Sunday, July 31, 2011

Guest Designer At Getting Cricky--Positive Thoughts!

Hi everyone!  I am very excited to be the Guest Designer at Getting Cricky this week for the Simply Sunday Challenge.  The theme this week is Positive Thoughts.   The design team will be featuring Kristal's Positive Thoughts Stamp Set which she donates $1 per set sold to charities including Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter (Homeless Children Shelter), Fallen Heroes, Autism Research, and Doorways for Women & Children against Domestic Violence.  I think that Kristal is such a caring and sweet person to donate to all of these great charities.  You can see all of her wonderful stamp sets HERE.  Now onto my card... I decided to make an easel card.  I don't have the Positive Thoughts stamp set yet so I thought the sentiment "Dance Like Nobody's Watching" would fit in well with this weeks challenge.  I hope you enjoy it!  Come on over to Getting Cricky this week and enter your creation! Have a great day and thanks for looking!  :)



Material's Used:
  • Twinkle Toes Cricut Cartridge (Dancer)
  • Groovy Times Cricut Cartridge (Radio)
  • Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge (Sun)
  • Just a Note Cricut Cartridge (Tree)
  • D'vine Swirl Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
  • Tiny Mosaic Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
  • Martha Stewart Rain Drop Edge Punch
  • Martha Stewart Grass Punch
  • Martha Stewart Fence Punch
  • Fiskars Butterfly Punch
  • Computer Generated Sentiment
  • Stickles

Saturday, July 30, 2011

God Bless the USA Card

Hi there!  Today I am sharing a card my daughter and I made for the Simply Sunday Freedom Isn't Free Challenge at Getting Cricky.  We  had alot of fun making a card to send to someone in our wonderful military.  I am also entering it in the Monday Challenge #18- Emboss It at My Craft Spot.  Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!  :)


Materials Used:
  • Cricut Decals Cricut Cartridge
  • Cuttlebug Stars Embossing Folder
  • Computer Generated Sentiment
  • White Gelly Roll Pen
  • Twine and Ribbon
  • Buttons

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Blog Award Catch Up!

Hi everyone!  This past week I've been honored to receive some awards from three wonderful bloggers!  Thank you to Karen from Kaleidoscopic Sparkles, Kelly from Kelly's Crafty Life, and Crystal from Crystal's Creative Escape!  They are all very sweet and talented and I encourage you to visit their blogs because they make beautiful creations.  I have already told some things about myself a few posts back so I am now going to pass these awards onto 10 great bloggers.  I am of course going to pass it back to these three because I just love their blogs! And the other 7 I'm sending to some people whose blogs are awesome too!


Thanks Karen!

Thanks Karen!

Thanks Kelly and Crystal!

Thanks Karen!


All 10 of these blogs deserve all 4 of these awards!  Here they are in no particular order:
  1. Karen- Kaleidoscopic Sparkles
  2. Kelly- Kelly's Crafty Life
  3. Crystal- Crystal's Creative Escape
  4. Linda- Crafting With Nana
  5. Lisa- A Mermaid's Crafts
  6. Shen- My Curious Crafts
  7. Ashley- Made Especially For You
  8. CallyAnn- CallyAnn's Crafty Creations
  9. Nita- Nita Notes
  10. Kristan- BabyCakes
If you don't already follow them you should visit their blogs!  They all are wonderful!  :)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Hope You're Feeling Egg-cellent Soon

Hi there!  Today I'm sharing a quick card I made for my brother who fell and broke some of his ribs.  I kept it simple since he really isn't into glitter and ribbons.  :)   I used the Smiley Cards cartridge and welded the egg shape together for the base on the gypsy.  I then put the egg on top with an action wobble.  The sentiment inside is "We hope you're feeling egg-cellent soon".  I'm going to enter it into Challenge #24 over at Die Cuttin' Diva's which is to make a shaped card.  Hope you have a great weekend.  Thanks for looking!  :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ice Cream Shop Side Step Card

Hello!  My daughter and I were trying out different kinds of cards today.  We decided to create a side step birthday card.  It took a few tries getting the cuts and folds right but it was fun!  I am entering it into Challenge Me Monday #69 over at Fantabulous Cricut.  The challenge is to have an ice cream treat in your project.   I am also entering this into the Simply Sunday "Food for Thought" Challenge at Getting Cricky.  Thanks for looking!  :)



Materials Used:
  • Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge (Koala Bear and Ice Cream Shop)
  • Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge (Ice Cream)
  • Block Party Cricut Cartridge (Spoons)
  • Martha Stewart Grass Punch
  • Fiskars Butterfly Punch
  • Ladybug Brad
  • White and Pink Gelly Roll Pens
  • Stickles and Bling

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Dancing Bear Birthday Z-Fold Card

Happy Sunday!  Today I'm sharing a birthday card that I made for my niece who is turning 5 years old.  I am entering it into the Anything Goes Challenge #18 over at Birthday Sundaes, Challenge #11 over at Scrapalicious USA which is to include a bear on the project, and Challenge #9 at Scrapbookaholic By Abby which is to use bling.  This is the first time I made a Z-Fold card.  I always have liked them but had never made one myself.  It turned out to be fun!  Have a great day and thanks for looking!  :)




Materials Used:
  • Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge (Present and Happy Birthday)
  • Twinkle Toes Cricut Cartridge (Bear)
  • Fiskars Gifts Border Punch (Inside)
  • DCWV The Glitter Stack
  • Pearlesent Paper (Tutu, Shoes, and Bow)
  • Stickles and Bling

Friday, July 15, 2011

BBQ Scrapbook Layout

Hi everyone!  Today I'm sharing a BBQ scrapbook layout.  I am going to enter it in a few challenges.  All of the cuts are from the Block Party Cricut Cartridge which I recently bought.  Hope everyone has a great weekend! Thanks for looking!  :)

Challenges Entered:





Materials Used:
  • Block Party Cricut Cartridge
  • Fiskars Sunburst Border Punch
  • Distress Ink (Tea Dye)
  • White Gelly Roll Pen
  • Brads

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My First Blog Award!

