Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Snowman LOVE

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are having a nice day. I recently won a challenge over at Cindy's Scraptastic Designs.  The prize was 3 of her fantastic designs.  Well, the digital stamp world is super new to me in fact this is the first time I have ever used one on a card. It certainly is fun! I did purchase a few copics (boy are they pricey) but well worth the price. I have a question for some of you pros out there. When coloring close to the lines my ink tends to bleed through/past is this due to the type of paper? Just wondering. I know I have plenty to learn and shading is a bit harder than I thought, but I just think it's so fun to practice :)
So here is my card using One of Cindy's designs and I'm entering it in a few challenges.

Scraptastic Monday Challenge - No Red, Green, or Gold
RCC Tuesday Challenge - Let it Sparkle
Whimsical Designs - Layer It

Have a great day!

Card - 4.25" x 5.5"
Sraptastic Designs Digital Stamps
Paper - K&Co
Ribbon - Celebrate it
Glitter - Stickles star dust
Copic Markers B00, E33, E37, R81, YR04

Monday, November 28, 2011

Have a dazzling Holiday

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all had a fabulous Holiday or weekend. Wow, I had my fill of turkey.... we had a great Turkey day and a very nice weekend with family.  My niece was here for a couple days and boy is she just the cutest little girl! She is 5 months already, time is just zooming by!
Well on to my card, now many of you know if you've been following me that I really love high heels. The higher the in my mind the Holiday can not go by without a great pair of heels.  So I just couldn't pass up making a Holiday card without a great pair of shoes Aren't these just sooooo awesome, I really want a pair!! I know I'm nuts, but I would  wear these!
I'm entering these little babies in a few challenges:

Cardz tv - Cricut-cardz-challenge - Christmas Say it with "S"
Whimsical Designs - Add Texture - Anything with texture
Little Scrap Pieces - Copy-cat-Friday-challenge - Winter Holiday
Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge me Monday - Holiday Cards

Card - 4.25" x 5.5"
Cricut Cartridge - Everyday Pop Up Cards
Paper - Recollections
Dry Embossing - Cuttlebug - Seeing spots
Fur, Ribbon, & Tulle - Joanns

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Hi Everyone!

I have another quick and cute Christmas card to show you all today. I used the Wrap it Up Cricut cartridge to cut the poinsettia and curled the edges just a bit. I'm a bit crazy for these ribbons at the moment, they are just so easy to make and look so pretty. This is definitely a card you could make many of for the Holiday's, it's pretty simple.  I am entering it in Karen's Challenge - Copy Cat Friday, the theme this week is Holiday.  Also entering it in Frosted Designs - Use a die cut & Reasonable Ribbon CAS Christmas and Ribbon.

Card - 4.25" x 5.5"
Cartridge - Wrap it Up Cricut cartridge
Paper - Poptone and DCWV
Dry Embossed - Cuttlebug seeing spots
Glitter glue
Sentiment - Stampin UP

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Turkey, Turkey, Gobble, Gobble

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to make sure I posted this before Thanksgiving.  I created this card for all of the awesome Thanksgiving challenges. This adorable little Turkey (or at least part of him) is from the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge.  The feathers are of course part of a rosette. All of the paper is from a fall recollection pack and the ribbon is from Micheals, and that Peachy Face is PK-754 Critter Faces SET A Medium
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Fantabulous Cricut Harvest blessings cricut crawl - Use the colors Red, Orange and brown
Die cuttin Divas - It's Turkey Time
More than Favors Thanksgiving Theme
Cooking with Cricut - Lets talk Turkey - Must use your cricut in some capacity
Papercutz Challenge - Let's talk Turkey - make a card, LO or craft project for Thanksgiving, using a stamped, digital stamp or Cricut cut image of a turkey!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Patches of Pink Design Team Post & Link Up Party

Hello Everyone,

It's time for Patches of Pink Design Team Post and link up party.  The designers were asked to use a Thanksgiving theme for our projects.  So for my project I chose to make place cards for our Thanksgiving table.  I know... I already made some pumpkin place cards but my Aunt really liked them and I gave them to her. So I needed to make another set. I came up with these fun little cards. Please stop over to Patches of pink and see what the design team has created, I'm sure they are fabulous! Also, don't forget to link up your project and share your creation with us.
These cards are 2" x 3.5" 
The pilgrim girl was cut from the Cricut Cartridge PDDU and stamped with Peachy Keen Stamps PK-754. Mom was cut from the Jubilee Cartridge.
The pilgrim boy was cut from the Cricut Cartridge PDDU and stamped with Peachy Keen Stamps PK-754. Dad was cut from the Jubilee Cartridge.
The acorn was cut from the Cricut Cartridge Create a Critter and Anthony was cut from the Jubilee Cartridge.
The Leaf was cut from the Cricut Cartridge Doodlecharms and Andon was cut from the Jubilee Cartridge.
Other items used were Sakura white gel pen, glossy accents, Tim Holtz ink, Bazzill paper & Heidi Grace Paper.

