Friday, October 29, 2010

Episode 2: Congrats on the New House!

Card Recipe:
Create a Critter Cartridge - House (Cut at 2")
Martha Stewart Grass border punch
PTI - Dark Chocolate cardstock
PTI - Scarlet Jewel cardstock
PTI - Vintage Cream cardstock
PTI - Simply Chartreuse cardstock
Vintage brad
Vellum paper
Hero Arts Sentiment stamp (I think)  :)
Black & White stitching

~ Thanks for looking and watching!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy 60th and FIRST Video...

Hi Everyone!  Yes, you read the title right.  I made a video.  If you would like to see a larger image of the video click HERE.  Most of the detail is in the video so here you go... 

If.... K, I tried to get that last "if" off of the video but it didn't work out.  Like I said, I'm new to this.  :)

Up close pic of the card:

Here are the pics of my puppies I talked about in the video.  I promise they only were tortured, I mean had to wear the outfits, for a couple of hours.  :)

Card Recipe:
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge
Just Because Cards Cricut Cartridge
PTI - Enchanted Evening cardstock
PTI - Orange Zest cardstock and stitched ribbon
PTI - Vintage Cream cardstock
Action Wobbles (LOVE THEM), will be available in January.
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Paper Playtime Challeng #22 - Halloween

This weeks Paper Playtime Challenge is Halloween.  Make any kind of paper project that has to do w/ Halloween and submit it HERE.  Challenge closes midnight on October 31st.  The sponsor this week is The Stamping Boutique.  The image on my card is one of theirs.  Isn't it so cute?  :)

Card Recipe:
Card Size: 5x5
The Stamping Boutique - Halloween Journal
My Pink Stamper's Spooky Pun sentiment
PTI - Plum Pudding cardstock and stitched ribbon
PTI - Simply Chartruese cardstock
Cuttlebug Polka Dots embossing folder
Black Diamond and Orange stickles
SU! Markers
Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper

~ Thanks for looking! and don't forget to participate in the challenge.  A prize is involved!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Luxurious Happy Birthday

This is a birthday card I made for my aunt.  She is my best friend and I just couldn't get on w/o her.  So I wanted her card to be extra special.  I had a hard time coming up with something but I think she liked it.  The inside of the card says "You deserve the very best"  I figure she can use some personal time w/ no distractions, with her favorite book and her favorite drink (Dt. Pepsi).    :)

Card Recipe:
Cricut Cartridge New Arrival - Bathtub & Bubbles (Scrap paper used)
Cricut Cartridge Paper Doll Dress Up - Book (Scrap paper used)
Cricut Cartridge Cricut Lite Block Party - Pop Bottle, used markers instead of the layers
SU! Well Scripted stamp set w/ Timber Brown StazOn Ink
PTI Dark Chocolate Cardstock
PTI Ocean Tide Cardstock
Basic Grey Capella Paper Pad (wallpaper)
Basic Grey Basics Manilla Paper Pad (floor)
Random Bling

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Sweet Card for Anything...

Since getting the Cindy Loo cartridge I've been wanting to make this owl.  I really like the way it turned out.  It is such a sweet card.  I left a sentiment off so I can use it for a Thank You, Happy Birthday or a Just Because.  Basically it is a card I can use for anything.  Something that I did add to the image that wasn't included in the cut was the center white eyes.  I left it w/o the white eyes but the eyes were so dark because of the colors I used it just looked a little off.  So I took my 1/4" circle punch and punched out two circles and added it to the eyes.

Card Recipe:
Cricut Cartridge - Cindy Loo
Cuttlebug Folder - Seeing Spots
PTI - Dark Chocolate cardstock
PTI - Enchanted Evening cardstock and stitched ribbon
PTI - Ocean Tide cardstock
PTI - Stamping White cardstock
White Gelly Roll pen for the doodle dots

~ Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Boy Birthday

Here is a card I made for my nephew.  He loves basketball and he loves to read, hence my inspiration for the card.  :)
Card Recipe:
Cricut Basketball Solutions Cartridge
Cricut Cartridge - Hello Kitty Greetings
My Pink Stamper Family & Friends stamp set
Paper Company Studio Basketball stamp set
PTI - Orange Zest cardstock
PTI - True Black cardstock
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Bubbles
White Stitching
Scrap Designer Paper

Don't forget to head on over to the Paper Playtime Challenge.  A new challenge was posted today!

~ Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 15, 2010


Here is a card I made in two parts.  Last Saturday I was at the Cricut Swarm in Utah.  There was a lot going on and even though I practically brought my whole craft room I didn't make hardly anything.  So at the swarm I put together the base card, the frame, designer paper and put the ribbon on.  That's it.  A few days later while I was trying to figure out how to finish off the card I remembered that I had an extra ghost and cauldron from when I made my tags.  I used the extra ghost and the cauldron I cut down by hand to make the tombstone.  I added the stitching and stamping.

