as was the cup that was cut at 1 inch. The tag is also from Winter Frolic cut at 2.25 and the inner part at 2 inches. The snowflake border and snowflakes on the cups are a punch. I hope you all are having a great day!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanksgiving Turkey Card

Hello everyone! Here is the card that I made for several challenges. I cut the turkey from Simply Charmed at 3 inches. I used a bronze colored gel pen and a black to add some highlights to the turkey. The leaves on the bottom are an embossed piece of paper that I had bought and cut out the leaves and then inked them to get the colors shown. I added a button with a piece of twine tied in the center. I am entering this card in the following challenges....

1. Jitterbuggin'- sketch+a turkey+a button or two or three

2. Made By Momo- turkey

3. More Than Favors- Thanksgiving/Fall

4. Paper Cutz- Thanksgiving + buttons+bows

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Snowman In Green

Hello everyone! For todays card I used my new Winter Frolic cart that I just got. I cut the snowman at 2.5 inches and the tag at 4 and 3.75 inches. I embossed the card with snowflakes and inked white over the top of it. I pop dotted the snowman and added a Noel ribbon to the top. I am LOVING this cart! I hope you all are having a great week. Take care!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Gift Card Envelope

Hello everyone! I saw a cute gift card envelope the other day and decided to create one in my Gypsy and this is what I came up with. I give lots of gift cards at Christmas and so this was definatly worth the time it took to create because I will use this pattern quite a bit. While I was at it I designed several that have different flaps for the envelope part. The front I cut the dog from Create A Critter cut at approximataly 2 inches and added the hat from Winter Woodland cut approximatly at 1 inch. I also added the sweater from the terrier cut on Create A Critter. I used my white gel pen for the stitching on the hat and sweater and also added a jewel to the center of the snowflake on the hat. The "to and from" is a stamp that I've had forever and the back Merry Christmas is also a stamp with just a plastic jewel. I hope you all had a great weekend! I am going to enter this into Bitten By The Bug 2 where the challenge was to use the dog cut from Create A Critter.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Snowman Holiday Card

Happy Friday everyone! Here is the 4th card in my holiday set. For this one I cut the snowman from Winter Woodland at 2.25 inches. I stretched it in my Gypsy to make it wider than it normally is. For the buttons I added some jewels instead of the circles. The frame is cut from Once Upon A Princess at 3.25 inches(it's one of the tags) and the sentiment is a stamp. I hope you all are enjoying this great Friday. I am excited because maybe tommorow I will have in the Winter Frolic cart that I ordered from Cricut Machines Black Friday sale. After shipping I only paid $22 for it....YAY! I've wanted this cart ever since it came out. Have a great weekend all!

Gingerbread Holiday Card

Good morning all! Here is the third card in my holiday set. For this card I cut the gingerbread man from Smiley Cards at 2 inches. The frame is from B is For Boy cut at 5 and 5.75 inches. This one I chose not to stamp a sentiment on. This one turned out so cute. I really like the variety thats in the Smiley Cards cart. I hope you all are having a great day!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Santa Holiday Card

Hi everyone! Here is the second card to my holiday set so far. I used the same concept as the penguin card but changed it a little. I cut the santa from Simply Charmed at 2 inches. The frame was cut from Accent Essentials at 3 inches. I used my Martha Stewart Drippy Goo border punch for the icicle border and instead of putting ribbon on this one, I put buttons on it. I am going to enter this into the Imagine Nation Monday challenge at My Creative Time which was to use buttons. Have a great day!!!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Penguin Holiday Card

Good morning all! Isn't this card just adorable?! I decided to get a head start on making my Christmas cards and this was the first one I made. When I was at Michaels the other day they had all their Monogram cards on clearance for 30 cents for each pack of 8 cards and envelopes so I picked up a couple of packs and decided to use them for my Christmas cards. I used Simply Charmed for the penguin cut at 2 inches and Accent Essentials for the scalloped frame cut at 3 inches with the inner mat cut at 2.75 inches. The scallop border is also from Accent Essentials that I used my hide contour feature on and hid the circles that were in the center of each scallop. The sentiment is a $1 stamp from Michaels and so is the ribbon. I like how the non-traditional colors turned out. I hope you all are having a great day even though it is Monday! :)

