Friday, December 31, 2010

Tacky Tuesdays Challenge #1 - Lettuce

Hi Crafters!  I'm participating in a new challenge site called Tacky Tuesdays Challenges.  What they do is choose a specific cut from the Cricut cartridges that can be tacky, really not a lot of purpose or a cut to be used in a specific way that might be different or tacky.  The challenge is once a month and is announced on the 3rd Tuesday of each month and runs for 2 weeks where a winner will be chosen.  This is run through Facebook so you don't need a blog to participate.  If you're interested go to Tacky Tuesdays Facebook page and request to join.  Easy!  :)

This months project is to use the Lettuce cut from the Freshly Picked Cricut cartridge and use the word "Lettuce" on the project as well.  Fun!

This project is a little like my New Years project.  I'm not planning on giving this to anyone so I made only the card front w/ my scraps.

Freshly Picked Cricut Cartdridge
Peachy Keen Everyday Character Faces stamp set
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Sentiment made w/ computer
Scrap paper and ribbon

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Flaunt It Fridays Challenge #4 - Turtle

This weeks Flaunt it Fridays challenge is to use the Turtle cut from Create a Critter.  The way their challenge site works is that you have a week to create a specific Cricut cut.  Then a winner is chosen and put in a 2nd drawing to be the monthly winner.  It's really fun.  Make sure you head on over there to participate.

 **So I just reread the instructions and they also challenge to not make a card but its not a mandatory instruction.  Oops.  Maybe I'll read the instructions better next time.  :) **

My niece's birthday is coming up in a few weeks so I thought I would make a card using that cut.  It turned out so cute!  :)

Card Recipe:
Create a Critter cartridge - Turtle & Heart Balloon
Gypsy Wanderings - Hat
Peachy Keen Medium Critter Faces stamp set
Caribbean Twine from The Twinery
My Pink Stampers Everday Life Stamp Set
PTI - Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shore, Plum Pudding, Raspberry Fizz cardtsock
Lavender, Magenta, and Turqoise Stickles
Martha Stewart's Grass Border punch
White Stitching

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry Christmas Puppies

I wanted to share a few pics of my dogs opening their presents.  They got the same thing, a cow stuffed w/ a plastic bottle.

This is Kyla opening her present:

This is her playing w/ it:

This is Tavis opening his present:

And this is him ignoring the toy (in the background) and still playing w/ the wrapping:

Yeah, he loves tearing up paper.  Isn't that just like a kid - Play w/ the "box"and ignore the toy.  ;)

~ Thanks for letting me indulge and share this w/ you!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Paper Playtime Challenge #31 - New Years Eve

The theme of this weeks Paper Playtime Challenge is New Years Eve.  So make any paper project and submit it over at the Paper Playtime Challenge.  There is a paper pack and embellishments given away from Sheree with Cravin' Scrappin to the winner.  But you need to participate to win!

So what I made isn't really a card.  It's a card front.  I'm not going to be passing out any New Year cards  but I wanted to participate so I just made the front portion of a card w/ my scraps.  :)  Super Easy.  I decided to make a scene from my childhood.  Whenever midnight struck my siblings and myself would run outside w/ metal pots or pans with a spoon and make a bunch of noise.  Much to the chagrin of our neighbors I'm sure.  :)

Paper dolls for Everyday Cricut Cartridge
Scrap Paper
Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face assortment stamp set
Martha Stewart grass border punch

~ There will be no videos this week.  Sorry.  I've been sick over a week and my voice is crazy weird.  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Oyster Crackers

These are the goodies that we gave our neighbors this year.  They are oyster crackers that have been seasoned.  They are good on a salad, in soup, and to just munch on.  I've listed the recipe below as well.  The box I got from Target at last years after Christmas sale.  They were only $1.  I also made a 3 1/2 x 5" nativity card to attach to the box.

Nabisco Oyster Crackers - 24 oz.  This comes out to be about 2 1/2 bags
1 cup Wesson Oil
1 tsp dill weed
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp lemon pepper
1 pkg Hidden Valley Buttermilk style ranch dressing (dry powder)

Mix oil with dry ingredients and pour over crackers, tossing as you pour.  Toss gently 4-5 times in the next 30 minutes.