Hope to see you over at Patches of Pink!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Rough & Tough

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to share a quick and easy little card I made for the MCT - Throwback Thursday Challenge.  This challenge is to use a "Kid Friendly" cartridge, such as any "Disney" , "Create a Critter", "Nursery Tales", "A Child's Year" etc....... MUST BE A "Kid Friendly" THEME project of YOUR choice!!! Head over and read the rest of the details it's a special challenge and ends soon. I used the cricut cartridge Boys will be boys and cut this adorable little truck.  It reminds me of the Tonka trucks my boys played with when they were younger. 
Hope you all have a great day, thanks for stopping by!

Card - 4.25" x 4.25"
Paper - DCWV, Recollections
Brads - MM

WGP - Sakura 
Sentiment - Stamped (????)


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thanksgiving Treat Bag

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all are enjoying the last of our weekend.  There sure were some fun challenges this week.  I created a project that suits quite a few. This week I created a treat bag. I created my own buttons by wrapping twine in a circle. I used 3 girl jam ribbon and placed it behind the handle just to add a little "something" to the bag! I printed the sentiment placed it on the tag and added a cute border to the bottom of the bag with decorative scissors. Hope you enjoy!

Cindy's Scraptastic Designs Scraptastic Monday Challenge Must include a Tag, Stitching and Button (With a Thanksgiving theme) 
My Craft Spot Gobble til you wobble (Make any Thanksgiving home decor, table decorations, cards, etc.) 

Cricut Cartridges - TBBM, Gypsy Wanderings
Paper - Recollections
Ribbon - 3 Girl Jam

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Candy Apple for you!

Hi Everyone!

Wow! I've been busy working...which is good but I miss my "Me" time.  I have made quite a few projects this past week but I've been getting home after 6:00pm every night and I just don't like how the projects photograph using indoor light. So here is one project made for the CWC Challenge - Fruits, Cornucopia, or Harvest. Now, my boys have been asking me to make homemade candy apples for years for Halloween and every year we get so busy I just go out and buy a few to hand out to their special friends. So this year I thought ok maybe I'll make some cute tags that will encourage me to make them.....but no go. Well here are the cute tags for another batch of store bought candy apples :)
These cards are about 3" x 3".  I welded two apples together using my gypsy and the Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge.  I just hand cut the caramel drip and added glossy accents.

The tag is from TBBM and the mini popsicle sticks I found at Micheal's in the kids arts & crafts section.

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Tea for three!

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all had a nice weekend! We were in San Diego visiting with family! We have a cousin who is playing on a Hockey team in Texas and had a tournament in San Diego this weekend so our whole family went to show our support! I have to say the team is AWESOME! They swept the entire tournament. Go Rhino's 

My little group of friends always celebrate our birthdays with a lunch or dinner, it's just so nice to get together and eat and laugh.  I have a friend who's birthday is December 22nd and it's just so hard to get together around this time so we either do it early or late :( So last night I got this great idea with the help of the Simply Sunday  Challenge over at Getting Cricky. A tea party! I will just be three of us, the other two will be out of town :( So I came up with this shaped teapot card. I didn't want it to be too Christmas themed but still wanted it to be festive. I used some doodlebug paper that I won a while back from Paula at More than Favors, it's so pretty! 

I am entering this in the Simply Sunday Challenge - It's tea time and the Wacky Wednesday Challenge - Buttons, Bling or Brads


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Merry Christmas

Hi Everyone!

What a beautiful day here in my city! I had some time this morning to create a fun little Holiday card! I recently purchased some Stampin Up stamps from a new bloggy friend Nikki over at Creations by Mommy.  Stop by and see some of her cards, they are just so pretty! I also recently purchased the Cricut Cartridge Jolly Holidays. I couldn't wait to try out both! I really like the cartridge and the stamps are fabulous.  For this card I created my own embellishment which is the snow.  I used cotton balls and clear transparent glitter embossing powder. I also used lots of stickles.  
 Here is the card I created and the challenges I will be entering.

Creative Cutter Room - Holiday Challenge Use Glitter, Button, & Embossing
Crafty Ribbons - Bingo I chose Glitter, Buttons, Handmade Embellishment
Scrapbookaholic by Abby Challenge - Glitter or bling

Card - 4.25" x 5.5"
Cricut Cartridge - Jolly Holidays
Paper - American Crafts, Recollections
Sentiment - Stampin UP 
Button - MM
Twine - Stampin UP
Machine Stitched