Monday, October 29, 2012

Cutest Pumpkin....

Hi Everyone!

Hope everyone is doing okay and I sure hope all our friends near or in the path of Hurricane Sandy stay safe and we are sending well wishes!
Did you all see the challenge over at My Creative Time well I jumped at the opportunity to join this challenge. Not that I wouldn't have joined it anyway - I'm a bit addicted to her stamps and dies! You all know that I just had a new niece and she is just the cutest little thing, and as round as a pumpkin! So I think this tag is so perfect for the outside of the Halloween gift for our little Angel.
I started with one of Emma's dies - Maybe not exactly one you would think to use for a pumpkin.

I used the round ornament from the August release. Warm-Holiday-Fun-Stamp-Set 

I also used the ornament holder from the die set for the vines on the pumpkin to give it a fairy tale look :)

Tag - Approx - 4" x 6"
Cricut Cartridge - TBBM
Paper - recollections & DCWV
Sentiment - MCT Piles-Of-Smiles
Ink - Versa (Heat Embossed)
Ribbon - StampinUP
Challenges/Link Ups
Craft Junkie too - tgif-linky-party

Have a SUPER day everyone!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pics, Thank you & an Award:)

Hi Everyone!

Whew, what a week! The norm I, school, soccer, baseball, exercise, and oh yeah except one thing......MY NEW NIECE :) Okay the next few pics are non crafty, sorry! 

Introducing Lily Marie
Isn't she a little pumpkin? So precious! 

And take a look at these two. Andon & Laney (My son and my 1st niece)
He's 8 and she's 16 months - She is so sweet and just loves her cousin!

I wanted to say thank you to everyone for all the sweet comments about my niece. You sure know how to make a gal smile:) 

I also must thank my sweet bloggy friend Shirl over at Creations by Shirl she's super creative, leaves the sweetest comments, and always brightens my day! She passed on the Sunshine blogger award to me. Thank you Shirl!

Here are the rules:

Include award logo in the blog post and thank the blogger who gave it to you & include a link back.

Answer 10 questions about yourself that you made up yourself  (yeah, I know, kinda weird)

Nominate 10-12 bloggers for the award and contact them at their site to inform them.

I thought it would be fun to have my son make up the questions. He only made it to 6. I was cutting into his TV time:) 

  1. What's your favorite Color? - PINK
  2. What's your nickname? - My MIL called me peanut and my BF'S dad called me quarter pint
  3. What's your favorite TV Show? - Right now it's Nashville. Have you seen it? - its really good!
  4. What was your favorite toy as a kid? Barbie! I had the dream house, the cars, vans, boats, etc... I was in LOVE with barbie!
  5. Ok this is a funny q? What height do you want to be when you grown up? Yes, I explained this to him and he said you're all done? I'm only 4-11.
  6. I love this one - When you are a little girl Did you know you would marry Daddy? My answer - Well I guess so because I always knew I would marry prince charming. (good one huh)                                                                                                                      
  7. What is your favorite thing to do? I love being with my boys. They make me laugh and I have such a great time watching them play sports, going to eat, playing games, or just watching a movie. It's all my favorite. BUT, I love me some shopping with my girlfriends and I can't go a day without my walks.
  8. What is your favorite thing to eat? OK, so we are a FOOD family. So much so that my oldest son is getting his business degree and then on to Culinary school. I love most everything from the finest foods to a local dive. But my all time favorite food is my Grandpa's meatballs - to die for!! 
  9. Where is your favorite place to go? The Beach
  10. If you could jump on a plane and travel anywhere for a visit where would you go? Italy - I would love to see if we have any long lost relatives and I would EAT!EAT!EAT!
Now as for the "Nominate 10-12 bloggers" well I just want to pass this along to ALL of my amazing bloggy friends! All of your comments warm my heart and make this little adventure so FUN!


Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Hi Everyone!

I wanted to share a SUPER quick card for a few challenges. Boy, I was just waiting to catch up on a bunch of things and GUESS WHAT? My little sis went into labor today. So We are headed down south for a couple days to meet our new niece. This is her second little girl - I LOVE BEING an Auntie!
Here is my spooky but kind of cute card - maybe cute - just a little??? Ok it's my last spooky card - I know how much my little boy doesn't want anything cute but now I'm over the spooky:) This is my last one!
The design is from the sketch over at retrosketches.
I created this skull head in my gypsy using the Indie Art Cartridge & Plantin Cartridge. I just welded a scallop shape (that I stretched) to the bottom of the skull.