Hello everyone! Todays card I did for M.A.G. Challenge By The Page's challenge for this week. The challenge was to use Doodlecharms page 93 only. I cut the dragonflies at .75 inches and the tag at 1.5 inches. I double matted the squares behind the dragonflies and used the shadow feature on them. I cut the shadow also for the tag which I added an eyelet to and tied to the bow. It's just a simple card but I think it turned out cute. I hope you all are having a great Sunday! Take care!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Winner Of Blog Candy

Well everyone, I have the winner of my 100 followers blog
candy ..............................................................................
random .org chose #16.........................Cassandra!!!! YAY!
Cassandra please email me with your mailing address at
You have 1 week to contact me and if I don't hear from you, I'll have to pick someone
else! Thank you all again for being such wonderful followers!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Jitterbuggin Up A Tree

Hello everyone! I made this card to enter into Jitterbuggin's challenge this week. This week the challenge was to use the sketch, add a tree, and put somithing yellow in it. For this card I used Winter Woodland and cut the tree at 3.5 inches and the squirrels at 1.5 inches. The star I cut from George at .75 inches. I embossed the white mat and the squirrels with Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. Have a great day everyone! I started to listen to my Christmas music today and I can't believe how GREAT of a mood it puts me in! I love it! :) I can tease me if you want, everyone in my family does too! :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Simple Snowflake Card

Good morning everyone! Here is a quick card I did for Cricut Cardz Challenge Blog. The challenge this week was to make a card for Christmas using the letter S...snowflake, santa, sleigh, etc. I cut my card from Smiley Cards at 5 inches and the frame from Accent Essentials at 4.25 inches. For the snowflake I cut both the regular cut and the shadow for each layer. I also pop dotted the small layer and also to the card to give it lots of height. I accented it by putting a brad in the center and some jewels on the corners. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Take care!

Thanksgiving Scrapbook Page

Good afternoon everyone! Today I have a scrapbook page that I did for Crafting With Christina's Companion Challenge. This challenge was to get ahead for the holidays and make a Thanksgiving layout. I cut the pilgrims from PDDU at 3 inches. The turkey is from Create A Critter and I cut him at 4 inches. The frame is cut from Storybook at 11.5 inches and the Thanksgiving phrase was cut from Simly Charmed a 2 inches. The 2010 was cut from Gypsy Font a 2 inches. I used my white gel pen to add the highlights to the frame and the turkey and pilgrims. I hope you all are having a wonderful day! Take care!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cardinal Winter Card

Hello everyone! This card turned out so cute! I just love it. I made this to enter into Fantabulous Cricut and Made By Momo's challenges this week. For Fantabulous Cricut the theme is Bird Bonanza and for Momo's it is embossing. I cut the frame from Once Upon A Princess at 4 inches. I embossed the red layer with Swiss Dots and the white layer with Snowflakes Cuttlebug folders. The bird was cut from Winter Woodland at 2.5 inches and the branch at 1.5 inches. I also used the Swiss Dots folder on the branch. The sentiment is a stamp from Michaels. I hope you all are having a great week! Take care!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Smiley Cards Cupcake Card

Good morning all! Here is my first card I have done with the new Smiley Cards download from my Gypsy! This cart has some really cute images on it and it has a whole slew of cards and envelopes! The card itself was cut at 5 inches. The cupcake was cut at 3 inches. The sentiments are $1 stamps from Michaels. I am going to enter this into More Than Favors challenge which is a birthday theme this week. I hope you all were able to download your Gypsy updates. Take care and happy paper crafting!!!

Jitterbuggin Owl Challenge

Happy Monday all! If any of you have the Gypsy and were looking forward to getting your new carts via download, it don't look so good. I got up at 6 a.m. to do mine and the new carts are all showing up red! :( Hopefully PC will be able to figure this out quickly....I was so looking forward to playing with my Gypsy today! Well, on to my card. I created this card to enter into Jitterbuggin's challenge this week. You were to make a card using a circle, square, and an owl in it. I cut my owl from Hoot N Holler at 2 inches. The circle frame is cut from George at 2.5 inches that I pop dotted to a solid circle. I also created the card in my Gypsy using Storybook for the scallop card cut at 5 inches. The sentiment is a My Favorite things stamp. I hope you all have a great day and lets hope we can get our Gypsy downloads today!! Good luck everyone!