I double my recipe and put in 5 packages of crackers in a very large salad bowl when I make them.  I did this 4 times and it made 10 of these boxes.  I put the crackers in a gallon ziploc bag.

There are cheaper crackers but we have found that they do not absorb the ingredients as well so we buy the Nabisco crackers.  Little more expensive but worth it.

**Disclosure.  I am not a fan of these crackers because I do not like Ranch dressing BUT everyone we give them to and everyone else in my family LOVES them.**  ;)

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

More Christmas Cards

Here are some Christmas cards I made up real quick for my mom who needed it for people at her work.  Real simple but they turned out cute.

Card Recipe Candy Cane:
Gingerbread Cricut Cartridge
Diamond Stickles
Simply Spots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
PTI - Pure Poppy, Stampers White, Simply Chartreuse cardstock
PTI - Simply Chartreuse Saddle Stitch ribbon

Card Recipe Christmas Tree:
Gingerbread Cricut Cartridge
D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
PTI - Pure Poppy, Stampers White, Ripe Alvacado, Simply Chartreuse cardstock
PTI - Pure Poppy Saddle Stitch ribbon

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Paper Playtime Challenge #30 - Christmas

This week at Paper Playtime Challenge the theme is Christmas.  The challenge is being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps.  The image I used on my first project was one of theirs.  Isn't it adorable??? So make sure you submit your Christmas project at the Paper Playtime Challenge blog to be eligible for the prize.

The following card I made for my dogs groomer.  She is so fantastic w/ them so I wanted to send her a card as a thank you.  I think it turned out really great.  The only thing I'm not a fan of is the collars.  Oh well.  Those dogs look a lot like my dogs I think.  So cute!

Card Recipe Holly Jolly Digital Stamp Card
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamp - Candy Cane Bear
My Pink Stampers Christmas Wishes stamp set
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
SU! Markers and Green Paper
PTI - Pure Poppy cardstock & Saddle stitched ribbon

Card Recipe Doggie Christmas Card
Stamping Bella's Butch & Mimi stamp
Create a Critter Cartridge - bones
Simply Charmed Cartridge - Stocking
Paper Dolls for Every Day Cartridge - Leash
Chore Chart Cartridge - Dog Bowls
PTI - Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Stampers White cardstock
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
1/8" circle punch for the dots on the dog bowls
SU! Markers
Diamond Stickles
Glossy Accents on the water in the water bowl

~ Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 17, 2010

New Winner, Update on Tins, and Christmas Pic of the Pups!

Hi All!  This post will have a lot of updates on it.  First - I'm picking a new winner for the Paper Playtime Challeng Blog Hop, which were Petaloo flowers.  The winner I chose never responded to my emails or contacted me.  So, the new winner (chosen by is:

GiGi who said:
Your projects are great!  I LOVE that penguin tin!  That is the cutest little thing!  TFS!

Thanks GiGi!  I've emailed you to get your mailing address.  Hope to hear from you soon!

So, speaking of tins.  Here are the pics of the tins I made.  I made 2 of each of the following cuts.  I added Stickles on each cut to make it more fancy and fun.  I think they turned out cute.  As you can see one of the tins doesn't have mints in it.  That is for my niece who is only 1 years old.  I put in Animal Crackers for her.  Thanks for the idea Heidi!

I got my dogs groomed this week, boy they needed it!  Here is my official Christmas pic of them for 2010.  :)  I forgot to take their collars off but they are so hard to pose for a picture I'm not going to attempt to take another one.  It's really funny, once the camera come up to my face Tavis (the one on the right) turns his head.  He very RARELY looks at me head on in a picture.  For this I grabbed his bone (the ONLY toy he plays with) and squeaked it.  That got his attention and Kyla just looked at me wondering what the heck I'm doing.  lol  Gotta Love 'Em!  :D

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Episode 22: Paws Christmas Card

Here is a card I made for a friend of mine.  I think it turned out really cute.  The only thing I'm not super happy about is I made the sentiment a little too big.  Oh well, it still turned out pretty cute.  :)

Card Recipe:
Four-Legged Friends Cricut Lite Cartridge
My Minds Eye The Merry Days of Christmas Paper Pack
Basic Grey 6x6 paper packs (scraps) for the dog and cat
Peachy Keen Animal Faces size small
Sentiment from me made on my computer
Holly & Candy Cane Stickles

~ Thanks for watching and visiting my blog!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Paper Playtime Blog Hop Winner!