Ashley from Made Especially For You was sweet enough to give me The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award.  It's kind of exciting because I've had my blog for a very short time and this is my first blog award.  Thanks Ashley!  I'm now supposed to pass it on to seven other bloggers and tell you seven things about myself.  I am new to blogging so I wanted to give the award to some other new bloggers whose blogs I've noticed are so "sweet".  And a couple of them aren't new I just really love their blogs and the creations they make.  :) 



Seven Things About Me:

  1. I've been happily married for 20 years in November.
  2. I have an 18-year-old daughter who is starting college (which is thankfully only 45 minutes away) in the fall as a dance major.  
  3. I have a 14-year-old daughter who is starting high school in the fall.  We LOVE to craft together.  
  4. I have an 8-year-old son who makes fun of me every chance he gets for crying during Toy Story 3.
  5. I have an English Bulldog named Toby who thinks nobody should sit on the couch besides him.
  6. My favorite shows are Survivor, Big Brother, and Young and the Restless.
  7. My favorite football team is the Washington Redskins.
Here are the seven wonderful bloggers I have chosen for this award in no particular order:

Linda- Crafting With Nana 
Amber- My 3 E Scrapbooking
Leanne- Sweet Little Scraps
Maribel- I Love Scrapping
Adrian- By Adrian 4 U
Jenni- My Lollipop Garden
Cyndy- Arcy Scraps

Please check out these blogs, they all make fabulous cards and layouts!  :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Never Too Old For a Cupcake Birthday Card

Hello!!!  This is a birthday card that I'm entering into the Summery Color Challenge #17 at Birthday Sundaes.  The challenge is to make a birthday card with the colors orange, green, and white.  I found this stamp "Never too old for a cupcake" in the dollar bin at Jo-Ann Fabrics last week and thought it was SO cute!  Thanks for looking!  :)





Materials Used:
  • Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge
  • Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder
  • Cuttlebug Divine Swirls Embossing Folder
  • EK Success Punch
  • Studio 112 Stamp for Sentiment
  • White Gelly Roll Pen
  • Stickles and Bling
  • Twine

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Thanks a Bunch Card

Happy Saturday!  I hope everybody is having a great weekend so far.  This is a thank you card that I made using a cute little beaver from Create a Critter.  I am going to enter it into Challenge #2 over at Cricut 360ยบ which is to create a thank you card that is shaped like a circle.    Thanks for looking!  :)



Materials Used:
  • Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge (Beaver)
  • Smiley Cards Cricut Cartridge (Base of Card)
  • Walk in My Garden Cricut Cartridge (Flowers)
  • Pearlescent Paper (Base of Card)
  • DCWV The Glitter Stack (Background)
  • EK Success Scallop Punch and a Circle Punch
  • White and Pink Gelly Roll Pen
  • Twine and Pink Ribbon
  • Stickles and Googly Eyes

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Zebra Brithday Card

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a card that I'm entering into the Anything Goes Birthday Card Challenge over at Birthday Sundaes. For this challenge you could make a birthday card of your choice.  I am also going to enter it in Challenge #41 Anthing Goes Cricut over at Cooking With Cricut.   I just got this glittery ribbon on Sunday and thought it would look pretty with the zebra print.  Have a great day and thanks for looking! :)




Materials Used:
  • Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge
  • Martha Stewart Punch (I can't remember the name)
  • Computer Generated Sentiment
  • Animal Print Cardstock Paper from Michaels (Recollections)
  • Ribbon from Michael's (Celebrate It)
  • Bling

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Under the Sea Scrapbook Layout

Hi there!  I hope everybody had a great 4th of July.  I wanted to share a scrapbook layout that my 14-year- old daughter (Brooke) and I spent some time on today.  We had alot of fun picking out different cuts from the Life is a Beach cartridge to make it look like an underwater scene.  I'm going to enter it in a few challenges.  Thanks for looking.  :)

Challenges Entered:







Materials Used:
  • Life is a Beach Cricut Cartridge (All of the cuts)
  • Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
  • Googly Eyes
  • Stickles

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Pizza Party Invitation

Hi there!  I hope everybody is having a great 4th of July weekend.  Today I'm sharing an invitation for a pizza party!  I am going to enter it in Challenge #1 over at Cricut 360°.  The challenge is to create an invitation of your choice.  Thanks for looking!


Materials Used:
  • Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge (Pizza Slice)
  • Father's Day Cricut Cartridge (Cola Can)
  • Cuttin' Up Cricut Cartridge (Time 4 Fun)
  • Stickles and Bling