Friday, December 30, 2011

Sky's the limit for 2012

Hi Everyone!

Wow it sure has been tough to get back in the craftroom :( I was able to spend about 30 minutes in there this morning to create a card for two challenges.  I actually love the way the card turned out and will make a few more to send to friends and family and the BEST part was....I used scraps.... 100% of this came from my overflowing scrap containers. YAY for me!

Cards by Jovan - Make a New Years Project
Whimsical-designs Happy New Year or Favorite project

Card - 4x4
Cartridge - Everyday pop-up cards
Paper - Scraps
Sentiment - Printed
Twine - Stampin Up

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Merry......

Hi Everyone!

WOW! Is everyone ready???  We have been having so much fun with our friends and family. I just have to share that we had snow yesterday in Redondo Beach. OK, don't go checking the weather channel, it wasn't the kind that falls from the sky :)  My hubby, my oldest and the neighbor gathered about 5 guys and they took their trucks down to the local ice rink and filled the back of their trucks with ice. They brought it all home and built an ice track in the front yard so the kids could sled and play in the snow.  I know it probably sounds so silly to some of you that can walk out your front door and see piles of snow but for us, it was really a thrill. I'll have pics later I just haven't had time to download anything. I've had this card on the computer and thought I would share it I love this little guy! 

I'm sure this will be my last post until after Christmas so I just wanted to say...
Have an absolutely marvelous Holiday and I hope that all of the special times created become sweet memories for the New Year!
Merry Christmas to all of my fabulous friends, I appreciate you all so much and I am so thankful you follow my blog and I have somewhere/someone to share my hobby with.
May God Bless you and your families!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Patches of Pink Design Team Post and link up party

Hi Everyone!

Well guess what time it is.....It's time for Patches of Pink Design Team Post and link up party.  This month the designers were asked to create something with a Christmas theme.
Today I have an ornament to share with you. I created this little snowman using my Gypsy and the Cricut cartridge Doodlecharms. I cut two snowmen at 5.5" and stamped the outside with the most adorable Peachy Keen Face stamp PK-485. Next I stitched the two together leaving the bottom open and stuffed him with some cotton. I glued on his hat and glued in the ornament string between the hat and snowman and then added a scarf. The scarf was actually cut from my son's flannel shirt that he grew out of :) I used some buttons and added some stickles to them.  Just a tip if you want to make one of these , stitch in the ornament string when stitching the two pieces together. I think it would look better, mine looks a tad bulky at bottom of the hat.  

Side view, so you can see how puffy he is:)
Please stop by and look at all of the fabulous design team projects and then link up your Christmas creation to share your project with us.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Reindeer Tags

Hi Everyone!

Wow, thank you for all the sweet comments, they are all so wonderful. 
So, the women's dinner was sooo much fun! The guys did a fabulous job, the church looked AMAZING and oh my goodness the food was incredible! The gift exchange was so much fun!!! I ended up with three ornaments in the bag I received, someone was extra generous!

Well I am just trying to put the finishing touches on my decorating and even started wrapping presents when I realized I don't have the right color tags for some of my wrapping paper. So off I went....
Here is what I came up with. I had put the tags together and then saw a great idea over at my sweet friend Lisa's Blog.  She used a punch for the top and bottom of her tag. I had to try it. Also, that beautiful ribbon is from my dear friend Karen at little scrap pieces.  This ribbon is so fabulous!!! I can't say enough about it!! I LOVE it!
I'm entering these in a few challenges:

Whimsical designs - Christmas/ Winter - Include something sparkly (Embossed the punch with glitter powder)
Bitten by the Bug 2 Winter frolic tag - Of course if you don't have this cartridge, please feel free to join in and select any tag and Christmas image you have. I used TBBM

Tags - 2" x 4"
Cricut Cartridge - Christmas Solutions
Paper - Recollections
MS Punch
Embossing - Heat embossed with Kaleidoscope powder
Ink - Tim Holtz , Gold
Ribbon - Little Scrap Pieces

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas is love...

Hi Everyone!

Every year our church holds a women's dinner. It's so much fun, we get all dressed up and the men of our church cook, serve and (the best part) clean up. We also do a gift exchange of an ornament.  I created a pillow box for my ornament.  I created the box using the Cricut Cartridge Wrap it up and just hid the image on the box.  I really had to stretch the box so it would fit the very large ornament. Sometimes when creating boxes and bags it gets a little tricky re-sizing, but I'm happy to say that when re-sizing pillow boxes they come out perfect! I cut a cute label from the Cricut Cartridge Storybook and Stamped the sentiments from Stampin Up which I purchased from Nikki

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

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Day to you!

Hi Everyone!

