Saturday, April 28, 2012

You're Timeless

Hi Everyone!
Oh my gosh I hope you are getting some nice weather. We are having a beautiful day! Before we head out to start our day (Baseball, swim class & BBQ) I wanted to share a Mothers Day card I made for 2 challenges. I recently purchased 3 packs of My minds eye paper from Scrapalicious, the Lost & Found TWO collection. Oh my goodness is it ever GORGEOUS!!! Some of the paper from this card is from the Sunshine pack.

Hope you have a GREAT day, thanks for stopping by and always leaving such SWEET comments! I have never come across such a fun & supportive group of men & women - THANK YOU!
Krafty Girls - Dear Mother Challenge #6
Scrapalicious USA - Flower Power 
The paper with the clock (7 Gypsies) was white, but I inked it with Tim Holtz Linen to give it a distressed look.

Cricut Cartridges - Flowers (Bloom) Leaf (Wildcard)
Paper - My Minds eye (purchased at a GREAT price from Scrapalicious) & 7 Gypsies
Label/Die - My Creative Time
Sentiment  - Printed
Ribbon/trim - Making Memories
Machine stitched


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Patches of Pink Design Team Link UP Party

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to My Paper Love and the Patches of Pink Design Team Link UP Party! This month the theme is BABY! 

I hope you will join us and create a project using the theme. 
I created a card that I'm sure to use. I've seen these "Dresser" cards once or twice on the internet and always thought they looked too difficult but to my surprise it was quite easy. I had some help from my gypsy to size everything and line it all up.
For the bottom of the dresser I used a top note cut to make the it look like a piece of furniture. The top 3 drawers are approx 1" squares.

All of the cuts are from the Cricut Cartridge New Arrival
Card - Approx 5.5" x 4.25"
The handles are hole punched pieces of paper with glossy accent on them.
Paper - Making Memories(I've had it forever)

I really hope you come over to Patches of Pink and see all the FABULOUS DT projects and link up with us. 

I'm entering this card in Shopping our stash - Starts with a "b" Challenge.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I heard it's your special day!

Hi Everyone!
Hope you are enjoying your day! We finally have some sun, but not for long the rain is coming tomorrow:( 
I'm sharing a card I made for a "Sea Monster" party. Actually that's what the 3 year old called it but his Mom says its a sea life party. Sounds like a fun party, she rented a touch tank from a local sea life museum and they bring all the creatures in a trailer for the kids to explore. Our Pre-school and Elementary schools do this here in our town but never knew you could rent them for a party. FUN FUN FUN!
I'm also entering my little "Sea Monster" card in a couple challenges:
Paper Playtime - Say it With Sentiments theme "Birthday Card"
Bitten by the bug 2 - Balloons and Birthday Card Challenge
Card - 4.75"
Cricut Cartridges - Wrap it Up(balloons), Life's a Party(Background) & Mini Monsters
Paper - Momenta & Recollections
Stamps PK-692 Monster Mash Face Assortment & MCT - Wow so many candles
Ink - MS
Dry Embossed - Cuttlebug folder - Tiny Bubbles

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Hi Everyone!
Hope you all are enjoying the weekend. Unfortunately our weather is overcast and a little cold but I guess it's OK since everyone but me is sick in my house. They all have that terrible chest cold. UGH. One great thing is I've had some time to make some projects and catch up on some things. 
Here is one card I made for a couple challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut - April Showers - Make a project with an umbrella, rain or clouds on it.
Cardz TV - April Showers
Card - 5.5" x 4.25"
Cricut Cartridge - Just a Note (I'm not sure why I forget about this cartridge, it has the cutest images on it)!
Paper - Recollections, Momento
Machine and Faux stitching
Stamp - American Crafts (dear lizzy)
Hope you have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

You make school COOL!

Hi Everyone!
Hope you are enjoying your day so far!
I am working on projects for Teacher appreciation day. I have always given my boys teachers small gifts to show our appreciation for ALL their hard work. My youngest son says that his 2nd grade teacher makes school cool.  If you ask him about any subject  - "Do you like Science" his response, it's cool, he says his teacher makes it COOL! I think that's awesome, she is a GREAT teacher!
So the first item I'm sharing is a card for a couple of my favorite challenges:
My Craft Spot - Make it POP Use dimensionals
Peachy Keen Stamps - Anything Goes MUST use PKS
I think this little worm is my FAVORITE cut! I just love the PK face on him!

I layered him and popped him up HIGH :)
Card - 4.5"
Cricut Cartridge - Create a Critter & Simply Charmed
Paper - Recollections & Provo craft
Ink - Tim Holtz & MS
Twine - The Twinery
Sentiment - Printed from my computer

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Precious Baby

Hi Everyone!
I hope you are all well! We had a very eventful week. My oldest son is in the process of selecting a college for the fall so we visited the CSU Chico campus and wow is it beautiful! I think this may be the front runner:) We still may visit one more time before we actually accept admission because he really wants to play baseball. Very exciting journey for him, we are so PROUD of him!
After all the unpacking and laundry:) I was able to make a card for a friend who is having a baby girl. Her shower is this weekend. I thought I would make it early so I could enter it in some of the fun challenges going on right now.
More Than Favors - Baby Theme
Little Scrap Pieces - Use a flower
Docerela Creations - Baby Project - They just released some new stamps - (VERY CUTE) stopover and check them out! I'm putting my order in!
Go Fish Challenge - Anything Goes

Card - 4.25"
Cricut Cartridge - New Arrival
Paper - DCWV & Echo Park
Tag & Stamp- MCT
Ribbon - Little Scrap Pieces (the ribbon is on the collar of the baby dress:))
Tulle - Recycled from a pretty soap set

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spring is in the air...