I want to thank you all so much for visiting my blog and leaving comments.  I read and loved everyone!  I really appreciate it!

The winner (chosen by of the Paper Petaloo flowers is:

CraftyComadres who said:
Love both of these ideas.  I make candy for all the nieces and nephews so that is a cute idea.  Especially like the gift card idea, we give those to aunts & uncles.

Thanks CraftyComadres!  I've sent you an email to request your mailing address.

Thanks again and Happy Crafting!
~ Pam

Monday, December 13, 2010

Episode 21: Paper Playtime Challenge - Snowmen

If you are here for Saturday's Blog Hop go HERE

This weeks Paper Playtime Challenge is Snowmen.  So head on over to participate in the challenge to be eligible for some free goodies from Digital Delights our sponsor for the week.  The card I made is product from My Minds Eye Colorful Christmas Paper Packs.  Super easy!

Card Recipe:
My Minds Eye Colorful Christmas paper pack
PTI - Simply Chartreuse cardstock
That's It!

~ Thanks for watching and visiting my blog!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Episode 20: Paper Playtime Blog Hop - Stocking Stuffers

Welcome to the Paper Playtime Blog Hop!  We are giving you ideas for stocking stuffers and little gifts.  You should have arrived here from Carley's Blog at The Real iCarley.  If not, be sure and start at the beginning at PAPER PLAYTIME because there are 7 Blog Candies being given away on the Paper Playtime Blog.

I made 2 projects for my post.  The first is what I made for my nieces and nephews.  They are tin cans filled w/ Pep-O-Mint Lifesavers.  At the bottom of the tin is a piece of paper and under that is $5.  The little penguin is also on there w/ an Action Wobble so it's a rockin' penguin.  :)  You can see exactly what it looks like in the video.  Recipe for this is at the very bottom of this post.

The next one is a card that I made for my siblings.  It holds a gift card.  I talk more about it in the video.  Recipe for this is at the very bottom of this post.

For my blog candy I am giving away 4 Petaloo Paper flower packs that are just GORGEOUS!  Please leave a comment on this blog.  Also be sure to leave a way to get a hold of you with your comment.  You do need a US address for this blog candy.  Sorry.  You don't need to be a follower to win the blog candy but I don't mind making new friends.  :)  You have until Monday, December 13th, at 10pm MST to enter.  1 entry per person.

Your next stop is Mary -!  Thanks so much for hopping by.  Be sure and leave a comment for a chance to win my BLOG CANDY! 

Here is the list of everyone in the hop:
1. Paper Playtime - 
2. Janis - 
3. Sheree - 
4. Carley -
5. Pam -  (YOU ARE HERE)
6. Mary -
7. Maria -
8. Sharon - 
9. Michelle - 
10. Corri -
11. Lisa -
12. Kathi - 
13. Alex - 
14. Sandra -
15. Melissa - 
16. Abby - 
17.  Theresa -
18. Heather -

Happy Hopping and thanks for stopping by!