Card - 5.5" x 4.25"
Paper - DCWV
Stamp - My creative Time
Buttons - MM
Border Trim - MS
Twine - Trendy Twine (My Craft Spot)
Challenges/Link Up Parties
Die Cuttin Divas shimmer-glimmer-gloss The polka dot paper is glittered and the green eyes are glossy paper.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Hi Everyone!
Whew...what a week! Work, Work, Work... I guess it's a good thing right? My last day is Tuesday and then I have two days off. ohhh I so need it :) Today I had a couple hours to play catch up before our family dinner and I decided to sneak off to my craft room and get my hands dirty. You'll understand once you see my card. 
I hope you have a fantastic week and I will be by to visit very soon to see what all my VERY creative friends have been up to :)

I started with a blue background and distressed the paper. I chalked it and inked it until my fingers were black & blue :) I just hand cut the stone hill and embossed it with a Tim Holtz Brick Embossing Folder and added more ink & Chalk

Cricut Cartridges - Happy Hauntings & George
Cuttlebug Dies - Bats
Paper - GCD Studios & Bazzill
Embossing - Tim Holtz Brick Embossing Folder, Heat Embossed Sentiment

Challenges/Link Ups:
Everyday is an Occasion
Little Scrap Pieces - Fun Friday Use Blue Challenge
Shopping our stash - Trick or Treat- anything spooky or Halloween related (cute spooky works too)
More than favors - Halloween
Cut it up challenge - create a spooky Halloween project, your project can be cute or scary but you must include a Die-cut somewhere on your project. 
My crafting channel - ghoul-times.html


Friday, October 12, 2012

Treat Holder for Halloween

Hi Everyone!
Guess what? We actually had a little rain yesterday, and last night I felt crisp cool air YEAH!!! It's here, Fall has arrived but I think it's only here for a few days because Monday it's going to be back in the 80's. 
I am sharing a spooky little treat holder that we (my eight year old & I) made completely designed by him.  He picked the cut, the paper, and even glued on the webs. If you caught my other posts - he really wants a "Spooky" Halloween and nothing CUTE :( 
He is invited to a costume party and we thought it would be fun to bring some treats. He likes it but thinks the button and twine make it look cute - of course! 
Hope you ALL have a wonderful weekend!

The spooky fence is from the Cricut Cartridge Happy Haunting. The paper is GCD Studios. The die cut (MCT) is supposed to resemble a moon.

This holder will fit three candies but as you can see we ate two before we took the side photo - HAHA Ooops.
Holder details can be found at original post HERE
Cricut Cartridge -  Happy Haunting
paper - GCD Studios, recollections
Die Cut - MCT
Twine - My Craft Spot
Button - MM
Webs - Dryer Sheets


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pick of the Patch

Hi Everyone!
I sure hope all is good! We had a three day weekend and we enjoyed every second of it! We had a sleepover - FUN! Can you believe they were all asleep by 10:30. Two of them feel asleep at 9:00. Awesome!! But guess what - ALL up at 5:00am (oh boy - have I ever mentioned I'm not a morning girl) Well we were outside by 6:30am and I'm sure the neighbors were quite pleased with me!!
I have a sweet Fall card to share. You know how much I LOVE my peachies so I created a little Fall girl and her pick of the patch! I sure hope you enjoy and have a GREAT day!

That adorable face is PK-451 Wide Eyed 1 1/8

Card - 5.5" x 4.25"
Cricut Cartridge - Playtime (girl), Doodlecharms(basket)simply charmed(Pumpkin)
Paper - My minds Eye
PK-451 Wide Eyed 1 1/8
Sentiment - Printed
Ribbon - Little Scrap Pieces
Trim - Border punch MS

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fall is here!

Hi Everyone!

I've been so busy and wanting to get a few projects done, but time just zooms by. I finally decorated my house (so late this year) and when we finished my son said it's just too cute - we really need some spooky things Mom. He's eight so the smiling bats and glitter pumpkins are just not cuttin it :) 
Boy am I ready for some Fall weather! I was feeling in the mood for Fall today so I created a card for a few challenges. I used the sketch from Mojo Monday it's a fun one. I sure hope you all have a SUPER day, thanks for stopping by!
I followed the sketch and didn't change much - it was a really cool sketch and will use it again.

Card - 5.5" x 4.25
Paper - DCWV & Recollections
Ribbon - Little Scrap Pieces
Machine stitched - (I didn't change my bobbin thread so you can see the white :()
Dry Embossed leaves

Little Scrap Pieces -Use Ribbon
The Cuttlebug Spot - "Welcome back Tuesday, it's Fall"
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Halloween/fall colors or an owl or all
Frosted Designs - Embossing
More than Favors - Fall Theme