Hi Everyone!
I hope everyone had a WONDERFUL Easter and hope you are enjoying the break (if you have it off). I am limited on time, in fact I'm posting this while my son and his friend are eating lunch :) 
I have a card that I made for someone special. I followed the guidelines for quite a few challenges and came up with this spring card.
Simply crafts - make any kind of project using the umbrella cut on the Paisley Cricut cartridge.
Fantabulous Cricut - Make a project with at least one button and bow on it.
Paper Playtime - USE AN UMBRELLA on your project & any type of Die Cut!  (The flower on the umbrella is a cricut cut from Bloom cartridge).
Exploring Cricut - create a card, layout, or papercraft project that contains at least one Cricut cut flower.  (The flower on the umbrella is a cricut cut from Bloom cartridge).
Celebrate the Occasion - Just Because (must use pink)
Die Cuttin Divas - The Challenge...Use Pastel Colors
Reasonable Ribbon - Buttons & Bows

Card - 4.25"
Cricut Cartridges - Paisley & Bloom
Paper - K&CO
Ribbon - Little Scrap Pieces
Machine stitched
Button - MM
Stamp - My Creative Time Color me happy
Jute Twine
Tattered Angels Glimmer mist - Cranberry Zing

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Peter Cottontail is on his way...

Hi Everyone!
I'm sharing another Easter card I designed in my Gypsy. I found a really cool cut on the wrap it up cartridge. It's the fence cut under the tag feature cut at 3.67 H x 3.61 W. I used it as a frame for my little cottontail. The Bunny is from just because cards cut at 5.61 H. 
The eggs are from doodlecharms cut at 3.22 H. I popped up the fence with two thicknesses of foam tape so the bunny can sit behind the fence. Then I only used one thickness of foam tape for the bunny.

I'm entering this in a few challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut - #105 Egg-ceptional Easter Make a project with an egg on it.
Cardz TV - Make a card for any occasion using a frame from any cartridge and using any colors you’d like.
My Creative Time - Use any cartridge (preferrably an older one) & create ANY project of "YOUR" choice

I loved his fluffy tail coming through the fence:) & Emma's stamps were PERFECT for my little card.

Cricut Cartridges - Wrap it Up, doodlecharms, & Just Because Cards
Paper - k&Co, Recollections
Ribbon - Little Scrap Pieces
White Gel Pen – Sakura
Stamp - My Creative Time - Color me happy


Friday, April 6, 2012

Do Great in the small things...

Hi Everyone!
Boy am I excited!!! My sweet friend Karen over at Little Scrap Pieces has invited me to be a guest designer on her blog today.  As an extra bonus she let me choose the theme. So I chose a  sky blue theme.(Any soft shade of blue) Spring days bring such beautiful skies!
I have been really wanting to use this beautiful paper pad from my minds eye. I LOVE this cloud paper! I started with a scalloped card from the Wild Card Cartridge and I used Create a Critter for the rainbow but cut off the heart and added clouds also from CAC. I topped the card with Karen's AWESOME ribbon and stamped it with a wonderful sentiment. All the pattern paper is MME and the solid is recollections.

I hope you join us over at Little Scrap Pieces this week and show us you blue projects!

Thank you Karen for inviting me, I really appreciate it and had so much fun creating my rainbow card!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Baskets

Hi Everyone!
Thank you SO much for the sweet comments, sure means a lot during this time.
I have been able to finish up a bunch of projects and organize my craft therapy :)
I made these little baskets for Easter. I think I'll put some candy in them and a little money for some of the kiddos. I really like the way they turned out.
I'm entering this is a few challenges:
My Craft Spot - Make an Easter card or project
Cooking with Cricut - Easter Theme
Creative cutter room - Easter or a Bunny Challenge!
Little Scrap Pieces - Use one of your Favorite crafting items on your project or post a picture of your Favorite (One of my favorite crafting items are my My Creative Time Teeny Tag Greetings Stamp Set with dies)
No Cricut used:( This is a great project for using up scraps!!

Attached some pretty silk ribbon, MCT die and stamps, and Tim Holtz ink.

Added some jute twine to this basket

Added some natural twill ribbon a KI memories brad and Tim Holtz ink.


Monday, April 2, 2012

Friends stick together

Hi Everyone!
Our family sure had a tough week. Last Saturday we lost a very special man in our lives, my best friends father.  My BF and I have been friends since we were little girls. I've known the family for almost 30 years. He was so full of life and such a wonderful Dad. My family will miss him terribly but we are resting easy knowing he is with his wife (or as he called her his bride) now and no longer missing her.
SO with that, I have some catching up to do....Blog and home. I know I missed some awesome things over the week and I really have been wanting to say thank you to my sweet girls that gave me the Versatile Blogger award.
Jessica - Chick n Scrap

These girls are my daily inspiration and if you need a creative boost, click on the links and create away!
Jessica, Sherrie, Amy, THANK YOU so much I feel so honored that you recognized me :)

I started creating this card before last week and I finished it today. I really wanted to make something fun, springy & simple as I only had a little time. So here's my version of of a Peeps card.
The peeps were created using my gypsy and the doodlecharms cartridge. I  used the bunny face cut and a circle. I welded the circle to the bunny head and voila - PEEPS I hope you get the sentiment. Peeps are sticky..... get it :) You know something Peeps aren't very good, but my BF loves them and I bought her some and I'm giving her this card. I know she'll smile. We have a silly sense of humor.  I've been with her this last week just supporting and taking care of her. That's what friends do...they stick together!!!


Card - 4.25" x 5.5"
Cricut Cartridge - Doodlecharms
Ribbon - Little Scrap Pieces
Paper - Scraps
Ink - Martha Stewart
Glitter Glue
Sentiment - Printed