Tin Recipe:
Cricut - Simply Charmed
Cricut - Very Merry Tags
Peachy Keen Critter Faces size Medium
Action Wobble
SU! Grosgrain Striped in Bashful Blue
My Minds Eye Frosty Pines Christmas Paper
Diamond Stickles
Pep-O-Mint Lifesavers

Card Recipe:
Cricut - Inspired Heart
D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug Folder
PTI - Scarlet Jewel, Vintage Cream, Ripe Alvacado cardstock
My Craft Spot - Vintage Vanilla Wrinkled Ribbon

Friday, December 10, 2010

Episode 19: Nascar Birthday Card

Here is a birthday card I made for my brother-in-law.  A HUGE Jimmie Johnson Nascar fan.  I make him a card that has something to do with Nascar or Jimmie Johnson for his birthday every year.  I even will do something like that for Christmas for him and my sister.  He converted her to Nascar.  :)

Card Recipe:
Cars Cricut cartridge
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge
Action Wobble
PTI - True Black and Stampers White cardstock
DCWV Metallic Paper Pack
Scrap Paper
Black and White Stitching

~ Thanks for watching/looking!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Episode 18: Up On the Rooftop

Here is a cutie card I made using the new Jolly Holiday Cricut Lite cartridge.  I love this cut.  It is SO adorable!

I hope your week has been going great!  Don't forget we have a fabulous blog hop happening this Saturday w/ the Paper Playtime Queens (Design Team).  There will be a lot of inspiration for little gifts and stocking stuffers as well as a lot of Blog Candy!  :)

Card Recipe:
Cricut Lite Jolly Holiday cartride
My Pink Stampers Christmas Wishes stamp set
D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing folder
PTI - Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Spring Rain and Stampers White cardstock
White Stitching

~ Thanks for watching!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Episode 17: Paper Playtime Challenge - Snowflakes

This weeks Paper Playtime challenge is sponsored by The Stamping Boutique and the challenge theme is Snowflakes.  The image I used is from The Stamping Boutique.  Isn't is SO cute!  I love this little peeking penguin.  The original image is actually an ornament but I trimmed off the hanging part of the ornament.

Card Recipe:
George & Basic Shapes - Larger red circle
The Stamping Boutique - Peek A Boo Penguin
Scrappy Moms Winter Wishes stamp set
Action Wobble
SU! Markers and circle punches
PTI - Pure Poppy cardstock and saddle stitch ribbon
PTI - Spring Rain & Stampers White cardstock
DCWV The Christmas Stack w/ Glitter
Diamond Stickles

~ Thanks for watching and looking!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Paper Playtime Blog Hop

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You are invited to join us for Christmas Blog Hop Fun on December 11th!  Our Paper Playtime Queens (a.k.a. Design Team) will have spectacular ideas for great gifts for that someone you want to do "a little something for."  There will be 16 of us!

Who likes BLOG CANDY?!  We have an assortment of prizes to give away!  Want to know how you can get MORE chances to win?  Go ahead an put our BLOG HOP button on your blog / Facebook and leave Janis a comment HERE with a link to where you posted it.  1 entry for posting it on your blog, and 1 entry for posting it on your Facebook.  That's 2 extra chances you'll have to win!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Doggy Fun!

So I didn't have time to create a new card this week for today's post.  I'm in my last week of this semester at school so I have my final projects I need to finish up by next Friday.  So I thought I would show a couple of funny pics of my dog Kyla and my dads dog Misty playing.  It's really funny to watch them playing.  They roll around all over each other.  Kyla will jump on Misty's back and head to show dominance then Misty would throw her off.  Then they have their play fighting.  Kyla would bite Misty on the face, neck and legs.  Misty would reciprocate by biting Kyla's feet and ears.  Never once have they yelped so they are just lightly biting.  Misty is also more than twice Kyla's size so it's even funnier.  ;)

Here is Kyla biting Misty on the face.  Click on the picture to see it up close:

Then Misty biting Kyla.  Doesn't Misty look so vicious?  She is the biggest cuddly baby.  She wouldn't hurt a fly!  :)

Anyway, sorry I didn't get another project done this week.  I'll try better next week.  Thanks for reading through another puppy story.  ;)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cowboy Wedding

Here is a wedding Congrats card I made for a couple that are from my church.  They both live or are around ranches so I decided to make a Cowboy Wedding card.  I think it turned out really cute.

Card Recipe:
Old West Cricut Cartridge
SU! Natural Rope Twine, ran my brown ink over it to darken it up
Scrappy Moms The Charmed Life stamp set
PTI - Dark Chocolate, Enchanted Evening, Vintage Cream cardstock

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