We had just the busiest weekend, but oh so fun! I know I mentioned this but my 7 year old is playing flag football for the first time this year.  He's just a little peanut out there having so much fun. The coaches have put his ENERGY to good use. He looks like a little tornado out there grabbing flags. It's so much fun!! We also had a pumpkin carving party that was so much fun! But meeesssy!! On Saturday we went to a family party and my boys went to Halloween parties. whew... we need a rest. 
Tonight, I have created a super simple card for a couple challenges. I have seen these pumpkins all over the internet and just love the way they look. They are so simple but look so pretty. I created this to enter in:

Little Scrap Pieces challenge - Fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving
Celebrate the Occasion - Fall

Card- 4.25" x 5.5"
Cricut Cartridge - George & PDDU
Paper - Recollections
Stamp - Stampin up
Bakers Twine


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Boo! Happy Halloween

Hi Everyone!
Well Halloween is almost here! Lots of parties and parades coming up. I created one more Halloween card to be entered in a few challenges.  I kept all of these challenges in mind while creating this card. I really am enjoying using sketches so I started there. I wanted to create a cute card but now I look at it, maybe it more spooky than cute. 
Hope you all have a great day!
Peachy Keen Stamps - Sketch Challenge
fantabulous Cricut - Create a project with a ghost on it
Cardz TV - Make a card for Halloween using ANY Halloween image you'd like from any cartridge(s) and using any colors you’d like.
The Paper Variety - No tricks just treats - Cute or spooky Halloween project

Card 5.5"
Cartridge - PDDU(ghost), Create A Critter,(moon) & Bloom(black background)
Paper - DCWV, Recollections,Bazzill
Ribbon - Bakers twine, & Yarn
Sentiment - Printed
Glitter Glue
Punch - Martha Stewart


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Kitty

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to share a couple things. My sweet Bloggy friend Sherrie over at Sherrie Scraps with Passion passed along an award to me a while back, The Versatile Blogger award. She is just so talented and sweet! I also was so lucky and won some 3 girl Jam ribbon from her that I already received and it is fabulous! Thank you Sherrie! I'm sure you've seen some of her work but if you haven't stop over and just have a peek, you will be wowed!!

Now on to my next sweet bloggy friend Karen over at Little Scrap Pieces.  Karen is having a fun challenge! You must be a follower and link any Halloween or Fall card layout or project. The winner will receive some items to Copy the card she made. Hop over and check it out, it's really cute! Karen is so talented and has just been ROCKIN the Halloween cards! She is super creative and you will really want to check out her projects! 

Please pop over and link up!

Here is the Halloween card I made for her challenge. I sized everything on my gypsy.  The hat and little dress came from the PDDU. I added a little ribbon over the dress to give it some glitz. Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Card - 5.5" x 4.25"
Cricut Cartridges - Create a Critter & PDDU
Paper - Recollections
Ribbon- Celebrate it
Machine stitched



Thursday, October 20, 2011

Good Witch

Click HERE for the Patches of Pink Design Team Projects & Halloween Link Up Party

Hi Everyone!

Here is a card that I created for a few challenges. I have had the Wrap it Up cartridge for quite some time and have never cut this image.  I really like her, she's green but I think she's pretty :)  I hope you can see the lace I used for her skirt.  I also cut off the original broom and attached raffia in it's place. I absolutely LOVE the ribbon that is behind the witch, I found it at Michaels and bought the last three they had. Hope you all have a great day!

Paper Cutz Challenge - Stars, Circles OR Diamonds - and any colors you'd like
More Than Favors - Wacky Wednesday - Halloween Theme
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Ribbons and Lace

Close up of lace and raffia
Card - 5.5" x 4.25"
Paper - Recollections & DCWV
Cartridge - Wrap it Up
Ribbon - Micheals
Stickles & Glitter glue

Patched of Pink Link Up time! Halloween Theme

Hi Everyone!

It's my favorite Thursday of the Month! It's Link -up time over at Patches of Pink. The theme this month is Halloween.  I really wanted to create a home d├ęcor item. I decided on creating blocks that I can display on a shelf.  I started with 3.5” blocks that my sweet hubby cut for me, and then adhered cardstock paper and letters.  I used fast finish decoupage to finish the blocks. I love the results but I will say that I had to redo the doodling as some of the lines made with the white gel pen turned yellow, next time I will just do the doodling last.  This is really a great product, it's tack free and the finish is really smooth!  
I added a few little details that matched my theme and I really like how it turned out. 

Please pop over to the Patches of Pink blog and have a look at the creations this week, They are sure to WOW you!
The letters were cut using the Blackletter Cricut Cartridge 

This adorable little spider is from the Mini Monsters Cricut cartridge

 This cute little bat is from the Simply charmed Cricut Cartridge

This is a paper rosette made for a .5 inch strip of DCWV paper.

Thank you for stopping by and please link up your Halloween project at Patches of Pink.