Card Recipe:
PTI - Zesty Orange Cardstock
PTI - Plum Pudding Cardstock and Stitched Ribbon
Cloud 9 Design Seasonal designer paper
My Pink Stamper Spooky Puns stamp set
Peachy Keen Everday Character Face Assortment stamp set
Su! White Ink
White & Black Stitching

~ Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


This card was for a friends birthday.  She's not really a frilly gal so I wanted to do something simple.  So this is more of a Kristina Werner inspired card.

I got the idea about hand drawing and cutting out the curves on Kristina's site HERE.

Card Recipe:
Basic Grey Nook & Pantry 6x6 Paper Pad
Close to My Heart Cupcake Sprinkles Stamp Set - Celebrate Sentiment
PTI Dark Chocolate cardstock
PTI New Leaf Ribbon
White Embossing Powder
White Stitching
Hand drew and cut the curves

~ Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Paper Playtime Challenge #20 - Mainly Orange

For the Paper Playtime challenge this week you need to make a paper project that is mainly orange.  For my submission I chose to do a card that is all orange with an accent color of black.

There is a prize for the challenge this week, a Cricut Cartridge from Sheree at Cravin Scrappin.  Be sure to head on over to the Paper Playtime Challenge to participate.

Card Recipe:
Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge
PTI Truly Black cardstock
PTI Zesty Orange cardstock, ribbon & button
Making Memories orange string
Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug Folder
Cloud 9 Seasonal Paper Pad

~ Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge & Cricut Swarm

For the Peachy Keen Challenge that is going on right now we need to make a project that deals with the month of October and it can't be a card.  Then for the Cricut swarm I'm going to on Saturday I need to make some Halloween tags so I decided to combine the two.

I also made the same tag w/ green and teal stickles:

I realized that I probably should have put some different colored paper behind so you can see the ghost better.  I guess now he looks ghostly since you can barely see him.  :)

Tag Recipe:
Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge - Ghost
Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge - Cauldron (I cut off the smoke and handle that were attached to the image)
Lime Green, Mermaid, and Burgandy Stickles
Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face Assortment
Inkadinkado Happy Halloween stamp (Got it at Michaels)
Black and White PTI cardstock
Black and White stitching
Random Black Ribbon

~Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Thank You Fall

This card came to me and I had to create it.  I love the way it turned out.  The only thing I wish I would have waited on was the sentiment.  This card would be a great Just Because, Happy Thanksgiving, and so on.  I'll still use it as a Thank you though.  :)

Card Recipe:
Cricut Cartridge - Zooballoo - Tree
Cricut Cartridge - Straight From the Nest - Leaves
My Pink Stamper Everyday Life stamp set
PTI Dark Chocolate cardstock
PTI Scarlet Jewel cardstock and ribbon
Bazzill Basics cardstock - Saltillo (Drk Orange), Capers (Drk Green), Citrus (Lt Orange)

~Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Paper Playtime Challenge #19 - Ribbon, Buttons or Rhinestones

This week over at Paper Playtime the challenge is Ribbon, Buttons or Rhinestones.  Don't you just want to say 'Oh My!' after you say that?  For some reason it reminded me of the Wizard of Oz.  :)  Basically you need to use an embellishment for this challenge.  So head on over there and submit your project. This challenge closes on Sunday, October 10th.  We also have a wonderful, sweet, fabulous, amazing sponsor.   Me!  hahahahahaha.....  I'm totally kidding, not about the sponsor part though.  I am giving away an embellishment package that has TONS of stuff in it.  What do you need to do to win it?  Create a project w/ an embellishment on it and submit it on the Paper Playtime challenge.  Easy Peasy!

Here is my card for the challenge:

Card Recipe:
PTI - Dark Chocolate, Scarlet Jewel and White cardstock
PTI - Ripe Avacado ribbon & button
PTI - Scarlet Jewel ribbon & button
PTI - Enchanted Evening ribbon & button
SU! - Linen Thread
My Pink Stamper - Simply Sweet Occasions stamp set
Bow Easy tool

Now on to the challenge prize:

Making Memories Antique Copper & Pewter decorative brads (8 boxes)
Best Occasions rhinestone bling
Basic Grey Bling It designed in a present (2)
Basic Grey Opaline pearl accents
Making Memories Fabric Pockets (these are so cute!)
Making Memories small white rubon Alphabet & Numbers
Pink chipboard alphabet
DCWV paper flowers (50 flowers in a package) in colors: Browns & Creams; Greens; Blue; Red; Black & Greys.

Whew!  Good luck everyone!  Be sure to head on over to Paper Playtime to submit your project.

~ Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 1, 2010

What's Brewin'?

I was trying to come up with another Halloween card and this idea came to mind.  My idea was to have a witch taste her potion by accident and she turned into a frog herself.  :)  It doesn't come across that way on the card but that is how it came about.  :)

Card Recipe:
Cricut Mini Monsters cartridge - Cauldron & Frog
Cricut From My Kitchen - Spoon
Scrappy Mom's A Haunting We Will Go stamp set
PTI True Black cardstock & ribbon
PTI Ripe Alvacado cardstock
PTI Dotty Biscotti 8x8 designer paper pack
Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face Parts - The eyes
Peachy Keen Monster Mash Face Assortment - The mouth
DCWV Metallic paper stack
Lime Green Stickles
White gel pen

~ Thanks for looking!